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[Brown leather box with a push clasp]

Description: Brown leather box with a push clasp. On fabric in interior of lid, stamped: "MANUFACTURE D'HORLOGERIE PATEK, PHILIPPE & Co. GENEVE GRAND PRIX A PARIS 1889 MEMBRE DU JURY - PARIS 1900". Interior is lined with purple velvet. On bottom of box a sticker reads: "PATEK, PHILIPPE & Co. Fabrique d'Horlogerie Geneve No 128391".
Date: unknown

[Page written in autograph album to Mamie Davis from Zemma Schley]

Description: Page written in autograph album. It states: "To Mamie Davis Peace be around, thee, wherever thou p__est; May life be for thee, one summer's day, And all that thous wishest, and all that thou lovest come smiling around thy sunny way! If sorrow e'er this calm should breath, May even thy tears pass off so lightly; Like spring-showers they'll only make The smiles that follow - shine more brightly. May time, who sheds his blright [sic] o'er all, And dayly dooms some joy to death, O'er thee, let years so gently fall, They shall not crush one joy beneath! As half in shad and half in sun This world along its path advances May that side the sun's ____ Be all that e'er shall meet thy glances Zemma Schley Richmond Mar 6th 1889".
Date: March 6, 1889
Item Type: Letter

[Autograph album "To my little Friend"]

Description: Page from the autograph album that reads: "To my little Friend, This world is like a garden Your heart the fairest spot. Now in this fairy bower, Let me plant "Forget me-not" Your Friend Richmond April 20th 1886".
Date: April 20, 1886
Item Type: Letter

[Autograph album "To darling Mamie"]

Description: Page in autograph album reads: "To darling Mamie =My prayer= May choicest blessings crown thy head A"around [sic] thee beauteous robes be spread M"ay [sic] never sorrows gloomy pall. I"n [sic] all thy life - like a dark shadow fall E"ver [sic] guard her Father from starless skies D"o [sic] grant she may grow in beauty as old Time flies A"ye [sic] give a life all peace - or strength to bear with Fale V"erify [sic] every promise - of her present state I" pray for sunshine on her days and years S"avions [sic]! Save her, from storms and tears. Lovingly subscribed C.M. Reading Home- April 16, 1886".
Date: April 16, 1886
Item Type: Letter

[Large tree that has been uprooted and is laying on its side]

Description: Photograph of a large tree that has been uprooted and is laying on its left side. The right side (now top) of the tree is full, while the bottom side that is laying on the ground is barren. On bottom of photo, handwritten: "Getting ready to crawl off-flood is coming!"
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

["Modern Scholarship and the Form of Baptism" booklet]

Description: Booklet that reads on front: "Modern Scholarship and the Form of Baptism A. T. ROBERTSON, D.D. Author of 'A Grammar of the Greek New Testament in the Light of Historical Research.' SUNDAY SCHOOL BOARD SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION NASHVILLE, TENN." Booklet is composed of ten pages that defend Baptism.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Book

[Page from an autograph album addressed "To Mary"]

Description: Page from autograph album that states: " 'To Mary' Made for the low, on high though it be, A name could not more fitting be found for thee. Ready for courtly dames, for poor ones meet Yet even as thou art, divinely sweet. A.C(?)..."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Letter

[Photo album guide card for photo dimensions]

Description: Card inserted between 2000.083.022 and 2000.083.024 in photo album. It states: "NOTICE. Be particular to trim the pictures the size of this Card before inserting, otherwise the Album will be injured, and the clasps prevented from catching. (OVER.)" On back it states: "Trim the Pictures the size of this Card before inserting in the Album. PERFECTION ATTAINED. Patent Flexible Chain-back Albums, MANUFACTURED BY WILLIAM W. HARDING, 326 Chestnut Street, PHILADELPHIA." It is a white card with black type.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text

[Three wild cattle]

Description: Photograph of three wild cattle. The largest one, a male, is standing erect above the other two and looking to the right. The middle one, who appears to be a female, is lying down looking left with his nose touching the baby one. The smallest one is sitting on his forelegs, nestled to his mother. He does not have horns. At bottom of matte, typed: "Wild Cattle at Chillingham." Attached to a cardboard substrate.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Newspaper clipping about Mrs. J. Fisher]

Description: Newspaper clipping that shows "Mrs. J. Fisher "Sister Babe" Leake, Franklin's newest Nonagenarian" as the caption under the photo reads. She is an older woman wearing a black dress and standing behind a large, nicely decorated white cake. Both of her hands are resting on the edge of the table behind the cake. Old Object Term: Newspaper
Date: unknown
Item Type: Clipping

[Business card of "Pilkington Jackson Art Publisher"]

Description: Business card of "PILKINGTON JACKSON ART PUBLISHER 58 East 13 Street" Front of card has image of a carriage holding two men wearing black top hats drawn by a black horse who is moving fast. Trees are in the background. Back of card reads: "Terms To Dealers. TAKING THE REINS, BY JOHN W. EHNIGER, N.A.21 by 13 inches, beautifully mounted on India tint, engraved title &c., per dozen, $24.00. Retail, $3 00Another edition, 12 1/2 by 7 1/2, per dozen $8 00. Retail, & $1 00Also, by the same Artist, "Sheridan's Ride," and "The Decisive Moment," (Farragut at Mobile Bay), 12 by 10. India tint, mounted, &c., $16 per dozen. Retail $2 00.All the above measurements are exclusive of margin.These photographs sell at sight, and colored copies can be had at a slight increase of prices. Remit by Money Order. In cases where parties are know to the publisher goods will be sent C. O. D. If this does not interest you personally be good enough to hand it to some one else."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Manila envelope with pencil writing on it]

Description: Manila envelope that contained one 8 x 10 photograph 2000.057.063b. The front of the envelope has pencil writing that reads: "12 - 8 x 10 nights of Pitters (?) 105 Bouth (?)". Written on back of envelope in pencil: "Due 10 00 [line] x x goe 4261 180 2 [line] 360 180 [line] 540 3 3 3 3 x 3 J".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Letter

[Newspaper article titled "Pushing cattle to Bellaire"]

Description: Newspaper article titled "Pushing cattle to Bellaire Cowboy: No place like home on the range" taken from the HERALD COASTER and written by Sharon Wallingford dated Wednesday, April 27, 1988. The article spotlights Oscar "Lightning" Autrey, a African-American cowboy. Written at the top of the article "Grandpa Jodarski first settled in Booth Tex when he came here - This is how it was 1920 - He knew Mr & Mrs Booth well. Written at bottom: "Ethel was born in Booth, Texas."
Date: April 27, 1988
Item Type: Clipping

[Letter from Robinson Portraits to Mr. Tom Booth]

Description: Letter from Robinson Portraits to Mr. Tom Booth. Letterhead in blue: "Robinson Portraits Marijo Robinson One Studio Only Children and Pets [emblem] Member The Photographers Association of America 2912 Fannin, JA 9 - 1108 Houston 2, Texas Established 1935". The note reads as follows: "April 15 - 58 Mr. Tom Booth Richmond, Tex- 1-3 /14 [sic] x 4 1/4 colored copy in Frame - 5500 Paid April 16 - Robinson Portraits [sic] 1958". The photograph referred to in the letter is accession 2000.052.003b.
Date: April 15, 1958
Item Type: Letter

[Newspaper photo titled "Home From West Coast Trip"]

Description: Newspaper photo taken from the Houston Chronicle newspaper titled "Home From West Coast Trip". The photograph shows a woman wearing dark dress. There is a little girl standing in her lap. The little girl is wearing a white dress. Caption below photo reads: "Mrs. Tom Booth and daughter, Helen, of Booth, frequent visitors in Houston, Have returned from an extended trip to the West Coast." Photo credit to " -Robinson Portrait." Written in pencil in top left corner: "Photo in Map Case".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Clipping

[Letter sent to Mamie George from "The Rosenberg Herald"]

Description: Letter sent to the Mamie George from "The Rosenberg Herald". The letter has a letterhead with black text that reads: "The Rosenberg Herald" 'Fort Bend County's Leading Newspaper' NO2-3737 Rosenberg, Texas [in black border] Memo From the Desk of Don Bryant Editor-General Mgr." The type written letter reads: " 3/25/60 Dear Mrs. George: Found this in our files - - an aerial picture of your ranch. Thought maybe you'd like to have it. Regards, [signed] Donald B. Bryant, Editor - Gen. Mgr. The Herald-Coaster". An aerial photograph, 2000.048.007b, was enclosed with letter.
Date: March 25, 1960
Item Type: Letter

[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
Item Type: Artwork

[Christmas card sent to Albert and Mamie George from the Treichler family]

Description: Christmas card sent to Albert and Mamie George from the Treichler family. The front cover reads: "Merry Christmas" in green script with holly and berries as decorations. The interior of the card has text in black along with family photographs. The basic message reads: "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year The Texas Treichlers Christmas 1952 Newgulf, Tex". The top center photograph is of an older couple. Beginning clockwise from this top photo: couple dressed in light colored shirts - "Ann Bob"; two children playing on the beach - "Andy John"; a baby in a swing (or some other type of seat) - "Stephen Randall Treichler 1st 1952 addition."; baby held on person's lap - "Paul Treichler Edquist 2nd 1952 Addition"; couple (man wearing glasses) in white shirts - "Jean Jan (?); blonde toddler wearing sleeveless shirt - "Herb III "T3""; couple with woman wearing dark blouse and man (facing woman) wearing whit shirt - "Virginia Herb II".
Date: 1952
Item Type: Photograph