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[Albert Peyton George and two other men outside of a tent, a woman sitting in the tent]

Description: Photograph of Albert Peyton George in a street scene. George is the second man from left (outside of tent). There is a woman in a striped tent in the center of the photograph. George (image blurred probably because of motion) is wearing a dark three piece suit, white shirt, white tie, and light colored felt hat. Back of photograph in pencil: "4701 [marked through] 4710".
Date: 1905
Item Type: Photograph

[A group of men on horseback, a few men are standing]

Description: Photograph that was possibly brought back from Cuba by J.H.P. Davis. This photo was found with others that he brought from Cuba. The photograph shows several men on horseback. There are four men standing (two near right center, and two on far right) near the group who are not on horses. One man wearing dark pants, long sleeved shirt, suspenders, and a hat is holding reins to a horse in the foreground. There is a fence and trees in the background. The photograph is mounted on a gray cardboard substrate. Image dimensions are: 20.8 cm x 12.2 cm.
Date: 1900 - 1920
Item Type: Photograph

[Cowboy and cattle in cattle shoots and pens]

Description: Photograph may have been brought back from Cuba by J.H.P. Davis. This photograph was with other photos that were brought from there by Davis. The photograph shows a cowboy standing (center) on one of many wooden partitions that form cattle shoots and pens. There are cattle peering through the wooden partition in foreground. Partial view of a white wooden building seen between trees in the top left corner of photograph; trees on right. The photograph is mounted on a gray matte with a thick dark gray border around perimeter of image and again around the edge of the matte. Written on the back of the image: "Cows and dipping vat." Image dimensions are approximately: "17.9 cm x 12.8 cm".
Date: 1900 - 1920
Item Type: Photograph

[J.H.P. Davis wearing a dark suit]

Description: Portrait of J.H.P. Davis. Davis, who has graying hair and mustache, is wearing a dark three piece suit with a white rounded collar shirt. A watch fob is visible at his vest. The portrait is cut into an oval and mounted onto a gray wood-patterned matte. The matte has a thick dark gray border that frames the perimeter of the image. Back of photograph in pencil reads: Davis 3 x 4 [line] oval. Image dimensions are: 8.7 cm x 12.6 cm.
Date: 1900 - 1910
Item Type: Photograph

[Postcard image of a child and a man outdoors]

Description: Postcard image of a child and a man outdoors. The child, standing to the left of the photo, is wearing a white short pants suit. The man is on his hands and knees beneath a palm plant. There is foliage and a wooden fence (near center right) in the background. Partial view of a large wooden building with turret in left background. The postcard was cut, so the text on back is only partially viewed. Partial text reads: "-Ost Card [Postmark] Sep [not legible] [1 cent green stamp with image of Ben Franklin and his birth death date of 1706 1790] Mrs. A. P. George". Other partial text in blue ink.
Date: 1900 - 1920
Item Type: Postcard

[Photograph of Moore Family]

Description: Photograph of Moore Family. Seated in the front are John Matthew (father) wearing a dark jacket and light colored, pin-striped pants. He has a high-collared shirt on with a dark tie. Seated next to him is Lottie Dyer (mother) wearing a dark dress with embroidered flowers running down the center of the skirt. John Foster Dyer is seated next to Lottie and wearing a dark suit with a striped tie. Standing behind him is John M. wearing a dark double breasted jacket with a light colored tie. Next to him, in the center of the back row, is Raymond. He is wearing a dark, pin-striped three piece suit. To his right, Ivy is wearing a light colored dress, with dark edging around the collar. To her left is Etta Mae wearing a light colored, knee-length dress with lace around the collar.
Date: 1900
Item Type: Photograph

[Camp George Cabin]

Description: Photograph of the Camp George Cabin (sign above open doorway of building). A woman and a child are standing in the double doorway near center of building. Two men are standing outside near the double doorway. Two children are standing in single doorway near right side of building. An African-American man is holding a tree branch in front of the building (right). Man standing with hands on hips (to left) in front of a buckboard. Barbed wire fence in foreground.
Date: 1909 - 1911
Item Type: Photograph

[T. B. Wessendorff residence in Richmond, Texas]

Description: Photograph of the T. B. Wessendorff residence in Richmond, Texas. This photograph copy was found in envelope 2000.053.010a. The house is a two and a half story white wooden house with dark trim. The house has a porch that wraps around one corner. The house has diamond shaped accents on windows and painted on the turret above the corner porch. There is a second floor balcony area on either side of the turret. Each gable of the roof has an half circle shaped window. There is a dormer to the left of the turret. The house is enclosed by a white picket fence. There is a hexagon shaped building to the left rear of the house and a white wooden building to the right rear. Text at bottom of photo reads: "T. B. Wessendorff. Res. Richmond Tex. 11."
Date: 1901 - 1905
Item Type: Photograph

