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 Decade: 1920-1929
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2010
[1921 Ahavath Sholom's First Confirmation Class]

[1921 Ahavath Sholom's First Confirmation Class]

Date: 1921~
Creator: unknown
Description: In 1921, Fort Worth’s Congregation Ahavath Sholom introduced the rite of Confirmation, the graduation from religious school that coincides with the Jewish holiday Shavuos when Moses received the Ten Commandments. This picture shows the twelve, 14-year-old girls in the Confirmation class wearing white dresses, holding flowers and certificates rolled up like scrolls. The students are seated in two rows and are identified as: Row 1: Lena Shosid (Cooles), Fannie Herman, unidentified, Hannah Byrens, Bess Lipshitz (Cohen), unidentified Row 2: Sarah Shosid (Bloomberg), unidentified, unidentified, Leah Goldstein (Gerson), unidentified, unidentified An article in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram of June 3, 1921, named each confirmand and also listed Dorothy Cohen, Rose Weinstein, Bertha Mosier, Ida Mosier, Edna Lipshy, and Esther Ablon. Each confirmand addressed the congregation. They completed a course of study in Jewish history, religion and literature.
Contributing Partner: Fort Worth Jewish Archives
[1921 Longview High School Graduating Class]

[1921 Longview High School Graduating Class]

Date: 1921
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the 1921 graduating class of Longview High School in Longview, Texas. The unidentified students are standing and sitting in front of a brick building. The young girls are wearing white dresses and hats, and they are holding bouquets. The young men are wearing suits and ties.
Contributing Partner: Longview Public Library
[1928 Ahavath Sholom Confirmation Class]

[1928 Ahavath Sholom Confirmation Class]

Date: May 27, 1928
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the 1928 Ahavath Sholom confirmation class standing on the altar (called a bimah) of the synagogue located downtown in the 800 block of Taylor Street in Fort Worth, Texas. From left to right, the confirmands are: Rebecca Luskey, Cecile Bodzy, Martha Daiches, Mrs. Abraham Bengis (teacher), Rabbi Abraham Bengis, Esther Klimist, Sally Kruger, Sarah Garston. Behind the confirmands is a replica of the Ten Commandments which rests above the curtained ark, which houses the Torah scrolls. In front of the dais is a seven-branched menorah.
Contributing Partner: Fort Worth Jewish Archives
[Ahavath Sholom Sunday School Students]

[Ahavath Sholom Sunday School Students]

Date: 1925
Creator: Jernigan Studios
Description: Photograph of the Ahavath Sholom Congregation Sunday School students. They are standing on the front steps outside the synagogue in the 800 block of Taylor Street in Fort Worth, Texas. From left to right, top to bottom, the students in the photograph are: Row 1: Betty Carshon, Rachel Kruger, Dora Laves, Lena Rovinsky, Udys Weinstein, Lily Dworkin, Joe Ray Schwartzberg. Row 2: Charlie Anton, Milton Mehl, Arthur Rosenbaum, Charlotte Ray, Lily Levine, Molly Finger, Freda Hurwitz, Rae Carshon, Mary Bliss, Sylvia Shosid. Row 3: Alex Victor, William Hurwitz, Irving Kershman, Julius Scolnic, Mary Resnick, Sophia Blum, Mary Herman, Ida Berg, Beatrice Frankrich, Reva Nebrat, Gertrude Ellis, Raymond Dan. Row 4: Sidney Deutch, David Tuck, Rubin Anton, Norma Resnick, Lily Alpert, Rose Chicotsky, Hannah Chicotsky, Anna Gordon, Martha Daiches. Row 5: Nathan Frankel, Abe Goldstein, Abe Shosid, Paul Herman, Johanna Winer, Sadie Rovinsky, Sarah Garston, Irving Rosenthal. Row 6: Sidney Marks, Minnie Snofsky, Esther Klimist, Rebecca Lutsky, David Bernstein, Max Perlman, Sarah Kruger, Rosalie Bliss. Row 7: Morris Schwartz, Grace Dworkin, Lola Bozokofsky, Hyman Jacobson, Cecil Bozokofsky, Helen Kassover, Sonia Gulila, Sam Weisblatt, Florence Kassover, Patricia Jacobson.
Contributing Partner: Fort Worth Jewish Archives
[Avondale School]

[Avondale School]

Date: [1920?]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a building surrounded by shrubbery. The building was built in 1916 and was the Avondale School when built. At the time of the photograph the building had become the private home of Hardy Tadlock and his family.
Contributing Partner: Haslet Public Library
[Avondale School]

[Avondale School]

Date: [1929]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of husband and wife rural school teachers standing in front of a school building. Their 44 students are lined up in between them. There are partial views of five windows. Class names are as follows. First row (bottom front): Junior Lasater, Ernest Allmon, unidentified first name Wilson, unidentified first name Whitaker, unidentified first name Whitaker, Billie Lasater. Second row (first middle): Woodrow Wilson, Leonard Wilson, J.C. Shirley, Woody Singleton, Noble Lee Rust, J.C. Thompson, unidentified first name Rust, Harold Easley, Ray Rust, J.G. Harris. Third row (second middle): Margarete Harris, unidentified, Edith Hall, Onedia Hall, Pauline Graham, unidentified first name Brown, Sarah Jane Waldrop, Lois Browder, Virginia Reynolds, Dorothy Bledsoe, unidentified first name Harris, Alice Brown. Fourth row (top): Mr. Clark, Mattie Bonner, Bill Waldrop, Marie Haney, Bill Robinson, Agnes Lasater, Louise Butler, Louise Lasater, Stella Brown, Georgia Rust. Fifth row (top back): Earl Singleton, J.W. Hearn, Olin Wilson, George Brown, Ed Davis, Mrs. Clark, Tennie Thompson.
Contributing Partner: Haslet Public Library
[Brenham High School Boys Basketball]

[Brenham High School Boys Basketball]

Date: 1927
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Description: Photograph of Brenham High School Boys Basketball Team. The young men are wearing matching sweaters with "B" emblems on the right sides. A man wearing a suit is posing in the back row.
Contributing Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
[Brenham Lumber Company Float]

[Brenham Lumber Company Float]

Date: May 1925
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Description: Photograph of a parade float for the Mai-Fest. The float is a small oil derrick on a trailer. There are five men on the float and one in the car pulling it. The banner at the bottom of the float says "Oil $1.50 Per. Barrel at Wells 50 Barrels Daily - Lamarque Co. Brenham Lumber Co. for Oil Derrick Lumber." Written below the float is "Mai-Fest 1925." The float is parked in front of an unknown building. The only part of the name on the building that is seen says "Reichardt &."
Contributing Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
[Brenham Lumber Company Float]

[Brenham Lumber Company Float]

Date: May 1922
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Description: Photograph of the Brenham Lumber Company float in the 1922 Mai-Fest. The float is pulled by two horses, and it is decorated with flowers. There are four pillars and a basket in the middle with little girls standing in it in costume. There is a man on a horse behind the float, and they are in front of a house. The banner on the bottom says "Build a House, Rose Arbors Any Style & Size, Brenham Lumber Company." Written under the float is "Mai-Fest 1922."
Contributing Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
[Brenham Lumber Company Float]

[Brenham Lumber Company Float]

Date: 1923-05-17/1923-05-18
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Description: Photograph of the Brenham Lumber Company Mai-Fest float. The float is a decorated convertible car. There are two men and two women sitting in the car, and they are parked on a lawn. There is a sign with the company name on the float, and written at the bottom center of the photograph is "Brenham's 39th Annual Mai-Fest May 17-18 1923."
Contributing Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
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