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[Photograph of Ellis County Courthouse and Carnival at Night]

Description: Photograph of the Ellis County Courthouse and carnival activities, taken at night. The courthouse is multi-story with a clock tower in the center and turrets on the left side. There is a spinning carousel with lights in front of the left side of the courthouse, and a mobile concessions stand (which is also illuminated by lights) in the center foreground. Crowds of people fill in the spaces between each attraction and the courthouse. On the back of the photo, there is a note identifying the courthouse.
Date: unknown
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Photograph of Girl Standing on Table Next to Christmas Posters]

Description: Photograph of a little girl in a short ruffled dress and light-colored shoes, smiling and standing on a wood table that sits against a wall of windows. There is a box with a slit in the top and text on all sides, next to the little girl. On the window are two posters advertising the opportunity to win the "worlds largest Christmas stocking," and a large Christmas stocking with various images on it, attached to another poster on the window. On the other side of the window, a long, floor-length curtain covers view.
Date: 1975~
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Photograph of GE Four-Blade Standing Fan]

Description: Photograph of a small GE four-blade, standing, caged fan, with a hand reaching towards it. The fan is resting on some kind of stand or table, and behind it, there is a map on a wall. To the left, there is a bolt of striped fabric standing upright, just in shot, and on the lower portion of the wall, there are photos, including one of a roller-coaster. On the back of the photograph, there are handwritten notes about the photo's subject, a high school teacher touching a fan.
Date: 1975
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Photograph of the Midlothian High School Choral Club, 1945]

Description: Photograph of the Midlothian High School Choral Club, a group of male and female teenagers and their older female teacher, arranged in four rows on a set of bleachers on the grassy lawn beside a building. The group is mostly comprised of girls in dresses, blouses and skirts, or uniforms, and 8 boys in wide-collared shirts. The building to their right is dark and has a few windows. The branches of a tree are visible at the top left of the photo (behind the students), partially covering a lighter background beyond the building. On the back of the photo are handwritten notes with information about the photo, including the names of some of the students.
Date: 1945
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Milford College]

Description: Photograph of several multi-story buildings of varying architecture visible at the horizon of a large, open grassy field. The building on the far left is a large two-story house with a long porch on both stories. The building in the middle is a four-story building with windows along each story and a domed tower in the center. The building on the far right (which is partially hiding another building behind it) is a four-story, rectangular building with a flat roof, and double windows along each story. There are other buildings hidden by large trees, such as one in the background on the left, and one with a smokestack and covered walkway on the right. There are handwritten notes on the front and back of the photo.
Date: unknown
Creator: The Wiseman Studio
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell

[Letter to an Editor of a Newspaper]

Description: Newspaper clipping containing several letters to the editor published in a Waco newspaper, starting with a poem from " Portfolio of a Deceased Confederate Soldier " and commentary providing insight on the soldier's life, family, property, and death. Other letters and articles discuss horse thieves that were shot, the Election Law that had recently been passed on the front, with text on the back describing recent events and anecdotes and bounties, with advertisements.
Date: August 1872
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis