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[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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Letter from Hillyer Oil Company - 1917-08-03]

Description: Letter from Hillyer Oil Company dated August 3, 1917. It discusses the location and drilling of successful oil wells, and mentions plots of land for sale.
Date: August 3, 1917
Creator: Hillyer Oil Company
Item Type: Letter
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.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Minutes for Hillyer Oil Compeny Meeting - 1918-02-14]

Description: Minutes taken from a Hillyer Oil Company meeting on February 14, 1918. The naming of Chas E. Anderson, Senior, and J. T. Willits [Willets], as temporary chairmen is mentioned. Development of plots of land and the attendees of the meeting is also mentioned.
Date: February 14, 1918
Creator: Willits, J. T.
Item Type: Text
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[1913 flood in Richmond, Texas]

Description: Postcard image of 1913 flood in Richmond, Texas. Water visible in bottom half of photo. White, wooden house with porch surrounded by white picket fence on left. White house in background, also. Top, right corner is torn (piece missing).
Date: December 10, 1913
Item Type: Postcard
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Ada Wessendorff as a teenager (about 16 yrs old).]

Description: Photographic portrait of Ada Wessendorff as a teenager (about 16 yrs old). Wessendorff has her hair pulled back and secured with a large white bow at the nape of her neck. She is wearing a white dress with lace inset over shoulders. Bodice is shirred around shoulders, ending with a round lace band across the shoulders and chest. Shirt is shirred in four levels at the waist, and twice more at thigh level. Wessendorff is holding a bouquet of carnations. Image is mounted is cropped into an oval and mounted on a gray cardboard matte. Image dimensions: 12.0 cm x 20.5 cm. See 1972.093.152 for a duplicate photo on a different style matte.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Ada Wessendorff, Daughter of Joe B. and Lila Baker Wessendorff.]

Description: Photographic portrait of Ada Wessendorff, Daughter of Joe B. and Lila Baker Wessendorff. Wessendorff has her hair pulled back and secured with a large white bow at the nape of her neck. She is wearing a white dress with lace inset over shoulders. Bodice is shirred around shoulders, ending with a round lace band across the shoulders and chest. Shirt is shirred in four levels at the waist, and twice more at thigh level. Wessendorff is holding a bouquet of carnations. Image is mounted is cropped into an oval and mounted on a tan cardboard matte with gold edging. Image dimensions: 12 cm x 20.2 cm See 1972.093.142 for duplicate image on different mount
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Albert P. and Mamie George house]

Description: Photographic print of Albert P. and Mamie George house (Ranch House at the George Ranch) in 1915. Photo shows the south face and the cistern tower. Partial view of large tree to right and left of photograph. Picket fence in front of house. Wire fence in foreground. Several wooden boxes are lined up along the wire fence line.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[August Thuesen Blacksmith Shop in Needville, Texas]

Description: Photograph of the August Thuesen Blacksmith Shop in Needville, Texas. Richard Lehmann, August Thuesen, Mrs. Thuesen, and their two children are seen in the photo. The four people are standing at northwest corner of the blacksmith shop. The little boy is standing on a barrel and his mother has her left arm around him. Mrs. Thuesen and her daughter are both wearing dark colored dresses. The shop is a wooden building with a covered walkway at front entrance. Sign at front of building reads: AUG. THUESEN. BLACKSMITH & HORSE SHOEING. The photo is mounted on a gray cardboard substrate. Photo is peeling from cardboard around edges. Photo is cracked in right center. Cardboard is pealing and has broken area at top.
Date: 1914
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Avenue G looking East at 2nd Street, Rosenberg, Texas]

Description: Postcard image of Avenue G looking East at 2nd Street, Rosenberg, Texas. Brick two-story business Gray and Son on left. Man on horse in middle of street. Buggy in foreground on street and next to left side. Rosenberg State Bank brick building on right.
Date: 1911
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Baptist Church building, Rosenberg]

Description: Copy of photo of Baptist Church building, Rosenberg. Brick church building with square tower over main entrance. Photo is labeled by photographer, "Baptis [sic.] Church Rosenberg, Cummings Cash Drug Store."
Date: 1910
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[A "Birds eye view of Rosenberg (east)".]

Description: Photograph titled a "Birds eye view of Rosenberg (east)" on front of the picture. One story white building with white railed porch in foreground of photograph. Other two story stucco and brick buildings in the background on the same street as the white buildings. Utility poles on left of photograph.
Date: 1919
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[The Booth Home, Booth, Texas.]

Description: Postcard image of the Booth Home, Booth, Texas. Picket fence in foreground. Booth home in upper, left corner of photo. Person walking on dirt road.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Brazos River Bridge from a distance]

Description: Photograph mounted on gray cardboard mat. Photo of the Brazos River Bridge, Rosenberg, Texas in 1912. Photo by Holman's. Photo has bare branch in far left corner. Left corner of mat is broken (piece missing). Grey spot in top, left corner of photo.
Date: 1912
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Bridge over the Brazos River at Rosenberg, Texas]

Description: Postcard image of the first bridge over the Brazos River at Rosenberg, Texas. Bridge has people standing on it. A buggy and two horses are to the far left. Small wood building on opposite bank of river (right of photo).
Date: 1912
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Business section of Rosenberg]

Description: Photographic copy of a postcard. Original returned to donor. Image is marked "Business section of Rosenberg." Rosenberg State bank is at right of photo.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Businesses in Rosenberg, Texas]

Description: Postcard image of businesses in Rosenberg, Texas. Businesses seen are: Gold Standard Saloon (left), Meyer-Forster Land and Loan Co. (far right), M. Lewis Dry Goods. Two men in buggies are in front of the dry goods store. Two automobiles on right side of street.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Carl Hilmar Guenther, Jr. family]

Description: Photograph (copy, originals found in the Moore Home) of the Carl Hilmar Guenther, Jr. family taken in 1915. Guenther's wife, his two daughters, and Guenther. Photograph has dark cropping around it. Mrs. Guenther on left is wearing a black lace overdress with white underneath. She has a necklace with large pendant. Her dark hair is softly pulled up into bun. Her daughters are wearing white dresses. Mr. Guenther, who has graying dark hair, is wearing a dark three-piece suit with white shirt and dark tie. Scanned image is of the copy.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[The Championship Girls Basketball Team (1918) from Richmond]

Description: Photograph of the Championship Girls Basketball Team (1918) from Richmond High School. Women are dressed in light colored shirts with big white collars. Five of the women have scarves around their collars. They are seated on the steps of the school with a basketball with R.H.S. Champions 1918 printed on the ball. Team members identified (written on back of photo in pencil) from left to right as: Bottom row: Lucile Rich, Rosalie Daughtery, Marguerite Wessendorff. Top row: Johnny Winder, Coach - Margaret Hodges, Aline Austin, and Mary Haggard.
Date: 1918
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Christian Church]

Description: Postcard image of Christian Church (now Central Christian Church) in Rosenberg, Texas. White, wooden church building with bell tower on northwest corner. Utility pole in left corner of photo. Barn in background (left). Blank line on right side.
Date: 1910
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum