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[An African-American man holding the leather reins to two Brahman bulls that are harnessed together]

Description: Photograph of an African-American man holding the leather reins to two Brahman bulls that are harnessed together. The harness consists of a leather halter (with two straps attaching the two bulls to each other), a padded yoke and chains that are linked to a strap that extends across the bull's back. A chain also hangs below the yoke. The man is wearing overalls, white shirt, and a cloth head covering. The bulls and the man are standing in front of a row of bushes at the King Ranch. Photograph has a number "20" written in white print in bottom right corner.
Date: 1940 - 1955
Item Type: Photograph

[An African-American man riding a Brahman cow]

Description: Photograph of an African-American man riding a Brahman cow that is harnessed to a second Brahman cow. The man is wearing lace-up knee length boots, pants, long sleeved shirt, and felt cowboy hat. The cows are inside of a stock pen at the King Ranch. Other cattle can be seen in a stock pen on the other side of wooden panel. Partial view of a wooden building on right. White wooden house in left background. Copy 001 has substantial fading and foxing.
Date: 1940 - 1955
Item Type: Photograph

[Albert Peyton George and nine other men wearing hats]

Description: Photograph of a group of ten men who appear to be discussing a white calf partially seen to the far right of photograph. Man on far left is pointing to the calf. Albert Peyton George is the eight man from the left. He is wearing pants, long-sleeved shirt, print (wide) tie, and a hat with a dark wide band. He has his left hand in his pants pocket. Two men can be seen in top right corner. Automobiles are parked in parking lot in background. People on and near automobiles to right. Stamped on back of photograph in blue: "Clark & Summers Photography 3810 Leeland Fairfax 8373 Houston 3, Texas When Reordering Prints of this Picture Please Mention Neg. No [48-3]".
Date: 1940 - 1955
Item Type: Photograph

[Albert Peyton George standing next to a man holding the halter of a steer]

Description: Photograph of Albert Peyton George standing next to a man who is holding the halter of a steer. They are in a covered arena, probably at the Houston Fat Stock Show and Livestock Exposition. George is wearing a coat, three-piece suit, print tie, white shirt, and felt cowboy hat. He has his gloved hands in the pockets of his coat. On right in background is hay, a feedbox, and buckets. Partial view of an automobile in left background.
Date: 1940 - 1950
Item Type: Photograph

[A barbed wire fence and cattle on the George Ranch after a snowfall]

Description: Photograph of a snow covered pasture on the George Ranch. Snow covered road with ice/water filled ditch, and fence in foreground. White Brahman cattle are gathered around several feed/water troughs within the pasture. Other cattle are beneath the tin pole barn in center right. Cross fence in background with windmill and small white wooden building in right background. 001 has "8" written in pencil on back. .002 is an 8 x 10 enlargement of .001.
Date: 1940
Item Type: Photograph

[Bill, Alice Jane, and Joyce Kopycinski]

Description: Portrait (copy) of three children. Written on back in pencil: "L to R Bill, Alice Jane, Joyce Kopycinski children of Anita [&] Edwin Kopycinski circa 1940s?" Boy on left is wearing dark pants and plaid shirt. Girl in center is wearing a gingham dress. Girl in left is wearing a light colored dress with button front and polka dot trim at button hemline and at pocket. The photograph faded cropping at top.
Date: 1940 - 1949
Item Type: Photograph

[A Brahman bull]

Description: Close-up full length photograph of a Brahman bull (facing right) in a pasture on the King Ranch. White wooden fence in background.
Date: 1940 - 1955
Item Type: Photograph

[A Brahman bull]

Description: Close-up full length photograph of a Brahman bull (facing left) in a pasture on the King Ranch. Barb wire fence with white fence posts separating pasture with trees and wooden cabin (center) in background.
Date: 1940 - 1955
Item Type: Photograph

[A Brahman bull facing left of photo]

Description: Full length close-up photograph of a Brahman bull (facing left of photo) in a pasture on the King Ranch. Partial view of another Brahman cow on far right. Fence and wooden building in background on left.
Date: 1940 - 1955
Item Type: Photograph

[A Brahman bull (facing right side of photo)]

Description: Full length close-up photograph of a Brahman bull (facing right side of photo) in a pasture on the King Ranch. Barb wire fence with white posts in background. Log cabin in center right distance; trees in background.
Date: 1940 - 1955
Item Type: Photograph

[Cattle in a snow covered pasture on the George Ranch]

Description: Photograph of a snow covered pasture on the George Ranch. A herd of cattle is gathered near wooden feed/water troughs in front of a tin roofed pole barn. There is a calf on the left side of the barn. Trees in distance. Written in pencil on back of .001 "3". .002 is an 8 x 10 enlargement of .001.
Date: 1940
Item Type: Photograph

[Cattle in a snow covered pasture on the George Ranch]

