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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

[Portrait of James Walden Tarver]

Description: Portrait of James Walden Tarver, visible from the chest up; he is wearing a dark-colored zippered jacket over a lighter-colored shirt.
Date: 1944~
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

[Photograph of Tarver Family in Snow]

Description: Photograph of Tarver family siblings posed together in the snow. From left to right: Wendell Lee, Elizabeth Ann, James Walden and Leta Joy (front). They are all dressed for cold weather and James Walden is holding a spotted dog up in front of his face. There is a tree directly behind them and a bicycle is visible on the left.
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

[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

[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

[Portrait of Wendell Lee Tarver]

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 uniform that has a light-colored shirt and tie with a dark-colored jacket; the jacket has an "A.M.C." pin and eagle icon on either lapel.
Date: 1951~
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

[Reception Line at Wedding of Wendell and Mary Jane Tarver]

Description: Photograph of guests moving through the reception line after the wedding of 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; the bride is in the center of the photograph and she is wearing a wedding dress and veil and holding a bouquet of flowers.
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

[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