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[Addie Smith Howell and Children]

Description: Photograph of Adalade "Addie" Smith Howell, center, and two of her children. Jewell Howell stands to the left of her mother, and Robert Calhoun Howell to the right. Adalade and Jewell Howell wear high necked white dresses, and Robert Howell wears a suit and tie.
Date: 19uu
Item Type: Photograph

[Alexander Jacob Beville's Farm]

Description: Photograph of the farm of Dr. Alexander Jacob Beville located in East Waco. Several unidentified men sit around a pit. A table is set up in the background, and the house can be vaguely seen.
Date: 19uu
Item Type: Photograph

[Alexander Jacob Beville's Farm]

Description: Photograph of the farm of Dr. Alexander Jacob Beville in East Waco. Several unidentified men sit around a long table covered with a tablecloth and food. There is a smoking fire pit in the foreground. A man stands with his back to it.
Date: 19uu
Item Type: Photograph

[Anthony Garnett Smith, Sr. Family Cemetery]

Description: Photograph of the cemetery of the family of Reverend Anthony Garnett Smith, Sr., which is located 75 yards away from the house. There are four graves visible in the photograph.
Date: April 1977
Creator: Willis, T. Bradford
Item Type: Photograph

[Baby Portrait of Nannie Clara Evans]

Description: Photograph of Nannie Clara Evans as an infant. She is wearing a white-lace dress and is sitting upright in a tapestry-covered chair.
Date: 1891
Creator: W. D. Jackson Photographic Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Bible of Rev. Anthony Garnett Smith, Sr.]

Description: Photograph of a page of Reverend Anthony Garnett Smith, Sr.'s Bible. About 114 names and birthdates have been recorded throughout the Bible. The names on this page are slaves.
Date: unknown
Creator: Smith, Anthony Joseph
Item Type: Photograph

[Birthday Card to Johnie Louise Bruyere, December 24, 1945]

Description: A card addressed to Johnie Louise Bruyere on her birthday. It reads: "When someone has a friend like YOU/Steady, kind, staunch and true/A friend who can always understand/And gladly lends a helping hand./Then what a pleasure to express/Best wishes for your happiness/And what a pleasure to extend/Birthday greetings to you, my friend." It is signed "Miss Sallie." It has purple flowers on the front, as well as the words "Birthday Greetings to You."
Date: December 24, 1945
Item Type: Letter

[The Blessing Family]

Description: Photograph of the Blessing family. Anna and John Blessing are both seated. John Blessing holds his son, John, on his lap, and their daughter, Anna, stands next to her mother.
Date: 18uu
Creator: Blessing & Co.
Item Type: Photograph

[Booklet for The Queen's Ball]

Description: Booklet for the Queen's Ball, a celebration of the coronation of Her Majesty Queen of the Year at the Texas Cotton Palace in Waco. Included in the booklet is a portrait of Her Majesty Queen of the Year, a list of members of the royal court, a program of dances and songs, a list of duchesses for Texas, and committee members.
Date: November 9, 1916
Item Type: Text

[Booklet for The Queen's Ball]

Description: Booklet for the Queen's Ball, a celebration of the coronation of Her Majesty Queen of the Year at the Texas Cotton Palace in Waco. Included in the booklet is a list of members of the royal court, a program of dances and songs, and a list of duchesses for Texas.
Date: November 11, 1915
Item Type: Text

[Bookmark for Good Will Week, 1933]

Description: An orange bookmark with green print. It reads: "I am Playing My Part In Good Will Week (2107). My name is: Johnie Louise Bruyere, Waco, Texas. Nov. 4, 1933. Welcome to Baylor's Homecoming." Bruyere's name, city, and date are handwritten.
Date: November 4, 1933
Item Type: Text

[Boy Scout Card, 1966]

Description: Boy Scout card awarded September 1966 registering Hester Beck Willis as a den mother of Pack 6 in Waco, Texas.
Date: September 1966
Creator: Boy Scouts of America
Item Type: Text

[T. Bradford Willis in the Parlor]

Description: Photograph of T. Bradford Willis standing in the parlor of the home of Anthony Garnett Smith, Jr. in Talbot County, Georgia. The photograph was taken in 1983. He stands next to a fireplace, which has been boarded up. He holds a hat under one arm, and a camera in his hand.
Date: 1983
Creator: Christian, Robert Stephen
Item Type: Photograph

[Bride and Groom]

Description: Photograph of John T. Willis, Sr. and Clara Evans Willis on their wedding day in Waco, TX. They stand in front of tree, arm in arm. Clara Evans Willis holds a bouquet of flowers in the crook of her arm.
Date: April 29, 1917
Item Type: Photograph
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[Card Advertising Fruit of the Loom]

Description: Card advertising Fruit of the Loom. It bears a painting of fruit, a peach in the middle with purple grapes to the right and green grapes to the right, and raspberries in the front.
Date: November 15, 1917
Item Type: Text

[Card for Wolf Brand Chili]

Description: Card for Wolf Brand Chili. It has a picture of a wolf in red, and reads: "Lyman's Pure Food Products Company, Corsicana, Texas. Mrs. J. A. Wilson, Waco, Texas."
Date: 1930~
Item Type: Text

[Certificate Awarded to Hester Beck Willis]

Description: Certificate awarded to Hester Beck Willis upon her entry into the Daughters of the American Revolution. It reads: "This certifies that Hester Mae Beck is a regularly approved member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Henry Downs Chapter, having been admitted by the National Board of Management by virtue of her descent from Daniel Allen who with unfailing loyalty rendered material aid to the cause of American Independence as Private during the Revolutionary War. Given under our hands and the seal of the National Society this first day of February 1950." It is signed by the President General, the Recording Secretary General, and the Registrar General.
Date: February 1, 1950
Creator: Daughters of the American Revolution
Item Type: Text

[Certificate Awarded to Hester Beck Willis]

Description: Certificate awarded to Hester Beck Willis for 25 years of membership in the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. It reads: "Twenty-Five Years of Continuous Membership. This Certifies that Hester Beck Willis #012499 is a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, having been admitted to membership on January 11, 1984. In Witness Whereof the President General and Senior Members Committee Chair subscribe their names and have caused the seal of the Association to be hereunto affixed at Killeen, Texas this 16th day of May AD 2009."
Date: May 16, 2009
Creator: Daughters of the Republic of Texas
Item Type: Text

[Certificate Given to Todd Bradford Willis by the Sons of the American Revolution]

Description: Certificate awarded to Dr. Todd Bradford Willis by the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. It reads: "This Certifies That Dr. Todd Bradford Willis is a member of The Texas Society By descent from Dr. John Julian." It has been signed by the President General, the Secretary General, the State President, and the State Secretary, and is dated February 12, 1986. The certificate bears the seal of the Sons of the American Revolution.
Date: February 12, 1986
Creator: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution
Item Type: Text