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[Headstone of Elizabeth Beard]

Description: Photograph of the headstone of Elizabeth Beard, born on April 4, 1913 and deceased on November 6, 2003. It features her name etched within the shape of a heart. Underneath her name are her birth dates and death dates; between the two dates is an image of Elizabeth in her womanhood. The words, "In loving memory" are directly below her picture. Floral bouquets that have been placed in front of her headstone are partially visible. According to accompanying information, she is the granddaughter of H.L. Price.
Date: unknown

[Headstone of Henry L. Price, Jr.]

Description: Photograph of the headstone marking Henry L. Price, Jr.'s grave in Price Cemetery in Palestine, Texas. The marker is made of stone and features only his name, his year of birth, which is 1895, and year of death, which is 1910. Piles of dead leaves surround the headstone. According to accompanying information, Henry L. Price, Jr. was the son of H.L. and Rosa Price.
Date: unknown

[Headstone of Henry Lee Price]

Description: Photograph of the headstone marking the grave of Henry Lee Price. The marker is a vertical slab made of stone. Etched underneath his name are the words: "Texas, U.S. Army, World War II, May 11, 1919, July 19, 1973." A metal placard holder is embedded in the ground just in front of the headstone.
Date: unknown

[Headstone of William M. Price]

Description: Photograph of the headstone marking the grave of William M. Price. The marker is a vertical slab made of gray-colored stone. Etched on the front beneath his name are the words: "Texas, PVT OMC, World War I, December 20, 1896, June 22, 1954." According to accompanying information, he was the son of Tony and Addie Price and the grandson of Sam and Mary Price.
Date: unknown

[Photograph of a Group Seated in Front of a Window]

Description: Photograph of a group of eight African-American women and one African-American man. The group of people are seated on a floral-printed semi-circle-shaped couch that faces the camera. The man is sitting in the middle, and there are four women seated on either side of the couch. In front of the group, in the foreground of the image, there is a small circular coffee table with a large fern sitting atop. Directly behind the seated man is a statue of a nude woman that faces the lefthand side of the image. The wall behind the group is made up of dark windows and light blinds that are opened halfway. There is a handwritten note on the front of the photograph that reads, "WASH. D.C. 1945" as well as a stamp on the back of the photograph that reads, "R. McDougall Washington D.C.".
Date: unknown

[Photograph of Aunt Bennie]

Description: Photograph of Bennie Benita Price posing for a portrait. The photograph shows Bennie Price, daughter of Ben Price, from the bust up, and her head and eyes are turned slightly to face the right side of the image. The woman has short hair that is brushed toward the left side of her head, and is wearing a floral patterned dress with a white scooped collar. She is also wearing a beaded necklace around her neck. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Aunt Bennie".
Date: unknown

[Photograph of Benjamin Price]

Description: Photograph of Ben Price, former teacher, seated in a wooden chair. He is wearing a shirt and vest with pants and the photo was taken outside of a house that has a porch with pillars. A handwritten note on the back says, "My Great-grandfather Ben Price. Grandmama Nellie B. Price Cumming's father."
Date: unknown

[Photograph of Lovie Price]

Description: Photograph of Lovie Price and an unknown man standing side-by-side in front of an interior wall. Lovie is wearing a long, dark, double-breasted button-up dress with light-colored buttons and trim. She is also wearing an assortment of long beaded necklaces. The man standing next to her on the left is wearing a dark suit, white collared shirt, and a printed tie. He has glasses and a pocket watch chained to his belt. A couple of photos and a calendar are hanging on the wall behind the two.
Date: unknown

[Portrait of H.L. Price]

Description: Photograph of Henry Lee Price, also known as H.L. Price. Price founded the town of Cuney, Texas and was the first African American to serve on a jury in Palestine, Texas. He is the son of Samuel Price, the former slave. He is wearing a three-piece suit, which is only partially visible.
Date: unknown

[Portrait of Vera Mae Cummings Nash]

Description: Photograph of Vera Mae Cummings Nash, daughter of Nellie Bell Price and Gent Cummings. She is standing with her hands behind her back, wearing a light blue turtleneck and khaki pants. A name tag is attached to her shirt on her chest. A banner with the words "Golden Opportunity" is partially visible behind her.
Date: unknown

[Portrait of Vera Mae Cummings Nash]

Description: Photograph of Vera Mae Cummings Nash, daughter of Nellie Bell Price and Gent Cummings and sister of Lovie Venola Cummings. She is seated in a chair and posed for a portrait in front of a backdrop that features the propeller of an airplane. She is wearing a fur coat, a dress, pantyhose and peep toe heels. Her hands are folded on her lap with gloves laid over them. According to accompanying information, she was also the first African-American to work as a secretary in the White House.
Date: unknown

[Price Cemetery]

Description: Photograph of Price Cemetery in Palestine, Texas. In view is a grave plot enclosed by a rectangular frame set into the ground; within the plot are several headstones. The landscape of the cemetery grounds is grassy with some patches of red dirt. Verdant trees are in the distance just beyond a wire fence.
Date: unknown