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[Cake celebrating Beth-El Congregation's 50th anniversary]

Description: Photograph of the cake celebrating Beth-El Congregation's fiftieth anniversary, from 1902 to 1952. The cake is shaped like a book, a popular cake design in the 1950s. The left side of the cake reads "Fiftieth Anniversary" and the right reads "Beth-El Congregation 1902 - 1952."
Date: 1952
Creator: Hal Blake Photography
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

["Presentation," party for Jewish Debutantes, 1951]

Description: Photograph of the "Presentation" party for Jewish Debutantes in 1951 in the Venetian Ballroom of the Blackstone Hotel, Fort Worth. The women are arrayed on a staircase in two rows. They are holding bouquets of flowers and wearing formal gowns. There is a palm frond potted plant at the bottom of the stairs. The women from left to right on the back row: Barbara Walensky (Zale), Esther Rosenthal, Gloria Laves, La Rue Glickman (Glazer), Sandra Rashti, Jayne Meyers (Eisen), Sonja Sandler (Stenzler), Sandra Miron (Freed), Yvonne Greene (Lewis). The women from left to right on the front row: Dorothy Prager, Sara Rashti, Realene "Bootsie" Mehl (Coggan), Sandra Zaetler.
Date: 1951
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

[Façade, Beth-El Congregation, 1949]

Description: Exterior photograph of the facade of the Beth-El Congregation synagogue at 207 W. Broadway Avenue in Fort Worth. The building was restored after a fire. The congregation occupied the building from 1920 until 2000. It is still standing.
Date: 1951
Creator: Lawrence Thomas-Allen Co.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

Telephone Switchboard with Operators

Description: Photograph of switchboard operators sitting on stools and wearing headsets on January 13, 1950. They are (L-R) Mary McDaniel, LaNelle Barbee, Lola Sargent, Daisy Moore, and Imogene McClure.
Date: January 15, 1950
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

Men working on a B-36 jet engine

Description: Photograph of three men working on a B-36 jet engine. They are (L-R) B.S. Price, D.J. Taylor, and E.S. St. Clair.
Date: March 2, 1950
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

B-36 Taking Off

Description: Photograph of a B-36 jet taking off on April 25, 1950.
Date: April 25, 1950
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

[Converting a B-36A to a B-36E]

Description: Men working to convert a B-36A to a B-36E. The Photograph shows the workers on the wings of the jet plane in July 1950.
Date: July 17, 1950
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

[Converting a B-36A to a B-36E]

Description: Men working to convert a B-36A to a B-36E. The Photograph shows the workers on the wings of the jet plane in July 1950.
Date: July 17, 1950
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

[Converting a B-36A to a B-36E]

Description: Men working to convert a B-36A to a B-36E. The Photograph shows the workers doing a cabin conversion in the nose of the jet plane, July 1950.
Date: July 17, 1950
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

Crew of B-36B plane No.69

Description: Photograph of the crew of the B-36B airplane No. 69 standing on the ground near the nose. The men are (L-R): P. Gerbaz, C.J. Driskell, R.E. Fisher, G.W. Hofeller, L.C. Brandvig, and W. J. Martin. Their luggage sits on the ground next to them.
Date: August 16, 1950
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

Crew of B-36B plane No.69

Description: Photograph of the crew of the B-36B airplane No. 69 standing on the ground near the nose. The men are (L-R): P. Gerbaz, C.J. Driskell, R.E. Fisher, G.W. Hofeller, L.C. Brandvig, and W. J. Martin. Their luggage sits on the ground next to them.
Date: August 16, 1950
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

Guard at Main Gate

Description: Photograph of a guard checking a car at the entrance gate in October 1950. A sign above the guard shack directs traffic during shift changes.
Date: October 9, 1950
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

D.M. Anderson working at Turrret Lathe

Description: Photograph of D. M. Anderson measuring a part while working at the Turret lathe in August 1950. He wears a cap and safety goggles.
Date: August 28, 1950
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

Moving a B-36

Description: Photograph of a B-36 with its nose hoisted for a move on the assembly line in December 1950.
Date: December 8, 1950
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

W.K. Fullerton fingerprints Dorothy Howard

Description: Photograph of W.K. Fullerton as he fingerprints Dorothy Howard in January 1951. He wears a police uniform. His cap reads "Consolidated Vultee." Dorothy wears a skirt and blouse with a hat.
Date: January 23, 1951
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth

W.K. Fullerton fingerprints Dorothy Howard

Description: Photograph of W.K. Fullerton as he fingerprints Dorothy Howard in January 1951. He wears a police uniform. His cap reads "Consolidated Vultee." Dorothy wears a skirt and blouse with a hat.
Date: January 23, 1951
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth