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[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

[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

[Mamie Davis, Albert P. George, and [Hattie or Jennie] Jones]

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
Item Type: Photograph

[Mamie E. Davis as a young girl]

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
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

[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
Item Type: Text

["Mrs. Belle R Davis" wearing a dress with puffed sleeves and large square collar]

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
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

[A.P. George in a wooden flat bottom boat]

Description: Photograph of A.P. George in a wooden flat bottom boat. George, who is standing in the boat and is holding a long pole for navigating in the water, is wearing lace up boots, dark pants, white shirt, and a hat. There is a large moss draped tree in the water in background. The bow of another wooden boat is visible to the left of the photograph. The muddy bank is in the foreground. The photograph is pressed into a thin cardboard and is embossed with "H. H. Morris Galveston, Texas" in the bottom left corner. Back of photograph in pencil: "Albert P. George".
Date: 1891 - 1897
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

[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

[Photograph of four young women posed in front of "Hawthorn Well"]

Description: Photograph of four young women posed in front of "Hawthorn Well". The "Hawthorn Well" sign hangs in front of a long wooden building with covered front porch. The porch has ornate railing and posts. Three of the four women are wearing white blouses, skirts, and hats. The fourth (on far left) is wearing dark blouse, dark blouse, and dark hat. The photo is mounted on a white cardboard matte with basket weave pattern around perimeter of photograph. Image dimensions are: 8 cm x 8.1 cm.
Date: 1890 - 1910
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[Photograph of J.H.P. Davis on horseback]

Description: Photograph of J.H.P. Davis on horseback. Davis, who is wearing light colored slacks, dark jacket, white shirt, dark bow tie, and hat. Davis is riding a dark horse. Trees and a building in right background. Trees in left background. The round image is mounted on a cardboard matte. The matte is white around perimeters of the image and has a black border around the outside of the cardboard. Edges of the cardboard are gold. Image dimensions are: 8.6 cm in diameter.
Date: 1890 - 1910
Item Type: Photograph