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[Photograph of the George Ranch house and yard, southeast approach]

Description: Photograph of the George Ranch house and yard, southeast approach. The two-story white wooden house has top and bottom porches, with the top porch screened in this photo. Note that no windows have shutters. The house is enclosed by a white wooden picket fence. The cistern house, in left rear of house is unpainted. There is a palm tree in left portion of yard. Large oak trees line the outer perimeter of the picket fence. Garage partially visible on far left. Driveway (appears to be covered with snow?) leads to veers to front of house and leads to garage. The photograph is bordered by a black pattern with "Fox Co." printed in top right and bottom left corners. Stamped on back of photo in blue: "8 178". Stamped in purple: "Guaranteed For Life This Is A Genuine Border [outline of fox] Fox Tone Picture Made By Fox company, San Antonio, Texas Copyrighted 1927 By Carl D. Newton".
Date: 1927
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of the back of the George house]

Description: Photograph of the back of the George house. Same photo as image 2000.080.033 Large water tower in center of photo with cables extending from it. George house behind with two chimneys visible. Large tree on left side of photo and white building on right side with the edge of a smaller building visible on the far right. Snow covers the ground. On bottom of photo, handwritten: "Dec 21 1924"
Date: December 21, 1924
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of small wooden building with the side of another building]

Description: Photograph of small wooden building with the side of another building visible further back and to the right. The small building has a chimney between a window and a door and is propped up on wood slats. Two windows are on the west side of the building and one on the south side next to the chimney. Snow covers the ground and icicle hang from the roof top and ledges of the windows. Some dark objects are directly behind and to the left of the small building.
Date: December 21, 1924
Item Type: Photograph

[Large tree with branches covered in ice]

Description: Photograph of a large, barren tree whose branches are covered with ice and therefore hanging to the ground. The corner of a dark two-story building can be seen in far right center of photo. Snow covers the ground. On bottom of photo, handwritten: "Dec 21 1924".
Date: December 21, 1924
Item Type: Photograph

[Albert Peyton George and Mary Jones sitting on a rowboat]

Description: Photograph of Albert Peyton George and Mary Jones (at about 1 year old) sitting on a rowboat (upside down) near a large body of water (background). George is wearing dark pants, dark vest, tie, white shirt, and felt hat. Jones is wearing a white gown, white stockings, and white shoes. Partial view of an automobile to right. Two men and tree to left. Back of photograph in pencil: "957 (Duplicate 3)".
Date: 1920 - 1923
Item Type: Photograph

[A man riding a bucking horse]

Description: Photograph of a man riding a bucking horse. The man has his right hand in the air. An African-American man is on horseback to the right of the bucking horse. Unpainted wooden buildings in background. Man on porch of building to far left. Photograph was one of six in an envelope that had been mailed to Albert Peyton George with front noted "Pictures John Mayes (?)". Photograph has black pattern around perimeter of picture. Stamped on back of photograph: This is a Genuine Border Fox Tone Picture Made by Fox Co. San Antonio, Texas Copyright (remaining not legible). Black dots at bottom of photo. Blank (black) strip on right. Also stamped "14 806".
Date: 1925
Item Type: Photograph

[Envelope addressed to A.P. George Richmond, Texas]

Description: Envelope has the following penciled on front: " [return address] Box 96 Fulshear Tx [center] Pictures John Mayes (?) A. P. George Richmond, Texas [the following is printed on envelope front but was probably added after photos were discovered] Photos ca 1920s". The envelope has a red postage stamp embossed on envelope which is partially torn but reads: United States 2 cents. Envelope is torn along right edge (to retrieve contents). This envelope contained six photographs which are accessions 2000.026.001a-g.
Date: 1925
Item Type: Letter

[Cowboy on a horse, holding a coiled rope in his right hand]

Description: Photograph of an African-American cowboy on a horse. He has a coiled rope in his right hand. A paint horse is in the foreground facing the cowboy. Three unpainted wooden buildings in background. Photograph was one of six in an envelope that had been mailed to Albert Peyton George with front noted "Pictures John Mayes (?)". Photograph has black pattern around perimeter of picture. Stamped on back of photograph: This is a Genuine Border Fox Tone Picture Made by Fox Co. San Antonio, Texas Copyright (remaining not legible). Also stamped "14 806".
Date: 1925
Item Type: Photograph

[Man wearing a suit and hat, and holding the lead rope of a paint horse]

Description: Photograph of an African-American man holding the lead rope of a paint horse. The man is wearing a dark suit and felt hat. Buildings on left and right and in far background. Photograph was one of six in an envelope that had been mailed to Albert Peyton George with front noted "Pictures John Mayes (?)". Photograph has black pattern around perimeter of picture. Stamped on back of photograph: This is a Genuine Border Fox Tone Picture Made by Fox Co. San Antonio, Texas Copyright (remaining not legible). Also stamped "14 857".
Date: 1925
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of the back of the George house]

Description: Photograph of the back of the George house, water tower with cables extending from it and a windmill slightly to the right. Two chimneys are visible and one white building on right side with the edge of another building visible on extreme right. There is a large tree in the left side of the photo. Snow covers the ground. On the bottom of the photo, handwritten: "Dec 21 1924"
Date: December 21, 1924
Item Type: Photograph

[Cowboy holding the lead rope of a paint horse]

Description: Photograph of an African-American cowboy (wearing glasses) holding the lead rope of a paint horse. The cowboy has a coiled rope in his left hand. Unpainted wooden buildings in background. Ladder leaning against building on left. Photograph was one of six in an envelope that had been mailed to Albert Peyton George with front noted "Pictures John Mayes (?)". Photograph has black pattern around perimeter of picture. Stamped on back of photograph: This is a Genuine Border Fox Tone Picture Made by Fox Co. San Antonio, Texas Copyright (remaining not legible). Also stamped "14 806".
Date: 1925
Item Type: Photograph

[Man mounting a horse]

Description: Photograph of a man (possibly Albert Peyton George) mounting a horse. He is in the process of swinging his right leg over the saddle. An African-American cowboy is holding the paint horse while the other man attempts to get astride. Two unpainted buildings in background. A man is leaning against the porch post of building on right. Photograph was one of six in an envelope that had been mailed to Albert Peyton George with front noted "Pictures John Mayes (?)". Photograph has black pattern around perimeter of picture. Stamped on back of photograph: This is a Genuine Border Fox Tone Picture Made by Fox Co. San Antonio, Texas Copyright (remaining not legible). Also stamped "14 806".
Date: 1925
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Mamie George]

Description: Photograph of Mamie George. The photograph is inside of a brown folder. Exterior cover of folder has a thin brown border around perimeter of page. At the top, center, is a drawing of a young girl wearing a dress and hat. Printed in dark brown print near center: "A Portrait by Van Dyck Dufresne Studio Houston". In the brown-toned oval cropped portrait that ends near the waist, Mamie is wearing a striped jacket with white blouse beneath. She has her dark hair pulled up and back into a bun. Written in pencil at bottom right corner on cardboard area that contains portrait: "Mamie George".
Date: 1920 - 1930
Item Type: Photograph

[The dirt road that runs alongside the George house]

Description: Photograph looking down the dirt road that runs alongside the George house. In the center right of photo is the southeast corner of the George house. It is partly covered by trees in the foreground. A barbed wire fence runs down the left side of the road with trees on the opposite side from the road and further down the fence line. All is covered in snow and ice.
Date: December 21, 1924
Item Type: Photograph

[First Baptist Church Ladies Group]

Description: Photograph of the First Baptist Church Ladies Group, Richmond, Texas. The group of eight ladies are all dressed in long sleeved outfits with hats (with the exception of woman in dark round collared dress in center). The woman on the far left is holding a book in her hands. Partial identification list and other information written in blue ink: "Mrs. Johnson Died June 22, 1933 [and] Fay Louis; Mrs. Jenks Adams July 66, Mrs. Slavin; Mrs. S. L. Cole; Mrs. L. C. Davis Jan. 4, 1927; Mrs. Davidson; Mrs. J. H. P. Davis Died Feb 4-1930. I think taken 1925 or 26. 3-20-80 - picture donated to the Park by Mrs. Hardin - first Baptist Church ladies group - Richmond".
Date: 1925 - 1926
Item Type: Photograph

[An old woman holding a baby]

Description: Photograph titled "Christmas 1921" as written in ink on right border of picture. Back of photograph identifies the woman and child as "Probably Belle Davis [and] Mary Jones". Davis, who has glasses and gray hair pulled into a bun at the nape of her neck, is wearing a white blouse and dark skirt. She has her back to the camera and she is facing the child that she is holding in her arms. The child, who has her thumb in her mouth, is wearing a long sleeved white gown. White balustrade just beyond Davis and Jones. White picket fence and trees in background. Photograph bears evidence that it was possibly glued into an album.
Date: 1921
Item Type: Photograph

["Mildred Booth" as identified on the bottom of the photo]

Description: Photograph of "Mildred Booth" as identified by handwriting on the bottom of the photo. She is standing in front of the steps leading to the front entrance of a screened porch of a dark house behind her. She is wearing a long white dress with a white bonnet on her head and both of her hands behind her back. The house appears to be Camp George. An automobile is on the east side of the house. A chimney is visible at the back of the house. On bottom of photo, handwritten: "April 1922"
Date: April 1922
Item Type: Photograph

[George house yard covered in snow]

Description: Photograph of the George house yard covered in snow with ducks and ducklings along a wooden fence in the distance. A small animal house is on left of photo along with large trees. Short wooden fence extends across the photo with more small animal houses on the opposite side of the fence and thick trees in the distance. Most of the ducks are centered in the photo around a trough. A tree stands on the right side of the photo.
Date: December 21, 1924
Item Type: Photograph

[Icy trees that surround the fence line of the George house]

Description: Photograph overlooking trees that surround the fence line of the George house front yard. A palm tree is in the center of the photo with cattle in an open pen is on the right. Trees and ground are all covered with snow. On bottom of photo, handwritten: "Dec 21 1924".
Date: December 21, 1924
Item Type: Photograph

[A dirt road lined with snow and telephone lines weighted down with ice]

Description: Photograph of a dirt road lined with snow. The brush along the side of the road is covered in snow and ice. The telephone poles running down the left side of the image are so weighted down with ice that they are touching the ground. Dark buildings line the left side of the photo, while the right side is lined with brush.
Date: December 21, 1924
Item Type: Photograph