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[McFarlane House that was located on Jackson Street.]

Description: Photograph of the McFarlane House that was located on Jackson Street in Rosenberg, Texas. The McFarlane house is a story and a half white wooden house with dark trim. The front porch has ornate wooden railing that is partially obscured by the wooden fence that surround the yard. The gate to the fence is on the far left side of the photo. Four people are standing on the front porch. There is a man on horseback just to the right of the center of the photograph. He is wearing dark pants, white shirt, dark jacket and hat; and he is on a dark horse. The photograph is mounted on cardboard substrate. The photograph has tears, is broken at top left corner, worn at all corners, and is stained. The photograph has tape on back.
Date: 1890
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Richmond School children (all about 8-10 yrs old).]

Description: photographic school portrait of Richmond School children (all about 8-10 yrs old.), ca. 1890. Children are posed on steps between two octagonal white pillars, with dark brick wall and double door behind them. Boys are in rows 1 & 4, girls in rows 2 & 3. Several girls and boys are holding their hats in their laps. Identified children are: front row, 4th from left--Joe Jones; 5th from left--Walter Jones. Top row, 1st on left--Bob Wessendorff. Image is mounted on a tan cardboard matte. Matt shows all over foxing and all four corners are broken/rounded. Image size:17.2 cm x 12.1 cm
Date: 1890~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Mamie Davis, A.P. George, and Jennie Jones]

Description: Photograph (copy) of a Mamie Davis, A.P. George, and Jennie Jones when they were young (before A.P. and Mamie were married). Davis is wearing a dark colored dress with two pins pinned on her chest. She has her long hair loose down her back and on her right shoulder. She has her left hand on a floral arrangement. George is wearing a three piece dark suit with white shirt and dark tie. Jones is wearing a Dark dress with buttons down the front to waist. She is seated in a chair. Scanned image and dimensions are of the copy.
Date: 1891
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

[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

[Mamie Davis (George) as a teenager, ca. 1892.]

Description: Photographic portrait of Mamie Davis (George) as a teenager, ca. 1892. Davis' hair is pulled back into a bun at the nape of her neck. She is wearing a white dress with full sleeves and a round lace collar. Image is mounted on a pale gray cardboard matte.
Date: 1892
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

Mamie Davis (George) as a teenager, ca. 1892

Description: Photographic portrait of Mamie Davis (George) as a teenager, ca. 1892. Davis' hair is pulled back into a bun at the nape of her neck. She is wearing a white dress with full sleeves and a round lace collar. Image is mounted on a pale gray cardboard matt
Date: 1892~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Richmond, Texas under snow]

Description: Photo mounted on cardboard. Richmond, Texas looking East from the top of the court house on Morton Street. Ground and buildings are covered with snow. Jane Long Boarding House in foreground on right. Ed Priester Baker, Confectioner, and Groceries is located in center of photo.
Date: 1892
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Construction of the first bridge across the Brazos River]

Description: Photograph of the construction process of the first bridge across the Brazos River. Men standing on the lumber being use to construct the bridge surface. Man wearing a dark colored vest, white shirt, and light colored hat in far right corner of photo. African-American boy walking toward camera in far right corner. Trees in background. Photograph is mounted on a gray cardboard matte.
Date: 1893
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

[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.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[The Moore Home in 1894.]

Description: Photograph of the Moore Home in 1894. Home is a two and a half story white, wooden building with large railed front porch. A man is sitting on the left of porch and Four children are standing/sitting on the front steps. Various lawn furniture in front of house. There is a double swing in right corner. Trees surround the house excluding the front walkway.
Date: 1894
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Mr. And Mrs. Worthington]

Description: Photograph of Mr. And Mrs. Worthington (as noted in pencil at bottom of photograph). The couple is standing in front of a two-story wooden home with shrubbery to their right and left. Mr. Worthington is wearing a dark, three-piece suit and hat. He has a cane in his left hand. Mrs. Worthington is wearing a long dress with dark trim at collar and sleeves. She has her left hand on a wooden table with flower arrangement on top of it. Back of photo in pencil reads: Grandpa and Grandma Worthington at their house in Richmond. Photograph is mounted on tan cardboard substrate. Cardboard has stains and thick black semi-circular area in top left corner.
Date: 1894
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Opening of the Brazos River Bridge in 1894]

Description: Photograph of the opening of the Brazos River Bridge in 1894. Couple on right (identified on back of copy of this photo) leaning against rail: Mr. And Mrs. J.J. Adams. The man standing to left in dark suit is identified as Buck Flanagan, the prison warden at Sugar Land. There are six people standing on the bridge. There is a dog to the right of the bridge.
Date: 1894
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[County bridge over Brazos at Richmond]

Description: Photograph of the opening of the "county bridge over Brazos at Richmond, June 20, 1894" as written in pencil on the front of the photo. Back of photo in pen: Joe and Alma Ryon. June 20, 1894. People are standing on the bridge. Seven men are standing/sitting on top beams of bridge and five are standing/sitting on the beam to far right that attaches to the ground structure. Photograph is mounted on tan cardboard substrate. Photo has foxing and stains. Cardboard has stains and is worn at the corners.
Date: June 20, 1894
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[T.B. Wessendorff, Jennie Jones Wessendorff, Lizzie Wessendorff, etc.]

Description: Photograph of T.B. Wessendorff, Jennie Jones Wessendorff, Lizzie Wessendorff (baby), Walter Jones (boy) posed at left with Jersey cow; Two unidentified African American men are holding the leads of two dark horses at center and right of photograph. Subjects are standing in a fenced yard with house visible at left and barns or sheds visible in the background and on the right. Image is mounted on a tan cardboard matte. Image and matte are severely damaged. Horizontal break through center of image was repaired with masking tape before museum acquisition. Vertical crack extends from bottom edge up to horizontal crack between Walter Jones and the African American man at center. Water marks around all four edges of the matte. Pieces of matte missing at bottom corners and along left edge. Identification on reverse of picture in blue and black pen.
Date: 1895
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[T.B. Wessendorff Lumber Company. People in front of the store.]

Description: Photographic print of T.B. Wessendorff Lumber Company and Undertakers Supplies, Richmond, TX., ca. 1895. Print is mounted on tan cardboard matte. Store is a one story wood frame building with porch across front. Wagon load of lumber with three African American men sitting on top is parked in front of the store to the left. Horse and buggy with 2 white children in buggy and African American boy standing with the horse is parked to the right of the building. Identification of people is written in black pen on the back of the photo as follows: "T.B. Wessendorff in white shirt by door; Baby in doorway probably Marguerite Wesendorff; Jennie Jones Wessendorff in front of window; Lizzie Wessendorff in white dress on right side of porch; Jennetta Wessendorff in phaeton (buggy)." Photograph and matte have four black ink spots. All four corners of matte are broken off as of 3/2000.
Date: 1895~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Group of people on the porch of a home.]

Description: Photo of group of people on the porch of a home. People are identified on the back on the photo as follows: "Left to right on porch: T.B. Wessendorff, Jennie Wessendorff, Hattie Wessendorff (standing), Archie Jones; Children: W.E. Jones, Lizzie Wessendorff (Davis), Walter Jones, Joe Jones." Image is mounted on white cardboard matte. Matte is cracked horizontally through center. Image dimensions: 20.7 cm x 12.8 cm
Date: 1895
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

["House In Richmond, Texas Across Road From Entrance To Morton Cemetary"]

Description: Postcard image of "HOUSE IN RICHMOND, TEXAS ACROSS ROAD FROM ENTRANCE TO MORTON CEMETARY C. 1895" as noted in handwriting on back of postcard. A fence is in the foreground with two women standing behind the fence in the front yard. A small tree is on the left side of the photo. The house is a one story building with a chimney on the right side.
Date: 1895~
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[J.T. Dyer Home and family, Morton St, Richmond, TX.]

Description: Photo of J.T. Dyer Home and family, Morton St, Richmond, TX. Two story Victorian home with white picket fence around yard. Four lightning rods on top of house. Windmill and cistern in back of house at right. Horse-drawn surrey driven by African American man in left foreground. Group of three people--blond white child on a pony, African American boy, white man I(J.T. Dyer) in dark suit and hat--in right foreground. Boy on upper porch and heavy woman sitting on windowsill on second story. Photo is mounted on a tan cardboard matte. Image dimensions: 19.3 cm x 12.3 cm
Date: 1895
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Real F. Ransom Wholesale Groceries & Grain, Richmond, Texas.]

Description: Photograph of Real F. Ransom Wholesale Groceries & Grain, Richmond, Texas. Three men standing at doorways are not identified. Horse and wagon parked outside of store on the right. Train car #11058, Choctaw Route, is parked outside of store to the left. Store is a one story rectangular building with store name printed on the false front façade. Image is faded and yellow; image dimensions are 15.3 cm w. x 10.0 cm h. Image is mounted on a black cardboard matte. Matte is in excellent condition except for a few small surface tears along the edges. Back of matte is pale gray. Surface damage suggests old tape removal?
Date: 1895~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Richmond Baseball team, mid 1890s.]

Description: Photographic portrait of Richmond Baseball team, mid 1890s. Nine men are in uniforms, three are in suits. There is a floral printed drape at the right side of the photograph. Two players in the back row are holding bats; two players in the front row are holding baseballs. Player at center front has catcher's gear in his lap. Photograph is identified as follows on the back in blue pen: "Back Row: ______, ______, T.W. (Bud) Davis, Bob Wesendorff. Middle Row: _______, Ed Wessendorff, Tom Wessendorff." Image is mounted on black cardboard matte. Image dimensions: 17.7 cm x 12.6 cm.
Date: 1895
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum