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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.
Creator: Addleman, J. P.
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.
Creator: Akers, M. F.
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
Description: Letter from the American Red Cross to Clara Willis, thanking her for her contribution to the success of the Red Cross Program at the Waco Army Air Field.
Date: October 25, 1945
Creator: American Red Cross
Item Type: Letter
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
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)."
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.
Creator: Atkins, A. S.
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."
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.
Creator: Bailey, F. B.
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.
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.
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.
Creator: Beck, Hester M.