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[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

[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

[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