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Richmond 1885 Sheet 1

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Richmond in Fort Bend County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1885
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Richmond 1889 Sheet 2

Description: Sanborn map sheet showing an area of Richmond in Fort Bend County, Texas, including geographic features, buildings, and details related to risk assessment for fire insurance.
Date: 1889
Creator: Sanborn Map Company
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Old Fort Bend County Courthouse.]

Description: Photograph (not the original) of the Old Fort Bend County Courthouse where "Jaybirds and Woodpeckers fought in front of it in 1889." Photo has people on front steps, people on second story balcony, and a man on the roof top. A woman in a black dress can be seen to far, bottom, right of photo. Ink written numbers on bottom.
Date: 1889
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Thompsons Railroad Station 3]

Description: Photograph of a one story frame with pitch roof, deep eaves with stick style brackets. The framing is slightly peaked over all openings and windows are 9/9. This station is one of the most intact railroad stations in the county. This was the line to Galveston to carry sugar and cotton, later produce. Mr. Thompson was a man who lived in the community for a short period and negotiated with the railroad company to run the line through the community. The company identified the station as Thompsons' switch and the name stuck.
Date: 1880~
Creator: Santa Fe Railroad
Partner: Fort Bend County Libraries

[Thompsons Railroad Station 2]

Description: Photograph of a one story frame with pitch roof, deep eaves with stick style brackets. The framing is slightly peaked over all openings and windows are 9/9. This station is one of the most intact railroad stations in the county. This was the line to Galveston to carry sugar and cotton, later produce. Mr. Thompson was a man who lived in the community for a short period and negotiated with the railroad company to run the line through the community. The company identified the station as Thompsons' switch and the name stuck.
Date: 1880~
Creator: Santa Fe Railroad
Partner: Fort Bend County Libraries

[Thompsons Railroad Station]

Description: Photograph of a one story frame with pitch roof, deep eaves with stick style brackets. The framing is slightly peaked over all openings and windows are 9/9. This station is one of the most intact railroad stations in the county. This was the line to Galveston to carry sugar and cotton, later produce. Mr. Thompson was a man who lived in the community for a short period and negotiated with the railroad company to run the line through the community. The company identified the station as Thompsons' switch and the name stuck.
Date: 1880~
Creator: Santa Fe Railroad
Partner: Fort Bend County Libraries

[Mildred Ryon Wheat Booth.]

Description: Copy of a hand painted photograph in a frame of Mildred Ryon Wheat Booth. Booth, who has long, red-blonde wavy hair, is wearing a dark colored blouse with white with ruffled black trim collar. A blue-green scarf at her neck has tasseled ends. A black with gold trimmed cross pin is in the center of the tied scarf. A gold chain is hanging around the collar, also. The original painting was in an oval frame with gold trim. Scanned image is of the copy.
Date: 1880
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Charlie Anders, Joe Anders, John Baker, George Baker, Albert George, and Earl McFarland]

Description: Tintype image of six boys identified (from copy in George Family Archives) as: Charlie Anders, Joe Anders, John Baker, George Baker, Albert George, and Earl McFarland. Three boys in the front row are seated (the two on the left are wearing dark jackets and hats, all three are not wearing shoes.) The three boys in back row are standing (boy in center is wearing a dark vest, striped shirt, light hat).
Date: 1883
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Charlien McNabb with very long hair, daughter of Carry Nation.]

Description: Photograph of Charlien McNabb, daughter of Carry Nation. Charlien is wearing a dark dress with buttons down the front. The dress has a high collar with white inset. Her long wavy hair is draped down her sides and reaches to her knees when seated. She is seated in a chair and has her elbows resting on the arm of the chair. Her hands are brought up to her face. A length of floral patterned fabric is draped across the arm of the chair to the left of the photo. Portrait ends at the knee. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate. Bottom of cardboard reads: DEANE. 306 PRESTON STREET, HOUSTON, TEXAS. Back of photo in pencil is written: Your loving Charlie to Uncle and Aunt Love (?).
Date: 1885
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[The "Harvey Girls".]

Description: Postcard image of the "Harvey Girls". Photograph shows three women with dark hair pulled loosely up into a bun, wearing dark blouses with white skirts and bib fronts. They are standing on a wooden platform next to a wooden rail. Banana trees in background. Printed on back of postcard: "The Harvey Girls" Photo source Fred Harvey Produced by Beautyway, Box 87, Flagstaff, AZ 86002 20 Co-Producer Fred Harvey. Fred Harvey acquired the title "civilizer of the West" after 1876 with his series of restaurants and hotels along western railroads with vaired foods and excellent service. The foundation for his reputation was the "Harvey Girls, " models of virtue, who were recruited in the East at ages 18 to 30, trained carefully, paid $17.50 per month plus tips and room and board. Here, three waitresses pose at Rosenberg, Texas.
Date: 1880
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Students at Richmond Public School in 1887]

Description: Original mounted print on cardboard. Students at Richmond Public School. On the front row there are six girls seated on the left and there are five boys (one sitting and the rest kneeling) to the right of the photo. Students of Richmond Public School (about 1887) are identified as: Back Row: 1. Fanny Lamar 2. Mary Preister 3. ? 4. Mattie Bell 5. Reg. Dyer 6. ? 7. Cecil Dyer 8. ? 9. ? 10. Albert George 11. Bassett Blakely Second Row: 1. Minnie Preister 2. ? 3. Bell Dyer 4. Julia Norwood 5. ? Norwood 6. Professor Norwood 7. Tony Wessendorff 8. John Baker 9. ? 10. George Baker Third Row: 1. Bessie McCloy 2. Lillie Winston 3. ? 4. Nina Bell 5. Kate Eckman 6. Heard Dyer 7. ? 8. ? Fourth Row: Lizzie McGee 2. Pearl Winston 3. Jennie Jones 4. Annie Somerville 5. Lyda Baker 6. Bertie Winston 7. Lola Jones 8. Alex Davis 9. Charlie Andrews 10. Will Robinson Fifth Row: 1. Maybell Davis 2. Winnie McGee 3. Lilly Rambolt 4. Mamie Davis 5. Minnie Waffles 6. Allie Ogilby 7. Freddie Kochan 8. Earl McFarlane 9. Bush Pleasants 10. Len McFarlane 11. ?
Date: 1887
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[A 1886 Drug Store]

Description: Photograph of a 1886 Drug Store. The drug store is located in a two story brick building on the corner of a dirt street. The sign "Drug Store" on the northwest corner of the building, has a horse hitched to the support post. The front of the building has two glass box windows on either side of the double door entrance. Eight men are standing on the sidewalk near the front entrance. There is a man sitting in each of the four second story windows on the front side of building. A hitching post is on far left; two white wooden buildings on far right with the top of a two story brick building partially visible over the roof tops of the wooden buildings. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate. Image dimensions are: 19.7 cm x 12.4 cm. Pencil writing near top left corner of cardboard reads [not fully legible]: 84.50 49.00 $35.50 $35.50 (with x's under the cents).
Date: 1885/1889
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Charlien Gloyd McNabb]

Description: Photograph of "Charlien Gloyd McNabb. Born September 27, 1868 and died June 10, 1929. Her maiden name was Charlien Clara Annie Gloyd. She was the only child of Carry A. Nation. This picture is a reproduction from the original picture made about 1886, estimated" as written on paper stapled to the inside of the folder. McNabb has long dark wavy hair that is loose and flowing down her sides. She is leaning against an ornate wooden structure that has printed fabric folded across it on the left. McNabb has her hands clasped and at her face. She is wearing a dark, long sleeved dress with high collar. A strip of white can be seen at the top of her collar. Photograph is enclosed in a gray folder and was placed in a framed matte.
Date: 1886
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Photograph of the 1887 class of the Richmond Public School]

Description: Photograph of the 1887 class of the Richmond Public School. The students are lined up in six rows in front of the wooden school building. They are identified as: Back row: 1. Fanny Lamar 2. Mary Preister 3. ? 4. Mattie Bell 5. Reg. Dyer 6. ? 7. Cecil Dyer 8. ? 9. ? 10. Albert George 11. Bassett BlakelySecond row: 1. Minnie Preister 2. ? 3. Bell Dyer 4. Julia Norwood 5. ? Norwood 6. Professor Norwood 7. Tony Wessendorff 8. John Baker 9. ? 10. George BakerThird row: 1. Bessie McCloy 2. Lillie Winston 3. ? 4. Nina Bell 5. Kate Eckman 6. Heard Dyer 7. ? 8. ? Fourth row: 1. Lizzie McGee 2. Pearl Winston 3. Jennie Jones 4. Annie Somerville 5. Lyda Baker 6. Bertie Winston 7. Lola Jones 8. Alex Davis 9. Charlie Andrews 10. Will Robinson Fifth row: 1. Maybell Davis 2. Winnie McGee 3. Lillie Rambolt 4. Mamie Davis 5. Minnie Waffles 6. Allie Ogilby 7. Freddie Kochan 8. Earl McFarlane 9. Bush Pleasants 10. Len McFarlane 11. ?The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate.
Date: 1887
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Bud Davis as a boy, sitting with his right leg tucked under his left leg]

Description: Studio photograph of a boy. The boy is identified as Bud Davis as written at bottom of image in blue ink. Davis is sitting in an upholstered chair that has tassels at the bottom and on the armrest. Bud is wearing dark colored short pants, jacket, vest, and white shirt. He has dark stockings with stripes at bottom and ankle boots. Davis is resting his right arm on the chair's armrest and his left hand is on his left thigh. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate with pink backing.
Date: [1884..1890]
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Mamie Davis George and T.W. "Bud" Davis]

Description: Mamie Davis George and T.W. "Bud" Davis in studio portrait, hand tinted watercolor. Frame is shadow box style with frame on frame appearance; inner frame dark finish with white floral etching; middle frame of dark gold; outer frame medium wood tone. 1882 Old Object Term: Photograph and Frame
Date: 1882
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Mauve pink dining chair, armless]

Description: Chairs, dining, Eastlake. 1 of a set of 8 Eastlake style, includes 1 armchair, 7 side; upholstered in mauve pink velvet with covered button edging; upholstered over top of chair crests in roll form; black walnut, casters on front legs. American c. 1880-1885 Old Object Term: Dining Chairs
Date: 1880~/1885~
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park