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[Garden rake head]

Description: The garden rake head has fourteen identical tines all in a row. In between and below the middle two tines is the cone shaped case into which the wooden handle would be inserted.
Date: 1880
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[The "Harvey Girls".]

Description: Postcard image of the "Harvey Girls". Photograph shows three women with dark hair pulled loosely up into a bun, wearing dark blouses with white skirts and bib fronts. They are standing on a wooden platform next to a wooden rail. Banana trees in background. Printed on back of postcard: "The Harvey Girls" Photo source Fred Harvey Produced by Beautyway, Box 87, Flagstaff, AZ 86002 20 Co-Producer Fred Harvey. Fred Harvey acquired the title "civilizer of the West" after 1876 with his series of restaurants and hotels along western railroads with vaired foods and excellent service. The foundation for his reputation was the "Harvey Girls, " models of virtue, who were recruited in the East at ages 18 to 30, trained carefully, paid $17.50 per month plus tips and room and board. Here, three waitresses pose at Rosenberg, Texas.
Date: 1880
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Hayfork]

Description: Hayfork with a curved head with five tines. The pitch fork head is missing the metal case that the wooden handle is inserted into.
Date: 1885
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Hayfork]

Description: Hayfork with a rusty head with five tines and the handle case with wooden still in it from the broken handle. The tines curve up.
Date: 1885
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[House identified on back in red pen as "Ryon House."]

Description: Photograph of house identified on back in red pen as "Ryon House." Identified by Michael Moore as the J.H.P. Davis House before renovations in 1889. Large two story wooden house. Unidentified man and woman are standing on the upper porch. Three women grouped together on lower porch in front of main door. Man and woman sitting on sills of bay window on first floor at right. African American man is standing behind a hedge in front of the right side entrance to the house. Image is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate. Image has a vertical break which begins 6 cm from the upper left corner and extends all the way through the image. There is a diagonal bend extending across the upper right corner beginning 9.5 cm from the upper right corner.
Date: 1888
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[J.E. Dyer Store on Morton Street in Richmond, Texas]

Description: Original print of J.E.Dyer Store on Morton Street in Richmond, Texas. Two story building. Men are standing in the foreground. A boy is sitting on the hitching post. These men were possibly jurors in Fort Bend County.
Date: 1883
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

[Mamie Davis George]

Description: Photograph (copy) of Mamie Davis George as a young girl. Mamie is wearing a light colored dress which flares (three buttons at flare) out at hips and reveals eyelet lace trim and an underskirt. The long sleeves end with lace trim. Collar has multi-layers of lace. Mamie is wearing a chain around her neck and a ring on her left hand. Her hair is parted in the middle and is pulled back (maybe braided). She has a round hoop in her right hand and a thin stick in her left hand. In the foreground is a hat with bows and flowers.
Date: 1885
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Mildred Ryon (Booth)]

Description: Full-length photograph (copy) of Mildred Ryon (Booth). Ryon is wearing a dark skirt with ruffles at hemline. Her matching blouse has long sleeves with fabric covered buttons down the front and ruffles at sleeve hems. White sleeves can be seen underneath the dark and white collar at neckline also. She has various items around her neck- A chain and a fringed ornament at neckline. She has a dark colored braided chain around her hips ending in a tassel on her right hip.Partially covering her curling hair is a dark colored hat with light trim and flowers at the center. She has her left hand resting on the handle of a parasol. Background of portrait is a wooden fence. Scanned image is of the copy.
Date: 1880
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Mildred Ryon Wheat Booth.]

Description: Copy of a hand painted photograph in a frame of Mildred Ryon Wheat Booth. Booth, who has long, red-blonde wavy hair, is wearing a dark colored blouse with white with ruffled black trim collar. A blue-green scarf at her neck has tasseled ends. A black with gold trimmed cross pin is in the center of the tied scarf. A gold chain is hanging around the collar, also. The original painting was in an oval frame with gold trim. Scanned image is of the copy.
Date: 1880
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Monkey Wrench]

Description: Starting at the bottom, the handle of the monkey wrench is a flat oval shape with two holes, it probably had two wooden pieces, one on each side attached with screws or nails. The neck has a vice that extends all the way to the head to the top of the handle. The head is rectangular with a sloping side. The back of the head is square and looks as though it was used as hammer.
Date: 1880
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[The Nation family]

Description: Photograph of the Nation family. Carry, seated, has her dark hair in a bun at the top of her head and she is wearing a dark dress with white print. She has a belt with large buckle and a round pin at her collar. Her husband, David, who is also seated with a child on his lap, is wearing a dark suit. He is balding on top with graying hair at sides and a beard. One child is seated on David's lap; two boys are standing on either side of Carry and David and a young woman is standing behind Carry. Photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate with scalloped edges.
Date: 1885
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Old Fort Bend County Courthouse.]

Description: Photograph (not the original) of the Old Fort Bend County Courthouse where "Jaybirds and Woodpeckers fought in front of it in 1889." Photo has people on front steps, people on second story balcony, and a man on the roof top. A woman in a black dress can be seen to far, bottom, right of photo. Ink written numbers on bottom.
Date: 1889
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Photo of portrait of Charlien McNabb.]

Description: Polaroid picture of the portrait 1986.003.007 of Charlien McNabb. Portrait is in a frame and hanging on a wall. The portrait shows McNabb with her long hair at her sides, sitting in a chair with her elbows on the arm of the chair. Her hands are up by her face. Scanned image is of the Polaroid.
Date: 1885
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Photograph of Wiley Powell Jones]

Description: Portrait of Wiley Powell Jones, brother of Laura Jones and son of Henry Jones. He is posed standing, with his left arm propped up and he is wearing a dark-colored suit. The border around the photograph creates an arch shape. Back of photo states: "Mamas favorite brother of Richmond, TX"
Date: 1886~/1892~
Creator: Anderson
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Fort Bend Museum