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[Man sitting on a horse, wearing a dark suit and a hat]

Description: Postcard sent to A.P. George. Gentleman sitting on a saddled horse, wearing a dark suit, white shirt, dark tie and dark hat. Most likely T. W. "Bud" Davis in front of the Davis family cook's house. The house has visible shutters on windows, an open door on the right side, a rocking chair on center, right of porch and is held up by brick supports. "Crazy, Mineral Wells, Texas" box on front porch by open door. Water pump in front of house, to the left of "Bud". Under photograph handwritten: "Best cow Pony in Texas".
Date: unknown

[The "Mission San Jose" in San Antonio, Texas]

Description: Postcard image of the Mission San Jose in San Antonio, Texas. The mission is a stone structure with a bell tower on the north west corner of the building. The north entrance of the mission has ornate three dimensional figures on the side and top of doorway. Small wooden structure on west side of building. White picket fence on north side. Wooden fence on southwest side. Written at bottom of postcard: "Jacobson Photo. 7(?) Mission San Jose`. 2nd Mission. 2 E. Houston Str San Antonio." The image is mounted on a black cardboard substrate. Black text on back of the postcard is titled: "Picturesque San Antonio. Published by M. E. Jacobson No. 2 E. Houston, St., San Antonio, Texas." The text continues to discuss the missions of San Antonio including the most important "The Alamo".
Date: unknown

["Nevada Wing Of Boulder Dam PowerHouse"]

Description: Postcard image of the "Nevada Wing Of Boulder Dam PowerHouse" as written in white text in bottom right corner of postcard. The interior of the powerhouse focuses on the five turbines in center of photograph. Black text on back of postcard reads: "Message Post Card Address [in black line rectangle] Postage 1 [cent]".
Date: 1925 - 1935

[Nine men and a little girl gathered around an automobile]

Description: Postcard image of nine men and a little girl on and around an automobile. The little girl is standing on the left fender of the automobile. Thomas Walter Davis is standing in the center of the photograph just beyond the image of the steering wheel. He is wearing a white shirt and a light colored square crowned felt hat. He is holding a cigarette in his left hand (visible below steering column of vehicle). To the right of the photograph is a sign reading: "J. T. DYER". On back of postcard is the Post Card mail information.
Date: 1915 - 1922

[The northwest corner of the "M.E. Church Richmond, Tex."]

Description: Postcard with a photo of the northwest corner of the "M.E. Church Richmond, Tex." as handwritten at the bottom of the photo. It is a three story building made of dark brick with white edging around the windows. Three entranceways face the north side with steps leading up to them and three large windows above the entranceway with a smaller one at the point of the building. One square portion of the building with four windows on each side protrudes from the northeast and northwest corner. There is a simple door on the far right of the building on the west side, along with a small window over the door and three large windows on the west side. The building sits on the corner of a street. Two two-story houses sit on the church's left side.
Date: unknown

[Postcard image "Looking Downstream, Boulder Dam"]

Description: Postcard image "Looking Downstream, Boulder Dam" as written in white text in bottom right corner of postcard. In the image, water is seen flowing from the dam into the canyon. Buildings on either side of the canyon walls in foreground. Roadways along the banks of the canyon walls in background. Cables cross each other near the center of the photo. Black text on back of postcard reads: "Message Post Card Address [in black line rectangle] Postage 1 [cent]".
Date: 1925 - 1935

[Postcard image of a boy dressed in a baseball uniform]

Description: Postcard image of a boy dressed in a baseball uniform. The appears to be standing in the middle of a dirt street. The boy is wearing laced shoes, dark stockings, thick padded pants, shirt with "B" or "8" (?) stitched on left side, and a cap. He has a baseball glove on his left hand. He has his legs spread wide and his hands open as if he were ready to catch a ball. There are buildings on the left side of the street with a man standing on far left. Trees in left and right background. Text on back of post card reads: "Post Card This Side For The Address Place Postage (CSKO) Stamp Here".
Date: 1885 - 1920

[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

[Postcard image of a dark horse standing in a yard]

Description: Postcard image of a dark horse standing in a yard. The horse is facing an exterior wall of a white wooden building with dark painted shutters. There is a fence with white wooden gate near bottom left corner. In the background, there is a white wooden box around a small tree near corner of the house, wire fence, gate, and small wooden building with surrounding trees on other side of wire fence.
Date: unknown

[Postcard image of a "Glimpse Of Mt. Evans At. 14,260 Ft. From Chicago Creek Road"]

Description: Postcard image of a "Glimpse Of Mt. Evans At. 14,260 Ft. From Chicago Creek Road" as written in white at bottom of postcard. Image shows a winding road that disappears from view amid tall trees and mountains. Mountains in background. Black text on back of postcard reads: "Post Card Correspondence Address D O P S [written in corners of a dotted line square] Place Stamp Here [written inside of square].
Date: unknown

[Postcard image of a group of people gathered on a porch]

Description: Postcard image of a group of people gathered on a porch. The group is probably part of the Booth family at the home of F. I. Booth. There are two men sitting on a porch swing on the left.. A woman is seated in a chair near center and two women, with partial view of a third are seated on a bench on far right. There is a wooden rocking chair in left foreground. Arches and porch railing of the wooden house is in the background. Text on back of postcard reads: "Post Card Correspondence Here Name and Address Here Velox [four times to form a square] Place Stamp Here Name and Address Here".
Date: unknown

[Postcard image of a horse standing near a wooden fence]

Description: Postcard image of a horse standing near a wooden fence. The horse is probably owned by Albert Peyton George. Oak tree on the other side of wooden fence (just beyond the horse). Trees in background. Back of postcard in black print: "PostCard This side for the Address Place Postage CSKO (?) Stamp Here".
Date: unknown

[Postcard image of a man on horseback]

Description: Postcard image of a man on horseback. The man, who is wearing cowboy boots, dark pants, white shirt, and hat, is seated on a dark horse. There is a rope coiled near the saddle horn of the saddle. The man's face is not distinguishable because of the darkness of the print. Text on back of post card reads: "Post Card This Side For The Address Place Postage (CSKO) Stamp Here".
Date: 1885 - 1920

[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

[Postcard image of a man standing on the front of a locomotive]

Description: Postcard image of a man standing on the front of a locomotive. The man with long white beard is wearing knee high boots, dark slacks, white long sleeved shirt, and dark hat. The locomotive has flags flying near top left, and right, Texas flag flying on lower right, and has a number "3009" in center front. Text at bottom of photo reads: "At Booth, Tex Nov. 11th 1911". Railroad tracks in foreground, trees on left, wooden building with people standing beside it on right.
Date: November 11, 1911

[Postcard image of a panoramic view of the Chicago Creek Road]

Description: Postcard image of a panoramic view of the Chicago Creek Road. The winding road zigzags across the postcard with tall pointed topped trees on either side of the road. Mountains in the background. Written in white at bottom of postcard: "Looking Down on the Loops of the Chicago Creek Road From Panorama Point". Black text on back reads: "Post Card Correspondence Address D O P S [printed in the corners of a dotted line square] Place Stamp Here [written in the square].
Date: unknown

[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

[Postcard image of a woman on horseback]

Description: Postcard image of a woman on horseback in the George Ranch House yard. The woman sitting side saddle on a white horse may be Rhydonia Jones who was married to Mamie George's cousin Henry Jones. Rhydonia is wearing a white blouse and dark skirt. She is in the shade of the cistern house located on the left side of the photograph. The Nancy Jones oak tree in the center background, which, according to the "1996 George Ranch Historical Park Interpreter Training Manual" was planted by Nancy Jones in 1824, shades a lounging dog (front) and a turkey (right). Two small wooden structures also sit beneath the shade tree (possibly animal pens) on the left and right sides of the tree trunk. Smaller trees are to the right of the photo. A white wooden pen can partially be seen in the background between the white horse and the cistern. Wooden fence in background with trees in the distance. Text on back of photo reads: "Post Card This Side For The Address Place Postage Stamp Here".
Date: unknown

[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

[Postcard image of "Echo Lake Lodge Colo."]

Description: Postcard image of "Echo Lake Lodge Colo. In Spring, Alt. 10,628 Ft. as written in bottom left corner in white. The two and a half story log lodge has a hexagonal shaped wing (facing camera) with a rectangular wing near left side of photo. The covered area to right bears the sign "Echo Lake Lodge". Snow covered grounds in foreground. Snow and tree topped mountains in background. Back of photo in black: "Post Card Correspondence Address A Z O [written in a square with black squares at each corner] Place Stamp Here [written inside of square]"
Date: unknown

[Postcard image of "Echo Lake Lodge Colo. In Spring, Alt. 10,628 Ft.]

Description: Postcard image of "Echo Lake Lodge Colo. In Spring, Alt. 10,628 Ft. as written in bottom left corner in white. The two and a half story log lodge has a hexagonal shaped wing (facing camera) with a rectangular wing near left side of photo. The covered area to right bears the sign "Echo Lake Lodge". Snow covered grounds in foreground. Snow and tree topped mountains in background. Back of photo in black: "Post Card Correspondence Address A Z O [written in a square with black squares at each corner] Place Stamp Here [written inside of square]"
Date: unknown

[Postcard image of " 'Echo Lake Lodge In May' Colo."]

Description: Postcard image of " 'Echo Lake Lodge In May' Colo." as written in white near bottom left of postcard. The image is of a two story painted building with white trim. Snow in foreground has several structures nearly covered. Tall trees in front of the lodge and on the hillside in the background. Black text on back reads: "Post Card Correspondence Address D O P S [printed in the corners of a dotted line square] Place Stamp Here [written in the square].
Date: unknown

[Postcard image of four cowboys on horseback watching over a herd of cattle]

Description: Postcard image of four cowboys on horseback watching over a herd of cattle. Blank (black) strip across top and bottom of postcard front. Black spots on left and top. Back of postcard has black print standard postcard information: "Post Card This Side For The Address Place Postage CSKO (?) Stamp Here".
Date: 1940 - 1950

[Postcard image of "Lake Mead From Observation Point Boulder Dam"]

Description: Postcard image of "Lake Mead From Observation Point Boulder Dam" as written in white text at bottom right corner of postcard. Two automobiles are parked near the rock ledge of the point. Two people can be seen leaning near the ledge. Large body of water with mountains in background. Black text on back of postcard reads: "Message Post Card Address [in black line rectangle] Postage 1 [cent]".
Date: 1925 - 1935