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[Postcard from Lillian Graves to Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout, January 9, 1911]

Description: Postcard from Lillian Graves to Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout discussing Lillian's recent trip home. She apologizes for not being able to see them while she was there, but her mother was sick. There is a picture of the San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio, Texas on the front, and the description printed on the back says "This is the original Parish Church and the oldest of all these Spanish Mission churches which was erected by public subscription in 1732, and it was on the roof of this building that Santa Anna mounted his cannon in besieging the Alamo in 1836. The postcard is addressed to Misses Ora and Junia Osterhout in Belton, Texas, and it is postmarked San Antonio, January 9, 1911.
Date: January 9, 1911
Creator: Graves, Lillian
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Andrew Berndt and Myrtle Waldman]

Description: Black and white photograph of a woman and a man (identified as Myrtle Hansen Waldman and Andrew E. Berndt) standing in a grassy area near an automobile. The two individuals are both wearing hats. Near Myrtle's feet are a basket and a suitcase. Andrew is standing directly next to the car. A dirt road is visible behind them.
Date: August 1, 1948
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Man at a Sulfur Mine]

Description: Black and white photograph of an unidentified man wearing a suit and a hat, standing amidst a massive pile of mineral rocks at a sulfur mine. He is holding a rock in his hands and observing it. A handwritten inscription on the back reads: "Hoiskoleforstander A. Gronborg foran et Svovlbjerg ved Gulf Svovlmine." An online translation endeavor provided a few potential conclusions: that the man in the picture has the name A. Gronborg and that he is indeed standing by a sulphur mine in the gulf (presumably in Texas). The only established Texan city in Wharton County with a sulphur mine is Newgulf, Texas.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Fun at the Bay

Description: Black and white copy print of a group of people on a boat that is sitting at a dock on the Palacios Bay. There are some people at the standing at the stern; other people are peeking through the windows of the boat's cabin. A man is sitting on top of the cabin roof. There are two metal barrels on the dock; one of them is blurry and partially visible in the foreground. Behind the boat is a view of the water.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Pitching a Tent

Description: Copy negative of Anna Andersen on her honeymoon with her husband Hans Andersen. Anna is sitting in a tent at a camping ground, surrounded by various camping materials and their Dodge Roadster.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Danish Newspaper Article]

Description: Danish newspaper article written about Andrew Jensen's visit to Svendborg, Denmark. According to accompanying information, Jensen has lived in Texas for forty-seven years, and he explains his thoughts on that period in the article. There is a photograph of Jensen with the article.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Picture of Cox and Thornton Families Traveling by Horse and Wagon #2

Description: Copy negative of the Cox and Thornton families while traveling with their horses and wagons. Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Cox, W. M Thornton, Laura Stuckey Thornton, and Wayne Thornton are sitting outside in chairs with only one individual standing off to the right. The horses are unhitched from the wagons with two next to the families and two behind.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Houston, a history and guide

Description: This book contains information about Houston including: Houston's history, Houston's economic interests, and interesting things to see and do while visiting Houston.
Date: 1942
Creator: Writers' Program (Tex.)
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries

Train on High Bridge

Description: 1 copy negative of a train traveling on a high bridge. The photograph is mounted on a dark-colored matte board.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Family Vacation Shot with Pack Mules

Description: Copy negative of the Paxtons in Colorado on vacation. The individuals shown from left to right, starting in the front, are George Paxton Sr., Ralph Darr, George Paxton Jr., Mrs. Mattie Warren Paxton, Helen Paxton, Mildred Paxton and Euna Darr. Mary Paxton and Winnie Warren are standing in the second row behind the group. In the background is a waterfall.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Portrait of Man

Description: 1 copy negative of an unknown man in a conductor's uniform. The photograph appears to be mounted.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Visitors Arriving in Our City

Description: The boy shown near the center of the picture is 10-year-old George Calvin Hazelwood, who was a newsboy at the time. The man beside the boy is Louis Farris, who worked for the Hazelwood and C. W. Massie families of Palo Pinto. They are meeting the train to pick up the daily newspapers in 1920. The crowd is typical of the week-end visitors arriving from the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. The Weatherford, Mineral Wells & Northwestern Railway Company reported 190,210 passengers for the year 1920. (This information came from page 92 of Art Weaver's "Time Was in Mineral Wells.")
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 16, 1881]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to her mother to update her on her life at school. She spoke of how excited she was to go home, a trip to a nearby town she made with the boys, and a list of items she needed her mother to send.
Date: May 16, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Postcard from Ora Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, July 23, 1891]

Description: Postcard from Ora Osterhout to her father, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing what she has been doing in Fort Worth, Texas. On the back, it is addressed to Mr. J. P. Osterhout in Belton, Bell Co., Texas, and it is postmarked Fort Worth, Texas, July 23, 1891.
Date: July 23, 1891
Creator: Osterhout, Ora
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Jennie to Bettie Wade, April 5, 1868]

Description: Letter from Jennie to Bettie Wade discussing her living situation in Houston, Texas, an upcoming trip to the North, the possibility of yellow fever in Houston during the summer, the hanging of an African American man who committed murder, and other news.
Date: April 5, 1868
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

People Waiting for Plane

Description: Copy negative of Bill Lewis, John Gruit, June Kennedy, James Filmore, and Wally Akin standing outside next to a car, waiting for a plane.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Nine Students

Description: Copy negative of the McMurry Band students in Mexico traveling. They are standing in front of trees on a sidewalk. Some hold hands.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Band with Dancers

Description: Copy negative of the McMurry Band trip to Mexico. Approximately nineteen band members watch two local children folkdance. This scene takes place in Ciudad Valles, a home of the Huastecan indigenous people.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Four Students in Uniform by Window

Description: Copy negative of the McMurry Band trip to the San José Mission in San Antonio. Four students stand next to the famous Rose Window, said to be carved by Pedro Huizar. All people are wearing the McMurry College Band uniform.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Banquet

Description: Copy negative of the McMurry Band trip to Mexico. Many people sit at a table. One person is eating and the others are engaged in conversation. There are three waiters standing in the background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

People Standing Around Statue

Description: Copy negative of the McMurry Band trip to the Dallas Texas State Fairgrounds. Most people wearing glasses are fashioning the cat-eye style.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Picnic

Description: Copy negative of the McMurry Band trip to Colorado. Members of the McMurry band cook hot dogs over the fire and share food. There is a cabin in the background along with a truck with the McMurry College logo. A hill and trees are in the background. Several people wear head scarves and cat-eye glasses.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library