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    Daniel N. Leathers, Sr. and Henry D. Leathers Group.
    A group of photographs and images relating to the Leathers' family. Collection includes:

    Painting of a Young Boy and Girl.
    6.5" x 8.5"
    Alabama, circa 1870s.

    A watercolor on paper, which has been applied to a thick cardstock. The painting is possibly of Daniel's younger brother, Henry, but the identity of the young girl is unknown.

    Vesta Leathers Baby Photograph.
    Oval photograph, 1.75" x 3.5"
    No place; undated (circa 1905-1906)

    On verso, the photograph has been identified as "Vesta" in pencil. The photograph is mounted to a larger board, measuring 3.25" x 6.75" overall.

    Photograph of a Young Man.
    Oval photograph, 1.75" x 3.5"
    No place; undated

    On verso, the photograph has only been identified as "Harry" in pencil. The photograph is mounted to a larger board, measuring 3.25" x 7" overall.

    Henry D. Leathers Photograph.
    Oval photograph, 3.5" x 5"
    No place; undated (circa 1900s)

    On verso, the photograph has been identified as "Papa's Brother" in pencil. The photograph is mounted to a larger board, measuring 4.25" x 6.7" overall.

    Postcard to Mrs. D. N. Leathers.
    5.5" x 3.5"
    San Antonio, Texas; May 4, 1975

    The card is written to Mrs. Leathers by her friend Mrs. Smith, who hopes to visit soon.

    Group Photograph of Female Students.
    6.25" x 4.5"
    Corpus Christi, Texas; undated

    A black and white photograph of approximately forty African American young women outside what appears to be a school. The girls in the front row are holding a "TRI-HI-Y" sign.

    D.N. Leathers Center II Photograph.
    10" x 8"
    Corpus Christi, Texas; January 8, 1951

    A black and white image of a couple standing next to a sign for the D.N. Leathers Center II, "A project of the Housing Authority of Corpus Christi...These homes are built with aid under the Low-Rent Program of the Public Housing Administration Housing and Home Finance Agency." On verso has been written in blue ink, "To my life long friend Dempster From Carly S. There are few monuments that mean what D.N. Leathers Center will mean to generations to come. Most monuments are just cold steel & stone. It is a proof it pays us well to so live that long after we are gone people will remember us for the good that we have done."

    Daniel N. Leathers (1855-1922) was born in North Carolina. He graduated from a college in Alabama and lived there for a time before moving to Corpus Christi to settle his family. He became a successful merchant and was involved in state politics. The federally funded Corpus Christi housing development (as seen in the photograph described above) was named in his honor.

    Condition: Watercolor painting is toned with chipped edges. General wear to edges and corners, with some mat burn. Colors of painting are still bright. The other photographs range from good to fair, with varying degrees of toning, creasing, mat burn, soiling, etc.


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2019
    15th Tuesday
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