[Monumental grave located in Cuba]

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Photograph appears to be a monumental grave located in Cuba. Trees line the left and right of the photograph with the grave in the center. It is extremely tall with various designs running down it. At the top is a cross with an angel carrying a man below it. These individuals are standing on a circular platform placed on a square column. The column is decorated with various weaponry sculpted on sides. At the bottom of the column are bows. The monument then spreads out to cover a larger area, with ladies wearing wrap clothes in various positions on each ... continued below

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Paper; Length/Circumference: 16.2, Width/Diameter: 22.3

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Creator: Unknown. 1900.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: George Ranch Museum Collection and was provided by George Ranch Historical Park to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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George Ranch Historical Park

This 23,000-acre working ranch and living history museum are located in Fort Bend County. The land was originally settled in 1824 as part of the Austin Colony by Nancy and Henry Jones. The park's mission centers on preserving the history of the county and galvanizing the appreciation of cultural heritage.

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Photograph appears to be a monumental grave located in Cuba. Trees line the left and right of the photograph with the grave in the center. It is extremely tall with various designs running down it. At the top is a cross with an angel carrying a man below it. These individuals are standing on a circular platform placed on a square column. The column is decorated with various weaponry sculpted on sides. At the bottom of the column are bows. The monument then spreads out to cover a larger area, with ladies wearing wrap clothes in various positions on each corner of the top of the monument. A black metal fence surrounds the monument and the entrance via stairs is blocked off with a black metal fence. The visitor's platform has a black metal cross set up on each corner. A plaque is apparent on the front of the visitor's platform. Attached to a black cardboard substrate.

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Paper; Length/Circumference: 16.2, Width/Diameter: 22.3

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George Ranch Museum Collection

This 23,000-acre working ranch and living history museum was originally settled in 1824 as part of the Austin Colony by Nancy and Henry Jones. Materials focus on the Jones and George families and the traditional Texas pursuits of cattle, cotton, and oil.

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  • 1900

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  • Jan. 26, 2006, 10:26 a.m.

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  • Nov. 4, 2008, 12:26 p.m.

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[Monumental grave located in Cuba], photograph, 1900; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth8579/: accessed October 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting George Ranch Historical Park.