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Dear Mr. Crocker, I just discovered your website with the great old photos. My family had one of our mother, Mary Jane Garner Gilmore and one of her aunts, Annie Garner Moore taken on the streets of Fort Worth in the mid 1940's. Aunt Annie lived in Fort Worth and guess Mother was there to visit. Sincerely, Lauren Gilmore Staley

Dear Mr. Crocker,
I just discovered your website with the great old photos. My family had one of our mother, Mary Jane Garner Gilmore and one of her aunts, Annie Garner Moore taken on the streets of Fort Worth in the mid 1940’s. Aunt Annie lived in Fort Worth and guess Mother was there to visit.
Sincerely,
Lauren Gilmore Staley

James H. Reza…. Here’s my mom on the left Carla with her cousin Socorro! Probably shopping at Mornings!!

This is a Photo of my Great Grandmother Lady Clare, my Grandmother Mary Frances Bough Hall & my Mother Judith Ann Hall taken near Leonard Bros. in Downtown Fort Worth, TX in 1944. Contributed by Sherry Russell Seybert.

By request, here’s another photo of my Mother Evelyn in an outfit she made, photographed in downtown Fort Worth in front of Peyton’s in the 1930’s. Contributed by Craig E. Caganer

This a photo of my Mother downtown when she worked at Monnings. She was an excellent seamstress and made all her own clothes, including this dress. I have a bunch of these photos, she used to get her picture made by the street photographers pretty often and she’d buy them as she wanted to see what her dresses looked like! Note how she even has the pattern on the diagonal sash lined up with the skirt. Will post more if you’d like to see them. Contributed by Craig E. Caganer.

Anna Maria and Sabino Reza. Sabino was on leave from the Navy during WWII. Photo taken on the Downtown Streets of Fort Worth. Photo contributed by James H. Reza.

My mother’s cousin James B. Palmer. standing in front of Solomen’s Red Goose shoe store on Houston Street downtown Fort Worth sometime in the early 1950’s. Contributed by Rick Renfro

Here’s a photo of my dad, Grover ‘Jack’ McMinn on the left, taken in roughly 1947. My dad and his friend, Harry Bradley, worked in the warehouse at Leonard Br…other’s Department Store in downtown Ft. Worth. When I was born, the guys that worked for dad gifted us a baby bed and highchair from Leonard’s furniture department. When my parents were having their house built in River Oaks in about 1950, dad got called into Mr. Obie Leonard’s office. My dad was afraid he was in trouble. Mr. Obie told dad that he heard my parents were having a house built, but didn’t have any furniture. He told dad to go pick out all the furniture he needed and pay for it when he could. Dad said he paid for that furniture as soon as possible because when someone trust you and shows you that kind of kindness, you sure don’t want to disappoint them. He had great respect for the Leonard brothers. Contributed by Becky Mc Mins Stephens

My Great Grandmother Margaret Lea in Ft. Worth in the late 1940’s or early 1950’s.
Looks like a different shoe store than the other pic I posted. I assume one is Cartans, but were there 2 shoe stores downtown back then? Contributed by Rick Renfro

Hi…I love your old photos from downtown Ft Worth. Here is mine. My Mom and her cousin. On left is Ethel Crowell and her cousin Paula Taylor. Downtown Fort Worth in 1944 (both in high school). Nanci Owen Hatcher

This is Mary Collins. She worked Downtown at the Courthouse doing title work. She lived on Columbus Ave on North Side. Photo contributed by Dona England.

Mommy and Daddy at a Ball Game in Fort Worth. Captured by a sidewalk Photographer. Contributed by Holly Lile.

Mommy and Daddy at a Ball Game in Fort Worth. Captured by a sidewalk Photographer. Contributed by Holly Lile.

This is one of the sidewalk pictures of my older brother Jack, my Dad Truett, my Mom Freda Lanford and my aunt Ruth Harper. Probably taken in 1946. Contributed by David Lanford.

This is one of the sidewalk pictures of my older brother Jack, my Dad Truett, my Mom Freda Lanford and my aunt Ruth Harper. Probably taken in 1946. Contributed by David Lanford.

Jack and Billie McKnight downtown Ft Worth - 1945 Contributed by Dot Means.

Jack and Billie McKnight downtown Ft Worth – 1945 Contributed by Dot Means.

As you scroll through these Sidewalk Photos, you will discover that when folks went to Town in the forty’s and fifties, they dressed up. Ladies in nice dresses with nylons and high heels and hat’s. The men dressed up also, most with hat’s. In those days everything was Downtown. There was all the big department stores such as Leonards, Everybodys Striplings, Monnings, Coxs. Department stores such as Greens were downtown. All record stores were downtown. The Big Theaters were Downtown, The Hollywood, the Worth and the Palace. Downtown Fort Worth was a vibrant place to be and the people came. And where the people were, there were the sidewalk Photographers plying their trade. And so, today we have these treasures of a time long past.

As you walked along Downtown Fort Worth City Streets, a Renfro's Photographer would snap your Photo. They would give you this ticket and an envelope for you to mail. The photos were Post Card size and cost one for 25 cents. This Renfro's was at 7th & Houston St. These tickets and envelope were contributed by JoGale Mills.

As you walked along Downtown Fort Worth City Streets, a Renfro’s Photographer would snap your Photo. They would give you this ticket and an envelope for you to mail. The photos were Post Card size and cost one for 25 cents. This Renfro’s was at 7th & Houston St. These tickets and envelope were contributed by JoGale Mills.

On the streets of Downtown Fort Worth. Barsheba "Bobbie" Wynne and Susie, Warren, David and Mary.

On the streets of Downtown Fort Worth. Barsheba “Bobbie” Wynne and Susie, Warren, David and Mary.

About 1947, Virgil Farmer and his son James downtown Fort Worth on a Saturday. Taken by the street photographer. I was looking up at workers on building girders of a construction site behind the white fence in the background.

About 1947, Virgil Farmer and his son James downtown Fort Worth on a Saturday. Taken by the street photographer. I was looking up at workers on building girders of a construction site behind the white fence in the background.

This is a picture of my Grandmother, taken by Sidewalk Photographer in downtown Fort Worth. Most likely the 1930's. Contributed by Pamela Lea

This is a picture of my Grandmother, taken by Sidewalk Photographer in downtown Fort Worth. Most likely the 1930’s. Contributed by Pamela Lea

John Roy Smith and Unknown

John Roy Smith and Unknown

 These are my parents, Donald and Sylvia Reaves, sometime in the early 50's. Because the photo was trimmed to fit in an oval frame, there is little location context. This photo is a treasure of mine and I loved growing up in Fort Worth. Anne New White Oaks, New Mexico

These are my parents, Donald and Sylvia Reaves, sometime in the early
50’s. Because the photo was trimmed
to fit in an oval frame, there is little location context. This photo is a
treasure of mine and I loved growing up
in Fort Worth.
Anne New
White Oaks, New Mexico

Doris Brown Fisher and Doris Scroggins about 1954 to1958. Contributed by Karen Fisher McCuistion. Notice the Westbrook Hotel and Doug's Record Store signs in background.

Doris Brown Fisher and Doris Scroggins about 1954 to1958. Contributed by Karan Fisher McCuistion. Notice the Westbrook Hotel and Doug’s Record Store signs in background.

Garl 'Bud" Ray and Lorene Ray on the City Sidewalks of Fort Worth in 1940's Contributed by Larry Brown.

Garl ‘Bud” Ray and Lorene Ray on the City Sidewalks of Fort Worth in 1940’s Contributed by Larry Brown.

My mom, Marie Graham-Counts. Approximately 1945 or 46 at Christmas time (check out the little bells on her corsage). And I believe I have that little box which was from Cox's. Thank you for adding her, contributed by Cheryl Counts-Plotner

My mom, Marie Graham-Counts. Approximately 1945 or 46 at Christmas time (check out the little bells on her corsage). And I believe I have that little box which was from Cox’s.
Thank you for adding her, contributed by
Cheryl Counts-Plotner

 

Wilma Mahanay, Louise Dearing and Betty Lance downtown Ft. Worth. All three worked at Southwestern Bell as telephone operators in the late '40's and early '50's. thanks,Beverly

Wilma Mahanay, Louise Dearing and Betty Lance downtown Ft. Worth. All three worked at Southwestern Bell as telephone operators in the late ’40’s and early ’50’s.
thanks,Beverly

Joe Dearing: The picture which has ‘ME’ on the back could very well be my aunt, Mary Eudy. She always lived on the North Side. The picture of the three telephone operators definitely has another of my aunts in it, Lois Dearing. Love the old photos and I remember the photographers taking random shots on the streets of Fort Worth.

Sidewalk Photographer at the Fat Stock Show Feb.1 1957. Left to right.. Lester Crocker, Neva Thomas, Carol Hardgrove, Albert Leggett. Photo by the Eagan Photo Co 2405 Elm Dallas 1, Texas.

Sidewalk Photographer at the Fat Stock Show Feb.1 1957. Left to right.. Lester Crocker, Neva Thomas, Carol Hardgrove, Albert Leggett. Photo by the Eagan Photo Co 2405 Elm Dallas 1, Texas.

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Looks like there was fixin to be a Parade. The parking meters had covers on them to keep anyone from parking. John Crocker, Flora Crocker, Sonny Crocker. Fall 1946

Back in the 40’s and 50’s if you ventured out upon the streets of downtown Fort Worth. it was very likely you would encounter a sidewalk photographer. These Photographers would snap your photo on the run having but a split second to capture a image that would encourage you to send in your money. For a small price and the coupon they handed you, you would soon receive a postcard size photo of you frozen in Time. On City Sidewalks, That’s the way we were.

The following information about Fort Worth Sidewalk Photographers was contributed by Deborah Robertson.
The sidewalk Photo Company was ACTION SNAPS owned by my friends father, photographer GENE SCARBOROUGH. He would come in at night & we would help him organize ticket stubs, in numerical order & file them. He had a darkroom at their house, I think it was on 5th in the Southside, off Berry. A wonderful family. Gene, beautiful wife, Grace, daughters Grace & Betty.

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Sonny, walking with Mom on the streets of Fort Worth

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Lester and Flora Crocker August 30 1942

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Lester and Flora Crocker and Sonny 1944

Carol Berger: Thank God for all those photographers and thank you for putting this collection together. !

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Roy Smith, Sissie Smith and Trickie

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Flora Crocker 1943 Downtown Fort Worth

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Flora Crocker and Sonny Sept 1943

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Sissie Smith 1946 TCU Marching Band.

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Lester Crocker and J.R. Smith. The Hollywood Theater in Background

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( On the back it says ME ‘ 39 ) The Westbrook Hotel in background.

Ida Walker, Ivy Mahanay and Lue Mahanay downtown Ft. Worth. Most likely on their way to Leonord Brothers Department store. thanks Beverly Short

Ida Walker, Ivy Mahanay and Lue Mahanay downtown Ft. Worth. Most likely on their way to Leonord Brothers Department store.
thanks Beverly Short

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At The Stock Show 1946 or 1947. Flora Crocker and Sonny.

Jim Plotner

Photo was taken in the spring of 1951 close to the old Fort Worth 1st Baptist Church
In the Picture is my parents Roy and Wynell Plotner, Jim on the left and Jerry on the right. Mom is holding my sister Sylvia. Contributed by Jim Plotner

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Such a beautiful smile on her face, looks like she slowed down so the photographer could get a perfect photo.

Mary Dan Hayes: My Grandmother Hollis never got on the bus to go downtown without her hat and white gloves. Wonderful memory.

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Two Beautiful 1940’s ladies, the one on the right is my Mom, Flora Crocker.

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I think the sign behind her is a law office.

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Jan. 24th 1947. Downtown Fort Worth. Flora Crocker and Sonny.

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Sorry, can’t smile, it’s cold on these City Streets in the winter. 3/1946. Looks like a display of Valentine’s in the Window of the store.

Veda Hendrix….. No pictures but remember as a very little girl riding the bus from Haltom City to go downtown with my big sister and Mom. She wore high heels and of course hose. Gloves and hat. Sister and I also wore our patten leather Mary Janes. Dresses with petty coats under. It was called pride in appearance

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5-23-47 Lots of Happy people in ’47 on the street.

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2-2-46. Cool Dude, love the ‘Rake” of his hat and the short tie. Both are in step.

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10-13-45. Wonder what is in the package under his arm.

 

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John, Flora, Sonny. Look at them cute little Sailor suits.

My parents on the way to my sister's 1958 graduation from Paschal High School. Pictured: Vernon & Ollie Mae Smyers Contributed by Sherry Smyers Selby

My parents on the way to my sister’s 1958 graduation from Paschal High School.
Pictured: Vernon & Ollie Mae Smyers
Contributed by Sherry Smyers Selby

On left is Glen Robert Shaw early 1950's Contributed by Glen Shar

On left is Glen Robert Shaw early 1950’s Contributed by Glen Shar

1/11/1943 12pm Glen Robert Shaw on left. Contributed by Glen Shaw

1/11/1943 12pm Glen Robert Shaw on left. Contributed by Glen Shaw

On the Streets of Fort Worth. On the Right; Doris Brown Fisher On the Left; Kathryn McPherson. Contributed by Karen Fisher McCuistion.

On the “Sidewalks” of Fort Worth. On the Right; Doris Brown Fisher
On the Left; Kathryn McPherson. Contributed by Karan Fisher McCuistion.

Robert & Lena Crocker Lee on Downtown Fort Worth Sidewalks.

Robert & Lena Crocker Lee on Downtown Fort Worth Sidewalks.

Lena Crocker and Flora Crocker

Lena Crocker and Flora Crocker

Lester and Flora Crocker A night out on the Town

Lester and Flora Crocker A night out on the Town

Lester and Flora Crocker Dec. 18 1942

Lester and Flora Crocker Dec. 18 1942

Sissy Smith...This pkoto was a Postcard taken on Ft. Worth Sidewalks, Someone had cut out her image, don't have the slighest idea why.

Sissy Smith…This pkoto was a Postcard taken on Ft. Worth Sidewalks, Someone had cut out her image, don’t have the slighest idea why.

Sissy Smith Oct19th, 1946

Sissy Smith Oct19th, 1946

Sissy Smith at the Fort Worth Stockshow.

Sissy Smith at the Fort Worth Stockshow.

Sissy Smith and Flora Smith Crocker

Sissy Smith and Flora Smith Crocker

Lester and Flora Crocker 1943

Lester and Flora Crocker 1943

Qumay Areeta Smith AKA ,Sissy

Qumay Areeta Smith AKA ,Sissy

Sissie Smith on Right.

Sissie Smith on Right.

Sissie Smith on the City Sidewalks of Fort Worth

Sissie Smith on the City Sidewalks of Fort Worth

Mary Couch, Terressy Couch, Horace Couch

Mary Couch, Terressy Couch, Horace Couch

This is my Great Grandmother Ethel Enix and my Uncle Wesley Parham, probably mid 40's Contribuited by Pamela Lea.

This is my Great Grandmother Ethel Enix and my Uncle Wesley Parham, probably mid 40’s Contribuited by Pamela Lea.

