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[Fourteen women and three men in the Mamie Davis George Prayer Chapel]

Description: Photograph of a group of fourteen women and three men in the Mamie Davis George Prayer Chapel taken during the dedication of the chapel. George, who is wearing a dark dress and hat, is seated in the metal folding chair in the center of the photograph. The chapel was adjacent to the Polly Ryon Memorial Hospital and the building was once the Calvary Episcopal Church. [This photograph is similar to 2000.018.008 except two of the women in the front row have removed their eyeglasses and the woman on front row, left is not holding a purse with floral accents in the 009 photo]. On back of photo: blue ink lines marking through pencil erasures and stamped in black "Humpola Photo Studio Rosenberg, Texas" and in pencil "#7".
Date: 1960

[Fourteen women and three men in the Mamie Davis George Prayer Chapel]

Description: Photograph of a group of fourteen women and three men in the Mamie Davis George Prayer Chapel taken during the dedication of the chapel. George, who is wearing a dark dress and hat, is seated in the metal folding chair in the center of the photograph. The chapel was adjacent to the Polly Ryon Memorial Hospital and the building was once the Calvary Episcopal Church. [This photograph is similar to 2000.018.009 except two of the women in the front row have removed their eyeglasses and the woman on front row, left is not holding a purse with floral accents in the 009 photo]. Back of photo: in pencil "[erasures] 1-5x7, 1-5x7, 1-5x7 #6"; and stamped in black "Humpola Photo Studio Rosenberg, Texas."
Date: 1960

[Mamie Davis George seated on a floral print sofa]

Description: Color Photograph of Mamie Davis George. Mamie is seated on a floral print sofa. George has her gray hair pulled back into a bun and she is wearing wire rimmed glasses. She is wearing a dark black dress with black shoes. There is a round wooden table with a floral arrangement. To the right of the photograph is a table with a lamp and various other glass items. Above the lamp is a painting of a boy fishing.
Date: [1960..1965]

[Photograph consisting of 11 individual proofs]

Description: Photograph consisting of 11 individual proofs (numbered 600 [marked through 574] 13-23). Photograph in top right corner #15 focuses on a bull with man, stock pens, and barn in background. Photograph #13 has a bull in the center with stock pen and bar in background. Back of photograph in pencil: "Mamie E. George Ranch". Each individual proof measures: 5.6 cm x 5.7 cm.
Date: 1960 - 1970

[Photograph consisting of 12 individual photograph proofs]

Description: Photograph consisting of 12 individual photograph proofs (numbered 600 [marked through 574]-1 through 12). Bottom right photo (would be #1 but number is cut off) is a photograph of three cowboys (two African-American) working cattle in a stock pen. Top right photograph (#4) centers on a bull in a pasture; fence in background; white wooden barn in top right corner. Back of photograph in pencil: Mamie E. George Ranch". Individual photographs measure approximately: 5.7 cm x 5.6 cm.
Date: 1960 - 1970

[Photograph of cowboys with a herd of cattle on the George Ranch]

Description: Photograph of cowboys with a herd of cattle on the George Ranch. The chuck wagon in the center of the photo has several cowboys and horses gathered around it. Two saddles can be seen on the ground between the chuck wagon and two horses (one white and one brown) near right side of photograph. A cowboy on horseback can be seen keeping the herd together in far left and right background. The image measures 23.1 cm x 11.3 cm and is surrounded by a large white border. Bottom of photo in black print: "The Harper Leiper Company Photographers". Back of photograph in blue stamp: "KE-1293 The Harper Leiper Company 1009 Isabella At Main (photographers emblem) Houston Texas Photographers Refer to Neg. No. 5734 [circled and written in blue ink] 8".
Date: 1960 - 1970

[Photograph of Jean Kiger with enclosed letter]

Description: Photograph of Jean Kiger with enclosed letter 2000.042.009a. Kiger was associated with Mr. And Mrs. Albert Peyton George through the Houston Fat Stock Show and Livestock Exposition where Kiger exhibited George Ranch cattle. The graduation portrait of Kiger shows her dressed in her graduation cap and gown. The cap partially covers her shoulder length dark blonde hair. The photograph is secured in a tan folder. The interior of the folder secures the photograph with a matte. The matte has an embossed frame around the perimeter of the photo. Engraved in silver and centered below the portrait: "Wheat Studio". Image dimensions are approximately: 11 cm X 16.1 cm.
Date: 1960 - 1963

[Photograph of Mamie Davis George and a group of five women and one man]

Description: Photograph of Mamie Davis George and a group of five women and one man standing outside the Mamie Davis George Prayer Chapel. The plaque bearing the name of the building can be seen just to the right of the open double doors of the chapel. Mrs. Davis is standing to the left of the plaque. The plaque reads: "MAMIE DAVIS GEORGE CHAPEL 1960". George has gray hair and is wearing dark rimmed glasses. Her dark dress has a corsage pinned on the left shoulder in honor of the dedication of the chapel named after her. She has a dark hat with a large two tone bow in front partially covering her gray hair. On back of photo: in pencil "1-5x7 #8"; and black stamp "Humpola Photo Studio Rosenberg, Texas".
Date: 1960

[Photograph of Mamie Davis George as she is entering her car]

Description: Photograph of Mamie Davis George as she is entering her car to leave the dedication ceremony of the Mamie Davis George Prayer Chapel that was located adjacent to the Polly Ryon Memorial Hospital. Davis, who is wearing dark rimmed glasses, a dark hat with two tone ribbon in front, and dark dress with floral corsage on left shoulder, has her right hand on the passenger car door. Two men and one woman are assisting George. Several automobiles in background with a man and woman standing next to nearest vehicle. Trees in distance. Back of photo: in pencil "#10" and black stamp "Humpola Photo Studio Rosenberg, Texas".
Date: 1960

[Unidentified man standing on a sidewalk]

Description: Color photograph of an unidentified man posed on a sidewalk in front of a white stucco building. The man is wearing black shoes, gray pants, white short sleeved shirt, and a striped tie. There is a large potted plant to the right rear of the man, a glass window framed door on right; double windows on left with flower filled window boxes.
Date: [1960..1980]

[Letter sent to Mamie George from "The Rosenberg Herald"]

Description: Letter sent to the Mamie George from "The Rosenberg Herald". The letter has a letterhead with black text that reads: "The Rosenberg Herald" 'Fort Bend County's Leading Newspaper' NO2-3737 Rosenberg, Texas [in black border] Memo From the Desk of Don Bryant Editor-General Mgr." The type written letter reads: " 3/25/60 Dear Mrs. George: Found this in our files - - an aerial picture of your ranch. Thought maybe you'd like to have it. Regards, [signed] Donald B. Bryant, Editor - Gen. Mgr. The Herald-Coaster". An aerial photograph, 2000.048.007b, was enclosed with letter.
Date: March 25, 1960

[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 oak tree was planted in 1824 by Nancy Jones. A ladder can be seen near the bottom branches on the left side of the tree with a picnic table near the ladder. There are two wooden picnic tables and two white benches in right corner. Shrubs in foreground. Partial view of a white building on right. Wooden fence leads to George barns (roof tops visible in left to center background). A small white pump house is almost obscured by the trunk of the tree near center. The storage tank sits to the right of the pump house. Long white building on other side of wire fence in left background. Written on back of photograph in blue ink: "Oak Tree at Georges 100 yrs old-". Stamped on back of photograph in black: "Photograph by David J. & Mattie V. Morris Box 428 S. Houston, Texas 2709".
Date: 1961

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

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 oak tree was planted in 1824 by Nancy Jones. Four chairs made from tree stumps in foreground; three men are standing near a truck with tall platform and cables on back (water well truck?) can be seen to right rear of tree (partially obscured by a shrub in foreground). Partial view of a white building on left; small white wooden building on left between trees. Wooden fence in center background; white building partially visible in right background. (Photograph 2000.037.016 is similar, however, men near truck are in different positions). Photograph has a circled "2" written in pencil in bottom left corner. Written on back in pencil: "negative #363". Stamped in blue on back: Photograph by David J. Morris Houston Post, Houston, Texas".
Date: 1961

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

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 in 1824 by Nancy Jones. Four chairs made from tree stumps in foreground; three men are standing near a truck with tall platform and cables on back (water well truck?) can be seen to right rear of tree (partially obscured by a shrub in foreground). Partial view of a white building on left; small white wooden building on left between trees. Wooden fence in center background; white building partially visible in right background. (Photograph 2000.037.015 is similar, however, men near truck are in different positions). Stamped in blue on back: Photograph by David J. Morris Houston Post, Houston, Texas".
Date: 1961

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

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 oak tree was planted by Nancy Jones in 1824. Picnic table with two benches in right foreground. Small white pump house with tank to left of tree trunk. Wooden fence in left background, wire fence from center to right background. A smaller oak tree to the right of photo has ferns planted around it. Long white building in extends from left center to right edge of photograph. Written on back of .001 in ink: "AP George Ranch 192". 001 also has an alternate ID 77.84.101 and was listed in the Fort Bend Museum with this number as being "given to the George Foundation 7-16-82".
Date: 1961

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

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 oak tree was planted in 1824 by Nancy Jones. A ladder can be seen near the bottom branches on the left side of the tree with a picnic table near the ladder. There are two wooden picnic tables and two white benches in right corner. Shrubs in foreground. Partial view of a white building on right. Wooden fence leads to George barns (roof tops visible in left to center background). A small white pump house is almost obscured by the trunk of the tree near center. The storage tank sits to the right of the pump house. Long white building on other side of wire fence in left background. Written on back in blue ink: "Old Oak at George Ranch Its 100 years old Planted by Mrs. Georges Grandmother 1961". Stamped on back in black: "Photograph By David J. & Mattie V. Morris Box 428 So. Houston, Texas 2709". Same image as 2000.037.017.
Date: 1961

[Photograph of the Nancy Jones oak tree in the George Ranch yard]

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 oak tree was planted by Nancy Jones in 1824. Picnic table with two benches in right foreground. Small white pump house with tank to left of tree trunk. Wooden fence in left background, wire fence from center to right background. A smaller oak tree to the right of photo has ferns planted around it. Long white building in extends from left center to right edge of photograph. Written on back of .001 in ink: "AP George Ranch 192". 001 also has an alternate ID 77.84.101 and was listed in the Fort Bend Museum with this number as being "given to the George Foundation 7-16-82".
Date: 1961

[Photograph centers on a bull]

Description: Photograph centers on a bull (full length side view; bull facing left). Partial view of a cow in left background and cow in right background. Trees in distance (blurred). Written on back of photo in pencil: "56/21" and stamped in green "The Cattleman 410 E. Weatherford Fort Worth, Texas File No. [in ink] 556-21".
Date: 1965 - 1970