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[The Abel Family and Home]

Description: Photograph of the Abel family and home at South 17th Street and Ross in Waco. From left to right, they are Ida Victoria, Maud Vivian (standing), Lillie Jane, Robert Downman, Clarence Albert (standing), Hector Valdemar, and Valdemar. Ida Victoria sits in a wooden rocking chair on the porch, and Lillie Jane sits in a wicker chair next to her. She holds Robert Downman, and Maud Vivian stands behind her chair. Clarence Albert stands on the porch steps, while Hector Valdemar sits on the arm of a rocking chair. Valdemar stands next to the chair, leaning against the side of the house. The photograph was purchased at the Abel estate sale in Waco, Texas.
Date: August 13, 1898
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Abilene Bankers Camping Trip]

Description: Photograph of John T. Willis, Sr. on a bankers camping trip. He stands in between two other men, Bob Adams on the left and Fritz Fulwiler on the left. Willis wears a hat and holds a pipe in his mouth. The campsite is visible behind the men.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Abilene Clearing House Association]

Description: Photograph of John T. Willis, Sr. in a group photograph of the Abilene Clearing House Association. He stands in the middle of the back row with his hands on the shoulders of the man in front of him. All of the men are dressed in white shirts, and several have money in their pockets or hands. The men in the front row are Kirk -, Herman Pender, and Curtis Weaver. Roy McCollough is on the left in the back row, and Bob Adams stands on Willis' other side.
Date: 1910
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Abilene Clearing House Association]

Description: Photograph of John T. Willis, Sr. in a group photograph of the Abilene Clearing House Association. He stands in the middle of the back row with his hands on the shoulders of the man in front of him. All of the men are dressed in white shirts, and several have money in their pockets or hands.
Date: 1912
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Acting Troupe in Blackface]

Description: Photograph of an acting troupe, all men, in black face. One of them, in the back row, is dressed as a woman, with a blouse and a feathered hat. The man in the front row wearing a striped hat holds a horn instrument. The man on the far right does not wear black face, and is dressed in a three-piece suit and tie.
Date: [1911..1915]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Addie Smith Howell and Children]

Description: Photograph of Adalade "Addie" Smith Howell, center, and two of her children. Jewell Howell stands to the left of her mother, and Robert Calhoun Howell to the right. Adalade and Jewell Howell wear high necked white dresses, and Robert Howell wears a suit and tie.
Date: 19uu
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Alexander Jacob Beville's Farm]

Description: Photograph of the farm of Dr. Alexander Jacob Beville located in East Waco. Several unidentified men sit around a pit. A table is set up in the background, and the house can be vaguely seen.
Date: 19uu
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Alexander Jacob Beville's Farm]

Description: Photograph of the farm of Dr. Alexander Jacob Beville in East Waco. Several unidentified men sit around a long table covered with a tablecloth and food. There is a smoking fire pit in the foreground. A man stands with his back to it.
Date: 19uu
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Anthony Garnett Smith, Sr. Family Cemetery]

Description: Photograph of the cemetery of the family of Reverend Anthony Garnett Smith, Sr., which is located 75 yards away from the house. There are four graves visible in the photograph.
Date: April 1977
Creator: Willis, T. Bradford
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Baby Portrait of Nannie Clara Evans]

Description: Photograph of Nannie Clara Evans as an infant. She is wearing a white-lace dress and is sitting upright in a tapestry-covered chair.
Date: 1891
Creator: W. D. Jackson Photographic Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[The Bahl Family]

Description: Photograph of the Bahl family. From left to right, they are Josephine, Blond, Leda and Harry Bahl. The women wear high-necked dark dresses and ribbons in their hair. Harry Bahl wears a suit and tie, with a medal in his lapel.
Date: 1901~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[The Beck Family Home]

Description: Photograph of the home of Roy Elmer Beck. It is a two-story American Craftsman-style house in Waco, Texas. Parked by the curb in front is an automobile, next to which Mr. Beck is standing.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Behrens Drug Company]

Description: Photograph of the exterior of Behrens Drug Company in Waco in 1892. A line of twelve white men stand in front of the store. To the right, two African American men stand. One of them wears an apron. The door to the store stands open.
Date: April 8, 1892
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Bible of Rev. Anthony Garnett Smith, Sr.]

Description: Photograph of a page of Reverend Anthony Garnett Smith, Sr.'s Bible, which features one of Reverend A. G. Smith's handwritten notes.
Date: unknown
Creator: Smith, Anthony Joseph
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Bible of Rev. Anthony Garnett Smith, Sr.]

Description: Photograph of a page of Reverend Anthony Garnett Smith, Sr.'s Bible. About 114 names and birthdates have been recorded throughout the Bible. The names on this page are slaves.
Date: unknown
Creator: Smith, Anthony Joseph
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Birthday Card to Johnie Louise Bruyere, December 24, 1945]

Description: A card addressed to Johnie Louise Bruyere on her birthday. It reads: "When someone has a friend like YOU/Steady, kind, staunch and true/A friend who can always understand/And gladly lends a helping hand./Then what a pleasure to express/Best wishes for your happiness/And what a pleasure to extend/Birthday greetings to you, my friend." It is signed "Miss Sallie." It has purple flowers on the front, as well as the words "Birthday Greetings to You."
Date: December 24, 1945
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[The Blessing Family]

Description: Photograph of the Blessing family. Anna and John Blessing are both seated. John Blessing holds his son, John, on his lap, and their daughter, Anna, stands next to her mother.
Date: 18uu
Creator: Blessing & Co.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[The Blessing Family]

Description: Photograph of the Blessing family. Anna and John Blessing are both seated. John Blessing holds his son, John, on his lap, and their daughter, Anna, stands next to her mother.
Date: 18uu
Creator: Blessing & Co.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Booklet for The Queen's Ball]

Description: Booklet for the Queen's Ball, a celebration of the coronation of Her Majesty Queen of the Year at the Texas Cotton Palace in Waco. Included in the booklet is a portrait of Her Majesty Queen of the Year, a list of members of the royal court, a program of dances and songs, a list of duchesses for Texas, and committee members.
Date: November 9, 1916
Item Type: Text
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Booklet for The Queen's Ball]

Description: Booklet for the Queen's Ball, a celebration of the coronation of Her Majesty Queen of the Year at the Texas Cotton Palace in Waco. Included in the booklet is a list of members of the royal court, a program of dances and songs, and a list of duchesses for Texas.
Date: November 11, 1915
Item Type: Text
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Bookmark for Good Will Week, 1933]

Description: An orange bookmark with green print. It reads: "I am Playing My Part In Good Will Week (2107). My name is: Johnie Louise Bruyere, Waco, Texas. Nov. 4, 1933. Welcome to Baylor's Homecoming." Bruyere's name, city, and date are handwritten.
Date: November 4, 1933
Item Type: Text
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis