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[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
Item Type: Postcard

[Portrait of Clorinda Sleeper Morgan]

Description: Photograph of Clorinda Torrance Morgan, née Sleeper. She is an elderly, bespectacled woman clad in austere Victorian-era clothing with an oval pendant attached to the collar.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Elizabeth Causey Miles]

Description: Photograph of Elizabeth "Bessie" Causey Miles, wife of Henry Willard Quinius according to handwritten notes on the back of the photo. She is a young woman wearing a light-colored Edwardian-era style gown with long, semi-sheer sleeves.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Emma Shaw Broiles]

Description: Photograph of Emma Shaw Broiles, a young woman clad in high-collared clothing with a floral boutonniere pinned to the chest. Her hair is pulled back with a pompadour at the front. Handwritten notes on the back of the photo provide information about the Shaw family and the Sleeper family. One of the notes reveals that the photo was "purchased at Frank M. Quinius' estate sale in Waco, 2007."
Date: unknown
Creator: W. D. Jackson Photographic Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Isadore Sleeper]

Description: Photograph of Isadore Elizabeth Sleeper, née Causey. She is wearing austere clothing and has her hair pulled back. According to a handwritten note on the back, she was born in 1838 and died in 1914, and was the wife of Gardner S. Sleeper.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of John Sleeper]

Description: Photograph of John Sleeper, a middle-aged man with a bushy mustache, clad in a suit and bowtie. According to handwritten notes on the back, the photo was a gift "for Little Mary Sleeper from Uncle John." Additionally, John Sleeper was the brother of Jeremiah Sleeper, who was the father of the aforementioned Mary Sleeper. Both Jeremiah and John were the sons of Fabius Hoyt Sleeper.
Date: 1904
Creator: Sanders Photography
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Julia Sleeper Stribling]

Description: Photograph of Julia Sleeper Stribling, a young woman wearing a high-collared, button-up ensemble with a floral boutonniere pinned to the chest. Her hair is pulled back with a pompadour at the front.
Date: unknown
Creator: W. D. Jackson Photographic Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Margaret McDowell]

Description: Photograph of Margaret Stribling Sleeper, née McDowell. She is an elderly woman clad in austere clothing and is wearing a lace bonnet in her hair. On the back of the photo is a sticker with the text, "Margaret McDowell 1793-1864."
Date: unknown
Creator: Willis, John Todd
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Margaret McDowell Sleeper]

Description: Photograph of Margaret McDowell Stribling Sleeper, an elderly woman wearing austere black clothing and a bonnet. According to handwritten notes on the back of the photo, she was the wife of Gideon Sleeper, the mother of Gardner Southworth Sleeper, and the grandmother of Nannie Sleeper Evans.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Nannie Sleeper Evans]

Description: Photograph of Nannie Caroline Sleeper Evans, a young woman wearing a high-collared ensemble with a lace bib in the style of 19th century American West clothing. Her hair is swept back with a crown set atop her head.
Date: unknown
Creator: W. D. Jackson Photographic Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of the Gardner Southworth Sleeper Home near Hewitt, Texas]

Description: Photograph of a house, a mostly wooden structure, that belonged to the Gardner Southworth Sleeper family. Part of the structure is missing. Handwritten notes on the front and back of the photo provide various pieces of information: "my grandfather Sleeper home on Old Hewitt Road. Part of it still standing 1970. Built in 1879."
Date: July 1972
Item Type: Photograph

[The Sleeper Family Women]

Description: Photograph of the women of the Sleeper family, posed for a portrait together on the porch of their family home in Waco, Texas. Seated on the front row from left to right is Pattie Markham Sleeper, Isadore Elizabeth Causey Sleeper, and Clorinda Sleeper Morgan. Standing behind them are Mrs. Simpson Ridley Stribling and Mrs. Stribling.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Stained Glass Window at a Church]

Description: Copy photograph of a stained glass window at First Presbyterian Church in Waco, Texas. It features an image of Jesus Christ with the text "I am the vine; ye are the branches." The window is a memorial for Fabius Hoyt Sleeper and Pattie Markham Sleeper.
Date: 1984
Creator: Willis, T. Bradford
Item Type: Photograph

[Women Riding Mules in Colorado]

Description: Postcard featuring a photograph of three women riding mules near a waterfall in Colorado. Two of the women are identified as Elizabeth "Bessie" Causey Miles and Lucy Sleeper Miles. The antlers of a deer are visible directly behind the women.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard

[Young Man and Woman]

Description: Photograph of a young man and young woman, Henry Frank Smith and Monetta Stribling, locking arms and posing for a picture. Behind them an automobile is partially visible. They are dressed in semi-formal attire; the young woman has a corsage attached to her clothing.
Date: December 1917
Item Type: Photograph