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[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

[Jennetta (left) and Lizzie (right) Wessendorff, ca. 1901.]

Description: Photograph of Jennetta (left) and Lizzie (right) Wessendorff, ca. 1901. Girls are wearing similar white dresses with pin tucked yokes and sleeves. Body of Jennetta's dress is also pin tucked; Lizzie's is gathered. Dresses have ribbon clusters at both shoulders. Girls' heads are touching. Image is mounted on a black cardboard matte with gray borders immediately around image and double gray lines around edge of matte. Photographer's mark on right edge of matte, "C.R. Blackburn, Houston, Texas." Image dimensions: 14.0 cm x 9.9 cm. It appears like the back layers of the original matte have been peeled away, exposing tan cardboard interior on the back of the photo.
Date: 1901~
Creator: Blackburn, C.R.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Handwritten confirmation note on St. Joseph's Church letterhead]

Description: Hanwritten note on St. Joseph's Church, Houston, Letterhead with seal, stating that John Jerome Rogers was confirmed at St. Joseph's on May 14, 1905. The name Jerome was taken at his confirmation. (#4 of 4 documents that were bound together)
Date: May 14, 1905
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Reunion of Terry's Texas Rangers]

Description: Photograph copy of the Reunion of Terry's Texas Rangers dated 1908 in Houston, Texas. Group includes 62 men and 9 women. Front row of men are kneeling. Top of photo titled: Terry's Texas Rangers. C. S. A. Bottom reads: Terry's Texas Rangers Houston Nov. 10th 1908. Photograph is on 25.5 cm X 20.5 cm paper but image measures 24.4 cm X 8.3 cm. Names of members are listed at bottom. Scanned image is of the copy.
Date: 1908
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Grand Central Station in Houston, Texas]

Description: Postcard image of Grand Central Station in Houston, Texas. Colored image shows railroad station and train to right. Fenced area with trees and shrubs to left. Tall white building in background.
Date: 1909
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Man and women posing with a giant fish]

Description: Postcard issued by Bank of the Southwest using images from F.J. Schlueter Collection. Image is of man and women in bathing suits posing with a giant fish. Text on the back of the postcard reads, "Early Houstonians recall that Houston was a fisherman's paradise. The fishing's good today, too, but bathing costumes have improved considerably in most people's opinion. Houston Streets were never the same again. Photograph from the Bank of the Southwest--F.J. Schlueter Collection." Image is from ca. 1910, but postcard is from ca. 1970.
Date: 1910
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Two women in an automobile]

Description: Postcard issued by Bank of the Southwest using images from F.J. Schlueter Collection. Image is of two women in an automobile, one at the driver's wheel and one in the back seat. Text on the back of the postcard reads, "By 1910, the horse and buggy had begun to give way to the automobile. Houston Streets were never the same again. Photograph is from the Bank of the Southwest--F.J. Schlueter Collection." Image is from ca. 1910, but postcard is from ca. 1970.
Date: 1910
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Houston Ship Channel]

Description: Postcard issued by Bank of the Southwest using images from F.J. Schlueter Collection. Image is of the Houston Ship Channel: Two large and one small boat are in view. Large boat at left carried a load of lumber. Large carts on dock at right suggest more oversize cargo will be unloaded. Text on the back of the postcard reads, "In 1914, Houston got its feet wet. Even though it was 50 miles inland, the city became a seaport. An eventually an international port-of-call. Gateway to Latin America and Europe. Photograph from the Bank of the Southwest--F.J. Schlueter Collection." Image is from ca. 1915, but postcard is from ca. 1970.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Steam powered tractor with farmer]

Description: Postcard issued by Bank of the Southwest using images from F.J. Schlueter Collection. Image is of a steam powered tractor with farmer standing on the back. Farmer is in the process of plowing the field. Text on the back of the postcard reads, "Even in its early days, Houston was an agricultural center. Farm machinery such as this steam tractor helped Houstonians make the most of their natural resources. Photograph from the Bank of the Southwest--F.J. Schlueter Collection." Image is from ca. 1915, but postcard is from ca. 1970.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Train with three men]

Description: Postcard issued by Bank of the Southwest using images from F.J. Schlueter Collection. Image is of a train with three men sitting on front of engine, one in at the controls, and two standing at left. Text on the back of the postcard reads, "Houston had become an important railhead by 1920. Gandy dancers laid the track that carried the trains that helped turn Houston into a major transportation center. Photograph from the Bank of the Southwest--F.J. Schlueter Collection." Image is from ca. 1915, but postcard is from ca. 1970.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Two oil derricks]

Description: Postcard issued by Bank of the Southwest using images from F.J. Schlueter Collection. Image is of two oil derricks. Car and wagon are on the road in front of the derricks. Text on the back of the postcard reads, "For a long time, oil has been the biggest game in town. Even in 1916 when Houston thoroughfares had as many horses and buggies as automobiles. Photograph from the Bank of the Southwest--F.J. Schlueter Collection." Image is from ca. 1920, but postcard is from ca. 1970.
Date: 1916
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Second National Bank of Houston]

Description: Postcard issued by Bank of the Southwest using images from F.J. Schlueter Collection. Image is of the Second National Bank of Houston, a three-story brick building in downtown Houston. Text on the back of the postcard reads, "By 1923, the name Lumberman's National Bank did not accurately describe the bank you know today as the Bank of the Southwest. So, Lumberman's became the Second National Bank of Houston. Photograph from the Bank of the Southwest--F.J. Schlueter Collection." Image is from ca. 1923, but postcard is from ca. 1970.
Date: 1923
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Written marriage declaration of John J Rogers and Julia Ann Rogers]

Description: Written declaration that John J Rogers and Julia Ann Rogers were Married July 3, 1917 in Kankakee, Illinois. Their child was not given a name until August 11, 1918--the time it was baptized as Lillian Jane Rogers at the All Saints Catholic Church in Houston.
Date: February 12, 1943
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[H.G. Thompson and I. H. Kempner, Sr.]

Description: Photograph of left to right: H.G. Thompson and I. H. Kempner, Sr. (as printed on the back in pencil) at an Imperial Sugar Company employee recognition dinner. Thompson is wearing a three piece wool suit with dark tie. He has thinning gray hair and wire rimmed eyeglasses. He has a carnation pinned on his left lapel. He has his hands behind his back. Kempner, who is standing in front of a microphone, is wearing a pin-stripe dark three-piece suit with dark tie. He also has a carnation pinned on his left lapel. Kempner has his left hand in his pants pocket and is holding a page of paper in his right hand. A group of people can be seen seated in the background. Back of photo, stamped in purple: Bob Bailey fine photograph Fairfax 3765 1302 Rusk Avenue Houston 2, Texas. Negative Number 10864-7.
Date: 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum