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[Students at Richmond Public School, boy at the bottom right has a bandaged ankle]
Original mounted print on cardboard. Students at Richmond Public School taken March 8, 1896. Students are standing at the front of the school building near two large white columns. Boy in bottom, right corner is sitting. He has a bandage around his right ankle.
[An invitation to a wedding.]
Copy of an invitation to a wedding. Invitation reads: Mr. And Mrs. J.H.P. Davis announce the marriage of their daughter Mary E. to Mr. Albert P. George, Wednesday, October the seventh, eighteen hundred and ninety six. Richmond, Texas. At Home after November the first. Richmond, Texas.
[Receipt for teacher's salary]
Receipt for teacher's salary, 20 November 1896.
[Lizzie Wessendorff as a child, 1897.]
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.
[Lizzie Wessendorff as a toddler (about 2 years old).]
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."
[The Ashley Davis family.]
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.
[The 1899 flood. Trees in background.]
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.
[2nd Street County Bridge in Richmond]
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.
[African American boy knee-deep in water during 1899 flood]
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. Electric light plant- cotton platform are visible. African American boy standing at center right knee-deep in water.
[The Brazos Railroad Bridge during the flood of 1899.]
Photograph of the Brazos Railroad Bridge during the flood of 1899. Railroad track runs from bottom center to background. People standing on the bridge in the background. Telephone poles along left and then to center of photo. Trees in background. Written at bottom of photo: S.P. R.R. Bridge July 7, 1899 ??. Photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate with circular pattern framing photograph. Written at bottom of cardboard in gold: Lorenz Art Gallery Extra Finish (in drawing of paint palette and brushes) Richmond, Texas.
[Brazos River at low water mark]
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. Brazos River at low water mark, taken at Richmond.
[County jail photo taken during 1899 flood.]
County jail photo taken during 1899 flood. Railroad tracks are (partially) under water in the foreground. Large trees in lower right corner are enclosed by a picket fence.
[County jail, Richmond, taken during 1899 flood.]
Photograph of county jail, Richmond, taken during 1899 flood from the top of the courthouse. Photo is marked on the image, "County Jail, July 7, 1899, No. 8" Railroad tracks are visible in the foreground, nearly submerged in the floodwater. Image is mounted on a tan cardboard matte. Matte has allover foxing and several water stains.
[Crowd gathered in downtown Richmond]
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. Crowd gathered in downtown Richmond at Railroad Street (looking toward New Bayou Bridge) during 1899 Flood to watch departure of funeral party by boats. Large pool of water in foreground
[Downtown Richmond during 1899 flood]
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. View of downtown Richmond looking northeast from the top of the courthouse (Morton St. between 4th and 5th). County bridge in left background, railroad bridge in right background. Businesses pictured along Railroad Street include Austin's Exchange Saloon, Brady Bros. Bakery and Grocery, F.L. Barnes Restaurant, Baker and Hirsch Grocery, I. Ditch Dry Goods.
[Dr. Bailey on horseback]
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. Dr. Bailey on horseback in white suit holding black umbrella. African-American woman in floral print dress with handkerchief on her head is standing on railroad tracks in front of Dr. Bailey holding two watermelons. Distribution of watermelons was part of the post-flood relief effort.
[The flood scene in Richmond. Fenced area in foreground.]
Postcard image of the flood scene in Richmond. Fenced area in foreground. Businesses to right. River bridge in background.
[Four men sitting on "Old Bayou Bridge"]
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. Four men sitting on "Old Bayou Bridge" during 1899 Flood. Ends of bridge are floating.
[George Baker with a beard, at about 60 years old]
Photograph of George Baker at about 60 years old. Back of photo written in blue ink has identification photo. Also states: George Baker was buried Baker lot, Richmond, Texas. Born 8-5-39 and died 10-10-1916. Baker wearing small, wire-framed eyeglasses, has thinning, gray hair with mustache and beard. He is wearing a striped suit with a white shirt and dark scarf. Photograph (oval) is mounted on a gray cardboard matte with a darker gray and white border around photo.
[Group of flood victims next to relief train]
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. Group of flood victims standing next to relief train. Richmond Ice House is visible above train. Citizens received watermelons as part of the relief effort. Dr. Bailey is on horseback in white suit with umbrella at left side of photo.
[Hilmar Guenther family]
Photograph of Hilmar Guenther family, San Antonio, ca. 1899. From left to right, Hilmar Guenther, Dorothea Guenther (Mrs. John Moore, Jr.), Lieschen Guenther (Mrs. Norveil Chittim), Marie Bachman Guenther. Image is mounted on a black matte with a white 0.6 cm border immediately around photo. Photographer's mark in white at center bottom, "Barr, San Antonio, Texas." Image dimensions: 15.5 cm x 10.2 cm. Back of photo has strips of newspaper glued to it at both sides.
[Men Building a Levee on the Brazos River]
Photographic print mounted on cardboard of eight unidentified men building levee around pumping station on Brazos River. The water level later rose to the eaves of the pumping station.
[The Old Jail and Surrounding Area]
Photograph of the old jail and surrounding area taken from the top of the Courthouse during the flood of 1899. There's a group of trees in the far right corner, and railroad tracks in the left corner. This photograph is mounted on a cardboard card with a circular pattern around portrait. The text on the bottom of the cardboard reads: "Lorenz Art Gallery Extra Finish (written in a drawing of a paint palette and brushes) Richmond, Texas." Top and bottom left corner are broken (pieces missing).
[Photograph of Flood Victims at Railroad]
Photograph of flood victims gathered at railroad to receive relief.
[Photograph of Flood victims on Railroad bridge]
Photograph of crossing flood victims on Railroad bridge. A relief camp located on approximately five acres of the east bank of the river.
[Photograph of Kendall Plantation During Flood]
Photograph of view of Kendall Plantation, three miles north of Richmond, taken during 1899 flood.
[Photograph of Men and Boys on Floating Wooden Sidewalk]
Photograph of six men and two boys standing on floating wooden sidewalk in downtown Richmond during 1899 flood. Man in dark hat, white shirt, and suspenders is ducking out of the picture in the foreground.
[Photograph of Men in Rowboat in Downtown Richmond]
Photograph of two men in a rowboat in downtown Richmond. Floating wooden sidewalk visible on left.
[Photograph of Men Walking on Flooded Railroad Track]
Photograph of two men walking flooded railroad track east of Brazos River holding a stick between them for balance.
[Photograph of Morton Cemetery During 1899 Flood]
Photograph of Morton Cemetery under water during 1899 flood, with a ladder leaning against a tree in foreground.
[Photograph of Morton Cemetery Gate During 1899 Flood]
Photograph of Morton Cemetery gate during 1899 Flood, showing maximum height to which the water rose.
[Photograph of Morton Cemetery Gate During Flood]
Photograph of the Morton cemetery gate at the beginning of the flood.
[Photograph of Oak Tree in Bayou During 1899 Flood]
Photograph of an oak tree in a bayou, with water level at 45 feet deep.
[Photograph of Railroad Street During 1899 Flood]
Photograph of Railroad Street, Richmond, during 1899 Flood. Taken from railroad tracks looking east toward county courthouse. Pedestrians are walking along tracks, and a horse saloon is visible in foreground.
[Photograph of Railroad Street next to Southern Pacific Passenger Depot During Flood]
Photograph of Railroad Street during 1899 flood. Sunset Saloon on left side of tracks, Southern Pacific Passenger depot on right.
[Photograph of Relief Boat to McCrary's During Flood]
Photograph of relief boat on the way to McCrary's seven miles from town.
