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[Letter from Mrs. D. C. Riley to Dr. Joseph Pound, August 17, 1898]

Description: Letter from Mrs. D. C. Riley to Dr. Joseph Pound telling him that she has received word from Dr. Powell saying that Powell would like to meet Dr. Pound. The rest of the letter she goes on to talk about meeting up with the Pound family at the Fredericksburg fair but that her family would not be staying the entire time.
Date: August 17, 1898
Creator: Riley, Mrs. D. C.
Partner: Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead

[Letter from Ida Moses to her Uncle, Dr. Joseph Pound, May 7, 1904]

Description: Letter from Idee Moses to her uncle, Dr. Joseph Pound, asking when he would be out their way to visit, as he is going to "the fair before the weather gets too warm." She mentions that they are now moved and comfortably living in their new home; they have had a lot of rain over the last two weeks.
Date: May 7, 1904
Creator: Moses, Ida
Partner: Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead

[Gonzales brothers orchestra]

Description: Photograph of a festival with musicians, Gonzales Brothers Orchestra, on a stage with children wearing a sash. A man holding the Mexican flag stands on the left side of the photograph while the American Flag is on the right side. Decorations and portraits of historical figures are displayed on the background.
Date: 1925
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Postcard from Ethel to Lois Matlock, October 26, 1911]

Description: Postcard from Ethel (possibly Ethel Harris) to Lois Matlock asking her if she is going to the fair the next day and if she is excited for school to start. The image on the front depicts a child sitting down on the ground with a title that reads: "Never Trouble Trouble Till Trouble Troubles you."
Date: October 26, 1911
Partner: Murphy Historical Society Inc.

[State Fair of Texas Admission Ticket]

Description: A ticket to the State Fair of Texas, for one high school teacher, valid on Friday, October 22, 1954. The ticket is signed by the president and executive vice president of the fair. The ticket has a tear down the middle, and the ticket is held together by tape.
Date: 1954
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Photograph of Ellis County Courthouse and Carnival at Night]

Description: Photograph of the Ellis County Courthouse and carnival activities, taken at night. The courthouse is multi-story with a clock tower in the center and turrets on the left side. There is a spinning carousel with lights in front of the left side of the courthouse, and a mobile concessions stand (which is also illuminated by lights) in the center foreground. Crowds of people fill in the spaces between each attraction and the courthouse. On the back of the photo, there is a note identifying the courthouse.
Date: unknown
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Photograph of China Exhibit Building at Texas State Fair]

Description: Photograph (taken at an angle from the left) of a two- or three-story building with East Asian hip-and-gable roofs that turn up at the corners and four open entryways (two hexagon-shaped and two circular), partially hidden by a large tree. The building has several parts to it, of varying heights and shapes, including a short portion with a covered balcony and a tall tower with a double-tiered roof. Along the street that runs in front of the building, there are two cars parked facing away from the camera and a curved street-lamp with light fixtures all along the curve, and a small, rectangular trash can. There are shrubs and potted plants in front of the light-colored building, as well as a bench in front of a hexagon-shaped, open entryway on the left. On the back, there is a note about the photo's location and date.
Date: 1936
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Photograph of Illuminated Hall of State at Texas Fair]

Description: Photograph of the Hall of State at the Texas State Fair grounds, taken from across a long pool of water with buildings on either side of it. The Hall of State is lit very brightly, so that the building itself (a long building with a short tower rising from the center) is barely visible and there are rays of light shining out in the night sky above it. On either side of the pool of water are buildings with the entrances standing out from the building, portico-style, and slightly illuminated by ground lights. Flagpoles line both sides of the pool, and, nearer to the Hall of State, the shadows of small trees are visible. There is a decorative border around the edge of the photo, and, on the back, a note about the location and date.
Date: 1936
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Tower of the Americas at Hemisfair Park]

Description: Photograph of the base of the Tower of the Americas at Hemisfair Park. A variety of flags are around the base of the tower and a red and white striped tent is visible. Accompanying information identifies one of the individuals in the photo as Paul Streng and several other unidentified people are visible.
Date: 1968
Creator: Streng, Evelyn Fiedler
Location Info:
Partner: Texas Lutheran University

[Photograph of Small Statue of Girl on Elephant]

Description: Photograph of a small statue of a girl riding side-saddle on a dark-colored elephant, displayed against a dark backdrop. The girl has short dark hair painted on, and is holding the edges of her wide dress out at the level of her eyes with her head tilted slightly to her right. The elephant has its trunk curled up and back towards its head. The statue rests on a square piece of patterned and fringed fabric that lays over a square display stand. There are notes about the location and time at which the photo was taken, written on the back - as well as a decorative border surrounding the edges of the photo on the front.
Date: 1936
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Photograph of Old Mill Inn at Texas State Fair]

Description: Photograph of stone house, shadowed by two tall trees and bordered by a wooden, split-rail fence. The L-shaped house is two-stories, with an over-hang above a double door entrance on the left, a large wheel against the left side of the house, and windows of varying sizes all along the second-story. There are several benches and some small trees lined up in the space created by the concave corner of the house. A street runs parallel to the right portion of the house. There is a decorative border around the edges of the photo, and notes about the location and date on the back.
Date: 1936
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Photograph of Texas Queen Show Boat at Texas State Fair]

