[Belle Ryon (Davis) resting her arms on a fireplace mantel]

Description:

Cabinet Portrait of Belle Ryon (Davis). In the Full-length photograph, Belle is wearing a long sleeved jacket with bands of dark fabric across the center front, collar, sleeves, and near the bustle in back. The two layered skirting has the same dark strips at upper tier hem and again on sides of bottom pleated tier. A velvet sash of the darker color can be seen where the bottom and top tiers meet at Belle's side. Davis is standing to the left of a fireplace and has her hands crossed and on top of the mantle. An upholstered chair is to the left of the photograph and a window is in the background. The photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate. Bottom of cardboard in black: "Cabinet Portrait. C. J. Wright, Houston." Written at bottom of cardboard below the image in black ink: "Bell Davis". Also on back in black print: an image of a camera at the top of a shield; bottom of banner reads " I HAVE ENGAGED THE SUN TO SHINE FOR ME." Below the shield is printed: C. J. WRIGHT, HOUSTON, TEXAS. All Negatives preserved. Duplicates may be obtained at any time." The backing is pink with circular patterns.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Texas - Harris County - Houston
Creation Date: 1870 - 1880  
Partner(s):
George Ranch Historical Park
Collection(s):
George Ranch Museum Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 78
Past 30 days: 2
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1870 - 1880
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Harris County - Houston
Era
The Cattle Boom, 1865-1890
From 1870 to 1880
Description:

Cabinet Portrait of Belle Ryon (Davis). In the Full-length photograph, Belle is wearing a long sleeved jacket with bands of dark fabric across the center front, collar, sleeves, and near the bustle in back. The two layered skirting has the same dark strips at upper tier hem and again on sides of bottom pleated tier. A velvet sash of the darker color can be seen where the bottom and top tiers meet at Belle's side. Davis is standing to the left of a fireplace and has her hands crossed and on top of the mantle. An upholstered chair is to the left of the photograph and a window is in the background. The photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate. Bottom of cardboard in black: "Cabinet Portrait. C. J. Wright, Houston." Written at bottom of cardboard below the image in black ink: "Bell Davis". Also on back in black print: an image of a camera at the top of a shield; bottom of banner reads " I HAVE ENGAGED THE SUN TO SHINE FOR ME." Below the shield is printed: C. J. WRIGHT, HOUSTON, TEXAS. All Negatives preserved. Duplicates may be obtained at any time." The backing is pink with circular patterns.

Physical Description:

Paper; Width/Diameter: 10.8 cm, Height: 16.5 cm

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Subject(s):
Partner:
George Ranch Historical Park
Collection:
George Ranch Museum Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 2000.011.001.002
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth8227
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public