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[Anton Wessendorff.]

Description: Copy print of an 1860 charcoal portrait of Anton Wessendorff, taken from a book. Wessendorff is visible from the chest up and is wearing a dark jacket and tie with a light-colored shirt; he also has a full beard and mustache.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

Belter Victorian settee with old rose upholstery.

Description: Belter Victorian settee with old rose upholstery. The back has two large, round upholstered sections (one on either end) and a lower center piece with some upholstery and decorative latticework. The wooden frame has several carved decorations on the arms, legs, and other segments.
Date: 1880
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Businesses built along railroad]

Description: Photograph of business buildings built about 1915 along a railroad. The Brazos River Bridge (railroad bridge) can be seen on far right. A wooden ledge built next to the railroad tracks is visible in the foreground.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Calvary Episcopal Church in Richmond, Texas]

Description: Photograph of the old Calvary Episcopal Church in Richmond, Texas. White, wooden building with tall tower above front entrance (has three windows) with a cross at the top. There is a window on either side of the double (closed) door entrance; the windows have arched insets. There are trees on the left of photo.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Chest of tools possibly belonging to Anton B. Wessendorff]

Description: It is believed that this chest and tools belonged to Anton B. Wessendorff, a cabinet maker who came to America from Germany about 1850 when he was about 20 yrs old. He started a small cabinet shop in Richmond about 1855 adding a small line of lumber and nails as demand developed. He also began making and finishing caskets.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Chest of tools possibly belonging to Anton B. Wessendorff]

Description: It is believed that this chest and tools belonged to Anton B. Wessendorff, a cabinet maker who came to America from Germany about 1850 when he was about 20 yrs old. He started a small cabinet shop in Richmond about 1855 adding a small line of lumber and nails as demand developed. He also began making and finishing caskets.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Fishing rod]

Description: Fishing rod that has a long yellowish-white rod with five [Blank] attached with yellow and black [Blank]. The handle is green painted metal. The cork grip is missing, mostly likely rotted off. The reel is a cylinder shape and is silver in color. It has four thin bars separating the two flat ends of the reel, and one big bar, the spool in the center with cloth string wrapped around it. One side has a crank for winding the string. It has yellow handles that have been painted black.
Date: 1960
Partner: Fort Bend Museum