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Anderson Hotel

Description: Photograph of the Anderson Hotel which was located on the corner of old highway 59 and San Jacinto Street in Cleveland, Texas. The hotel had a large stairway leading to the upstairs rooms from the luxurious lobby. It also had a resturant within the hotel.
Date: 1949
Creator: Young, Moon
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cleveland Historic Society

[Beth-El Congregation's Second Synagogue]

Description: Photograph of the second synagogue of Beth-El Congregation, Fort Worth's Reform Jewish house of worship. The photo appears to have been taken in 1948 after the temple was refurbished due to a 1946 fire that gutted the interior. The red-brick building, at 207 W. Broadway Ave., has two-stories plus a basement with a social hall and kitchen. The building's facade has a frieze above the entry with a quote from Psalms ("Give Ear, O Lord, Unto My Prayer") as well as two menorahs above the frieze. There are also stained-glass windows around the entrance and along the length of the building. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says, "Exterior 2nd Temple. 207 W. Broadway."
Date: 1948
Creator: J. Allison
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

[George Marshall's Sympathy Card]

Description: A letter from General George C. Marshall, the United States Army Chief of Staff, expressing his condolences for the death of an unidentified soldier. The text reads: "General Marshall extends his deep sympathy in your bereavement. Your son fought valiantly in a supreme hour of his country's need. His memory will live in the grateful heart of our nation."
Date: 1945
Creator: Marshall, George C. (George Catlett), 1880-1959
Item Type: Text
Partner: Fort Worth Jewish Archives

Glover-Crim Building

Description: Illustrated postcard of the Glover-Crim Building in Longview, Texas, as noted on the front of the postcard. There are other businesses surrounding the building (a drug store and a clothing store), and there are four cars parked along the street.
Date: 1941
Creator: Curteich
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Longview Public Library

[Ladies Cemetery Society Minutes]

Description: Handwritten minutes for the Ladies Cemetery Society commenting on the death of Private Harold Gilbert, the son of the society's recording secretary, Rose Gilbert. The text notes: “The absence of the secretary ...who had the misfortune of losing her son, Harold, Dec. 25, 1944, in the European Theater of the war, made the meeting a sad one; each and every one of the members present were in tears.” On the second page of the minutes, the group’s long-time president Mrs. Becky Goldstein recalls how she and Mrs. Gilbert used to “go out to collect dues at 25 cents each. Mrs. Gilbert furnished the horse and buggy.”
Date: January 16, 1945
Creator: Mehl, Mrs. I. N.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Fort Worth Jewish Archives

[Letter from Harry Goldstein]

Description: Typed letter to the family of Private Harold Gilbert from a fellow soldier named Harry Goldstein, sent from Marseilles. The letter describes the sinking of a troop transport ship, Dec. 25, 1944, in which in which Gilbert was killed.
Date: August 9, 1945
Creator: Goldstein, Harry
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Fort Worth Jewish Archives

[Letter from L. B. Houston to M. R. Tillotson, November 9, 1942]

Description: Letter from L. B. Houston, Director of Parks to M. R. Tillotson, the Regional Director of National Park Service describing work that the park service had completed at White Rock Lake and other points in the Dallas area.
Date: November 9, 1942
Creator: Houston, L. B.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Letter to a Gold Star Mother]

Description: Typed letter from Amon Carter and his son, Amon Carter Jr. to "a Gold Star Mother." Gold Star Mothers is a support organization formed for mothers who lost a son or daughter in World War II. The letter expresses condolences and comfort to Rose Gilbert and was accompanied by a gift basket of grapefruits, as noted in the letter.
Date: December 22, 1947
Creator: Carter, Amon Giles, 1879-1955 & Carter, Amon G., Jr.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Fort Worth Jewish Archives

[Letter to Gilbert Family]

Description: Two photostat copies of a typed letter from William J. Voelker Jr. to Mrs. Max Gilbert, mother of Private Harold Gilbert. The letter describes the attack that killed Harold Gilbert, and discusses the details of Gilbert's burial in Normandy, France on on Dec. 27, 1944.
Date: April 30, 1945
Creator: Voelker, William J., Jr.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Fort Worth Jewish Archives

