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Interior of the Merchant Tailor Shop

Description: Interior view of the merchant tailor store. Four unidentified men are visible at the back end of the store. On the right are glass display cases with ties, hats, shirts, and various other items. Stacked on top of the glass cabinets is shelving filled with boxed items. In the back of the shop on the wall is a pennant which reads: "Denton High."
Date: unknown
Partner: Denton Public Library

Holland Tailor Shop

Description: Photograph of the interior of the Holland Tailor Shop at 612 Fourth Street in Orange, Texas. Five men are in the shop. One man is being measured. There are bolts of fabric and illustration of men's suits on the walls. On the back of the photo it states that Harry Merrill is the man taking measurements.
Date: 1917
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[An Early Delivery Truck]

Description: An early delivery truck, whose wording (on the side reads) "R.O. Norman, Tailor, Cleaning & Pressing, phone 514", is shown here. Note the vertical windshield, and the crank on the front of the truck. Note also the 3-digit telephone number on the side of the truck.
Date: unknown
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[Letter from Meyer Bodansky - January 25, 1940]

Description: Letter to Mr. Asher of Sakowitz Brothers Suiting from Dr. Meyer Bodansky dated January 25, 1940. In the letter, Dr. Bodansky expresses displeasure with the recent purchases, specifically the ill fit of a suit and a jacket, and says that he plans to visit the store the next time he ins in the Houston area.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bodansky, Meyer, 1896-1941
Partner: Moody Medical Library, UT

William Ross, His family, and His Tailoring Business

Description: Photo of William Ross and his family. The group is posed together around a bench. Title: The History of William Ross and His Tailoring Business. Short biography of the business of William Ross an Austin, TX tailor. Image of the Ross family business. Title: Giant Oaks From Little Acorns Grow: The William Ross Story. A biography of William Ross.
Date: unknown
Partner: Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum

[Tailor Shop]

Description: Photograph of a portrait of two men standing in front of a tailor shop on 444 Austin Avenue. Text above the door of the shops says "J. F. Owens The Tailor." A bicycle is leaning against the building. Text on the bottom of the photograph says "444 Austing Avenue 1915." Accompanying material gives information about the tailor shop.
Date: 1915
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Owens Tailor Shop]

Description: Photograph of Owens Tailor Shop in Port Arthur, TX. The building is a wooden, two-story structure with a covered porch. Three men are standing on the porch, all wearing suits. Between them are two young children and a dog. The left child is Mary Owens. Her brother, Johnny Owens, is on the right.
Date: unknown
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Eagle Café in Rosenberg, Texas. "Clearance Sale" sign next door.]

Description: Photograph copy of the Eagle Café in Rosenberg, Texas. Photo taken at Third Street at Avenue F, looking south. Businesses visible are: Eagle Café, The Texas Tailors, and the Manhattan Café. Signs visible at the Eagle Café: Fresh Bread Daily, Pan Caliente Cigarettes, Home Made Ice Cream, Bread Hot - Cigarettes - and Sodas Ice Cream, Dixie Maid Milk - Bread. Sign at The Texas Tailors reads: Cleaning and Pressing. This information was typed on the back of the photo. Photo is of the northeast corner of the Eagle Café. Two men on sidewalk near Café entrance. A man is leaning (foot on the running board) into the window of an automobile in the foreground. Four other automobiles visible. Large CLEARANCE SALE sign at one unidentified business.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

Leather-Dressing.

Description: Patent for improvements to "composition of matter for the stuffing or filling of leather and to soften and polish the same, and also to preserve the leather, and is particularly applicable as a dressing for harness, boots, shoes, and all leather exposed to the weather" (lines 9-14).
Date: November 18, 1890
Creator: Jolly, John M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[An Early Street Scene in Mineral Wells]

Description: This photograph shows the corner of Mesquite and Coke Streets (Now [2008] NE 1st Avenue and NE 2nd Street) The picture was taken in 1912 after the Ben Hur motor car had stopped running (note its tracks). The Whatley Motor Company is now located where the Livery Stable was on the left at the time of the picture. The "Old Post Office" replaced the buildings on the right, and the Chautauqua was the large white building a block further up the street at the center. Information about this photograph was taken from A. F. Weaver's book "TIME WAS in Mineral Wells...", on page 82. The former Coke Street is labeled "Moore Street" (which was actually four blocks further north). The picture dates to 1905 when the "Dinky" car operation began and the Chautauqua was constructed.
Date: unknown
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 8, 1881]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to update her mother about her life at school. She lamented the fact that she had been receiving no letters from home lately, but thanked her mother for sending the clothes she had requested. She requested money to be sent to her and that her mother and other family members write soon.
Date: April 8, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, April 3, 1881]

Description: Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to her daughter, Gertrude Osterhout, discussing news from home and some items that she sent to Gertrude. Junia had fabric, shoes, and money sent to her daughter and told her she would have to get a dress made where she was. Her mother told her how her family and friends were doing and that she was worried about the headaches Gertrude was experiencing.
Date: April 3, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 8, 1881]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to update her mother about her life at school. She lamented the fact that she had been receiving no letters from home lately, but thanked her mother for sending the clothes she had requested. She requested money to be sent to her and that her mother and other family members write soon.
Date: April 8, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Partner: Austin College