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[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.
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[Front of Willis House]

Description: Photograph of the front of the home of Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. at 4704 Hillcrest Dr. in Waco. The ground and roof are covered in snow. There are many trees in the front yard, and a stone bench is visible to the left.
Date: 1950~
Item Type: Photograph
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[Hester B. Willis Holding Todd Bradford Willis]

Description: Photograph of Hester Beck Willis holding Todd Bradford Willis on the front porch of 210 N. 30th Street in Waco, Texas. The front door is right behind her. She looks down at her son, whose attention is commanded by something to the left in the photo.
Date: 1953
Item Type: Photograph
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[Hester Beck and Friends in Mexico City]

Description: Photograph of Hester Beck, second from the right, and her friends Beverely Hecks and Nancy Haurse sitting on steps leading up to a pyramid in Mexico. They have four Mexican children with them.
Date: August 1950
Item Type: Photograph

[John T. Willis, Sr. at Desk]

Description: Photograph of John T. Willis, Sr. He sits at a desk to the far right. A telephone sits on the table in front of him. Four other unidentified men sit at tables throughout the room at the First National Bank of Waco.
Date: [1950..1960]
Item Type: Photograph

[Living Room]

Description: Photograph of Clara Willis standing in the living room of her house at 4704 Hillcrest Drive in Waco, Texas. She stands next to the fireplace. Objects on the mantle include an antique china clock, several vases, and two figurines. Bookshelves flank the fireplace.
Date: 1956
Item Type: Photograph
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[Market in Mexico City]

Description: Photograph of a market in Mexico City, taken in 1950. Vegetables are housed under an awning, and many people stand near them. A lamppost can be seen to the far left.
Date: 1950
Creator: Beck, Hester M.
Item Type: Photograph

[Mexico City]

Description: Photograph of Mexico City, taken in 1950 from the patio of Hester Beck's hotel. The hills in the background rise above the city.
Date: 1950
Creator: Beck, Hester M.
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of the Grave Marker of Capt. Johnny Williams]

Description: Photograph of the grave marker of Capt. Johnny Williams located in Cherokee Cemetery, San Saba County, Texas. The marker reads: "Capt. Johnny Williams, born 1798, killed by Indians October 2, 1862, donated this cemetery plot to the public. This monument erected by friends and relatives."
Date: August 1957
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Todd Bradford Willis]

Description: Photograph of Todd Bradford Willis in his front yard at 210 North 30th Street in Waco. He holds on to a tree sapling which has been recently planted. In the left background, a house can be seen across the street. Willis wears a gingham shirt and overalls.
Date: [1955..1960]
Item Type: Photograph
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[Photograph of Todd Bradford Willis]

Description: Photograph of Todd Bradford Willis sitting on the front steps of 210 N. 30th Street, Waco, Texas. He sits with his hands on his knees, and grins at the camera. He wears a gingham shirt and overalls.
Date: [1955..1960]
Item Type: Photograph
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