In 1920, just a few days before Christmas, stenographer Evelyn Hope was working as usual. The twenty-year-old had a position in an office the sixth floor of the Slaughter Building in downtown Dallas (located on the site now occupied by One Main Place). Accounts vary—she was either walking down a hallway or she was called to her office door—when “an unknown person” threw acid at her, badly burning her face and arms. Who did this to her, and why, was never discovered.
This postcard, from my collection, shows the Slaughter Building on the right-hand side of the street, third from center.