University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the East Texas Photograph Collection, 1902-1908

Descriptive Summary

Creator: East Texas Photograph Collection
Title: East Texas Photograph Collection
Dates: 1902-1908
Abstract Collection consists of photographs of East Texas and the Big Thicket areas.
Extent: 116 silver gelatin prints
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents:

Consists of 58 images (two prints of each) of scenes and persons in the East Texas and Big Thicket area.


Use Restrictions:


Index Terms

Doucette, Peter
Garvey, Alloway C.
Lilly, Ben, 1856-1936.
Strickland, John
Subjects (Organizations):
Merchants National Bank (Houston, Tex.)
Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Railway Company of Texas
Big Thicket (Tex.)
Doucette (Tex.)
Houston (Tex.)
Kilgore (Tex.)
Sour Lake (Tex.)
Tyler County (Tex.)
Willard (Tex.)
Banks and banking--Texas.
Forests and forestry--Texas.
Petroleum industry and trade—Texas.

Administrative Information

Donated by the Texas State Historical Association.

Preferred Citation:

East Texas Photograph Collection, 1902-1908, the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Detailed Description of the Records



3S24a Big Thicket bear-hunter, Ben V. Lilly, 1902
Big Thicket bear-hunter, Ben V. Lilly, 1902
Reducing bear #2 to steak
"Uncle Bud" Hooks dogs, 1906
"...a game of fan-tan"
John Strickland, reporter, Kansas City Star
Stand of Virgin Long-Leaf, wood superintendent
Willard Sawmill from water tower, T&T photo
Merchants National Bank, Houston
Alloway C. Garvey, Surveyor & Timberman, T&T photo
Planing mill, T&T photo
Log train, Shay Locomotive, T&T
Sawmill south of Batson
Commercial National Bank Bldg., T&T photo
Rough shed and lumber yard, Doucette, T&T phot
Logging crew with mules and high-wheel carts, T&T photo
3S24b T&T employee at Stile Ne_ Office, T&T office
General store, T&T photo
Thompson & Tucker Lumber Co.
Merchants National Bank, Houston, T&T photo
Group of employees at Doucette, 1908
At Sawmill No. 7, built in 1882. Employees of T&T in foreground
View across log ramp, T&T photo
Negro quarters at Willard, T&T photo
Woods force (oldest employees in foreground) T&T photo
Mules with Colly wagon at Transfer Table at Doucette, T&T photo
Interior of Sales Room at Taylor, T&T photo
Cross-loading operation on flatcar, T&T photo
Fallers using cross-cut on virgin pine, T&T photo
Interior of Planning Mill, Willard T&T photo
Buckers sawing logs into short lengths, T&T photo
Interior of Private Office of Alexander Thompson, Manager, Doucette, T&T photo
Shay engine, T&T photo
Loader in action at trackside, T&T photo
Couple on porch, T&T photo
3S25 Thompson Bros. mill at Doucette, T&T photo
New mill of Thompson & Ford at Sour Lake
Oil fields at Sour Lake, View of Higgins well #1, T&T photo
Wiley Hood residence, near Livingston, T&T photo
Slip tongue high wheel cart, T&T photo
Shpping platform at Willard, T&T photo
Showing off two pine logs of Virgin Timber, T&T photo
Buckers sawing logs
Kilgore, Texas RR ties in foreground
Group of logging workers, with animals and carts
Steel gang, laying tram road track, T&T photo
Kilgore, Texas RR ties in foreground
MKT train coming into Willard, T&T photo, 1908
Interior of great rough dry shed T&T photo
Logging crew in Tyler County, supervised by Peter Doucette, who appears at far right, end of fourth row
"Porter locomotive"