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[Portait of Elizabeth Price Beard]

Description: Photograph of Elizabeth Price Beard, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Price and granddaughter of Samuel Price. She has curly, shoulder-length hair and is wearing a black jacket and a white shirt.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Henry Lee Price]

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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Lovie Venola Cummings Woodland]

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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Nellie Bell Price]

Description: Photograph of Nellie Mae Price, daughter of Azilea D. Johnson and Benjamin F. Price. She is standing outdoors near a dirt path, wearing a plaid, drop-waist dress, with her hands on her hips.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Nellie Bell Price]

Description: Photograph of Nellie Bell Price standing on the lawn of a fenced-in yard. She is wearing a short-sleeve dress. A couple of houses are visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Rosa Lee Cummings Berry with Her Nephew]

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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Samuel Price]

Description: Photograph of Samuel Price, a former slave, who owned 4,000 acres of land in Palestine, Texas. He has a beard and a mustache and is wearing a suit jacket and a tie.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[Program for the Dedication of a Historical Marker in Palestine, Texas]

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

[Sign Leading to Price Cemetery]

Description: Photograph of a road sign leading to Price Cemetery, named for Samuel Price, as seen through the window of a car. The cemetery was once used as a place to bury slaves. A tree-lined road is visible in the distance.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Three World War I Veterans in Uniform]

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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph