[Belle Ryon (Davis) resting her arms on a fireplace mantel]

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Cabinet Portrait of Belle Ryon (Davis). In the full-length photograph, Belle is wearing a long sleeved jacket with bands of dark fabric across the center front, collar, sleeves, and near the bustle in back. The two layered skirting has the same dark strips at upper tier hem and again on sides of bottom pleated tier. A velvet sash of the darker color can be seen where the bottom and top tiers meet at Belle's side. Davis is standing to the left of a fireplace and has her hands crossed and on top of the mantle. An upholstered chair is to ...

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Paper; Width/Diameter: 10.8 cm, Height: 16.5 cm

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. 1870 - 1880.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: George Ranch Museum Collection and was provided by George Ranch Historical Park to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 67 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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George Ranch Historical Park

The George Ranch Historical Park has contributed a collection of over 2,000 photographs, artifacts, letters, artwork and more to us. The Park is a 23,000 acre working ranch and living history museum.

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Cabinet Portrait of Belle Ryon (Davis). In the full-length photograph, Belle is wearing a long sleeved jacket with bands of dark fabric across the center front, collar, sleeves, and near the bustle in back. The two layered skirting has the same dark strips at upper tier hem and again on sides of bottom pleated tier. A velvet sash of the darker color can be seen where the bottom and top tiers meet at Belle's side. Davis is standing to the left of a fireplace and has her hands crossed and on top of the mantle. An upholstered chair is to the left of the photograph and a window is in the background. The photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate. Bottom of cardboard in black: "Cabinet Portrait. C. J. Wright, Houston." Back of photo in pencil: "Bell Ryon". Also on back in black print: an image of a camera at the top of a shield; bottom of banner reads " I HAVE ENGAGED THE SUN TO SHINE FOR ME." Below the shield is printed: C. J. WRIGHT, HOUSTON, TEXAS. All Negatives preserved. Duplicates may be obtained at any time." The backing is pink with circular patterns.

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Paper; Width/Diameter: 10.8 cm, Height: 16.5 cm

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George Ranch Museum Collection

George Ranch Historical Park is a 23,000 acre working ranch and living history museum depicted in these materials. The land was originally settled in 1824 as part of the Austin Colony by Nancy and Henry Jones. Materials focus on the Jones and George families and the traditional Texas pursuits of cattle, cotton and oil.

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  • 1870 - 1880

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  • 1870 - 1880

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  • Jan. 26, 2006, 10:26 a.m.

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  • March 15, 2007, 1:28 p.m.

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[Belle Ryon (Davis) resting her arms on a fireplace mantel], photograph, 1870 - 1880; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth8228/: accessed January 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting George Ranch Historical Park.