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[Automobile underneath Palace of Sweets sign]

Description: Copy of photograph of automobile underneath Palace of Sweets sign, covered with ice, Rosenberg. Photo is labeled on front by photographer, "Ice covered car at Rosenberg, Tex., Dec. 20, 24." Identified on back of 4 x 6 as Mr. H.E. Boring Sr.'s Candy Shop.
Date: 1924
Item Type: Photograph

[Automobiles attempting to cross flooded road]

Description: Photograph of automobiles attempting to cross flooded road during the 1932 flood in Fort Bend County. Far right of photo is a man standing on the running board of automobile. He has his left hand on car. He is wearing light colored pants, shirt, and hat, and he is facing the camera. Photo has black design bordering print. There is a torn area at bottom left (missing piece). Typed on back of photo: 1932 flood. Back of photo stamped in purple: Guaranteed For Live This is a Genuine Border Fox Tone Picture Made by Fox Company, San Antonio, Texas ??.
Date: 1932
Item Type: Photograph

[Automobiles on the Richmond Ferry across the Brazos River]

Description: Photographic copy of the "FERRY, RICHMOND, 1922" as type-written across the top of the photograph. The Richmond Ferry crosses the Brazos River at Richmond, Texas. Four automobiles can be seen parked on the ferry. Man on left of ferry is sitting on the rail. One woman is seated in front car and a man is leaning inside of the car window. Another man is standing near post on far right of ferry. Railroad bridge in background. Scanned image is of the copy.
Date: 1922
Item Type: Photograph

[Avenue G looking East at 2nd Street, Rosenberg, Texas]

Description: Postcard image of Avenue G looking East at 2nd Street, Rosenberg, Texas. Brick two-story business Gray and Son on left. Man on horse in middle of street. Buggy in foreground on street and next to left side. Rosenberg State Bank brick building on right.
Date: 1911
Item Type: Postcard

["Avenue G Rosenberg, Texas"]

Description: Photograph (copy) of "Avenue G Rosenberg, Texas" as written on the bottom of photograph in white. This photograph was taken on the corner of Third Street looking east. Circa: 1920's. There is a large crowd of people gathered at a business on the corner (far right of photo). Two men are in the center of Avenue G, walking toward the busy business on the right. Automobiles are parked on either side of the street, and one automobile can be seen in the distance at end of street. Tree on far left of photograph. Scanned image is of the copy.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[T.B. Wessendorff as a boy about 12 or 13 years old.]

Description: Photographic portrait of T.B. Wessendorff as a boy about 12 or 13 years old. Writing on reverse of image dates photo to 1885 or 1886. 3/4 body portrait cuts off just below knees. Wessendorff is pictured in a dark 3-piece suit with woven check pattern. His right hand is resting on the back of a fringed chair.
Date: 1885
Item Type: Photograph

[T.B. Wessendorff as a teenager.]

Description: Photographic portrait of T.B. Wessendorff as a teenager. Wessendorff is wearing a dark suit jacket and vest, pinstriped necktie, and white high-collar shirt. Mounted on tan cardboard substrate with scalloped edges.
Date: 1888
Creator: Lorenz, C.O.
Item Type: Photograph

[T.B. Wessendorff Home, 11th at Jackson, Richmond, Texas.]

Description: Postcard image of the T.B. Wessendorff Home, 11th at Jackson, Richmond, Texas. White, wooden, two and a half story house. Has porch at corner of house (facing camera) with two separate stairways. Sawhorse in front yard. Small, dark building to far right of photo shows partial frame to a doorway.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard

[T.B. Wessendorff, Jennie Jones Wessendorff, Lizzie Wessendorff, etc.]

Description: Photograph of T.B. Wessendorff, Jennie Jones Wessendorff, Lizzie Wessendorff (baby), Walter Jones (boy) posed at left with Jersey cow; Two unidentified African American men are holding the leads of two dark horses at center and right of photograph. Subjects are standing in a fenced yard with house visible at left and barns or sheds visible in the background and on the right. Image is mounted on a tan cardboard matte. Image and matte are severely damaged. Horizontal break through center of image was repaired with masking tape before museum acquisition. Vertical crack extends from bottom edge up to horizontal crack between Walter Jones and the African American man at center. Water marks around all four edges of the matte. Pieces of matte missing at bottom corners and along left edge. Identification on reverse of picture in blue and black pen.
Date: 1895
Item Type: Photograph

[T.B. Wessendorff Lumber Company. People in front of the store.]

Description: Photographic print of T.B. Wessendorff Lumber Company and Undertakers Supplies, Richmond, TX., ca. 1895. Print is mounted on tan cardboard matte. Store is a one story wood frame building with porch across front. Wagon load of lumber with three African American men sitting on top is parked in front of the store to the left. Horse and buggy with 2 white children in buggy and African American boy standing with the horse is parked to the right of the building. Identification of people is written in black pen on the back of the photo as follows: "T.B. Wessendorff in white shirt by door; Baby in doorway probably Marguerite Wesendorff; Jennie Jones Wessendorff in front of window; Lizzie Wessendorff in white dress on right side of porch; Jennetta Wessendorff in phaeton (buggy)." Photograph and matte have four black ink spots. All four corners of matte are broken off as of 3/2000.
Date: 1895~
Item Type: Photograph

[T. B. Wessendorff Lumber Yard in Richmond, Texas]

Description: Photograph (copy) of T. B. Wessendorff Lumber Yard in Richmond, Texas during the flood of 1899. Three men are in a small wooden boat in center of water filled street. The lumber yard is on the right of photo. White picket fence with trees enclosed on left. Standpipe in left background. Photo has writing in white: T.B.W. Lumber Yard July 8, 1899 ? . Scanned image and dimensions are of the copy.
Date: July 8, 1899
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[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. Bottom half of matte is in poor condition. Entire bottom edge is missing, plus bottom corners are broken off. Image is intact. Image dimensions: 19.3 cm x 11.9 cm See 1972.093.169 for another copy of this photo.
Date: 1901
Item Type: Photograph

[Baker and Hirsch Store]

Description: Photograph of the Baker and Hirsch Store. White stucco building with columned covered sidewalk. Coca-Cola sign at top of front entrance of building. Sign on right side of building proclaims the building as Cowboy's Lounge. Railroad tracks in foreground. Trees in background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Baker and Hirsch Store, Richmond, Texas.

Description: Photograph of the Baker and Hirsch Store, Richmond, Texas. Photo is mounted on cardboard. Photo has people on right, and horses and buggies on left. Train tracks in foreground. The store in the background is a one-story wood building.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[The Baker and Hirsch Store, Richmond, Texas.]

Description: Photograph of the Baker and Hirsch Store, Richmond, Texas. Photo is mounted on cardboard. Photo has people on right, and horses and buggies on left. Train tracks in foreground. The store in the background is a one-story wood building. Photo has many stained spots across it. It top left corner there is a blank area. Cardboard mat has tear in top right corner (piece missing). Ink writing across bottom of mat.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Bank of J. H. P. Davis and Company]

Description: Photograph of the "Bank of J. H. P. Davis and Company, Richmond, Texas" as written on the front in white. The bank building is a two story stucco building with a corner entrance. A group of nine men dressed in suits are standing outside on the front steps. A rounded tower extends over and above the normal roofline. The tower reads: Beasley and George Bank. The window of that tower has written: Doctor O'Farrell. Window to the left of the tower reads: Dr. Lister's Office. Other window markings are not legible. A horse it tied to a wooden structure surrounding a tree on the right side of the photograph. Photograph is mounted on a brown cardboard matte. Image dimensions are: 24.4 cm X 19 cm. Top left corner of matte is broken. Written on matte in white: Photo by Gordon Photographer Richmond, Texas.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Baptism taking place in a river, possibly the Brazos]

Description: Photograph (copy) of a baptism taking place in a river - possibly the Brazos River. A group of thirteen people are holding hands in the water. Two men in front of them are wearing dark suits. One of these men has his left hand on a young girls shoulder and his right hand is raised into the air. The other man in dark suit is holding a white object in his hands. River embankment in background. Horse standing on bank to left of photo. Scanned image and dimensions are of the copy.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Baptist Church building, Rosenberg]

Description: Copy of photo of Baptist Church building, Rosenberg. Brick church building with square tower over main entrance. Photo is labeled by photographer, "Baptis [sic.] Church Rosenberg, Cummings Cash Drug Store."
Date: 1910
Item Type: Photograph

[Barbeque for the Rosenberg Bridge celebration]

Description: Postcard image of a barbecue for the Rosenberg Bridge celebration, February 20, 1909. Fort Bend County, Texas. Photo of large group of men (few women). Wagon wheel in far right corner. Building rooftops and trees in background. Left edge is creased. Ink mark under 1909.
Date: February 20, 1909
Item Type: Postcard