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[Cattle in front of a barn at George Ranch]

Description: Postcard of one side of barn #2 at George Ranch House. One bull and one dark cow are standing in the middle of the postcard. The bull is looking directly at the camera. A dark cow with a white underbelly stands facing toward the left, on the lower, right hand side. Shingles are sitting atop a platform protruding from the side of the barn, under a raised door.
Date: unknown

[Deaf Smith Monument in Richmond, Texas]

Description: Postcard image of the Deaf Smith Monument in Richmond, Texas. The free standing monument has a bust image of Smith at top with the following information etched in the stone: "Erastus (Deaf) Smith Born in Washington Dutchess County, New York April 19, 1797 Died in Richmond Fort Bend County, Texas Nov 30, 1837 He Married Guadalupe Ruiz De Duran Who Died In San Antonio May ? 1849. Erected by the State of Texas". Small shrubs in front of monument. Tree and a white wooden building in background. The postcard has a silver border around outer perimeter.
Date: unknown

["Evangeline Oak St. Martinsville"]

Description: Postcard image of the "Evangeline Oak St. Martinsville, La. B-40" as written in white at bottom of postcard. The huge oak tree with moss hanging from the limbs has two benches in front of its trunk. Shrubs to right and left; trees in background. Road in foreground with sidewalk leading to tree and cement ledge on right. Black text on back: "Post Card All Rights Reserved - The L. L. Cook Co. Milwaukee Address Place Stamp Here".
Date: unknown

["Evengeline Oak"]

Description: Postcard image of the "Evengeline Oak" as written in black at top of postcard. The oak is seen from across a body of water. There are lilies in the water in foreground. White wooden building in right background. Two and a half story wooden dark painted building near left center. Evengeline Oak near right center. White wooden building in right background. Black text on back: "Post Card All Rights Reserved - The L. L. Cook Co. Milwaukee Address Place Stamp Here".
Date: unknown

["Jaybird Monument, Richmond, Texas"]

Description: Postcard image of the Jaybird Monument, Richmond, Texas. The free-standing monument with a bird sculpted at top is enclosed by a wrought iron fence. There is landscaping in and around the fenced area of the monument. Two large trees behind the monument provide shade; railroad tracks (crossing sign visible) extend from left vertically. There is a two story stucco building on right. The postcard has a silver border around image. Text on back of post card reads: "Clear View Post Card For Correspondence Mfd. By Wayne Paper Box & Prtg. Corp., Fort Wayne, Ind. Place Stamp Here".
Date: unknown

[Man sitting on a horse, wearing a dark suit and a hat]

Description: Postcard sent to A.P. George. Gentleman sitting on a saddled horse, wearing a dark suit, white shirt, dark tie and dark hat. Most likely T. W. "Bud" Davis in front of the Davis family cook's house. The house has visible shutters on windows, an open door on the right side, a rocking chair on center, right of porch and is held up by brick supports. "Crazy, Mineral Wells, Texas" box on front porch by open door. Water pump in front of house, to the left of "Bud". Under photograph handwritten: "Best cow Pony in Texas".
Date: unknown

[The "Mission San Jose" in San Antonio, Texas]

Description: Postcard image of the Mission San Jose in San Antonio, Texas. The mission is a stone structure with a bell tower on the north west corner of the building. The north entrance of the mission has ornate three dimensional figures on the side and top of doorway. Small wooden structure on west side of building. White picket fence on north side. Wooden fence on southwest side. Written at bottom of postcard: "Jacobson Photo. 7(?) Mission San Jose`. 2nd Mission. 2 E. Houston Str San Antonio." The image is mounted on a black cardboard substrate. Black text on back of the postcard is titled: "Picturesque San Antonio. Published by M. E. Jacobson No. 2 E. Houston, St., San Antonio, Texas." The text continues to discuss the missions of San Antonio including the most important "The Alamo".
Date: unknown

[The northwest corner of the "M.E. Church Richmond, Tex."]

Description: Postcard with a photo of the northwest corner of the "M.E. Church Richmond, Tex." as handwritten at the bottom of the photo. It is a three story building made of dark brick with white edging around the windows. Three entranceways face the north side with steps leading up to them and three large windows above the entranceway with a smaller one at the point of the building. One square portion of the building with four windows on each side protrudes from the northeast and northwest corner. There is a simple door on the far right of the building on the west side, along with a small window over the door and three large windows on the west side. The building sits on the corner of a street. Two two-story houses sit on the church's left side.
Date: unknown

[Postcard image of a dark horse standing in a yard]

Description: Postcard image of a dark horse standing in a yard. The horse is facing an exterior wall of a white wooden building with dark painted shutters. There is a fence with white wooden gate near bottom left corner. In the background, there is a white wooden box around a small tree near corner of the house, wire fence, gate, and small wooden building with surrounding trees on other side of wire fence.
Date: unknown

[Postcard image of a "Glimpse Of Mt. Evans At. 14,260 Ft. From Chicago Creek Road"]

Description: Postcard image of a "Glimpse Of Mt. Evans At. 14,260 Ft. From Chicago Creek Road" as written in white at bottom of postcard. Image shows a winding road that disappears from view amid tall trees and mountains. Mountains in background. Black text on back of postcard reads: "Post Card Correspondence Address D O P S [written in corners of a dotted line square] Place Stamp Here [written inside of square].
Date: unknown

[Postcard image of a group of people gathered on a porch]

Description: Postcard image of a group of people gathered on a porch. The group is probably part of the Booth family at the home of F. I. Booth. There are two men sitting on a porch swing on the left.. A woman is seated in a chair near center and two women, with partial view of a third are seated on a bench on far right. There is a wooden rocking chair in left foreground. Arches and porch railing of the wooden house is in the background. Text on back of postcard reads: "Post Card Correspondence Here Name and Address Here Velox [four times to form a square] Place Stamp Here Name and Address Here".
Date: unknown

[Postcard image of a horse standing near a wooden fence]

Description: Postcard image of a horse standing near a wooden fence. The horse is probably owned by Albert Peyton George. Oak tree on the other side of wooden fence (just beyond the horse). Trees in background. Back of postcard in black print: "PostCard This side for the Address Place Postage CSKO (?) Stamp Here".
Date: unknown

[Postcard image of a panoramic view of the Chicago Creek Road]

Description: Postcard image of a panoramic view of the Chicago Creek Road. The winding road zigzags across the postcard with tall pointed topped trees on either side of the road. Mountains in the background. Written in white at bottom of postcard: "Looking Down on the Loops of the Chicago Creek Road From Panorama Point". Black text on back reads: "Post Card Correspondence Address D O P S [printed in the corners of a dotted line square] Place Stamp Here [written in the square].
Date: unknown

[Postcard image of a woman on horseback]

Description: Postcard image of a woman on horseback in the George Ranch House yard. The woman sitting side saddle on a white horse may be Rhydonia Jones who was married to Mamie George's cousin Henry Jones. Rhydonia is wearing a white blouse and dark skirt. She is in the shade of the cistern house located on the left side of the photograph. The Nancy Jones oak tree in the center background, which, according to the "1996 George Ranch Historical Park Interpreter Training Manual" was planted by Nancy Jones in 1824, shades a lounging dog (front) and a turkey (right). Two small wooden structures also sit beneath the shade tree (possibly animal pens) on the left and right sides of the tree trunk. Smaller trees are to the right of the photo. A white wooden pen can partially be seen in the background between the white horse and the cistern. Wooden fence in background with trees in the distance. Text on back of photo reads: "Post Card This Side For The Address Place Postage Stamp Here".
Date: unknown

[Postcard image of "Echo Lake Lodge Colo."]

Description: Postcard image of "Echo Lake Lodge Colo. In Spring, Alt. 10,628 Ft. as written in bottom left corner in white. The two and a half story log lodge has a hexagonal shaped wing (facing camera) with a rectangular wing near left side of photo. The covered area to right bears the sign "Echo Lake Lodge". Snow covered grounds in foreground. Snow and tree topped mountains in background. Back of photo in black: "Post Card Correspondence Address A Z O [written in a square with black squares at each corner] Place Stamp Here [written inside of square]"
Date: unknown

[Postcard image of "Echo Lake Lodge Colo. In Spring, Alt. 10,628 Ft.]

Description: Postcard image of "Echo Lake Lodge Colo. In Spring, Alt. 10,628 Ft. as written in bottom left corner in white. The two and a half story log lodge has a hexagonal shaped wing (facing camera) with a rectangular wing near left side of photo. The covered area to right bears the sign "Echo Lake Lodge". Snow covered grounds in foreground. Snow and tree topped mountains in background. Back of photo in black: "Post Card Correspondence Address A Z O [written in a square with black squares at each corner] Place Stamp Here [written inside of square]"
Date: unknown

[Postcard image of " 'Echo Lake Lodge In May' Colo."]

Description: Postcard image of " 'Echo Lake Lodge In May' Colo." as written in white near bottom left of postcard. The image is of a two story painted building with white trim. Snow in foreground has several structures nearly covered. Tall trees in front of the lodge and on the hillside in the background. Black text on back reads: "Post Card Correspondence Address D O P S [printed in the corners of a dotted line square] Place Stamp Here [written in the square].
Date: unknown

[Postcard image of "The Original Deadwood Coach"]

Description: Postcard image of "The Original Deadwood Coach" as written in black near top right of postcard. The color image shows a man holding a whip who is standing near the side door of a coach. There is another man with gun in his gloved hand sitting atop the coach to the right side of the postcard. Blue text on back of postcard reads: "Copyright By "Johnny" Baker, Golden, Colo. The Original Deadwood Coach Built at Concord, N. H. 1867. Sent to San Francisco by water where it was placed on a line infested with bandits, "baptized in fire and blood" so repeatedly on the plains, was finally abandoned. In organizing his Wild West show Col. Cody bought the old derelict, and on its time honored springs has carried more distinguished Americans and Royalty than any vehicle extant. C. T. American Art Colored [emblem] CT Chicago Postcard This Space For Address Only [in rectangle] Place One Cent Stamp Here." Written in pencil on back: "175 69 [line] 244".
Date: unknown

[Postcard image of three people on horseback in front of a house]

Description: Postcard image of three people on horseback in front of a house. The photograph is titled "Hughs going hunting" in black ink at bottom. The young man on left is riding a white horse, followed by a child on a small dark horse, and a man on a dark horse on right. There are five black and white dogs on the right of photo (two in front of man on horse and three near white picket fence). On the other side of the horses is a hitching post. In the background there is a white picket fence in front of a white house partially obscured by the tree in the front yard. There is a tree on the right side of the photo.
Date: unknown

[Postcard of a drawing of a street scene]

Description: Postcard with a street scene in black and white that has text reading: "445 ALGER - La Nouvelle "Medersa". - L. L." The back of the postcard has text that reads: "Carte Postale Correspondence Adresse". Written in black ink on same side: [Correspondence] "Best wishes to "you all" ?? Miss Mary Jones and her haircuts. Mrs. [&}] Mrs. Hernig (?) Hurry a gusher (?) in Big Creek and come over here for a change - Its wonderful". [Adresse] Mr. Mrs. A. P. George Coh [marked through] Richmond Texas U. S. A.". The ink is smeared in several places and the postcard has yellow and brown stains.
Date: unknown

[A road leading to a forested area]

Description: Postcard image of outdoor scenery. There is a narrow gravel road next to a fence on right; wooded area with huge slabs of stone between the trees and near bend of the road. Trees in background.
Date: unknown

[A street lined with Dogwood trees]

Description: Postcard image of Dogwood trees. The trees line a street near the center of the postcard. Tall pine tree also on right. Black text on back reads: "Dogwoods in DeKalb County This beautiful flowering tree grows wild and in profusion all over the County. Many of the County's beautiful homes have them growing naturally on their lots. Those on the streets were transplanted from neighboring woodlawn. Each year thousands are added along the roads and streets creating a fairyland panorama each Sprint, All the dogwoods are of the cornus family of which "Cornus family" is the type most commonly seen. The beautiful flowers are in the shape of a cross with one dark brown spot in the edge of each petal, which according to the legend represents the crucification. Enchanting DogWood Eternal Granite DeKalb County Chamber Of Agriculture and Commerce Decatur, Georgia Jumbo Post Card 3 [cent] Stamp U. S. A. Postage Photo By Edgar Orr, Atlanta, Ga. Jumbo Post Card Co. San Antonio, Texas". Written in black ink: "street near my half brothers home (Hal Lindsay) Mid-Pines - 1187 Ridgewood Dr. N. E. Atlanta Ga. Garden Clubs of this city planted many thousands of Dogwood trees in 1935, all streets are in the Residential parts of the city have Dogwood trees - they are in full bloom in April W. A. Hughes".
Date: unknown

[Wily Jones standing on a wooden porch]

Description: Postcard of Wily Jones standing on the wooden porch of a building with shutters on his left side. Wiley Jones has white hair, long white beard and is wearing a light colored shirt, dark sweater (buttoned halfway down), dark, cuffed trousers and boots. He is holding a dark hat in his left hand. His right hand is closed by his right side. He is looking off to his left.
Date: unknown

[Postcard image of four cowboys on horseback watching over a herd of cattle]

Description: Postcard image of four cowboys on horseback watching over a herd of cattle. Blank (black) strip across top and bottom of postcard front. Black spots on left and top. Back of postcard has black print standard postcard information: "Post Card This Side For The Address Place Postage CSKO (?) Stamp Here".
Date: 1940 - 1950