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[Color photograph of a man and woman standing in a yard]

Description: Color photograph of a man and woman standing in a yard in front of a white wooden two story house. The white house has dark painted shutters and foliage that covers the front exterior of the house. There is a small bare tree in left foreground. A two story wooden house with large white columns in right background. Written in blue ink on back of photo: "Dentist [&] his wife in Houston". Black text on back reads: "This Is A KodaColor Print Made By Eastman Kodak Company T. M. Regis. U. S. Pat. Off. Week of Mar. 20, 1950". The photograph was taken from the Mamie Davis photo album page 12, top right.
Date: March 20, 1950
Item Type: Photograph

[Color photograph of four people]

Description: Color photograph of four people standing beneath the Nancy Jones oak tree in the George Ranch house yard. The man on far left is unidentified, beginning at second from left: Albert Peyton George, Mamie Davis George, and probably Pete Frost. There is a wooden bench to the left side of the photograph. The north facade (back) of the George Ranch house is in left background. Small white wooden pump house in right background with partial view of the cistern house on far right. Stamped on back in blue: "This is a Kodachrome Enlargement made by Eastman Kodak Company [line not legible] Jun 16 '51 8". The photograph was in Mamie George's photo album page 8.
Date: June 16, 1951
Item Type: Photograph

[Color photograph of the Nancy Jones oak tree]

Description: Color 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 by Nancy Jones in 1824. Two wooden benches and most of the yard are shaded by the large sprawling branches of the oak. Wooden picnic tables to left of tree. Shrubs and tops of shrubs in foreground. Two white buildings on right side of the photograph with one in foreground bearing a rounded roofline. Two smaller wooden buildings in center background. Small white pump house and storage tank near left side of photo. Written on back in pencil: "Mary Jones Tree House." Text on back in black print reads: "This Is A Kodacolor Print Made By Eastman Kodak Company T. M. Regis, U. S. Pat. Off. Week of July 12, 1954 II I".
Date: 1954
Item Type: Photograph

[Color photograph of two women standing in the George Ranch House yard]

Description: Color photograph of two women standing in the George Ranch House yard. The woman on the left is Mamie Davis George. The two women are standing near the white picket fence with tall light post to the right. The northeast corner of the house is visible on the left side of the photo. The two story white house has enclosed porch and balcony area with brick corner support. Grazing cattle in the George Ranch pasture and a long pole barn can be seen in the background. Text on back of photo reads: "This Is A KodaColor Print Made By Eastman Kodak Company T. M. Regis. U. S. Pat. Off. Week of Mar. 20, 1950 11 2". The photograph was taken from the Mamie George photo album page 12, top left.
Date: March 20, 1950
Item Type: Photograph

[Driveway extending from the George Ranch house]

Description: Color photograph of the George Ranch house. A driveway extends from the left side of the photo and continues in front of the ranch house. There are white fence posts on either side of the driveway. The ranch house is a white wooden two story house with screened upper and lower porches. Tall oak trees surround the house. There is a man sitting beneath one large tree in the center of the photograph. Stamped on back of photo in black: "This Is A Kodacolor Print Made By Eastman Kodak Company T. M. Regis. U. S. Pat. Off. Week of July 12, 1954 II I".
Date: July 12, 1954
Item Type: Photograph

[The driveway leading to the George Ranch house]

Description: Color photograph of the driveway leading to the George Ranch house. The left of photo shows oak trees with surrounding shrubbery and flowers. The neatly trimmed edges near the cement drive fork off at a triangular area that contains a pine tree surrounded by gladiolas. The opposite side of the triangular area has more oak trees with shrubbery and flowers. Beyond the foliage lined driveway is a George Ranch pasture. Text on back of photo reads: "This Is A KodaColor Print Made By Eastman Kodak Company T. M. Regis. U. S. Pat. Off. Week Of May 29, 1950 11 2". The photograph was taken from the Mamie George photo album page 12, top right. This photograph was beneath photograph 2000.041.001u.
Date: May 29, 1950
Item Type: Photograph

[Envelope that contained four photographs of the George Ranch]

Description: Envelope that contained four photographs of the George Ranch. The front of the envelope has blanks with information to be filled in such as Name: "John Wendt" (written in pencil) and Date: "May 28 1954" (stamped in purple). Filled in next to Rolls blank is a black stamp "H383". Next to Prints: " 1 10" in pencil and total: "10"; prints of each: "1". Stamped in purple: "SAVE Return enough of these envelopes to show a total of $5.00 work of finishing work done in YOUR name and same drug store name and we will make you a 8 x 10 enlargement from your negative for only 15 cents. Ell Envelopes must hear? this notice". Text on back in black: "Expert Photo Finishing Service" and in purple: "John Bros. Drug 1201 Quiltrnan ? St. B 3-3611 The Floyd Company 710 Gale M. 3-8494 Houston 9, Texas" Developing �" written in brown trim.
Date: May 28, 1954
Item Type: Text

[Family photograph taken at the Linke residence]

Description: Full length family photograph taken at the Linke residence. Written on back of photograph in blue ink: "Family photo. Taken at the Linke residence, circa 1952 or 1953 (L to R) Adults (sic) Herman Christ, Nelson Linke, Bernice Christ, Ricky Christ, Kathleen Christ, Hilda Linke Leo Linke (front row children L to R) Jeannie Christ, Janie Christ, Cynthia Linke". From far left, two of the men are standing, five of the people are sitting on an upholstered sofa, and three children are sitting on the floor in foreground. The young man seated on the sofa is holding an envelope and paper money in his hands.
Date: 1952 - 1953
Item Type: Photograph

[George Ranch house and yard after a freeze]

Description: Photograph of the George Ranch house and yard after a freeze. The wire fence is ice covered along with a tree in the center of the photograph. The George Ranch house is a two story white wooden house on the left side of the photograph. The east face of the house has covered porch areas on first and second floor. Large oak trees in front of and to the right of the house. The photograph is bordered by a black pattern that has "Fox Co." printed in the top right and bottom left corners. Stamped on back in black: "Fox-Tone Print Fox Co. [outline of fox] San Antonio, Texas February 1951".
Date: February 1951
Item Type: Photograph

[The George Ranch house with an automobile parked in the driveway]

Description: Photograph of the George Ranch house with an automobile parked in the driveway. The ranch house is a white wooden two story house with screened in upper and lower porches. To the left of the house is a white painted cistern house with white railed stairway leading to upper entrance. The house and yard are enclosed by a white picket fence. The gate to the fence, to the left of the car, is open with the cement sidewalk leading to the front entrance at the screened porch. A large oak tree is to the left of the car. The photograph has scalloped edging. Written on back in blue ink: "Picture of Mr. [&] Mrs. A. P. George's Ranch made July 16, 1951 (Keep or Send back)". Back of photo is watermarked: "Kodak Velox Paper".
Date: July 16, 1951
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

[Hilda Linke, Bernice Linke, and Leo Linke standing in front of Linke home]

Description: Photograph (copy) of a man and woman standing on either side of a young bride. Written on back of photograph in pencil: "Bernice Linke's Wedding Day" April 15, 1950 In front of Linke House on FM 762 (L to R) Hilda Linke, Bernice Linke, Leo Linke". Hilda is wearing a dark cap sleeve dress with v- neckline. The dress is belted at the waist and has large fabric covered buttons from left of waist to thigh. She is wearing a dark hat. Bernice is wearing a long, white wedding dress with tiers of lace, and she has a white tulle veil. She is holding a bouquet. Leo is wearing a light colored suit, white shirt, and light colored tie. He has a boutonni�re on his left lapel. The three are standing outdoors in front of a white wooden house; vining plant on right.
Date: April 15, 1950
Item Type: Photograph

[A large congregation gathered in a church]

Description: Photograph of a large congregation of African-Americans gathered in a wooden church building. The photograph, taken from the pulpit, shows three rows of pews with extra chairs added in the aisles. There is a loft near top of photograph with band members and instruments; banner to the left of the loft partition reads: "Class Offerings". A section of women to the bottom left may be part of a choir since they are dressed similarly in light colored dresses and dark jackets. Windows on the left wall have arched insets at top. Photograph was enclosed in envelope 2000.057.063a.
Date: 1950 - 1960
Item Type: Photograph

[A large field at George Ranch]

Description: Photograph of the George Ranch. The photograph shows the George Ranch house partially obscured by trees near center of photograph. The house is a two story white wooden house. White post fence line extends from left side of photo to barn on right. A large white barn is on the left side of the photo. Dry Creek is partially seen near bottom right corner of photo. Utility pole in center foreground. Stamped on back in black: "H487". Back of photo is watermarked: "Kodak Velox paper". Image is blurred.
Date: 1954
Item Type: Photograph

[A large field at George Ranch]

Description: Photograph of the George Ranch. The photograph shows the George Ranch house partially obscured by trees near center of photograph. The house is a two story white wooden house. White post fence line extends from left side of photo to barn on right. A large white barn is on the left side of the photo. Utility pole in center foreground. Stamped on back in black: "H471". Image is blurred.
Date: 1954
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[A man named "John" mowing the yard]

Description: Photograph of a man mowing the yard. Written on back of photograph in blue ink: "John made July 1951 (Keep or Send back). John, who is wearing light colored pants, light colored short sleeved shirt, and a cap, is pushing a reel-type lawn mower. There is a metal "T" post on left side of photograph that supports a clothes line. A tilled bed in front of a chain link fence has shrubbery. There is a mimosa tree, wooden garage, and a white wooden house in the background on the other side of the fence. Photograph has scalloped edging.
Date: July 1951
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Letter

[Manila envelope from "the Geizendanner company"]

Description: Manila envelope from "the Geizendanner company Houston 6, Texas Advertising" to " Mr. A. P. George Richmond, Texas" postmarked "Houston, Tex. June 13 1951". Four purple 3 cent United States Postage stamps are cancelled in the top right corner. Written in red ink near top left corner: "Cattle Pictures". Eighteen cattle photographs were enclosed in this envelope.
Date: June 13, 1951
Item Type: Letter