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[Photograph of John and Wendell Tarver]

Description: Photograph of John Agrippa Tarver seated on the runner board of a partially-visible automobile, holding his infant son, Wendell Lee Tarver, on his lap. Text on back of photo: "John Tarver & Son, Wendell Lee."
Date: 1931
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Photograph of Wendell Lee Tarver]

Description: Photograph of an infant, Wendell Lee Tarver, wearing a diaper and light-colored shoes, propped up against a wall next to an open door. He is reaching out to grab his left food. There is a Fox Tone stamp on the back.
Date: 1931
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Photograph of Wendell Lee Tarver]

Description: Photograph of an infant, Wendell Lee Tarver, wearing light-colored clothing and propped up against a wall next to an open door. He has his hands raised to his mouth and is smiling. There is a Fox Tone stamp on the back and a handwritten note that says, "Wendell Lee Tarver."
Date: 1931
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Susie Hickson Holding Wendell Tarver]

Description: Photograph of Susie Hickson wearing a white nurse's uniform, holding an infant (Wendell Lee Tarver). They are outside in front of a tree; other trees and an automobile are visible in the background. There is a Fox Tone stamp on the back and a handwritten note that says, "Susie Hickson & Wendell Tarver."
Date: 1931
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Wendell Tarver and Dog]

Description: Photograph of Wendell Lee Tarver seated in the grass with a puppy on his lap outside of a house in Burnet, Texas. A porch is visible behind him including a trellis and several plants; there is a shadow in the foreground. There is a Fox Tone stamp on the back of the photograph.
Date: 1933~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Wendell and Walden Tarver Seated on Stairs]

Description: Photograph of Wendell Lee Tarver (left) and his younger brother, James Walden Tarver (right) seated on stone steps outside an unidentified building. Both are wearing light-colored clothing and appear to be unhappy. Wendell is raising his hands to his face and Walden is sucking his thumb. There is a Fox Tone stamp on the back and a handwritten note that says "Wendell & Walden Tarver."
Date: 1935~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Wendell and Walden Tarver in Pedal Cars]

Description: Photograph of Wendell Lee Tarver (right) and his younger brother, James Walden Tarver (left) seated on kiddie pedal cars. They are out-of-doors and there are bushes behind them. The back of the photo has a Fox Tone stamp.
Date: September 1936
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Burnet, Texas First Grade Class Photo]

Description: Photograph of the 1938 first grade class in Burnet, Texas. The students are arranged in three rows outside of a stone building and have their hands around one another's shoulders. The boy in the far left of the photo is Wendell Lee Tarver. Writing on the front of the photograph says "First Gr., Burnet, Tex., 1938" in the lower-left corner and "'Mecca' San - Ant" in the lower-right corner. The name "Wendell Lee Tarver" is handwritten on the back.
Date: 1938
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Portrait of Wendell Lee Tarver]

Description: Portrait of Wendell Lee Tarver, partially visible from the chest up; he is wearing a striped polo shirt and has a strap across his chest. There is a decorative border around the outside of the image.
Date: 1939~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Burnet, Texas Fourth Grade Class Photo]

Description: Photograph of the 1941 fourth grade class in Burnet, Texas. The students are arranged in four rows outside of a brick building, seated in the front rows and standing in the back. Wendell Lee Tarver is in the front row, second from the right. Writing on the front of the photograph says "Fourth Grade, Burnet, Tex., 1941."
Date: 1941
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Outdoor Photograph of Wendell Tarver]

Description: Photograph of Wendell Lee Tarver wearing a winter coat, gloves, and hat, standing in the snow outside of a shed. There are metal basins and brush on the ground next to him; trees and houses are visible in the background. There is a Fox Tone stamp on the back of the photograph.
Date: April 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Two Men in Pig Pen]

Description: Photograph of Wendell Lee Tarver (left) and an unidentified FFA (Future Farmers of America) member on a farm in Burnet, Texas. The two men are wearing casual clothing and hats and appear to be standing in the middle of a pen. There are several pigs and a wire fence visible in front of the men. Various structures including a house and shed as well as trees and fence posts are visible in the background.
Date: April 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Wendell Tarver Graduation Photograph]

Description: Photograph of Wendell Lee Tarver wearing a light-colored graduation cap and gown, standing on a lawn. He graduated from Burnet High School in Burnet, Texas during spring 1949. Neighborhood houses and trees are visible behind him.
Date: April 1949
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Tarver Family Outside of a House]

Description: Photograph of the Tarver family standing together in a line outside of an unidentified house. From left to right: Wendell Lee, James Walden, John Agrippa, Selma Cleo, Elizabeth Ann, and Leta Joy (front). They are standing on the grass next to a flagstone walk; the corner of the house and trees are visible in the background.
Date: April 25, 1949
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Portrait of Wendell Tarver in Texas A&M Uniform]