Taken Summer 1958. Letha Nell Smelser and daughter Brenda Smelser. Contributed by Brenda Smelser Hay

Taken Summer 1958.
Letha Nell Smelser and daughter Brenda Smelser. Contributed by Brenda Smelser Hay

This is me, Cathy Holtzer Elton with my Mom and Daddy, Annette and Otto Holtzer. It was taken in 1952 in front of the Will Rogers Coliseum, I believe. It looks like the middle of Summer, so I have no idea what was going on.

This is me, Cathy Holtzer Elton with my Mom and Daddy, Annette and Otto Holtzer. It was taken in 1952 in front of the Will Rogers Coliseum, I believe. It looks like the middle of Summer, so I have no idea what was going on.

Photo was taken by a Sidewalk photographer on Belknap street about 2 blocks East of the courthouse in 1943 in front of a Rockefeller my dad is Haskell Virgil. Contributed by Norman Virgil

Photo was taken by a Sidewalk photographer on Belknap street about 2 blocks East of the courthouse in 1943 in front of a Rockefeller. My dad is Haskell Virgil. Contributed by Norman Virgil

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Frankie Worley and her 4 year old Son on Downtown Fort Worth streets.


Photo taken sometime around Feb, 1951.

Sandra

Photo taken on streets of Fort Worth sometime around 1959 or 1960. In picture: Jeff, Rhea, Liz Woosley and Helen Horn. Photo contributed by Sandra Horn Underwood. Sandra said that with closer examination that it looks like the sign next to the Kinney Shoes is a Lee Optical ??

Photo contributed by Shirley Kubiak Broewn. This is her Aunt And Uncle Christmas shopping on the streets of Downtown Fort worth.

Photo contributed by Shirley Kubiak Brown. This is her Aunt And Uncle Christmas shopping on the streets of Downtown Fort worth.

Ralph and Mary Walker, out on a date in Downtown Fort Worth about 1946. Photo contributed by Kristi Leslie.

Gerald Sanders and James. About 1950 on City Streets. Contributed by David Durward.

Gerald Sanders and James. About 1950 on City Streets. Contributed by David Durward.

Margie and Gaines Sanders sometime in 1948 in Fort Worth. Contributed by David Durard.

Margie and Gaines Sanders sometime in 1948 in Fort Worth. Contributed by David Durard.

Francis

This is Francis. Photo taken sometime around 1948-1954 on the Streets of Fort Worth. Photo contributed by Debora Mantooth.

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Narrel & Travis

This Downtown Fort Worth Photo is Paula Deane’s Parents. Narrel Teague and Travis Traynham sometime before their marriage in March 1944.They remained married until their deaths (six weeks apart) in 2012.

This is Dave and Gladys Burgess Teague. Paula said He is carrying Plans so he must have been downtown to get permits on some construction. Contributed By Paula Deane.Dave and Gladys

Freda & George

David Lanford said that this Photo on the Streets of Fort Worth is his beautiful Mother Freda Lanford, his Dad George Truett Lanford, his Dads sister Ruth and his dear brother Jack Lanford. Photo taken in 1946. David’s mom was 18 at the time and his Dad was 26. His Mom is still alive and says he loves his Mom.

Shopping on the streets of Fort Worth. Mary and Carol Neill 1947 Contributed by Carol Smith

This is my favorite sidewalk photo of my mother, Mary Lillian Obeidin Hill. Contributed by Max Hill

This is my favorite sidewalk photo of my mother, Mary Lillian Obeidin Hill.
Contributed by
Max Hill

This picture is of my parents, probably taken in early 1940's. Roberta Addington

This picture is of my parents, probably taken in early 1940’s.
Roberta Addington

 Hope and Joe Vargas, walking in downtown Fort Worth when my dad was on leave before he left for Germany in 1944. He was 18 and my mother was 16. Thanks! Janet Vargas


Hope and Joe Vargas, walking in downtown Fort Worth when my dad was on leave before he left for Germany in 1944. He was 18 and my mother was 16.
Thanks!
Janet Vargas

My Father, John L. Washington, Jr. and his sister, Joanne, downtown Fort Worth, June 13, 1951. My father was home on leave from the Army when this was taken. I love this picture! Courtesy of Lisa Washington Blake

My Father, John L. Washington, Jr. and his sister, Joanne, downtown Fort Worth,
June 13, 1951. My father was home on leave from the Army when this was taken. I
love this picture!
Courtesy of Lisa Washington Blake

My dad Refugio (Cuco) Lopez around 1960 Contributed by Lenora Lopez

My dad Refugio (Cuco) Lopez around 1960
Contributed by Lenora Lopez

1943 Mary Jo Lawrence Downtown Fort Worth Texas, returning to work at Insurance Co. after lunch. Contributed by Beverly Reddell.

1943 Mary Jo Lawrence Downtown Fort Worth Texas, returning to work at Insurance Co. after lunch. Contributed by Beverly Reddell.

Downtown Fort Worth Texas 1945, Virginia Lawrence Heath, daughter Glenda age1yr. and little sister Beverly Beth age 5 years Contributed by /Beverly Reddell

Downtown Fort Worth Texas 1945, Virginia Lawrence Heath, daughter Glenda age1yr. and little sister Beverly Beth age 5 years Contributed by /Beverly Reddell

Virginia Lawrence Heath and little sister Beverly, 1943 Fort Worth Texas Contributed by Beverly Reddell

Virginia Lawrence Heath and little sister Beverly, 1943 Fort Worth Texas
Contributed by
Beverly Reddell

 

 Mary Jo Lawrence and brother Don, Downtown Fort Worth Tx. 1946 Contributed by Beverly Reddell


Mary Jo Lawrence and brother Don, Downtown Fort Worth Tx. 1946 Contributed by Beverly Reddell

This is my favorite picture of my mother, Fannie (Rudy) Collum Huffman and me. It is probably around 1959. Baker's Shoe Store is behind us. Probably hurrying to catch a bus. Thanks, Ruby (Huffman) Bruce

This is my favorite picture of my mother, Fannie (Rudy) Collum Huffman and me. It is probably around 1959. Baker’s Shoe Store is behind us.
Probably hurrying to catch a bus.
Thanks,
Ruby (Huffman) Bruce

Me and my grandfather and mother and father 1947 Contributed by Bill Windham

Me and my grandfather and mother and father 1947 Contributed by Bill Windham

My mom on the right, Margaret Cook, and her best friend and my aunt, Wilma Cook. Contributed by Connie Fountain

My mom on the right, Margaret Cook, and her best friend and my aunt, Wilma Cook. Contributed by Connie Fountain

Another of my mother Wilma Leach-Mahanay, on right downtown Ft. Worth. My mom worked at both Monnings and Southwestern Bell for many years. Contributed by Beverly Short

Another of my mother Wilma Leach-Mahanay, on right downtown Ft. Worth. My mom worked at both Monnings and Southwestern Bell for many years.
Contributed by Beverly Short

David Burgess: What a great resource! The sidewalk pictures underscore how everyone used to get dressed up to go shopping.

Another of my mother Wilma Leach-Mahanay, on right downtown Ft. Worth. My mom worked at both Monnings and Southwestern Bell for many years. Contributed by Beverly Short

Another of my mother Wilma Leach-Mahanay, on right downtown Ft. Worth. My mom worked at both Monnings and Southwestern Bell for many years.
Contributed by Beverly Short

This is a picture of my mom and dad when they were dating. Allen Close and Irma Faye Godsey. I'm guessing this was taken about 1949 or 1950 - they were married in 1951. contributed by Jan Vance

This is a picture of my mom and dad when they were dating. Allen Close and Irma Faye Godsey. I’m guessing this was taken about 1949 or 1950 – they were married in 1951. contributed by Jan Vance

Attached is a photo of three Carter Riverside students. Left to right is Ellen Cline, Evyonne Andrews, and Jack Finney all of Ft. Worth. The time period is somewhere around 1948. contributed by Herb Kavanaugh

Attached is a photo of three Carter Riverside students. Left to right is Ellen Cline, Evyonne Andrews, and Jack Finney all of Ft. Worth. The time period is somewhere around 1948. contributed by Herb Kavanaugh

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On the streets of Downtown Fort Worth around 1950 or so. Photo contributed by Jana

On the streets of Downtown Fort Worth around 1950 or so. Photo contributed by Jana

Aunt Ada Hall and her nephew George Gillock on a regular trip to town in the 1950's. Contributed by Amy

Aunt Ada Hall and her nephew George Gillock on a regular trip to town in the
1950’s. Contributed by Amy

Attached is a Photo of my Father and Mother I think 1945 in Down Town Fort Worth Texas. Doyle Myers and Patricia Young Myers. Thank You, Douglas Myers

Attached is a Photo of my Father and Mother I think 1945 in Down Town Fort Worth Texas. Doyle Myers and Patricia Young Myers.
Thank You, Douglas Myers

David Jones Great Grandmother doing some shopping in Downtown Fort Worth

David Jones Great Grandmother doing some shopping in Downtown Fort Worth

Side Walk Photo of Quinetta Jones and her sister Missouria Jones in early Fort Worth. Looking pretty , smiling faces and in step. Contributed by D.R. Jones.

Side Walk Photo of Quinetta Jones and her sister Missouria Jones in early Fort Worth. Looking pretty , smiling faces and in step. Contributed by D.R. Jones.

This is Joe Rodriques in the middle, his sister Rita and his friend Jessie on a shopping trip in the early 50's. Was taken in front of either Leonard's or Everybody's Dept. store.

This is Joe Rodriques in the middle, his sister Rita and his friend Jessie on a shopping trip in the early 50’s. Was taken in front of either Leonard’s or Everybody’s Dept. store.

This is my uncle and mom, brother and sister, Jack and Bette Baynham around 1944. My mom was working as a stenographer at what used to be called Convair, and my uncle Jack was visiting her from Missouri. I'd love for this photo to be added to your wonderful collection, if and when you update it. Thanks, Kelley Meza

This is my uncle and mom, brother and sister, Jack and Bette Baynham around
1944. My mom was working as a stenographer at what used to be called Convair,
and my uncle Jack was visiting her from Missouri. I’d love for this photo to be
added to your wonderful collection, if and when you update it.
Thanks,
Kelley Meza

Ida Walker with daughter Ivy Walker Mahanay and granddaughter Lou Mahanay Bull, downtown Ft. Worth. Contributed by Beverly Short

Ida Walker with daughter Ivy Walker Mahanay and granddaughter Lou Mahanay Bull, downtown Ft. Worth. Contributed by Beverly Short

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Photo contributed by Donna Hill

Photo contributed by Donna Hill

Photo contributed by Donna Hill

Photo contributed by Donna Hill

Flora (Leach) Long with her brother-in-law Vern Long walking on 7th street downtown Ft. Worth. Contributed by Beverly Short

Flora (Leach) Long with her brother-in-law Vern Long walking on 7th street downtown Ft. Worth. Contributed by Beverly Short

 

Ruth Yarger Hatley Taken on Downtown Fort Worth Streets about 1940. Photos contributed by Nicole Johnson.

Ruth Yarger Hatley Taken on Downtown Fort Worth Streets about 1940. Photos contributed by Nicole Johnson.

My granny Ruth Yarger Hatley and her twin sister Dorothy Yarger Newman walking in downtown Fort Worth Tx in the early 1940’s – cameramen would be walking down the street.. Love these pics – my loving Granny went to heaven Sat at 91 yrs young as she always said. Just thought I would share!

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If you have a “Blast from the past” Sidewalk Photo in your possession that was taken on the streets of Fort Worth, send it to me at txrdside@aol.com  If you can, give me any info. you have about it. We all have some interesting relatives and every now and then some “Toads”. I even read where a woman found a stub in her husbands pocket and when she sent off for it, it was a photo of her husband, with another woman.

Uncle Buck Wilson and Aunt Clover Wilson Down town Ft. Worth. Contributed by Sharon Shipps Bonner

Uncle Buck Wilson and Aunt Clover Wilson Down town Ft. Worth. Contributed by Sharon Shipps Bonner

Emily Chrystelle Thornell on the streets of Downtown Fort Worth. Contributed by Emily Fry

Emily Chrystelle Thornell on the streets of Downtown Fort Worth. Contributed by Emily Fry

My mother, Marilyn Paschall Simmons, in the center, with co-workers Bill Michero and Doris Russell. They worked at Tandy Leather Co. in Fort Worth and were on their lunch break when a "man on the street" photographer took their picture. My Mom says she thinks the picture might have been published in the Star Telegram but can't remember for sure and she doesn't recall how she obtained a copy of it. This photo was taken in about 1947. She worked for Tandy during the War and again for about three years after the war. Dave Tandy originally hired her and she just loved him, and loved working at Tandy. Contributed by Niki Davis Lee.

My mother, Marilyn Paschall Simmons, in the center, with co-workers Bill Michero and Doris Russell. They worked at Tandy Leather Co. in Fort Worth and were on their lunch break when a “man on the street” photographer took their picture. My Mom says she thinks the picture might have been published in the Star Telegram but can’t remember for sure and she doesn’t recall how she obtained a copy of it. This photo was taken in about 1947. She worked for Tandy during the War and again for about three years after the war. Dave Tandy originally hired her and she just loved him, and loved working at Tandy. Contributed by Niki Davis Lee.

Wanda Karr Ellerbee My friend Barbara on the left, and me. Downtown Fort Worth, 1960.

Wanda Karr Ellerbee My friend Barbara on the left, and me. Downtown Fort Worth, 1960.

A blast from the past..... One of many, many candid photos of downtown Fort Worth shoppers back in the 40's/50's that were placed on post cards... This is my grandmother ( on left) Jessie & her BFF Lexie.... Contributed by Kathy Anderson

A blast from the past….. One of many, many candid photos of downtown Fort Worth shoppers back in the 40’s/50’s that were placed on post cards…
This is my grandmother ( on left) Jessie & her BFF Lexie…. Contributed by Kathy Anderson

Downtown Fort Worth Street scene of my parents, George and June Croushorn, Christmas shopping with my sister Sharon, in downtown in either 62' or 63'. Ward's Drug Store in background. Contributed by Stacy Croushorn

Downtown Fort Worth Street scene of my parents, George and June Croushorn, Christmas shopping with my sister Sharon, in downtown in either 62′ or 63′. Ward’s Drug Store in background. Contributed by Stacy Croushorn

Ft worth press had an article on my dad .it read something like the ghost of the late James Dean walking the streets of downtown ft.worth. Contributed by Teresa Hulme

Ft worth press had an article on my dad .it read something like the ghost of the late James Dean walking the streets of downtown ft.worth. Contributed by Teresa Hulme

My grandparents taken downtown Fort Worth Andrew Morris Thomas & Mildred Thomas. Grandpa sure did like wearing hats. Contributed by Sheryl Winaski Stauffer.

My grandparents taken downtown Fort Worth Andrew Morris Thomas & Mildred Thomas. Grandpa sure did like wearing hats. Contributed by Sheryl Winaski Stauffer.

My family and me, downtown Ft. Worth in 1938. Thomas A. Power's, Luella Calvert Powers, and LaVonne Powers Brock. Contributed by Lavonne Brock

My family and me, downtown Ft. Worth in 1938. Thomas A. Power’s, Luella Calvert Powers, and LaVonne Powers Brock.
Contributed by Lavonne Brock

 Traces of Texas reader Wanda Cronauer's photo of her mom, Willie Mae Greer, with two friends on Houston Street in Fort Worth back in 1942. All three were "Rosie the Riveters" at the North American plant there. They worked on the P-51 Mustang Fighter. The photo was taken by a street photographer in downtown Fort Worth. According to the note left on the photo by Wanda's mom, they were headed to Leonard's to buy a dress for her as she had a date with a man named Larry Lenz. That's three nice lookin' Texas ladies there. No wonder we won the war, with gals like these making planes!


