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[Two tiered "Trans-Mississippi Commercial Congress" pin]

Description: Two tiered pin connected with small chains. Top tier is a circle atop a pair of wings. Lettering states: "TRANS-MISSISSIPPI COMMERCIAL CONGRESS". Second tier has an image of a woman sitting with left hand extended upward holding a torch and right hand holding a corn stalk. Lettering on either side states: "NOV 1910 SAN ANTONIO, TEX." Old Object Term: Commemorative pin
Date: November 1910

[Postcard image of a man standing on the front of a locomotive]

Description: Postcard image of a man standing on the front of a locomotive. The man with long white beard is wearing knee high boots, dark slacks, white long sleeved shirt, and dark hat. The locomotive has flags flying near top left, and right, Texas flag flying on lower right, and has a number "3009" in center front. Text at bottom of photo reads: "At Booth, Tex Nov. 11th 1911". Railroad tracks in foreground, trees on left, wooden building with people standing beside it on right.
Date: November 11, 1911

[Large plant growing on the George Ranch house]

Description: Photograph close-up that focuses on a large plant (possibly a crepe myrtle?) growing on the exterior wall of the George Ranch house. The George Ranch house is a two story white wooden building. Note in this photo, that both top and bottom porches are screened and the windows have no shutters. Partial view of the unpainted brick cistern house with white railed stairway on far left of photo. Written at bottom of photo in blue ink: "Nov. 1939". Stamped on back in black: "N669".
Date: November 1939

[Photograph of the exterior of a barn under construction on the King Ranch]

Description: Photograph of the exterior of a barn under construction on the King Ranch. Wooden stall doors sit outside of the doorways in preparation for their placement in the building. Mounds of dirt around the perimeter of the building. A ladder can be seen leaning against a utility pole on the far right of the photograph. Black stamp on back: "J. A. Dodd Commercial Photographer Nov 11 1948 Kingsville, Texas" with black border around print.
Date: November 11, 1948

[Photograph of the interior of a barn at the King Ranch]

Description: Photograph of the interior of a barn at the King Ranch. Rows of stalls with chain link topped partitions. Feed buckets and halters hang outside each stall. Enclosed wooden storage area on right interrupts line of stalls near center. Overhead garage door open in rear of building. Windows near roof line. Black stamp on back: "J. A. Dodd Commercial Photographer Nov 20 (?) 1948 Kingsville, Texas".
Date: November 20, 1948

[Photograph of a man holding the halter on a King Ranch owned horse]

Description: Photograph of a man holding the halter on a King Ranch owned horse. The man is wearing light colored pants with the hems tucked into cowboy boots, white shirt, and light colored felt hat. He is holding the horse halter in his right hand and he has his left hand in front of the horse's mouth. White barn in background. Black stamp on back: "J. A. Dodd Commercial Photographer Nov 29 1948 Kingsville, Texas" with black border around print.
Date: November 29, 1948

[Photograph of Smith Kendrick Hall on the King Ranch]

Description: Photograph of Smith Kendrick Hall who was a blacksmith on the King Ranch. The fireplace and work areas with tools can be seen in the interior. Smith Kendrick Hall, also known as S.K., Smitty, or Smithy, is wearing light colored pants, shirt, cap, and leather apron, and is standing just outside of the overhead doorway of the building. The chain that raises and lowers the door is hanging to the right of the photograph. Black stamp on back: "J. A. Dodd Commercial Photographer Nov 29 1948 Kingsville, Texas" with black border around print.
Date: November 29, 1948

[Photograph of the interior of a room on the King Ranch]

Description: Photograph of the interior of a room on the King Ranch. A wooden desk and chair is against a wall between two doors. A glass encased shelf above the desk displays framed photographs of horses (some at racing competitions) and horse trophies. Black stamp on back: "J. A. Dodd Commercial Photographer Nov 29 1948 Kingsville, Texas" with black border around print.
Date: November 29, 1948

[Photograph of Three Groups of Cattle]

Description: Photograph of three groups of cattle. The white bull on left is Brahman, five cattle in second group, and one bull on right (man squatting behind this bull). There is a man in walking motion to left of photograph and an African-American man standing with hands on hips to the right of the photograph. Two men are leaning on the gate in background. George Ranch house in right background. Tall trees in right background. A number "13" is written in white in bottom right corner of photograph. Stamped in purple on back of photograph: "Bob Bailey fine photography 515 Taft (at Buffalo Dr.) Houston, Texas KE - 6625 Negative Number 17144 - 13".
Date: November 29, 1948

[John and Juanita Jordan]

Description: Studio photograph of a young couple. The man and woman are identified as John and Juanita Jordan. Juanita, who has short curly blond hair, is wearing a plaid dress with cap sleeves and bow tied at center of collar. John is wearing a pin striped suit, white shirt, and dark patterned tie. He has a white handkerchief in his left breast pocket of his jacket. Written near bottom of image in blue ink: "With All Our Love, Nita [&] John". Written on back of photograph in black ink: "John & Juanita Jordan Made - Nov. 3, 1949 John, 25 years of age Nita, 21 years of age". Also on back in pencil: "3-4130". The photograph was in a gray and tan folder accession 2000.042.023b.
Date: November 3, 1949