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[Clara Evans' Wedding Journal]

Description: Journal belonging to Clara Evans detailing her relationship with John T. Willis, Sr., from their first meeting to their wedding. Newspaper announcements, wedding invitations, fabric samples from Clara Evans' bridal trousseau, pressed flowers, and photographs have been pasted into the book, along with descriptions of important events written by Clara Evans. It also contains articles pertaining to the Willises' Golden Wedding Anniversary in 1967.
Date: 1917/1967
Creator: Willis, Nannie Clara Evans
Item Type: Book
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[Family Outside the Alamo, 1909]

Description: Photograph of a family walking out of the Alamo. A car is parked to the left, and a man with an umbrella walks past it on the sidewalk. Another man walks in the opposite direction. The Alamo dominates the photo.
Date: 1909
Creator: Wiseman Studio
Item Type: Photograph
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[Photograph of a Race]

Description: Photograph of boys lined up in a field about to start a race, with a man pointing a pistol in the air behind them. Names are written on the back of the photo: Alfred Bittley, J. A. Martinez, and George Underwood.
Date: 1925
Creator: Smith's Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of "Battle of The Flowers" Parade]

Description: Photograph of a woman sitting on top of a parade float covered in flowers. A handwritten note on the back of the photo indicates that it was taken during the "Battle of the Flowers" parade in San Antonio, Texas.
Date: 1948
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of the Alamo]

Description: Photograph of the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, with the front end of a car visible in the lower right of the picture. The photograph was purchased at the Thomas J. "Tommie" Suits estate sale in Waco, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Gildersleeve, Fred
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of the Grave Marker of Edgar Leflar]

Description: Photograph of the grave marker of Edgar Leflar (1893-1918). He died at Camp Travis in Bexar County, Texas. He was buried at White Chapel Cemetery, Coleman County, Texas. His epitaph reads "In grateful remembrance of a brave soldier who gave his life for his country."
Date: [1893-10-22..1918-02-13]
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Child]

Description: Portrait of a child wearing a dark dress and sitting on a bench, with a painted backdrop behind her.
Date: unknown
Creator: Lind Bros.
Item Type: Photograph

[Postcard of Mexican Wood Venders]

Description: Postcard of two men wearing sombreros and standing next to donkeys with logs tied to their backs, with several buildings in the background. A note on the photo says "Mexican Wood Venders, San Antonio, Tex."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard