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[Tarver Family Christmas Card, 1982]

Description: Christmas postcard from the Tarver family including a photo on the left of the card. To the right of the photo, there is a color illustration of two pine cones on a branch and the words "Happy Holidays." In the photograph, the Tarver siblings and their mother are standing in a group in front of a brick wall; there are guns and horns hanging on the wall and shelves on the right containing books and knick-knacks. They are, from left to right: John Arthur, Lawrence Alden, and Byron Lee (back row); Mary Jane (Daniels) and Carol Lynn (front row). A handwritten note under the illustration says, "The Wendell Tarvers, 1982." A handwritten list on the back of the photograph says, "Janie Tarver, Arthur Tarver, Byron Tarver, Larry Tarver, Lynn Tarver."
Date: December 1982
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Photograph of Tarver Family in Bedford, Texas]

Description: Photograph of the Tarver siblings and their mother standing in a line together in front of a curtain that has a wood-grain pattern. They are posed with their arms around one another's shoulders; from left to right: Lawrence Alden, Mary Jane (Daniels) John Arthur, Carol Lynn, and Byron Lee. Handwritten text on the back of the photo says, "May 1978, Larry, Janie, Arthur, Lynn, Byron."
Date: May 1978
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Photograph of Tarver Siblings]

Description: Photograph of the Tarver siblings standing in a line together in front of a curtain that has a wood-grain pattern. They are, from left to right: Byron Lee, Carol Lynn, John Arthur (in back), and Lawrence Alden. Lynn appears to be wearing a navy blue graduation robe. Handwritten text on the back of the photo says, "May 1978, Byron, Lynn, Arthur, Larry."
Date: May 1978
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

[Photograph of Wendell Tarver and Son, John]

Description: Photograph of Dr. Wendell Lee Tarver posing with his oldest son outside of a house in Mexico City, Mexico. Wendell (left) is wearing a light-colored shirt with a dark jacket and slacks; John Arthur (right) is wearing a dark-colored, military-style uniform including several medals and pins over the left breast. A lawn and building with windows are visible in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back that says "June 1971."
Date: June 1971
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Graduation Photo of Wendell Tarver and Father]

Description: Photograph of Dr. Wendell Lee Tarver with his father John at his graduation. Wendell (left) is wearing a light-colored suit and tie under dark-colored graduation robes; John (right) is wearing a light-colored suit and patterned tie. Text on the back of the photo: "John & Wendell."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Group of People Receiving Certificates]

Description: Photograph of a group of people at an award ceremony. They are posed together in two lines outside of a brick building and are holding certificates. A man on the far left is shaking the hand of the last man in line as he hands over a certificate. The man second from the left in the front row is John Agrippa Tarver.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Photograph of Tarver Family Outside]

Description: Photograph of Tarver family siblings posed with an unidentified man under a tree. The children are identified as Wendell Lee (left) Elizabeth Ann (middle), and James Walden (right). They are all wearing light-colored clothing and are standing on grass. The man has his arms around the two boys, but his face is obscured by the tree. Handwritten text on back of photo: Wendell, Walden, Elizabeth Ann Tarver.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Photograph of Three Men]

Description: Photograph of three young men standing together on the front walk outside of a house. They are wearing jeans and button-down shirts; the two on the right are also wearing jackets. From left to right: Wendell Lee Tarver, James Walden Tarver, and an unidentified friend. Behind them, a front porch, neighboring house, and trees are visible.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Portrait of John Agrippa and Selma Cleo Tarver]

Description: Portrait of John Agrippa Tarver and Selma Cleo Tarver, visible from the waist up. John (left) is wearing a dark-colored suit jacket and striped tie; Selma (right) is wearing a light-colored dress and a double-strand pearl necklace.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Tarver Children and Friends]

Description: Photograph of the Tarver family children and unidentified friends standing in a line in front of a dark-colored automobile. From left to right: James Walden, unknown, Wendell Lee, unknown, Elizabeth Ann, unknown and Leta Joy (front). Elizabeth Ann and the girl on her right are both holding dolls in front of their chests. Signs for Piggly Wiggly and coffee are visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Tarver Family Next to Automobile]

Description: Photograph of the Tarver family posing together in a line, leaning against an automobile. From left to right: Elizabeth Ann, James Walden, John Agrippa, Selma Cleo, Wendell Lee, and Leta Joy (front). Leta Joy is holding the leash of a dark-colored dog with light spots. Another car and buildings are partially visible in the background. A handwritten note on the back says, "The John Tarvers: John, Cleo, Wendell, Walden, Elizabeth Ann, Leta Joy."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Tarver Family Photograph]

Description: Photograph of the Tarver family standing together on the sidewalk outside of an unidentified building. From left to right they are: James Walden, Wendell Lee, Selma Cleon, and John Agrippa (back); Leta Joy and Elizabeth Ann (front). Elizabeth Ann is holding a doll to her chest. A fire escape and bench are visible behind them, as well as part of an automobile parked on the street. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that says "The John Tarvers, John, Cleo, Wendell, Walden, Elizabeth Ann, Leta Joy."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Wendell and Walden Tarver in Baby Carriage]

Description: Photograph of Wendell Lee Tarver (right) and his younger brother, James Walden Tarver, seated in a baby carriage with the hood down. The carriage is parked at the side of a house, next to a bush; trees are visible in the background. The back of the photo has a Fox Tone stamp and a handwritten note that says 'Wendell Tarver."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Wendell Tarver at Houston Fat Stock Show]

Description: Photograph of Wendell Lee Tarver and two unidentified men crouching in a cattle pen filled with straw at the Houston Fat Stock Show in Houston, Texas. Wendell (left) is wearing jeans , a button-down shirt, and a cowboy hat; he is holding a rope attached to a dark-colored calf standing just behind the men with a larger, dark-colored cow. The two men are wearing suits and hats and are gesturing as if they are speaking to Tarver. There are other animal pens partially visible in the background. Handwritten text on the back of the photo says: "Wendell L. Tarver, Houston Fat Stock Show, Caught Gov. Jester's calf in calf scramble."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Larry Tarver in Front of a Tree]

Description: Photograph of Lawrence Alden Tarver posing with his hands behind his back in front of a tree trunk. He is wearing a striped, long-sleeved shirt and dark-colored pants. Lawns with plants and other trees are visible in the background, as well as a building in the left side of the image. Handwritten text on the back of the photo says: "Lawrence Alden Tarver January 1969, Front yard in Mexico City."
Date: January 1969
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