[Babe Leake and Sara Purifoy at Babe's 90th birthday party]

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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 ... continued below

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Paper; Width/Diameter: 13 cm, Height: 10.1 cm

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Creator: Unknown. October 9, 1954.

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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 111 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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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.

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Paper; Width/Diameter: 13 cm, Height: 10.1 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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  • October 9, 1954

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  • Jan. 26, 2006, 10:26 a.m.

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  • March 8, 2007, 3:26 p.m.

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[Babe Leake and Sara Purifoy at Babe's 90th birthday party], photograph, October 9, 1954; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth9171/: accessed November 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting George Ranch Historical Park.