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[Main Street in Needville, Texas.]

Description: Photograph of Main Street in Needville, Texas. Dry Goods, Notions Store to far right of photo. Boy wearing a hat in center of street, automobile behind him. Automobiles parked on both side of the street. Wagon and horse on far left. Photo is creased at bottom left corner. Has white spots toward center and on right. About 1923 written in pen, on back.
Date: 1923
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[The Richmond Ferry across the Brazos.]

Description: Photograph of the Richmond Ferry across the Brazos. The ferry has three automobiles on it. Two men are leaning on the wooden rail of the ferry. The railroad bridge can be seen in the background. River bank in the foreground.
Date: 1922
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Early construction of the Brazos River Bridge in Richmond, Texas.]

Description: Photograph of the construction of the Brazos River Bridge in Richmond, Texas. A crane is to the left of photo. One man standing on a cable to the right of the photo. Two men are sitting in the foreground (right). Top of a tree in the right corner. The railroad bridge is in the background.
Date: 1922
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[The final construction phase of the Brazos River Bridge.]

Description: Photograph of the final construction phase of the Brazos River Bridge in Richmond, Texas. The final span is being placed on the bridge by the crane. Steel beam can be seen suspended (at a height half the total height of bridge). Railroad bridge in background.
Date: 1922
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[The construction of the Brazos River Bridge.]

Description: Photograph of the construction of the Brazos River Bridge in its final phase. Crane has steel beam for final span of bridge suspended above the top of the bridge. Railroad bridge in background.
Date: 1922
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Two women standing on a bridge.]

Description: Photograph of two women standing on a bridge. One woman is wearing white with a white hat and the other is wearing a light-colored dress with a dark-colored hat. They are standing to the right side of the bridge. Shadows of people can be seen in the foreground. Photo is bent at each corner.
Date: 1922~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Photograph from Mr. John Leach's Annual Picnic.]

Description: Photograph from Mr. John Leach's Annual Picnic. Identification on back of photo in ink: Virginia Davis in white hat, Antoinette Davis in dark hat, Sonny Ransom on right front, Mr. John Leach on left front. Photo shows a group of children with an adult driver in a wagon pulled by a white horse. A small white house in left background. Photo is framed by black design.
Date: 1927
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Mr. John Leach's annual picnic.]

Description: Photograph of Mr. John Leach's annual picnic. Mr. Leach took the children of Richmond on a picnic which he prepared himself. About 12 children and Mr. Leach are pictured in a wagon drawn by a white horse. Three children are identified as: Virginia Davis, Antoinette Davis, Sonny Ransom. Same image as 1972.093.057, however, this photograph is not in good condition: torn near bottom, left corner (piece missing), cracked in top, right corner. Stain near top, left corner.
Date: 1927
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[The initial construction of the Brazos River Bridge.]

Description: Photograph of the initial construction of the Brazos River Bridge. Three men on a crane, One man on cement structure (right) and one man standing on steel beams of bridge (left) Bottom left of photo is the river bank. Bottom right shows the river.
Date: 1922
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Construction of the Brazos River Bridge. Bridge is halfway across the river.]

Description: Photograph of the construction of the Brazos River Bridge at Richmond, Texas in 1922. Photograph taken looking at bridge from opposite bank. Buildings seen to far left of photo. Cement structure on far right. The photograph is torn on the right, bottom corner and along the left edge. Creased in many areas. Has red spots across bottom.
Date: 1922
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Richmond Motor Car Company, ca. 1921.]

Description: Photographic print of Richmond Motor Car Company, ca. 1921. Richmond Motor Car Co. was located on Morton Street (Southwest corner of Morton and 2nd?) in Richmond, owned by T.A. Wessendorff. One story brick building with metal awning. Car ramp at right of picture provides access from the street into the building. Image is mounted on cotton gauze. Image dimensions: 20.2 cm x 14.6 cm. Identification on back in blue pen.
Date: 1921~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Four women and two men walking down the steps of a house.]

Description: Photograph of four women and two men walking down the steps of a house. Women are all carrying bouquets. Identified on back in blue ink, "Wedding of Josephine Pettus (front) and Ashley Rich (tall man on bottom step) at the T.B. Wessendorff home" [in Richmond]. Jennetta Wessendorff is woman with her back to the post at the top of the stairs. Image is mounted to a gray matte embossed with borders of flowers (1.2 cm wide) and vines (0.4 cm wide).
Date: 1923
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Interior of Jones and Hinson Grocery Store, Richmond.]

Description: Photograph of interior of Jones and Hinson Grocery Store, Richmond. Men are identified (l-r) on the back of the photo as R.E.L. Wessendorff, Joe Jones, Ike Bryan, W.H. Hinson. There is a display of fresh vegetables at the center foreground. Canned goods are on the left, bulk goods in bins to the right. Calendar over vegetables is dated 1922. Image is mounted on a gray cardboard matte with 3 decorative dark gray borders around image. Image dimensions: 17.8 cm13.3 cm (7" x 5")
Date: 1922
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Framed picture of Ku Klux Klan Initiation near Richmond, TX, Sept. 4, 1922.]

Description: Photograph of Ku Klux Klan Initiation near Richmond, TX, Sept. 4, 1922. Large gathering of men in white Klan robes and hoods, plus men in street clothes. At center of the picture is a circle of men taking an oath (presumably of initiation), with their left hands over their hearts and right hand in the air. There is a large wooden cross at the center of the initiation circle with an American flag on top. Photo is labeled, "INITIATION NEAR RICHMOND, Tex., Sept. 4th 1922, PHOTO BY A. KLUCKER" Image is framed by a tan map with brown border around picture.
Date: September 4, 1922
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Two hooded Klansmen on robed horses.]

Description: Photograph of two hooded Klansmen on robed horses. Photo is labeled, "GUARDS ON DUTY, PHOTO BY A. KLUCKER" Probably taken the same night as 1972.093.131, Sept. 4, 1922. Image is framed by a tan matte with brown border around the picture.
Date: September 4, 1922
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Jones & Hinson Grocery, Morton Street]

Description: Photograph of Jones & Hinson Grocery, Morton St.; Joe A. Jones at counter. Photo shows the interior of a store. Produce boxes leaning against wooden counter on left. Bins filled with product under right counter. Man in dark suit leaning against counter on right. Spittoon in front of a pole in foreground.
Date: 1922
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum