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W.E. Lea Home

Description: Photograph of the old W.E. Lea Mansion in Orange, Texas. The home has a large wrap-around porch and balcony with a smaller balcony on the third story. In the front and around the sides are columns. There are several tall trees around the house and a fence that surrounds it. Lined up in front of the house on the street are old fire trucks and in front of those are many men in dark suits with ties and hats and also some firemen in uniform. Typed across the top of the photograph is, "GREEN AVENUE MANSION - The First Baptist Church Youth Building now sits on the site where once a majestic mansion stood on Green Avenue between Fifth and Sixth Streets. It originally came from Sholars heirs to Lou Bettis. It was remodeled by George Bancroft and later became the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Lea. Still later it became Noguess Mortuary. It was torn down in 1959 to make way for the Baptists building. Occasion for line-up of firemen and trucks unknown.
Date: unknown
Partner: Heritage House Museum

Hay Gathering on Hiram Black Ranch

Description: Photograph of ranch hands gathering hay on the Hiram Black Ranch. In the center is a man riding a horse-drawn piece of equipment with two horses, one white, one dark. There is a pile of hay in front of the horses. The man wears a white shirt and cowboy hat. On the right side of the frame is another man riding a horse-drawn plow with two dark horses. He wears a cowboy hat. On the far left side of the frame is a third man on a plow with horses. In the foreground is a field of cut hay. The background shows large open land and a sky with clouds.
Date: unknown
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

Men with Oil Derrick

Description: Photograph of six men standing, sitting or leaning against a large oil Derrick at Orangefield. All of the men wear hats, some wear overalls and gloves. One man wears a collared shirt and a tie. In the foreground is a pile of pipes and the derrick has several tools on it.
Date: unknown
Partner: Heritage House Museum

Oil Drilling Crew

Description: Photograph of five men that are part of a drilling crew at Orangefield in Orange, Texas. All are wearing coveralls with gloves and hats. They are standing on a part of large machinery. Typed and taped on the bottom of the mat is, "Orangefield during the boom. This is a typical drilling crew."
Date: unknown
Partner: Heritage House Museum

Blacksmith Shop

Description: Photograph of a blacksmith shop with two men standing in the doorway. One man wears overalls and a hat, the other man wears denim pants, a shirt and a hat and has his hands on his hips. In front of the shop on either side are two buggies and one plow. In the background are three buildings and in the foreground is a dirt road.
Date: unknown
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

Men and Women on Hay Wagon

Description: Photograph of fifteen women and fourteen men sitting and standing on a hay wagon hitched to a team of four dark horses. They are all looking at the camera and they all wear bonnets, hats, or cowboy hats. The women are wearing light-colored dresses and the the men have collared shirts on and some wear suits and ties. Behind them are two buildings. A sign on the building on the right side of the frame reads, "Real Estate and Cattle. Merydith and Co. School and RR Lands, Farms and Ranches". In the foreground is grass and weeds.
Date: unknown
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

Charity Circus in Orange, Texas

Description: Photograph of a group of nine costumed people standing on a dirt road wearing large baggy clothing, face paint, and pointed hats. Further down the road is a man dressed in a kilt and a man in a clown costume riding a horse thats pulling a buggy. In the background is a two story brick building and behind that is a telephone pole, telephone wires, and trees.
Date: unknown
Partner: Heritage House Museum

Childress' First School House

Description: Photograph of a large group of approximately ninety children and fifteen adults standing and sitting in rows in front of a the first Childress School building. The women and girls wear dresses or shirts with skirts, the boys wear button-up shirts and some of the boys and men wear suits, ties, and hats. The building is light-colored with a shingled roof and a bell tower. On the right side of the frame next to the building is a buggy and a horse.
Date: unknown
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

John Campbell with Boxes of Parts

Description: Photograph of John Campbell kneeling over several boxes and crates filled with different metal parts, including rings. There are four invoices sitting on top of the crates. Mr. Campbell is wearing a dark suit and dark necktie with a button on the lapel and a hat.
Date: unknown
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

Girls and Dolls

Description: Photograph of nine small girls holding dolls. They are standing on a stage with a tree and a metal building behind it. Each girl wears a dress and one girl wears a bonnet. One girl holds a nun doll. Behind the girls on the right hand side of the photo is a smiling woman holding a microphone and wearing a dark print dress. In the foreground are the backs of two children's heads and the backside of a grown woman in a dark dress and feathered hat.
Date: 1948
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

Mounted Patrolmen

Description: Photograph of seventeen mounted patrolmen. The two men on either end are holding flags, one is an American flag. All of the men are wearing identical uniforms including dark hats with insignia on them. The horses they are seated on are all light in color. In the background are tall trees.
Date: April 1963
Partner: Cattle Raisers Museum

Mounted Patrolmen

Description: Photograph of seventeen mounted patrolmen. The two men on either end are holding flags, one is an American flag. All of the men are wearing identical uniforms including dark hats with insignia on them. The horses they are seated on are all light in color. In the background are tall trees.
Date: April 1963
Partner: Cattle Raisers Museum

Mrs. T.C. Bunch, Mayfest, Ft. Worth, Texas in 1895

Description: Photograph of Mrs. T.C. Bunch standing in front of a white horse attached to a decorated carriage. She is wearing white dresses with puffy sleeves, a sash, holding a fan and has a bow in her hair. She is looking at an elderly man who is holding the reins of the horse in one hand and a cowboy hat in the other. Behind the horse and buggy are stairs leading to an open room with streamers in the windows. Across the top of the door are the words, "Mayfest '95".
Date: 1895
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Sawmill in Orange, Texas

Description: Photograph of a sawmill in Orange, Texas. The building has a tin roof with open sides and there are several stacks of lumber inside and two smokestacks behind the roof. Three workers in hats and gloves are facing the camera. In the foreground are rail tracks.
Date: unknown
Partner: Heritage House Museum

Several Men Boarding Mexicana Airplane

Description: Photograph of ten men and one female flight attendant standing on aircraft stairs. All of the men are wearing suits and neckties, seven are wearing eyeglasses and all but two are wearing hats. A banner on the side of the stairs reads, "CIA. MEXICANA DE AVIACION".
Date: May 14, 1953
Partner: Cattle Raisers Museum

Early Timber Cutting

Description: Photograph of workers cutting timber. There are large logs stacked with chains on top of railroad cars. In the foreground are tree stumps and cut logs, with several workers pulling on chains. The workers are wearing overalls and hats. In the background are tall trees.
Date: unknown
Partner: Heritage House Museum

Orange Leader Daily Tribune Newsboys

Description: Photograph of seven newsboys with their arms full of newspapers with Arthur Ford in front of the Orange, Texas newspaper office. The sign on the window reads, "Orange Leader, Daily Tribune". In front of that door stands a man in suspenders, hat and tie. The boys wear jackets, ties, knickers and hats. Arthur Ford wears a jacket, hat and necktie. Four of the boys are on small horses.
Date: 1903
Partner: Heritage House Museum

Ranch House in Central Kansas, 1867

Description: Photograph of a pioneer family standing in front of a log cabin. A woman in a striped skirt and apron and a small child in a dark dress stand in the doorway. Next to the doorway sits a young girl in a printed skirt and apron. A man in a dark hat stands with a deer on the right side of the frame.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gardner, Alexander
Partner: Cattle Raisers Museum

First Garza County Court

Description: Photograph of the first Garza County Court. There are several men seated and standing in front of a canvas tent. All of the men are wearing hats and some are wearing neckties and some vests. In the front row, left to right are: S.C. Wilkes, L.F. Barrow, Walter Roy, and a Mr. Davis. In the back row, left to right: W.E. Alexander, Hal Murrey, Bud Boren, B.F. Wilkes and Oscar Kelly. In the middle of the frame is an old automobile with people in it. On the left side of the frame is a covered wagon and in the foreground is a saddle.
Date: July 1907
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library