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[Beige silk ribbon with red writing]

Description: Beige silk ribbon with red writing that states: "MEMBERS' BADGE DAUGHTERS OF THE REPUBLIC (SEAL OF TEXAS IN CENTER) OF TEXAS. ORGANIZED AT HOUSTON, TEXAS, NOV. 6, 1891." Old Object Term: Commemorative ribbon
Date: November 6, 1891

[Belle Ryon Davis wearing a dark high neck collar dress]

Description: Photograph of Belle Ryon Davis. Back of photograph in pencil identifies her as "Cousin Bell Davis". Davis, who has her graying hair loosely pulled up into a bun, is wearing a dark high neck collar dress with insets of lace at neckline and shoulders. Ruffled lace trim makes a "v" from shoulders to center of dress. Two strips of dark velvet extend from the ruffled lace. Bottom right of photograph reads: "The Elliotts Austin of (?) Texas".
Date: 1890 - 1900
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

[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]

[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]

[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

[Davis George as an infant, wearing a long white gown]

Description: Portrait of [infant] Davis George. George is wearing a long white gown with white lace trim. He is sitting on a tassel edged flower print blanket. George is not wearing shoes. The photograph is mounted on a beveled black cardboard matte. Bottom of the matte is embossed in gold: Zahn (in round emblem) 418 Tremont Galveston, Tex. Image dimensions are: 9.8 cm x 14.1 cm.
Date: 1897 - 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

[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