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[The 1899 flood. Trees in background.]

Description: Photograph of the 1899 flood. Trees in background. Cement arch in front of trees in center of photo. Photo is mounted on cardboard substrate. Photo has ragged edges and is cracked in bottom left corner. Has black spot on far left, center. Back has tape in cracked area.
Date: 1899
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[2nd Street County Bridge in Richmond]

Description: Print of the 2nd Street County Bridge in Richmond during 1899 flood. Two men are paddling a small boat. Three people (one standing and two squatting) are on a floating sidewalk.
Date: 1899
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[T.A. Wessendorff residence on Morton St. at 11th st.]

Description: Photograph of T.A. Wessendorff residence on Morton St. at 11th st., Richmond, taken about 1896. Mrs. Hattie Jones Wessendorff is standing on the porch. Image is mounted crooked on a black matte. Image is quite faded and yellow. Identification is written in blue pen on the back.
Date: 1896~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Animal nose ring]

Description: Animal nose ring that is painted black and has a head like pliers and below the joint is a screw that widen and reduced the size of the opening or mouth of the ringer. For ringing hogs' ears
Date: 1895
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Archie Davis Jones and her sons.]

Description: Photograph of Archie Davis Jones and her sons- Kneeling: Walter Jones; left and standing: Joe Jones; right and standing holding bowl hat in front of him: Bill Jones. Boy on right has knee length pants and is holding his hat out in front of him. Boy kneeling has dark, curly hair. Cement urn to far right and tree (painted) background in top right corner. Photo has blue ink identification on back. Photo is mounted on cardboard substrate with scalloped (gold) edging. Bottom of photo in gold reads: C.O. Lorenz, Richmond, Texas.
Date: 1892
Creator: Lorenz, C.O.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[The Ashley Davis family.]

Description: Photograph of the Ashley Davis family. From left to right as identified on the back of photo in pen: Mrs. Annie Davis Quinn, Dr. John Rich,( Annie's son) Max, Mr. And Mrs. Ashley Davis, Miss Bond, and Mrs. John Rich (Mary Davis). The children in the foreground (one on a rocking horse and the other in standing behind a wagon) are Ashley Davis Rich and Marshall Howard Rich, sons of Dr. John and Mary Davis Rich. Photo has family history written in blue ink on back of photo. Photograph is mounted on cardboard substrate. Photo has six adults and three children in foreground. One-story wooden house in background. Tree branches in top, left corner. Cardboard is ripped in top and bottom, right corners. Large crack in bottom, left corner and small broken area on top, left corner. White areas across middle and top center. Portion of photo is peeled away to left of photo.
Date: 1898
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[T.B. Wessendorff, Jennie Jones Wessendorff, Lizzie Wessendorff, etc.]

Description: Photograph of T.B. Wessendorff, Jennie Jones Wessendorff, Lizzie Wessendorff (baby), Walter Jones (boy) posed at left with Jersey cow; Two unidentified African American men are holding the leads of two dark horses at center and right of photograph. Subjects are standing in a fenced yard with house visible at left and barns or sheds visible in the background and on the right. Image is mounted on a tan cardboard matte. Image and matte are severely damaged. Horizontal break through center of image was repaired with masking tape before museum acquisition. Vertical crack extends from bottom edge up to horizontal crack between Walter Jones and the African American man at center. Water marks around all four edges of the matte. Pieces of matte missing at bottom corners and along left edge. Identification on reverse of picture in blue and black pen.
Date: 1895
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[T.B. Wessendorff Lumber Company. People in front of the store.]

Description: Photographic print of T.B. Wessendorff Lumber Company and Undertakers Supplies, Richmond, TX., ca. 1895. Print is mounted on tan cardboard matte. Store is a one story wood frame building with porch across front. Wagon load of lumber with three African American men sitting on top is parked in front of the store to the left. Horse and buggy with 2 white children in buggy and African American boy standing with the horse is parked to the right of the building. Identification of people is written in black pen on the back of the photo as follows: "T.B. Wessendorff in white shirt by door; Baby in doorway probably Marguerite Wesendorff; Jennie Jones Wessendorff in front of window; Lizzie Wessendorff in white dress on right side of porch; Jennetta Wessendorff in phaeton (buggy)." Photograph and matte have four black ink spots. All four corners of matte are broken off as of 3/2000.
Date: 1895~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[T. B. Wessendorff Lumber Yard in Richmond, Texas]

Description: Photograph (copy) of T. B. Wessendorff Lumber Yard in Richmond, Texas during the flood of 1899. Three men are in a small wooden boat in center of water filled street. The lumber yard is on the right of photo. White picket fence with trees enclosed on left. Standpipe in left background. Photo has writing in white: T.B.W. Lumber Yard July 8, 1899 ? . Scanned image and dimensions are of the copy.
Date: July 8, 1899
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Birth Certificate for John Malcolm Keenan Jerome Rogers]

Description: Birth Certificate for John Malcolm Keenan Jerome Rogers. Born October 12, 1892 in Galveston. Father Thomas Josiah Rogers, Galveston, (a painting contractor) Jane Theresa Hussey, from Galveston (a house wife. (#4 of 4 documents that were bound together)
Date: October 12, 1892
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[The Brazos Railroad Bridge during the flood of 1899.]

Description: Photograph of the Brazos Railroad Bridge during the flood of 1899. Railroad track runs from bottom center to background. People standing on the bridge in the background. Telephone poles along left and then to center of photo. Trees in background. Written at bottom of photo: S.P. R.R. Bridge July 7, 1899 ??. Photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate with circular pattern framing photograph. Written at bottom of cardboard in gold: Lorenz Art Gallery Extra Finish (in drawing of paint palette and brushes) Richmond, Texas.
Date: 1899
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Brazos River during 1899 flood]

Description: Photographic print mounted on cardboard. Brazos River taken from center of railroad bridge at high water, July 7, 1899. Buildings and standpipe visible on right bank.
Date: July 7, 1899
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[the Brazos River taken during the flood of 1899.]

Description: Photograph of the Brazos River taken during the flood of 1899. The Standpipe can be seen in the right background. Trees seen on left bank (top). Written on photo: River and Stand Pipe July 7, 1899. No. ? Photo is mounted on a cardboard substrate (white with circular pattern around print) and written in gold is at bottom of cardboard:: Lorenz Art Gallery Extra Finish (in drawing of a paint palette and brushes) Richmond, Texas. Photograph is faded.
Date: July 7, 1899
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Bust portrait of unidentified man. Man is wearing a dark suit coat.]

Description: Bust portrait of unidentified man. Man is wearing a dark suit coat, ascot tie, and white shirt. He has a thin moustache and short thinning hair. Oval matte is part of the photographic image. Print is mounted on a black cardboard substrate. "6891-49 Pd." written in pencil on back.
Date: 1890
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Carry Nation. Nation is seated in a decorative wooden chair.]

Description: Photograph of Carry Nation. Nation is seated in a decorative wooden chair next to a round wooden table. She has her right hand on the back of an open book and her left hand on the open page of the book and she is posed as if she were reading. Nation, who has graying hair and wears wire-rimmed glasses, is wearing a white dress that has buttons that extend from her left shoulder to the thigh area. The dress has long sleeves and a bow tied at the collar. The photograph is mounted on a gray cardboard matte with bevel cut edges that frame the perimeter of the rectangle portrait. Bottom of matte reads: WHITE 1261 BROADWAY N.Y. Photographer name also seen in white written between the table legs. Photo dimensions are: 10 cm X 14 cm.
Date: 1890
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Carry Nation wearing a black dress and holding a book]

Description: Photographic postcard of Carry Nation. Nation is dressed in a dark colored dress with buttons that run along the left side of the it. She has a matching cape over her shoulders. She has a long fabric headpiece covering the back of her graying hair. A white flower or bow is tied at the collar. She has three pins pinned to her cape - one is of a hatchet that is pinned on left side of cape. Nation is holding a book on her right hand and her left thumb is resting on a page.
Date: 1895
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Certificate of birth of Julia Ann Pratt]

Description: certificate of birth of Julia Ann Pratt born January 5, 1895 in Denton TX. Father William Clark Pratt of Kentucky, (Clerk at County Clerk's Office) and Nannie Ann Jones, from Texas (housewife) (#2 of 4 documents that were bound together)
Date: January 5, 1895
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Compass saw]

Description: Compass saw that has an upside down G-Shaped handle with two screwed where the blade inserts. The one further away from the blade is 2 cm in diameter and is stamped with H Disston & Sons Philada With a little emblem in the center. The other is 1.2 cm in diameter and is plain. The blade is most likely the original because it has been engraved with the same names.
Date: 1895
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Construction of the first bridge across the Brazos River]

Description: Photograph of the construction process of the first bridge across the Brazos River. Men standing on the lumber being use to construct the bridge surface. Man wearing a dark colored vest, white shirt, and light colored hat in far right corner of photo. African-American boy walking toward camera in far right corner. Trees in background. Photograph is mounted on a gray cardboard matte.
Date: 1893
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum