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 Collection: Fort Bend Museum Collection
[Ira Aten, a Texas Ranger]
Photograph (copy) of Ira Aten. Aten was a Texas Ranger. Aten, who has dark hair parted on his left side and a dark droopy mustache, is wearing a dark colored jacket (top button buttoned) with a white shirt and dark bow tie. His portrait ends just below the shoulders and has him facing slightly to his right. Scanned image is of the copy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1449/
[F.M.O. "Otis" Fenn.]
Photograph (copy) of F.M.O. "Otis" Fenn. Fenn, who has dark curling hair, is wearing a dark jacket and vest with white shirt and black bow tie. He is standing next to a structure on which his right arm is resting. His left arm is on his left hip. A pocket watch chain can be seen hanging at his waist. Portrait ends near knees and has Fenn facing the right. Scanned image is of the copy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1446/
[Clem N. Bassett, Sr. as a young man.]
Photograph (copy) of Clem N. Bassett, Sr. as a young man. Bassett, who has thick dark hair that is combed back, is wearing a printed jacket of medium color with white pattern in it. He has a white shirt under jacket with the collar pulled loosely away from his neck. A loosely tied bow tie has one end (on right) hanging down. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1443/
Scythe blade, painted black
Scythe blade, painted black texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1002/
[Young priest or an altar server (acolyte)]
Photograph of a young priest or an altar server (acolyte). He has dark rimmed glasses and is dressed in a dark robe with the white full sleeved over jacket. He is holding a book and is standing in front of a dark painted door. Back of photo reads: F. Hamilton ? , Eagle Lake 8/15/27. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1005/
[South Texas Prairie, car driving on the dirt road]
Postcard, South Texas Prairie. Car on dirt road to the left of the photo. Fence line runs through center of photo. Farm house surrounded by trees is in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth188/
[Cousin Laura Granddaughter of Gail Borden]
Photograph (copy) of two women. Back of photo in blue ink reads: From Freeman A. Davis- Great Grandson of Kinchen W. Davis- "Cousin Laura Granddaughter of Gail Borden". Woman with wire rimmed eyeglasses on left is wearing a skirt with jacket and has her gray hair pulled back in a bun at nape of her neck. Woman on right is wearing a dark skirt, white shirt, white jacket, and black bow tie. She has her gray hair pulled back. Shrubbery (or small tree) behind them. They may be standing in front of a railed porch. Person can be seen on porch to far right of photo. Scanned image is of the copy. Copy is dark. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1007/
[John M. Moore, Jr. and Dorothea Guenther Moore.]
Photograph (copy) of John M. Moore, Jr. and Dorothea Guenther Moore on their 50th wedding anniversary in June 1965. The couple, both wearing glasses, is sitting on a velvet upholstered sofa in front of a table at the Moore home. He is wearing a dark colored suit and tie and has his arms crossed across his chest. She is wearing a light colored dress. Scanned image is of the copy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1381/
[Side chair upholstered in brick red velveteen fabric.]
Side chair upholstered in brick red velveteen fabric and has a dark finish on the wood. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1750/
[Cylinder tape measure]
Cylinder tape measure with the top and bottom painted maroon in the center of the top is a brass folding flush handle which extends to the other side and looks like a button. The edge is painted gold and has a square opening with two cylinder posts that help the linen tape pull out. The tape is supposed to be 100ft long, but the 1st two inches have been torn off. The linen is yellow and is divided into feet, inches and fourths. Each foot starts over with 1 and instead of a 12 written in red is a F1, F2, F3, etc. Other than that, all lettering is in black. On both sides of the opening for the tape are stamps, on the right upside down is Lufkin / Made in the USA; on the left upside down is 100FT. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1887/
[Stock and die]
The stock of the die is rectangular shaped with two long handles that come out opposite sides. One handle is part of the rectangle while the other screws on to tighten or loosen the five dies inside the stock. The rectangular part of the stock has a 10.5 cm X 2.7 cm rectangular opening into which the dies fit. On the dies are several engraved numbers. A 7 is marked at the top of all five dies and on the 1st,3rd,4th and 5th are marked 10, 12,14,16. Above the die is a stamp: BUTTERFIELD & CO DEP BY LINE, V1. ROCK ISLAND. P.a Below them is written: No 32 B. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1882/
[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/
[Nutcracker tool]
The basic shape is a T of the nutcracker. The top part of the T is the actual nut cracking contraption. It is set up similar to a vice with a T-shaped handle that screws. The socket through which the handle screws has OIL written in relief lettering. Underneath the place for the nut , written in relief is Patented / Perfection Nut Cracker. On the exact opposite side is written Branford Conn. / Mall. Iron Ittings Co. Next to the latter is written vertically MODEL 28. Below this section with lettering is another vice, much small, used for stabilizing the nut cracker to a table. The screw handle is T-shaped as well. The screw is bent a little at the bottom and does not screw in all the way. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1886/
[Garden rake head]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1883/
[Calvary Episcopal Church in 1947]
Postcard image of the Calvary Episcopal Church, Richmond, Texas. Same as 1971.075.001a. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth100/
[Side chair upholstered in brick red velveteen fabric.]
