Highlights from SMU’s Central University Libraries’ Digital Collections
Posted on April 1, 2016 by Cynthia Boeke
80 postcards, ca. 1901-1970s from the George W. Cook Dallas/Texas Image Collection as part of the TexTreasures FY2016 grant program, sponsored by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The postcards include local advertisements and ephemera, as well as hand-colored photomechanical prints of many Dallas landmarks and buildings, such as the
Dallas Love Field Airport, Majestic Theatre, Katy Office Building, Santa Fe Building, New Cotton Exchange, Merchandise Mart, Dallas Power & Light Company, Ursuline Convent, Dr. Pepper Company National Headquarters, Hunt Grocery Store, Wilson Building, Dallas County Court House, City Hall, Carnegie Library, Post Office, Gold and Country Club, and more.
22 stereoviews from the Central Pacific Railroad Stereographs, ca. 1867-1869, showing the construction of the C.P.R.R. segment of the First Transcontinental Railroad. Views, some by Alfred Hart, Eadweard Muybridge, C.R. Savage, and C.L. Pond, show the Bloomer and Livermore Cuts, depots, snowsheds, railroad bridges, engine houses, and more as the railroad was constructed through California.
38 theater programs from the Mary McCord-Edyth Renshaw Collection of the Performing Arts/Little Theatre of Dallas Collection, 1925-1941. The programs include cover art by Gordon Conway, Dorothy Sutton, O’Neil Ford, Lynn Ford, David R. Williams, Alexander Hogue, and Jerry Bywaters.
21 stereographs from the Collection of Stereographs of People, ca. 1865-1905, including 1 view of Queen Victoria and 20 domestic genre views of men, women and children.
70 stereographs by the Kilburn Brothers, 1873, including views of parks, markets, and cities, a railroad through the mountainside, and prominent cathedrals in Mexico City and the surrounding states.54 glass and film negatives, ca. 1910-1919, by Cruz Sanchez of people, places, soldiers, and activities during the Mexican Revolution in Yautepec, Morelos. The photographs include several of Emiliano Zapata; Francisco Madero and his wife, Sara Perez de Madero; Zapatistas leader Refugio Sanchez; General Marino Sanchez Flores; Colonel Lucio Moreno; armed revolutionary and federal soldiers; executions and corpses; a wreck involving a Ferrocarril Interoceanico train; and many portraits of men, women, and children.
17 photomechanical prints from Album. La Decena Tragica (Ten Tragic Days), February 9-13, 1913. The images show soldiers, street fighting, and destroyed buildings, as well as a portrait of Ex-President Madero, who was killed during the uprising.15 medals and badges from the Hervey A. Priddy Collection of American Presidential and Political Memorabilia, including the George Washington Bicentennial Memoriam Medal, 1932, which celebrates the 200th anniversary of the first U.S. president’s birth.
17 photographs of railroads in Puerto Rico and North Dakota, including 13 photographs of the American Railroad of Puerto Rico, 1946, by noted Farm Security Administration (FSA) photographer Jack Delano; 2 photographs of sugar trains in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, 1946, by FSA photographer Edwin Rosskam; a photograph of the railroad station in Arvilla, North Dakota, 1948, by FSA photographer John Vachon; and a photograph of oil tank cars in Williston, North Dakota, 1951, by Life photographer Anthony Linck.54 photographs from the Stanley Marcus Papers, including many portraits of Stanley Marcus, ca. 1940s-1970s; the Neiman Marcus Fashion Award Ceremony with designers, models, and movie stars including Jacques Fath, Christian Dior, Grace Kelly, Cecil Beaton, Yves St. Laurent, Rosalind Russell, and more; photographs of events including Princess Alexandra’s Ball; Stanley Marcus with stars at the Neiman Marcus Fortnight, including Princess Grace, Prince Rainer, Lord Mountbatten, and Sophia Loren, and the opening of the Neiman Marcus NorthPark store in 1965.