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[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

[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

[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

[Minutes for Hillyer Oil Compeny Meeting - 1918-02-14]

Description: Minutes taken from a Hillyer Oil Company meeting on February 14, 1918. The naming of Chas E. Anderson, Senior, and J. T. Willits [Willets], as temporary chairmen is mentioned. Development of plots of land and the attendees of the meeting is also mentioned.
Date: February 14, 1918
Creator: Willits, J. T.
Item Type: Text

[The 1912 graduating class of Rosenberg High School.]

Description: Photograph of the 1912 graduating class of Rosenberg High School. Mary Kruse, mother of the donor is second from the right on the front row. Seven women are seated in the front row - woman in center is holding a banner which reads: 1912 RHS. Five men and two women are standing in the back row. Double doors to the left of the photograph. There is a ruler hanging on a peg to the top right of the photograph. Wooden furniture to far right. Blurred white area to the top left of photo. Photograph is mounted on a brown textured cardboard matte. Matte has a gray textured rectangle that borders the perimeter of the photograph. Image dimensions are: 22.2 cm X 16.6 cm.
Date: 1912
Item Type: Photograph

[1913 Buick]

Description: Photograph (copy) of a 1913 Buick with the top in place. Tin roofed barn with open doors in background. Another wooden building on right of photo (with open door.)
Date: 1914
Item Type: Photograph

[1913 flood in Richmond, Texas]

Description: Postcard image of 1913 flood in Richmond, Texas. Water visible in bottom half of photo. White, wooden house with porch surrounded by white picket fence on left. White house in background, also. Top, right corner is torn (piece missing).
Date: December 10, 1913
Item Type: Postcard

[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

[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

[Albert P. and Mamie George house]

Description: Photographic print of Albert P. and Mamie George house (Ranch House at the George Ranch) in 1915. Photo shows the south face and the cistern tower. Partial view of large tree to right and left of photograph. Picket fence in front of house. Wire fence in foreground. Several wooden boxes are lined up along the wire fence line.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[August Thuesen Blacksmith Shop in Needville, Texas]

Description: Photograph of the August Thuesen Blacksmith Shop in Needville, Texas. Richard Lehmann, August Thuesen, Mrs. Thuesen, and their two children are seen in the photo. The four people are standing at northwest corner of the blacksmith shop. The little boy is standing on a barrel and his mother has her left arm around him. Mrs. Thuesen and her daughter are both wearing dark colored dresses. The shop is a wooden building with a covered walkway at front entrance. Sign at front of building reads: AUG. THUESEN. BLACKSMITH & HORSE SHOEING. The photo is mounted on a gray cardboard substrate. Photo is peeling from cardboard around edges. Photo is cracked in right center. Cardboard is pealing and has broken area at top.
Date: 1914
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

[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

[A "Birds eye view of Rosenberg (east)".]

Description: Photograph titled a "Birds eye view of Rosenberg (east)" on front of the picture. One story white building with white railed porch in foreground of photograph. Other two story stucco and brick buildings in the background on the same street as the white buildings. Utility poles on left of photograph.
Date: 1919
Item Type: Photograph

[The Booth Home, Booth, Texas.]

Description: Postcard image of the Booth Home, Booth, Texas. Picket fence in foreground. Booth home in upper, left corner of photo. Person walking on dirt road.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Postcard

[Brazos River Bridge from a distance]

Description: Photograph mounted on gray cardboard mat. Photo of the Brazos River Bridge, Rosenberg, Texas in 1912. Photo by Holman's. Photo has bare branch in far left corner. Left corner of mat is broken (piece missing). Grey spot in top, left corner of photo.
Date: 1912
Item Type: Photograph

[Bridge over the Brazos River at Rosenberg, Texas]

Description: Postcard image of the first bridge over the Brazos River at Rosenberg, Texas. Bridge has people standing on it. A buggy and two horses are to the far left. Small wood building on opposite bank of river (right of photo).
Date: 1912
Item Type: Postcard