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[Firefighters Battle Casa Avila Furniture Store Fire]

Description: Photograph of firefighters trying to extinguish a long, light-colored brick building with large front windows that is on fire. Three firefighters are crouched on the left, spraying water into the far left window, three are standing inside the building, spraying water into center window of the building, while four more firefighters spray two hoses at the building. Three firefighters on the right are also spraying the fire and the others are standing around on the right. There is a sign on top of the building, but it's obscured by a black, cloudy stain in the top right corner of the photo.On the back of the photograph are two labels (one partially torn off), two stamps, and handwritten notes giving information about the photo
Date: November 14, 1962
Creator: Flynn, Johnny
Location Info:
Partner: Dallas Firefighters Museum

[Photograph of Hutchens House Home Decor Store]

Description: Photograph of a one-story house with white wood-siding and a small, slightly raised porch on the front right side of the house. Just to the left of the gate opening of the house's white picket-fence, a white and black, hanging wooden sign indicates the house is a home decor store. Two large, manicured bushes sit on either side of a concrete path cutting through the middle of the front yard, while taller trees surround the house on the right and left. Small frames with stained glass art hang in the house's front window and on the front porch. Handwritten notes on the back of the photo briefly detail the house's history and ownership.
Date: 1993
Location Info:
Partner: Salado Public Library

[Red Brick Building]

Description: Photograph of two cars parked next to a red brick building in Paris, Texas. A red sign on a building in the background reads: "Reep's Furniture Warehouse".
Date: November 13, 2008
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Interior View of G. Herman Funiture Company]

Description: Photograph of an interior view of G. Herman Furniture Company. One man in the back of an office is sitting in a chair and reading a paper. A framed poster to the left of the man says "Buy a Bond of the 2nd Liberty Loan and Help With the War." In the front of the office, there are two desks and a bookshelf. Several signs are displayed in the office that say "Royal Easy Chairs."
Date: November 1917
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Man in a Furniture Store]

Description: Photograph of an older man standing in the middle of a furniture store. Two cardboard stand ups of women, one in a wedding dress and the other in a graduation robe, have speech bubbles promoting Lane's furniture next to their mouths.
Date: unknown
Creator: Young, Moon
Partner: Cleveland Historic Society

[Masonic Building]

Description: Photograph of the exterior of the Masonic Building, which houses the Wise Office Furniture store, in Decatur, Texas. Two red cars are partially visible in the foreground.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Floors & More Sign]

Description: Photograph of a green sign for Floors & More hanging beneath an awning in front of a display window in Decatur, Texas. Another sign, for the Courthouse Cafe, is visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Wise Office Furniture]

Description: Photograph of a red brick building housing the Wise Office Furniture store in Decatur, Texas. Cars are visible on the road to the left, and there is a lamp post in front of the building.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Slaton Furniture]

Description: Photograph of a man looking at the Slaton Furniture store in Clarksville, Texas. There are cars parked across the street from it, and banners reading "Clarksville 1883 Gateway to Texas" hang from lamp posts wrapped in garlands.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell