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[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

[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

[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

[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

[Graduation Portrait of Wendell Lee Tarver]

Description: Portrait of Wendell Lee Tarver, taken when he graduated from Burnet High School in Burnet, Texas. He is visible from the shoulders up and is wearing a dark-colored graduation robe and cap with a light-colored shirt and patterned tie.
Date: 1949
Creator: Eanes, Lucile
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

[Photograph of Wendell Tarver and Sons]

Description: Photograph of Dr. Wendell Lee Tarver and his oldest sons, John Arthur (right) and Byron Lee (left). The two boys are seated on the grassy lawn outside of a house in Burnet, Texas; Dr. Tarver is crouched down behind Byron. The wooden siding of the house and plants along the foundation are visible in the background.
Date: 1958~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Photograph of the Tarver Siblings and New Baby]

Description: Photograph of the Tarver siblings posing together with their new baby brother. John Arthur is standing on the left, looking down at his siblings, Carol Lynn and Byron Lee are sitting together in a leather chair with wagon wheels on the sides. Byron is holding an infant (Lawrence Alden). Handwritten text on the back of the photo says "Byron 4 1/2, Lynn almost 2, Arthur 5 3/4, Larry 5 weeks."
Date: March 1963
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 Tarver Siblings Out-of-Doors]

Description: Photograph of three Tarver siblings posing together in Burnet, Texas: Carol Lynn (back left), Byron Lee (right), and Lawrence Alden (front). They are standing on a grass lawn and there are two cars in the background, one with all of the doors open, as well as a lamppost and trees.
Date: December 1968
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Tarver Family Dinner, Christmas 1968]

Description: Photograph of the Tarver family seated around a table in Burnet, Texas, eating dinner at Christmastime. The children, Byron and Lawrence, are wearing plaid shirts and are partially visible on the far right and left of the photograph. Wendell and John are visible near the center of the photograph, in front of a window with open blinds. From left to right: Byron Lee, Dr. Wendell Lee, John Agrippa, and Lawrence Alden. Plates and condiments are on the table, as well as a cake with candles in the center of the photograph.
Date: December 1968
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Tarver Family Dinner, Christmas 1968]

Description: Photograph of the Tarver family seated around a table in Burnet, Texas, eating dinner at Christmastime. Clockwise from left to right: Lillian, James, Dr. Wendell Lee, John Agrippa, Mary Jane, and Lawrence Alden. There are plates on the table and a cake with candles near the center of the image. In the background, there are paintings on the wall and a window with open blinds.
Date: December 1968
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Tarver Family Posing with Car]

Description: Photograph of the Tarver family posing together in front of a blue car in Burnet, Texas. From left to right: Wendell Lee is wearing a light shirt and dark slacks and is leaning against the car, holding a pair of sunglasses; Carol Lynn is wearing a checked dress and holding a blue-and-yellow box; Mary Jane is wearing a flowered dress and holding a pamphlet; Byron Lee is wearing a checkered shirt and dark slacks and has his hands behind his back; and Lawrence Alden (front) is wearing a light shirt with dark shorts and is holding a box like his sister's.
Date: December 1968
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Flowers at Grave for Wendell Lee Tarver]

Description: Photograph of the flowers and greenery on the grave for Wendell Lee Tarver, 1931-1971, taken from the side. There are several arrangements on the grave site including a group of large, orange flowers. Other plots are visible in the background.
Date: July 1971
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Grave Marker for Wendell Lee Tarver]

Description: Photograph of the temporary grave marker for Wendell Lee Tarver, 1931-1971. Flowers and greenery are on the grave in front of the marker and the outline of another plot is visible in the background.
Date: July 1971
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Grave Site for Wendell Lee Tarver]

Description: Photograph of the flowers and greenery on the grave for Wendell Lee Tarver, 1931-1971. Most of the flowers are orange and have red and pink ribbons; the temporary grave marker is visible at the head of the plot.
Date: July 1971
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Mourners at Grave for Wendell Lee Tarver]

Description: Photograph of several unidentified persons standing at one end of the grave site for Wendell Lee Tarver, 1931-1971, including a man in a dark suit, a woman in a dark-colored dress, and two partially-visible men. The grave is covered in flower arrangements and other plots are visible in the background.
Date: July 1971
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Side View of Grave for Wendell Lee Tarver]

Description: Photograph of the flower arrangements and greenery on the grave site for Wendell Lee Tarver, 1931-1971. There are several arrangements, including a group of tall, orange flowers, and several large ribbon bows in various colors. Other cemetery plots are visible in the background.
Date: July 1971
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family