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    Edith Deen Collection

    Armour delivery trucks in front of packing house

    Summary: Collection relates to the donor's husband's experience as a longtime employee at Armour and Company. Edgar Deen later became a member of the Fort Worth City Council and Mayor, and was general manager of the Fort Worth Stock Show. Edith Deen worked as a writer for the Fort Worth Press, and also served on the Fort Worth City Council.

    Pictured: Delivery trucks in front of Armour and Company packing house. Edgar Deen is standing by first truck, third from right, undated.

    Photographs, newspaper articles, and a note from the donor:

    • Al Lund, general manager of Fort Worth Armour plant.
    • Armour’s Quality Band, Fort Worth, standing on steps of general offices of Fort Worth plant in Stockyards. Date is unknown.
    • Armour’s Quality Band, Fort Worth, standing on steps of Tarrant County Courthouse, players in raincoats. Date unknown.
    • Banquet scene, long tables, for Clover Farm stores
    • Canned goods display of Armour meat products at a grocery store. Date is unknown.
    • Delivery trucks in front of packing house. Edgar Deen is standing by first truck, third from right. Date is unknown. (image shown)
    • Delivery trucks lined up by packing house, with drivers standing next to trucks. Date is unknown
    • Drivers and company salesmen by delivery trucks, holding certificates.
    • Edgar Deen at his phone at home
    • Edgar Deen greeting a woman in roadster car with rumble seat. In front of general offices. Date is unknown.
    • Edgar Deen holding car door for woman in a roadster, in front of Armour building
    • Edgar Deen shaking hands with another executive, with two delivery drivers standing to right. Truck is loaded with Lighthouse Soap. Date unknown.
    • Executives and office staff at Armour and Co., Fort Worth, in front of general offices in Fort Worth Stockyards. Date is unknown.
    • Five men checking carcasses hung
    • Five men checking hog carcasses hung
    • Four men in a cooler checking Armour hams
    • George A Eastwood, manager of Armour Soap, later president of Armour and Co.
    • Grocery store and market displays of Armour products (three versions)
    • J. A. Lynch, national sales manager for Armour and Co.
    • Large gathering of men, women, and children outside a home/building, night scene
    • Large group of men in shirt sleeves outside a building, night, Edgar Deen to far right standing. Possibly sales group from Armours?
    • Large group of men in suits outside a building, night scene
    • Large group of men in suits, one woman, photo of Paul Whiteman on wall, (circa 1936)
    • Line of Armour delivery trucks parked by general offices and plant to right, Trucks appear to be headed to the Leonard’s Market. Date is unknown.
    • Man checking stock of Armour products on shelves
    • Meat market display, with woman customer (circa early 1930s). Union Market.
    • Meat market with Armour wrapped hams on floor, woman customer
    • Men being served breakfast by man in Armour chef hat [possibly Edgar Deen] and Vivian Boswell (two versions)
    • Men in suits behind steers in a cattle pen, Stockyards, possibly Armour buyers
    • Men standing behind meat counters and in aisle of what appears to be a showroom for products. Edgar Deen leaning on counter to left with a cane
    • Mr.  White, president of Armour and Co. during Depression
    • Nelson and Draughon Business College band. Drummer is Edger Deen. Date is unknown.
    • Note from Edith Deen, May 25, 1979.
    • Obituary for Edgar Deen, May 29, 1967 (born in 1889)
    • Officials of Kiwanis Club, North Fort Worth, 1929. (Edgar Deen, 2nd vice-president)
    • Officials posed in front of Armour general office building
    • Officials posed in front of general office building, Edgar Deen standing side-ways behind man in light suit in center
    • Philip Armour, copy of photograph
    • Possum Hunt, circa 1920s. Location is unknown but the photographer was Bryant Studios of Fort Worth
    • Possum hunt, large group under trees. (three different scenes from same evening), circa 1920s
    • Telephone employees taking orders, Armour
    • Three copy print photographs of marching bands: Nelson & Draughon (one image);  Armour Quality Band (two images), early 1900s
    • Unknown man (possibly a former president of Armour and Company), undated
    • Vivian and Edith Boswell with children
    • W. C. Sumners, general manager of Fort Worth plant
    • Workers wrapping meat in a cooling room
    • Armour delivery trucks parked by packing houses (four photocopy versions)
    • Newspaper article and biographical information on Edith Alderman Deen, 1949, 2007

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