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 Decade: 1920-1929
 Collection: Fort Bend Museum Collection
[Letter from Kinch Hillyer to Rosalia Scheidegger - 1920-05-22]
Letter from Kinch Hillyer to Rosalia Scheidegger, dated May 22, 1920. The letter discusses paid taxes, and the possible selling of land at a later date. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth128992/
[Letter from Kinch Hillyer to Rosalia Scheidegger - 1920-04-13]
Letter from Kinch Hillyer to Rosalia Scheidegger dated April 13, 1920. The letter discusses paid taxes. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth128988/
[Second National Bank of Houston]
Postcard issued by Bank of the Southwest using images from F.J. Schlueter Collection. Image is of the Second National Bank of Houston, a three-story brick building in downtown Houston. Text on the back of the postcard reads, "By 1923, the name Lumberman's National Bank did not accurately describe the bank you know today as the Bank of the Southwest. So, Lumberman's became the Second National Bank of Houston. Photograph from the Bank of the Southwest--F.J. Schlueter Collection." Image is from ca. 1923, but postcard is from ca. 1970. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth106/
[Main Street in Needville, Texas.]
Photograph of Main Street in Needville, Texas. Dry Goods, Notions Store to far right of photo. Boy wearing a hat in center of street, automobile behind him. Automobiles parked on both side of the street. Wagon and horse on far left. Photo is creased at bottom left corner. Has white spots toward center and on right. About 1923 written in pen, on back. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth493/
[The Richmond Ferry across the Brazos.]
Photograph of the Richmond Ferry across the Brazos. The ferry has three automobiles on it. Two men are leaning on the wooden rail of the ferry. The railroad bridge can be seen in the background. River bank in the foreground. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth467/
[Early construction of the Brazos River Bridge in Richmond, Texas.]
Photograph of the construction of the Brazos River Bridge in Richmond, Texas. A crane is to the left of photo. One man standing on a cable to the right of the photo. Two men are sitting in the foreground (right). Top of a tree in the right corner. The railroad bridge is in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth460/
[The final construction phase of the Brazos River Bridge.]
Photograph of the final construction phase of the Brazos River Bridge in Richmond, Texas. The final span is being placed on the bridge by the crane. Steel beam can be seen suspended (at a height half the total height of bridge). Railroad bridge in background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth459/
[The construction of the Brazos River Bridge.]
Photograph of the construction of the Brazos River Bridge in its final phase. Crane has steel beam for final span of bridge suspended above the top of the bridge. Railroad bridge in background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth458/
[Later stages of the construction of the Brazos River Bridge.]
Photograph of the construction of the Brazos River Bridge in Richmond, Texas. Crane is lowering a steel beam at top of bridge. River bank in far left corner. Standpipe in background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth457/
Construction of the Brazos River Bridge in Richmond, Texas.
Photograph of the construction of the Brazos River Bridge in Richmond, Texas. Crane is lowering a steel beam at top of bridge. River bank in far left corner. Standpipe in background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth456/
[Two women standing on a bridge.]
Photograph of two women standing on a bridge. One woman is wearing white with a white hat and the other is wearing a light-colored dress with a dark-colored hat. They are standing to the right side of the bridge. Shadows of people can be seen in the foreground. Photo is bent at each corner. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth455/
[The construction of the Brazos River Bridge in final phase.]
Photograph of the construction of the Brazos River Bridge in final phase. Crane is holding steel beam suspended above its resting area. Railroad bridge in background. In bottom right corner, bow of small wooden boat. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth454/
[The ferry (with two automobiles on it) crossing the Brazos River.]
Photograph of the ferry (with two automobiles on it) crossing the Brazos River at Richmond, Texas. Far left corner is small area of the river bank. To the left is a bridge under construction. Photo has a tear at the top, right corner. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth452/
[Photograph from Mr. John Leach's Annual Picnic.]
Photograph from Mr. John Leach's Annual Picnic. Identification on back of photo in ink: Virginia Davis in white hat, Antoinette Davis in dark hat, Sonny Ransom on right front, Mr. John Leach on left front. Photo shows a group of children with an adult driver in a wagon pulled by a white horse. A small white house in left background. Photo is framed by black design. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth449/
[Mr. John Leach's annual picnic.]
