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[Membership Certificate]

Description: Certificate provided to O. W. Schaer by the Wharton County Electric Cooperative, Inc., to certify Schaer's membership in said organization. The bottom third of the document has an embossed seal and two signatures by the president and secretary of the organization, R. E. Meek and A. E. Wilbeck, respectively. On the back of the certificate, there are two paragraphs of printed text stating the conditions of membership.
Date: January 14, 1944
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Membership Certificate]

Description: Certificate provided to O. W. Schaer by the Wharton County Electric Cooperative, Inc., to certify Schaer's membership in said organization. The bottom third of the document has a seal and two signatures by the president and secretary of the organization, R. E. Meek and A. E. Wilbeck, respectively. On the back of the certificate, there are two paragraphs of printed text stating the conditions of membership.
Date: July 12, 1945
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

West Texas Utilities Display Window for Diamond Jubilee

Description: Photograph of a window display at West Texas Utilities for their diamond jubilee. The display consists of an oven with pots and pans hanging over it, a poster, and a cut-out of a cartoon man made of electric bolts, pointing to a sign. The poster has the cartoon man's head with rings around it, and text that says "Let Reddy Kilowatt "The Mighty Atom" Cook For You." The smaller sign to the left says "Quicker Cleaner Cheaper and Safer 'Electricity does so much...but costs so little.'"
Date: 1956
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

West Texas Utilities Display Window for Diamond Jubilee

Description: Photograph of a window display at West Texas Utilities for their diamond jubilee. The display consists of a refrigerator, and a sign with cartoon illustrations to the side of it. The illustrations consist of a shirt that says "Clothes," a chair that says "House Goods," a house that says "Shelter," a picnic basket that says "Food," and a cartoon man's face. The sign says "Look Who's Low Man on This Totem Pole." A sign displayed on the floor says "Electric refrigeration is the lowest item on your budget. Dress up your kitchen for summer with a new Cycla-Matic Frigidaire. Electricity Does So Much...But Cost So Little."
Date: 1956
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

West Texas Utilities Display Window for Diamond Jubilee

Description: Photograph of a window display at West Texas Utilities for their diamond jubilee. The display consists of an air conditioner and a cut-out of a cartoon man made of electric bolts. He is winking, and his hand is outstretched towards a sign; the sign says "The Cooler That's Neater Course... It's Electric!" A sign hanging from the air conditioner says "Clean Modern Automatic Economical Dependable Safe." A sign on the floor says "Reddy Will Cool your House with a Paramount Cooler."
Date: 1956
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Building Exterior

Description: Copy negative of the shop window of the R. M. White Company and West Texas Utilities Company in Abilene at night. There are meter boxes on display, signs, and a cartoon character painted on the window.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

West Texas Utilities Display Window for Diamond Jubilee

Description: Photograph of a window display at West Texas Utilities for their diamond jubilee. The display consists of a a cut-out cartoon man made of electric bolts, an air conditioner, a cut-out of a cartoon woman leaning on a post, and cut-out ocean waves on the floor. Text on the waves says "Cool as a Sea Breeze? Of Course... It's Electric!"
Date: 1956
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

West Texas Utilities Display Window for Diamond Jubilee

Description: Photograph of a window display at West Texas Utilities for their diamond jubilee. The display consists of a dryer next to a cut-out of a cartoon man made of electric bolts. His hands are outstretched to a sign that says "Switch to Leisure." A sign above the dryer says "No Stretch," and a sign on the floor says "Switch to Electric Living Dry Clothes the Modern Easy Way with a Frigidaire Dryer 'Electricity Does So Much...But Cost So Little.'" In the background, there is a lattice board with a vine on it.
Date: 1956
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

West Texas Utilities Float in Parade

Description: Photograph of a West Texas Utilities parade float in downtown Abilene, Texas. The float consists of a cut-out of a cartoon man made of electric bolts in the front, and two women sitting on the side. In the background, there are men on horses; there is also a crowd of people standing in front of buildings and watching the parade. The front of one building says "White's Auto Sto[r]es."
Date: 1956
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Power Line

Description: Copy negative of powerlines on N 2nd St, Abilene, Texas. The picture shows a series of electric posts down a dirt road. In the background there are trees all around the electric posts and the road.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Power Line

Description: Copy negative of power lines in Trent, Texas. In the picture a series of electric posts are seen going down a dirt road. There is vegetation all around the road far into the distance.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Power Line

Description: Copy negative of power lines at N. 1st St. and Butternut St. The power lines are on the right, and on the left is a sign for Gulf Gasoline.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Power Lines

Description: Copy negative of power lines in Abilene, Texas. In the picture there are a series of electric posts going down a dirt road and there is also a railroad crossing by them. In the background there are even more electric posts far in the distance.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Substation

Description: Copy negative of electric substation in Merkel, Texas. In the picture there are power lines coming towards the electric substation. There are a series of power generators in the substation and a small shack next to it. In the background there is a house as well as some vegetation.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library