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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.
Description: Kelly's "Diamond Point" right twist barb clamped on line wire, Patented February 11, 1868
Date: February 11, 1868
Description: Single strand barbed wire. Merrill's early four point, Patented by L and J. Merrill September 9, 1871
Date: September 9, 1871
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.
Creator: Blessing and Co.
Description: Double strand barbed wire, Glidden winner, Patented November 24, 1874
Date: November 24, 1874
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.
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.
Description: Jacob Haish's "Improved S Barb" barbed wire, Patented August 31, 1875
Date: August 31, 1875
Description: H. N. Frentress barbed wire, Split Diamond, Patented December 14, 1875
Date: December 14, 1875
Description: Double strand barbed wire, A.J. Upham Staple barb on two lines, Patented August 29, 1876
Date: August 29, 1876
Description: Watkin's "Lazy Plate" barbed wire, William Watkins, November 21, 1876
Date: November 21, 1876
Description: Single strand barbed wire, Burnell Four Point, Patented June 19, 1877
Date: June 19, 1877
Description: "Half Hitch" barbed wire, Patented by O.O. Kettleson, May 7, 1878
Date: May 7, 1878
Description: "Scutt's Arrow Plate" same as "Clip" barbed wire. Patented June 1878
Date: June 1878