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[Albert Peyton George and two other men outside of a tent, a woman sitting in the tent]

Description: Photograph of Albert Peyton George in a street scene. George is the second man from left (outside of tent). There is a woman in a striped tent in the center of the photograph. George (image blurred probably because of motion) is wearing a dark three piece suit, white shirt, white tie, and light colored felt hat. Back of photograph in pencil: "4701 [marked through] 4710".
Date: 1905

[T. B. Wessendorff residence in Richmond, Texas]

Description: Photograph of the T. B. Wessendorff residence in Richmond, Texas. This photograph copy was found in envelope 2000.053.010a. The house is a two and a half story white wooden house with dark trim. The house has a porch that wraps around one corner. The house has diamond shaped accents on windows and painted on the turret above the corner porch. There is a second floor balcony area on either side of the turret. Each gable of the roof has an half circle shaped window. There is a dormer to the left of the turret. The house is enclosed by a white picket fence. There is a hexagon shaped building to the left rear of the house and a white wooden building to the right rear. Text at bottom of photo reads: "T. B. Wessendorff. Res. Richmond Tex. 11."
Date: 1901 - 1905

[Camp George Cabin]

Description: Photograph of the Camp George Cabin (sign above open doorway of building). A woman and a child are standing in the double doorway near center of building. Two men are standing outside near the double doorway. Two children are standing in single doorway near right side of building. An African-American man is holding a tree branch in front of the building (right). Man standing with hands on hips (to left) in front of a buckboard. Barbed wire fence in foreground.
Date: 1909 - 1911

[A city street scene near the corner of a two story stucco building]

Description: Photograph may have been brought back from Cuba by J.H.P. Davis. This photograph was with other photos that were brought from there by Davis. The photograph is a city street scene taken near the corner of a two story stucco building. There are huge fabric "drapes" hanging over tall arched doorways. The second story of the building has intricate iron railing around the balcony. Sign above one arched doorway of this building reads: "LA CHARANGA". There are several horses and buggies in the street and people walking on the sidewalks. The photograph is mounted on tan cardboard substrate. Image dimensions are: 23.5 cm x 18.5 cm.
Date: 1900 - 1925

[The construction of a building in Cuba]

Description: The photograph shows the construction of a building. There are several men on top of and around the construction site. Text below the photo reads: " This building was hastily run up to afford shelter to the homeless reconcentrados after the attention of the civilized world was drawn to their condition; one of the few things ever done by the Spanish in haste."
Date: 1900 - 1920

[A couple sitting in a buggy pulled by a man on a horse]

Description: The photograph is of a couple sitting in a "buggy" pulled by a man on a dark horse. The outfit is parked in front of a building with people standing near the front entrance. Text below photo reads: "Cuban Volante. This one was used by ex-President Cleveland when he visited Havana. It was smashed by a company of volunteers, "because it had been used by a Yankee pig."
Date: 1900 - 1920

[Cowboy and cattle in cattle shoots and pens]

Description: Photograph may have been brought back from Cuba by J.H.P. Davis. This photograph was with other photos that were brought from there by Davis. The photograph shows a cowboy standing (center) on one of many wooden partitions that form cattle shoots and pens. There are cattle peering through the wooden partition in foreground. Partial view of a white wooden building seen between trees in the top left corner of photograph; trees on right. The photograph is mounted on a gray matte with a thick dark gray border around perimeter of image and again around the edge of the matte. Written on the back of the image: "Cows and dipping vat." Image dimensions are approximately: "17.9 cm x 12.8 cm".
Date: 1900 - 1920

[A Cuban dry-goods store]

Description: The photograph shows the interior of a store. Two men are behind the shelf lined counter, while one man is leaning against a showcase on far left. Text below the photograph reads: "The interior of a Cuban dry-goods store, with the proprietor in the foreground, with his clerks in their regular attire. All the clerks in Havana are similarly dressed - or , rather, undressed."
Date: 1900 - 1920

[A family of six sitting around a long table]

Description: This photograph shows a family of six sitting around a long table in a very large dining room. Text below the photo reads: "Typical dining room of well-to-do Cubans. They are drinking coffee at six o'clock A. M. Oilcloth covers the table in place of linen. It is easier to wash, and Spaniards are ease-loving."
Date: 1900 - 1925

[Four young children on the back of a donkey]

Description: The photograph shows four young children on the back of a donkey. There is a young man standing behind the donkey and two people standing near a building on the left. Text below photo reads: "Boys are boys the world over and in all colors and languages. These youngsters are having a fine time with the donkey, who does not enjoy the situation half so much, and whose "business end" longs for employment."
Date: 1900 - 1920

[A group of men and young boys watching a cock fight]

Description: The photograph shows a group of men and young boys watching a cock fight. Text below the photo reads: "After reaching town the gamecocks are speedily pitted against each other and the betting begins. The cocks are sometimes unwilling to fight, but are forced to do so for fun and gain."
Date: 1900 - 1920

[A group of men on horseback, a few men are standing]

Description: Photograph that was possibly brought back from Cuba by J.H.P. Davis. This photo was found with others that he brought from Cuba. The photograph shows several men on horseback. There are four men standing (two near right center, and two on far right) near the group who are not on horses. One man wearing dark pants, long sleeved shirt, suspenders, and a hat is holding reins to a horse in the foreground. There is a fence and trees in the background. The photograph is mounted on a gray cardboard substrate. Image dimensions are: 20.8 cm x 12.2 cm.
Date: 1900 - 1920

[The interior of a Havana home]

Description: The photograph shows the interior of a home. The room shown is a parlor with several pieces of sitting furniture. Text below photo reads: "A typical Havana parlor in the residence of a family of the better class. The frame of the furniture is of solid mahogany, which is a native wood in common use."
Date: 1900 - 1920

[J.H.P. Davis wearing a dark suit]

Description: Portrait of J.H.P. Davis. Davis, who has graying hair and mustache, is wearing a dark three piece suit with a white rounded collar shirt. A watch fob is visible at his vest. The portrait is cut into an oval and mounted onto a gray wood-patterned matte. The matte has a thick dark gray border that frames the perimeter of the image. Back of photograph in pencil reads: Davis 3 x 4 [line] oval. Image dimensions are: 8.7 cm x 12.6 cm.
Date: 1900 - 1910

[A large group of men and women around a man and a woman dancing]

Description: The photograph shows a large group of men and women around a couple that is dancing in the center. There is a thatch roofed building in the background. Text below the photograph reads: "This is a typical Sunday morning scene in one of the side streets of Havana, and indicates a negro dance - "up and down and all chassee." Negroes are children of sun and fun."
Date: 1900 - 1920

[A large group of men standing around a couple]

Description: The photo shows a large group of men and one woman standing near the entrance of a large brick building. Text below the photo reads: "The most talked of couple in Havana - General Arola and Elsa Tobin. The senorita is the daughter of the Spanish army in Cuba, and was recently married to the general, who is what we would call the mayor of the city, and old enough to be her father."
Date: 1900 - 1920

[A large group of people at a picnic]

Description: The photograph shows a large group of people at a picnic. Text below the portrait reads: "Last photograph of Joaquin Ruiz, who was shot by the Cubans when he went out under Spanish instructions to offer the insurgents autonomy. At a picnic, the Monday preceding his death, this picture was taken. He stands with a cross on his hat."
Date: 1900 - 1920

[A large group of people standing outside a store]

Description: The photograph shows a large group of people standing near the porch of a white wooden building. There is a cart pulled by an ox with a man standing to the side of it in right foreground; two oxen pulling a load of timber in left center foreground. Text below photo reads: "Here is a typical country store, on the coast near Havana. Merchandise is drawn on an ox-sled, wheels being seldom used when runners will answer the purpose. Bad roads explain this preference." Written in pencil on left side of photo: "Mr. J. H. P. Davis".
Date: 1900 - 1920

[A man milking a cow in a street]

Description: The photo shows a man milking a cow in a street. Text below the photo reads: "In Havana, as elsewhere, milk dealers are suspected of watering the milk. This dealer avoids suspicion by milking his cow in the presence of his customer."
Date: 1900 - 1920

[A man ministering to a young boy in a hospital bed]

Description: The photograph shows a man ministering to a young boy in a hospital bed. Another boy is lying in a bed in rear left background. A number "19" is on the wall above the bed of the first young man. Text below the photograph reads: "Another scene in the hospital of the American Orphan Asylum, showing reconcentrado boys dying of starvation, in the last stages, beyond relief, with protruding bones. Pictures like this explain the war now being waged against the tyranny which produces such piteous fruit."
Date: 1900 - 1920

[A man sitting in a chair with three children around him]

Description: The photograph shows an African-American man sitting in a chair with three African-American children around him. There is a stucco house in the background. Text below the photo reads: "Relics of plantation life. The oldest negroes guard the children and discipline them. The sign of office is a key. This old negro has locked disobedient children in the house."
Date: 1900 - 1920

[A man standing at the northeast corner of a white two story house]

Description: Photograph may have been brought back from Cuba by J.H.P. Davis. This photograph was found with other photos that were brought back. Photograph shows a man standing at the northeast corner of a white two story house. The bottom porch of the house has thick square column supports. The porch has a wooden bench and two rocking chairs near an open double doorway. The second floor balcony has wooden railing. The back of the house has top and bottom porches also. There is a row of wooden posts put closely in the ground to form a fence in the foreground. The photo is mounted on a textured gray matte. The matte has a thick dark gray line around perimeter of photo and around edge of matte. The image dimensions are: 12.8 cm x 17.9 cm.
Date: 1900 - 1925

[Men and boys sitting and standing near the "Gran Hotel"]

Description: The photograph is a street scene with well dressed men sitting and standing near the entrance to a hotel ("Gran Hotel" sign above doorway). Text at the bottom of the photograph reads: "Havana men about town "on dress parade, " in front of the Hotel Inglaterra. Cuban and Spanish swells gather here every morning and evening, to see and to be seen."
Date: 1900 - 1920

[Monumental grave located in Cuba]

Description: Photograph appears to be a monumental grave located in Cuba. Trees line the left and right of the photograph with the grave in the center. It is extremely tall with various designs running down it. At the top is a cross with an angel carrying a man below it. These individuals are standing on a circular platform placed on a square column. The column is decorated with various weaponry sculpted on sides. At the bottom of the column are bows. The monument then spreads out to cover a larger area, with ladies wearing wrap clothes in various positions on each corner of the top of the monument. A black metal fence surrounds the monument and the entrance via stairs is blocked off with a black metal fence. The visitor's platform has a black metal cross set up on each corner. A plaque is apparent on the front of the visitor's platform. Attached to a black cardboard substrate.
Date: 1900