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 Decade: 1880-1889
 Collection: Fort Bend Museum Collection
[F.M.O. "Otis" Fenn.]

[F.M.O. "Otis" Fenn.]

Date: 1881
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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.
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[Hand powered sewing machine]

[Hand powered sewing machine]

Date: 1880
Creator: unknown
Description: Sewing machine, hand powered.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[Hayfork]

[Hayfork]

Date: 1885
Creator: unknown
Description: Hayfork with a curved head with five tines. The pitch fork head is missing the metal case that the wooden handle is inserted into.
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.
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[Stanley Bailey No. 28 transitional fore plane]

[Stanley Bailey No. 28 transitional fore plane]

Date: 1885
Creator: unknown
Description: 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 ...
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[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.
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[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
[Charlien McNabb with very long hair, daughter of Carry Nation.]

[Charlien McNabb with very long hair, daughter of Carry Nation.]

Date: 1885
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Charlien McNabb, daughter of Carry Nation. Charlien is wearing a dark dress with buttons down the front. The dress has a high collar with white inset. Her long wavy hair is draped down her sides and reaches to her knees when seated. She is seated in a chair and has her elbows resting on the arm of the chair. Her hands are brought up to her face. A length of floral patterned fabric is draped across the arm of the chair to the left of the photo. Portrait ends at the knee. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate. Bottom of cardboard reads: DEANE. 306 PRESTON STREET, HOUSTON, TEXAS. Back of photo in pencil is written: Your loving Charlie to Uncle and Aunt Love (?).
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[The Nation family]

[The Nation family]

Date: 1885
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Nation family. Carry, seated, has her dark hair in a bun at the top of her head and she is wearing a dark dress with white print. She has a belt with large buckle and a round pin at her collar. Her husband, David, who is also seated with a child on his lap, is wearing a dark suit. He is balding on top with graying hair at sides and a beard. One child is seated on David's lap; two boys are standing on either side of Carry and David and a young woman is standing behind Carry. Photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate with scalloped edges.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
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