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[The Kilgore Home]

Description: Photograph of the Kilgore home, a two-story house with a large, enclosed front porch. A long line of manicured bushes borders the property. According to accompanying information, the house is on Kansas and 4th Street in League City. It was the house where Theodore Kilgore and his wife Zonnie died, in 1955 and 1959, respectively. The house was then sold in 1959.
Date: August 1939

[Man Fishing at Clear Creek]

Description: Photograph of Chester Knight, father of Zonnie Knight Kilgore, fishing in a row boat on the banks of Clear Creek in League City. The bridge in the background is Clear Creek Bridge; it was once the connection between Galveston County to Harris County. It was demolished upon construction of Highway 3.
Date: August 1939

[Man in a Watermelon Patch]

Description: Photograph of Theodore Kilgore standing in a watermelon patch on land belonging to Frank Outlaw. According to accompanying information, Theodore hired a man named Pat Felts to plant 10 acres of watermelons on Frank Outlaw's property. The land is now the location of the Countryside South neighborhood.
Date: August 1939

[The Kilgore Family]

Description: Photograph of the Kilgore family standing together outdoors. Standing on the far left are Theodore Kilgore and Zonnie Knight Kilgore, the patriarch and matriarch of the family. In the middle of the group is Edna, Ullmann's wife, and Ullmann himself, holding their infant son, Theodore Jr., aka Teddy. The younger Kilgore sons, Joseph and Charles, are standing on the right.
Date: 1940

[1940 Buick Convertible]

Description: Photograph of a 1940 red Buick convertible that belonged to Joseph Kilgore. The car is heading down a small dirt road in League City.
Date: 1941

[Display Window at T.A. Kilgore Grocery Store]

Description: Photograph of the display window at T.A. Kilgore Grocery Store in Dickinson, Texas. Cans of Bee Brand products set in pyramid formations line the bottom of the window. Above the cans are five posted signs advertising various produce for sale. The reflection of a building across the street is visible in the glass. A handwritten note on the back of the photo reads, "This is a picture of the window by the produce stand. On one of the signs you will notice my mistake I told you about. The window has a display of Bee Brand products on it."
Date: 1942

[Ullmann Kilgore at Virginia Beach]

Description: Photograph of Ullmann Kilgore, wearing a U.S. Navy uniform, relaxing in a fold-out chair on Virginia Beach. He has a bottled beverage in his hand. The chair next to his is empty. A handwritten caption on the back of the photo reads, "The very best picture of Ullmann I've ever had. Va. Beach Sept. 1942." According to accompanying information, Ullmann was part of the 24th Seabee Battalion of the U.S. Navy.
Date: September 1942

[Marching American Soldiers]

Description: Photograph of American soldiers in uniform walking in formation through a small town street. They are clad in infantry uniforms complete with helmets and arms.
Date: 1943

[Marching American Soldiers]

Description: Photograph of a group of American soldiers marching on a gravel road. They are clad in infantry clothes complete with peaked caps, sashes, and arms. A barrack-like building is visible in the background.
Date: 1943

[Marching American Soldiers]

Description: Photograph of a group of American soldiers marching on a gravel road. They are clad in infantry clothes complete with peaked caps, sashes, and arms. A barrack-like building is visible in the background.
Date: 1943

[Marching American Soldiers]

Description: Photograph of a group of American soldiers marching on a gravel road. They are clad in infantry clothes complete with peaked caps, sashes, and arms. A barrack-like building is visible in the background.
Date: 1943

[Toddler-Aged Cousins]

Description: Photograph of Theodore Kilgore Jr., aka Teddy, helping his younger cousin Ardone into a car that is parked on a neighborhood street. Teddy is in an outfit that resembles a uniform while Ardone is wearing a child's bodysuit.
Date: December 4, 1943

[Ullmann Kilgore in Military Uniform]

Description: Photograph of Ullmann Kilgore in his U.S. Navy Service Khaki uniform, which consists of a garrison cap, a jacket, a collared shirt, and a tie. According to accompanying information, Ullmann was a part of the 24th Seabee Battalion of the U.S. Navy, who were stationed in New Guinea at the time this photo was taken.
Date: 1944

[Uniformed Kilgore Brothers in New Zealand]

Description: Photograph of brothers Ullmann and Joseph Kilgore sitting together in their military uniforms. Joseph, the brother on the right, was a lieutenant in the U.S. Army and an officer in the 43rd Infantry Division in New Guinea. Ullmann, the brother on the left, was part of the U.S. Navy's 24th Seabee Battalion. Having just finished a successful campaign in New Guinea, Joseph's division had been ordered to rest in New Zealand, where Ullmann's battalion were also ordered to go.
Date: 1944

[Kilgore Brothers in Uniform]

Description: Photograph of two uniformed young men, Joseph and Charles Kilgore, standing outdoors with their grandfather Chester Knight and an unidentified elderly woman. Behind them is a partially visible house with a wooden fence.
Date: 1945

[League City High School Class of 1947]

Description: Photograph of a group of students from the League City High School class of 1947; however, this photo was taken when the students were juniors. They are arranged in two rows on the steps just outside an unidentified building.
Date: 1946

[Grand Opening of T.A. Kilgore Grocery Store]

Description: Photograph of the grand opening of the T.A. Kilgore Grocery Store in League City. Inside the store, a huge crowd of people swarms underneath signs advertising in-store sales and featuring related illustrations and photographs. Visible amongst the crowd are products in stacks on the sale floor.
Date: 1947

[Grand Opening of T.A. Kilgore Grocery Store]

Description: Photograph of the grand opening of the T.A. Kilgore Grocery Store in League City. Inside the store, a huge crowd of people swarms underneath signs advertising in-store sales and featuring related illustrations and photographs.
Date: 1947

[Grand Opening of T.A. Kilgore Grocery Store]

Description: Photograph of the grand opening of the T.A. Kilgore Grocery Store in League City. A huge crowd of people swarms inside the store underneath signs hung from air conditioning ducts. The signs are advertisements for in-store savings and sales and feature photographs of food.
Date: 1947

[Parking Lot at T.A. Kilgore Grocery Store]

Description: Photograph of the parking lot at T.A. Kilgore Grocery Store on the day of its grand opening in League City, Texas. The parking lot is nearly full, with a couple cars parked on the grass.
Date: 1947

[The Kilgores with a Child]

Description: Photograph of Theodore and Zonnie Kilgore spending time outdoors with an unidentified young girl. Theodore is standing with his hands on his hips while Zonnie is knelt beside the little girl holding some linens. A house is visible just behind them.
Date: June 1951

[Children in a Lawn Chair]

Description: Photograph of two young boys reclining in a padded lawn chair outdoors. Both boys are wearing shorts with no shirt. The boy on the right is Doug Snell.
Date: June 1952