Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau Collection


Tarrant County Courthouse at dusk 

Summary:   The Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau Collection (FWCVB) consists of slides showing local scenes and landmarks. These images were created to help with publicity for the city by the FWCVB and most of the images date from the 1990s to 2000s. The collection also contains some photographs and negatives. View the Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau image gallery of photographs.

  • Black binder with sleeved photo slides of Sundance Square, longhorn herd, Stockyard scenes, Will Rogers Coliseum, Kimbell Museum, Bass Hall, Cinco de Mayo celebration, downtown buildings. All appear to be from 1999.
  • Gray binder with sleeved slides of Frontier Forts Muster in Stockyards (2001),  Pioneer Rest Cemetery
  • Black binder with sleeved photo slides of Traders Village, Texas Motor Speedway, Stockyards, Southwestern Baptist Seminary, Cultural District, downtown. Also some sleeved negatives in back. 1997-1999.
  • Black binder with sleeved slides of Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering, Sterquell Wagon collection, Stockyards Station. (believed to be from 1999)
  • Black binder with sleeved slides of Fort Worth Zoo, various promotional shots for advertisements of local businesses and sites taken by Sergio Piumatti, Pioneer Days in Stockyards, Botanic Gardens, retail sites, Pawnee Bill Wild West Show, ranches, museums, Tarantula train. (possibly 1997)
  • Blue binder with sleeved slides for Pioneer Rest Cemetery, Tarrant County Courthouse, with monuments around the square (Charles Tandy, Heritage Park, bronze markers nearby for Fort Worth), Chisholm Trail marker. 2001
  • Clear plastic envelope with three sleeved pages of slides of Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering parade through downtown and Stockyards. Date unknown but before 2000 tornado.
  • Black binder with sleeved slides of Arlington, Las Colinas, Dallas attractions; Trinity Meadows race track; hotels; convention center; airports (DFW and Alliance). 1989 and 1991
  • Black binder with sleeved slides of Fort Worth Zoo, museums, parks, theaters, Stock Show grounds and statues, Downtown, Downtown museums, Caravan of Dreams murals, Thistle Hill, McFarland house, colleges. 1980s
  • Black binder with sleeved slides of ranches (West Fork), (Wild Bunch photo, Logo), (1993); Stock Show parade (1994); Chuck Wagon cookoff 1993; Chisholm Trail Round up, 1994; Main Street Arts festival, 1994, Air Show
  • Black binder with sleeved slides of FWCVB logos and advertising brochures and themes, photos of FWCVB headquarters; convention visitors at various locations (West Fork, stockyards)
  • Black binder with sleeved slides of Davis Cup (1992)
  • Black binder with sleeved slides of Tarantula train, Fort Worth Stock Show, Stockyards, and Red Steagall Gathering. (1993-1994)
  • Black binder with sleeved slides of markers, buildings, and statuary along Main Street, some other downtown streets, too. 1994
  • Black binder with sleeved slides of Cattleman’s Museum, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Vintage Flying Museum, Will Rogers complex, downtown buildings and parks, Stockyards, Ellis Pecan Bldg (KKK hall), County buildings, Trinity River and bridges, Camp Bowie Memorial park and statue, Soviet space exhibit, and skylines. 1991
  • Black binder with Velcro fasteners of 8 by 10 inch color photos of downtown and Stockyards sites, Cultural District, Zoo, Botanic Gardens, brochures for marketing Fort Worth tourism. 1992-1994
  • Box 1: Fort Worth Zoo, Botanic Garden, Log Cabin Village, Trinity Park, Water Garden, and Texas Motor Speedway
  • Box 2: Shakespeare in the Park, Circle Theater, Fort Worth Ballet, Van Cliburn, Hip Pocket Theater, Stage West, Casa Manana, Caravan of Dreams, Jubilee Theater, Burnett Park, Como Parade
  • Box 3: Cattlemen’s Museum, Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Amon Carter Museum, Kimbell Museum, Fire Station Number One, C. R. Smith Museum, Thistle Hill, Eddleman-McFarland, Sid Richardson Museum
  • Box 4: Six Flags, Wet and Wild, Texas Rangers, Trinity Meadows Racetrack, Tarantula Train, Red Steagall, Don Edwards, Air Show, Main Street Arts Festival, Tandy Center, Last Great Gunfight, Cowtown Marathon
  • Box 5: Stock Show Parade, Stockyards, Cowtown Coliseum, Pawnee Bill Wild West Show, Visitors Center, Billy Bob’s, Motor Coaches
  • Box 6: Skyline, Convention Center, Davis Cup matches (1992), Convention and Visitors Bureau offices downtown
  • Box 7: Restaurants, Hotels, Shopping, airports
  • Box 8: Sculptures (Texas Gold, Booger Red, Tandy, Midnight, Eagle), hospitals, colleges (Texas Christian University, TCOM, and TWU), logos, NCHA Futurity (1991)
  • Box 9: Cowboys and Culture, Churches (First Methodist , St. Patrick’s, First Christian), ranches, Kennedy in Fort Worth (1963), Alliance, Thistle Hill, Sid Richardson Museum, Texas and Pacific Bldg
  • Box 10: Cattle Auction, Horse sales, Rodeo, West Fork Ranch, Texas Lil’s,  Calgary, Sundance theaters, General Worth Square, Will Rogers complex, sailboats
  • Additional Slides:
    • Downtown Fort Worth: skyline/horses, Fort Worth Water Gardens, AMC Palace Theater, Barnes and Noble, Bass Hall, Caravan of Dreams, Carriage Rides, Sundance Square, 8.0 Restaurant patio, Convention Center
    • Stockyards: Cowboys along Exchange Avenue, Billy Bob's Texas, Exchange Avenue sights, Boot Shopping, Maverick Western Wear, Fort Worth Herd, White Elephant Saloon, Joe T. Garcia’s, Risckey's in Stockyards Station, Livestock Exchange Building, Cowtown Coliseum
    • Shopping: Camp Bowie, Sample House, Hulen Mall, Harold's, Outlet square
    • Sports: Texas Motor Speedway, Brahmas Hockey
    • Museums: Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Modern Art Museum, Amon Carter Museum
    • Fort Worth Zoo
    • DFW Airport
    • Angeluna restaurant
    • Bike security officer
    • Main Street: mural, courthouse, storefronts
    • Main Street Arts Festival (1995)
    • Houston Street in Sundance Square
    • Mi Cocina restaurant
    • Radisson Hotel
    • Ramada Hotel
    • Sundance Square at night and Sundance Square Mural
    • Reata restaurant
    • USA Café, Worthington
    • University Park Village
    • Tarantula Train
    • Botanic Garden
    • Log Cabin Village
    • Pawnee Bill show
    • Knights of Pythias
    • Fire Station Number One
    • Will Rogers Memorial Center
    • Booger Red Saloon
    • Ranch shots


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