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[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

[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

[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 a woman standing in front of the Nancy Stiles Jones oak tree]

Description: Photograph of a woman (possibly Mamie George) standing in front of the Nancy Stiles Jones oak tree in the yard of the George Ranch house. According to the "1996 George Ranch Historical Park Interpreter Training Manual", Nancy Jones planted the oak tree in 1824. The tree house (partially visible near top of photo) with the spiral stairway leading to it, was built by the Georges for Mary Jones, daughter of Mamie's cousin Henry Jones. White building on left, shrubs, wooden fence in background. The photograph is bordered by a black pattern with "Fox Co." written in bottom left, and top right corners of pattern. Stamped on back in blue: "2 196". Stamped in purple on back: "Guaranteed for Life This Is a Genuine (sic) Border Fox Tone Picture (outline of fox) Made By Fox Company, San Antonio, Texas Trade Mark Protected". Written in pencil on the back of the photo: "tree house at George Ranch".
Date: 1930 - 1940
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of the George Ranch house yard spotlighting the Nancy Jones Oak tree]

Description: Photograph of the George Ranch house yard spotlighting the Nancy Jones Oak tree that was planted in 1824 (According to the "1996 George Ranch Historical Park Interpreter Training Manual"). The tree (seen outside of the white picket fence area) occupies the center of the photograph with other oak trees surrounding it. The roof tops of several ranch buildings can be seen in the background. The photograph is bordered by a black pattern with "Fox Co." written in bottom right, and top left corners of pattern. Stamped on back in blue: "2 196". Stamped in purple on back: "Guaranteed for Life This Is a Genuine (sic) Border Fox Tone Picture (outline of fox) Made By Fox Company, San Antonio, Texas Trade Mark Protected".
Date: 1930 - 1940
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of the Nancy Jones Oak tree]

Description: Photograph of the Nancy Jones Oak tree. The top branches of the tree are the focal point of the photo, with the tree house partially visible near the bottom of the picture. According to the "1996 George Ranch Historical Park Interpreter Training Manual", the tree was planted in 1824 by Nancy Jones and a tree house was added by the George's for Mary Jones, daughter of Mamie's cousin Henry Jones. The photograph is bordered by a black pattern with "Fox Co." written in bottom right, and top left corners of pattern. Stamped on back in blue: "2 94". Stamped in purple on back: "Guaranteed for Life This Is a Genuine (sic) Border Fox Tone Picture (outline of fox) Made By Fox Company, San Antonio, Texas Trade Mark Protected". There is a brown mark (line) on back.
Date: 1930 - 1940
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of the tree house in the Nancy Jones Oak tree]

Description: Photograph of the tree house in 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. A. P. and Mamie George added a tree house for Mary Jones, daughter of Mamie's cousin Henry Jones. The photograph shows the tree house near the bottom left corner with the upper branches encompassing the remainder of the picture. Written on the back of the photograph in pencil: "tree house AP George Ranch". The photograph is bordered by a black pattern with "Fox Co." written in bottom right, and top left corners of pattern. Stamped on back in blue: "2 94". Stamped in purple on back: "Guaranteed for Life This Is a Genuine (sic) Border Fox Tone Picture (outline of fox) Made By Fox Company, San Antonio, Texas Trade Mark Protected". There is a brown mark (line) on back of photo.
Date: 1930 - 1940
Item Type: Photograph

[Studio portrait of Walter Ansel]

Description: Studio portrait of Walter Ansel. Ansel is wearing a light colored suit, white shirt, and dark tie. Portrait ends just above the waist. Written on back of photo in black: "Walter "Diz" Ansel" and in pencil: "Ros 33". The photograph was removed from the Mamie George photo album page 18, center.
Date: 1933
Item Type: Photograph

[Albert Peyton George with a group of men after hunting deer and turkey]

Description: Photograph of Albert Peyton George (far right) with a group of men. The men, who are displaying their hunting trophies of deer and turkey, are posed in front of two automobiles. Rock and cement structure to the right and trees in the background. On back of photograph in pencil: Far Right - Albert George". A black pattern surrounds the perimeter of the image. Stamped on back of photo in blue: "1 736" and in black ( only partially legible) "Guaranteed for Life This is a Genuine Border Fox Tone Picture [outline of a fox] made by Fox Company, San Antonio, Texas Trade Mark Protected".
Date: 1935 - 1937
Item Type: Photograph

[Albert Peyton George with a group of men after hunting deer and turkey]

Description: Photograph of Albert Peyton George (fourth from left) with a group of men. The men, who are displaying their hunting trophies of deer and turkey, are posed in front of two automobiles. Rock and cement structure to the right and trees in the background. A black pattern surrounds the perimeter of the image. Stamped on back of photo in blue: "1 736" and in black ( only partially legible) "Guaranteed for Life This is a Genuine Border Fox Tone Picture [outline of a fox] made by Fox Company, San Antonio, Texas Trade Mark Protected".
Date: 1935 - 1937
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

[Group of men by two automobiles with deer bodies strapped to them]

Description: Photograph of a group of men sitting/standing near two automobiles. An African-American man is seated on a box of "Grand Prize Lager Beer". Deer killed in a hunt are strapped to the hoods of the two cars. Albert Peyton George is seated on the far left. Two wooden buildings in background. Edge of a brick building on far left.
Date: 1935 - 1944
Item Type: Photograph

