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[Photograph of Polly Ryon]

Description: Photograph of Polly Ryon. In this portrait that has been made into an oval, Polly is wearing a black dress with high neck collar. Lace edges can be seen above the top of the black collar. Ryon has a gold neck chain fitted around the collar with ends that fall below the chest, where portrait ends. She has her dark hair parted down the center and pulled back into a tight bun. Ryon is wearing ear drop earrings.
Date: 1855
Item Type: Photograph

[William Ryon wearing a dark jacket and cravat]

Description: Pre-1971 copy of an original oval photograph of William Ryon. In the bust portrait, Ryon is wearing a dark jacket and vest with white shirt and dark cravat. His gray hair is thinning at the top and curls above his ears. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate. Image dimensions are: 13.7 cm X 19.5 cm
Date: 1855 - 1870
Item Type: Photograph

[Bust portrait of William Ryon]

Description: Bust portrait of William Ryon. The photograph is a copy from a book. William, who is dressed in a three piece suit, white shirt, and black ascot, has thinning hair that curls up over his ears. The picture has a thin black line bordering it. The photograph was placed in page 1 (top) of Mamie George's photo album.
Date: 1858 - 1875
Item Type: Photograph

[Mary Moore "Polly" Ryon]

Description: Photograph (copy) of Mary Moore "Polly" Ryon. The original bust portrait was enclosed in an textured oval frame. Polly, who has dark hair that is parted down the center and pulled back into a bun, is wearing a dark dress with high ruffled collar. She has a thick neck chain with a large square pendant at the center of the collar. Ryon is wearing ear drop earrings.
Date: 1865 - 1875
Item Type: Photograph

[Mary Moore "Polly" Ryon]

Description: Photograph (copy) of Mary Moore "Polly" Ryon. The original bust portrait was enclosed in an textured oval frame. Polly, who has dark hair that is parted down the center and pulled back into a bun, is wearing a dark dress with high ruffled collar. She has a thick neck chain with a large square pendant at the center of the collar. Ryon is wearing ear drop earrings.
Date: 1865 - 1875
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Laura H. (Jones) Herbert]

Description: Photograph of Laura H. (Jones) Herbert. In this studio bust portrait, Laura is wearing a dark dress with puffed sleeves, and shirring down sides of bodice at lace inset. There is a small pin at center of lace collar. Laura has her hair pulled back into a bun. The photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate with "Chambers Montgomery." printed in gold at bottom. Thin gold line borders the perimeter of the cardboard. Written on back in pencil "Cousin Millie from Laura Herbert" and in black ink "Laura Herbert Sister of Polly Ryon".
Date: 1865 - 1875
Item Type: Photograph

[William Kinchen Davis wearing a dark three-piece suit and holding a cane]

Description: Photograph (may have been taken from a book) of William Kinchen Davis. Davis is wearing a dark three-piece suit with white shirt and a dark bow tie. His graying hair is parted on his left side; his mustache is gray. The top of a cane is visible in the bottom, left, center of photograph. The portrait ends just above the waist. The image dimensions are 11.5 cm x 12.2 cm and the image is framed by a thin black line that separates it from a wide white border.
Date: 1865 - 1880
Item Type: Photograph

[Albert Lamar George as a young boy, sitting with his legs crossed]

Description: Tintype photograph of Albert Lamar George as a young boy. He is seated in a chair with his left leg placed over his right. He appears to be holding something in his hands in his lap. He has a white, ruffled shirt on and a dark hat with a feather sticking out of the back. The photograph is enclosed in an ivory matte. Embossed on far left side of matte: " POTTERS PATENT MARCH 7 1865"
Date: March 7, 1865
Item Type: Photograph

[A man sitting in a chair and a young girl with her arm resting on him]

Description: Tintype image of a man sitting in a chair with a young girl standing to the right of the man. Her right hand is around the man's shoulders. Her left arm is hanging by her side. His hands are in his lap. He is wearing a dark jacket, light colored pants, dark boots and a dark hat on his head. The young girl is wearing a pink dress with dark horizontal stripes and lace edging around her waist and collar. She is also wearing white stockings and dark boots. She has dark, long hair. Attached to a matte.
Date: March 7, 1865
Item Type: Photograph

[A man sitting in a chair and a young girl with her arm resting on him]

Description: Tintype image of a man sitting in a chair with a young girl standing to the right of the man. Her right hand is around the man's shoulders. Her left arm is hanging by her side. His hands are in his lap. He is wearing a dark jacket, light colored pants, dark boots and a dark hat on his head. The young girl is wearing a pink dress with dark horizontal stripes and lace edging around her waist and collar. She is also wearing white stockings and dark boots. She has dark, long hair. Attached to a matte. Same image as 2000.083.004
Date: March 7, 1865
Item Type: Photograph

[A man wearing a dark coat, vest, hat, and tie with a white collared shirt]

Description: Oval tintype photograph of a man. He is wearing a dark coat, vest and tie with a white collared shirt. He has a long goatee and some of his dark curly hair is sticking out on either side under the dark hat on his head. On bottom of matte, handwritten: "Willie K Jo__s". Attached to a cardboard substrate. On right edge of substrate, embossed: "POTTERS PATENT MARCH 7, 1865".
Date: March 7, 1865
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[A young boy wearing a vertically striped gown]

Description: Tintype image of a young boy. He is sitting on a chair with each arm resting on an arm of the chair. He is wearing a vertically striped gown with white bloomers, white stockings and dark boots. His light colored hair is slightly sticking up in the middle of his head. Part of a woman's skirt is visible in the right side of the portrait.
Date: March 7, 1865
Item Type: Photograph

[A young girl wearing a pale green sweater]

Description: Oval tintype photograph of a young girl. She is wearing a pale green sweater, unbuttoned, with black edging and a white collar. She has a pink shirt on underneath. Her long, dark hair is parted down the middle and flowing to her back. Attached to a cardboard substrate. On right edge of substrate, embossed: "POTTERS PATENT MARCH 7, 1865".
Date: March 7, 1865
Item Type: Photograph

[Red photo album]

Description: Red photo album with a white bead at each of the four corners of the front. On the side of album, written in gold: "Album" and towards the bottom on the side: "FLEXIBLE CHAIN-BACK PATD OCT 17. 1865 (P*)". Edges of pages are gold leafed and have images of flowers. Two brass latches with a brass flower on each one close the album.
Date: October 17, 1865

[Bust tintype photograph of Eugene Arnold wearing a dark coat]

Description: Bust tintype photograph of Mr. Eugene Arnold. He is wearing a dark coat, light colored vest and white shirt and tie. He hair is parted on his right side. Enclosed in a pink cardboard substrate. Embossed on bottom: "PAT NOV. 5 1867 C.A. KIHLGREN BOSTON, MASS" On back, handwritten: "Mr Eugene Arnold Bolelingreen Ky"
Date: November 5, 1867
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." 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

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

Description: Photographic copy of William Kinchen Davis. Davis, who has graying hair parted on his left side and a gray mustache, is wearing a dark three piece suit, white shirt, and dark tie. He has a pin at top of tie and a watch fob across his vest. Davis has his right hand on the crook of a wooden cane and his left hand is resting in his lap. His left leg is crossed over his right. The portrait ends near the knees. Image dimensions are: 6.4 cm x 10.4 cm.
Date: 1870 - 1891
Item Type: Photograph