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 Decade: 1880-1889
 Collection: Fort Bend Museum Collection
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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[Surveyor's transit]
Surveyor's transit, mounts with spring-action pin to tripod (1999.012.001b). Face is engraved with cardinal directions, with a star replacing North. Two bubble levels built into face. Degrees and minutes marked around circumference of face. Dial on side changes display on face to read numbers between 1 and 16. Manufacturer: T.F. Randolph, Cincinnati, Ohio. Patent date June 24, 1879. Scope mounts to compass body with screw pins from underneath. Needle tightens by screw action on "W" side of compass. Scope is mounted on a triangular support with single cross beam and center pivot. Focus knob moves but is tight. Surveying equipment belonged to Henry Hamilton Russell (1847-1932) , who came to Hallettsville, Texas from England before 1870. Russell was a surveyor for Lavaca County. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1900/
[A white two story house with small central upper and lower porches.]
Photo of a white two story house with small central upper and lower porches, dark 'shutters, Brick chimney on right end, white picket fence around yard. Five African Americans standing among trees to the left of house. Three boys and a dog standing on and next to steps to front gate. Man, woman, girl standing in front of bottom porch. Five people (three men, two women?) standing on upper porch. Several outbuildings visible behind the house. Image is faded and yellow. Image is mounted on thin cardboard matte. Matte is missing lower right corner and upper right corner. Image dimensions: 24.2 cm x 19.1 cm. Photo is often referred to as "Old Prairie Home" of the Jones/Ryon family (George Ranch). Digital enhancement (performed 12/1999) of back side of matte revealed "Mr. Walter Jones, Richmond, Tex." written faintly in pencil. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth343/
[Whitten Home, Richmond.]
Photograph of Whitten Home, Richmond. Home was originally located on the 300 block of Jackson St., now is located at 500 Houston Street as the Long-Smith Cottage. One story wood home, double chimneys, central front porch. Four people are standing on the front porch. White fence encloses yard. Large, bare tree in yard at left. Image is mounted on a tan cardboard matte. Image dimensions are 21.3 cm x 15.0 cm. Image is very faded and yellow. Matte is damaged as follows: lower right corner broken off; missing piece along upper edge, 7.5-12.5 cm from left corner. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth386/
[Wooden tripod base]
Wooden tripod base to 1999.012.001a. Metal covered tip is missing from bottom of one of three turned legs. Levels transit with four screw knobs. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1899/
H.B. Scutt barbed wire, Patented September 21, 1880
H.B. Scutt barbed wire, Patented September 21, 1880 texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth70/
[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/
[Probate petition of Clem Bassett]
Probate petition of Clem Bassett, January term 1881. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2008/
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/
Single strand. M. C. Shinn, Patented March 1, 1881
Single strand. M. C. Shinn, Patented March 1, 1881 texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth40/
J.Brinkerhoff barbed wire, Patented May 17, 1881
J. Brinkerhoff barbed wire, Patented May 17, 1881 texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth80/
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/
[T.V. Allis "Buck thorn" barbed wire.]
T.V. Allis "Buck thorn" barbed wire, wide, medium and narrow widths. Patented July 26, 1881 texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth81/
[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/
Dodge and Washburn barbed wire, Patented January 4, 1882
Dodge and Washburn barbed wire, Patented January 4, 1882 texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth63/
Double strand. Dodge and Washburn reverse. January 4, 1882
Double strand. Dodge and Washburn reverse. January 4, 1882 texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39/
A. Ellwood Spread barbed wire, Patented January 31, 1882
A. Ellwood Spread barbed wire, Patented January 31, 1882 texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth69/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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 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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[Stanley Bailey No. 28 transitional fore plane]
Stanley Bailey No. 28 transitional fore plane. Has a beech wood stock with what looks similar to an iron plane screwed to the top. The front of the iron setting starts 5.2 cm from the face/sole and ends 6.2 cm before the heel. Between the iron and wood is a thin wooden board that has been cut into the shape of the iron piece. At the front of the iron is a mushroom shaped knob which is screwed on. The iron is not very wide here but gets wider towards the center where it takes on a rectangular shape. There is now a hole in the wood stock that is lined with iron. The front is straight but the back slopes upward so that the hole at the bottom is .7 cm X 6 cm and the top is 7.5 cm X 6 cm. Within this hole, from the back forward, is the frog, cutter, basic iron and lever cap. The lever cap has a diamond texture on the front. The frog has an adjustment screw. At this point the iron piece once again gets thinner but longer than the front. ON top of the iron is a cross between an L and 2-shaped handle with part of the very top broken off and two nails sticking out. There is a screw in the top of the handle. There is another screw in the very back of the entire iron piece. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1888/
[Woman and two little boys.]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth349/
[Wrench with a pointed end]
It has one wrench head. The handle starts out flat and then rounds out and forms a point at the very end. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1878/
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/
[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/
[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/
[Students at Richmond Public School in 1887]
Original mounted print on cardboard. Students at Richmond Public School. On the front row there are six girls seated on the left and there are five boys (one sitting and the rest kneeling) to the right of the photo. Students of Richmond Public School (about 1887) are identified as: Back Row: 1. Fanny Lamar 2. Mary Preister 3. ? 4. Mattie Bell 5. Reg. Dyer 6. ? 7. Cecil Dyer 8. ? 9. ? 10. Albert George 11. Bassett Blakely Second Row: 1. Minnie Preister 2. ? 3. Bell Dyer 4. Julia Norwood 5. ? Norwood 6. Professor Norwood 7. Tony Wessendorff 8. John Baker 9. ? 10. George Baker Third Row: 1. Bessie McCloy 2. Lillie Winston 3. ? 4. Nina Bell 5. Kate Eckman 6. Heard Dyer 7. ? 8. ? Fourth Row: Lizzie McGee 2. Pearl Winston 3. Jennie Jones 4. Annie Somerville 5. Lyda Baker 6. Bertie Winston 7. Lola Jones 8. Alex Davis 9. Charlie Andrews 10. Will Robinson Fifth Row: 1. Maybell Davis 2. Winnie McGee 3. Lilly Rambolt 4. Mamie Davis 5. Minnie Waffles 6. Allie Ogilby 7. Freddie Kochan 8. Earl McFarlane 9. Bush Pleasants 10. Len McFarlane 11. ? texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth143/
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