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[Black metal covered manual typewriter]

Description: (a) Manual typewriter. Black metal. (b) case cover-black metal with wooden handle. (c) white cloth cover with green stitching. (d) case bottom - wood with metal rod to hold top on.
Date: 1906
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[First cotton gin (built in 1906)]

Description: Postcard image of the first cotton gin in Rosenberg (built in 1906) during its 1907-08 ginning season. Man standing in foreground. Two men in wagon. Man standing on platform of gin. Bales of cotton on platforms. Two horses grazing on right. Mule wagon on right.
Date: 1906
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Framed photo of Harry James Jefferies]

Description: Photograph of Harry James Jefferies who is Mrs. Carl Weaver's brother. Mrs. Jefferies is wearing a plaid suit with broad lapels, white shirt, and light colored tie. Photograph is mounted on a gray cardboard substrate with engraved design and ribbons around photo. Photograph is enclosed in a gray folder. Folder is fragile and is worn on edges. Image dimensions are: 4.6 cm x 7 cm.
Date: 1906
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[A full length portrait of Charles August Moers.]

Description: Photograph of Charles August Moers (as identified on the back of photograph) taken in 1906. Moers, who is standing next to the back of an upholstered chair, is wearing a three pieces suit with white shirt and tie. A flower is pinned on his left lapel. His pocket watch chain is visible across his vest. Moers has his left hand resting on the chair. Full length portrait. The portrait is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate with scalloped edging.
Date: 1906
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Photograph of a girl holding a little boy in front of the Adams house]

Description: Photograph (copy) of the Adams house, 515 S. Second Street, Richmond, Texas taken in 1906. The house is a one story wooden house with dark painted shutters. The decorative posts can be seen supporting the porch area. A picket fence surrounds the north and west sides of the house. An African-American girl (kneeling) is holding a little boy on her hip in front of the fence. A utility pole is in the foreground as well as two small trees (to the right and left) that have wooden structures around them. Scanned image is of the copy.
Date: 1906
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Richmond School pupils, 7th through 10th grades]

Description: Photograph of the Richmond School pupils, 7th through 10th grades. There are eight boys (all wearing hats) sitting on the grass in the front row. Two girls are standing on a brick rail to the front steps on the right of photo. Students and teachers (2 on right) are also standing/sitting in three of the visible windows. Photograph is mounted on gray cardboard substrate. Cardboard is worn at edges with pieces being broken at top left, and bottom right and left. Back of photo in pencil: Richmond School- 7th -10th gr. 1906-07.
Date: 1906/1907
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Wessendorff Lumber Yard, about 1906.]

Description: Photograph of Wessendorff Lumber Yard, about 1906. Long lumber sheds on left and right sides of image. Mule cart with three African American men sitting on top of a load of lumber are at center. The two men standing in front of the cart in white shirts holding books are T.B. Wessendorff and Ed Wessendorff. Two more white men are standing at the corner of the right shed at the right edge of the photo. Image is mounted on tan cardboard matte. Top right and bottom left corners are broken off. There are pencil marks all over the image surface. Image dimensions: 17.4 cm x 12.0 cm
Date: 1906~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum