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Higa

Description: The higa, a raised fist of Muslim origin, was used extensively in Spain to ward off the "evil eye"; often attached to horse bridles for luck or good fortune
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Photograph of a Dead Tree]

Description: This photograph is focused on the remains of a dead tree, still standing, in a field of dry brush. To the left is shorter tree. In the background there is a small building to the left and a telephone pole; to the right, there are more trees and mountains. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Original prayer tree died from unknown causes."
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Bloys Campmeet Pageant

Description: This photograph shows a large group of people standing in a semi-circle under a tree. The people are all dressed up in fancy clothing or pioneer-style clothing. In the back, there are ten women and one man of various ages, but all relatively young, as well as five young children in the front. It appears to be nighttime. There are several handwritten notes on the back. The first notes give these names: "1. Jean Shannon," "4. Sue Johnson," "5. Chere Livingston," "6. Lois Burns," "10. Sargie Ruth Jones." Additionally, there are notes that say, "Re-enactment" and "Bloys Campmeet Pageant."
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Cherokee County History

Description: This volume discusses the history of Cherokee County including its communities, geography, and major events. The statement on the dedication page says: "This book is the story of Cherokee County from its earliest days through its founding and development and the achievements of its people to the present -- its rich heritage from its founders, its lasting contributions to the Republic of Texas, the State of Texas, the Confederate States of America, and the United States of America. This book highlights Cherokee County's place in time" (p. iv). Index starts on page 707.
Date: 2001
Creator: Cherokee County Historical Commission (Tex.)
Partner: Cherokee County Historical Commission

[With Best Wishes for a Happy New Year]

Description: Color postcard with the illustration of a child angel standing before an elderly man and the rising sun. On the front of the postcard is handwritten, " Lovingly Aunt Louise." The postcard is addressed to Miss Rosa Louise Dill, #109 West Park Place, Oklahoma City, OK. It is postmarked Waco, Tex on Jan 2.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

Dominican Nun

Description: Copy negative of a picture of Sister Maureen O'Flynn wearing a habit, painting outdoors. There is an easel on the left and trees in the background.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Sunday School Primary Class

Description: Copy negative of a picture of the Sunday school class from 1st Baptist Church in Abilene, including Mrs. M. H. Compere, Mary Paxton, Jessie Compere, Truett Comp, Tom Pearce, and others. There are handwritten notes around the photograph.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Berry Family Picture

Description: Copy negative of the Berry family gathered for the christening of Scott and Jim McCarley at Berry Ranch. John Berry is on the left in the back row, and Frances McCarley, great-grandmother of Scott and Jim, is sitting in the middle.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

People on Benches

Description: Copy negative of two images of Mr. and Mrs. Jack McMillan, Reverend Herbert Travis and Mrs. Herbert Travis at the Presbyterian Encampment Park. The top image is of a boy and a woman sitting on what seems to be a big boulder next to a man with a bible in his hand. The bottom picture is of a man a woman and two small children sitting on a bench reading a book.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library