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[Bus and bus driver from the George Richmond School District]

Description: Photograph (copy of an original) of the bus and bus driver from the George Richmond School District. The driver, standing next to the dark painted bus, is wearing light colored pants, light colored shirt, and a hat. He has his right hand on his waist. There are trees in the background and partial view of a two story white house on right background.. Written across the side of the bus: "Booth - George Richmond School District". Written at bottom of picture in black: "Booth - George - Richmond Bus - Max Nowak, Driver" and in white near bottom corner: "Hamilton".
Date: 1937 - 1939
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

[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

[Men loading up hay at the George Ranch]

Description: Photograph taken at the George Ranch of men stacking hay. The man on far right is unloading the hay from the back of a truck. Man in center is sitting at top of a stack of hay with a ladder resting at his feet. The man on far left is standing and holding a center pole with his right hand and his pitch fork with his left hand. There is a dark spot near top left corner of photo. The photograph is bordered by a black pattern that has "ELKO" printed in all four corners. Stamped on back of photo: " 1 293".
Date: 1937 - 1942
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Santa Gertrudis bull]

Description: Photograph of Santa Gertrudis bull. Partial view of a man holding bull's halter to far right. The bull is in a pasture on the George Ranch. Trees in background. Back of photograph stamped in black: "237".
Date: 1937 - 1950
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of the Nancy Jones oak tree]

Description: Photograph of the Nancy Jones oak tree in the George Ranch house yard. According to the "1996 George Ranch Historical Park Interpreter Training Manual", the tree was planted by Nancy Jones in 1824. The tree house was added by the Georges for Mary Jones, daughter of Mamie's cousin Henry Jones. There is a vine covered utility pole in center foreground. Tops of shrubs in bottom right corner of photo. Wooden fence with dog house (?) on other side. Trees in background. Written on back of photo in pencil: "tree house APGeorge Ranch". Stamped in black: "52 6" and Jan 27 1937". Back is watermarked "Velox".
Date: 1937
Item Type: Photograph

[Two men pitching hay from the top of a hay stack on the George Ranch]

Description: Photograph of two men pitching hay from the top of a hay stack on the George Ranch. There are poles at the center of each stack for support and to help form them. The two men are forming a third stack. Stack on far left has a wooden ladder leaning against it. Wooden stock pen in foreground with a post hole digger leaning in the far right corner. The photograph is bordered by a black patter with "ELKO" printed in each corner. Stamped on back of photo in black: "1 444".
Date: 1937 - 1942
Item Type: Photograph

[Two men standing on top of haystacks at the George Ranch]

Description: Photograph of two men standing on top haystacks at the George Ranch. Man on left is standing on top of a haystack that is on the ground. The man on right is standing on top of a haystack that is loaded onto a cart pulled by two white mules. Both men are wearing large straw hats and holding wooden handles to hay forks. The photograph is bordered by a black pattern that has "ELKO" printed in each corner. Stamped on back of photo in black: "1 289".
Date: 1937 - 1942
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of the George Ranch house yard]

Description: Photograph of the George Ranch house yard. The huge oak tree on far left is the Nancy Jones oak tree which, according to the "1996 George Ranch Historical Park Interpreter Training Manual", she planted in 1824. The tree house was later added by the George's for Mary Jones, daughter of Mamie's cousin Henry Jones. There is a wooden rocking chair to the left, near the trunk of the oak tree and there are three more wooden chairs in the yard on the right. A corner of the George Ranch house is visible on the left edge of photo. Vines cover the tops of the wire fence that partially encloses the yard. Trees in background. Written in pencil on the back of the photo: "Back yard of A. P. George Residence". Stamped on back in black: "Jan 27 1937 [1937 underlined with pencil]" and "526". The back is watermarked "Velox".
Date: January 27, 1937
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of the George Ranch house yard focuses on the Nancy Jones oak tree]

Description: Photograph of the George Ranch house yard focuses on the Nancy Jones oak tree. According to the "1996 George Ranch Historical Park Interpreter Training Manual", the tree was planted in 1824 by Nancy Jones and the Georges later added the tree house for Mary Jones, daughter of Mamie George's cousin Henry Jones. A spiral staircase around the trunk of the tree leads to the large wooden tree house. A pole to the left of the photograph is being utilized to support a huge sagging limb. Another oak tree on left center has a lawn mower leaning against its trunk. There is a wooden chair to the right rear of the tree. Vines top the wire fence to left; shrubs and trees in background. Stamped on back in black: "Jan 27 1937" and "526". Back is watermarked with "Velox".
Date: January 27, 1937
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

[Photograph of the Nancy Jones oak tree and tree house]

Description: Photograph of the Nancy Jones oak tree and tree house. According to the "1996 George Ranch Historical Park Interpreter Training Manual", the tree was planted by Nancy Jones in 1824 and is located in the George Ranch house yard. The tree house was added by Albert Peyton and Mamie George for Mary Jones, daughter of Mamie's cousin Henry Jones. In this photograph, the tree house spiral stairway is blocked by two wooden braces. A long pole is supporting the limb on which the tree house sits (to left). A rope swing is hanging front a branch and visible in center foreground. Partial view of a white wooden building in background. Photo mounted in an ivory on top of gray substrate. Handwritten on back: "taken July 1937"
Date: July 1937
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of five children playing in the George Ranch house yard]

Description: Photograph of five children playing in the George Ranch house yard beneath the Nancy Jones oak tree. According to the "1996 George Ranch Historical Park Interpreter Training Manual", the oak tree was planted in 1824 by Nancy Jones and the tree house was later added by Mrs. And Mrs. A.P. George for Mary Jones, daughter of Mrs. George's cousin Henry Jones. There is a little girl standing in front of the tree trunk while four other children play near the wooden lawn furniture near the right side of the photo. There is a smaller oak tree with landscaping surrounding it on the right. A wooden rocking chair is on far right; shrubs and trees in background. There is a sidewalk that leads in front of and through landscaping in the foreground. Typed in black on back of photograph: "Planted by Mrs. Henry Jones (Nancy when they arrived about 1822" and written in black ink "Aug - 1937". Written in pencil: "Nancy Stiles Oak". There is a "C" written in pencil near bottom right corner on front of photograph.
Date: August 1937
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Albert Peyton George with the Grand Champion short horn steer]

Description: Photograph of Albert Peyton George with the Grand Champion (rosette pinned on halter) short horn steer. George is standing in front of a covered stall area. Sign behind George can partially be read as: "Short Horn Cattle [?] Owned and Raised by A. P. George". A young African-American boy wearing overalls is standing on the right of the sign. There is a man seated on a bale of hay on far right. Written on back of photograph in pencil "1937 Prairie King - calved Dec 27th 1936- Sold to Cotton Russel for $1000.00 - 1939" also in pencil "Oct 9th 1937".
Date: October 9, 1937
Item Type: Photograph