Photo Company Takes Blame For Dallas City Hall Flap

DALLAS (AP) – A photography studio is taking the blame for a misidentified mayoral picture hanging at Dallas City Hall.

A December visitor to city hall said the photo, in honor of former Mayor Woodall Rodgers, wasn’t him.

Rodgers served as mayor from 1939 to 1947. He died 1961.

Relatives of construction company magnate Henry C. Beck Jr. on Wednesday confirmed he was the person in the mislabeled photo.

The Dallas Morning News reported, for its Friday editions, that Gittings photography provided the picture in about 1992 with a label indicating the person was Rodgers.

Gittings manager Barry Benton says the company, which does corporate photos as part of its business, is working to replace the incorrect image.

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One Comment

  1. Nicholas says:

    I wonder how much money the City of Dallas spent trying to figure this one out???

  2. Bob Rodgers says:

    As the great nephew of James Woodall Rodgers I have photos and portraits. Contact me at

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