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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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[Mourning card of Capt. W. K. Davis]

Description: Mourning card of Capt. W. K. Davis. Died Aug. 3, 1891. Black card with gold edging and writing. Top, center sparrow holding a card that reads: "In Loving Remembrance of". Underneath bird, Holy Bible with "Capt. W. K. Davis, Died Aug. 3, 1891" written on front. Foliage in background. Bottom, center unraveled scroll reads: "Tis hard to break the tender cord, When love has bound the heart, Tis hard, so hard, to speak the words, Must we forever part? Dearest loved one we have laid thee, In the peaceful grave's embrace, But thy memory will be cherished Till we see thy heavenly face."
Date: August 3, 1891

[Photograph of Mamie E. Davis]

Description: Photograph of Mamie E. Davis. Davis is wearing a white puffed sleeve blouse with a large rounded lace collar. Her dark hair is pulled up into a bun near the crown of her head. She is wearing diamond ear drop earrings. The portrait ends at the waist. Davis is facing the right. The photograph is mounted on a gray cardboard matte. Written on back of photograph in pencil: "Mamie Davis George at Baylor College". Image dimensions are: "14.1 cm x 9.7 cm. Similar to 2000.015.004 with the exception of hair style.
Date: 1891 - 1895

[Photograph of Mamie E. Davis]

Description: Photograph of Mamie E. Davis. Back of photograph in blue ink "Mamie Davis father J. H. P. Davis Richmond, Texas". In this portrait, Mamie is wearing a white puffed sleeve blouse with large round lace collar. Davis has her dark hair braided and pulled back into a bun at the nape of her neck. She has diamond ear drop earrings in her ears. Portrait ends at the waist. The photograph is mounted on a pale gray textured matte. Matte has a thin white border around perimeter of cardboard. Image dimensions are: 9.3 cm x 5.9 cm. Similar pose to 2000.015.005 with the exception of the hair style.
Date: 1891 - 1895