Last week I posted a copy of the SS-5 (Application for Social Security Number) filed by my father, Jasper Jackson "Jack" Spurlock on which he indicated he was employed by the Houston Compress Company.
This week I discovered that the Baker Library at Harvard Business School holds a circa 1920 photograph album from the Houston Compress Company in its collection. From the description, I learned that the company received cotton into its warehouse at Houston and compressed the bales prior to shipment. [Source: Harvard Business School, Baker Library Historical Collections, Photograph Albums (http://www.library.hbs.edu/hc/pc/photo-albums.html : accessed 7 August 2011).]
From the railroad cars in the background, I believe this photograph of my dad (third from right) and his coworkers may have been taken at the Houston Compress Company:
|Digital image. Original photograph circa 1936 in the possession of|
Denise Spurlock, [ADDRESS WITHHELD], Lomita, CA. 2011.
© 2011 Denise Spurlock