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[Street scene in 1885 Palestine]

Description: Photograph of a street scene in 1885 Palestine, Texas. The photograph was taken after the establisment of railroads.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Street Scene

Description: Copy photograph of a street scene in Abilene. In the street are many automobiles. The building closest has seven storeys.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Street Scene

Description: 1 copy negative of 1895 Pine Street in Abilene. There are multiple store fronts on the left and a horse on the right.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[A Bird's Eye-view of Mineral Wells]

Description: An early panoramic view of Mineral Wells is shown here. The picture is a composite of two views taken from East Mountain. Attached to the composite is a date "1901." The large building in the front middle of the picture is the Holloway & Haley livery stable. Some of the buildings are numbered on the photograph. Recognizable are: (2) The Hawthorn Well, with steeple (Right middle of the picture), (4) The original Crazy water drinking pavilion (two-story with smaller upper third floor, right middle of picture), The Lythia Well (between the Crazy Well and the Hawthorn Well), and The Hexagon House at the far right edge of picture.
Date: 1901/1902
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public 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?
Item Type: Photograph
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 NE 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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[The Bicentennial Parade in Mineral Wells]

Description: A float, depicting the Rock School House in the "Time Was" featured in Bicentennial parade (celebrating the United States Bicentennial). Built in 1884, it was Mineral Wells' first public school. The float is shown at the corner of Hubbard and North Oak Streets. It was sponsored by the Junior History Club. A sign on the building in the background identifies the Proctor Schneider Insurance Agency. This site was formerly occupied by the First National Bank. The Baker Hotel is in left background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Boyce Ditto 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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[A Panorama Taken in1974 (eighth)]

Description: A panorama of houses and streets, taken from from Welcome Mountain s shown here. The purpose of the photograph remains uncertain.
Date: August 10, 1974
Item Type: Photograph
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?
Item Type: Photograph
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?
Item Type: Photograph
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 by David G. Galbraith, inventor of the paper clip. 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--AWO_1076P--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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[Main drag in Liberty Hill]

Description: Photograph of Highway 29, "The Main Drag," in Liberty Hill and some labeled businesses with automobiles parked along street.
Date: 19uu
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The Williamson Museum

[Street Scene in Parral]

Description: Copy negative of a street scene in Parral. According to accompanying information, the photograph of multiple dead Insurrectos was taken after a gun battle.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[N. Wellington Street, Marshall]

Description: Street scene in Marshall, Texas shows Hurd's Taxi Service, a long-time business, and Birmingham Department Store in the 200 block of N. Wellington Street.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Marshall Public Library

[1920s road conditions]

Description: Photograph of a stalled car in the 1920's There are wagon wheels placed next to a barn on the right.
Date: 1920~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Heritage House Museum

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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library