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[A woman standing beside a chair wearing a black dress and hat]

Description: Photograph of a woman standing beside a chair with her right hand resting on the back of the chair. He left arm is by her side and her left hand is holding a closed fan. She is wearing a dark, full dress that buttons from the waist up with large white buttons. A watch fob is around her neck and extends down to a small pocket in her dress. She is wearing dangle earrings and a decorative hat. A white crocheted throw is draped over the chair. The backdrop resembles the interior room of a house. Attached to a cardboard substrate. At bottom of substrate, under photo, photographer's mark: "CABINET PORTRAIT C.J. Wright. Houston, Texas.". On back, handwritten: "Nolie Hinson J.H.P. Davis' Sister Martha Anseli's paternal grandmother. A yellow post-it note attached states: "Possibly Jane G. Davis In either case this would not be M.A.'s paternal grandmother". (Removed)
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Newspaper clipping of two men standing along side of their winning Shorthorns]

Description: Newspaper clipping of two men standing along side of their winning Shorthorns at the Houston Fat Stock show. The caption reads: "BEST OF THE SHORTHORNS - On left is Golden Oak Signet, reserve champion of the Shorthorns at the Houston Fat Stock show, and on the left is Sheiks-Jubilee, the grand champion of the Shorthorns. The men in the picture are C. S. Berry, left, and A. H. Caraway." Old Object Term: Newspaper
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[An unidentified woman sitting in a chair with her hands resting in her lap]

Description: Photograph of an unidentified woman sitting in a chair. In this studio portrait, both of her hands are resting in her lap. She is wearing a dark top that shows her shoulders and a dark skirt. She has a lace cover over her shoulders and covers part of the top of the dress. She is wearing a dark beaded necklace, dangled earrings and her dark hair is parted down the middle and tied at the nape of her neck. Attached to cardboard substrate. At bottom of matte, photographer's mark: "Marks, Houston, Texas." Attached to a cardboard substrate.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Young girl standing on a covered platform]

Description: Photograph of a young girl standing on a covered platform. Possibly could be Nona Davis. Her left harm is resting on the top of the platform. She is wearing a dark jacket over a dark button up vest and a dark skirt that falls just below her knees. The skirt has pleats at the bottom. She has on horizontally striped leggings with dark lace-up boots. Her left hand is down by her side. Underneath photo, on matte, photographer's mark: "FROM Anderson's 85 MAIN STREET, HOUSTON, TEXAS". Attached to a cardboard substrate.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Santa Gertrudis exhibited at the Houston Fat Stock Show and Livestock Exposition]

Description: Photograph of a Santa Gertrudis exhibited at the Houston Fat Stock Show and Livestock Exposition. The huge black bull partially obscures the man standing on the other side of it. The man, who is wearing a light colored suit and felt hat, is holding a banner reading [not fully legible]: "Champion ? Houston Fat Stock Show and Livestock Exposition Houston, Texas 1955?". The man appears to be holding a show stick in his left hand since it is visible below the neck of the bull. There is a partition made of wood and metal separating spectators from the arena area in the background. Partial view of a man in standing near spectator section on left and three men and a wheel chair standing in an alley on right. Typewritten (and in blue ink) on back of photo: "18347 - champ. Santa gertrudis [sic], Prince Albert 2 II - A. P. George, Richmond, Texas".
Date: 1945 - 1955
Item Type: Photograph

[Rodeo cowboy participating in the bull riding event]

Description: Photograph (copy) of an African-American rodeo cowboy. The cowboy is participating in bull riding. He is wearing boots, dark colored chaps with white fringe trim, light colored shirt (number pinned on left shoulder) and a straw cowboy hat. He has his left arm extended in the traditional bull riding manner. There are several cowboys standing/sitting on the wooden partitions in the background. Advertisement signs are visible above the top of the pens - one near center reads: "St. Pes Saddlery Pasadena" and the one on left "Swifts Plastic..".
Date: 1975 - 1980
Item Type: Photograph

[F. I. Booth wearing a dark colored jacket and a white striped shirt]

Description: Photograph of F. I. Booth. In this studio portrait, Booth is wearing a dark colored jacket, white striped shirt, and dark colored tie. There is a pin on his left lapel. Mr. Booth has graying hair parted on the left side, and he has a thick mustache. The photograph is mounted on a dark gray matte with embossing below portrait that reads: "Wright's Studio A. H. Hitchler 502 1/2 Main St. Houston, Texas." Written on back of photo in pencil: "F. I. Booth" and in black ink: "6/23/99". Image dimensions are: 10.3 cm x 14.6 cm.
Date: June 23, 1899
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Jean Kiger with enclosed letter]

Description: Photograph of Jean Kiger with enclosed letter 2000.042.009a. Kiger was associated with Mr. And Mrs. Albert Peyton George through the Houston Fat Stock Show and Livestock Exposition where Kiger exhibited George Ranch cattle. The graduation portrait of Kiger shows her dressed in her graduation cap and gown. The cap partially covers her shoulder length dark blonde hair. The photograph is secured in a tan folder. The interior of the folder secures the photograph with a matte. The matte has an embossed frame around the perimeter of the photo. Engraved in silver and centered below the portrait: "Wheat Studio". Image dimensions are approximately: 11 cm X 16.1 cm.
Date: 1960 - 1963
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of six men seated aound a large dining table]

Description: Photograph of six men seated (man to left center is standing/leaning over to talk to George) around a large dining room table (possibly at the Rice Hotel). Albert Peyton George is seated third from left around the table. He is wearing a dark suit, white shirt, print tie, and has tortoise shell framed eyeglasses. To the left of the photograph is a French door with partial view of a table in front of it. Chairs, some covered with hats, coats (one wooden cane) line the floral painted walls. There is an open door near top, center of photograph. Stamped in black on back of photo: "Photograph By Arrow Arts Studios Rice Hotel - Houston, Texas Telephone Ch -8996 Reorder By No. [in pencil] C - 2046 - H" . The photograph was removed from the Mamie George photo album page 17.
Date: 1945 - 1955
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Pete Frost branding the wall with the "O" brand belonging to Polly Ryon]

Description: Photograph of Pete Frost branding the wall (of Rice Hotel?) with the "O" brand belonging to Polly Ryon and used by the George Ranch. The paneled wood wall on right has several other brands. A lamp in front of the wall has a cowhide with branding motif on the lamp shade. A man with gray hair standing in the center of the portrait is wearing a striped suit, white shirt, and striped tie. Partial view of a man (top of head) near bottom left and another at far left. Other men in background. The "ranch" style of the room includes a mural of a pasture at top of wooden paneling (right) with mounted deer, horns, ropes, and branding irons adorning the wall in background. Stamped in black on back of photograph: "Photograph By Victor M. Helm 4026 Dover - Houston, Texas Peter Whitney Associate MI- 1504 JA - 6342". The photograph was removed from the Mamie George photo album page 16.
Date: 1945 - 1955
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Mrs. Dickerson]

Description: Photograph of Mrs. Dickerson. Mrs. Dickerson is wearing a dark colored dress with lace inset on the bodice. The button front ends at a band collar with ruffles at her throat. Streamers of ribbons attach at the left shoulder and the long sleeves are made of lace. Mrs. Dickerson's dark hair is curled at her forehead and temples and then pulled back into a bun. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate. Text at bottom of cardboard reads: "From Anderson's 85 Main Street, Houston, Texas". The text is surrounded by a black pattern. Written on back in pencil: "Mrs Dickerson".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Jeff McLemore and Henry Frost]

Description: Photograph of Jeff McLemore and Henry Frost. McLemore has dark hair and mustache. The full length portrait shows McLemore, who is dressed in a dark pin stripe three piece suit with his hat on his right knee, sitting on a rock ledge. Frost is balding and has a long beard. Frost, who is standing on the right side of the portrait, is wearing a dark knee length coat, dark pants, white shirt, dark colored ascot and his right arm is in a sling. Frost's left arm is behind his back. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate with writing in pencil at bottom that reads: "Jeff McLemore, / Henry Frost". Text at bottom also reads: "Chas J. Wright 84 Main St. Houston, Texas". The back of the photograph is pink.
Date: unknown
Creator: Wright, Chas. J.
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

[Black and white negative of a woman wearing a dark dress]

Description: Black and white negative of a woman wearing a dark dress. She has her hair, curled in front, pulled back in a bun. The dress has long tight-fitting sleeves with intricate embroidery along the bodice that extends below the tight-fitting waist. The embroidery ends in scallops at the hips, where the skirting flares in gathers. She has her right hand up and partially obscured by a floral arrangement in a vase on the left side of the portrait. Her left arm is bent and behind her back. A rounded balustrade forms a semi-circle around the woman. The portrait ends near the knees. The original of which this negative is a picture of, was mounted on cardboard with "Deane 306 Preston Street, Houston, Texas" printed on the bottom.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Albert Peyton George and the Reserve Grand Champion Steer]

Description: Photograph of Albert Peyton George and the Reserve Grand Champion Steer All Breeds at the Houston Fat Stock Show and Livestock Exposition in Houston, Texas in 1940 (as written on the banner George is holding over the back of the steer). George is holding the steer by the lead rope attached to the steer's halter. Shrubs and brick half-way of the Livestock arena in background (man wearing a hat can partially be seen on other side of arena wall). Written in white between image of steer and George: "Smith K. C. Mo." Old Object Term: Print,Photographic
Date: 1940
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Heine Neidig and A. T. McDannald with the Champion Brahman]

Description: Photograph of Heine Neidig and A. T. McDannald with the Champion Brahman at the Houston Fat Stock Show and Livestock Exposition in 1950. Neidig is holding the steer's halter and lead rope in his right hand. McDannald is holding the champion banners in both of his hands. The sign posted above the stall partition reads: "Sponsored by A. T. McDannald Fed By Heine Neidig Seguin, Texas". The group is standing in a hay filled stall in a covered arena.
Date: 1950
Item Type: Photograph