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[The Vichy Well and Natatorium]

Description: Found on page 66 of A. F. Weaver's book, "TIME WAS In Mineral Wells, Second Edition", the caption for this photograph reads: "First known as the Vichy Well and Natatorium, later the Beach, and then The Standard Well. It was torn down, and the USO was built during World War II (now [2007] the North Oak Community Center)." For the entertainment of visiting "health seekers", the Standard Pavilion offered a swimming pool, skating rink, dance floor with "name band" visiting musicians, amphitheater, playgrounds with band, children's swings with slide, and a flower garden in addition to its drinking pavilion. The building was home to the Mineral Wells Senior Center for a time. Still known as the Community Center, the building has recently [2007] been leased to the Crazy Water Festival Association, and is slated for renovation.
Date: 1910?
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[Soldiers on a Bench]

Description: Photograph of Tom Rivers, Joe Birong, David Shorr, Nick Garcia, Le Roy Page, Jude Edwards, and Robert Drescher sitting on a bench in their swim trunks at the Camp Barkeley pool.
Date: [1943..1944]
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Zella Hansen with Daughters Joan and Jean]

Description: Black and white photograph of a woman, Zella Hansen, and her young daughters, Joan and Jean Hansen, swimming in a body of water. Jean and Joan are both wearing only their diapers and are holding onto their mother's arms. Zella's gaze is toward the daughter on her right.
Date: 1944
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Rasmussen Family at the Palacios Pavillion Beach]

Description: Copy negative of a black and white photograph of the Rasmussen family posing at the beach (more specifically, at the Palacios Pavillion). The body of water behind them is a bay with a bridge running across it. There are three women and one young girl, who is holding hands with both the women on either side of her. They are all wearing striped tank-top swimsuits. The two women on the right are also wearing bathing caps and socks. According to accompanying information, Helen Rasmussen is the second woman from the right.
Date: 1924
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Hotel Swimming Pool

Description: Photograph a group of people in the Thunderbird Lodge Hotel swimming pool. There is a woman talking to the people in the pool. There are two tables with umbrellas on the opposite side of the swimming pool.
Date: 1956
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Six Women and Child in Sand

Description: Copy negative of six women and a child sitting at a beach wearing swimsuits and caps. There is a building behind them. The third woman from the left is labeled "Mama," and the surname of the fourth woman is Hayden.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Swimming Hole

Description: Copy photograph of four women next to a pond. Two women are in the water and two are sitting in the grass near the water's edge. They are all wearing swimsuits.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Opening of Veterans of Foreign Wars Swimming Pool on First Street

Description: Photograph of the opening day of the Veterans of Foreign Wars pool in First Street in Abilene, Texas. There is a group of children in the water standing in a semi-circle; their arms are outstretched. One woman is standing beside them. In the background, there is another group of children in the water; behind the pool is a fence with bleachers and a car beside it.
Date: 1956
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Opening of Veterans of Foreign Wars Swimming Pool on First Street

Description: Photograph of the opening day of the Veterans of Foreign Wars pool on First Street in Abilene, Texas. There are groups of children in the swimming pool, and there is a lifeguard and diving board along the edge of the pool. In the background, there is a fence with bleachers and a car behind it; there is also a sign that says "Golf."
Date: 1956
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library