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[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

[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