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[Bish Mathis Typewriting School]

Description: Photograph of the staff of the Bish Mathis Typewriting School in Longview, Texas. Mathis opened the school in 1935 on Green Street, where it remained until 1937. He then moved the school to the Glover Crim Building. From left to right, the staff members pictured are: Top row: Bish Mathis, Don Khoury, John Ben Sheppard, unknown. Bottom row: unknown, Oscar Jones, Josh Moore.
Date: 1950~
Creator: Culpepper, Cody B.

[Robert G. and Evelyn LeTourneau]

Description: Photograph of Robert G. and Evelyn LeTourneau of Longview, Texas. The couple is pictured in front of the old WWII bomber that Mr. LeTourneau purchased to travel to missionary fields all over the world, as well as to oversee plant production and projects all over the United States. The couple is standing with two other unidentified men.
Date: 1954
Creator: Herman's Studio and Camera Center

[LeTourneau Hotel]

Description: Photograph of a LeTourneau Industries hotel, which was designed by Evelyn LeTourneau of Longview, Texas. Evelyn was married to Robert G. LeTourneau, the founder of LeTourneau Industries. The photograph shows an aerial view of the hotel, which was built in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Date: 1950~

[LeTourneau Plane and Car]

Description: Photograph of Robert G. LeTourneau's station wagon and airplane. LeTourneau founded a Christian radio station, called KLTI, in Longview, Texas. The vehicles were affiliated with the radio station. The back of the station wagon was equipped with radio broadcasting equipment for on the spot interviews. The car was nicknamed the "Weasel" and the plane was called the "Seeing Eye."
Date: 1950~

[LeTourneau Radio Station]

Description: Photograph of Robert G. LeTourneau's Christian broadcasting radio station, called KLTI, which was located in Longview, Texas. In the photograph, the radio station is shown in the middle of a field, and there is a tall radio tower to the right of the station.
Date: 1950~

East Texas Skyscraper

Description: Photographic postcard of the First National Bank, in Longview, Texas, as noted on the back of the postcard. The building was located at 213 E. Tyler, and it was "the tallest building in Longview, reaching a height of 145 feet."
Date: [1950~]
Creator: Culpepper, Cody B.