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    Sam Connery Collection

    Summary: Donor's father, William John Connery, trained with the RAF in Fort Worth during 1917. While in Fort Worth, he taught classes at the Negro High School. These photos are from that experience. William John Connery may be the man in uniform in the rear of the classroom in the photograph above. Originally called Colored High School, later changed to I. M. Terrell High, 1201 E. 13th St.

    Classroom Negro School 1918

    Above: "Classroom, Negro School"  4 by 5 inches, glossy sepia. Students seated at desks, female teacher standing by blackboard with uniformed man.

    • Letter: Sam Connery to Fort Worth Historical Society dated 12-28-04 giving information on source of the enclosed photos.
    • Photograph: "Group of Negro School children, teachers" 3 by 5 inches, glossy sepia. Image shows cornice and cast ornamentation over doors that was later removed. Suited man in doorway is probably W. O. Bundy, principal.
    • Photograph: "Classroom, Negro School"  4 by 5 inches, glossy sepia. Students seated at desks, female teacher standing by blackboard with uniformed man.
    • Photograph: "Negro School boys lined up at recess - Fort Worth" 4 by 5 inches, glossy sepia. Young boys in caps, knickers, at curb under young trees. Older people behind, near steps and door to school. Automobile at curb. 
    • Photograph: "Girls line up at recess at Negro School"  2 by 4 inches, black and white photo. Girls standing to one side of fire escape, to right are older girls. Teachers are standing on steps. Fine detail of ornamentation shows over windows, doors.
    • Photograph: "High School Class, Girls Negro High School. Fort Worth   All negroes" 4 by 3 inches, sepia glossy photo. Girls standing on steps under pedimented doorway. One girl is holding a tennis racket on front row.
    • Photograph: "American troops. `Panther Division' during march past, Fort Worth, April 11, 1918"  4 by inches, glossy sepia. Main Street, Fort Worth, approximately 413 Main near Thomas Building showing Wood and Company Hatters at 411-b Main and Gaines Bros. Sporting Goods at 413 Main, between 3rd and 4th Streets.
    • Photograph: "RFC (Royal Flying Corps) stand at review of Panther Division, US Army, April 11, 1918".  5 by 3 inches, glossy sepia. Main Street, Fort Worth between 2nd and 3rd Streets.


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