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[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

[Spiral auger with a missing handle]

Description: Spiral auger that has a 27 cm long spiral bit with a screw tip and a four-sided flat-tipped pyramid-shaped handle insert. The handle is missing. It is marked "6/8" for 6/8 in.
Date: 1900
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Soldering iron]

Description: Soldering iron with a wooden handle with a wire holding it together to keep it from cracking, which it has already begun to do. From the handle is a thin neck that ends with the head which is octagonal with copper covering a steel base.
Date: 1900
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Nutcracker tool]

Description: The basic shape is a T of the nutcracker. The top part of the T is the actual nut cracking contraption. It is set up similar to a vice with a T-shaped handle that screws. The socket through which the handle screws has OIL written in relief lettering. Underneath the place for the nut , written in relief is Patented / Perfection Nut Cracker. On the exact opposite side is written Branford Conn. / Mall. Iron Ittings Co. Next to the latter is written vertically MODEL 28. Below this section with lettering is another vice, much small, used for stabilizing the nut cracker to a table. The screw handle is T-shaped as well. The screw is bent a little at the bottom and does not screw in all the way.
Date: 1900
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Cylinder tape measure]

Description: Cylinder tape measure with the top and bottom painted maroon in the center of the top is a brass folding flush handle which extends to the other side and looks like a button. The edge is painted gold and has a square opening with two cylinder posts that help the linen tape pull out. The tape is supposed to be 100ft long, but the 1st two inches have been torn off. The linen is yellow and is divided into feet, inches and fourths. Each foot starts over with 1 and instead of a 12 written in red is a F1, F2, F3, etc. Other than that, all lettering is in black. On both sides of the opening for the tape are stamps, on the right upside down is Lufkin / Made in the USA; on the left upside down is 100FT.
Date: 1900
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Craftsman hand drill]

Description: Craftsman hand drill with wooden bracing handles and crank knob. Large gear plate is painted red on inside and outside. Body is metal painted black. Key less chuck. Belonged to Amos Edward Stainton.
Date: 1900
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Draw knife with folding handles]

Description: Draw knife with folding handles. Ratchet mechanism for positioning handles is unlocked by pulling on bolts next to the junction of the handles and blade.
Date: 1900
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Wood punch set]

Description: Wood punch set (a,b) with interchangeable tips (c-i). Hollow hardwood punch (a) with screw off butt (b) and metal clamp to hold tips. Tips of varying shapes and lengths: (c ) flat, 4.2 cm; (d) flat 5.1 cm ; (e) diamond 6.2 cm; (f) drill bit 5.0 cm; (g) flat 4.0 cm; (h) square 4.0 cm (I) is in the clamp and could not be removed for identification or marking. Belonged to Amos Edward Stanton (1850-1921), who came to west Houston in 1900. Date range of 1880-1910 extrapolated from Stanton's life dates.
Date: 1900
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Rehor Zapalac store in Frydek, TX]

Description: Photo of Rehor Zapalac store, Frydek, TX. Girls at center front are probably Louise, Sophia, ?? And Vlasta. Boy on horse is probably Vladimir. Sign for Lone Star Beer is on building. Men in photo are holding mugs of beer. Two men are standing in first door, three people are standing in second door. Boy on horseback ponying another horse toward right. Pair of white horses is harnessed to a wagon that is backed up to the door on right. Scanned image is of the copy.
Date: 1907
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Hand-cranked kerosene pump]

Description: Hand-cranked kerosene pump. "ENTERPRISE SELF PRIMING & MEASURING PUMP" is cast into one side of the spigot. "ENTERPRISE MFG. CO. PHILADELPHIA USA" is cast into the reverse side of spigot. "PAT. JAN. 18 1898, PATENTS PENDING" on side of gauge; "NO.97" on reverse side of gauge. Pump volume can be set between 1-4 qt. On top of head with a manual dial. Pump crank has a wooden handle.
Date: 1900
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Sheriff M.L. Woolley's children playing on steps of Richmond jail]

