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[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[Pink silk livestock exposition ribbon]

Description: Pink silk ribbon with a circular top and two strands of pink ribbon extending from center: "STATE FAIR OF TEXAS DALLAS (on center of circular top) (on left strand) PAN AMERICAN LIVESTOCK EXPOSITION STATE FAIR OF TEXAS - 1953 (on right strand) RESERVE CHAMPION BEEF CATTLE SANTA GERTRUDIS BULL" Old Object Term: Commemorative ribbon, livestock
Date: 1953

[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 1952 HALF 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: 1952