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[Certificate Awarded to Hester Beck Willis]

Description: Certificate awarded to Hester Beck Willis for 25 years of membership in the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. It reads: "Twenty-Five Years of Continuous Membership. This Certifies that Hester Beck Willis #012499 is a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, having been admitted to membership on January 11, 1984. In Witness Whereof the President General and Senior Members Committee Chair subscribe their names and have caused the seal of the Association to be hereunto affixed at Killeen, Texas this 16th day of May AD 2009."
Date: May 16, 2009
Creator: Daughters of the Republic of Texas
Item Type: Text

[Photograph of Unidentified Boy with Sash]

Description: Photograph of an unidentified boy standing on a fabric covered bench; behind the boy is a painting of a light-filled room with a large window showcasing foliage outside. The boy wears a white long sleeve shirt and shorts, tights, and a black sash and bow tie. A handwritten note on the back reads, "Belton, TX."
Date: unknown
Creator: Hillyer
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of a Man]

Description: Daguerreotype portrait of a man wearing a suit and bow tie. The photograph, purchased from a Belton estate, is housed in a decorative leather case with a brass matte.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Baby]

Description: Portrait of a baby wearing a white dress and sitting on a blanket. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says "Mrs. J.B. Gregery, Temple, Texas."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Children]

Description: Portrait of a baby sitting on a cushioned chair, with an young girl standing next to her, both of them wearing white dresses. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says "Kate & Irene, 18 mos., 3 1/2 yrs."
Date: unknown
Creator: Favorite Photo Gallery
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Children]

Description: Portrait of a young girl sitting in a decorative chair with a boy standing next to her.
Date: unknown
Creator: The Central Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Family]

Description: Portrait of a family with three children of various ages standing around their parents, both sitting in chairs.
Date: unknown
Creator: Parks
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Man]

Description: Portrait of an unknown man wearing a dark suit and bow tie and standing next to a chair covered in a blanket, with a painted backdrop behind him.
Date: unknown
Creator: Chandler
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Roy R. Ray, Sr.]

Description: Portrait of Roy R. Ray, Sr., seated on a patterned chaise lounge, wearing a light colored eyelet gown with a cinched collar. A hand written note on the back reads, "Roy R. Ray, Sr."
Date: unknown
Creator: Hillyer & Son
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Women]

Description: Portrait of two women, one sitting in a chair and the other standing next to her. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says "Mrs. R.H. Haskel, Temple, Texas."
Date: unknown
Creator: Schuwirth, George
Item Type: Photograph

[Postcard of Austin County Court House]

Description: Postcard of Austin County Court House in Bellville, Texas. A handwritten note on the front of the postcard, which is addressed to Annie Wiggers in Temple, Texas, says "Hello Annie. How are you taking in these days? Hope you are taking life easy. Best wishes for a happy Easter and lots of eggs. Emil."
Date: April 1, 1907
Item Type: Postcard

[Postcard of Businesses on Austin Street in Holland, Texas]

Description: Postcard of buildings lining a dirt road. Text on the photo says "Business portion Austin St. Holland, Texas." A handwritten note on the front of the postcard says "Hello, feel like 15 cts. I look worse. How are your good old fellows? I guess you are having a good time, at least I hope so." The card is addressed to Miss Annie Wiggers in Temple, Texas.
Date: July 28, 1907
Item Type: Postcard

[Postcard of Christmas Tree]

Description: Postcard of a Christmas tree from Miss Edith Gray addressed to Miss Maude B. of Belton, Texas. The tree is decorated, and three children sit beneath it with presents.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard

[Postcard of Dredge in Brazos River]

Description: Postcard of a dredge in the Brazos River near Bellville, Texas. A handwritten note on the front of the postcard, which is addressed to Miss Annie Wiggers in Temple, Texas, says "Will try and write you in a fortnight. Rec'd Bertha's letter, was glad to hear from you. Mae."
Date: September 19, 1907
Item Type: Postcard

[Postcard of Farmers Union Warehouse]

Description: Postcard of a man standing between stacks of hay bales in a large barn, with the caption, "Rogers Tex. Farmers Union Warehouse." A handwritten note on the back of the postcard is addressed to Miss Annie Wiggers in Temple, Texas and says, "Hello. How are you this eve? I am down in the bottom cutting wood now. Got 8 more boys with me. We are having a good old time. Well how was preaching Sunday? Mattie & Leo. Kreuger were at our house Sunday. All went to Knob Creek to prayer meeting Sunday night. Bye bye. A."
Date: January 24, 1907
Item Type: Postcard

[Postcard of Holland, Texas Main Street]

Description: Postcard of the north side of Main street in Holland, Texas. A handwritten note on the postcard, which is addressed to Miss Annie Wiggers, says "Well if it wasn't for the scripture where it says all ye who are weary and heavy laden come unto me and I will give you rest. That is the only hope I have in this world. I don't think there ever will be any more pleasure for me left in this old world. I do sometimes wonder if ever I could be happy again. There is only one [?] for me and that is-"
Date: July 29, 1907
Item Type: Postcard

[Postcard of Rogers High School]

Description: Postcard of a high school at Rogers, Texas. A handwritten note on the front of the photo says "There will be a picnic the 11th & 12th in 1 mile of Rogers in the Waller Pasture. A." The postcard is addressed to Miss Annie Wiggers in Temple, Texas.
Date: 1907
Creator: Hendrick, J. C.
Item Type: Postcard

[Postcard of Rogers, Texas Main Street]

Description: Postcard of the north side of Main Street in Rogers, Texas, lined with buildings. A typed note on the front of the postcard, which is addressed to Miss Annie Wiggers, says "This is the main street of our big city of Rogers. Adolph."
Date: June 27, 1907
Creator: Hendrick, J. C.
Item Type: Postcard