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 Decade: 1880-1889
 Collection: Fort Bend Museum Collection
[Alexander D. McNabb I]
Photograph of "Alexander D. McNabb I, perhaps about 1885. Born May 4, 1854 and died February 20, 1911. He was the first child of John McNabb and Mary Smith McNabb. He is buried in Morton Cemetery in Richmond" as identified on back of photograph in pen. Photograph is of a young man with thin, dark hair and mustache. He is wearing a three piece (light colored) suit with different color (or perhaps fabric) trim on inside portion of lapel. He has on a white shirt and light colored bow tied tie. Photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate with " Cabinet Portrait. C.J. Wright. Houston" Printed in black at the bottom. The back of the cardboard is pink with multi-circular designs as background. Written in back under a drawing of a camera, paint palette, brushes in front of the sun and an emblem is: I HAVE ENGAGED THE SUN TO SHINE FOR ME. C. J. WRIGHT, HOUSTON, TEXAS. ALL NEGATIVES PRESERVED. Duplicates may be obtained at any time. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth811/
[T.B. Wessendorff as a boy about 12 or 13 years old.]
Photographic portrait of T.B. Wessendorff as a boy about 12 or 13 years old. Writing on reverse of image dates photo to 1885 or 1886. 3/4 body portrait cuts off just below knees. Wessendorff is pictured in a dark 3-piece suit with woven check pattern. His right hand is resting on the back of a fringed chair. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth407/
[T.B. Wessendorff as a teenager.]
Photographic portrait of T.B. Wessendorff as a teenager. Wessendorff is wearing a dark suit jacket and vest, pinstriped necktie, and white high-collar shirt. Mounted on tan cardboard substrate with scalloped edges. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth369/
Belter Victorian settee with old rose upholstery.
Belter Victorian settee with old rose upholstery. The back has two large, round upholstered sections (one on either end) and a lower center piece with some upholstery and decorative latticework. The wooden frame has several carved decorations on the arms, legs, and other segments. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1020/
[Carrie E. Secrest (Jeffries)]
Photograph of Carrie E. Secrest (Jeffries), born February 15, 1865. This photo was taken when Carrie was 18 years old. She is the daughter of Felix G. & Martha Ann Secrest. Information was written on the back of the photo in blue ink. Carrie is wearing a dress with dark colors and insets of lighter colors with stripe. The dress has a jacket with dark trim. She is wearing a scarf with fringe at bottom and tied at the neckline. Carrie has a hat with light and dark colors and feathers on right. She has very long wavy hair that is braided into braid thrown over her right shoulder. She is seated in an upholstered chair and has her left arm resting on a tasseled arm of chair. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth923/
[Charlie Anders, Joe Anders, John Baker, George Baker, Albert George, and Earl McFarland]
Tintype image of six boys identified (from copy in George Family Archives) as: Charlie Anders, Joe Anders, John Baker, George Baker, Albert George, and Earl McFarland. Three boys in the front row are seated (the two on the left are wearing dark jackets and hats, all three are not wearing shoes.) The three boys in back row are standing (boy in center is wearing a dark vest, striped shirt, light hat). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1504/
[Charlien Gloyd McNabb]
Photograph of "Charlien Gloyd McNabb. Born September 27, 1868 and died June 10, 1929. Her maiden name was Charlien Clara Annie Gloyd. She was the only child of Carry A. Nation. This picture is a reproduction from the original picture made about 1886, estimated" as written on paper stapled to the inside of the folder. McNabb has long dark wavy hair that is loose and flowing down her sides. She is leaning against an ornate wooden structure that has printed fabric folded across it on the left. McNabb has her hands clasped and at her face. She is wearing a dark, long sleeved dress with high collar. A strip of white can be seen at the top of her collar. Photograph is enclosed in a gray folder and was placed in a framed matte. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth803/
[Charlien McNabb with very long hair, daughter of Carry Nation.]
Photograph of Charlien McNabb, daughter of Carry Nation. Charlien is wearing a dark dress with buttons down the front. The dress has a high collar with white inset. Her long wavy hair is draped down her sides and reaches to her knees when seated. She is seated in a chair and has her elbows resting on the arm of the chair. Her hands are brought up to her face. A length of floral patterned fabric is draped across the arm of the chair to the left of the photo. Portrait ends at the knee. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate. Bottom of cardboard reads: DEANE. 306 PRESTON STREET, HOUSTON, TEXAS. Back of photo in pencil is written: Your loving Charlie to Uncle and Aunt Love (?). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1470/
Crandal's Telegraph Splice barbed wire, Patented May 24, 1881
Crandal's Telegraph Splice barbed wire, Patented May 24, 1881 texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth77/
Dodge and Washburn barbed wire, Patented January 4, 1882
Dodge and Washburn barbed wire, Patented January 4, 1882 texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth63/
[Dominic and Anna (Marek) Kramr family]
Photograph of Dominic and Anna (Marek) Kramr family in Fayette Co., TX, ca. 1887-1890. Top row: Joe, Francis, John, Dominic Jr., Annie. Bottom row: Mary, Anna (mother), Rudolf, Dominic (father), Frank, Louie. The Kramr family moved to Texas from Moravia in 1887. All of the people are wearing dark clothing. There is a porch with wood and wire railing of a house in the background. See accession file for supporting documents. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1914/
[Double strand barbed wire. Jacob Haish's ripple wire.]
Double strand barbed wire. Jacob Haish's ripple wire. Patented Febraury 1, 1887 texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth42/
[Double strand barbed wire, L.E. Sunderland's "kink".]
Double strand barbed wire, L.E. Sunderland's "kink", a very obvious kink under each barb, Patented August 12, 1884 texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth58/
Double strand barbed wire, M.C. Shinn, patented March 1, 1881
Double strand barbed wire, M.C. Shinn, patented March 1, 1881 texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth55/
[Double strand, C.C. Baker flat barbed wire.]
Double strand, C.C.Baker flat barbed wire, modification of patent, February 17, 1883 texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth45/
Double strand. Dodge and Washburn reverse. January 4, 1882
Double strand. Dodge and Washburn reverse. January 4, 1882 texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39/
[Dr. James A. Gibson, Jr.]
Photograph (copy) of Dr. James A. Gibson, Jr. Gibson is wearing a military uniform with three rows of buttons down the front of his jacket. He has tassels on each shoulder. His cap has a two bayonets that crisscross as an emblem in the center. He has short trimmed hair and a mustache. Scanned image is of the copy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1452/
A. Ellwood Spread barbed wire, Patented January 31, 1882
A. Ellwood Spread barbed wire, Patented January 31, 1882 texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth69/
[F.M.O. "Otis" Fenn.]
Photograph (copy) of F.M.O. "Otis" Fenn. Fenn, who has dark curling hair, is wearing a dark jacket and vest with white shirt and black bow tie. He is standing next to a structure on which his right arm is resting. His left arm is on his left hip. A pocket watch chain can be seen hanging at his waist. Portrait ends near knees and has Fenn facing the right. Scanned image is of the copy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1446/
Flat Barb barbed wire - Brotherton, patented September 3, 1887
Flat Barb barbed wire - Brotherton, patented September 3, 1887 texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth64/
[Framed Godey's Fashion print of a woman standing and another woman sitting]
Framed Godey's Fashion print. It is in a black frame. The back is covered with brown paper. Has two women, one in peach and light blue holding her hat, and the other sitting on a yellow couch and wearing dark blue. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1294/
[Framed Godey's Fashion print of two women holding umbrellas]
Framed Godey's Fashion print. It is in a black frame. The back is covered with brown paper. Has two women, one wearing a blue dress and holding a blue parasol. The other one is wearing a red and tan striped dress and is holding a red parasol. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1296/
[Framed Godey's Fashion print, one woman is reading]
Framed Godey's Fashion print. It is in a black frame. The back is covered with brown paper. Has two women, one wearing pink and reading, and the other is wearing lightblue. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1295/
[Garden rake head]
The garden rake head has fourteen identical tines all in a row. In between and below the middle two tines is the cone shaped case into which the wooden handle would be inserted. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1883/
H.B. Scutt barbed wire, Patented September 21, 1880
H.B. Scutt barbed wire, Patented September 21, 1880 texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth70/
[Hand powered sewing machine]
Sewing machine, hand powered. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1756/
[The "Harvey Girls".]
Postcard image of the "Harvey Girls". Photograph shows three women with dark hair pulled loosely up into a bun, wearing dark blouses with white skirts and bib fronts. They are standing on a wooden platform next to a wooden rail. Banana trees in background. Printed on back of postcard: "The Harvey Girls" Photo source Fred Harvey Produced by Beautyway, Box 87, Flagstaff, AZ 86002 20 Co-Producer Fred Harvey. Fred Harvey acquired the title "civilizer of the West" after 1876 with his series of restaurants and hotels along western railroads with vaired foods and excellent service. The foundation for his reputation was the "Harvey Girls, " models of virtue, who were recruited in the East at ages 18 to 30, trained carefully, paid $17.50 per month plus tips and room and board. Here, three waitresses pose at Rosenberg, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1395/
[Hayfork]
Hayfork with a curved head with five tines. The pitch fork head is missing the metal case that the wooden handle is inserted into. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1880/
[Hayfork]
Hayfork with a rusty head with five tines and the handle case with wooden still in it from the broken handle. The tines curve up. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1879/
[House identified on back in red pen as "Ryon House."]
Photograph of house identified on back in red pen as "Ryon House." Identified by Michael Moore as the J.H.P. Davis House before renovations in 1889. Large two story wooden house. Unidentified man and woman are standing on the upper porch. Three women grouped together on lower porch in front of main door. Man and woman sitting on sills of bay window on first floor at right. African American man is standing behind a hedge in front of the right side entrance to the house. Image is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate. Image has a vertical break which begins 6 cm from the upper left corner and extends all the way through the image. There is a diagonal bend extending across the upper right corner beginning 9.5 cm from the upper right corner. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth389/
J.Brinkerhoff barbed wire, Patented May 17, 1881
J. Brinkerhoff barbed wire, Patented May 17, 1881 texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth80/
[J. Brotherton "Round Barb", Barb is reversed Twist.]
J. Brotherton "Round Barb", Barb is reversed Twist, Patented September 3, 1887 texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth62/
[J.E. Dyer Store on Morton Street in Richmond, Texas]
Original print of J.E.Dyer Store on Morton Street in Richmond, Texas. Two story building. Men are standing in the foreground. A boy is sitting on the hitching post. These men were possibly jurors in Fort Bend County. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth155/
Jacob Haish's "Parallel barbed wire, Patented August 31, 1885
Jacob Haish's "Parallel barbed wire, Patented August 31, 1885 texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth65/
[Large two story home identified on back in Red pen as "Ryon Home".]
Photograph of large two story home identified on back in Red pen as "Ryon Home." Identified by Michael Moore as J.H.P. Davis House before it was renovated in 1889. Home was located at site of present day Polly Ryon Hospital until it was moved to the George Ranch Historical Park (1977?). Yard is enclosed by a white picket fence with arched entryway. There are many young trees in the area outside the yard. Windmill is visible over the roof of the house. See 1972.093.117 for another view of the home. Image is mounted on a tan cardboard matte. Upper left corner of matte is broken off. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth385/
Letter written to Mr. W Vaughan.
Letter written to Mr. W Vaughan. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2067/
[Mamie Davis George]
Photograph (copy) of Mamie Davis George as a young girl. Mamie is wearing a light colored dress which flares (three buttons at flare) out at hips and reveals eyelet lace trim and an underskirt. The long sleeves end with lace trim. Collar has multi-layers of lace. Mamie is wearing a chain around her neck and a ring on her left hand. Her hair is parted in the middle and is pulled back (maybe braided). She has a round hoop in her right hand and a thin stick in her left hand. In the foreground is a hat with bows and flowers. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth916/
[Mildred Ryon (Booth)]
Full-length photograph (copy) of Mildred Ryon (Booth). Ryon is wearing a dark skirt with ruffles at hemline. Her matching blouse has long sleeves with fabric covered buttons down the front and ruffles at sleeve hems. White sleeves can be seen underneath the dark and white collar at neckline also. She has various items around her neck- A chain and a fringed ornament at neckline. She has a dark colored braided chain around her hips ending in a tassel on her right hip.Partially covering her curling hair is a dark colored hat with light trim and flowers at the center. She has her left hand resting on the handle of a parasol. Background of portrait is a wooden fence. Scanned image is of the copy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1428/
[Mildred Ryon Wheat Booth.]
Copy of a hand painted photograph in a frame of Mildred Ryon Wheat Booth. Booth, who has long, red-blonde wavy hair, is wearing a dark colored blouse with white with ruffled black trim collar. A blue-green scarf at her neck has tasseled ends. A black with gold trimmed cross pin is in the center of the tied scarf. A gold chain is hanging around the collar, also. The original painting was in an oval frame with gold trim. Scanned image is of the copy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1425/
[Monkey Wrench]
Starting at the bottom, the handle of the monkey wrench is a flat oval shape with two holes, it probably had two wooden pieces, one on each side attached with screws or nails. The neck has a vice that extends all the way to the head to the top of the handle. The head is rectangular with a sloping side. The back of the head is square and looks as though it was used as hammer. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1884/
[The Nation family]
Photograph of the Nation family. Carry, seated, has her dark hair in a bun at the top of her head and she is wearing a dark dress with white print. She has a belt with large buckle and a round pin at her collar. Her husband, David, who is also seated with a child on his lap, is wearing a dark suit. He is balding on top with graying hair at sides and a beard. One child is seated on David's lap; two boys are standing on either side of Carry and David and a young woman is standing behind Carry. Photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate with scalloped edges. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1471/
[Old Fort Bend County Courthouse.]
Photograph (not the original) of the Old Fort Bend County Courthouse where "Jaybirds and Woodpeckers fought in front of it in 1889." Photo has people on front steps, people on second story balcony, and a man on the roof top. A woman in a black dress can be seen to far, bottom, right of photo. Ink written numbers on bottom. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth563/
[Photo of portrait of Charlien McNabb.]
Polaroid picture of the portrait 1986.003.007 of Charlien McNabb. Portrait is in a frame and hanging on a wall. The portrait shows McNabb with her long hair at her sides, sitting in a chair with her elbows on the arm of the chair. Her hands are up by her face. Scanned image is of the Polaroid. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1469/
[Photograph of Wiley Powell Jones]
Portrait of Wiley Powell Jones, brother of Laura Jones and son of Henry Jones. He is posed standing, with his left arm propped up and he is wearing a dark-colored suit. The border around the photograph creates an arch shape. Back of photo states: "Mamas favorite brother of Richmond, TX" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2291/
[Postcard image of the Brigham-San Jacinto Monument]
Postcard image (souvenir) of the "Brigham-San Jacinto Monument, As seen at the unveiling on the 26 August, 1881, at the Pavilion, Galveston, Texas". Card has picture of the freestanding monument located in the interior of a building. Monument is draped by the U.S. and Texas flag on its right and left. A statue can be seen in background and a window (glare) above it. Wooden chair on far right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth608/
[Probate petition of Clem Bassett]
Probate petition of Clem Bassett, January term 1881. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2008/
[Red wooden station staff]
Red wooden station staff to surveyor's transit set. Round staff is capped at base with pointed iron end piece. Brass tip at top swivels. The object is called a "Jacob's Staff" and is used by surveyors to support a compass. The pointed end is jabbed into the ground and the compass is attached to the threaded piece at the top. The ball at the top allows the compass to be levelled. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1898/
[Richmond School Children , ca. 1883-1885.]
Photographic portrait of Richmond School Children , ca. 1883-1885. Photo shows man, two women, and 46 children. Photo is darkened and yellowed. It is mounted on a tan cardboard matte. Matte has all four corners broken off, with break at bottom left cutting across the image. Image is also torn along right edge near the bottom. Identifications were originally written in pencil on back of matte. Those that were dark enough to decipher were copied over in blue pen. Identifications are as follows, left to right, top to bottom: Fannie Lamar, Mary Kohan, Carrol Bar___, Mattie Bull, P_____ Dyer, Phil McGee, See Dyer, Walter McGowan, Jimmy Dyer, B_____ Davis, Bassett Blakely, Mary Kochan, __allie Ryon, Bille Dyan (Ryon?), Miss Julie Norwood, Mrs. Norwood, Mr. _______, Tonie Wessendorff, John Baker, Joe _______, _______,________, _______, ________, Nettie ________ [Laurie Winston], Kate _________, Howard Dyer, Will Andrus, Lizzie McGee, Pearlie Winston, Jennie Jones, Annie Sommerville, Lida Beker, Birdie Winston, Leila ________, Alex Davis, Charlie ______, Mildred ______, Mildred Davis, Minnie Mahue, Lillie Rambeau, Mamie Davis, Winnie Warford, Alli________, ________, ________, _______, _______, ______. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth399/
[Rusty L-shaped carpenter's square]
Rusty L-shaped carpenter's square with the vertical part longer and wider than the horizontal part. The square is marked off in inches: outer edge, 24 in. horizontally and 16 in. vertically. The inside is marked 22.5 in. horizontally and 14 in. vertically. Straight down the middle of the longer part it is marked starting at 1 ending with 21in. The other side of the square is the exact same except for one marking in the corner where the two parts meet. STANLEY ____00 Made in the USA _5 Some of the writing is obscured by rust. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1881/
Single strand. M. C. Shinn, Patented March 1, 1881
Single strand. M. C. Shinn, Patented March 1, 1881 texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40/
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