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  Partner: The Williamson Museum
 Decade: 1940-1949
 Collection: John Sharpe Collection
[Annie and John Sharpe Posing with Plants]

[Annie and John Sharpe Posing with Plants]

Date: 1945
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of elderly Annie and John Sharpe standing together in a room decorated with plant life. Annie wears a dark dress and a brooch. John wears a pinstripe suit and holds a cigar. A window with a lace curtain appears at the back of the wall. A chest of drawers stands behind the pair.
Contributing Partner: The Williamson Museum
[Biographical Sketch of Manuel Orgain]

[Biographical Sketch of Manuel Orgain]

Date: 1948
Creator: unknown
Description: Biographical summary of Manuel Orgain, a "Negro cowman" who drove freight wagons and herded cattle and livestock through several trails across Texas, and to other states. It recounts several specific events, including a story about the 1869 flood on the San Gabriel River, and other storms.
Contributing Partner: The Williamson Museum
Did Sam Houston Live in Georgetown?

Did Sam Houston Live in Georgetown?

Date: [1943..1949]
Creator: Mann, William L.
Description: Essay discussing evidence for and against Sam Houston's alleged residence in Georgetown, Texas.
Contributing Partner: The Williamson Museum
[Photograph of Annie Sharpe in a Snowy Yard]

[Photograph of Annie Sharpe in a Snowy Yard]

Date: January 14, 1944
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Annie Sharpe standing outside in a snow-covered yard. She is wearing dark clothing and is waving towards the camera. Her house, yard, and an evergreen tree to the right is covered with snow.
Contributing Partner: The Williamson Museum
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