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  Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
 County: Fort Bend County, TX
 Decade: 1880-1889
[Red velvet autograph album]

[Red velvet autograph album]

Date: April 1, 1886
Creator: unknown
Description: Red velvet autograph album containing many loose photos between the pages. Belonged to Mamie Davis George, as indicated by autographs and messages on various pages. One of front pages states: "Awarded to "Miss Mamie Davis" By her Music teacher Minnie E Andrew April 1st 1886".
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
[Page in an autograph album to Mamie from Gertrude Earnest]

[Page in an autograph album to Mamie from Gertrude Earnest]

Date: January 25, 1887
Creator: unknown
Description: Page in autograph album reads: "Mamie. May your life be of pleasure of Peace and of love untill [sic] the Angels shall whisper Mamie Your home is above! Your True Friend Gertrude Earnest January 25, 1887".
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
[Page written in autograph album to Mamie Davis from Zemma Schley]

[Page written in autograph album to Mamie Davis from Zemma Schley]

Date: March 6, 1889
Creator: unknown
Description: Page written in autograph album. It states: "To Mamie Davis Peace be around, thee, wherever thou p__est; May life be for thee, one summer's day, And all that thous wishest, and all that thou lovest come smiling around thy sunny way! If sorrow e'er this calm should breath, May even thy tears pass off so lightly; Like spring-showers they'll only make The smiles that follow - shine more brightly. May time, who sheds his blright [sic] o'er all, And dayly dooms some joy to death, O'er thee, let years so gently fall, They shall not crush one joy beneath! As half in shad and half in sun This world along its path advances May that side the sun's ____ Be all that e'er shall meet thy glances Zemma Schley Richmond Mar 6th 1889".
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
[Group of forty-seven men, women, and children standing on the Redondo Hotel steps]

[Group of forty-seven men, women, and children standing on the Redondo Hotel steps]

Date: 1880 - 1910
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of 47 men, women, and children standing on the steps that lead to the Redondo Hotel in Redondo, California. Balustrade that is part of the building roof at top center of photo. Tropical plant (on covered porch area of main building) to far left of photo. Written in white in bottom left corner: "5L9". Back of photograph in blue type reads: "BALLOON ROUTE EXCURSION Los Angeles The Finest $1.00 Trolley Trip in the World Over the Scenic Lines of the Los Angeles-Pacific Co. [poem enclosed in thin blue line] Away in the merry Southland, Far down where the oranges grow = = In the land of the great busy city, Where the angels were lost long ago, There's a way to forget your troubles, For a day to be brimful of fun, And the jolly Balloon Route Excursion Will show you how it is done. [second stanza] "Not up in the air" he takes you, Though you'd think you had left there For weariness, trouble, sorrow or care Have no place in this car=load of (?) Then away and away he will speed you Through Fairy Land, down to the shore Then back to real life, ...
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
[A page from an autograph album addressed to a ten year old "Mamie"]

[A page from an autograph album addressed to a ten year old "Mamie"]

Date: September 13, 1887
Creator: unknown
Description: Page from autograph album reads: "To Mamie, You are 10 years old to day: my wish is that the years to come may be as happy as the past Cousin Belle Richmond Sept 13th 1887".
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
[A page from an autograph album addressed to "Mamie"]

[A page from an autograph album addressed to "Mamie"]

Date: c. 1887
Creator: unknown
Description: Page from autograph album reads: "To Mamie On this leaf in memory forest may my name forever rest. Your Friend E.H. Da___".
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
[East exterior view of the J.H.P. Davis house]

[East exterior view of the J.H.P. Davis house]

Date: 1889
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the J.H.P. Davis house. East exterior view of the white wooden two story house. The home has first and second floor porches with round white columns and white railing. Some of the windows have dark painted shutters. Three of the brick fireplaces can be seen above the roof line. A portico on the right side of the house is partially obscured by shrubs. At the center of the photograph is a shrub lined cement sidewalk leading to the front porch steps. There is a metal archway over the sidewalk about halfway to the steps. A woman wearing dark skirt, white blouse, and dark hat is seated on the top step of the porch. Two men and three women are standing on the porch near the front entrance. Line of tall shrubs on left; small shrub on right corner of house; large tree on right. The photograph is mounted on a gray cardboard substrate. Image dimension are: 17.3 cm x 12.1 cm.
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
[Autograph album "To my little Friend"]

[Autograph album "To my little Friend"]

Date: April 20, 1886
Creator: unknown
Description: Page from the autograph album that reads: "To my little Friend, This world is like a garden Your heart the fairest spot. Now in this fairy bower, Let me plant "Forget me-not" Your Friend Richmond April 20th 1886".
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
[Thomas Walter "Bud" Davis as a child]

[Thomas Walter "Bud" Davis as a child]

Date: 1881 - 1882
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Thomas Walter "Bud" Davis as a child. (Born in 1879). Davis is seated in an upholstered chair (tassels on bottom and armrest) with his left leg tucked under him. He has his left arm on the armrest of the chair. Davis is wearing a dark jacket and short pants, striped stockings and dark lace-up boots. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate.
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
[Page from an autograph album from Katie C. Bell to Mamie]

[Page from an autograph album from Katie C. Bell to Mamie]

Date: January 28, 1887
Creator: unknown
Description: Page from the autograph album that reads: "To Mamie May flowers along thy pathway bloom, From every care thy heart be free And of every joy that earth can yield Be a portion given to thee Your true friend Katie C. Bell Richmond Jan 28th 1887".
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
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