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[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

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

Description: Photograph of J.H.P. Davis on horseback. Davis is wearing light three piece suit, and a hat. He is holding the reins with his right hand and he has his left hand in his pants pocket. In the background behind Davis is the cistern with white wood enclosure at bottom. Picket fence and trees in background on right and left. There is an African-American man standing to the right of the photograph. The photograph is mounted on a white textured cardboard substrate. Image dimensions are: 9 cm x 9 cm.
Date: 1890 - 1910
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

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
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

[Photograph of the Davis Bank building in Richmond, Texas]

Description: Photograph of the Davis Bank building in Richmond, Texas. The two story stucco and brick building was built by Albert George Beasley. Written near top of corner turret: "Davis & George". Below the turret near the entrance to the bank is a sign reading: "Bank". Window to the left of the corner main entrance reads "J. H. P. Davis Bank". There is a man standing in the second window to the left of the entrance and another man standing on the sidewalk Windows on the far left of the building have "Pool" painted on them with drawings of pool sticks and pool balls. There is a man sitting in a chair outside of the doorway to the pool room. In the center window of the turret and again on the second story window just to the right of the turret is a sign painted in these windows "? Vanslyke Real Estate". There are canopies on several of the upper story windows and a large one across the entrance of the pool room. A man is sitting on steps on far right of photo (toward back of building). The building has a sidewalk with hitching posts on the far right and left of the photo. Small trees line the sidewalk from center to right; telephone pole to right of center tree; tree on far right is boxed; barrel to right of boxed tree. There is partial view of a white building on far left. The photograph is mounted on a dark gray cardboard substrate.
Date: 1897 - 1910
Item Type: Photograph

[Red Fort Worth livestock ribbon with brass tassles]

Description: Red ribbon with brass tassels at bottom, reads "~ ASSO'N OF TEXAS" at top (partial), "WELCOME TO THE LIVE STOCK CENTER OF TEXAS, SOUVENIR, 1896" on button in center, "FORT WORTH, TEX. MARCH 10 - 11 - 12, 1896" at bottom Old Object Term: Commemorative ribbon, livestock
Date: [1896-03-10..1896-03-12]

[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

[Silk cream-colored parlor chair]

Description: Parlor set, Louis XVI; Walnut and upholstery in silk brocade of cream background pink and gold flowers in green-green baskets with ornate floral design; tufted with shirred edges and three inch back cushion build up; castors on front turned legs. New York c. 1890 Old Object Term: Chair Side
Date: 1890