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[Albert Peyton George seated in an upholstered chair, wearing a dark three piece suit]

Description: Photograph of Albert Peyton George. George, who is seated in an upholstered chair, is wearing a dark three piece suit (top button buttoned). George has his right arm across the arm rest of the chair. His left arm is resting on his left thigh. Portrait ends just above the knees. The photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate. The cardboard has a red trim around the perimeter. Back of portrait in black print: "Louis Rice Photographer Texas." The words are written inside of drawn banners. A camera and paint palette image are drawn between drawings of two women in round frames.
Date: 1880 - 1887
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

[Belle Ryon Davis wearing a hat with flowers on it and holding a child]

Description: Photograph of Belle Ryon Davis holding a child. The photograph is cropped by fading at Davis' waist. Davis, who is wearing small wire-rimmed glasses, is dressed in a long sleeved dress with sleeves that puff near the shoulder. Lace of a darker color is seen from shoulder and down side and again at sleeves. The dark color is repeated in two strips on high collar. Her dark hat has dark tulle, ribbon, and flowers with lighter colored flowers to the right. The child is wearing a long white gown with crocheted cap. The back of the photograph bears evidence that it may have been glued into a frame or an album.
Date: 1880 - 1900
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

[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

[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
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

[Mauve pink dining chair, armless]

Description: Chairs, dining, Eastlake. 1 of a set of 8 Eastlake style, includes 1 armchair, 7 side; upholstered in mauve pink velvet with covered button edging; upholstered over top of chair crests in roll form; black walnut, casters on front legs. American c. 1880-1885 Old Object Term: Dining Chairs
Date: 1880~/1885~

[Photograph of Mary "Polly" Ryon]

Description: Photograph (copy from page of a book) of Mary "Polly" Ryon. In this bust portrait, Ryon is wearing a dark colored dress with shirred bodice, doubled lace collar with ribbon at center, and puffed sleeves. She has her graying hair parted down the center and pulled back into a tight bun. The picture is framed by a thin black line. Photograph was at the bottom of page 1 in the Mamie George photo album.
Date: 1880 - 1896
Item Type: Photograph

[Turkish style chair with tassled fringe]

Description: Chair, Turkish style. Green velvet upholstery, cut velvet floral trim; placed vertically on outer sides; green fringe around legs; overstuffed with wire frame and walnut legs. American c. 1880 Old Object Term: Turkish-style chairs
Date: 1880~

[William Kinchen Davis seated, with his right hand on a cane]

Description: Photographic copy of William Kinchen Davis. Davis, who has gray hair, is seated and has his right hand on the crook of a wooden cane with his left hand resting in his lap. Davis has his left leg over his right. He is wearing a dark three piece suit with white shirt and dark tie. A watch fob is visible at his vest. Portrait ends at his knees.
Date: 1880 - 1891
Item Type: Photograph

[A young man wearing a long knee length jacket and a bow tie]

Description: Studio portrait of an unidentified young man. The man is wearing boots, a three piece suit and knee length jacket, light colored shirt, and bow tie. He is posed with his left hand on his left lapel and his right hand in his right jacket pocket. There is a backdrop mural of an interior wall with staircase (right). The photograph is mounted on a black cardboard matte. Written on back in pencil: "3457".
Date: 1880 - 1899
Item Type: Photograph

[Painting of Mamie Davis and Thomas Walter Davis]

Description: Photographic copy of a painting of Mamie Davis and Thomas Walter Davis. The original paintings were separate portraits of the two children and were later put together to form one image. Mamie, who has her dark hair parted down the center and pulled back, is wearing a below knee length long sleeved dress with large rounded lace collar. Lace trim is seen at sleeves and v- shaped inset in the tier effect near bottom hemline and then again as part of under skirting. The bottom tier of skirt is pleated. Three buttons trim the "v" at the tiered hemline. Mamie is wearing ear drop earrings and a chain and pendant. She is holding a round hoop in her right hand and she has her left hand on the back of the chair (in which Thomas is seated). She has her left ankle crossed over her right. Thomas is seated in an upholstered chair (with tasseled bottom and armrest). Thomas is wearing a dark short pant suit, striped stockings, and dark lace-up boots. He has his left arm on the chair armrest.
Date: 1881 - 1882
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Mamie Davis as a child]

Description: Photograph of Mamie Davis as a child. In this studio portrait, Mamie is wearing a below knee length long sleeved dress with large rounded lace collar. Lace trim is seen at sleeves and "v" shaped inset in the tier effect near bottom hemline and then again as part of under skirting. The bottom tier of skirt is pleated. Three buttons trim the "v" at the tiered hemline. She has on striped stockings and lace up ankle boots. Mamie is wearing ear drop earrings and a chain and pendant. She is holding a round hoop in her right hand and a riding crop in her left hand. There is a straw hat decorated with flowers and ribbons on the floor at Mamie's feet. Mamie's dark hair is parted down the center and pulled back. Mamie is resting her left elbow on a cement ledge in the background (with cupid image on column). Painting of foliage as backdrop. Photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate. Written on back of photograph in pencil: "Mamie Davis George" and in blue ink: "father H. HP Davis Mother Susan Ryon Davis Richmond, Texas." Photograph was given to the George Foundation by the Fort Bend Museum.
Date: 1881 - 1882
Item Type: Photograph

[Thomas Walter "Bud" Davis as a child]

Description: Photograph of Thomas Walter "Bud" Davis as a child. (Born in 1879). Davis is seated in an upholstered chair (tassels on bottom and armrest) with his left leg tucked under him. He has his left arm on the armrest of the chair. Davis is wearing a dark jacket and short pants, striped stockings and dark lace-up boots. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate.
Date: 1881 - 1882
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[Ten men wearing ribbons]

Description: Photograph of a group of ten men (one man standing to left and partial view of man to right are not part of the focal group). Six of the men in the front row are seated on a rock ledge sidewalk that leads to a building (doors in right background). Four men are standing in the back row. The photograph may be of a group of veterans (possibly from the Mier Expedition?) or members of the Veterans Legion of Honor who have gathered together for a reunion. William Kinchen is, from left to right, the third man in the bottom row. He is wearing a dark three piece suit and has his hands folded across the top of his cane. He is holding his hat in his left hand. He has his right leg crossed over his left leg. The image is an oval and is on a cardboard substrate. On back of photo in pencil: "WKD/ph 3:2" Image dimensions are: 18.4 cm x 12.3 cm.
Date: 1882 - 1885
Item Type: Photograph

[Three Texas veterans ribbons pinned together]

Description: Three ribbons pinned together. They are identical in the image of the Texas flag. First one states: "ANNUAL REUNION TEXAS VETERANS BELTON, 1883." Second and third one state: "Annual Reunion TEXAS VETERANS Waco, 1882." Old Object Term: Commemorative ribbon
Date: [1882..1883]

[Albert Peyton George as a boy, wearing a dark military style outfit]

Description: Tintype image of Albert Peyton George. In the photograph, George is wearing a dark military style outfit. A white collar is visible above the neckline of the jacket. A watch chain hangs across the front of the jacket. George has his left hand on a book that is on top of a table to his left. There is a hat and another book on the table. He has a tablet and a pencil in the right pocket of the jacket. The tintype has a paper frame with gold trim.
Date: 1884 - 1885
Item Type: Photograph

[Albert Peyton George wearing a military style jacket and short pants]

Description: Photograph of Albert Peyton George. In the photograph, George is wearing a military style jacket and short pants. There is a watch chain across his jacket front. A white collar is visible above the top of his jacket. George has a tablet and pencil in his left jacket pocket. George is holding a book under his right arm. His left leg is across his right. He is leaning on a table that is to his left. On the table is a book and a hat. The photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate. Written on the back of the portrait in pencil: "Albert Peyton George". Also in black print: "D. H. Swartz, Photographer, Columbus, Texas. Copying and Enlarging a Specialty. Dealer in Frames, Albums, Etc. Duplicates can be had cheap. Order soon." To the left of the photographer information is a drawing of a man sitting under a tree and fishing in a body of water, boats in water, buildings in background.
Date: 1884 - 1885
Item Type: Photograph

[Bud Davis as a boy, sitting with his right leg tucked under his left leg]

Description: Studio photograph of a boy. The boy is identified as Bud Davis as written at bottom of image in blue ink. Davis is sitting in an upholstered chair that has tassels at the bottom and on the armrest. Bud is wearing dark colored short pants, jacket, vest, and white shirt. He has dark stockings with stripes at bottom and ankle boots. Davis is resting his right arm on the chair's armrest and his left hand is on his left thigh. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate with pink backing.
Date: 1884 - 1890
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