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[The Abel Family and Home]

Description: Photograph of the Abel family and home at South 17th Street and Ross in Waco. From left to right, they are Ida Victoria, Maud Vivian (standing), Lillie Jane, Robert Downman, Clarence Albert (standing), Hector Valdemar, and Valdemar. Ida Victoria sits in a wooden rocking chair on the porch, and Lillie Jane sits in a wicker chair next to her. She holds Robert Downman, and Maud Vivian stands behind her chair. Clarence Albert stands on the porch steps, while Hector Valdemar sits on the arm of a rocking chair. Valdemar stands next to the chair, leaning against the side of the house. The photograph was purchased at the Abel estate sale in Waco, Texas.
Date: August 13, 1898

[Abilene Bankers Camping Trip]

Description: Photograph of John T. Willis, Sr. on a bankers camping trip. He stands in between two other men, Bob Adams on the left and Fritz Fulwiler on the left. Willis wears a hat and holds a pipe in his mouth. The campsite is visible behind the men.
Date: unknown

[Abilene Clearing House Association]

Description: Photograph of John T. Willis, Sr. in a group photograph of the Abilene Clearing House Association. He stands in the middle of the back row with his hands on the shoulders of the man in front of him. All of the men are dressed in white shirts, and several have money in their pockets or hands. The men in the front row are Kirk -, Herman Pender, and Curtis Weaver. Roy McCollough is on the left in the back row, and Bob Adams stands on Willis' other side.
Date: 1910

[Abilene Clearing House Association]

Description: Photograph of John T. Willis, Sr. in a group photograph of the Abilene Clearing House Association. He stands in the middle of the back row with his hands on the shoulders of the man in front of him. All of the men are dressed in white shirts, and several have money in their pockets or hands.
Date: 1912

[Acting Troupe in Blackface]

Description: Photograph of an acting troupe, all men, in black face. One of them, in the back row, is dressed as a woman, with a blouse and a feathered hat. The man in the front row wearing a striped hat holds a horn instrument. The man on the far right does not wear black face, and is dressed in a three-piece suit and tie.
Date: [1911..1915]

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[The Bahl Family]

Description: Photograph of the Bahl family. From left to right, they are Josephine, Blond, Leda and Harry Bahl. The women wear high-necked dark dresses and ribbons in their hair. Harry Bahl wears a suit and tie, with a medal in his lapel.
Date: 1901~

[The Beck Family Home]

Description: Photograph of the home of Roy Elmer Beck. It is a two-story American Craftsman-style house in Waco, Texas. Parked by the curb in front is an automobile, next to which Mr. Beck is standing.
Date: unknown

[Behrens Drug Company]

Description: Photograph of the exterior of Behrens Drug Company in Waco in 1892. A line of twelve white men stand in front of the store. To the right, two African American men stand. One of them wears an apron. The door to the store stands open.
Date: April 8, 1892

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

Description: Photograph of a page of Reverend Anthony Garnett Smith, Sr.'s Bible, which features one of Reverend A. G. Smith's handwritten notes.
Date: unknown
Creator: Smith, Anthony Joseph

[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

[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.

[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.

[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.

[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

[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
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[The Campbell Sisters]

Description: Photograph of the Campbell sisters. They are, in no order, Mrs. Jennie E. Tico, Mrs. Belle Wilcox, Mrs. Mary McIntosh, Mrs. Callie E. Blessing, and Mrs. Valie Mulhall.
Date: 18uu
Creator: Harper

[Carlsbad Caverns]

Description: Photograph of Thomas Middlebrook Willis, left, John T. Willis, Sr., middle, and John Todd Willis, Jr., right, at Carlsbad Caverns.
Date: unknown
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[Cast of "Bluebonnet Land" at Gurley School]

Description: Photograph of the cast of Bluebonnet Land, a Musical Pageant of Texas, given in honor of the seventh grade class of Gurley School on May 18, 1937. The children sit in a yard outside. Several of the children wear black face, and a girl in the middle of the back row holds a Texas flag.
Date: May 18, 1937