Arlington Historical Society Collection

Middleton Tate Johnson

Pictured: Middleton Tate Johnson

Summary: The Arlington Historical Society Collection includes photographs, menus, maps, programs, books, ephemera and year books. Often these items donated to the Tarrant County Archives pertain to other communities within Tarrant County rather than to Arlington. The Arlington Historical Society maintains separate collections relevant to Arlington. For items relevant to Arlington, the Society can be reached Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Fielder House, 1616 W Abram St., Arlington, TX 76013, 817-460-4001. Image shown is early Tarrant County settler Middleton Tate Johnson (1810-1866).

View the Arlington Historical Society Collection image gallery.



  • Crowd in front of storefront at 208 W. 10th Street, Ft. Worth, with clock in background, "Mechanic's Tool Co." sign on window; Rudy Lawson Jewelry Store is next door at 206-b; 8 by 10 inches, black and white, 1949
  • Crowd of women outside doorway to 211 W. 10th Street, Fort Worth; Site of Southwestern Bell traffic and plant department; Ben S. Crow Jewelry Store at 205 W. 10th has sign in background;  8 by 10 inches, black and white, 1949
  • Middleton Tate Johnson (1810-1866) portrait, Swartz Studios, copy print from a carte de visite. 5 by 8 inches, date unknown
  • Dickson-Jenkins Manufacturing Co. Employees, Fort Worth, Texas, October 11, 1932; Black and white panoramic photograph, 36 by 8 inches, United Photo Service, unframed in roll,  Dickson-Jenkins manufactured work clothing at factory at 202-208 St. Louis Avenue
  • "Billy Rose presents The Last Frontier" from 1936 Texas Centennial event in Fort Worth; 24 pages, plus cover, with photographs of Fort Worth leaders of Centennial celebrations; performers include Mitzi Lucas, Mabel Strickland, Bob Callen
Books and Ledgers
  • Symbolism of the Three Degrees Part Three: The Master Mason Degree , by Oliver Day Street, published by The Masonic Service Association of the United States, Washington D. C., 1922, 1924; inscribed: Panther City Lodge, #1183, Fort. Worth, Texas
  • Ledger for Polytechnic and Meadowbrook Herald, 1961, separate neighborhood newspapers, edited by Jud S. Perry, 2912 E. Rosedale, Fort Worth, near campus of Texas Wesleyan College
  • MAPSCO, Fort Worth, 1974. Handymap, Inc. spiral bound

Putman Family Collection of High School Yearbooks:

North Side High School

  • The Lasso Volume 5, 1917; Red cardboard cover, back missing;
  • The Lasso Volume 6, 1918; Green paper cover with cord binding;
  • The Lasso Volume 7, 1919. Beige paper cover with cord binding;
  • The Lasso Volume 8, 1920; Light brown paper cover with cord binding;
  • The Lasso Volume 9, 1921; Maroon paper cover with cord binding;
  • The Lasso Volume 10 1922; Dark brown paper cover with cord binding;
  • The Lasso Volume 11 1923; Brown paper cover with cord binding;
  • The Lasso Volume 12 1924; Brown hard cover embossed with steer head and school building;
  • The Lasso Volume 13, 1925; Gray hard cover embossed with rope

Carter Riverside High School

  • 1943 War Eagle Special Edition published in 1942; The school put out a paperback smaller edition due to the many shortages caused by the war; Royal blue paper cover with eagle printed in silver
  • 1945 War Eagle; Red spiral bound, cream paper cover with blue eagle


  • Room Service Menu for The Blackstone Hotel, Fort Worth, 1947; Notes on cover: Room 1816, Aug. 15, 1947, 5th Wedding Anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Fanning
  • Counter check for Blackstone Hotel labeled: Guest's Draft
  • Menu for Harris Hospital Information Regarding Selection of Food date is unknown;
  • Merchandise sack with Leonard's logo with M and O Subway
  • Placemat from W.C. Stripling Co. Department Store Fort Worth tearoom with Texas Centennial drawings, 1936