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Francis Furniture Fire

Description: Firemen w/ hose at scene of fire
Date: June 8, 1953
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Francis Furniture Fire

Description: Interior view of Bed & Bedding department
Date: June 8, 1953
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

The Howard Building

Description: Shown here is the D. M. Howard Building, once located on 101 Southeast 1st Avenue. It was later the J.M. Belcher Furniture Store, and then again the R. & W. Furniture. The building was torn down March 17, 1975 to make room for the Mineral Wells Savings & Loan building, and for a parking lot to serve it. A Piggly-Wiggly grocery store was built to the right. The picture is featured in "Time Was in Mineral Wells" on page 123.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Floorcraft Carpets

Description: Exterior shot of Floorcraft Carpets, 1105 West 41st Street.
Date: September 23, 1964
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

The Raines Building, Mineral Wells

Description: The Raines Building located at 101 N.E. 1st Avenue, Mineral Wells, Texas, was once a drug store, then a department store, later Pemberton's Appliance Store; in 1975 it was Calhoun Furniture Company and in 2008 is the home of Downtown Video. This photograph is found on page 126 of "Time Was..." by A. F. Weaver. Note the clothing of the people, the absence of any traffic, and the bunting on the building. A legend in white ink on the lower left-hand corner of the photograph reads: Texas Trade Review."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[Postcard from L. H. H. to Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 13, 1909]

Description: Postcard from L. H. H. to Junia Roberts Osterhout. The photo depicts a three-story furniture shop. On the edges of the building are trees. On the left side by the trees is a fence. A person is standing by the entrance and another is standing by a pile of wood. On the back, L. H. H. wrote about how beautiful the weather must be where Junia was and that the weather was terrible for him.
Date: April 13, 1909
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Freear-Brin Furniture Company]

Description: Photograph of the exterior of the Freear-Brin Furniture Company. Small signs below the display windows read, on the left, "Funeral Directors and Embalmers" and on the right, "Curtains ans Shades" "Stoves and Ranges" Large painted advertisements are on the building next door. This photo is part of the Southwestern Mechanical Company Photograph Album.
Date: unknown
Creator: Hinsdale and Bryant
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Frank Gabino and employees on the 1800 Block of Congress]

Description: Photograph of Mr. Francisco (Frank) Gabino, son and employees outside of the Alamo Furniture Store on the 1800 block of Congress Avenue, Houston, Texas. Line of delivery trucks in front of store. From left to right: Frank Gabino ; Frank Gabino, Jr. ; Anatoin Reyes ; Ignacio Rodriguez. The Crystal Cafe is visible at the far corner; it was run by Gus Gavriel.
Date: 1928
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[A Letter from Mrs. William Wehunt to A.F. Weaver]--dated to about 2002

Description: The letter shown is from "Mrs. William Wehunt", who was the former Katherine Brookshire, whose father owned a furniture store in Mineral Wells. The bank referred to in the letter is believed to have been the Bank of Mineral Wells, that failed in 1924. It had been Mineral Wells' first bank. The Brookshire family of Mineral Wells is believed to be distantly related to the founder of the chain of Brookshire grocery stores.
Date: unknown
Creator: Katherine Brookshire Wehunt
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[Frank Gabino and employees outside of Alamo Furniture Company shop]

Description: Photograph of Mr. Francisco (Frank) Gabino, son and employees outside of the Alamo Furniture Store on the 1800 block of Congress Avenue, Houston, Texas. Line of delivery trucks in front of store. From left to right: Frank Gabino ; Frank Gabino, Jr. ; Anatoin Reyes ; Ignacio Rodriguez.
Date: 1928
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Four men in Alamo Furniture Company shop]

Description: Photograph of four salesmen of the Alamo Furniture Co. standing in the shop. Dressers and radios are visible in the front; chairs, tables, and desks are visible further back in the room. Chairs hang from the ceiling around the room.
Date: 1938
Item Type: Photograph
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Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Taking Turkeys to the Market

