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[Photograph of Josey (Dagnell) Ryon, wife of James E. (Jim) Ryon]

Description: Photograph of Josey (Dagnell) Ryon, wife of James E. (Jim) Ryon. In this bust studio portrait, Ryon is wearing a dark colored dress with shirred bodice and ruffled edging that extends from bodice and caps over full sleeves. Ryon has a Victoria chain with attached pin (attached at collar with chain extending down bodice). A ruffled trim is visible just above the banded collar. Ryon's dark hair is pulled back and into a bun. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate. Text at bottom of cardboard reads: "Blue Gallery, Conner, McKinney, Fine Photos,". Written above photographer text in blue ink: "(Jim Ryon) Josey, Ryon. (Dallas)".
Date: 1889 - 1890
Creator: Conner

[A 1886 Drug Store]

Description: Photograph of a 1886 Drug Store. The drug store is located in a two story brick building on the corner of a dirt street. The sign "Drug Store" on the northwest corner of the building, has a horse hitched to the support post. The front of the building has two glass box windows on either side of the double door entrance. Eight men are standing on the sidewalk near the front entrance. There is a man sitting in each of the four second story windows on the front side of building. A hitching post is on far left; two white wooden buildings on far right with the top of a two story brick building partially visible over the roof tops of the wooden buildings. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate. Image dimensions are: 19.7 cm x 12.4 cm. Pencil writing near top left corner of cardboard reads [not fully legible]: 84.50 49.00 $35.50 $35.50 (with x's under the cents).
Date: 1885/1889

[Albert Peyton George as a boy, wearing a dark military style outfit]

Description: Tintype image of Albert Peyton George. In the photograph, George is wearing a dark military style outfit. A white collar is visible above the neckline of the jacket. A watch chain hangs across the front of the jacket. George has his left hand on a book that is on top of a table to his left. There is a hat and another book on the table. He has a tablet and a pencil in the right pocket of the jacket. The tintype has a paper frame with gold trim.
Date: [1884..1885]

[Albert Peyton George seated in an upholstered chair, wearing a dark three piece suit]

Description: Photograph of Albert Peyton George. George, who is seated in an upholstered chair, is wearing a dark three piece suit (top button buttoned). George has his right arm across the arm rest of the chair. His left arm is resting on his left thigh. Portrait ends just above the knees. The photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate. The cardboard has a red trim around the perimeter. Back of portrait in black print: "Louis Rice Photographer Texas." The words are written inside of drawn banners. A camera and paint palette image are drawn between drawings of two women in round frames.
Date: [1880..1887]

[Albert Peyton George wearing a military style jacket and short pants]

Description: Photograph of Albert Peyton George. In the photograph, George is wearing a military style jacket and short pants. There is a watch chain across his jacket front. A white collar is visible above the top of his jacket. George has a tablet and pencil in his left jacket pocket. George is holding a book under his right arm. His left leg is across his right. He is leaning on a table that is to his left. On the table is a book and a hat. The photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate. Written on the back of the portrait in pencil: "Albert Peyton George". Also in black print: "D. H. Swartz, Photographer, Columbus, Texas. Copying and Enlarging a Specialty. Dealer in Frames, Albums, Etc. Duplicates can be had cheap. Order soon." To the left of the photographer information is a drawing of a man sitting under a tree and fishing in a body of water, boats in water, buildings in background.
Date: [1884..1885]

[Announcement of funeral for R.J. Calder]

Description: Announcement of funeral for R .J. Calder. It reads: "Funeral Notice. The friends and acquaintances of R. J. Calder, Are respecfully (sic) invited to attend his funeral from his residence, to=morrow Aug. 29th, at Nine o'clock, a.m. Interment at the Cemetery Richmond, August 28th, 1885."
Date: August 28, 1885

[Autograph album "To darling Mamie"]

Description: Page in autograph album reads: "To darling Mamie =My prayer= May choicest blessings crown thy head A"around [sic] thee beauteous robes be spread M"ay [sic] never sorrows gloomy pall. I"n [sic] all thy life - like a dark shadow fall E"ver [sic] guard her Father from starless skies D"o [sic] grant she may grow in beauty as old Time flies A"ye [sic] give a life all peace - or strength to bear with Fale V"erify [sic] every promise - of her present state I" pray for sunshine on her days and years S"avions [sic]! Save her, from storms and tears. Lovingly subscribed C.M. Reading Home- April 16, 1886".
Date: April 16, 1886

[Belle Ryon Davis wearing a hat with flowers on it and holding a child]

Description: Photograph of Belle Ryon Davis holding a child. The photograph is cropped by fading at Davis' waist. Davis, who is wearing small wire-rimmed glasses, is dressed in a long sleeved dress with sleeves that puff near the shoulder. Lace of a darker color is seen from shoulder and down side and again at sleeves. The dark color is repeated in two strips on high collar. Her dark hat has dark tulle, ribbon, and flowers with lighter colored flowers to the right. The child is wearing a long white gown with crocheted cap. The back of the photograph bears evidence that it may have been glued into a frame or an album.
Date: [1880..1900]

[Bud Davis as a boy, sitting with his right leg tucked under his left leg]

Description: Studio photograph of a boy. The boy is identified as Bud Davis as written at bottom of image in blue ink. Davis is sitting in an upholstered chair that has tassels at the bottom and on the armrest. Bud is wearing dark colored short pants, jacket, vest, and white shirt. He has dark stockings with stripes at bottom and ankle boots. Davis is resting his right arm on the chair's armrest and his left hand is on his left thigh. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate with pink backing.
Date: [1884..1890]

[Bust image of J.H.P. Davis]

Description: Bust photograph (appears to be painted image) of J.H.P. Davis. He is wearing a dark coat, dark tie and a white shirt. His dark hair is parted on his left side. He has a mustache and short hairs under his lower lip. He is glancing to the left. Attached to a cardboard substrate. Looks as if it used to be in an oval frame.
Date: 1888

[Bust portrait of Mary Moore "Polly" Ryon wearing a dark dress]

Description: Bust portrait of Mary Moore "Polly" Ryon taken by Justus Zahn, Galveston, Texas. Ryon's graying hair is parted down the center and is pulled back into a bun at the nape of her neck. She is wearing a dark dress that is shirred down the front. The high necked collar has two tiers of dark lace and is accented with a wide ribbon tied at center. The portrait is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate with gold trim around the edges. Back of photograph in pencil: "15911".
Date: [1888..1896]

[A child holding a hat and standing on a wooden bridge]

Description: Studio portrait of a child. The child, who is standing on a wooden "bridge", is wearing a dark colored outfit with plaid trim. The child has dark lace-up boots and is holding a hat in left hand. The photograph is mounted on a brown cardboard substrate with text at bottom that reads: "C. J. Wright, Houston, Texas." The back of the photo has circles with different patterns, drawing of a camera, easel, and paint palette; banner with "CJW" in oval center and banners below this reading "I Have Engaged The Sun To Shine For Me." More text reads "C. J. Wright, Houston, Texas All Negatives Preserved Duplicates may be obtained at any time."
Date: [1880..1898]

[A child sitting in a chair, wearing a long sleeved white gown]

Description: Studio portrait of a child. The child, who is wearing a long sleeved white gown, stockings, and dark shoes, is sitting on a print blanket. The photograph is mounted on a brown cardboard substrate with text at bottom that reads: "C. J. Wright, Houston, Texas." The back of the photo has circles with different patterns, drawing of a camera, easel, and paint palette; banner with "CJW" in oval center and banners below this reading "I Have Engaged The Sun To Shine For Me." More text reads "C. J. Wright, Houston, Texas All Negatives Preserved Duplicates may be obtained at any time."
Date: [1880..1898]

[Child sitting on an upholstered chair, wearing a white long sleeved gown]

Description: Photograph of a child sitting on an upholstered chair. The child is wearing a white long sleeved gown with no shoes. The toddler has left hand on the arm rest of the chair. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate with gold trim around edge. Stamped on back in blue: "Louisville Art Gallery J. D. McDaniel Photographer 1205 Elm Street Two blocks West of Union Depot Dallas Texas".
Date: [1886..1889]

[Child wearing a white gown with ruffled lace trim]

Description: Photograph of a child. In this studio portrait, the child is wearing a white gown with ruffled lace trim. She is wearing a bracelet on her right wrist. The child is sitting in a fabric draped wicker chair. The photograph is mounted on a dark gray cardboard matte. The matte has text below the portrait that reads: "Lorenz Art Gallery Extra Finish [in paint palette drawing] Richmond, Texas".
Date: [1880..1900]

[East exterior view of the J.H.P. Davis house]

Description: Photograph of the J.H.P. Davis house. East exterior view of the white wooden two story house. The home has first and second floor porches with round white columns and white railing. Some of the windows have dark painted shutters. Three of the brick fireplaces can be seen above the roof line. A portico on the right side of the house is partially obscured by shrubs. At the center of the photograph is a shrub lined cement sidewalk leading to the front porch steps. There is a metal archway over the sidewalk about halfway to the steps. A woman wearing dark skirt, white blouse, and dark hat is seated on the top step of the porch. Two men and three women are standing on the porch near the front entrance. Line of tall shrubs on left; small shrub on right corner of house; large tree on right. The photograph is mounted on a gray cardboard substrate. Image dimension are: 17.3 cm x 12.1 cm.
Date: 1889

[Frances Lee Baker as an infant, reclining on a floral coverlet]

Description: Photograph of an infant reclining on a floral coverlet. Writing on the back of the photograph identifies the infant as: "Frances Lee Baker Age six months". In this studio portrait, Francis is wearing a white one piece outfit with lace trim. She has a bracelet on her left wrist and a ring on a finger of her left hand. The photograph has been cropped into an oval and mounted on a dark gray matte. The matte has an embossed line that borders the perimeter of the photograph. Written in gold on the matte: "Hartung MAH [initials intertwined] Brownwood Texas".
Date: [1885..1910]

[Group of forty-seven men, women, and children standing on the Redondo Hotel steps]

Description: Photograph of a group of 47 men, women, and children standing on the steps that lead to the Redondo Hotel in Redondo, California. Balustrade that is part of the building roof at top center of photo. Tropical plant (on covered porch area of main building) to far left of photo. Written in white in bottom left corner: "5L9". Back of photograph in blue type reads: "BALLOON ROUTE EXCURSION Los Angeles The Finest $1.00 Trolley Trip in the World Over the Scenic Lines of the Los Angeles-Pacific Co. [poem enclosed in thin blue line] Away in the merry Southland, Far down where the oranges grow = = In the land of the great busy city, Where the angels were lost long ago, There's a way to forget your troubles, For a day to be brimful of fun, And the jolly Balloon Route Excursion Will show you how it is done. [second stanza] "Not up in the air" he takes you, Though you'd think you had left there For weariness, trouble, sorrow or care Have no place in this car=load of (?) Then away and away he will speed you Through Fairy Land, down to the shore Then back to real life, he will leave you (?) With a feeling = = yes a longing, for more. [end of poem] Photograph of Balloon Route Excursion Party Taken At Redondo Hotel, Redondo, Cal. Duplicates furnished by C. E. McCarthy, Excursion Photographer, 429 So. Hill ST., Los Angeles, Cal. Order by Number on Print." Areas where words are not legible have a 7 cm x 9.4 cm piece of paper adhered to the cardboard. The photograph is mounted on a black cardboard substrate with tan patterned trim around perimeter of the photograph. Image dimensions are: 20.5 cm x 15.4 cm.
Date: [1880..1910]

[A horse and buggy in front of the J.H.P. Davis house]

Description: Photograph of the J.H.P. Davis house. This is the exterior north facade of the two story white wooden house with dark painted shutters, gate post, urns, and fence baseboard. A brick fireplace is to the left of the porch. There is a stained glass window over the portico. Standing on the porch is J.H.P. Davis and two women. The house is enclosed by a white picket fence with open gate. Reference used for description: "Internship Report Davis Complex Research/Planning" written by Michael Moore. The photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate. Written on back of photo in black: "Judge Davis Home in 1920 The Judge - Mrs. Davis, Mamie Davis". Also written on back with reference to the identification of Mrs. Davis and Mamie Davis in pencil was "Error". Image dimensions are: 19.5 cm x 11.8 cm.
Date: [1889..1920]