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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

[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

[Archie Davis Jones and her sons.]

Description: Photograph of Archie Davis Jones and her sons- Kneeling: Walter Jones; left and standing: Joe Jones; right and standing holding bowl hat in front of him: Bill Jones. Boy on right has knee length pants and is holding his hat out in front of him. Boy kneeling has dark, curly hair. Cement urn to far right and tree (painted) background in top right corner. Photo has blue ink identification on back. Photo is mounted on cardboard substrate with scalloped (gold) edging. Bottom of photo in gold reads: C.O. Lorenz, Richmond, Texas.
Date: 1892
Creator: Lorenz, C.O.
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[T.B. Wessendorff as a teenager.]

Description: Photographic portrait of T.B. Wessendorff as a teenager. Wessendorff is wearing a dark suit jacket and vest, pinstriped necktie, and white high-collar shirt. Mounted on tan cardboard substrate with scalloped edges.
Date: 1888
Creator: Lorenz, C.O.
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[County Bridge over Brazos River]

Description: Photo mounted on cardboard. County Bridge over Brazos River, looking north. Cardboard mounting has zigzag boarder with gold trim with C.O. Lorenz, Richmond Texas printed to the left.
Date: 1892
Creator: Lorenz, C.O.
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Fannie Lamar (Damon) as a young woman.]

Description: Photograph of Fannie Lamar (Damon) as a young woman. (Identified on back in blue ink). Damon is wearing a dark dress with large corsage on her left shoulder. A string of beads is visible above her dress collar. Photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate with gold trim which at the bottom reads "Miss Fannie Lamar" in pencil. Stamped on bottom also: RICHMOND, Lorenz, Texas. Foxing is evident across photo.
Date: unknown
Creator: Lorenz, C.O.
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Five young men wearing three-piece suits.]

Description: Photograph of five young men wearing three-piece suits identified on back in black ink as: D. R. Peareson, Pettus Stansbury, Bassett Blakely, C.A. Beasley. Front row, man on left is lying on floor, resting on his elbow, other man on right is sitting with legs crossed. Back row, man on left is standing, man in middle is standing with arm around man on right, man on right is sitting. Bouquet of flowers visible in right background. Photograph is mounted on black cardboard substrate. Written at bottom in gold: Cabinet (emblem)Portrait, Lorenz, Richmond, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Lorenz, C.O.
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Four people. Man sitting down is scratched out in the picture.]

Description: Photograph mounted on black cardboard substrate of four people. One man with a beard is seated and has his hat in his lap. The man standing behind him is identified on back of photo in pen as: A.P. George. A woman is standing to the left of Mr. George and she is wearing a dark-colored dress. Woman standing to his right has a light-print dress with a dark vest. Bottom of cardboard reads (in gold) Cabinet Portrait. Lorenz. Richmond, Texas. Photograph has several white scratches, mainly across the image of the man seated in the chair.
Date: 1893
Creator: Lorenz, C.O.
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Jennie Jones (Wessendorff). Young lady with dark hair.]

Description: Photograph of Jennie Jones (Wessendorff). Young lady with dark hair, wearing white dress with a flower pinned to her left shoulder. Photograph is mounted on a black cardboard substrate. Photo has white spots in many places. Printed on bottom of cardboard in gold: Cabinet Portrait. Lorenz. Richmond, Texas. (Image of two ducks and an emblem.)
Date: unknown
Creator: Lorenz, C.O.
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Lizzie Wessendorff as a child, 1897.]

Description: Photograph of Lizzie Wessendorff (written on back of photo in ink). The little girl has on a white dress with a small, white bow in the back of her hair. She is standing in front of a mirror. Floral print carpet in foreground. Photograph is mounted on a pale gray cardboard mat. Bottom of mat in red reads: Lorenz Art Gallery Extra Finish (in palette with brushes) Richmond, Texas. Photograph is faded and has yellow spots across it.
Date: 1897
Creator: Lorenz, C.O.
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Lizzie Wessendorff as a toddler (about 2 years old).]

Description: Photographic portrait of Lizzie Wessendorff as a toddler (about 2 years old), ca. 1897. Wessendorff is wearing a white cotton dress with lace around neck, arms, and hem. She is also wearing a brooch, necklace, and bracelet. Wessendorff is posed sitting on a stool in front of a mirror. Image is mounted on white matte with embossed vine pattern around perimeter. Photographer identified on matte as "Lorenz. Richmond, Tex."
Date: 1897
Creator: Lorenz, C.O.
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[A.M. Holmes (as identified on back in blue ink).]

