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[Football player #23 running to catch the incoming ball passing through the frame obscuring his chest]

Description: Photograph of a football player wearing jersey #23 over a padded uniform during practice for North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas). In this negative, #23 appears mid-stride running to the left with his arms positioned for an incoming football. The perspective of this negative shows him on a flat grass stadium field framed by a dark line of trees, goal post, scoreboard, and a cloudless sky.
Date: [1792..1973]
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Photograph of Firemen and Steamer]

Description: Photograph of firemen and a steamer from the Orange Fire Department posing in front of a clapboard building. The steamer and the men's faces have been colored.
Date: [1840..1850]
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

["Mier Prisoners Charge on the Guard and Victory at Salado.'']

Description: Photographic print of a drawn or engraved image of "MIER PRISONERS CHARGE ON THE GUARD AND VICTORY AT SALADO.'' Photograph shows men with guns and long spears. Building with cross on top of roofline above door to the right, background. Photo has yellow tint with brown. Photograph is mounted on cardboard substrate. Image dimensions are: 19.5 cm X 12.3 cm.
Date: 1842
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Keepsake and letter]

Description: Scan of a keepsake next to a letter, the letter reads "I made this little keepsake from a counter---- which was woven by my grandmother from home --- thread and given to my mother on her wedding day May 15, 1834. Mother, December 25, 1915. Two negro women with a child were given her also - wouldn't they make queer bridal presents for this century? Who can say Christianity is not making ----!"
Date: 1843/1915
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Membership Certificate for the Galveston Hook and Ladder Company, No.1]

Description: Membership certificate to Galveston Hook and Ladder Company, No. 1 presented to James Moreau Brown. The certificate, in reference to his membership, reads: "James M. Brown was elected a member of Galveston Hook and Ladder Company, No. 1."
Date: October 3, 1843
Partner: Galveston Historical Foundation

[Portrait of Edwin and Mercy Mariah Mead]

Description: Tintype portrait of Edwin and Mercy Mariah Mead on their wedding day, January 29, 1844. The photograph is housed in a decorative leather case with a brass matte.
Date: January 29, 1844
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

Republic of Texas Land Grant Certificate

Description: This is a land grant from the Republic of Texas. It is to James Cole of Robertson County and is signed by Sam Houston.
Date: March 28, 1844
Partner: Old City Park

[Costumed Men and Women Posing for Portrait]

Description: Photograph of a group of costumed men and women posing for a portrait. Four women stand behind two men and a woman sitting in chairs decorated with spirals. Two more men recline on the ground in the foreground. The men are wearing dark clothes with fringe and frills. The people are identified on the reverse side of the photo.
Date: [1845..1890]
Creator: W. J. Blair Portraits
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Photograph of Petersburg Courthouse]

Description: Photograph of The Old Tavern Stand, Townsend Inn, Nelson Academy, and Petersburg Courthouse (one building) in Lavaca County, Texas. Petersburg, Texas, the first seat of Lavaca County when the county was organized in August 1846, was located six miles southeast of Hallettsville. Hallettsville was made the county seat in an 1852 election.
Date: [1846..1880]
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

[China Cup]

Description: Photograph of a china cup that belonged to Anthony Garnett Smith, Jr. and his wife Elizabeth M. Smith in the 1840's. The cup was part of their wedding china. The cup was later given to their daughter, Adalade "Addie" Smith Howell of Hill County and McLennan County.
Date: 1848
Creator: Willis, T. Bradford
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Matriculation Ticket from the Medical College of Georgia for Thomas L. Willis]

Description: Photograph of a matriculation ticket from the Medical College of Georgia for Thomas L. Willis in 1849. It is signed by George M. Newton, M.D., Dean. Dr. Thomas L. Willis later practiced medicine in Weatherford, TX and Denton County, TX.
Date: 1849
Creator: Willis, T. Bradford
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Photograph of Metropole Barbershop]

Description: Photograph of a barbershop full of people. A handwritten note on the back says, "John Philip Bahl (1849-1918), Prop. Metropole Barbershop, Waco."
Date: [1849..1918]
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Portrait of Reverend Caleb Ives]

Description: Portrait photograph of the Reverend Caleb Ives of St. David's Episcopal Church. An accompanying card states that he was the first foreign missionary of the Church appointed to the Republic of Texas. He was also the founder of the Mother Church of the Diocese, Christ Church Matagorda and held the first service of the Church in Austin, 1840.
Date: 1849
Partner: St. David’s Episcopal Church

[Photograph of Thomas L. Willis' "Class Card", November, 1849]

Description: Photograph of a class card for Thomas L. Willis (1824-1889), a former student in the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. T. L. Willis practiced medicine and later dentistry in Texas. He is buried at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Denton.
Date: November 1849
Creator: Ford, Lewis D.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Thomas L. Willis' Class Card]

Description: Photograph of a class card belonging to Thomas L. Willis, for the class Institutes and Practice of Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia. It is dated November of 1849, and signed by Lewis D. Ford, M.D.
Date: November 1849
Creator: Willis, T. Bradford
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Thomas L. Willis' Class Cards]

Description: Photograph of two class cards belonging to Thomas L. Willis. The first card is for the class "Institutes and Practice of Medicine", and is signed by Lewis D. Ford, M.D. The second card is for the class "Lectures on Obstetrics and Diseases of Women and Infants," to be taught by Joseph A. Eve, M.D. Both cards are dated November 1849.
Date: November 1849
Creator: Willis, T. Bradford
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Ambrotype of an unknown woman and child]

Description: Photograph of an ambrotype photograph of an unknown woman and a child in an case. It was in the belongings of Byrd Moore Williams upon moving to Texas from Tennessee, and only has the word "Johnson" on it.
Date: 1850/1870
Creator: Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), Sr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Autographed Photo of Champ Clark

Description: Photograph of Champ Clark. Black and white photo. Autographed to Sam Rayburn by Champ Clark. Inscription on front of photo reads, "To Sam Rayburn, Your Friend, Champ Clark"
Date: 1850/1969
Partner: Sam Rayburn House State Historical Site

[Bascoms Chapel Methodist Church - Palestine]

Description: There has been an active Methodist presence in Palestine since about 1850. At that time the only local congregation met in Bascom’s Chapel, an extant building located at 812 N. Mallard, which has since been converted into a private residence. During the early 20th century the original congregation split, with some members establishing this church, the Centenary Methodist Church, and some founding Grace United Methodist Church, located just north of downtown.
Date: 1850~
Partner: Palestine Public Library

Photo of boy and girl in front of fireplace

Description: Photograph of two children. The two children stand in front of a brick fireplace and mantel. The black and white photo appears to be circa 1950. The girl wears a light colored, short-sleeved, knee-length dress, white socks, black mary jane shoes and a ribbon in her hair. The boy wears dark slacks, a plaid sport coat, white button-down shirt and dark tie. A white pocket square is barely visible in his left pocket. He also wears dark colored shoes. The children are looking at one another in this photo. The girl has her left arm around they boy's waist, the boy has his right arm over the girl's right shoulder. In the background is a brick fireplace, with a mantel that appears to have Christmas cards displayed upon it. There is a glass vase or candle holder in the center of hte mantel. Pale, striped wallpaper can be seen above the mantel. A fireplace tool set stands at the right of the children along with a broom. The children stand on the bricked hearth.
Date: 1850/1969
Partner: Sam Rayburn House State Historical Site

Photo of Sam Rayburn beside cabin in Lenoir, Tennessee

Description: Photograph of Sam Rayburn standing beside the cabin of his birth in Lenoir, Tennessee. Sam Rayburn is wearing a light colored suit, with white button down shirt and a dark tie. He wears a white Panama hat with a dark colored band. He stands resting his right hand on the side of the cabin. The cabin pictured is constructed of rough cut wood. It is two stories high and and the exterior of a stone fireplace stands to the left of Rayburn. The ground is covered with tall grass and weeds. The photo is black and white.
Date: 1850/1969
Partner: Sam Rayburn House State Historical Site

[Photograph of Jane Long holding a fan]

Description: Photograph (copy) of Jane Long purchased from the University of Texas archives, Austin, Texas and given to the Museum. It is a copy of the image in the Barker Archives. Long is seated and wearing a dark dress with white lace at collar. She is holding a fan in her left hand. Her long dark hair is curled and has lace headpieces on either side of her head. Original daguerreotype portrait is in an oval frame and ends at the knee. Scanned image is of the copy. Copy of image measures: 11.5 cm X 13.7 cm.
Date: 1850
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

Photograph of Robert E. Lee

Description: Photograph of Robert E. Lee. General Lee served as a Confederate General during the U.S. Civil War. He died on October 12, 1870. The photo is a head and shoulders view of Lee. He is wearing a dark suit, white shirt and black bow-tie. He has gray/white hair and a medium-length beard. Text under the image reads, "Last Photograph General Robert E. Lee."
Date: 1850/1969
Partner: Sam Rayburn House State Historical Site
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