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[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

[William Kinchen Davis with gray hair and a gray mustache]

Description: Photograph of William Kinchen Davis. Davis, who has graying hair and gray mustache, is wearing a dark three-piece suit (watch fob across vest), white shirt, and dark tied tie. The top of a cane is visible to the bottom left center of the photograph. The portrait ends just below the waist. The photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate. Back of photograph in ink: Wm D. Davis Richmond Texas; in pencil: 30 Proofs B235434 [lines] B24535-2 Single Columns (?) 2 3/4 x 3 1/2 WKD/Ph 2:2. In blue ink: Daniells (?)
Date: 1872 - 1875
Item Type: Photograph

[An infant sitting in a chair and wearing a white gown with lace insets]

Description: Photograph of an infant. The infant is thought to be Albert Peyton George (born October 7, 1873). A note attached to the tissue paper enfolding the photograph reads: "Photo found in trunk w/ "MDG" initials on porch of ranch house - possibly portrait of A.P. George as infant - see initials on back. V. O. 11-28-83." Penciled at top and back of photograph is the initials "A. P. G. ". In the portrait, the infant, who is wearing a white gown with lace insets at shoulders and end of sleeves, is sitting in a small wicker chair. There is a blanket to the left of the photograph. The photo is mounted on a gray matte with an embossed thick line around the perimeter of the photograph. Embossed below the photograph: "Blackburn Houston, Tex." Image dimensions are: 9.3 cm x 14.1 cm.
Date: 1874 - 1875
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Belle Ryon Davis]

Description: Photograph of Belle Ryon Davis. In the bust portrait, Davis is wearing a dark dress with shirring on right shoulder and intricate beadwork on the left shoulder. Buttons run down the front of the dress beginning just below the high necked collar. Where the collar splits into a short v-, a half-moon shaped (diamond?) stick pin is attached. A chain is slightly visible from fifth button. Davis has curled hair at forehead and around temples with the rest pulled back into a bun. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate. The outer perimeter of the cardboard is bordered by a thin brown line. Between bottom of portrait and border is written: "Scholten, St. Louis." Back of photograph in brown print: Scholten Portraits 920,922 Olive St. St. Louis." and in pencil "Bell Ryon".
Date: 1875 - 1885
Item Type: Photograph

[Susan Elizabeth Ryon Davis wearing a large light colored bow]

Description: Studio portrait of Susan Elizabeth Ryon Davis. In the bust portrait, Davis is wearing a shirring down the sides of the button up front. Her high-neck white lace trimmed collar is tied into a large bow at center. Davis dark hair is curled in front and then pulled back. She has ear drop earrings in her ears. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate and has gold edging. Bottom of photograph in black: "ROSE & SCHMEDLING. GALVESTON, TEXAS.
Date: 1875 - 1882
Item Type: Photograph

[Ella Graves, wife of Albert Lamar George]

Description: Oval, bust photograph of Ella Graves, wife of Albert Lamar George. It is an identical image of 2000.012.006 Ella has dark hair with a light colored bow in it. She is wearing dangled earrings, an oval broach and a long necklace. She has a white, lacy collar on her light colored dress with dark stripes around the neck line.
Date: 1877 - 1880
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Ella Graves, wife of Albert Lamar George]

Description: Photograph of Ella Graves, wife of Albert Lamar George. She is sitting on a chair with her left hand holding a pencil and resting on a side table. Her right hand is folded across her body. She is wearing a light-colored dress with dark lines around the edges and a lacy collar. Her hair is down and pulled back with a white ribbon. The portrait ends at her knees. Attached to a cardboard substrate.
Date: 1877
Item Type: Photograph

[William Kinchen Davis and fifteen other men]

Description: Photograph of a group of sixteen men. This group may possibly be gathered for a reunion of veterans (Mier Expedition?) or the American Legion of Honor. Six men are seated in front of a row of ten standing men. William Kinchen Davis is the sixth man from left in the front row. Davis, seated in a wooden chair, is wearing a dark three piece suit, white shirt, and dark tie. He has his right hand on the top of his cane and his left hand is in his lap. His left leg is crossed over his right. The photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate.
Date: 1878 - 1882
Item Type: Photograph