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Tool-Handle

Description: Patent for a tool handle for "hoe-handles, rake-handles, and other like farming implements."
Date: August 9, 1898
Creator: Pederson, Fred
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

McFarland Battery & Electric

Description: Photograph of five unidentified men inside McFarland Battery & Electric which was owned by A. V. McFarland, the original director of the Childress County Heritage Museum. The men are standing in a garage area and there is an early-model car behind them. A sign on the wall on the left side of the image says "We are not responsible for loss by fire or theft."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Ribbon Cutting of the First Childress County Heritage Museum

Description: Janet Norris (Mrs. E. E. Smith) cuts a red ribbon as Mayor Glen Buckley and County Judge Harper Knight hold the ribbon taut for her at the ribbon cutting and opening of the Childress County Heritage Museum in 1976. The ribbon cutting and opening of the CCHM happened in conjunction with the county's bi-centennial celebration. The museum's new home was in a refurbished jail on the courthouse square.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Judge A. J. Fires

Description: Framed portrait of Judge A. J. Fires looking towards the camera in a dark suit with white collared shirt and a polka-dot bow tie. His right hand is sitting on an open book and holding his eye glasses. Fires arrived in Childress in a snow storm on November 10, 1886, and was active in the organization of the county seat. He was elected county judge and later district judge. The flag at the Childress post office was lowered to half staff at the time of his death at age 81.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

The Childress Index

Description: Photograph of a window display at The Childress Index taken at night. There is a poster on a Samson card table which reads: "Win! A genuine Samson regular $4.00 card table in our canned foods guessing contest. Ask for details!" On either side of the table are stacked IGA products including apricots, cranberry sauce, salad dressing, fruit cocktail, and tomato juice. There are two unidentified men sitting inside of the store in the center of the frame.
Date: unknown
Creator: Stanford Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Gene Autry in Childress, Texas

Description: Photograph of a smiling Gene Autry dressed in a button-up shirt, cowboy hat and cowboy boots with a baseball glove on his hand behind his back. We see his left profile. Behind him is a large building with a large screened window on the right side of the frame, a screened door behind Mr. Autry, and three electricity gauge boxes. There is grass and weeds in front of the building.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Woods Mclody Boys

Description: Photograph of a musical group. Eight men are shown in uniform, holding various instruments behind a microphone.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

FDR Speaks in Childress, Texas

Description: Photograph of Franklin Delano Roosevelt giving a speech from the back of a train in Childress, Texas. On either side of him from left to right is a security guard, Governor James Allred, another guard, Marvin Jones and Tom Connally. Both of Mr. Roosevelt's hands are on the podium and he speaks into a microphone. All the men wear suits and ties, Mr. Connally wears a bow tie. There is a railing in front of the men. In the immediate foreground is the back of somebody's head and a typed piece of paper saying who the men are.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Aerial Photo of Childress

Description: Aerial photo of Childress looking southeast. The country club and golf course are visible in the foreground.
Date: unknown
Creator: Johnson, Judy L.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Childress High School Graduating Class of 1914

Description: Photograph of the graduating senior class of Childress High School in 1914. Top row from left to right: Dick Weddington, Patti Jefferies, Anis Campbell, J. D. Gilliam, Edith Sport, Lida Pittman, Irene Baker, Tully Dian. Center row from left to right: Mary Biggerstaff, Bertha Copher, Elizabeth Milner, Lora Curd, Ella Keer, Mary Johnson. Front row from left to right: Hazel Howard, Nell Crews, Abbie Berry, Mary Coffee, Bess Johnson. Written on the negative in the bottom left corner to cause white text on the positive print: "C.H.S. 1914."
Date: unknown
Creator: Hanna, Mark
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Old Methodist Church

Description: Photograph of the old methodist church in Childress, Texas built by "Grandpa Adkisson" in 1908. The old U. S. Post Office was built in 1935 where the church once stood and the post office building now houses the Childress County Heritage Museum.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Panhandle Lodge #238

Description: Photograph of unidentified men who are part of Panhandle Lodge No. 238 B.R.C.A. of Childress, Texas, standing in front of a Fort Worth & Denver railroad car which is their float for a parade. The men are arrayed standing and sitting with crossed legs in front of the car. Two of the men are holding small American flags.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Unidentified Social Scene

Description: An unidentified group of young women stand for a frontal portrait wearing long dresses. There are two unidentified men standing in the back of the group wearing tuxedos. Emma Grigsby is identified as the woman on the far left of the image.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Masquerade Party or Play

Description: An unidentified group of eighteen men and women pose for a group photograph in costumes. It is unknown whether they were part of a play or if this is a costume party. A dog lays in the center foreground.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Fort Worth & Denver/Burlington Route Depot

Description: Photograph of the front corner of the Fort Worth & Denver/Burlington Route train depot. The building is made of brick and says "Childress" on one end. One and one-half train tracks angle across the foreground of the image. The typed paper affixed to mount reads: "The most beautiful train depot and it was demolished in the 1970's.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

[Unidentified Grocery Store]

Description: Photograph of the interior of an unidentified grocery store. In the center of the frame is a large banana display with a myriad of other items in the display including Kraklkrisp Wheat Flakes, IGA Fruit Cocktail, Gold-Tost Corn Flakes, and IGA Pineapple. An unidentified man stands ff to the far left of the image wearing an apron.
Date: unknown
Creator: Stanford Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Railroad Machinists' Float in 1910 Labor Day Parade

Description: Unidentified railroad machinists stand in front of and on their float for the 1910 Labor Day parade. Their float won second prize. The men and three young children are all wearing white shirts, black pants, and a hat, except for one man to the left of the float who is also wearing a black suit jacket.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum