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  Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
 Decade: 1950-1959
 Year: 1954
 Collection: George Ranch Museum Collection
[Babe Leake and Sara Purifoy at Babe's 90th birthday party]
Photograph of Babe Leake and Sara Purifoy (?) at the 90th birthday party for Babe. Babe and Sara (facing each other) are standing in front of a long linen covered table bearing silver trays of mints, crystal dish of peanuts, two candles in crystal holders, and a large floral topped cake on a silver serving tray. Babe and Sara are both wearing dark colored dresses and have corsages on their right shoulders. Partial view of five women and one child in background. Two candles and three floral arrangements decorate a wooden mantel on the wall. Written on back of the photo in blue ink: "'Sister' and Coz. Sara Purifoy who made the decorations for cake." A number "3" is also written on the back in pencil. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth9171/
[Babe Leake, Neely Jones Leake and his wife May, at Babe's 90th birthday party]
Photograph of Babe Leake, Neely (?) Jones Leake and his wife May. The photograph was taken at the 90th birthday celebration of Babe Leake. The three are standing in front of a long linen covered table bearing silver trays of mints, crystal dish of peanuts, two candles in crystal holders, and a large floral topped cake on a silver serving tray. Babe is wearing a dark colored dress and has a large floral corsage on her left shoulder. Mr. Leake is wearing a dark suit, white shirt, and a dark colored wide tie. May is wearing a polka dot dress with matching jacket. She has a floral corsage on her left shoulder. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth9170/
[Babe Leake sitting in a wicker chair with a telephone in her left hand]
Photograph of Babe Leake sitting in a wicker chair with a telephone in her left hand. She is waving a fan in her right hand. Leake is wearing a dark colored dress and she has a large floral corsage on her right shoulder. On the left side of the photograph is a lace covered table with a small floral arrangement, telephone, gift box, napkins, punch cup, and plate. There are three women sitting in folding chairs in right background. Written on back of photograph in blue ink: "'Sister' Babe at telephone - Mrs. W. S. Browning [&] daughter Mrs. Coursey of Eelkton Ky. In background and half of another friend Franklin Mrs. R. M. Patterson." Also written in pencil "2". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth9169/
[Babe Leake standing behind a cake at her 90th birthday party]
Photograph of Babe Leake at the celebration of her 90th birthday. Babe is standing in front of a long linen covered table bearing silver trays of mints, crystal dish of peanuts, two candles in crystal holders, and a large floral topped cake on a silver serving tray. Leake, who has gray hair and wire rimmed eyeglasses, is wearing a dark colored v--neck dress with a brooch pinned at center. She has a large corsage on her right shoulder. There are five women seated in chairs in the background with floral arrangements on the wooden mantle behind them. Written on back of photograph in blue ink: "'Sister' Babe's 90th birthday - Oct. 9th 1954". Also written on back in pencil: "3 prints". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth9172/
[A bull between two trees in a pasture on the George Ranch]
Photograph of a bull in a pasture on the George Ranch. There are two tree trunks on the right and left of the bull. Trees in left background. Stack of dead tree trunks in right branch. The photo is blurred and has white vertical areas in center and left of photo. Stamped on back in black: "H487". Watermark on back: "Kodak Velox Paper". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth8982/
[Color photograph of the Nancy Jones oak tree]
Color photograph of the Nancy Jones oak tree in the George Ranch house yard. According to the "1996 George Ranch Historical Park Interpreter Training Manual" the oak tree was planted by Nancy Jones in 1824. Two wooden benches and most of the yard are shaded by the large sprawling branches of the oak. Wooden picnic tables to left of tree. Shrubs and tops of shrubs in foreground. Two white buildings on right side of the photograph with one in foreground bearing a rounded roofline. Two smaller wooden buildings in center background. Small white pump house and storage tank near left side of photo. Written on back in pencil: "Mary Jones Tree House." Text on back in black print reads: "This Is A Kodacolor Print Made By Eastman Kodak Company T. M. Regis, U. S. Pat. Off. Week of July 12, 1954 II I". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth7490/
[Driveway extending from the George Ranch house]
Color photograph of the George Ranch house. A driveway extends from the left side of the photo and continues in front of the ranch house. There are white fence posts on either side of the driveway. The ranch house is a white wooden two story house with screened upper and lower porches. Tall oak trees surround the house. There is a man sitting beneath one large tree in the center of the photograph. Stamped on back of photo in black: "This Is A Kodacolor Print Made By Eastman Kodak Company T. M. Regis. U. S. Pat. Off. Week of July 12, 1954 II I". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth8966/
[Dry Creek at George Ranch]
Photograph of the George Ranch. Dry Creek is in the foreground with large trees on right. The George Ranch house is in the left background. The house is a two story white wooden house with fence posts of front pasture in front of it. There is a white barn in center of photo. Stamped on back of photo in black: "H383". The back of the photo is watermarked: "Kodak Velox Paper". Image is slightly blurred. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth8984/
[Envelope that contained four photographs of the George Ranch]
Envelope that contained four photographs of the George Ranch. The front of the envelope has blanks with information to be filled in such as Name: "John Wendt" (written in pencil) and Date: "May 28 1954" (stamped in purple). Filled in next to Rolls blank is a black stamp "H383". Next to Prints: " 1 10" in pencil and total: "10"; prints of each: "1". Stamped in purple: "SAVE Return enough of these envelopes to show a total of $5.00 work of finishing work done in YOUR name and same drug store name and we will make you a 8 x 10 enlargement from your negative for only 15 cents. Ell Envelopes must hear? this notice". Text on back in black: "Expert Photo Finishing Service" and in purple: "John Bros. Drug 1201 Quiltrnan ? St. B 3-3611 The Floyd Company 710 Gale M. 3-8494 Houston 9, Texas" Developing �" written in brown trim. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth8985/
[A large field at George Ranch]
Photograph of the George Ranch. The photograph shows the George Ranch house partially obscured by trees near center of photograph. The house is a two story white wooden house. White post fence line extends from left side of photo to barn on right. A large white barn is on the left side of the photo. Dry Creek is partially seen near bottom right corner of photo. Utility pole in center foreground. Stamped on back in black: "H487". Back of photo is watermarked: "Kodak Velox paper". Image is blurred. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth8980/
[A large field at George Ranch]
Photograph of the George Ranch. The photograph shows the George Ranch house partially obscured by trees near center of photograph. The house is a two story white wooden house. White post fence line extends from left side of photo to barn on right. A large white barn is on the left side of the photo. Utility pole in center foreground. Stamped on back in black: "H471". Image is blurred. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth8983/
[Linen style envelope with "Mrs. A. P. George Richmond, Texas" printed on it]
Linen style envelope has writing in blue ink on front that reads: "Cousin Babe Pictures". The flap on the back of the envelope reserved for the return address has text that reads: "Mrs. A. P. George Richmond, Texas". The envelope is lined with blue paper. The envelope contained four photographs. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth9173/
[Mauve banner with a yellow border and yellow fringe at bottom]
Mauve banner with a yellow border and yellow fringe at bottom. Banner states: "CHAMPION BREEDING CATTLE SANTA GERTRUDIS BULL SAN ANTONIO LIVESTOCK EXPOSITION SAN ANTONIO 1954". Banner is attached to a yellow pole along upper edge and a ribbon is also attached, it states: "FIRST PREMIUM BREEDING CATTLE SANTA GERTRUDIS BEXAR COUNTY COLISEUM SAN ANTONIO LIVESTOCK EXPOSITION San Antonio, Texas 1954". Old Object Term: Banner texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth7234/
[Mauve banner with yellow border]
Mauve banner with yellow border. Banner states: "GRAND CHAMPION BREEDING CATTLE SANTA GERTRUDIS BULL HOUSTON FAT STOCK SHOW and LIVESTOCK EXPOSITION HOUSTON, TEXAS 1954". Banner is attached to a yellow pole along upper edge and has yellow fringe along bottom edge. Old Object Term: Banner texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth7232/
[Mauve banner with yellow border]
Mauve banner with yellow border. Banner states: "RESERVE CHAMPION BREEDING CATTLE SANTA GERTRUDIS BULL HOUSTON FAT STOCK SHOW and LIVESTOCK EXPOSITION HOUSTON TEXAS 1954". Banner is attached to a yellow pole along the upper edge. Old Object Term: Banner texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth7233/
[Red silk Houston "Livestock Exposition" ribbon]
Red silk ribbon that states: "SECOND PREMIUM BREEDING BEEF CATTLE SANTA GERTRUDIS HOUSTON FAT STOCK SHOW AND LIVESTOCK EXPOSITION HOUSTON TEXAS 1954". Old Object Term: Commemorative ribbon, livestock texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth8628/
[Two story white and wooden George Ranch house]
Color photograph of the George Ranch house. The ranch house is a two story white wooden house with screened top and bottom porches. One of the four brick chimneys is visible in this photo. The round white brick cistern house is located to the left of the main house. White railing borders a stairway that leads to the upper entrance of the cistern house. A white picket fence encloses the ranch house yard; trees on right and left of house. White fence posts in front of the driveway border the pasture in foreground; metal gate on far left of photo. Stamped on back of photo in black: "This Is A Kodacolor Print Made By Eastman Kodak Company T. M. Regis. U. S. Pat. Off. Week of July 12, 1954 II I". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth8967/
[W.A. Hughes wearing a hat and a polka dotted tie]
Bust photograph of W.A. Hughes. He is wearing a dark coat, with a white handkerchief in the left pocket, a dark collared shirt and a polka dotted tie. He has on a light colored hat. Embossed on lower, right corner, photographer's mark: "MURILLO STUDIO GALVESTON TEX." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth9154/