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[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to Sallie L. Willis, December 6, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to Sallie L. Willis, on December 6, 1944, thanking her for the Christmas box she sent him. He talks about the weather, and says that the food is getting bad because it's all canned, so her box is very welcome. He expresses hope that a relative made it safely to France.
Date: December 6, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to Sallie Letitia Willis, February 15, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to Sallie Letitia Willis, on February 15, 1944. He thanks her for a box she sent him at Christmas, and admits that Italy is better than Africa, and there are more things to take pictures of in Italy than in Africa, but he still wants to go home. He's heard that Margaret Ann is dating a soldier, and predicts that they will get married.
Date: February 15, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Item Type: Letter

[Photograph of a Group of Women]

Description: Photograph of a group of women on the steps of a building holding spears and flags and wearing ribbons pinned to their dresses with "Waco" on them.
Date: 1915
Creator: Bryant Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Military Review]

Description: Photograph of a military review in Fort Worth, Texas, perhaps during World War One. Spectators watch the military as they parade down the street.
Date: unknown
Creator: Jernigan
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Singleton Family]

Description: Photograph of the Singleton family. A handwritten note on the back of the photo identifies them as (left to right) Bill Singleton, Grandfather Singleton, Clarence Singleton, Grandmother Singleton, and John Singleton.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of a Man]

Description: Daguerreotype portrait of a man with a long beard wearing a suit and bow tie. The photograph, purchased from a Fort Worth estate, is housed in a decorative leather case with a brass matte.
Date: unknown
Creator: Beckers & Piard
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of a Man]

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

[Portrait of a Woman]

Description: Daguerreotype portrait of a woman wearing a dress with black gloves and a black ribbon around her neck. The photograph, purchased from a Fort Worth estate, is housed in a decorative leather case with a brass matte.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of a Woman]

Description: Daguerreotype portrait of a woman wearing a ruffled dress with a dark beaded necklace. The photograph, purchased from a Fort Worth estate, is housed in a decorative leather case with a brass matte.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of a Woman and Child]

Description: Daguerreotype portrait of a woman and her daughter, both wearing dark dresses with white lace collars. The photograph, purchased from a Fort Worth estate, is housed in a decorative leather case with a brass matte.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Man]

Description: Portrait of a man wearing a suit and bow tie. Handwritten notes on the back of the photo say "Paddock, '91, Fort Worth, Texas." and "Pledged Father, Wm. P. Paddock, [illegible]."
Date: unknown
Creator: Winsor
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Otis Ground]

Description: Photograph of a young Otis Earl Ground standing outside of a house in Fort Worth, Texas. He is dressed in cold weather clothing: a striped sweater, a collared shirt, shorts, socks, shoes and a beret.
Date: February 25, 1930
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Wirt A. Paddock]

Description: Portrait of Wirt A. Paddock, a young man wearing a suit and polka dot tie. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says "Wirt A. Paddock, January 1889. Knox College, Class of '89. Fort Worth, Texas. Property of Alpha Xi of Beta Theta Pi."
Date: January 1889
Creator: Merritt
Item Type: Photograph

[Red Paper Poppy]

Description: Flower made of red paper for the petals and green paper and wire for the stem. Green and yellow ribbons are attached, as is a slip of paper that reads "In Memoriam". The other side of the paper says "The American Legion. American Legion Auxiliary. Veteran Made Poppy."
Date: November 11, 1933

["Trim TCU" Ribbon]

Description: Ribbon made of orange material with green writing. There is a green bear at the top of the ribbon. Under the bear, it says "Trim TCU. Mash The Frogs."
Date: 1930~