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[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

[Unidentified man standing on a sidewalk]

Description: Color photograph of an unidentified man posed on a sidewalk in front of a white stucco building. The man is wearing black shoes, gray pants, white short sleeved shirt, and a striped tie. There is a large potted plant to the right rear of the man, a glass window framed door on right; double windows on left with flower filled window boxes.
Date: [1960..1980]

[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]

[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

[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

[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

[Photograph of Jean Kiger with enclosed letter]

Description: Photograph of Jean Kiger with enclosed letter 2000.042.009a. Kiger was associated with Mr. And Mrs. Albert Peyton George through the Houston Fat Stock Show and Livestock Exposition where Kiger exhibited George Ranch cattle. The graduation portrait of Kiger shows her dressed in her graduation cap and gown. The cap partially covers her shoulder length dark blonde hair. The photograph is secured in a tan folder. The interior of the folder secures the photograph with a matte. The matte has an embossed frame around the perimeter of the photo. Engraved in silver and centered below the portrait: "Wheat Studio". Image dimensions are approximately: 11 cm X 16.1 cm.
Date: 1960 - 1963

[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

[Photograph of the Nancy Jones oak tree in the George Ranch house yard]

Description: Photograph of the Nancy Jones oak tree in the George Ranch house yard. According to the "1996 George Ranch Historical Park Interpreter Training Manual" the oak tree was planted in 1824 by Nancy Jones. Four chairs made from tree stumps in foreground; three men are standing near a truck with tall platform and cables on back (water well truck?) can be seen to right rear of tree (partially obscured by a shrub in foreground). Partial view of a white building on left; small white wooden building on left between trees. Wooden fence in center background; white building partially visible in right background. (Photograph 2000.037.016 is similar, however, men near truck are in different positions). Photograph has a circled "2" written in pencil in bottom left corner. Written on back in pencil: "negative #363". Stamped in blue on back: Photograph by David J. Morris Houston Post, Houston, Texas".
Date: 1961

[Photograph of four Santa Gertrudis cattle in a pasture on the George Ranch]

Description: Photograph of four Santa Gertrudis cattle (all facing camera) in a pasture on the George Ranch. There is a white house with wooden stock pen and bar with wooden stock pen in right background. White wooden feeder in left background. Trees in background. Written on back of photo in pencil: "600-5" and stamped in green on back "The Cattleman 410 E. Weatherford Fort worth, Texas File No. [in ink] 600-5".
Date: 1968 - 1971

[Photograph a herd of cattle in a pasture on the George Ranch]

Description: Photograph a herd of cattle in a pasture on the George Ranch. The cattle include Santa Gertrudis, white Brahman, and white faced cattle. There is a creek along the left side of the photograph with a bridge in left background. Three trees in pasture. Road (Fm 762) in background. Trees on other side of road. Back of photo in pencil: "600-17". Stamped in back in green "The Cattleman 410 E. Weatherford Fort Worth, Texas File No. [in ink] 600-17".
Date: 1968 - 1971

[Photograph of a herd of predominantly Santa Gertrudis cattle]

Description: Photograph of a herd of predominantly Santa Gertrudis cattle in a pasture on the George Ranch. The photo was taken from a higher view. Dry Creek can be seen on the left as well as the bridge over it on FM 762. There are three trees visible in this pasture. Trees in background (across 762). Back of photo in pencil: "600/19". Stamped on back in green "The Cattleman 410 E. Weatherford Fort Worth, Texas File No. 600-19".
Date: 1968 - 1971

[Photograph of a Santa Gertrudis cow - full side view]

Description: Photograph of a Santa Gertrudis cow standing (full side view, cow facing the camera) next to a stock pen and white wooden barn. The cow has the "O" brand in two placed near his left leg. The brand was Polly Ryon's and was used by the George Ranch. Written on back in pencil: "600-13". Stamped in green on back: "The Cattleman 410 E. Weatherford Fort Worth, Texas File no. [in ink] 600-13".
Date: 1968 - 1971

[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