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[Antilla Taylor wearing a scarf]

Description: Photograph (copy) of an African-American woman. She is identified as Antilla Taylor, the George's cook. In this photograph that ends just below the shoulders, Taylor is wearing a dark jacket over a dark button up blouse. She has a print scarf tied loosely around her neck. She is wearing gold loop earrings and has two barrettes in her hair. Written on back of photo in pencil: "Antilla Taylor".
Date: 1993 - 1995
Item Type: Photograph

[Josephine Thomas]

Description: Photograph (copy) of an older African-American woman. She is identified as Josephine Thomas, the George's maid. She is wearing a dress with a rounded neckline that has covered buttons down the front. She has a floral pin on her left shoulder and earrings in her ears. Thomas is wearing dark rimmed eye glasses. The photograph ends just below the shoulders. There is an interior glass and brass ceiling light fixture on far left of photograph. Written on back of photo in pencil: "Josephine Thomas".
Date: 1993 - 1995
Item Type: Photograph

[Josephine Thomas]

Description: Color outdoor photograph (copy) of an older African-American woman. She is identified as Josephine Thomas, the George's maid. Thomas is wearing a light colored dress with rounded collar and buttons down the front. She has a red sweater over her dress and is wearing a matching scarf on her head. Thomas is wearing eyeglasses. There are shrubs in the background with partial view of a white wooden building on the right. Written on back of photo in blue ink: "Josephine Thomas". The original photograph was in poor condition (peeled and torn).
Date: 1993 - 1995
Item Type: Photograph

[Lillie Newton wearing a white dress]

Description: Color photograph of an older African-American woman. The woman is identified as Lillie Newton. Newton, who wears eyeglasses, is standing to the right of a white linen topped table with a pot plant on left and gift packages scattered across the top. Newton is wearing a white dress with keyhole neckline and matching jacket with embroidered trim. She has a light blue floral corsage pinned to her left shoulder. There is a banner with blue trim in center background; blue and white painted wall on right; windows with shades (partially pulled down) on left. Lettering on the table cover can only partially be seen to read: "Mrs. Cur?" Written on back of photo in blue ink: "Lillie Newton".
Date: 1993 - 1995
Item Type: Photograph

[A woman elegantly dressed in a silver tulle and lace over satin dress]

Description: Full length color photograph of an African-American woman. The woman, who is seated on an upholstered sofa with wooden trim, is elegantly dressed in a silver tulle and lace over satin dress. She has a fur wrap over her shoulders. She has silver and diamond earrings in her ears with matching necklace. She is wearing silver high heeled sandals and she is holding a silver purse in her left hand. There is a wooden table with glass containers and flowers on top in the bottom left corner of photo; bookcase with floral arrangements on top in right background, door in left background.
Date: 1993 - 1995
Item Type: Photograph

[Newspaper article titled "Pushing cattle to Bellaire"]

Description: Newspaper article titled "Pushing cattle to Bellaire Cowboy: No place like home on the range" taken from the HERALD COASTER and written by Sharon Wallingford dated Wednesday, April 27, 1988. The article spotlights Oscar "Lightning" Autrey, a African-American cowboy. Written at the top of the article "Grandpa Jodarski first settled in Booth Tex when he came here - This is how it was 1920 - He knew Mr & Mrs Booth well. Written at bottom: "Ethel was born in Booth, Texas."
Date: April 27, 1988
Item Type: Clipping

[Manila envelope with a note written on it]

Description: Manila envelope that contained four photographs. Text written in red ink near top of envelope reads: "Note: It appears that these photograph were among items belonging to Stanley Decker that were in George Office vault - Sent to the park on 2-12-82-".
Date: February 12, 1982
Item Type: Letter

[Madeline and Louis Muegge in 1981]

Description: Studio portrait of Madeline and Louis Muegge taken in 1981. Mrs. Muegge, who has short dark hair and wears eyeglasses, is wearing a light colored jacket, and high necked blouse. Mr. Muegge, who also wears eyeglasses, is wearing a light colored jacket, white shirt, and dark tie. The photograph ends just below the waist. Written on front of photograph in white area just below the image: "Madeline and Louis Muegge 1981".
Date: 1981
Item Type: Photograph

[Rodeo cowboy Willie Gomez participating in bronco riding]

Description: Photograph (copy) of an African-American rodeo cowboy participating in bronco riding. The cowboy is identified as Willie Gomez. Gomez is wearing black cowboy boots with spurs, light colored pants, black belt, white long sleeved shirt, and white hat. Spectators in stands on the other side of wooden partition in background. Sign on back wall reads: "Restrooms" and has an arrow. The photograph was autographed in the bottom right corner: "Willie Gomez 78' ".
Date: 1978
Item Type: Photograph

[Rodeo cowboy participating in the bull riding event]

Description: Photograph (copy) of an African-American rodeo cowboy. The cowboy is participating in bull riding. He is wearing boots, dark colored chaps with white fringe trim, light colored shirt (number pinned on left shoulder) and a straw cowboy hat. He has his left arm extended in the traditional bull riding manner. There are several cowboys standing/sitting on the wooden partitions in the background. Advertisement signs are visible above the top of the pens - one near center reads: "St. Pes Saddlery Pasadena" and the one on left "Swifts Plastic..".
Date: 1975 - 1980
Item Type: Photograph

[Letter with "The Santa Gertrudis Journal" letterhead]

Description: Letter with "The Santa Gertrudis Journal" letterhead reads: "Roger B. Letz, Publisher P. O. Box 2386 Fort Worth, Texas 76101 Phone (817) 336-3611 July 6, 1971 Mr. Hilmar Moore, Manager Mamie E. George Ranch Richmond, Texas 77469 Dear Hilmar: It will be the George Ranch time to be featured in the cooperative Polled advertising page in our August 1 issue. I would suggest using something like "Headquarters For Polled Cattle Breeders Since 1932". You might also include a description of what you have for sale and a sentence such as "watch for our all-polled offering in the Pioneer Sale". We have a number of pictures on hand that could be used. I am sending two for your consideration, a group of young bulls and one of a herd sire which I think is Husky George 100. Please let me know what your wishes are in regard to the ad and return the picture you want to use. Sincerely yours, [signed] Roger Roger B. Letz" .
Date: July 6, 1971
Item Type: Letter

[A magazine page clipping taken from "The Santa Gertrudis Journal"]

Description: A magazine page (23) taken from "The Santa Gertrudis Journal" dated July 1971. The page is in reference to a letter 2000.034.044a. The page shows an advertisement for breeders of �Polled Santa Gertrudis Cattle and lists Ranches and Farms that offer the sale of these cattle. Mamie E. George Ranch is listed in the bottom right corner of the page (23). In this particular article, the "Ballenger Farms" cattle were featured. The Ballenger Farm information was marked through with a black crayon.
Date: July 1971
Item Type: Text

[Photograph of a Santa Gertrudis bull taken in a pasture on the George Ranch]

Description: Photograph of a Santa Gertrudis bull taken in a pasture on the George Ranch. Barb wire fence directly beyond the haltered bull. Barns and buildings in left and right background. Automobile and storage tank in center left background. Trees in left background. Back of photograph written in blue ink: "George Ranch Sold at Mid Coast Sale Feb. 27, 1971 - $1425 to Dick Vesfar [?]".
Date: February 27, 1971
Item Type: Photograph

[Black and white negative of Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher Morgan]

Description: Black and white negative of Mr. And Mrs. Fletcher Morgan. Mrs. Morgan, who wears eyeglasses, is wearing a short sleeved dress with a floral corsage on her left shoulder. She is wearing earrings, in her ears and a bracelet on her left wrist. Mr. Morgan, who also wears eyeglasses, is wearing a suit and tie. He has a carnation on his left lapel. He is wearing a watch on his left wrist and a ring on the index finger of his left hand. The couple is facing the camera; bodies turned to the right. Printed at top of negative "Kodak Safety Film". There is a number "4" written in the top right corner of the negative.
Date: 1971
Item Type: Photograph

[Black and white negative of Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher Morgan]

Description: Black and white negative of Mr. And Mrs. Fletcher Morgan. Mrs. Morgan, who wears eyeglasses, is wearing a short sleeved dress with a floral corsage on her left shoulder. She is wearing earrings, in her ears and a bracelet on her left wrist. Mr. Morgan, who also wears eyeglasses, is wearing a suit and tie. He has a carnation on his left lapel. He is wearing a watch on his left wrist and a ring on the index finger of his left hand. The couple is facing the camera; bodies turned to the right. Printed on right edge of negative "Kodak Safety Film". There is a number "5" written in the top right corner of the negative.
Date: 1971
Item Type: Photograph

[Black and white negative of Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher Morgan]

Description: Black and white negative of Mr. And Mrs. Fletcher Morgan. Mrs. Morgan, who wears eyeglasses, is wearing a short sleeved dress with a floral corsage on her left shoulder. She is wearing earrings, in her ears and a bracelet on her left wrist. Mr. Morgan, who also wears eyeglasses, is wearing a suit and tie. He has a carnation on his left lapel. He is wearing a watch on his left wrist and a ring on the index finger of his left hand. The couple is facing the camera; bodies turned to the right. Printed at top of negative "Kodak Safety Film 459". There is a number "3" written in the top right corner of the negative.
Date: 1971
Item Type: Photograph

[Black and white negative of Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher Morgan]

Description: Black and white negative of Mr. And Mrs. Fletcher Morgan. Mrs. Morgan, who wears eyeglasses, is wearing a short sleeved dress with a floral corsage on her left shoulder. She is wearing earrings, in her ears and a bracelet on her left wrist. Mr. Morgan, who also wears eyeglasses, is wearing a suit and tie. He has a carnation on his left lapel. He is wearing a watch on his left wrist and a ring on the index finger of his left hand. The couple is facing the camera; bodies turned to the right. "Kodak Safety Film" is printed on the left top and bottom edge of the negative. "1" is written in the top right corner of the negative.
Date: 1971
Item Type: Photograph

[Black and white negative of Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher Morgan]

Description: Black and white negative of Mr. And Mrs. Fletcher Morgan. Mrs. Morgan, who wears eyeglasses, is wearing a short sleeved dress with a floral corsage on her left shoulder. She is wearing earrings, in her ears and a bracelet on her left wrist. Mr. Morgan, who also wears eyeglasses, is wearing a suit and tie. He has a carnation on his left lapel. He is wearing a watch on his left wrist and a ring on the index finger of his left hand. The couple is facing the camera; bodies turned to the right. Printed on the left side of the negative "Kodak Safety Film". There is a number "6" written in the top right corner of the negative.
Date: 1971
Item Type: Photograph