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[Photograph of Wiley Powell Jones]

Description: Portrait of Wiley Powell Jones, brother of Laura Jones and son of Henry Jones. He is posed standing, with his left arm propped up and he is wearing a dark-colored suit. The border around the photograph creates an arch shape. Back of photo states: "Mamas favorite brother of Richmond, TX"
Date: 1886~/1892~
Creator: Anderson
Item Type: Photograph

[A little girl wearing a light colored dress.]

Description: Photograph mounted on (pale blue) cardboard of a little girl wearing a light colored dress, dark stockings, and dark boots. She is leaning on a draped backdrop with her right elbow. Her left hand is placed upon her right wrist. Outdoor background to photo. Bottom of photo reads: Anderson's, 85 Mains Street, Houston, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Anderson's
Item Type: Photograph

[A young man dressed in a white shirt with white ruffled skirt.]

Description: Photograph mounted on cardboard of a young man dressed in a white shirt with white ruffled skirt. He has on stripe and design stockings with laced boots. He is standing on a covered backdrop that he is also able to lean on with his left elbow. Bottom of photo reads: From Anderson's, 85 Main Street, Houston, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Anderson's
Item Type: Photograph

[Man with gray beard posing with boy]

Description: Photograph mounted on cardboard mat of a man (with gray beard) sitting in a chair. A boy is sitting on the arm of the chair with his arm around the man. Bottom of photo in gold: Rob't M. D. Anderson, Photographer.
Date: unknown
Creator: Anderson, Robert M.D.
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

[Archietta Davis Jones as an old woman.]

Description: Photographic portrait of Archietta Davis Jones as an old woman, mounted on a black matte. Photographer's mark printed in white at center bottom of matte, "C.R. Blackburn, Houston, Texas." Jones has white hair, parted down the center. She is wearing wire frame eyeglasses. Yoke of dress is black lace over white lining; remainder of dress is black lace over black fabric. Portrait cuts off below subject's chest.
Date: unknown
Creator: Blackburn, C.R.
Item Type: Photograph

[Jennetta (left) and Lizzie (right) Wessendorff, ca. 1901.]

Description: Photograph of Jennetta (left) and Lizzie (right) Wessendorff, ca. 1901. Girls are wearing similar white dresses with pin tucked yokes and sleeves. Body of Jennetta's dress is also pin tucked; Lizzie's is gathered. Dresses have ribbon clusters at both shoulders. Girls' heads are touching. Image is mounted on a black cardboard matte with gray borders immediately around image and double gray lines around edge of matte. Photographer's mark on right edge of matte, "C.R. Blackburn, Houston, Texas." Image dimensions: 14.0 cm x 9.9 cm. It appears like the back layers of the original matte have been peeled away, exposing tan cardboard interior on the back of the photo.
Date: 1901~
Creator: Blackburn, C.R.
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

[A young man wearing a striped three-piece suit.]

Description: Photograph of a young man wearing a striped three-piece suit. He has on a white shirt with a short tie of dark and white design. He has curly hair, parted on his left side. He has a short, thin mustache and short, trimmed beard. Photograph is mounted on tan cardboard substrata with red trim around edge. Bottom of photo reads in red: Blessing & Co. Galveston. Back of photo: B&C interwoven, Blessing & Co. 174 Tremont Street (written on drawn banner), Galveston. Vine in background. Top, right corner of photo is worn away.
Date: 1872
Creator: Blessing and Co.
Item Type: Photograph

[Two young children in matching outfits]

Description: Photograph mounted on cardboard substrate of two young children in matching outfits. Decorative cement posts to right and left of photo. Bottom of photo reads: D.W. Buchanan, Huntsville, Ala.
Date: unknown
Creator: Buchanan, D.W.
Item Type: Photograph

[Little girl wearing a sweater standing next to an infant.]

Description: Photograph of little girl wearing a sweater standing next to an infant sitting in a chair. Infant is also wearing a sweater and has no shoes. Photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate with gold trim around edges. Bottom of cardboard reads (in gold print): Deane. Bryane. Back of photo (in black print) reads: Deane and Hunter, Bryan, Texas
Date: unknown
Creator: Deane Photography
Item Type: Photograph

[Willie B. Blakely (bust shot) as a boy.]

Description: Photographic portrait of Willie B. Blakely (bust shot) as a boy. Blakely appears to be about 12 years old and is wearing a light colored suit coat, white shirt, necktie with thin vertical stripes, and round tie pin. Image is cropped into an oval and mounted onto a pale gray matte. Photographer's mark in silver at lower right: "The Elliots, Austin, Tex." Image dimensions: 8.8 cm x 12.5 cm
Date: 1900
Creator: Elliots
Item Type: Photograph

[A young man in a jacket and vest with a striped necktie.]

Description: Photograph of a young man in a jacket (top button is buttoned) and vest with a striped necktie. Vest has a chain through bottom button. Man has thin mustache. Photo is mounted on a cardboard substrate. Cardboard is trimmed in gold. Bottom right corner is nicked. White spot on left. Back of photo in black print reads: T.B. Elrod, Artist Photographer, Columbus, Texas. Two drawings of women in round frames, a camera, and a paintbrush and paint palette on back as part of name advertisement.
Date: unknown
Creator: Elrod, T. B.
Item Type: Photograph

Mamie Davis (Mrs. A. P. George) as a young girl.

Description: Photograph of Mamie Davis (Mrs. A.P. George) as a young girl. She is wearing a white dress with ruffles on sleeves and toward bottom of dress. She is holding a fan in her left hand and her left elbow is resting on a whicker chair. Bottom of cardboard reads (in gold): Jahn (emblem) 418 Tremont St. Galveston, Tex. Back of photo reads Justus Fahn Portraits 418 Tremont St. Galveston, Texas. Duplicates can be had at any time.
Date: unknown
Creator: Fahn, Justus
Item Type: Photograph

[Mamie Davis (Mrs. A.P. George) as a young girl.]

Description: Photograph of Mamie Davis (Mrs. A.P. George) as a young girl. She is wearing a white dress with ruffles on sleeves and toward bottom of dress. She is holding a fan in her left hand and her left elbow is resting on a whicker chair. There is a table with vase and floral arrangement to the left of photo. Photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate which is white and trimmed in gold. Bottom of cardboard reads (in gold): Fahn (emblem) 418 Tremont St. Galveston, Tex.
Date: unknown
Creator: Fahn, Justus
Item Type: Photograph

[Polly Ryon as an older woman.]

Description: Photograph of Polly Ryon as an older woman. She is wearing a dark dress with ruffles at collar and a bow tied over the ruffles. Photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate. Written at the bottom of the cardboard in black: Justus Zahn, Galveston, Texas. Also in pencil: Mrs. Ryon.
Date: unknown
Creator: Fahn, Justus
Item Type: Photograph

[A young man in dark, pin-stripe suit, a plaid necktie.]

Description: Photograph of a young man in dark, pin-stripe suit, a plaid necktie, and boots. He has his right hand on a wooden branch bench and his left hand is resting on his hip. A dark-colored hat is hanging on the corner of a fence backdrop. Lake and forest (painted) background. Photo is mounted to a cardboard substrate. Print has white streak in bottom left corner. Back of photo reads (in dark blue ink print): Members of the N.P.A. of A. All Photos Made with the New Process, P.Fey., H.F. Braunig. Fey & Braunig, Photographic Artists, Cuero, Texas. Duplicates can be had at any time. No change of expression. The exposure is but one second.
Date: unknown
Creator: Fey and Braunig
Item Type: Photograph

Advertisement mailed to Y. U. Jones

Description: Address page for an advertisement from Foley Bros. Dry Goods Company mailed to "Mr. Y. U. Jones, Thompson, Texas." A partially-visible image in the lower-left corner includes the text, "To Go Forward - not backward is our aim. Each month we add some new features to our service - to increase our helpfulness and [to] merit your valued patronage."
Date: unknown
Creator: Foley Bros. Dry Goods Company
Item Type: Text

[C. A. Beasley as a young man.]

Description: Photograph of C. A. Beasley as a young man (identified on back of portrait in blue ink). Beasley has dark hair and a dark mustache that curls upward at the ends. His suit has a stripe effect. He has a white scarf and white shirt with stiff collar. Photograph is mounted on cardboard substrate. Written at bottom in gold: Guy and Cooke (CG interwoven) 501 1/2 Mains Str. Houston, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Guy and Cooke
Item Type: Photograph

[Woman and two little boys.]

Description: Photograph of woman and two little boys, identified on back as Mrs. B.A. Hinson, Walter and Gus Hinson. Mrs. Hinson is wearing a dark, solid colored Victorian dress with pleats extending from the neckline to the waist line. She is wearing a leaf shaped brooch at her neck. The boys are both dressed in jackets and knickers, White shirts with round collars(child on left has round, ruffled collar), cravat ties. Both are holding hats. Image is mounted on a white card identifying the photographer as Guy and Cooke, of Houston.
Date: 1885
Creator: Guy and Cooke
Item Type: Photograph