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[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to Sallie Letitia Willis, February 15, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to Sallie Letitia Willis, on February 15, 1944. He thanks her for a box she sent him at Christmas, and admits that Italy is better than Africa, and there are more things to take pictures of in Italy than in Africa, but he still wants to go home. He's heard that Margaret Ann is dating a soldier, and predicts that they will get married.
Date: February 15, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.

[Portrait of a Man]

Description: Daguerreotype portrait of a man with a long beard wearing a suit and bow tie. The photograph, purchased from a Fort Worth estate, is housed in a decorative leather case with a brass matte.
Date: unknown
Creator: Beckers & Piard

[Portrait of Wirt A. Paddock]

Description: Portrait of Wirt A. Paddock, a young man wearing a suit and polka dot tie. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says "Wirt A. Paddock, January 1889. Knox College, Class of '89. Fort Worth, Texas. Property of Alpha Xi of Beta Theta Pi."
Date: January 1889
Creator: Merritt

[Red Paper Poppy]

Description: Flower made of red paper for the petals and green paper and wire for the stem. Green and yellow ribbons are attached, as is a slip of paper that reads "In Memoriam". The other side of the paper says "The American Legion. American Legion Auxiliary. Veteran Made Poppy."
Date: November 11, 1933