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[Photograph of Ellis County Courthouse and Carnival at Night]

Description: Photograph of the Ellis County Courthouse and carnival activities, taken at night. The courthouse is multi-story with a clock tower in the center and turrets on the left side. There is a spinning carousel with lights in front of the left side of the courthouse, and a mobile concessions stand (which is also illuminated by lights) in the center foreground. Crowds of people fill in the spaces between each attraction and the courthouse. On the back of the photo, there is a note identifying the courthouse.
Date: unknown
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Photograph of Girl Standing on Table Next to Christmas Posters]

Description: Photograph of a little girl in a short ruffled dress and light-colored shoes, smiling and standing on a wood table that sits against a wall of windows. There is a box with a slit in the top and text on all sides, next to the little girl. On the window are two posters advertising the opportunity to win the "worlds largest Christmas stocking," and a large Christmas stocking with various images on it, attached to another poster on the window. On the other side of the window, a long, floor-length curtain covers view.
Date: 1975~
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Photograph of GE Four-Blade Standing Fan]

Description: Photograph of a small GE four-blade, standing, caged fan, with a hand reaching towards it. The fan is resting on some kind of stand or table, and behind it, there is a map on a wall. To the left, there is a bolt of striped fabric standing upright, just in shot, and on the lower portion of the wall, there are photos, including one of a roller-coaster. On the back of the photograph, there are handwritten notes about the photo's subject, a high school teacher touching a fan.
Date: 1975
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Photograph of the Midlothian High School Choral Club, 1945]

Description: Photograph of the Midlothian High School Choral Club, a group of male and female teenagers and their older female teacher, arranged in four rows on a set of bleachers on the grassy lawn beside a building. The group is mostly comprised of girls in dresses, blouses and skirts, or uniforms, and 8 boys in wide-collared shirts. The building to their right is dark and has a few windows. The branches of a tree are visible at the top left of the photo (behind the students), partially covering a lighter background beyond the building. On the back of the photo are handwritten notes with information about the photo, including the names of some of the students.
Date: 1945
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

Map of Ellis County

Description: Cadastral map of Ellis County, Texas in the Prairies and Lakes region. There are notes added in red ink. Features are marked on the map, including the north line of Mercer's Colony (also the south line of Peter's Colony). Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: July 20, 1871
Creator: Pressler, Charles W.
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Ellis County

Description: Map of the Prairies and Lakes region covering Ellis County, Texas. The north line of Mercer's Colony, which is also the south line of Peter's Colony, is shown on map. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: August 1, 1873
Creator: Lucas, A. L.
Partner: Texas General Land Office