[Letter to Gilbert Family]

Description: Photostatic copy of a typed letter from the United States Secretary of War, Henry Stimson, to Max Gilbert. The letter awards Gilbert's son, Harold Gilbert with a Purple Heart for his service, and it expresses Stimson's condolences for the death of Harold Gilbert.
Date: February 13, 1945
Creator: Stimson, Henry L. (Henry Lewis), 1867-1950
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Fort Worth Jewish Archives

[Map of White Rock Lake]

Description: Hand-drawn map of White Rock Lake in Dallas, Texas showing the location of park entrances and buildings with print numbers for corresponding photographs. Some roads and railroad tracks are also noted.
Date: November 5, 1942
Item Type: Map
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Memorial Service Flyer]

Description: Flyer announcing a community memorial service to be held at the Ahavath Sholom Synagogue in Fort Worth, Texas. The memorial service was in memory of local soldiers "fallen in battle," and was officiated by Rabbi Samuel Soskin and Rabbi Charles Blumenthal. The soldiers remembered were: Richard Burt, Harold Gilbert, Alvin Rubin and Walter C. Sanders.
Date: 1946
Creator: B'nai B'rith Lodge
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: Fort Worth Jewish Archives

New Gregg Hotel

Description: Photographic postcard of the Gregg Hotel in Longview, Texas, as noted on the front of the postcard. There are six cars in front of the hotel and several trees surrounding the outside of the building.
Date: 1943
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Longview Public Library

[Photograph of Winfrey Point Building Interior]

Description: Photograph of an interior room at Winfrey Point Building in White Rock Lake Park. The image shows a wood-paneled wall in the room; there are built-in shelves in the center of the wall surrounded below and on both sides by built-in cabinets. The photograph is attached to a page labeled "14"; text under the image says "White Rock Lake Park, Winfrey Point Building, Interior view of north room."
Date: 1940~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives

[Political Helicopter]

Description: Photograph of Lyndon B. Johnson's helicopter arriving at Clements Field in Cleveland, Texas. The helicopter has "Lyndon Johnson for U.S. Senator" written across the tail and side. A man is visible in the cockpit. Local stories say that people were more fascinated with the helicopter than the candidates.
Date: 1947
Creator: Young, Moon
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cleveland Historic Society

[Portrait of Alvin Rubin]

Description: Photograph of Lieutenant Alvin Rubin, an Air Force pilot from Fort Worth, Texas. He is pictured from the chest up, wearing his uniform. Rubin was killed in an plane crash over Dakar, French Africa on March 15, 1944. A graduate of Paschal High, he was a past chapter president of AZA, the B'nai B'rith youth group for boys. Fort Worth's Rubin-Gilbert AZA chapter is named after him and Pvt. Harold Gilbert, who also died in the war.
Date: March 1944
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Worth Jewish Archives

Portrait of Billye Meyer with Family

Description: Copy photograph of a woman, a man, and two children; the woman and man are identified as Billye (Leatherwood) Meyer and Lester Meyer. The man is holding the youngest child, James Lester Meyer, and the girl, Lady Ellen Meyer Germond, is standing in front of the woman. They are all standing in front of a two-story wooden farmhouse identified as Miss Belle's (Belle Robberson) Place. Built around 1887, it one of the oldest houses in Richardson, Texas.
Date: 1946~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Portrait of Jackie and Neely Huffhines

Description: Christmas card with photograph of a woman and man identified as Jackie and Neely Huffhines. They are kneeling to the right of a Christmas tree, and are holding a gift. Several gifts are surrounding the tree. Text to the right of the image says "Joyous Yuletide," with an illustration of a church steeple and trees below it. Below the illustration, text says "Jackie and Neely Huffhines."
Date: 1945/1960
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Richardson Public Library

TGT Workers

Description: Photograph of group of workers for TGT
Date: 1947
Creator: Young, Moon
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Cleveland Historic Society

[Western Union Telegram]

Description: Photostat of a telegram from the United States Secretary of War to Mrs. Rose H. Gilbert, expressing his condolences for the death of her son, Private Harold Gilbert.
Date: January 14, 1945
Creator: United States Secretary of War & Dunlop
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Fort Worth Jewish Archives