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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
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
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
Description: Photograph of the Fort Bend County Jail and surrounding buildings taken during the 1899 flood. The jail building is a two and a half story dark brick building with white trim.
Date: July 8, 1899
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Description: Medal and button connected by a red ribbon. Medal decorated with American flags, reads "FORT WORTH CHICAGO." Button reads "EXCURSION TO MEXICO VIA SOUTHERN PACIFIC - SUNSET ROUTE Jan'y 20th, '98" with longhorn in center. 1898. Old Object Term: Commemorative ribbon, livestock
Date: January 20, 1898
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
Item Type: Text
Description: Photograph of "Mrs. Belle R Davis" as identified in pencil just below the bust image. Davis is wearing a dress with puffed sleeves and large square collar that extends to shoulders and attaches at the center of the dress near an inset of intricate embroidery. Davis has her graying hair parted down the center and pulled back into a bun. The photograph is mounted on a pale gray cardboard substrate. The cardboard has a thin red line around its perimeter. Written in red at bottom: "Wright 502 1/2 Main St. Houston, Texas."
Date: 1892 - 1898
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