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[The Firstron Building After a Fire]

Description: The Firstron Building occupied the site of the Oxford Hotel (which burned down)and was itself replaced by the First National Bank (which moved away). The building burned in 1983. Lynch Plaza now [2012] occupies the site. The sign in front of the remains of the Firstron Building reads: Firstron Building OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT 325-4461 ROOM 300 It invites ironic comment. This picture appears in "Time Was in Mineral Wells", Second Edition, on page 186.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

The Road from London to the City of Bristol.

Description: This map shows the road between London and Bristol in portions broken up across seven strips (illustrated to look like ribbons). Various landmarks are drawn in color and labeled (with relief shown pictorially), including aerial plans of the streets in the major cities. There is also a color illustration of farm animals and people around the text box at the top of the map.
Date: unknown
Creator: Ogilby, John, 1600-1676
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

The Road from London to Portsmouth in com. Southamp

Description: This map shows the road between London and Portsmouth in portions broken up across six strips (illustrated to look like ribbons). Various landmarks are drawn in color and labeled (with relief shown pictorially), including aerial plans of the streets in the major cities. There is also a color illustration of cherubs around the text box at the top of the map.
Date: unknown
Creator: Ogilby, John, 1600-1676
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Accident Scene

Description: Looking down street of an accident for insurance claim for client Tom Davis
Date: June 18, 1957
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Powell Property

Description: The Powell Property pictured at the intersection of Brodie Ln. and Oakdale Dr. in rural south Austin
Date: August 29, 1958
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Accident Scene

Description: Looking down train tracks for insurance claim for Tom Davis
Date: June 18, 1957
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Swimming at Lovers Retreat]

Description: Individuals are shown boating and swimming in Eagle Creek at Lovers Retreat, four miles west of Palo Pinto. The large swimming/fishing area of the creek is separated from the beautiful picnic area to the south of the creek (and to the right in the photograph), and also from a spectacular boulder field north of the creek. A suspension foot-bridge spanned Eagle Creek in this area. This view is from the suspension bridge, looking east on Eagle Creek.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[Bullfights at Tampico, Mexico]

Description: Bullfights at Tampico, Mexico. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: 1920
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Photo of Unidentified Town]

Description: Photo of a building in an unidentified town. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Baird Residence, Oxford, England]

Description: Chez and Miss Margaret A. Baird Residence. Belbrongton Street, Oxford, England. 1927. Where William Blackshear roomed while attending Oxford. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: 1927
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Hardy Hall - The Rose Walk]

Description: The Rose walk at Hardy Hall at Long Island. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Fairhaven]

Description: (back of photo) Fairhaven. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Avenue A - Palestine]

Description: Photo of a snowy Avenue A, Palestine taken December 24, 1887
Date: December 24, 1887
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission

[The Lynch Cabins]

Description: A drawing of the Lynch cabins, done by Jarmon Alvis Lynch, grandson of James Alvis Lynch. The drawing says "Alvis Lynch 77" in the bottom right-hand corner. The picture was apparently done from memory. The original mineral water discovery well is in the right foreground, with a windlass for drawing water. "Judge" Lynch and his family did not arrive in Millsap Valley until Christmas 1879. Note the tents in the right background. H. M. Berry, Mineral Wells' first teacher, noted in an article that when the reputation for the curative powers of the water spread, the area looked like "an army on the move" with health-seekers temporarily camping in tents until housing could be built for them.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

NW 6th Street-1906

Description: A legend on the photograph announces: "NW 6th Street: 1906." It shows two children on donkeys and a horse and wagon. The view is west from Welcome Mountain (now East Mountain.) It appears that the old McCutcheon home (now [2008] the Gil Hull home) can be seen on the right at 612 NW 6th Street.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library