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  Partner: Fort Bend Museum
 Decade: 1870-1879
 Year: 1875
H. N. Frentress barbed wire, Split Diamond, Patented December 14, 1875

H. N. Frentress barbed wire, Split Diamond, Patented December 14, 1875

Date: December 14, 1875
Creator: unknown
Description: H. N. Frentress barbed wire, Split Diamond, Patented December 14, 1875
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
Jacob Haish's "Improved S Barb" barbed wire, Patented August 31, 1875

Jacob Haish's "Improved S Barb" barbed wire, Patented August 31, 1875

Date: August 31, 1875
Creator: unknown
Description: Jacob Haish's "Improved S Barb" barbed wire, Patented August 31, 1875
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
[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