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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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[Pork Crop in Rosenberg]

Description: Postcard, Pork Crop-Rosenberg. A woman (holding a feed bucket} is feeding a sow and seven piglets. A train is in the background.
Date: 1909
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Jane Long School in 1962]

Description: Photo of the Jane Long School (Original location: Liberty & 8th, Richmond; now at 9th & Houston, Richmond). Two-story, white stucco building with arched doorways.
Date: 1962
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Fannie Lamar (Damon) as a young woman.]

Description: Photograph of Fannie Lamar (Damon) as a young woman. (Identified on back in blue ink). Damon is wearing a dark dress with large corsage on her left shoulder. A string of beads is visible above her dress collar. Photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate with gold trim which at the bottom reads "Miss Fannie Lamar" in pencil. Stamped on bottom also: RICHMOND, Lorenz, Texas. Foxing is evident across photo.
Date: unknown
Creator: Lorenz, C.O.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[T.A. Wessendorff house, Richmond, Texas.]

Description: photograph of T.A. Wessendorff house, Richmond, Texas, corner of Morton and 11th St. One story home with scalloped picket fence around the yard. Image is mounted on black cardboard substrate. Image dimensions: 17.8 cm x 12.4 cm
Date: 1905
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Night R.R. Crew in Rosenberg]

Description: Postcard, Night R.R. Crew Rosenberg. Two men standing next to train. Three men sitting on front of train. Bottom of photo has slashes of blank streaks.
Date: 1909
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[A school in Rosenberg, Texas.]

Description: Photograph of a school in Rosenberg, Texas. The school is a two story white wooden building (on right) It is enclosed by a thick, wooden fence. Four girls are sitting on the fence. Two boys are sitting on the sidewalk in front of the fence. Building and a windmill in background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[J.T. Dyer Store located on Morton Street in Richmond, TX.]

Description: Photograph of J.T. Dyer Store located on Morton Street in Richmond, TX. Brick two story building is marked "1885 J.E. Dyer" along the roofline. Wares (brooms, chairs, trunks, clothes, fabrics) have been brought out onto the sidewalk in front of business. One woman, two boys, and six men are posed in front of the store. African American man standing in cart at left of scene. Man standing immediately left of post is identified as Will Candler. Image is mounted on tan cardboard matte. Bottom left corner is broken off. Two water marks on the mat at top center and top right. Image dimensions: 20.0 cm x 12.4 cm
Date: 1890
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[J.H.P. Davis House]

Description: Photo of the J.H.P. Davis House, 1009 Main, Richmond. Pictured 3-16-1962, when is served at nurses home for Polly Ryon Hospital. House is painted all white, remains of green house at lower right.
Date: March 16, 1962
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum