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Description: Photograph of Azilea Dora Johnson Price, who was a midwife in a Palestine, and Benjamin Franklin Price, an educator. Benjamin is the third son of Samuel 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.
Description: Photograph of Henry Lee Price, son of Benjamin Franklin Price and grandson of Samuel Price. He was named for his uncle, H.L. Price. He has short, curly black hair and is wearing a military-style jacket, a shirt, and a tie.
Description: Photograph of Lovie Venola Cummings Woodland, daughter of Nellie Bell Price and Gent Cummings. She is wearing a gingham dress and is standing outdoors near a red dirt pathway. A small white house is visible in the background.
Description: Photograph of Rosa Lee Cummings Berry and her nephew, James Henry Woodland. Rosa is the daughter of Nellie Bell Price and Gent Cummings; James is the son of Lovie Venola Cummings and Henry Woodland. James is wearing a knitted cap and a jacket while his aunt is wearing a white shirt.
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.
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.
Description: Postcard of Azilea Dora Johnson with her daughter, Virgie Mae Price Hodges. They are both wearing white long-sleeve blouses, long skirts, and boots.
Item Type: Postcard
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.
Description: Program made for the dedication ceremony of an official Texas Historical Marker at the former site of the McKnight Plaza. The marker bears the name J.B. McKnight, the man who purchased the land where the plaza used to stand. Inside the program is the program schedule, a brief biography of McKnight, and an extensive history of the site.
Date: February 26, 2005
Item Type: Pamphlet
Description: Certificate for one share of capital stock from the Farmer and Citizens Savings Bank, issued to Joseph F. Price and signed by H. L. Price. An engraved image of an eagle and an embossed seal are featured on the front.
Date: March 19, 1909
Item Type: Legal Document
Description: Postcard of three World War I veterans in uniform, standing at attention outside of a building. The man on the far left is Wright Cuney Price, the eldest son of H.L. Price. To his right are two men identified as Alex and Samuel.
Description: Six newspaper pages from various years featuring events, news, and persons in the black community in Palestine, Texas.
Item Type: Clipping
Description: Telegram to Vera Mae Cummings from James McGuire; the text says: "Little Vera Pearl arrived at 345 am March 16 send diapers at once will write you as soon as I am able Love= James McGuire."
Date: March 17, 1945
Item Type: Text