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[Jennetta (left) and Lizzie (right) Wessendorff, ca. 1901.]

Description: Photograph of Jennetta (left) and Lizzie (right) Wessendorff, ca. 1901. Girls are wearing similar white dresses with pin tucked yokes and sleeves. Body of Jennetta's dress is also pin tucked; Lizzie's is gathered. Dresses have ribbon clusters at both shoulders. Girls' heads are touching. Image is mounted on a black cardboard matte with gray borders immediately around image and double gray lines around edge of matte. Photographer's mark on right edge of matte, "C.R. Blackburn, Houston, Texas." Image dimensions: 14.0 cm x 9.9 cm. It appears like the back layers of the original matte have been peeled away, exposing tan cardboard interior on the back of the photo.
Date: 1901~
Creator: Blackburn, C.R.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Willie B. Blakely (bust shot) as a boy.]

Description: Photographic portrait of Willie B. Blakely (bust shot) as a boy. Blakely appears to be about 12 years old and is wearing a light colored suit coat, white shirt, necktie with thin vertical stripes, and round tie pin. Image is cropped into an oval and mounted onto a pale gray matte. Photographer's mark in silver at lower right: "The Elliots, Austin, Tex." Image dimensions: 8.8 cm x 12.5 cm
Date: 1900
Creator: Elliots
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Belle R. Davis, and J.H.P. Davis.]

Description: Photograph of Belle R. Davis, and J.H.P. Davis (as identified on back in blue ink). Photo was taken outdoors with Belle standing next to J.H.P. who is seated in a wooden chair. Belle is wearing a dark skirt with white shirt; she has her hair pulled up in a bun at the crown of her head. J.H.P. is wearing a three-piece suit and hat. Grass in foreground and shrubbery in background. Photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard matte. Matte has stains across it. Stamped on back of photo: Aug 15 1904 No.____ Photo By M.K. MITCHELL. Franklin, Ky. Image dimensions: 12 cm X 17.1 cm.
Date: 1904
Creator: Mitchell, M.K.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

["50 Homeseekers from Indiana. Booth Texas June 10th, 1909".]

Description: Photograph (copy) of "50 Homeseekers from Indiana. Booth Texas June 10th, 1909." as written in white at bottom of the photograph. The men of various ages are all dressed basically the same: in dark pants, white shirts, ties, and jackets. Most of them are wearing hats. Background left is a white one-story wooden building; background right is a moss draped tree; and in center is partial view of an automobile. Scanned image is of the copy.
Date: June 10, 1909
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[500 Turkeys in Sugar Land]

Description: Postcard, Sugar Land, 500 Turkeys. Tenant cabins in background. Turkeys in center of photo. African-American man walking in (left) background.
Date: 1909
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[T.A. Wessendorff house, Richmond, Texas.]

Description: photograph of T.A. Wessendorff house, Richmond, Texas, corner of Morton and 11th St. One story home with scalloped picket fence around the yard. Image is mounted on black cardboard substrate. Image dimensions: 17.8 cm x 12.4 cm
Date: 1905
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Aftermath of 1900 Galveston storm, a horse surrounded by debris]

Description: Photo on cardboard mat.1900 Galveston flood damage. A horse is standing in the center of a pile of wooden rubble. A two-story, white house is in the background. Back of photo reads: NO, 29 19th & Ave N. A lone survivor. A horse Who seemed desirous of telling his sad experience.
Date: 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Aftermath of 1900 Galveston storm, debris surrounding a storm victim's body]

Description: Photo on cardboard mat. Planks of wood are scattered. A covered body is lying on top of a large wooden surface. An open box is at bottom, right corner of photo. Some building appear to be left standing in the background. Back of photo reads: NO-44. 20th & M1/2 St- At dawn Sept. - 9 1900, dead could be seen at every Turn.
Date: 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Aftermath of 1900 Galveston storm, locating storm victims]

Description: Photo on cardboard mat. Aftermath of 1900 Galveston storm. Wagon load of storm victims. Two men are walking behind the wagon. Wagon driver is standing up and holding reins to horses. Foreground shows wood debris. Large covered area in background. Back of photo reads: NO-26. On 22st & wharf 73 wagon loads of storm victims buried at Sea, on SEPT-10 1900 W.A. Green. Galveston, Texas.
Date: 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas]

Description: Postcard image of the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas. "Texas Under Six Flags". Colored postcard with Alamo in center with the six different flags above it.
Date: 1907
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[T.B. Wessendorff Residence, Richmond, Texas, 1901.]

Description: Photograph, T.B. Wessendorff Residence, Richmond, Texas, 1901. Ornate two story Victorian home with white picket fence enclosing yard. Wrap around porch on lower level, two smaller porches on upper level divided by a turret. Diamond pattern repeats in the roof tiles and in leaded windows in the upstairs turret and downstairs bay window. Image is mounted onto a tan cardboard matte. Matte is in poor condition. Upper left corner is missing all the way up to the image surface, upper right corner is missing, plus bottom left corner is also broken off. Image is intact. Image dimensions: 19.3 cm x 11.9 cm See 1972.093.143 for another copy of this photo.
Date: 1901
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[T.B. Wessendorff Residence, Richmond, Texas, 1901.]

Description: Photograph, T.B. Wessendorff Residence, Richmond, Texas, 1901. Ornate two story Victorian home with white picket fence enclosing yard. Wrap around porch on lower level, two smaller porches on upper level divided by a turret. Diamond pattern repeats in the roof tiles and in leaded windows in the upstairs turret and downstairs bay window. Image is mounted onto a tan cardboard matte. Bottom half of matte is in poor condition. Entire bottom edge is missing, plus bottom corners are broken off. Image is intact. Image dimensions: 19.3 cm x 11.9 cm See 1972.093.169 for another copy of this photo.
Date: 1901
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Baby Orange Grove]

Description: Postcard image of Baby Orange Grove. Rows of young orange trees. Farmhouse in far background. Lower left corner has white stair-shaped blank area.
Date: 1909
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Baker and Hirsch Store]

Description: Photo mounted on cardboard. Baker and Hirsch Store. Two men behind store counter to left of photo. Four other men in store. Bunch of bananas suspended from a rope in center of photo. Cardboard mount is broken away in several places.
Date: 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Banana Grove and Train]

Description: Postcard, Banana Grove & R.R. Train in (left) center of photo. Banana trees on both sides of tracks.
Date: 1909
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Barbeque for the Rosenberg Bridge celebration]

Description: Postcard image of a barbecue for the Rosenberg Bridge celebration, February 20, 1909. Fort Bend County, Texas. Photo of large group of men (few women). Wagon wheel in far right corner. Building rooftops and trees in background. Left edge is creased. Ink mark under 1909.
Date: February 20, 1909
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

Ben Meyer House built by James Alley

Description: Postcard image of the Alley house in Rosenberg, Texas. House was built by James Alley and then later sold to McCabe. This house was also later purchased by Ben Meyer. Two story white house with columned porch on north west corner of home. Man sitting on bench on front porch. West upper story area near windows has four diamond shapes painted in it. Diamond shape also on rounded rooftop of porch. White picket fence around home.
Date: 1908
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

Ben Meyer House built by James Alley

Description: Postcard image of the Alley house (later McCabe home) on Houston Street in Rosenberg, Texas. This home was later purchased by Ben Meyer. Northeast corner of house is seen on left of photo. Dark colored roof top, white, wooden house. Diamond shapes painted in several places of upper story. White two story home in center of photo. Another white house on right. Street in foreground. Photo has blank (white) rectangle in top right corner.
Date: 1909
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

["Birds Eye View Rosenberg Tex."]

Description: Obverse: Photograph of Birds Eye View Rosenberg Tex. 4., E. W. Cumins Drugs, Mrs. Dawson & Ella and May 14, 1907 in pencil, Early 1900's, 1907 written in red pencil ; reverse: POST CARD, Charles E. Myers in ink. White or blank area at bottom of photo.
Date: May 14, 1907
Item Type: Photograph
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

[Bottling works]

Description: Photograph (copy) of a bottling works where whiskey was shipped. The interior shows broken bottles and boxes said to be smashed by Carry Nation. Boxes read: Exquisite Bottling Works Junction City, KS. Bar to right of photo. Heater or oven to right of photo. Scanned image is of the copy. Dimensions below are of copy.
Date: 1901
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum