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[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

[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

[A young man wearing dark pants and a red shirt]

Description: Color photograph of a boy. In this studio portrait, the young man is wearing dark pants, red shirt with drawings of masks, stripes, and other patterns horizontally across the shirt, and a white undershirt. The young man is standing in front of a wooden chair. He has his right arm draped across the back of the chair, and his left hand is resting on his right hand. A letter in reference to this portrait is accessioned 2000.052.003b is addressed to Mr. Tom Booth. The photograph is secured in a light brown cardboard matte by yellowed tape. Image dimensions are: 9.4 cm x 11.9 cm.
Date: 1958

[William Ryon wearing a dark jacket and cravat]

Description: Pre-1971 copy of an original oval photograph of William Ryon. In the bust portrait, Ryon is wearing a dark jacket and vest with white shirt and dark cravat. His gray hair is thinning at the top and curls above his ears. Underneath the picture is hand-written in pen: "Colonel Wm. Ryon for George A. B. order Choose best one for Copper Plate - Tex" On the lower, right hand corner is written the date "8/29/55" in pencil. On the back, lower, right hand side is written: "3774/159/133"
Date: August 29, 1955

[The original Polly Ryon Memorial Hospital]

Description: Photograph of the original Polly Ryon Memorial Hospital. The sprawling single story brick building is partially hid by landscaping. The front entrance, near the center of the building, has many windows, including full length windows to the left of the main entry doorway. Window units are seen in several of the windows to the left of the main entrance. There are six automobiles in the parking lot. A roof top to a large two story house can be seen in left background. Written on back of photograph in pencil: "9/1/55 Polly Ryon Memorial Hospital". Stamped on back in black: Humpola Photo Studio Rosenberg, Texas [in red] Aug 23 1955".
Date: August 23, 1955

[A young man on a sidewalk in Hollywood, California]

Description: Outdoor photograph of a young man posed on a city sidewalk. Written on the back of the photograph in blue ink: "Hollywood, California Easter Sunday 1955". The man is wearing dark shoes and belt, light colored pleated slacks, and long sleeved white shirt. He is posed with his hand on his left hip as he stands next to a tree trunk on a cement sidewalk. A canopy covered walkway leads to a tall brick building in background. There is a man walking toward canopy area on far left of photograph. The photograph has scalloped edging at top and bottom borders.
Date: April 1955

[Aerial photograph of the George Ranch house and ranch site]

Description: Aerial photograph of the George Ranch house and ranch site. The white fence post and tree lined driveway that begins near bottom center of photo leads to the garage with a sidewalk area that continues to the left and leads to the chicken house. A right turn before the garage leads to a circular drive in front of the ranch house. The ranch house is a two story white wooden house partially obscured by trees. The white painted round cistern house can be seen to the left rear of the ranch house roof. To the right rear of the ranch house is a small white wooden building that is the servants' quarters. The ranch site has a second servant quarters building adjacent to this one but it is not seen with this view. There is a large white workshop to the left of the ranch house with barn 1 above and to the left of the workshop. To the right of barn 1 is barn 2 and above barn 2 is barn 3. To the left of barn 3 is the dipping vat. Cattle can be seen grazing in pastures to the left and right of the driveway and to the left and right of the dipping vat. This photograph is mounted in a tan cardboard frame. The frame has a double gray border around the perimeter of the photo. Image dimensions are approximately: 16.7 cm x 10.9 cm. Text near bottom right corner of frame reads: "Zekan-Robbins Photographers".
Date: [1955..1960]

[Mamie George wearing glasses and a black dress]

Description: Bust photograph of Mamie George. She is wearing a black dress that buttons down the middle, and has a ribbon-like collar. She is wearing dark glasses and her gray hair is parted on the left side and pulled back into a low bun. She is looking off to her right. The edges of the photograph are scalloped. On the lower, right hand corner of the photo, the photographer's mark: "Robinson copyrighted" Photo is attached to an ivory, cardboard substrate. Enclosed in an ivory, cardboard folder.
Date: [1955..1971]

[Manila envelope from R. W. Shirer]

Description: Manila envelope containing one photograph 2000.028.014b. The label on the envelope reads: "From R. W. Shirer 210 Westport Road Kansas City, Mo. Return Postage Guaranteed To Mr. C. M. Frost, 25th Floor Esperson Bldg., Houston 2, Texas." and is stamped "First Class Mail" to the top and left of the label. The envelope has a United States 10 cents Postage Stamp bearing the image of John Tyler 1841-1845 and is postmarked Kansas City Mo. Jul 29 6 PM 1955. Written in pencil across the front of envelope: "1/4 + 7/8 9/8" "9/16" On label and "C".
Date: 1955

[Photograph of a Brahman bull with brand "193"]

Description: Photograph of a Brahman bull (full length side view; bull facing left) with brand "193" on left flank and a "4" brand near top left of hip. Typewritten at bottom border of photograph: "Figure 4 Ranch No. 193 - Sells In Our Auction". The bull has a rope halter; there is a rope extending from right side of photo. Small pond from center to right side of photo in background. Lone bare tree on other side of pond (right center of photo). Cattle grazing on right and left side of photo in pasture background. Trees in background. On the back of the photograph is a typewritten bloodline diagram of cattle sired by bull No. 193 (bull in photo). The cattle are from the Figure 4 Ranch
Date: 1955 - 1965

[Photograph of five men with Mamie Davis George]

Description: Photograph of five men with Mamie Davis George at a dedication ceremony at the George [Foundation] Building. George is wearing a black dress, dark glasses, and a black hat. She is holding paper in her left hand and a purse and handkerchief in her right hand. The plaque is mounted on a brick wall of the George Building. The entrance glass doors to the building are on the left of the photograph. Back of photograph in top right corner: "Mrs. George."
Date: 1955 - 1960

[Photograph of Mamie Davis George (left) standing next to an unidentified woman]

Description: Photograph of Mamie Davis George (left) standing next to an unidentified woman. Davis, who has gray hair and wears wire-rimmed glasses, is wearing below knee length dress that buttons down just below the belted waist. George has her left hand clasped with the woman next to her. There is a narrow stone sidewalk directly behind the two women. A child can be seen standing in the left background. Trees and plants in distance; white building in right background. White scalloped edging of a border around perimeter of photograph.
Date: 1955 - 1965

[Photograph of Mamie Davis George standing left of a large house plant]

Description: Photograph of Mamie Davis George standing left of a large house plant with her husband A.P. George's portrait hanging on the wall behind her. Mamie is wearing a dark dress, with large buttons that go all the way down the front of the dress. She has dark rimmed glasses and her gray hair is parted in the middle and pulled back into a low bun. Her left arm is bent across her body and is slightly touching the plant. A.P. George is pictured in a dark three piece suit with a white shirt and dark tie. He is seated and his left hand is in his pocket, while is right hand is resting on his thigh. On the lower, right hand corner of the picture, the photographer's mark: "Robinson Copyrighted" The edges of the photograph are scalloped, and the photograph is mounted on an ivory, cardboard substrate. Enclosed in an ivory, cardboard folder.
Date: 1955 - 1971

[Photograph of Mamie George]

Description: Photograph of Mamie George standing left of a large house plant with her husband A.P. George's portrait hanging on the wall behind her. Mamie is wearing a dark dress, with large buttons that go all the way down the front of the dress. She has dark rimmed glasses and her gray hair is parted in the middle and pulled back into a low bun. Her left arm is bent across her body and is slightly touching the plant. A.P. George is pictured in a dark three piece suit with a white shirt and dark tie. He is seated and his left hand is in his pocket, while is right hand is resting on his thigh. On the lower, right hand corner of the picture, the photographer's mark: "Robinson Copyrighted" The edges of the photograph are scalloped, and the photograph is mounted on an ivory, cardboard substrate. Enclosed in an ivory, cardboard folder.
Date: 1955 - 1971

[Photograph of Mamie George standing left of a large house plant]

Description: Photograph of Mamie George standing left of a large house plant with her husband A.P. George's portrait hanging on the wall behind her. Mamie is wearing a dark dress, with large buttons that go all the way down the front of the dress. She has dark rimmed glasses and her gray hair is parted in the middle and pulled back into a low bun. Her left arm is bent across her body and is slightly touching the plant. A.P. George is pictured in a dark three piece suit with a white shirt and dark tie. He is seated and his left hand is in his pocket, while is right hand is resting on his thigh. On the lower, right hand corner of the picture, the photographer's mark: "Robinson Copyrighted" The edges of the photograph are scalloped, and the photograph is mounted on an ivory, cardboard substrate. Enclosed in an ivory, cardboard folder.
Date: 1955 - 1971

[Photograph of Mamie George standing left of a large house plant with her husband A.P. George's portrait]

Description: Photograph of Mamie George standing left of a large house plant with her husband A.P. George's portrait hanging on the wall behind her. Mamie is wearing a dark dress, with large buttons that go all the way down the front of the dress. She has dark rimmed glasses and her gray hair is parted in the middle and pulled back into a low bun. Her left arm is bent across her body and is slightly touching the plant. A.P. George is pictured in a dark three piece suit with a white shirt and dark tie. He is seated and his left hand is in his pocket, while is right hand is resting on his thigh. On the lower, right hand corner of the picture, the photographer's mark: "Robinson Copyrighted" The edges of the photograph are scalloped, and the photograph is mounted on an ivory, cardboard substrate. Enclosed in an ivory, cardboard folder.
Date: 1955 - 1971

[Photograph of the "Billie Gamm children"]

Description: Photograph of the "Billie Gamm (?) children" as written on back of the photo in blue ink. There are two girls and two boys in the outdoor photograph. The toddler (girl) is being held in the arms of the older girl. The toddler is holding two flowers in her right hand and one flower in her left hand. The toddler is wearing a print skirt with solid color bodice. The girl holding the toddler is wearing a plaid skirt with solid blouse. Of the two young men on right, the one is center (tallest) is wearing denim pants with a plaid shirt. The boy on far right is wearing a denim pants with a striped shirt. There is a tree in left background. Text on back of photo reads: "Foto by Rachlin".
Date: 1955 - 1965

[Virginia Lee (Nichols) Feeny wearing a cap and gown]

Description: Photograph of Virginia Lee (Nichols) Feeny. Virginia, who wears glasses, has short dark hair. In this outdoor photo, Virginia is wearing a graduation cap and gown. She is holding paper (diploma) folded in her right hand. There is a large tree in center background, sidewalk in left background, and shrub in right background. More trees in distance. The photograph has scalloped edges. Written on back in blue ink: "Virginia Lee (Nichols) Feeny".
Date: [1955..1965]

[Babe Leake and Sara Purifoy at Babe's 90th birthday party]

Description: Photograph of Babe Leake and Sara Purifoy (?) at the 90th birthday party for Babe. Babe and Sara (facing each other) are standing in front of a long linen covered table bearing silver trays of mints, crystal dish of peanuts, two candles in crystal holders, and a large floral topped cake on a silver serving tray. Babe and Sara are both wearing dark colored dresses and have corsages on their right shoulders. Partial view of five women and one child in background. Two candles and three floral arrangements decorate a wooden mantel on the wall. Written on back of the photo in blue ink: "'Sister' and Coz. Sara Purifoy who made the decorations for cake." A number "3" is also written on the back in pencil.
Date: October 9, 1954

[Babe Leake, Neely Jones Leake and his wife May, at Babe's 90th birthday party]

Description: Photograph of Babe Leake, Neely (?) Jones Leake and his wife May. The photograph was taken at the 90th birthday celebration of Babe Leake. The three are standing in front of a long linen covered table bearing silver trays of mints, crystal dish of peanuts, two candles in crystal holders, and a large floral topped cake on a silver serving tray. Babe is wearing a dark colored dress and has a large floral corsage on her left shoulder. Mr. Leake is wearing a dark suit, white shirt, and a dark colored wide tie. May is wearing a polka dot dress with matching jacket. She has a floral corsage on her left shoulder.
Date: October 9, 1954

[Babe Leake sitting in a wicker chair with a telephone in her left hand]

Description: Photograph of Babe Leake sitting in a wicker chair with a telephone in her left hand. She is waving a fan in her right hand. Leake is wearing a dark colored dress and she has a large floral corsage on her right shoulder. On the left side of the photograph is a lace covered table with a small floral arrangement, telephone, gift box, napkins, punch cup, and plate. There are three women sitting in folding chairs in right background. Written on back of photograph in blue ink: "'Sister' Babe at telephone - Mrs. W. S. Browning [&] daughter Mrs. Coursey of Eelkton Ky. In background and half of another friend Franklin Mrs. R. M. Patterson." Also written in pencil "2".
Date: October 9, 1954

[Babe Leake standing behind a cake at her 90th birthday party]

Description: Photograph of Babe Leake at the celebration of her 90th birthday. Babe is standing in front of a long linen covered table bearing silver trays of mints, crystal dish of peanuts, two candles in crystal holders, and a large floral topped cake on a silver serving tray. Leake, who has gray hair and wire rimmed eyeglasses, is wearing a dark colored v--neck dress with a brooch pinned at center. She has a large corsage on her right shoulder. There are five women seated in chairs in the background with floral arrangements on the wooden mantle behind them. Written on back of photograph in blue ink: "'Sister' Babe's 90th birthday - Oct. 9th 1954". Also written on back in pencil: "3 prints".
Date: October 9, 1954