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[Thomas Walter Davis and two other men at Galveston Beach]

Description: Postcard image of Thomas Walter Davis and two other men. The photograph is titled "3 of a Kind Beats Two Pair in Poker" and this title is written vertically on the left side of the postcard (blank area). Man in front is seated in the sand and is wearing a dark colored bathing suit. Man on left seated on driftwood is wearing a dark bathing suit and the man seated next to him is wearing a white shirt, suspenders, and a light colored felt hat. A seascape backdrop in background. Back of postcard in black print reads: "Taken at GALVESTON BEACH, Under MURDOCK'S BATH HOUSE L. TOBLER, PHOTOGRAPHER" and in ink " Mrs. Zillah Myers 603 Olive St, Texarkana, Tx-Ark. The postcard is postmarked in Booth, Texas with a date of August 25 (?) 1906.
Date: August 25, 1906

[Nine men and a little girl gathered around an automobile]

Description: Postcard image of nine men and a little girl on and around an automobile. The little girl is standing on the left fender of the automobile. Thomas Walter Davis is standing in the center of the photograph just beyond the image of the steering wheel. He is wearing a white shirt and a light colored square crowned felt hat. He is holding a cigarette in his left hand (visible below steering column of vehicle). To the right of the photograph is a sign reading: "J. T. DYER". On back of postcard is the Post Card mail information.
Date: 1915 - 1922

[Postcard image of a horse standing near a wooden fence]

Description: Postcard image of a horse standing near a wooden fence. The horse is probably owned by Albert Peyton George. Oak tree on the other side of wooden fence (just beyond the horse). Trees in background. Back of postcard in black print: "PostCard This side for the Address Place Postage CSKO (?) Stamp Here".
Date: unknown

[Postcard image of four cowboys on horseback watching over a herd of cattle]

Description: Postcard image of four cowboys on horseback watching over a herd of cattle. Blank (black) strip across top and bottom of postcard front. Black spots on left and top. Back of postcard has black print standard postcard information: "Post Card This Side For The Address Place Postage CSKO (?) Stamp Here".
Date: 1940 - 1950

[Postcard titled "Harvesting Rice at Booth Texas. Sept 20th 1907"]

Description: Postcard titled "Harvesting Rice at Booth Texas. Sept 20th 1907" as written at bottom of image. Three men are standing in the rice field with rice stalks reaching shoulder level. There is a man on the threshing machine and another man riding one of two horses that is pulling the machine. Text also written on image: "B3425" (bottom right corner). Written on back in blue ink: "Rel: August Myer" and "3 [encircled]".
Date: September 20, 1907

[Postcard titled "Harvesting Rice at Booth Texas. Sept 20th 1907"]

Description: Postcard titled "Harvesting Rice at Booth Texas. Sept 20th 1907" as written at bottom of image. Three men are standing in the rice field with rice stalks reaching shoulder level. There is a man on the threshing machine and another man riding one of two horses that is pulling the machine. Text also written on image: "B3425" (bottom right corner).
Date: September 20, 1907

[Postcard image of Mary Jones]

Description: Postcard image of Mary Jones probably taken at Murdoch's Bath House in Galveston, Texas. Mary is posed on a large section of driftwood. She is wearing a striped sleeveless, scooped neckline shirt with shorts. Mary has her right leg crossed over her left and has her right hand on her knee. Her left hand is resting on the driftwood. Surf scene backdrop in background. Written in black ink near top center of photo .001: "Sept. 3 - 1926". Written on back in black type: Post Card Correspondence Address Stamp Here".
Date: September 3, 1926

[Postcard image of the A.P. George Ranch House]

Description: Postcard image of the A.P. George Ranch House. The photo shows the southeast corner of the white wooden story and a half house. The George Ranch House was built in 1899 (completed in 1900) with design work by Nicholas Clayton, a famous Galveston architect, according to the "1996 George Ranch Historical Park Interpreter Training Manual". The house has dark trim on window shutters and ornate posts of porch. A white picket fence encloses the ranch house yard. There are three geese near center right of photograph in a pen. Wire fence (barb wire top) in foreground. Trees in right background with the top of a small wooden building visible on far right. Text on back of post card reads: "Post Card Correspondence Here Name and Address Here Velox (four times around the following) Place Stamp Here".
Date: 1900 - 1911

[Postcard image of the A.P. George Ranch House]

Description: Postcard image of the A.P. George Ranch House. The photo shows the south side of the story and a half white wooden house. The house has dark trim on shutters and, trim boards, and porch posts. There is a bay window to the left of the south porch. White picket fence encloses the yard and a wire fence surrounds a portion of the picket fence. The gate to the wire fence is opened. Three small trees are near the wire fence line. Large oak tree partially visible in left foreground with a trap or pen (door pulled up and open) to the right of the tree. A small wooden building can be seen in the left background. Text on back: "Post Card This Side For The Address Place Postage Stamp Here".
Date: 1900 - 1911

[Postcard image of a woman on horseback]

Description: Postcard image of a woman on horseback in the George Ranch House yard. The woman sitting side saddle on a white horse may be Rhydonia Jones who was married to Mamie George's cousin Henry Jones. Rhydonia is wearing a white blouse and dark skirt. She is in the shade of the cistern house located on the left side of the photograph. The Nancy Jones oak tree in the center background, which, according to the "1996 George Ranch Historical Park Interpreter Training Manual" was planted by Nancy Jones in 1824, shades a lounging dog (front) and a turkey (right). Two small wooden structures also sit beneath the shade tree (possibly animal pens) on the left and right sides of the tree trunk. Smaller trees are to the right of the photo. A white wooden pen can partially be seen in the background between the white horse and the cistern. Wooden fence in background with trees in the distance. Text on back of photo reads: "Post Card This Side For The Address Place Postage Stamp Here".
Date: unknown

[Postcard image of the A.P. George Ranch House]

Description: Postcard image of the A.P. George Ranch House. The photo shows the south side of the story and a half white wooden house. The house has dark trim on shutters and, trim boards, and porch posts. There is a bay window to the left of the south porch. White picket fence encloses the yard and a wire fence surrounds a portion of the picket fence. The gate to the wire fence is opened. Three small trees are near the wire fence line. Large oak tree partially visible in left foreground with a trap or pen (door pulled up and open) to the right of the tree. A small wooden building can be seen in the left background. Text on back: "Post Card This Side For The Address Place Postage Stamp Here".
Date: 1900

[Postcard image of a woman riding a white horse]

Description: Postcard image of a woman riding a white horse in the George Ranch House yard. The woman, who is wearing a white blouse and dark skirt, is probably Rhydonia Jones. Rhydonia was married to Mamie George's cousin Henry Jones. There is a small puppy behind the horse in the shade of the cistern house to the left of the photograph. The Nancy Jones oak tree is in the center right background. According to the "1996 George Ranch Historical Park Interpreter Training Manual", the tree was planted by Nancy Jones in 1824. Smaller trees are to the right. There are two small wooden structures to the left and right of the oak tree trunk. A white wooden pen is partially visible in the background between the white horse and the cistern house. Wooden fence in background with trees in distance. Text on back: "Post Card This Side For The Address Place Postage Stamp Here".
Date: 1900 - 1911

[Postcard image of a man on horseback and a child on a pony]

Description: Postcard image of a man on horseback and a child on a pony. The man may be Henry Jones and the child is possibly his daughter Mary Jones. There is a black and white dog to the right of the horses and riders. A bicycle is partially visible just behind Henry Jones' horse. Shadows of two people (one with hands on hips) in foreground; leaning utility pole on left; fences and utility poles in background. Text on back: "Post Card Correspondence Here Name and Address Here Solio (printed 4 times around following words) Place Stamp Here".
Date: 1900 - 1911

[Postcard image of a woman leading a horse on the George Ranch]

Description: Postcard image of a woman leading a horse on the George Ranch. The woman is possibly Rhydonia Jones who was married to Mamie George's cousin Henry Jones. Rhydonia is wearing a white blouse with a dark skirt. A white picket fence with gate near left center is in the foreground. One small tree on left side of gate; three trees on right side of gate with more along fence line on left side of photo. George Ranch pasture in background. Text on back of postcard reads: "Post Card This Side For The Address Place Postage Stamp Here".
Date: 1900 - 1911

[Wily Jones standing on a wooden porch]

Description: Postcard of Wily Jones standing on the wooden porch of a building with shutters on his left side. Wiley Jones has white hair, long white beard and is wearing a light colored shirt, dark sweater (buttoned halfway down), dark, cuffed trousers and boots. He is holding a dark hat in his left hand. His right hand is closed by his right side. He is looking off to his left.
Date: unknown

["Terrazo Floor In Boulder Dam Powerhouse"]

Description: Postcard image of the "Terrazo Floor In Boulder Dam Powerhouse" as written in white text in top right corner. The floor has a unique patterned circle near center with a man leaning to the outside of the circle on center right of photo. Metal rail extends from left edge to near center of photo. Metal vertical ladder on other side of rail. Cement wall in background. Black text on back of postcard reads: "Message Post Card Address [in black line rectangle] Postage 1 [cent]".
Date: 1925 - 1935

[Postcard image of "Lake Mead From Observation Point Boulder Dam"]

Description: Postcard image of "Lake Mead From Observation Point Boulder Dam" as written in white text at bottom right corner of postcard. Two automobiles are parked near the rock ledge of the point. Two people can be seen leaning near the ledge. Large body of water with mountains in background. Black text on back of postcard reads: "Message Post Card Address [in black line rectangle] Postage 1 [cent]".
Date: 1925 - 1935

[An "Aerial View of Boulder Dam" and "Lake Mead"]

Description: Postcard image of the "Aerial View of Boulder Dam And Lower Basin Of Lake Mead" as written in white text in bottom left corner of postcard. Black text on back of postcard reads: "Message Post Card Address [in black line rectangle] Postage 1 [cent]".
Date: 1925 - 1935

["Aerial View of Boulder Dam"]

Description: Postcard image of an "Aerial View Of Boulder Dam" showing the semi-circular dam with cars on highway at top. Two cylinder shaped extensions radiating from either side of main portion of dam. Smaller roadways cross-cross in top right. Cement parking area on left. The canyon extends vertically across the center of the postcard. Black text on back of postcard reads: "Message Post Card Address [in black line rectangle] Postage 1 [cent]".
Date: 1925 - 1935

[Postcard image of "Visitors Waiting For Elevator To Boulder Dam Powerhouse"]

Description: Postcard image of "Visitors Waiting For Elevator To Boulder Dam Powerhouse" as written in white text in bottom right corner of postcard. A line of people are inside of a covered area that leads to a tall cement structure on right of photo. Street on left with cars parked on both sides of the road. A round shaped cement building is in the right background. Canyon mountains in distance extend from left to center of postcard. Black text on back of postcard reads: "Message Post Card Address [in black line rectangle] Postage 1 [cent]".
Date: 1925 - 1935

[Postcard image of "Lowering Box Car Of Power House Machinery"]

Description: Postcard image of "Lowering Box Car Of Power House Machinery Via Government 150-T On Cableway, Boulder Dam". Cable at top of photo with wires supporting a platform carrying machinery. Dam wall in background. Canyon mountains in distance. Black text on back of postcard reads: "Message Post Card Address [in black line rectangle] Postage 1 [cent]".
Date: 1925 - 1935

["Nevada Wing Of Boulder Dam PowerHouse"]

Description: Postcard image of the "Nevada Wing Of Boulder Dam PowerHouse" as written in white text in bottom right corner of postcard. The interior of the powerhouse focuses on the five turbines in center of photograph. Black text on back of postcard reads: "Message Post Card Address [in black line rectangle] Postage 1 [cent]".
Date: 1925 - 1935

[Ten men in uniform, mounted on dark horses]

Description: Postcard of ten men in uniform mounted on dark horses. There are fifteen horses in the picture; eight harnessed to two separate buggies. Two men on horses are in the foreground of the other eight, who are lined up in a row. There are two trees in the far left of the postcard. There is a white "East National Bank" building in the background and a smaller building in the far right center of the picture. On the back of the postcard: "10/15/17 (at top) Oct 16 2 PM (post office stamp) 1 cent stamp" Addressed to "Mr and Mrs APGeorge Richmond, Texas" Other writing is on back, but illegible due to the back of the postcard's attachment to the back of another postcard.
Date: October 15, 1917