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Biographical Encyclopedia of Texas

Description: Biographical view of Texas and its history including narratives of the individuals who helped shape Texas history and information about important point in history including: the pioneer days of Texas, Texas' transition from a Mexican state to being part of the United States, and the wars in which Texas citizens took part.
Date: 1880
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Child wearing a white gown with ruffled lace trim]

Description: Photograph of a child. In this studio portrait, the child is wearing a white gown with ruffled lace trim. She is wearing a bracelet on her right wrist. The child is sitting in a fabric draped wicker chair. The photograph is mounted on a dark gray cardboard matte. The matte has text below the portrait that reads: "Lorenz Art Gallery Extra Finish [in paint palette drawing] Richmond, Texas".
Date: [1880..1900]
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[A child holding a hat and standing on a wooden bridge]

Description: Studio portrait of a child. The child, who is standing on a wooden "bridge", is wearing a dark colored outfit with plaid trim. The child has dark lace-up boots and is holding a hat in left hand. The photograph is mounted on a brown cardboard substrate with text at bottom that reads: "C. J. Wright, Houston, Texas." The back of the photo has circles with different patterns, drawing of a camera, easel, and paint palette; banner with "CJW" in oval center and banners below this reading "I Have Engaged The Sun To Shine For Me." More text reads "C. J. Wright, Houston, Texas All Negatives Preserved Duplicates may be obtained at any time."
Date: [1880..1898]
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[A child sitting in a chair, wearing a long sleeved white gown]

Description: Studio portrait of a child. The child, who is wearing a long sleeved white gown, stockings, and dark shoes, is sitting on a print blanket. The photograph is mounted on a brown cardboard substrate with text at bottom that reads: "C. J. Wright, Houston, Texas." The back of the photo has circles with different patterns, drawing of a camera, easel, and paint palette; banner with "CJW" in oval center and banners below this reading "I Have Engaged The Sun To Shine For Me." More text reads "C. J. Wright, Houston, Texas All Negatives Preserved Duplicates may be obtained at any time."
Date: [1880..1898]
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

["The most famous beggar in Havana - Sam Raco"]

Description: The photograph shows a poorly dressed man sitting on a bench in front of a wooden building. He has a bottle in his left hand. Text below the photo reads: "This is the most famous beggar in Havana - Sam Raco, by name - and he comes from the interior. He has 12 fingers and 11 toes - - count them."
Date: [1880..1900]
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

Documents pertaining to the case of Charity Wood vs. Virgil Wood, cause no. 1101, 1880

Description: Document related to the divorce case of Charity Wood vs. Virgil Wood, filed April 6, 1880. Document is the original petition submitted by Charity Wood's attorney, J. J. Faulk. According to the petition, Virgil Wood was tried and convicted in April 1877 of the offense of "assault with intent to murder" and sentenced to two years in the penitentiary.
Date: 1880
Creator: Eustace, W. T.
Partner: Henderson County District Clerk's Office