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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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[Fort Bend Lumber Co. in Rosenberg]

Description: Postcard image of Ft. Bend Lumber Co., Rosenberg. Lumber store building is to left of photo. Three men are standing on a pile of lumber in background. Windmill to right of photo.
Date: 1909
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[A rice farm near the county line taken in 1904.]

Description: Photograph of a rice farm near the county line taken in 1904. Men on and around a threshing machine to far left of photograph. Wagon load of hay pulled by two dark horses next to the thresher is partially obscured by the long belt of the threshing machine. Sacks of rice in center background. Horses and wagons to right. Tractor (man is standing on the wheel of it) on far right of photograph. Rice field in foreground.
Date: 1904
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Mrs. John Rich (Mary Davis), and Mrs. Glenn D. Birdwell.]

Description: Photograph of Mrs. John Rich (Mary Davis), and Mrs. Glenn D. Birdwell (Lucile Rich) riding in a buggy pulled by a dark horse with one white leg. In background is the Rich home, a two-story white, wooden house with porch in front and balcony on second floor has railing. Picket fence in front of house. Photo is mounted on a gray cardboard mat. Mat is worn around the edges with a small broken area in bottom, left corner. Photo has dark stains scattered across it. More information in blue ink on back of photo.
Date: 1909
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Belle R. Davis, and J.H.P. Davis.]

Description: Photograph of Belle R. Davis, and J.H.P. Davis (as identified on back in blue ink). Photo was taken outdoors with Belle standing next to J.H.P. who is seated in a wooden chair. Belle is wearing a dark skirt with white shirt; she has her hair pulled up in a bun at the crown of her head. J.H.P. is wearing a three-piece suit and hat. Grass in foreground and shrubbery in background. Photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard matte. Matte has stains across it. Stamped on back of photo: Aug 15 1904 No.____ Photo By M.K. MITCHELL. Franklin, Ky. Image dimensions: 12 cm X 17.1 cm.
Date: 1904
Creator: Mitchell, M.K.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

Families gathered outside of the old court house for a meeting of Confederate Veterans.

Description: Photograph mounted on a gray mat (has ornate pattern around print) of families gathered outside of the old court house for a meeting of Confederate Veterans. Far right of photo- woman in white dress with hat (with flowers on it). Back of photo identifies (in ink) first man from left, seated, as V.P. Woolley; first row,second man from left as Mr. Chuck Darst. Second row: fourth from left (seated) as Major Davidson.
Date: 1907
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Exp. Shipment 5000# bullion]

Description: Postcard, Exp. Shipment 5000# bullion. Train tracks in foreground. Men standing in front of loaded wagons in center of photo. Water tower in background.
Date: 1909
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Brazos River in Rosenberg]

Description: Postcard image of Brazos River, Rosenberg. Bridge to the left of photo. Fence line along left, also.
Date: 1909
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Interior of the J.H.P. Davis Bank. Photo of Tom A. Wessendorff and J.H.P. Davis]

Description: Photograph of the interior of the J.H.P. Davis Bank in Richmond, Texas, taken Oct. 8, 1902. Men in photo are identified on back as Tom A. Wessendorff (left) and J.H.P. Davis (right). Penn Mutual Calendar on the wall identifies the date. Wessendorff is standing with his right elbow on a banker's table and left hand on a desk. Davis is seated on a stool in front of the desk. Door to the vault is behind Davis. Image is faded and yellow. Mounted on tan cardboard matte with decorative embossed outer border (1.8 cm w). Upper right and left corners of the matte are bent but not broken off. Image dimensions: 15.8 cm x 10.1 cm
Date: 1902
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Resting Meadow in South Texas]

Description: Postcard, Resting Meadow-South TX. Nine people (with chin in hands) lying in the grass in front of a large moss covered tree. More trees in background..
Date: 1909
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[The D. R. Peareson Home.]

Description: Photograph of the D. R. Peareson Home. The house is a white wooden two story house with dark painted trim and shutters. A man on a white horse to the left of the front entrance to house. There is a man (wearing a dark suit and hat) sitting in a rocking chair on the left side of the front porch. A little girl holding a black and white dog is sitting on the front step rail (center). There is a wooden double swing (glider) in front of the right side of the house. A tree partially obscures the right side of house. White picket fence in foreground. Fence to left and right background. Photo is mounted on a tan cardboard matte. Back of photograph in ink: "D. R. Peareson Home (315 S. Ninth) (Burned). Matte and photo have stains. Ink mark across top left corner. Image dimensions are: 24.5 cm X 19.1 cm
Date: 1904
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[DeRugeley Peareson as a girl.]

Description: Photographic portrait of DeRugeley Peareson as a girl. Peareson looks about 9-10 years old in the photo. Peareson has light blond hair fixed in tube curls and pulled back on the right side of the photo with a black ribbon. She is wearing a white cotton dress pin tucked across yoke and around sleeve cap, and a gold heart shaped locket. Image is mounted on a pale gray matte with white border immediate around the image. Image dimensions: 9.9 cm x 14.1 cm Back of Photo is inscribed in pencil, "From DeRugeley Peareson to Jennetta Wessendorff" no date.
Date: 1907
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum