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[Annie and John Sharpe Posing with Plants]

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.
Date: 1945
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The Williamson Museum

[Annie Sharpe and Elizabeth Brown Standing in a Yard]

Description: Photograph of Annie Sharpe and Elizabeth Brown standing together in a garden in Mrs. Sharpe's yard. Sharpe wears a dark dress with a feather pattern, while Brown wears a hat and a dark dress with polka dots. The reverse side of the photo has a handwritten note indicating that Mrs. Brown is Mrs. Sharpe's mother-in-law.
Date: June 1938
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The Williamson Museum

[Biographical Sketch of Manuel Orgain]

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.
Date: 1948
Item Type: Paper
Partner: The Williamson Museum

[Biography of Dudley H. Snyder]

Description: Biography of Dudley Snyder, a cattle rancher and businessman. This handwritten paper includes his birth in Mississippi, early businesses, and time on the Chisholm Trail.
Date: unknown
Creator: Sharpe, John McKee, Sr.
Item Type: Paper
Partner: The Williamson Museum

Col. Dudley H. Snyder of Georgetown

Description: Biography of Dudley Snyder, a cattle rancher and businessman. This includes his birth in Mississippi, early businesses, and time on the Chisholm Trail.
Date: unknown
Creator: Sharpe, John McKee, Sr.
Item Type: Paper
Partner: The Williamson Museum

Did Sam Houston Live in Georgetown?

Description: Essay discussing evidence for and against Sam Houston's alleged residence in Georgetown, Texas.
Date: [1943..1949]
Creator: Mann, William L.
Item Type: Text
Partner: The Williamson Museum

[Grave Decorated with Plants]

Description: Photograph of the grave of Maude Newfield's mother. The grave is outlined with stone and covered with plants that were added by Maude Newfield.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The Williamson Museum

Jack Silver

Description: Story of the experiences of Jack Silver, an American soldier that was missing in action in France following World War I.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Prose fiction
Partner: The Williamson Museum

[John and Ruby Sharpe Standing on Steps]

Description: Photograph of John and Ruby Sharpe standing together at the bottom of a building's outdoor steps. Both are wearing dark clothes. Ruby holds a purse and wears a dark hat and a star-shaped brooch. A sign that reads "One mile above sea level" appears on the bottom step.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The Williamson Museum

[John Sharpe Standing by a House]

Description: Photograph of John Sharpe standing in front of a bush at the back porch of Rose Whittenberg's house. He is wearing a bowler hat, jacket, and a necktie tucked into a dark waistcoat.
Date: 1905~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The Williamson Museum

[John Sharpe Standing on a Porch]

Description: Photograph of John Sharpe leaning against a wooden chair and standing on the back porch of Rose Whittenberg's house. He is wearing a hat, jacket, and a necktie tucked into a waistcoat.
Date: 1905~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The Williamson Museum

[Mr. Ellington, Ann Whittenberg, and Ann Gannaway Standing in Front of a Ravine]

Description: Photograph of Mr. Ellington, Ann Whittenberg, and Ann Gannaway standing together in front of a rocky ravine that is topped with trees. Ellington wears a hat, jacket, and high collared shirt. Whittenberg wears a dark dress and holds up a few of its lower ruffles. Gannaway is wearing a striped blouse and dark skirt while holding a hat in front of her.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The Williamson Museum

[People Standing Together on a Walkway]

Description: Photograph of five people standing together on a walkway with a pipe fence on their left side and a cement wall on the right. John Sharpe, Sr., and Annie Sharpe are the elderly couple on the left. Mrs. John Sharpe, Jr. and her husband stand in the center. Jim Shaw leans on the cement wall to the right.
Date: 1950~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The Williamson Museum

[Photograph of a Group of People Standing in Front of a Building]

Description: Photograph of a group of men, women, and children, standing in front of a wooden building. Part of the group stands on the building's raised porch, while another group stands on the ground in front. The foremost rows of people are primarily comprised of children.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The Williamson Museum

[Photograph of a Man]

Description: Photograph of a man visible from the chest up. He has slicked back hair, a dark suit, a white collared shirt, and a necktie. His cheeks, lips, and necktie have been tinted. The photograph is framed with a gold and burgundy paper with crosshatched patterns. The folder containing the photo is marbled maroon in color and has a shiny golden square pattern.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The Williamson Museum

[Photograph of a Picnic Beside a Creek]

Description: Photograph of a group of seven people sitting on the rocky beach beside a creek and having a picnic. The foremost women in white is identified as Annie Whittenberg.
Date: 1902
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The Williamson Museum

[Photograph of a Woman in a Dark Dress]

Description: Photograph of a woman standing for a portrait. She has curly hair and wears a dark dress that is adorned with flowers. She leans on a round end table. A painted backdrop featuring a decorated lamp pole and vegetation appears behind her. Information regarding the photographer, W. L. Elrod, is written across the bottom of the photo and on the reverse side.
Date: [1882..1907]
Creator: W. L. Elrod
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The Williamson Museum

[Photograph of a Woman Named Mary]

Description: Photograph of a woman identified as "Cousin Mary" visible from the chest up. She is wearing a dark dress, a pendant watch tucked into her dress' buttons, and a cameo on her throat. The reverse side of the photo has a handwritten note that says "Cousin Mary wishing you a Merry Christmas."
Date: unknown
Creator: D. C. Burnite
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The Williamson Museum

[Photograph of Anna Maria Ireland]

Description: Photograph of elderly Anna Maria Penn Ireland. She wears her grey hair in a bun. She is wearing wire-rim glasses and a dark overcoat.
Date: 1900~
Creator: Stone Photography
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The Williamson Museum

[Photograph of Annie E. Weitzel]

Description: Photograph of Annie E. Weitzel from the chest up. She is wearing a dark dress with ruffles around her neck.
Date: unknown
Creator: Millholin, J. M.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The Williamson Museum

[Photograph of Annie Sharpe Beside a Tomb]

Description: Photograph of Annie Sharpe standing beside the tomb of her great uncle, Bishop William McKendree, in Sumner County, Tennessee. She is wearing a cloche hat, jacket, and skirt. The tomb sits on a low pedestal and has barely visible writing along its side.
Date: 1927~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The Williamson Museum