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[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