Sam Connery Collection

Summary: Donor's father, William John Connery, trained with the RAF in Fort Worth during World War I. While in Fort Worth, he taught classes at Colored High School, later changed to I.M. Terrell High, at 1201 E. 13th St. Connery passed away in 1960 and left behind the following photographs from his experience in Fort Worth. These photos are from his time spent in Fort Worth.

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Classroom scene, Colored High School, 1918

Pictured: Classroom scene at Colored High School, 1918


  • Letter from Sam Connery to Fort Worth Historical Society regarding information on source of the enclosed photos, December 28, 2004


  • "Group of Negro School children, teachers", also showing principal W. O. Bundy, 1918
  • "Classroom, Negro School", uniformed man is possibly William John Connery, 1918 (image shown)
  • "Negro School boys lined up at recess - Fort Worth", 1918
  • "Girls line up at recess at Negro School", 1918
  • "High School Class, Girls Negro High School, Fort Worth", 1918
  • "American troops, `Panther Division', during march past, Fort Worth, April 11, 1918", approximately 413 Main Street, showing Wood and Company Hatters and Gaines Bros. Sporting Goods, 1918
  • "RFC (Royal Flying Corps) stand at review of Panther Division, US Army, April 11, 1918", showing Main Street, between 2nd and 3rd Streets, 1918