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B.B. Paddock and Other Confederate Veterans

Description: Photograph of seven Civil War veterans, including B.B. Paddock who is second from the right in the back row. The men are wearing old Confederate uniforms, two with ribbons attached to their jackets and the rest with medals and insignia attached. Four of the men are wearing bow ties, three have mustaches and four have beards. The man seated in the center has a walking cane and the man on his right has a cigar. In the background is a bed, large curtains, and on the wall are two light fixtures and a framed painting. There is a light hanging from the ceiling.
Date: 1908
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Certificate]

Description: Union of American Hebrew Congregations certificate of membership for Beth-El Congregation of Fort Worth. The certificate is orange in color and has a star-burst design radiating out from a scroll in the center. There is Hebrew text at the top beneath which is the quotation: "Come, let us take counsel together. --Nch. 6:7." The text on the scroll states: The Union of American Hebrew Congregations Established 1873 Hereby certifies that Beth-El Congregation Fort Worth, Texas on March 22, 1907 (Nisan 7, 5667) became a duly affiliated member, entitled to all the rights and privileges of membership and to full participation in its plans and activities for the PERPETUATION AND PROGRESS OF JUDAISM IN AMERICA. Samuel S Hollender Chairman, Executive Board Maurice N. Eisendrath President Presented on November 5, 1955.
Date: March 22, 1907
Item Type: Text
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

Charter of The City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, As Passed by the 30th Legislature, 1907

Description: Charter of the City of Fort Worth includes the formal act of incorporation including organization of the city, government, police and fire departments, streets and sewerage, water supply, taxes, public health and sanitation, courts, public schools, and other provisions and laws. Index starts after page 63, on page i.
Date: 1907
Creator: City of Fort Worth
Item Type: Book
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Charter of The City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, As Passed by the 31st Legislature, 1909

Description: Charter of the City of Fort Worth includes the formal act of incorporation including organization of the city, government, police and fire departments, streets and sewers, parks, water and sewerage, taxes and finances, public health and sanitation, courts, and other provisions, ordinances, and laws. Index starts on page 87.
Date: 1909
Creator: City of Fort Worth
Item Type: Book
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Coming Men of America, Panther City Lodge No. 2640, 1904

Description: Photograph of seventeen young men who are members of the Coming Men of America in 1904. Six boys are seated in the front row and the other eleven are standing behind them. The boys are wearing suits, some with vests and all with ties or bow ties and a small pin on their lapels. In the front row, across the knees of the three of the boys, hangs a banner that reads, "1st. Prize Panther City, Lodge 2640, C.M.A., Fort Worth, Tex." They are atop a rug.
Date: 1904
Creator: Swartz
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Confirmation Bible of Rose Levenson, Beth-El Congregation

Description: Confirmation Bible, Beth-El Congregation. Presented to Rose Levenson for Confirmation on Shevuoth, May 26, 1909 at Fort Worth, Texas by Rabbi George Zepin. Title page and inscription of the bible states that this volume contains "the Twenty-Four Books of the Holy Scriptures, carefully translated according to the Massoretic text, after the best Jewish authority by Isaac Lesser."
Date: May 26, 1909
Creator: Rabbi George Zepin
Item Type: Text
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

Directory of the City of Fort Worth 1905-06.

Description: Directory to the city of Fort Worth, Texas includes lists of important institutions and locations as well as address listings for businesses and individuals. Index to Advertisements is on page 5; Table of Contents is on page 8.
Date: 1905
Creator: Morrison & Fourmy Directory Co.
Item Type: Book
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Directory of the City of Fort Worth 1907-08

Description: Directory for Fort Worth, Texas includes address listings for businesses and individuals as well as advertisements from local businesses. According to the title page, the directory contains "the Present State, County and City Governments, County Officials of Texas, Giving Date of Organization of of Each County as also County Seat; List of Counties, Judicial Districts, District Judges and Clerks, and Time of Holding Courts in all Counties in Texas; Representative, Senatorial, Congressional and Supreme Judicial Districts; Court of Civil Appeals, Court of Criminal Appeals, U.S. Judicial District and U.S. Circuit Courts, where Returnable; a Complete List of all Postoffices and money Order Offices in Texas; also an Index of Societies, Associations, Churches, Corporations, Educational Institutes; Full Name and Address of all Residents, Their Occupations or Pursuits, and a Complete Classified Business Directory, also a Valuable Street and Avenue Guide, Numerically Arranged."
Date: 1907
Creator: Morrison & Fourmy Directory Co.
Item Type: Book
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Grocers and Butchers Assosciation of North Fort Worth, 1905

Description: Photograph of at least a hundred people gathered on the steps of a large stone building. Women in white dresses and hats and children take up the first couple of rows. Behind them are many men, mostly dressed in suits, ties and hats. There are two signs and one banner held up that read, "The Best Thing That Ever Happened for the Mfg'rs. Clobbers and Retailers", "2nd Anual Picnic & Barbecue, Grocers & Butchers, Ass'n." and "Grocers and Butchers Association. Behind the group are six tall pillars and open windows with people leaning out of them. On the bottom right-hand corner of the mat is printed, "Photo by C.L. Swartz, 108 West Fifth St., Fort Worth, Texas."
Date: 1905
Creator: Swartz, C.L.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Houston Street Looking North in Ft. Worth, Texas c. 1907

