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[Photograph of Unidentified Young Lady]

Description: Photograph of an unidentified young lady, posed standing with her hand on the back of an intricately designed chair. She wears a light-colored off-the-shoulder dress and stands on a carpet with a diamond shaped patterned. On the back of the photograph is a 3 cent U.S. inter. revenue stamp.
Date: unknown
Creator: Addleman, J. P.
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Gertie and Jesse Blair and Dog]

Description: Portrait of Gertie and Jesse Blair, both standing in front of an ocean landscape backdrop - sailboat to the right, lighthouse to the left - holding an umbrella and shotgun. A dog sits between the two children, its body and forefront paws in focus, only. The girl wears a dark-colored dress and jacket with a detailed collar, and the boy wears a pleated jacket with shorts and tights.
Date: unknown
Creator: Akers, M. F.
Item Type: Photograph

[Letter from Frank M. Allen to Johnie Louise Bruyere, June 13, 1936]

Description: A letter from Frank M. Allen, registrar at Baylor University, to Johnie Louise Bruyere, on June 13, 1936. He sends her an evaluation of her work at Baylor thus far, which states the classes she has taken and the classes she needs to take to graduate.
Date: June 13, 1936
Creator: Allen, Frank M.
Item Type: Letter

[Certificate Presented to John T. Willis, Sr.]

Description: Certificate given to John T. Willis, Sr. declaring that he has been a Master Mason for over fifty years. It reads: "To all Freemasons dispersed on the face of the Globe: This is to certify that our well-beloved Brother John Todd Willis has been a Master Mason for more than Fifty Years. As a visible token of their fraternal love and grateful appreciation, this certificate is presented to him by his brethren, the Masons of Texas, with the fervent hope that his years of service to the Craft will continue to increase. In testimony whereof, we have hereunto subscribed our names and affixed our seals in the City of Waco, this 4th day of March, A. D. 1968, A. L. 5968." It has been signed by Grand Master J. W. Chandler and Grand Secretary Harvey C. Byrd.
Date: March 4, 1968
Creator: Ancient Free and Accepted Masons
Item Type: Text

[Portrait of Rev. Samuel P. Wright]

Description: Portrait of Rev. Samuel P. Wright, a Methodist minister and president of Waco Female College in Waco, TX, visible from the chest up. He wears a dark-colored three-piece suit and a bow tie. A hand written note on the back reads, "Rev. Samuel Pascal Wright (1838-1911)."
Date: unknown
Creator: Ashman
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Dr. Rowland]

Description: Photograph of Dr. Rowland. He wears a tweed suit, and has a bushy mustache and beard. The photograph was purchased at the Pattillo estate sale in Waco.
Date: 18uu
Creator: Atkins
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Jennie Adalade Rowland Pattillo]

Description: Photograph of Jennie Adalade Rowland Pattillo. She wears a black dress with a high neck and a pin at her throat. Her hair is pulled back. The photograph was purchased at the Pattillo estate sale in Waco.
Date: 18uu
Creator: Atkins, A. S.
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Tom Moore]

Description: Photograph of Tom Moore. He wears a suit and a bow tie, and rests his elbow on a fence post. The background behind him is painted.
Date: [1890..1900]
Creator: Backstrom
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Ludwig Family Reunion]

Description: Photograph of a group of men, women, and children standing outdoors. According to a handwritten note on the back of the photo it was taken at a Ludwig family reunion.
Date: 1922~
Creator: Baeuchle
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of a Group of Children]

Description: Portrait of five young boys wearing suits and one girl in a white dress, all holding diplomas and New Testaments, along with one adult man sitting in the middle of the group.
Date: unknown
Creator: Baeuchle
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Mittie Baker and Child]

Description: Photograph of Mittie Baker and child - Mittie Baker sits with her hands clasped in her lap, and she wears a dark dress with buttons along the front, a bow collar, and a corsage. The child stands with her legs crossed and her left arm propped against the leg of Mittie Baker; she wears a white dress with eyelet detail and tights. A hand written note on the back reads, "Mittie Baker, sister of J. P. Royale."
Date: unknown
Creator: Bailey
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Woman]

Description: Portrait of a woman with dark hair wearing a dark dress with a high collar.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bailey & Terry
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Mrs. Parker]

Description: Portrait of Mrs. Parker, visible from the chest up, wearing a dark-colored buttoned shirt and jacket with frills, cinched collar, and a decorative comb in her hair. The back of the photograph is pink colored and has small, intertwined flower designs.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bailey, F. B.
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Robinson and Bertha Kiker]

Description: Portrait of Robinson and Bertha Kiker as children. Robinson is wearing a plaid suit and has one wooden leg, and Bertha is wearing a plaid dress. Both are standing on either side of a wooden chair.
Date: unknown
Creator: Baker
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Children]

Description: Portrait of a young girl wearing a white dress and standing next to a baby in a carriage.
Date: unknown
Creator: Baxley, J. M.
Item Type: Photograph

[Boy Selling Pastries in Mexico City]

Description: Photograph of a small boy selling pastries on the street in Mexico City. A woman holding her son offers him a pastry. The boy selling pastries stands next to a row of cars parked on the street.
Date: August 1950
Creator: Beck, Hester M.
Item Type: Photograph

[Market in Mexico City]

Description: Photograph of a market in Mexico City, taken in 1950. Vegetables are housed under an awning, and many people stand near them. A lamppost can be seen to the far left.
Date: 1950
Creator: Beck, Hester M.
Item Type: Photograph

[Mexico City]

Description: Photograph of Mexico City, taken in 1950 from the patio of Hester Beck's hotel. The hills in the background rise above the city.
Date: 1950
Creator: Beck, Hester M.
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Cotton Mill in East Waco]

Description: Photograph was taken in an East Waco neighborhood. It is believed that the large structure on the right was the cotton mill owned by John Baylis Earle. This mill helped supply uniforms for Confederate soldiers. Several buildings, trees, and a road can be seen from an elevated position.
Date: unknown
Creator: Beck, Hester M.
Item Type: Photograph