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[Photograph of Mary Jones]

Description: Photograph of Mary Jones. Same image as 2000.077.014. Writing on the back of that photo describes it as: "Mary Rhodonia Jones 1936 Richmond High School Sophomore from 'The de Lamar' 1936". Mary Jones is wearing a dark colored shirt and her short dark hair is parted on her left side.
Date: 1936
Item Type: Photograph

[Mary Jones Prowell and Virginia Davis Scarborough fishing on a dock]

Description: On back: "Mary Jones Prowell & Virginia Davis Scarborough perch fishin in tank at George Ranch, spring, 1943. Tank could be reached by road through pasture - south of house; sometimes by car, or sometimes on horses." Virginia Davis Scarborough is sitting on the right rail of the dock. Mary Jones Prowell is standing further back facing right. Her hat is hanging behind her head.
Date: 1936
Item Type: Photograph

[Eddie Eben in a military uniform]

Description: Bust photograph (copy) of a young man dressed in a military uniform. Written on back of photograph in pencil: "Eddie Eben (service picture) son of Augusta [&] Albert Eben Grew-up on house on George Ranch on FM 762 (during WWII). Eben is wearing a light colored button shirt with darker colored tie.
Date: 1930 - 1940
Item Type: Photograph

[Four young girls and a toddler by a chicken yard]

Description: Outdoor photograph of four young girls and a toddler. Written on back of photograph in pencil: "By the chicken yard at Eben's house - FM 762 circa - 1939 Bernice was 9 yrs old Mary Anne Eben, (little girl) Bernice Linke - standing in Back Peevitz girls the rest". The wooden and wire chicken coop is in the left background, tree and barrels in right background.
Date: 1939
Item Type: Photograph

[Edwin and Anita Kopycinski's house covered in snow]

Description: Photograph (copy) of a white wooden house with snow covered roof and yard. Written on back in pencil: "Edwin [&] Anita's Kopycinski's house on FM 762 - directly across from Linke's house. This house was bought and moved from the George Ranch - currently located near Fairchild, Tx circa - 1938, 1939". The white wooden house has a porch on the northeast corner. The porch columns are made of brick and wood. A wire with wooden post fence surrounds the house. There is a white wooden building behind the house. Snow covered driveway with car tracks and footprints in bottom left corner of photo; trees in distance.
Date: 1938 - 1939
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of four young men standing on the front porch of a house]

Description: Photograph of four young men standing on the front porch of a house. Written on back of photo in blue ink: "Location ? (Tenant farm house on the George Ranch) L to R Eddie Golnick, Herbert Eben, Nelson Linke, Eddie Eben". Three of the men are standing arm in arm to the left of the porch and the third man is standing to the right with his left hand leaning on a column of the porch. There are two dark colored bottles to the left of the screened front door of the white wooden house. Cement steps to porch in right center foreground.
Date: 1936 - 1949
Item Type: Photograph

[A group of older adults standing on a porch]

Description: Photograph (copy) of five women and one man standing on the porch of a white wooden house. Written on back of photograph in blue ink: "on porch of Linke House - circa 1938 - 1939 L to R Paula Luedke, Frieda Witteneben, Agusta Eben, Charlie Hill, Tillie Baker, Hilda Linke". The two women on far left are standing in front of the screened door. Two on far right are standing in front of a window.
Date: 1938 - 1939
Item Type: Photograph

[Ethel Jodarski wearing a uniform]

Description: Senior photograph of Ethel Jodarski probably taken in 1931. Ethel is wearing dark colored shoes, white socks, white slacks, dark jacket, white shirt, dark tie, and a cap. She has her right hand on her hips, left hand on the door of an automobile, and her left foot is on the running board of the vehicle. The white wooden house in the background is Ethel's home. Ethel visited a lot with Mary Jones. The photo is bordered by a black pattern with "Fox Co." written in the top right and bottom left corners. Written in ink above the image "Ethel Jodarski" and below the image "Senior".
Date: 1930 - 1932
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of nine first grade students sitting/standing on the steps of the George School]

Description: Photograph of nine first grade students sitting/standing on the steps of the George School, the white wooden building in background. The children are wearing caps, maybe for a play. The student standing [alone] in the top row of the group is identified as George Jodarski. He is holding something in his hands (possibly a cap?). George is 5 or 6 years old in this photograph, probably taken in 1937. The Jodarskis tenant farmed on the George Ranch.
Date: 1936 - 1938
Item Type: Photograph

[Children at the George School]

Description: Photograph of the George School with the "L" addition. The George School is a white wooden building with an "L" shape. A front porch extends across the full length of the front. Sidewalks are seen in front of the porch and to the left and right of the front entrance. The sidewalk on the left leads to the "L" addition entrance. Several students are standing near the second, "L" addition entrance. The addition was probably made in 1937 or 1938. "The younger kids in the addition, older kids in front. Sliding door separated the rooms. Two teachers. George School had school desks with ink wells in the desk. Box suppers to raise money for the school, held at night, to buy Christmas gifts for the school kids. People from Richmond/ Rosenberg, would bid on the boxes in an auction. Person who made the box ate with the person who bought it. Decorated boxes real pretty, and sealed. Contents were a surprise: sandwiches, cookies, cake. For children in George School only. Mid-year, in the summertime, midterm."
Date: 1937 - 1938
Item Type: Photograph

[Eight people in front of a stucco building]

Description: Outdoor photograph of eight people. There is a man and woman seated on the ground with four women and two men standing behind them. The group is posed in front of a stucco building. There are two potted plants hanging on the exterior wall of the building on left; porch area on right with a bare shrub in front of porch rail on right.
Date: 1935 - 1950
Item Type: Photograph

[Four young women posed in an outdoor setting]

Description: Tintype image of four young women posed in an outdoor setting. The girl on left is wearing a knee length dress with jacket and hat. She is holding a purse in her hands. Woman in front center, who is seated in a chair, is wearing a dress, jacket, and hat. Young girl on right is wearing knee length dress print jacket, and hat. Woman standing in back row, who is holding an opened parasol, is wearing a dark colored dress with light colored trim. The group is posed on a sidewalk with landscaping in background and mountains in the distance. The tintype is secured by tape in a gray frame with burgundy floral and line border near photo and a thick burgundy line around outer perimeter. Tintype dimensions are approximately: 3.8 cm x 5.6 cm.
Date: 1930 - 1940
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Mrs. Tom Booth (Agnes) and daughter Helen]

Description: Photograph of Mrs. Tom Booth (Agnes) and daughter Helen. She is seated and wearing a dark dress with buttons down the center and a pin halfway down the top. Her hair is pulled back at her neck and she is wearing dark, round earrings. Helen is wearing a shite, lacy dress that comes above her knees. She has curly, shoulder length hair that is tied back with a large ribbon. At bottom, left of matte, handwritten: "MRS. TOM BOOTH daughter HELEN" c. 1939
Date: 1939
Item Type: Photograph

[Trees in the George Ranch yard]

Description: Photograph of the George Ranch house yard. There are two wooden lawn chairs to the left and right of the photo. Cedar trees (with other trees among them) from left to center right. A wooden fence can be seen at a break between trees on right. Top of a utility pole in center background. Trees in distance. Stamped in black on back of photo: "526" and Jan 27 1937". Back is watermarked "Velox".
Date: January 27, 1937
Item Type: Photograph

[George Ranch farm worker sitting on the Massey Harris tractor]

Description: Photograph (copy of an original) of a George Ranch farm worker. The man sitting on the Massey Harris tractor is wearing light colored pants, shirt, and hat. He has "busters" or plowing equipment attached to the tractor. The back of the photograph has "Mr. Ed Kopychinski" written on back on blue. Partial view of fence in right background with tree on far right. Back of photo is watermarked: "This Paper Manufactured By Kodak".
Date: 1938 - 1955
Item Type: Photograph

[Large plant growing on the George Ranch house]

Description: Photograph close-up that focuses on a large plant (possibly a crepe myrtle?) growing on the exterior wall of the George Ranch house. The George Ranch house is a two story white wooden building. Note in this photo, that both top and bottom porches are screened and the windows have no shutters. Partial view of the unpainted brick cistern house with white railed stairway on far left of photo. Written at bottom of photo in blue ink: "Nov. 1939". Stamped on back in black: "N669".
Date: November 1939
Item Type: Photograph

[Large plant growing on the George Ranch house]

Description: Photograph close-up that focuses on a large plant (possibly a crepe myrtle?) growing on the exterior wall of the George Ranch house. The George Ranch house is a two story white wooden building. Note in this photo, that both top and bottom porches are screened and the windows have no shutters. There is a cement sidewalk extending from bottom right and leading to screened porch door. A rock walkway leads to an intersecting sidewalk in front of house. Stamped on back in black: "N669".
Date: 1939
Item Type: Photograph

[Mr. Leo Linke, Trustee of the George School]

Description: Photograph (copy of an original) of Mr. Leo Linke, Trustee of the George School. Mr. Linke is wearing a dark suit jacket, striped white shirt, dark tie, and light colored cowboy hat. Written at bottom of photo in black: "Mr. Leo Linke, Trustee".
Date: 1936 - 1939
Item Type: Photograph

[Nine boys that were part of the George School baseball team]

Description: Photograph (copy of an original) of nine boys that were part of the George School baseball team. The boys are lined up according to their height with tallest on left and shortest on the right. Three baseball bats form a triangle near the center foreground. White wooden exterior wall of a building in background (probably the George School building). Written on back of photo in pencil: "George School Ball Team (1) Edwin Kopycinski, (2) Milton __, (3) Leon Kachinski (4) John Kopycinski, (5) Eric Kopycinski, (6) Frank Jodarski, (7) James Cobb, (8) Steve Cobb & (9) Stenbrig Cobb."
Date: 1936 - 1939
Item Type: Photograph

[Twenty students and one teacher in front of the George School]

Description: Photograph (copy of an original) of twenty students and one teacher in front of the George School. The students are posed in the "L" shaped area of the George School. The school building is the white wooden building in the background. Written on the back of the photograph in black: "1938 February (sic) Class of 38 George School Teacher: Ethel Sympson First Row: Francis Sopchack, Clara ? , ? , Hattie Gorka, Stanley Sykowski, Josephine Rogge. Second Row: ? , Bernice Linke, Vincent Sykowski, Katherine Piosecky, Florence Kopycinski, Mable Mahiezek, Angeline Piosecky, Johnny Gorka. Third Row: 6th Boy - Ben Sopchack."
Date: February 1938
Item Type: Photograph

[George School, one story, white wooden building]

Description: Photograph (copy of an original) of the George School building. The one story, white wooden building has four white columns supporting the front porch. Brick chimney to the left of the front porch. A wing at the back of the building gives an "L" shape to the school building. The building is bordered by shrubbery. Written in white in bottom right corner of photo: "Hamilton - Wharton".
Date: 1937 - 1939
Item Type: Photograph

["Baptist Church, Richmond, Texas"]

Description: Postcard image of the "Baptist Church, Richmond, Texas" as written in black text near bottom right corner of postcard. Also written in blue ink on bottom "1939". The stucco church has vine covered exterior near north west side with large turret near northeast side just below arched doorway. Two story wooden white building in left background. The postcard has a silver border. Written on back in black text: "Clear View Post Card For Correspondence. MFD. By Wayne Paper Box & Prtg. Corp., Fort Wayne, Ind. Place Stamp Here".
Date: 1939
Item Type: Postcard

["JayBird Monument, Richmond, Texas"]

Description: Postcard image of the "JayBird Monument, Richmond, Texas" as written in black near bottom left corner of postcard. The free standing cement monument is tall and pointed with an image of a bird at top. The monument has a white iron fence surrounding it. Large Trees to right and left of monument. Two story white stucco building on right, railroad on left with buildings in distance.
Date: 1935 - 1940
Item Type: Postcard