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Life of J. W. Holston

Description: Handwritten manuscript by John Willis Holston. Chronicles his family's journey to Texas from Mississippi in 1869. Includes stories from his days as a cowboy on a cattle drive, and his two year service as a Texas Ranger.
Date: 1930~
Creator: Holston, John Willis
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Emma Phillippi Miller, Rosenberg resident, standing in front of trees]

Description: Photographic image of Emma Phillippi Miller, Rosenberg resident, standing in yard or park. Miller is wearing a light colored dress with (darker colored) hat and purse. There is a small tree to the right and three trees in the background. A house in distant left and a wooden building in distant right. Photograph has black trim on the right and left side of photograph (the trim may have been cut from top and bottom). Written on back in pencil: Miss Emma Phillippi Rosenberg, Texas. Purple stamp on back of photo reads: Guaranteed for Life This is a Genuine Border Fox Tone Picture Made by Fox Company, San Antonio, Texas Trade Mark Protected.
Date: 1930
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Congressman John M. Moore, Sr. c. 1930.]

Description: Photograph (copy) of Congressman John M. Moore, Sr. ca. 1930. Mr. Moore is standing on the bottom step to entrance of his ranch house in Orchard, Texas. He is wearing a suit with white shirt and bow tie. He has wire-framed glasses and has on a hat. Full length photo. Scanned image is of the copy.
Date: 1930
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Business section of Rosenberg taken from Avenue H]

Description: Photograph (copy) of the business section of Rosenberg taken from Avenue H down Third Street Circa 1930's. In white on bottom of photo is printed: BUSINESS SECTION, ROSENBERG, TEX. Cole Theatre on left with movie "Play Girl" advertised. On right of street at corner is Ost Garage and then Ost Barber shop. Cars and trucks parked on both sides of the street. A car and a truck are in the middle of the street. A stoplight is seen at top left of photo. Scanned image is of the copy.
Date: 1930~
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Shultz Equipment Company]

Description: Photograph (copy) of the Shultz Equipment Company that was located at Third Street and Avenue I. The store was destroyed by a fire in the 1940's. The store building is a two story brick building with glass front. Canopies cover part of the sidewalk (canopy on corner is rolled up). A truck is parked in front. Six automobiles are parked on the east side of building. Sign over front door reads: MAYTAG APPLIANCES. Scanned image is of the copy.
Date: 1930~
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[View from outside the teller windows at First National Bank in Richmond]

Description: Photograph of interior of the First National Bank in Richmond, Texas. Burt Winston is identified in ink on bottom of photo. Woman next to Winston is Hettie Nordhausen. Man dressed in dark suit in teller window next to woman in lighter color dress. Part of a chair in background in far right of photo. Photograph is mounted on gray cardboard substrate. Bottom of photo in ink: Burt Winston First National Bank Richmond, Texas 1930.
Date: 1930
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Women eating lunch at a table set up in a yard.]

Description: Photograph of women eating lunch at a table set up in a yard. Black and white image has been hand tinted in pink and green tones. Women are identified from left to right as follows: _______, Mrs. J.W. Slavin, _______, Mrs. Archie [Davis] Jones, Miss Fannie Sansbury, Mrs. Rachel Davis, Mrs. Mary McGee. Photograph has been removed from its original matte. Matte is a gray tri-fold enclosure with scalloped edges. Photograph opening has a slightly arched top.
Date: 1930
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

Newt Harris Barber Shop, Richardson, Texas

Description: Barbershop interior, left to right: Newt [Thomas Newton] Harris owner, Walter Parks, Jack Echols, Dock Echols. 1 sink, ceiling fan, several electric lights, 2 barber chairs. Flag bunting draped above mirror. Additional information: Left to right: Newt [Thomas Newton] Harris owner, Walter Parks, Jack Echols, Dock Echols - Dallas Morning News 8/22/1984. Thomas Newton Harris, 30 Oct 1870 - 29 Jun 1952.
Date: 1930/1935
Partner: Richardson Public Library

[Ethel Jodarski wearing a uniform]

Description: Senior photograph of Ethel Jodarski probably taken in 1931. Ethel is wearing dark colored shoes, white socks, white slacks, dark jacket, white shirt, dark tie, and a cap. She has her right hand on her hips, left hand on the door of an automobile, and her left foot is on the running board of the vehicle. The white wooden house in the background is Ethel's home. Ethel visited a lot with Mary Jones. The photo is bordered by a black pattern with "Fox Co." written in the top right and bottom left corners. Written in ink above the image "Ethel Jodarski" and below the image "Senior".
Date: [1930..1932]
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Eddie Eben in a military uniform]

Description: Bust photograph (copy) of a young man dressed in a military uniform. Written on back of photograph in pencil: "Eddie Eben (service picture) son of Augusta [&] Albert Eben Grew-up on house on George Ranch on FM 762 (during WWII). Eben is wearing a light colored button shirt with darker colored tie.
Date: [1930..1940]
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Four young women posed in an outdoor setting]

Description: Tintype image of four young women posed in an outdoor setting. The girl on left is wearing a knee length dress with jacket and hat. She is holding a purse in her hands. Woman in front center, who is seated in a chair, is wearing a dress, jacket, and hat. Young girl on right is wearing knee length dress print jacket, and hat. Woman standing in back row, who is holding an opened parasol, is wearing a dark colored dress with light colored trim. The group is posed on a sidewalk with landscaping in background and mountains in the distance. The tintype is secured by tape in a gray frame with burgundy floral and line border near photo and a thick burgundy line around outer perimeter. Tintype dimensions are approximately: 3.8 cm x 5.6 cm.
Date: [1930..1940]
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of a woman standing in front of the Nancy Stiles Jones oak tree]

Description: Photograph of a woman (possibly Mamie George) standing in front of the Nancy Stiles Jones oak tree in the yard of the George Ranch house. According to the "1996 George Ranch Historical Park Interpreter Training Manual", Nancy Jones planted the oak tree in 1824. The tree house (partially visible near top of photo) with the spiral stairway leading to it, was built by the Georges for Mary Jones, daughter of Mamie's cousin Henry Jones. White building on left, shrubs, wooden fence in background. The photograph is bordered by a black pattern with "Fox Co." written in bottom left, and top right corners of pattern. Stamped on back in blue: "2 196". Stamped in purple on back: "Guaranteed for Life This Is a Genuine (sic) Border Fox Tone Picture (outline of fox) Made By Fox Company, San Antonio, Texas Trade Mark Protected". Written in pencil on the back of the photo: "tree house at George Ranch".
Date: [1930..1940]
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of the Nancy Jones Oak tree]

Description: Photograph of the Nancy Jones Oak tree. The top branches of the tree are the focal point of the photo, with the tree house partially visible near the bottom of the picture. According to the "1996 George Ranch Historical Park Interpreter Training Manual", the tree was planted in 1824 by Nancy Jones and a tree house was added by the George's for Mary Jones, daughter of Mamie's cousin Henry Jones. The photograph is bordered by a black pattern with "Fox Co." written in bottom right, and top left corners of pattern. Stamped on back in blue: "2 94". Stamped in purple on back: "Guaranteed for Life This Is a Genuine (sic) Border Fox Tone Picture (outline of fox) Made By Fox Company, San Antonio, Texas Trade Mark Protected". There is a brown mark (line) on back.
Date: [1930..1940]
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of the tree house in the Nancy Jones Oak tree]

Description: Photograph of the tree house in the Nancy Jones Oak tree. According to the "1996 George Ranch Historical Park Interpreter Training Manual" the tree was planted in 1824 by Nancy Jones. A. P. and Mamie George added a tree house for Mary Jones, daughter of Mamie's cousin Henry Jones. The photograph shows the tree house near the bottom left corner with the upper branches encompassing the remainder of the picture. Written on the back of the photograph in pencil: "tree house AP George Ranch". The photograph is bordered by a black pattern with "Fox Co." written in bottom right, and top left corners of pattern. Stamped on back in blue: "2 94". Stamped in purple on back: "Guaranteed for Life This Is a Genuine (sic) Border Fox Tone Picture (outline of fox) Made By Fox Company, San Antonio, Texas Trade Mark Protected". There is a brown mark (line) on back of photo.
Date: [1930..1940]
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of the George Ranch house yard spotlighting the Nancy Jones Oak tree]

Description: Photograph of the George Ranch house yard spotlighting the Nancy Jones Oak tree that was planted in 1824 (According to the "1996 George Ranch Historical Park Interpreter Training Manual"). The tree (seen outside of the white picket fence area) occupies the center of the photograph with other oak trees surrounding it. The roof tops of several ranch buildings can be seen in the background. The photograph is bordered by a black pattern with "Fox Co." written in bottom right, and top left corners of pattern. Stamped on back in blue: "2 196". Stamped in purple on back: "Guaranteed for Life This Is a Genuine (sic) Border Fox Tone Picture (outline of fox) Made By Fox Company, San Antonio, Texas Trade Mark Protected".
Date: [1930..1940]
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park