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[Law License Belonging to Thomas Middlebrook Willis]

Description: Photograph of a law license belonging to Thomas Middlebrook Willis. It reads: "Law School of Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee. To All to Whom These Presents Shall Come, Greeting: Know Ye, That we, the Professors of the Law School of Cumberland University, having examined Thos. M. Willis, touching his knowledge of the Law, and being satisfied with his attainments; and further, having before us the proofs required by Statue, that he is a man of good moral character and twenty-one years of age; Now, therefore, we, by the authority in us vested, do grant the said Thos. M. Willis, License to Practise Law in all the Courts of the State of Tennessee. Given under our hands, and the Soul of the University, at Lebanon, this 18th day of January 1883." Thomas Middlebrook Willis returned to Texas and opened his practice of law in Abilene, TX.
Date: January 18, 1883
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Portrait of Willie Sappenfield on Back of Chair]

Description: Portrait of Willie Sappenfield seated on the back of a chair with floral print and metal designs. He wears a light-colored collar shirt, striped tie, shorts, tights, and button-up boots, and in his hands he holds a piece of paper. A hand written note on the back reads, "Willie Sappenfield, 12 yrs. old, taken Oct. 18, 1913."
Date: October 18, 1913
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Portrait of Willie Sappenfield Seated]

Description: Portrait of Willie Sappenfield seated in a chair with floral print and metal designs. He wears a light colored collar shirt, striped tie, shorts (which look to be rolled up pants), tights, and button-up boots. A hand written note on the back reads, "Willie Sappenfield, taken Oct. 18, 1913, 12 yrs. old."
Date: October 18, 1913
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[A Young Girl in a Goat-Drawn Wagon]

Description: Photograph of a toddler-aged Hester M. Beck, riding a goat-drawn carriage. She is holding the reins to the goat's harness. The Angora goat has horns and a long, fluffy coat.
Date: October 18, 1926
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[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
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis