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Overview

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Clyde and Thelma See glass plate negatives collection, about 1905-about 1920,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Clyde and Thelma See:

An Inventory of the Clyde and Thelma See Glass Plate Negatives Collection at the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Archives, about 1905-about 1920



Overview

Collector: See, Clyde A. (Clyde Alan), 1922-2002.
Title: Clyde and Thelma See glass plate negatives collection
Dates: about 1905-about 1920
Abstract: The Clyde and Thelma See glass plate negatives collection consists of 122 glass plate negatives and eight contact prints of Hardin County, Texas, dating about 1905-about 1920. One image was created by Fletcher Photo Company; other creators are unknown. Images are of group portraits, street scenes, and the surrounding area of Saratoga and Batson, Texas. Some of the plates are cracked, broken, or damaged. These materials have been digitized and are part of the Texas Digital Archive.
Quantity: 2.5 cubic ft.
Location: Please note that these records are housed at the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, P.O. Box 310, Liberty, Texas 77575, 936-336-8821.
Language: These materials are written predominately in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives
Sponsor: This EAD finding aid was created in cooperation with Texas Archival Resources Online.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Clyde and Thelma See glass plate negatives collection consists of 122 glass plate negatives and eight contact prints of Hardin County, Texas, dating about 1905-about 1920. One image was created by Fletcher Photo Company; other creators are unknown. Images are of group portraits, street scenes and the surrounding area of Saratoga and Batson, Texas. Many of the portraits are of couples, families and small groups of men and women in various locations including a photography studio, home and store interiors, on a front porch, the woods and in some instances, corn fields. Besides people, these images include horses and horse-drawn conveyances. The landscapes include views of empty fields, trees, and a river bank.

Some of the plates are cracked, broken, or have damaged emulsion. In many instances, two similar images of the same subject will appear on one plate. When different images share one plate it is noted in the box inventory. The image descriptions were created by Archives staff. The plates seem to be out of their original order considering that some images of the same couples or groups of people are spread throughout the collection. Images include some of the same people and settings as those images in the L.J. Whitmeyer glass plate negatives collection.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.

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Arrangement of the Collection

These images were numbered by Sam Houston Center staff in the same order as they were received.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Due to the fragility of the glass plate negatives, the digital copies must be used instead of the original negatives.

One image is restricted to use in the reading room only due to child nudity.

Restrictions on Use

Under the Copyright Act of 1976 as amended in 1998, unpublished works are protected for the life of the author plus 70 years. The term of copyright for published material varies. Researchers are responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

None.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Landscapes--Texas--Hardin County--Pictorial works.
Places:
Hardin County (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Batson (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Saratoga (Tex.)--Pictorial works.
Document Types:
Glass plate negatives--Texas.
Group portraits--Texas.
Studio portraits--Texas.

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Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center
L.J. Whitmeyer glass plate negative collection, about 1890-about 1910, 0.75 cubic ft.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Clyde and Thelma See glass plate negatives collection. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1995.112

This collection was donated to the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by Clyde See in memory of Thelma Y'Barbo See on May 2, 1995.

Processing Information

Processed by Halley Grogan, September 2016

Other Formats for the Collection

Photographs described in this finding aid have been digitized and are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/prints-and-photo-collections/see-glass-plate-negatives/.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Clyde and Thelma See glass plate negatives collection, about 1905-about 1920,
2.5 cubic ft.

