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    Jack Reichenstein Collection

    Fort Worth Centennial 1936.
     

    Summary: Donor gave collection of postcards, photographs and items related to his family and business. Donor's father, Charles, owned Worth Segar (German spelling for Cigar) located at 1017 Main St. in Fort Worth, later moving to 801 Main in what was the Worth Hotel. Donor states his Grandfather, Louis Reichenstein, came to America during the Civil War on the same ship as Adolphus Busch, who later made him manager of beer distribution in Dallas.

    Postcards

    Views of the Fort Worth Frontier Centennial, 1936, 10 views, 50 cents, in envelope with photo of road leading to the Frontier Centennial

    • Pin Wheel Ave. Frontier Centennial, Fort Worth, Texas
    • Billy Rose's "Jumbo" Fort Worth Frontier Centennial
    • Along Sunset Trail, Frontier Centennial, Fort Worth, Texas
    • Sunset Trail Frontier Centennial, Fort Worth, Texas
    • Sunset Trail - Fort Worth Frontier Centennial
    • Lone Star Ensemble - Last Frontier - Fort Worth Frontier Centennial
    • Finale - Last Frontier Fort Worth Frontier Centennial (image shown)
    • The Paris Fair - Scene from Casa Manana Review - Fort Worth Frontier Centennial
    • West Texas Chamber of Commerce Frontier Centennial Fort Worth, Texas
    • Sunset Trail - Fort Worth Frontier Centennial

    Photographs

    • Interior of cigar store, possibly in the Metropolitan Hotel, 901 Main, Fort Worth, 8 by 6 inches; board is 11 by 9 inches. Inscription in ink on back upper right corner: "To Maria from Chas."
    • Worth Segar Store, Worth Hotel, 801 Main (southeast corner of West 7th and Main), Fort Worth. Store owned and operated by Charles Reichenstein from 1932 until about 1938. Mitchell-Greer Jewelry was in building until early 1930's and Saxet Cleaners and Tailors was in basement. Building known as the Worth Building, now that the newer Worth Hotel had opened at Taylor and West 7th Streets. Sepia tone photo, 8 by 10 inches, copy from original

    Receipts, Tax Statements, Business Cards

    • Tax statements and receipts for Worth Segar Store in Livestock Exchange Building and 801 Main and for property in Cheltenham Addition and Mattison
    • "Be Smart Be Comfortable" advertising flyer from Washer Brothers Men and Women's Clothing Store, Fort Worth. 1940 Spring and Summer clothing
    • Poll tax receipt, Dallas County, January 30, 1911, for Charles A. Reichenstein
    • Business cards for Louis Reichenstein as General Agent for E. Anheuser Company's Northern Texas office in Dallas, date unknown

    Booklet

    • Greater Fort Worth 1907 Gateway to the Great State of Texas by A. Owen Jennings, engravings by Sanders Engraving Co., Press of Texas Printing Company, 1907

    News Clipping

    • "Charles A. Reichenstein, Dean of Grid Arbiters, Retires..." Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Sports section, Spring (exact date unknown) 1935