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  Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
 County: Fort Bend County, TX
 Language: English
[Christmas greeting card sent to the Georges by the Shivers Family]

[Christmas greeting card sent to the Georges by the Shivers Family]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Christmas greeting card sent to the Georges by the Shivers Family. Exterior cover shows a black drawing of a front porch of a house with large columns. The focus is on a lamp attached to a wall with purple lines radiating from the lamp. The background shows bare trees and a large dome roofed building (capital?). Text on front reads: "Merry Christmas". The "M" and "C" are in purple; remaining lettering in black. The interior of the card is a drawing of a family hanging stockings near the mantle of a fireplace; candles and a wreath with two bells are placed on top of the mantle; decorated Christmas tree in left background. The photograph shows a young girl standing next to a large upholstered chair where a woman holding a baby is seated. A man dressed in a black suit is standing behind the chair. To the right of the chair is a young boy kneeling on one knee next to a Boxer dog. On right, a boy is standing near the fireplace holding up a snowman decorated stocking with the name "Bud" printed on it. Text at bottom of photo reads: "Marialice Sue (Cissie), Brian McGee, Marialice, Allan, "Dynamite", ...
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
[Greeting card sent to the Georges from The Richard Newkirk family]

[Greeting card sent to the Georges from The Richard Newkirk family]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Greeting card sent to the Georges from The Richard Newkirk family. The card has a photographic image of two young girls standing in front of a fireplace. The young lady on the left is wearing a short sleeved dark velour dress. The girl on right is wearing a striped taffeta dress with elbow length sleeves and a plaid black trimmed inset at bodice. She is holding a wrapped gift box. There is a pot plant in bottom left corner. Over the mantle of the fireplace is an ornate wooden framed mirror. On top of the mantle are two vases with floral arrangements, and several candles with greenery surrounding them. Small votive candles fill in between flowers and tapered candles. Black text at bottom of card reads: "Suzanne and Joan send Greetings from The Richard Newkirks". The card has scalloped edging. Written in green ink on back of card: " 'Hello' Cousin Mamie! You can see what big girls I now have. Write us how you are getting along. We'd love to hear from you. Sincerely, Johny (?)".
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
[Page in an autograph album to Mamie from Gertrude Earnest]

[Page in an autograph album to Mamie from Gertrude Earnest]

Date: January 25, 1887
Creator: unknown
Description: Page in autograph album reads: "Mamie. May your life be of pleasure of Peace and of love untill [sic] the Angels shall whisper Mamie Your home is above! Your True Friend Gertrude Earnest January 25, 1887".
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
[Page written in autograph album to Mamie Davis from Zemma Schley]

[Page written in autograph album to Mamie Davis from Zemma Schley]

Date: March 6, 1889
Creator: unknown
Description: Page written in autograph album. It states: "To Mamie Davis Peace be around, thee, wherever thou p__est; May life be for thee, one summer's day, And all that thous wishest, and all that thou lovest come smiling around thy sunny way! If sorrow e'er this calm should breath, May even thy tears pass off so lightly; Like spring-showers they'll only make The smiles that follow - shine more brightly. May time, who sheds his blright [sic] o'er all, And dayly dooms some joy to death, O'er thee, let years so gently fall, They shall not crush one joy beneath! As half in shad and half in sun This world along its path advances May that side the sun's ____ Be all that e'er shall meet thy glances Zemma Schley Richmond Mar 6th 1889".
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
[A page from an autograph album addressed to a ten year old "Mamie"]

[A page from an autograph album addressed to a ten year old "Mamie"]

Date: September 13, 1887
Creator: unknown
Description: Page from autograph album reads: "To Mamie, You are 10 years old to day: my wish is that the years to come may be as happy as the past Cousin Belle Richmond Sept 13th 1887".
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
[A page from an autograph album addressed to "Mamie"]

[A page from an autograph album addressed to "Mamie"]

Date: c. 1887
Creator: unknown
Description: Page from autograph album reads: "To Mamie On this leaf in memory forest may my name forever rest. Your Friend E.H. Da___".
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
[Letter from Miss Jean Kiger to Mrs. Mamie George]

[Letter from Miss Jean Kiger to Mrs. Mamie George]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Letter enclosed in a portrait [2000.042.009b] of Miss Jean Kiger to Mrs. Mamie George. The letter, written in black ink, reads as follows: "Miss Jean Kiger R. 6 Box 1012 Houston 8, Tex Dear Mrs. George, I thought you might like to have one of my graduation pictures. I would have sent you one with the invitation but the studio did not have them finished then. I hope Mr. George is over his flu by now. Tell him "Hello" for me. Very Sincerely Yours Jean Kiger".
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
[Greeting card sent to the Georges from the Jones family]

[Greeting card sent to the Georges from the Jones family]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Greeting card sent to the Georges from the Jones family. A photographic image of the family is at the top of the card. Photograph shows a man sitting in a chair with a toddler on his lap, a little girl wearing a short sleeved dress, and a woman with dark hair wearing a light colored dress with white collar is standing next to a fireplace (on right). There is a lamp in left background and a brick wall with lettering that reads "Merry Christmas" in center background. Text near center of card reads: "Merry Christmas" and has an eagle with ribbon in his beak and stars above it drawn below the text. Text at bottom reads: "John, Jay, Melissa, Freddie". Written in blue ink below text: "All of the very best of the best to you both - John Jones".
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
[Greeting card sent to the Georges from The Richard Newkirk family]

[Greeting card sent to the Georges from The Richard Newkirk family]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Greeting card sent to the Georges from the Richard Newkirk family. The card has a photographic image of two young girls decorating a Christmas tree. Girl on left is wearing a black jumper with white short sleeved shirt underneath, young lady on right is wearing a belted dress with short cuffed sleeves. The Christmas tree is decorated with ornaments (mostly doves) and gifts with shiny wrapping and large bows are stacked beneath the tree. Larger wrapped gifts can partially be seen behind both young women. The tree and the girls are in front of a large window that has the drapery pulled back leaving partial viewing of the outdoors. Text at bottom of card reads: "Suzanne and Joan send Greetings from The Richard Newkirks".
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
[Christmas greeting card sent to the Georges from the Frosts]

[Christmas greeting card sent to the Georges from the Frosts]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Christmas greeting card sent to the Georges from the Frosts. The exterior cover of the card is red with white border on left and right. White text reads: "[holly leaf attached to the "H"] Holiday Greetings [holly leaf attached to the cross of the "t"]. The interior of the card is a paper "frame" for the enclosed photograph. The photograph shows a man and woman dressed the same in brown knit pants, red satin shirts, and felt hands. The man is standing in front of a mare and her colt while the woman is sitting on her heels and holding her hat out to the colt. Red text reads: "Mary and Pete Frost". Written in blue ink on the back of the cover [interior]: "Fruit Cake [underlined]". There is a white wooden house with red shutter trim in the background; picnic table on far left with a tree trunk that partially obscures it. Tree and shrubs on right.
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
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