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[Children Riding a Deer-Drawn Wagon]

Description: Postcard featuring a photograph of two children, Hoyt and Burnetta L. Murphree, sitting in a small wagon that has a deer harnessed to it. According to handwritten information on the back, they are the children of Lena Beck Murphree.
Date: unknown

[Group of Friends on a Seashore]

Description: Postcard featuring a photograph of four people — Henry Willard Quinius, Elizabeth "Bessie" Causey Miles Quinius, Nannie Clara Evans Willis, and John T. Willis, Sr. They are clad in their bathing suits; the women are wearing swimming caps.
Date: unknown

[Photograph of Axtell Railroad Station]

Description: Postcard sent to Miss Loudie George in Houston, Texas. The image on the front features a photograph of the Axtell Railroad Station with three women and a man standing outside the entrance. Buildings are visible in the background. A note written on the back is dated November 2, 1910 and says "I arrived home Tuesday morning and made an auto trip to [...] via Moody got home at 10 last night will be in Waco again tomorrow May get to see you in Waco or I may have an exhibit there during the Cotton Palace They are decorating the business houses already"
Date: November 12, 1910

[Photograph of Glen Rose]

Description: Postcard showing Lakeview at Glen Rose, Texas. The lake features several rocks and a footbridge. A line of trees can be seen in the background.
Date: unknown

[Postcard for Bastrop, Texas]

Description: Postcard showing nine scenes of Bastrop, Texas. Photographs include (from left to right): (1) Piney Creek, (2) Main Street, (3) Diagonal Street, (4) Bastrop from bird's-eye view, (5) the court house and jail, (6) bridge across the Colorado River, (7) the high school building, (8) a side view of the bridge across the Colorado River, and (9) a train depot. A partially-legible note is written on the back, that says "Suppose you will be surprised to receive this postal but did think of the [...] for a postal. Hope you are all well [...] Hattie."
Date: unknown
Creator: Grissom

[Postcard from Evol Gilmore to Johnie Louise Bruyere, December 28, 1926]

Description: Postcard from Evol Gilmore to Johnie Louise Bruyere, December 28, 1926. The front bears a drawing of a river and surrounding grass covered in snow. It reads: "I cannot say one thing that's new/So send the same old wish to you. Merry Christmas." The note on the back reads "Wishing you a happy Xmas and a bright New Year. Your friend, Evol Gilmore."
Date: December 28, 1926
Creator: Gilmore, Evol

[Postcard from her Grandmother to Johnie Louise Bruyere, December 22, 1928]

Description: A postcard from her grandmother to Johnie Louise Bruyere on December 22, 1928. The front has a drawing of a window seat, with a Christmas wreath and stocking hung on the window. It is snowing outside. The front reads: "Happy, Happy/all day through/Merry Christmas!" The note on the back reads: "This is wishing you and each one of Merry X-mas and a happy new-year loveingly [sic] Grand Ma Ma."
Date: December 22, 1928

[Postcard from Loraine Buie to Johnie Louise Bruyere, December 23, 1926]

Description: A postcard from Loraine Buie to Johnie Louise Bruyere on December 23, 1926. The front of the card has a drawing of a holly branch with red berries, a red bow, and a lit red wax candle. It reads: "Christmas Wishes. A Happy Christmas and New Year/A heartfelt wish and most sincere." The note on the other side reads "I hope you will have a very happy Xmas and a happy New Year. Loraine Buie."
Date: December 23, 1926
Creator: Buie, Loraine

[Postcard from Louisa Messimer to Johnie Louise Bruyere, December 22, 1928]

Description: A postcard from Louisa Messimer to Johnie Louise Bruyere on December 22, 1928. The front of the card has a drawing of a holly branch with red berries and two red birds sitting on it. It reads: "Christmas Wishes. Never was Christmas Day more glad/Than the one I wish for you;/Never were wishes more sincere/From a heart more fond and true." The note on the other side reads "Dear sweetie, I hope old Santa's good to you this year and - hoping you a happy X Mas."
Date: December 22, 1928
Creator: Messimer, Louisa

[Postcard from Louise and Dorothy Lee to Johnie Louise Bruyere, December 22, 1920]

Description: A postcard addressed to Johnie Louise Bruyere. The front has a drawing of six babies dressed as Santa climbing over a wooden trunk and packing up presents into a sack. One of the babies is asleep next to the sack, and another has fallen head first into the trunk. It reads: "All through the year kind wishes I've safely stored away, For Santa Claus to bring to you on Christmas Day." The note on the back reads "We hope that Old Santa is good to you."
Date: December 22, 1922
Creator: Lee, Louise & Lee, Dorothy

[Postcard of 119th Field Armory Soldiers Shooting Cannon]

Description: Postcard of soldiers shooting cannons in a field, with the caption, "Bat. D. 119th F.A. in action. Camp MacArthur, Waco, Texas." A handwritten note on the back of the postcard is addressed to Mr. and Mrs. J. Claude Hill in Hartford, Michigan and says, "Dear Folks, Am getting along fine. Can limp around without my crutches. I am listed as a [?] and will be one of this bunch on the other side when I get well enough I expect! Will write you a letter soon. Loving son [?]."
Date: November 18, 1917

[Postcard of a Man]

Description: Postcard of a man wearing a suit and sitting in a chair with a hat in his lap. This collection of photographs of African Americans was purchased from an estate in Dallas, Texas.
Date: unknown

[Postcard of a Woman]

Description: Postcard of a woman wearing a white dress and hat and sitting on a chair.. This collection of photographs of African Americans was purchased from an estate in Dallas, Texas.
Date: unknown

[Postcard of a Woman]

Description: Postcard of a woman wearing a dark dress with a flowered hat and sitting in a chair. A handwritten note on the back of the postcard says "I use to be your Valentine from Mary & Minnie." This collection of photographs of African Americans was purchased from an estate in Dallas, Texas.
Date: unknown

[Postcard of a Woman]

Description: Postcard of a woman wearing a dark coat with a scarf tied around her hair and standing in front of a painted backdrop. This collection of photographs of African Americans was purchased from an estate in Dallas, Texas.
Date: unknown

[Postcard of a Woman]

Description: Postcard of a woman wearing a white dress and black hat and holding a cane. This collection of photographs of African Americans was purchased from an estate in Dallas, Texas.
Date: unknown

[Postcard of a Woman]

Description: Postcard of a young woman wearing a coat and a flowered hat standing behind a counter in front of a painted backdrop. A handwritten note on the back of the postcard says "Don't get scared." This collection of photographs of African Americans was purchased from an estate in Dallas, Texas.
Date: unknown

[Postcard of a Young Woman]

Description: Postcard of a young woman wearing a dress and sitting on a chair. This collection of photographs of African Americans was purchased from an estate in Dallas, Texas.
Date: unknown

[Postcard of Austin Avenue in Waco, Texas]

Description: Postcard of a view looking down Austin Avenue in Waco, Texas, with cars and buildings lining the street. A handwritten note on the front of the postcard says "Doesn't this look familiar? Love Mother." The postcard is addressed to John Todd Willis Jr. in New York City, New York.
Date: May 17, 1943