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Take a pre-War look at downtown Fort Worth

Posted Dec. 19, 2016

back and white store front photos

“Downtown in Fort Worth at Christmas Time” is a collage of photographs taken by Lewis D. Fox in December 1940. The photos show some of the over-the-top window displays created by downtown retailers.

Cheney’s Ladies Ready-To-Wear Apparel and Striplings Department Store were both on Houston Street.

Fox created more than 50 albums of photographs documenting Fort Worth and major cities throughout the United States.

The Fort Worth Library has approximately 10,000 items pertaining to the history of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. These items include city and county government documents, newspapers, directories, cemetery association records, maps as well as popular and scholarly books written by local authors or about local subjects. To learn more, call 817-392-7740 or email the Genealogy, History and Archives Section.

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