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[Photograph of Axtell Railroad Station]

Description: Postcard sent to Miss Loudie George in Houston, Texas. The image on the front features a photograph of the Axtell Railroad Station on the St. Louis Southwestern Railway of Texas with three women and a man standing outside the entrance. Buildings are visible in the background. A note written on the back is dated November 2, 1910 and says "I arrived home Tuesday morning and made an auto trip to [...] via Moody got home at 10 last night will be in Waco again tomorrow May get to see you in Waco or… more
Date: November 12, 1910
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Portrait of Mary Louise Hanrick]

Description: Portrait of Mary Louise Hanrick at 12 years old wearing an elaborate costume and posing dramatically. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says "Mary Louise Hanrick, born June 26, 1908, Waco to Ripley Arnold Hanrick and Mary Louise Prescott." The photo was taken at the Texas Cotton Palace in Waco.
Date: 1920
Creator: Boyd Photo
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Photograph of Women in a Parade, 1894]

Description: Photograph of six young women on a Slayden-Kirksey Woolen Mills Chariot in a parade. Text on the back reads: " 1894 Waco The queen was Miss Maude Chisolm of Waco & Maids of Honor she was sponsored by George Crippen of Waco...Texas Cotton Palace. ". Text on the front says " ~Slayden Kirksey Woolen Mills Chariot~ ".
Date: 1894
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Photograph of Butchers Union Members]

Description: Photograph of a group of men wearing white shirts, pants, and hats with dark ties and ribbons on their shirts. The men are standing outside of the Texas Cotton Palace with a banner that says "Butchers Union, Local 472, Waco, Tex."
Date: unknown
Creator: McCall, C. F.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard of Cotton Palace Park Bridge]

Description: Postcard of a wooden bridge at Cotton Palace Park in Waco, Texas. A handwritten note on the back of the postcard is addressed to Mrs. L.D. Ormsly in Keyport, New Jersey and says "Dear Mama, Traveling over the worst roads I ever saw. In fact they are no roads half the time, have only 1-- miles of good roads to go now to D. Love Donn."
Date: June 24, 1913
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard of Texas Cotton Palace]

Description: Postcard of the Texas Cotton Palace in Waco, Texas at night, the building outlined with small colored lights. A handwritten note on the back of the postcard is addressed to Mrs. Fred Setchell in Canaan, Maine, and says "Dear Ross. I am at McGregor visiting Tina. Yesterday we spent all day in Waco. Went out to Oakwood to visit the little grave. Twenty-five years this month. The afternoon at Cotton Palace. Such a crowd. Will return home tonight. With great deal of love to all. From Aunt Effa."
Date: November 10, 1911
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Map of Texas Cotton Palace Exposition]

Description: Postcard image of a event map of the Texas Cotton Palace. This aerial view shows where the agriculture, livestock and other amusements would be located during the 1917 exposition. Towards the center of the map the Texas Cotton Palace is visible with its walkways that lead to the front entrance. Other building structures are shown as well as a roller coaster track to the left of the palace. At the top of the postcard is, "Over Forty-Five Thousand Soldiers At Fort McArthur [Camp MacArthur]. Milit… more
Date: 1917
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard of Soldiers in Front of the Battleship Deutschland]

Description: Postcard of soldiers posing in front of the battleship Deutschland with rifles that have bayonets. The soldiers on the right wear sailor uniforms, while the soldiers on the left wear uniforms with dark jackets. The main building of the Texas Cotton Palace is visible in the background. A banner reading "on the war path" hangs on the side of the ship.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Waco Maennerchor Parade Float]

Description: Photograph of a parade float for the Waco Maennerchor, a local German society for German men. The float is decorated with banners and flowers hanging from tall wooden harps. On the float are rows women sitting in light-colored dresses, while another woman stands under a canopy at the very end of a float. The parade float is drawn by two horses. Behind the Maennerchor float is a different parade display, decorated with American flags. The procession sits on a dirt road in front of several buildi… more
Date: unknown
Creator: McCall
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Texas Cotton Palace in 1914]

Description: Postcard image of visitors walking up to the the Texas Cotton Palace. Text on the image reads "The South's Most Unique Exposition", as well as "Waco, Texas. October 31, November 15, 1914". The palace is a large building with different flags lined on the lower portion of the building. On the three highest domes both the American Flag and Texas Flag are visible. Handwritten text on the back is addressed to Miss Aunspaugh of Dallas from Mrs. William Green.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Photograph of Percy Willis Truck]

Description: Photograph of a Percy Willis truck in Waco, Texas. Two people can be seen in the seats of the truck. The vehicle carries a sign that reads "The Modern Way, Farmer Jones Coming to Town." The truck carries bales of cotton and hay, a can of milk, and a crate of chickens. Arthur James Crow is driver of the truck, and Sam Craven is a passenger. This vehicle was in the Texas Cotton Palace parade. A sign for Maxwell & Co. is on the front of the building.
Date: 1912
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis
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