Photograph of Mr. John Leach's annual picnic. Mr. Leach took the children of Richmond on a picnic which he prepared himself. About 12 children and Mr. Leach are pictured in a wagon drawn by a white horse. Three children are identified as: Virginia Davis, Antoinette Davis, Sonny Ransom. Same image as 1972.093.057, however, this photograph is not in good condition: torn near bottom, left corner (piece missing), cracked in top, right corner. Stain near top, left corner. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth448/
[The initial construction of the Brazos River Bridge.]
Photograph of the initial construction of the Brazos River Bridge. Three men on a crane, One man on cement structure (right) and one man standing on steel beams of bridge (left) Bottom left of photo is the river bank. Bottom right shows the river. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth434/
[Construction of the Brazos River Bridge. Bridge is halfway across the river.]
Photograph of the construction of the Brazos River Bridge at Richmond, Texas in 1922. Photograph taken looking at bridge from opposite bank. Buildings seen to far left of photo. Cement structure on far right. The photograph is torn on the right, bottom corner and along the left edge. Creased in many areas. Has red spots across bottom. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth433/
[Richmond Motor Car Company, ca. 1921.]
Photographic print of Richmond Motor Car Company, ca. 1921. Richmond Motor Car Co. was located on Morton Street (Southwest corner of Morton and 2nd?) in Richmond, owned by T.A. Wessendorff. One story brick building with metal awning. Car ramp at right of picture provides access from the street into the building. Image is mounted on cotton gauze. Image dimensions: 20.2 cm x 14.6 cm. Identification on back in blue pen. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth393/
[Four women and two men walking down the steps of a house.]
Photograph of four women and two men walking down the steps of a house. Women are all carrying bouquets. Identified on back in blue ink, "Wedding of Josephine Pettus (front) and Ashley Rich (tall man on bottom step) at the T.B. Wessendorff home" [in Richmond]. Jennetta Wessendorff is woman with her back to the post at the top of the stairs. Image is mounted to a gray matte embossed with borders of flowers (1.2 cm wide) and vines (0.4 cm wide). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth388/
[Interior of Jones and Hinson Grocery Store, Richmond.]
Photograph of interior of Jones and Hinson Grocery Store, Richmond. Men are identified (l-r) on the back of the photo as R.E.L. Wessendorff, Joe Jones, Ike Bryan, W.H. Hinson. There is a display of fresh vegetables at the center foreground. Canned goods are on the left, bulk goods in bins to the right. Calendar over vegetables is dated 1922. Image is mounted on a gray cardboard matte with 3 decorative dark gray borders around image. Image dimensions: 17.8 cm13.3 cm (7" x 5") texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth380/
[Framed picture of Ku Klux Klan Initiation near Richmond, TX, Sept. 4, 1922.]
Photograph of Ku Klux Klan Initiation near Richmond, TX, Sept. 4, 1922. Large gathering of men in white Klan robes and hoods, plus men in street clothes. At center of the picture is a circle of men taking an oath (presumably of initiation), with their left hands over their hearts and right hand in the air. There is a large wooden cross at the center of the initiation circle with an American flag on top. Photo is labeled, "INITIATION NEAR RICHMOND, Tex., Sept. 4th 1922, PHOTO BY A. KLUCKER" Image is framed by a tan map with brown border around picture. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth375/
[Two hooded Klansmen on robed horses.]
Photograph of two hooded Klansmen on robed horses. Photo is labeled, "GUARDS ON DUTY, PHOTO BY A. KLUCKER" Probably taken the same night as 1972.093.131, Sept. 4, 1922. Image is framed by a tan matte with brown border around the picture. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth374/
[Ku Klux Klan initiation. "One Hundred Percent Americans" written on photo.]
Photograph of a Ku Klux Klan initiation. Klansmen are standing in a large circle around a large wooden cross with an American flag on top. Un-robed men (new members?) are grouped on side of circle closest to camera, facing someone standing on a platform. Caption on photo says, "One Hundred Percent Americans, Parks, Bay City." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth373/
[Unidentified group of men and women.]
Snapshot of unidentified group of men and women, all wearing commemorative ribbon of some kind. Mounted onto scrapbook page. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth361/
[Virginia Davis, Antionette Davis, and Syd Davis, Jr. as children.]
Photographic portrait of (left to right) Virginia Davis, Syd Davis, Jr., Antionette Davis, as children. The girls are wearing matching white dresses with gathered ruffle around scoop neckline, 3 ruffles around hem , and flowers with ribbon tails at one shoulder. Syd is wearing white one piece jumper with floral embroidery. Two tears along upper edge: one 1.9 cm from left corner, about 5 cm long; one 2.0 cm from right corner, about 3 cm long. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth348/
[Jones & Hinson Grocery, Morton Street]
Photograph of Jones & Hinson Grocery, Morton St.; Joe A. Jones at counter. Photo shows the interior of a store. Produce boxes leaning against wooden counter on left. Bins filled with product under right counter. Man in dark suit leaning against counter on right. Spittoon in front of a pole in foreground. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth336/
[Celebration of the Brazos River Bridge opening ceremony. People holding dark umbrellas.]
Photograph from the celebration of the Brazos River Bridge opening ceremonies in Richmond, Texas. Many people are standing to the right of the bridge. A large tree is on the right side of the photo. People with dark umbrellas are walking on the far left of photo. Bridge on left of photo. Photograph has a black design bordering it. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth631/
[Brazos River Bridge opening ceremonies celebration. Large group of people standing under bridge.]
Photograph of the Brazos River Bridge opening ceremonies celebration in Richmond, Texas. Bridge partially seen at top of photo. Blurred image of man on far left of photo. Large group of people standing under bridge. Photo has black design around photo. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth630/
[Automobiles lined up at opening ceremonies of the Brazos River Bridge]
Photograph of the opening ceremonies of the Brazos River Bridge, Richmond, Texas. Photo shows the back of five automobiles. Large trees in background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth629/
[Men walking behind automobiles at opening ceremonies of the Brazos River Bridge]
Photograph of the opening ceremonies of the Brazos River Bridge in Richmond, Texas. Photograph shows the back of four automobiles on left. Three men in dark suits walking on right. Roof of building in background. Trees in background and to far left. Photo is bordered by a black design. Back of photo stamped as Fox-Tone Pictures. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth628/
[Celebration of the opening of the Brazos River Bridge. Food preparation.]
Photograph during the celebration of the opening of the Brazos River Bridge in Richmond, Texas. Photograph shows three men preparing food for the celebration. Two of the men are wearing aprons. People can be seen in background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth627/
[Celebration of the opening of the Brazos River Bridge. Large group of people with automobiles.]
Photograph during the celebration of the opening of the Brazos River Bridge in Richmond, Texas. Photograph shows large group of people with automobiles in background. Woman wearing plaid dress and hat with bows on far right, corner. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth626/
[People selling ice cream at opening celebration of the Brazos River Bridge]
Photograph taken during the opening celebration of the Brazos River Bridge, Richmond, Texas. Bridge in top part of photo. Sign to right (hanging just below bridge) reads: Ice Cream 5 cents. Back of photo has stamp: Fox-Tone Picture. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth625/
[Opening ceremonies of the Brazos River Bridge, H.E. Mitchell]
Photograph taken during the opening ceremonies of the Brazos River Bridge, Richmond, Texas. Back of photo in ink identifies man in white suit as H.E. Mitchell. Mitchell is standing next to a woman holding a paper parasol. The woman is wearing a dark hat, blouse with dark trim at neckline, a knee-length skirt and has a long scarf with fringe around her neck. Other men are standing to right and left of Mitchell. Photo has black design around print. Back of photo: Fox-Tone Picture. Bottom of photo has black dots and some white, fading. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth624/
[Opening ceremonies of the Brazos River Bridge, people walking by the bridge]
Photograph taken during the opening ceremonies of the Brazos River Bridge, Richmond, Texas. Two men and one woman (all wearing hats) walking toward bridge. Bridge is in background with people standing on it. Tree in far right background. Large crowd of people under and near bridge. Photo has black design that borders print. Photograph is bend in bottom right corner. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth623/
[Men preparing barbeque meal at opening celebration of the Brazos River Bridge]
Photograph taken during the opening celebration of the Brazos River Bridge, Richmond, Texas. Photograph shows men preparing the barbeque meal. Meat being grilled over large pit dug in the ground on far right, bottom. Man tending meat on right, also. Piles of burning wood in center. More cooks in background. Man (with camera set-up) seen standing on top of small building and beneath tree on right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth622/
[Opening ceremonies of the Brazos River Bridge, automobile tire in the photo]
Photograph taken during the opening ceremonies of the Brazos River Bridge in Richmond, Texas. River bridge in background (flag flying at top of bridge). Front (left wheel) of an automobile in right corner. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth621/
[People and automobiles crossing during opening ceremonies of the Brazos River Bridge]
Photograph taken during the opening ceremonies of the Brazos River Bridge, Richmond, Texas. Photograph show three people walking on left side of bridge and automobile on far right. Another automobile and two people on bridge in background. Sign hanging from bridge reads: WELCOME TO RICHMOND, USE IMPERIAL SUGAR. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth620/
[Texas flag and American flag at the opening ceremonies celebration of the Brazos River Bridge]
Photograph taken during the opening ceremonies celebration of the Brazos River Bridge, Richmond, Texas. Photograph is of main street as it was decorated with flags hanging across Main Street. Automobiles are seen parked on right and left of street. Two automobiles on street seen in background. Café sign can be seen to far left of photo. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth619/
[Newspaper clipping about the Richmond ferry]
Newspaper clipping from an unknown paper about the Richmond ferry in the 1920s. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth617/
[Ed Winston's home in Richmond, Texas]
Photograph of the Ed Winston home in Richmond, Texas as identified on back of photograph in black ink. Also in pencil: "now Winston Terrace. {Ed Winston Home} replaced by later home now 1000 Winston Drive, Mrs. Wells (Mary ?) Winston Bailey. Snow is on the ground foreground. Fence-line and pasture in foreground, also. The two-story white home is in the background. Photo is bordered by a black design. Stamped in purple on back of photograph: This is a Genuine Border Fox Tone Picture Fox Company, San Antonio, Texas. Copyright 1923 by Carl ?. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth610/
[Richmond Methodist Church]
Photograph taken from the George Scrapbook of the Richmond Methodist Church. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth703/
[Methodist Episcopal Church, Rosenberg]
copy of photograph of Methodist Episcopal Church, Rosenberg. White wooden church building with pointed bell tower and peaked, gothic windows. Photo is labeled on the front by photographer, "M.E. Church, Rosenberg, Cummings Cash Drug Store." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth767/
[Santa Fe and Southern Pacific Depot, Rosenberg]
Copy of photograph of Santa Fe and Southern Pacific Depot, Rosenberg. One story white stucco building, car at left margin of photo. Tracks in front of depot. Image is labeled on front, "Santa Fe & S.P. Depot, Rosenberg, Texas, Cummings Drugs Store, Photo by Ed. Holmans." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth766/
[Rosenberg Depot covered in snow]
Copy of photograph of Rosenberg Depot covered in snow, with tracks in foreground, telephone pole at right, pickup truck at left. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth765/
[Rosenberg Brazos River Bridge]
Copy of photo of Rosenberg Brazos River Bridge after a snowstorm. Four men are standing at center of bridge. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth764/
[Tracks in the mud near the Brazos River Bridge at Rosenberg]
Copy of photo of Brazos River Bridge at Rosenberg, taken from the riverbank looking up at bridge. Photo is labeled on the front, "Brazos River, Cummings Cash Drug Store." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth763/
[Brick two story building with iced-over awning]
Copy of photo of brick two story building with iced-over awning. Photo is labeled on front, "Ice Crash, Pickard & Huggins, Rosenberg, Tex, Dec. 20, 24." Meyer Forster Land and Loan building, 3rd. Street, Rosenberg. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth762/
[Rosenberg street after ice storm]
Copy of photo of Rosenberg street after ice storm. Three people on sidewalk at right of photo underneath power line. Steeple of church visible in background on left side of street. Photo is labeled by photographer, "Ice covered Street at Rosenberg, Tex. Dec 20, 24." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth761/
[3rd Street, Rosenberg, after ice storm. "Main Street" written on photo.]
Copy of photo of 3rd Street, Rosenberg, after ice storm. Taken from railroad crossing (foreground). Brick building on left side of street is marked, "Admiration Coffee;" building at right is "Meyer-Forster Land and Loan Co." Photo is labeled by photographer, "Main Street Covered with Ice, Rosenberg, Tex. Dec. 20, 42." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth760/
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