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["Downstream Face of Boulder Dam At Night"]

Description: Postcard image of the "Downstream Face of Boulder Dam At Night" as written in bottom right corner of the postcard. Darkness around the spotlighted area of the dam (center of photo). Black text on back of postcard reads: "For Correspondence Post Card Address [in black line rectangle] Postage 1 [cent]". A decorative black line with JCB (?) at bottom, separates message and address.
Date: 1925 - 1935
Item Type: Postcard

[Envelope contain thirteen negatives of Mr. And Mrs. Flet]

Description: A small manila envelope used for storing negatives. This envelope contained thirteen negatives of Mr. And Mrs. Fletcher Morgan Sr. and their children. Printed in black print on front of envelope: "No. Name Order Remarks Retouched Order Finished Reorder Reorder". Type written on front: " 1/27/71 FAMILY & Mr. & Mrs. Morgan Fletcher Sr." Written on front in blue ink: "1-5x7 #2 glossy 6-5x7 #2 B&W 6-8x10 #9 B&W 6-5x7 #9 B&W". Printed on back in black: "No. Name Order Remarks Retouched Order Finished Reorder Reorder" and in blue ink: "M/M Fletcher Morgan".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text

[Envelope with print reading: "Houston Fat Stock Show"]

Description: Envelope that contained 38 photographs. Manila envelope with red print reading: "Houston Fat Stock Show - and Live Stock Exposition - Houston, Texas" below this print is a red image of a cow's head in a star with ribbons, sheep, hog, and cow drawing at interval between star points. The star is enclosed in a circle. Written below circled star image is written "Premium List" Stamped in red near top center "[drawing of a globe] The Best Job In The World Enlist U. S. Army" The stamp is postmarked "Houston, Texas Oct 21 '46 PB Meter 93104 U. S. Postage Paid .04 1/2" and addressed to "For [in red print] A. P. George Richmond, Texas [in blue ink]
Date: 1940
Item Type: Letter

["Evengeline Oak"]

Description: Postcard image of the "Evengeline Oak" as written in black at top of postcard. The oak is seen from across a body of water. There are lilies in the water in foreground. White wooden building in right background. Two and a half story wooden dark painted building near left center. Evengeline Oak near right center. White wooden building in right background. Black text on back: "Post Card All Rights Reserved - The L. L. Cook Co. Milwaukee Address Place Stamp Here".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard

[Folder containing a letter and photographs of cattle]

Description: Folder containing a letter from The Santa Gertrudis Journal and nine photographs of cattle. The folder is white on the front and back. Inside (right side only) has an advertisement for Mamie E. George Ranch. The advertisement is in gray, black, and white and reads: "Our ALL POLLED Offering at the Pioneer Breeders Sale Premont, Texas Oct. 17 [6 rectangular areas for photos and 6 lined areas below rectangles for print]. Sale will be held at Los Jaboncillos Ranch - 7 Miles North of Premont on Hwy. 281 beginning at 1:30 P. M. [on bottom left is a sticker that reads: "For Sale At the Ranch" and below it is a lined area. Sticker in bottom left corner reads: Horned and Polled Santa Gertrudis Member: Santa Gertrudis Breeders International, Kingsville, Texas 78363 A Pioneer Santa Gertrudis Breeder An Old Herd With A New Program Santa Gertrudis Since 1932 Hilmar Moore, General Manger Walter W. Cardwell, Jr. Consultant Lockhardt, Texas Mail: George Building, Richmond, Texas 77469 Phone 713 342-2261 or 713 342-3758 (night)".
Date: 1970
Item Type: Text

[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
Item Type: Artwork

[Gray cardboard folder with white ribbon on binding]

Description: Gray cardboard folder with white ribbon on binding. Tissue page covers the paper insets in corners where photograph is secured. Front cover of folder has a thin gray line as a border. Written within bordered area: "Witzel L. A." Stamped on back of folder in red: "9280" and in blue "2924". Written in pencil on back: "Mrs. A. P. George Richmond, Tex 9 (?) So of P.O #7 blue slight brown lt yellow dress white trim". The folder contained the photograph 2000.035.030b of Mary Jones.
Date: [1927..1930]

[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
Item Type: Artwork

[Greeting card sent to the Georges from the Cobb family]

Description: Greeting card sent to the Georges from the Cobb family. The card is a photographic image of a mother reading a Christmas book to their two young girls. Girl on right, who has dark hair, is wearing a white short ruffle sleeved dress. Woman in center, who has dark short hair is wearing a long sleeved light colored dress with dark colored button trim. Little girl on right, who has short blonde hair and is leaning her cheek on her mother's shoulder, is wearing a short ruffle sleeved dress with ruffled collar and tie belt that ends in a bow at back. Black text at bottom of photo reads: "The Same Old Story - - Merry Christmas Joan, Johnye and Suzanne". Written on back in pencil: "First Wife And Children Of Irby Cobb, Son Of Zillah Wheat [&] Dr. S. B. Cobb". The card has scalloped edging.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Greeting card sent to the Georges from the Cobb family]

Description: Greetings card sent to the Georges from the Cobb family. The left side of the card has a photographic image of two young boys. Child on left, wearing overalls and white shirt, is seated in a folding chair next to a table bearing two shiny wrapped gifts. Boy on right wearing overall shorts with white shirt is standing next to the table. He has ribbon in his left hand and his right hand is on a gift box on top of the table. Written in black below the photo: "Charles [&] Chris". Text to right of photo reads: "Seasons Greetings". Written in black in below the text: "Shirlee and Irby Cobb". The card has scalloped edging.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Greeting card sent to the Georges from the Jones family]