Description: Photograph of Houston Street looking North in Ft. Worth, Texas. In the center of the street is a boy riding a bicycle between trolley tracks towards trolleys and horse-drawn buggies. On either side of the street are tall buildings with signs such as, "Lyric Theatre", "A.J. Anderson Co Gun Store" and "Hotel Melba". Lining the street are telephone and electric poles. This photo is dated 1907 or later because the Flatiron building, constructed in 1907 can be seen on the left.
Date: 1907~
Creator: Smith Photo Co.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Houston Street on Market Day in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1877

Description: Photograph of Houston Street on Market Day in Ft. Worth, Texas. The frame is full of covered-wagons, horses, parcels and piles of goods, and many men and boys, most in dark jackets and cowboy hats. In the background are many business with signs.
Date: 1905
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Journal of Proceedings of the Thirty-Eighth Annual Session of The Northwest Texas Conference, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, at Forth Worth, Texas, November 11 to November 16, 1903.

Description: Minutes of Northwest Texas Conference include a list of members, committees, formal minutes of the conferences, condensed minutes, resolutions, reports from committees, selected biographies, and statistical tables.
Date: November 1903
Creator: Methodist Episcopal Church, South.
Partner: Archives of the Central Texas Conference United Methodist Church

Lou Beall Sawyer Blanton

Description: Photograph of Lou Beall Sawyer Blanton in a playful photograph with five other women and a young girl. The women are in a row from tallest to shortest with their hands around each other's waists except for Ms. Blanton who is holding the hand of the woman in front of her who's other hand is on her forehead. Three of the women and the young girl are wearing Victorian dresses and the other three are wearing long-sleeved blouses and long skirts. The woman fifth from the front is wearing a bow tie and the woman in the front is wearing a sash around her neck. In the background is a tree and a large house. Written below the photograph, underneath the second woman from the right in the black dress is an arrow and the name, "Lou Beall".
Date: May 26, 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families

Lou Beall-Sawyer Blanton, Byrd Ellis and Other Women

Description: Photograph of six women and one small girl standing in front and on the stoop of a large building with a porch and hanging plants. Three of the women and the girl are wearing Victorian dresses and the other three women are wearing long-sleeved blouses and long skirts. One woman is wearing a bow tie and another is wearing a hat. Written on the photograph is "Mother" above the woman second from the left and "Aunt Byrd" second from the right.
Date: May 26, 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families

The Lucas Gusher, 1901

Description: Photograph of the Lucas gusher in 1901. The Lucas gusher is a spindletop that is gushing oil out of the top of it. On the ground surrounding the spindletop are several workers, two holding a large hose.
Date: 1901
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Matthew Stuart Blanton, Fannie Ellis Dubose and an Unidentified Woman

Description: Photograph of Matthew Stuart Blanton with an unidentified woman and Fannie Ellis Dubose in a dark dress standing on a porch looking down on the couple. Mr. Blanton is wearing a dark jacket, collared shirt and bowler hat. The unidentified woman is wearing a white blouse, necktie and long skirt and is smiling. In the background is a sidewalk, trees and houses. Written beside Ms. Dubose is "Auntie" and underneath Mr. Blanton is, "Papa".
Date: May 26, 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Ellis and Blanton Families

Metropolitan Hotel in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1905

Description: Photograph of the Metropolitan Hotel in Ft. Worth, Texas. The building is brick and three-stories tall . On the front side of the building is a small balcony. On the side of the building is a sign that reads, "Metropolitan Hotel". The building is surrounded by a sidewalk and brick street with a few horse-drawn carriages. On the corner of the sidewalk is a street lamp.
Date: 1905
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Minutes, third meeting of Beth-El Congregation, October 5, 1902]

Description: Minutes from the third meeting of Beth-El Congregation, Oct. 5, 1902, handwritten in pencil on the back of a courthouse circular. The reverse side of the minutes is a Courthouse Circular, dated Oct. 3, 1902.
Date: October 5, 1902
Creator: Carb, Isidore, congregation secretary
Item Type: Text
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

Old Settlers Barbeque

Description: Photograph of the "Old Settlers Barbecye [corr: barbeque] given on the evening of June 15th 1909 on the lawn of Mrs Florence Peak, in honor of Mrs. W.H. Davis and Mrs. Peak, by W.G.Turner and Newton Lassiter. First Row - left to right, Mrs Richard King, "Mex" Dunn, Mrs John Mitchell, "Bud" Daggett, Eph.M. Daggett Jr, Col. Abe Harris, Mrs. Florence Peak, Sam Woody, Mrs W.H. Davis, Mrs Chas. Louck, Henry Feild, Jesse Melton and Major J.J. Jarvis. Upper Row- left ot right, Capt. M.B. Loyd, H.W. Peak, Jessee Jones and Benj P. Ayres."
Date: June 15, 1909
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Organizing Meeting of Beth-El Congregation]

Description: Minutes from the organizing meeting of the Beth-El Congregation in Fort Worth on September 21, 1902.
Date: September 21, 1902
Creator: Carb, Isadore, congregation secretary
Item Type: Text
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

The Panther City Parrot, Volume 1

Description: The 1906 yearbook of Polytechnic College in Fort Worth, Texas. Includes photos of and information about the school, student body, professors, and organizations.
Date: 1906
Creator: Polytechnic College
Item Type: Yearbook
Partner: Amon Carter Museum