Traces of Texas reader Wanda Cronauer’s photo of her mom, Willie Mae Greer, with two friends on Houston Street in Fort Worth back in 1942. All three were “Rosie the Riveters” at the North American plant there. They worked on the P-51 Mustang Fighter. The photo was taken by a street photographer in downtown Fort Worth. According to the note left on the photo by Wanda’s mom, they were headed to Leonard’s to buy a dress for her as she had a date with a man named Larry Lenz. That’s three nice lookin’ Texas ladies there. No wonder we won the war, with gals like these making planes!

Another sidewalk photo from downtown Fort Worth. My paternal grandparents, John Robert Ray and Connie (Carlene) Rogers Ray. Contributed by Randi Ray Smith

Another sidewalk photo from downtown Fort Worth. My paternal grandparents, John Robert Ray and Connie (Carlene) Rogers Ray. Contributed by Randi Ray Smith

Looks like a newspaper in her hand. Sunglasses and white shoes. Dressed to the nines.

Looks like a newspaper in her hand. Sunglasses and white shoes. Dressed to the nines.

Message on back.....This will kill you--I was tired and in a hurry. You can see how fat I'm getting. Now don't get too big a laugh over this and don't let any one else see it. I love you, Bea Sorry Bea, now thousands will see this photo, Sorry.

Message on back…..This will kill you–I was tired and in a hurry. You can see how fat I’m getting. Now don’t get too big a laugh over this and don’t let any one else see it. I love you, Bea Sorry Bea, now thousands will see this photo, Sorry.

Purses under their arms and ready to shop.

Purses under their arms and ready to shop.

All the Ladies dressed up to go to Town. Love the gloves and hat.

All the Ladies dressed up to go to Town. Love the gloves and hat.

Downtown Shopping with Mom on a beautiful morning.

Downtown Shopping with Mom on a beautiful morning.

Three Pretty Ladies on the Downtown Streets of Fort Worth. Barba Jean and Ruth Nelson and her sister. Contributed by Wesley Webb.

Three Pretty Ladies on the Downtown Streets of Fort Worth. Barba Jean and Ruth Nelson and her sister. Contributed by Wesley Webb.

As you walked along Downtown Fort Worth City Streets, a Renfro's Photographer would snap your Photo. They would give you this ticket and an envelope for you to mail. The photos were Post Card size and cost one for 25 cents. This Renfro's was at 7th & Houston St. These tickets and envelope were contributed by JoGale Mills.

As you walked along Downtown Fort Worth City Streets, a Renfro’s Photographer would snap your Photo. They would give you this ticket and an envelope for you to mail. The photos were Post Card size and cost one for 25 cents. This Renfro’s was at 7th & Houston St. These tickets and envelope were contributed by JoGale Mills.

This is Lucille Vandergriff Miller strolling down the sidewalk of Fort Worth. Contributed by Marsha Miller Wagner.

This is Lucille Vandergriff Miller strolling down the sidewalk of Fort Worth. Contributed by Marsha Miller Wagner.

Photo taken in front of the Nobby Harness Co. in the 300 blk. of Main Street.

Photo taken in front of the Nobby Harness Co. in the 300 blk. of Main Street.

Dot Means and her Mother on the streets of downtown Fort Worth. Contributed by Dot means.

Dot Means and her Mother on the streets of downtown Fort Worth. Contributed by Dot means.

"My Grandmother, Lizzy Faye Alvey sometime in the 1940's contributed by Barbara Alvey Bennett

“My Grandmother, Lizzy Faye Alvey sometime in the 1940’s contributed by Barbara Alvey Bennett

"My Mother, Lois Alvey on the left. Aynt Melby Batchelor 1952 on the right. Contributed by Barbara Alvey Bennett

“My Mother, Lois Alvey on the left. Aynt Melby Batchelor 1952 on the right. Contributed by Barbara Alvey Bennett

My sisters and their good friend at the 1947 Fort Worth Fat Stock Show. Elizabeth Parr, Margo Parr, and Betty Lee Dickson Cross. Contributed by Dan Parr

My sisters and their good friend at the 1947 Fort Worth Fat Stock Show.
Elizabeth Parr, Margo Parr, and Betty Lee Dickson Cross. Contributed by Dan Parr

This is J.T. & Alice Sexton some time in the late 1940's. on the streets of Downtown Fort Worth. Contributed by Mike Sexton.

This is J.T. & Alice Sexton some time in the late 1940’s. on the streets of Downtown Fort Worth. Contributed by Mike Sexton.

The little girl is my step-mother Ann Labaume Smith. Based on her age in the picture it would be just before WWII maybe 1940. The lady waving at the camera is my mother Floy Bedwell Smith and the woman over her shoulder is her mother Olive Bedwell. This is probably 1940 as well. Both pictures were taken on the downtown streets of Fort Worth, Texas.