[T. W. Davis and T. Martin in a buggy being pulled by a dark horse]

Description: Photograph of two men in a buggy being pulled by a dark horse. Back of photograph identifies them as: " T. W. Davis [and] T. Martin and Old Cobb." Davis and Martin are both wearing dark pants, white shirts, and felt cowboy hats. A white wooden fence (gate on left) is in the background. Top of tree to left and tree on right.
Date: 1900 - 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Postcard image of the first George Ranch House]

Description: Postcard image of the first George Ranch House. The photograph shows the southeast corner of the white wooden story and a half house. The house was built in 1899 (completed in 1900) with the design work by Nicholas Clayton, a famous Galveston architect. The white house has dark trim around windows, trim boards, and porch posts. The porch, located on portions of the south and east sides of the house, has ornate trim work at top with white balustrade and dark painted rail. Bay windows on northeast and southwest corners have different roof lines. White picket fence encloses the ranch house yard. Small oak tree in foreground. Larger oak tree in left background. Text on back of postcard: "Post Card This Side For The Address Place Postage Stamp Here".
Date: 1900 - 1911
Item Type: Postcard

[Photograph of the first George Ranch House]

Description: Photograph of the first George Ranch House. The house was built in 1899 (completed in 1900) with the design work by Nicholas Clayton, a famous Galveston architect. The photograph shows the southeast corner of the white wooden story and a half house. The white house has dark trim around windows, trim boards, and porch posts. The porch, located on portions of the south and east sides of the house, has ornate trim work at top with white balustrade and dark painted rail. Bay windows on northeast and southwest corners have different roof lines. The house has three brick chimneys and three dormers (two on east side and one on south). A white picket fence encloses the ranch house yard with a wire fence outside of picket fence line. Two small oak trees are visible in the yard. Oak tree on left side of photograph and several oak trees on right. Partial view of a white wooden building in left background. The photograph bears an accession number from the Fort Bend Museum with note in accession files "photos given to George Foundation 7-16-82".
Date: 1900 - 1911
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of the George Ranch house]

Description: Photograph (copy) of the George Ranch house. The house is a white wooden one and a half story home with dark trim. Note attached to back of photo reads: "Rebuilt George House 1st Home Burned Same Foundat. as Orig. House". Also note written on back in pencil: "Clayton House - Southview". The house, center and right of photo, is enclosed by a white picket fence with a white post and barb wire fence surrounding the picket fence. There are several small trees inside of the yard. There is a white building on left of photo with a saw horse on the side.
Date: 1900 - 1911
Item Type: Photograph

[Postcard image of the first George Ranch House]

Description: Postcard image of the first George Ranch House. The photograph shows the southeast corner of the white wooden story and a half house. The house was built in 1899 (completed in 1900) with the design work by Nicholas Clayton, a famous Galveston architect. The white house has dark trim around windows, trim boards, and porch posts. The porch, located on portions of the south and east sides of the house, has ornate trim work at top with white balustrade and dark painted rail. Bay windows on northeast and southwest corners have different roof lines. White picket fence encloses the ranch house yard. Small oak tree in foreground. Larger oak tree in left background. On lower, right hand corner hand-written: "1st House"
Date: 1900 - 1911
Item Type: Postcard

[Postcard titled "Harvesting Rice at Booth Texas. Sept 20th 1907"]

Description: Postcard titled "Harvesting Rice at Booth Texas. Sept 20th 1907" as written at bottom of image. Three men are standing in the rice field with rice stalks reaching shoulder level. There is a man on the threshing machine and another man riding one of two horses that is pulling the machine. Text also written on image: "B3425" (bottom right corner). Written on back in blue ink: "Rel: August Myer" and "3 [encircled]".
Date: September 20, 1907
Item Type: Postcard

[Postcard titled "Harvesting Rice at Booth Texas. Sept 20th 1907"]

Description: Postcard titled "Harvesting Rice at Booth Texas. Sept 20th 1907" as written at bottom of image. Three men are standing in the rice field with rice stalks reaching shoulder level. There is a man on the threshing machine and another man riding one of two horses that is pulling the machine. Text also written on image: "B3425" (bottom right corner).
Date: September 20, 1907
Item Type: Postcard

[Postcard image of the A.P. George Ranch House]

Description: Postcard image of the A.P. George Ranch House. The photo shows the southeast corner of the white wooden story and a half house. The George Ranch House was built in 1899 (completed in 1900) with design work by Nicholas Clayton, a famous Galveston architect, according to the "1996 George Ranch Historical Park Interpreter Training Manual". The house has dark trim on window shutters and ornate posts of porch. A white picket fence encloses the ranch house yard. There are three geese near center right of photograph in a pen. Wire fence (barb wire top) in foreground. Trees in right background with the top of a small wooden building visible on far right. Text on back of post card reads: "Post Card Correspondence Here Name and Address Here Velox (four times around the following) Place Stamp Here".
Date: 1900 - 1911
Item Type: Postcard

[Postcard image of the A.P. George Ranch House]

Description: Postcard image of the A.P. George Ranch House. The photo shows the south side of the story and a half white wooden house. The house has dark trim on shutters and, trim boards, and porch posts. There is a bay window to the left of the south porch. White picket fence encloses the yard and a wire fence surrounds a portion of the picket fence. The gate to the wire fence is opened. Three small trees are near the wire fence line. Large oak tree partially visible in left foreground with a trap or pen (door pulled up and open) to the right of the tree. A small wooden building can be seen in the left background. Text on back: "Post Card This Side For The Address Place Postage Stamp Here".
Date: 1900 - 1911
Item Type: Postcard

[Postcard image of the A.P. George Ranch House]

Description: Postcard image of the A.P. George Ranch House. The photo shows the south side of the story and a half white wooden house. The house has dark trim on shutters and, trim boards, and porch posts. There is a bay window to the left of the south porch. White picket fence encloses the yard and a wire fence surrounds a portion of the picket fence. The gate to the wire fence is opened. Three small trees are near the wire fence line. Large oak tree partially visible in left foreground with a trap or pen (door pulled up and open) to the right of the tree. A small wooden building can be seen in the left background. Text on back: "Post Card This Side For The Address Place Postage Stamp Here".
Date: 1900
Item Type: Postcard

[Postcard image of a woman riding a white horse]

Description: Postcard image of a woman riding a white horse in the George Ranch House yard. The woman, who is wearing a white blouse and dark skirt, is probably Rhydonia Jones. Rhydonia was married to Mamie George's cousin Henry Jones. There is a small puppy behind the horse in the shade of the cistern house to the left of the photograph. The Nancy Jones oak tree is in the center right background. According to the "1996 George Ranch Historical Park Interpreter Training Manual", the tree was planted by Nancy Jones in 1824. Smaller trees are to the right. There are two small wooden structures to the left and right of the oak tree trunk. A white wooden pen is partially visible in the background between the white horse and the cistern house. Wooden fence in background with trees in distance. Text on back: "Post Card This Side For The Address Place Postage Stamp Here".
Date: 1900 - 1911
Item Type: Postcard

[Postcard image of a man on horseback and a child on a pony]

Description: Postcard image of a man on horseback and a child on a pony. The man may be Henry Jones and the child is possibly his daughter Mary Jones. There is a black and white dog to the right of the horses and riders. A bicycle is partially visible just behind Henry Jones' horse. Shadows of two people (one with hands on hips) in foreground; leaning utility pole on left; fences and utility poles in background. Text on back: "Post Card Correspondence Here Name and Address Here Solio (printed 4 times around following words) Place Stamp Here".
Date: 1900 - 1911
Item Type: Postcard

[Postcard image of a woman leading a horse on the George Ranch]

Description: Postcard image of a woman leading a horse on the George Ranch. The woman is possibly Rhydonia Jones who was married to Mamie George's cousin Henry Jones. Rhydonia is wearing a white blouse with a dark skirt. A white picket fence with gate near left center is in the foreground. One small tree on left side of gate; three trees on right side of gate with more along fence line on left side of photo. George Ranch pasture in background. Text on back of postcard reads: "Post Card This Side For The Address Place Postage Stamp Here".
Date: 1900 - 1911
Item Type: Postcard

[Photograph of the A.P. George Ranch House]

Description: Photograph of the A.P. George Ranch House that was, according to the "1996 George Ranch Historical Park Interpreter Training Manual", built in 1899 (completed in 1900) with design work by Nicholas Clayton, a famous Galveston architect. The photo shows the east fa�ade of the white wooden story and a half house. Two dormers on the east face are located on either side of one of the three brick chimneys. Bay windows, center one opened, are located on the northeast corner of the home. On the porch, which wraps around the east and south portions of the house, a man, probably J.H.P. Davis, is seated on a bench. A second man, possibly A.P. George, is sitting on the rail of the porch near the southeast corner. There are two small bare trees (one in yard, one outside of yard) in front of house. A cistern house is on the right side of the house with the top of a windmill visible just above the cistern. White picket fence encloses the yard. Wire fence extending from front gate to left side of photograph appears to be a pen for ducks (three ducks near third fence post from left). Two horses, one white and one dark, are hitched to posts on the far right side of the photo. Large oak tree in yard just beyond horses. Writing in pencil on back of photograph is not completely legible: "A P George ? ? 1900 House".
Date: 1900 - 1911
Item Type: Photograph