The younger man playing checkers is Albert Turek, a barber in Yorktown
Working on a car in front of Kleng's Garage
Older co-ed students at Yorktown Primary School
The camera-shy teacher is Miss Bertha Gras, who later married Mr. Fritz Adix.
Sunshine Grocery and Station crew
Father Kaminski outside of Holy Cross Catholic Church
Constant Baingo leaving Holy Cross Catholic Church
Mary Baingo, wife of Constant Baingo, leaving Holy Cross church
Holy Cross Catholic Church, Father Kaminski
St. Paul Lutheran Church
The family at lower right (he's wearing a light-colored suit and a lighter hat, she has a puffy-sleeved, light-colored blouse and a wide-brimmed hat,
son has hands in pockets) are Walter and Sophie Feller, and son Milton
Rev. Hankamer, pastor of St. Paul's
First Presbyterian Church
Cranking a "flivver"
Card: "Bath Time;" cow grooming her calf in a pen
Linotype operator running his machine
Touching up the paint at the Sinclair station
Donata's Beauty Shop, exterior
B. F. Ideus's City Grocery and Feeds
Sunshine Grocery and Station
Mr. Ernest Nau, owner of Nau Dry Goods. One of the employees is Hilda Gerbert.
Lillie Koopmann looking at fabric with son Hilmer and daughter Doris
M. Riedel and Sons Drug Store. W. H. Riedel and his mother Hendi " Granny " Riedel in the beginning. Druggist Wilbert Poetter. Scenes
at the soda fountain. Unknown soda jerk. Mr.J. E. Wolf and customers sitting at the fountain. End shot of W. H. Riedel.
Gladys and Stella Huebner
Garage (Gulf service station?) and Firestone tire dealer
O. H. Lemke combination Sinclair service station and liquor store
Selling produce from bushel baskets at Lemke's station
Residents observe the annular solar eclipse of 7th April 1940, using exposed film and smoked glass. The family watching the eclipse is Walter and Ida Reifschlager with Helen, Margie, Mazie Reifschlager and Blanche Metz. The filming site is in the Reifschlage's front yard on 2nd St.
The bicycle that comes back when you whistle (reverse-run film)
Students and faculty leave Yorktown High School at lunchtime
Card: "Girl Scouts"; panning shot of the troop
The first girl on the right on the middle row is Jo Ann Lamprecht; the thrd girl, who coughs, is Patty Turek
The second girl from the right in the front row is Clydelle Jacob, married name now Schroeder. She has her head turned to the left as she first
comes into view, then turns to face the front.
Roller Skating. Rachel Senf Stahl in plaid jacket and curly long hair skating with Irma Nell Goelke
The first girl out of the barrel is Patty Turek
Evening dance with a live band. Dances include the one-step and schottische, and end with a grand march.
Woman walking on the left and holding baby is Louise Gerhardt. The baby is William M. Gerhardt, Jr. Daughter, Doris Gerhardt, is walking on the
Card: "High School Band"; The band marches up and down the street in front of the high school.
The two-story building in the background is Yorktown Elementary School, which burned down c. 2008
The girl on the right with the snare drum is Ilsie Schmiedlin (Craig).
Taylor Riedel being seen off to Texas A&M by Margie Reifschlager.
This film, shot in 1940, includes some sixty minutes of remarkable footage of daily life in Yorktown, a small town in south Texas. In a sequence of unique views, the film features town residents of all ages and ethnicities at work, school and play.