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Seniors Enjoying a Covered-Dish Meal

Description: Photograph of seniors of First Baptist Church of Austin, TX enjoying a meal. Several women are in a line, carrying plates and filling them from plates of food on the table in front of them.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Hortence Webster

Description: Photograph of a young girl (identified as Hortence Webster) in a light-colored dress, posed on a flight of stairs. She is sitting on a patterned rug near two houseplants. Hortence Webster, the great granddaughter of Mahala Murchison, the first African American to live in Austin.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Two Members of First Baptist Church

Description: Photograph of two members of First Baptist Church in the sanctuary. A man wearing a suit and stole is standing with a woman wearing a dress and hat at the front of a church.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Three Members of First Baptist Church

Description: Photograph of several members of First Baptist Church in the sanctuary. In the foreground, a man in a suit and stole is handing a piece of paper to a woman and shaking her hand. A second woman and man are visible behind them.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Seniors Having Lunch

Description: Photograph of seniors of First Baptist Church of Austin, Texas in a restaurant. Four women are sitting together around a table with a checkered tablecloth; other people are visible at a table behind them.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Pastor Lee

Description: Photograph of Pastor Lee of First Baptist Church in Austin, Texas baptizing a child. The pastor, child, and a third person are standing in the middle of a creek or river.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

DAR honors Ernestine Thompson

Description: Announcement for the reception when the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) honored Ernestine Thompson with the Community Service Award at the W.H. Passon Historical Society on May 21, 2006. Ernestine collected artifacts for the Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum.
Date: May 21, 2006
Item Type: Text

Fanny Mae Tyson Caldwell's Funeral Service Bulletin

Description: The bulletin from the funeral service for Fanny Mae Tyson Caldwell at St. John Regular Baptist Association Tabernacle. Mrs. Caldwell was a long-time educator in Pflugerville, TX. Included in the bulletin are: one of her favorite poems, "The House by the Side of the Road", the order of the service, her obituary, a Litany of Gratitude in her honor, and a family tribute.
Date: May 14, 2004
Item Type: Text

Pastor McDonald

Description: Photograph of several people in a room, including Pastor McDonald of First Baptist Church in Austin, Texas. The man on the right is wearing a dark suit and holding a basket, standing on a platform; to the left, a man in a light suit is facing him and a woman behind him is seated and holding a bouquet of flowers. A flag, microphones, and various other objects are visible behind the three people.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Ebenezer Baptist Church - Men at Building Dedication

Description: Photograph of men signing contract for building the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Austin, TX on August 8, 1955. Included are (seated): U.S Fowler, Secretary of Trustee Board; Charles Fowler of Fowler Electric; Troy Ragland, Gemeral Contractor; J.D. Young of Young and Pratt, Heating Contractors; T.C. Calhoun, Chairman of Trustees; U.S. Gregg, Assistant Church Clerk; (standing): Robert L. Rowe, Pastor; W.B. Campbell, Church Treasurer; Walter J. Jones, Trustee and Building Committee Member; Perry Edmondson, Chairman of Deacon Board and Building Committee; C.H. Walker, Trustee; G.B. Arnold, Trustee.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph