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[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

[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

[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

[Tarver Siblings Around a Table]

Description: Photograph of the Tarver siblings and their cousin, Paula, seated around a table; from left to right: Byron Lee, Paula (Daniels), Lawrence Alden, John Arthur, and Carol Lynn. There are also two unidentified persons: a young man is standing on the left behind Paula and Larry, and a young woman is standing on the right with her hand on the back of Arthur's chair, looking down at a round, decorated cake on the table in front of him. There is a floral tablecloth on the table, as well as glasses and silverware, and large curtains in the background.
Date: 1964~
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

[Tarver Family Christmas Card, 1964]

Description: Christmas postcard from the Tarver family including a small photo of the children with their cousin in the center. There are black-and-white illustrations around the outside of the photo depicting baby Jesus in a manger with sheep and an angel at the bottom and the star at the top; the words "Felices Pascuas" are at the top of the postcard and "Pròspero Año Nuevo" are at the bottom. In the photograph, the boys are wearing their school uniforms and the girls are wearing dresses; they are posed together in two lines on the stairs outside of a house. They are, from left to right: John Arthur, Paula (Daniels), and Byron Lee in the back; Lawrence Alden, and Carol Lynn in the front. A handwritten note under the photograph says, "Arthur, Paula, Byron, Larry, Lynn, Wendell & Janie Tarver. Dec - 1964."
Date: December 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

[Tarver Family Christmas Card, 1965]

Description: Christmas postcard from the Tarver family including a photo of the children and their cousin on the left of the card. To the right of the photo, there is a color illustration of two lit candles in a candelabrum, a stained-glass window depicting Mary and baby Jesus, and the words "Paz y Prosperidad." In the photograph, the Tarver siblings are wearing their school uniforms and are sitting together in a line on a cement step; part of a building is visible behind them, including windows. They are, from left to right: Paula (Daniels), John Arthur, Byron Lee, Carol Lynn, and Lawrence Alden. A handwritten note under the illustration says, "Paula, Arthur, Byron, Lynn, Larry, Wendell & Janie. 1965."
Date: December 1965
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Tarver Family Siblings in School Uniforms]

Description: Photograph of the Tarver siblings and their cousin, Paula, posing together on a swing set; they are standing in a line and the girls are seated on the swings. They are all wearing their school uniforms which include white shirts along with white slacks and navy jackets for the older boys, navy jumpers for the girls, and navy shorts for the youngest boy. From left to right: John Arthur, Paula (Daniels), Byron Lee, Carol Lynn, and Lawrence Alden. The wall of a house and several plants are visible in the background.
Date: December 1965
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Tarver Family Siblings in School Uniforms]

Description: Photograph of the Tarver siblings and their cousin, Paula, posing together in a front yard. They are all wearing their school uniforms which include white shirts along with white slacks and navy jackets for the older boys, navy jumpers for the girls, and navy shorts for the youngest boy. From left to right: Paula (Daniels), John Arthur and Byron Lee in the back; Lawrence Alden and Carol Lynn in the front. They are standing next to a short wall that borders the yard and are in front of several plants; the street and trees are visible in the background.
Date: December 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

[Tarver Family Christmas Card, 1966]

Description: Christmas postcard from the Tarver family including a small photo of the children on the left, two black-and-white illustrations of stained-glass windows depicting Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus on the left, and the words "una feliz navidad y un año nuevo pleno de ventura" underneath. In the photograph, the Tarver siblings and their cousin are posed together in a yard, in front of several plants and bushes. They are, from left to right: Byron Lee, Paula (Daniels), and John Arthur in the back; Lawrence Alden and Carol Lynn in the front. A handwritten note at the bottom of the card says, "Arthur, Byron, Lynn, Larry, Paula, Wendell, & Janie."
Date: December 1966
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Wendell and Mary Jane Tarver at Christmastime]

Description: Photograph of Dr. Wendell Lee Tarver standing behind his wife, Mary Jane, with his arms around her. They are posing together at their house in Monterrey, Mexico next to a decorated Christmas tree and a pile of presents. A long flowered curtain is visible behind them and there are chairs on the right of the image. A handwritten note on the back says, "Dr. Wendell and Jane Tarver. Taken Christmas Eve 1966, Monterrey N.L. Mexico."
Date: February 1967
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of the Tarver Family

[Tarver Family Christmas Card, 1967]

Description: Christmas postcard from the Tarver family including a small photo of the children in the center. There are black-and-white illustrations around the outside of the photo depicting the three wise men riding camels, the star, and palm trees; the words "Felices Pascuas" are at the top of the postcard and "Pròspero Año Nuevo" are at the bottom. In the photograph, the Tarver siblings are wearing their school uniforms and are posed together in a yard; a fence, buildings, and trees are visible behind them. They are, from left to right: Byron Lee and John Arthur in the back; Lawrence Alden, and Carol Lynn in the front. A handwritten note under the photograph says, "Arthur, Byron, Lynn, Larry, Wendell & Janie."
Date: December 1967
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