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[Stained Glass Window Pane of Military Tents]

Description: Photograph of a stained-glass window pane depicting a field of tents. It represents the military camp of the Tribe of Gad, which was known for its warriors. It is one of more than two dozen circular stained-glass discs created in 1947 for the sanctuary of Fort Worth's Temple Beth-El; most of the images were copied from a book on Jewish treasures to represent a collection of Judaica in miniature. When the congregation moved to a new building in the summer of 2000, this was among the panes reframed and placed in a window in the Hall of Remembrance.
Date: 1999
Creator: Lauer, Ralph
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

[Stained Glass Window Pane of an Olive Tree]

Description: Photograph of a stained-glass window pane depicting an olive tree. It represents the Tribe of Asher, one of the wealthiest tribes of Israel. It is one of more than two dozen circular stained-glass discs created for the sanctuary of Fort Worth's Temple Beth-El; most of the images were copied from a book on Jewish treasures to represent a collection of Judaica in miniature. When the congregation moved in the summer of 2000, this pane, and all the others that represent one of the 12 Tribes of Israel, was removed and placed in a smaller window in the new synagogue's Hall of Remembrance.
Date: 1999
Creator: Lauer, Ralph
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

[Stained Glass Window Pane of City Gates]

Description: Photograph of a stained-glass window pane depicting city gates for the Tribe of Simeon. It represents the city of Shechem, where Simeon led his brothers to avenge dishonor to their sister, Dinah. It is one of more than two dozen circular stained-glass discs created for the sanctuary of Fort Worth's Temple Beth-El, When Beth-El moved in the summer of 2000, this pane was placed in a small window in the new building's Hall of Remembrance.
Date: 1999
Creator: Lauer, Ralph
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

[Stained Glass Window Pane of a Bull and a Unicorn]

Description: Photograph of a stained-glass window pane depicting two animals, a bull and a unicorn, to represent Joseph's two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh. The one-horned animal, representing the Tribe of Manasseh, roamed the wilderness in ancient Assyria and is extinct; the bull represents the Tribe of Ephraim including Ephraim and his descendants. It is one of more than two dozen circular stained-glass discs created in 1947 for the sanctuary of Fort Worth's Temple Beth-El; most of the images were copied from a book on Jewish treasures to represent a collection of Judaica in miniature.This pane was transferred to a window in Beth-El's Hall of Remembrance when the congregation moved to 4900 Briarhaven Rd. in the summer of 2000.
Date: 1999
Creator: Lauer, Ralph
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

[Stained Glass Window Pane of a Breastplate]

Description: Photograph of a stained-glass window pane depicting a breastplate with twelve squares of color, representing the vestments worn by the Levites, the priestly tribe. Each of the twelve squares, colored like a precious gem, stands for one of the 12 Tribes of Israel. It is one of more than two dozen circular stained-glass discs created in 1947 for the sanctuary of Fort Worth's Temple Beth-El; most of the images were copied from a book on Jewish treasures to represent a collection of Judaica in miniature. This pane was transferred to a window in the Hall of Remembrance when Beth-El Congregation moved to 4900 Briarhaven Rd. in the summer of 2000.
Date: 1999
Creator: Lauer, Ralph
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

[Stained Glass Window Pane of a Donkey]

Description: Photograph of a stained-glass window pane depicting a donkey, which represents the Tribe of Issachar whose descendants had strong but servile roles. It is one of more than two dozen circular stained-glass discs created in 1947 for the sanctuary of Fort Worth's Temple Beth-El; most of the images were copied from a book on Jewish treasures to represent a collection of Judaica in miniature. This pane was transferred to a window in Beth-El's Hall of Remembrance when the congregation moved to 4900 Briarhaven Rd. in the summer of 2000.
Date: 1999
Creator: Lauer, Ralph
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

[Stained Glass Window Pane of a Ship]

Description: Close-up photograph of a stained-glass window pane depicting a ship to represent the Tribe of Zebulon, which had territory bordering the Sea of Galilee. It is one of more than two dozen circular stained-glass discs created in 1947 for the sanctuary of Fort Worth's Temple Beth-El; most of the images were copied from a book on Jewish treasures to represent a collection of Judaica in miniature.This pane was transferred to a window in the Hall of Remembrance when Beth-El Congregation moved to 4900 Briarhaven Rd. in the summer of 2000.
Date: 1999
Creator: Lauer, Ralph
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

[Stained Glass Window Pane of a Mandrake]

Description: Photograph of a stained-glass window pane depicting the flowers of a mandrake plant, which represents Reuben. It is one of more than two dozen circular stained-glass discs created for the sanctuary of Fort Worth's Temple Beth-El; most of the images were copied from a book on Jewish treasures to represent a collection of Judaica in miniature. Biblically, the mandrake plant (fruit and roots) was believed to enhance a woman's fertility; Reuben gathered it for his mother, Leah. Leah had six children and also gave the plant to Rachel, who was barren but later conceived two sons. This pane was transferred to a window in the Hall of Remembrance when Beth-El Congregation moved to 4900 Briarhaven Rd. in the summer of 2000.
Date: 1999
Creator: Lauer, Ralph
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

[Stained Glass Window Pane of a Wolf]

Description: Close-up photograph of a stained-glass window pane depicting a wolf, which represents the Tribe of Benjamin. The Bible describes Benjamin as a "ravenous wolf; in the morning he consumes the foe, and in the evening he divides the spoil." It is one of more than two dozen circular stained-glass discs created in 1947 for the sanctuary of Fort Worth's Temple Beth-El; most of the images were copied from a book on Jewish treasures to represent a collection of Judaica in miniature. This pane was transferred to a window in the Hall of Remembrance when Beth-El Congregation moved to 4900 Briarhaven Rd. in the summer of 2000.
Date: 1999
Creator: Lauer, Ralph
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

[Stained Glass Window Pane of a Lion]

Description: Photograph of a stained-glass window pane depicting a lion to represent Judah and his tribe of brave leaders. It is one of more than two dozen circular stained-glass discs created in 1947 for the sanctuary of Fort Worth's Temple Beth-El; most of the images were copied from a book on Jewish treasures to represent a collection of Judaica in miniature. This pane was transferred to a window in the Hall of Remembrance when Beth-El Congregation moved to 4900 Briarhaven Rd. in the summer of 2000.
Date: 1999
Creator: Lauer, Ralph
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Beth-El Congregation Archives

[Photograph of Marvin Quinney]

Description: Photograph of Judge Marvin Quinney posing in his judge's robes in front of the Wilson County seal and an American flag. He holds a gavel in his hands.
Date: 2009
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wilson County Historical Society

[Mrs. Knox Reading a Book]

Description: Photograph of the wife of Dr. Robert Taggert Knox sitting with a book open in her lap.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wilson County Historical Society

[Old Man with Two Children]

Description: Photograph of a man sitting in a wooden chair, identified as Old Man Mac, holding baby Fay Elder on his lap. James Elder stands to the right, and a boardwalk is visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wilson County Historical Society

[Photograph of Dr. Knox]

Description: Photograph of Dr. Robert Taggert Knox, wearing a suit and a bow tie, sitting in a wooden chair in a study.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wilson County Historical Society

[Photograph of J. E. Canfield]

Description: Photograph of Judge J. E. Canfield posing in a chair in a vest, jacket, and bow tie. He holds a cane in one hand.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wilson County Historical Society

[Photo of Five Children]

Description: Photograph of five children posing together in Wilson County, Texas. The three in the back row are identified as Fay, James, and Sidell Elder, and the baby and girl in the front row are Roberta and Annie Derum.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wilson County Historical Society

[Three Men with Cow]

Description: Photograph of three men, including Sam Fore, Jr., standing in a corral with a cow in Wilson County, Texas. All three of them wear hats, and a wooden fence is visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wilson County Historical Society

[Two-Story White House]

Description: Photograph of a large two-story white house with spacious grounds on 3rd Street in Floresville, Texas. There are trees on a lawn, and a truck is parked in front of a garage to the right.
Date: July 4, 2010
Creator: Liles, Maurine
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wilson County Historical Society

[The Canfield House]

Description: Photograph of the exterior of the two-story Canfield House, with several pairs of columns at the front, and balconies on the second story and the roof.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wilson County Historical Society

[Brick House on 1st Street]

Description: Photograph of the large two-story house of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Lindley, on 1st Street in Floresville, Texas. There are yellow flowers in the yard, and tree branches are visible in the foreground.
Date: July 3, 2010
Creator: Liles, Maurine
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Wilson County Historical Society

[Floresville Railroad Depot]

Description: Photograph of the yellow railroad depot building in Floresville, Texas. Trees and a building are visible to the left.
Date: 2010
Creator: Liles, Maurine
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wilson County Historical Society