Description: Portrait of Wendell Lee Tarver, visible from the chest up, taken while he was a student at Texas A&M University. He is wearing a light-colored shirt and tie with a darker-colored jacket; the jacket has pins with crossed rifles and the initials A.M.C. on the lapels. A handwritten note on the photograph says "Love, Wendell;" a second note on the frame outside the photo says "Wendell L. Tarver." The photo is inside a red folder.
Date: 1950~
Creator: Aggieland Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Guests at Wedding of Wendell and Mary Jane Tarver]

Description: Photograph of guests at the wedding reception for Dr. Wendell Lee Tarver and Mary Jane Daniels. The bride and groom and other members of the wedding party are standing in a line in front of a brick wall with windows; guests are standing in front of them as they move through the reception line. A group of young girls is in the foreground. Handwritten text on the back of the photo says "Wendell & Janie's wedding."
Date: 1955
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Tarver Family Christmas Card, 1957]

Description: Christmas postcard from the Tarver family including a photo of the children on the left. There is a black-and-white illustration on the right of the card depicting birds sitting on a crossroads sign pointing "From our house" and "To your house"; the words "Greetings and best wishes for the new year" are under the illustration. In the photograph, a young boy (John Arthur) is standing behind his younger brother (Byron Lee) who is seated in an infant seat. A handwritten note under the photograph says, "With Love, Wendell, Janie, Arthur & Byron."
Date: December 1957
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Tarver Family Christmas Card, 1958]

Description: Christmas postcard from the Tarver family including a photo of the children in the center. There is a black-and-white illustration at the bottom of the card depicting a drum, doll, top, train, and toy tea set; the words "Greetings ~ from our house to your house" are written next to the illustration. In the photograph, the young boys, John Arthur (left) and Byron Lee (right) are both wearing suits with jackets and bow ties; they are standing together in a yard in front of a bush and the wall of a house. A handwritten note under the illustration says, "Wendell, Janie, Arthur & Byron."
Date: December 1958
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Tarver Family Christmas Card, 1960]

Description: Christmas postcard from the Tarver family including a photo of the children on the left. There is a black-and-white illustration on the right depicting baby Jesus in the manger, sheep, an angel, and the star; the words "A Joyous Christmas" are written within the illustration. In the photograph, the two young boys are seated on a couch and are wearing dark pants, light shirts, and bowties; they are holding the arms of their little sister who is standing between them and is wearing a light-colored dress and shoes. They are, from left to right: John Arthur and Byron Lee on the couch, and Carol Lynn in the front. A handwritten note under the photograph says, "Wendell, Janie, Arthur, Byron & Lynn."
Date: December 1960
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Tarver Family Christmas Card, 1961]

Description: Christmas postcard from the Tarver family including a photo of the children in the center. There are black-and-white illustrations on either side including two lit candles in a candelabrum on the left and a stained glass window depicting baby Jesus and Mary on the right; the words "Peace on Earth" are at the top of the postcard. In the photograph, the children are seated in a line on the hearth next to a fireplace. They are, from left to right: Byron Lee, Carol Lynn, and John Arthur. A handwritten note under the photograph says, "Wendell, Janie, Arthur, Byron & Lynn."
Date: December 1961
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Tarver Boys in School Uniforms]

Description: Photograph of Byron Lee Tarver (left) and John Arthur (right) posing together wearing their school uniforms. They are standing on a grass lawn in front of a bush near a stucco wall and have their hands clasped behind their backs. The uniform includes a white shirt and slacks, navy jacket, and a white cap with a dark brim. Handwritten text on the back of the photo says: "Arthur & Byron Tarver, September 1964, In Instituto Fraco Mexicano uniforms -- Taken in front yard, 303 Rio Brazo sur Colonia del Valle, Monterrey, N. L., Mexico."
Date: September 1964
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[John Arthur and Byron Lee Tarver in School Uniforms]

Description: Photograph of John Arthur (left) and Byron Lee Tarver (right) posing together wearing their school uniforms. They are standing on a grass lawn in front of a stucco wall and have their hands clasped behind their backs. The uniform includes a white shirt and slacks, navy jacket, and a white cap with a dark brim. Each boy has a medal pinned over the left breast of his jacket. Handwritten text on the back of the photo says: "John Arthur Tarver, Byron Lee Tarver, with their medals received for the year 1964-1965 in Fraco. Picture taken in back yard at home in Col. de Valle Monterrey, N. L. Mexico."
Date: 1965
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Snow in Burnet, Texas]

Description: Photograph of snow covering a pick-up truck and car in the driveway of John Agrippa Tarver's house in Burnet, Texas. A hedge lining the driveway on the right side of the photo is also covered in snow. Text above the image says "Jun 66" and a handwritten note on the back says "Snow in Burnet."
Date: June 1966
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Photograph of the Tarver Family Out-of-Doors]

Description: Photograph of the Tarver siblings and their mother posing together in Monterrey, Mexico. They are wearing dressy clothes and are standing on a lawn in front of bushes and buildings in the background. From left to right: John Arthur, Mary Jane (Daniels), and Byron Lee (back row); Carol Lynn and Lawrence Alden (front row).
Date: November 1966
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family