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[Group at Manitou Colorado]

Description: Group of visitors at a resort in Manitou Colorado. Men and women sit on donkeys, children sit in a cart pulled by a horse, a small burro is standing in the center of the photo with a man holding it. A few people sit on the large porch near the office in thew background. The name "Eugene" is handwritten below the photo.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[Boy on donkey]

Description: Photograph of a young boy on donkey in front of a house.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Lino Compos and Jose Tapia

Description: Photograph of Lino Compos and Jose Tapia sitting on burros. They were from Terllingua, Texas. Both are 18 years old in this picture from 1913.
Date: 1913
Creator: Rocha, Andres
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Rodeo Clowns

Description: Copy negative of rodeo clowns at the HSU Rodeo. One is riding a tiny horse, being pursued by another riding a donkey. There are other men on horses by the edge of the arena.
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

Women on Donkeys

Description: Copy negative of three young women sitting sidesaddle on donkeys in front of a house.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Taking Turkeys to the Market

Description: Copy negative of the Louise Trading Company store in Louise, Texas, which is located in Wharton County. In the photograph, there are two donkeys pulling a cart full of turkeys. There are also several turkeys standing in front of the store. There is a large sign above the store that reads, "People's Bank. Louise Trading Co, Furniture Harness, Hardware Feed Hay Car."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Girl on Donkey

Description: Copy negative of two photographs. In the image on the left is Galen Davis Orr as a young girl riding a donkey. She is wearing a dress and bow in her hair. In the image on the right is Audie Cornelia Davis as a young girl in a dress and bow in her hair. She is standing on a porch with a doll in a stroller.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Boy on Pony by Barn

Description: Copy negative of a little boy on a pony in front of a barn. Next to the pony is a donkey. In the background is a picket fence and vines. Printed across the bottom margin is, "W. Fischer's, Extra Finish, Photo Car".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Group of Navy men in China]

Description: Photograph of a group of navy men in China. The men are on donkeys accompanied by four Asian men. There are rock walls in the background. Lance Russell, far left, is shown on a donkey.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Heritage House Museum

Dr. & Mrs. Frank B. Bryan

Description: Photograph of Dr. & Mrs. Frank B. Bryan on their honeymoon. Dr. & Mrs. Bryan are on a decorated donkey at Mammoth Cave National Park.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Postcard of Jesus Abundio Cobos

Description: Photographic postcard depicting two men, one which is Jesus Abundio Cobos in Alpine, Texas around 1900. One of the men is riding a donkey. Correspondence on the back is in Spanish.
Date: c. 1900
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[The Donkey Trail up East Mountain - 1901]

Description: A trail ride, going up East Mountain on burros, is pictured here. The participants listed on back of picture are: "Jessie Padgett - Dallas, Mr. Oscar Levin, Miss [unidentified], Mr. Coy Wimberly - Tyler, Miss [unidentified], Miss Burriss - Terrel, Mr. Jacobs - Atlanta, Lilian Webster - Dallas, Raymond Caruth - Dallas, Johnetta Armstrong - Dallas, Mr. Cousins - Tyler, Maggie Street - Dallas, Katie Elliott - Dallas, Miss Hyman - Min. Wells, Mr. Nance - Dallas, Mr. Brown - Tyler, Mary Roberts - Terrel, Will Caruty - Dallas. Mineral Wells, June 11, 1901." Burro rides on the Donkey Trail up East Mountain were a popular pastime around the turn of the twentieth century.
Date: June 11, 1901
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Daniel Photo 1907

Description: Shown is a group of seven women (riding "sidesaddle" as was the fashion for women at the time), two men and a boy, all riding donkeys. A handwritten note on the photograph's mat identifies it as: "Daniel Photo 1907." The identities of the people are unknown, but the caption suggests this could have been a Daniel family outing. Riding donkeys over the "mountains" of Mineral Wells was a popular pastime of the day. The picture appears to have been taken atop East Mountain in Mineral Wells, which was a popular destination. Souvenir photographs of of the donkey trails survive from the early days. [There was a Daniel's Studio located in the 200 block of N. Oak Avenue in the early days of Mineral Wells, and this photograph is likely to have come from that collection. In which case, the group shown here could have been unrelated.]
Date: 1907
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[A Mayor's Granddaughter on a Donkey]

Description: A copy of this photograph may be found in A. F. Weaver's, "TIME WAS In Mineral Wells", First Edition, on page 151. The caption reads, "Mary Berta Perry, granddaughter of Mayor Laverty, 1908." Jim Laverty was the first City Marshall of Mineral Wells. He was elected mayor when the City was first incorporated in 1882. The first incorporation was defeated by vote in 1894, and Mineral Wells was reincorporated with G.C. Green as the first elected mayor. This picture was the style of souvenir photograph which local photographer J. C. McClure, first owner of the donkeys, took on an East Mountain path frequented by visitors. Mr. McClure was killed while riding a wild stallion on Oak Avenue. J. L. Young and his wife later owned the photography studio and the donkeys. They later built a log cabin as a scenic backdrop at a photograph stop where the donkey trail crossed a footpath up West Mountain.
Date: 1908
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[A Fun Day in Mineral Wells]

Description: Four individuals are shown here, out for a day of fun. From left to right are: Joe Myers, Ida McLendon, Hamp Russell and Elizabeth Crisp. This photograph comes from A. F. Weaver's, "TIME WAS in Mineral Wells," first edition, page 71. The photograph was taken on one of the donkey paths on East Mountain. J. C. McClure, an early photographer, first owned the donkeys. He was killed while riding a wild stallion on Oak Avenue. J. L. Young and his wife then took over the donkeys, and built a rock house on the trail as a background for souvenir pictures.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[A Donkey on 6th Street Mineral Wells, 1916]

Description: Donkeys were still prevalent in 1916, and so were the grass-grown steel tracks of the "Dinky Cars" (Mineral Wells Lakewood Park Scenic Railway which had ceased operations in 1909) on NW 6th Street. The house to the left is an example of the architecture of this time. The source of the photograph is A. F. Weaver's, "TIME WAS in Mineral Wells..." first edition, 1975, on page 82.
Date: 1916
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[People Posing Atop Donkeys at Lover's Retreat]

Description: Photograph of a group of people posing on donkeys at a rocky location in Palo Pinto County, Texas, known as Lover's Retreat. Two pairs of men and women are positioned from the left, with a young man named Bert Turner to the right. The second pair is Hugh Collins and his wife.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palo Pinto County Historical Association

[Donkey in landscape]

Description: Photograph of a donkey in a landscape. A white line has been drawn around the donkey.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cattle Raisers Museum

Bearded Man

Description: Photograph of a man's face with a caricature of a person on a donkey beneath it.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cattle Raisers Museum

[Mineral Wells Vacation]

Description: Photograph of a morning donkey ride during a vacation at Mineral Wells, Texas. Five women and three men are pictured riding donkeys. Mineral Wells was a popular vacation spot for residents of Longview, Texas.
Date: 1880~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Longview Public Library

[Man with three donkeys]

Description: Photograph of a man with three donkeys. Two of the donkeys are colts. The man is wearing striped pants and a hat.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cattle Raisers Museum