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[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
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of four cowboys on horseback in a pasture on the George Ranch]

Description: Photograph of four cowboys on horseback in a pasture on the George Ranch. There is a black Brahman calf lying in the grass in the foreground. Herd of cattle in background. Windmill in far right side of photograph. Printed in black in bottom right corner of photo: "Harper Leiper Studios Commercial Photographers". Stamped on back of photograph in blue: "5734 - 4 Harper Leiper Studios, Inc. Commercial Photographers 2800 W. Dallas Phone 526-2101 Houston, Texas 77019".
Date: 1950 - 1960
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of a young man with a Brahman show steer]

Description: Photograph of a young man with a Brahman show steer. The young man, who is wearing denim pants, plaid shirt, denim jacket, and black cowboy hat is holding the lead rope to the steer. There are two men in felt cowboy hats and coats standing beside the steer. The man in the center is holding a wooden cane with round metal medallion near crook. They are in a covered arena at the Houston Fat Stock Show and Livestock Exposition.
Date: 1950/1965
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

[Christmas card sent to Albert and Mamie George from the Treichler family]

Description: Christmas card sent to Albert and Mamie George from the Treichler family. The front cover reads: "Merry Christmas" in green script with holly and berries as decorations. The interior of the card has text in black along with family photographs. The basic message reads: "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year The Texas Treichlers Christmas 1952 Newgulf, Tex". The top center photograph is of an older couple. Beginning clockwise from this top photo: couple dressed in light colored shirts - "Ann Bob"; two children playing on the beach - "Andy John"; a baby in a swing (or some other type of seat) - "Stephen Randall Treichler 1st 1952 addition."; baby held on person's lap - "Paul Treichler Edquist 2nd 1952 Addition"; couple (man wearing glasses) in white shirts - "Jean Jan (?); blonde toddler wearing sleeveless shirt - "Herb III "T3""; couple with woman wearing dark blouse and man (facing woman) wearing whit shirt - "Virginia Herb II".
Date: 1952
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

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of the driveway that leads to the George Ranch house]

Description: Photograph of the driveway that leads to the George Ranch house. The photograph was taken after an ice storm. Ice covers the grass and trees on either side of the driveway. A white wooden building (garage) is seen at the end of the driveway. The ranch house is the white wooden two story building partially obscured by the oak trees. The chicken house is barely visible above the fence on the left. Fence line on left and right. There is a steel cattle guard in foreground. 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

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[Teachers and children at an unidentified school in New York]

Description: Photograph of an unidentified school in New York. The predominantly African-American school children are standing three rows deep, with a white female teacher on crutches on the right side of the picture, a white male teacher with glasses in back, center of the class and an African-American female teacher with glasses on the far left side of the class. There is one white girl with a ribbon in her dark hair, standing in the middle of the picture between an African-American boy on her right and an African-American girl on her left. On the back of the photo, handwritten: "From Hattie Jackson Brooklyn, N.Y. 167 Hoyt St. To Mrs. A.P. George Richmond, Texas April 16, 1953"
Date: April 16, 1953
Item Type: Photograph

[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
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

[W.A. Hughes wearing a hat and a polka dotted tie]

Description: Bust photograph of W.A. Hughes. He is wearing a dark coat, with a white handkerchief in the left pocket, a dark collared shirt and a polka dotted tie. He has on a light colored hat. Embossed on lower, right corner, photographer's mark: "MURILLO STUDIO GALVESTON TEX."
Date: [1954]-01-11
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of George Ranch property during a freeze]

Description: Photograph of George Ranch property during a freeze. The grasses and fence lines are ice covered. Utility poles in background. Buildings in distance; storage tank on tall metal platform with a drag line next to it on far right. 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

[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

[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

[Photograph of Barbara McCampbell and her two children]

Description: Photograph taken outdoors of Barbara McCampbell and her two children (as identified in 2000.042.027h). The little girl is standing in front of a round table with a cake on serving tray on top. The little girl is wearing a short sleeved white dress with a ribbon in her hair. The young woman who is kneeling in the grass behind the little girl, is wearing a dark colored dress with a light coat overcoat. The little boy, standing to the right of the table, is wearing a white short pants outfit. There is a metal lawn chair on the left (directly behind the little girl) with trees in the background. Written on back in blue ink "Aug 1951" and stamped in black "312". The photograph was in the Mamie George photo album on page 9, top.
Date: August 1951
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of the Daughters of the American Revolution]

Description: Photograph of the Daughters of the American Revolution, seated with band standing in background (left) at a ceremony to commemorate the historic Nancy Jones oak tree with a marker. The oak tree was planted in 1824 by Nancy Jones and is seen here in the George Ranch yard. There is a table and two wooden rocking chairs in the foreground. Partial view of a person sitting on a bench in bottom right corner. A stone walk way extends from the base of the oak tree on left and across the bottom of the photo to the right. Other smaller oak trees and a black vehicle can be seen in the background. The photo has an "8" in pencil on back and "DAR" in black ink. The back is also watermarked "Kodak Velox Paper". The photograph was taken out of the Mamie George photo album page 4, top right.
Date: 1951
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Ruth M. Forsgard]

Description: Photograph of Ruth M. Forsgard taken in Galveston, Texas. Forsgard, who is standing outdoors near a shrub, is wearing a dark skirt with bolero style jacket, white blouse, and dark hat with floral trim on left side. Forsgard is holding her purse on her left wrist. She is standing near the parking lot of a hotel (may be the Hotel Galvez). Car in right rear, high rise hotel in left background, palm trees in right background. Written on back of photo in blue ink: "Ruth M. Forsgard 1809-H Galveston Texas 1951". Stamped on back in blue: "1209" with watermark: "Kodak Velox Paper". The photograph has scalloped edging.
Date: 1951
Item Type: Photograph

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

Description: Photograph of the Nancy Jones oak tree in the George Ranch house yard covered with snow. The oak tree was planted in 1824 by Nancy Jones. The huge limbs of the over one hundred year old tree are laden with snow. Wooden bench in foreground has a snow topped seat. Another long, wooden bench just to the rear right of the one in foreground is also snow covered. Picnic table on far left is partially obscured by the branches of a shrub. Wooden fence in left background with barn roof tops visible just beyond it. Pump house (partially seen on either side of the tree trunk) with storage tank near center. Wire fence with smaller oak trees to right. Long white building extends from center background to right background. Penciled on back "11". The photograph was taken from the Mamie George photo album page 3, top right.
Date: 1951
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of six women and two men]

Description: Photograph of six women, members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and two men. The third woman from the left is Mamie Davis George. The group is standing beneath the Nancy Jones oak tree and have gathered to commemorate the dedication of a plaque located near the base of the tree. There is a stone walkway leading from the base of the trunk to bottom center of the photo. Partial view of a wooden table in the bottom right corner. Part of the small white wooden pump house and tank is on the far left side of the photo. A long white wooden building is on the other side of a wire fence extending the full width of the photo's background. In pencil on back is "12". The back is watermarked "Kodak Velox Paper". The photograph was taken from the Mamie George photo album on page 3, bottom left.
Date: 1951
Item Type: Photograph