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[Postcard of Young Men and Women]

Description: Postcard of Irene Cross and Clifford Burkes sitting in a chair with Mable Blair and Nathan Plummer standing behind them. This collection of photographs of African Americans was purchased from an estate in Dallas, Texas.
Date: September 30, 1923
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard of Cloradee and George E.]

Description: Postcard of Cloradee E., a woman with a dark dress and hat, sitting on a bench and holding her son, George. This collection of photographs of African Americans was purchased from an estate in Dallas, Texas.
Date: November 28, 1925
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard of Dead Ducks at Chris's Cafe]

Description: Postcard of dead ducks hanging from a wooden pole in front of the window of "Chris's Cafe." A sign above the ducks says, "These ducks killed with Peter's High Velocity Shells (The Shell With A Wallop). Peter's Shells for Sale by the W. A. Holt Co. Inc., 407 Franklin St."
Date: 1920
Creator: Gildersleeve
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard of William Henry Gordon and Fred Smith]

Description: Postcard of William Henry Gordon of Porter, Oklahoma and Fred Smith wearing striped shirts, dark vests, and hats. A handwritten note on the back of the postcard says "Compliment of William Gordon to Ida Leroy." This collection of photographs of African Americans was purchased from an estate in Dallas, Texas.
Date: May 1, 1920
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard of Oakwood Cemetery]

Description: Postcard of Oakwood Cemetery in Waco, Texas. In the group of markers in the left half of the photo are Richard Coke, Dr. David Richard Wallace, and the Edwin A. Sturgis family. A handwritten note on the back of the postcard is addressed to Mr. Fritz Schulz in Hamilton County, Texas and is mostly illegible.
Date: 1921
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard of Austin Avenue Methodist Church]

Description: Postcard of Austin Avenue Methodist Church on the corner of 12th Street and Austin Avenue in Waco, Texas. The church was built in 1901-1902 and was designed by William A. Cann of St. Louis. The edifice was later sold to the congregation of Trinity Presbyterian Church of Waco.
Date: 1920~
Creator: Morrison's Old Corner Drug Store
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard to Johnie Louise Bruyere, December 20, 1923]

Description: A postcard addressed to Johnie Louise Bruyere. The front bears a drawing of a boy and girl lighting candles, from which green streamers hang. It reads: "Happy, Happy all day through, Merry Christmas." The note on the other side reads "Dear Johny, I wish you a Merry X Mas and Happy New Year. Pearl Anna."
Date: December 20, 1923
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard from Louise and Dorothy Lee to Johnie Louise Bruyere, December 22, 1920]

Description: A postcard addressed to Johnie Louise Bruyere. The front has a drawing of six babies dressed as Santa climbing over a wooden trunk and packing up presents into a sack. One of the babies is asleep next to the sack, and another has fallen head first into the trunk. It reads: "All through the year kind wishes I've safely stored away, For Santa Claus to bring to you on Christmas Day." The note on the back reads "We hope that Old Santa is good to you."
Date: December 22, 1922
Creator: Lee, Louise & Lee, Dorothy
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard to Johnie Louise Bruyere, December 23, 1928]

Description: A postcard addressed to Johnie Louise Bruyere. The front has a drawing of two girls, one sitting on a sled and the other pulling her. They wear heavy winter clothing, and the ground is covered in snow. There are houses, fences, and bare trees in the background. It reads: "Christmas Greetings. I hope Santa Claus/Before he goes back/Will stop at your house/And empty his pack."
Date: December 23, 1928
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard from her Grandmother to Johnie Louise Bruyere, December 22, 1928]

Description: A postcard from her grandmother to Johnie Louise Bruyere on December 22, 1928. The front has a drawing of a window seat, with a Christmas wreath and stocking hung on the window. It is snowing outside. The front reads: "Happy, Happy/all day through/Merry Christmas!" The note on the back reads: "This is wishing you and each one of Merry X-mas and a happy new-year loveingly [sic] Grand Ma Ma."
Date: December 22, 1928
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard from Louisa Messimer to Johnie Louise Bruyere, December 22, 1928]

Description: A postcard from Louisa Messimer to Johnie Louise Bruyere on December 22, 1928. The front of the card has a drawing of a holly branch with red berries and two red birds sitting on it. It reads: "Christmas Wishes. Never was Christmas Day more glad/Than the one I wish for you;/Never were wishes more sincere/From a heart more fond and true." The note on the other side reads "Dear sweetie, I hope old Santa's good to you this year and - hoping you a happy X Mas."
Date: December 22, 1928
Creator: Messimer, Louisa
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard from Loraine Buie to Johnie Louise Bruyere, December 23, 1926]

Description: A postcard from Loraine Buie to Johnie Louise Bruyere on December 23, 1926. The front of the card has a drawing of a holly branch with red berries, a red bow, and a lit red wax candle. It reads: "Christmas Wishes. A Happy Christmas and New Year/A heartfelt wish and most sincere." The note on the other side reads "I hope you will have a very happy Xmas and a happy New Year. Loraine Buie."
Date: December 23, 1926
Creator: Buie, Loraine
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard from Evol Gilmore to Johnie Louise Bruyere, December 28, 1926]

Description: Postcard from Evol Gilmore to Johnie Louise Bruyere, December 28, 1926. The front bears a drawing of a river and surrounding grass covered in snow. It reads: "I cannot say one thing that's new/So send the same old wish to you. Merry Christmas." The note on the back reads "Wishing you a happy Xmas and a bright New Year. Your friend, Evol Gilmore."
Date: December 28, 1926
Creator: Gilmore, Evol
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Keith Park]

Description: Postcard of a color image of Keith Park in Beaumont, Texas, with many rows of trees, several men sitting on benches (left) and a statue in the middle. Printed on the front of the postcard: "Keith Park, Beaumont, Texas." There is handwritten correspondence on the back of the postcard.
Date: July 17, 1920
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard of Austin Street in Waco]

Description: Postcard of cars and people on Austin Street in Waco, Texas, with buildings lining the sides of the street. A handwritten note on the front of the card says "You must come visit us sometime, then you could see our nice little city." Another handwritten note on the back of the postcard is addressed to Miss Myrtle Birk in Voca, Texas and says "Read your letter, and was again glad to hear from you. It was Cha's finger that was mashed under a big granite rock. Dr. took off one joint of it so he is minus part of a finger, but we have not told Mother and Father Houston about having it amputated. Mildred has been sick for a week, cold and rising in her head. Love, Addie."
Date: January 12, 1920
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Benjamin Franklin Sharkey Jr. Portrait]

Description: Postcard of a portrait of Benjamin Franklin Sharkey Jr as a child, wearing a dark cardigan sweater, posing standing on a bench in front of a light background.
Date: 1921
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis