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 County: Harris County, TX
 Collection: Fort Bend Museum Collection
[Woman and two little boys.]

[Woman and two little boys.]

Date: 1885
Creator: Guy and Cooke
Description: Photograph of woman and two little boys, identified on back as Mrs. B.A. Hinson, Walter and Gus Hinson. Mrs. Hinson is wearing a dark, solid colored Victorian dress with pleats extending from the neckline to the waist line. She is wearing a leaf shaped brooch at her neck. The boys are both dressed in jackets and knickers, White shirts with round collars(child on left has round, ruffled collar), cravat ties. Both are holding hats. Image is mounted on a white card identifying the photographer as Guy and Cooke, of Houston.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
Pre-stamped postcard from Bering-Cortes Hardware Co.

Pre-stamped postcard from Bering-Cortes Hardware Co.

Date: November 9, 1899
Creator: unknown
Description: Pre-stamped postcard from Bering-Cortes Hardware Co.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[Jennetta (left) and Lizzie (right) Wessendorff, ca. 1901.]

[Jennetta (left) and Lizzie (right) Wessendorff, ca. 1901.]

Date: 1901~
Creator: Blackburn, C.R.
Description: Photograph of Jennetta (left) and Lizzie (right) Wessendorff, ca. 1901. Girls are wearing similar white dresses with pin tucked yokes and sleeves. Body of Jennetta's dress is also pin tucked; Lizzie's is gathered. Dresses have ribbon clusters at both shoulders. Girls' heads are touching. Image is mounted on a black cardboard matte with gray borders immediately around image and double gray lines around edge of matte. Photographer's mark on right edge of matte, "C.R. Blackburn, Houston, Texas." Image dimensions: 14.0 cm x 9.9 cm. It appears like the back layers of the original matte have been peeled away, exposing tan cardboard interior on the back of the photo.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[Handwritten confirmation note on St. Joseph's Church letterhead]

[Handwritten confirmation note on St. Joseph's Church letterhead]

Date: May 14, 1905
Creator: unknown
Description: Hanwritten note on St. Joseph's Church, Houston, Letterhead with seal, stating that John Jerome Rogers was confirmed at St. Joseph's on May 14, 1905. The name Jerome was taken at his confirmation. (#4 of 4 documents that were bound together)
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[Reunion of Terry's Texas Rangers]

[Reunion of Terry's Texas Rangers]

Date: 1908
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph copy of the Reunion of Terry's Texas Rangers dated 1908 in Houston, Texas. Group includes 62 men and 9 women. Front row of men are kneeling. Top of photo titled: Terry's Texas Rangers. C. S. A. Bottom reads: Terry's Texas Rangers Houston Nov. 10th 1908. Photograph is on 25.5 cm X 20.5 cm paper but image measures 24.4 cm X 8.3 cm. Names of members are listed at bottom. Scanned image is of the copy.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[Grand Central Station in Houston, Texas]

[Grand Central Station in Houston, Texas]

Date: 1909
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard image of Grand Central Station in Houston, Texas. Colored image shows railroad station and train to right. Fenced area with trees and shrubs to left. Tall white building in background.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[Man and women posing with a giant fish]

[Man and women posing with a giant fish]

Date: 1910
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard issued by Bank of the Southwest using images from F.J. Schlueter Collection. Image is of man and women in bathing suits posing with a giant fish. Text on the back of the postcard reads, "Early Houstonians recall that Houston was a fisherman's paradise. The fishing's good today, too, but bathing costumes have improved considerably in most people's opinion. Houston Streets were never the same again. Photograph from the Bank of the Southwest--F.J. Schlueter Collection." Image is from ca. 1910, but postcard is from ca. 1970.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[Two women in an automobile]

[Two women in an automobile]

Date: 1910
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard issued by Bank of the Southwest using images from F.J. Schlueter Collection. Image is of two women in an automobile, one at the driver's wheel and one in the back seat. Text on the back of the postcard reads, "By 1910, the horse and buggy had begun to give way to the automobile. Houston Streets were never the same again. Photograph is from the Bank of the Southwest--F.J. Schlueter Collection." Image is from ca. 1910, but postcard is from ca. 1970.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[Houston Ship Channel]

[Houston Ship Channel]

Date: 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard issued by Bank of the Southwest using images from F.J. Schlueter Collection. Image is of the Houston Ship Channel: Two large and one small boat are in view. Large boat at left carried a load of lumber. Large carts on dock at right suggest more oversize cargo will be unloaded. Text on the back of the postcard reads, "In 1914, Houston got its feet wet. Even though it was 50 miles inland, the city became a seaport. An eventually an international port-of-call. Gateway to Latin America and Europe. Photograph from the Bank of the Southwest--F.J. Schlueter Collection." Image is from ca. 1915, but postcard is from ca. 1970.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[Steam powered tractor with farmer]

[Steam powered tractor with farmer]

Date: 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard issued by Bank of the Southwest using images from F.J. Schlueter Collection. Image is of a steam powered tractor with farmer standing on the back. Farmer is in the process of plowing the field. Text on the back of the postcard reads, "Even in its early days, Houston was an agricultural center. Farm machinery such as this steam tractor helped Houstonians make the most of their natural resources. Photograph from the Bank of the Southwest--F.J. Schlueter Collection." Image is from ca. 1915, but postcard is from ca. 1970.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
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