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[1940 First Grade class from Jane Long Elementary School]

Description: 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.
Date: 1940
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Gas company burning waste oil from Pit]

Description: 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.
Date: 1940
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Rosenberg City Hall]

Description: 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.
Date: 1940~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Santa Fe and Southern Pacific Railroad Depot]

Description: 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.
Date: 1940~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[1941 Studebaker car]

Description: 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.
Date: 1941~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Interior of Schmidt's Bakery]

Description: 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.
Date: 1941~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Sheriff's Department group photo, taken on side of FBC jail]

Description: 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.
Date: April 5, 1941
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Sheriff's Department group photo, taken on steps of FBC jail]

Description: 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).
Date: April 5, 1941
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Dedication of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church]

Description: 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.
Date: June 29, 1941
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Members of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church]

Description: 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.
Date: June 29, 1941
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Declaration of Independence]

Description: 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.
Date: 1942
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Display window of a business during World War II]

Description: 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.
Date: 1942
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Group of men at Travis Park]

Description: 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.
Date: 1942
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Richmond High School building]

Description: 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.
Date: 1942
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Rosenberg at night during World War II, taken from water tower]

Description: 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.
Date: 1942
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Rosenberg at night during World War II, Third Street and Avenue G.]

Description: 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.
Date: 1942
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Rosenberg in a "Black Out" during World War II, dimly lit night sky]

Description: 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.
Date: 1942
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum