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[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.
Item Type: Photograph
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
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

[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.
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

Advertisement mailed to Y. U. Jones

Description: Address page for an advertisement from Foley Bros. Dry Goods Company mailed to "Mr. Y. U. Jones, Thompson, Texas." A partially-visible image in the lower-left corner includes the text, "To Go Forward - not backward is our aim. Each month we add some new features to our service - to increase our helpfulness and [to] merit your valued patronage."
Date: unknown
Creator: Foley Bros. Dry Goods Company
Item Type: Text
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[T.B. Wessendorff labeled "Uncle Tom".]

Description: Photograph of T.B. Wessendorff labeled "Uncle Tom" on back of photograph in blue ink. Wessendorff is wearing school military jacket and hat. Photograph is mounted on cardboard substrate with a circular design etched around the edge. Bottom of photo reads: S.B. Hill, Austin, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Hill, S. B.
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 woman wearing a dark-colored dress. She is sitting.]

Description: Photograph of a woman wearing a dark-colored dress. She is sitting in a chair with her left arm resting on a tasseled arm of the chair. Dress has a white lace collar and she has a black ribbon around her neck. A hurricane lamp in hanging in the top, left corner of the photo. Window is to the far right of photo. Photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate with bronze-colored trim around it. Back of photo reads: Hough's Gallery, Waco.
Date: unknown
Creator: Hough's Gallery
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Mrs. J. G. Wessendorff as a young woman.]

Description: Photograph of Mrs. J. G. Wessendorff as a young woman. Wessendorff is wearing a dark dress with ruffled netting at the shoulders. Beadwork trim at neckline and around bodice. She has a flower on her right shoulder with the stem extending across her upper chest. Her dark hair is parted in the center. Photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate with gold design that separates photo from photographer's name in gold: Irwin & Mankins, Bellville, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Irwin and Mankins
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Two young women (in center) and two young men.]

Description: Photograph of two young women (in center) and two young men (one to right and one to the left) Young women are wearing light-colored printed dresses and hats. Woman on right has dark-colored belt at her waist. The women are touching a book on a table in front of them. Photo (oval) is mounted on cardboard. Back of cardboard is pink and in purple ink (stamped) reads: Theod Koellmann, Artist, Photographer, Gonzales, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Koellmann, Theod
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[An infant in a white dress. Infant has bare feet.]

Description: Photograph of an infant in a white dress. Infant has bare feet. Cheeks are painted pink. Photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate with a thin, gold trim around photo. Blue smudges (may be ink) are along the left side of border. Back of photo reads: E.C. Lewis, Photographer, L, Bryan, Texas. Top of photo has a palette and paintbrush and camera in front of a shining light, surrounded by vines. Other designs encase writing.
Date: unknown
Creator: Lewis, E.C.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum