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John Rogers was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was the son of John Rogers, Sr., a prominent public figure in Oklahoma. He attended Tulsa High School and entered the army in 1943. He documented and photographed scenes of World War II with his battalion, the 99th Infantry, during the Battle of the Bulge. He attended the Art Center in California in the late 1940s after his time in World War II. He was in Dallas in 1949 and would live there for the rest of his life as a commercial photographer. Some of his first work in Dallas was with Neiman-Marcus, where he produced fashion and product photography. He shot architectural scenes for brochures and other forms of advertising for firms in and out of the area. He was also a magazine photographer for home improvement and gardening publications throughout his career.
Georgette de Bruchard was born in France and moved to the United States to pursue a career as a photographer. She worked for Southern Methodist University as staff photographer and worked with many of the same clients as John Rogers. In 1962, she married John Rogers in Dallas. She photographed both celebrities and political events throughout the 1960s. She was a photographer of the people of Dallas as well as her own family and friends.
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John Rogers and Georgette de Bruchard Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections
Collection contains the photography of John Rogers and Georgette de Bruchard. Black and white, as well as color photo prints of varying sizes are included along with color negatives, color positives, black and white negatives and black and white positives. Images consist primarily of people, architecture (office buildings, interiors, exteriors, houses) and advertising. Photographs of political events, businessmen, and family members are included. The materials range from 1920-1992, with most of it coming from the 1945-1991 timeline. The materials focus primarily on the Dallas and Fort Worth region, particularly on Dallas development and work with stores such as Neiman-Marcus. Rogers' work also includes photography for such publications as
Georgette de Bruchard photographs include images from France (her home country), the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at SMU, the Dallas Theater Center, Dallas Zoo, Six Flags and people such as Pat Boone, Maria Callas, Bobby Darin, Alice Faye, John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Paul Kletzki, Ann-Margret, Jack Nance, Richard Nixon and Charlie Pride.
Includes 2x2 inch negatives.
Box 6, Folder 98
Contains images of early IBM machines.
Box 14, Folder 86
Includes a 1958 advertisement for Haggar Slacks; a plan of Brook Hollow Industrial District with businesses circled in crayon and handwritten calculations on the back; a brochure on effective slide preparation using 35mm film; and a handwritten note from Stewart to John Rogers giving him feedback on the "bicycle picture" for SWL.
Includes a brochure for Texas Ware and a contact sheet with portraits of E. B. Germany and Don Lanham taken for Life Magazine in January, 1962.
Includes an envelope addressed to George Charlton with a typewritten note from John Rogers.
Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Richard Lloyd Jones House in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Includes an envelope addressed to Rod Lambeth, 4x5 negatives, and a receipt from Meisel Photochrome Corporation.
Includes a draft of an advertisement for Collins FM transmitters with John Roger's photograph of a cleaning woman dusting a transmitter and handwritten comments in red and blue ink.
O'Neil Ford and Associates designed the Texas Instruments Semiconductor Complex in Dallas, Texas.
Includes two sets of sheet music.
Includes an Award of Merit issued in 1978 by the Society of Publication Designers to John Rogers for his work for the AIA Journal, an advertisement for Neiman Marcus, and a note from John Rogers to Sandra regarding reprints from the color lab with Sandra's reply written on the back.
Includes an article from Living Magazine featuring photographs by John Rogers. The article discusses the safety features of a house designed for the national president of the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees) in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Includes a note from Stevie to John Rogers discussing pictures Rogers took in Mexico.
Some photographs have typed or handwritten comments on the back. Includes a note from Pam Cullison on Better Homes and Gardens stationery to John Rogers about photographs he sent her.
Includes three awards from the Fourth Annual Exhibition of Southwestern Advertising Art issued to John Rogers by the Dallas-Ft. Worth Art Directors Club.
Includes mounted clippings from the October 1949 issue of Modern Photography and the January 17, 1950 issue of Look magazine with John Rogers' photography.
Includes a page from the January 3, 1950 issue of Look magazine with one of John Rogers' photographs of Neiman Marcus and a Southland Life Insurance ad featuring an interior view of the "Chapel in the Sky" located on the 39th floor of the Southland Life building.
Includes smaller-sized prints.
Includes photographs exhibited at the 1948 Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona, California.
Includes pages with handwritten captions from John Rogers' World War II photo album.
Includes photographs by Georgette de Bruchard and mounted clippings of magazine articles featuring photography by John Rogers and de Bruchard.
Box 57, Folder 27
"Laugheal Studio, 6411 Hillcrest, L-3660, Dallas" was written on the envelope.