[Photograph of Richmond Flood Scene]
Photograph of Richmond flood scene taken from top of the Courthouse. Railroad tracks are just visible above water. People are walking along the tracks. A man is riding a horse on the right side of the track. White picket fence on bottom right.
[Photograph of Richmond Flood Scene]
Photograph of the Richmond Flood scene. Railroad tracks in foreground. Businesses include: A. Kochan's Feed Store, Austin's Exchange Saloon, Brady Bros. Bakery and Grocery.
[Photograph of Richmond, Texas During the Flood of 1899]
Photograph of Richmond, Texas during the flood of 1899. The T. B. Wessendorff Lumber Yard is on the right, there are three men in a small wooden boat floating in the water and the top of the Courthouse is visible above the lumber yard buildings. This cardboard mat has circular designs around it, and is inscribed in gold print at bottom: "Lorenz Art Gallery Extra Finish (written in image of a paint palette with brushes) Richmond, Texas."
[Photograph of Third Street in Richmond During Flood]
Photograph of Third Street in Richmond, looking from Railroad Street to Bayou Bridge. Shows three African-American boys swimming in the street.
[Photograph of Train on Brazos River Bridge During Flood]
Photograph of a train on the Brazos River bridge during 1899 Flood. Train encountered flooded tracks on east side of river and had to reverse back to Richmond.
[Photograph of View From Courthouse]
Photograph of view from courthouse north of railroad, with water flooding the streets. Businesses in view include: A. Kochan Blacksmith Shop, Austin's Exchange Saloon, Brady Bros. Bakery and Grocery.
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. Cemetery enclosures floating.
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. Cemetery enclosures floating.
[Rosenberg Post Office in 1899]
Photograph of the Rosenberg Post Office in 1899. White, wooden building with tall front and covered porch. Man on bicycle in front of porch. One man and three women standing on porch, and two women in bonnets are sitting in doorway. A horse is tied to the post of porch on right. Meyer Real Estate on right, also. Written on front of photo in blue ink: Rosenberg and in black ink: 1899. Photo appears to have been mounted on cardboard or in an album. Tear in right corner.
[Southern Pacific Railroad bridge during 1899 flood, man standing on the bridge]
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. Southern Pacific railroad bridge during 1899 Flood, looking east across Brazos River from Richmond. Water later rose to cover next stone of pier. Two men are visible standing on bridge, as well as two more on the pier.
[Southern Pacific Railroad Bridge on the Brazos River.]
Postcard image of Southern Pacific Railroad Bridge on the Brazos River, Richmond, Texas. Water at bridge level. Utility pole on far right.
the T.B. W. Wessendorff Residence during the flood of 1899.
Photograph mounted on cardboard substrate of the T.B. W. Wessendorff Residence during the flood of 1899. Three men in a small wooden boat in front of the picket fence. Man with his hand on the fence is identified as T. B. W. Wessendorff. Man on horse (right) holding two other horses. Two men are standing on the porch of the two-story white wooden house. Large trees in front of the house and one to far right of the photo.
[View from the Top of the Courthouse During the 1899 Flood]
Photograph from the top of a courthouse looking down at the damage in Richmond, Texas caused by the 1899 hurricane. Most of the smaller buildings in the town have been flooded out while the larger building is less impacted.
[Flood scene on Third Street in Richmond, Texas]
Photograph (copy) of the flood scene on Third Street in Richmond, Texas in 1899. Center of photo shows three men in the water; one submerged to waist, the other two submerged to the neck. A wooden barrel is floating to right of photo. Far right is a partial building with water in it. On left, a man can be seen standing in the doorway of a two-story brick building. Other buildings, utility poles, and trees in background. Written on front of photo: 3rd St. July 7, 1899, No 12. Scanned image and dimensions are of the copy.
[Brazos River during 1899 flood]
Photographic print mounted on cardboard. Brazos River taken from center of railroad bridge at high water, July 7, 1899. Buildings and standpipe visible on right bank.