Bengal Guards on Train to Chicago

Description

Photograph of the Bengal Guard on a train to Chicago. There are at least eleven women wearing light-colored coveralls with the words, "Bengal Guard, Orange, Tex." printed on the back. In the center is Lewis Gay, a man in a cowboy hat, boots, western shirt and tie leaning over another man with a small girl on his lap. Lewis Gay was the Drill Master of the Bengal Guards in the late 1930s. Another girl sits on the lap of a woman on the right side of the frame. Some of the women wear head scarves, jewelry, or glasses. In the ... continued below

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1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. 1940/1941.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2007 and was provided by Heritage House Museum to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 289 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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The Heritage House Museum is a living documentation of historic materials from Orange County. The Summerlee Foundation, the Stark Foundation, and private individuals contributed to the digitization of materials from the historic home.

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Photograph of the Bengal Guard on a train to Chicago. There are at least eleven women wearing light-colored coveralls with the words, "Bengal Guard, Orange, Tex." printed on the back. In the center is Lewis Gay, a man in a cowboy hat, boots, western shirt and tie leaning over another man with a small girl on his lap. Lewis Gay was the Drill Master of the Bengal Guards in the late 1930s. Another girl sits on the lap of a woman on the right side of the frame. Some of the women wear head scarves, jewelry, or glasses. In the lower left corner is an open magazine. Behind the group are open wooden blinds and a lamp is on the wall. Everybody is smiling.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2007

The 2007 edition of Rescuing Texas History brings together photographs, postcards, letters, and more to give a glimpse into the rich history of the state.

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  • 1940/1941

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  • May 5, 2008, 8:06 p.m.

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  • March 31, 2017, 7:02 p.m.

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Bengal Guards on Train to Chicago, photograph, 1940/1941; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth37099/: accessed July 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Heritage House Museum.