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[Aerial view photograph of Richmond, Texas after the 1899 flood]

Description: Aerial view photograph of Richmond, Texas after the 1899 flood. There are people and a man on horseback walking across the railroad track in the bottom right corner of the photograph The photograph shows the following businesses: A. Kochan Farming Implements, Brady Bros. Bakery and Grocery, Austin's Exchange Saloon. The Brazos River bridge is near the top right corner. Text near bottom of photo reads: "North View July 7 1899 No 7". The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate.
Date: July 8, 1899
Item Type: Photograph

[Albert Peyton George seated on a bench, with his hands clasped together]

Description: Photograph of Albert Peyton George seated on a bench. George, who has his hands clasped around his left knee (crossed over his right) is wearing a three piece suit, white shirt, and light colored felt hat (pushed back on his head). White building (possibly the water cistern at the George Ranch house) in background. The photograph is mounted on a white texture cardboard matte. There is pencil writing on back that begins "Mr. A P. George" but the remainder of the notation is not legible.
Date: 1894 - 1896
Item Type: Photograph

[Albert Peyton George smoking a cigar astride a small mule]

Description: Photograph of Albert Peyton George astride a small mule. He is wearing a striped suit, white shirt, tie, and golf cap. He has a cigar in his mouth. There is an umbrella across the saddle in front of him. Trees in background. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate. Back of photograph in black ink: "Albert George." The photograph may be taken in Hot Springs, Arkansas because of the similarities in surroundings to photograph 2000.022.003. Image dimensions are: 11.4 cm x 17.9 cm.
Date: 1895
Item Type: Photograph

[Albert Peyton George wearing a dark suit, white shirt, bow tie, and derby hat]

Description: Photograph of Albert Peyton George. George is wearing a dark suit, white shirt, white bow tie, and derby hat. George has a cigar in his right hand. There is a buggy hitched to two horses in left background and a gray horse tied to a white picket fence in right background. Trees in distance. The photograph is printed into a round frame and mounted on a cardboard substrate. There is a black thick line around the perimeter of the cardboard and edges of cardboard are trimmed in gold. Back of photograph has floral vining printed in brown. In center of photo: "Manufacturers of the Kodak Camera Eastman Kodak co. 115 Oxford St. London. Rochester N. Y."
Date: 1890 - 1895
Item Type: Photograph

[Alfred Kirkland Baker as an infant, with a dog]

Description: Photograph of an infant and a dog. Writing on the back of the photograph identifies the infant as: "Alfred Kirkland Baker Age eight months". Alfred, who is wearing a white gown with eyelet lace at hem, is seated on tassel trimmed fabric draped over a wooden chair. A large brown or black and white dog is sitting in a chair to the left; the dog has its front paws on the chair that the infant is sitting on. There is a pillow over the back of the chair. The photograph is mounted on a white cardboard substrate. The cardboard has an embossed floral pattern on the outer border. Text in gold below the photo reads: "Eggel, Coleman, Texas."
Date: 1890 - 1900
Item Type: Photograph

[An arch at Richmond Cemetery during the flood of 1899]

Description: Photograph of the Richmond Cemetery during the flood of 1899. There are wooden fences on far left; iron fence with arched entrance gate near center - all under flood waters. There is a white house and trees in right background; a small building in center right background. This photograph is a copy of an original. Text written on the back of the original was copied to the back of this photograph and reads: "Flood of July 1899 Richmond Cemetery - Arch arc Gate is North cattle guard by Mrs. Annie Holmes Lot - [typed] Richmond Cemetery Gate During Flood of July 1899. Original in Morton Cemetery File - "History".
Date: July 8, 1899
Item Type: Photograph

[T.B.W. Lumber Yard during the flood of 1899]

Description: Photograph of the T.B.W. Lumber Yard during the flood of 1899. There are three men in a small wooden boat (crossing the street) near the center of the photograph. The lumber yard, on right, has stacks of lumber outside of the wooden tin roofed building. A two story house with trees in front yard is enclosed by a white picket fence on the left side of the photograph. There are other buildings in the background. Text at the bottom of the photograph reads: "T. B. W. Lumber Yard July 8, 1899 No 3". The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate.
Date: July 8, 1899
Item Type: Photograph

[A boy standing behind a child in the yard of the J.H.P. Davis house]

Description: Photograph of an African-American boy standing behind an Anglo child in the yard to the rear of the J.H.P. Davis House. The African-American boy may be the son of George/Frank Simpson and the Anglo child may be Davis George. There is a black and white dog to the left and a black dog to the right of the photograph. Partial view of a wagon (two-horse single board) on far left, fence around tree, shed addition to the barn all in background.
Date: 1895 - 1899
Item Type: Photograph

[Brazos River during the flood of 1899]

Description: Photograph of the Brazos River during the flood of 1899. Text at bottom of photo reads: "River & Stand Pipe July 7 1899 No9". The stand pipe is located to the right center of the photograph. Rooftops of several white wooden buildings are to the right of the stand pipe. There are trees on the left bank and in the distance. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate.
Date: July 7, 1899
Item Type: Photograph

[A cow facing the right side of the photograph]

Description: Photograph of a cow. The (brown) cow is facing the right side of the photograph. Partial view of a wooden barn on left. A saddled white horse is tied to a tree on the right. The photograph is cropped into a circle and is on a cardboard substrate with white border. A black border measuring 4 cm borders the outside of the cardboard with gold at edging. Image dimensions are: 8.6 cm in diameter.
Date: 1890 - 1910
Item Type: Photograph

[Davis George as an infant, laying on a table]

Description: Studio portrait of Davis George. Davis is reclining on a fabric covered table. The fabric has tassels on the edge and can be seen in the bottom right corner. The background has a draped cloth on right and mountain scenery in left background. The photograph is mounted on a black cardboard substrate.
Date: 1897 - 1899
Item Type: Photograph

[The fourth Fort Bend County Courthouse]

Description: Photograph of a two and a half story brick building with a tower at center of roof that houses a clock on each of the four faces of the structure. The building is the fourth Fort Bend County Courthouse that was located at 410 Morton Street in Richmond, Texas circa early 1900's. The building is enclosed by an iron fence. A wooden hitching post is located in front of the iron fence at the front entrance. There is a windmill on the far right side of the photograph. The photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate.
Date: 1890 - 1920
Item Type: Photograph

[Gold pocket watch with floral engraving on both sides]

Description: 14K gold pocket watch with floral engraving on both sides. The perimeter is decorated with diamond shape engravings and small swirled patterned engravings. Inscribed inside the back cover: "Mother to Albert Oct 7th 1891". Watch maker is "Elgin Natl, Watch Co." as seen on face of watch. Time is demarcated by roman numerals and has a separate dial for the seconds. A black ribbon with a gold two-pronged buckle on it is attached to the watch by a small gold chain.
Date: October 7, 1891

[A group of photos of Davis George as an infant]

Description: Studio portrait of Davis George as an infant. Five studio poses of Davis George on one print. Starting from top and moving clockwise: Davis flying through the air holding a light colored banner with both hands out in front, with end of banner flying behind; Davis resting on an opened flower with one wing apparent; Davis in a long, lacy gown sitting; Davis laying on his stomach inside of a cracked egg; Davis on his stomach flying on an umbrella. Picture is mounted on a gray mat board. Photographers mark at lower, right hand corner of mat board. On back: "25672 1/2 silver, Mrs. A. P. George, 1.25"
Date: 1897 - 1899
Item Type: Photograph

[J.H.P. Davis wearing a black suit]

Description: Portrait of J.H.P. Davis. Davis, who has gray hair and mustache, is wearing a dark two piece suite, dark tie with polka dots, and a white shirt. Pocket watch chain is attached at second button of vest. The portrait ends just above the waist. Embossed in bottom right corner of photograph: "Lefkowsky & Co. Beaumont, Texas." Back of photograph in pencil: "Judge J. H. P. Davis".
Date: 1890 - 1910
Item Type: Photograph

[J.H.P. Davis wearing a dark suit]

Description: Portrait of J.H.P. Davis. Davis, who has gray hair and graying mustache, is wearing a dark three-piece suite with a polka-dot tie. Photograph fades just above the waist. Bottom right corner of photograph has embossed: "Lefkowsky & Co. Beaumont, Texas." Photograph is enclosed in a gray cardboard folder. Bottom right portion of the photograph has adhered to the folder and so remains a part of this accession number.
Date: 1890 - 1910
Item Type: Photograph

[J.H.P. Davis wearing a dark three piece suit and a tie]

Description: Bust portrait of J.H.P. Davis. Davis is wearing a dark three piece suit, white shirt, and a silk tie with a light colored circular pattern. Davis has thin (graying at temples) hair, and a graying mustache. The photograph is mounted on a gray cardboard substrate with a thin red line that that borders the outer perimeter of the cardboard. Below photograph in red: "Wright 502 1/2 Main St. Houston, Texas."
Date: 1893 - 1898
Item Type: Photograph

[J.H.P. Davis with a dark suit and a spotted tie]

Description: Portrait of J.H.P. Davis that has been cropped into a circle measuring 17.7 cm in diameter. Davis, who has gray hair and a graying mustache, is wearing a tweed three piece suit, white shirt, and lattice patterned tie. A ribbon with legible portion of it reading: ''ANNUAL CONVENTION" is pinned to his left lapel by a round pin bearing five points. Portrait is cropped above the waist. To left of photograph: "Moffett". Back of photograph in pencil: "J. H. P. Davis 5565[over]8 E 875% 4x6 #5.
Date: 1890
Item Type: Photograph

[Mamie Davis, Albert P. George, and [Hattie or Jennie] Jones]

Description: Photographic copy of Mamie Davis, Albert P. George, and [Hattie or Jennie] Jones. Mamie (on left), who has long hair, and dark dress with dark stockings and lace up ankle shoes. She has her hands on a floral arrangement. Albert, who is standing in the center, is wearing a dark three piece suit, white shirt, and dark tie. He has his left leg crossed over his right. Jones, who has dark hair that is curled at her forehead, is seated in an upholstered chair and is holding a book in her hands. Her dark, long sleeved dress buttons down front to the waist. The back of the photograph has a notation that reads: Duplicate of orig. belonging to Va. Scarborough.
Date: 1891 - 1895
Item Type: Photograph

[Mamie E. Davis as a young girl]

Description: Bust portrait of Mamie E. Davis. Davis, who is seen in profile, is wearing a light colored outfit and beads, has her long hair down and over her shoulders. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate. Bottom of cardboard in brown reads: "Morris. N. E. Cor. Market and Centre, Galveston."
Date: 1891 - 1895
Item Type: Photograph

[A Man on the Southern Pacific Railroad Bridge During the Flood of 1899]

Description: Photograph of the Southern Pacific Railroad Bridge during the flood of 1899. There is a man wearing dark pants, white shirt, suspenders, and hat walking across the bridge (approaching camera). There is a note written on the back of the photo in blue ink saying: "Southern Pacific Bridge - Flood 1899". The photo is mounted on a tan cardboard card.
Date: July 7, 1899
Item Type: Photograph