Side chair upholstered in brick red velveteen fabric and has a dark finish on the wood. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1751/
Burgundy velvet settee
Burgundy velvet settee texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1757/
[Armchair upholstered in pinkish brown fabric]
Armchair. Upholstered in pinkish brown fabric. On casters. American Victorian, Rococo Revival style. On casters. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1752/
[William Kinchen Davis]
Photograph (copy) of William Kinchen Davis, a member of the Mier Expedition. Davis has a chain wrapped around his shoulder and attached to his left ankle. He is seated and is wearing a dark three-piece suit with a dark hat. Scanned image is of the copy. Copy is not centered and is dark. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1008/
Furnace stoker from Fort Bend County Courthouse
Furnace stoker from Fort Bend County Courthouse texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1000/
Furnace stoker from Fort Bend County Courthouse
Furnace stoker from Fort Bend County Courthouse texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1001/
[Brazos Brick & Drain Tile works]
Postcard, Brazos Brick & Drain Tile Works with crew in foreground (two men are on horses). Rosenberg, TX. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth175/
[Pincers for castrating calves]
Pincers for castrating calves. Plier type pincers. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1755/
Glass bookshelf
Glass bookshelf texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1758/
[Black metal covered manual typewriter]
(a) Manual typewriter. Black metal. (b) case cover-black metal with wooden handle. (c) white cloth cover with green stitching. (d) case bottom - wood with metal rod to hold top on. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1754/
Brown wooden rocking chair
Brown wooden rocking chair texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1759/
[Hand powered sewing machine]
Sewing machine, hand powered. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1756/
[Armchair upholstered in pinkish brown fabric]
Armchair. Upholstered in pinkish brown fabric. On casters. American Victorian, Rococo Revival style. On casters. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1753/
[Hayfork]
Hayfork with a curved head with five tines. The pitch fork head is missing the metal case that the wooden handle is inserted into. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1880/
[Monkey Wrench]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1884/
[Stanley Bailey No. 28 transitional fore plane]
Stanley Bailey No. 28 transitional fore plane. Has a beech wood stock with what looks similar to an iron plane screwed to the top. The front of the iron setting starts 5.2 cm from the face/sole and ends 6.2 cm before the heel. Between the iron and wood is a thin wooden board that has been cut into the shape of the iron piece. At the front of the iron is a mushroom shaped knob which is screwed on. The iron is not very wide here but gets wider towards the center where it takes on a rectangular shape. There is now a hole in the wood stock that is lined with iron. The front is straight but the back slopes upward so that the hole at the bottom is .7 cm X 6 cm and the top is 7.5 cm X 6 cm. Within this hole, from the back forward, is the frog, cutter, basic iron and lever cap. The lever cap has a diamond texture on the front. The frog has an adjustment screw. At this point the iron piece once again gets thinner but longer than the front. ON top of the iron is a cross between an L and 2-shaped handle with part of the very top broken off and two nails sticking out. There is a screw in the top of the handle. There is another screw in the very back of the entire iron piece. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1888/
[Dorothea Guenther Moore]
Photograph (copy) of Dorothea Guenther Moore. More has her dark hair braided and pulled into buns on either side of her head. She is wearing earrings and a heavy necklace. She has a wide round neckline on her dress. Dress has thin lace cap sleeves. Scanned image is of the copy as are the dimensions listed below. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1082/
[Train with three men]
Postcard issued by Bank of the Southwest using images from F.J. Schlueter Collection. Image is of a train with three men sitting on front of engine, one in at the controls, and two standing at left. Text on the back of the postcard reads, "Houston had become an important railhead by 1920. Gandy dancers laid the track that carried the trains that helped turn Houston into a major transportation center. Photograph from the Bank of the Southwest--F.J. Schlueter Collection." Image is from ca. 1915, but postcard is from ca. 1970. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth108/
[Wiley Jones. Jones is wearing a plaid three piece suit.]
Photograph (copy) of Wiley Jones. Jones is wearing a plaid three piece suit. He has his left arm resting on a draped table to his left. His right arm is behind his jacket tail. Jones has graying hair with a long scraggly salt and pepper beard. The original was framed with an arch to top of photograph. Scanned image is of the copy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1429/
[A hand painting of the Mier prisoners.]
Photograph (copy) of a hand painting of the Mier prisoners. The original was in an ornate wooden frame as partially seen on photograph. Two men are sitting on the ground with chains around them. Four men are standing behind them, two wearing serapes, and the other two wearing dark suits. Scanned image is of the copy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1426/
[A hand painted portrait of William Ryon.]
Photograph (copy) of a hand painted portrait of William Ryon. The original painting is in a wooden oval frame. Ryon, whose dark hair (gray at temples) is thin on top and longer with curling at ears, is wearing a black three-piece suit with a white shirt and black tie. Scanned image is of the copy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1423/
[Woman (with back to camera)]
Photograph (copy) of a woman (with back to camera) holding the back of her skirt with her left hands she walks on a sidewalk toward a picket fence gate. She is wearing a light colored skirt with black belt and white blouse. She has dark hair pulled up in bun on top of her head. Another woman wearing a dark skirt and white blouse is exiting through a gate. Large tree on other side of fence. Shrubs to right and left of gate. Trees in background. Scanned image is of the copy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1084/
[Mr. And Mrs. George]
Photograph (copy) of Mr. And Mrs. George riding in a buggy in front of the Veranda Hotel (previously known as the Carry Nation Hotel or Boarding House) in Richmond, Texas. The buggy, pulled by a white horse (facing left of photo), has the George's and two other women passengers. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1089/
[Children of J.H.P. Davis and Susan Davis]
Salted paper print photograph (copy) of the children of J.H.P. Davis and Susan Davis. Girl (with dark hair pulled back) to left of photo is wearing a dress with white lace collar and lace at sleeves. More lace can be seen at the split in the skirt at hips. Little girl has a necklace around her neck and has earrings in her ears. Boy is sitting in a chair with his left arm resting on chair arm. He is wearing a striped jacket with white collar, short dark pants, and striped socks. Scanned image is of the copy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1086/
[Drawing of Jane Herbert Long sitting]
Photocopy of a picture of Jane Herbert Long. Long is wearing a dress with a shawl around her shoulders. Stripes on arm and elbow area of shawl. Lace is visible at wrists. Long also has earrings in her ears. Scanned image is of the photocopy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1083/
[Residence of J.H.P. Davis in Richmond, Texas]
Photograph (copy) of the Residence of J.H.P. Davis in Richmond, Texas. Two and a half story white wooden house with dark colored trim. The northeast corner of the house has a wrap-around porch with white columns and railing on bottom and upper floor. Windows have dark painted shutters. Man and woman are standing on the front porch. African-American man and boy are standing in front of the northwest corner of house. Sidewalk leading from front porch extends to the bottom right corner of the photo. An archway can be seen over the sidewalk midway from edge of photo and front porch. Trees in background and smaller trees to left of photo. Scanned image is of the copy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1085/
[Congressman Mooré's children]
Photograph (copy) Congressman Mooré's children sitting on the front porch of the Moore home. One boy is standing next to the porch steps rail. He is wearing dark short pants and dark jacket with white shirt. Four other children (three girls and one boy on lower step) are sitting on the porch steps. The house has ornate railing around the porch. Picture has a blank (white) strip at top. Scanned image is of the copy. Dimensions listed below are also of copy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1081/
