Notes from the past…

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: “Behind the scenes” with Banker Stanley

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Susan Pix (92)

This photograph is of my great-grandfather John Thomas Stanley, ca 1918 (age 22). John Stanley was involved in the Fort Worth banking industry almost his entire adult life. Thanks to GenealogyBank, I have been able to download quite a few articles mentioning him from the early Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

I found this article today and thought, “How cool!”

From the 12 May 1918 edition, Part 2, Page 28:

(My apologies for the size of this image. I resized it as much as possible to still be readable. Please click to read it.)

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My great-grandfather is circled in red.

This article discusses Fort Worth’s involvement in the Liberty Bond campaign, According to Wikipedia, “a Liberty Bond was a war bond that was sold in the United States to support the allied cause in World War I. Subscribing to the bonds became a symbol of patriotic duty in the United States and introduced the idea of financial securities to many citizens for the first time.”

How cool, indeed!

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