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[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

[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

[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

[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

[Two people in the doorway of the J.H.P. Davis Bank building]

Description: Photograph of the J.H.P. Davis Bank building in Richmond, Texas. The two story stucco and brick building has a turret at the corner with a sign near top that reads: "Beasley & George" and above the corner entrance " Bank". There are two men standing on the top step of the entrance. A third person (blurred image) is standing beneath the canopy on far left of the building. Another canopy (folded) is near a set of steps on far right of building. Two utility poles are located along the sidewalk with two boxed trees between the utility poles. There is a man standing beneath a canopy on far right (rear) of the building. There is partial view of another business in the white wooden building on far left of photograph. Pencil writing on the back of the photograph reads: "Old Bank Building 1895 built Albert George Beasley".
Date: 1895 - 1900
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

[Trees in front of the J.H.P. Davis house]

Description: Photograph of the J.H.P. Davis house. The house is a white wooden two story home with first and second story porches. The porches have wooden railing and round white columns for support. This photograph shows the north/east fa�ade of the house. Note the water tank to the west (right of photo) side of the house that was built in September - October 1895 and was painted by December 21, 1895. Brick chimneys are visible on the east and west sides of the house. There is a portico on the east side. A small building with dome shaped roof is located between the main house and the storage tank. The house is enclosed by a white picket fence with three trees on outside of fence. Page attached to the back of the photograph has writing in black ink that reads: "Early J. H. P. Davis House". Information provided by "Internship Report Davis Complex Research/Planning George Ranch Historical Park" by Michael Moore. This photograph were given to the George Foundation by the Fort Bend Museum.
Date: 1895
Item Type: Photograph

[T.B.W. Lumber Yard during the flood of 1899]

Description: Photograph of the T.B.W. Lumber Yard during the flood of 1899. There are three men in a small wooden boat (crossing the street) near the center of the photograph. The lumber yard, on right, has stacks of lumber outside of the wooden tin roofed building. A two story house with trees in front yard is enclosed by a white picket fence on the left side of the photograph. There are other buildings in the background. Text at the bottom of the photograph reads: "T. B. W. Lumber Yard July 8, 1899 No 3". The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate.
Date: July 8, 1899
Item Type: Photograph

[Two men herding cattle down a street]

Description: Photograph of two African-American men herding cattle down a street. Writing on back in blue ink reads: "Made Aug 14"1897 - H. K. Mitchell. Stock Day at Mitchells Scales". The cattle are crossing over a small water filled ditch at an intersection of a gravel and dirt road. There are buildings on opposite side of the road with "Pittsburgh Coal" sign written across the building in the center. Wooden gates on left; other buildings in right background. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate.
Date: August 14, 1897
Item Type: Photograph

[A tree in front of the H. K. Mitchell house]

Description: Photograph of a white wooden house with tin roof. Writing on back of photo reads: "Our Home Aug 31" 96 H. K. Mitchell". The house is a single story white wooden house with a covered front porch. There is a small white building with same design as the house on the left. The house and outbuilding are surrounded by a white picket fence. There are trees near the outside perimeter of the fence. A lamppost can be seen on far right near the intersection of two dirt roads. There is a white building partially obscured by trees on far left. The photograph is mounted on a gray cardboard substrate.
Date: August 31, 1896
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

[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

[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

[An arch at Richmond Cemetery during the flood of 1899]

Description: Photograph of the Richmond Cemetery during the flood of 1899. There are wooden fences on far left; iron fence with arched entrance gate near center - all under flood waters. There is a white house and trees in right background; a small building in center right background. This photograph is a copy of an original. Text written on the back of the original was copied to the back of this photograph and reads: "Flood of July 1899 Richmond Cemetery - Arch arc Gate is North cattle guard by Mrs. Annie Holmes Lot - [typed] Richmond Cemetery Gate During Flood of July 1899. Original in Morton Cemetery File - "History".
Date: July 8, 1899
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial view photograph of Richmond, Texas after the 1899 flood]

Description: Aerial view photograph of Richmond, Texas after the 1899 flood. There are people and a man on horseback walking across the railroad track in the bottom right corner of the photograph The photograph shows the following businesses: A. Kochan Farming Implements, Brady Bros. Bakery and Grocery, Austin's Exchange Saloon. The Brazos River bridge is near the top right corner. Text near bottom of photo reads: "North View July 7 1899 No 7". The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate.
Date: July 8, 1899
Item Type: Photograph

[A young woman wearing a white blouse with flowers around the neckline]

Description: Studio portrait of a young woman. The woman is wearing a white full-sleeved blouse that has flowers along the left shoulder and rounded neckline. She has her hair parted down the center and pulled up into a bun near the crown of her head. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate with silver text near bottom of cardboard that reads: "Weatherington, Velvet Finish. [underlined] Cottage Studio Cor. 16th St. and Avenue D, Temple, Tex." Brown text on back of photo reads: "The Cottage Studio, . . . Temple, Texas, Weatherington Bros., Prop's, Photographers and Portrait Artists. Old Pictures Copied In Any Style Practical Engraving And Designing For All Purposes. Photo Engraving and Half-Ton Etching On Copper, Steel And Zinc. All Work Warranted Permanent." Image dimensions are: 9.8 cm x 14.1 cm.
Date: 1896 - 1898
Item Type: Photograph

[Alfred Kirkland Baker as an infant, with a dog]

Description: Photograph of an infant and a dog. Writing on the back of the photograph identifies the infant as: "Alfred Kirkland Baker Age eight months". Alfred, who is wearing a white gown with eyelet lace at hem, is seated on tassel trimmed fabric draped over a wooden chair. A large brown or black and white dog is sitting in a chair to the left; the dog has its front paws on the chair that the infant is sitting on. There is a pillow over the back of the chair. The photograph is mounted on a white cardboard substrate. The cardboard has an embossed floral pattern on the outer border. Text in gold below the photo reads: "Eggel, Coleman, Texas."
Date: 1890 - 1900
Item Type: Photograph

[A young boy standing next to a wrought iron stool]

Description: Studio portrait of a young boy. Writing on the back of the portrait is not fully legible but may identify the child as: "Edgar Eclantu (?) Montague (?) Hampton Va age 4 ys March 4th 1899". Edgar is wearing a dark colored short pant set with dark stockings, and dark colored lace-up ankle boots. He is standing next to a wrought iron stool. He has his right arm around the right side of the stool. The photograph is mounted on a light gray cardboard substrate with text embossed in the cardboard below the photo that reads: "Cheyne (initial intertwined with scrolls) Hampton Va."
Date: March 4, 1899
Item Type: Photograph

[Southern Pacific Railroad Bridge During the Flood of 1899]

Description: Photograph of the Southern Pacific Railroad Bridge during the flood of 1899; the railroad track extends from the foreground and leads to the bridge in the background. There are people standing on the railroad tracks near the bridge and there are telephone poles on the left. The city of Richmond with one tall building in particular can be seen in the distance. Written at bottom of photo: "S. P. R. R. Bridge July 7, 1899 No. (?)". The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard card.
Date: July 7, 1899
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

[Albert Peyton George seated on a bench, with his hands clasped together]

Description: Photograph of Albert Peyton George seated on a bench. George, who has his hands clasped around his left knee (crossed over his right) is wearing a three piece suit, white shirt, and light colored felt hat (pushed back on his head). White building (possibly the water cistern at the George Ranch house) in background. The photograph is mounted on a white texture cardboard matte. There is pencil writing on back that begins "Mr. A P. George" but the remainder of the notation is not legible.
Date: 1894 - 1896
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[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