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Wedding Portrait

Wedding Portrait

Date: 1886
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of a wedding portrait of Sallie Parker Willis and Thomas Middlebrook Willis believed to be taken in Abilene, Texas. The photograph was either taken the day of the wedding or the day after. He is sitting in a chair on the right holding a hat, and she is standing behind him on the left holding her hat. They are in front of a studio background with columns. An official Texas historical marker was placed at Thomas Middlebrook Willis' grave in 2009 at the Masonic Cemetery of Abilene, TX. The historical marker states that after graduating from the Law School of Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee, T.M. Willis moved to Abilene and established a practice. In 1886 he married Abilene resident Sallie Parker at the First Presbyterian Church of Abilene and the couple had eight children. Willis was elected City Attorney and later served as City Judge.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
[Photograph of College Hack]

[Photograph of College Hack]

Date: 1891~
Creator: Paxton, Mary
Description: Photograph of several female Simmons University students sitting in the college hack. Note on the back of the photo reads, “This picture of the college Hack was made during 1905-06 term -- Left to right - in Hack Picture - On back step Mabel Wylie 1904-10 -- Kitty Cowden 1904-07 -- Chloe McBride 1905-1912 -- Grace Rains 1905-1906 -- Virginia Guitar 1903-1909 -- Myrtle Trantham 1905-1908 -- Para Melinda Robinson 1902-1905 -- Carrie Miller 1903-1910 standing -- This Kodak picture made by Mary Paxton evidently in the year 1905-06 - ___ information, as to college attendance of each occupant - furnished by Randy Armstrong Publications Director of HSU - about 1891."
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
[Photograph of Mother Holding Rupert Richardson]

[Photograph of Mother Holding Rupert Richardson]

Date: [1891..1921]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Rupert N. Richardson Jr. (1943-1953) as an infant in the arms of his mother. She sits on a wooden bench set on rocker legs that is in the front lawn of a house.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
[Portrait of Pauline Richardson]

[Portrait of Pauline Richardson]

Date: [1891..1921]
Creator: unknown
Description: Portrait of Pauline Richardson, visible from the shoulders up, wearing a light-colored dress with transparent cut-outs. She is turned to the side, and her hair is gathered into a bun at the base of her neck.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
[Photograph of Val Halla]

[Photograph of Val Halla]

Date: [1893..1898]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the fine arts building and business office (also served as a men’s dorm), Val Halla, at Simmons College. Several men stand in front of the building. This building is located on the current Caldwell Hall site.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
[Photograph of 1898 Football Team]

[Photograph of 1898 Football Team]

Date: 1898?
Creator: unknown
Description: Group photograph of a Simmons College football team tentatively identified as being from the 1896 school year. Each member of the team is identified in order on the back of the photo.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
[Photograph of Female Graduates]

[Photograph of Female Graduates]

Date: March 1898
Creator: Vickers
Description: Group photograph of female graduates from Simmons College. They wear matching graduation dresses and caps. Note on the back of the photo reads, "March '98 -- Seated: Mary Parramore -- Nell Payne."
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
[Photograph of 1901 Graduates]

[Photograph of 1901 Graduates]

Date: [1900..1901]
Creator: unknown
Description: Group photograph of the women of the Simmons College graduating class of 1901. Handwritten note in the bottom margin reads, "Simmons College -- Abilene, Texas. Class of 1900-1901."
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
[Photograph of Female Graduates]

[Photograph of Female Graduates]

Date: [1900..1901]
Creator: unknown
Description: Group photograph of Simmons College graduates from the class of 1900-1901 in their dark-colored caps and gowns.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
[Photograph of Female Graduates]

[Photograph of Female Graduates]

Date: [1900..1901]
Creator: unknown
Description: Group photograph of Simmons College graduates in their caps and gowns. The photo shows 15 women in three rows.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
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