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[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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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[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
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[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
Item Type: Photograph
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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
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

[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