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 Collection: Fort Bend Museum Collection
[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/
[Brazos River at low water mark]
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. Brazos River at low water mark, taken at Richmond. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth241/
[County jail photo taken during 1899 flood.]
County jail photo taken during 1899 flood. Railroad tracks are (partially) under water in the foreground. Large trees in lower right corner are enclosed by a picket fence. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth146/
[County jail, Richmond, taken during 1899 flood.]
Photograph of county jail, Richmond, taken during 1899 flood from the top of the courthouse. Photo is marked on the image, "County Jail, July 7, 1899, No. 8" Railroad tracks are visible in the foreground, nearly submerged in the floodwater. Image is mounted on a tan cardboard matte. Matte has allover foxing and several water stains. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth365/
[Crowd gathered in downtown Richmond]
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. Crowd gathered in downtown Richmond at Railroad Street (looking toward New Bayou Bridge) during 1899 Flood to watch departure of funeral party by boats. Large pool of water in foreground texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth233/
[Downtown Richmond during 1899 flood]
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. View of downtown Richmond looking northeast from the top of the courthouse (Morton St. between 4th and 5th). County bridge in left background, railroad bridge in right background. Businesses pictured along Railroad Street include Austin's Exchange Saloon, Brady Bros. Bakery and Grocery, F.L. Barnes Restaurant, Baker and Hirsch Grocery, I. Ditch Dry Goods. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth245/
[Dr. Bailey on horseback]
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. Dr. Bailey on horseback in white suit holding black umbrella. African-American woman in floral print dress with handkerchief on her head is standing on railroad tracks in front of Dr. Bailey holding two watermelons. Distribution of watermelons was part of the post-flood relief effort. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth247/
[The flood scene in Richmond. Fenced area in foreground.]
Postcard image of the flood scene in Richmond. Fenced area in foreground. Businesses to right. River bridge in background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth451/
[Flood victims gathered at railroad to receive relief]
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. Flood victims gathered at railroad to receive relief. 1899 Flood hit the African American community particularly hard. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244/
[Flood victims on Railroad bridge]
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. Crossing flood victims on Railroad bridge. A relief camp located on approximately five acres of the east bank of the river. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth253/
[Four men sitting on "Old Bayou Bridge"]
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. Four men sitting on "Old Bayou Bridge" during 1899 Flood. Ends of bridge are floating. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth237/
[George Baker with a beard, at about 60 years old]
Photograph of George Baker at about 60 years old. Back of photo written in blue ink has identification photo. Also states: George Baker was buried Baker lot, Richmond, Texas. Born 8-5-39 and died 10-10-1916. Baker wearing small, wire-framed eyeglasses, has thinning, gray hair with mustache and beard. He is wearing a striped suit with a white shirt and dark scarf. Photograph (oval) is mounted on a gray cardboard matte with a darker gray and white border around photo. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth634/
[Group of flood victims next to relief train]
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. Group of flood victims standing next to relief train. Richmond Ice House is visible above train. Citizens received watermelons as part of the relief effort. Dr. Bailey is on horseback in white suit with umbrella at left side of photo. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth234/
[Hilmar Guenther family]
Photograph of Hilmar Guenther family, San Antonio, ca. 1899. From left to right, Hilmar Guenther, Dorothea Guenther (Mrs. John Moore, Jr.), Lieschen Guenther (Mrs. Norveil Chittim), Marie Bachman Guenther. Image is mounted on a black matte with a white 0.6 cm border immediately around photo. Photographer's mark in white at center bottom, "Barr, San Antonio, Texas." Image dimensions: 15.5 cm x 10.2 cm. Back of photo has strips of newspaper glued to it at both sides. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth2050/
[Kendall Plantation during 1899 flood]
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. View of Kendall Plantation, three miles north of Richmond, taken during 1899 flood. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255/
[Men building levee on Brazos River]
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. Eight unidentified men building levee around pumping station on Brazos River. Water later rose to eaves of the pumping station. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth238/
[Morton Cemetery during 1899 flood, a ladder is standing up out of the water]
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. Morton Cemetery under water during 1899 flood. Ladder leaning against tree in foreground. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth263/
[Morton Cemetery gate at the beginning of the 1899 flood]
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. Morton cemetery gate at beginning of flood. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth243/
[Morton Cemetery gate during the highest water level of the 1899 flood]
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. Morton Cemetery gate during 1899 Flood, showing maximum height to which the water rose. See 1971.013.001p texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth239/
[Oak tree in bayou during 1899 flood]
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. Oak tree in bayou, with water level at 45 feet deep. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth235/
[The old jail and surrounding area.]
Photograph of the old jail and surrounding area taken from the top of the Courthouse during the flood of 1899. Group of trees in far right corner. Railroad tracks in left corner. Photograph is mounted on cardboard substrate with a circular pattern around portrait. Bottom of cardboard in gold reads: Lorenz Art Gallery Extra Finish (written in a drawing of a paint palette and brushes) Richmond, Texas. Top and bottom left corner are broken (pieces missing). Holes in top and bottom right corner. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth442/
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. Cemetery enclosures floating.
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. Cemetery enclosures floating. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth249/
[Railroad Street in Richmond during the 1899 flood]
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. View of Railroad Street, Richmond, during 1899 Flood. Taken from railroad tracks looking east toward county courthouse. Pedestrians walking along tracks. Horse Saloon visible in foreground. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth236/
[Railroad Street next to Southern Pacific Passenger depot during 1899 flood]
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. Railroad Street during 1899 flood. Sunset Saloon on left side of tracks, Southern Pacific Passenger depot on right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth256/
[Relief boat to McCrary's during 1899 flood]
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. Relief boat to McCrary's seven miles from town. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth252/
[Richmond flood scene, a bridge is at the top left of the photo]
Original print mounted on cardboard. Richmond flood scene taken from top of the Courthouse. Railroad tracks are just visible above water. People are walking along the tracks. A man is riding a horse on the right side of the track. White picket fence on bottom right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth148/
[Richmond flood scene, a bridge is at the top right of the photo]
Print of the Richmond Flood Scene. Original on cardboard. Railroad tracks in foreground. Businesses include: A. Kochan's Feed Store, Austin's Exchange Saloon, Brady Bros. Bakery and Grocery. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth147/
[Richmond, Texas during the flood of 1899. Three men in a wooden boat.]
Photograph of Richmond, Texas during the flood of 1899. The T.B.W. Same photo image as 1972.093.069 but mounted on different cardboard mat. Wessendorff Lumber Yard is on the right. Three men are in a small wooden boat. The top of the Courthouse if visible above the lumber yard buildings. White picket fence and trees on far left. Same photo image as 1972.093.069 but mounted on different cardboard mat. This cardboard mat has circular designs around it, and is inscribed in gold print at bottom: Lorenz Art Gallery Extra Finish (written in image of a paint palette with brushes) Richmond, Texas. Top, left corner of photograph is broken (piece still attached). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth437/
[Rosenberg Post Office in 1899]
Photograph of the Rosenberg Post Office in 1899. White, wooden building with tall front and covered porch. Man on bicycle in front of porch. One man and three women standing on porch, and two women in bonnets are sitting in doorway. A horse is tied to the post of porch on right. Meyer Real Estate on right, also. Written on front of photo in blue ink: Rosenberg and in black ink: 1899. Photo appears to have been mounted on cardboard or in an album. Tear in right corner. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth847/
[Six men and two boys standing on floating wooden sidewalk]
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. Six men and two boys standing on floating wooden sidewalk in downtown Richmond during 1899 flood. Man in dark hat, white shirt, and suspenders is ducking out of the picture in the foreground. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth246/
[Southern Pacific Railroad bridge during 1899 flood, man standing on the bridge]
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. Southern Pacific railroad bridge during 1899 Flood, looking east across Brazos River from Richmond. Water later rose to cover next stone of pier. Two men are visible standing on bridge, as well as two more on the pier. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth242/
[Southern Pacific Railroad Bridge on the Brazos River.]
Postcard image of Southern Pacific Railroad Bridge on the Brazos River, Richmond, Texas. Water at bridge level. Utility pole on far right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth453/
the T.B. W. Wessendorff Residence during the flood of 1899.
Photograph mounted on cardboard substrate of the T.B. W. Wessendorff Residence during the flood of 1899. Three men in a small wooden boat in front of the picket fence. Man with his hand on the fence is identified as T. B. W. Wessendorff. Man on horse (right) holding two other horses. Two men are standing on the porch of the two-story white wooden house. Large trees in front of the house and one to far right of the photo. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth439/
[Third Street in Richmond during 1899 flood]
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. Third Street in Richmond, looking from Railroad Street to Bayou Bridge. Shows three African-American boys swimming in the street. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth248/
[Train on Brazos River Bridge during 1899 flood]
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. Train on Brazos River Bridge during 1899 Flood. Train encountered flooded tracks on east side of river and had to reverse back to Richmond. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth262/
[Two men in a rowboat in downtown Richmond]
Photographic print on cardboard. Two men in a rowboat in downtown Richmond. Floating wooden sidewalk visible on left. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth254/
[Two men walking on a flooded railroad track]
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. Two men walking flooded railroad track east of Brazos River holding a stick between them for balance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth260/
[View from courthouse north of railroad]
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. View from courthouse north of railroad. Businesses in view include: A. Kochan Blacksmith Shop, Austin's Exchange Saloon, Brady Bros. Bakery and Grocery. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth251/
[View from top of courthouse during 1899 flood]
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. View from top of courthouse looking down. Jail in background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth257/
[Flood scene on Third Street in Richmond, Texas]
Photograph (copy) of the flood scene on Third Street in Richmond, Texas in 1899. Center of photo shows three men in the water; one submerged to waist, the other two submerged to the neck. A wooden barrel is floating to right of photo. Far right is a partial building with water in it. On left, a man can be seen standing in the doorway of a two-story brick building. Other buildings, utility poles, and trees in background. Written on front of photo: 3rd St. July 7, 1899, No 12. Scanned image and dimensions are of the copy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1050/
[Brazos River during 1899 flood]
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. Brazos River taken from center of railroad bridge at high water, July 7, 1899. Buildings and standpipe visible on right bank. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth258/