Description: Photograph of a light-colored, three-story building with a river showboat-style facade, an open entrance on the first story, and the words "Show Boat Texas Queen" in letters above the second story. The facade includes smoke stacks, fake balconies with painted wooden railing, fake wooden posts. On the first story, two signs advertise a "Murder In The Old Red Barn," while other signs advertise food. The building is part of a strip of buildings including one made of brick (on the right, partially obscured by a person just inside the frame) and one obscured by a large pole. On the back of the photo, there are handwritten notes about the location and date.
Date: 1936
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Photograph of Texas State Fair's Hall of State]

Description: Photograph of the front of The Hall of State at the Texas State Fair grounds, taken from across the Esplanade fountain. The Hall of State is a long building with columns all along the front, and a tall, concave curved portion in the center. The fountain has a long pool that is perpendicular to the Hall of State, and is lined with flagpoles bearing flags from different countries. On either side of the fountain, two other buildings are just barely visible, and in front of the fountain, there is a small grassy area with dying flowers and bushes. On the back of the photo, there are notes about the location and date at which the photo was taken.
Date: 1936
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Photograph of the Texas Fair Hall of State]

Description: Photograph of the front of The Hall of State at the Texas State Fair grounds, taken from across the Esplanade fountain. The Hall of State is a long building with columns all along the front, and a tall, concave curved portion in the center. The fountain has a long pool that is perpendicular to the Hall of State, and is lined with flagpoles bearing flags from different countries. On either side of the fountain, two other buildings (nearly identical to each other, with entrances that stand out from the main portion of the building) are just visible. On the back of the photo, there are notes about the location and date at which the photo was taken.
Date: 1936
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Photograph of State Fair of Texas Ride]

Description: Photograph of an amusement ride at the State Fair of Texas. The ride has two cars attached by long, metal poles to two large, flat rotating wheels, which are, in turn, attached to either side of metal T-frame. The cars themselves are oval-shaped and have flat, metal, semi-circular frames attached to either side. Nothing is visible in the background. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says the ride might have been called "The Giant's Foot."
Date: 1936
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Photograph of Little America Exhibit at Texas State Fair]

Description: Photograph of a large, light-colored, fake mountain range with letters that read, "Little America," over an opening. Two men in dress shirts, dark slacks, and hats are walking past the mountain range, while in the bottom right corner of the photo a group of people can be seen grouped together. At the base of the mountain range, from left to right are: a trashcan, a tall sign, a flagpole extending out from a dome base, a post office box, and a sled or boat with a sail, nestled just under the opening. Behind the mountain range are two metal-frame towers with a "Little America" banner stretched between them. There is a decorative border around the edges of the photo, and, on the back, notes about the location and date.
Date: 1936
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Photograph of Tall Building at State Fair of Texas]

Description: Photograph of a light-colored art-deco style building, which has a tall, squared-off tower with decorative circular windows near the top. On the ground in front of it, there are several people walking towards and to the left of the building, including a man on a horse. A smaller building with a multi-gable roof sits to the front right of the tall building. There is a leaf-bare tree in front of the building, a larger tree covered in leaves directly to the left, and a clear sky behind the tower. There is a handwritten note about the location and date on the back of the photo, as well as a decorative border around the edge on the front.
Date: 1936
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Photograph of Pond and Fountain at State Fair of Texas]

Description: Photograph of a wide view of a pond with a large fountain in the middle. On the banks of the pond are small trees, and on the right bank, there are three flagpoles (without flags). On the left are four flagpoles with two American flags and two Texas flags, and in the background are some State Fair of Texas buildings, of various sizes and shapes. There is a handwritten note about the location and date on the back of the photo, as well as a decorative border around the edge of the front.
Date: 1936
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Photograph of Black Forest Exhibit at Texas State Fair]

Description: Photograph of long strip of multi-story, gable-roof buildings, each one in a different architectural style. The left-center building has a large, cubic clock tower coming out of the apex of the roof, while the building in the right-center of the strip is solely a tower, connected to its neighbor on the left by an enclosed bridge. A sign above the opening created by the bridge reads "Black Forest," and is flanked on either side by hanging flags. On the ground in front of the building are two guardhouses, a snowman statue, and two men walking towards the building. There is a note about the location and date, handwritten on the back of the photo.
Date: 1936
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Photograph of Globe Theatre Exhibit at Texas State Fair]

Description: Photograph of an octagonal building that is three or four stories high, with a small tower coming out of the center of the closest side. On the side of the building are the words "Globe Theatre" in script. The building is connected on all sides to smaller structures in a similar architectural style. A man in a suit and hat stands facing to the right, on the street curb in front of the building, while two women in hats and ankle-length dresses walk ahead of him. There is a decorative border around the edges of the photo, and a handwritten note about the date and location on the back.
Date: 1936
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Photograph of Concession Stand Vendors at Texas Fair]

Description: Photograph of two men in aprons and shirts with rolled up sleeves (one with a newsboy cap on), leaning on either side of the corner of a covered, wooden shack. The shack has a counter that wraps around the whole structure, except where the man on the left has opened a small door and is leaning. There are Coca Cola advertisements painted all the way along the front of the counter. On the back wall of the shack (at left) there are hanging and standing cabinets of various shapes and sizes. There is a note about the date and location written on the back of the photo.
Date: 1936
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell