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[Photograph of nine first grade students sitting/standing on the steps of the George School]

Description: Photograph of nine first grade students sitting/standing on the steps of the George School, the white wooden building in background. The children are wearing caps, maybe for a play. The student standing [alone] in the top row of the group is identified as George Jodarski. He is holding something in his hands (possibly a cap?). George is 5 or 6 years old in this photograph, probably taken in 1937. The Jodarskis tenant farmed on the George Ranch.
Date: [1936..1938]

[A group of older adults standing on a porch]

Description: Photograph (copy) of five women and one man standing on the porch of a white wooden house. Written on back of photograph in blue ink: "on porch of Linke House - circa 1938 - 1939 L to R Paula Luedke, Frieda Witteneben, Agusta Eben, Charlie Hill, Tillie Baker, Hilda Linke". The two women on far left are standing in front of the screened door. Two on far right are standing in front of a window.
Date: [1938..1939]

[Albert Peyton George with a group of men after hunting deer and turkey]

Description: Photograph of Albert Peyton George (far right) with a group of men. The men, who are displaying their hunting trophies of deer and turkey, are posed in front of two automobiles. Rock and cement structure to the right and trees in the background. On back of photograph in pencil: Far Right - Albert George". A black pattern surrounds the perimeter of the image. Stamped on back of photo in blue: "1 736" and in black ( only partially legible) "Guaranteed for Life This is a Genuine Border Fox Tone Picture [outline of a fox] made by Fox Company, San Antonio, Texas Trade Mark Protected".
Date: [1935..1937]

[Albert Peyton George with a group of men after hunting deer and turkey]

Description: Photograph of Albert Peyton George (fourth from left) with a group of men. The men, who are displaying their hunting trophies of deer and turkey, are posed in front of two automobiles. Rock and cement structure to the right and trees in the background. A black pattern surrounds the perimeter of the image. Stamped on back of photo in blue: "1 736" and in black ( only partially legible) "Guaranteed for Life This is a Genuine Border Fox Tone Picture [outline of a fox] made by Fox Company, San Antonio, Texas Trade Mark Protected".
Date: [1935..1937]

[George School, one story, white wooden building]

Description: Photograph (copy of an original) of the George School building. The one story, white wooden building has four white columns supporting the front porch. Brick chimney to the left of the front porch. A wing at the back of the building gives an "L" shape to the school building. The building is bordered by shrubbery. Written in white in bottom right corner of photo: "Hamilton - Wharton".
Date: [1937..1939]

[Two men standing on top of haystacks at the George Ranch]

Description: Photograph of two men standing on top haystacks at the George Ranch. Man on left is standing on top of a haystack that is on the ground. The man on right is standing on top of a haystack that is loaded onto a cart pulled by two white mules. Both men are wearing large straw hats and holding wooden handles to hay forks. The photograph is bordered by a black pattern that has "ELKO" printed in each corner. Stamped on back of photo in black: "1 289".
Date: [1937..1942]

[Bus and bus driver from the George Richmond School District]

Description: Photograph (copy of an original) of the bus and bus driver from the George Richmond School District. The driver, standing next to the dark painted bus, is wearing light colored pants, light colored shirt, and a hat. He has his right hand on his waist. There are trees in the background and partial view of a two story white house on right background.. Written across the side of the bus: "Booth - George Richmond School District". Written at bottom of picture in black: "Booth - George - Richmond Bus - Max Nowak, Driver" and in white near bottom corner: "Hamilton".
Date: [1937..1939]

[Children at the George School]

Description: Photograph of the George School with the "L" addition. The George School is a white wooden building with an "L" shape. A front porch extends across the full length of the front. Sidewalks are seen in front of the porch and to the left and right of the front entrance. The sidewalk on the left leads to the "L" addition entrance. Several students are standing near the second, "L" addition entrance. The addition was probably made in 1937 or 1938. "The younger kids in the addition, older kids in front. Sliding door separated the rooms. Two teachers. George School had school desks with ink wells in the desk. Box suppers to raise money for the school, held at night, to buy Christmas gifts for the school kids. People from Richmond/ Rosenberg, would bid on the boxes in an auction. Person who made the box ate with the person who bought it. Decorated boxes real pretty, and sealed. Contents were a surprise: sandwiches, cookies, cake. For children in George School only. Mid-year, in the summertime, midterm."
Date: [1937..1938]

[Eddie Eben in a military uniform]

Description: Bust photograph (copy) of a young man dressed in a military uniform. Written on back of photograph in pencil: "Eddie Eben (service picture) son of Augusta [&] Albert Eben Grew-up on house on George Ranch on FM 762 (during WWII). Eben is wearing a light colored button shirt with darker colored tie.
Date: [1930..1940]

[Edwin and Anita Kopycinski's house covered in snow]

Description: Photograph (copy) of a white wooden house with snow covered roof and yard. Written on back in pencil: "Edwin [&] Anita's Kopycinski's house on FM 762 - directly across from Linke's house. This house was bought and moved from the George Ranch - currently located near Fairchild, Tx circa - 1938, 1939". The white wooden house has a porch on the northeast corner. The porch columns are made of brick and wood. A wire with wooden post fence surrounds the house. There is a white wooden building behind the house. Snow covered driveway with car tracks and footprints in bottom left corner of photo; trees in distance.
Date: [1938..1939]

[Two men pitching hay from the top of a hay stack on the George Ranch]

Description: Photograph of two men pitching hay from the top of a hay stack on the George Ranch. There are poles at the center of each stack for support and to help form them. The two men are forming a third stack. Stack on far left has a wooden ladder leaning against it. Wooden stock pen in foreground with a post hole digger leaning in the far right corner. The photograph is bordered by a black patter with "ELKO" printed in each corner. Stamped on back of photo in black: "1 444".
Date: [1937..1942]

["JayBird Monument, Richmond, Texas"]

Description: Postcard image of the "JayBird Monument, Richmond, Texas" as written in black near bottom left corner of postcard. The free standing cement monument is tall and pointed with an image of a bird at top. The monument has a white iron fence surrounding it. Large Trees to right and left of monument. Two story white stucco building on right, railroad on left with buildings in distance.
Date: [1935..1940]

[Ethel Jodarski wearing a uniform]

Description: Senior photograph of Ethel Jodarski probably taken in 1931. Ethel is wearing dark colored shoes, white socks, white slacks, dark jacket, white shirt, dark tie, and a cap. She has her right hand on her hips, left hand on the door of an automobile, and her left foot is on the running board of the vehicle. The white wooden house in the background is Ethel's home. Ethel visited a lot with Mary Jones. The photo is bordered by a black pattern with "Fox Co." written in the top right and bottom left corners. Written in ink above the image "Ethel Jodarski" and below the image "Senior".
Date: [1930..1932]

[A man on a tractor in a field on the George Ranch]

Description: Photograph of a man on a tractor in a field on the George Ranch. The man is wearing a white shirt and a dark colored hat. There is a white barn in right background. Trees in background from barn to left edge of photograph. Partial view of another tractor on right side of photo. Photo is slightly blurred. Stamped in black on back of photograph: "4680".
Date: [1938..1945]

[George Ranch farm worker sitting on the Massey Harris tractor]

Description: Photograph (copy of an original) of a George Ranch farm worker. The man sitting on the Massey Harris tractor is wearing light colored pants, shirt, and hat. He has "busters" or plowing equipment attached to the tractor. The back of the photograph has "Mr. Ed Kopychinski" written on back on blue. Partial view of fence in right background with tree on far right. Back of photo is watermarked: "This Paper Manufactured By Kodak".
Date: [1938..1955]

[Group of men by two automobiles with deer bodies strapped to them]

Description: Photograph of a group of men sitting /standing near two automobiles. The automobiles have deer that the men killed in a hunt tied to the hoods of the cars. An African-American man is seated on a box of " Grand Prize Lager Beer" in the front center of the two cars. Each man is holding a bottle of Grand Prize beer. The man on far left is Albert Peyton George. Brick building to left. Other buildings in background.
Date: [1935..1944]

[Albert P. George and two men with a fox that was killed during a hunt]

Description: Photograph of three men with a fox that was killed during a hunt. Albert Peyton George is seated at the wheel of an automobile. There is a man standing near front wheel of car who has his hand on the windshield and his gun leaning against his bent left knee. Another man is seated on the running board near the rear tire of the car. This man has his gun resting between his hands and near his left shoulder. The fox is stretched across the running board of the car. Written in ink on back of photograph: "Albert George At Wheel".
Date: [1938..1945]

[Nine boys that were part of the George School baseball team]

Description: Photograph (copy of an original) of nine boys that were part of the George School baseball team. The boys are lined up according to their height with tallest on left and shortest on the right. Three baseball bats form a triangle near the center foreground. White wooden exterior wall of a building in background (probably the George School building). Written on back of photo in pencil: "George School Ball Team (1) Edwin Kopycinski, (2) Milton __, (3) Leon Kachinski (4) John Kopycinski, (5) Eric Kopycinski, (6) Frank Jodarski, (7) James Cobb, (8) Steve Cobb & (9) Stenbrig Cobb."
Date: 1936 - 1939

[Twenty students and one teacher in front of the George School]

Description: Photograph (copy of an original) of twenty students and one teacher in front of the George School. The students are posed in the "L" shaped area of the George School. The school building is the white wooden building in the background. Written on the back of the photograph in black: "1938 February (sic) Class of 38 George School Teacher: Ethel Sympson First Row: Francis Sopchack, Clara ? , ? , Hattie Gorka, Stanley Sykowski, Josephine Rogge. Second Row: ? , Bernice Linke, Vincent Sykowski, Katherine Piosecky, Florence Kopycinski, Mable Mahiezek, Angeline Piosecky, Johnny Gorka. Third Row: 6th Boy - Ben Sopchack."
Date: February 1938