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[T.B. Wessendorff Residence, Richmond, Texas, 1901.]

Description: Photograph, T.B. Wessendorff Residence, Richmond, Texas, 1901. Ornate two story Victorian home with white picket fence enclosing yard. Wrap around porch on lower level, two smaller porches on upper level divided by a turret. Diamond pattern repeats in the roof tiles and in leaded windows in the upstairs turret and downstairs bay window. Image is mounted onto a tan cardboard matte. Matte is in poor condition. Upper left corner is missing all the way up to the image surface, upper right corner is missing, plus bottom left corner is also broken off. Image is intact. Image dimensions: 19.3 cm x 11.9 cm See 1972.093.143 for another copy of this photo.
Date: 1901
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Clear and clouded glass.]

Description: Clear and clouded glass, with top bands of clouded glass at the top and two at the bottom. In the middle is another band with etched flowers.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[A group of people on mules.]

Description: Photo of a group of people on mules. Image is marked in silver on the bottom center of the matte, "PHOTOGRAPHIC SOUVENIR BY J.C.MCCLURE, MINERAL WELLS, TEXAS. Duplicate Can be Had by Referring to Number on Print." People identified in blue ink on back as, "L to R: Albert P. George, Mildred Booth, Mary Dee Booth, Archie Davis Jones, Girlie Slavin, Freeman Irby Booth, Mamie Davis George, Mrs. Ira Camp, J.W. Hamphil, Mrs. J.W. Slavin, Ira Camp."
Date: unknown
Creator: McClure, J.C.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Interior of Jones and Hinson Grocery Store, Richmond.]

Description: Photograph of interior of Jones and Hinson Grocery Store, Richmond. Men are identified (l-r) on the back of the photo as R.E.L. Wessendorff, Joe Jones, Ike Bryan, W.H. Hinson. There is a display of fresh vegetables at the center foreground. Canned goods are on the left, bulk goods in bins to the right. Calendar over vegetables is dated 1922. Image is mounted on a gray cardboard matte with 3 decorative dark gray borders around image. Image dimensions: 17.8 cm13.3 cm (7" x 5")
Date: 1922
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

[T.B. Wessendorff labeled "Uncle Tom".]

Description: Photograph of T.B. Wessendorff labeled "Uncle Tom" on back of photograph in blue ink. Wessendorff is wearing school military jacket and hat. Photograph is mounted on cardboard substrate with a circular design etched around the edge. Bottom of photo reads: S.B. Hill, Austin, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Hill, S. B.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Sydney Davis (Sr.), as a teenager.]

Description: Photographic portrait identified as Sydney Davis (Sr.), as a teenager. Davis is wearing a dark suit jacket, striped shirt, and thin bow tie. Image is cropped into an oval and mounted on a dark gray cardboard matte. Matte has a raised black oval with scroll detailing at top and bottom around the image. Photographer's mark in lower right corner, "R. Wear, Sherman, Tex." Not dated. Image dimensions: 5.0 cm x 7.0 cm
Date: 1910
Creator: Wear, R.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[J.H.P. Davis Bank (Davis & George Building).]

Description: Photograph of J.H.P. Davis Bank (Davis & George Building), Southeast corner of Morton and 3rd, Richmond, TX. Two story stone and brick building with corner turret. Top floor windows are arched, framed with stone. Bob Wessendorff standing on bottom step, Walter Jones on top step. Unidentified African American man is talking with Wessendorff. Image is mounted on a white matte signed in pencil at bottom right, "Gillian." Image and matte are mounted in a black folder with "A Portrait" embossed on the front. Image dimensions: 9.8 cm x 14.6 cm
Date: 1905
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

[Large two story home identified on back in Red pen as "Ryon Home".]

Description: Photograph of large two story home identified on back in Red pen as "Ryon Home." Identified by Michael Moore as J.H.P. Davis House before it was renovated in 1889. Home was located at site of present day Polly Ryon Hospital until it was moved to the George Ranch Historical Park (1977?). Yard is enclosed by a white picket fence with arched entryway. There are many young trees in the area outside the yard. Windmill is visible over the roof of the house. See 1972.093.117 for another view of the home. Image is mounted on a tan cardboard matte. Upper left corner of matte is broken off.
Date: 1888
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Interior of a hardware store. Two men in back of store.]

