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[Grand Central Station in Houston, Texas]

Description: Postcard image of Grand Central Station in Houston, Texas. Colored image shows railroad station and train to right. Fenced area with trees and shrubs to left. Tall white building in background.
Date: 1909
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Handwritten confirmation note on St. Joseph's Church letterhead]

Description: Hanwritten note on St. Joseph's Church, Houston, Letterhead with seal, stating that John Jerome Rogers was confirmed at St. Joseph's on May 14, 1905. The name Jerome was taken at his confirmation. (#4 of 4 documents that were bound together)
Date: May 14, 1905
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Jennetta (left) and Lizzie (right) Wessendorff, ca. 1901.]

Description: Photograph of Jennetta (left) and Lizzie (right) Wessendorff, ca. 1901. Girls are wearing similar white dresses with pin tucked yokes and sleeves. Body of Jennetta's dress is also pin tucked; Lizzie's is gathered. Dresses have ribbon clusters at both shoulders. Girls' heads are touching. Image is mounted on a black cardboard matte with gray borders immediately around image and double gray lines around edge of matte. Photographer's mark on right edge of matte, "C.R. Blackburn, Houston, Texas." Image dimensions: 14.0 cm x 9.9 cm. It appears like the back layers of the original matte have been peeled away, exposing tan cardboard interior on the back of the photo.
Date: 1901~
Creator: Blackburn, C.R.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Reunion of Terry's Texas Rangers]

Description: Photograph copy of the Reunion of Terry's Texas Rangers dated 1908 in Houston, Texas. Group includes 62 men and 9 women. Front row of men are kneeling. Top of photo titled: Terry's Texas Rangers. C. S. A. Bottom reads: Terry's Texas Rangers Houston Nov. 10th 1908. Photograph is on 25.5 cm X 20.5 cm paper but image measures 24.4 cm X 8.3 cm. Names of members are listed at bottom. Scanned image is of the copy.
Date: 1908
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum