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[Photograph of Tarver Family in Snow]

Description: Photograph of Tarver family siblings posed together in the snow. From left to right: Wendell Lee, Elizabeth Ann, James Walden and Leta Joy (front). They are all dressed for cold weather and James Walden is holding a spotted dog up in front of his face. There is a tree directly behind them and a bicycle is visible on the left.
Date: April 1947

[Two Men in Pig Pen]

Description: Photograph of Wendell Lee Tarver (left) and an unidentified FFA (Future Farmers of America) member on a farm in Burnet, Texas. The two men are wearing casual clothing and hats and appear to be standing in the middle of a pen. There are several pigs and a wire fence visible in front of the men. Various structures including a house and shed as well as trees and fence posts are visible in the background.
Date: April 1947

[Tarver Family Outside of a House]

Description: Photograph of the Tarver family standing together in a line outside of an unidentified house. From left to right: Wendell Lee, James Walden, John Agrippa, Selma Cleo, Elizabeth Ann, and Leta Joy (front). They are standing on the grass next to a flagstone walk; the corner of the house and trees are visible in the background.
Date: April 25, 1949

[Portrait of Wendell Tarver in Texas A&M Uniform]

Description: Portrait of Wendell Lee Tarver, visible from the chest up, taken while he was a student at Texas A&M University. He is wearing a light-colored shirt and tie with a darker-colored jacket; the jacket has pins with crossed rifles and the initials A.M.C. on the lapels. A handwritten note on the photograph says "Love, Wendell;" a second note on the frame outside the photo says "Wendell L. Tarver." The photo is inside a red folder.
Date: 1950~
Creator: Aggieland Studio

[Portrait of Wendell Lee Tarver]

Description: Portrait of Wendell Lee Tarver, visible from the chest up, taken while he was a student at Texas A&M University. He is wearing a uniform that has a light-colored shirt and tie with a dark-colored jacket; the jacket has an "A.M.C." pin and eagle icon on either lapel.
Date: 1951~

[Guests at Wedding of Wendell and Mary Jane Tarver]

Description: Photograph of guests at the wedding reception for Dr. Wendell Lee Tarver and Mary Jane Daniels. The bride and groom and other members of the wedding party are standing in a line in front of a brick wall with windows; guests are standing in front of them as they move through the reception line. A group of young girls is in the foreground. Handwritten text on the back of the photo says "Wendell & Janie's wedding."
Date: 1955

[Tarver Family Christmas Card, 1957]

Description: Christmas postcard from the Tarver family including a photo of the children on the left. There is a black-and-white illustration on the right of the card depicting birds sitting on a crossroads sign pointing "From our house" and "To your house"; the words "Greetings and best wishes for the new year" are under the illustration. In the photograph, a young boy (John Arthur) is standing behind his younger brother (Byron Lee) who is seated in an infant seat. A handwritten note under the photograph says, "With Love, Wendell, Janie, Arthur & Byron."
Date: December 1957

[Photograph of Wendell Tarver and Sons]

Description: Photograph of Dr. Wendell Lee Tarver and his oldest sons, John Arthur (right) and Byron Lee (left). The two boys are seated on the grassy lawn outside of a house in Burnet, Texas; Dr. Tarver is crouched down behind Byron. The wooden siding of the house and plants along the foundation are visible in the background.
Date: 1958~

[Tarver Family Christmas Card, 1958]

Description: Christmas postcard from the Tarver family including a photo of the children in the center. There is a black-and-white illustration at the bottom of the card depicting a drum, doll, top, train, and toy tea set; the words "Greetings ~ from our house to your house" are written next to the illustration. In the photograph, the young boys, John Arthur (left) and Byron Lee (right) are both wearing suits with jackets and bow ties; they are standing together in a yard in front of a bush and the wall of a house. A handwritten note under the illustration says, "Wendell, Janie, Arthur & Byron."
Date: December 1958

[Tarver Family Christmas Card, 1960]

Description: Christmas postcard from the Tarver family including a photo of the children on the left. There is a black-and-white illustration on the right depicting baby Jesus in the manger, sheep, an angel, and the star; the words "A Joyous Christmas" are written within the illustration. In the photograph, the two young boys are seated on a couch and are wearing dark pants, light shirts, and bowties; they are holding the arms of their little sister who is standing between them and is wearing a light-colored dress and shoes. They are, from left to right: John Arthur and Byron Lee on the couch, and Carol Lynn in the front. A handwritten note under the photograph says, "Wendell, Janie, Arthur, Byron & Lynn."
Date: December 1960

[Tarver Family Christmas Card, 1961]

Description: Christmas postcard from the Tarver family including a photo of the children in the center. There are black-and-white illustrations on either side including two lit candles in a candelabrum on the left and a stained glass window depicting baby Jesus and Mary on the right; the words "Peace on Earth" are at the top of the postcard. In the photograph, the children are seated in a line on the hearth next to a fireplace. They are, from left to right: Byron Lee, Carol Lynn, and John Arthur. A handwritten note under the photograph says, "Wendell, Janie, Arthur, Byron & Lynn."
Date: December 1961

[Photograph of the Tarver Siblings and New Baby]

Description: Photograph of the Tarver siblings posing together with their new baby brother. John Arthur is standing on the left, looking down at his siblings, Carol Lynn and Byron Lee are sitting together in a leather chair with wagon wheels on the sides. Byron is holding an infant (Lawrence Alden). Handwritten text on the back of the photo says "Byron 4 1/2, Lynn almost 2, Arthur 5 3/4, Larry 5 weeks."
Date: March 1963

[Tarver Siblings Around a Table]

Description: Photograph of the Tarver siblings and their cousin, Paula, seated around a table; from left to right: Byron Lee, Paula (Daniels), Lawrence Alden, John Arthur, and Carol Lynn. There are also two unidentified persons: a young man is standing on the left behind Paula and Larry, and a young woman is standing on the right with her hand on the back of Arthur's chair, looking down at a round, decorated cake on the table in front of him. There is a floral tablecloth on the table, as well as glasses and silverware, and large curtains in the background.
Date: 1964~

[Tarver Boys in School Uniforms]

Description: Photograph of Byron Lee Tarver (left) and John Arthur (right) posing together wearing their school uniforms. They are standing on a grass lawn in front of a bush near a stucco wall and have their hands clasped behind their backs. The uniform includes a white shirt and slacks, navy jacket, and a white cap with a dark brim. Handwritten text on the back of the photo says: "Arthur & Byron Tarver, September 1964, In Instituto Fraco Mexicano uniforms -- Taken in front yard, 303 Rio Brazo sur Colonia del Valle, Monterrey, N. L., Mexico."
Date: September 1964

[Tarver Family Christmas Card, 1964]

Description: Christmas postcard from the Tarver family including a small photo of the children with their cousin in the center. There are black-and-white illustrations around the outside of the photo depicting baby Jesus in a manger with sheep and an angel at the bottom and the star at the top; the words "Felices Pascuas" are at the top of the postcard and "Pròspero Año Nuevo" are at the bottom. In the photograph, the boys are wearing their school uniforms and the girls are wearing dresses; they are posed together in two lines on the stairs outside of a house. They are, from left to right: John Arthur, Paula (Daniels), and Byron Lee in the back; Lawrence Alden, and Carol Lynn in the front. A handwritten note under the photograph says, "Arthur, Paula, Byron, Larry, Lynn, Wendell & Janie Tarver. Dec - 1964."
Date: December 1964

[John Arthur and Byron Lee Tarver in School Uniforms]

Description: Photograph of John Arthur (left) and Byron Lee Tarver (right) posing together wearing their school uniforms. They are standing on a grass lawn in front of a stucco wall and have their hands clasped behind their backs. The uniform includes a white shirt and slacks, navy jacket, and a white cap with a dark brim. Each boy has a medal pinned over the left breast of his jacket. Handwritten text on the back of the photo says: "John Arthur Tarver, Byron Lee Tarver, with their medals received for the year 1964-1965 in Fraco. Picture taken in back yard at home in Col. de Valle Monterrey, N. L. Mexico."
Date: 1965

[Tarver Family Christmas Card, 1965]

Description: Christmas postcard from the Tarver family including a photo of the children and their cousin on the left of the card. To the right of the photo, there is a color illustration of two lit candles in a candelabrum, a stained-glass window depicting Mary and baby Jesus, and the words "Paz y Prosperidad." In the photograph, the Tarver siblings are wearing their school uniforms and are sitting together in a line on a cement step; part of a building is visible behind them, including windows. They are, from left to right: Paula (Daniels), John Arthur, Byron Lee, Carol Lynn, and Lawrence Alden. A handwritten note under the illustration says, "Paula, Arthur, Byron, Lynn, Larry, Wendell & Janie. 1965."
Date: December 1965

[Tarver Family Siblings in School Uniforms]

Description: Photograph of the Tarver siblings and their cousin, Paula, posing together on a swing set; they are standing in a line and the girls are seated on the swings. They are all wearing their school uniforms which include white shirts along with white slacks and navy jackets for the older boys, navy jumpers for the girls, and navy shorts for the youngest boy. From left to right: John Arthur, Paula (Daniels), Byron Lee, Carol Lynn, and Lawrence Alden. The wall of a house and several plants are visible in the background.
Date: December 1965