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[Red velvet autograph album]

Description: Red velvet autograph album containing many loose photos between the pages. Belonged to Mamie Davis George, as indicated by autographs and messages on various pages. One of front pages states: "Awarded to "Miss Mamie Davis" By her Music teacher Minnie E Andrew April 1st 1886".
Date: April 1, 1886

[Page written in autograph album to Mamie Davis from Zemma Schley]

Description: Page written in autograph album. It states: "To Mamie Davis Peace be around, thee, wherever thou p__est; May life be for thee, one summer's day, And all that thous wishest, and all that thou lovest come smiling around thy sunny way! If sorrow e'er this calm should breath, May even thy tears pass off so lightly; Like spring-showers they'll only make The smiles that follow - shine more brightly. May time, who sheds his blright [sic] o'er all, And dayly dooms some joy to death, O'er thee, let years so gently fall, They shall not crush one joy beneath! As half in shad and half in sun This world along its path advances May that side the sun's ____ Be all that e'er shall meet thy glances Zemma Schley Richmond Mar 6th 1889".
Date: March 6, 1889
Item Type: Letter

[Autograph album "To my little Friend"]

Description: Page from the autograph album that reads: "To my little Friend, This world is like a garden Your heart the fairest spot. Now in this fairy bower, Let me plant "Forget me-not" Your Friend Richmond April 20th 1886".
Date: April 20, 1886
Item Type: Letter

[Page from an autograph album from Katie C. Bell to Mamie]

Description: Page from the autograph album that reads: "To Mamie May flowers along thy pathway bloom, From every care thy heart be free And of every joy that earth can yield Be a portion given to thee Your true friend Katie C. Bell Richmond Jan 28th 1887".
Date: January 28, 1887
Item Type: Letter

[Autograph album "To darling Mamie"]

Description: Page in autograph album reads: "To darling Mamie =My prayer= May choicest blessings crown thy head A"around [sic] thee beauteous robes be spread M"ay [sic] never sorrows gloomy pall. I"n [sic] all thy life - like a dark shadow fall E"ver [sic] guard her Father from starless skies D"o [sic] grant she may grow in beauty as old Time flies A"ye [sic] give a life all peace - or strength to bear with Fale V"erify [sic] every promise - of her present state I" pray for sunshine on her days and years S"avions [sic]! Save her, from storms and tears. Lovingly subscribed C.M. Reading Home- April 16, 1886".
Date: April 16, 1886
Item Type: Letter

[Announcement of funeral for R.J. Calder]

Description: Announcement of funeral for R .J. Calder. It reads: "Funeral Notice. The friends and acquaintances of R. J. Calder, Are respecfully (sic) invited to attend his funeral from his residence, to=morrow Aug. 29th, at Nine o'clock, a.m. Interment at the Cemetery Richmond, August 28th, 1885."
Date: August 28, 1885
Item Type: Text

[East exterior view of the J.H.P. Davis house]

Description: Photograph of the J.H.P. Davis house. East exterior view of the white wooden two story house. The home has first and second floor porches with round white columns and white railing. Some of the windows have dark painted shutters. Three of the brick fireplaces can be seen above the roof line. A portico on the right side of the house is partially obscured by shrubs. At the center of the photograph is a shrub lined cement sidewalk leading to the front porch steps. There is a metal archway over the sidewalk about halfway to the steps. A woman wearing dark skirt, white blouse, and dark hat is seated on the top step of the porch. Two men and three women are standing on the porch near the front entrance. Line of tall shrubs on left; small shrub on right corner of house; large tree on right. The photograph is mounted on a gray cardboard substrate. Image dimension are: 17.3 cm x 12.1 cm.
Date: 1889
Item Type: Photograph

[J.H.P. Davis in front of Davis house, standing on the shrub lined sidewalk]

Description: Photograph (with color added) of a white wooden two story house. The house is the J.H.P. Davis house with J.H.P. Davis standing on the shrub lined sidewalk that leads to the front steps of the house. The house has a first and second floor porch with white columns and railing. Dark painted shutters are found on most of the windows. Three fireplace chimneys are visible above the roof line of the house. The front door of the house is opened and a fence and wooden building can be seen through the hallway. There are trees and shrubs on the right and left of the photo; large bare tree in right foreground. Written in black ink at bottom of photograph: "Nurses' Home". When the Davis home was no longer occupied by the Davis family, it became a home for nurses of Polly Ryon Memorial Hospital and was used as such until about 1975. Reference material used for the description information was provided by "Internship Report Davis Complex Research/Planning George ranch Historical Park" by Michael R. Moore.
Date: 1889
Item Type: Photograph

[A horse and buggy in front of the J.H.P. Davis house]

Description: Photograph of the J.H.P. Davis house. This is the exterior north facade of the two story white wooden house with dark painted shutters, gate post, urns, and fence baseboard. A brick fireplace is to the left of the porch. There is a stained glass window over the portico. Standing on the porch is J.H.P. Davis and two women. The house is enclosed by a white picket fence with open gate. Reference used for description: "Internship Report Davis Complex Research/Planning" written by Michael Moore. The photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate. Written on back of photo in black: "Judge Davis Home in 1920 The Judge - Mrs. Davis, Mamie Davis". Also written on back with reference to the identification of Mrs. Davis and Mamie Davis in pencil was "Error". Image dimensions are: 19.5 cm x 11.8 cm.
Date: 1889 - 1920
Item Type: Photograph

[A 1886 Drug Store]

Description: Photograph of a 1886 Drug Store. The drug store is located in a two story brick building on the corner of a dirt street. The sign "Drug Store" on the northwest corner of the building, has a horse hitched to the support post. The front of the building has two glass box windows on either side of the double door entrance. Eight men are standing on the sidewalk near the front entrance. There is a man sitting in each of the four second story windows on the front side of building. A hitching post is on far left; two white wooden buildings on far right with the top of a two story brick building partially visible over the roof tops of the wooden buildings. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate. Image dimensions are: 19.7 cm x 12.4 cm. Pencil writing near top left corner of cardboard reads [not fully legible]: 84.50 49.00 $35.50 $35.50 (with x's under the cents).
Date: 1885/1889
Item Type: Photograph

[Two horses pulling a wagon load of hay]

Description: Photograph of a man standing next to two horses pulling a wagon load of hay. The man is standing on the left side of the photograph with his hand on a gate. The wooden wagon is filled with hay and there is a person sitting atop the hay. There is a house in right background. Stamped on back in purple: "210 This Is A Genuine FoxTone Picture [outline of fox] Made By Fox Co. San Antonio, Texas."
Date: 1885 - 1910
Item Type: Photograph

[Three young women and two young men]

Description: Photograph of three young women and two young men, possibly members of the Wessendorff family. In this studio portrait, the women are seated and the two men are standing behind them. The women on left and right are holding their hats in their laps while the woman in center (wearing a hat) is holding her purse. The man on left has his hand on the shoulder of the man on right. There is moss in the foreground with interior wall as background. The photograph has an arched crop at the top and it is mounted on a cardboard substrate. Written on back in pencil: "1884".
Date: 1884
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of five people on horseback in a pasture]

Description: Photograph of five people on horseback in a pasture. The photograph is cropped into a circle with white border around image. The photo is mounted on a black cardboard matte with gold trim. The back of the photograph has floral vine pattern in brown.
Date: 1885 - 1910
Item Type: Photograph

[A child holding a hat and standing on a wooden bridge]

Description: Studio portrait of a child. The child, who is standing on a wooden "bridge", is wearing a dark colored outfit with plaid trim. The child has dark lace-up boots and is holding a hat in left hand. The photograph is mounted on a brown cardboard substrate with text at bottom that reads: "C. J. Wright, Houston, Texas." The back of the photo has circles with different patterns, drawing of a camera, easel, and paint palette; banner with "CJW" in oval center and banners below this reading "I Have Engaged The Sun To Shine For Me." More text reads "C. J. Wright, Houston, Texas All Negatives Preserved Duplicates may be obtained at any time."
Date: 1880 - 1898
Item Type: Photograph

[A child sitting in a chair, wearing a long sleeved white gown]

Description: Studio portrait of a child. The child, who is wearing a long sleeved white gown, stockings, and dark shoes, is sitting on a print blanket. The photograph is mounted on a brown cardboard substrate with text at bottom that reads: "C. J. Wright, Houston, Texas." The back of the photo has circles with different patterns, drawing of a camera, easel, and paint palette; banner with "CJW" in oval center and banners below this reading "I Have Engaged The Sun To Shine For Me." More text reads "C. J. Wright, Houston, Texas All Negatives Preserved Duplicates may be obtained at any time."
Date: 1880 - 1898
Item Type: Photograph

[A man wearing a dark three piece suit, and a dark bow tie]

Description: Studio portrait of a man. The man is wearing a dark three piece suit, white shirt, and dark bow tie. The chain for his watch is seen near the buttons of the vest. The man has dark hair, parted on his left side, and a thick graying mustache. The photograph was trimmed to oval shape and placed on a gray cardboard matte (tan area shows between photo and matte) with oval embossed line around perimeter of photo. Image dimensions are: 4.4 cm x 6.5 cm.
Date: 1880 - 1910
Item Type: Photograph

[Child wearing a white gown with ruffled lace trim]

Description: Photograph of a child. In this studio portrait, the child is wearing a white gown with ruffled lace trim. She is wearing a bracelet on her right wrist. The child is sitting in a fabric draped wicker chair. The photograph is mounted on a dark gray cardboard matte. The matte has text below the portrait that reads: "Lorenz Art Gallery Extra Finish [in paint palette drawing] Richmond, Texas".
Date: 1880 - 1900
Item Type: Photograph

[Child sitting on an upholstered chair, wearing a white long sleeved gown]

Description: Photograph of a child sitting on an upholstered chair. The child is wearing a white long sleeved gown with no shoes. The toddler has left hand on the arm rest of the chair. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate with gold trim around edge. Stamped on back in blue: "Louisville Art Gallery J. D. McDaniel Photographer 1205 Elm Street Two blocks West of Union Depot Dallas Texas".
Date: 1886 - 1889
Item Type: Photograph