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[Santa Gertrudis exhibited at the Houston Fat Stock Show and Livestock Exposition]

Description: Photograph of a Santa Gertrudis exhibited at the Houston Fat Stock Show and Livestock Exposition. The huge black bull partially obscures the man standing on the other side of it. The man, who is wearing a light colored suit and felt hat, is holding a banner reading [not fully legible]: "Champion ? Houston Fat Stock Show and Livestock Exposition Houston, Texas 1955?". The man appears to be holding a show stick in his left hand since it is visible below the neck of the bull. There is a partition made of wood and metal separating spectators from the arena area in the background. Partial view of a man in standing near spectator section on left and three men and a wheel chair standing in an alley on right. Typewritten (and in blue ink) on back of photo: "18347 - champ. Santa gertrudis [sic], Prince Albert 2 II - A. P. George, Richmond, Texas".
Date: 1945 - 1955
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Jean Kiger with enclosed letter]

Description: Photograph of Jean Kiger with enclosed letter 2000.042.009a. Kiger was associated with Mr. And Mrs. Albert Peyton George through the Houston Fat Stock Show and Livestock Exposition where Kiger exhibited George Ranch cattle. The graduation portrait of Kiger shows her dressed in her graduation cap and gown. The cap partially covers her shoulder length dark blonde hair. The photograph is secured in a tan folder. The interior of the folder secures the photograph with a matte. The matte has an embossed frame around the perimeter of the photo. Engraved in silver and centered below the portrait: "Wheat Studio". Image dimensions are approximately: 11 cm X 16.1 cm.
Date: 1960 - 1963
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

[A woman standing beside a chair wearing a black dress and hat]

Description: Photograph of a woman standing beside a chair with her right hand resting on the back of the chair. He left arm is by her side and her left hand is holding a closed fan. She is wearing a dark, full dress that buttons from the waist up with large white buttons. A watch fob is around her neck and extends down to a small pocket in her dress. She is wearing dangle earrings and a decorative hat. A white crocheted throw is draped over the chair. The backdrop resembles the interior room of a house. Attached to a cardboard substrate. At bottom of substrate, under photo, photographer's mark: "CABINET PORTRAIT C.J. Wright. Houston, Texas.". On back, handwritten: "Nolie Hinson J.H.P. Davis' Sister Martha Anseli's paternal grandmother. A yellow post-it note attached states: "Possibly Jane G. Davis In either case this would not be M.A.'s paternal grandmother". (Removed)
Date: unknown
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

["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

[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

[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

[Mrs. Steward, Mr. A. P. George, Judge Elkins standing next to an automobile]

Description: Photograph of two men and a woman standing next to an automobile. There is a woman in the driver's seat of the automobile. Notation on back of photograph reads: "Mrs. Steward (Galveston), Mr. A. P. George, Judge Elkins" . The two men are wearing dark pants, white shirts, and ties. They are holding their hats in the left hands. The woman (with back to camera) is wearing light colored slacks, white shirt with a dark yoke at back and sleeves. Pasture in background. A number "12" is written in blue ink and a stamped "249" on back.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Gray folder from "The Plantation - Houston"]

Description: Gray folder from "The Plantation - Houston" written underneath a drawing of a two story plantation house with trees and landscape. Drawing is in maroon ink with trees in green. Also written at bottom "A Party-Pix Photo 'Where Texans Dine and Dance to Nationally Famous Orchestras". The back page of the folder has four slits for the picture corners (accession 2000.026.015a)to be placed. Back of folder in maroon ink: "Reprints One Dollar Per Copy Refer To Club, Number on Table and Date SEP 13 1946 Call K.3-1293 or Write Party-Pix Company 10009 Isabella Houston 4".
Date: 1946
Item Type: Artwork

[Newspaper clipping of two men standing along side of their winning Shorthorns]

Description: Newspaper clipping of two men standing along side of their winning Shorthorns at the Houston Fat Stock show. The caption reads: "BEST OF THE SHORTHORNS - On left is Golden Oak Signet, reserve champion of the Shorthorns at the Houston Fat Stock show, and on the left is Sheiks-Jubilee, the grand champion of the Shorthorns. The men in the picture are C. S. Berry, left, and A. H. Caraway." Old Object Term: Newspaper
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Rodeo cowboy participating in the bull riding event]

Description: Photograph (copy) of an African-American rodeo cowboy. The cowboy is participating in bull riding. He is wearing boots, dark colored chaps with white fringe trim, light colored shirt (number pinned on left shoulder) and a straw cowboy hat. He has his left arm extended in the traditional bull riding manner. There are several cowboys standing/sitting on the wooden partitions in the background. Advertisement signs are visible above the top of the pens - one near center reads: "St. Pes Saddlery Pasadena" and the one on left "Swifts Plastic..".
Date: 1975 - 1980
Item Type: Photograph

[An unidentified woman sitting in a chair with her hands resting in her lap]

Description: Photograph of an unidentified woman sitting in a chair. In this studio portrait, both of her hands are resting in her lap. She is wearing a dark top that shows her shoulders and a dark skirt. She has a lace cover over her shoulders and covers part of the top of the dress. She is wearing a dark beaded necklace, dangled earrings and her dark hair is parted down the middle and tied at the nape of her neck. Attached to cardboard substrate. At bottom of matte, photographer's mark: "Marks, Houston, Texas." Attached to a cardboard substrate.
Date: unknown
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

[Young girl standing on a covered platform]

Description: Photograph of a young girl standing on a covered platform. Possibly could be Nona Davis. Her left harm is resting on the top of the platform. She is wearing a dark jacket over a dark button up vest and a dark skirt that falls just below her knees. The skirt has pleats at the bottom. She has on horizontally striped leggings with dark lace-up boots. Her left hand is down by her side. Underneath photo, on matte, photographer's mark: "FROM Anderson's 85 MAIN STREET, HOUSTON, TEXAS". Attached to a cardboard substrate.
Date: unknown
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