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 Collection: Fort Bend Museum Collection
[Framed Godey's Fashion print of a woman standing and another woman sitting]

[Framed Godey's Fashion print of a woman standing and another woman sitting]

Date: 1880
Creator: unknown
Description: Framed Godey's Fashion print. It is in a black frame. The back is covered with brown paper. Has two women, one in peach and light blue holding her hat, and the other sitting on a yellow couch and wearing dark blue.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[Framed Godey's Fashion print of two women holding umbrellas]

[Framed Godey's Fashion print of two women holding umbrellas]

Date: 1880
Creator: unknown
Description: Framed Godey's Fashion print. It is in a black frame. The back is covered with brown paper. Has two women, one wearing a blue dress and holding a blue parasol. The other one is wearing a red and tan striped dress and is holding a red parasol.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[Framed Godey's Fashion print, one woman is reading]

[Framed Godey's Fashion print, one woman is reading]

Date: 1880
Creator: unknown
Description: Framed Godey's Fashion print. It is in a black frame. The back is covered with brown paper. Has two women, one wearing pink and reading, and the other is wearing lightblue.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[Garden rake head]

[Garden rake head]

Date: 1880
Creator: unknown
Description: The garden rake head has fourteen identical tines all in a row. In between and below the middle two tines is the cone shaped case into which the wooden handle would be inserted.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[Hand powered sewing machine]

[Hand powered sewing machine]

Date: 1880
Creator: unknown
Description: Sewing machine, hand powered.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[The "Harvey Girls".]

[The "Harvey Girls".]

Date: 1880
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard image of the "Harvey Girls". Photograph shows three women with dark hair pulled loosely up into a bun, wearing dark blouses with white skirts and bib fronts. They are standing on a wooden platform next to a wooden rail. Banana trees in background. Printed on back of postcard: "The Harvey Girls" Photo source Fred Harvey Produced by Beautyway, Box 87, Flagstaff, AZ 86002 20 Co-Producer Fred Harvey. Fred Harvey acquired the title "civilizer of the West" after 1876 with his series of restaurants and hotels along western railroads with vaired foods and excellent service. The foundation for his reputation was the "Harvey Girls, " models of virtue, who were recruited in the East at ages 18 to 30, trained carefully, paid $17.50 per month plus tips and room and board. Here, three waitresses pose at Rosenberg, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[Mildred Ryon (Booth)]

[Mildred Ryon (Booth)]

Date: 1880
Creator: unknown
Description: Full-length photograph (copy) of Mildred Ryon (Booth). Ryon is wearing a dark skirt with ruffles at hemline. Her matching blouse has long sleeves with fabric covered buttons down the front and ruffles at sleeve hems. White sleeves can be seen underneath the dark and white collar at neckline also. She has various items around her neck- A chain and a fringed ornament at neckline. She has a dark colored braided chain around her hips ending in a tassel on her right hip.Partially covering her curling hair is a dark colored hat with light trim and flowers at the center. She has her left hand resting on the handle of a parasol. Background of portrait is a wooden fence. Scanned image is of the copy.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[Mildred Ryon Wheat Booth.]

[Mildred Ryon Wheat Booth.]

Date: 1880
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy of a hand painted photograph in a frame of Mildred Ryon Wheat Booth. Booth, who has long, red-blonde wavy hair, is wearing a dark colored blouse with white with ruffled black trim collar. A blue-green scarf at her neck has tasseled ends. A black with gold trimmed cross pin is in the center of the tied scarf. A gold chain is hanging around the collar, also. The original painting was in an oval frame with gold trim. Scanned image is of the copy.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[Monkey Wrench]

[Monkey Wrench]

Date: 1880
Creator: unknown
Description: Starting at the bottom, the handle of the monkey wrench is a flat oval shape with two holes, it probably had two wooden pieces, one on each side attached with screws or nails. The neck has a vice that extends all the way to the head to the top of the handle. The head is rectangular with a sloping side. The back of the head is square and looks as though it was used as hammer.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[Red wooden station staff]

[Red wooden station staff]

Date: 1880
Creator: unknown
Description: Red wooden station staff to surveyor's transit set. Round staff is capped at base with pointed iron end piece. Brass tip at top swivels. The object is called a "Jacob's Staff" and is used by surveyors to support a compass. The pointed end is jabbed into the ground and the compass is attached to the threaded piece at the top. The ball at the top allows the compass to be levelled.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum