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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
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

[Mauve banner with a yellow border and yellow fringe at bottom]

Description: Mauve banner with a yellow border and yellow fringe at bottom. Banner states: "CHAMPION BREEDING CATTLE SANTA GERTRUDIS BULL SAN ANTONIO LIVESTOCK EXPOSITION SAN ANTONIO 1954". Banner is attached to a yellow pole along upper edge and a ribbon is also attached, it states: "FIRST PREMIUM BREEDING CATTLE SANTA GERTRUDIS BEXAR COUNTY COLISEUM SAN ANTONIO LIVESTOCK EXPOSITION San Antonio, Texas 1954". Old Object Term: Banner
Date: 1954

[Mauve banner with yellow border]

Description: Mauve banner with yellow border. Banner states: "GRAND CHAMPION BREEDING CATTLE SANTA GERTRUDIS BULL HOUSTON FAT STOCK SHOW and LIVESTOCK EXPOSITION HOUSTON, TEXAS 1954". Banner is attached to a yellow pole along upper edge and has yellow fringe along bottom edge. Old Object Term: Banner
Date: 1954

[Mauve banner with yellow border]

Description: Mauve banner with yellow border. Banner states: "RESERVE CHAMPION BREEDING CATTLE SANTA GERTRUDIS BULL HOUSTON FAT STOCK SHOW and LIVESTOCK EXPOSITION HOUSTON TEXAS 1954". Banner is attached to a yellow pole along the upper edge. Old Object Term: Banner
Date: 1954

[Mr. Albert George and Ruth Forsgard in front of the ranch house porch]

Description: Photograph of "Mr. Albert George and Ruth Forsgard May 13, 1951" as noted on the back of the photograph in blue ink. Mr. George is sitting on a brick rail near the ranch house porch steps and Ruth is standing on steps. Mr. George is wearing pants, white shirt, dark tie, and he is holding his hat in his hands. Ruth is wearing a dark skirt, white shirt, and has a scarf covering part of her head. Ranch house in background. Photograph has scalloped edges. Stamped on back in blue: "4902".
Date: May 13, 1951
Item Type: Photograph

[Mr. Albert George seated on the brick rail in front of the ranch house]

Description: Photograph of "Mr. Albert George May 13, 1951" as noted on the back of the photograph in blue ink. Mr. George is seated on the brick rail that leads to an entrance of the ranch house. He is wearing boots, pants, white shirt, tie, and felt hat. He has his left hand in his pants pocket. Mr. George wears dark rimmed eyeglasses. The photograph has scalloped edging and has "4902" stamped on back in blue.
Date: May 13, 1951
Item Type: Photograph

[Mr. Albert George standing in the George ranch yard]

Description: Photograph of "Mr. Albert George May 13, 1951" as noted in blue ink on the back of the photograph. Mr. George is standing beneath the Nancy Jones oak tree in the George ranch yard. There are wooden rocking chairs, benches, and tables to his right. A white painted wooden building is in the background on the other side of a wire fence. Blue stamp on back "4902". The photograph has scalloped edging.
Date: May 13, 1951
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[Outdoor photograph of a cowboy and a dog on horseback]

Description: Outdoor photograph of a cowboy and a dog on horseback. The man, who is wearing denim pants, white shirt, and white hat, is seated in the saddle (slightly turned to the right) and a large tan colored dog is standing on the horse behind the saddle area. There are trees in the background.
Date: 1950 - 1965
Item Type: Photograph

[Outdoor photograph of a cowboy standing on the back of a trick horse]

Description: Outdoor photograph of a cowboy standing on the back of a trick horse. The white horse has the left front hoof on a wooden box and the right front hoof on a round metal platform of a higher level. The cowboy, who is wearing denim pants, white shirt, bolo tie, and a hat, has his left hand on his hip and his right hand by his side. There is a small wooden building in left background; trees in left and right background.
Date: 1950 - 1965
Item Type: Photograph

[Outdoor photograph of Barbara McCampbell and her two children]

Description: Outdoor photograph of Barbara McCampbell and her two children (as identified in 2000.042.027h). Barbara McCampbell, who is standing in front of a striped lawn chair, is holding her little girl (facing away from camera). Barbara McCampbell has short blonde hair and is wearing a white dress with dark stripe pattern. The little girl is wearing a short sleeve dress. The little boy, who is standing in front of the woman, is wearing a white short pant suit. The arm of another lawn chair is partially seen in the bottom left corner of the photograph. There is a pipe that extends across the photograph just beyond where the three are standing; thick foliage begins at this point. Written in blue ink on back of photo: "Aug 1951". Stamped on back: "314". Watermarked on back: "Kodak Velox Paper". The photograph was taken from the Mamie Davis George photo album page 9, center.
Date: 1951
Item Type: Photograph