Description: Greeting card sent to the Georges from the Jones family. A photographic image of the family is at the top of the card. Photograph shows a man sitting in a chair with a toddler on his lap, a little girl wearing a short sleeved dress, and a woman with dark hair wearing a light colored dress with white collar is standing next to a fireplace (on right). There is a lamp in left background and a brick wall with lettering that reads "Merry Christmas" in center background. Text near center of card reads: "Merry Christmas" and has an eagle with ribbon in his beak and stars above it drawn below the text. Text at bottom reads: "John, Jay, Melissa, Freddie". Written in blue ink below text: "All of the very best of the best to you both - John Jones".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Greeting card sent to the Georges from the Jones family]

Description: Greeting card sent to the Georges from the Jones family. The exterior cover of the card has a photographic image of three children. The children are sharing the seat of an upholstered chair. Girl sitting on left is wearing a light colored, belted, elbow length dress. Boy in center is wearing a plaid short set with striped socks and dark leather shoes. Boy on right is wearing a suit with striped tie. He has his left hand on his knee. There is partial view of a cat (head) on the left side of the photo. A lamp sits on a table next to a wooden wall in center right background. In right background, there is a brick wall with partial view of a broom and another fireplace tool hanging on the wall. Text on interior page reads: "Season's Greetings and all best wishes [four stars]" and "Melissa [star] John Clinton [star] Jay John and Winifred Jones".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Greeting card sent to the Georges from the Lewis family]

Description: Greeting card that was sent to the Georges from the Lewis family. The card has a photograph of a young girl, who has blonde hair and wears eyeglasses, holding a cat in front of a ornate wooden framed mirror. The photo is framed by black line drawings of four thin Christmas trees with stars on top. Text at top of photo reads: "a very merry Christmas" with stars in between "very" and "merry". Written in top left corner of face of card: "over [encircled]". Written at bottom of photo in black ink (slightly smeared): "Bob, Do and Carol Lewis". Written on back of photo in blue ink: "12-20-58 Card sent - thanking Do and Bob Gray for the picture [underline].
Date: December 20, 1958
Item Type: Photograph

[Greeting card sent to the Georges from The Richard Newkirk family]

Description: Greeting card sent to the Georges from The Richard Newkirk family. The card has a photographic image of two young girls standing in front of a fireplace. The young lady on the left is wearing a short sleeved dark velour dress. The girl on right is wearing a striped taffeta dress with elbow length sleeves and a plaid black trimmed inset at bodice. She is holding a wrapped gift box. There is a pot plant in bottom left corner. Over the mantle of the fireplace is an ornate wooden framed mirror. On top of the mantle are two vases with floral arrangements, and several candles with greenery surrounding them. Small votive candles fill in between flowers and tapered candles. Black text at bottom of card reads: "Suzanne and Joan send Greetings from The Richard Newkirks". The card has scalloped edging. Written in green ink on back of card: " 'Hello' Cousin Mamie! You can see what big girls I now have. Write us how you are getting along. We'd love to hear from you. Sincerely, Johny (?)".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Greeting card sent to the Georges from The Richard Newkirk family]

Description: Greeting card sent to the Georges from the Richard Newkirk family. The card has a photographic image of two young girls decorating a Christmas tree. Girl on left is wearing a black jumper with white short sleeved shirt underneath, young lady on right is wearing a belted dress with short cuffed sleeves. The Christmas tree is decorated with ornaments (mostly doves) and gifts with shiny wrapping and large bows are stacked beneath the tree. Larger wrapped gifts can partially be seen behind both young women. The tree and the girls are in front of a large window that has the drapery pulled back leaving partial viewing of the outdoors. Text at bottom of card reads: "Suzanne and Joan send Greetings from The Richard Newkirks".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Artwork

[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

[Letter from Miss Jean Kiger to Mrs. Mamie George]

Description: Letter enclosed in a portrait [2000.042.009b] of Miss Jean Kiger to Mrs. Mamie George. The letter, written in black ink, reads as follows: "Miss Jean Kiger R. 6 Box 1012 Houston 8, Tex Dear Mrs. George, I thought you might like to have one of my graduation pictures. I would have sent you one with the invitation but the studio did not have them finished then. I hope Mr. George is over his flu by now. Tell him "Hello" for me. Very Sincerely Yours Jean Kiger".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Letter

[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

[Letter from the American Veteran Industries]

Description: This letter from the American Veteran Industries had the newspaper article with picture of Mr. And Mrs. A.P. George Accession # 2000.020.005a. The letter reads: "American Veteran Industries P. O. Box 834 Kansas City, Missouri. Attention: The American Veteran has selected YOUR Article! Your new item containing memories of the golden past has been preserved by the process of Permolasting to defy the elements of time, air and water. Your remittance of $1.00 or more if you wish would be greatly appreciated so that we may continue our work. If you desire we can obtain additional copies through the courtesy of the publishers. Your Favorite photographs, membership cards, social security cards, etc., can also be processed for a small fee if you will send them to us. Enclosed for your convenience is a prepaid remittance envelope. Thank you in advance for your reply. Sincerely yours, The American Veteran." A form below the letter request name and address information.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Letter

[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