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Men by Car

Description: Copy negative of three men standing beside a car parked by a house. The man in the middle is Roy Campbell Barton, and Barton is written on the right side of the photograph.
Date: 1920~
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Photograph of Man and Woman in Mountains; Four Men; Oscar Temple and Woman; Man and Woman]

Description: Copy negative of four pictures from 1916 and/or 1917 pasted in a scrapbook. One is of a man and woman standing in front of a snowy wooded mountain with another person in the background. One is of four men in front of some woods. One is of Oscar Temple and a woman sitting in the grass in front of a tree with houses in the background. The other is of Oscar Temple and a woman standing in an open area with buildings in the background.
Date: 1916~
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Basketball Game

Description: Copy negative of a donkey mascot wearing a "Stamford" sheet at a basketball game at Simmons College. The donkey is the mascot for the Stamford College Mules of Stamford, Texas. There are spectators in the background.
Date: 1915
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

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