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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
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[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

[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~
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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
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

[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

[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 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

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[Charles Evans, Sr. Holding a Baby]

Description: Photograph of an elderly man, Charles Evans, Sr., holding a toddler-aged boy, James M. Kendrick. They are standing outdoors in the yard of Mr. Evans' home in Waco, Texas.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[The Children of Joe Welch]

Description: Photograph of Lillie, Edgar, and John Welch. Lillie sits in between her brothers on a balustrade in front of a painted backdrop. The boy to the right wears plaid pants and a white shirt, and the boy to the left wears a gown.
Date: [1890..1900]
Creator: E. R. Smith & Bro.
Item Type: Photograph

[Christmas Card to Johnie Louise Bruyere]

Description: A Christmas card addressed to Johnie Louise Bruyere, from a man who signs himself "John R." It has a painting of a small cottage in the woods on the cover, with the word "Greetings" underneath. Inside, it reads "To wish you all happiness for Christmas and the New Year."
Date: December 23, 1933
Item Type: Letter
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[Chum-On]

Description: Photograph of Chum-On, John Todd Willis Jr.'s dog. He sits panting on the grass in front of a large building.
Date: 1920~
Item Type: Photograph

[Clara E. Willis by a Car]

Description: Photograph of Clara Evans Willis standing next to a car in back of her home at 4704 Hillcrest Dr. in Waco, Texas. She carries a handbag.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
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[Clara Evans' Wedding Journal]

Description: Journal belonging to Clara Evans detailing her relationship with John T. Willis, Sr., from their first meeting to their wedding. Newspaper announcements, wedding invitations, fabric samples from Clara Evans' bridal trousseau, pressed flowers, and photographs have been pasted into the book, along with descriptions of important events written by Clara Evans. It also contains articles pertaining to the Willises' Golden Wedding Anniversary in 1967.
Date: 1917/1967
Creator: Willis, Nannie Clara Evans
Item Type: Book
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