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 Decade: 1940-1949
 Collection: Fort Bend Museum Collection
[1940 First Grade class from Jane Long Elementary School]
Photograph of the 1940 First Grade class from Jane Long Elementary School in Richmond, Texas. The class is in and around the John Leach wagon. "He operated the mail delivery service from Depot to Post Office for over 20 years. John Leach wagon was a traditional target for Halloween activity." This information is typed on the back of the photo in black ink. Wagon is filled with young children. Two girls are sitting on John Leach's lap. Four girls are sitting on the white horse that is pulling the wagon. Ten boys and girls are standing in front of the wagon. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth639/
[1941 Studebaker car]
Photograph of a 1941 Studebaker automobile, believed to be a Champion or a Commander model. Front view of automobile parked at street curb with the passenger door open. Print has small black dots in far right corner. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth667/
[The 1943 Richmond High School Senior Class.]
Photograph of the 1943 Richmond High School Senior Class. Back of photo in ink identifies the second senior on the top row, from left, as Tony Davis. Photo is wrinkled. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth487/
[Business Section in Richmond]
Postcard image of the Business Section, Richmond, Texas. Same as 1971.075.001f. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth90/
[Business Section in Richmond]
Postcard image of the business section of Richmond, Texas. Ben Franklin Stores (second building) and a Café are identified by sign. Eight cars are parallel parked along the street. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth91/
["Business Section" of downtown Rosenberg, TX]
Photographic postcard of downtown Rosenberg, TX, late 1940s. Intersection of Ave H and 3rd Street. Street light at top of photo. Photo at bottom reads: BUSINESS SECTION, ROSENBERG, TEX. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1789/
[Calvary Episcopal Church in 1947]
Postcard image of the Calvary Episcopal Church, Richmond, Texas. Same as 1971.075.001a. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth100/
[Calvary Episcopal Church in Richmond, TX]
Postcard of Calvary Episcopal Church, Richmond, TX. White, wooden church building partially obscured by tree in foreground. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101/
["Capper's Farmer" magazine February 1940]
Capper's Farmer February 1940 texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1951/
["Capper's Farmer" magazine March 1940]
Capper's Farmer, March 1940 texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1930/
[Catholic Church in Richmond]
Postcard image of the Catholic Church, Richmond, Texas. Same as 1971.075.001e. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth92/
[Catholic Church in Richmond]
Postcard image of the Catholic Church, Richmond, Texas. Multi-colored brick building. Bell tower on northeast corner of building. Shrubs to right of photo and trees on left. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth93/
[City Hall in Richmond]
Postcard image of City Hall, Richmond, TX. Two-story brick building with monument to right of photo. Shrubs in foreground. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth99/
["Country Gentleman" January 1940]
Country Gentleman January 1940 texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1923/
[The Deaf Smith Monument, Richmond, Texas.]
Postcard image of the Deaf Smith Monument, Richmond, Texas. Freestanding monument. White frame building in background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth463/
[Declaration of Independence]
Front - Copy of the Declaration of Independence of the Thirteen United States . All signatures at the bottom. Back - two copper rings for holding wire to hang the frame on the wall. Staples of sort hold picture on the back. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1150/
[Dedication of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church]
Photograph (copy) of the dedication of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in Needville, Texas on June 29, 1941. On front of photo in white is written: June 29, 1941 Needville, Tex. Schlueter History. Saint Pauls Presbyterian Church. Large group of people standing/sitting in front of the northeast corner of the white wooden church building. All windows visible have wooden arches (pointed). Double front doors to the church are open. (People standing in doorway.) Scanned image is of copy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth816/
[Display window of a business during World War II]
Photograph taken by Leonard Tormey. Photograph shows a window of a business in the 900 block of Third Street. A project sponsored by the Lion's Club displayed pictures of those serving in World War II by 1942. The window of pictures has a banner at top that reads, "KEEP 'EM FLYING! LIONS INTERNATIONAL." Lions Club emblem pictured on banner. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1272/
[Dyer-Ransom Home, 700 Jackson Street, Richmond, Texas]
Photograph of the Dyer-Ransom Home, 700 Jackson Street, Richmond, Texas (as identified on back in black type). Two story, white, wooden building with porch that has small balcony at second floor. Young boy walking in front of a shrub in front yard. Woman in black with white apron walking away from camera on far right of photo. Jackson Street I and sidewalks in foreground. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth640/
[Earl Williams Gless and Mattie Jo Whitten married in 1943.]
Photograph of Earl Williams Gless and Mattie Jo Whitten married in 1943. Gless is wearing a suit with striped shirt and dark tie. Whitten is wearing a sweater and has a cross necklace around her neck. Her dark hair is curled and shoulder length. Portrait ends just below the shoulders. Scanned image is of the copy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1484/
[Employees of the Imperial Sugar Company.]
Group photograph of employees of the Imperial Sugar Company taken at their employee appreciation dinner in November of 1947. The group includes 46 men and two women (front row). Roof of a tin building in background. Imperial Sugar main building (brick with windows) in top right corner of photograph. Employees are identified as front row left to right: Gus Stabler, W. L. Friend, Mabel Dunkerly Woolley, Myrtle Friend Stabler, J. E. "Daddy" Blair, Claude Douglas, Homer Johnson, R. B. "Bob" Sheppard, Frank Schultz, Luke Thompson, J. Q. Boyer, H. R. Rushing, Louie Dreier, Vic Krehmeier, ? Willie Reese. Second Row: J. B. Fowler, Eluterio Cervantez, Juan Cervantez, J. F. "Jim" Guyer, R. A. Prikryl, M. M. McBride, Henry A. "Buck" Herder, A. M. Horn, W. L. Scarborough, E.O. Guenther, S. V. "Sid" Loper, J. M. "Jim" Sheppard, J.H. "Jinx" Hobbs, Paul Schumann, I.H. Kempner Sr, Harry G. Thompson, E.E. Saeger. Top Row: C. A. Dierks, Frank Tallas, W. T. "Bill" Matlage, Frank Hauerland, Ramaldo Nanez, Cosme Gonzales, Max Schumann, T. F. Freeland Smith, Arthur Rister, Frank Seitz, B. H. "Bennie" Varnau, O.W. "Otis" Enquist, Robert Harper, Frank Williams, Lee Townsend, Ted Harman. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1399/
[First Baptist Church in Richmond]
Postcard image of the First Baptist Church, Richmond, Texas. Same as 1971.075.001d. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth94/
[First Baptist Church in Richmond]
Postcard image of the First Baptist Church, Richmond, Texas. Two and a half story church. Church sign can be seen in far left corner of photo. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth95/
[Fort Bend County Courthouse]
Postcard image of the Fort Bend County Court House, Richmond, Texas. Same as 1971.075.001g. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88/
[Fort Bend County Courthouse]
Postcard image of the Fort Bend County Court House, Richmond, Texas. Small tree top in far right corner. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth89/
[Four generations of Moore family]
Photographic portrait of 4 generations of Moore family, ca. 1947. Left to right, Dorothea Moore (age 2), John Moore III, Dorothea Guenther Moore, Marie Bachman Guenther texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2037/
[Four generations of the Moore family in Moore Home parlor]
Photographic portrait of four generations of Moore family, taken in Moore Home parlor, ca. 1947. Seated on a velvet settee, left to right, Hilmar Moore, Dorothea Guenther Moore, Marie Bachman Guenther, Philip Moore (age 1). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2038/
[Gas company burning waste oil from Pit]
Photograph of the gas company burning waste oil from Pit in 1940 in Rosenberg. Stock pen and barn in foreground. Trees in background. Thick, black smoke billowing into the sky in the distance. Photo is bordered by a black design. Back of photo is stamped in black: Guaranteed For Life This is a Genuine Border Fox Tone Picture Made By Fox Company, San Antonio, Texas Trade Mark Protected Jan. 1940. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth854/
[Group of men at Travis Park]
Photograph of a group of men identified on back in pencil as: Travis Park, (Dutch) Walter Luedecke, Jerry Humpola, Charlie Koupa, G. B. (Mutt) Lehmann, Mart Cole, and Dr. Wilbur Yates. In the background is a the Travis Park Pavilion (brick columns). Photograph may have been taken at the opening of the park. Photograph is a copy of a 9 in X 11 in taken by Leonard Tormey in 1942.(The two men on far right are shaking hands). Scanned image is of the copy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1274/
[H.G. Thompson and I. H. Kempner, Sr.]
Photograph of left to right: H.G. Thompson and I. H. Kempner, Sr. (as printed on the back in pencil) at an Imperial Sugar Company employee recognition dinner. Thompson is wearing a three piece wool suit with dark tie. He has thinning gray hair and wire rimmed eyeglasses. He has a carnation pinned on his left lapel. He has his hands behind his back. Kempner, who is standing in front of a microphone, is wearing a pin-stripe dark three-piece suit with dark tie. He also has a carnation pinned on his left lapel. Kempner has his left hand in his pants pocket and is holding a page of paper in his right hand. A group of people can be seen seated in the background. Back of photo, stamped in purple: Bob Bailey fine photograph Fairfax 3765 1302 Rusk Avenue Houston 2, Texas. Negative Number 10864-7. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1400/
[Hallie Kellie Peareson Moore]
Photographic portrait of Hallie Kellie Peareson Moore (Mrs. Hilmar Moore) and sons, Hilmar and Philip, 1949. Peareson is seated at a desk with Hilmar (age 2) sitting on the desk wearing a white jumper and Philip (Age 4) standing in front of her wearing a white shorts set. Photographer's mark, "S.L. Poor 1949" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2040/
[Harry G. Thompson seated at his desk at Imperial Sugar Company]
Photograph of Harry G. Thompson seated at his desk at Imperial Sugar Company. Circa: 1947. Thompson has thinning gray hair and is wearing wire frame eyeglasses. He is wearing dark pants, white shirt and striped tie. He has his hands clasped together and resting in his lap. A phone is hanging on the wall on right of photograph. Window with blinds in top, left background. Back of photo is stamped in red: HORACE G. TUCKER STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER THE HOUSTON POST. Also written in black: 1 Col. Please save these cuts for Morris Frank. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1401/
[High School letter jacket of Billy Kennedy]
High School letter jacket of Billy Kennedy 1944. He played center for the 1944 Richmond High School football team. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2316/
[Home of Mrs. E.W. Ransom]
Photo of Home of Mrs. E.W. Ransom, 7th and Jackson, Northwest Corner, Richmond, Texas. Summer of 1943. Also known as the J. T. Dyer house. White, wooden, two story home with a porch that wraps around the sides of the house. A boy is walking in front of a shrub (to the right of the front entrance). A woman wearing a white apron can be seen walking away from the camera (to the far right of photo). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth130/
[Interior of Schmidt's Bakery]
Photograph (copy) of the interior of Schmidt's Bakery that was located at 828 Third Street in Rosenberg, Texas. The bakery was owned by Joe and Ann Schmidt from 1940 to 1970. The interior shows the equipment used to mix and bake the goods sold at the bakery. Standing to the right of the equipment is the Schmidts' daughter, Mary Ann Schmidt, dressed in a striped dress with cap sleeves. She has short blonde hair and is wearing a bakers hat. She has white socks and shoes. Scanned image is of the copy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1156/
[T.J. (Jeff) Stovall as Chief of Police of Rosenberg]
Photograph (copy) of T.J. (Jeff) Stovall as Chief of Police of Rosenberg, Texas, 1942-1954. Stovall is wearing his Police uniform with badge above his left chest pocket. He is wearing wire-framed glasses. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1192/
[Jane Long School in 1947]
Postcard image of Jane Long School, Richmond, TX. One story brick building with flagpole in center of front sidewalk. Large tree to right and left of photo. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth97/
John Jerome Rogers deed to Forest Park Cemetery
John Jerome Rogers deed to Forest Park Cemetery texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2104/
[John M. Moore, Jr. Family in the Moore home]
Photographic portrait of John Moore, Jr. Family, taken in parlor of Moore home, ca. 1947. Pictured left to right: John Moore III, Dorothea Guenther Moore, Charlien Martin (age 7), Edwina (Mrs. John II) Moore, Philip Moore (age 1), John Moore, Jr., Hallie Kellie Peareson (Mrs. Hilmar) Moore, Himar Moore, Dorothea Moore (age 3), Marie Bachman Guenther. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2036/
[John Moore, Jr, and Dorothea Guenther Moore]
Photograph of John Moore, Jr, and Dorothea Guenther Moore standing in front of a fireplace. He is wearing wire rimmed eyeglasses, a light colored pin-stripe suit with dark tie. His left hand is resting on the mantle. Dorothea is wearing a dark knee-length dress and shoes. He has her right hand on John's hip. Bottom of a large portrait can be seen hanging above the fireplace in background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1386/
[Lamar Monument]
Postcard image of the Lamar Monument. In memory of first President of Texas. Richmond, Texas. Same as 1971.075.001i. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth84/
[Lamar Monument and Grave]
Postcard image of Lamar Monument and Grave in memory of first President of Texas. Richmond, Texas. Tree obstructs view of free-standing monument. Cross to right of monument. Foliage to right and left. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth85/
[The Lamar Monument, in memory of first President of Texas.]
Postcard image of the Lamar Monument, in memory of first President of Texas, Richmond, Texas. Tree partially obstructs view of the free standing monument. Foliage to right and left of photo. Same postcard as 1971.075.001i. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth464/
[Letter to Jon J Rogers from Forest Park Cemetery]
letter to Jon J Rogers from Forest Park Cemetery about his request to bury his wife, non catholic, in a catholic cemetery texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2106/
[A man with gray hair wearing a light colored suit.]
Photograph of a man with gray hair wearing a light colored suit with a darker printed tie and white shirt. He is standing in front of trees. Back of photo is stamped in back: ROSENBERG PHOTO SERVICE ROSENBERG, TEXAS OCT 30 1946. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1656/
[Marie Bachman Guenther sitting with three great grandchildren]
Photographic of Marie Bachman Guenther sitting with three great grandchildren on velvet settee, ca. 1947. Taken in parlor of Moore home. Left to right: Charlien Martin, Guenther, Philip Moore, Dorothea Moore. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2039/
[Marriage Certificate issued August 9, 1949 in Fort Bend County to P.S. Reed...]
Marriage Certificate issued August 9, 1949 in Fort Bend County to P.S. Reed and Lillian Jane Rogers texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2108/
[Members of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church]
Photograph (copy) of members of the St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in Needville, Texas on the day of the church dedication ceremony - June 29, 1941. (Written on back in type). First row (of men and women) is seated. Second row (of men) is standing. Church building is to right (background) with front doors open. Trees and a house are visible in background. Scanned image is of a copy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth815/
[Morton Cemetery in Richmond, "Burial place of many Texas Pioneers"]
Postcard image of Morton Cemetery. Burial place of many early Texas Pioneers. Richmond, Texas. Many flowers and shrubs in foreground. Freestanding cement monuments in background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth83/
[Postcard image of City Hall, Richmond, Texas.]
Postcard image of City Hall, Richmond, Texas. Same as 1971.075.001b. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth98/
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