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[Photograph of Wiley Powell Jones]

Description: Portrait of Wiley Powell Jones, brother of Laura Jones and son of Henry Jones. He is posed standing, with his left arm propped up and he is wearing a dark-colored suit. The border around the photograph creates an arch shape. Back of photo states: "Mamas favorite brother of Richmond, TX"
Date: 1886~/1892~
Creator: Anderson
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[A little girl wearing a light colored dress.]

Description: Photograph mounted on (pale blue) cardboard of a little girl wearing a light colored dress, dark stockings, and dark boots. She is leaning on a draped backdrop with her right elbow. Her left hand is placed upon her right wrist. Outdoor background to photo. Bottom of photo reads: Anderson's, 85 Mains Street, Houston, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Anderson's
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[A young girl in white dress and dark (finger-less) gloves.]

Description: Photograph mounted on cardboard of a young girl in white dress and dark (finger-less) gloves. Her left arm is leaning on a dark backdrop board. Bottom of cardboard reads: From Anderson's 85 Main Street, Houston, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Anderson's
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[A young man dressed in a white shirt with white ruffled skirt.]

Description: Photograph mounted on cardboard of a young man dressed in a white shirt with white ruffled skirt. He has on stripe and design stockings with laced boots. He is standing on a covered backdrop that he is also able to lean on with his left elbow. Bottom of photo reads: From Anderson's, 85 Main Street, Houston, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Anderson's
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Man with gray beard posing with boy]

Description: Photograph mounted on cardboard mat of a man (with gray beard) sitting in a chair. A boy is sitting on the arm of the chair with his arm around the man. Bottom of photo in gold: Rob't M. D. Anderson, Photographer.
Date: unknown
Creator: Anderson, Robert M.D.
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Lizzie Wessendorff as a young girl, c. 1910.]

Description: Formal photographic portrait of Lizzie Wessendorff, ca. 1910. Wessendorff is seated on a carved wooden chair, wearing a white cotton dress with lace overlay. Her hair is pulled back with a large white bow accented with small flowers. Image mounted on pale gray matte. Matte is imprinted "Blackburn Studio, Houston, Tex."
Date: 1910
Creator: Blackburn
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Archietta Davis Jones as an old woman.]

Description: Photographic portrait of Archietta Davis Jones as an old woman, mounted on a black matte. Photographer's mark printed in white at center bottom of matte, "C.R. Blackburn, Houston, Texas." Jones has white hair, parted down the center. She is wearing wire frame eyeglasses. Yoke of dress is black lace over white lining; remainder of dress is black lace over black fabric. Portrait cuts off below subject's chest.
Date: unknown
Creator: Blackburn, C.R.
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[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.
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Marie Wessendorff as a little girl (about 4 years old).]

Description: Photographic portrait of Marie Wessendorff as a little girl (about 4 years old). Wessendorff is wearing a white cotton eyelet dress with a dropped waist and lace ruffle. She is standing on a table next to a rattan chair. Taken by Blackburn Studio, Houston, Tex., about 1912. Image is mounted on a pale gray matte.
Date: 1912
Creator: Blackburn, C.R.
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[A young man wearing a striped three-piece suit.]

Description: Photograph of a young man wearing a striped three-piece suit. He has on a white shirt with a short tie of dark and white design. He has curly hair, parted on his left side. He has a short, thin mustache and short, trimmed beard. Photograph is mounted on tan cardboard substrata with red trim around edge. Bottom of photo reads in red: Blessing & Co. Galveston. Back of photo: B&C interwoven, Blessing & Co. 174 Tremont Street (written on drawn banner), Galveston. Vine in background. Top, right corner of photo is worn away.
Date: 1872
Creator: Blessing and Co.
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Two young children in matching outfits]

Description: Photograph mounted on cardboard substrate of two young children in matching outfits. Decorative cement posts to right and left of photo. Bottom of photo reads: D.W. Buchanan, Huntsville, Ala.
Date: unknown
Creator: Buchanan, D.W.
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Portrait of a woman wearing a dark dress with a white lace collar]

Description: Photograph mounted on cardboard substrate of a woman. Collar of clothing has lace at top. Shiny buttons down the front. Bottom of photo reads: Deane. N.E. Market and Centre Sts., Galveston. Back of photo is pink.
Date: unknown
Creator: Deane
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Little girl wearing a sweater standing next to an infant.]

Description: Photograph of little girl wearing a sweater standing next to an infant sitting in a chair. Infant is also wearing a sweater and has no shoes. Photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate with gold trim around edges. Bottom of cardboard reads (in gold print): Deane. Bryane. Back of photo (in black print) reads: Deane and Hunter, Bryan, Texas
Date: unknown
Creator: Deane Photography
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
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[A young man in a jacket and vest with a striped necktie.]

Description: Photograph of a young man in a jacket (top button is buttoned) and vest with a striped necktie. Vest has a chain through bottom button. Man has thin mustache. Photo is mounted on a cardboard substrate. Cardboard is trimmed in gold. Bottom right corner is nicked. White spot on left. Back of photo in black print reads: T.B. Elrod, Artist Photographer, Columbus, Texas. Two drawings of women in round frames, a camera, and a paintbrush and paint palette on back as part of name advertisement.
Date: unknown
Creator: Elrod, T. B.
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

Mamie Davis (Mrs. A. P. George) as a young girl.

Description: Photograph of Mamie Davis (Mrs. A.P. George) as a young girl. She is wearing a white dress with ruffles on sleeves and toward bottom of dress. She is holding a fan in her left hand and her left elbow is resting on a whicker chair. Bottom of cardboard reads (in gold): Jahn (emblem) 418 Tremont St. Galveston, Tex. Back of photo reads Justus Fahn Portraits 418 Tremont St. Galveston, Texas. Duplicates can be had at any time.
Date: unknown
Creator: Fahn, Justus
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Mamie Davis (Mrs. A.P. George) as a young girl.]

Description: Photograph of Mamie Davis (Mrs. A.P. George) as a young girl. She is wearing a white dress with ruffles on sleeves and toward bottom of dress. She is holding a fan in her left hand and her left elbow is resting on a whicker chair. There is a table with vase and floral arrangement to the left of photo. Photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate which is white and trimmed in gold. Bottom of cardboard reads (in gold): Fahn (emblem) 418 Tremont St. Galveston, Tex.
Date: unknown
Creator: Fahn, Justus
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Polly Ryon as an older woman.]

Description: Photograph of Polly Ryon as an older woman. She is wearing a dark dress with ruffles at collar and a bow tied over the ruffles. Photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate. Written at the bottom of the cardboard in black: Justus Zahn, Galveston, Texas. Also in pencil: Mrs. Ryon.
Date: unknown
Creator: Fahn, Justus
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[A young man in dark, pin-stripe suit, a plaid necktie.]

Description: Photograph of a young man in dark, pin-stripe suit, a plaid necktie, and boots. He has his right hand on a wooden branch bench and his left hand is resting on his hip. A dark-colored hat is hanging on the corner of a fence backdrop. Lake and forest (painted) background. Photo is mounted to a cardboard substrate. Print has white streak in bottom left corner. Back of photo reads (in dark blue ink print): Members of the N.P.A. of A. All Photos Made with the New Process, P.Fey., H.F. Braunig. Fey & Braunig, Photographic Artists, Cuero, Texas. Duplicates can be had at any time. No change of expression. The exposure is but one second.
Date: unknown
Creator: Fey and Braunig
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[C. A. Beasley as a young man.]

Description: Photograph of C. A. Beasley as a young man (identified on back of portrait in blue ink). Beasley has dark hair and a dark mustache that curls upward at the ends. His suit has a stripe effect. He has a white scarf and white shirt with stiff collar. Photograph is mounted on cardboard substrate. Written at bottom in gold: Guy and Cooke (CG interwoven) 501 1/2 Mains Str. Houston, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Guy and Cooke
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Woman and two little boys.]

Description: Photograph of woman and two little boys, identified on back as Mrs. B.A. Hinson, Walter and Gus Hinson. Mrs. Hinson is wearing a dark, solid colored Victorian dress with pleats extending from the neckline to the waist line. She is wearing a leaf shaped brooch at her neck. The boys are both dressed in jackets and knickers, White shirts with round collars(child on left has round, ruffled collar), cravat ties. Both are holding hats. Image is mounted on a white card identifying the photographer as Guy and Cooke, of Houston.
Date: 1885
Creator: Guy and Cooke
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[A man with a mustache and woman.]

Description: Photograph mounted on a cardboard mat of a man with a mustache who is dressed in a dark suit and is sitting in a velvet chair with tassels. A woman with curly hair dressed in light-colored dress standing next to him. Bottom of cardboard reads: Harper, Galleries at Corsicana, Waxahachie, Navasota, Calvert, Bryan, and Ennis.
Date: unknown
Creator: Harper Galleries
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[A toddler sitting in a (tasseled) chair and a young child.]

Description: Photograph of a toddler sitting in a (tasseled) chair and a young child in a light colored dress. Fabric is draped over the chair that the toddler is sitting in. Young girl (to right of photo) has her right hand on the chair. Photo is mounted on (scalloped edges) cardboard. Bottom of cardboard reads: Harper, Galleries, Corsicana, Bryan, Temple, Navasota, Waxahachie, Calvert, and Ennis,
Date: unknown
Creator: Harper Galleries
Partner: Fort Bend Museum