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[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/
[the Brazos River taken during the flood of 1899.]
Photograph of the Brazos River taken during the flood of 1899. The Standpipe can be seen in the right background. Trees seen on left bank (top). Written on photo: River and Stand Pipe July 7, 1899. No. ? Photo is mounted on a cardboard substrate (white with circular pattern around print) and written in gold is at bottom of cardboard:: Lorenz Art Gallery Extra Finish (in drawing of a paint palette and brushes) Richmond, Texas. Photograph is faded. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth441/
[A photo looking down the Southern Pacific Railroad bridge during the 1899 flood]
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. View of Southern Pacific Railroad bridge looking west over Brazos River toward Richmond. Taken July 7, 1899. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth259/
[Richmond taken from the top of the courthouse during the 1899 flood.]
Photograph of Richmond taken from the top of the courthouse during the 1899 flood. View is looking northeast along Railroad Street toward bridges. Businesses shown left to right are: Austin's Exchange Saloon, Brady Bros. Bakery and Grocery, Baker & Hirsch Dry Goods, I. Ditch Dry Goods, Lone Star Market. "NORTHEAST VIEW OF RICHMOND, TEX. JULY 7, 1899" printed in white across bottom of image. Image dimensions: 19.8 cm w x 12.3 cm h. Image is mounted on a tan cardboard matte. Image is lifting from substrate and tearing at top right corner. Matte has significant damage to all ages. Evidence of old tape repairs on back of photo. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth401/
[Three African-American boys swimming during 1899 flood]
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. Photo shows three African-American boys swimming along 3rd street during 1899 flood. View is from Railroad Street looking toward Bayou Bridge. See 1971.013.001K texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth240/
[View of 4th Street at railroad tracks]
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. View of 4th Street at railroad tracks. Dog in foreground, Morton Cemetery in background. Taken July 7, 1899 during flood. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth261/
[T. B. Wessendorff Lumber Yard in Richmond, Texas]
Photograph (copy) of T. B. Wessendorff Lumber Yard in Richmond, Texas during the flood of 1899. Three men are in a small wooden boat in center of water filled street. The lumber yard is on the right of photo. White picket fence with trees enclosed on left. Standpipe in left background. Photo has writing in white: T.B.W. Lumber Yard July 8, 1899 ? . Scanned image and dimensions are of the copy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1037/
[A. Kochan Store during the flood of 1899]
Photograph (copy) of the A. Kochan Store during the flood of 1899. The front store reads: FARMING AND IMPLEMENTS PLOWS AND CULTIVATORS CONR AND COTTON PLANTERS A KOCHAN . The store is a one-story tin building. A buggy is parked in water in front of the store. A house next door has a picket fence. Railroad tracks in front of store. Shrubs and utility pole in left foreground. Dark writing across front but not legible. Scanned image and dimensions are of the copy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1038/
[Richmond during the (July 8) 1899 flood.]
Photograph mounted on cardboard of Richmond during the (July 8) 1899 flood. To the right is the T.B. Wessendorff Lumber Yard. In center is a wooden boat with three men in it. The top of the Courthouse can be seen above the lumber yard (right). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth438/
[The T.B. Wessendorff home in Richmond, Texas on July 8, 1899.]
Photograph of the T.B. Wessendorff home in Richmond, Texas on July 8, 1899 during the flood. Three men in a small wooden boat in front of the white picket fence. One man on horse with two other horses beside them is also in front of fence. There are two men standing on the porch of the two-story wooden home. Large trees in front of and to the right and left of the house. Same photo image as 1972.093.067, however, this photo is mounted on a dark brown mat with engraving at bottom of mat that reads: Lorenz Art Gallery, Extra Fine, Richmond, Texas. The photo has a lower left broken corner (piece missing).Photo and mat have white and dark spots across it. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth436/
Pre-stamped postcard from Bering-Cortes Hardware Co.
Pre-stamped postcard from Bering-Cortes Hardware Co. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth128/