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[Train with three men]

Description: Postcard issued by Bank of the Southwest using images from F.J. Schlueter Collection. Image is of a train with three men sitting on front of engine, one in at the controls, and two standing at left. Text on the back of the postcard reads, "Houston had become an important railhead by 1920. Gandy dancers laid the track that carried the trains that helped turn Houston into a major transportation center. Photograph from the Bank of the Southwest--F.J. Schlueter Collection." Image is from ca. 1915, but postcard is from ca. 1970.
Date: 1915

[Lone Star Market]

Description: Photograph of the Lone Star Market which was located on Third Street behind the Barker house Richmond, Texas. The man on far left is identified as Harris Mitchell. Man on far right identified as Bryan. The Lone Star Market has its sign above the porch roof "Lone (star is an painted star) Market Bryan a Daniels. Four men are standing in front of the porch. A dark-colored horse is tied to the post near Bryan. Mitchell (far left) is wearing a dark colored suit with white shirt and thin dark tie. He is wearing a flat top hat. Young man standing next to Mitchell is wearing a long apron over light shirt, dark pants, and boots. Third man from left is wearing light colored shirt, dark pants, and the last man (far right, Bryan) is wearing a white shirt, light-colored pants and large felt cowboy hat. Photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate which is very worn at edges and is broken in corners (pieces missing). Writing on back in blue ink: "This picture was taken here in Richmond about 1910."
Date: 1910

[Metal musical disc]

Description: Circular in shape with 100 punched out circles all around the outside edge. It has one circle in the middle. There are small rectangular punched out holes in the main part of the disc. The part that is punched out is still attached by one side and is curved under to form a little bump.
Date: 1910

[Lee Quinn Nesbett]

Description: Photograph of Lee Quinn Nesbett sitting on the porch of Winston Bassett's home at 405 Liberty, Richmond, Texas. Nesbett has short dark hair and is wearing a light colored dress that has ruffled three-tiered hemline. She has her right elbow on her knee with her chin resting in the palm of her right hand. The porch has ornate posts that are painted in light and dark colors. Porch has railing with criss-cross and circle patterns between rails. Picket fence in background on far left. Identification on back of photo in pencil.
Date: 1917

[Obituary of A.D. McNabb Sr.]

Description: Photograph of the newspaper clipping (and photo) of the obituary of A.D. McNabb, Sr. Clipping titled "Death of A.D. McNabb, Sr.". Photo (by Deane. 306 Preston Street, Houston, Texas.) Photograph is of the profile of a man with thinning, dark hair and a mustache. He is wearing a dark colored suit that is buttoned at top. He has a pin or decorative button at collar of white shirt.
Date: 1911

[J. Franek and sons stacking hay near Needville, Texas]

Description: Photograph of J. Franek and sons stacking hay near Needville, Texas, in 1915. Man on left is standing in a hay-loaded wagon. Man in middle is leaning against the large stack of hay and has hay on a hay fork that he is holding up over his head. There is a third man standing on top of the hay stack. Top of fence posts in foreground. Fence and partial view of a white building in far left corner.
Date: 1915

[George Baker with a mustache]

Description: Photograph of George Baker. (as identified on back of photo in pencil and blue ink.) Older, balding man with gray hair and mustache. His suit jacket has a medal and pin attached to the left lapel. He has a white shirt and striped tie (crooked). Photo (oval cut) is mounted on a tan cardboard matte. Photographer name is engraved in lower, right corner: ?, Houston, Texas. Photo has scratches in top right area. Matte is stained (water?).
Date: 1911

[Wagons of cotton and James Alley]

Description: Postcard showing wagons of cotton and James Alley. Wagon on left has three men sitting on top of cotton. Two men standing in front of second wagon (from left). One man wearing suit and hat, the other dark pants, white shirt, suspenders, tie, and dark hat. BARNES BROS. building in background. Addressed to Mr. R.E. Duncan, Eagle Baker, Texas from Effie.
Date: May 14, 1912

[Plane wreckage in Fort Bend County in 1918]

Description: Photograph (copy) of "plane wreckage in Fort Bend County in 1918, " as type written on back of photo. African American man standing on left of wing. Two children dressed in coats and hat are standing in front of the plane wing. They are standing to either side of a circular emblem on wing. Scanned image is of the copy.
Date: 1918

[Man reclining in a wooden chair]

Description: Photograph of man reclining in a wooden chair in an sparsely furnished office. Man is identified on the back of the photo in blue pen as "Grandpa James S. Alley, Rosenberg, Texas, Real Estate Office in Rosenberg about 1906-1912 on 3rd St." Calendar on wall dates to 1911. Alley is leaning back on the back legs of a wooden chair, reading the newspaper. There are three more chairs in the room, one in front of him and two behind him. Wall of office is made of horizontal wainscoting, white at the top, black at bottom 1.5 ft. Image is mounted on a black cardboard matte. Matt is broken away along the top and right edges of the image. Image dimensions: 17.4 cm x 12.0 cm
Date: 1911

[Mrs. Swinford, Lizzie Wessendorff, etc.]

Description: Photograph of (as identified on back in ink) Mrs. Swinford, Lizzie Wessendorff, Jennetta Wessendorff, Archietta Davis Jones, Jennie Jones Wessendorff, Marguerite Wessendorff, Doris Wessendorff, Marie Wessendorff. Three little girls are sitting on a long wooden bench in front of five (standing) women. There is a see-saw behind the women to the right of photo. White picket fence on left. House in background on right. The photo is torn on top right corner and the top left is folded. Center is creased.
Date: 1910

[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