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 County: Fort Bend County, TX
 Decade: 1890-1899
 Collection: Fort Bend Museum Collection
[The 1899 flood. Trees in background.]

[The 1899 flood. Trees in background.]

Date: 1899
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[2nd Street County Bridge in Richmond]

[2nd Street County Bridge in Richmond]

Date: 1899
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[T.A. Wessendorff residence on Morton St. at 11th st.]

[T.A. Wessendorff residence on Morton St. at 11th st.]

Date: c. 1896
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of T.A. Wessendorff residence on Morton St. at 11th st., Richmond, taken about 1896. Mrs. Hattie Jones Wessendorff is standing on the porch. Image is mounted crooked on a black matte. Image is quite faded and yellow. Identification is written in blue pen on the back.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[African American boy knee-deep in water during 1899 flood]

[African American boy knee-deep in water during 1899 flood]

Date: 1899
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographic print mounted on cardboard. Electric light plant- cotton platform are visible. African American boy standing at center right knee-deep in water.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[Archie Davis Jones and her sons.]

[Archie Davis Jones and her sons.]

Date: 1892
Creator: Lorenz, C.O.
Description: Photograph of Archie Davis Jones and her sons- Kneeling: Walter Jones; left and standing: Joe Jones; right and standing holding bowl hat in front of him: Bill Jones. Boy on right has knee length pants and is holding his hat out in front of him. Boy kneeling has dark, curly hair. Cement urn to far right and tree (painted) background in top right corner. Photo has blue ink identification on back. Photo is mounted on cardboard substrate with scalloped (gold) edging. Bottom of photo in gold reads: C.O. Lorenz, Richmond, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[The Ashley Davis family.]

[The Ashley Davis family.]

Date: 1898
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[T.B. Wessendorff, Jennie Jones Wessendorff, Lizzie Wessendorff, etc.]

[T.B. Wessendorff, Jennie Jones Wessendorff, Lizzie Wessendorff, etc.]

Date: 1895
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of T.B. Wessendorff, Jennie Jones Wessendorff, Lizzie Wessendorff (baby), Walter Jones (boy) posed at left with Jersey cow; Two unidentified African American men are holding the leads of two dark horses at center and right of photograph. Subjects are standing in a fenced yard with house visible at left and barns or sheds visible in the background and on the right. Image is mounted on a tan cardboard matte. Image and matte are severely damaged. Horizontal break through center of image was repaired with masking tape before museum acquisition. Vertical crack extends from bottom edge up to horizontal crack between Walter Jones and the African American man at center. Water marks around all four edges of the matte. Pieces of matte missing at bottom corners and along left edge. Identification on reverse of picture in blue and black pen.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[T.B. Wessendorff Lumber Company. People in front of the store.]

[T.B. Wessendorff Lumber Company. People in front of the store.]

Date: c. 1895
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographic print of T.B. Wessendorff Lumber Company and Undertakers Supplies, Richmond, TX., ca. 1895. Print is mounted on tan cardboard matte. Store is a one story wood frame building with porch across front. Wagon load of lumber with three African American men sitting on top is parked in front of the store to the left. Horse and buggy with 2 white children in buggy and African American boy standing with the horse is parked to the right of the building. Identification of people is written in black pen on the back of the photo as follows: "T.B. Wessendorff in white shirt by door; Baby in doorway probably Marguerite Wesendorff; Jennie Jones Wessendorff in front of window; Lizzie Wessendorff in white dress on right side of porch; Jennetta Wessendorff in phaeton (buggy)." Photograph and matte have four black ink spots. All four corners of matte are broken off as of 3/2000.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[T. B. Wessendorff Lumber Yard in Richmond, Texas]

[T. B. Wessendorff Lumber Yard in Richmond, Texas]

Date: July 8, 1899
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[The Brazos Railroad Bridge during the flood of 1899.]

[The Brazos Railroad Bridge during the flood of 1899.]

Date: 1899
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
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