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House Exterior

Description: Copy negative of a single story house. In the picture there is a man and a woman standing on the front porch wearing formal clothing. The house has a single front door with a single window on each side of the door. On the roof a long chimney is visible. In the background other houses are partially visible.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Portrait of Man and Woman

Description: Copy negative of two portraits in a jointed frame. The photograph on the left is of Thomas Jefferson Cummings, and the one on the right is of Mollie Cummings.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Portrait of Man

Description: Copy negative of the portrait of J. Frank Cummings. He is wearing a collar shirt with what seems to be overalls.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Family Reunion

Description: Copy negative of two pictures of Cummings family reunions. The picture on the left is from 1970 and includes Polly Cummings Kline, Lela Hefner Cummings sitting in front, Matilda Cummings Baker, Alpha Theta Cummings McLeroy, Imogene Cummings Sanson, Maurice Hefner Cummings, and William J. Cummings, Jr. standing together. The picture on the right is from 1965 and includes Mary Virgina Hefner Robinson, Marsha Cummings, Anna Beth Cummings, Linda Cummings, Rhonda Jones, Randy Jones, Scott Baker, Alpha Theta Cummings McLeroy, Ruby Cummings, William J. Cummings, Jr., Lela Hefner Cummings, Matilda Cummings Baker, Arra D. Cummings, Imogene Cummings Sanson, Lin Sanson, Maurice Hefner Cummings, and John Otto McLeroy, Jr. sitting on stairs in front of a building.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Girl on Tricycle

Description: Copy negative of young Imogene Cummings wearing a dress, sitting on a tricycle in a yard with plants and a fence.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Women on Porch

Description: Copy negative of three women standing on a porch. The woman in the doorway is Arra D. Cummings, on the left is Lela Hefner Cummings, and on the right is Mary Virginia Robinson. There are plants on the left and a lamp post and air conditioning unit on the right.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Graduating Class

Description: Copy negative of a graduating class of Alvarado High School including J Frank Cummings. In the picture there are multiple rows of students all wearing cap and gowns and at the front left side a man sitting down is wearing a dark suit. In the background there is a building with pillars on each side of the picture.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Old Woman and Child in Yard; Old Woman

Description: Copy negative of two pictures. The picture on the left is of Matilda Skenell Key Hefner sitting in a wicker wheelchair in a bonnet and shawl in a yard with young Matilda Cummings standing in front with three baby dolls on a scooter toy. There is a flower in front of the girl and a fence in the background, and the picture was taken in 1925 in Alvarado. The picture on the right is of Matilda Skennell Key Hefner standing between a rocking chair and support beam on a porch wearing dark colored clothing, taken in 1926 at a house on Peach St. in Abilene.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Football Team

Description: Copy negative of the Alvarado High School football team. The team includes J Frank Cummings and John Otto McLeroy Jr. The group is divided into three rows, and they are all wearing football sportswear. Most of them look dirty as if they have just been playing. In the back a man stands in the middle wearing a jacket.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Children by Windmill

Description: Copy negative of two identical pictures of children standing at the base of a windmill with a cow. They are from left to right Martha Campbell with little J. Frank Cummings in front, Mary Ruth Campbell with little Alpha Theta Cummings in front, and Imogene Cummings with little Massey Cummings in front.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Family in Yard

Description: Copy negative of a family out on a yard, including Dr. W J Cummings, Maurice Hefner Cummings, Eliza Emmaline Cummings, Jackson Malberry Cummings and Imogene Cummings. An older woman and man are sitting down while a baby is sitting on the man's lap. In the back another man is standing while holding a baby in his arms. In the background there are trees and a wooden fence.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Children in Back Yard

Description: Copy negative of young Imogene and Maurice Hefner Cummings standing in a dirt yard with a fence. Imogene is holding on to her hat, and the town of Alvarado can be seen behind them.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Horse Drawn Wagon

Description: Copy negative of two pictures of people sitting in a covered wagon pulled by a horse wearing a hat in an area with trees, bushes, and a swing. The people in the wagon are, from left to right, Ms. Stamper, Susan Sanson, Gail Clark, and Matilda Cummings.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Family Reunion Picture

Description: Copy negative of a Cummings family standing on stairs in front of a building at a reunion in 1970. Pictured are Jana Petty, David Petty, James Petty, Susan Sanson Petty, Imogene Cummings Sanson, Lin Sanson, William J. Cummings, Jr., Marsha Cummings, Arra D. Cummings, Linda Cummings, Ruby Cummings, Maurice Hefner Cummings, Anna Beth Cummings, Lela Hefner Cummings, Gerald L. Kline, Jr., Randy Jones, Rhonda Jones, Otto Cox, Don McLeroy, Scott Baker, and Matilda Cummings Baker.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Graduating Class

Description: Copy negative of a graduating class from Denton College, including William J Cummings Sr. In the picture are many people of different ages, from toddlers to older people. Most are dressed in formal clothes including cap and gowns. They are all standing outside a house, which could be a school house.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Woman Working Garden; Children in Yard

Description: Copy negative of two pictures. The top picture is of Matilda Skenell Key Hefner standing in a large garden in Sweetwater, Texas with a fence and trellises in the background. The bottom picture is of children, from left to right, LaNelle Hefner, Imogene Cummings, and Maurice Hefner Cummings standing in a yard in front of a house with porch and bushes in Alvarado, Texas.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Women by House

Description: Copy negative of music teacher Mrs. Myrtle Schultz and seven mothers of her students. Lela Hefner Cummings is second from left.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Family Reunion

Description: Copy negative of the Cummings family reunion, including Eliza Emmaline, Alpha Theta, Mary Elizabeth, Imogene, Jackson Malberry, Maurice Hefner, Lela Hefner, DR W J, Otta, Emma and Arra D Cummings. In the picture there are two rows with the people on the first row sitting down on chairs while the ones in the back stand. The two men in the picture are wearing hats, also shirts and slacks. The women are all wearing dresses. In the background there are trees.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Graduating Class

Description: Copy negative of a graduating class. In the picture there are many women sitting in a half circle on a stage. They are all wearing similar dresses which are very formal and long. Many of them are also holding flowers, also in the picture are four men, one sitting down in the middle and three others are standing right behind him, all wearing suits.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Family Reunion

Description: Copy negative of two pictures at a family reunion. The picture on the left is of family members standing on stairs in front of a house in 1955. In the bottom row are, from left to right, Dale Cummings, Don McLeroy, Susan Sanson, Ron McLeroy, Kimberly Kline, and Gerald L. Kline, Jr. The women behind them are, from left to right, Alpha Theta Cummings McLeroy, Imogene Cummings Sanson, Polly Cummings Kline, and Matilda Cummings. The picture on the right shows more family members standing on stairs in front of a house in the 1940's. In front on the grass are Matilda Cummings and William J. Cummings, Jr. In the second row are, from left to right, an unknown person, Alpha Theta Cummings McLeroy, Polly Cummings Kline, and Imogene Cummings Sanson. In the back row are from left to right Maurice Hefner Cummings, William J. Cummings, Sr., and Lin Sanson.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Portrait of Woman and Child

Description: Copy negative of the portrait of Polly and William J., Jr. Cummings. In the picture a baby is sitting on a table wearing a shirt and formal overalls, while a young girl right behind is wearing a nice dress.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Man Feeding Chickens

Description: Copy negative of a man and two toddlers feeding a flock of chicken. The man is wearing slacks a shirt and a hat. The two young children are wearing light clothes and one of them is wearing a hat. In the background there are barns, a chicken wire fence, a wooden fence and a couple of trees.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Family in Garden

Description: Copy negative of two pictures of three family members standing together in a yard with plants and trees in the background. The top picture is of, from left to right, Poly, Alpha Theta, and Matilda Cummings. The second picture is of, from left to right, Polly, Maurice Hefner, and Matilda Cummings. The two girls in each picture are wearing light colored matching dresses. Maurice in the second picture is kneeling, wearing a suit.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Portrait of Children

Description: Copy negative of young Imogene, Maurice Hefner, and Alpha Theta Cummings standing together on a porch in front of a door. The children are all wearing light colored clothing. Imogene is wearing a large bow and the youngest is wearing a hat.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library