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[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

[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

[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

[Two people in the doorway of the J.H.P. Davis Bank building]

Description: Photograph of the J.H.P. Davis Bank building in Richmond, Texas. The two story stucco and brick building has a turret at the corner with a sign near top that reads: "Beasley & George" and above the corner entrance " Bank". There are two men standing on the top step of the entrance. A third person (blurred image) is standing beneath the canopy on far left of the building. Another canopy (folded) is near a set of steps on far right of building. Two utility poles are located along the sidewalk with two boxed trees between the utility poles. There is a man standing beneath a canopy on far right (rear) of the building. There is partial view of another business in the white wooden building on far left of photograph. Pencil writing on the back of the photograph reads: "Old Bank Building 1895 built Albert George Beasley".
Date: 1895 - 1900
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of J.H.P. Davis, who has graying mustache]

Description: Photograph of J.H.P. Davis. Davis, who has gray hair and graying mustache, is wearing a three piece suit (jacket has plaid pinstripe), white round collared shirt, and dark tie (with white polka dots). Watch chain visible across vest (second button hole). The photograph is mounted on an off-white textured matte. Texture varies near portrait as a border. Image dimensions are: 9.8 cm x 14.1 cm. Written at bottom of portrait in pencil: "same" and near bottom of matte: "Ex con" (?). Label on the back of the portrait is type written in black and is filled in on dotted lines in ink: The Lewis Publishing Co (?) [torn] 358 Dearborn St., Chicago, Name of Edition SE Texas Portrait Order No. 44 By whom taken JE Whitcher Portrait of JHP Jones By whom given [ditto] Book order No. [blank] Size 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 Style steel process square (?) buelgrown (?) Autograph [blank] Number of Extras given [blank] Remarks Extras delivered. Another label [lined notebook paper] written in ink reads: Return to JHP Davis Richmond, Texas. Also in pencil: 32 10 32.00 23 12 10 150. Two 5 x 7 B & W (oval) copies of this pose are accessioned at the same 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

[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 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

[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

[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

[Thomas Walter (Bud) Davis wearing a dark suit, tie, and hat]

Description: Photograph of Thomas Walter (Bud) Davis. In the portrait, Davis is wearing a dark suit, dark tie with white striping, and a light colored felt hat with a flat, squared crown. The photograph ends just below the waist. The portrait is encased in a gray folder. Matte surrounding the portrait has black border around photograph and an embossed border around black border. In black print near bottom of portrait: "H. H. Morris, Galveston, Texas." Front closure of folder has silver leaf trim at center. Image dimensions are: 9.2 cm x 14.4 cm. The photograph is adhered to the folder and is therefore accessioned as a unit.
Date: 1890 - 1900
Item Type: Photograph

[Thomas Walter (Bud) Davis wearing a dark suit, tie, and hat]

Description: Photograph of Thomas Walter (Bud) Davis. In the portrait, Davis is wearing a dark suit, dark tie with white striping, and a light colored felt hat with a flat, squared crown. The photograph ends just below the waist. Back of photograph in blue ink: " This is "Bud Davis Aunt Mamie Georges' brother [underlined]'". Same pose as 2000.014.007-12.
Date: 1890 - 1900
Item Type: Photograph

[Thomas Walter (Bud) Davis wearing a dark suit, tie, and hat]

Description: Photograph of Thomas Walter (Bud) Davis. In the portrait, Davis is wearing a dark suit, dark tie with white striping, and a light colored felt hat with a flat, squared crown. The photograph ends just below the waist. The portrait is encased in a pale gray folder. The photograph is mounted directly on a tan matte with embossed border. In gray print near bottom of portrait: "H. H. Morris, Galveston, Texas." Front closure of folder an embossed "M" in top left corner. A tissue paper page is part of the folder and serves as protection for the photograph when folder is closed. On the back of the folder in the top left corner written vertically: "10988 [line] 2". Written in pencil at top right of inside cover: "T. W. (Bud) Davis". Image dimensions are: 13.2 cm x 18.2 cm. The photograph is adhered to the folder and is therefore accessioned as a unit.
Date: 1890 - 1900
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

[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

[A tree in front of the H. K. Mitchell house]

Description: Photograph of a white wooden house with tin roof. Writing on back of photo reads: "Our Home Aug 31" 96 H. K. Mitchell". The house is a single story white wooden house with a covered front porch. There is a small white building with same design as the house on the left. The house and outbuilding are surrounded by a white picket fence. There are trees near the outside perimeter of the fence. A lamppost can be seen on far right near the intersection of two dirt roads. There is a white building partially obscured by trees on far left. The photograph is mounted on a gray cardboard substrate.
Date: August 31, 1896
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

[The northwest corner of a white wooden house]

Description: Photograph of the northwest corner of a white wooden house. The house has a porch that extends across a portion of the front of the house. A brick chimney of the house is seen on the right side of portrait; and a picket fence runs along the front of the house on the left. There is a man standing in the front yard of the home while a child is standing on far left, just outside of the picket fence, on the sidewalk. Trees in background. Writing in blue ink on back of photo reads: "Our House Made Jul 6 " 96. By H. K. Mitchell." The photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate.
Date: July 6, 1896
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

[Scale beam]

Description: Scale beam, missing two pieces. There are marks with weights from 20 to 160 on one side and marks from 5 to 50 on the other. The end is hook shaped. Wire has been added to hang it from. It has some rust. Old Object Term: scale,cotton
Date: 1890

[Photograph of J.H.P. Davis on a horse]

Description: Photograph of J.H.P. Davis on a horse in the rear J.H.P. Davis House yard. He is turned around in the saddle facing backwards toward camera. Dark/black horse being unharnessed by a young African-American man. The child in front of the surrey (between Davis and young man) is presumably Davis George. The barn on the left side of the photograph has initials, possibly "J H P D" crudely carved in the wood. There is a stack of building materials/equipment on the right side of the photograph. Trees in right background.
Date: 1895 - 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