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Hanging on Front Street in Orange, Texas

Description: Photograph of a hanging on Front Street in Orange, Texas. On the left side of the frame is a tree next to a storefront from which a man is hanging from one of the limbs. On the ground are several men and boys, some in hats and vests. Across the street are more buildings and a boardwalk with a sign that reads, "Saloon". On the right side of the frame is a train and railroad tracks that lead into the foreground. Typed across the top of the photograph is, "Hanging on Front about turn of century either fourth or fifth."
Date: unknown
Partner: Heritage House Museum

Green Avenue Parade with Japanese Costumes

Description: Photograph of the Green Avenue Parade in Orange, Texas. There is a man on the left side of the frame in a black uniform, a cart full of flowers in front of him and a long line of men and women in Japanese costumes with some holding umbrellas are walking away down the street. On the right side of the frame are two women in long dresses with hats and a few little boys wearing knickers and caps. Behind the parade are several aspen trees, a house with a porch and telephone poles.
Date: unknown
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[Green Avenue in 1902]

Description: Photograph of a man walking on Green Avenue in 1902. Back of photograph: "Green Avenue 1902: Green Avenue was the first street in Orange to be paved. This was done with part of proceeds of the county's first road bonds, issued in 1919. This picture was taken in 1902 between Fourth and Fifth Streets. The person in foreground is J.C. Peet."
Date: unknown
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[Remodeling Job at 503 Front Street]

Description: Photograph of a remodeling job at 503 Front Street in 1950. A man is standing on a desk, lifting a board, while a woman types at a desk next to him. They both wear hardhats. The man wears a nail bag with '"Harding & Lawler Building Materials" written on it.
Date: 1950
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[Parade on unpaved streets]

Description: Photograph of a parade on unpaved streets in Orange. There are people on either side of the street and men sitting on top of the building. Back of photograph: "Part of Orange History - The Orange Leader and Tribune have occupied a number of locations in Orange during the past 107 years. This photo is of the building it occupied on Fifth Street between Front and Division. The first location in 1875 w as at Second and Front, to whcih it returned in 1964. Others were on Main Street and between Fourth and Fifth, at 503-505 Front now used by Levingston Shipbuilding Co., as a boat house."
Date: unknown
Partner: Heritage House Museum

Mary Alice Lakey

Description: Photograph of Mary Alice Lakey holding a camera box and several dark slides for a large-format camera. She is wearing a long striped skirt, rubber boots, trench coat and cap. Typed below the bottom of the photograph is, "AMONG FIRST LEADER PHOTOGRAPHERS - Mary Alice Lakey, now Mrs. Elson of Hetland, S.D., was one of the first staff photographers combined with her skills as a talented news reporter and feature writer. It was not unusual for her to cover tragic events or stormy weather, take pictures and go directly to a meeting without having the time to change clothing. The photography equipment was heavy and cumbersome in addition to carrying notebook and pencils. Then, as today, all reporters double as photographers on the staff. However, thanks to the versatile and lightweight 35 MM cameras, it helps to make the work easier."
Date: unknown
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[Portrait of Bob Axelson]

Description: Photograph of Bob Axelson holding a camera. Back caption; " 'Frog Strangler Rains' - Several inches of rain in less than 14 hours contributed to flash flooding throughout the Orange area in 1958. Shown here upon his return to the office is reporter Bob Axelson, now Managing Editor of The Leader, in what was standard rain gear for the editorial staff. Standard meant whatever was handy and disposable. The big 4 by 5 inch. Speed Graphic Camera, heavy but reliable, was standard equipment used in those days."
Date: unknown
Partner: Heritage House Museum

Orangefield Oil Field in 1927

Description: Photograph of the Orangefield Oil Field. In the foreground are pipes with wheel cranks and a wooden bridge on the top of two tanks with a large tank behind that. On the ground on the right side of the frame are many fat and skinny pipes lined up. In the background are numerous spindletops.
Date: May 31, 1927
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[Fifth and Front Street]

Description: Photograph looking north on Fifth Street from the Orange Public Library parking lot on Front Street in 1980. The dome of the First Baptist Church can be seen in the distance. The brick tower of the First Methodist Church is to the left of that.
Date: 1980
Partner: Heritage House Museum

Orange Leader Journalists

Description: Photograph of two journalists of the Orange Leader newspaper. The man on the left is J. Cullen Browning, editor and later vice president of the Orange Leader. The man on the right is Ken Freuden who later became owner of Artcraft Printing on Western Avenue. Both men have dark hair and are wearing button-up shirts. One man has papers in his breast pocket and the other has glasses-cases in the pocket. The man on the left side of the frame is seated in front of a typewriter and handing a piece of paper to the man who is standing and turning the crank on the press. On the wall behind the men is a piece of paper that reads, "Orange Leader Emergency Offices". The photograph is believed to have been taken during Hurricane Audrey in 1957. J. Cullen Browning and The Orange Leader were nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of the hurricane.
Date: unknown
Partner: Heritage House Museum

The Deweyville Sawmill

Description: Photograph of eleven men standing in front of the Deweyville Sawmill. All of the men are wearing button-up shirts and some are wearing jackets, ties, vests, sweaters, boots and hats. There are piles of lumber, buildings, and small bridges with telephone poles and wires behind them. Typed across the top of the mat is, "DEWEYVILLE SAWMILL - The original Deweyville sawmill was built in 1898, by Sabine Tram Co. and sold to Peavy Moore in 1918. The Newton Lumber Co. bought it in 1942. It was destroyed by fire in 1944."
Date: unknown
Partner: Heritage House Museum