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  Partner: Fort Bend Museum
 Decade: 1870-1879
 Language: English
[Billings 4 point, 1 barb "between" barbed wire.]

[Billings 4 point, 1 barb "between" barbed wire.]

Date: June 25, 1878
Creator: unknown
Description: Billings 4 point, 1 barb "between" barbed wire. Patented Frank Billings, June 25, 1878
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[Double strand barbed wire, A.J. Upham Staple barb on two lines.]

[Double strand barbed wire, A.J. Upham Staple barb on two lines.]

Date: August 29, 1876
Creator: unknown
Description: Double strand barbed wire, A.J. Upham Staple barb on two lines, Patented August 29, 1876
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
"Half Hitch" barbed wire, Patented by O.O. Kettleson, May 7, 1878

"Half Hitch" barbed wire, Patented by O.O. Kettleson, May 7, 1878

Date: May 7, 1878
Creator: unknown
Description: "Half Hitch" barbed wire, Patented by O.O. Kettleson, May 7, 1878
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[Lewis T. Larson Wing double strand barbed wire.]

[Lewis T. Larson Wing double strand barbed wire.]

Date: February 26, 1878
Creator: unknown
Description: Double strand barbed wire Lewis T. Larson Wing, round, Patented February 26, 1878
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[Photograph of Suzanne "Lizzy" Ryon Davis]

[Photograph of Suzanne "Lizzy" Ryon Davis]

Date: 1875
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph (copy) Suzanne "Lizzy" Ryon Davis. J. H.P. Davis first wife. Davis' hair is pulled back into a bun; curls frame the front of her head. Her dark dress is shirred at the front and she has a lace collar with a scarf that is tied into a bow. A chain can be seen hanging from beneath her bow. Davis is seated in a chair and portrait ends just below the waist. Scanned image is of the copy.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
"Scutt's Arrow Plate" same as "Clip" barbed wire.  Patented June 1878

"Scutt's Arrow Plate" same as "Clip" barbed wire. Patented June 1878

Date: June 1878
Creator: unknown
Description: "Scutt's Arrow Plate" same as "Clip" barbed wire. Patented June 1878
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
"Scutt's Clip" barbed wire.  Patented by H.B. Scutt  June 8, 1878

"Scutt's Clip" barbed wire. Patented by H.B. Scutt June 8, 1878

Date: June 8, 1878
Creator: unknown
Description: "Scutt's Clip" barbed wire. Patented by H.B. Scutt June 8, 1878
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[Thomas Jefferson Smith]

[Thomas Jefferson Smith]

Date: 1875
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographic copy of original tintype of Thomas Jefferson Smith. Original tintype (returned to donor) is 8" x 10", oval matted in a paper matte and framed in an oval wooden frame. Matte is very brittle and was reinforced with masking tape prior to its arrival at the museum. Image of Smith has moderate crackling over entire surface (visible in scanned image). Smith is pictured as an old man with a sunken face, wire rimmed glasses, sparse white hair, and a white beard. He is holding a cane across his chest.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[A young man wearing a striped three-piece suit.]

[A young man wearing a striped three-piece suit.]

Date: 1872
Creator: Blessing and Co.
Description: Photograph of a young man wearing a striped three-piece suit. He has on a white shirt with a short tie of dark and white design. He has curly hair, parted on his left side. He has a short, thin mustache and short, trimmed beard. Photograph is mounted on tan cardboard substrata with red trim around edge. Bottom of photo reads in red: Blessing & Co. Galveston. Back of photo: B&C interwoven, Blessing & Co. 174 Tremont Street (written on drawn banner), Galveston. Vine in background. Top, right corner of photo is worn away.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum