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Myrtle Mugg and Gussie Shutterly Eating Watermelon

Description: Photograph of Gussie Shutterly (left) and Myrtle Mugg (right) on their knees in a watermelon patch eating watermelons. Ms. Shutterly wears a checked dress and a bonnet. Ms. Mugg wears a white blouse and skirt. In the background is an open field. Written on the photograph in blue ink is, "Myrtle Mugg & Gussie Shutterly."
Date: unknown
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[Letter from J. Bouldin to Bettie Wade]

Description: Letter from J. Bouldin to her sister, Bettie Wade, discussing Mr. Wade's recent illness, the family's health, canning peaches, and other news. There is a note written in pencil at the top of the first page that says "to Mrs. Bettie J. Wade of Bastrop."
Date: 186u-08-19~
Creator: Bouldin, J.
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

Grape Pickers

Description: Copy negative of grape pickers located south of Danevang. The grape pickers are inside of six automobiles, parked in a grape field. A ladder is lashed to the side of one of the automobiles.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Boy Scouts Biting Into Watermelon Slices]

Description: Photograph of the Boy Scouts of America standing before a single-story structure with the word "Douglass" written on it. The children, with the exception of a few who are in the back, are wearing traditional Boy Scout uniforms: shirts with button-flap pockets, caps, and neckerchiefs. They are all holding large slices of watermelons; some are biting into them. An adult female and an adult male are in the back on the right. Although names have been provided, they can only be applied with certainty to the first three children on the left - Kenneth Strarup, Donald Lykke, and Carl Hansen - and to the last five on the right - Lester Wind, Gertrude Hansen, Leroy Strarup, Lawrence Harton, and Carl Marius Hansen Sr.
Date: 1940
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Bill in Panama

Description: Photograph of man identified as Bill Harton posing for the camera next to a banana plant. He wears a tilted hat, a tucked shirt, and pants. A banana cluster hangs from the plant. Bill holds the stem of the cluster with his right hand; on his left, he holds a cigarette. On the back of the photograph, hand-written text reads, "Wilhelm 'Bill' Harton Working in Panama".
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Luling Watermelon Thump Associations Seed Spitting Contest]

Description: Photograph of a seed spitting contest, sponsored by the Luling Watermelon Thump Associations, at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. A buy is spitting a seed surrounded by association members wearing t-shirts that say "Thump". The man on the right is wearing a watermelon on his head.
Date: [1997-07-31..1997-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Photograph of Das Peach Haus]

Description: Negative of Das Peach Haus in Fredericksburg, Texas. It is a wooden building with signs hanging from the porch that say Apples, Sausage, and Honey. The name of the store is at the top of the building. There are two open doors, and pumpkins sitting outside on the porch. Two wooden paths lead up to the entrance.
Date: unknown
Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society

[Wagon Full of Watermelons]

Description: Photograph of a wagon filled with a load of watermelons at Moss Bluff, where the Kilgore family spent some of their time. Brothers Joseph and Ullmann Kilgore are sitting in the front of the wagon and steering.
Date: 1925
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[Man in a Watermelon Patch]

Description: Photograph of Theodore Kilgore standing in a watermelon patch on land belonging to Frank Outlaw. According to accompanying information, Theodore hired a man named Pat Felts to plant 10 acres of watermelons on Frank Outlaw's property. The land is now the location of the Countryside South neighborhood.
Date: August 1939
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[Fruit and Dairy Farm]

Description: Postcard of John Gates' Farm in Port Arthur, Texas. The view is from across the street and there is a small road and fence in front of the farm. There is one large, two-story building on the right with a porch. Two other smaller buildings are on the left, which appear to be barns. The caption beneath the photograph reads, "John W. Gates' Model Truck, Fruit and Dairy Farm, Port Arthur, Tex." The back of the postcard has partially illegible handwriting written on it.
Date: unknown
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast