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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

[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

[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 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

[Photograph of Richmond city taken from the top of a building during the flood of 1899]

Description: Photograph of Richmond city taken from the top of a building during the flood of 1899. Bottom of photograph reads: "North East View of Richmond Tex July 7 1899". A typed note that was paper clipped to the photograph (at one time) reads: "North View from Kochan's Shop". The railroad track extends from the left bottom corner of the photo to right center. There are several people walking along the railroad tracks. There is a man on horseback to the right of the railroad tracks near a wooden business building. The railroad bridge can be seen near right center. The Brazos River Bridge can be seen near far left center. Businesses visible in the photograph are: "Brady Bros. Baker and Grocery, F. L. Barnes (?) Restaurant, I Ditch Dray Goods, Baker and Hirsch, Lone Star Market, and Austin's (?) Saloon." There is a white picket fence with trees enclosed in bottom right corner of photograph. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate. Written on the back of the photograph in pencil: "1899".
Date: July 7, 1899
Item Type: Photograph

[Southern Pacific Railroad Bridge During the Flood of 1899]

Description: Photograph of the Southern Pacific Railroad Bridge during the flood of 1899; the railroad track extends from the foreground and leads to the bridge in the background. There are people standing on the railroad tracks near the bridge and there are telephone poles on the left. The city of Richmond with one tall building in particular can be seen in the distance. Written at bottom of photo: "S. P. R. R. Bridge July 7, 1899 No. (?)". The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard card.
Date: July 7, 1899
Item Type: Photograph

[F. I. Booth wearing a dark colored jacket and a white striped shirt]

Description: Photograph of F. I. Booth. In this studio portrait, Booth is wearing a dark colored jacket, white striped shirt, and dark colored tie. There is a pin on his left lapel. Mr. Booth has graying hair parted on the left side, and he has a thick mustache. The photograph is mounted on a dark gray matte with embossing below portrait that reads: "Wright's Studio A. H. Hitchler 502 1/2 Main St. Houston, Texas." Written on back of photo in pencil: "F. I. Booth" and in black ink: "6/23/99". Image dimensions are: 10.3 cm x 14.6 cm.
Date: June 23, 1899
Item Type: Photograph

[A young boy standing next to a wrought iron stool]

Description: Studio portrait of a young boy. Writing on the back of the portrait is not fully legible but may identify the child as: "Edgar Eclantu (?) Montague (?) Hampton Va age 4 ys March 4th 1899". Edgar is wearing a dark colored short pant set with dark stockings, and dark colored lace-up ankle boots. He is standing next to a wrought iron stool. He has his right arm around the right side of the stool. The photograph is mounted on a light gray cardboard substrate with text embossed in the cardboard below the photo that reads: "Cheyne (initial intertwined with scrolls) Hampton Va."
Date: March 4, 1899
Item Type: Photograph

[Commemorative Ribbon]

Description: "RECEPTION committee 8th ANNUAL CONVENTION Texas Live Stock Ass'n GALVESTON Jan. 17-20, 1899" Old Object Term: Commemorative ribbon, livestock
Date: [1899-01-17..1899-01-20]

[Commemorative Ribbon]

Description: "TEXAS LIVE STOCK ASS'N GUEST SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, JANUARY 14-15, 1898." Red, with longhorns over Texas state seal in center. Old Object Term: Commemorative ribbon, livestock
Date: [1898-01-14..1898-01-15]

[Photograph of Davis George drinking water from a faucet]

Description: Photograph of Davis George drinking water from a faucet. Davis is bent over to get a drink and is wearing a white gown. He is in the left center of the photograph. There is a wooden planter with pointed triangular trim in the bottom right corner. Small tree in right foreground. Shrubs, white picket fence and trees in background. Photograph is mounted on a white textured substrate.
Date: 1898 - 1899
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Davis George drinking water from a faucet in the front yard]

Description: Photograph of Davis George drinking water from a faucet. George is wearing a white gown. Davis is in the front yard of the JHP Davis home. The man wearing slacks, white shirt, suspenders, and hat in center left of photograph is George/Frank Simpson. Simpson is holding a garden hoe. White picket fence in background left; shrubs and trees in right background. Wooden planter to right foreground. Photograph is mounted on a white textured cardboard matte. Image dimensions are: 11.5 cm x 9.2 cm.
Date: 1898 - 1899
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Davis George drinking water in the front yard]

Description: Photograph of Davis George drinking water from a faucet. George is wearing a white gown. Davis is in the front yard of the JHP Davis home. The man wearing slacks, white shirt, suspenders, and hat in center left of photograph is George/Frank Simpson. Simpson is holding a garden hoe. White picket fence in background left; shrubs and trees in right background. Wooden planter to right foreground (image is peeled away). The photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate that is trimmed in gold.
Date: 1898 - 1899
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Davis George wearing a long sleeved gown]

Description: Photograph of Davis George. Davis George is wearing a long sleeved gown and is standing next to round wooden structure (possible a planter). He is resting his left hand on the rim of the planter. Shrubs and trees in background. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate that is trimmed in gold.
Date: 1898 - 1899
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Davis George wearing a white gown drinking water]

Description: Photograph of Davis George drinking water from a faucet. George is wearing a white gown. Davis is in the front yard of the JHP Davis home. The man wearing slacks, white shirt, suspenders, and hat in center left of photograph is George/Frank Simpson. Simpson is holding a garden hoe. White picket fence in background left; shrubs and trees in right background. Wooden planter to right foreground. The photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate that is trimmed in gold.
Date: 1898 - 1899
Item Type: Photograph

[Two men herding cattle down a street]

Description: Photograph of two African-American men herding cattle down a street. Writing on back in blue ink reads: "Made Aug 14"1897 - H. K. Mitchell. Stock Day at Mitchells Scales". The cattle are crossing over a small water filled ditch at an intersection of a gravel and dirt road. There are buildings on opposite side of the road with "Pittsburgh Coal" sign written across the building in the center. Wooden gates on left; other buildings in right background. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate.
Date: August 14, 1897
Item Type: Photograph