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[Tire tracks in the snow and people standing in the distance]

Description: Photograph of tire tracks with trees lining both sides. Two adults and one small child are in the distance. The trees and ground are covered in snow and ice. The tree branches are so weighted by the ice, many are bent and touching the ground. On bottom of photo, handwritten: "Dec 21 1924"
Date: December 21, 1924
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[A young girl holding a doll, standing in the middle of a snow covered yard]

Description: Photograph probably of Mary Jones as a young girl. She is standing in the middle of snow covered yard surrounding my trees whose branches are bent under the weight of the ice on them. Mary is wearing a dark dress that falls at her knees, dark stockings, shoes and a dark hat. She is holding a baby doll in her right hand. A few sparse pieces of grass stick out of the snow. On the bottom of the photo, handwritten: "Dec 21 1924"
Date: December 21, 1924
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Albert Peyton George showing a horse at his ranch]

Description: Photograph of Albert Peyton George showing a horse at his ranch. George is wearing light colored slacks, long-sleeved shirt and felt hat. Small unpainted wooden building can be seen in the background between George and his horse. Large oak tree to right of George. Picket fence beyond building and wooden fence on far left. Pasture in background. Moss draped trees in left background. Back of photograph in blue ink: 12 [double underlined].
Date: 1925 - 1940
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Cowboy holding the lead rope of a paint horse]

Description: Photograph of an African-American cowboy (wearing glasses) holding the lead rope of a paint horse. The cowboy has a coiled rope in his left hand. Unpainted wooden buildings in background. Ladder leaning against building on left. Photograph was one of six in an envelope that had been mailed to Albert Peyton George with front noted "Pictures John Mayes (?)". Photograph has black pattern around perimeter of picture. Stamped on back of photograph: This is a Genuine Border Fox Tone Picture Made by Fox Co. San Antonio, Texas Copyright (remaining not legible). Also stamped "14 806".
Date: 1925
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Cowboy on a horse, holding a coiled rope in his right hand]

Description: Photograph of an African-American cowboy on a horse. He has a coiled rope in his right hand. A paint horse is in the foreground facing the cowboy. Three unpainted wooden buildings in background. Photograph was one of six in an envelope that had been mailed to Albert Peyton George with front noted "Pictures John Mayes (?)". Photograph has black pattern around perimeter of picture. Stamped on back of photograph: This is a Genuine Border Fox Tone Picture Made by Fox Co. San Antonio, Texas Copyright (remaining not legible). Also stamped "14 806".
Date: 1925
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Envelope addressed to A.P. George Richmond, Texas]

Description: Envelope has the following penciled on front: " [return address] Box 96 Fulshear Tx [center] Pictures John Mayes (?) A. P. George Richmond, Texas [the following is printed on envelope front but was probably added after photos were discovered] Photos ca 1920s". The envelope has a red postage stamp embossed on envelope which is partially torn but reads: United States 2 cents. Envelope is torn along right edge (to retrieve contents). This envelope contained six photographs which are accessions 2000.026.001a-g.
Date: 1925
Item Type: Letter
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[First Baptist Church Ladies Group]

Description: Photograph of the First Baptist Church Ladies Group, Richmond, Texas. The group of eight ladies are all dressed in long sleeved outfits with hats (with the exception of woman in dark round collared dress in center). The woman on the far left is holding a book in her hands. Partial identification list and other information written in blue ink: "Mrs. Johnson Died June 22, 1933 [and] Fay Louis; Mrs. Jenks Adams July 66, Mrs. Slavin; Mrs. S. L. Cole; Mrs. L. C. Davis Jan. 4, 1927; Mrs. Davidson; Mrs. J. H. P. Davis Died Feb 4-1930. I think taken 1925 or 26. 3-20-80 - picture donated to the Park by Mrs. Hardin - first Baptist Church ladies group - Richmond".
Date: 1925 - 1926
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Man mounting a horse]

Description: Photograph of a man (possibly Albert Peyton George) mounting a horse. He is in the process of swinging his right leg over the saddle. An African-American cowboy is holding the paint horse while the other man attempts to get astride. Two unpainted buildings in background. A man is leaning against the porch post of building on right. Photograph was one of six in an envelope that had been mailed to Albert Peyton George with front noted "Pictures John Mayes (?)". Photograph has black pattern around perimeter of picture. Stamped on back of photograph: This is a Genuine Border Fox Tone Picture Made by Fox Co. San Antonio, Texas Copyright (remaining not legible). Also stamped "14 806".
Date: 1925
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[A man riding a bucking horse]

Description: Photograph of a man riding a bucking horse. The man has his right hand in the air. An African-American man is on horseback to the right of the bucking horse. Unpainted wooden buildings in background. Man on porch of building to far left. Photograph was one of six in an envelope that had been mailed to Albert Peyton George with front noted "Pictures John Mayes (?)". Photograph has black pattern around perimeter of picture. Stamped on back of photograph: This is a Genuine Border Fox Tone Picture Made by Fox Co. San Antonio, Texas Copyright (remaining not legible). Black dots at bottom of photo. Blank (black) strip on right. Also stamped "14 806".
Date: 1925
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Man wearing a suit and hat, and holding the lead rope of a paint horse]

Description: Photograph of an African-American man holding the lead rope of a paint horse. The man is wearing a dark suit and felt hat. Buildings on left and right and in far background. Photograph was one of six in an envelope that had been mailed to Albert Peyton George with front noted "Pictures John Mayes (?)". Photograph has black pattern around perimeter of picture. Stamped on back of photograph: This is a Genuine Border Fox Tone Picture Made by Fox Co. San Antonio, Texas Copyright (remaining not legible). Also stamped "14 857".
Date: 1925
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of Mamie George, Albert Peyton George, Rhydonia Jones, and Mary Jones]

Description: Photograph of (left to right) Mamie George, Albert Peyton George, Rhydonia Jones, and Mary Jones near the porch of the George Ranch house. Mamie is wearing a checked dress, Albert is wearing light colored pants and white shirt. They are both sitting on the cement rail of the porch. Rhydonia is wearing a white dress with black shoes and she is sitting on the steps leading to the porch. Mary, who is standing on the bottom step is wearing a short sleeved, round neckline dress, white socks, and black shoes. She is holding the hem of her dress with both of her hands. There is a flowering shrub in the bottom left corner of the photograph. The George Ranch house is in the background. On bottom of photo: "MAMIE, ALBERT, RHYDONIA & MARY JONES" Appears photo was cut out of a photo album.
Date: 1925 - 1928
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of Mary Jones and Hilmar Moore dressed up in miniature bride and groom clothing]

Description: Photograph of Mary Jones and Hilmar Moore dressed up in miniature bride and groom clothing. The photograph was taken outdoors. Mary is wearing a white dress with a long train flowing out to the side, white veil with flowers around crown, white stockings, and white shoes. Moore is wearing a tuxedo (short jacket, white vest) with flower on his left lapel. Shrubs in background. Written on back of photograph in pencil: "Mary Jones Hilmar (double layer writing) Moore". Stamped in purple on back: "This Is A Genuine Border Fox Tone Picture [outline of fox] Made By Fox Co. San Antonio, Texas Copyright 1925 By Carl D. Newton" and in black "8 201". The photograph has a black pattern around border.
Date: 1925
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of Mary Jones in a snow covered yard]

Description: Photograph of Mary Jones in a snow covered yard. Mary, who is wearing a cape, dark stockings and shoes, gloves, and a hat, is holding a doll in her right hand. There are ice covered trees to the right and left of Mary. A large shrub in the background. Stamped in black on back of photograph: "9 592" and in purple "This is a Genuine Fox Co. San [remainder not legible]".
Date: 1925 - 1928
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of Mary Jones riding her tricycle on a sidewalk]

Description: Photograph of Mary Jones riding her tricycle on a sidewalk. Mary is wearing a long plaid blouse with bloomers beneath, sweater, stockings, black boots, and a tweed hat. There is a house in the background, gate on left, fence on right. Stamped on back in black: "9 197" and stamped on back of .002 in purple: "Fox Tone [remainder not legible].
Date: 1925 - 1928
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of two adults and a child walking along a snow covered road]

Description: Photograph of two adults and a child walking along a snow covered road. Vehicle tracks in foreground extending along the highway. Limbs are strewn across the roadway. The little girl in the center is probably Mary Jones and the man holding her hand is either her father James Prowell or Albert Peyton George. The woman was probably either Mary's mother Rhydonia Jones or Mamie George. There are ice covered trees on the right and left side of the roadway. The photograph is blurred and faded. Stamped on back of photo in black: "9 19" and in purple: "This is a Genuine FoxTone [part of stamp is not legible] San Antonio, Texas".
Date: 1925 - 1928
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Saddled paint horse being ponied by another horse]

Description: Photograph of a saddled paint horse that is being ponied by another horse (only partially seen on right). Wooden barn in right background. Other buildings and trees in left background. Photograph was one of six in an envelope that had been mailed to Albert Peyton George with front noted "Pictures John Mayes (?)". Photograph has black pattern around perimeter of picture. Stamped on back of photograph: "This is a Genuine Border Fox Tone Picture Made by Fox Co. San Antonio, Texas Copyright (remaining not legible). Also stamped "14 806".
Date: 1925
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[An area of water in front of an oil field]

Description: Photograph of an oil field. There is an area of water with a containment levee surrounding it in foreground. A metal storage tank with a pipe extending from it on far right of photo; wooden post on far left. A dark painted wooden building near right center of photograph. There are six oil derricks in the distance. The photograph has a black pattern border with "Fox Co." in bottom left and top right corners of the border. There is a red "v" or check mark on back of photo.
Date: 1926 - 1927
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[A man with a horse that has been trained to sit]

Description: Photograph of a man with a horse that has been trained to sit. The man is holding the horse's reins with his left hand and he has his right hand extended toward the horse's head. The black and white horse is sitting on the ground. They are in a pasture with cattle to the left near wooden shoots. There is a white bowl or pan near the bottom left corner of the photograph. The photograph has a black trim around the image with "Fox Co." printed in the top right and bottom left corners. Written on the back in pencil: "S".
Date: 1926 - 1927
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of Mary Jones sitting in a wooden swing]

Description: Photograph of Mary Jones sitting in a wooden swing. Mary, who is dressed in a white, long sleeved blouse with rounded collar, and bloomers underneath has her right arm around a doll. The frame of the wooden swing encompasses the perimeters of the photograph. There is a white picket fence in the background. Mary is probably in the yard of the George Ranch house. Back of photo stamped in purple: "210" and "This is a Genuine Fox Tone [outline of fox] Picture Made By Fox Co. San Antonio, Texas".
Date: 1926 - 1929
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of three little girls on the front porch of the J.H.P. Davis House]

Description: Photograph of three little girls on the front porch of the J.H.P. Davis House. One of the little girls sitting in the hammock is Mary Jones. The hammock is attached to a column on the left and the exterior house wall on the right. The columned porch has a white wooden balustrade that follows the curve of the porch.
Date: 1926 - 1928
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Postcard image of Mary Jones]

Description: Postcard image of Mary Jones probably taken at Murdoch's Bath House in Galveston, Texas. Mary is posed on a large section of driftwood. She is wearing a striped sleeveless, scooped neckline shirt with shorts. Mary has her right leg crossed over her left and has her right hand on her knee. Her left hand is resting on the driftwood. Surf scene backdrop in background. Written in black ink near top center of photo .001: "Sept. 3 - 1926". Written on back in black type: Post Card Correspondence Address Stamp Here".
Date: September 3, 1926
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Albert Peyton George and Mary Jones in the snow covered ranch yard]

Description: Photograph of Albert Peyton George and Mary Jones in the ranch yard after snow. White picket fence (gate open) with automobile parked near gate. White wooden buildings on right. Trees and pasture in background. The photograph has a black pattern around perimeter. Back of photograph stamped in blue: "8 178" and in purple "GUARANTEED FOR LIFE THIS IS A GENUINE BORDER FOX-TONE PICTURE MADE BY FOX COMPANY, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS COPYRIGHTED 1927 BY CARL D. NEWTON".
Date: 1927
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park