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Commerce Street Scene in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1888

Description: Aerial photograph of Ft. Worth at Commerce Street in 1888. In the center is a large strip of buildings, homes and businesses, surrounded with dirt roads and more homes across those streets. A store on the right corner of the black has a sign that reads, "Black Smith Shop". In the foreground are dirt trakcs, a telephone pole, and a few horse-drawn wagons.
Date: 1888
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

6th Ward School in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1893

Description: Photograph of a large group of schoolchildren with their teacher in front of the 6th Ward School House in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1893. There are twenty-five boys, seventeen girls and one teacher. Some of the boys are seated or kneeling in the front row and the girls are taking up most of the middle row, standing. The boys are wearing knickers and jackets with boots and the girls are wearing dresses with jackets. There is a very large wooden door and arched doorway behind the group.
Date: 1893
Creator: Bryant Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Marine School in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1897

Description: Photograph of schoolchildren and their teacher at the Marine School in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1897. There are nineteen boys, ten girls and one teacher. The boys are wearing knickers and jackets with large collars and the girls are wearing dresses, some with pinafores. The teacher is seated in the center on the first row and is wearing a blouse with puffy sleeves, a belt and a long skirt. Behind the group is a building with wooden shutters.
Date: 1897
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Mrs. T.C. Bunch, Mayfest, Ft. Worth, Texas in 1895

Description: Photograph of Mrs. T.C. Bunch standing in front of a white horse attached to a decorated carriage. She is wearing white dresses with puffy sleeves, a sash, holding a fan and has a bow in her hair. She is looking at an elderly man who is holding the reins of the horse in one hand and a cowboy hat in the other. Behind the horse and buggy are stairs leading to an open room with streamers in the windows. Across the top of the door are the words, "Mayfest '95".
Date: 1895
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Worth Hotel in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1905

Description: Photograph of the Worth Hotel in Ft. Worth, Texas. The building is several stories tall with arched windows a balcony full of people. It is surrounded by a sidewalk and brick road that is full of horse-drawn carriages and groups of men, women and children. The men are wearing hats and the women are wearing dresses. Painted near the roof of the building is, "Hotel". Typed at the bottom of the photograph is, "Hotel Worth - Fort Worth, Texas."
Date: 1905
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

City Hall in Ft. Worth, Texas

Description: Photograph of City Hall in Ft. Worth. the building has many stories, a clock tower and tall steps towards the entrance. It is surrounded by trees, benches, railings and a sidewalk. Horses with buggies line the road beside the building. In the lower right-hand corner are planted flowers. The photograph is attached to a paper sun.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Worth Hotel in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1905

Description: Photograph of the Worth Hotel in Ft. Worth, Texas. The buiding is five stories tall with arched windows and awnings and a store with display windows on the bottom floor. The sign in front of the store reads, "August's" and a sign further down the sidewalk reads, "Hotel Worth". In the foreground are telephone poles and wires.
Date: 1905
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

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

[T.O. Bancroft]

Description: Oval photograph of T.O. Bancroft, wearing a suit.
Date: 1925
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Tarrant County, Fort Worth, Texas, farmers, stockmen and dairymen's directory : containing the names and addresses and amount assessed to each : acreage of farms and capacity of dairies. Parcel post rates and zones, also a complete copy Federal Farm Loan Act, suggestions, questions and answers regarding same

Description: The Farmers, Stockmen and Dairymen's Directory for Fort Worth and Tarrant County. Contains the names and addresses and amount assessed to each : acreage of farms and capacity of dairies. Parcel post rates and zones, also a complete copy Federal Farm Loan Act, suggestions, questions and answers regarding same.
Date: 1917
Item Type: Book
Partner: Fort Worth Public Library

[Street Scenes of Fort Worth]

Description: This photograph album features street scenes of Fort Worth that include images of: the 1936 parade for President Roosevelt; the Armistice Day Parade of 1936, 1939, 1943; Labor Day Parade of 1936 and 1938; Safety Parade of 1938; the opening of Casa Manana; a parade for the TCU & A&M game of Oct. 1941; American Legion parade of 1941; a parade to honor Gen. Jonathan M. Wainright and Gen. MacArthur, 1945; offices of the Tarrant County B&L Assn. at 615 Main St.; and general street scenes around Fort Worth. Photographer Lewis D. Fox compiled this scrapbook.
Date: 1936
Creator: Fox, Lewis D.
Item Type: Book
Partner: Fort Worth Public Library

Photographs of Fort Worth

Description: Book containing early photographs of Fort Worth.
Date: c. 1890 - 1899
Creator: Swartz, D. H.
Item Type: Book
Partner: Fort Worth Public Library