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[Susan Elizabeth Ryon Davis wearing a large light colored bow]

Description: Studio portrait of Susan Elizabeth Ryon Davis. In the bust portrait, Davis is wearing a shirring down the sides of the button up front. Her high-neck white lace trimmed collar is tied into a large bow at center. Davis dark hair is curled in front and then pulled back. She has ear drop earrings in her ears. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate and has gold edging. Bottom of photograph in black: "ROSE & SCHMEDLING. GALVESTON, TEXAS.
Date: 1875 - 1882
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Ella Graves, wife of Albert Lamar George]

Description: Oval, bust photograph of Ella Graves, wife of Albert Lamar George. It is an identical image of 2000.012.006 Ella has dark hair with a light colored bow in it. She is wearing dangled earrings, an oval broach and a long necklace. She has a white, lacy collar on her light colored dress with dark stripes around the neck line.
Date: 1877 - 1880
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of Ella Graves, wife of Albert Lamar George]

Description: Photograph of Ella Graves, wife of Albert Lamar George. She is sitting on a chair with her left hand holding a pencil and resting on a side table. Her right hand is folded across her body. She is wearing a light-colored dress with dark lines around the edges and a lacy collar. Her hair is down and pulled back with a white ribbon. The portrait ends at her knees. Attached to a cardboard substrate.
Date: 1877
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[William Kinchen Davis and fifteen other men]

Description: Photograph of a group of sixteen men. This group may possibly be gathered for a reunion of veterans (Mier Expedition?) or the American Legion of Honor. Six men are seated in front of a row of ten standing men. William Kinchen Davis is the sixth man from left in the front row. Davis, seated in a wooden chair, is wearing a dark three piece suit, white shirt, and dark tie. He has his right hand on the top of his cane and his left hand is in his lap. His left leg is crossed over his right. The photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate.
Date: 1878 - 1882
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Belle Ryon Davis wearing a dark dress with buttons down the front of the dress]

Description: Photograph of Belle Ryon Davis. In the bust portrait, Davis is wearing a dark dress with shirring on right shoulder and intricate beadwork on the left shoulder. Buttons run down the front of the dress beginning just below the high necked collar. Where the collar splits into a short "v", a half-moon shaped (diamond?) stick pin is attached. A chain is slightly visible from fifth button. Davis has curled hair at forehead and around temples with the rest pulled back into a bun. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate.
Date: 1879 - 1885
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Belle Ryon wearing a dark colored dress and dark trim]

Description: Photograph of Belle Ryon (Davis). Belle is wearing a dark colored dress with shirred front and fur or fringed trim along either side of bodice and back of high neck collar. She has a brooch at center of the collar. Belle is wearing ear drop earrings. Belle's hair is curled at her forehead and then swept back and up into a bun at the crown of her head. The photograph is cropped by fading just below the shoulders. The photo is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate.
Date: 1879 - 1885
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of J.H.P. Davis]

Description: Photograph of J.H.P. Davis. Davis is wearing a tweed jacket (top button is buttoned), white shirt, and bow tie. Davis has short dark hair (slightly gray at temples) parted on his left side, and thin dark mustache. Written on back of photograph in pencil: "JHP Davis". The bust portrait was taken by "Rose" of "Galveston" as written at the bottom of the bevel edged cardboard substrate. Pose is similar to 2000.007.002.
Date: 1879
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of J.H.P. Davis]

Description: Photograph of J.H.P. Davis. In the bust portrait, Davis is wearing a tweed jacket with the top button buttoned, white shirt, and dark tie. His short dark hair (graying at temples) is parted on his left side and he has a thin, dark mustache. The photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate. Same pose as 2000.007.001.
Date: 1879
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of J.H.P. Davis. Davis is wearing a tweed jacket]

Description: Photograph of J.H.P. Davis. Davis is wearing a tweed jacket (top button is buttoned), white shirt, and bow tie. Davis has short dark hair (slightly gray at temples) parted on his left side, and thin dark mustache. The bust portrait was taken by "Rose" of "Galveston" as written at the bottom of the bevel edged cardboard substrate. Pose is similar to 2000.007.002.
Date: 1879
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

[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

[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 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

[Group of forty-seven men, women, and children standing on the Redondo Hotel steps]

Description: Photograph of a group of 47 men, women, and children standing on the steps that lead to the Redondo Hotel in Redondo, California. Balustrade that is part of the building roof at top center of photo. Tropical plant (on covered porch area of main building) to far left of photo. Written in white in bottom left corner: "5L9". Back of photograph in blue type reads: "BALLOON ROUTE EXCURSION Los Angeles The Finest $1.00 Trolley Trip in the World Over the Scenic Lines of the Los Angeles-Pacific Co. [poem enclosed in thin blue line] Away in the merry Southland, Far down where the oranges grow = = In the land of the great busy city, Where the angels were lost long ago, There's a way to forget your troubles, For a day to be brimful of fun, And the jolly Balloon Route Excursion Will show you how it is done. [second stanza] "Not up in the air" he takes you, Though you'd think you had left there For weariness, trouble, sorrow or care Have no place in this car=load of (?) Then away and away he will speed you Through Fairy Land, down to the shore Then back to real life, he will leave you (?) With a feeling = = yes a longing, for more. [end of poem] Photograph of Balloon Route Excursion Party Taken At Redondo Hotel, Redondo, Cal. Duplicates furnished by C. E. McCarthy, Excursion Photographer, 429 So. Hill ST., Los Angeles, Cal. Order by Number on Print." Areas where words are not legible have a 7 cm x 9.4 cm piece of paper adhered to the cardboard. The photograph is mounted on a black cardboard substrate with tan patterned trim around perimeter of the photograph. Image dimensions are: 20.5 cm x 15.4 cm.
Date: 1880 - 1910
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[A man wearing a dark three piece suit, and a dark bow tie]

Description: Studio portrait of a man. The man is wearing a dark three piece suit, white shirt, and dark bow tie. The chain for his watch is seen near the buttons of the vest. The man has dark hair, parted on his left side, and a thick graying mustache. The photograph was trimmed to oval shape and placed on a gray cardboard matte (tan area shows between photo and matte) with oval embossed line around perimeter of photo. Image dimensions are: 4.4 cm x 6.5 cm.
Date: 1880 - 1910
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Mauve pink dining chair, armless]

Description: Chairs, dining, Eastlake. 1 of a set of 8 Eastlake style, includes 1 armchair, 7 side; upholstered in mauve pink velvet with covered button edging; upholstered over top of chair crests in roll form; black walnut, casters on front legs. American c. 1880-1885 Old Object Term: Dining Chairs
Date: 1880~/1885~
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of Mary "Polly" Ryon]

Description: Photograph (copy from page of a book) of Mary "Polly" Ryon. In this bust portrait, Ryon is wearing a dark colored dress with shirred bodice, doubled lace collar with ribbon at center, and puffed sleeves. She has her graying hair parted down the center and pulled back into a tight bun. The picture is framed by a thin black line. Photograph was at the bottom of page 1 in the Mamie George photo album.
Date: 1880 - 1896
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Turkish style chair with tassled fringe]

Description: Chair, Turkish style. Green velvet upholstery, cut velvet floral trim; placed vertically on outer sides; green fringe around legs; overstuffed with wire frame and walnut legs. American c. 1880 Old Object Term: Turkish-style chairs
Date: 1880~
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[William Kinchen Davis seated, with his right hand on a cane]

Description: Photographic copy of William Kinchen Davis. Davis, who has gray hair, is seated and has his right hand on the crook of a wooden cane with his left hand resting in his lap. Davis has his left leg over his right. He is wearing a dark three piece suit with white shirt and dark tie. A watch fob is visible at his vest. Portrait ends at his knees.
Date: 1880 - 1891
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[A young man wearing a long knee length jacket and a bow tie]

Description: Studio portrait of an unidentified young man. The man is wearing boots, a three piece suit and knee length jacket, light colored shirt, and bow tie. He is posed with his left hand on his left lapel and his right hand in his right jacket pocket. There is a backdrop mural of an interior wall with staircase (right). The photograph is mounted on a black cardboard matte. Written on back in pencil: "3457".
Date: 1880 - 1899
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Painting of Mamie Davis and Thomas Walter Davis]

Description: Photographic copy of a painting of Mamie Davis and Thomas Walter Davis. The original paintings were separate portraits of the two children and were later put together to form one image. Mamie, who has her dark hair parted down the center and pulled back, is wearing a below knee length long sleeved dress with large rounded lace collar. Lace trim is seen at sleeves and v- shaped inset in the tier effect near bottom hemline and then again as part of under skirting. The bottom tier of skirt is pleated. Three buttons trim the "v" at the tiered hemline. Mamie is wearing ear drop earrings and a chain and pendant. She is holding a round hoop in her right hand and she has her left hand on the back of the chair (in which Thomas is seated). She has her left ankle crossed over her right. Thomas is seated in an upholstered chair (with tasseled bottom and armrest). Thomas is wearing a dark short pant suit, striped stockings, and dark lace-up boots. He has his left arm on the chair armrest.
Date: 1881 - 1882
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of Mamie Davis as a child]

Description: Photograph of Mamie Davis as a child. In this studio portrait, Mamie is wearing a below knee length long sleeved dress with large rounded lace collar. Lace trim is seen at sleeves and "v" shaped inset in the tier effect near bottom hemline and then again as part of under skirting. The bottom tier of skirt is pleated. Three buttons trim the "v" at the tiered hemline. She has on striped stockings and lace up ankle boots. Mamie is wearing ear drop earrings and a chain and pendant. She is holding a round hoop in her right hand and a riding crop in her left hand. There is a straw hat decorated with flowers and ribbons on the floor at Mamie's feet. Mamie's dark hair is parted down the center and pulled back. Mamie is resting her left elbow on a cement ledge in the background (with cupid image on column). Painting of foliage as backdrop. Photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate. Written on back of photograph in pencil: "Mamie Davis George" and in blue ink: "father H. HP Davis Mother Susan Ryon Davis Richmond, Texas." Photograph was given to the George Foundation by the Fort Bend Museum.
Date: 1881 - 1882
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park