[Construction of the water tower on the Southern Pacific Railway Line]

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Photographic of the construction of the water tower on the Southern Pacific Railway Line in Richmond. Back of photograph copy reads: Man in black suit (at bottom of platform) probably J. J. Adams. Three men are visible on top of the water tower. One man is on the ladder leading to top. Two men are on platform at base of water holding structure. Two men on ground-level platform (J. J. Adams). Stacks of lumber in far right, corner. Photograph is mounted on a gray cardboard matte. Back of photo in ink: Guess who this is 1907 - 2/8.

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Height:25.5 cm, Length/Circumference:20 cm, Width/Diameter:

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Creator: Unknown. February 8, 1907.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Fort Bend Museum Collection and was provided by Fort Bend Museum to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 371 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Fort Bend Museum

Since 1967, the Museum has preserved and interpreted state and county history. It provides a glimpse into life on the Brazos River through exhibit galleries, home museums, and a walking tour of historic Richmond. Among the Museum's materials are photos of prohibitionist Carrie A. Nation and "Mother of Texas" Janne Long.

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Photographic of the construction of the water tower on the Southern Pacific Railway Line in Richmond. Back of photograph copy reads: Man in black suit (at bottom of platform) probably J. J. Adams. Three men are visible on top of the water tower. One man is on the ladder leading to top. Two men are on platform at base of water holding structure. Two men on ground-level platform (J. J. Adams). Stacks of lumber in far right, corner. Photograph is mounted on a gray cardboard matte. Back of photo in ink: Guess who this is 1907 - 2/8.

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Height:25.5 cm, Length/Circumference:20 cm, Width/Diameter:

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Original loan was for one year. There is no indication in the records that the original images were retruned to Mr. Adams.
Loaned by Glendon and Seymore Adams, sons of J.J. Adams and Virginia Ryon Adams.

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Fort Bend Museum Collection

Photographs of artifacts from the Fort Bend Museum and local area. Materials include images of U.S. Congressman John M. Moore, prohibitionist Carrie A. Nation, and Jane Long, the "Mother of Texas."

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  • February 8, 1907

Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • April 15, 2005, 10:36 a.m.

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  • April 11, 2007, 2:58 p.m.

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[Construction of the water tower on the Southern Pacific Railway Line], photograph, February 8, 1907; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth688/: accessed April 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Fort Bend Museum.