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    Luis Aguilar Collection

    14 Fort Worth Law Men

    Summary: Donor gave four rare framed photographs that had belonged to his brother, Joseph J. "Joe" Aguilar, who lived in Fort Worth since 1968, and passed away in 2014.


    Image shown (left): Photograph of 14 Fort Worth Law Men, circa early 1880s

    Standing, left to right: W. T. Sands, Bill Neely, Ike Cantrell, Long Thomas, Bob Buchannan, Charley Scott, W. M. Rea, and Jake Riggle.

    Seated, left to right: Charles Garrison, City Secretary Stuart Harrison, Marshall Sam Farmer, Mayor John T. Brown, _ Coleman and E. P. Maddox.

    Identifications from identical photograph that belonged to Chris Farkas (1949-2003), owner Mamma’s Pizza, great-grandson E. P. Maddox, per Footprints, August 1992: 136.

    Four large framed images, all appearing to date to the second half of the 19th century.

    • Swartz Brothers photograph of the City of Fort Worth Police Department, consisting of 28 officers individual images in rows with Captain Maddox in center, and names of each officer below the image
    • Swartz Brothers photograph of 14 Fort Worth Law Men, 16 by 20 inches in frame; early 1880s
    • Studio Photograph of 16 men, 16 by 20 inches in hand carved frame; may date to 1870s
    • Unknown image of a man in tropical jungle apparel of the sort that was worn in the Philippines in the mid to late 19th century

    16 men

    Image shown (above): Studio portrait of 16 men, circa 1870s


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