Nearly Two Dozen Artifacts Missing From Dallas Historical Society Wide range of items relating to Republic of Texas and Dallas history among treasures missing from museum; Reward offered and police urge the public and collectors to watch for unique relics
to P.P. Martinez Dallas, TX.” Handwritten across the front is “122 Old Spanish Dog license.” The back depicts three brands of tobacco. Handwritten along the left margin is “A.xx.xx- Fldr: Misc. Items.”
• Cabinet card – Photo depicts an African-American male wearing a dark suit and hat, and very young girl in a light dress standing on a wicker chair. Photo marked by studio: “Wisdom.”
• Cabinet card – Photo depicts an African-American male with moustache wearing a dark suit and hat. Photo marked by studio: “Wisdom.”
• Knights of Pythias personal finance book – Inscribed, “Pride West Lodge No. 12, Knights of Pythias, Financial Book, Five Years, Jordan Moore (ink signed) Pride West Lodge No. 12 Dallas, Texas.” Book belonged to Dallas lodge member Jordan Moore.
• Dallas Opera two-piece invitation – Inscribed, “First Appearance Mystic Revellers, Dallas, Texas, Fields Opera House & Lively Hal1, 1876.”
• Dallas 150,000 Club pin – Inscribed, “Dallas, Texas 150,000 Nineteen Ten; Dallas The Market Place.” Club promoted Dallas with a goal to grow the population to 150,000 people.
• Dallas 150,000 Club letter – Typewritten, dated “March _, 19__,”and signed in ink at the bottom.
• Dallas 150,000 Club program – Has details on Dallas and its potential, cover depicts the club logo and reads, “You Need To Know This.”
• Fireman’s Relief Association item – Inscribed, “First Annual Ball, Fireman’s Relief Association,” circa 1875-1890.
• Fireman’s megaphone -- Straight horn with no curves or curls. Base has belled top and soldered mouthpiece; there are two rings, one near each end for attaching a cord or strap for carrying. Item is plated or tinned to give a “silvered” hue.
• Cabinet card – B&W photo of the boat “Harvey” on the Trinity River near Dallas. Photographer’s studio name is in the left margin. Printed in a portrait format but intended for landscape viewing.
The Dallas Historical Society collects, preserves and exhibits material – especially about the city and county of Dallas and North Texas – to educate visitors about Texas history. Founded in 1922, the institution occupies and manages the magnificent Hall of State, one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in America, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places on the campus of Fair Park in Dallas.
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