Box Photo
1995.112-1 1995.112-1a and 1b Two couples standing by side of building, Batson, Texas, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-2 Two men sitting on a stump, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-3 Woman on horseback, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[Same woman and horse as in image 1995.112-112.]
1995.112-4a Man on horseback with young child, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-4b Young girl standing in front of door, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[Bottom right of corner broken and missing.]
1995.112-5a and 5b Portrait of woman, Batson, Texas, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-6a and 6b Two young boys in bath, Batson, Texas, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[This image is restricted due to child nudity.]
1995.112-7a and 7b Woman sitting in the woods, Batson, Texas, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[Left side of plate is broken and in two pieces.]
1995.112-8 Three women sitting on front steps of house with porch, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-9 Three women posing by tree, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-10 Man, woman and child sitting by tree near chickens, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-11 "All Aboard", woman and boy in cart pulled by goats, about 1908
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[Photo by Fletcher Photo Company.]
[Plate is cracked but still whole.]
1995.112-12 Two women posing by tree, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-13 Group portrait of family around dinner table, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
Box Photo
1995.112-2 1995.112-14 Group portrait of five men with instruments, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-15 Group portrait in front of large plant, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-16 Group portrait on porch, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-17 Group portrait on steps, about 1905-about 1920
[one 4.5 x 6.5 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-18 Man, woman and child sitting by tree near chickens, Batson, Texas, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-19a and 19b Group portrait of three men sitting and two young boys standing on chairs, Batson, Texas, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[Left lower corner of plate broken and missing.]
1995.112-20a and 20b Woman with two young children standing by porch, Batson, Texas, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-21 Group portrait of six women and one man in woods, Batson, Texas, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[Left upper corner of plate broken and missing.]
1995.112-22a and 22b Young man in woods, wearing hat in one image, Batson, Texas, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-23a and 23b Group portrait of seven adults and one child in woods, Batson, Texas, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[Plate is cracked but whole.]
1995.112-24a and 24b Two women and one man standing by bushes, Batson, Texas, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[Image 1995.102-24b is blurry.]
1995.112-25a Two women standing on porch and steps, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-25b One man standing behind one woman sitting in chair on porch, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-26a Group portrait of two African-American women and one African-American man standing by side of building, Batson, Texas, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[On same plate as image 1995.112-26b.]
1995.112-26b Elderly woman standing in doorway, Batson, Texas, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[On same plate as image 1995.112-26a.]
Box Photo
1995.112-3 1995.112-27a and 27b Portrait of man sitting and woman standing, Batson, Texas, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-28a and 28b Portrait of woman sitting and young girl standing, Batson, Texas, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[Image 1995.112-28a is obscured slightly by damaged emulsion.]
1995.112-29a and 29b Two young men behind counter in store, Batson, Texas, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-30a and 30b Man in suit and hat kneeling and surrounded by group of dogs, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[Cracked glass plate.]
1995.112-31a and 31b Two men standing by two saddled horses, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-32a and 32b Woman standing on porch with potted plants, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-33 Two men standing by wall, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-34 Two men standing with tools by building entrance, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[Cracked glass plate.]
1995.112-35 Group portrait of men, women and children posed by wall, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[Left lower corner of plate is broken and missing.]
1995.112-36 Group portrait of four men, two sitting, two standing, on front porch of house, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-37 Woman and young child posing on porch steps, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[Right lower corner of plate is broken and in three pieces.]
1995.112-38a Group portrait of man, woman, young child, and dog in corn field, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[On same plate as image 1995.112-38a.]
1995.112-38b Group portrait of man and woman in corn field, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[On same plate as image 1995.112-38b.]
1995.112-39 Man, woman, two children, and dog on porch, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[Same image as 1995.112-52 and 55.]
Box Photo
1995.112-4 1995.112-40 Group portrait of family posing in field, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[Cracked glass plate.]
1995.112-41a and 41b Two women standing in woods, (Saratoga, Texas?), about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[Image is obscured due to damaged gelatin.]
1995.112-42a Woman standing with young girl and holding baby, (Saratoga, Texas?), about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-42b Two woman standing by side of building, (Saratoga, Texas?), about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-43 Four young boys standing by side of building, (Saratoga, Texas?), about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-44 Man standing by horse drawn carriage, (Saratoga, Texas?), about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[Plate is broken and in two pieces. Lower left corner is missing.]
1995.112-45a and 45b Young man standing in woods wearing suit and hat, (Saratoga, Texas?), about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[Upper right corner of plate is broken and missing.]
1995.112-46a and 46b Young man and woman in grass, (Saratoga, Texas?), about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[Image is obscured due to damaged gelatin.]
1995.112-47a and 47b Man standing by side of building, (Saratoga, Texas?), about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-48 African-American young man seated in room, (Saratoga, Texas?), about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-49a and 49b Young man standing in grass, (Saratoga, Texas?), about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[Image 1995.112-49a obscured due to damaged gelatin.]
1995.112-50 Three-quarter portrait of man wearing hat, (Saratoga, Texas), about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[Image is obscured due to damaged gelatin.]
1995.112-51 Man standing by side of building, (Saratoga, Texas?), about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[Right side of plate broken and missing; gelatin removed from center of plate obscuring image.]
1995.112-52 Man, woman, two children, and dog on porch, (Saratoga, Texas?), about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[Same image as 1995.112-39 and 55.]
[Upper left side of plate is broken and in two pieces.]
Box Photo
1995.112-5 1995.112-53 Woman wearing coat with fur collar and oversize hat, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[Lower right corner of plate is broken and missing.]
1995.112-54 Couple under a tree, with another woman standing to the right side, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[Right side of plate is broken and in three pieces; two smaller pieces missing.]
1995.112-55 Man, woman, two children, and dog on porch, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch positive glass plate]
[Same image as 1995.112-39 and 52.]
1995.112-56 Man seated by side of building, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-57 Three women posing by tree, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-58a and 58b Portrait of couple, man standing and woman sitting in front of backdrop, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-59 Frank Majors, African-American young man seated in room, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[Bottom part of plate is broken and missing.]
1995.112-60 Man seated on porch in rocking chair with cat, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[Right side of plate is broken and missing.]
1995.112-61a and 61b Group portrait of three women and young boy seated on steps and standing by bushes, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[Plate is broken and in two pieces.]
1995.112-62a and 62b Portrait of woman and young girl by bushes, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-63 Two men in horse-drawn carriage, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[Gelatin is flaking of plate obscuring side of image.]
1995.112-64 Two men standing behind two bear clubs on tree stumps in woods, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-65 Woman in rocking chair on grass by bushes, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-66a and 66b Man standing in woods holding and wearing hat, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
Box Photo
1995.112-6 1995.112-67 Copy print of portrait of young boy, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-68a and 68b Group portrait of man, woman and three young children by side of building, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-69a Man standing by side of building, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-69b Two men standing by side of building, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-70a and 70b Two young girls holding dolls, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-71a and 71b Woman standing by trees, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-72a and 72b Couple standing by trees, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-73a and 73b Group portrait of three adults and four young children standing by side of building, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-74a and 74b Elderly couple standing by side of building, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-75 Group portrait of men and women by side of building, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-76a and 76b Four young men wearing suits and hats in woods, seated and standing, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-77 Young man wearing hat and standing next to chair back, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-78a and 78b Group portrait of five women leaning against tree, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-79 Four young men in suits and hats, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
Box Photo
1995.112-7 1995.112-80a and 80b Four adults standing by porch steps, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-81a Two young women standing porch steps, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-81b Two young men and women standing on porch steps, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-82a and 82b Four young men, one seated and three standing, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-83a and 83b Young woman standing by table and vase with plant, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-84 Group portrait of adults and young children in field, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[Plate is cracked but whole.]
1995.112-85 Group portrait of adults and children by side of house, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[Left lower corner of plate broken and missing.]
1995.112-86a and 86b Couple standing by bushes, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[Image 1995.112-86b is obscured due to damaged gelatin.]
1995.112-87a Man standing by side of building with pipe, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[On same plate as image 1995.112-87b.]
1995.112-87b Two men standing by side of building, one man on bricks, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[On same plate as image 1995.112-87a.]
1995.112-88a Man standing by side of building, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[On same plate as image 1995.112-88b.]
1995.112-88b Man standing by side of building, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[On same plate as image 1995.112-88a.]
1995.112-89a Woman standing by side of building, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[On same plate as image 1995.112-89b.]
1995.112-89b Man seated and woman standing by side of building, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[On same plate as image 1995.112-89a.]
1995.112-90 Young boy standing by hydrant in field, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-91 Man, woman and two young children in horse-drawn carriage, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-92 Three young women and two men seated and standing by wooden beam, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
Box Photo
1995.112-8 1995.112-93a and 93b Two young men wearing suits and hats standing outside, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-94a and 94b Two young men wearing suits and hats standing by woods, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-95a and 95b Young woman seated on dresser with mirror, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[Right side of plate is broken and in two pieces; image is obscured by damaged gelatin.]
1995.112-96 Man in field by fence, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-97 Copy print of two men with thumbtacks visible, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-98 Four young women in hats on porch steps, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-99 Two men standing behind two bear clubs on tree stumps in woods, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-100 Gathering wild flowers, copy print of drawing, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-101 Landscape of field with trees in distance, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-102 Landscape of field, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-103 Landscape of view through trees, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-104 Landscape of opposite riverbank, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-105 View of ground in field, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[Right corner of plate broken and missing.]
Box Photo
1995.112-9 1995.112-106 Landscape of field with trees in distance, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-107 Landscape of field with trees in distance, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-108 View of ground in field, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-109 View of water with trees in distance, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-110 Landscape of field with trees in distance, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-111 Landscape of field with trees in distance, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-112 Woman on horseback, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[Same woman and horse as in 1995.112-03.]
1995.112-113a and 113b Man sitting in rocking chair, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[Plate is cracked but whole.]
1995.112-114 Two women and three men standing on porch behind fence, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-115a and 115b Woman standing by tree in coat and hat, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-116 Young man sitting on stump wearing hat, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-117a and 117b Woman standing in woods, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-118a and 118b Three men sitting by porch holding glass bottles, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
Box Photo
1995.112-10 1995.112-119a and 119b Five women sitting on the ground by trees, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-120a and 121b Woman standing with young boy and young girl holding doll, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
1995.112-121a and 121b Man and woman sitting with three young children on porch, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[Upper left corner of plate is broken and missing.]
1995.112-122a and 122b Two men, woman and two young children sitting on porch with young girl holding doll, about 1905-about 1920
[one 7 x 9 inch glass plate negative]
[Plate is whole but cracked.]
Contact prints, about 1905-about 1920
[2 folders]
[Eight prints from individual negatives.]

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