Description: Photograph of A.M. Holmes (as identified on back in blue ink). Holmes is wearing a suit that is buttoned to the top. He has a dark tie with white stripes. Holmes has a long mustache that ends in defined point. Image is peeling or distorted across the middle of his face. Photograph is mounted on tan cardboard substrate that has scalloped edging with gold trim. Below a gold design at bottom is photographer name: C.O. Lorenz, Richmond, Texas.
Date: 1910
Creator: Lorenz, C.O.
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Mamie Davis (George) and Hattie Jones (Wessendorff).]

Description: Photograph of Mamie Davis (George) and Hattie Jones (Wessendorff) as young girls. Girls are dressed in light-colored clothing. Backdrop has sky (top) and foliage) bottom for background. Photograph is mounted on cardboard substrate. Cardboard is black and has scalloped edging. Bottom of cardboard in gold reads: Cabinet Portrait. Lorenz. Richmond, Texas. ( Image of two ducks and emblem in center.)
Date: unknown
Creator: Lorenz, C.O.
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Mary Jane Davis with an infant. ]

Description: Photograph of Mary Jane Davis with an infant. (Infant is not identified). Davis is wearing a dark dress with ruffle on shoulder and large stand-up collar. She has her hair pulled back in a bun and is wearing an earring in her ear. Infant, in white dress, has her left hand on Davis' collar and is hugging her cheek. Photograph is mounted on a black cardboard substrate which at the bottom in gold reads: Cabinet Portrait. Lorenz, Richmond, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Lorenz, C.O.
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[A.P. George as a young man.]

Description: Photograph of A.P. George as a young man. He is wearing a dark colored three piece suit with white shirt and light colored bow tie. He has his hair parted on his left side. He is facing his right. "A.P. George" written in pencil on front and in pen on back. Photo is mounted on cardboard substrate with gold trim. Gold design above name of photographer: C.O. Loreznz, Richmond, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Lorenz, C.O.
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[A.P. George as a young man.]

Description: Photograph mounted on cardboard substrate (with scalloped edging) of A.P. George as a young man. He is wearing a dark colored jacket with a (plaid) vest, white shirt, and light-colored bowtie. Bottom of cardboard reads (in gold): C.O. Lorenz, Richmond, Texas.
Date: 1893
Creator: Lorenz, C.O.
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[A young man with dark hair]

Description: Photograph mounted on cardboard substrate of a young man with dark hair, wearing dark shoes, stockings, and pants. He has a white shirt with dark scarf tied in a bow at his neck. He has his right leg crossed over his left. His left hand is resting on a wicker chair. Bottom of cardboard reads: C. O. Lorenze, Richmond, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Lorenz, C.O.
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
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[The 1899 flood. Trees in background.]

Description: Photograph of the 1899 flood. Trees in background. Cement arch in front of trees in center of photo. Photo is mounted on cardboard substrate. Photo has ragged edges and is cracked in bottom left corner. Has black spot on far left, center. Back has tape in cracked area.
Date: 1899
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[The 1912 graduating class of Rosenberg High School.]

Description: Photograph of the 1912 graduating class of Rosenberg High School. Mary Kruse, mother of the donor is second from the right on the front row. Seven women are seated in the front row - woman in center is holding a banner which reads: 1912 RHS. Five men and two women are standing in the back row. Double doors to the left of the photograph. There is a ruler hanging on a peg to the top right of the photograph. Wooden furniture to far right. Blurred white area to the top left of photo. Photograph is mounted on a brown textured cardboard matte. Matte has a gray textured rectangle that borders the perimeter of the photograph. Image dimensions are: 22.2 cm X 16.6 cm.
Date: 1912
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[1913 flood of the Brazos River.]

Description: Photo taken during the 1913 flood of the Brazos River. On opposite bank is the stern wheeler "Waco". The steamboat "Waco" is in the upper left comer of photo. Dark spots distort most of photo. Written at bottom of photo in white: "RIVER RICHMOND".
Date: 1913
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[1940 First Grade class from Jane Long Elementary School]

Description: Photograph of the 1940 First Grade class from Jane Long Elementary School in Richmond, Texas. The class is in and around the John Leach wagon. "He operated the mail delivery service from Depot to Post Office for over 20 years. John Leach wagon was a traditional target for Halloween activity." This information is typed on the back of the photo in black ink. Wagon is filled with young children. Two girls are sitting on John Leach's lap. Four girls are sitting on the white horse that is pulling the wagon. Ten boys and girls are standing in front of the wagon.
Date: 1940
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[The 1943 Richmond High School Senior Class.]

Description: Photograph of the 1943 Richmond High School Senior Class. Back of photo in ink identifies the second senior on the top row, from left, as Tony Davis. Photo is wrinkled.
Date: 1943
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[2nd Street County Bridge in Richmond]

Description: Print of the 2nd Street County Bridge in Richmond during 1899 flood. Two men are paddling a small boat. Three people (one standing and two squatting) are on a floating sidewalk.
Date: 1899
Partner: Fort Bend Museum