[Group of men by two automobiles with deer bodies strapped to them]

Description: Photograph of a group of men sitting /standing near two automobiles. The automobiles have deer that the men killed in a hunt tied to the hoods of the cars. An African-American man is seated on a box of " Grand Prize Lager Beer" in the front center of the two cars. Each man is holding a bottle of Grand Prize beer. The man on far left is Albert Peyton George. Brick building to left. Other buildings in background.
Date: 1935 - 1944
Item Type: Photograph

["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

[Photograph of a bulldozer with a chain and long post attached to it]

Description: Photograph of a bulldozer with a chain and long post attached to it. The post appears to be scraping the contents of the truck out and onto the ground. There are three men standing to the right of the photograph. Fence posts in foreground. Water hose in foreground (extends to near center right of photo) is attached to a pump on far right. The group is probably making silage. Trees in background. Photograph was taken on the George Ranch. Back of photo stamped in blue: "Photograph by David J. Morris Houston Post Houston, Texas 1373".
Date: 1935 - 1945
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of a bulldozer with a chain and long post attached to it]

Description: Photograph of a bulldozer with a chain and long post attached to it. The post appears to be scraping the contents of the truck out and onto the ground. There is a man standing on the cab of the truck. Four men standing on the right of photo; one of the men is spreading the material with a rake. Fence posts in foreground. Water hose in foreground (extends to near center right of photo) is attached to a pump on far right. The men are probably producing silage. Trees in background. Photograph was taken on the George Ranch. Back of photo stamped in blue: "Photograph by David J. Morris Houston Post Houston, Texas 1373".
Date: 1935 - 1945
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of a Caterpillar bulldozer and truck at work]

Description: Photograph of a Caterpillar bulldozer with chain attached to a post being used to scrape material out of the back of a grain truck. There is a man walking toward the bulldozer. The photograph was taken on the George Ranch where the men are probably making silage. Trees in background. Stamped on back in blue: "Photograph by David J. Morris Houston Post Houston, Texas".
Date: 1935 - 1945
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of four young men dressed in their Richmond High School Band uniforms]

Description: Photograph of four young men dressed in their Richmond High School Band uniforms. The uniforms consist of white shoes, white slacks, darker colored jackets with white trim, white belts, and hats. The four boys are standing on cement steps that lead to a screened porch of a white wooden house. Oleander bushes and other shrubs to the left and right of the brick ledges of the cement steps. The photo has a white border. Written on back of photograph in pencil: "Andrew Briscoe son twins From L Top Mason Andrew Frank Bill". Image dimensions are: 8.1 cm x 5.1 cm.
Date: 1935 - 1945
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Mary Jones in a tan cardboard folder]

Description: Photograph of Mary Jones in a tan cardboard folder (not removable). Mary, who has her short dark hair brushed away from her face and parted on the left side, is wearing a dark colored dress with wide collar. A plaid ribbon is tied at center of the collar. The studio portrait ends just below the shoulders. The photograph is taped on back into a paper frame with thin black line border surrounding the opening. "Shanklin Houston" is printed on the image itself (bottom left corner). The image visible measures: 7.6 cm x 11 cm.
Date: 1935 - 1940
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of milo harvesting on the George Ranch]

Description: Photograph of milo harvesting on the George Ranch. The man is driving Mr. George's John Deere tractor. The milo is being augured into a grain truck. A man in the back of the grain truck uses a scoop to level the grain. Uncut field on left of photo. Back of photograph stamped in blue: "Photograph by David J. Morris Houston Post Houston, Texas" .
Date: 1935 - 1945
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of the back of a bulldozer at work spreading material in a trench]

Description: Photograph of the back of a bulldozer at work spreading material in a trench. There is a man standing in front of the bulldozer. Four men are standing in a circle to the left of the photo. A fifth man is leaving the trench area with a rake in his hands. The men are probably making silage. There is a fence line to left and right. Trucks and an automobile in background. Windmill in center background. Stamped on back of photograph in blue: "Photograph by David J. Morris Houston Post Houston, Texas".
Date: 1935 - 1945
Item Type: Photograph

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

Description: Photograph of the George Ranch house yard focusing on the Nancy Jones oak tree. According to the "1996 George Ranch Historical Park Interpreter Training Manual", the tree was planted by Nancy Jones in 1824 and the Georges later added a tree house for Mary Jones, daughter of Mamie George's cousin Henry Jones. The tree trunk with spiral staircase is to the right of the photograph. White building on left, row of cedar trees in center with white wooden fence behind them. White buildings in right background. The photograph has a white spot near center bottom.
Date: 1935 - 1960
Item Type: Photograph

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

Description: Photograph of the George Ranch house yard with focus on the Nancy Jones oak tree. According to the "1996 George Ranch Historical Park Interpreter Training Manual", the tree was planted by Nancy Jones in 1824. There are six chairs carved from tree trunks in the foreground; wooden picnic table on right. A swing can be seen hanging from the tree on the right (visible against the white of the small wooden building on the right). Storage tank and utility pole next to small building on right. Wooden fence and wire fence separate yard from barns and outbuildings in background. "1" printed in a circle in the bottom left corner. Stamped on back of photo: "Hank Tenny & Associates photography publicity 3615 S MacGregor Houston".
Date: 1935 - 1945
Item Type: Photograph