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[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

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

Description: Photograph of the George Ranch house yard with the Nancy Jones oak tree in the center. 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 stumps near front and right of tree. Two wooden picnic tables on right. Partial view of a white structure on left with white wooden buildings in background. Long white building on far right background just beyond wire fence. Stamped in black on back: "Hank Tenny & Associates photography publicity 3615 S MacGregor Houston". Written in red pencil on back: " 2 col A. P. George 50.5 [circled] 144".
Date: 1935 - 1950
Item Type: Photograph

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

Description: Photograph of the George Ranch yard focusing 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. The young woman standing beneath the tree is possibly Mary Jones, daughter of Mamie George's cousin Henry Jones. Mary appears to be playing with the black dog in front of her. Shrubs in right foreground. White building in left background; white wooden fence in center, pump (tool) house in right. Roof top of barn 1 seen in right background. Written on back of photo in pencil: "F11 30 1 DOW".
Date: 1935 - 1940
Item Type: Photograph

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

Description: Photograph of the George Ranch yard with the Nancy Jones oak tree limbs providing shade for the large area. According to the "1996 George Ranch Historical Park Interpreter Training Manual", the tree was planted by Nancy Jones in 1824. The young woman in the swing (attached to the oak tree limb) is probably Mary Ann Myers. The woman sitting (back to camera) on the bench of a wooden picnic table is possibly Marie Murphy. There are two other wooden picnic tables just beyond a stone walkway that seems to lead from the tree trunk and off to the left side of the photograph. A large shrub on the left side of photo partially obscures the view of buildings. White wooden building in center background. White wooden fence in front of Barn 1. Wire fence behind the pump house on right. Photograph has white strip (border) on top and bottom only. Same image as 2000.038.006.
Date: 1935 - 1940
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of the harvesting of sorghum on the George Ranch]

Description: Photograph of the harvesting of sorghum on the George Ranch. The man driving Mr. George's John Deere tractor is pulling the harvest equipment. A truck next to the equipment is being filled with milo by the auger. A man is standing inside the back of the truck with a scoop used to level the milo as it is augured in. The truck door has "Martinez Brothers" and an image of a monkey (?) painted on the door. Stubble from stalks in foreground. Uncut grain stalks in background. Stamped on back of photo in blue: "Photograph by David J. Morris Houston Post Houston, Texas 1378".
Date: 1935 - 1945
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of the Nancy Jones oak tree]

Description: Photograph of 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 is in the George Ranch house yard (seen at bottom of photograph). A utility pole with multiple lines extending left, right, and center, of photo is in the center, right of photograph. The yard below has partial view of people in bottom right corner, chairs formed from tree trunks also near right, picnic tables to left and white building on far left. Written on back of photograph in black: "negative # 369A". Stamped on back in blue: "Photograph by David J. Morris Houston Post Houston, Texas".
Date: 1935 - 1950
Item Type: Photograph

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

Description: Photograph of the Nancy Jones oak tree in the George Ranch house yard covered with snow. According to the "1996 George Ranch Historical Park Interpreter Training Manual", the oak tree was planted in 1824 by Nancy Jones. The huge limbs of the over one hundred year old tree are laden with snow. Wooden bench in foreground has a snow topped seat. Another long, wooden bench just to the rear right of the one in foreground is also snow covered. Picnic table on far left is partially obscured by the branches of a shrub. Wooden fence in left background with barn roof tops visible just beyond it. Pump house (partially seen on either side of the tree trunk) with storage tank near center. Wire fence with smaller oak trees to right. Long white building extends from center background to right background.
Date: 1935 - 1945
Item Type: Photograph

[Studio bust portrait of Mary Jones]

Description: Studio bust portrait of Mary Jones. Mary, who has short wavy hair, is wearing a knit sweater (button seen at top). The photograph has been cropped into a square frame with gray trim. Text in bottom right corner of cardboard matte: "gittings". Image dimensions are: 18.7 cm x 18.7 cm. Written in pencil: "Separated From Frame 2".
Date: 1935 - 1938
Item Type: Photograph

[Three women standing near the exterior of the Camp George cabin]

Description: Photograph taken at Camp George. Three women standing near exterior of the Camp George cabin. Woman in foreground is wearing a skirt, white blouse, and hat. She is holding long stemmed flowers in her arms. Two women in the background are wearing skirts, blouses, and bonnets. There is partial view of a man standing in the open doorway of the cabin. There is paper on the grounds. A moss draped tree in center background.
Date: 1935 - 1945
Item Type: Photograph

[Three women standing near the exterior of the Camp George cabin]

Description: Photograph taken at Camp George. Three women standing near exterior of the Camp George cabin. Woman in foreground is wearing a skirt, white blouse, and hat. She is holding long stemmed flowers in her arms. Two women in the background are wearing skirts, blouses, and bonnets. There is partial view of a man standing in the open doorway of the cabin. There is paper on the grounds. A moss draped tree in center background.
Date: 1935 - 1945
Item Type: Photograph

[Mary Jones Prowell and Virginia Davis Scarborough fishing on a dock]

Description: On back: "Mary Jones Prowell & Virginia Davis Scarborough perch fishin in tank at George Ranch, spring, 1943. Tank could be reached by road through pasture - south of house; sometimes by car, or sometimes on horses." Virginia Davis Scarborough is sitting on the right rail of the dock. Mary Jones Prowell is standing further back facing right. Her hat is hanging behind her head.
Date: 1936
Item Type: Photograph

[Mr. Leo Linke, Trustee of the George School]

Description: Photograph (copy of an original) of Mr. Leo Linke, Trustee of the George School. Mr. Linke is wearing a dark suit jacket, striped white shirt, dark tie, and light colored cowboy hat. Written at bottom of photo in black: "Mr. Leo Linke, Trustee".
Date: 1936 - 1939
Item Type: Photograph

[Nine boys that were part of the George School baseball team]

Description: Photograph (copy of an original) of nine boys that were part of the George School baseball team. The boys are lined up according to their height with tallest on left and shortest on the right. Three baseball bats form a triangle near the center foreground. White wooden exterior wall of a building in background (probably the George School building). Written on back of photo in pencil: "George School Ball Team (1) Edwin Kopycinski, (2) Milton __, (3) Leon Kachinski (4) John Kopycinski, (5) Eric Kopycinski, (6) Frank Jodarski, (7) James Cobb, (8) Steve Cobb & (9) Stenbrig Cobb."
Date: 1936 - 1939
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of four young men standing on the front porch of a house]

Description: Photograph of four young men standing on the front porch of a house. Written on back of photo in blue ink: "Location ? (Tenant farm house on the George Ranch) L to R Eddie Golnick, Herbert Eben, Nelson Linke, Eddie Eben". Three of the men are standing arm in arm to the left of the porch and the third man is standing to the right with his left hand leaning on a column of the porch. There are two dark colored bottles to the left of the screened front door of the white wooden house. Cement steps to porch in right center foreground.
Date: 1936 - 1949
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Mary Jones]

Description: Photograph of Mary Jones. Same image as 2000.077.014. Writing on the back of that photo describes it as: "Mary Rhodonia Jones 1936 Richmond High School Sophomore from 'The de Lamar' 1936". Mary Jones is wearing a dark colored shirt and her short dark hair is parted on her left side.
Date: 1936
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Mary Jones holding the turkey]

Description: Photograph of Mary Jones holding the turkey that she bagged in a hunt. There is a deer strapped to the right fender of an automobile (partial view). Mary is wearing denim pants, blouse with dark colored sweater. She is looking downward at the turkey. Trees in the background. Black pattern borders the image with "ELKO" printed in all four corners of pattern. Stamped on back of photograph in black. "1 223".
Date: 1936 - 1940
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Mary Jones sitting on the front bumper of an automobile]

Description: Photograph of Mary Jones sitting on the front bumper of an automobile. A deer from a hunt is strapped to the right fender of the car. Mary is holding a turkey that she bagged. The front and rear (of driver side) doors are opened on the car. Trees in the background. The photograph has a black print border surrounding the image. "ELKO" is printed in black within the border at each corner. Stamped in black on back: "1 223".
Date: 1936 - 1940
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of nine first grade students sitting/standing on the steps of the George School]

Description: Photograph of nine first grade students sitting/standing on the steps of the George School, the white wooden building in background. The children are wearing caps, maybe for a play. The student standing [alone] in the top row of the group is identified as George Jodarski. He is holding something in his hands (possibly a cap?). George is 5 or 6 years old in this photograph, probably taken in 1937. The Jodarskis tenant farmed on the George Ranch.
Date: 1936 - 1938
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of the Richmond High School Band]

Description: Photograph of the Richmond High School Band. The band is standing outdoors and has utilized bleachers to pose for the picture. The band members are each dressed in dark jackets, white belts, white pants, and caps. The band director in front row on far right is wearing white jacket and white pants. Mary Jones, the drum major, is standing in the front row, far left, and is wearing white pants, white blouse, a dark cape, and tall white fuzzy hat. She is holding a baton in her hands. Trees in background. Written in white near bottom right corner: "Hamilton Wharton".
Date: 1936 - 1937
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of the Richmond High School Band of 1936-1937]

Description: Photograph of the Richmond High School Band of 1936-1937. The group of 29 band members, each dressed in dark jackets, white pants, and caps; is standing on the front steps of the Richmond High School building. The band director on left is dressed in white jacket and white pants. A row of seven drums line the front of the band group. Written in black ink in the center drum under Richmond High School Band: "1936 - 1937". Back of photo written in black in identifies the members as: "Top Row Left to Right: Reginia Moses, Mary Jones, Emmet Shannon, Andrew Briscoe, Frank Petter, Robert Jr. Davis, Billie Schultze. Next Row: Tommie Lee Skinner, David Dailey, Arnold Kaluza, Earnest Ossina, Cecil Drachenburg, Mason Briscoe. Next Row: Cliffton Addicks, R. V. Drake, Dorothy Henry, Kelley Peareson, John T. Addicks, Virginia Lou Brundrett, Wanelle Massie, Bobbie Stepehenson. Bottom Row: Annella Nichols, Billie Briscoe, Frank Briscoe, Manny Joseph, Bobby Burton, John Abendroth, Mac Copeland, Winston Marsh, Ray Hogue. May 23, 1937".
Date: 1936 - 1937
Item Type: Photograph