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Mesquite Auditorium

Description: Photograph of the interior of the Mesquite Auditorium. The backdrop for the stage shows advertisements for Mesquite businesses before 1907. According to accompanying information, the auditorium was located above James R. Welch, Outfitters on the east side of the square. Above the stage, an electric light is seen hanging from the rafters.
Date: unknown
Partner: Mesquite Public Library

Men with Billboard

Description: Copy negative of a group of unknown men sitting and standing by a billboard that reads "Dyess.....Abilene Thinks You're Great Texas Largest Barbecue by Abilene Chamber of Commerce." Most of the men are dressed in casual clothes.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Billboard

Description: Copy negative of a billboard in Abilene, Texas. It reads "Welcome to Abilene, Sports Capitol of West Texas. Home of ACC Wildcats, 1973 Naia National Football Champions".
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Billboard

Description: Copy negative of a billboard advertising Abilene as "The Key City of West Texas" with a cartoon cowboy on the left, a shape of Texas with star at Abilene, and a list of services and products offered in the city on the right.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Theater Billboard

Description: Copy negative of the Paramount Theater's marquee in Abilene, Texas. The marquee reads, "Max Reinhardt's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Roadshow Presentation - 2 Shows Only - 3:30 & 8 P.M.". In the foreground is an empty street. Written below the photograph is, "War Bond Parades, World War II".
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Work-to-Win Billboard

Description: Photograph of a Work-to-Win billboard with an image of soldiers and military airplane. The billboard reads, "They Need You, You Need Them. $8,000.00 in War Bonds Awarded Every Month."
Date: unknown
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

Dyess Billboard

Description: Copy negative of a group of unknown men standing in front of a billboard that reads "Dyess families, Abilene Thinks You're Great!" Some of the men are wearing aprons and most of them are in casual clothing.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Marfa billboard]

Description: Photograph of a billboard at the side of the road welcoming golfers to Marfa, Texas. The billboard has an image with a golfer, golf cart, and hold, with the text "Welcome to Marfa. Relax & Play the Highest Golf Course in Texas (Elevation 4882 Ft.), Bent Greens, Bermuda Fairways. Entrance to Big Bend National Park." A smaller sign underneath says "July 4-14, 1967." The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "The golf course is one of the best in the state and encourages young golfers to pursue their interests" (p. 12).
Date: 1969~
Creator: Edwards, Nancy
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Men in Railroad Costume

Description: Copy negative Wally Akin and Ted Waggoner standing in front of the Paramount Theater in Abilene, Texas. The men are dressed as railroad conductors and are standing next to a small locomotive on wheels. A sign above the locomotive reads, "The Picture Evolution of Railroad Safety" and painted on the engine is, "Union Pacific, Joel McCrea, Barbara Stanwyck. Paramount Mid-Nite Sat. and Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed." On the theater marquee is, "Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers in Vernon and Irene Castle".
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Early HSU Welcome Sign

Description: Copy negative of a billboard in Abilene advertising Hardin-Simmons Univversity. The sign is in a field behind a fence, in front of a house, has a picture of a cowboy on the left, and is lit.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[All American City Billboard]

Description: Photograph of a billboard advertising Port Arthur being selected as an All American City. The billboard consists of an illustration of a building and a seal with stars, stripes, and text that says "All America City Port Arthur, Texas 1973." Text on the billboard says "Congratulations Port Arthur Citizens On Being Selected All America City." A woman and man standing in front of the billboard are identified as Mrs. Leola King and W. J. Dickerson. Accompanying material gives information about the award.
Date: 1973
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library