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Mamie Davis (Mrs. A. P. George) as a young girl.

Description: Photograph of Mamie Davis (Mrs. A.P. George) as a young girl. She is wearing a white dress with ruffles on sleeves and toward bottom of dress. She is holding a fan in her left hand and her left elbow is resting on a whicker chair. Bottom of cardboard reads (in gold): Jahn (emblem) 418 Tremont St. Galveston, Tex. Back of photo reads Justus Fahn Portraits 418 Tremont St. Galveston, Texas. Duplicates can be had at any time.
Date: unknown
Creator: Fahn, Justus
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Mamie Davis (Mrs. A.P. George) as a young girl.]

Description: Photograph of Mamie Davis (Mrs. A.P. George) as a young girl. She is wearing a white dress with ruffles on sleeves and toward bottom of dress. She is holding a fan in her left hand and her left elbow is resting on a whicker chair. There is a table with vase and floral arrangement to the left of photo. Photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate which is white and trimmed in gold. Bottom of cardboard reads (in gold): Fahn (emblem) 418 Tremont St. Galveston, Tex.
Date: unknown
Creator: Fahn, Justus
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Miss Mamie Davis (Mrs. A.P. George) as a young girl.]

Description: Photograph mounted on cardboard substrate of Miss Mamie Davis (Mrs. A.P. George) as a young girl. She is wearing a white dress with lace collar. She has a chain around her neck. Bottom of cardboard written in gold reads: Morris, N.E. Cor. Market and Centre Sts., Galveston.
Date: unknown
Creator: Morris
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Polly Ryon as an older woman.]

Description: Photograph of Polly Ryon as an older woman. She is wearing a dark dress with ruffles at collar and a bow tied over the ruffles. Photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate. Written at the bottom of the cardboard in black: Justus Zahn, Galveston, Texas. Also in pencil: Mrs. Ryon.
Date: unknown
Creator: Fahn, Justus
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Two young women with bob haircuts sitting on a driftwood log]

Description: Postcard image of two young women with bob haircuts sitting on a driftwood log in front of an ocean backdrop. Women are wearing dark swimsuits with a white "M" on the chest. Photo taken at Murdoch's Bath House in Galveston. Residue of back of photo suggests it was removed from a scrapbook (see 1998.025.043)
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Emma Phillippi Miller standing on the beach in Galveston, TX]

Description: Photographic image of Emma Phillippi Miller, Rosenberg resident, standing on beach at Galveston, TX in 1937. Miller is wearing a dark skirt suit with hat and purse. A covered pier leading to a building (with pagoda topped entry) is seen in the background.
Date: 1937
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Mary Jones around age of one, wearing a white dress]

Description: Photographic print of Mary Jones, taken by H.H. Morris, Galveston, Tex. Jones is wearing a white dress and appears to be approximately one year old. Surface of print shows evidence of foxing. 11 cm. tear along crease of folder to left of photograph. Photograph is in a gray folder with a rectangular gray matte in center.
Date: 1921
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Photograph of a "Schooner" in the Galveston Bay]

Description: Photograph of a "Schooner" in the Galveston bay, 20 miles from port, taken from mail boat "Eva" as written at the bottom of photo. The schooner has three sails and is loaded with cargo. Schooner is pulling a smaller wooden boat behind it.
Date: 1910
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Five men under Fig Trees]

Description: Postcard, five men under Fig Trees-Gulf Coast Belt. Two men standing, three men sitting under fig trees. Two wooden buildings in background.
Date: 1909
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Cotton field near Galveston, Texas]

Description: Postcard image of a cotton field near Galveston, Texas. Titled "April Fool" 1907. African-American men harvesting cotton. Two men in center have baskets filled with cotton. Two men on right are picking cotton. Horse and buggy with male driver in background. Trees in distance.
Date: April 1, 1907
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Aftermath of 1900 Galveston storm, a horse surrounded by debris]

Description: Photo on cardboard mat.1900 Galveston flood damage. A horse is standing in the center of a pile of wooden rubble. A two-story, white house is in the background. Back of photo reads: NO, 29 19th & Ave N. A lone survivor. A horse Who seemed desirous of telling his sad experience.
Date: 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Aftermath of 1900 Galveston storm, debris surrounding a storm victim's body]

Description: Photo on cardboard mat. Planks of wood are scattered. A covered body is lying on top of a large wooden surface. An open box is at bottom, right corner of photo. Some building appear to be left standing in the background. Back of photo reads: NO-44. 20th & M1/2 St- At dawn Sept. - 9 1900, dead could be seen at every Turn.
Date: 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Aftermath of 1900 Galveston storm, locating storm victims]

Description: Photo on cardboard mat. Aftermath of 1900 Galveston storm. Wagon load of storm victims. Two men are walking behind the wagon. Wagon driver is standing up and holding reins to horses. Foreground shows wood debris. Large covered area in background. Back of photo reads: NO-26. On 22st & wharf 73 wagon loads of storm victims buried at Sea, on SEPT-10 1900 W.A. Green. Galveston, Texas.
Date: 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Damage from storm of 1900 in Galveston]

Description: Photo on cardboard mat. Damage from storm of 1900 in Galveston. A group of men (11) are searching a pile of wooden rubble left behind after the storm. Back of photo reads: Galveston, Texas, October 7, 1900. APPEAL FOR THE HOMELESS OF GALVESTON. Does the evidence here portrayed bring to you a thought of the distressing need of Galveston's homeless survivors? Do you not feel that it is your duty to contribute your portion to the worthy work of procuring shelter and household goods for those who are now without shelter? Do you realize that a small sum from each sympathizer will aggregate an amount sufficient to meet this great and pressing need? All money should be remitted to MISS CLARA BARTON, President, American National Red Cross, Galveston, Texas. (Picture) No. 33 Remarks- Sunday morning getting out the dead
Date: 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Five young women and Four young men]

Description: Group portrait of 5 young women and 4 young men. Portrait is informal, with one woman in the top row lighting a cigarette for the man on her right, and one man on the bottom row offering a cigarette to the woman on his left. Image is mounted on a cardboard substrate with scalloped edges. Photographer's mark: "George H. Wonfor, Artist and Photographer." Wonfor worked in Galveston 1896-1897.
Date: 1896
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Birth Certificate for John Malcolm Keenan Jerome Rogers]

Description: Birth Certificate for John Malcolm Keenan Jerome Rogers. Born October 12, 1892 in Galveston. Father Thomas Josiah Rogers, Galveston, (a painting contractor) Jane Theresa Hussey, from Galveston (a house wife. (#4 of 4 documents that were bound together)
Date: October 12, 1892
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Fort Bend Museum