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 Collection: Fort Bend Museum Collection
[Wedding portrait of Mary Kramr and Rehor Zapalac]
Wedding portrait of Mary Kramr and Rehor Zapalac, 1891. The Zapalac family operated general stores in Fredek, TX and Sealy, TX. Zapalac is wearing a three piece suit with pin-striping. He has a flower pinned to the right side of the jacket. His hair is parted down the center. Kramr is wearing a satin jacket with buttons from neck to waist. Skirt is long and has lace trim in two rows near hemline; lace also at wrists and collar. Her veil reaches floor length. See accession file for supporting documents (copy) Scanned image is of the copy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1913/
[Archie Davis Jones and her sons.]
Photograph of Archie Davis Jones and her sons- Kneeling: Walter Jones; left and standing: Joe Jones; right and standing holding bowl hat in front of him: Bill Jones. Boy on right has knee length pants and is holding his hat out in front of him. Boy kneeling has dark, curly hair. Cement urn to far right and tree (painted) background in top right corner. Photo has blue ink identification on back. Photo is mounted on cardboard substrate with scalloped (gold) edging. Bottom of photo in gold reads: C.O. Lorenz, Richmond, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth483/
[County Bridge over Brazos River]
Photo mounted on cardboard. County Bridge over Brazos River, looking north. Cardboard mounting has zigzag boarder with gold trim with C.O. Lorenz, Richmond Texas printed to the left. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth118/
[Mamie Davis (George) as a teenager, ca. 1892.]
Photographic portrait of Mamie Davis (George) as a teenager, ca. 1892. Davis' hair is pulled back into a bun at the nape of her neck. She is wearing a white dress with full sleeves and a round lace collar. Image is mounted on a pale gray cardboard matte. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth368/
[Richmond, Texas under snow]
Photo mounted on cardboard. Richmond, Texas looking East from the top of the court house on Morton Street. Ground and buildings are covered with snow. Jane Long Boarding House in foreground on right. Ed Priester Baker, Confectioner, and Groceries is located in center of photo. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117/
[Letter to J.T. Rogers concerning the James River Squadron Confederate Navy]
Letter from Atlanta, GA May 27 (18)92 States that J.T. Rogers was steward or paymaster's clerk on the Gunboat Roanoke of the James River Squadron Confederate Navy from July 1864 up to the time of the evacuation of Richmond and that in that capacity he was efficient in the discharge of his duties and in every way entitled to, and worthy of confidence. Signed by Samual M. Tucker texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2110/
[Certificate of baptism from Saint Mary's Cathedral in Galveston, TX]
certificate of baptism from Saint Mary's Cathedral Galveston, TX. Shows that John Malcolm Keenan Rogers was baptized September 7, 1892. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2099/
[Birth Certificate for John Malcolm Keenan Jerome Rogers]
Birth Certificate for John Malcolm Keenan Jerome Rogers. Born October 12, 1892 in Galveston. Father Thomas Josiah Rogers, Galveston, (a painting contractor) Jane Theresa Hussey, from Galveston (a house wife. (#4 of 4 documents that were bound together) texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2096/
copy of John Malcolm Keenan Jerome Rogers birth certificate
copy of John Malcolm Keenan Jerome Rogers birth certificate texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2109/
[County script for jury duty]
County script for $50 for jury duty, 16 December 1892. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2013/
[Construction of the first bridge across the Brazos River]
Photograph of the construction process of the first bridge across the Brazos River. Men standing on the lumber being use to construct the bridge surface. Man wearing a dark colored vest, white shirt, and light colored hat in far right corner of photo. African-American boy walking toward camera in far right corner. Trees in background. Photograph is mounted on a gray cardboard matte. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth689/
[Four people. Man sitting down is scratched out in the picture.]
Photograph mounted on black cardboard substrate of four people. One man with a beard is seated and has his hat in his lap. The man standing behind him is identified on back of photo in pen as: A.P. George. A woman is standing to the left of Mr. George and she is wearing a dark-colored dress. Woman standing to his right has a light-print dress with a dark vest. Bottom of cardboard reads (in gold) Cabinet Portrait. Lorenz. Richmond, Texas. Photograph has several white scratches, mainly across the image of the man seated in the chair. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth470/
[John M. Moore, Sr. and Lottie Dyer Moore's four oldest children.]
Photographic print of John M. Moore, Sr. and Lottie Dyer Moore's four oldest children. Clockwise from top center: Ray (8 yrs), Dyer (3 yrs), Ivy (6 yrs), John, (1yr). Front of print is marked in pencil, numbering children to correlate with list of names on back. Ivy is reclining against a bear skin rug. John is seated on an upholstered bench. Ray is standing in center. Dyer is seated on upholstered chair on right. Photograph is mounted on a black cardboard substrate. Bottom of cardboard under gold trim reads: Chas. J. Wright 84 Main St. Houston, Texas. (in gold). Top right corner is missing. All corners are worn and torn. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1769/
[A.P. George as a young man.]
