Florence Shuman was the wife of Adolph L. Shuman, an advertising director for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. She was born Florence Griswold of Sullivan, Missouri and came to Fort Worth with her husband in 1904. The Shumans were well known for their civic activities in Fort Worth. She was an early member of the Woman’s Club. It was probably in her capacity as member of the Harmony Club, the woman’s group devoted to bringing fine music to the community, that she received these photographs. Mrs. Shuman died in 1960.
The provenance is unknown, but they were donated prior to 1991.
Scope and Contents Note
The collection consists of one box of twenty-seven photographs of singers, conductors, and other musical performers who visited Fort Worth. They are dated between 1916 and 1922 and are inscribed to Mrs. A. L. Shuman by the artists.
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