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[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

[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.
Item Type: Photograph
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.
Item Type: Photograph
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.
Item Type: Photograph
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.
Item Type: Photograph
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.
Item Type: Photograph
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.
Item Type: Photograph
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.
Item Type: Photograph
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.
Item Type: Photograph
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.
Item Type: Photograph
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