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[Thurman and Verda Maxwell Street Scene]

Description: Photograph of middle aged couple Thurman and Verda Maxwell walking together down a populated sidewalk. Thurman wears a hat, glasses, and an unbuttoned suit. Vera wears a pillbox hat and dress while carrying a cylindrical bag. Behind the couple, businesses are visible. A handwritten note at the top of the photo says "Street Picture in Waco."
Date: 1953
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[ A Street Scene]

Description: This picture comes from one of 17 (4X4) negatives that were found in an envelope from Charles W. Simonds (Route 5, Box 43, Norman, Oklahoma, 73069), postmarked Aug. 4, 1975, and addressed to A.F. Weaver Photography. Also on the envelope, are some telephone numbers and "Father - C.W. Simonds (Clarence Winfield.) The scene is believed to show some of the large homes on the east slope of West Mountain, in the 600 block of NW 6th Street, taken at about the time of their construction. The home in the foreground appears to be the site of the former Episcopal Parsonage (the church adjoins the parsonage to the north (left of the picture).
Date: unknown
Creator: Clarence Winfield Simonds
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[Early photograph of Marfa]

Description: Early photograph of businesses and structures lining one side of a street in Marfa, Texas. Two unidentified men wearing dark-colored suits and bowler hats are standing on the right side of the photograph. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "[J. M. Dean] then obtained the county records from Ft. Davis and moved them to Marfa because he felt the prestige of Marfa's being the county seat would increase the value of his land" (p. 6).
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Hotels and industry near Marfa]

Description: Photograph containing two images of towns near and around Marfa. The top half features a pool hall and several unidentified buildings lining one side of a street; the lower portion features a large brick building with the words "Murphy-Walker Company" and the Hotel Saint George in the background. The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "The separate counties of Brewster and Jeff Davis were later carved from Presidio county by citizens who had no interests in Marfa" (p. 7).
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Early Marfa street scene]

Description: Copy print of an early photograph of businesses and structures on one side of a street in Marfa, Texas. A handwritten note under the image says "Marfa Street Scene - 35 years ago: Sun-Set Saloon, Marfa House Hotel, Marfa House Dining Room, Mrs. Heebie's Grocery Store." There are additional notes on the back include one that says "Early Street Scene." The image accompanied a written speech, with the caption: "An election was held as a formality, and the Marfa depot became the county seat of most of West Texas" (pp. 6-7).
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Street Scene

Description: Copy print of a street scene of the business district in downtown Floresville, Texas. The vantage point is from Third Street looking southeast toward "C" Street, toward the courthouse. There are buildings on either side of the street and cars are parked outside the businesses. Text at the top of the image says "Third Street, Looking Southeast, Floresville, Texas."
Date: unknown
Location Info:
Partner: Wilson County Historical Society

[A Vacant lot in downtown Mineral Wells]

Description: A vacant lot in downtown Mineral Wells, Texas, next to the Central Christian Church, located on NW 1st Street is shown here. Advertisements of products, and coming movie attractions, are displayed on a large bill board, and on an adjoining house. The lot is messy, and a note indicates that it is to be part of a beautification project. The clean-up referred to in the accompanying note was probably more than a general "Spring Cleaning" campaign for the city of Mineral Wells. It was probably part of the "Wylie Park" beautification project. Smoke rising from stove pipes belonging to nearby businesses indicate cool weather.
Date: unknown
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Texas Trade Review

Description: An early street scene showing buildings and a horse-drawn wagon. Written in lower left corner is "Texas Trade Review." The sign over the sidewalk reads "D.M. Howard." There were several D.M. Howard stores (see page 122 in "Time Was...", second edition). This scene was probably on Mesquite Street in the 100 block. It is undated, but the unpaved road, and the horse-drawn wagon, suggest the latter part of the nineteenth century.
Date: unknown
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Pine Street Abilene, TX

Description: Copy photograph of a scene of Pine Street in Abilene, Texas. The street is lined with businesses, and there are several pedestrians and automobiles in the road. Text below the photograph says, "Pine street, one of Abilene's main business streets."
Date: unknown
Location Info:
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Looking South on Mesquite Street]

Description: A photograph that looks south on Mesquite Street (in 2008: NE 1st Avenue)is shown here. It was taken after 1914, as the pavement indicates. Several automobiles and a horse-drawn buggy share the street. Note the water fountain between cars in right-center foreground. This water fountain was later moved to Mineral Wells' West City Park, and is now in the "Towne Common", located in the 100 block of SW 1st Avenue. The picture may be found on page 79 of A.F. Weaver's "TIME WAS . . . " Mini Edition, 2004.
Date: 1915?
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Oak Street, Mineral Wells, Texas

