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Description: The Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.)representative, Nancy Tanner, honors 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
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.
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.
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
Description: Photograph of pall bearers carrying the casket of Rev. Jerome Christopher Lott. He served as pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Austin, TX from 1928-1949.
Date: March 1949
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
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.
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.