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[Red velvet autograph album]

Description: Red velvet autograph album containing many loose photos between the pages. Belonged to Mamie Davis George, as indicated by autographs and messages on various pages. One of front pages states: "Awarded to "Miss Mamie Davis" By her Music teacher Minnie E Andrew April 1st 1886".
Date: April 1, 1886

[Page written in autograph album to Mamie Davis from Zemma Schley]

Description: Page written in autograph album. It states: "To Mamie Davis Peace be around, thee, wherever thou p__est; May life be for thee, one summer's day, And all that thous wishest, and all that thou lovest come smiling around thy sunny way! If sorrow e'er this calm should breath, May even thy tears pass off so lightly; Like spring-showers they'll only make The smiles that follow - shine more brightly. May time, who sheds his blright [sic] o'er all, And dayly dooms some joy to death, O'er thee, let years so gently fall, They shall not crush one joy beneath! As half in shad and half in sun This world along its path advances May that side the sun's ____ Be all that e'er shall meet thy glances Zemma Schley Richmond Mar 6th 1889".
Date: March 6, 1889
Item Type: Letter

[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

[East exterior view of the J.H.P. Davis house]

Description: Photograph of the J.H.P. Davis house. East exterior view of the white wooden two story house. The home has first and second floor porches with round white columns and white railing. Some of the windows have dark painted shutters. Three of the brick fireplaces can be seen above the roof line. A portico on the right side of the house is partially obscured by shrubs. At the center of the photograph is a shrub lined cement sidewalk leading to the front porch steps. There is a metal archway over the sidewalk about halfway to the steps. A woman wearing dark skirt, white blouse, and dark hat is seated on the top step of the porch. Two men and three women are standing on the porch near the front entrance. Line of tall shrubs on left; small shrub on right corner of house; large tree on right. The photograph is mounted on a gray cardboard substrate. Image dimension are: 17.3 cm x 12.1 cm.
Date: 1889
Item Type: Photograph

[Autograph album "To my little Friend"]

Description: Page from the autograph album that reads: "To my little Friend, This world is like a garden Your heart the fairest spot. Now in this fairy bower, Let me plant "Forget me-not" Your Friend Richmond April 20th 1886".
Date: April 20, 1886
Item Type: Letter

[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

[Page from an autograph album from Katie C. Bell to Mamie]

Description: Page from the autograph album that reads: "To Mamie May flowers along thy pathway bloom, From every care thy heart be free And of every joy that earth can yield Be a portion given to thee Your true friend Katie C. Bell Richmond Jan 28th 1887".
Date: January 28, 1887
Item Type: Letter

[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

[Jennie Jones (Wessendorff) wearing a white dress and a floral corsage]

Description: Studio portrait of Jennie Jones (Wessendorff). Jennie is the great granddaughter of Henry Jones. In this bust portrait, Jennie is wearing a white dress with puffed sleeves and tulle stand-up collar. She has a chain with a round pendant and ear drop earrings. She has a floral corsage pinned to her left shoulder. Jennie has her dark hair pulled back with a white ribbon. The photograph is mounted on a black cardboard substrate. The cardboard has scallop trim. Written on back of photograph in pencil: "For Brother".
Date: 1885 - 1910
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Josey (Dagnell) Ryon, wife of James E. (Jim) Ryon]

Description: Photograph of Josey (Dagnell) Ryon, wife of James E. (Jim) Ryon. In this bust studio portrait, Ryon is wearing a dark colored dress with shirred bodice and ruffled edging that extends from bodice and caps over full sleeves. Ryon has a Victoria chain with attached pin (attached at collar with chain extending down bodice). A ruffled trim is visible just above the banded collar. Ryon's dark hair is pulled back and into a bun. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate. Text at bottom of cardboard reads: "Blue Gallery, Conner, McKinney, Fine Photos,". Written above photographer text in blue ink: "(Jim Ryon) Josey, Ryon. (Dallas)".
Date: 1889 - 1890
Creator: Conner
Item Type: Photograph

[Two horses pulling a wagon load of hay]

Description: Photograph of a man standing next to two horses pulling a wagon load of hay. The man is standing on the left side of the photograph with his hand on a gate. The wooden wagon is filled with hay and there is a person sitting atop the hay. There is a house in right background. Stamped on back in purple: "210 This Is A Genuine FoxTone Picture [outline of fox] Made By Fox Co. San Antonio, Texas."
Date: 1885 - 1910
Item Type: Photograph

[Bust portrait of Mary Moore "Polly" Ryon wearing a dark dress]

Description: Bust portrait of Mary Moore "Polly" Ryon taken by Justus Zahn, Galveston, Texas. Ryon's graying hair is parted down the center and is pulled back into a bun at the nape of her neck. She is wearing a dark dress that is shirred down the front. The high necked collar has two tiers of dark lace and is accented with a wide ribbon tied at center. The portrait is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate with gold trim around the edges. Back of photograph in pencil: "15911".
Date: 1888 - 1896
Item Type: Photograph

[Announcement of funeral for R.J. Calder]

Description: Announcement of funeral for R .J. Calder. It reads: "Funeral Notice. The friends and acquaintances of R. J. Calder, Are respecfully (sic) invited to attend his funeral from his residence, to=morrow Aug. 29th, at Nine o'clock, a.m. Interment at the Cemetery Richmond, August 28th, 1885."
Date: August 28, 1885
Item Type: Text

[Bust image of J.H.P. Davis]

Description: Bust photograph (appears to be painted image) of J.H.P. Davis. He is wearing a dark coat, dark tie and a white shirt. His dark hair is parted on his left side. He has a mustache and short hairs under his lower lip. He is glancing to the left. Attached to a cardboard substrate. Looks as if it used to be in an oval frame.
Date: 1888
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Ryon House (pre-1889?) from a distance]

Description: Photograph of Ryon House (pre-1889?) from a distance. White picket fence surrounds the house, complete with white archway on front fence. Small trees line the right side of the fence. Windmill present above and beyond the house. Upstairs master bedroom window and downstairs formal parlor window open. A woman is sitting on front porch. On bottom of picture, hand-written: "RYON HOUSE"
Date: c. 1889
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

[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

[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

[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