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 Decade: 1880-1889
 Collection: Fort Bend Museum Collection
J.Brinkerhoff barbed wire, Patented May 17, 1881

J.Brinkerhoff barbed wire, Patented May 17, 1881

Date: May 17, 1881
Creator: unknown
Description: J. Brinkerhoff barbed wire, Patented May 17, 1881
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[J. Brotherton "Round Barb", Barb is reversed Twist.]

[J. Brotherton "Round Barb", Barb is reversed Twist.]

Date: September 3, 1887
Creator: unknown
Description: J. Brotherton "Round Barb", Barb is reversed Twist, Patented September 3, 1887
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[J.E. Dyer Store on Morton Street in Richmond, Texas]

[J.E. Dyer Store on Morton Street in Richmond, Texas]

Date: 1883
Creator: unknown
Description: Original print of J.E.Dyer Store on Morton Street in Richmond, Texas. Two story building. Men are standing in the foreground. A boy is sitting on the hitching post. These men were possibly jurors in Fort Bend County.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
Jacob Haish's "Parallel barbed wire, Patented August 31, 1885

Jacob Haish's "Parallel barbed wire, Patented August 31, 1885

Date: August 31, 1885
Creator: unknown
Description: Jacob Haish's "Parallel barbed wire, Patented August 31, 1885
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[Large two story home identified on back in Red pen as "Ryon Home".]

[Large two story home identified on back in Red pen as "Ryon Home".]

Date: 1888
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of large two story home identified on back in Red pen as "Ryon Home." Identified by Michael Moore as J.H.P. Davis House before it was renovated in 1889. Home was located at site of present day Polly Ryon Hospital until it was moved to the George Ranch Historical Park (1977?). Yard is enclosed by a white picket fence with arched entryway. There are many young trees in the area outside the yard. Windmill is visible over the roof of the house. See 1972.093.117 for another view of the home. Image is mounted on a tan cardboard matte. Upper left corner of matte is broken off.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
Letter written to Mr. W Vaughan.

Letter written to Mr. W Vaughan.

Date: June 10, 1888
Creator: unknown
Description: Letter written to Mr. W Vaughan.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[Mamie Davis George]

[Mamie Davis George]

Date: 1885
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph (copy) of Mamie Davis George as a young girl. Mamie is wearing a light colored dress which flares (three buttons at flare) out at hips and reveals eyelet lace trim and an underskirt. The long sleeves end with lace trim. Collar has multi-layers of lace. Mamie is wearing a chain around her neck and a ring on her left hand. Her hair is parted in the middle and is pulled back (maybe braided). She has a round hoop in her right hand and a thin stick in her left hand. In the foreground is a hat with bows and flowers.
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