Description: This picture purports to show North Oak Avenue,(the photograph reads "Oak Street")of Mineral Wells, Texas,in the 100 block--looking north. The Mineral Wells Electric Railway operated from 1907 to 1913, and streets were paved in 1914. Visible are: A horse-drawn hack with passengers, a streetcar, automobiles, numerous people on sidewalks, and businesses along the street. The streetcar (Apparently working on air: The electric line required to power it is nowhere in sight)is passing the Poston Dry Goods store on its right. The Hexagon Hotel (opened December 1897)is possibly visible in the distance. A steeple is barely visible on the skyline at the left (west) side of the street.
Date: August 8, 2006
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[The Palo Pinto County Fair Parade of 1912]

Description: The Palo Pinto County Fair Parade of 1912 is shown, with a horse-drawn float, more horses, an automobile and people in parade. The "Queens Float" featured Queen Apolline Dow of Oran. The outriders were Ferdinand Dow, Ernest Clark, John T. Bowman. Maids of Honor were Alma Herndon, Carrie Stephenson, Ruby Johnson, Mae Belle Smith, Nina Mae Haynes and Cleo Frost. The parade is shown moving south in the 200 block of North Oak Street. (Please note the tracks of the trolley system, which operated from 1907 to 1913.)
Date: unknown
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[A Hill With Power Poles]

Description: This picture was taken from one of 17 (4"X4") negatives that were contained in an envelope from Charles W. Simonds (Route 5, Box 43, Norman, Oklahoma, 73069), addressed to A.F. Weaver Photography and postmarked "Aug. 4, 1975." Also on the envelope are some telephone numbers and a remark: "Father - C.W. Simonds (Clarence Winfield.) This picture is taken from East Mountain, Mineral Wells, looking east along Northeast 4th Street. The ruins of a foundation of a building seen at the end of the street about half-way up the hill was the Chautauqua, completed in 1905 and demolished about 1912. The lookout tower at the top of the mountain was blown away by a tornado in 1930. There is a sign below the crest of the mountain (It appears to proclaim the "Young Photo Garden", which was located at 309 N. Oak Avenue) approximately in the place where the "Welcome" sign was erected in 1922. The Jaycees (Junior Chamber of Commerce) built a youth center on this site in the 1970's, that is still standing at the present time [2008]. Several unidentified people are also to be seen in the photograph.
Date: unknown
Creator: Clarence Winfield Simonds
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

One of the Residence Streets

Description: Pictured here is a promotional brochure. The main part of the picture is a view looking west on Moore Street (now NE 6th Street). At the left (south) side of the street, in the middle distance, is the Hexagon House Hotel that was built under the supervision of David G. Galbraith. The hotel opened in 1897. To the immediate left is the Gibson Well and Drinking Pavilion. At the far corner of the Gibson property, in the middle of the street, appears to be the public drinking fountain shown in a companion picture--"Photograph of Public Mineral Water Well", q.v.--which is also included in the Weaver Collection. The fountain was apparently removed from the intersection when the "Dinky cars" began operating to Lake Pinto in 1905. The poor quality of the image is due to print screening.
Date: unknown
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[Street scene in Midland]

Description: Photograph of a busy street scene in Midland, Texas. There is a crowd of people and wagons in the middle of the street. The photograph was taken on Christmas Day. Back of photograph: "A Midland far different from the one seen among will celebrate Christmas Monday. This picture was made at Midland on Christmas Day in 1892. It has been preserved by Lum Daugherty who sent it to the Pioneer Editor of the Star-Telegram."
Date: unknown
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Street scene in Midland]

Description: Photograph of a street scene in Midland, Texas. The "Ray B. Wimberly General and Merchandise Store" and "The Favorite Saloon" are shown in the photograph. There is a crowd in front of the store fronts. There is a man riding a bicycle on the left.
Date: unknown
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Street scene in Orange Texas]

Description: Photograph of a street scene in Orange, Texas at W. Green St. and W. 5th St. The First National Bank is on the right of the photograph. The store past the 1st National Bank is The Fair, which was a clothing store. At the end of the street is the Jack Tar Motel which was located on the bank of the Sabine River. Across the street from the bank and just out of view to the right is the First Baptist Church.
Date: unknown
Partner: Heritage House Museum