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Branding Cattle at the Brite Ranch

Description: Photographic postcard of cowboys branding cattle on the Brite Ranch in West Texas. It has the name "Bill Bailey" written on the back and it is addressed to Mr. C.E. Brite in Brite, Tex and it is postmarked September 1, 1921 in Marfa, Texas.
Date: 1921~
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Cattle Sales Ledger]

Description: Ledger containing records of cattle sales for the O'Connor Brothers and Dennis Martin O'Connor. The ledger includes brand, number of cattle, class, to whom sold, owner, price, and whether it was paid.
Date: [1888..1893]
Partner: Texas Coastal Bend Collection

[Photograph of a herd of white and brown Brahman cattle]

Description: Photograph of a herd of white and brown Brahman cattle in a pasture on the George Ranch. The cattle are centered around wooden feed troughs. Photograph has purple pen marks on the (left and right only) white border around the image. Written on back in purple: "8 in" with lines extending horizontally and in pencil "6560 [line] 7" and [in a circle] 8 1/2 (?)".
Date: [1940..1955]
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of a herd of white Brahman cattle and one black calf]

Description: Photograph of a herd of white Brahman (one black calf near left of photo) cattle in a pasture on the George Ranch. The two story white George Ranch house can be seen between the trees near right center background. Other white ranch buildings, including the chicken house on far left. Written on back of photo in blue ink: "Neg 361-A".
Date: [1940..1955]
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of a Brahman bull standing near a water trough/tower]

Description: Photograph of a Brahman bull standing near a water trough/tower on the King Ranch. The tower has a three dimensional image of a Brahman cow on top of it. The tower's water is provided by a windmill to the left of the photograph. There is a small wooden pump house beneath the windmill. A wooden fence separates the pasture from land that has been broken up for possible hay planting or row crops. White building in far left background; trees in background.
Date: [1940..1955]
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of a Brahman facing a dark colored bull in a pasture]

Description: Photograph of a Brahman facing a dark colored bull in a pasture on the George Ranch. White posts of fence on left and cross fence leading to another pasture just beyond the two cattle in center. Cattle in this pasture can be seen in the distance. A white wooden feeder in pasture and a white building at the corner of pasture. The white fence line and oak trees border the driveway that leads to the George Ranch house (not visible). "42" written in white in bottom right corner of photograph. Stamped in purple on back of photograph: "Bob Bailey fine photography 515 Taft (at Buffalo Dr.) Houston, Texas KE - 6625 Negative Number 17144 - 42".
Date: [1940..1955]
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of a Brahman facing a dark colored bull in a pasture]

Description: Photograph of a Brahman facing a dark colored bull in a pasture on the George Ranch. White posts of fence on left and cross fence leading to another pasture just beyond the two cattle in center. Cattle in this pasture can be seen in the distance. A white wooden feeder in pasture and a white building at the corner of pasture. The white fence line and oak trees border the driveway that leads to the George Ranch house (not visible). "39" written in white in bottom right corner of photograph. Stamped in purple on back of photograph: "Bob Bailey fine photography 515 Taft (at Buffalo Dr.) Houston, Texas KE - 6625 Negative Number 17144 - 39".
Date: [1940..1955]
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of a group of Brahman cattle]

Description: Photograph of a group of Brahman cattle in a pasture on the George Ranch. Large bull to left of photograph has a brand "828" on back left leg. The two story white George Ranch house can be seen in the center background. White fence posts, trees, and other white wooden buildings in background. There are purple marks (lines) in white border around the perimeter of the photograph. Back of photograph in pencil "6560 [line] 7" and "3E" and in purple ink "8 in" with lines on either side extending vertically to left and right edges.
Date: [1940..1955]
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of Brahman cattle in a pasture on the George Ranch]

Description: Photograph of Brahman cattle in a pasture on the George Ranch. White fencing and two prominent trees in background. The photograph was in the process of being retouched but was not finished. Two cattle, one on far left and one near center, were being taken out of the photograph by painting with similar background colors; however they were not fully removed. Pencil marks (lines and arrows) in the white border around perimeter of photograph. Written on back of photograph in pencil: "Do not flop negative 4 X 21/2 and 3 [circled]". A label attached to the back in black print and in pencil: "Art Engraving Co. Job No. 5434 [line] 4 Wanted Fri For Webb (?) Account Line R. Scale -13 1/4 % Halftone 100 line zinc Size W 4 H 2 1/2 V Scale Finish Aqua (?) Mounting Top - bottom flush". Stamped in black on back: "Photograph By David J. & Mattie V. Morris Box 428 So. Houston, Texas".
Date: [1940..1955]
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of a white Brahman bull]

Description: Photograph of a white Brahman bull. The bull is haltered and also has a collar around his neck. The bull is standing in front of a white wooden building; window in top left corner with shrubs below window. Tree branches from center to left side of photograph. Partial view of an automobile on far right. Crumpled paper on ground (foreground) near bull's back feet. Back of photograph stamped in black: "Morris Photographs David J. and Mattie V. Morris Box 428, South Houston, Texas Print From Negative No. [in pencil] 1282".
Date: [1940..1955]
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of a white Brahman bull with a "93" brand - front side view]

Description: Photograph of a white Brahman bull (frontal/side view) with a "93" brand and a "circle" brand (Polly Ryon's brand used by Albert Peyton George). The bull is haltered and standing in hay in front of a wooden barn (image of barn is slightly tilted to the right) on the George Ranch. Wooden panel to stock pen adjoins the white barn on the right.
Date: [1940..1955]
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of a white Brahman bull with a "93" brand - full side view]

Description: Photograph of a white Brahman bull (full side view) with a "93" brand and the "circle" brand belonging to Polly Ryon used by Albert Peyton George for cattle on the George Ranch. The bull is standing in hay in front of a white wooden barn. Wooden stock pen partition adjoins barn on right. (similar to images 2000.032.008 and 009 - bull's head is raised).
Date: [1940..1955]
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

Cattle Brands of Texas

Description: This is a research paper written by Russell F. White for an American History Class at Marfa High School on May 4, 1964. It covers the history of cattle branding and has many illustrations of brands in Texas that were used by ranches in Texas, including those of Indians and Mexicans.
Date: May 4, 1964
Creator: White, Russell F.
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Scrapbook Page Featuring an Elderly Cowboy and the Clear Fork of the Brazos River]

Description: A page from a worn cowhide album displaying two black and white photographs positioned horizontally. The larger top photo is an 8 x 10 inch print of an elderly cowboy (possibly identified as Newcomb) heating a branding iron over a fire built inside a barrel. He is wearing boots, a vest, and a cowboy hat and kneeling in front of the barrel. Behind him is a wire and wood fence beyond which is a field with a cow. Below this image is a photograph of the Clear Fork of the Brazos River. Trees cover both sides of the river's banks.
Date: unknown
Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch