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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

[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

[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

[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

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[Two boys wearing suits and a girl wearing a dress]

Description: Outdoor photograph of two boys and a girl. The young men, on left and right of photo, are wearing doubled breasted suits. The young woman in center is wearing a light colored print dress with full skirt and dark lace that forms cap sleeves and then drapes across the rounded neckline. She is wearing a light colored hat. There is shrubbery in the background with partial view of a brick structure in top right corner. The photograph has scalloped edging.
Date: 1952 - 1953
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

[An unidentified woman standing in front of a brick house]

Description: Color photograph of an unidentified woman standing in front of a brick house. The woman, who is wearing a plaid dress, has her right hand on an ornate wrought iron trellis that is near the front porch of the brick house. There is a flower bed enclosed by wire fencing near the northeast corner of the house. Top of a small tree in left foreground; driveway on left; garage in left background.
Date: 1952
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

[A young woman wearing a black drape]

Description: Studio bust portrait of a young woman. The woman, who has short hair that is curled at temples and at ears, is wearing a black drape that is traditionally worn for graduation photographs.
Date: 1950 - 1970
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[Coin from Jamaica. "King George The Sixth"]

Description: Coin from Jamaica. The front states: "KING GEORGE THE SIXTH" with the image of King George's head. On the back it states: "JAMAICA 1950 ONE PENNY". On a banner underneath the Jamaican emblem it reads: "INDUS INTERQUE SERVIET UNI". Found in 2000.085.092 which is a small white box with "A.P. George" handwritten on the bottom of the box.
Date: 1950

[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

[Photograph of the drive way of leading to the George Ranch house]

Description: Photograph of the drive way of leading to the George Ranch house. The driveway is lined with oak trees. Shrubs and flowers begin near the area of the driveway that veers right (left on photo) and leads to the ranch house; this area has a triangular landscaped area with a large pine tree. To the right and left of the oak tree lined driveway are ranch pastures enclosed by white post fences. Farm to market 762 is the highway in the background. Written on back of photo in blue ink: "This picture shows the drive-way of Cousin Mamie's ranch. In Richmond, Texas. Made July 16, 1951 (Keep)".
Date: July 16, 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

[Trees and shrubs around the George Ranch house and yard]

Description: Photograph of the George Ranch house and yard. The ranch house is a two story white wooden house with the upper and lower porches screened. The once shuttered windows are now unadorned. The cistern house to the left rear of the house is painted white and has a white railed stairway leading to upper entrance. A storage tank can be seen in the back yard to the left of the house (with a white wooden building partially seen behind it). The house is enclosed by a white wooden picket fence. There are two large oak trees to the left and right foreground with a small tree in the center foreground. A bench carved from a tree trunk sits near the base of the oak tree on right. Written on back of photo in red pencil: "2 col A. P. George [in circle] 74.4 1411". Also written on back in pencil: "F 17 30 100 W".
Date: 1951 - 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. Utility pole in center foreground. Stamped on back in black: "H471". Image is blurred.
Date: 1954
Item Type: Photograph

[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
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

[A bull between two trees in a pasture on the George Ranch]

Description: Photograph of a bull in a pasture on the George Ranch. There are two tree trunks on the right and left of the bull. Trees in left background. Stack of dead tree trunks in right branch. The photo is blurred and has white vertical areas in center and left of photo. Stamped on back in black: "H487". Watermark on back: "Kodak Velox Paper".
Date: 1954
Item Type: Photograph

[A car parked in front of George Ranch house garage]

Description: Photograph of the George Ranch house garage. The white wooden garage has the two doors on left that are opened. The two doors on right are closed and a car is parked in front of the door on far right. On the roof, a gable on left has numbers "1915" while the gable on right has numbers "1911". The cement drive is in foreground with a sidewalk off to the right that probably leads to the main ranch house. Large oak trees on left and right of house with a white picket fence separating two of the trees on right. Written on back of photo in blue ink: "Picture of Cousin Mamie's garage, made July 16, 1951 (Keep)".
Date: July 16, 1951
Item Type: Photograph

[A studio portrait of a toddler girl and a young boy]

Description: Photograph of a toddler girl and a boy. In this studio portrait, the girl is wearing a short sleeved light colored dress with cowl neck, and a band of lace near waist line; the boy is wearing a dark suit, white shirt, and striped bow tie. The young man has his left arm around the waist of the girl.
Date: c. 1958
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

[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
Item Type: Photograph