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["Mier Prisoners Charge on the Guard and Victory at Salado.'']

Description: Photographic print of a drawn or engraved image of "MIER PRISONERS CHARGE ON THE GUARD AND VICTORY AT SALADO.'' Photograph shows men with guns and long spears. Building with cross on top of roofline above door to the right, background. Photo has yellow tint with brown. Photograph is mounted on cardboard substrate. Image dimensions are: 19.5 cm X 12.3 cm.
Date: 1842

[Photograph of Jane Long holding a fan]

Description: Photograph (copy) of Jane Long purchased from the University of Texas archives, Austin, Texas and given to the Museum. It is a copy of the image in the Barker Archives. Long is seated and wearing a dark dress with white lace at collar. She is holding a fan in her left hand. Her long dark hair is curled and has lace headpieces on either side of her head. Original daguerreotype portrait is in an oval frame and ends at the knee. Scanned image is of the copy. Copy of image measures: 11.5 cm X 13.7 cm.
Date: 1850

[George Feris home in Richmond, Texas]

Description: Photograph (copy) of the George Feris home in Richmond, Texas. Back of photo as written by Homer Sharp (in black ink): "This picture was taken from the original, of The Old Doctor George Feris Home here in Richmond. This house was located between the end of Myrtle Street and Preston Street. Mrs. Frazar's Home is located on or near the spot where this old home was. Her home has got all the old lumber and some of the bricks in it, or part of the lumber and bricks the old home had in it. Dr. George Feris had two boys in the Jaybird Woodpecker Feud. Keene Feris and Yandell Feris, Keene Feris is the daddy of Mrs. Frazar and her sister Aunt Bessie Homner. Aunt Bessie let me have the original picture to make this copy. Dr. Feris is standing by the house in the front of the home and Aunt Bessie said she didn't know the names of the people on the upper porch, But was the Feris family. She didn't know when the picture was taken, or where the house was built, But the bricks was hauled from Galveston in ox wagons and she thought the lumber came from Louisiana." Photograph is of a two story, wooden house with columns from bottom porch to roofline. Upper porch has white wood railing. People are standing on upper porch. Porches extend the length of the front of the house. A bearded man with a dark (long) jacket, light pants, hat, and cane is standing next to a saddled white horse.
Date: 1855

[Mary Smith McNabb]

Description: Salted paper photograph of "Mary Smith McNabb, first wife of John McNabb and mother of Alexander McNabb, Sr. perhaps about 1856-1860 or earlier. Birthday unknown. Died May 9, 1860. Her remains were moved from the family cemetery northwest of Rosenberg to Morton Cemetery in Richmond in the Spring of 1974." as was written in blue ink on the back of the picture. Photograph is of a woman with her dark hair parted on the side and pulled back in a bun at the nape of her neck. She is wearing a dark dress with light colored vine print and a white lace collar. A brooch is pinned on the collar. Background of a window on left and bookshelves on right. Photograph is mounted on black cardboard substrate with gold trim around the edges.
Date: 1856

[Copy of an original tintype of Henrietta Moore.]

Description: Photograph is print copy of an original tintype of Henrietta Moore. She has dark hair parted in the middle with ribbons in the back. She is wearing dangling earrings in her ears. She has on a dark dress with lace trim at neckline and at wrists. She has on dark, lace gives.
Date: 1860

[Terry's Texas Rangers, c. 1863]

Description: Photographic copy of daguerreotype of five of Terry's Texas Rangers, ca. 1863. All five men are wearing dark hats with a five pointed star pin at the front. Original image by Texas A&M University Archives.
Date: 1863

[Carte de visite of Isaac Barber]

Description: Carte de visite of Isaac Barber found in book 1990.018.006. Half-portrait of Mr. And Mrs. Isaac Barber. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate. Back of photograph in pencil reads: Grampa & Gramma Barber.
Date: 1865

[J.H.P. Davis at the age of 16.]

Description: Photograph (copy) of J.H.P. Davis at the age of 16. Davis is wearing a three piece suit with white shirt and dark bow tie. He has his left hand (at chest) tucked in the inside of his vest. He has dark hair parted on the side.
Date: 1867

[Beulah Sweeny in a short dress and bloomers]

Description: Tintype of Beulah Sweeny (1865-1881) in short dress and bloomers standing next to chair. Her left hand is resting on the back of the wooden chair. The tintype is in an enclosed paper envelope.
Date: 1868

[John Ryon]

Description: Tintype of John Ryon, a member of Terry's Texas Rangers. Man with dark hair parted on his right side. He has a dark mustache and beard. He is wearing a dark suit with bow tie. Scanned image is of a copy of the tintype.
Date: 1869

[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.

[Photograph of Suzanne "Lizzy" Ryon Davis]

Description: Photograph (copy) Suzanne "Lizzy" Ryon Davis. J. H.P. Davis first wife. Davis' hair is pulled back into a bun; curls frame the front of her head. Her dark dress is shirred at the front and she has a lace collar with a scarf that is tied into a bow. A chain can be seen hanging from beneath her bow. Davis is seated in a chair and portrait ends just below the waist. Scanned image is of the copy.
Date: 1875

[Thomas Jefferson Smith]

Description: Photographic copy of original tintype of Thomas Jefferson Smith. Original tintype (returned to donor) is 8" x 10", oval matted in a paper matte and framed in an oval wooden frame. Matte is very brittle and was reinforced with masking tape prior to its arrival at the museum. Image of Smith has moderate crackling over entire surface (visible in scanned image). Smith is pictured as an old man with a sunken face, wire rimmed glasses, sparse white hair, and a white beard. He is holding a cane across his chest.
Date: 1875

[Dr. James A. Gibson, Jr.]

Description: Photograph (copy) of Dr. James A. Gibson, Jr. Gibson is wearing a military uniform with three rows of buttons down the front of his jacket. He has tassels on each shoulder. His cap has a two bayonets that crisscross as an emblem in the center. He has short trimmed hair and a mustache. Scanned image is of the copy.
Date: 1880

[Mildred Ryon (Booth)]

Description: Full-length photograph (copy) of Mildred Ryon (Booth). Ryon is wearing a dark skirt with ruffles at hemline. Her matching blouse has long sleeves with fabric covered buttons down the front and ruffles at sleeve hems. White sleeves can be seen underneath the dark and white collar at neckline also. She has various items around her neck- A chain and a fringed ornament at neckline. She has a dark colored braided chain around her hips ending in a tassel on her right hip.Partially covering her curling hair is a dark colored hat with light trim and flowers at the center. She has her left hand resting on the handle of a parasol. Background of portrait is a wooden fence. Scanned image is of the copy.
Date: 1880

[Mildred Ryon Wheat Booth.]

Description: Copy of a hand painted photograph in a frame of Mildred Ryon Wheat Booth. Booth, who has long, red-blonde wavy hair, is wearing a dark colored blouse with white with ruffled black trim collar. A blue-green scarf at her neck has tasseled ends. A black with gold trimmed cross pin is in the center of the tied scarf. A gold chain is hanging around the collar, also. The original painting was in an oval frame with gold trim. Scanned image is of the copy.
Date: 1880

[A white two story house with small central upper and lower porches.]

Description: Photo of a white two story house with small central upper and lower porches, dark 'shutters, Brick chimney on right end, white picket fence around yard. Five African Americans standing among trees to the left of house. Three boys and a dog standing on and next to steps to front gate. Man, woman, girl standing in front of bottom porch. Five people (three men, two women?) standing on upper porch. Several outbuildings visible behind the house. Image is faded and yellow. Image is mounted on thin cardboard matte. Matte is missing lower right corner and upper right corner. Image dimensions: 24.2 cm x 19.1 cm. Photo is often referred to as "Old Prairie Home" of the Jones/Ryon family (George Ranch). Digital enhancement (performed 12/1999) of back side of matte revealed "Mr. Walter Jones, Richmond, Tex." written faintly in pencil.
Date: 1880

[Whitten Home, Richmond.]

Description: Photograph of Whitten Home, Richmond. Home was originally located on the 300 block of Jackson St., now is located at 500 Houston Street as the Long-Smith Cottage. One story wood home, double chimneys, central front porch. Four people are standing on the front porch. White fence encloses yard. Large, bare tree in yard at left. Image is mounted on a tan cardboard matte. Image dimensions are 21.3 cm x 15.0 cm. Image is very faded and yellow. Matte is damaged as follows: lower right corner broken off; missing piece along upper edge, 7.5-12.5 cm from left corner.
Date: 1880

[F.M.O. "Otis" Fenn.]

Description: Photograph (copy) of F.M.O. "Otis" Fenn. Fenn, who has dark curling hair, is wearing a dark jacket and vest with white shirt and black bow tie. He is standing next to a structure on which his right arm is resting. His left arm is on his left hip. A pocket watch chain can be seen hanging at his waist. Portrait ends near knees and has Fenn facing the right. Scanned image is of the copy.
Date: 1881

[Carrie E. Secrest (Jeffries)]

Description: Photograph of Carrie E. Secrest (Jeffries), born February 15, 1865. This photo was taken when Carrie was 18 years old. She is the daughter of Felix G. & Martha Ann Secrest. Information was written on the back of the photo in blue ink. Carrie is wearing a dress with dark colors and insets of lighter colors with stripe. The dress has a jacket with dark trim. She is wearing a scarf with fringe at bottom and tied at the neckline. Carrie has a hat with light and dark colors and feathers on right. She has very long wavy hair that is braided into braid thrown over her right shoulder. She is seated in an upholstered chair and has her left arm resting on a tasseled arm of chair.
Date: 1883

[Charlie Anders, Joe Anders, John Baker, George Baker, Albert George, and Earl McFarland]

Description: Tintype image of six boys identified (from copy in George Family Archives) as: Charlie Anders, Joe Anders, John Baker, George Baker, Albert George, and Earl McFarland. Three boys in the front row are seated (the two on the left are wearing dark jackets and hats, all three are not wearing shoes.) The three boys in back row are standing (boy in center is wearing a dark vest, striped shirt, light hat).
Date: 1883

[J.E. Dyer Store on Morton Street in Richmond, Texas]

Description: Original print of J.E.Dyer Store on Morton Street in Richmond, Texas. Two story building. Men are standing in the foreground. A boy is sitting on the hitching post. These men were possibly jurors in Fort Bend County.
Date: 1883

[Richmond School Children , ca. 1883-1885.]

Description: Photographic portrait of Richmond School Children , ca. 1883-1885. Photo shows man, two women, and 46 children. Photo is darkened and yellowed. It is mounted on a tan cardboard matte. Matte has all four corners broken off, with break at bottom left cutting across the image. Image is also torn along right edge near the bottom. Identifications were originally written in pencil on back of matte. Those that were dark enough to decipher were copied over in blue pen. Identifications are as follows, left to right, top to bottom: Fannie Lamar, Mary Kohan, Carrol Bar___, Mattie Bull, P_____ Dyer, Phil McGee, See Dyer, Walter McGowan, Jimmy Dyer, B_____ Davis, Bassett Blakely, Mary Kochan, __allie Ryon, Bille Dyan (Ryon?), Miss Julie Norwood, Mrs. Norwood, Mr. _______, Tonie Wessendorff, John Baker, Joe _______, _______,________, _______, ________, Nettie ________ [Laurie Winston], Kate _________, Howard Dyer, Will Andrus, Lizzie McGee, Pearlie Winston, Jennie Jones, Annie Sommerville, Lida Beker, Birdie Winston, Leila ________, Alex Davis, Charlie ______, Mildred ______, Mildred Davis, Minnie Mahue, Lillie Rambeau, Mamie Davis, Winnie Warford, Alli________, ________, ________, _______, _______, ______.
Date: 1883/1885