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Business Card

Description: Copy negative of a Kansas City Life Insurance Company business card with a portrait of Arthur John on the right side. On the left side is an image of large building with columns with the words, "Home Office Kansas City, Missouri" printed beneath it. In the center the card reads, "Life values are greater than property values. Consult a graduate of Old Line Legal Reserve Life Insurance. A. John, Abilene, Texas. Phones: Office 6526, Res. 6526".
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

City Directory of Abilene, Texas: Comprising a Census and History, 1905

Description: This directory for Abilene, Texas includes information about the establishment of the city of Abilene, advertisements for local businesses, as well as information about government institutions, educational institutions, bordering cities, recipes, remedies, native plants and animals and other information relevant to the city of Abilene.
Date: 1905
Creator: Stephenson, John L.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Ships Under Bridge

Description: Copy negative of ships going under Eads bridge in St. Louis in Missouri. In the picture two ships are seen under the bridge, one has a banner that reads "Spread Eagle" and the other ship is docked and has a banner that reads "Saint Paul Minn." On the bridge there are wagons and automobiles going up and down the road.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Military Drill

Description: Copy negative of a soldier performing a military drill at the St. Louis World's Fair of 1904. There is a crowd formed around the edges of the large field, and there are trees and buildings in the background.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Pilot by Racing Plane

Description: Copy negative of a man standing beside a Verville-Sperry Racer plane at an air field. The picture was taken at the air races in St. Louis on October 1-3, and there are other planes and people in the background.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Henry Sayles Lake Abilene Album]

Description: An album documenting the development of Lake Abilene, the second of several reservoirs built to insure water for the growing city of Abilene, Texas. The album mostly deals with land sales related to that project. The Sayles family owned a ranch that was impacted by the lake and the family was intimately involved with the lake development.
Date: 1913/1926
Creator: Sayles, Henry, Jr.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Art Forum Scrapbook, 1922-1933]

Description: Scrapbook detailing art events in Abilene, Texas, especially the activities of the Art Unit of the Abilene Women's Forum from its inception in 1922 to 1933. Accomplishments of the various Abilene art organizations are included by year but not necessarily in chronological order. Emphasized are clippings and exhibits by the Texas Fine Arts Forum, the Abilene Art League, art at the West Texas Fair, activities at the Abilene High School, and special events at the three universities (Hardin-Simmons University, McMurry University and Abilene Christian University).
Date: 1922/1933
Creator: Carpenter, Allie Mae
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Art Forum Record Book, 1952]

Description: Record book highlighting the activities of the 1952 American Art Week in communities throughout Texas, with an emphasis on Abilene. Includes proclamations by city officials of American Art Week in the various towns represented. Reports of local club activities and the rules for the competition are also included.
Date: 1952
Creator: Carpenter, Allie Mae
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library