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[Mamie Davis George and T.W. "Bud" Davis]

Description: Mamie Davis George and T.W. "Bud" Davis in studio portrait, hand tinted watercolor. Frame is shadow box style with frame on frame appearance; inner frame dark finish with white floral etching; middle frame of dark gold; outer frame medium wood tone. 1882 Old Object Term: Photograph and Frame
Date: 1882

[Photograph of Polly Ryon and Col. William W. Ryon]

Description: Oval double black and white photograph of Polly Ryon and Col. William W. Ryon, re-framed in 20th C. with single mat and frame. Polly Ryon is wearing a high collar and has her hair tied back.
Date: c. 1870

[Photograph of Polly Ryon and Col. William W. Ryon]

Description: Oval double black and white photograph of Polly Ryon and Col. William W. Ryon, re-framed in 20th C. with single mat and frame. Polly Ryon is wearing a high collar and has her hair tied back.
Date: c. 1870

[Photograph of William Ryon]

Description: Photograph of William Ryon in Victorian walnut shadowbox frame. c. 1870. The photograph has faded from age.
Date: c. 1870

[Daguerreotype of Henry Jones]

Description: Daguerreotype of Henry Jones. He is wearing a dark jacket with a lighter colored jacket underneath. Also, he is wearing a light colored vest, white collared shirt and a dark tie. He has a full beard and his glasses are pushed up onto his forehead. Enclosed in a gold toned frame.
Date: 1840/1861

[Photograph of a man in military]

Description: Photograph of a man in military uniform holding a medical field bag. The man has a red cross arm band on his left arm. Shrubs obscure the exterior wall of a white wooden building in the background.
Date: unknown

[Paper print of Henry Jones]

Description: Salted paper print of Henry Jones. The bust portrait was cut into an oval and placed on a tan cardboard substrate. Jones, who has his hair parted on the side and has a beard, is wearing a dark jacket, white shirt, and dark tie. Image dimensions are: 13.6 cm X 18.5 cm.
Date: 1840 - 1861

[Photograph of J.H.P. Davis]

Description: Photograph of J.H.P. Davis. Davis is wearing a tweed jacket (top button is buttoned), white shirt, and bow tie. Davis has short dark hair (slightly gray at temples) parted on his left side, and thin dark mustache. Written on back of photograph in pencil: "JHP Davis". The bust portrait was taken by "Rose" of "Galveston" as written at the bottom of the bevel edged cardboard substrate. Pose is similar to 2000.007.002.
Date: 1879

[Photograph of J.H.P. Davis]

Description: Photograph of J.H.P. Davis. In the bust portrait, Davis is wearing a tweed jacket with the top button buttoned, white shirt, and dark tie. His short dark hair (graying at temples) is parted on his left side and he has a thin, dark mustache. The photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate. Same pose as 2000.007.001.
Date: 1879

[J.H.P. Davis wearing a dark suit]

Description: Portrait of J.H.P. Davis. Davis, who has graying hair and mustache, is wearing a dark three piece suit with a white rounded collar shirt. A watch fob is visible at his vest. The portrait is cut into an oval and mounted onto a gray wood-patterned matte. The matte has a thick dark gray border that frames the perimeter of the image. Back of photograph in pencil reads: Davis 3 x 4 [line] oval. Image dimensions are: 8.7 cm x 12.6 cm.
Date: 1900 - 1910

[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

[Photograph of J.H.P. Davis]

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 collared shirt, and dark tie (with white polka dots). Watch chain visible across vest (second button hole). Appears to be a copy of 2000.007.006 Underneath picture is typed: "J. H. P. DAVIS"
Date: unknown

[Photograph of J.H.P. Davis. Davis is wearing a tweed jacket]

Description: Photograph of J.H.P. Davis. Davis is wearing a tweed jacket (top button is buttoned), white shirt, and bow tie. Davis has short dark hair (slightly gray at temples) parted on his left side, and thin dark mustache. The bust portrait was taken by "Rose" of "Galveston" as written at the bottom of the bevel edged cardboard substrate. Pose is similar to 2000.007.002.
Date: 1879

[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

[Photograph of J.H.P. Davis taken by "Scholten, St. Louis"]

Description: Photograph of J.H.P. Davis taken by "Scholten, St. Louis" as written on the bottom. In the bust portrait, Davis is wearing a jacket with a dark (with pattern of white shapes) cravat over the collar of his white shirt. Davis has short dark hair and mustache. The portrait is mounted on a cardboard substrate which has a thin gold line around perimeter of photograph and the photographer name at bottom.
Date: 1875 - 1880

[Belle Ryon wearing a dark colored dress and dark trim]

Description: Photograph of Belle Ryon (Davis). Belle is wearing a dark colored dress with shirred front and fur or fringed trim along either side of bodice and back of high neck collar. She has a brooch at center of the collar. Belle is wearing ear drop earrings. Belle's hair is curled at her forehead and then swept back and up into a bun at the crown of her head. The photograph is cropped by fading just below the shoulders. The photo is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate.
Date: 1879 - 1885

[Belle Ryon Davis with a woman to her right and a young man to her left]

Description: Photograph of Belle Ryon Davis, center, with a woman to her right and a young man to her left. Davis, who has her gray hair pulled back into a bun and has wire rimmed glasses, is wearing a floor length white dress with elbow length sleeves. Shrubs in foreground. Trees, white picket fence and buildings in background. The photograph exhibits three bands of light areas possibly due to exposure problems, lighting, or being superimposed.
Date: 1910 - 1925

[Group of forty-seven men, women, and children standing on the Redondo Hotel steps]

Description: Photograph of a group of 47 men, women, and children standing on the steps that lead to the Redondo Hotel in Redondo, California. Balustrade that is part of the building roof at top center of photo. Tropical plant (on covered porch area of main building) to far left of photo. Written in white in bottom left corner: "5L9". Back of photograph in blue type reads: "BALLOON ROUTE EXCURSION Los Angeles The Finest $1.00 Trolley Trip in the World Over the Scenic Lines of the Los Angeles-Pacific Co. [poem enclosed in thin blue line] Away in the merry Southland, Far down where the oranges grow = = In the land of the great busy city, Where the angels were lost long ago, There's a way to forget your troubles, For a day to be brimful of fun, And the jolly Balloon Route Excursion Will show you how it is done. [second stanza] "Not up in the air" he takes you, Though you'd think you had left there For weariness, trouble, sorrow or care Have no place in this car=load of (?) Then away and away he will speed you Through Fairy Land, down to the shore Then back to real life, he will leave you (?) With a feeling = = yes a longing, for more. [end of poem] Photograph of Balloon Route Excursion Party Taken At Redondo Hotel, Redondo, Cal. Duplicates furnished by C. E. McCarthy, Excursion Photographer, 429 So. Hill ST., Los Angeles, Cal. Order by Number on Print." Areas where words are not legible have a 7 cm x 9.4 cm piece of paper adhered to the cardboard. The photograph is mounted on a black cardboard substrate with tan patterned trim around perimeter of the photograph. Image dimensions are: 20.5 cm x 15.4 cm.
Date: 1880 - 1910

[First Baptist Church Ladies Group]

Description: Photograph of the First Baptist Church Ladies Group, Richmond, Texas. The group of eight ladies are all dressed in long sleeved outfits with hats (with the exception of woman in dark round collared dress in center). The woman on the far left is holding a book in her hands. Partial identification list and other information written in blue ink: "Mrs. Johnson Died June 22, 1933 [and] Fay Louis; Mrs. Jenks Adams July 66, Mrs. Slavin; Mrs. S. L. Cole; Mrs. L. C. Davis Jan. 4, 1927; Mrs. Davidson; Mrs. J. H. P. Davis Died Feb 4-1930. I think taken 1925 or 26. 3-20-80 - picture donated to the Park by Mrs. Hardin - first Baptist Church ladies group - Richmond".
Date: 1925 - 1926

[Photograph of Ezekial George from the neck up]

Description: Tintype photograph of Ezekial George. It is an oval, head shot that shows he is wearing a high-neck collar and a dark tie. He has a mustache on his face. Picture is enclosed in an ivory matte. Embossed on the far left side of the matte: "POTTERS PATENT MARCH 7 1865"
Date: March 7, 1865

[An old woman holding a baby]

Description: Photograph titled "Christmas 1921" as written in ink on right border of picture. Back of photograph identifies the woman and child as "Probably Belle Davis [and] Mary Jones". Davis, who has glasses and gray hair pulled into a bun at the nape of her neck, is wearing a white blouse and dark skirt. She has her back to the camera and she is facing the child that she is holding in her arms. The child, who has her thumb in her mouth, is wearing a long sleeved white gown. White balustrade just beyond Davis and Jones. White picket fence and trees in background. Photograph bears evidence that it was possibly glued into an album.
Date: 1921

[J.H.P. Davis as a young boy, sitting in a wooden chair]

Description: Tintype of J.H.P. Davis as a young boy. He is sitting in a wooden chair holding a small, light colored purse in his left hand and fabric of some sort in his right hand. He is wearing a pin-striped dress, high socks with a band of light colored designs around the top and sandals that have three buckles. He has a lacy, white collar on and his hair is parted down the middle. Attached to a cardboard substrate.
Date: unknown