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[Art work entitled: "Getting The Scent By George Wright"]

Description: Outer frame is carved wood, inner frame is wood painted gold. Back reads "GETTING THE SCENT BY GEORGE WRIGHT" scene is of several hunters on open hills, a group of dogs and more hunters are in the background. Old Object Term: Print & Frame
Date: unknown
Creator: Wright, George

[Black silhouette of the left side of a woman]

Description: Black silhouette of the left side of a woman. Her hair is in a bun at the nape of her neck and she is wearing a hat. The silhouette is resting (at one time attached) to a cardboard substrate. At bottom of matte, photographer's mark: "J. B. SLINN, Premiere Artists, CAIRO STREET, WORLD'S FAIR, CHICAGO, ILLS."
Date: unknown

[Branding, magazine sketch]

Description: A drawing from a magazine. The drawing has a caption that says "Branding" at the bottom. The drawing is of people branding cattle.
Date: unknown

[Christmas greeting card sent to the Georges by the Shivers Family]

Description: Christmas greeting card sent to the Georges by the Shivers Family. Exterior cover shows a black drawing of a front porch of a house with large columns. The focus is on a lamp attached to a wall with purple lines radiating from the lamp. The background shows bare trees and a large dome roofed building (capital?). Text on front reads: "Merry Christmas". The "M" and "C" are in purple; remaining lettering in black. The interior of the card is a drawing of a family hanging stockings near the mantle of a fireplace; candles and a wreath with two bells are placed on top of the mantle; decorated Christmas tree in left background. The photograph shows a young girl standing next to a large upholstered chair where a woman holding a baby is seated. A man dressed in a black suit is standing behind the chair. To the right of the chair is a young boy kneeling on one knee next to a Boxer dog. On right, a boy is standing near the fireplace holding up a snowman decorated stocking with the name "Bud" printed on it. Text at bottom of photo reads: "Marialice Sue (Cissie), Brian McGee, Marialice, Allan, "Dynamite", John Sharp, Allan, Jr. (Bud). Text in purple and black at bottom of card: "With the Best of Good Wishes for the Season The Shivers Family".
Date: unknown

[Color drawing of a woman wearing a veil]

Description: Colored bust drawing of woman. Appears to be removed from a page in a book. She has dark hair with pearls and a flower in her hair. Her head is covered with a sheer, pale blue veil that falls above her chest. A pink flower is in the center above her chest. She is wearing a necklace composed of dark ribbon and a gold pendant. She is wearing gold earrings and makeup.
Date: unknown

[Ho, For Texas! magazine sketch]

Description: A drawing taken from a magazine. The drawing has a caption that says "Ho, for Texas!" at the bottom. The drawing is of horses and men. Some of the men are raising their hats in the air.
Date: unknown

[Gray folder from "The Plantation - Houston"]

Description: Gray folder from "The Plantation - Houston" written underneath a drawing of a two story plantation house with trees and landscape. Drawing is in maroon ink with trees in green. Also written at bottom "A Party-Pix Photo 'Where Texans Dine and Dance to Nationally Famous Orchestras". The back page of the folder has four slits for the picture corners (accession 2000.026.015a)to be placed. Back of folder in maroon ink: "Reprints One Dollar Per Copy Refer To Club, Number on Table and Date SEP 13 1946 Call K.3-1293 or Write Party-Pix Company 10009 Isabella Houston 4".
Date: 1946

[In Camp, the Texas Cattle Trade]

Description: A drawing from a magazine. The drawing has a caption that says "In Camp. The Texas Cattle Trade" at the bottom. The drawing is of people camping out by a tent while the sun is setting.
Date: unknown

[Magazine ad showing two different bouquets]

Description: Magazine ad showing two different bouquets. Caption under top arrangement reads: "This buffet arrangement of stock and carnations is enhanced by the addition of the broad leaves of dieffenbachia. Caladium or dubia leaves are also suitable. To enjoy these longer, coat lower surface with a plastic spray or ordinary liquid glue. This reduces dehydration and the stiffening keeps leaf from curling. Caption under bottom photograph reads: "To add soft vines and short-stemmed flowers to your shallow trays of fruit and vegetables, insert stems into plastic water picks and hide picks among the fruits. Combine as many fruit forms as possible for easy arrangement. The pineapple in this picture is stuck on a needle holder to keep it at desired angle." Very bottom of page, right corner, magazine notes: "Woman's Home Companion (page) 37" Old Object Term: Magazine
Date: unknown

[Multi-colored image of A.P. George]

Description: Multi-colored image of A.P. George. Image is identical to 2000.023.010 A.P. George is wearing a dark, three-piece suit with a dark print tie and a white collared shirt. His hair is parted on his left side. The image is surrounded by purple, orange and yellow colors.
Date: unknown

[On the Trail, magazine sketch]

Description: A drawing from a magazine. The drawing has a caption that says "On the Trail" at the bottom. The drawing is of people on horses herding cattle.
Date: unknown

[Oval portrait of William Kinchen Davis with his hair parted]

Description: Copy of an original oval portrait of William Kinchen Davis. Davis, who has his dark hair parted on his right side, is wearing a dark jacket, white shirt, and a dark bow tie. Portrait ends just above the waist. Back of photograph in pencil: "Copy of original property of Mrs. A. Y. (Virginia) Scarborough Richmond, Texas 6-1981" and at bottom of back in pencil: "WKD/ph. 1:1".
Date: 1840 - 1855

[Painting of a dog looking at a dead quail]

Description: Oil painting depicting a brown-and-white dog looking at a dead quail that is lying spread on the ground in the foreground of the image. The painting is framed in wood with black and gold trim.
Date: unknown

[Photograph of a Christmas card]

Description: Photograph of a Christmas card probably sent to friends by Albert and Mamie George. Black text on card reads: "Seasons Greetings from our house to your house". A photograph of the Nancy Jones oak tree planted in 1824 by Nancy Jones is at the top of the card. The tree is the focal point in the George Ranch house yard photo. Also seen in the photograph is a wooden picnic table with two benches beside it, wooden fence on left, small pump house building with storage tank near center, wire fence with long white building on other side; and smaller oak trees. A drawing at bottom of the card depicts a winter indoor scene: table with book, wooden chair, fireplace with roaring fire, mantle with candles and greenery, and an upholstered chair. Stamped on back in black: "005Y". Card has scalloped edging.
Date: unknown

[Photograph of a Christmas card]

Description: Photograph of a Christmas card probably sent to friends by Albert and Mamie George. Black text on card reads: "Seasons Greetings from our house to your house". A photograph of the Nancy Jones oak tree planted in 1824 by Nancy Jones is at the top of the card. The tree is the focal point in the George Ranch house yard photo. Also seen in the photograph is a wooden picnic table with two benches beside it, wooden fence on left, small pump house building with storage tank near center, wire fence with long white building on other side; and smaller oak trees. A drawing at bottom of the card depicts a winter indoor scene: table with book, wooden chair, fireplace with roaring fire, mantle with candles and greenery, and an upholstered chair. Stamped on back in black: "005Y". Card has scalloped edging.
Date: unknown

[Rodeo magazine sketch]

Description: A drawing taken from a magazine. The drawing has a caption that says "Rodeo, or Rounding Up Cattle" at the bottom. The drawing is of people on horseback rounding up cattle.
Date: unknown

[Wichita, magazine sketch]

Description: A drawing taken from a magazine. The drawing has a caption that says "Wichita" at the bottom. The drawing is of a long street with buildings lining the street.
Date: unknown