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Description: Photograph of the Crow Family. The two standing are Frederick and Mary Crow. He wears a suit and tie, and she wears a blouse and pearls. The young woman sitting down is Mrs. Jack Crow, and her baby is Oscar Crow. The old man sitting next to her is Mr. Davidson, who wears a three-piece suit. The baby wears a white gown.
Description: Photograph of school children in front of the 6th District School in McLennan County, Texas. Several boys sit on the ground in front of a bench, which is occupied by girls. There are both boys and girls in the back row, as well as an African American man at the far left.
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.
Creator: Wiseman Studio
Description: Photograph of John T. Willis, Sr. in a group Photograph of the Farmers and Merchants National Bank in Abilene, Texas. Willis stands on the right. Herman Pender stands next to Willis. Bob Adams sits in front of Pender, and Ben McAdams sits next to him. All four men are wearing suits.
Description: Photograph of the grave marker of Andrew Whitley in Liberty Hill Cemetery in Williamson County, Texas. It reads: "Andrew Whitley, born February 10, 1872. Died September 2, 1901. One less to love on Earth, one more to keep in heaven." Several other headstones can be seen beside and behind Whitley's. The left bottom corner of the photo has been ripped away.
Description: Photograph of a group of children. Five boys wearing flat caps sit on the ground in front of a picnic table covered in the remnants of a meal. The rest of the children stand around the table. This photograph was purchased at the Abel estate sale in Waco.
Description: Photograph of a group of children and adults. Six boys sit on the ground, the girls stand behind the boys, and the adults stand behind the girls. Several women in the back row wear large hats, and a woman on the far left holds an infant. A barbed wire fence separates the photographer from his subjects. The photograph was purchased at the Abel estate sale in Waco.
Description: Photograph of the home of J. P. Bahl at 409 S. 8th Street, Waco, TX. It is a one-story wooden building. Blondina on the left and Leda on the right, one next to a post, and one leaning on the railing. A dog sits at the top of the stairs leading up to the front door.
Description: Photograph of the home of J. P. Bahl at 409 S. 8th Street, Waco, TX. It is a one-story wooden building. The porch and front window are decked out with patriotic decorations. Josephine (Josie) at 22 years old stands on the left side of the porch with another, unidentified, woman. Below from left to right are Blondina (18 years old), Leda (12 years old), Katharine and John Philip Bahl, and in the front is John Philip Herlin (10 years old). A dog lies at the feet of the little boy. The house next door can be seen in the background.
Description: Invitation to the wedding of Josephine Bahl and Elmer H. Wheatly. It reads: "Mr. & Mrs. J. P. Bahl request your presence at the marriage of their daughter Josephine to Elmer H. Wheatly, Wednesday, April twenty-fourth, nineteen hundred and one, at 8:30 p.m., at their residence, 409 South Eighth Street. At Home after May 1, 1507 Trice Ave."
Item Type: Text
Description: Remembrance card for Joshua Calhoun Howell of Hill County, Texas. It reads: "In Loving Remembrance of J. C. Howell, Died Jan. 5, 1901. Gone but not forgotten. 'Tis hard to break the tender cord,/When love has bound the heart./'Tis hard, so hard, to speak the words:/"We must forever part."/Dearest loved one we must lay thee/In the peaceful grave's embrace,/But thy memory will be cherished/'Til we see thy heavenly face." Below the inscription is an illustration of the Bible.
Item Type: Text
Description: Full-length photograph of Ada Stagner Collins, wearing a light-colored long sleeve button-up blouse, dark skirt and tights, and lace-up boots. The woman sits on a wicker photographer's bench with her right hand propped against her chin, and strung around her neck with a piece of string and tied to her shirt is a pocket watch. A handwritten note on the back reads, "Ada Stagner Collins, Mineola, Texas @ 1904. Married Robert Collins."
Description: Photograph of the May 1908 Brazos River flood in Waco, Texas. Several people stand on the Waco suspension bridge, looking at the water. Other buildings can be seen in the image. Purchased at the estate sale of J. A. Curry in Waco, Texas.
Description: Photograph of Brook Avenue Elementary School students standing on steps outside of the school. Floyd Arnold "Jim" Crow is on the back row with an "x" written above his head.