Photograph mounted on cardboard substrate (with scalloped edging) of A.P. George as a young man. He is wearing a dark colored jacket with a (plaid) vest, white shirt, and light-colored bowtie. Bottom of cardboard reads (in gold): C.O. Lorenz, Richmond, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth469/
[Map of Fort Bend County "General Land Office" March 1893.]
Front - map of Fort Bend County - "General Land Office" March 1893 Scale 4000 Veras to the inch. Back - no markings, wire going across for hanging. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth318/
[Dorothea Guenther at 4 months old in December of 1894.]
Photograph of Dorothea Guenther at 4 months old in December of 1894. Dorothea is wearing a long, white dress with a white jacket that is tied with a fringed tie. Dark colored blanket in background. Photograph original is mounted on cardboard and trimmed in gold. Bottom of cardboard reads: Paris & Rothwell 11&13 W. Commerce St., San Antonio, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1377/
[The Moore Home in 1894.]
Photograph of the Moore Home in 1894. Home is a two and a half story white, wooden building with large railed front porch. A man is sitting on the left of porch and Four children are standing/sitting on the front steps. Various lawn furniture in front of house. There is a double swing in right corner. Trees surround the house excluding the front walkway. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1387/
[Mr. And Mrs. Worthington]
Photograph of Mr. And Mrs. Worthington (as noted in pencil at bottom of photograph). The couple is standing in front of a two-story wooden home with shrubbery to their right and left. Mr. Worthington is wearing a dark, three-piece suit and hat. He has a cane in his left hand. Mrs. Worthington is wearing a long dress with dark trim at collar and sleeves. She has her left hand on a wooden table with flower arrangement on top of it. Back of photo in pencil reads: Grandpa and Grandma Worthington at their house in Richmond. Photograph is mounted on tan cardboard substrate. Cardboard has stains and thick black semi-circular area in top left corner. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth690/
[Opening of the Brazos River Bridge in 1894]
Photograph of the opening of the Brazos River Bridge in 1894. Couple on right (identified on back of copy of this photo) leaning against rail: Mr. And Mrs. J.J. Adams. The man standing to left in dark suit is identified as Buck Flanagan, the prison warden at Sugar Land. There are six people standing on the bridge. There is a dog to the right of the bridge. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth693/
[County bridge over Brazos at Richmond]
Photograph of the opening of the "county bridge over Brazos at Richmond, June 20, 1894" as written in pencil on the front of the photo. Back of photo in pen: Joe and Alma Ryon. June 20, 1894. People are standing on the bridge. Seven men are standing/sitting on top beams of bridge and five are standing/sitting on the beam to far right that attaches to the ground structure. Photograph is mounted on tan cardboard substrate. Photo has foxing and stains. Cardboard has stains and is worn at the corners. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth687/
[Animal nose ring]
Animal nose ring that is painted black and has a head like pliers and below the joint is a screw that widen and reduced the size of the opening or mouth of the ringer. For ringing hogs' ears texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1872/
[T.B. Wessendorff, Jennie Jones Wessendorff, Lizzie Wessendorff, etc.]
Photograph of T.B. Wessendorff, Jennie Jones Wessendorff, Lizzie Wessendorff (baby), Walter Jones (boy) posed at left with Jersey cow; Two unidentified African American men are holding the leads of two dark horses at center and right of photograph. Subjects are standing in a fenced yard with house visible at left and barns or sheds visible in the background and on the right. Image is mounted on a tan cardboard matte. Image and matte are severely damaged. Horizontal break through center of image was repaired with masking tape before museum acquisition. Vertical crack extends from bottom edge up to horizontal crack between Walter Jones and the African American man at center. Water marks around all four edges of the matte. Pieces of matte missing at bottom corners and along left edge. Identification on reverse of picture in blue and black pen. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth392/
[Carry Nation wearing a black dress and holding a book]
Photographic postcard of Carry Nation. Nation is dressed in a dark colored dress with buttons that run along the left side of the it. She has a matching cape over her shoulders. She has a long fabric headpiece covering the back of her graying hair. A white flower or bow is tied at the collar. She has three pins pinned to her cape - one is of a hatchet that is pinned on left side of cape. Nation is holding a book on her right hand and her left thumb is resting on a page. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1468/
[Compass saw]
Compass saw that has an upside down G-Shaped handle with two screwed where the blade inserts. The one further away from the blade is 2 cm in diameter and is stamped with H Disston & Sons Philada With a little emblem in the center. The other is 1.2 cm in diameter and is plain. The blade is most likely the original because it has been engraved with the same names. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1874/
[Framed image of Mr. J.W. Slavin]
Framed image of Mr. J.W. Slavin, proprietor of Thompsons Store between 1875 and 1920. Image: Charcoal-enhanced photographic print of Mr. J.W. Slavin. He has a moustache and receding hairline. Slavin is wearing a dark vest and suit jacket, ascot tie, and white shirt. Frame: Grey oval frame constructed of painted plaster over a wooden base. Raised design/appliqué at top, bottom, left, right with gold, orange, red, green, and blue highlights. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1955/
[Framed image of Mrs. J.W. Slavin]
Framed image of Mrs. J.W. Slavin, proprietor of Thompsons Store. Image: Charcoal enhanced photographic print of Mrs. J.W. Slavin. She is wearing cross-shaped earrings, dark high-collar dress with white collar and nine light colored buttons. Frame: Grey oval frame constructed of painted plaster over a wooden base. Raised design/appliqué at top, bottom, left, right with gold, orange, red, green, and blue highlights. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1956/
[Group of people on the porch of a home.]
Photo of group of people on the porch of a home. People are identified on the back on the photo as follows: "Left to right on porch: T.B. Wessendorff, Jennie Wessendorff, Hattie Wessendorff (standing), Archie Jones; Children: W.E. Jones, Lizzie Wessendorff (Davis), Walter Jones, Joe Jones." Image is mounted on white cardboard matte. Matte is cracked horizontally through center. Image dimensions: 20.7 cm x 12.8 cm texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth342/
[Hettie Ellen Herbert]
-Digital copy of: Hettie Ellen Herbert, c. 1895 texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2238/
[J.T. Dyer Home and family, Morton St, Richmond, TX.]
Photo of J.T. Dyer Home and family, Morton St, Richmond, TX. Two story Victorian home with white picket fence around yard. Four lightning rods on top of house. Windmill and cistern in back of house at right. Horse-drawn surrey driven by African American man in left foreground. Group of three people--blond white child on a pony, African American boy, white man I(J.T. Dyer) in dark suit and hat--in right foreground. Boy on upper porch and heavy woman sitting on windowsill on second story. Photo is mounted on a tan cardboard matte. Image dimensions: 19.3 cm x 12.3 cm texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth339/
[Long L-shaped poker]
Long L-shaped poker with a wire coil handle with a circle on the tip for hanging texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1873/
[Richmond Baseball team, mid 1890s.]
Photographic portrait of Richmond Baseball team, mid 1890s. Nine men are in uniforms, three are in suits. There is a floral printed drape at the right side of the photograph. Two players in the back row are holding bats; two players in the front row are holding baseballs. Player at center front has catcher's gear in his lap. Photograph is identified as follows on the back in blue pen: "Back Row: ______, ______, T.W. (Bud) Davis, Bob Wesendorff. Middle Row: _______, Ed Wessendorff, Tom Wessendorff." Image is mounted on black cardboard matte. Image dimensions: 17.7 cm x 12.6 cm. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth384/
[Rusty Pliers]
Pliers that are hinged at top and then has four textured holes, and then has parallel handles of which one ends in a clasp that hooks the two handles together. On the handle without a clasp, written on the inside, is "M KLEIN & SONS" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1891/
[Soldering iron]
Soldering iron with a copper plated head, four sided with a pyramid point, with an octagonal body of head. At the back of the head there is a long painted black iron neck that has been inserted into the head. The neck ends in a point. The wooden handle is removable and fits over the pointed end of the neck. It is a turned handle that split in half and been repaired with black electrical tape. There is also metal wire wrapped around the base of the handle where the split originated. Three nails are inserted up into the base of the handle around the hole for the neck. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1889/
[Strop with a wooden core]
Strop with a wooden core two padded leather sides parallel to each other, one side is unpadded leather, and the fourth side is inset with a hone. One of the padded sides has a 6 cm hole exposing cotton, same side is missing three nails and is torn. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1890/
[Train wreck. Southern Pacific engine is at center of image.]
Photograph of train wreck. Southern Pacific engine is at center of image, second and third cars are crashed into one another. Overturned car or engine at right of image. Cotton in foreground, pile of dead cows or horses at center, men and boys lined up along a rope fence watching the scene. Photo is mounted on cardboard matte. Image dimensions: 19.3 cm x 12.3 cm Bottom left corner of matte is missing. No date. See 1972.093.166 for another view of the scene. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth341/
[Train wreck. Two engines to the right of the photo.]
Photo of train wreck. Railroad tracks in foreground, derailed and overturned rail cars next to track. Two engines at right of image. Man standing on top of wreckage at center of photo. Image is mounted on a tan cardboard matte. Image dimensions: 19.9 cm x 12.2 cm. Matte is missing upper right corner. No date. See 1972.093.165 for another view of the scene. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth340/
[Certificate of birth of Julia Ann Pratt]
certificate of birth of Julia Ann Pratt born January 5, 1895 in Denton TX. Father William Clark Pratt of Kentucky, (Clerk at County Clerk's Office) and Nannie Ann Jones, from Texas (housewife) (#2 of 4 documents that were bound together) texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2095/
[Front Page of the Rosenberg Progress, October 11, 1895. ]
First page of the Rosenberg Progress dated October 11, 1895. Vol. 1 No. 37. The text appears to be a discussion of political issues, but the text is too blurry to be readable. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2313/
[Five young women and Four young men]
Group portrait of 5 young women and 4 young men. Portrait is informal, with one woman in the top row lighting a cigarette for the man on her right, and one man on the bottom row offering a cigarette to the woman on his left. Image is mounted on a cardboard substrate with scalloped edges. Photographer's mark: "George H. Wonfor, Artist and Photographer." Wonfor worked in Galveston 1896-1897. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth790/
[Students at Richmond Public School, dated 1896]
Photo of the Richmond School. Children and adults seated on the steps. The two boys seated on the bottom step, right have their arms across their chest. One of the double doors to the school building is open. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth140/
[Students at Richmond Public School, boy at the bottom right has a bandaged ankle]
Original mounted print on cardboard. Students at Richmond Public School taken March 8, 1896. Students are standing at the front of the school building near two large white columns. Boy in bottom, right corner is sitting. He has a bandage around his right ankle. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth144/
[An invitation to a wedding.]
Copy of an invitation to a wedding. Invitation reads: Mr. And Mrs. J.H.P. Davis announce the marriage of their daughter Mary E. to Mr. Albert P. George, Wednesday, October the seventh, eighteen hundred and ninety six. Richmond, Texas. At Home after November the first. Richmond, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1494/
[Receipt for teacher's salary]
Receipt for teacher's salary, 20 November 1896. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2014/
[Lizzie Wessendorff as a child, 1897.]
Photograph of Lizzie Wessendorff (written on back of photo in ink). The little girl has on a white dress with a small, white bow in the back of her hair. She is standing in front of a mirror. Floral print carpet in foreground. Photograph is mounted on a pale gray cardboard mat. Bottom of mat in red reads: Lorenz Art Gallery Extra Finish (in palette with brushes) Richmond, Texas. Photograph is faded and has yellow spots across it. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth424/
[Lizzie Wessendorff as a toddler (about 2 years old).]
Photographic portrait of Lizzie Wessendorff as a toddler (about 2 years old), ca. 1897. Wessendorff is wearing a white cotton dress with lace around neck, arms, and hem. She is also wearing a brooch, necklace, and bracelet. Wessendorff is posed sitting on a stool in front of a mirror. Image is mounted on white matte with embossed vine pattern around perimeter. Photographer identified on matte as "Lorenz. Richmond, Tex." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth371/
[The Ashley Davis family.]
Photograph of the Ashley Davis family. From left to right as identified on the back of photo in pen: Mrs. Annie Davis Quinn, Dr. John Rich,( Annie's son) Max, Mr. And Mrs. Ashley Davis, Miss Bond, and Mrs. John Rich (Mary Davis). The children in the foreground (one on a rocking horse and the other in standing behind a wagon) are Ashley Davis Rich and Marshall Howard Rich, sons of Dr. John and Mary Davis Rich. Photo has family history written in blue ink on back of photo. Photograph is mounted on cardboard substrate. Photo has six adults and three children in foreground. One-story wooden house in background. Tree branches in top, left corner. Cardboard is ripped in top and bottom, right corners. Large crack in bottom, left corner and small broken area on top, left corner. White areas across middle and top center. Portion of photo is peeled away to left of photo. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth547/
[The 1899 flood. Trees in background.]
Photograph of the 1899 flood. Trees in background. Cement arch in front of trees in center of photo. Photo is mounted on cardboard substrate. Photo has ragged edges and is cracked in bottom left corner. Has black spot on far left, center. Back has tape in cracked area. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth509/
[2nd Street County Bridge in Richmond]
Print of the 2nd Street County Bridge in Richmond during 1899 flood. Two men are paddling a small boat. Three people (one standing and two squatting) are on a floating sidewalk. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth145/
[African American boy knee-deep in water during 1899 flood]
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. Electric light plant- cotton platform are visible. African American boy standing at center right knee-deep in water. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth250/
[The Brazos Railroad Bridge during the flood of 1899.]
Photograph of the Brazos Railroad Bridge during the flood of 1899. Railroad track runs from bottom center to background. People standing on the bridge in the background. Telephone poles along left and then to center of photo. Trees in background. Written at bottom of photo: S.P. R.R. Bridge July 7, 1899 ??. Photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate with circular pattern framing photograph. Written at bottom of cardboard in gold: Lorenz Art Gallery Extra Finish (in drawing of paint palette and brushes) Richmond, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth440/