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Fort Bend Museum Collection
- [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/
- [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/
- [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/
- [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/