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[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
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

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph