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[Belle Ryon (Davis) resting her arms on a fireplace mantel]

Description: Cabinet Portrait of Belle Ryon (Davis). In the full-length photograph, Belle is wearing a long sleeved jacket with bands of dark fabric across the center front, collar, sleeves, and near the bustle in back. The two layered skirting has the same dark strips at upper tier hem and again on sides of bottom pleated tier. A velvet sash of the darker color can be seen where the bottom and top tiers meet at Belle's side. Davis is standing to the left of a fireplace and has her hands crossed and on top of the mantle. An upholstered chair is to the left of the photograph and a window is in the background. The photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate. Bottom of cardboard in black: "Cabinet Portrait. C. J. Wright, Houston." Back of photo in pencil: "Bell Ryon". Also on back in black print: an image of a camera at the top of a shield; bottom of banner reads " I HAVE ENGAGED THE SUN TO SHINE FOR ME." Below the shield is printed: C. J. WRIGHT, HOUSTON, TEXAS. All Negatives preserved. Duplicates may be obtained at any time." The backing is pink with circular patterns.
Date: 1870 - 1880
Item Type: Photograph

[Belle Ryon (Davis) resting her arms on a fireplace mantel]

Description: Cabinet Portrait of Belle Ryon (Davis). In the Full-length photograph, Belle is wearing a long sleeved jacket with bands of dark fabric across the center front, collar, sleeves, and near the bustle in back. The two layered skirting has the same dark strips at upper tier hem and again on sides of bottom pleated tier. A velvet sash of the darker color can be seen where the bottom and top tiers meet at Belle's side. Davis is standing to the left of a fireplace and has her hands crossed and on top of the mantle. An upholstered chair is to the left of the photograph and a window is in the background. The photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate. Bottom of cardboard in black: "Cabinet Portrait. C. J. Wright, Houston." Written at bottom of cardboard below the image in black ink: "Bell Davis". Also on back in black print: an image of a camera at the top of a shield; bottom of banner reads " I HAVE ENGAGED THE SUN TO SHINE FOR ME." Below the shield is printed: C. J. WRIGHT, HOUSTON, TEXAS. All Negatives preserved. Duplicates may be obtained at any time." The backing is pink with circular patterns.
Date: 1870 - 1880
Item Type: Photograph

[Belle Ryon Davis wearing a dress with ruffled insets]

Description: Studio portrait of Belle Ryon Davis. In this bust portrait, Davis is wearing a dress with puffed sleeves and ruffled insets above shoulders. There is heavy embroidered stitching at edges of collar and down the center of the dress. Davis' graying hair near forehead is curled and the rest of her dark hair is pulled back into a bun. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate with gold trimmed scalloped edging.
Date: 1880
Item Type: Photograph

[Albert Peyton George wearing a three piece plaid suit and holding a hat]

Description: Photograph of Albert Peyton George. George, who is wearing a three piece plaid (thin) suit (top button is buttoned). He is holding his hat in his left hand. His right hand is in an urn that is resting on top of a pillar to George's right. There are vines in front of and draped over the pillar. George has his right leg over his left leg. The photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate. In black print at bottom of cardboard: "Rose & Schmedling, Galveston."
Date: 1886 - 1888
Item Type: Photograph

[Beige silk ribbon with red writing]

Description: Beige silk ribbon with red writing that states: "MEMBERS' BADGE DAUGHTERS OF THE REPUBLIC (SEAL OF TEXAS IN CENTER) OF TEXAS. ORGANIZED AT HOUSTON, TEXAS, NOV. 6, 1891." Old Object Term: Commemorative ribbon
Date: November 6, 1891

["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

[F. I. Booth wearing a dark colored jacket and a white striped shirt]

Description: Photograph of F. I. Booth. In this studio portrait, Booth is wearing a dark colored jacket, white striped shirt, and dark colored tie. There is a pin on his left lapel. Mr. Booth has graying hair parted on the left side, and he has a thick mustache. The photograph is mounted on a dark gray matte with embossing below portrait that reads: "Wright's Studio A. H. Hitchler 502 1/2 Main St. Houston, Texas." Written on back of photo in pencil: "F. I. Booth" and in black ink: "6/23/99". Image dimensions are: 10.3 cm x 14.6 cm.
Date: June 23, 1899
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Albert Peyton George with the Grand Champion short horn steer]

Description: Photograph of Albert Peyton George with the Grand Champion (rosette pinned on halter) short horn steer. George is standing in front of a covered stall area. Sign behind George can partially be read as: "Short Horn Cattle [?] Owned and Raised by A. P. George". A young African-American boy wearing overalls is standing on the right of the sign. There is a man seated on a bale of hay on far right. Written on back of photograph in pencil "1937 Prairie King - calved Dec 27th 1936- Sold to Cotton Russel for $1000.00 - 1939" also in pencil "Oct 9th 1937".
Date: October 9, 1937
Item Type: Photograph

[Albert Peyton George and nine other men wearing hats]

Description: Photograph of a group of ten men who appear to be discussing a white calf partially seen to the far right of photograph. Man on far left is pointing to the calf. Albert Peyton George is the eight man from the left. He is wearing pants, long-sleeved shirt, print (wide) tie, and a hat with a dark wide band. He has his left hand in his pants pocket. Two men can be seen in top right corner. Automobiles are parked in parking lot in background. People on and near automobiles to right. Stamped on back of photograph in blue: "Clark & Summers Photography 3810 Leeland Fairfax 8373 Houston 3, Texas When Reordering Prints of this Picture Please Mention Neg. No [48-3]".
Date: 1940 - 1955
Item Type: Photograph

[Albert Peyton George standing next to a man holding the halter of a steer]

Description: Photograph of Albert Peyton George standing next to a man who is holding the halter of a steer. They are in a covered arena, probably at the Houston Fat Stock Show and Livestock Exposition. George is wearing a coat, three-piece suit, print tie, white shirt, and felt cowboy hat. He has his gloved hands in the pockets of his coat. On right in background is hay, a feedbox, and buckets. Partial view of an automobile in left background.
Date: 1940 - 1950
Item Type: Photograph

[Large group of men watching a cock fight]

Description: Photograph of a large group of men watching a cock fight. The front row of men is sitting in the grass or squatting down and the others are standing. Six of the men are holding paper plates. Man standing in foreground appears to be supervising the fighting roosters. Trees in background. Back of photograph in pencil: "A. P. George" and stamped in blue: "Clark & Summers Photography 3810 Leeland Fairfax 8373 Houston 3, Texas When Reordering Prints Of This Picture Please Mention Neg. No [in pencil] 48-11".
Date: 1940 - 1955
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Albert Peyton George and the Reserve Grand Champion Steer]

Description: Photograph of Albert Peyton George and the Reserve Grand Champion Steer All Breeds at the Houston Fat Stock Show and Livestock Exposition in Houston, Texas in 1940 (as written on the banner George is holding over the back of the steer). George is holding the steer by the lead rope attached to the steer's halter. Shrubs and brick half-way of the Livestock arena in background (man wearing a hat can partially be seen on other side of arena wall). Written in white between image of steer and George: "Smith K. C. Mo." Old Object Term: Print,Photographic
Date: 1940
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of the Reserve Grand Short Horn Steer at the Houston Fat Stock Show]

Description: Photograph of the Reserve Grand Short Horn Steer at the Houston Fat Stock Show and Livestock Exposition. The banner proclaiming the steer as reserve champion is being held by its exhibitor, the young man standing directly behind it. A.P. George is standing on the far left. George, who is wearing a suit, is holding the lead rope to the steer in his left hand and his cowboy hat in his right hand. Four unidentified men are standing behind the exhibitor. The arena brick wall with people leaning on brick ledge is in the background. "Smith K. C. Mo. Is printed vertically in white near George's pant leg. Written on back of photograph in black ink: "March 14 - 1940" and in pencil "Reserve Grand Short Horn Steer Ho [sic] Fat Stock Show 2940". Stamped in black on back: "Photo No [in pencil] 10782 [black stamp] Use this number to order extra prints Guy F. Smith 220 West 12th St. Kansas City, Missouri".
Date: 1940
Item Type: Photograph

[Albert Peyton George and a group of men in the dining room of a Houston hotel]

Description: Photograph of a group of men in the dining room of a Houston hotel (Rice?). Albert Peyton George is seated first on the right side of the table. He is wearing a dark suit with dark boots. He has a cigarette in his left hand. He has his right leg crossed over his left knee. The group of nineteen men are seated along a white linen topped table with small floral center piece. Back of photograph stamped in black reads: "Photography by Arrow Arts Studios Rice Hotel - Houston, Texas Telephone CH-8996 Reorder By No. [in black ink] C-2046-G".
Date: 1945 - 1955
Item Type: Photograph

[Albert Peyton George and a group of men in the dining room of a Houston hotel]

Description: Photograph of a group of men in the dining room of a Houston hotel (Rice?). Albert Peyton George is seated first on the right side of the table. He is wearing a dark suit with dark boots. He has a cigarette in his left hand. He has his right leg crossed over his left knee. George is facing the to the left side of the photograph. The group of nineteen men are seated along a white linen topped table with small floral center piece. Back of photograph stamped in black reads: "Photography by Arrow Arts Studios Rice Hotel - Houston, Texas Telephone CH-8996 Reorder By No. [in black ink] C-2046-G".
Date: 1945 - 1955
Item Type: Photograph

[Albert Peyton George, Gene Autry, and two unidentified men]

Description: Albert Peyton George (second from left), Gene Autry (third from left) and two unidentified men (one possibly A. Lee?) in a publicity pose. Gene Autry is "reading" a cattle brochure. The front of the photograph is autographed by Autry and reads: "To one I am proud to call friend Albert Lee". The men are seated on a striped upholstered sofa. Table lamps to left and right of the sofa. Two framed art pieces on wall above the sofa. Back of photograph is stamped in black: H. M. TENNY & Associates photography publicity 3615 MacGregor Houston" and in pencil "#1228b".
Date: 1945 - 1950
Item Type: Photograph

[Albert Peyton George sitting in a crowd of men]

Description: Photograph of Albert Peyton George sitting in a crowd of men. George is in the front row third man from left. He is wearing a dark suit, striped shirt, and dark tie. He is wearing glasses and a light colored felt cowboy hat. A man is reaching across George to shake hands with the gentleman seated to the right of George. The crowd may possibly be attending the Houston Livestock Show. Metal railing in foreground.
Date: 1945 - 1955
Item Type: Photograph

[Albert Peyton George with the reserve grand champion steer]

Description: Photograph of Albert Peyton George with the reserve grand champion steer that he purchased at the Houston Livestock Show. The young man who exhibited the steer is holding the banner naming his steer the champion. George, who is standing on far left, is wearing a three-piece suit, striped shirt, and dark tie. He is wearing glasses and a light colored felt cowboy hat. The livestock show crowd is in the background.
Date: 1945 - 1955
Item Type: Photograph

[Group of men dining at a Houston hotel]

Description: Photograph of a group of men dining at a Houston hotel. The group of nineteen men are dining in a circus motif room. Albert Peyton George is the third man from the left in the group of seven seated men. George is wearing a white shirt and a dark print tie. He has his right arm around the back of the man to his right.
Date: 1945 - 1955
Item Type: Photograph