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[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

[T.A. Wessendorff residence on Morton St. at 11th st.]

Description: Photograph of T.A. Wessendorff residence on Morton St. at 11th st., Richmond, taken about 1896. Mrs. Hattie Jones Wessendorff is standing on the porch. Image is mounted crooked on a black matte. Image is quite faded and yellow. Identification is written in blue pen on the back.
Date: 1896~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Photograph of the T.B. Wessendorff Home]

Description: Photograph of the T.B. Wessendorff home mounted on a tan cardboard matte. Matte is severely damaged: bottom edge is missing all the way across, as far as the edge of the image at the right end. Upper right corner is broken off; two cracks extend from edge of matte in to edge of image at left center. Photograph of a two story house with six columns along the front porch and a white picket fence that encloses yard. a woman and a man are seen with a baby, and two girls are standing on the porch to the right of the front door.
Date: 1896~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Students at Richmond Public School, dated 1896]

Description: Photo of the Richmond School. Children and adults seated on the steps. The two boys seated on the bottom step, right have their arms across their chest. One of the double doors to the school building is open.
Date: 1896
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

[The Ashley Davis family.]

Description: Photograph of the Ashley Davis family. From left to right as identified on the back of photo in pen: Mrs. Annie Davis Quinn, Dr. John Rich,( Annie's son) Max, Mr. And Mrs. Ashley Davis, Miss Bond, and Mrs. John Rich (Mary Davis). The children in the foreground (one on a rocking horse and the other in standing behind a wagon) are Ashley Davis Rich and Marshall Howard Rich, sons of Dr. John and Mary Davis Rich. Photo has family history written in blue ink on back of photo. Photograph is mounted on cardboard substrate. Photo has six adults and three children in foreground. One-story wooden house in background. Tree branches in top, left corner. Cardboard is ripped in top and bottom, right corners. Large crack in bottom, left corner and small broken area on top, left corner. White areas across middle and top center. Portion of photo is peeled away to left of photo.
Date: 1898
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum