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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/
["Country Gentleman" January 1940]
Country Gentleman January 1940 texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1923/
[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/
[Rosenberg City Hall]
Photograph (copy) of the Rosenberg City Hall that was located at Avenue H and Fourth Street. The original photo was circa 1940's. The City Hall building was used as such until 1982. The one story brick building has arched windows. Shrubs line the building. An automobile is parked to left of photo. Scanned image is of the copy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1234/
[Santa Fe and Southern Pacific Railroad Depot]
Photograph (copy) of the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific Railroad Depot on Third Street in Rosenberg, Texas Circa: 1940. The depot is a one story white stucco building with "ROSENBERG'' sign on west side of building. Twin water towers on right behind a train engine. Automobiles on left. Train tracks in foreground. Scanned image is of the copy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1230/
["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/
[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/
John Jerome Rogers deed to Forest Park Cemetery
John Jerome Rogers deed to Forest Park Cemetery texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2104/
[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/
[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/
[R.J. Barta with cowboy movie star Ray Carrigan]
Copy print of Sheriff's Deputy R.J. Barta with cowboy movie star Ray Carrigan in 1941. Barta is holding pistol to Corrigan's stomach. They are posed in front of western movie posters. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1975/
[Sheriff's Department group photo, taken on side of FBC jail]
Copy print of Sheriff's Department group photo, taken on side of Fort Bend County Jail, Richmond, on April 5, 1941. First Row: Rue Lincecum, Rusk Roane; Second Row: Fred Zwahr, Zora Dell Woolley, Slim Barta, Charles Smith, Paul Wenzel, Ed Battle, Jim Cortez. The two men in the front row on sitting on the back of their heels. See 1999.004.011 for more identification. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1973/
[Sheriff's Department group photo, taken on steps of FBC jail]
Copy print of Sheriff's Department group photo, taken on steps of Fort Bend County Jail, Richmond, on April 5, 1941. First Row: Zora Dell Woolley (Office Deputy), Rusk Roane (Sheriff); Second Row:Rue Lincecum (Patrolman), Charles Smith (Cook/jailer), Ed Battle (Stafford Deputy); Third Row: Fred Zwahr, Slim Barta, Paul Wenzel, Jim Cortez (Deputies). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1974/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[Richmond High School building]
Photograph of Richmond High School building (site of the present Jane Long Elementary School) as identified on back of photo in pencil. Photograph shows the three story brick building's northeast corner. Photo is not level and has a dark area in top right and bottom left corner (can also vaguely be seen at top left and bottom right, also). Stamped on back: 1942 Fox-Tone Trade Mark Fox Co. San Antonio, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth615/
[Rosenberg at night during World War II, taken from water tower]
Photograph taken by Leonard Tormey. The photograph was taken from the water tower of Avenue G and Fifth Street; Avenue H and Third Street In Rosenberg, Texas. The R.B. Department Store (two-story brick building to left of photo), Turicchi Building, and the Cole Theatre (has marquee and tall well-lit front) are highly visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1271/
[Rosenberg at night during World War II, Third Street and Avenue G.]
Photograph taken by Leonard Tormey of Third Street and Avenue G. Photograph was taken at night during World War II. Businesses noted are the First National Bank of Rosenberg, and Pickard and Huggins Drug Store. Electrical substation in center background (metal structures). Scanned image is of the copy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1273/
[Rosenberg in a "Black Out" during World War II, dimly lit night sky]
Photograph taken by Leonard Tormey in 1942. Photograph was taken from the water tower of Rosenberg during the "Black Out" of World War II. May be pre-dawn because photo is a lighter and sky in lightening in background. R. B. Department Store is the two story brick building on left corner. Turicchi building across the street from R.B. Dept. Store. Cole Theatre tall white unique from can be visible and next to it to left is Schechter's. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1270/
[Rosenberg in a "Black Out" during World War II, some lights still visible]
Photograph taken by Leonard Tormey of Rosenberg during the "Black Out" of World War II. The photograph was taken from the water tower. Long streak of white light from right corner that extends to near center of photo. Automobiles can be seen under lit parking areas on right also. A few lights in windows can be seen, otherwise photo is "black". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1269/
[Sheriff Rue Lincecum sitting in a chair]
Copy print of Sheriff Rue Lincecum, taken 1942. Lincecum is wearing white shirt, lattice-print necktie, and hat. He is sitting in a chair with a key ring in his left hand. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1976/
[United States Constitution]
Front - copy of the United States Constitution. Bottom of frame - copper label that says "Our Greatest Heritage." Back - two brass circles to hang wire on. Plain brown paper covers the entire backside. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1148/
[Wade Phillips, Jack Phillips, Myrtle Phillips Gormey.]
Photograph of Wade Phillips, Jack Phillips, Myrtle Phillips Gormey taken in 1942. Wade Phillips is wearing a white long sleeved shirt with tie, and dark pants. He has his left hand in his pants pocket and his right hand is at his back. Jack has gray hair and mustache and is wearing light colored pants and shirt. Gormey is wearing a short sleeved vee-neck striped dress with a belt at her waist. She has short wavy hair. She has a watch on her left wrist. An automobile can be seen behind the group. Trees in background. Scanned image is of the copy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1486/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[Written marriage declaration of John J Rogers and Julia Ann Rogers]
Written declaration that John J Rogers and Julia Ann Rogers were Married July 3, 1917 in Kankakee, Illinois. Their child was not given a name until August 11, 1918--the time it was baptized as Lillian Jane Rogers at the All Saints Catholic Church in Houston. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2103/
[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/
[Roy and Dorothy Schmidt and their Aunt Lillie Maresh Gentry]
Roy and Dorothy Schmidt posed in front of automobile with their Aunt Lillie Maresh Gentry during WWII. Children are both wearing overalls. Lillie is wearing a short sleeved shirt with below the knee hemline. The dress ties at collar and has ruffled front with buttons. Lillie has shoulder length dark hair. Dorothy has short, curly blonde hair. Roy's cap is covering his hair. Scanned image is of the copy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1903/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
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