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[House identified on back in pencil as W.K. Davis House.]

Description: photograph of house identified on back in pencil as W.K. Davis House, located at the corner of Jackson and 4th St. in Richmond. Two story house, unpainted, with double porches across front of home. Three chimneys visible on left side of house. Three people are standing on the front steps. Trees are bare, trunks are protected with wooden enclosures. Slat board fence encloses yard of house. Image is mounted on a tan cardboard matte. Bottom left corner of matte is broken off as of 3/2000. Allover foxing, fading, yellowing. Image dimensions: 21.1 cm x 13.8 cm
Date: 1890~
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Richmond Motor Car Company, ca. 1921.]

Description: Photographic print of Richmond Motor Car Company, ca. 1921. Richmond Motor Car Co. was located on Morton Street (Southwest corner of Morton and 2nd?) in Richmond, owned by T.A. Wessendorff. One story brick building with metal awning. Car ramp at right of picture provides access from the street into the building. Image is mounted on cotton gauze. Image dimensions: 20.2 cm x 14.6 cm. Identification on back in blue pen.
Date: 1921~
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Wessendorff Lumber Yard, about 1906.]

Description: Photograph of Wessendorff Lumber Yard, about 1906. Long lumber sheds on left and right sides of image. Mule cart with three African American men sitting on top of a load of lumber are at center. The two men standing in front of the cart in white shirts holding books are T.B. Wessendorff and Ed Wessendorff. Two more white men are standing at the corner of the right shed at the right edge of the photo. Image is mounted on tan cardboard matte. Top right and bottom left corners are broken off. There are pencil marks all over the image surface. Image dimensions: 17.4 cm x 12.0 cm
Date: 1906~
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Richmond School children (all about 8-10 yrs old).]

Description: photographic school portrait of Richmond School children (all about 8-10 yrs old.), ca. 1890. Children are posed on steps between two octagonal white pillars, with dark brick wall and double door behind them. Boys are in rows 1 & 4, girls in rows 2 & 3. Several girls and boys are holding their hats in their laps. Identified children are: front row, 4th from left--Joe Jones; 5th from left--Walter Jones. Top row, 1st on left--Bob Wessendorff. Image is mounted on a tan cardboard matte. Matt shows all over foxing and all four corners are broken/rounded. Image size:17.2 cm x 12.1 cm
Date: 1890~
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Real F. Ransom Wholesale Groceries & Grain, Richmond, Texas.]

Description: Photograph of Real F. Ransom Wholesale Groceries & Grain, Richmond, Texas. Three men standing at doorways are not identified. Horse and wagon parked outside of store on the right. Train car #11058, Choctaw Route, is parked outside of store to the left. Store is a one story rectangular building with store name printed on the false front fa├žade. Image is faded and yellow; image dimensions are 15.3 cm w. x 10.0 cm h. Image is mounted on a black cardboard matte. Matte is in excellent condition except for a few small surface tears along the edges. Back of matte is pale gray. Surface damage suggests old tape removal?
Date: 1895~
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Jennetta (left) and Lizzie (right) Wessendorff, ca. 1901.]

Description: Photograph of Jennetta (left) and Lizzie (right) Wessendorff, ca. 1901. Girls are wearing similar white dresses with pin tucked yokes and sleeves. Body of Jennetta's dress is also pin tucked; Lizzie's is gathered. Dresses have ribbon clusters at both shoulders. Girls' heads are touching. Image is mounted on a black cardboard matte with gray borders immediately around image and double gray lines around edge of matte. Photographer's mark on right edge of matte, "C.R. Blackburn, Houston, Texas." Image dimensions: 14.0 cm x 9.9 cm. It appears like the back layers of the original matte have been peeled away, exposing tan cardboard interior on the back of the photo.
Date: 1901~
Creator: Blackburn, C.R.
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[1941 Studebaker car]

Description: Photograph of a 1941 Studebaker automobile, believed to be a Champion or a Commander model. Front view of automobile parked at street curb with the passenger door open. Print has small black dots in far right corner.
Date: 1941~
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Two women standing on a bridge.]

Description: Photograph of two women standing on a bridge. One woman is wearing white with a white hat and the other is wearing a light-colored dress with a dark-colored hat. They are standing to the right side of the bridge. Shadows of people can be seen in the foreground. Photo is bent at each corner.
Date: 1922~
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[T.B. Wessendorff Residence, Richmond, Texas, 1901.]

Description: Photograph, T.B. Wessendorff Residence, Richmond, Texas, 1901. Ornate two story Victorian home with white picket fence enclosing yard. Wrap around porch on lower level, two smaller porches on upper level divided by a turret. Diamond pattern repeats in the roof tiles and in leaded windows in the upstairs turret and downstairs bay window. Image is mounted onto a tan cardboard matte. Matte is in poor condition. Upper left corner is missing all the way up to the image surface, upper right corner is missing, plus bottom left corner is also broken off. Image is intact. Image dimensions: 19.3 cm x 11.9 cm See 1972.093.143 for another copy of this photo.
Date: 1901
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Interior of Jones and Hinson Grocery Store, Richmond.]

Description: Photograph of interior of Jones and Hinson Grocery Store, Richmond. Men are identified (l-r) on the back of the photo as R.E.L. Wessendorff, Joe Jones, Ike Bryan, W.H. Hinson. There is a display of fresh vegetables at the center foreground. Canned goods are on the left, bulk goods in bins to the right. Calendar over vegetables is dated 1922. Image is mounted on a gray cardboard matte with 3 decorative dark gray borders around image. Image dimensions: 17.8 cm13.3 cm (7" x 5")
Date: 1922
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Lizzie Wessendorff as a toddler (about 2 years old).]

Description: Photographic portrait of Lizzie Wessendorff as a toddler (about 2 years old), ca. 1897. Wessendorff is wearing a white cotton dress with lace around neck, arms, and hem. She is also wearing a brooch, necklace, and bracelet. Wessendorff is posed sitting on a stool in front of a mirror. Image is mounted on white matte with embossed vine pattern around perimeter. Photographer identified on matte as "Lorenz. Richmond, Tex."
Date: 1897
Creator: Lorenz, C.O.
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[T.B. Wessendorff labeled "Uncle Tom".]

Description: Photograph of T.B. Wessendorff labeled "Uncle Tom" on back of photograph in blue ink. Wessendorff is wearing school military jacket and hat. Photograph is mounted on cardboard substrate with a circular design etched around the edge. Bottom of photo reads: S.B. Hill, Austin, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Hill, S. B.
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Sydney Davis (Sr.), as a teenager.]

Description: Photographic portrait identified as Sydney Davis (Sr.), as a teenager. Davis is wearing a dark suit jacket, striped shirt, and thin bow tie. Image is cropped into an oval and mounted on a dark gray cardboard matte. Matte has a raised black oval with scroll detailing at top and bottom around the image. Photographer's mark in lower right corner, "R. Wear, Sherman, Tex." Not dated. Image dimensions: 5.0 cm x 7.0 cm
Date: 1910
Creator: Wear, R.
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[J.H.P. Davis Bank (Davis & George Building).]

Description: Photograph of J.H.P. Davis Bank (Davis & George Building), Southeast corner of Morton and 3rd, Richmond, TX. Two story stone and brick building with corner turret. Top floor windows are arched, framed with stone. Bob Wessendorff standing on bottom step, Walter Jones on top step. Unidentified African American man is talking with Wessendorff. Image is mounted on a white matte signed in pencil at bottom right, "Gillian." Image and matte are mounted in a black folder with "A Portrait" embossed on the front. Image dimensions: 9.8 cm x 14.6 cm
Date: 1905
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Large two story home identified on back in Red pen as "Ryon Home".]

Description: Photograph of large two story home identified on back in Red pen as "Ryon Home." Identified by Michael Moore as J.H.P. Davis House before it was renovated in 1889. Home was located at site of present day Polly Ryon Hospital until it was moved to the George Ranch Historical Park (1977?). Yard is enclosed by a white picket fence with arched entryway. There are many young trees in the area outside the yard. Windmill is visible over the roof of the house. See 1972.093.117 for another view of the home. Image is mounted on a tan cardboard matte. Upper left corner of matte is broken off.
Date: 1888
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Mary Jane Davis with an infant. ]

Description: Photograph of Mary Jane Davis with an infant. (Infant is not identified). Davis is wearing a dark dress with ruffle on shoulder and large stand-up collar. She has her hair pulled back in a bun and is wearing an earring in her ear. Infant, in white dress, has her left hand on Davis' collar and is hugging her cheek. Photograph is mounted on a black cardboard substrate which at the bottom in gold reads: Cabinet Portrait. Lorenz, Richmond, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Lorenz, C.O.
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Two men in a furniture showroom.]

Description: Photograph of two men in a furniture showroom. Photo is identified on the back in blue pen, "c. 1913 Walter Jones, Charles F. Hillyer." Jones has his elbow on a row of dressers. There is a row of tables stacked to the right of the men. Image is mounted on a black cardboard matte. Image dimensions: 18.0 cm x 12.9 cm
Date: 1913
Partner: Fort Bend Museum