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Frank Weber Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AC-837

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photographs, negatives, cabinet cards, and a photo album from the papers of Frank Cleveland Weber. The images are from the years between approximately 1880 (cabinet cards) and 1951. They depict Frank Weber's family and friends, travels, leisure activities, beach excursions, Beaumont street scenes, and community life during a period of major growth for the city.

Dates

  • 1880 - 1951

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions apply.

Conditions Governing Use

The Tyrrell Historical Library does not hold copyright for most of its collections. The researcher must secure permission to publish. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the Tyrrell Historical Library. The researcher assumes full responsibility for complying with copyright, literary property rights, and libel laws.

Biographical Note

Frank Cleveland Weber (1882-1965) was born in Beaumont, Texas, where he lived for the majority of his life. His father, Nicholas "Reuben" Weber was an immigrant from Germany, or what was at the time considered the Kingdom of Prussia. His mother, Margaret Philona Lewis Weber, was born in Beaumont. Weber's father was involved in the lumber business, which initially brought him to Beaumont. As a teen, young Frank Weber took a job at J.J. Nathan's dry goods store. He worked with J.J. Nathan for twenty-seven years, becoming manager and growing the business into the largest store in Beaumont. The store's successs brought Frank Weber into the "entrepenuerial class" of Beaumont, which prospered even more after the Spindeltop oil discovery of 1901. Frank Weber married Helen H. Turner and they had a daughter, Virignia Louise Weber (later Virignia Doran after marriage) in 1918.

Extent

1.5 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Frank Cleveland Weber (1882-1965) was born in Beaumont, Texas, where he lived for the majority of his life. As a teen, young Frank Weber took a job at J.J. Nathan's dry goods store. He worked with J.J. Nathan for twenty-seven years, becoming manager and growing the business into the largest store in Beaumont. The store's successs brought Frank Weber into the "entrepenuerial class" of Beaumont, which prospered even more after the Spindeltop oil discovery of 1901. This collection consists of photographs, negatives, cabinet cards, and a photo album from the papers of Frank Cleveland Weber. The images are from the years between c. 1880 (cabinet cards) and 1951. They depict Frank Weber's family and friends, travels, leisure activities, beach excursions, Beaumont street scenes, and community life during a period of major growth for the city. This collection of photographs belongs to the Texas Energy Museum and is housed in their archives. The images were initially scanned and described by Steven Lewis.

General

This collection of photographs belongs to the Texas Energy Museum and is housed in their archives. The images were scanned and described by Steven Lewis.

Title
Finding Aid for the Frank Weber Photograph Collection, c. 1880-1951
Author
Tyrrell Historical Library Staff
Date
August 25, 2021
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Tyrrell Historical Library Archives Repository

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