Description: Photograph of a snow covered pasture on the George Ranch. A herd of cattle is gathered near wooden feed/water troughs in front of a tin roofed pole barn. There is a calf on the left side of the barn. Trees in distance. Written in pencil on back of .001 "3". .002 is an 8 x 10 enlargement of .001.
Date: 1940
Item Type: Photograph

[Close-up photograph of the George Ranch house and front yard]

Description: Close-up photograph of the George Ranch house and front yard. There is a large oak tree in left foreground with a bench carved from the trunk of a tree near the base. The white picket fence encloses the house. In the right foreground are shrubs on either side of the cement sidewalk that leads to the front gate. Large oak trees within the picket fenced yard obscure the view of the barns in right background. The ranch house, to the left, is a white wooden two story house with screened lower and upper porches. Stamped in black on the back of the photo: "Humble Oil and Refining Company Houston, Texas Photo By: Mel Coston".
Date: 1940 - 1950
Item Type: Photograph

[Country band wearing hats and holding various instruments]

Description: Photograph (copy) of a country band. Written on back of photo in pencil: "Unknown Country Band - 1940's Bernice [Linke] cut the picture from the paper, thought someone in band was 'cute'". Five band members are squatting in front of a standing back row of seven men and one woman. Guitar in foreground. Man on far left has an accordion strapped to his chest, man on far right is holding a guitar.
Date: 1940 - 1949
Item Type: Photograph

[Envelope with print reading: "Houston Fat Stock Show"]

Description: Envelope that contained 38 photographs. Manila envelope with red print reading: "Houston Fat Stock Show - and Live Stock Exposition - Houston, Texas" below this print is a red image of a cow's head in a star with ribbons, sheep, hog, and cow drawing at interval between star points. The star is enclosed in a circle. Written below circled star image is written "Premium List" Stamped in red near top center "[drawing of a globe] The Best Job In The World Enlist U. S. Army" The stamp is postmarked "Houston, Texas Oct 21 '46 PB Meter 93104 U. S. Postage Paid .04 1/2" and addressed to "For [in red print] A. P. George Richmond, Texas [in blue ink]
Date: 1940
Item Type: Letter

[Erwin Eben wearing a dark suit]

Description: Photograph (copy) of a young man. Written on back of photo in pencil: "Erwin Eben (son of Albert [&] Augusta Eben) Lived in house on Ranch along FM 762 circa: early 1940s". In this photograph that ends at the waist, Eben, who has short dark wavy hair, is wearing a dark three piece suit (two ink pens in left pocket?), white shirt, and tie. He has a pin on his left lapel.
Date: 1940 - 1945
Item Type: Photograph

[Farm worker on the George Ranch]

Description: Photograph of a farm worker on the George Ranch. The man is wearing rubber boots, jacket, gloves, and winter cap. He is pointing to the left with his right hand. There is a truck in the background; fence line along the right side of photo. This photograph is from the Edward Kopychinski collection. The photograph is bordered by a black pattern that has "Fox Co." printed in the top right and bottom left corners. Stamped on back in black: "Fox-Tone Print Fox Co. [outline of fox] San Antonio, Texas February 1961".
Date: 1940 - 1945
Item Type: Photograph

[Fence next to the snow covered George Ranch house and yard]

Description: Photograph of the George Ranch house and yard. The photo was taken near the front driveway (not seen) of the front pasture covered in snow (fence posts and wire in foreground). The two story white wooden ranch house is on the left side of the photograph with the ranch bars on the left. There are wagons and tractors parked outside of the barns. .001 has "9" written in pencil on back. .002 is an 8 x 10 enlargement of .001.
Date: 1940
Item Type: Photograph

[Fence next to the snow covered George Ranch house and yard]

Description: Photograph of the George Ranch house and yard. The photo was taken near the front driveway (not seen) of the front pasture covered in snow (fence posts and wire in foreground). The two story white wooden ranch house is on the left side of the photograph with the ranch bars on the left. There are wagons and tractors parked outside of the barns. .001 has "9" written in pencil on back. .002 is an 8 x 10 enlargement of .001.
Date: 1940
Item Type: Photograph

[Fences in a snow covered pasture on the George Ranch]

Description: Photograph of a snow covered pasture on the George Ranch. Partial view of a metal gate on left with sign reading: "Member Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Assn? Posted". White fence posts and wire fence in foreground. Cross fence extends from right side of photo and across to left. A large tin barn is in the background center left. Center right is three stacks of grain (supported by poles in center) with cattle eating around them. In the background on far right, the chicken house and garage (far building on right) can be seen. Written on back of photo in pencil: "6".
Date: 1940
Item Type: Photograph

[Front screened porch of the George Ranch house covered in snow]

Description: Photograph close-up of the front screened porch of the George Ranch house. The columns of the front porch are brick. A round topped shrub located near the front door is covered with snow. Other shrubs on right and left of front door. Footprints in foreground lead to the front door. Written on back in pencil: "4". .002 is an 8 x 10 enlargement of .001.
Date: 1940
Item Type: Photograph