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[Lizzie Wessendorff as a teenager, ca. 1912.]

Description: Formal photographic portrait of Lizzie Wessendorff as a teenager, ca. 1912. Wessendorff has her hair pulled back loosely into a bun on the crown of her head. She is looking to the left and has a very serious expression. Wessendorff is wearing a white dress with a gathered neckline and fabric flowers at her right shoulder. Photograph is mounted in a gray folder. Front of folder has a 1 mm dark gray stripe locate 1.8 cm from the edge. Folder has embossed image of a girl holding lilies and her left hand, a ewer in her right hand. Image dimensions: 10.1 cm x 15.3 cm
Date: 1912
Item Type: Photograph

[Lizzie Wessendorff as a young girl, c. 1910.]

Description: Formal photographic portrait of Lizzie Wessendorff, ca. 1910. Wessendorff is seated on a carved wooden chair, wearing a white cotton dress with lace overlay. Her hair is pulled back with a large white bow accented with small flowers. Image mounted on pale gray matte. Matte is imprinted "Blackburn Studio, Houston, Tex."
Date: 1910
Creator: Blackburn
Item Type: Photograph

[Marie Wessendorff as a little girl (about 4 years old).]

Description: Photographic portrait of Marie Wessendorff as a little girl (about 4 years old). Wessendorff is wearing a white cotton eyelet dress with a dropped waist and lace ruffle. She is standing on a table next to a rattan chair. Taken by Blackburn Studio, Houston, Tex., about 1912. Image is mounted on a pale gray matte.
Date: 1912
Creator: Blackburn, C.R.
Item Type: Photograph

[Ada Wessendorff as a teenager (about 16 yrs old).]

Description: Photographic portrait of Ada Wessendorff as a teenager (about 16 yrs old). Wessendorff has her hair pulled back and secured with a large white bow at the nape of her neck. She is wearing a white dress with lace inset over shoulders. Bodice is shirred around shoulders, ending with a round lace band across the shoulders and chest. Shirt is shirred in four levels at the waist, and twice more at thigh level. Wessendorff is holding a bouquet of carnations. Image is mounted is cropped into an oval and mounted on a gray cardboard matte. Image dimensions: 12.0 cm x 20.5 cm. See 1972.093.152 for a duplicate photo on a different style matte.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Ada Wessendorff, Daughter of Joe B. and Lila Baker Wessendorff.]

Description: Photographic portrait of Ada Wessendorff, Daughter of Joe B. and Lila Baker Wessendorff. Wessendorff has her hair pulled back and secured with a large white bow at the nape of her neck. She is wearing a white dress with lace inset over shoulders. Bodice is shirred around shoulders, ending with a round lace band across the shoulders and chest. Shirt is shirred in four levels at the waist, and twice more at thigh level. Wessendorff is holding a bouquet of carnations. Image is mounted is cropped into an oval and mounted on a tan cardboard matte with gold edging. Image dimensions: 12 cm x 20.2 cm See 1972.093.142 for duplicate image on different mount
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph

["Uncle Frank Davis."]

Description: Hand tinted photograph identified on back as "Uncle Frank Davis." Davis is wearing a suit coat, striped shirt with rounded collar, and dark solid necktie; he has a thick moustache. No known date.
Date: 1910
Item Type: Photograph

[Sydney Davis (Sr.), as a teenager.]

Description: Photographic portrait identified as Sydney Davis (Sr.), as a teenager. Davis is wearing a dark suit jacket, striped shirt, and thin bow tie. Image is cropped into an oval and mounted on a dark gray cardboard matte. Matte has a raised black oval with scroll detailing at top and bottom around the image. Photographer's mark in lower right corner, "R. Wear, Sherman, Tex." Not dated. Image dimensions: 5.0 cm x 7.0 cm
Date: 1910
Creator: Wear, R.
Item Type: Photograph

[A.M. Holmes (as identified on back in blue ink).]

Description: Photograph of A.M. Holmes (as identified on back in blue ink). Holmes is wearing a suit that is buttoned to the top. He has a dark tie with white stripes. Holmes has a long mustache that ends in defined point. Image is peeling or distorted across the middle of his face. Photograph is mounted on tan cardboard substrate that has scalloped edging with gold trim. Below a gold design at bottom is photographer name: C.O. Lorenz, Richmond, Texas.
Date: 1910
Creator: Lorenz, C.O.
Item Type: Photograph

[George Baker with a mustache]

Description: Photograph of George Baker. (as identified on back of photo in pencil and blue ink.) Older, balding man with gray hair and mustache. His suit jacket has a medal and pin attached to the left lapel. He has a white shirt and striped tie (crooked). Photo (oval cut) is mounted on a tan cardboard matte. Photographer name is engraved in lower, right corner: ?, Houston, Texas. Photo has scratches in top right area. Matte is stained (water?).
Date: 1911
Item Type: Photograph

[1913 flood of the Brazos River.]

Description: Photo taken during the 1913 flood of the Brazos River. On opposite bank is the stern wheeler "Waco". The steamboat "Waco" is in the upper left comer of photo. Dark spots distort most of photo. Written at bottom of photo in white: "RIVER RICHMOND".
Date: 1913
Item Type: Photograph

[J. Franek and sons stacking hay near Needville, Texas]

Description: Photograph of J. Franek and sons stacking hay near Needville, Texas, in 1915. Man on left is standing in a hay-loaded wagon. Man in middle is leaning against the large stack of hay and has hay on a hay fork that he is holding up over his head. There is a third man standing on top of the hay stack. Top of fence posts in foreground. Fence and partial view of a white building in far left corner.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Obituary of A.D. McNabb Sr.]

Description: Photograph of the newspaper clipping (and photo) of the obituary of A.D. McNabb, Sr. Clipping titled "Death of A.D. McNabb, Sr.". Photo (by Deane. 306 Preston Street, Houston, Texas.) Photograph is of the profile of a man with thinning, dark hair and a mustache. He is wearing a dark colored suit that is buttoned at top. He has a pin or decorative button at collar of white shirt.
Date: 1911
Item Type: Photograph

[Southern Pacific Railroad bridge]

Description: Postcard image of the Southern Pacific Railroad bridge across the Brazos River, Richmond, Texas during 1913 flood. Flood level almost reaches tracks. Utility poles on far right.
Date: 1913
Item Type: Postcard

[Crabb Switch during 1913 flood]

Description: Postcard image of Crabb Switch during 1913 flood. Crabb sign to left of photo. Road under water to left, also. Railroad tracks to right. Wagon in far left corner.
Date: 1913
Item Type: Postcard

[Business section of Rosenberg]

Description: Photographic copy of a postcard. Original returned to donor. Image is marked "Business section of Rosenberg." Rosenberg State bank is at right of photo.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Postcard

[Valentine's Greetings]

Description: Postcard Valentine's Greetings. Colored image of a boy (in white) and girl (in a blue dress) sitting on a bench looking at a Valentine card (encased in a red heart with birds at top and flowers on top and bottom.
Date: 1910
Item Type: Postcard

[Man reclining in a wooden chair]

Description: Photograph of man reclining in a wooden chair in an sparsely furnished office. Man is identified on the back of the photo in blue pen as "Grandpa James S. Alley, Rosenberg, Texas, Real Estate Office in Rosenberg about 1906-1912 on 3rd St." Calendar on wall dates to 1911. Alley is leaning back on the back legs of a wooden chair, reading the newspaper. There are three more chairs in the room, one in front of him and two behind him. Wall of office is made of horizontal wainscoting, white at the top, black at bottom 1.5 ft. Image is mounted on a black cardboard matte. Matt is broken away along the top and right edges of the image. Image dimensions: 17.4 cm x 12.0 cm
Date: 1911
Item Type: Photograph