The little girl is my step-mother Ann Labaume Smith. Based on her age in the picture it would be just before WWII maybe 1940. The lady waving at the camera is my mother Floy Bedwell Smith and the woman over her shoulder is her mother Olive Bedwell. This is probably 1940 as well. Both pictures were taken on the downtown streets of Fort Worth, Texas. Contributed by Jan Shaffer.

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Uncle Bill Gray, Daddy Pete Moore, Brother Joe Moore. Contributed by Joyce Moore Langham Pugh.

Uncle Bill Gray, Daddy Pete Moore, Brother Joe Moore. Contributed by Joyce Moore Langham Pugh.

Daddy Pete Moore on the Streets of Fort Worth. Contributed by Joyce Moore Langham Pugh

Daddy Pete Moore on the Streets of Fort Worth. Contributed by Joyce Moore Langham Pugh

Old pic of my mother-in-law, Darlene Robbins who passed away suddenly in February of last year. Anyone recognize the location? Chandler's Shoes, I think, there to the right. --neel Jewelry Co (maybe) in the background to the left. Back of the pic says 1950's. Contributed by Mark Oxer

Old pic of my mother-in-law, Darlene Robbins who passed away suddenly in February of last year.
Anyone recognize the location?
Chandler’s Shoes, I think, there to the right.
–neel Jewelry Co (maybe) in the background to the left.
Back of the pic says 1950’s. Contributed by Mark Oxer

J.W. Read sometime about 1944-1945. Nick O' Time Gift Shop in background. Contributed by Lynn Todd.

J.W. Read sometime about 1944-1945. Nick O’ Time Gift Shop in background. Contributed by Lynn Todd.

Dorothy Read and Darleen Read about 1944-1945 on the City Sidewalks of Fort Worth. Contributed by Lynn Todd.

Dorothy Read and Darleen Read about 1944-1945 on the City Sidewalks of Fort Worth. Contributed by Lynn Todd.

Dorothy Read and Bridget. Shopping in Downtown Fort Worth. Contributed by Lynn Todd.

Dorothy Read and Bridget. Shopping in Downtown Fort Worth. Contributed by Lynn Todd.

Dorothy Read. Coat and gloves on, probably real cool weather. Contributed by Lynn Todd.

Dorothy Read. Coat and gloves on, probably real cool weather. Contributed by Lynn Todd.

This classy lady is my aunt, Linda Martin. She worked at Monning's as a hair stylist in the 60s. She is celebrating 31 years this month of her own salon in Highland TX. Contributed by Debbie Hoover

This classy lady is my aunt, Linda Martin. She worked at Monning’s as a hair stylist in the 60s. She is celebrating 31 years this month of her own salon in Highland TX. Contributed by Debbie Hoover

 This handsome couple are my parents. FWPD Ofc. James Payne and his wife Alma. They were going to a TCU football game. Contributed by Judy Prater

This handsome couple are my parents. FWPD Ofc. James Payne and his wife Alma. They were going to a TCU football game. Contributed by Judy Prater

 This handsome couple are my parents. FWPD Ofc. James Payne and his wife Alma. They were going to a TCU football game. Contributed by Judy Prater

This handsome couple are my parents. FWPD Ofc. James Payne and his wife Alma. They were going to a TCU football game. Contributed by Judy Prater

This is a picture of my grandma, Vivian Faye Brooke (Gray) and her brother Luther "Bug" Brooke. I'm not sure of the year but I think it's around 1943, it was before she was married. I'd love to know where they were! Contributed by Jennifer Gray Flannery

This is a picture of my grandma, Vivian Faye Brooke (Gray) and her brother Luther “Bug” Brooke. I’m not sure of the year but I think it’s around 1943, it was before she was married. I’d love to know where they were! Contributed by Jennifer Gray Flannery

Downtown City Sidewalks about 1945.Effie Daniella Hitch ,mother, Elgate Daniel Hitch, father, sister Frances Merlynn, and myself Dan R. Hitch  Most of Hemphill was my paper route in 1960 ,Star Telegram. We lived at the corner of So. Adams and Seminary Dr. Was born on West Terrell right behind Fugahs food store a one room store that made Bar B Q I have some more street pictures I will post. Contributed by Dan R. Hitch

Downtown City Sidewalks about 1945. Contributed by Dan R. Hitch

Effie Daniella Hitch ,mother, Elgate Daniel Hitch, father, sister Frances Merlynn, and myself Dan R. Hitch.  Most of Hemphill was my paper route in 1960 ,Star Telegram. We lived at the corner of So. Adams and Seminary Dr. Was born on West Terrell right behind Fugahs food store a one room store that made Bar B Q I have some more street pictures I will post. Contributed by Dan R. Hitch

My uncle Billy Riley served in WWII. Tessie Riley is my aunt and his sister. They are in downtown Ft Worth. I'm not sure but I suppose Uncle Billy was on leave. Contributed by Sue Rivers Jarvis Witt

My uncle Billy Riley served in WWII. Tessie Riley is my aunt and his sister. They are in downtown Ft Worth. I’m not sure but I suppose Uncle Billy was on leave. Contributed by Sue Rivers Jarvis Witt

Downtown Fort Worth, Westbrook Hotel in Background. Contributed by Richard Rangel

My mama on the left street walking downtown. Contributed by Marsha Miller Wagner

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