Abilene Photograph Collection - 7 Matching Results

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Wedding Portrait

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.
Date: 1886
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

People on Front Porch

Description: Copy negative of R. H. Parker and family standing on the porch of a large two story house at S. 2nd St. and Butternut in Abilene in the late 1880's. There is a fence in front and other buildings in the background.
Date: 1880~
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Music Band

Description: Copy negative of the Abilene Town Band of the 1880s. The men are sitting and standing, holding their instruments. From left to right they are T. A. Lipps, Pete Kauffman, Adolph Heyck, Dave Kauffman, J. T. Tarpley, Will Woodward, Turner Lesslie, and Wilson. Printed below is a paragraph about the band.
Date: 1880~
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Music Band

Description: Copy negative of the Abilene Town Band of the 1880s. The men are sitting and standing, holding their instruments. From left to right they are T. A. Lipps, Pete Kauffman, Adolph Heyck, Dave Kauffman, J. T. Tarpley, Will Woodward, Turner Lesslie, and Wilson. Printed below is a paragraph about the band.
Date: 1880~
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library