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ABOUT BROWSE FEED

[Eleven people standing outdoors, next to a tent]

Description: Postcard image of eleven people standing outdoors next to a tent as a man sits in a chair and plays the fiddle. The man playing the fiddle, to the left of the photo, is wearing dark pants, white shirt, and black hat. He has a long gray beard and has the fiddle tucked under his chin and right shoulder. The bow is in his right hand. The people may be gypsies who camped out in the woods. Text on back of post card reads: "Post Card This Side For The Address Place Postage (CSKO) Stamp Here".
Date: 1885 - 1910

[Postcard image of a boy dressed in a baseball uniform]

Description: Postcard image of a boy dressed in a baseball uniform. The appears to be standing in the middle of a dirt street. The boy is wearing laced shoes, dark stockings, thick padded pants, shirt with "B" or "8" (?) stitched on left side, and a cap. He has a baseball glove on his left hand. He has his legs spread wide and his hands open as if he were ready to catch a ball. There are buildings on the left side of the street with a man standing on far left. Trees in left and right background. Text on back of post card reads: "Post Card This Side For The Address Place Postage (CSKO) Stamp Here".
Date: 1885 - 1920

[Postcard image of a man on horseback]

Description: Postcard image of a man on horseback. The man, who is wearing cowboy boots, dark pants, white shirt, and hat, is seated on a dark horse. There is a rope coiled near the saddle horn of the saddle. The man's face is not distinguishable because of the darkness of the print. Text on back of post card reads: "Post Card This Side For The Address Place Postage (CSKO) Stamp Here".
Date: 1885 - 1920

["Aboard the Mohawk Galveston Tex."]

Description: Postcard image titled "Aboard the Mohawk Galveston Tex. Maurer Photo" as written at bottom of the image. The photograph shows a ship with two decks of people at the rails. There is a banner on the second deck rail that reads: "Texas Shriners, Galveston-Rochester". There are lifeboats with a few people milling about on top deck.
Date: 1900 - 1920

[Postcard image of a child and a man outdoors]

Description: Postcard image of a child and a man outdoors. The child, standing to the left of the photo, is wearing a white short pants suit. The man is on his hands and knees beneath a palm plant. There is foliage and a wooden fence (near center right) in the background. Partial view of a large wooden building with turret in left background. The postcard was cut, so the text on back is only partially viewed. Partial text reads: "-Ost Card [Postmark] Sep [not legible] [1 cent green stamp with image of Ben Franklin and his birth death date of 1706 1790] Mrs. A. P. George". Other partial text in blue ink.
Date: 1900 - 1920

[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

[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 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 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 the first George Ranch House]

Description: Postcard image of the first George Ranch House. The photograph shows the southeast corner of the white wooden story and a half house. The house was built in 1899 (completed in 1900) with the design work by Nicholas Clayton, a famous Galveston architect. The white house has dark trim around windows, trim boards, and porch posts. The porch, located on portions of the south and east sides of the house, has ornate trim work at top with white balustrade and dark painted rail. Bay windows on northeast and southwest corners have different roof lines. White picket fence encloses the ranch house yard. Small oak tree in foreground. Larger oak tree in left background. Text on back of postcard: "Post Card This Side For The Address Place Postage Stamp Here".
Date: 1900 - 1911

[Postcard image of the first George Ranch House]

Description: Postcard image of the first George Ranch House. The photograph shows the southeast corner of the white wooden story and a half house. The house was built in 1899 (completed in 1900) with the design work by Nicholas Clayton, a famous Galveston architect. The white house has dark trim around windows, trim boards, and porch posts. The porch, located on portions of the south and east sides of the house, has ornate trim work at top with white balustrade and dark painted rail. Bay windows on northeast and southwest corners have different roof lines. White picket fence encloses the ranch house yard. Small oak tree in foreground. Larger oak tree in left background. On lower, right hand corner hand-written: "1st House"
Date: 1900 - 1911

["Shriners bound for New York"]

Description: Postcard image titled "Shriners bound for New York Maurer Photo". The image shows the upper and lower decks filled with passengers of a ship. There are three men on the dock in the bottom left corner of the photograph. A banner attached to the rail of the upper deck can partially be read as: "Texas Shriner, Gal".
Date: 1900 - 1920

[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

[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

[The George Ranch house and cistern house]

Description: Postcard image of the George Ranch House taken before December 21, 1924. The ranch house is a two story white wooden home with four visible brick chimneys. The bottom porch of the house has brick columns, while the top porch has white, round columns and both have white wooden railing. There is one dormer above the top porch. The cistern house has a stairway with white railing leading to the door near top. There is an African-American man standing next to the white picket fence on the left side of the photo. Three people are sitting on the front porch of the house. In this photograph, note that both porches are open, the cistern house is unpainted, upstairs and downstairs windows are shuttered, the cistern house has a weather vane at the top, foul pens in front of house, and no driveway has been formed in front of the house. Underneath the picture, hand-written: "GEORGE HOUSE MADE INTO TWO STORY". Back of post card in black: "Post Card Correspondence Here Name and Address Here AZO [written four times to form a square with triangles in each corner] Place Stamp Here [written inside of square]. Images are slightly blurred.
Date: 1911 - 1924

[The George Ranch house from a northwest approach]

Description: Postcard image of the George Ranch House northwest approach. The house is white wooden and two story. The bottom porch of the house has brick columns, while the top porch has white, round columns and both have white wooden railing. Three of the four brick chimneys are visible in this photo. The cistern house on the right side of the photograph is unpainted at this period. The windmill is partially visible between the limbs of the huge oak tree on far right. The house is surrounded by a picket fence which in turn is partially enclosed by a wire fence for foul. On the George house, note that both porches are open and no driveway has been formed in front.
Date: 1911 - 1924

[The George Ranch house from a northwest approach]

Description: Postcard image of the George Ranch House northwest approach. The house is white wooden and two story. The bottom porch of the house has brick columns, while the top porch has white, round columns and both have white wooden railing. Three of the four brick chimneys are visible in this photo. The cistern house on the right side of the photograph is unpainted at this period. The windmill is partially visible between the limbs of the huge oak tree on far right. The house is surrounded by a picket fence which in turn is partially enclosed by a wire fence for foul. On the George house, note that both porches are open and no driveway has been formed in front.
Date: 1911 - 1924

[Postcard image of a man standing on the front of a locomotive]

Description: Postcard image of a man standing on the front of a locomotive. The man with long white beard is wearing knee high boots, dark slacks, white long sleeved shirt, and dark hat. The locomotive has flags flying near top left, and right, Texas flag flying on lower right, and has a number "3009" in center front. Text at bottom of photo reads: "At Booth, Tex Nov. 11th 1911". Railroad tracks in foreground, trees on left, wooden building with people standing beside it on right.
Date: November 11, 1911

[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

[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

[Postcard image of "White Villa Marlin Tex June 20 1919"]

Description: Postcard image of "White Villa Marlin Tex June 20 1919" as written in white text at bottom of image. The photograph shows eight children seated in the grass, five women seated in chairs, and six men and one woman standing. The group is in front of a white wooden building. There is a wire and wooden post fence in left background; shrubs on right and in left background.
Date: June 20, 1919