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[A 1886 Drug Store]

Description: Photograph of a 1886 Drug Store. The drug store is located in a two story brick building on the corner of a dirt street. The sign "Drug Store" on the northwest corner of the building, has a horse hitched to the support post. The front of the building has two glass box windows on either side of the double door entrance. Eight men are standing on the sidewalk near the front entrance. There is a man sitting in each of the four second story windows on the front side of building. A hitching post is on far left; two white wooden buildings on far right with the top of a two story brick building partially visible over the roof tops of the wooden buildings. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate. Image dimensions are: 19.7 cm x 12.4 cm. Pencil writing near top left corner of cardboard reads [not fully legible]: 84.50 49.00 $35.50 $35.50 (with x's under the cents).
Date: 1885/1889
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Albert Peyton George as a boy, wearing a dark military style outfit]

Description: Tintype image of Albert Peyton George. In the photograph, George is wearing a dark military style outfit. A white collar is visible above the neckline of the jacket. A watch chain hangs across the front of the jacket. George has his left hand on a book that is on top of a table to his left. There is a hat and another book on the table. He has a tablet and a pencil in the right pocket of the jacket. The tintype has a paper frame with gold trim.
Date: 1884 - 1885
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Albert Peyton George as a young man, facing to the left]

Description: Studio bust portrait of Albert Peyton George. George, who has his hair parted on the side and combed back, is wearing a dark three piece suit, white shirt, and dark colored bow tie. He has a leaf pin on his left lapel. The photograph is mounted on tan cardboard substrate.
Date: 1888 - 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Albert Peyton George as a young man, wearing a plaid three piece suit]

Description: Studio bust portrait of Albert Peyton George. Albert, who has his hair parted on the side and combed back, is wearing a plaid three piece suit, white shirt, and light colored bow tie. The image is faded into an oval and is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate with scalloped gold edging.
Date: 1888 - 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Albert Peyton George seated in an upholstered chair, wearing a dark three piece suit]

Description: Photograph of Albert Peyton George. George, who is seated in an upholstered chair, is wearing a dark three piece suit (top button buttoned). George has his right arm across the arm rest of the chair. His left arm is resting on his left thigh. Portrait ends just above the knees. The photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate. The cardboard has a red trim around the perimeter. Back of portrait in black print: "Louis Rice Photographer Texas." The words are written inside of drawn banners. A camera and paint palette image are drawn between drawings of two women in round frames.
Date: 1880 - 1887
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Albert Peyton George wearing a military style jacket and short pants]

Description: Photograph of Albert Peyton George. In the photograph, George is wearing a military style jacket and short pants. There is a watch chain across his jacket front. A white collar is visible above the top of his jacket. George has a tablet and pencil in his left jacket pocket. George is holding a book under his right arm. His left leg is across his right. He is leaning on a table that is to his left. On the table is a book and a hat. The photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate. Written on the back of the portrait in pencil: "Albert Peyton George". Also in black print: "D. H. Swartz, Photographer, Columbus, Texas. Copying and Enlarging a Specialty. Dealer in Frames, Albums, Etc. Duplicates can be had cheap. Order soon." To the left of the photographer information is a drawing of a man sitting under a tree and fishing in a body of water, boats in water, buildings in background.
Date: 1884 - 1885
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Albert Peyton George wearing a three piece plaid suit and holding a hat]

Description: Photograph of Albert Peyton George. George, who is wearing a three piece plaid (thin) suit (top button is buttoned). He is holding his hat in his left hand. His right hand is in an urn that is resting on top of a pillar to George's right. There are vines in front of and draped over the pillar. George has his right leg over his left leg. The photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate. In black print at bottom of cardboard: "Rose & Schmedling, Galveston."
Date: 1886 - 1888
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Announcement of funeral for R.J. Calder]

Description: Announcement of funeral for R .J. Calder. It reads: "Funeral Notice. The friends and acquaintances of R. J. Calder, Are respecfully (sic) invited to attend his funeral from his residence, to=morrow Aug. 29th, at Nine o'clock, a.m. Interment at the Cemetery Richmond, August 28th, 1885."
Date: August 28, 1885
Item Type: Text
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Autograph album "To darling Mamie"]

Description: Page in autograph album reads: "To darling Mamie =My prayer= May choicest blessings crown thy head A"around [sic] thee beauteous robes be spread M"ay [sic] never sorrows gloomy pall. I"n [sic] all thy life - like a dark shadow fall E"ver [sic] guard her Father from starless skies D"o [sic] grant she may grow in beauty as old Time flies A"ye [sic] give a life all peace - or strength to bear with Fale V"erify [sic] every promise - of her present state I" pray for sunshine on her days and years S"avions [sic]! Save her, from storms and tears. Lovingly subscribed C.M. Reading Home- April 16, 1886".
Date: April 16, 1886
Item Type: Letter
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Autograph album "To my little Friend"]

Description: Page from the autograph album that reads: "To my little Friend, This world is like a garden Your heart the fairest spot. Now in this fairy bower, Let me plant "Forget me-not" Your Friend Richmond April 20th 1886".
Date: April 20, 1886
Item Type: Letter
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Belle Ryon Davis wearing a dress with ruffled insets]

Description: Studio portrait of Belle Ryon Davis. In this bust portrait, Davis is wearing a dress with puffed sleeves and ruffled insets above shoulders. There is heavy embroidered stitching at edges of collar and down the center of the dress. Davis' graying hair near forehead is curled and the rest of her dark hair is pulled back into a bun. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate with gold trimmed scalloped edging.
Date: 1880
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Belle Ryon Davis wearing a hat with flowers on it and holding a child]

Description: Photograph of Belle Ryon Davis holding a child. The photograph is cropped by fading at Davis' waist. Davis, who is wearing small wire-rimmed glasses, is dressed in a long sleeved dress with sleeves that puff near the shoulder. Lace of a darker color is seen from shoulder and down side and again at sleeves. The dark color is repeated in two strips on high collar. Her dark hat has dark tulle, ribbon, and flowers with lighter colored flowers to the right. The child is wearing a long white gown with crocheted cap. The back of the photograph bears evidence that it may have been glued into a frame or an album.
Date: 1880 - 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Bud Davis as a boy, sitting with his right leg tucked under his left leg]

Description: Studio photograph of a boy. The boy is identified as Bud Davis as written at bottom of image in blue ink. Davis is sitting in an upholstered chair that has tassels at the bottom and on the armrest. Bud is wearing dark colored short pants, jacket, vest, and white shirt. He has dark stockings with stripes at bottom and ankle boots. Davis is resting his right arm on the chair's armrest and his left hand is on his left thigh. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate with pink backing.
Date: 1884 - 1890
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Bust image of J.H.P. Davis]

Description: Bust photograph (appears to be painted image) of J.H.P. Davis. He is wearing a dark coat, dark tie and a white shirt. His dark hair is parted on his left side. He has a mustache and short hairs under his lower lip. He is glancing to the left. Attached to a cardboard substrate. Looks as if it used to be in an oval frame.
Date: 1888
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Bust portrait of Mary Moore "Polly" Ryon wearing a dark dress]

Description: Bust portrait of Mary Moore "Polly" Ryon taken by Justus Zahn, Galveston, Texas. Ryon's graying hair is parted down the center and is pulled back into a bun at the nape of her neck. She is wearing a dark dress that is shirred down the front. The high necked collar has two tiers of dark lace and is accented with a wide ribbon tied at center. The portrait is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate with gold trim around the edges. Back of photograph in pencil: "15911".
Date: 1888 - 1896
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[A child holding a hat and standing on a wooden bridge]

Description: Studio portrait of a child. The child, who is standing on a wooden "bridge", is wearing a dark colored outfit with plaid trim. The child has dark lace-up boots and is holding a hat in left hand. The photograph is mounted on a brown cardboard substrate with text at bottom that reads: "C. J. Wright, Houston, Texas." The back of the photo has circles with different patterns, drawing of a camera, easel, and paint palette; banner with "CJW" in oval center and banners below this reading "I Have Engaged The Sun To Shine For Me." More text reads "C. J. Wright, Houston, Texas All Negatives Preserved Duplicates may be obtained at any time."
Date: 1880 - 1898
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[A child sitting in a chair, wearing a long sleeved white gown]

Description: Studio portrait of a child. The child, who is wearing a long sleeved white gown, stockings, and dark shoes, is sitting on a print blanket. The photograph is mounted on a brown cardboard substrate with text at bottom that reads: "C. J. Wright, Houston, Texas." The back of the photo has circles with different patterns, drawing of a camera, easel, and paint palette; banner with "CJW" in oval center and banners below this reading "I Have Engaged The Sun To Shine For Me." More text reads "C. J. Wright, Houston, Texas All Negatives Preserved Duplicates may be obtained at any time."
Date: 1880 - 1898
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Child sitting on an upholstered chair, wearing a white long sleeved gown]

Description: Photograph of a child sitting on an upholstered chair. The child is wearing a white long sleeved gown with no shoes. The toddler has left hand on the arm rest of the chair. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate with gold trim around edge. Stamped on back in blue: "Louisville Art Gallery J. D. McDaniel Photographer 1205 Elm Street Two blocks West of Union Depot Dallas Texas".
Date: 1886 - 1889
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Child wearing a white gown with ruffled lace trim]

Description: Photograph of a child. In this studio portrait, the child is wearing a white gown with ruffled lace trim. She is wearing a bracelet on her right wrist. The child is sitting in a fabric draped wicker chair. The photograph is mounted on a dark gray cardboard matte. The matte has text below the portrait that reads: "Lorenz Art Gallery Extra Finish [in paint palette drawing] Richmond, Texas".
Date: 1880 - 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[A cowboy holding the reins of a saddled white horse]

Description: Photograph of a cowboy holding the reins of a saddled white horse. The man is wearing knee high boots with spurs, dark pants, vest, and white shirt. He is holding his hat in his right hand and the reins to his horse in his left hand. The man and horse are standing in front of an unpainted wooden building. There is a vine covered window or door of the building partially obscured from view by the horse. There is a small frameless window on right that a woman wearing scarf and glasses is peering through. Wooden structure on left, tall grass in foreground. The photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate with scalloped edging. The back of the photograph has penciled writing that is not fully legible: "John Poron (?) to T.M." Remaining writing is not legible.
Date: 1885 - 1910
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[East exterior view of the J.H.P. Davis house]

Description: Photograph of the J.H.P. Davis house. East exterior view of the white wooden two story house. The home has first and second floor porches with round white columns and white railing. Some of the windows have dark painted shutters. Three of the brick fireplaces can be seen above the roof line. A portico on the right side of the house is partially obscured by shrubs. At the center of the photograph is a shrub lined cement sidewalk leading to the front porch steps. There is a metal archway over the sidewalk about halfway to the steps. A woman wearing dark skirt, white blouse, and dark hat is seated on the top step of the porch. Two men and three women are standing on the porch near the front entrance. Line of tall shrubs on left; small shrub on right corner of house; large tree on right. The photograph is mounted on a gray cardboard substrate. Image dimension are: 17.3 cm x 12.1 cm.
Date: 1889
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Eleven people standing outdoors, next to a tent]

Description: Postcard image of eleven people standing outdoors next to a tent as a man sits in a chair and plays the fiddle. The man playing the fiddle, to the left of the photo, is wearing dark pants, white shirt, and black hat. He has a long gray beard and has the fiddle tucked under his chin and right shoulder. The bow is in his right hand. The people may be gypsies who camped out in the woods. Text on back of post card reads: "Post Card This Side For The Address Place Postage (CSKO) Stamp Here".
Date: 1885 - 1910
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Family of six outside of their home]

Description: Photograph of a family of six posed outside of their home. The man and woman are sitting in wooden chairs with four children (two boys and two girls) standing behind them. They are posed near the northeast corner of a wooden story and a half home. The house has a front porch that extends across the front of the house. The front door is opened. There is a pole building with wooden fence and a tree to the right of the photograph. The photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate.
Date: 1885 - 1910
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park