Description: Photograph of interior of a hardware store. Two men in back of store standing next to the counter. Floor to ceiling shelves along left side and back of store. Wood stove in center of room. May be interior of Wessendorff Lumber. Image is mounted on black matte. Back is written all over in pencil. Legible words include: "Tony Papa and Uncle Ed", "Mama and Papa," "and Janetta," "and Marie and Mama," "Lizzie"
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

["Uncle Frank Davis."]

Description: Hand tinted photograph identified on back as "Uncle Frank Davis." Davis is wearing a suit coat, striped shirt with rounded collar, and dark solid necktie; he has a thick moustache. No known date.
Date: 1910
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Mary Jane Davis with an infant. ]

Description: Photograph of Mary Jane Davis with an infant. (Infant is not identified). Davis is wearing a dark dress with ruffle on shoulder and large stand-up collar. She has her hair pulled back in a bun and is wearing an earring in her ear. Infant, in white dress, has her left hand on Davis' collar and is hugging her cheek. Photograph is mounted on a black cardboard substrate which at the bottom in gold reads: Cabinet Portrait. Lorenz, Richmond, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Lorenz, C.O.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[The Bathing Beach and Pier at Long Beach, California]

Description: Postcard image of The Bathing Beach and Pier at Long Beach, California. Crowd of people on beach. Ocean in background. Pier (also in background) runs from top, left to right of photo. Roof of small building in bottom, right corner. Bottom left corner and mid-left are two places where the photo has peeled away from the cardboard. Yellow spots top, right.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[A group of young men and women posed on the steps of a house.]

Description: Photograph of a group of young men and women posed on the steps of a house. Image is mounted on black (faded to gray) matte. Written on back, "Metropolitan Business College, Dallas, "Before the Sp_____." Bought at auction 5/04/04. Identifications written in pencil have been scribbled over in pencil.
Date: May 4, 1904
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Two men in a furniture showroom.]

Description: Photograph of two men in a furniture showroom. Photo is identified on the back in blue pen, "c. 1913 Walter Jones, Charles F. Hillyer." Jones has his elbow on a row of dressers. There is a row of tables stacked to the right of the men. Image is mounted on a black cardboard matte. Image dimensions: 18.0 cm x 12.9 cm
Date: 1913
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Train wreck. Southern Pacific engine is at center of image.]

Description: Photograph of train wreck. Southern Pacific engine is at center of image, second and third cars are crashed into one another. Overturned car or engine at right of image. Cotton in foreground, pile of dead cows or horses at center, men and boys lined up along a rope fence watching the scene. Photo is mounted on cardboard matte. Image dimensions: 19.3 cm x 12.3 cm Bottom left corner of matte is missing. No date. See 1972.093.166 for another view of the scene.
Date: 1895
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[C. A. Beasley as a young man.]

Description: Photograph of C. A. Beasley as a young man (identified on back of portrait in blue ink). Beasley has dark hair and a dark mustache that curls upward at the ends. His suit has a stripe effect. He has a white scarf and white shirt with stiff collar. Photograph is mounted on cardboard substrate. Written at bottom in gold: Guy and Cooke (CG interwoven) 501 1/2 Mains Str. Houston, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Guy and Cooke
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Willie B. Blakely (bust shot) as a boy.]

Description: Photographic portrait of Willie B. Blakely (bust shot) as a boy. Blakely appears to be about 12 years old and is wearing a light colored suit coat, white shirt, necktie with thin vertical stripes, and round tie pin. Image is cropped into an oval and mounted onto a pale gray matte. Photographer's mark in silver at lower right: "The Elliots, Austin, Tex." Image dimensions: 8.8 cm x 12.5 cm
Date: 1900
Creator: Elliots
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Lizzie Wessendorff as a teenager, ca. 1912.]

Description: Formal photographic portrait of Lizzie Wessendorff as a teenager, ca. 1912. Wessendorff has her hair pulled back loosely into a bun on the crown of her head. She is looking to the left and has a very serious expression. Wessendorff is wearing a white dress with a gathered neckline and fabric flowers at her right shoulder. Photograph is mounted in a gray folder. Front of folder has a 1 mm dark gray stripe locate 1.8 cm from the edge. Folder has embossed image of a girl holding lilies and her left hand, a ewer in her right hand. Image dimensions: 10.1 cm x 15.3 cm
Date: 1912
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Rosenberg, Texas. Church with a bell tower to the right of the photo.]

Description: Photograph of Rosenberg, Texas. White, wooden, church building with bell tower on right. Houses on right and left side of street. Large two and a half story white wooden home at the end of street in far background of photo. Church is probably Methodist Episcopal Church before it was expanded. See 1975.054.005.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum