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M-132 RUSTON, LOUISIANA, PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION, ca. 1900.

 

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

 

Reproductions of photographs of early twentieth-century scenes in Ruston, including businesses, homes, and social and cultural organizations and activities.  1 box.

 

 

BOX: 001         

 

FOLDER: 001

DESCRIPTION:

Negatives:

Original main building of Louisiana Industrial Institute, built at Ruston in 1895 (student group picture).

Neg. no. 1:  unknown group.

Neg. no. 2:  unknown group.

Louisiana Polytechnic Institute.

Louisiana Industrial Institute.

 

FOLDER: 002

DESCRIPTION:

Railroad Ave (now 100 block of East Park Ave.). Tower in background holding fire bell.

 

FOLDER: 003

DESCRIPTION:

Cotton Exchange, looking toward the corner of N. Trenton and W. Park Ave.

 

FOLDER: 004

DESCRIPTION:

100 W. Park Ave.

 

FOLDER: 005

DESCRIPTION:

"Sea of cotton."  Taken from the corner of W. Louisiana, N. Monroe, and S. Trenton.

 

FOLDER: 006

DESCRIPTION:

Looking north on the corner of N. Vienna and Park Ave.  An early train coming through Ruston.

 

FOLDER: 007

DESCRIPTION:

100 block of N. Trenton, ca. 1900.

 

FOLDER: 008

DESCRIPTION:

Early fire wagon of Ruston Volunteer Fire Department.

 

FOLDER: 009

DESCRIPTION:

Early Band, ca. 1914.

 

FOLDER: 010

DESCRIPTION:

Ruston Race Track, Tech Farm Road, built ca. 1903 by Mr. Ben Smith.  1/2 mile long.

 

FOLDER: 011

DESCRIPTION:

Contest sponsored by Ford Co. in 1925 to see who could get the most mileage out of a specific amount of gas.

 

FOLDER: 012

DESCRIPTION:

Pierian Club Social:  left to right, Mrs. Lula (Booles) Connella, Mrs. G.A. Adams, unknown, Mrs. Lillie Rinehart.

 

FOLDER: 013

DESCRIPTION:

Street carnival, 100 block of W. Park.

 

FOLDER: 014

DESCRIPTION:

Ladies in a wagon (buckboard).

 

FOLDER: 015

DESCRIPTION:

Parade going north down S. Trenton.

 

FOLDER: 016

DESCRIPTION:

Dr. R.J. Harrell home, 411 N. Vienna.

 

FOLDER: 017

DESCRIPTION:

S.B. Ritchie home, 712 N. Vienna.

 

FOLDER: 018

DESCRIPTION:

W.J. Lewis home, 210 E. Alabama.  Built in 1901.

 

FOLDER: 019

DESCRIPTION:

Residential view, N. Vienna.

 

FOLDER: 020

DESCRIPTION:

Thomas Standifer home (close-up view).

 

FOLDER: 021

DESCRIPTION:

J.A. Adams home, corner E.S. Line and S. Vienna.

 

FOLDER: 022

DESCRIPTION:

Dr. R.F. Brooks [home], northeast corner S. Vienna and Arizona.

 


FOLDER: 023

DESCRIPTION:

Residential view, S. Vienna Street.

 

FOLDER: 024

DESCRIPTION;

Stores along Railroad Ave. (now known as 100 block Park Ave.).  Cotton wagon in foreground.

 

FOLDER: 025

DESCRIPTION:

O'Neal, Fashionable Milliner.

 

FOLDER: 026

DESCRIPTION:

W.C. McMurrain, Fruits, Vegetables, and Groceries, located corner of W. Mississippi and Trenton, ca. 1906.

 

FOLDER: 027

DESCRIPTION:

Interior of Tims' millinery store:  behind counter, Minnie Tims O'Neal, Edith Tims.

 

FOLDER: 028

DESCRIPTION:

Interior of Mays & Holland Store, 102 W. Park.

FOLDER: 029

DESCRIPTION:

Exterior of Minnie J. Tims, Fashionable Milliner.

 

FOLDER: 030

DESCRIPTION:

Cargill Building, where Cargill's Store was located, corner of W. Mississippi and N. Trenton.  Lincoln Parish Bank, established 1901 and later became the First National Bank.

 

FOLDER: 031

DESCRIPTION:

Perkins Drug Store, corner N. Vienna and E. Mississippi.

 

FOLDER: 032

DESCRIPTION:

Lewis & Co.:  man right foreground [is?] founder M.W.A.J. Lewis; others, Mr. Mallin Warren, and Mr. W.[_.]Lewis.

 

FOLDER: 033

DESCRIPTION:

Ruston Hardware and Supply Co., 1910, 112 N. Trenton.

 

FOLDER: 034

DESCRIPTION:

Original Ruston Hardware and Furniture Co. 113 N. Vienna, ca. 1890.

 

FOLDER: 035

DESCRIPTION:

Old hardware building, corner of Monroe and W. Mississippi.

 

FOLDER: 036

DESCRIPTION:

Approximately 213 E. Georgia.

 

FOLDER: 037

DESCRIPTION:

Thomas Standifer home (long range view).

 

FOLDER: 038

DESCRIPTION:

A home in Ruston.

 

FOLDER: 039

DESCRIPTION:

Ruston Transfer & Livery Equipment, owned by Mr. Ben Smith.

 

FOLDER: 040

DESCRIPTION:

Unknown group of men in deer hunter's trophy room.

 

FOLDER: 041

DESCRIPTION:

Knights of Pythias.

 

FOLDER: 042

DESCRIPTION:

Group gathered around the Pierian Springs at Chautauqua.

 

FOLDER: 043

DESCRIPTION:

Ben Smith and his race horse Star Patch.  Driver and trainer, Jack McCleod in sulky.

 

FOLDER: 044

DESCRIPTION:

Men gathered in front of Old Court House, with identification:  1. [?], 2. [?], 3. Judge Holstead, 4. Tolie[?] Williams, 5. Dr. J.M. Thurmond, 6. Savary[?] Lewis, 7. Sam Atkinson, 8. Howard Warren, 9. Sam Barksdale, 10. O.K. Huey, 11. J.M. Sims, 12. [?], 13. Judge S.D. Pearce, 14. Judge Ben Dawkins, 15. Fred Price, 16. L.C. Gahagan, Sheriff, 17. [?]. 18. Arnold Barksdale, 19. [?]. 20. Newton Chandler.

 

FOLDER: 045

DESCRIPTION:

Main building of the Louisiana Methodist Orphanage.

 

FOLDER: 046

DESCRIPTION:

Ruston Hardware:  interior view of salesroom.

 

FOLDER: 047

DESCRIPTION:

Livery Stable on E. Mississippi.

 

FOLDER: 048

DESCRIPTION:

Unknown (duck hunters):  gentlemen identified, standing left to right, Drew Hays, J.C. Love, L.C. Aycock, Edwin Hodge; bottom row left to right, Jack Ritchie, Joe Lacey, Bill James.

 

FOLDER: 049

DESCRIPTION:

Chautauqua Auditorium.

 

FOLDER: 050

DESCRIPTION:

Old Ruston School (Ruston College, a private school for day students where a tuition was charged).

 

FOLDER: 051

DESCRIPTION:

Old Ruston School students.  (2 photographs)

 

FOLDER: 052

DESCRIPTION:

Hot air balloon ascension in Railroad Park. Steeple in background is original Trinity Methodist Church, 301 N. Trenton.

 

FOLDER: 053

DESCRIPTION:

Group of students from Miss Epsie Bond's school.

 

FOLDER: 054

DESCRIPTION:

Gathered for a Red Cross drive, World War I.  Building was the Culture Club.

 

FOLDER: 055

DESCRIPTION:

A gathering of confederate veterans and friends in front of the Opera House, N. Bonner St.

 

FOLDER: 056

DESCRIPTION:

Chautauqua Hotel.

 

FOLDER: 057

DESCRIPTION:

Ruston Gun Club?, ca. 1895.

 

FOLDER: 058

DESCRIPTION:

Photo added to collection when received in the

Archives from Presidents Office 7/29/03.

A Ruston Street Scene in the early 1900’s.


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