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[Anton Wessendorff.]

Description: Copy print of an 1860 charcoal portrait of Anton Wessendorff, taken from a book. Wessendorff is visible from the chest up and is wearing a dark jacket and tie with a light-colored shirt; he also has a full beard and mustache.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Businesses built along railroad]

Description: Photograph of business buildings built about 1915 along a railroad. The Brazos River Bridge (railroad bridge) can be seen on far right. A wooden ledge built next to the railroad tracks is visible in the foreground.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Calvary Episcopal Church in Richmond, Texas]

Description: Photograph of the old Calvary Episcopal Church in Richmond, Texas. White, wooden building with tall tower above front entrance (has three windows) with a cross at the top. There is a window on either side of the double (closed) door entrance; the windows have arched insets. There are trees on the left of photo.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Chest of tools possibly belonging to Anton B. Wessendorff]

Description: It is believed that this chest and tools belonged to Anton B. Wessendorff, a cabinet maker who came to America from Germany about 1850 when he was about 20 yrs old. He started a small cabinet shop in Richmond about 1855 adding a small line of lumber and nails as demand developed. He also began making and finishing caskets.
Date: unknown

[Chest of tools possibly belonging to Anton B. Wessendorff]

Description: It is believed that this chest and tools belonged to Anton B. Wessendorff, a cabinet maker who came to America from Germany about 1850 when he was about 20 yrs old. He started a small cabinet shop in Richmond about 1855 adding a small line of lumber and nails as demand developed. He also began making and finishing caskets.
Date: unknown

[J. H. P. Davis Home in Richmond, Texas]

Description: Photograph (copy) of the J. H. P. Davis Home in Richmond, Texas. Mr. And Mrs. J. H. P. Davis are standing in the doorway of the house and Mrs. George is standing to the left on the porch. The house is a white two-story wooden home with shutters and trim of dark paint. The house has a white picket fence in front. An African-American man is standing next to a carriage (on far side) pulled by a white horse. Top of fence post in right foreground.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph