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

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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 ... continued below

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1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 11 cm.

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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. It has been viewed 35 times . 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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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 (?)".

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1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 11 cm.

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(Paper; Width/Diameter: 10.12 cm, Height: 13.9 cm)

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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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  • Jan. 26, 2006, 10:26 a.m.

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  • April 30, 2009, 6:31 p.m.

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[Greeting card sent to the Georges from The Richard Newkirk family], photograph, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth9140/: accessed December 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting George Ranch Historical Park.