Baker and Hirsch Store, Richmond, Texas.

Baker and Hirsch Store, Richmond, Texas.

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Baker and Hirsch Store, Richmond, Texas. Photo is mounted on cardboard. Photo has people on right, and horses and buggies on left. Train tracks in foreground. The store in the background is a one-story wood building.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[The Baker and Hirsch Store, Richmond, Texas.]

[The Baker and Hirsch Store, Richmond, Texas.]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Baker and Hirsch Store, Richmond, Texas. Photo is mounted on cardboard. Photo has people on right, and horses and buggies on left. Train tracks in foreground. The store in the background is a one-story wood building. Photo has many stained spots across it. It top left corner there is a blank area. Cardboard mat has tear in top right corner (piece missing). Ink writing across bottom of mat.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[H. E. Mitchell on grounds of old courthouse.]

[H. E. Mitchell on grounds of old courthouse.]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of H. E. Mitchell on grounds of old courthouse. He is facing the Jaybird Monument. Man with white shirt and light pants holding hat in his right hand. Photo has border pattern in black and Fox Co. in top left and bottom right corners. Pen writing on back with description.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
Improvement in Wash-Boilers.

Improvement in Wash-Boilers.

Date: September 28, 1875
Creator: Mackli, Frank
Description: Patent for "a new and valuable Improvement in Wash-Boilers" (lines 4-5) including illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Compounds for Destroying Worms in the Cotton-Plant.

Improvement in Compounds for Destroying Worms in the Cotton-Plant.

Date: June 30, 1874
Creator: Mitchell, Thomas W.
Description: Patent for a method of "destruction of the cotton-worm, and this object is accomplished by sprinkling the plants on which the worm feeds with a solution of arsenic in water." (Lines 8-12) Includes instructions.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Car Coupling.

Car Coupling.

Date: February 10, 1885
Creator: Neal, Adam S.
Description: Patent for a new and improved coupling for railroad cars. This design "consists in the construction and combination of the parts . . . the object of [the] invention being to provide a car-coupler which will automatically couple the cars to each other without the use of links or pins, and which is provided with means whereby the car can be uncoupled from the top of the car" (lines 17-25).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
[Morton Street in Richmond, Texas]

[Morton Street in Richmond, Texas]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a house on Morton Street in Richmond, Texas. Two-story white house with front porch that extends only partially across front of house. Porch has ornate wooden posts and low porch railing. Two windows on porch have shutters extending the length of the windows. Screen door to right of porch. Large crepe myrtle on left of photo. Large Tree on left. Sidewalk in foreground.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[One of a pair of gold cuff links]

[One of a pair of gold cuff links]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: One of a pair of gold cuff links. It is rectangular with intricate engravings across the front. The matching cuff link for this pair is missing.
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
[Green velvet box lined inside with green satin and red velvet]

[Green velvet box lined inside with green satin and red velvet]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Green velvet box lined inside with green satin and red velvet. Stamped on inside: "Sweeney & Coombs, HOUSTON, TEX."
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
[Three small shirt studs tied together by white strings]

[Three small shirt studs tied together by white strings]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Three small shirt studs tied together by multiple white strings. Found inside 2000.085.043
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
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