Description: Copy negative of the Louise Trading Company store in Louise, Texas, which is located in Wharton County. In the photograph, there are two donkeys pulling a cart full of turkeys. There are also several turkeys standing in front of the store. There is a large sign above the store that reads, "People's Bank. Louise Trading Co, Furniture Harness, Hardware Feed Hay Car."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Photograph of Hall Furniture Building]

Description: Photograph of Hall Furniture Building in Sherman, Texas. It is a multistory building with Christmas decorations in the windows. In the large window on the first floor it reads "Antiques Visitor Center." There is a sign for the Hall Furniture Company on the wall and an electronic sign for the Antiques Visitor Center.
Date: 2011-12/2012-03
Creator: West, Carolyn Effie
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Carolyn West

[John's Furniture Store in Childress, Texas]

Description: Photograph of the east side of Commerce Street in Childress, Texas. John's Furniture Store, Western Auto, and a hardware store are standing side by side. A car is parked in front of Western Auto, all the other parking spaces are empty. There is a street light in front of John's Furniture Store.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Watson-Lewis [furnished living room]

Description: Photograph of a living room furnished by Watson-Lewis Home Furnishings. A matching sofa and love seat sit on opposite sides of a large coffee-table with cushions in the center of the room. At the window is a table with two bright table lamps and an urn.
Date: November 8, 1954
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Watson-Lewish [furnished dining room]

Description: Photograph of a dining room furnished by Watson-Lewis Home Furnishings. Through a sliding slatted doors, a dining room table and four chairs are visible in the center of the room. A crystal chandelier hangs above the table. On the left near the far side of the room is a sideboard with silver candlesticks and dinnerware. Above the sideboard hangs a gilded mirror. A fifth dining chair sits in against the right-hand wall. The curtains are drawn against the sliding glass doors at the rear of the room.
Date: November 8, 1954
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Photograph of Antiek Furnishings & Lighting]

Description: Negative of Antiek Furnishings & Lighting in Fredericksburg, Texas. The name of the business is on a sign in front. The store is in a small white house with darker trim. The porch is covered and has carved wooden posts. There is a white picket fence in front.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society

[Unidentified furniture store]

Description: Photograph of six unidentified men inside an unidentified furniture store. Two of the men are wearing white shirts and bow ties, three are wearing suits with ties, and the other is wearing a vest. Chairs are placed throughout the floor and are hanging from the ceiling.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Inside Irvine Furniture Store]

Description: Photograph of five men in suits standing inside the Irvine Furniture Store on Houston Avenue in Port Arthur, Texas. Wicker chairs are lined up in the middle of the room, and wooden cabinets are pushed against the walls.
Date: 1913
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

Historic Plaque, White Elephant Saloon (Blach Building)

Description: Photograph of a historic plaque in Albany, Texas. It reads: "White Elephant Saloon (Blach Building). The land on this site, Lot 9, Block 3 of the original town plat of Albany, was purchased in 1882 by noted local restauranteur Charles Hartfield. He planned to build a restaurant next door, and the pending establishment was much anticipated by local diners. Shortly before his death in 1884, Hartfield sold the lot to Alabama businessman Max Blach. Blach was vice-president of the Albany Water Company. He and partner N. H. Burns brought a system of running water to the town in 1884. Blach began construction on this one-story native stone structure in March 1884. The building was completed in April and leased to J. R. Davis, who put it to its most infamous use. The White Elephant Saloon opened for business on May 1, 1884. Among its instantly popular features was a white elephant display which was removed from the rooftop early in the establishments heyday. The perpetrators were believed to be citizens who disapproved of the saloon's raucous business. Despite its popularity, Davis announced his intent to close the saloon in February 1886. The Blach building soon was leased to W. M. Wigley, who operated a dry goods and furniture store on this site. Succeeding furniture businesses occupied the building for many years. Blach's heirs sold the structure to S. C. Coffee in 1919. Coffee sold it in 1923 to T. J. Crow, who conveyed it to Albany businessman L. H. Hill (1859-1932) in 1925. The structure was used for various purposes over the years: it was the home of the Albany News in the 1940s and was the workshop and office of a pipe organ maker in the 1950s and 1960s. The Hill family maintained ownership of the edifice until 1977. ...
Date: April 14, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Libraries