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[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
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Clara Evans' Wedding Journal]

Description: Journal belonging to Clara Evans detailing her relationship with John T. Willis, Sr., from their first meeting to their wedding. Newspaper announcements, wedding invitations, fabric samples from Clara Evans' bridal trousseau, pressed flowers, and photographs have been pasted into the book, along with descriptions of important events written by Clara Evans. It also contains articles pertaining to the Willises' Golden Wedding Anniversary in 1967.
Date: 1917/1967
Creator: Willis, Nannie Clara Evans
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Company Street at Camp MacArthur]

Description: Postcard of a dirt road lined with tents on both sides and a group of five soldiers in uniform and hats on the right and two soldiers standing on the left; there are other soldiers, houses, and telephone poles in the background. Printed on the front of the postcard: "No. 1. A Company Street. Camp Mac Arthur, Waco Texas. © F. Mann. 10/20/17."
Date: October 20, 1917
Creator: Mann, F.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Field at Camp MacArthur]

Description: Postcard of several groups of men standing in a large field with barracks, trees, and other buildings in the background. Printed on the front of the postcard: "Sec. F. Camp Mac Arthur. Waco Texas. © F Mann 10-11-17." There is a handwritten letter on the back of the postcard.
Date: 1917~
Creator: Mann, F. & Gillespie, L. L.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Tents and Barracks at Camp MacArthur]

Description: Postcard of a dirt road at Camp MacArthur with a row of barracks on the right and a grouping of tents on the left and rows of telephone poles on both sides. A man is standing in front of a barrack on the right, another man is riding a tractor down the dirt road, and there is a small group of men on the left side and some trees in the background. Written on the front of the poscard is the text: "125-126. U. S. Inftry Camp Mac Arthur Waco, Texas. F. Mann. © 10-11-17."
Date: December 10, 1917
Creator: Mann, F.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Camp MacArthur Mess Hall]

Description: Postcard of a mess hall at Camp MacArthur with two long rows of benches and tables set with dishes and napkins; garlands and branches are hanging from the rafters in the ceiling and there are two American flags displayed on the wall on the left side and one hanging from the rafters (center). A handwritten note on the front of the postcard reads "19 XMAS. 17. G: M."
Date: December 1917
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Brazos River by Camp MacArthur]

Description: Postcard of the Brazos River with various vegetation and rock formations along the river bed. Printed on the front of the postcard: "Brazos River. Near Camp MacArthur in Waco Texas. © F. Mann 10-11-17."
Date: October 11, 1917
Creator: Mann, F.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Hotel Watt in Waco]

Description: Postcard of a color image of the Hotel Watt in Waco with several people standing on the street in the foreground and clouds in the sky in the background. Printed on the front of the postcard: "Hotel Watt, Waco, Texas."
Date: October 14, 1917
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Waco Water Filtering Plant]

Description: Postcard of a color image of a water filtering plant, which consists of three red brick buildings, a water tower, and a smoke stack, with a horse-drawn carriage on the driveway in the foreground and trees and a blue sky in the background. Printed on the front of the postcard: "Waco's New $300,000 Filtering Plant, Waco, Texas." There is a handwritten letter on the back of the postcard.
Date: October 5, 1917
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis