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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.
Also contains collections from David A. Webb Collection and Texas Publications Collection.
Interior shot of store, with two men behind counter and two men in front
Exterior of retail store on the eastside of the square in Sherman, Texas. A group of men stand along the street out front
Group of men at work in inside rear of the store, full of boxes and items
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.
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.
Photo of eight sales employees - some names identified on back
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.
Group photo of company salesmen - photocopied sheet with names is attached to back
Group photo of company salesmen - names are listed on back in pen