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[Photograph of Ryon House (pre-1889?) from a distance]

Description: Photograph of Ryon House (pre-1889?) from a distance. White picket fence surrounds the house, complete with white archway on front fence. Small trees line the right side of the fence. Windmill present above and beyond the house. Upstairs master bedroom window and downstairs formal parlor window open. A woman is sitting on front porch. On bottom of picture, hand-written: "RYON HOUSE"
Date: c. 1889
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Page written in autograph album to Mamie Davis from Zemma Schley]

Description: Page written in autograph album. It states: "To Mamie Davis Peace be around, thee, wherever thou p__est; May life be for thee, one summer's day, And all that thous wishest, and all that thou lovest come smiling around thy sunny way! If sorrow e'er this calm should breath, May even thy tears pass off so lightly; Like spring-showers they'll only make The smiles that follow - shine more brightly. May time, who sheds his blright [sic] o'er all, And dayly dooms some joy to death, O'er thee, let years so gently fall, They shall not crush one joy beneath! As half in shad and half in sun This world along its path advances May that side the sun's ____ Be all that e'er shall meet thy glances Zemma Schley Richmond Mar 6th 1889".
Date: March 6, 1889
Item Type: Letter
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

[A horse and buggy in front of the J.H.P. Davis house]

Description: Photograph of the J.H.P. Davis house. This is the exterior north facade of the two story white wooden house with dark painted shutters, gate post, urns, and fence baseboard. A brick fireplace is to the left of the porch. There is a stained glass window over the portico. Standing on the porch is J.H.P. Davis and two women. The house is enclosed by a white picket fence with open gate. Reference used for description: "Internship Report Davis Complex Research/Planning" written by Michael Moore. The photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate. Written on back of photo in black: "Judge Davis Home in 1920 The Judge - Mrs. Davis, Mamie Davis". Also written on back with reference to the identification of Mrs. Davis and Mamie Davis in pencil was "Error". Image dimensions are: 19.5 cm x 11.8 cm.
Date: 1889 - 1920
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[J.H.P. Davis in front of Davis house, standing on the shrub lined sidewalk]

Description: Photograph (with color added) of a white wooden two story house. The house is the J.H.P. Davis house with J.H.P. Davis standing on the shrub lined sidewalk that leads to the front steps of the house. The house has a first and second floor porch with white columns and railing. Dark painted shutters are found on most of the windows. Three fireplace chimneys are visible above the roof line of the house. The front door of the house is opened and a fence and wooden building can be seen through the hallway. There are trees and shrubs on the right and left of the photo; large bare tree in right foreground. Written in black ink at bottom of photograph: "Nurses' Home". When the Davis home was no longer occupied by the Davis family, it became a home for nurses of Polly Ryon Memorial Hospital and was used as such until about 1975. Reference material used for the description information was provided by "Internship Report Davis Complex Research/Planning George ranch Historical Park" by Michael R. Moore.
Date: 1889
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of Josey (Dagnell) Ryon, wife of James E. (Jim) Ryon]

Description: Photograph of Josey (Dagnell) Ryon, wife of James E. (Jim) Ryon. In this bust studio portrait, Ryon is wearing a dark colored dress with shirred bodice and ruffled edging that extends from bodice and caps over full sleeves. Ryon has a Victoria chain with attached pin (attached at collar with chain extending down bodice). A ruffled trim is visible just above the banded collar. Ryon's dark hair is pulled back and into a bun. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate. Text at bottom of cardboard reads: "Blue Gallery, Conner, McKinney, Fine Photos,". Written above photographer text in blue ink: "(Jim Ryon) Josey, Ryon. (Dallas)".
Date: 1889 - 1890
Creator: Conner
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Thomas Walter (Bud) Davis wearing a dark suit]

Description: Photograph of Thomas Walter (Bud) Davis. In the portrait that ends above the knees, Davis is wearing a dark three piece suit with white shirt and light colored tie. He is holding a riding crop (?) in his hands. His right elbow is leaning on a large stone (?). Tree backdrop in left background; tropical plant leaves to the right. The photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate that is slightly scalloped around the gold edging. Written on back of photo in pencil: "Bud Davis". Written on back in blue ink: "Thomas Walter Davis father J. H P Davis Richmond Texas died with TB 1922". This photograph was given to the George Foundation by the Fort Bend Museum in 1982.
Date: 1889 - 1892
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

[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

[Page from an autograph album from Katie C. Bell to Mamie]

Description: Page from the autograph album that reads: "To Mamie May flowers along thy pathway bloom, From every care thy heart be free And of every joy that earth can yield Be a portion given to thee Your true friend Katie C. Bell Richmond Jan 28th 1887".
Date: January 28, 1887
Item Type: Letter
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Page in an autograph album to Mamie from Gertrude Earnest]

Description: Page in autograph album reads: "Mamie. May your life be of pleasure of Peace and of love untill [sic] the Angels shall whisper Mamie Your home is above! Your True Friend Gertrude Earnest January 25, 1887".
Date: January 25, 1887
Item Type: Letter
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of the 1887 class of the Richmond Public School]

Description: Photograph of the 1887 class of the Richmond Public School. The students are lined up in six rows in front of the wooden school building. They are identified as: Back row: 1. Fanny Lamar 2. Mary Preister 3. ? 4. Mattie Bell 5. Reg. Dyer 6. ? 7. Cecil Dyer 8. ? 9. ? 10. Albert George 11. Bassett BlakelySecond row: 1. Minnie Preister 2. ? 3. Bell Dyer 4. Julia Norwood 5. ? Norwood 6. Professor Norwood 7. Tony Wessendorff 8. John Baker 9. ? 10. George BakerThird row: 1. Bessie McCloy 2. Lillie Winston 3. ? 4. Nina Bell 5. Kate Eckman 6. Heard Dyer 7. ? 8. ? Fourth row: 1. Lizzie McGee 2. Pearl Winston 3. Jennie Jones 4. Annie Somerville 5. Lyda Baker 6. Bertie Winston 7. Lola Jones 8. Alex Davis 9. Charlie Andrews 10. Will Robinson Fifth row: 1. Maybell Davis 2. Winnie McGee 3. Lillie Rambolt 4. Mamie Davis 5. Minnie Waffles 6. Allie Ogilby 7. Freddie Kochan 8. Earl McFarlane 9. Bush Pleasants 10. Len McFarlane 11. ?The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate.
Date: 1887
Item Type: Photograph
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

[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

[Red velvet autograph album]

Description: Red velvet autograph album containing many loose photos between the pages. Belonged to Mamie Davis George, as indicated by autographs and messages on various pages. One of front pages states: "Awarded to "Miss Mamie Davis" By her Music teacher Minnie E Andrew April 1st 1886".
Date: April 1, 1886
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

[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