[Kelly Peareson and Mary Peareson at Camp Mystic in Kerrville, TX]
Photographic print of Kelly Peareson and Mary Peareson at Camp Mystic in Kerrville, TX about 1936. Kelly is wearing a striped blouse with puffy short sleeves and a v-neck collar with shorts. Mary is wearing a white blouse with large collar at v neck and white shorts. Other girls are seated in the grass behind them (one to the right of Mary has a large "T" on the front of her white shirt. Partial view of girls standing to left top corner. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1835/
[Carry Nation holding a hatchet]
Photograph (copy) of Carry Nation. Nation, wearing a dark dress with white bib front and dark hat, is holding an open bible in her left hand and a hatchet in her right hand. Fence in background. Scanned image is of the copy. Dimensions below are of copy. Photograph was purchased from the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1080/
[Mr. And Mrs. A.P. George]
Photograph (copy) of Mr. And Mrs. A.P. George in a buggy in front of the Veranda Hotel in Richmond, Texas. The hotel was previously known as the Carry Nation's Hotel or Boarding House. Man and woman in front seat of buggy and two women in the back seat. Buggy is pulled by a white horse (facing right side of photo.) Scanned image is of the copy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1088/
[Wedding of Tonie Wessendorff Davis and Mary Ellen Hejl]
Photograph from the wedding of Tonie Wessendorff Davis and Mary Ellen Hejl, 23, November 1948 at the First Methodist Church, Richmond, Fort Bend County, Texas. The wedding party from left: Tommy W. Davis, A.Y. Sonny Scarborough, Antoinette Davis, Reverend Herman T. Morgan, Mary Ellen Hejl, Tonie Wessendorff Davis, Reverend James Allen Chapman, Frank Barrett Davis, Virginia Davis Scarborough, Syd Warren Davis. Bride is wearing a light colored suit and the groom is wearing a dark colored suit. They are standing in front of a white kneeler. Organist to right of photo. Stained glass windows in center of altar. Pews of people in foreground. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1087/
[Dinner guests at the George Ranch House.]
Photograph (copy) of dinner guests at the George Ranch House. A table was set up outside of the ranch house (back of house on left of photograph). View is of the corner of the table with seven older women seen seated and eating dessert. A child can partially be seen on bottom right of photograph. An African-American man standing on the other side of the table is wearing a light colored shirt and hat. An African-American man wearing a white shirt and carrying a serving tray can be seen coming from behind the house. Tin build gin in right background. Scanned image is of the copy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1427/
[Louis Priester home in Richmond, Texas in 1908.]
Postcard image of Louis Priester home in Richmond, Texas in 1908. One story wood home with porch along front and side. Picket fence in front of house. Tree in far left of photo. Ink label at top of photo. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1421/
[Students sitting on the steps of Richmond Public School]
Original mounted print on cardboard. Students at Richmond School. Boy standing on right side of photo is holding his hat. Window to the right of photo is open. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth142/
[The interior of Albert Kochan's blacksmith shop in Richmond.]
Photograph of the interior of Albert Kochan's blacksmith shop in Richmond, Texas. A man is standing in the center of the building and appears to be working on making a wagon wheel. The man is wearing light colored pants, white shirt, suspenders, and a hat. He is holding a tool (hammer?) in his right hand and his left hand is resting on the wagon wheel. To the left of the photograph is a wall with cabinets topped with tools. A table near the left has tools on it also. A wooden chair is in the foreground. A wagon wheel on a wooden frame can be seen in the right bottom corner. Various items can be seen hanging on the wooden frame wall on right background. The photograph is mounted on a tan matte. Matte has an engraved rectangle around the perimeter of the photo. Image dimensions are: 15.5 cm X 10.2 cm. The mat is broken at the bottom left corner. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1422/
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