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[Mamie Davis George seated on a floral print sofa]

Description: Color Photograph of Mamie Davis George. Mamie is seated on a floral print sofa. George has her gray hair pulled back into a bun and she is wearing wire rimmed glasses. She is wearing a dark black dress with black shoes. There is a round wooden table with a floral arrangement. To the right of the photograph is a table with a lamp and various other glass items. Above the lamp is a painting of a boy fishing.
Date: 1960 - 1965
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Mamie Davis George and a group of five women and one man]

Description: Photograph of Mamie Davis George and a group of five women and one man standing outside the Mamie Davis George Prayer Chapel. The plaque bearing the name of the building can be seen just to the right of the open double doors of the chapel. Mrs. Davis is standing to the left of the plaque. The plaque reads: "MAMIE DAVIS GEORGE CHAPEL 1960". George has gray hair and is wearing dark rimmed glasses. Her dark dress has a corsage pinned on the left shoulder in honor of the dedication of the chapel named after her. She has a dark hat with a large two tone bow in front partially covering her gray hair. On back of photo: in pencil "1-5x7 #8"; and black stamp "Humpola Photo Studio Rosenberg, Texas".
Date: 1960
Item Type: Photograph

[Fourteen women and three men in the Mamie Davis George Prayer Chapel]

Description: Photograph of a group of fourteen women and three men in the Mamie Davis George Prayer Chapel taken during the dedication of the chapel. George, who is wearing a dark dress and hat, is seated in the metal folding chair in the center of the photograph. The chapel was adjacent to the Polly Ryon Memorial Hospital and the building was once the Calvary Episcopal Church. [This photograph is similar to 2000.018.008 except two of the women in the front row have removed their eyeglasses and the woman on front row, left is not holding a purse with floral accents in the 009 photo]. On back of photo: blue ink lines marking through pencil erasures and stamped in black "Humpola Photo Studio Rosenberg, Texas" and in pencil "#7".
Date: 1960
Item Type: Photograph

[Fourteen women and three men in the Mamie Davis George Prayer Chapel]

Description: Photograph of a group of fourteen women and three men in the Mamie Davis George Prayer Chapel taken during the dedication of the chapel. George, who is wearing a dark dress and hat, is seated in the metal folding chair in the center of the photograph. The chapel was adjacent to the Polly Ryon Memorial Hospital and the building was once the Calvary Episcopal Church. [This photograph is similar to 2000.018.009 except two of the women in the front row have removed their eyeglasses and the woman on front row, left is not holding a purse with floral accents in the 009 photo]. Back of photo: in pencil "[erasures] 1-5x7, 1-5x7, 1-5x7 #6"; and stamped in black "Humpola Photo Studio Rosenberg, Texas."
Date: 1960
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Mamie Davis George as she is entering her car]

Description: Photograph of Mamie Davis George as she is entering her car to leave the dedication ceremony of the Mamie Davis George Prayer Chapel that was located adjacent to the Polly Ryon Memorial Hospital. Davis, who is wearing dark rimmed glasses, a dark hat with two tone ribbon in front, and dark dress with floral corsage on left shoulder, has her right hand on the passenger car door. Two men and one woman are assisting George. Several automobiles in background with a man and woman standing next to nearest vehicle. Trees in distance. Back of photo: in pencil "#10" and black stamp "Humpola Photo Studio Rosenberg, Texas".
Date: 1960
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of seven cattle]

Description: Photograph of seven cattle (one on left facing camera, full view; others only partially viewed). Cross-fence in background. Wooden stock pen on far left. Trees and windmill (near center right) in distance. Feeder with tin roof in far right distance.
Date: 1965 - 1970
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of bull facing camera]

Description: Photograph centers on a bull (full side view; bull facing camera) in a pasture on the George Ranch. Partial view of a cow lying in the grass just to the right rear of the bull. Fence line and three trees in background. Trees in distance. Photograph has black strip along left border and bottom left corner.
Date: 1965 - 1970
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of a bull in a stock pen with a brand "100" on his left flank]

Description: Photograph of a bull in a stock pen. The bull has a brand "100" on his left flank and a "O" on his left leg. There is a man standing near the left side of the photograph. The man is wearing boots, light colored pants and shirt, leather western belt, and a straw cowboy hat. Wooden stock pen partitions in the background. Trees in distance.
Date: 1965 - 1970
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of a bull and fence line and trees in background]

Description: Photograph of a bull (full length side view; bull facing right side of photo) in a pasture on the George Ranch. Tall trees (monopolize over half of the picture) just beyond the bull. Fence line and trees in other pasture in background. Brown spots on left back of photo. Pencil mark bottom center.
Date: 1965 - 1970
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of a bull in a pasture on the George Ranch - full length side view]

Description: Photograph of a bull in a pasture on the George Ranch. The photograph is a full length side view with the bull facing the camera. A cow is lying in the grass just to the right and beyond the bull. Three trees and a fence line in the background. Gray smudges on back of photograph. Black strip along left border and thin strip near bottom right corner.
Date: 1965 - 1970
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph consisting of 11 individual proofs]

Description: Photograph consisting of 11 individual proofs (numbered 600 [marked through 574] 13-23). Photograph in top right corner #15 focuses on a bull with man, stock pens, and barn in background. Photograph #13 has a bull in the center with stock pen and bar in background. Back of photograph in pencil: "Mamie E. George Ranch". Each individual proof measures: 5.6 cm x 5.7 cm.
Date: 1960 - 1970
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of a bull with "258" branded on left flank]

Description: Photograph of a bull with "258" branded on left flank. The bull has muddy hooves. White fence with cow visible in other pasture in left background. Metal gate to right. White buildings and sheds in background. The photograph was taken on the George Ranch. Back of photograph written in blue ink: "Herd Bull 258" and in pencil "Dec 1969 Letz".
Date: December 1969
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph consisting of 12 individual photograph proofs]

Description: Photograph consisting of 12 individual photograph proofs (numbered 600 [marked through 574]-1 through 12). Bottom right photo (would be #1 but number is cut off) is a photograph of three cowboys (two African-American) working cattle in a stock pen. Top right photograph (#4) centers on a bull in a pasture; fence in background; white wooden barn in top right corner. Back of photograph in pencil: Mamie E. George Ranch". Individual photographs measure approximately: 5.7 cm x 5.6 cm.
Date: 1960 - 1970
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of two groups of bull calves eating from wooden feed troughs]

Description: Photograph of two groups of bull calves eating from wooden feed troughs. Three calves are standing near the perimeters of the feeding calves. There is a cow eating hay near a round water trough in the back area of the fenced pen. White wooden building with a small wooden shed in background. Trees in distance. Written in back of photo in pencil: "Bull Calves" and "Dec 1969 Letz". The photograph was attached to letter 2000.34.002a.
Date: December 1969
Item Type: Photograph

[Letter with letterhead "The Santa Gertrud Journal"]

Description: Letter had three photographs attached to it. The letter had the following contents:" [letterhead] The Santa Gertrudis Journal Roger B. Letz, Publisher P. O. Box 2386 Fort Worth, Texas 76101 December 12, 1969 Mr. Walter W. Cardwell, Jr. Box 1080 Lockhart, Texas Dear Walter: Here are several photos made yesterday at the George Ranch. Included is one of No. 99, the bull which is scheduled to be used in the January ad, of which you have a layout. All photos are identified on the back. Hilmar was not here, but I called him and he said to go ahead without him being in the pictures. We are mailing the January issue early, so we need copy as soon as possible. Sincerely yours, [signed] Roger B. Letz RBL/mm."
Date: 1969
Item Type: Letter

[Photograph of two bulls in a pasture on the George Ranch]

Description: Photograph focuses on two bulls in a pasture on the George Ranch. Bull on right has horns, bull on left has grass in his mouth. Just beyond bull on right, there is a cow lying in the grass and another in right background near a white wooden fence. Fence line and scattered trees in background.
Date: December 1969
Item Type: Photograph

[Newspaper article taken from The Herald-Coaster]

Description: Newspaper article taken from The Herald-Coaster, Rosenberg Richmond and dated Tuesday, August 12, 1969, with headline that reads: "George Ranch featured in trade magazine". Above the article is a photo of a bull in a pasture; white fence in background; white house on far right. Caption under photo reads: "A Polled Bull�one of the day Polled bulls used in the George Ranch breeding program. The ranch has recently expanded its operation by purchasing 229 females and 11 herd bulls from the Vachel Lackey Estate in San Antonio and shipping 23 heifers and three bulls to Ontario, Canada." Newspaper photo dimensions are: 13.5 cm x 8.3 cm.
Date: August 12, 1969
Item Type: Clipping

[Photograph of a bull in a stock pen on the George Ranch]

Description: Photograph of a bull in a stock pen on the George Ranch. The bull hooves are muddy. White wooden fence on left and wire fence on right. Another cow can be seen in the stock pen just beyond the white wooden fence on left. Scattered bare trees and pasture in background. Back of photograph in blue ink: "Herd Bull 258".
Date: December 1969
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of a bull in a pasture on the George Ranch]

Description: Photograph of a bull in a pasture on the George Ranch. Just beyond the barbed wire fence line is a white wooden house. Small metal gate near right center opens up to corner porch of house. There is a wooden bench on the porch. Wooden fence on right side of photo with trees in the background.
Date: December 1969
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of a bull with "02" and "6" branded on his left side]

Description: Photograph of a bull with "02" and "6" branded on his left side. The bull is standing in a hay strewn stock pen on the George Ranch. Another cow is lying behind and to the right of the bull. A wooden post is directly behind bull. Tin roofed shed in background. Back of photograph in pencil: "Recently Purchased Polled Bull" and also "Dec 1969 Letz". The photograph was attached to a letter from Roger B. Letz 2000.034.002a.
Date: December 1969
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of two bulls in a pasture]

Description: Photograph of two bulls (one lying in pasture on left and the other standing on right) in a pasture. Barb wire fence just beyond the cattle. Pasture and utility poles in background. Back of photo in pencil: :"56-7". Stamped in green on back: "The Cattleman 410 E. Weatherford Fort Worth, Texas File No. [in blue ink] 556-7".
Date: December 1969
Item Type: Photograph