Description: Copy print of Sheriff M.L. Woolley's children playing on steps of 1896 Richmond jail. Children are W.P. (Willy) and M. Lafayette (Fay). Woolley's family lived in the jail while he was deputy Sheriff and Sheriff, from about 1904-1914. 2 children were born in the jail. Child on left (in arched entryway of the jail building) is sitting with hands behind him and the other child is standing.
Date: 1904
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Rosenberg Public School in 1907]

Description: Photographic postcard of Rosenberg Public School, 1907. Mailed from Needville to Zionsville, IN April 23 1907 to David Phillippi. Bottom of postcard reads: Here is where you will go to school will send Norvel (?) a different one. The school building is a two story wooden building with an enclosure above the front porch. The building has a wooden fence around it. Wooden buildings in the background.
Date: April 23, 1907
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Sugarmill Fort Bend County]

Description: Photographic postcard labeled Sugar mill Fort Bend County, Tex Schlueter, Houston. Photo is of large building complex on a stream. Numerous smoke stacks. Addressed to Miss Addy Koeffleck, Schulenburg, TX. Post marked Oct. 6, ____.
Date: August 6, 1909
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Sugar Land sugar mill and railroad lines.]

Description: Photographic postcard of Sugar Land, TX, showing sugar mill and railroad lines. Message on back reads "Three hours till train time". Post marked Sugar Land Feb. 6, 1909. Engine to far left has three men standing in front of it, one to the right of it, and two men on the top of it. The engineer has his upper body out of the window. Box cars (empty) on far right. Horse and cart (horse eating grass) between tracks on right and left.
Date: February 6, 1909
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[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

[Thirteen women who were members of the First Baptist Church.]

Description: Photograph of thirteen women who were members of the First Baptist Church of Rosenberg. Names of the women are on the back of the postcard. Names believed to be in order statring with front five. Names are Miss Able, Miss Samson, Miss Cook, Mrs. Ray, Edith Ray, Emma Haman, Mertyl Holloway, Stella Haman, Molli Freeman, Lila Goar, Ruth Freeman, Vita Mulcahy, Alma Oshield.
Date: 1900
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Twenty men who were members of the Rosenberg Son's of Hermann.]

Description: Photograph of twenty men who were members of the Rosenberg Son's of Hermann. Ludwig Louis Kruse is the last man on the back far left with the words Papa written in pencil above his head. Photograph is mounted on a black cardboard matte. Top right and bottom right corners of the matte are broken and are missing. There is a sticker on the obverse containing the above information. Bottom row of men is sitting on the ground. Second row is standing. The group is posed in front of an unpainted wooden building. Image dimensions are: 24.2 cm X 19.3 cm
Date: 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

["Carloads of Sweetness", train cars full of sugarcane]

Description: Obverse: Photograph of Carloads of Sweetness, train cars full of sugarcane, four women standing in one car; 1908 written in red ink; reverse: POST CARD, Addressed to Miss Ellie M. Carpenter, 2203 Muary St. Houston Texas, signed W.G.S., contains a short message in pencil, Charles E. Myers in ink, Schlueters Advertising & Souvenir Photographs Houston, Phone 6017 Old.
Date: July 4, 1908
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

["K. Hillyer Farm, Rosenberg Development Co."]

Description: Obverse: Photograph of K. Hillyer Farm, Rosenberg Development Co., Rosenberg Tex, shows cotton field with a house in the background with three people on the porch, 1908 written in red ink; reverse: POST CARD, Ella's Picture Sept. 1908, Charles E. Myers in ink, Schlueters Advertising & Souvenir Photographs Houston, Phone 6017 Old.
Date: 1908/1909
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

["Corn & Cotton in June, Hillyer Farm."]

Description: Obverse: Photograph of Corn & Cotton in June, Hillyer Farm, Rosenberg Development Co., Rosenberg Tex, 1908 written in red ink; reverse: POST CARD, Dear Ella, This is a picture of our corn and George's cotton field. Isn't it Pretty? Lille, Charles E. Myers in ink, Schlueters Advertising & Souvenir Photographs Houston, Phone 6017 Old. Cotton field on left of photo, corn on right.
Date: 1908
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum