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[Photograph of two girls and a boy]

Description: Photograph of two girls and a boy. The girl on the left is dressed in a short dress and boots; the girl in the middle is dressed in a long white dress; the boy is wearing a white shirt and pants and boots.
Date: February 10, 1899
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Photograph of Men Gathered on a Bank, 1899]

Description: Photograph of men standing on the bank of the Port Arthur Canal in celebration of its completion from Sabine Pass to Taylor Bayou. From left to right: A. N. Scott (holding the United States flag); Billy Farrell; E. A. Laughlin; D. S. Stump; A. J. M. Vuylsteke; Hans Falsenburg; L. Schuh; Peter Stock; J. W. Carr; N. N. Beels; Frank Cummins; M. R. Bos; Colonel Jim Furlong; Captain Evans; and Peter Lamp. A boat is seen on the canal, left.
Date: 1899
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Photograph of Men Celebrating on a Small Island, 1899]

Description: Photograph of men gathered to celebrate the completion of the Port Arthur Canal from Sabine Pass to Taylor Bayou. From left to right: a fisherman called "Frenchy" sitting in a boat; Peter Lamp; Captain Evans; Colonel Jim Furlong; M. R. Bos; N. N. Beels (holding flag); A. N. Scott; J. W. Carr; A. J. M. Vuylsteke; Frank Cummins; Peter Stock; and L. Schuh. Sitting: Billy Farrell; A. Spence; D. L. Stump; Hans Falsenburg; and E. A. Laughlin. They are gathered on a small island, with a boat visible nearby to the right. The reverse side of the photo has the handwritten names of those involved.
Date: 1899
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Photograph of Men Celebrating on a Small Island, 1899]

Description: Photograph of men gathered to celebrate the completion of the Port Arthur Canal from Sabine Pass to Taylor Bayou. From left to right: a fisherman called "Frenchy" sitting in a boat; Peter Lamp; Captain Evans; Colonel Jim Furlong; M. R. Bos; N. N. Beels (holding flag); A. N. Scott; J. W. Carr; A. J. M. Vuylsteke; Frank Cummins; Peter Stock; and L. Schuh. Sitting: Billy Farrell; A. Spence; D. L. Stump; Hans Falsenburg; and E. A. Laughlin. They are gathered on a small island, with a boat visible nearby to the right.
Date: 1899
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Remembrance Card for Mary A. Carroll]

Description: Remembrance card for Mary A. Carroll printed on dark cardstock with gold engraving. There is an illustration of a woman with a Bible in front of a large cross, with light streaming from clouds above. Text on the right reads, "In Loving Remembrance of Mrs. Mary A. Carroll, Died April 6, 1899. Age 33 yrs. 9 mos. 15 days." There is a poem in the lower-left corner that reads: "'Tis hard to break the tender cord/ When love has bound the heart,/ 'Tis hard, so hard, to speak the words:/ "We must forever part."/ Dearest loved one, we must lay thee/ In the peaceful grave's embrace,/ But thy memory will be cherished/ Till we see thy heavenly face."
Date: 1899
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Photograph of the Schreck Family]

Description: Photograph of the Frank S. Schreck family posing for a portrait. From left to right: Frank is standing behind a drum and dressed in a tasseled military uniform, complete with a saber at his side; baby Ursula is sitting on a tall stool and wearing a white dress; mother Ursula is in a dark dress, sitting down and holding a bow; child Enrique (Henry) is seated and wearing a uniform like his brother's; Frank S. Schreck is seated next to his wife, wearing a dark suit, and has his left hand on son Alfonso's shoulder; Alfonso is also wearing a military uniform and holding a bugle; Leo is similarly dressed and has a bow across his back. There is a painted woodland scene in the background, and the family is standing on an animal skin rug. The reverse side of the photo contains two handwritten notes; the first says: "Matamoros, June 3d, 1899 To our dear sister Mrs. Anna B. Schreck and her dear and sweet family, as a token of sin-cere affecton. Frank Schreck and Ursula Fuente[...]r Schreck." The note in the lower-left conrer says "Oct. 5-, 1956. To my cousin E. E. Schreck, Leo. M. Schreck."
Date: June 3, 1899
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Articles of Agreement for Warranty Deed]

Description: Deed recording the transaction between Laurits J. Lykke and his wife Hanna with Carl Harton regarding the sell of 70 acres of land in Wharton County, which was sold to Carl for a total sum of $8,298.12. The document goes on to give specific payment schedules and other relevant information. The deed is held together with a second document, a smaller piece of paper that was signed by a notary of Wharton County authenticating the transaction.
Date: 1899
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Ella Kristine Hansen Allenson

Description: Photograph of a young woman, identified as Ella Kristine Hansen Allenson, sitting on an upholstered chair in front of a dark background. Her hair is tied in the back, and she wears a long-sleeved dress cinched at the waist. There is lace trim on both her sleeves and neckline. The photograph has been placed inside a decorative envelope sleeve. When closed, the front flap has an embossed circular motif.
Date: 1899/1969
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society