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John Meade Campbell Home

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of John Meade Campbell home. The wooden house is two-stories tall, and a covered porch extends the wide of it. Bushes and trees surround the house. The house was built in 1914, and Methodist Richardson Medical Center now occupies the land.
Date: unknown
Creator: Harrison, Mary Campbell
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Richardson Public Library

John B. Floyd Home and Inn

Description: Photograph of a painting of John B. Floyd Home and Inn. The building is two-stories tall. Depicted on the lawn outside the house, there is a cooking pot on the left and a wagon on the right. A signature is located at the bottom-left of the image. Additional information is given on the back.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Sam P. Harben Home

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of the Sam P. Harben house, located on McKinney and Kaufman. The wooden house is two-stories tall, with a covered porch extending the width of the house. Several trees are growing around it. A wire fence surrounds the yard. An embossing on the left side of the image says "'Mann' Farm & Ranch Dallas;" text on the bottom-right of the image says "Sam P. Harben House."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Richardson Public Library

John Meade Campbell Home

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of the John Meade home (built in 1914) and surrounding land. To the left of the image, there is a wooden barn and silo beside a pond. To the right and further back, there is a house. Additional information is given on the back of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Creator: Harrison, Mary Campbell
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Portrait of Reverend William Harris

Description: Tintype photograph of a portrait of Reverend William Harris. He is wearing a suit and holding a book. He was the father of Nancy Lou Harris Blewett.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Richardson School

Description: Photograph of a rear exterior view of Richardson School on Greenville Road. In the foreground, there is a piece of construction equipment in wide patch of dirt. To the left, three men are standing in grass.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Portrait of Mr. and Mrs. John Meade Campbell

Description: Photograph of an elderly woman and elderly man sitting in rocking chairs; they are identified as Elizabeth (Lizzie) Haynes/Haines Campbell and John Mead Campbell. The woman is crocheting, and the man is reading. In the background, there is a fireplace with a clock on the mantle; a lamp and calendar are to the right. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Haynes/Haines lived from November 6, 1876 to November 9, 1970. John Meade Campbell lived from February 25, 1866 to November 14, 1954. They were married October 15, 1894 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Campbell Farm Site

Description: Copy photograph of the original Campbell farm site, located around Campbell Road and Prairie Creek Drive. Two horses are standing beside a wire fence. To the right of the image, there is a building and gate. In the background, there is a pond and trees in a field. Robert Fleming Campbell came to Richardson with the Routh family in 1851. He paid $2.00 an acre for the land where he built his first cabin.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Clothes-Pin.

Description: Patent for a clothes pin made from spring metal that "automatically adapt[s] itself to lines of different thicknesses, and whereby the pin may be used to retain an exceedingly thin article in engagement with the line as effectually as an exceedingly thick article, the pin being capable of holding a bit of lace and likewise a heavy blanket or quilt" (lines 11-18). It is especially designed for use with metal clothes lines.
Date: October 31, 1893
Creator: Jones, George W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spark-Extinguisher.

Description: Patent for a spark extinguisher "to prevent the burning of buildings and other combustible matter by steam engines" (lines 15-17).
Date: March 9, 1880
Creator: Blewett, George L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Railway Rail Joint Chair

Description: Patent for a railway rail joint chair. This invention is designed to prevent deflection of the rails at the joints. Illustration included.
Date: March 10, 1904
Creator: Saunders, Amos & Wilmoth, Arthur W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Grissom Family and Residence, 1904, Richardson, Texas

Description: Seven people and one dog, standing at a gated fence in front of a two-story clapboard house. From left to right: Man with folded arms, wearing a hat and suit. Man with hands clasped in front, wearing a suit. Woman behind the fence (made of horizontal boards attached to wooden posts), wearing dark skirt, white blouse, pompadour hair-style. Woman behind gate, wearing light-colored clothing. Man sitting on large round fence post (or tree trunk), wearing brimmed hat tilted back. Woman wearing two-piece dress, with a wide dark/light striped pattern. Man, leaning on the fence, dark hat in his right hand, moustached. In front of him (blurred) is a light-colored dog. The house behind them is two-story, wood clad, with a closed dormer forming a roof for the porch. The front door, framed above and to the side by narrow windows, appears to be open. Trees are visible at both sides; a shed is just visible on the right edge of the picture.
Date: 1904
Creator: Imperial View Company
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Sun Oil Company, Production Research & Development Lab, Richardson, Texas

Description: Aerial view. Sun Oil Company Production Research & Development Lab. Two one-story buildings, connected by a covered walkway. The larger building, in the foreground, is "E" shaped; the smaller is rectangular. Parking lot between with cars. Storage tank. Housing development visible in background, telephone/electrical poles, no trees or landscaping.
Date: July 1955
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Citizens State Bank, Richardson, Texas

Description: Brick storefront, with curved corrugated metal awning. Three sets of double opening doors, with smaller glass panes above. "The Citizens State Bank" painted on one of the middle set of doors. Bill Stratton, age 6, and Newt Harris standing in and in front of right hand set of doors. Angled tall counter visible through the opened left pair of doors. Brick sidewalk in front, dirt street visible with double board walkway across. Written on back: Daddy, 6yrs ( Bill Stratton) & Uncle Newt Harris, 1906
Date: 1906
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Stratton Bros. Brick Garage, Richardson, Texas

Description: Exterior of garage, brick construction. Three Stratton brothers standing in front: left to right, Kenneth Stratton, Jim Stratton, William Statler (Bill) Stratton. "Ford (tm) Authorized Service Station" sign on front. One gas pump in front of building.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Gulf [Gasoline] Station, Richardson, Texas

Description: Gulf gasoline station with covered drive-through, 4 pumps, 2 air compressors, corner of Main Street and Greenville Avenue. Advertising pole with 2 lights. Tillman Jones standing in front of station; young child standing near building. Water tower in background. Additional information: Corner of Main Street and Greenville Avenue.
Date: 1934
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Cotton Gin "Old Red", Richardson, Texas

Description: Cotton gin, two-story wooden frame building. Four 2-horsedrawn wagons containing cotton. 15 men visible. Telephone pole in foreground. Numerous outbuildings. Additional information: Telephone service in Richardson was established in 1900.
Date: 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Stratton Bros. Garage interior, Richardson, Texas

Description: Left to right: William (Bill) Statler Stratton, Kenneth Stratton, Jim Stratton. Visible on the left is the Model T they built from new and used parts. "Goodrich Tires - Best in the Long Run" sign hanging from the ceiling. Various machinery and parts.
Date: 1919
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Maple Street at Abrams Road, Richardson, Texas

Description: Unpaved, uncurbed, street, intersecting with a paved street. The unpaved street has wood-clad houses on both sides. Those on the left side are more visible. Just the roof of one house is visible on the right. Some, but not all, homes have front sidewalks. There are utility poles and lines on both sides of the street. At the intersection, in the foreground of the picture, a street sign is on the left, and a fire hydrant is on the right. Most houses have shrubbery and trees, with more mature trees in the background and horizon. A delivery van/truck is just visible at the back end of the street, and the back of one car is on the right edge, in a driveway. Additional information: This is the 300 block of Maple Street, looking east from Abrams Road, toward Greenville Ave. The houses were built in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
Date: August 1959
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Harben's Drug Store, Richardson, Texas

Description: Interior view of Harben's Drug Store. Four men are visible, the one on the far right is Sam Harben. Ads for various patent medicines including Mentholatum and Cardui are legible. Floor and ceiling are finished wood. There is a counter partly visible with four metal stools. Six glass display cases and two electric ceiling fans are visible. Noted on back of photo - Sam Harben on right, early 1900s. Additional information: Cardui was a patent medicine used to reduce menstrual problems. It was 19% alcohol and included Blessed Thistle, Black Haw and Golden Seal.
Date: 1912
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Maple Street at Abrams Road, Richardson, Texas

Description: Intersection of two paved streets. A street sign at the left side of the photo reads "Abrams Rd" "and "Maple St." Houses on the left side of Maple St [center of the photograph] have light-colored roofs and front driveways. Most yards have small trees. There are no sidewalks. Two cars are on the street, and other cars are visible near the horizon, in driveways. Additional information: This is the 400 block of Maple Street, looking east from Abrams Rd. Maple terminates on the east at Grace Dr. Many of the houses were built in 1953.
Date: August 1959
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Maple Street at Abrams Road, Richardson, Texas

Description: [This is a slightly different view of V 28b.] Unpaved, uncurbed, street, intersecting with a paved street. The unpaved street has wood-clad houses on both sides. Some, but not all, homes have front sidewalks. There are utility poles and lines on both sides of the street. Most houses have shrubbery and trees, with more mature trees in the background and horizon. A delivery van/truck is just visible at the back end of the street, and the one car is parked in a driveway on the right side. The left edge of the street has tire-tracks visible. Additional information: This is the 300 block of Maple Street, looking east from Abrams Road, toward Greenville Ave. The houses were built in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
Date: August 1959
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Main Street (Belt Line Rd) and Central Expressway (US Hwy 75) Intersection, 1988, Richardson, Texas

Description: Intersection of multi-lane, partially divided street with expressway access road. Motor vehicles are shown parked in a parking lot with angled parking. To the right/east is a strip of retail businesses. On the left/west is the northbound access road to an elevated portion of North Central Expressway. West Main Street extends under the Expressway. On the center horizon is a multi-story building (FirstCity Bank) with horizontal rows of windows. Right/east of that building the top of a water tower is just visible above trees. Three flags on poles are on the north side of West Main, at the edge of the bank parking lot. Motor vehicles are visible on all streets. Signs on buildings: FirstCity Bank, Barton & Howell Dry Cleaners, The Shoemaker Shoe Service, Ali's Master[?] Alterations, Custom Cloth[?]. Signs on poles: Pizza Villa, Central Center / Dry Cleaning, Laundry & Cleaning. Also: Street lights on poles, traffic signs and signals. Additional Information: Shown is the 300 block of West Main St. (which is Belt Line Rd east and west of the downtown area).
Date: 1988
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Richardson Public Library