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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

[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

[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

[Photograph centered on a Santa Gertrudis bull]

Description: Photograph centered on a Santa Gertrudis bull with "44" branded on right flank and an "S" brand on his right upper hip. The photograph was taken in a pasture on the George Ranch. Three other Santa Gertrudis cows beside the bull. Fence line in background. Written in pencil on back of photo: "600-7 6 5/16" x 3 1/2 " george Ranch SGJ 99R .10 1.65" Stamped in black on back "25". Stamped in green on back: The Cattleman 410 E. Weatherford Fort Worth, Texas File No. [in ink] 600 - 7".
Date: 1971
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of a bull with a "0" branded on his back left leg]

Description: Photograph of a bull in a pasture on the George Ranch. The bull has a "100" branded on his left back hip and a "O" on his back left leg. The photograph of the herd sire bull "Husky George 100" is referred to in the letter 2000.034.044a. Tails of several cattle on left of photo. Cowboy on horseback in background. Trees in distance. Image is slightly blurred.
Date: 1971
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of a Santa Gertrudis heifer]

Description: Photograph of a Santa Gertrudis heifer. The photograph was enclosed in a folder 2000.034.027a and referenced to in letter 2000.034.027b. The heifer is haltered and being held by a man to far right of photo. The man is also holding a show stick which he is using to position the heifer's right front hoof. The heifer is posed in the grass in front of a tin building. Back of photograph in pencil: "Aug 1970 No [underlined]. Stamped in purple: "Photo by The Santa Gertrudis Journal box 2386 ED 6-3611 Fort Worth, Texas".
Date: August 1970
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of a Santa Gertrudis heifer]

Description: Photograph of a Santa Gertrudis heifer. The photograph was enclosed in a folder 2000.034.027a and referenced to in letter 2000.034.027b. The haltered (man's hand visible with lead rope on far right) heifer has a tag in his left ear with "137" printed on it. The heifer is standing in the grass in front of a tin building. A Chevrolet truck is parked to the right. Back of photo in pencil: "Aug 1970 No [underlined]" . Stamped in purple: "Photo by The Santa Gertrudis Journal Box 2386 ED 6-3611 Fort Worth, Texas".
Date: August 1970
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of a Santa Gertrudis sale bull]

Description: Photograph enclosed in folder 2000.034.027a with reference letter 2000.034.027 of a Santa Gertrudis sale bull. The haltered bull (being held by unseen person on left who is also holding a show stick pointed to left side of bull) is standing in front of a tin barn with a gavel driveway in front. Three storage tanks (two above ground and one on ground) and a small brick, tin roofed building on left of photograph. Back of photograph in pencil: "Aug 1970 No [underlined]". Stamped in purple on back: "Photo by The Santa Gertrudis Journal box 2386 ED 6-3611 Fort Worth, Texas".
Date: August 1970
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of a Santa Gertrudis sale bull]

Description: Photograph enclosed in folder 2000.034.027a with reference letter 2000.034.027 of a Santa Gertrudis sale bull. The haltered bull (being held by unseen person on left who is also holding a show stick pointed to left side of bull) is standing in front of a tin barn with a gavel driveway in front. Two metal storage tanks and a utility pole in left background. Back of photograph written in pencil: Aug 1970 No [underlined]. Stamped in purple on back: " Photo by The Santa Gertrudis Journal Box 2386 ED 6-3611 Fort Worth, Texas".
Date: August 1970
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of a Santa Gertrudis sale bull - full side view]

Description: Photograph enclosed in folder 2000.034.027a with reference letter 2000.034.027 of a Santa Gertrudis sale bull. The bull has an "8" branded near his left shoulder, a "101" (?) above rump, and an "O" on left flank. The haltered bull (full side view; bull facing camera) is standing in a stock pen. Rear ends of three white Brahmans on right. A Chevrolet pick up truck on far right with wooden stock pen partitions to the right of the truck. Back of photo in pencil: "Aug 1970 No [underlined]. Stamped in purple on back: "Photo by the Santa Gertrudis Journal Box 2386 ED 5-3611 Fort Worth, Texas".
Date: August 1970
Item Type: Photograph

[Letter with letterhead "The Cattleman"]

Description: Letter with letterhead from "The Cattleman Published By The Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association 410 E. Weatherford St., Fort Worth, Texas 76102, Phone 817/332-7155, Paul W. Horn, Editor" Contents of letter dated April 27, 1970: Mr. Hilmar G. Moore 900 Hillcrest, Richmond, Texas 77469 Dear Hilmar: Enclosed are the photographs which I took when I was with you and Walter at the George Ranch. The day was not the best and the photographer could have been a little better too. I understand Roger went out the next day when he had some sunlight. I hope he got some good shots for you. Sincerely, [signed] Paul W. Horn (cr) Paul W. Horn PWH/cr Enclosure CC: Walter Cardwell, Jr. Box 1018 Lockhart, Texas 78644."
Date: April 27, 1970
Item Type: Letter

[Aerial photograph of a house and small buildings on the George Ranch site]

Description: Aerial photograph of the George Ranch site. The house and small buildings near center (bottom) right of photo was probably housing for tenant farmers of the George Ranch. The ranch house is located on the other side of Farm to Market 762, the highway that extends horizontally across the top center of the photo. The white wooden two story house is near the top and just to the left of the center of the photograph. Cattle can be seen feeding near top right in George ranch pasture. Written near bottom right corner of photo: "T12".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial photograph of the George Ranch house and ranch site surrounded by trees]

Description: Aerial photograph of the George Ranch house and ranch site. This aerial photo shows the ranch pastures below the main house marked by white fence posts. The ranch house is the two story wooden white building near right center. The house has four brick chimneys seen above the roof line. The top and bottom porches of the house are screened. Adjacent to the main house (left) is the cistern house, a round white painted building with a weather vane at top. Other ranch buildings include the servants quarters, two small white wooden houses, located directly to the left (on the other side of a line of trees) of the main house; above and slightly to the right of the servants quarters are barns 1 and 2, and the long barn to the far left is barn 3. Located below barn 3 is the dipping vat with the teardrop (shaped) pen and round pen to the right of the dipping vat. Attached to a Christmas Card with "Merry Christmas" written in black and the image of a red poinsettia with green stem and leaves found in the top left corner. Old Object Term: Print,Photographic
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial photograph of the George Ranch house and ranch site surrounded by trees]

Description: Aerial photograph of the George Ranch house and ranch site. This aerial photo shows the ranch pastures below the main house marked by white fence posts. The ranch house is the two story wooden white building near right center. The house has four brick chimneys seen above the roof line. The top and bottom porches of the house are screened. Adjacent to the main house (left) is the cistern house, a round white painted building with a weather vane at top. Other ranch buildings include the servants quarters, two small white wooden houses, located directly to the left (on the other side of a line of trees) of the main house; above and slightly to the right of the servants quarters are barns 1 and 2, and the long barn to the far left is barn 3. Located below barn 3 is the dipping vat with the teardrop (shaped) pen and round pen to the right of the dipping vat. Image .002 is attached to a Christmas Card with "Merry Christmas" written in black and the image of a red poinsettia with green stem and leaves found in the top left corner.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial photograph of the house and the driveway at George Ranch]

Description: Aerial photograph of the George Ranch house and ranch site. The driveway that leads to the George Ranch begins near the bottom left corner of the photograph. A right turn down the driveway leads to the circular drive in front of the two story white wooden ranch house. The ranch house has the upper and lower porches screened. A small round roof visible above the left roof corner of the ranch house belongs to the cistern house. The ranch house (and cistern house) are enclosed by a white picket fence. The long white building to the left of the driveway is the chicken house. To the right of the chicken house is the garage which is partially obscured by trees. A white building to the right rear of the ranch house is one of two servants' quarter buildings. The other servant's house is obscured by trees. A driveway leads to several buildings on right of photo. Large white building with car parked to right of it has two opened doorways. Above this workshop is barn 1 and to the right of barn 1 is barn 2. Barn 3 is directly above barn 2, while directly above barn 1 is the dipping vat. Partial view of a body of water near bottom Cattle can be seen feeding around feeders on far left and again in pastures in the distance. Written near bottom right "T 10".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial photograph taken directly over the top of George Ranch]

Description: Aerial photograph taken directly over the George Ranch. The George Ranch house is the white wooden two and a half story house surrounded by trees near the center of the photograph. The circular drive with flag pole at center is seen to the right of the house. The tree lined driveway leads from the house (below house, in this photo) and to the main highway - Farm to Market road 762 on far right. Another ranch entrance, which makes a sharp right at the main driveway, leads to the ranch workshop and barns. The first two buildings on this driveway (nearest to the house) are workshop and storage shed. The next two barns are Barn 1 on left and Barn 2 on right (of road). The teardrop (cattle) pens are easily distinguishable near the corner of Barn 1. The teardrop pen leads to the dipping vat. Across from the dipping vat and pens is Barn 3. Dry Creek extends from the right, horizontally. There is a large cluster of trees near the bank of Dry Creek at top center and top right corner of photograph.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph