01/AR0295 Guide to the Roberts, Sanford & Taylor Company Collection Roberts, Sanford & Taylor Company

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Guide to the Roberts, Sanford & Taylor Company Collection 1881/1915 Manuscripts Overview of the Collection Roberts, Sanford & Taylor Company Collection 1881-1915 1890-1910 01/AR0295 1.00 English Manuscripts A collection of historical photos from the Roberts, Sanford, & Taylor Company, a Texas hardware store from the turn of the 20th century. Administrative Information Conditions Governing Use:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is not restricted.

Preferred Citation:

Roberts, Sanford & Taylor Company Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice.

Arrangement of Materials:

Items are arranged by date.

Scope and Contents

Photos of the Roberts, Sanford, & Taylor Company, a hardware store in Sherman, Texas. Photos depict exteriors and interiors of the store, as well as staff workers and sales employees with the store and in promotional shots.

Detailed List of Contents id84320 12a Multiple Collections 624190 Scope and Contents

Also contains collections from David A. Webb Collection and Texas Publications Collection.

id210462 12a 1 Retail store circa 1881-1900 Scope and Contents

Interior shot of store, with two men behind counter and two men in front

id210463 12a 2 Retail store exterior circa 1890 Scope and Contents

Exterior of retail store on the eastside of the square in Sherman, Texas. A group of men stand along the street out front

id210464 12a 3 Rear Interior of Store circa 1890 Scope and Contents

Group of men at work in inside rear of the store, full of boxes and items

id210465 12a 4 Advert of company men 1894 Scope and Contents

Named photos of the major men involved with founding and supporting the company. Identified as original name--Roberts, Hardwicke, and Taylor, Co.--with founder C.E. Hardwicke.

id210466 12a 5 Joseph Grimes outside store 1898 Scope and Contents

Photo of Joseph Grimes sitting outside the store next to a bicycle. Another man stands in the doorway next to him. A small newspaper clipping on the back identifies him as the "largest man in the world," at 6'4" and weighing 754 pounds.

id210467 12a 6 Store Sales Force circa 1905 Scope and Contents

Photo of eight sales employees - some names identified on back

id210468 12a 7 Warehouse Door circa 1910 Scope and Contents

Men atop a horse cart at the warehouse door on Walnut Street. The cart is full of rolls of rope or twine. Photo is torn down the middle and was taped on the back.

id210469 12a 8 Salesmen Photo #1 1913 Scope and Contents

Group photo of company salesmen - photocopied sheet with names is attached to back

id210470 12a 9 Salesman photo #2 circa 1915 Scope and Contents

Group photo of company salesmen - names are listed on back in pen