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 Collection: Fort Bend Museum Collection
[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/
[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/
Flat Barb barbed wire - Brotherton, patented September 3, 1887
Flat Barb barbed wire - Brotherton, patented September 3, 1887 texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth64/
[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/
[A "State of Texas" deed signed by Wm Richter C.D. Barrnet]
A deed signed by Wm Richter C.D. Barrnet of Weimar Lodge No 2001, 1.0.0.F. for the consideration of 10 dollars paid by Thos. J. Rogers and his heirs for a certain parcel or lot of ground, 18x20 feet No 17 situated inside of the enclosure of the Odd Fellows Rest in the vicinity of the town of Weimar. Signed Sept 5 1887 texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2090/
[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/
[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/
[Bracket-shaped draw knife]
Bracket-shaped draw knife with turned wooden handles and a 10 in steel blade. The handles have steel caps on the tips. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1870/
[Bust portrait of unidentified man. Man is wearing a dark suit coat.]
Bust portrait of unidentified man. Man is wearing a dark suit coat, ascot tie, and white shirt. He has a thin moustache and short thinning hair. Oval matte is part of the photographic image. Print is mounted on a black cardboard substrate. "6891-49 Pd." written in pencil on back. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth113/
[Carry Nation. Nation is seated in a decorative wooden chair.]
Photograph of Carry Nation. Nation is seated in a decorative wooden chair next to a round wooden table. She has her right hand on the back of an open book and her left hand on the open page of the book and she is posed as if she were reading. Nation, who has graying hair and wears wire-rimmed glasses, is wearing a white dress that has buttons that extend from her left shoulder to the thigh area. The dress has long sleeves and a bow tied at the collar. The photograph is mounted on a gray cardboard matte with bevel cut edges that frame the perimeter of the rectangle portrait. Bottom of matte reads: WHITE 1261 BROADWAY N.Y. Photographer name also seen in white written between the table legs. Photo dimensions are: 10 cm X 14 cm. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1472/
[Combination tool that has a flat head with five sharp tines]
Combination tool that has a flat head with five sharp tines that have been inserted into the head. The neck has been inserted into the head and handle. The handle is wooden and shaped like a cylinder with rounded ends. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1876/
[Crescent shaped file with horizontal teeth]
Crescent shaped file with horizontal teeth. It has a pointy short handle the curves at the end. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1869/
[Czech-Moravian farm in Ellinger, TX]
Photo of Czech-Moravian farm, Ellinger, TX, ca. 1885-1900. Mother (Anna Kallus), father, and three children posed in front of farm house with two wagons and 4 horses/mules. Large tree in center background. White wooden house on left. Scanned image is of the copy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1908/
[Hand saw with a steel blade]
Hand saw with a carved wooden handle and steel blade. Handle has a carved leaf pattern on one side with three brass bolts: top two are 1.2 cm in diameter and have no surface decoration, bottom bolt is 2.2 cm in diameter and is stamped with an eagle and with "Warranted / Pat. Dec. 27, 1887 / Superior" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1892/
[Hilmar Guenther and three unidentified men]
Photograph of four men. Bearded man standing at center is Hilmar Guenther. Lower left and upper left corners are torn off. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2047/
[Hoof rasp]
Hoof rasp that is rectangular and flat. The bottom has small diamond-shaped teeth. The sides are horizontal. The top has big wedge teeth. The handle is long and skinny, but bent far over. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1866/
[House identified on back in pencil as W.K. Davis House.]
photograph of house identified on back in pencil as W.K. Davis House, located at the corner of Jackson and 4th St. in Richmond. Two story house, unpainted, with double porches across front of home. Three chimneys visible on left side of house. Three people are standing on the front steps. Trees are bare, trunks are protected with wooden enclosures. Slat board fence encloses yard of house. Image is mounted on a tan cardboard matte. Bottom left corner of matte is broken off as of 3/2000. Allover foxing, fading, yellowing. Image dimensions: 21.1 cm x 13.8 cm texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth396/
[J.T. Dyer Store located on Morton Street in Richmond, TX.]
Photograph of J.T. Dyer Store located on Morton Street in Richmond, TX. Brick two story building is marked "1885 J.E. Dyer" along the roofline. Wares (brooms, chairs, trunks, clothes, fabrics) have been brought out onto the sidewalk in front of business. One woman, two boys, and six men are posed in front of the store. African American man standing in cart at left of scene. Man standing immediately left of post is identified as Will Candler. Image is mounted on tan cardboard matte. Bottom left corner is broken off. Two water marks on the mat at top center and top right. Image dimensions: 20.0 cm x 12.4 cm texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth381/
[John McNabb]
Photograph of "John McNabb, perhaps about 1890. Born in Scotland in 1806. (Exact date unknown). Died April 27, 1894; a member of the Santa Fe Expedition. His remains were removed from the family cemetery northwest of Rosenberg to Morton Cemetery in Richmond in the sprint of 1974." This description was written on the back of the photograph in ink. McNabb has thinning gray hair and is wearing a plaid suit (top button buttoned) with a dark wide tie, and a white shirt (collar of shirt barely visible above jacket and tie). Photo is mounted on cardboard substrate with gold scalloped trim. Bottom of photo on gold textured label: The "APEX" (emblem) 948 Elm St. Dallas, Tex. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth812/
[Main Street in Rosenberg, Texas]
Photograph (appears to be a copy) of Main Street in Rosenberg, Texas taken by Schlueter. On left the "Palace Hotel" can be seen. On the right: "City Bakery" and a restaurant are visible. The street has many horses and buggies on both sides. A horse and buggy in center of street (pulled by white or gray horse), and in the foreground is a little boy (dressed in dark knickers with jacket and hat) walking with his back to the camera. Blurred image of a dog on the right side of street. Back of photo has sticker with typed: 3rd St. Rosenberg, Texas Looking South. M. Wallace. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth607/
[McFarlane House that was located on Jackson Street.]
Photograph of the McFarlane House that was located on Jackson Street in Rosenberg, Texas. The McFarlane house is a story and a half white wooden house with dark trim. The front porch has ornate wooden railing that is partially obscured by the wooden fence that surround the yard. The gate to the fence is on the far left side of the photo. Four people are standing on the front porch. There is a man on horseback just to the right of the center of the photograph. He is wearing dark pants, white shirt, dark jacket and hat; and he is on a dark horse. The photograph is mounted on cardboard substrate. The photograph has tears, is broken at top left corner, worn at all corners, and is stained. The photograph has tape on back. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1392/
[Photograph of Carry Nation standing near a table.]
Photograph of Carry Nation. Nation is standing next to a round wooden table. She is holding an open book in her hands. Nation, who has graying hair pulled up into a bun and wears eyeglasses, is wearing a white dress with buttons that extend from her left shoulder to her thigh. The dress has long sleeves and a bow at the collar. The portrait ends at the knees. The photograph is mounted on a gray cardboard matte with bevel trim around rectangle of picture. Bottom of matte reads: WHITE 1261 BROADWAY N.Y. Image dimensions are: 10 cm X 14.1 cm texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1473/
[Portrait of an older woman wearing a dark dress with a large lace collar inset]
Photographic portrait of a woman, from waist. Woman is wearing a dark dress with a large lace collar inset and a dark brooch at the neck. Image is faded and yellowed. Image is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate. Back is printed in black, "Miss Fannie Holt, Artist, Crystal Springs, Miss." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth112/
[Richmond School children (all about 8-10 yrs old).]
photographic school portrait of Richmond School children (all about 8-10 yrs old.), ca. 1890. Children are posed on steps between two octagonal white pillars, with dark brick wall and double door behind them. Boys are in rows 1 & 4, girls in rows 2 & 3. Several girls and boys are holding their hats in their laps. Identified children are: front row, 4th from left--Joe Jones; 5th from left--Walter Jones. Top row, 1st on left--Bob Wessendorff. Image is mounted on a tan cardboard matte. Matt shows all over foxing and all four corners are broken/rounded. Image size:17.2 cm x 12.1 cm texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth395/
Saw vise used when sharpening saws.
Saw vise used when sharpening saws. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth633/
[Stock and die]
The stock of the die is rectangular shaped with two long handles that come out opposite sides. One handle is part of the rectangle while the other screws on to tighten or loosen the five dies inside the stock. The rectangular part of the stock has a 10.5 cm X 2.7 cm rectangular opening into which the dies fit. On the dies are several engraved numbers. A 7 is marked at the top of all five dies and on the 1st,3rd,4th and 5th are marked 10, 12,14,16. Above the die is a stamp: BUTTERFIELD & CO DEP BY LINE, V1. ROCK ISLAND. P.a Below them is written: No 32 B. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1882/
[U-shaped clevis]
U-shaped clevis with a pin through the top. The pin has a circle at one end with a hole. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1885/
[Unidentified school portrait. Girls are on the left, boys are on the right.]
Unidentified school portrait. Girls are grouped on the left, boys on the right. Photo is taken in front of a wooden school building with central double door, window on each side, bell at peak of the roof. Four teachers (3 female, 1 male) standing at center of the picture between the boys and girls. Image is matted on tan cardboard. Matte is missing completely from right side of picture. Image dimensions: 19.2 cm x 24.5 cm texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth364/