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[Mauve banner with yellow border]

Description: Mauve banner with yellow border. Banner states: "RESERVE CHAMPION BREEDING CATTLE SANTA GERTRUDIS BULL HOUSTON FAT STOCK SHOW and LIVESTOCK EXPOSITION HOUSTON TEXAS 1954". Banner is attached to a yellow pole along the upper edge. Old Object Term: Banner
Date: 1954

["Mrs. Belle R Davis" wearing a dress with puffed sleeves and large square collar]

Description: Photograph of "Mrs. Belle R Davis" as identified in pencil just below the bust image. Davis is wearing a dress with puffed sleeves and large square collar that extends to shoulders and attaches at the center of the dress near an inset of intricate embroidery. Davis has her graying hair parted down the center and pulled back into a bun. The photograph is mounted on a pale gray cardboard substrate. The cardboard has a thin red line around its perimeter. Written in red at bottom: "Wright 502 1/2 Main St. Houston, Texas."
Date: 1892 - 1898
Item Type: Photograph

[Mrs. Steward, Mr. A. P. George, Judge Elkins standing next to an automobile]

Description: Photograph of two men and a woman standing next to an automobile. There is a woman in the driver's seat of the automobile. Notation on back of photograph reads: "Mrs. Steward (Galveston), Mr. A. P. George, Judge Elkins" . The two men are wearing dark pants, white shirts, and ties. They are holding their hats in the left hands. The woman (with back to camera) is wearing light colored slacks, white shirt with a dark yoke at back and sleeves. Pasture in background. A number "12" is written in blue ink and a stamped "249" on back.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Newspaper clipping of two men standing along side of their winning Shorthorns]

Description: Newspaper clipping of two men standing along side of their winning Shorthorns at the Houston Fat Stock show. The caption reads: "BEST OF THE SHORTHORNS - On left is Golden Oak Signet, reserve champion of the Shorthorns at the Houston Fat Stock show, and on the left is Sheiks-Jubilee, the grand champion of the Shorthorns. The men in the picture are C. S. Berry, left, and A. H. Caraway." Old Object Term: Newspaper
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of a young man with a Brahman show steer]

Description: Photograph of a young man with a Brahman show steer. The young man, who is wearing denim pants, plaid shirt, denim jacket, and black cowboy hat is holding the lead rope to the steer. There are two men in felt cowboy hats and coats standing beside the steer. The man in the center is holding a wooden cane with round metal medallion near crook. They are in a covered arena at the Houston Fat Stock Show and Livestock Exposition.
Date: 1950/1965
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Albert Peyton George and the Reserve Grand Champion Steer]

Description: Photograph of Albert Peyton George and the Reserve Grand Champion Steer All Breeds at the Houston Fat Stock Show and Livestock Exposition in Houston, Texas in 1940 (as written on the banner George is holding over the back of the steer). George is holding the steer by the lead rope attached to the steer's halter. Shrubs and brick half-way of the Livestock arena in background (man wearing a hat can partially be seen on other side of arena wall). Written in white between image of steer and George: "Smith K. C. Mo." Old Object Term: Print,Photographic
Date: 1940
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Albert Peyton George with the Grand Champion short horn steer]

Description: Photograph of Albert Peyton George with the Grand Champion (rosette pinned on halter) short horn steer. George is standing in front of a covered stall area. Sign behind George can partially be read as: "Short Horn Cattle [?] Owned and Raised by A. P. George". A young African-American boy wearing overalls is standing on the right of the sign. There is a man seated on a bale of hay on far right. Written on back of photograph in pencil "1937 Prairie King - calved Dec 27th 1936- Sold to Cotton Russel for $1000.00 - 1939" also in pencil "Oct 9th 1937".
Date: October 9, 1937
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of C. M. "Pete" Frost riding on a white horse in a parade]

Description: Photograph of C. M. "Pete" Frost riding on a white horse in a parade (probably Houston Fat Stock Show and Livestock Exposition Parade) in Houston, Texas. Frost is wearing boots, dark pants, whit shirt, short jacket, western bolo tie, and large brimmed sombrero. Crowd of people standing on sidewalk. "Gordon's Quality Jewelers" store on left of photo. Other two story stucco buildings in background. Tall lamp post near right center. Written in black ink near bottom right corner of photo: "2/16/53 To my good Friend, A. P. George With Very Best Wishes Your friend C. M. "Pete" Frost". Written on back of photo in pencil: "530102".
Date: February 16, 1953
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of five men standing near an airplane]

Description: Photograph of five men (full view of four) standing near an airplane that is being loaded with cattle. The plane has an image of a globe with wings (wings have "PAA" printed in them) and "CLIPPER CARGO" printed below globe image. The cattle "chute" is to the left of photograph and has "PAN AMERICAN WORLD AIRWAYS" printed along the bottom. Back of photograph in pencil identifies the men: "Left to Right 1. V. W. Frost 2. Senator H. Brownlee 3. A. P. George 4. J. W. Sartwelle" also notation reading "If man [with] raincoat cannot be identified by chronicle, call E. Pate (C-6336) Senator Brownlee".
Date: 1945 - 1955
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Heine Neidig and A. T. McDannald with the Champion Brahman]

Description: Photograph of Heine Neidig and A. T. McDannald with the Champion Brahman at the Houston Fat Stock Show and Livestock Exposition in 1950. Neidig is holding the steer's halter and lead rope in his right hand. McDannald is holding the champion banners in both of his hands. The sign posted above the stall partition reads: "Sponsored by A. T. McDannald Fed By Heine Neidig Seguin, Texas". The group is standing in a hay filled stall in a covered arena.
Date: 1950
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Heine Neidig of Seguin, Texas with the sponsor of his champion steer]

Description: Photograph of Heine Neidig of Seguin, Texas with the sponsor of his champion steer at the Houston Fat Stock Show and Livestock Exposition in 1950. Sign above Neidig's head reads: "Sponsored by A. T. McDannald Fed by Heine Neidig Seguin, Texas". The sponsor is holding two banners proclaiming Neidig's steer as champion. Hay in foreground; wooden panel in background.
Date: 1950
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Heine Neidig with his Champion Brahman Steer]

Description: Photograph of Heine Neidig from Egin, Texas with his Champion Brahman (?) Steer Houston Fat Stock Show and Livestock Exposition Houston, Texas in 1950 as written on the banner over the back of the black steer. Neidig is holding the steer's halter and lead rope in his right hand. Neidig and the steer are standing in a hay filled stall located in an indoor arena. The stall number 627 is written on the wooden partition near the sign displaying Neidig's name.
Date: 1950
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Jean Kiger with enclosed letter]

Description: Photograph of Jean Kiger with enclosed letter 2000.042.009a. Kiger was associated with Mr. And Mrs. Albert Peyton George through the Houston Fat Stock Show and Livestock Exposition where Kiger exhibited George Ranch cattle. The graduation portrait of Kiger shows her dressed in her graduation cap and gown. The cap partially covers her shoulder length dark blonde hair. The photograph is secured in a tan folder. The interior of the folder secures the photograph with a matte. The matte has an embossed frame around the perimeter of the photo. Engraved in silver and centered below the portrait: "Wheat Studio". Image dimensions are approximately: 11 cm X 16.1 cm.
Date: 1960 - 1963
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Jean Kiger with her champion steer]

Description: Photograph of Jean Kiger with her champion steer at the Houston Fat Stock Show and Livestock Exposition in 1947. Albert Peyton George is standing to the right of the young exhibitor. He is wearing a dark coat, three piece suit, dark print tie, and white shirt. Another man (unidentified) is standing next to George. The photograph was taken in the indoor arena. Other men in background. Stamped on back of photo in black: "Morris Photographs David J. and Mattie V. Morris Box 428, South Houston, Texas Print From Negative No. [in blue ink] 512".
Date: 1947
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Jeff McLemore and Henry Frost]

Description: Photograph of Jeff McLemore and Henry Frost. McLemore has dark hair and mustache. The full length portrait shows McLemore, who is dressed in a dark pin stripe three piece suit with his hat on his right knee, sitting on a rock ledge. Frost is balding and has a long beard. Frost, who is standing on the right side of the portrait, is wearing a dark knee length coat, dark pants, white shirt, dark colored ascot and his right arm is in a sling. Frost's left arm is behind his back. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate with writing in pencil at bottom that reads: "Jeff McLemore, / Henry Frost". Text at bottom also reads: "Chas J. Wright 84 Main St. Houston, Texas". The back of the photograph is pink.
Date: unknown
Creator: Wright, Chas. J.
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Mr. Albert Peyton George sitting in the passenger side of a car]

Description: Photograph of Mr. Albert Peyton George sitting in the passenger side of a car. The passenger door is opened and Mr. George is turned to possibly exit the automobile. There is a man with his right hand extended toward George (to probably offer assistance). A woman (sitting in the driver's seat) is peering through car door to the right of Mr. George. Partial view of a man sitting in passenger side rear seat on far left of photograph. Bottom of photograph printed in white: "Shirer KC-M2". Written on back in pencil: "? Bob Armstrong". Stamped in red on back: "Photo Number [in pencil] 19549 When ordering additional prints Please refer to this number R. W. Shirer Livestock Photographer 210 Westport Rd. Kansas City, Mo. Je 2275".
Date: 1945 - 1955
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Mr. And Mrs. George taken at "The Plantation Houston"]

Description: Photograph of Mr. And Mrs. George taken at "The Plantation Houston" "Where Texans Dine and Dance to Nationally Famous Orchestras". Mr. And Mrs. George are seated third and fourth on left side of the table from foreground. A group of fifteen people can be seen at the table. The small tables that are linked together to form one large table carry drink glasses, whiskey bottles, plates, and other paper goods. There are other tables of people in background. The photograph is tucked into a gray folder accession 2000.026.015a.
Date: 1945 - 1955
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Mrs. Dickerson]

Description: Photograph of Mrs. Dickerson. Mrs. Dickerson is wearing a dark colored dress with lace inset on the bodice. The button front ends at a band collar with ruffles at her throat. Streamers of ribbons attach at the left shoulder and the long sleeves are made of lace. Mrs. Dickerson's dark hair is curled at her forehead and temples and then pulled back into a bun. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate. Text at bottom of cardboard reads: "From Anderson's 85 Main Street, Houston, Texas". The text is surrounded by a black pattern. Written on back in pencil: "Mrs Dickerson".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Pete Frost branding the wall with the "O" brand belonging to Polly Ryon]

Description: Photograph of Pete Frost branding the wall (of Rice Hotel?) with the "O" brand belonging to Polly Ryon and used by the George Ranch. The paneled wood wall on right has several other brands. A lamp in front of the wall has a cowhide with branding motif on the lamp shade. A man with gray hair standing in the center of the portrait is wearing a striped suit, white shirt, and striped tie. Partial view of a man (top of head) near bottom left and another at far left. Other men in background. The "ranch" style of the room includes a mural of a pasture at top of wooden paneling (right) with mounted deer, horns, ropes, and branding irons adorning the wall in background. Stamped in black on back of photograph: "Photograph By Victor M. Helm 4026 Dover - Houston, Texas Peter Whitney Associate MI- 1504 JA - 6342". The photograph was removed from the Mamie George photo album page 16.
Date: 1945 - 1955
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of six men seated aound a large dining table]

Description: Photograph of six men seated (man to left center is standing/leaning over to talk to George) around a large dining room table (possibly at the Rice Hotel). Albert Peyton George is seated third from left around the table. He is wearing a dark suit, white shirt, print tie, and has tortoise shell framed eyeglasses. To the left of the photograph is a French door with partial view of a table in front of it. Chairs, some covered with hats, coats (one wooden cane) line the floral painted walls. There is an open door near top, center of photograph. Stamped in black on back of photo: "Photograph By Arrow Arts Studios Rice Hotel - Houston, Texas Telephone Ch -8996 Reorder By No. [in pencil] C - 2046 - H" . The photograph was removed from the Mamie George photo album page 17.
Date: 1945 - 1955
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of the Reserve Grand Short Horn Steer at the Houston Fat Stock Show]

Description: Photograph of the Reserve Grand Short Horn Steer at the Houston Fat Stock Show and Livestock Exposition. The banner proclaiming the steer as reserve champion is being held by its exhibitor, the young man standing directly behind it. A.P. George is standing on the far left. George, who is wearing a suit, is holding the lead rope to the steer in his left hand and his cowboy hat in his right hand. Four unidentified men are standing behind the exhibitor. The arena brick wall with people leaning on brick ledge is in the background. "Smith K. C. Mo. Is printed vertically in white near George's pant leg. Written on back of photograph in black ink: "March 14 - 1940" and in pencil "Reserve Grand Short Horn Steer Ho [sic] Fat Stock Show 2940". Stamped in black on back: "Photo No [in pencil] 10782 [black stamp] Use this number to order extra prints Guy F. Smith 220 West 12th St. Kansas City, Missouri".
Date: 1940
Item Type: Photograph