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 Collection: Fort Bend Museum Collection
[Mamie Davis, A.P. George, and Jennie Jones]
Photograph (copy) of a Mamie Davis, A.P. George, and Jennie Jones when they were young (before A.P. and Mamie were married). Davis is wearing a dark colored dress with two pins pinned on her chest. She has her long hair loose down her back and on her right shoulder. She has her left hand on a floral arrangement. George is wearing a three piece dark suit with white shirt and dark tie. Jones is wearing a Dark dress with buttons down the front to waist. She is seated in a chair. Scanned image and dimensions are of the copy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1025/
[Mary Davis (Mrs. John Rich). Photo is mounted on cardboard.]
Photograph of Mary Davis (Mrs. John Rich). Photo is mounted on cardboard. Young lady, wearing a dark dress with a white bib and lace at sleeves, standing next to a velvet chair with tassels. Same as 1972.062.001a. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth548/
[Mary Davis (Mrs. John Rich). Photo is mounted on cardboard.]
Photograph of Mary Davis (Mrs. John Rich). Photo is mounted on cardboard. Young lady, wearing a dark dress with white bib and lace front and white lace at sleeves, standing next to a velvet chair with tassels. Printed at bottom of mat: Robinson, Bryan, Texas. Same as 1972.062.001b. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth549/
[Miss Euhlia Gomez]
Photograph of Miss Euhlia Gomez (as identified in pencil on back) of Alice, Texas, a classmate of Helen Patterson Rosenbush of the Foster Family. Photograph of a young lady with dark hair wearing a dark skirt with dark, satin blouse, and jacket with white trim on lapels and ruffles at wrist of sleeves. She is wearing a dark hat with S W U printed on the ribbon around the crown of the hat. Gomez is sitting in a chair with a floral print fabric draped across chair arm. Gomez has her right arm resting on fabric draped arm of chair. She is holding a parasol (closed with point down on floor) in her left hand. Photograph is mounted in a pale gray textured matte. Matte has white outer border (thin). Written in gold at bottom of matte: Wilcox, Georgetown, Texas. Photograph is torn or peeled away on right side, extending to top and bottom center. Penciled on bottom of photo: Euhlia and on bottom of matte ???. Image dimensions: 8 cm X 10.5 cm. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth670/
[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/
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 matt texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth367/
[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/
[T.B. Wessendorff Lumber Company. People in front of the store.]
Photographic print of T.B. Wessendorff Lumber Company and Undertakers Supplies, Richmond, TX., ca. 1895. Print is mounted on tan cardboard matte. Store is a one story wood frame building with porch across front. Wagon load of lumber with three African American men sitting on top is parked in front of the store to the left. Horse and buggy with 2 white children in buggy and African American boy standing with the horse is parked to the right of the building. Identification of people is written in black pen on the back of the photo as follows: "T.B. Wessendorff in white shirt by door; Baby in doorway probably Marguerite Wesendorff; Jennie Jones Wessendorff in front of window; Lizzie Wessendorff in white dress on right side of porch; Jennetta Wessendorff in phaeton (buggy)." Photograph and matte have four black ink spots. All four corners of matte are broken off as of 3/2000. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth412/
[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/
["House In Richmond, Texas Across Road From Entrance To Morton Cemetary"]
Postcard image of "HOUSE IN RICHMOND, TEXAS ACROSS ROAD FROM ENTRANCE TO MORTON CEMETARY C. 1895" as noted in handwriting on back of postcard. A fence is in the foreground with two women standing behind the fence in the front yard. A small tree is on the left side of the photo. The house is a one story building with a chimney on the right side. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1117/
[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/
[Real F. Ransom Wholesale Groceries & Grain, Richmond, Texas.]
Photograph of Real F. Ransom Wholesale Groceries & Grain, Richmond, Texas. Three men standing at doorways are not identified. Horse and wagon parked outside of store on the right. Train car #11058, Choctaw Route, is parked outside of store to the left. Store is a one story rectangular building with store name printed on the false front façade. Image is faded and yellow; image dimensions are 15.3 cm w. x 10.0 cm h. Image is mounted on a black cardboard matte. Matte is in excellent condition except for a few small surface tears along the edges. Back of matte is pale gray. Surface damage suggests old tape removal? texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth400/
[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/
[T.A. Wessendorff residence on Morton St. at 11th st.]
Photograph of T.A. Wessendorff residence on Morton St. at 11th st., Richmond, taken about 1896. Mrs. Hattie Jones Wessendorff is standing on the porch. Image is mounted crooked on a black matte. Image is quite faded and yellow. Identification is written in blue pen on the back. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth403/
[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/
[The T.B. Wessendorff home mounted on a tan cardboard matte.]
Photograph of the T.B. Wessendorff home mounted on a tan cardboard matte. Matte is severely damaged: bottom edge is missing all the way across, as far as the edge of the image at the right end. Upper right corner is broken off; two cracks extend from edge of matte in to edge of image at left center. Image is faded and yellow. Image is of a two story house with six columns along the front porch. White picket fence encloses yard. Four large trees in yard. Woman, man with baby, and two girls are standing on the porch to the right of the front door. Image dimensions are 19.3 cm w, 12.2 cm h. Print surface is lifting from substrate at top center of tree located front and right of the house. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth402/