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Street Scene

Description: Copy photograph of a scene of Pine Street in Abilene. Several people and horse-drawn vehicles fill the streets. Visible is a drug store, a meat market and a livery stable.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[A View From South Mountain Toward East Mountain]

Description: A view from South Mountain, toward East Mountain, before the Baker Hotel was built in the 1929 is shown here. The Old Post Office building, built in 1912, is in the upper left quadrant. This picture is one of 17 negatives that were 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 were some telephone numbers and "Father - C.W. Simonds (Clarence Winfield)."
Date: 1912?/1929?
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[Green Avenue in 1902]

Description: Photograph of a man walking on Green Avenue in 1902. Back of photograph: "Green Avenue 1902: Green Avenue was the first street in Orange to be paved. This was done with part of proceeds of the county's first road bonds, issued in 1919. This picture was taken in 1902 between Fourth and Fifth Streets. The person in foreground is J.C. Peet."
Date: unknown
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[Postcard from Jesse to John Herrera]

Description: Postcard to John J. Herrera, undated and covered on the outside with color illustrations of street scenes with the text "Souvenir Folder of New Orleans, Louisiana" across the top. The folder opens to reveal multiple color illustrations of buildings and monuments in New Orleans with captions to identify. The handwritten message reads "Just me! 'Doe!' am passing thru and will drop you a letter later. Jesse". The text on the interior reads "New Orleans, LA., America's most interesting city" as well as a lengthy description of the sights and history of New Orleans.
Date: unknown
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[People in an Automobile]

Description: An automobile is shown here, decorated for a parade. The occupants of automobile are obviously dressed for the special occasion. The photograph is a view looking south on Oak Avenue at First Street, in downtown Mineral Wells. The ghostly images in the picture remain unexplained.
Date: unknown
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[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

Gibson Well, Mineral Wells, Texas

Description: Shown here is an early picture of the Gibson Well drinking pavilion, located in the 700 block of NW 2nd Avenue. Note the horse and buggy. Note also the condition of the (unpaved) street. Finally, please note the "Dinky Car" track in the lower right corner of the picture. The gasoline-powered motor cars traveled at fifteen-minute intervals between the city and Lake Pinto from 1905 to 1909. The tracks remained in place some years after. The Gibson Well pavilion was expanded and a park was added on its west. The Christian Church (built of limestone rocks from the historic cattle pens on Dillingham Prairie) now occupies the entire city block on which the Gibson Well was formerly located.
Date: 1908?
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Lower End of Mesquite St.

Description: A view of Mesquite Street (in 2008: NE 1st Avenue), taken in 1910, and looking south-east. The scene shows horse-drawn wagons loaded with cotton bales. Electrical lines are visible. The building at the northeast corner of East Hubbard Street and South Mesquite Street is the D.M. Howard Block. D. M Howard was the first of five Howard brothers to come to Mineral Wells and establish businesses. There was a Dry Goods store on the left end of the building, a millinery shop above it, and a grocery store was in the building to the right. Later the J.M. Belcher Furniture occupied the building; and still later, R&W Furniture. Demolition of the building began March 17 of 1975 to make room for the Savings and Loan Building and a parking lot. The First State Bank now [2007] occupies this entire block.
Date: 1900-05?
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library