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[T.A. Wessendorff house, Richmond, Texas.]

Description: photograph of T.A. Wessendorff house, Richmond, Texas, corner of Morton and 11th St. One story home with scalloped picket fence around the yard. Image is mounted on black cardboard substrate. Image dimensions: 17.8 cm x 12.4 cm
Date: 1905
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Carry Nation in a wooden raised platform]

Description: Photograph of Carry Nation. Written in the folder in blue ink: "Location unknown. Date: Probably circa 1905. Of many pictures of my grandmother, this is the only one I've ever seen where she was smiling. (signed) Alexander D. McNabb, July 24, 1975. " Photograph shows Nation in a wooden raised platform (wooden chair to right side of it). Nation, who has gray hair (in bun) and eyeglasses, is wearing a white floor-length skirt and white jacket and she is holding a bouquet of flowers on her left arm and an open book in her right hand. A crowd of people are standing around her. A black parasol can be seen in front of the white two-story building in the background. White label at the bottom of matte reads in black: Your Loving home defender, Carry A. Nation. Photograph is enclosed in a gray folder that has a matte for framing picture. Image dimensions are: 12.4 cm X 7.2 cm.
Date: July 24, 1905
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Carry Nation seated in a chair]

Description: Photograph of Carry Nation. Nation is seated in a wooden chair and she is holding an open book. She has dark hair (partially gray) and is wearing wire-rimmed eyeglasses. She has on a white long-sleeved dress with white lace ruffle across the neckline and front of dress. Fireplace mantle in left background. Window in right background. Photograph is (framed) enclosed in a gray cardboard folder. Bottom of matte portion of folder has a white label that has black printing that says: "Your loving home defender, Carry A. Nation." Image dimensions are: 12.4 cm X 7.2 cm.
Date: 1905
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Charles August Moers taken in 1905. Photographed from the shoulders up.]

Description: Photograph of Charles August Moers taken in 1905 (as identified on the back of photograph). Moers is wearing a dark three piece suit with white shirt and white tie. He has a small flower pinned on his left lapel. Photograph ends just below the shoulders. The photograph is mounted on a gray cardboard substrate. Bottom of cardboard reads: Morvan 1923 Canals, New Orleans, LA. Back of photograph has a notice written on the back about the quality of the photograph and "Morvan Art Studio, 923 Canal St. " Image dimensions are: 3.2 cm X 4.8 cm
Date: 1905
Item Type: Photograph
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

[J.H.P. Davis bank building in Rosenberg, Texas]

Description: Photograph (copy) of the J.H.P. Davis bank building in Rosenberg, Texas in the early 1900's. Bank building is a two story brick building with an attached sidewalk cover. Windows on top floor have arched insets. Two men are walking on the sidewalk at the northeast corner of the building. Man on a dark horse in front of sidewalk to building. Other businesses to right of photo. Scanned image and dimensions are of the copy.
Date: 1905
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[J.H.P. Davis Bank (Davis & George Building).]

Description: Photograph of J.H.P. Davis Bank (Davis & George Building), Southeast corner of Morton and 3rd, Richmond, TX. Two story stone and brick building with corner turret. Top floor windows are arched, framed with stone. Bob Wessendorff standing on bottom step, Walter Jones on top step. Unidentified African American man is talking with Wessendorff. Image is mounted on a white matte signed in pencil at bottom right, "Gillian." Image and matte are mounted in a black folder with "A Portrait" embossed on the front. Image dimensions: 9.8 cm x 14.6 cm
Date: 1905
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Josephine Rich looking at a fire hydrant.]

Description: Photograph of Josephine Rich looking at a fire hydrant in front of the T.B. Wessendorff home (as identified on back of photo). Cement curbs, sidewalk, and very small bare tree in foreground. Woman is wearing a white blouse and dark skirt. Two and a half story, white, wooden house in the background.
Date: 1905
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Men and women kneeling around a stone]

Description: Photographic print of nine men and women kneeling around a stone with "D. Rugeley" painted on it in white. Another women is standing partially out of the frame at the left. According to a paper taped to the back of the image, the picture was probably taken at the site where John DeForest Rugeley was killed (Sept. 1862) at Woodbury, TN during the Civil War. Rugeley was in Co. B of Terry's Texas Rangers and was from Matagorda County. Rugeley's sister Minnie married Col. Philip E. Peareson and moved to Richmond in 1867. See paper on back of photo for additional family information. Substrate has been cropped close to image at bottom, right, and top sides. Substrate at left side is missing several large pieces. An 8.5 cm x 5.5 cm triangle is missing from the image at the center top. Upper right corner of image is missing. 4 cm semi-circular area is missing from image near bottom of right edge. Small triangular area is missing from image at bottom left.
Date: 1905
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Men, Women, and Children in front of a grove of trees]

Description: Photographic group portrait of men, women, and children, taken in front of a grove of trees. All are dressed up, as for church or a celebration. Single boy in white clothes and straw hat is sitting on the ground in front of the rest of the group. Photograph has extensive mechanical damage. All four corners of mounting substrate are broken. Photographic surface is cracked and flaking.
Date: 1905
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Third Street and Church Street, Rosenberg, Texas]

Description: Postcard image of the corner of Third Street and Church Street, Rosenberg, Texas. Small wooden building on left. White two-story house surrounded by white picket fence on right. White church building in background. Dirt street in foreground. Blank (white) strip across entire bottom of photo. Yellow stain across right from top to bottom.
Date: 1905
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Third Street (old Main Street), view from the depot]

Description: Postcard aerial image of Third Street (Old Main Street) from the depot, Rosenberg, Texas. Top of building to far left has Mail Pouch Tobacco advertisement. Palace Restaurant is two story wood building toward center of photo. Photo has blank (white) line across entire bottom.
Date: 1905
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum