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[Photograph of View From Courthouse]

Description: Photograph of view from courthouse north of railroad, with water flooding the streets. Businesses in view include: A. Kochan Blacksmith Shop, Austin's Exchange Saloon, Brady Bros. Bakery and Grocery.
Date: 1899
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Dr. Bailey on horseback]

Description: Photographic print mounted on cardboard. Dr. Bailey on horseback in white suit holding black umbrella. African-American woman in floral print dress with handkerchief on her head is standing on railroad tracks in front of Dr. Bailey holding two watermelons. Distribution of watermelons was part of the post-flood relief effort.
Date: 1899
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Downtown Richmond during 1899 flood]

Description: Photographic print mounted on cardboard. View of downtown Richmond looking northeast from the top of the courthouse (Morton St. between 4th and 5th). County bridge in left background, railroad bridge in right background. Businesses pictured along Railroad Street include Austin's Exchange Saloon, Brady Bros. Bakery and Grocery, F.L. Barnes Restaurant, Baker and Hirsch Grocery, I. Ditch Dry Goods.
Date: 1899
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Men Building a Levee on the Brazos River]

Description: Photographic print mounted on cardboard of eight unidentified men building levee around pumping station on Brazos River. The water level later rose to the eaves of the pumping station.
Date: 1899
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Photograph of Railroad Street During 1899 Flood]

Description: Photograph of Railroad Street, Richmond, during 1899 Flood. Taken from railroad tracks looking east toward county courthouse. Pedestrians are walking along tracks, and a horse saloon is visible in foreground.
Date: 1899
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Group of flood victims next to relief train]

Description: Photographic print mounted on cardboard. Group of flood victims standing next to relief train. Richmond Ice House is visible above train. Citizens received watermelons as part of the relief effort. Dr. Bailey is on horseback in white suit with umbrella at left side of photo.
Date: 1899
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum