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Overview

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Artifacts collection, Cretaceous Period, 14000 BCE-1987 CE, bulk 1860-1970,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

An Inventory of the Artifacts Collection at the Texas State Archives:

Cretaceous Period, 14000 BCE-1987 CE, bulk 1860-1970



Overview

Title: Artifacts collection
Dates: Cretaceous Period, 14000 BCE-1987 CE
Dates (Bulk): bulk 1860-1970
Abstract: The Artifacts collection at the Texas State Archives is an artificial collection consisting of approximately 590 three-dimensional objects related to Texas history. Primarily dating from 1860 to 1970, the collection comprises objects dating from possibly 1500 to 1987 as well as fossilized items that are likely from the Cretaceous Period and arrowheads that may date as early as 14000 BCE to 1600 CE. This wide assortment of artifacts helps document in material form the lives of those who have resided in Texas over the centuries, from the prehistoric and Pre-Columbian eras to the time that Texas has existed as a colony, republic, and state. Digital images of these artifacts are part of the Texas Digital Archive.
Quantity: 229.89 cubic ft.
Location: Please note that a portion of these materials are stored at the State Records Center. See the "Restrictions on Access" statement in this document for further information.
Language: These materials include writing that is predominately in English with scattered Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Italian, and Latin throughout.
Repository: Texas State Archives
Sponsor: This EAD finding aid was created in cooperation with Texas Archival Resources Online.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Artifacts collection at the Texas State Archives is an artificial collection consisting of approximately 590 three-dimensional objects related to Texas history. Primarily dating from 1860 to 1970, the collection comprises objects dating from possibly 1500 to 1987 as well as fossilized items that are likely from the Cretaceous Period and arrowheads that may date as early as 14000 BCE to 1600 CE. This wide assortment of artifacts helps document in material form the lives of those who have resided in Texas over the centuries, from the prehistoric and Pre-Columbian eras to the time that Texas has existed as a colony, republic, and state.

The types of artifacts fall into two broad categories. The first consists of objects that were either associated with key historical events or that once belonged to leaders and figures central to Texas history. Highlights include the thimble used by Joanna Troutman in 1835 to make the first Lone Star flag out of her silk skirts; Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar's dueling pistols from the battle of San Jacinto; the Ark of the Covenant chest made from the wood of Independence Hall where the Texas Declaration of Independence was framed and issued by the Convention of 1836; the silver and ivory carpenter's ruler used by Elijah E. Myers, architect of the Texas State Capitol; and the suit worn by Governor John B. Connally when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963.

Other well-known persons represented in the collection are early Anglo pioneers of Texas including land empresario Stephen F. Austin (and his father, Moses Austin), Galveston County jurist Jacob K. Beaumont, and businessman Thomas F. McKinney; commissioner-general for the German Emigration Company John O. Meusebach; legendary military personages Davy Crockett and Robert E. Lee; political figures including U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, Republic of Texas President Sam Houston, Texas Governors Elisha M. Pease, James S. Hogg, Price Daniel, and Mark White, and legislator Washington D. Miller; Confederate Postmaster General and Democratic statesman John H. Reagan; First Ladies of Texas Lucadia Pease, Faye Stevenson, and Jean Houston Daniel; soldiers Henry Journeay and Clarence Lincoln Test; interpreter for Republic-era treaties and fur trader Jesse Chisholm; architect Oscar Ruffini; and artists Henry Arthur McArdle and Zarh Pritchard. Many artifacts are associated with the prominent and affluent Pease family, including Richard Niles Graham, grandson of Elisha and Lucadia Pease.

The second category comprises items made and used in the course of daily life by ordinary Texans. Such objects span agricultural implements, ammunition and armaments, military buttons, commemorative china, decorative furnishings, furniture, status symbols, clothing, personal accessories, and toys, among other items. Examples of these artifacts include a collection of cotton-stuffed dolls representing life on a Texas plantation; a variety of stirrups and spurs, guns and rifles, musket balls, and grapeshot; and binoculars donated to the U.S. Navy for use in World War I. Arrowheads made by American Indians residing in what would later become Texas are the earliest man-made objects in the collection.

Texas military history is notably featured in the collection by artifacts associated with the siege of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution, the Mexican War of 1846-1848, and the Civil War, in which Texas fought for the Confederate States of America. Several objects represent the activities of the 36th Division of the U.S. Infantry (part of the Texas Army National Guard) and its 111th Field Signal Batallion during World War I. The U.S. Army and Navy and the Texas Navy are represented by military buttons, some of which are replicas.

The era in which Texas was a sovereign nation is illustrated by several treaties it negotiated with European governments. Centennial commemorative items include those for Texas independence and statehood, the founding of Fredericksburg and of Atascosa County, the Mid-South Fair, the inauguration of George Washington, and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The Texas Sesquicentennial and the American Revolution Bicentennial are also represented.

Numerous items are related to the Texas State Capitol. From the building that served as the Capitol from 1853 until it was destroyed by fire in 1881 are a metal star and wreath and the remnants of the stone Alamo monument. From the temporary Capitol built in 1882-1883 to serve the government's needs until a new structure could be built is a small marble from its cornerstone. From the building completed in 1888 are a lock and key, a brass knob and hinge, trowel, carpenter's plane, other tools, bricks, and a sundial. Also, from the first Capitol of the Republic of Texas at Columbia are a shingle, weatherboarding, and two pieces of wood sawed from part of the structure.

The majority of the items were either collected or donated in the late 19th and early 20th century, when the Texas State Library was charged by law with the preservation of "all historical relics, mementos, antiquities, and works of art connected with and relating to the history of Texas." Consequently, the library originally maintained a historical museum that collected physical objects and other non-text based records of Texas history.

Many objects in the collection have little or no accompanying information to provide context for when they were made; these have been assigned date ranges to approximate the time period in which they were created, based on what information is available and limited research. When known, the owner of the object and a description of its historical relevance is included. About a quarter of the artifacts are part of, or are related to, state records or manuscript collections in the State Archives and are noted in the Related Material section below. A few artifacts are also noted as being related to archival materials held in other repositories. Details concerning the origin, chain of custody, and historical importance of each artifact, contained in the object's accompanying information, vary in their ability to be verified. Researchers are advised to assess the veracity of each artifact's historical context using reputable resources.

Not all artifacts have been measured. When known, the dimensions of each artifact are given in inches in the order of length, width, and depth, unless a diameter measure is given instead. Some artifact numbers and artifact box numbers are not currently in use.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.

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Arrangement of the Collection

These records are arranged in consecutive order by artifact number.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Due to preservation, security, and privacy concerns, some artifacts may not be brought out of storage. For more information, please email State Archives staff at archinfo@tsl.texas.gov and include the artifact number, box number, object name, and any additional description and details about the artifact(s) requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the item(s). Artifacts stored at the State Records Center require an appointment for viewing at that facility.

Restrictions on Use

Under the Copyright Act of 1976 as amended in 1998, unpublished works are protected for the life of the author plus 70 years. The term of copyright for published material varies. Researchers are responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.). In addition to copyright and related rights, patents, trademarks, and industrial designs may be protected.

Technical Requirements

Some artifacts may require the use of gloves provided by the State Archives for handling.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects (Persons):
Austin, Stephen F. (Stephen Fuller), 1793-1836.
Austin, Moses, 1761-1821.
Beaumont, Jacob K., 1801?-
Chisholm, Jesse.
Connally, John Bowden, 1917-1993.
Crockett, Davy, 1786-1836.
Daniel, Jean Houston.
Daniel, Price.
Graham, Richard Niles, 1881-1959.
Hogg, James Stephen, 1851-1906.
Houston, Sam, 1793-1863.
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973.
Journeay, Henry, 1815-1870.
Lamar, Mirabeau B. (Mirabeau Buonaparte), 1798-1859.
Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870.
McArdle, Henry Arthur, 1836-1908.
McKinney, Thomas Freeman, 1801-1873.
Meusebach, John O., 1812-1897.
Miller, W. D. (Washington D.), 1814-1866.
Myers, Elijah E., 1832-1909.
Pease, E. M. (Elisha Marshall), 1812-1883.
Pease, Lucadia Christiana Niles, 1813-1905.
Pritchard, Zarh, 1866-1956.
Reagan, John H. (John Henninger), 1818-1905.
Ruffini, Oscar, 1858-1957.
Test, Clarence Lincoln, 1873-1925.
Troutman, Joanna Elizabeth, 1818-1879.
White, Mark, 1940-2017.
Subjects (Families):
Pease family.
Subjects (Organizations):
Texas State Capitol (Austin, Tex.)
Texas. Governor.
United States. Army.
United States. Army. Division, 36th.
United States. Army. Field Signal Battalion, 111th.
United States. Navy.
Subjects:
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1976.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Indians of North America--Material culture.
Mexican War, 1846-1848.
World War, 1914-1918.
Places:
Confederate States of America.
Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.)--Siege, 1836.
Texas (Republic)--Treaties.
Texas--Centennial celebrations, etc.
Texas--History, Military--19th century.
Texas--History, Military--20th century.
Texas--History--Republic, 1836-1846.
Texas--History--Revolution, 1835-1836.
Texas--Material culture.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Document Types:
Achievement Symbols--Texas.
Advertising Media--Texas.
Ammunition--Texas.
Animal Care Equipment--Texas.
Animal Material--Texas.
Armament Accessories--Texas.
Art--Texas.
Bedding--Texas.
Belief Symbols--Texas.
Biological Tools and Equipment--Texas.
Body Adornments--Texas.
Clothing Accessories--Texas.
Construction Materials--Texas.
Containers--Texas.
Cooking Vessels--Texas.
Cultural artifacts--Texas.
Decorative Furnishings--Texas.
Drinking Vessels--Texas.
Eating and Drinking Utensils--Texas.
Eating Vessels--Texas.
Edged Weapons--Texas.
Exchange Media--Texas.
Eyeglasses--Texas.
Farrier Equipment--Texas.
Finish Hardware--Texas.
Firearms--Texas.
Floor Coverings--Texas.
Food Preparation Equipment--Texas.
Food Service Accessories--Texas.
Footwear--Texas.
Forestry Tools and Equipment--Texas.
Fossils--Texas.
Funerary Objects--Texas.
Furniture Coverings--Texas.
Game Equipment--Texas.
Geological Tools and Equipment--Texas.
Graphic Documents--Texas.
Hair Adornments--Texas.
Headwear--Texas.
Horticultural Containers--Texas.
Hygiene Objects--Texas.
Land Transportation Accessories--Texas.
Laundry Equipment--Texas.
Leather, Horn and Shellworking Tools and Equipment--Texas.
Legal Documents--Texas.
Lighting Devices--Texas.
Lighting Holders--Texas.
Literary Works--Texas.
Main Garments--Texas.
Masonry and Stoneworking Tools and Equipment--Texas.
Mechanical Devices--Texas.
Medical Instruments--Texas.
Memorabilia--Texas.
Merchandising Tools and Equipment--Texas.
Metalworking Tools and Equipment--Texas.
Multiple Use Tools and Equipment for Materials--Texas.
Musical Instruments--Texas.
Needleworking Equipment--Texas.
Optical Tools and Equipment--Texas.
Organizational Objects--Texas.
Other Documents--Texas.
Other Household Accessories--Texas.
Other Lighting Accessories--Texas.
Other Structures--Texas.
Outerwear--Texas.
Percussive weapons--Texas.
Personal Assistive Objects--Texas.
Personal Carrying and Storage Gear--Texas.
Personal Identification--Texas.
Protective Devices--Texas.
Protective Wear--Texas.
Rail Transportation Accessories--Texas.
Religious objects--Texas.
Seating Furniture--Texas.
Serving Utensils--Texas.
Serving Vessels--Texas.
Site features--Texas.
Sleeping and Reclining Furniture--Texas.
Smoking and Recreational Drug Equipment--Texas.
Sound Communication Devices--Texas.
Sound Communication Media--Texas.
Status Symbols--Texas.
Storage and Display Accessories--Texas.
Storage and Display Containers--Texas.
Storage and Display Furniture--Texas.
Surface Elements--Texas.
Surveying Equipment--Texas.
Textile Manufacturing Equipment--Texas.
Timekeeping Tools and Equipment--Texas.
Tool, Animal Identification--Texas.
Toys--Texas.
Transportation Structures--Texas.
Unclassifiable Objects--Texas.
Water Transportation Equipment--Texas.
Wedding Objects--Texas.
Weights and Measures Tools and Equipment--Texas.
Window and Door Coverings--Texas.
Woodworking Tools and Equipment--Texas.
Writing Accessories--Texas.
Writing Devices--Texas.
Writing Media--Texas.

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Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the artifacts. The listing is not exhaustive. The number of the related artifact is listed after each citation.

Texas State Archives
Subject guide to Native American holdings at the Texas State Archives [ATF0036, ATF0098, ATF0101, ATF0145 thru ATF0149, ATF0175, ATF0315, ATF0340, ATF0348, ATF0384]
Texas Capitol Building Commission records, 1879-1889, 8.45 cubic ft. [ATF0206]
Texas Comptroller's Office claims records, 1835-1990, undated, 966.81 cubic ft. [See series Audited Republic claims, 1835-1846, 127.35 cubic ft., regarding ATF0034.]
Texas Department of State treaties between the Republic of Texas and other nations, 1838-1844, 3.59 cubic ft. [ATF0139 thru ATF0143, ATF0162]
Texas Governor O.B. Colquitt records, 1905-1915, bulk 1910-1915, 66.54 cubic ft. [ATF0361]
Texas Governor Price Daniel records, 1944-1966, undated, bulk 1957-1962, approximately 466 cubic ft. [ATF0259]
Texas Governor James Stephen Hogg records, 1889-1894, undated, 17.17 cubic ft. [ATF0016a]
Texas Governor Sam Houston records, 1824-1862, bulk 1859-1861, 2.5 cubic ft. [ATF0363]
Texas Governor Elisha Marshall Pease records of the first two terms, 1853-1857, 1.88 cubic ft. [ATF0220, ATF0223, ATF0254, ATF0283, ATF0355 thru ATF0358, ATF0360, ATF0375, ATF0376, ATF0485, ATF0502]
Texas Governor Elisha Marshall Pease records of his third term, 1865-1869, bulk 1867-1869 3.25 cubic ft. [ATF0220, ATF0223, ATF0254, ATF0283, ATF0355 thru ATF0358, ATF0360, ATF0375, ATF0376, ATF0485, ATF0502]
Texas Governor Mark White records, 1947, 1962-1987, undated, bulk 1983-1986, 424.75 cubic ft. [Restricted] [ATF0180, ATF0291 thru ATF0301, ATF0303, ATF0304, ATF0415, ATF0493]
Texas School Land Board dockets, minutes, and exhibits, 1932-2012, 27.5 cubic ft. [Restricted] [ATF0198]
Texas Sesquicentennial Commission records, 1978-1987, 331.73 cubic ft. [ATF0184, ATF0185, ATF0483, ATF0517]
Texas State Library and Archives Commission Publications Office records, 1909-1979, bulk about 1960-1979 [ATF0257, ATF0259, ATF0499]
Texas State Archives: Manuscript Collections
A. Garland Adair collection, about 1936-about 1962, undated, 19.25 cubic ft. [ATF0053, ATF0059]
Jacob K. Beaumont collection, 1841-1954, 0.08 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection. Call number is 2-23/606.] [ATF0037a thru ATF0037h]
John Thomas Duncan collection, 1836-1877, 1958-1967, 1.2 cubic ft. [ATF0378]
Eyes for the Navy collection, 1919, 0.05 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection. Call number is 2-22/971.] [ATF0024]
Graham (R. Niles) collection, 1846-1958, bulk 1895-1958, 14.45 cubic ft. [ATF0047, ATF0071, ATF0081, ATF0093, ATF0113 thru ATF0129, ATF0216, ATF0220, ATF0223, ATF0234, ATF0236, ATF0237, ATF0239 thru ATF0244, ATF0254, ATF0283, ATF0355 thru ATF0358, ATF0360, ATF0375, ATF0376, ATF0485, ATF0502]
Ingram family papers, 1854-1963, 0.47 cubic ft. [ATF0467]
Julia H. Johnson collection, 1864, 1956, 4 items [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection. Call number is 2-23/664.] [ATF0056 and ATF0057]
Lamar family papers [Series II], 1839-1941, 1 cubic ft. [ATF0269]
Reynolds Lowry collection, 1828-1969, 10 items [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection. Call number is 2-22/786.] [ATF0054]
Henry McArdle, "Companion to the Paintings" (McArdle Notebooks), about 1880, 2 volumes [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection. Call numbers are 2005/017-1 and 2.] [ATF0042a and ATF0042b]
Mary G. Masterson collection, 1877, 1950, 10 items [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection. Call number is 2-23/664.] [ATF0035a thru ATF0035c]
Berta Boardman Maxcy collection, 1841-1926, undated, 0.24 cubic ft., 13 photographs, 1 painting, 2 artifacts [ATF0200]
Washington Daniel Miller papers, 1832-1889, bulk 1832-1869, 1.89 cubic ft. [ATF0201 thru ATF0203]
National Archives and Records Administration photographs of Governor John Connally's clothing from the JFK assassination, 1999, fractional [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection. Call number is PP1193 (1999/165).] [ATF0080]
Walter Howlison Mackenzie "Zarh" Pritchard papers, 1873-1954, 1959, 6 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed papers. Call numbers are 2-23/127 thru 139, 141, 142 and 2-22/296.] [ATF0105 thru ATF0112]
John H. Reagan collection, 1835-1892, 1905, undated, 1.75 cubic ft. [ATF0006, ATF0323 thru ATF0325]
John H. Reagan papers, 1846-1905, 1 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed papers. Call numbers are 2-23/19 thru 21.] [ATF0006, ATF0323 thru ATF0325]
Ruffini collection, about 1877-1937, undated, bulk 1883-1912, undated, 1.65 cubic ft., 626 architectural drawings, 21 prints and photographs, 1 artifact [ATF0001]
Charles Bellinger Stewart papers, 1833-1924, 1.94 cubic ft. [ATF0190 thru ATF0194]
Clarence Lincoln and Nellie Donnan Test papers, 1776-1961, bulk 1894-1961, 2.36 cubic ft. [ATF0045, ATF0211]
Texas International Women's Year Coordinating Committee records, 1971-1978, bulk 1977, 24.6 cubic ft. [ATF0512]
Frank S. Tillman collection, 1915-1939, undated, 0.83 cubic ft. [ATF0503 thru ATF0509]
Walter Prescott Webb papers, 1861-1870, about 1900-about 1963, undated, 6.5 cubic ft. [ATF0439 thru ATF0441]
Walter Prescott Webb photograph and print media collection, 1888, about 1909-1963, bulk 1913-1945, 1.25 cubic ft. [ATF0439 thru ATF0441]
Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Pease, Graham, and Niles Families Papers, AR.A.001, 102.8 linear ft. (259 boxes) [ATF0047, ATF0071, ATF0081, ATF0093, ATF0113 thru ATF0129, ATF0216, ATF0220, ATF0223, ATF0234, ATF0236, ATF0237, ATF0239 thru ATF0244, ATF0254, ATF0283, ATF0355 thru ATF0358, ATF0360, ATF0375, ATF0376, ATF0485, ATF0502]
Catholic Archives of Texas, Austin
Houston papers at the Catholic Archives, 1818-1960, 4 cubic ft. [ATF0027]
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
Moses Austin Papers, 1803, 3 items [ATF0400]
Edward Burleson, Sr. Papers, 1835-1853, 1922, 19 items [ATF0059]
Arthur H. Clark Company Papers, 1930-1942, 2 ft., 1 in. [ATF0038a]
John Nance Garner Papers, 1874-1968, 12 ft. [ATF0152]
John O. Meusebach Papers, [ca. 1847-1889], 1 in. [ATF0101, ATF0145 thru ATF0148]
John H. Reagan Papers, 1847-1949, 2 ft., 3 in. [ATF0006, ATF0323 thru ATF0325]
Texas Collection and University Archives, Baylor University
Velma H. Vandervoort papers, 1939-1953, unknown extent [ATF0016a]
Texas Woman's University
Lucadia Christiana Niles Pease, Dress Collection [ATF0047]

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item by artifact number), Artifacts collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: multiple

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by numerous donors in the 19th and 20th centuries. Not all artifacts have associated accession details. Refer to each artifact's item-level description in the Texas Digital Archive for available accession information.

Processing Information

Artifact details, photodocumentation, and collection description by Aditi Worcester, 2015

Revisions and additions to artifact details and collection description, further photodocumentation, and DACS compliance by Rebecca Romanchuk, January 2018

Appraisal Information

A number of artifacts not listed in this inventory have been previously appraised as being without archival value and have been disposed of. These appraisal reports are available in the State Archives search room.

Accruals

While the Texas State Library and Archives Commission continues to maintain and provide access to the Artifacts collection, it no longer operates a museum. Although the State Archives will occasionally receive collections that may include objects, artifacts are no longer within the collecting policy of the agency.

Other Formats for the Collection

Digital images of these artifacts are part of the Texas Digital Archive, available online at https://tsl.access.preservica.com/tda/artifacts.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Artifacts collection, Cretaceous Period, 14000 BCE-1987 CE, bulk 1860-1970,
229.89 cubic ft.

Artifact-Box
0218 ATF0001: Ink stamp, Oscar Ruffini, 1880-1890
[3 in x 1.5 in x 1 in; wood (plant material), metal]
[Ink stamp. Embossed: Oscar Ruffini, Architect, San Angelo, Texas. Placed in a box with a sample of the stamp paper.]
ATF0002: Bullet mold, 1860-1865
[5 in x 1.25 in x 1.25 in; metal]
[Single cavity round ball bullet mold.]
Artifact-Box
0003 ATF0005: Gavel, Texas Declaration of Independence, 1931
[10.5 in x 3 in x 2 in; wood (plant material)]
[Gavel with wooden handle and head. One end rounded, other end flat. Dark wood, walnut. This gavel was made by David Dance of Columbia. It was made from a piece of walnut wood and strip of pine from the building in which the first Texas Senate convened.]
ATF0006: Gavel, 1850-1900
[11 in x 3.25 in x 1.75 in; wood (plant material)]
[Gavel with wooden handle and head, slightly stylized. Etched on one side of the handle (rough handwriting): To JHR. Etched on the other side: G.C. This gavel was made from wood taken from the home of John H. Reagan in Fort Houston.]
Artifact-Box
0001 ATF0008: Metal stamp, 1845-1850
[2.3 in x 2.9 in x 1.25 in; metal]
[Metal stamp with wooden handle, metal plate, and shell-shaped clamp. American bald eagle design. Embossed: Wm. I. Stamper. A William I. Stamper (about 1826-about 1850) served as 1st Lieutenant in Grumbles & Connor's Company, Bell's Regiment, Texas Mounted Volunteers, in the Mexican-American War, 1846-1848.]
Artifact-Box
0002 ATF0009: Texas Military College embossing machine, 1914-1949
[7.3 in x 5.25 in x 1.8 in; metal]
[Hand-lever embossing machine, with top and bottom dies. Painted in glossy black enamel. Die: Texas Military College, Terrell, Texas.]
Artifact-Box
0173 ATF0010: Cowbell, 1870-1950
[6.75 in x 5.75 in x 2.75 in; metal]
[Cowbell. Appears to be hand-welded.]
Artifact-Box
0001 ATF0011: Metal seals, Texas counties, 1870-1900
[eight seals: 1.75 in diameter x 0.25 in height; three seals: 1.75 in diameter x 1.2 in height; one seal: 1.75 in diameter x 1 in height; metal]
[Twelve metal seals, circular. Eight are flat and four are round knob-like. Seals include those of Goliad, Jasper, Washington, Houston, Sabine, Jefferson, and Milam counties. Two additional seals are illegible. All have the Lone Star etched on them, and state. These bogus seals and dies are said to have been used by land forgers.]
Artifact-Box
0218 ATF0013: Lock and key, 1880-1890
[lock: 4.9 in x 3.2 in x 1 in; key: 3.1 in x 1.4 in x 0.2 in; metal]
[Rectangular lock, ornate, with foldable key. Lock from the vault in the basement of the Texas State Capitol building.]
Artifact-Box
0220 ATF0014: License plate, 1966
[12 in x 6 in x 0.1 in; metal]
[Automobile license plate. Black background with white writing: Texas 66, SO 1, State Official. State automobile license plate for the year of 1966 belonging to Governor John Connally.]
Artifact-Box
0027 ATF0015: Hair necklace, 1850-1866
[6.5 in diameter; cloth]
[Handmade hair necklace with clasp, brown lace. Crocheted pattern. This hair necklace belonged to Mrs. H. Lonquist of Austin, Texas.]
Artifact-Box
0224 ATF0016a: Governor Hogg commemorative plate, 1951
[9.75 in diameter x 0.8 in height; ceramic (material)]
[Plate commemorating Governor Hogg, white and brown. Obverse: Image of Governor Hogg with the Texas State Capitol building as backdrop and a pattern of tree branches and leaves. Reverse: James Stephen Hogg, 1851-1906, Attorney General 1887-1906. First native-born governor of Texas, 1891-1895. The Hogg Laws. The people took action... a new leaf was turned. Upon it is written in golden letters, emblazoned by the pride and affection of the sovereign hosts, Five Laws for the protection of themselves and their posterity... Old English Staffordshire Ware. Adams Est. 1657, England. Jonroth England. Velma H. Vandervoort, a member of the Francis Cooke Van Zandt Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) in Fort Worth, was responsible for securing Governor Hogg commemorative plates during the centennial of his birth in 1951. The plates were delayed by three years from the manufacturer in England and became a financial burden to the DRT because they were received too late for a successful sale during the commemorative year.]
ATF0016b: Texas Centennial of Statehood plate, 1946
[10 in diameter x 0.9 in height; ceramic (material)]
[Texas Centennial of Statehood commemorative plate, red and white. Obverse: Image of the Texas State Capitol building in the center. Traditional English Staffordshire pattern along the rim, with the image of President Anson Jones on the top; the White House official executive residence 1839-1854 on the right; Bullock's Tavern on the bottom; and the Statehood Capitol on the left. Reverse: Texas The Lone Star State. Centennial of Statehood 1846-1946. A joint resolution passed by the Congress of the United States for the Annexation by Treaty of the Republic of Texas to the Union was approved by the Citizens of Texas On February 19, 1846. President Anson Jones lowered the flag of the Republic of Texas as the Stars and Stripes were unfurled over the Capitol in Austin. Old English Staffordshire ware. Made in Staffordshire, England by the Bedford Potteries established in 1793. Imported exclusively for Daughters of the Republic of Texas.]
ATF0016c: Cradle of Texas Liberty plate, 1964-1971
[10.2 in diameter x 1.25 in height; ceramic (material)]
[Cradle of Texas commemorative plate, blue and white. Obverse: Image of the Alamo in the center. Reverse: Arabia. Made in Finland.]
ATF0016d: La Villita, Old Spanish Village, Pan American and Community Center plate, 1951
[10.2 in diameter x 1.25 in height; ceramic (material)]
[La Villita commemorative plate. Obverse: Color image of the exterior of the La Villita house, with artist's signature: Warren Hunter. Gold rim. The band around the circumference of the plate depicts different scenes from life in Texas, including an image of the Alamo, soldiers on horseback, Native Americans, etc. There are captions beneath each image explaining the context. Captions include: The Alamo, battle fought 1836, Spanish Governor's Palace, built 1722, restored 1929; Building Adobe Houses, Late 18th century; Bolivar building, erected in 1939; Arneson River Theatre, built in 1939; The Cos House, home of Gen. Cos, 1835; The Caxias House, restored 1939; Indian camp near La Villita, pre-exploration period, 1536; European explorers, 16th century; and Mission San Jose, established 1720. On the reverse is printed: Restored by City of San Antonio and National Youth Administration in 1939. Recreation and International Convention Center, Fiestas, Restaurant, Training in Arts and Crafts, Gift Shops, Library, River Theatre, Church, Art Schools, Art Galleries and Little Theatre Workshop. A City Project restoring the old and beautiful, serving hundreds of thousands a year now and for the future. San Antonio, Texas, 1951. Made in Staffordshire, England. Jonroth England. Royal Winton.]
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0018 ATF0018: Spur, 1860-1910
[5.5 in x 2.5 in x 2.2 in; metal, organic material]
[Rowel, shank and yoke of a spur with leather (brown) strap and buckle. Decorative etchings.]
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0004 ATF0019: Horse bit, 1860-1900
[6.6 in x 5.5 in x 1.4 in; metal]
[Horse bit. Includes mouthpiece, curb-chain, shanks and bridge. Ornate. "Zacatecas" stamped at bottom of arched section. This horse bit was found in Austin, Texas.]
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0005 ATF0021: Cotton paddle, 1910-1930
[8.75 in x 10.25 in x 2.2 in each; wood (plant material)]
[Wooden cotton cards, two pieces. Printed on them: Genuine Whittemore, No. 10. This pair of cotton cards was once owned by Mrs. J.R. Ruddell, Dayton (?), Texas.]
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0140 ATF0022: Sealing wax, 1550-1800
[8.6 in diameter in x 2.2 in height; wax]
[Oval-shaped sealing wax lid. Broken into two pieces. This sealing wax lid was used for a money keg by the Spanish to ship money back to Spain. Accession notes state that it is made from cactus by South American Indians. It was found on Padre Island in 1966 and was presumed to be from a Spanish shipwreck.]
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0006 ATF0023: Baltimore and Ohio Railroad centennial medal, 1927
[medal: 2.75 in diameter x 0.3 in height; box: 4 in x 4 in x 1 in; metal]
[Bronze struck medal for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad centennial. Obverse depicts image of one of the most modern trains of the Baltimore and Ohio, The Capitol Limited or The National Limited, drawn by one of the largest and most modern passenger locomotives built. The Spirit of Transportation, the figure of a male flying on the top right, guides this locomotive. His right arm is stretched forward. Inscribed: One hundred years. Safety. Strength. Speed. Reverse depicts the first steam locomotive, Tom Thumb, built in the United States (although it was never put to practical service). It was designed by Alderman Peter Cooper of New York. Inscribed: Peter Cooper's Tom Thumb. Also inscribed: The Baltimore Ohio Railroad Company. 1827-1927. Designed by Hans Schuler, director of the Maryland Institute in Baltimore. It was reproduced from his models by the Medallic Art Company of New York City.]
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0010 ATF0024: Binoculars, World War I, 1905-1915
[8 in x 5.2 in x 2.8 in; metal, glass (material), paper (fiber product)]
[Binoculars with two barrel chambers, housed in a black, leather-bound case with adjustable strap. Exterior of binoculars is possibly black lacquered cardboard. Housing covers are possibly made of galvanized steel. Printed on the nose piece: U.S. Army. 12 Glasses. Printed around the eyepieces: Dubois Fabt. Paris. Engraved underneath the sun shields on the larger portion of the lens: U.S. Navy. 11757 (possibly the registration or serial number). This pair of binoculars was donated by Mrs. Charlcie Bewley Skeen in memory of her father, Rebel Lee, and mother Addie Kell Bewley. The binoculars belonged to James F. Dowdell who used them through World War I. They were returned along with a letter signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Navy at the time.]
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0004 ATF0026: Star and wreath, 1850-1880
[8.75 in diameter x 2.2 in height; metal]
[Metal star and wreath, two pieces. Include mounting prongs for mounting on stone or wall. This Republic of Texas wreath and star (representative of the Texas state seal) were received from the Southwest Texas State College (present day Texas State University) in 1964 and are believed to have been embedded in cement over the entrance of the first Texas State Capitol building.]
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0011 ATF0027: Steer head, 1934-1935
[12 in x 7.5 in x 2.9 in; wood (plant material)]
[One-piece wooden longhorn steer head mounted on a star. Printed on the reverse: This Texas longhorn steer head was made by Sam Houston, nephew and namesake of General Sam Houston. He is the only man who crossed the Indian trail in North Dakota and survived, a distance of 175 miles. He was without food or water for three days and nights with the exception of drinking the blood of a Lobo Wolf. Age 78. 731 Palmetto, San Antonio, Texas. Member of Old Trail Drivers Association. Madge Thornall Roberts, the author of a UNT Press multi-volume publication of the personal correspondence of Sam Houston, determined that Houston had no nephew named Sam Houston. The person who made this item may have been Houston's great nephew or some other descendant of one of Sam Houston's three siblings who had children. He appears in the 1910 U.S. Census as age 54 (born about 1856).]
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0095 ATF0028: Shorthand machine, 1880-1890
[apparatus: 8.2 in x 7.5 in x 3.1 in; paper reel one: 3.1 in diameter x 0.5 in height; paper reel two: 4.75 in diameter x 0.5 in height; metal, paper (fiber product)]
[Shorthand machine with 10 keys and a reel of paper in place. Includes two additional reels of paper with shorthand markings.]
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0113 ATF0029: Typewriter, 1906-1910
[15.5 in x 14.75 in x 11.5 in; metal, paper (fiber product)]
[Oliver No. 5 typewriter. Inverted U-shaped typebars. Ribbon reels on vertical axes. Three-row QWERTY keyboard with 28 keys. There are also keys for CAP, FIG, TAB, RIGHT and LEFT. In addition, there are two instruction booklets, one directions card, and one oil instructions card. The lateral downstroke design typewriter was patented in 1894 by Reverend Thomas Oliver. The Model No. 5 was introduced in 1906.]
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0169 ATF0030: Sausage mill, 1855-1865
[23.8 in x 13.2 in x 6.5 in; metal, wood (plant material)]
[Hand-crank meat grinder. Includes metal cylinder attached to a wooden board and a removable handle.]
ATF0031a: Fluting iron, 1870-1890
[13.5 in x 5.75 in x 5.75 in; metal, wood (plant material)]
[Fluting iron. Wood-handled crank turns rollers. Pedestal base reads: American and PAT AUG 10-1878. Embossed underneath the machine: American Machine Co. Philadelphia. Fluting irons were used to flute ruffles on petticoats, dresses, curtains, etc. The brass rollers would be heated before use. The brass screw on the top helps apply the required amount of pressure to the brass fluted rollers. The control lever above the flat cast iron handle allows for holding the flutes open to insert the fabric to be fluted.]
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0142 ATF0031b: Texian Campaigne china plates, 1840-1850
[10.5 in diameter x 1.5 in height; ceramic (material)]
[Texian Campaigne plates, two pieces. Staffordshire china. Depict a battlefield scene in green and white. Made by Staffordshire in England during the Mexican War.]
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0066 ATF0033: Cribbage board, 1850-1890
[board: 5.2 in x 3.2 in x 2.2 in; book: 2.7 in x 2 in x 4 in; wood (plant material), paper (fiber product)]
[Cribbage board, small score book and tiny pencil attached with string. Book contains scores of past players and an old grocery list. This cribbage board game set was once owned by Mrs. Thomas F. McKinney. Thomas Freeman McKinney was a trader and stock raiser on Galveston Island and subsequently Travis County. He also served as state senator from Galveston in 1846 and as representative in 1849. His ranch became the McKinney Falls State Park in 1976.]
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0220 ATF0034: Knife, 1870-1930
[12.75 in x 2 in x 1.2 in; metal]
[Knife with a black handle and long steel blade. This knife was made from an old file that was picked up in the ruins of the old store of Jesse Chisholm, two miles east of Asher, Oklahoma. Jesse Chisholm was a frontier trader, guide, and interpreter born in the Hiawassee region of Tennessee. The Chisholm Trail, the famous route of cattle drives across Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma) from Texas to Kansas is named after him.]
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0219 ATF0035a: Charm, 1860-1870
[0.65 in diameter; metal]
[Small circular medal, gold-colored. Inscribed ATM. This medal was presented to Annie Thomas Masterson by Robert E. Lee. Robert Edward Lee was born in Virginia on January 19, 1807. He was a military officer and commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War. He died on October 12, 1870, in Virginia. An Annie Thomas Chalmers Masterson (1844-1914) was born in Austin and died in Houston.]
ATF0035b: Flag, 1860-1870
[3 in x 2 in; cloth]
[Miniature Confederate flag, silk.]
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0034 ATF0035c: Pen, 1869
[pen: 7.6 in x 0.5 in x 0.4 in; pen case: 4.75 in x 1.4 in x 0.65 in; metal]
[Dip pen dismantled into two pieces. Placed in oval metal case. Etched on the nib: E.S. Johnson & Co. Warranted, NY. Engraved at the clasp: Pate Jan 26, 1869, Parker.]
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0075 ATF0035d: Clamp, 1850-1900
[5.25 in x 3.75 in x 2.6 in; cloth, metal]
[Sewing bird. Bird is gold and red-colored. Black-colored clamp with red fabric.]
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0006 ATF0036: Fire carrier, 1891
[7 in x 2.2 in x 2.75 in; stone (worked rock), organic material]
[Tube pipe, white stone. Intricate carved designs cover the entire surface. This pipe was plowed up at a campsite in the northwest part of Llano County, near Llano on Cold Creek, in 1891. It originally had a short bone stem inserted in its smaller end.]
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0009 ATF0037a: Personal effects of Jacob K. Beaumont, 1850-1880
[37 in x 7 in x 0.3 in; organic material]
[White suspenders with brown leather clasps / buckles. In 1838, the population of Galveston met the constitutional requirements of the Republic of Texas to become a county. Congress passed an act on May 15, 1838, formally establishing Galveston County. Jacob K. Beaumont was appointed associate justice until an election could be held. The election eventually took place on the first Tuesday of September 1838.]
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0007 ATF0037b: Personal effects of Jacob K. Beaumont, 1869
[24.1 in x 18.25 in x 2.2 in; cloth, metal]
[Waistcoat. Front is brown, black and blue with six blue and gold buttons (two additional buttons missing) and shawl collar. Reverse is plain brown with an attached belt. Inner lining is cream-colored. This waistcoat is believed to have belonged to Jacob Beaumont's son (?) who wore it when he was married in 1869.]
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0008 ATF0037c: Personal effects of Jacob K. Beaumont, 1850-1880
[coin pouch: 3.5 in x 2.25 in x 1.25 in; a). cufflink: 0.6 in diameter x 0.5 in height; b). lock: 1 in x 0.75 in x 0.2 in c). shell badge: 1.9 in x 0.7 in x 0.7 in; d). one-cent coins (Indian head cent, 1859-1909): 19mm. e). good-for-one-drink token: 0.75 in diameter f). three white links: 0.2 in diameter x 0.1 in height; g). brass knob: 0.3 in diameter x 0.5 in height; cloth, metal, organic material]
[Coin pouch, crocheted, green and orange (faded). Contained within a larger plain white pouch. Contents: Cufflink, lock, chain, shell badge, eight one-cent coins, one good-for-one-drink token (etched HR), three white pin-top links, and one small brass knob.]
ATF0037d: Personal effects of Jacob K. Beaumont, 1850-1880
[7.25 in x 0.75 in x 1.5 in; clay]
[Smoking pipe. Consists of stem and bowl, brown, two pieces.]
ATF0037e: Personal effects of Jacob K. Beaumont, 1840
[5.25 in x 1.3 in x 0.9 in; metal]
[Swiss army pen-style knife with a pale yellow, textured handle.]
ATF0037f: Personal effects of Jacob K. Beaumont, 1850-1880
[a). open: 5.2 in x 4.5 in x 1.25 in; closed: 6.2 in x 1.25 in x 0.8 in; b). open: 4 in x 4.5 in x 1.2 in; closed: 4.2 in x 1.5 in x 0.75 in; metal, glass (material)]
[Spectacles, oval-shaped, two pairs.]
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0009 ATF0037g: Personal effects of Jacob K. Beaumont, 1850-1880
[7 in x 4 in x 0.75 in; organic material]
[Brown leather wallet with strap around the waist. Handwritten on the inside flap: Jacob K. Beaumont, Galveston Island.]
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0008 ATF0037h: Personal effects of Jacob K. Beaumont, 1850-1880
[6.5 in x 3.5 in x 1.3 in; metal, canvas (textile material)]
[Carrying strap with black frame and brown canvas strap.]
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0006 ATF0038a: Mexican stiletto, 1847
[10 in x 1.75 in x 0.75 in; metal, wood (plant material)]
[Fixed blade knife, with serrations near the handle. Handle made of a brown wood with different color gradients. Written on the handle: D 12. This stiletto is said to have been captured and used as a camp knife by a member of Colonel Alexander Doniphan's expedition into Mexico in 1847. Colonel Doniphan (1808-1887), a Kentucky-born lawyer, became commander of the first regiment of Mounted Missouri Volunteers to assist regular U.S. troops in guarding the profitable Santa Fe trade against Mexican intervention.]
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0205 ATF0038b: Spanish officer's belt plate, 1840-1860
[2.2 in x 1.75 in x 0.6 in; metal]
[Spanish officer's belt plate. Silver-colored, circular. Depicts a crown and coat of arms. Accompanying note states: $3.50. Handwritten on reverse: Treosleudy (?).]
ATF0038c: State militia buttons, 1860-1900
[0.9 in diameter x 0.6 in height; metal]
[State militia buttons, brass, six pieces. Virginia; Minnesota; Florida; Indiana; Excelsior, Mass.; Volunteer. Varying sizes. Backmarks: Horstmann Bros. & Co., Philadelphia; Waterbury Button Co.; Steele & Johnson, Waterbury, CT; Unknown if any are reproductions.]
ATF0038d: U.S. Army buttons, 1870-1885
[0.6 in diameter x 0.6 in height; metal]
[U.S. Army buttons, brass. Three pieces.]
ATF0038e: U.S. Army infantry buttons, 1850-1860
[1 in diameter x 0.6 in height; metal]
[U.S. Army infantry buttons, brass. Three pieces.]
ATF0038f: Navy buttons, 1917-1945
[0.9 in diameter x 0.6 in height; metal]
[U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps buttons, brass. Two pieces. Image of an anchor and caduceus embossed on buttons. Backmark: Fine Quality.]
ATF0038g: U.S. Army button, 1840-1860
[0.9 in diameter x 0.6 in height; metal]
[U.S. Army button, Engineer Corps, brass.]
ATF0038h: U.S. Army button, 1850-1860
[0.6 in diameter x 0.6 in height; metal]
[U.S. Army button, brass.]
ATF0038i: Fire department button, 1890-1950
[0.8 in diameter x 0.6 in height; metal]
[Fire department button, brass. Embossed on the button: FD. Backmark: Cumner Jones & Co., Boston.]
ATF0038j: U.S. Army button, 1850-1875
[0.8 in diameter x 0.6 in height; metal]
[U.S. Army button, brass.]
ATF0038k: U.S. Army button, 1917-1918
[0.8 in diameter x 0.6 in height; metal]
[World War I button, U.S. Army, brass.]
ATF0038l: Buttons, 1850-1935
[five buttons: 0.8 in diameter x 0.6 in height; one button: 0.75 in diameter x 0.6 in height; one button: 0.6 in diameter x 0.6 in height; metal]
[Miscellaneous buttons, brass, seven pieces. Backmarks: Goodwins; Horstmann, Philada.; Scovill Mf'g Co., Waterbury CT; Waterbury Button Co.; Horstmann, Philadelphia.]
ATF0038m: Mexican War veteran's badge, 1850-1860
[2.1 in x 2.1 in x 0.3 in; metal]
[Shield-shaped badge, brass. Inscribed: NY veterans of the Mexican War.]
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0010 ATF0039: Candleholder, 1900-1930
[5 in diameter x 3.5 in height; metal]
[Candleholder, brass. Round-shaped base with space for a finger-hold. Push-up rod on side of the stem. Stem appears to be seamed.]
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0011 ATF0040: Bottle, 1860-1870
[8.5 in x 5 in x 3.3 in; glass (material)]
[Glass bottle, purple-colored. During the Civil War, a company of northern soldiers were camped outside the town of Crockett, Houston County, Texas. This bottle was picked up on the site after the war was over. It was in the possession of S.T. Anthony of Grapeland, Texas, from then until 1908 when he gave it to his son, Zuma Anthony Pitts.]
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0215 ATF0041: Earth from Palo Alto battlefield, 1905
[box one: 2 in x 1 in x 1 in; box two: 5.2 in x 2.2 in x 2 in; organic material]
[Earth from the Palo Alto battlefield. Housed in two cardboard boxes.]
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0234 / 2005/017-1 (OS box) ATF0042a: McArdle Companion Battle Documents, 1876-1905
[11 in x 16 in x 3 in; organic material]
[Leather-bound (brown) book with two leather straps and buckles around the width on either end. Surface has decorative design. Printed on the spine of volume one: McArdle Companion Battle Documents, Historical Documents, Volume 1, Dawn at the Alamo. A native of Belfast, Ireland, Henry Arthur McArdle trained as an artist in America and served in the Confederate Army as a draftsman and later as a mapmaker on General Robert E. Lee's staff. He moved to Texas after the war and amassed a body of documents, photographs, maps, and personal recollections concerning Texas historical personages and events as research for his paintings titled Dawn at the Alamo and The Battle of San Jacinto. His research materials were sold to the state along with the two canvases that now hang in the Texas Senate Chamber.]
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0235 / 2005/017-2 (OS box) ATF0042b: McArdle Companion Battle Documents, 1876-1905
[11 in x 16 in x 3 in; organic material]
[Leather-bound (brown) book with two leather straps and buckles around the width on either end (top strap broken). Surface has decorative design. Printed on the spine of volume two: McArdle Companion Battle Documents, Historical Documents, Volume 2, Battle of San Jacinto. A native of Belfast, Ireland, Henry Arthur McArdle trained as an artist in America and served in the Confederate Army as a draftsman and later as a mapmaker on General Robert E. Lee's staff. He moved to Texas after the war and amassed a body of documents, photographs, maps, and personal recollections concerning Texas historical personages and events as research for his paintings titled Dawn at the Alamo and The Battle of San Jacinto. His research materials were sold to the state along with the two canvases that now hang in the Texas Senate Chamber.]
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0219 ATF0044: Badge and ribbon, 1911
[5.8 in x 2.4 in x 0.4 in; metal, cloth]
[Circular badge attached to a red ribbon and gold-colored pin-plate. Reads: Delegate, Reunion, Mountain Remnant Brigade, Confederate Veterans, Ballinger, Texas, Aug. 2, 3, 4, 1911. Badge has the black-and-white image of City Park, Ballinger, Texas. On the reverse: Whitehead and Hoag Co., Newark, NJ.]
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0218 ATF0045: Bullet molds, 1860-1865
[a). 5 in x 1.2 in x 1.25 in; b). 5 in x 1.6 in x 0.75 in; metal]
[Bullet molds, two pieces. One round ball bullet mold. One double cavity bullet mold for round ball and grooved bullets. Inscribed on the double cavity mold: Colt's Patent and 44H.]
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0173 ATF0046: Cannonball, 1840-1846
[3.5 in diameter; metal]
[Cannonball. This cannonball was found in a trench at the east side of Loma Alta Hill, near Palo Alto battlefield, by William A. Bellinghausen Sr. in 1920.]
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0027 ATF0047: Lace, 1850
[items together: 14.75 in x 5.5 in x 0.25 in; cloth]
[Cream-colored lace / net with embroidery. One u-shaped piece (possibly for the neck) and two smaller rectangular pieces (possibly for the cuff of a sleeve). Lace worn by Lucadia Christiana Pease on her wedding dress on August 22, 1850. She wore it when she married Elisha Marshall Pease in Poquonock, Connecticut in 1850. Lucadia Christiana Niles was born in Connecticut in 1813. She married Elisha M. Pease in 1850 and accompanied him to Brazoria, Texas. When Elisha Pease was elected governor of Texas, the family moved to Austin. Governor Pease served two terms as governor and subsequently a third term after a period of 10 years.]
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0033 ATF0048: Button, musket balls, 1860-1865
[button: 0.6 in x 0.1 in; musket balls: 0.5 in diameter; metal, stone (worked rock)]
[Eagle I Button and two small musket balls from the vicinity of Torrey's trading post. The firm of Torrey and Brothers, owned by brothers John F., David K. and Thomas S. Torrey, traded widely with the Indians for about ten years, from the time of John Torrey's arrival in Houston in 1838. In 1848, the Torreys sold the major trading house to George Barnard. The Torreys' trading activities were a vital part of Sam Houston's peace policy and acted as a civilizing agent for the Indians. The first frame house was built in Houston and was used as a trading post and supply center for their other posts. The Torreys operated a trading house on the Bosque River in 1842 and established houses at Austin, San Antonio (1844), New Braunfels (1845), and Fredericksburg. A branch store operated on the Navasota River in 1843, and, at President Sam Houston's request, the firm opened a branch at the falls of the Brazos. The Brazos post, on Tehuacana Creek in McLennan County, had a near monopoly of the Texas Indian trade.]
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0132 ATF0050: Quilt, Isabel L. Clark collection, 1879 or between 1830-1849
[91.2 in x 99.6 in (7.6 feet x 8.3 feet); cloth]
[Quilt. Composed of 15 whole blocks, each measuring approximately 17.5 x 17.5 inches, 11 half-blocks and two corner setting triangles. The blocks are set on point. There is a brown sashing between the blocks and no borders on the quilt. The quilt is backed in an off-white solid color, 100% cotton fabric, and is finished with a quarter-inch binding hand stitched to the front and back of the quilt. It is quilted in green, brown and white threads. Of note is the use of tan fabric in place of the off-white fabric in several places. The pattern is similar to Bride's Puzzle, Twelve Crowns and / or Wedding March. Accompanying note: Rare example of very fine quilting. This quilt was made by Dr. Cyrus Waters' sister, Lizza. She married a Waters and died about 1849, aged 33.]
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0019 ATF0051: Box, 1881
[7.5 in x 7.5 in x 6.1 in; metal]
[Tin box with cover, dark green in color. This box was removed from the cornerstone of the courthouse of Calhoun County when it was torn down in 1957 in order to build a new courthouse.]
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0079 ATF0053: Alamo stone, 1836
[6 in x 2.8 in x 10.1 in; stone (worked rock), wood (plant material)]
[Note: See ATF0059 for an additional stone fragment from the Alamo outer wall.]
[White stone mounted on a wooden frame. Printed on the back: The Alamo itself was erected in 1718 and named The Mission San Antonio de Valero. It was the first Spanish Mission established in San Antonio by Franciscan Fathers. The stone was carved from a larger block of the outer wall which surrounded the embattled Alamo when it fell under the onslaughts of Santa Anna's Mexican army on March 6, 1836. Not a man survived of the garrison of 182 Texans commanded by Travis. The larger block was presented to A. Garland Adair, Curator of History, Texas Memorial Museum, by Miss Emma Burleson, a distinguished member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and a descendant of General Edward Burleson of Texas Revolutionary fame. Presented by A. Garland Adair.]
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0121 ATF0054: Blanket, Mexican War, 1840-1850
[61 in x 44 in x 39 in; cloth]
[Blanket, cream-colored with mustard piping, in two pieces and stitched together down the middle. Red, black, and white edges. Red and black dots on the body of the quilt. Center has a jagged diamond shape in red, black, and white. This blanket was obtained during the Mexican War. It was once in the possession of Thomas Freeman McKinney, a trader and stock raiser on Galveston Island, and subsequently Travis County. He also served as state senator from Galveston in 1846 and as representative in 1849. His ranch became McKinney Falls State Park in 1976.]
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0151 ATF0055: Texas Independence Centennial plate, 1936
[9.5 in diameter x 0.8 in height; ceramic (material)]
[Texas Independence Centennial commemorative plate, blue and white, Wedgwood, with the image of the Alamo in the center. The edge has images of monuments, buildings and people pertinent to the history of Texas. Printed on the reverse side: Historical plate commemorating the 100th anniversary of Texas Independence. Sponsored by Mary Isham Keith Chapter, DAR (Daughters of the Republic of Texas). Fort Worth, Texas. Reading from the top, clockwise: Capitol, Austin; The State Seal; First Capitol, Columbia; Sam Houston, Warrior–Statesman: Surrender of Santa Anna at San Jacinto; Flags of France, Spain, Mexico, United States, Texas Republic, And the Battle Flag of the Confederacy; Mission of San Jose De Aguevo; Stephen F. Austin, Father of Texas; The French Embassy, erected in Austin in 1841. The Entire Motif Centers, as does Texas History, around the Alamo, shown in the Center. Made in England. 1836-1936.]
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0159 ATF0056: Platter, 1830
[13.5 in x 10.3 in x 1.1 in; ceramic (material)]
[White rectangular plate with blue edges.]
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0016 ATF0057: Quilted pillow bag, 1900-1960
[closed: 19 in x 17.5 in x 0.5 in; flap open: 13.5 in x 10.3 in x 1.1 in; cloth]
[Quilted bag. Green, red, blue and white floral pattern. Green inner lining. Top flap can be folded closed with straps.]
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0188 ATF0058a: Spanish flag, 1920-1940
[24 in x 36 in; cloth]
[Spanish flag, red and white. One of six flags from Governor John Connally's office.]
ATF0058b: Mexican flag, 1920-1940
[23.5 in x 36 in; cloth]
[Mexican flag, green, white and red, with an eagle on the white portion. One of six flags from Governor John Connally's office.]
ATF0058c: French flag, 1920-1940
[24 in x 35.2 in; cloth]
[French flag, cream with yellow crests. One of six flags from Governor John Connally's office.]
ATF0058d: Texas flag, 1920-1940
[24 in x 37 in; cloth]
[Flag of the Republic of Texas, red, white and purple with a lone star. One of six flags from Governor John Connally's office.]
ATF0058e: Confederate flag of the Republic of Texas, 1920-1940
[23.5 in x 37 in; cloth]
[Confederate flag of the Republic of Texas, purple, white, and red, and seven stars in a circle. One of six flags from Governor John Connally's office.]
ATF0058f: United States flag, 1920-1940
[36.5 in x 22 in; cloth]
[Flag, United States, with 48 stars. One of six flags from Governor John Connally's office.]
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None ATF0059: Alamo stone, 1954
[9.5 in x 22 in x 3.5 in; stone (worked rock), wood (plant material), glass (material)]
[Note: See ATF0053 for an additional stone fragment from the Alamo outer wall.]
[Alamo stone, enclosed in a rectangular wooden case and glass door. Accompanying note: In the year 1954, which marks the centennial of the establishment of the Texas Public School System, this stone is presented to ____. Also: This stone was carved from a larger block of the outer wall that surrounded the Alamo… the larger block was presented to the Texas Memorial Museum by Ms. Emma Burleson, a distinguished member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, and descendant of Gen. Edward Burleson of Texas Revolution fame.]
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0124 ATF0060: Coverlet, 1900-1960
[118 in x 132 in (or 9 ft 10 in x 11 ft); cloth]
[Coverlet. Navy blue with white pattern.]
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0130 ATF0061: Shawl, 1900-1960
[128.4 in x 61.2 in; cloth]
[Shawl, earth-colored palette, paisley design. Beige, mustard, black.]
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0146 ATF0062: Spectacles, 1835-1890
[not yet measured; glass (material), metal]
[Spectacles, rectangular frame.]
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0158 ATF0063a: Doll furniture, 1880-1930
[3.75 in x 1.5 in x 2 in; wood (plant material), cloth]
[Set of doll furniture: 19 pieces. a). Couch, miniature, dark brown wood with light brown fabric seat.]
ATF0063b: Doll furniture, 1880-1930
[2.75 in x 1.5 in x 4 in; wood (plant material)]
[Set of doll furniture: 19 pieces. b). Dresser, miniature, with four drawers, dark wood.]
ATF0063c: Doll furniture, 1880-1930
[2.75 in x 1.5 in x 2.25 in; wood (plant material)]
[Set of doll furniture: 19 pieces. c). Side table, miniature, with one drawer.]
ATF0063d: Doll furniture, 1880-1930
[2.3 in x 2.3 in x 1.75 in; wood (plant material)]
[Set of doll furniture: 19 pieces. d). Wooden table, miniature, square.]
ATF0063e: Doll furniture, 1880-1930
[2.5 in diameter x 1.75 in height; wood (plant material)]
[Set of doll furniture: 19 pieces. e). Wooden table, miniature, round.]
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0146 ATF0063f: Doll furniture, 1880-1930
[1.5 in x 1.25 in x 2.25 in; wood (plant material)]
[Set of doll furniture: 19 pieces. f). Wooden chair, miniature, rectangular backrest.]
ATF0063g: Doll furniture, 1880-1930
[1 in x 1.2 in x 2.25 in; wood (plant material), metal]
[Set of doll furniture: 19 pieces. g). Wood and metal chair, miniature, oval back.]
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0158 ATF0063h: Doll furniture, 1880-1930
[3 in x 2 in x 2.5 in; metal, stone (worked rock)]
[Set of doll furniture: 19 pieces. h). Marble-top cabinet, miniature, with metal lattice work.]
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0146 ATF0063i: Doll furniture, 1880-1930
[2 in x 1.2 in x 2.2 in; metal]
[Set of doll furniture: 19 pieces. i). Mantle-top clock, miniature, with the picture of a house.]
ATF0063j: Doll furniture, 1880-1930
[1.5 in x 1.75 in x 0.01 in; metal]
[Set of doll furniture: 19 pieces. j). Mirror with metal frame, miniature.]
ATF0063k: Doll furniture, 1880-1930
[2.2 in x 0.5 in x 0.01 in; metal]
[Set of doll furniture: 19 pieces. k). Fireplace shovel, miniature.]
ATF0063l: Doll furniture, 1880-1930
[0.75 in x 1 in x 1 in; metal]
[Set of doll furniture: 19 pieces. l). Oil lamp, wall-mount, miniature, with no shade. Brass-colored.]
ATF0063m: Doll furniture, 1880-1930
[2 in x 0.8 in x 1.25 in; metal]
[Set of doll furniture: 19 pieces. m). Metal pitcher, miniature.]
ATF0063n: Doll furniture, 1880-1930
[1 in x 0.2 in x 0.6 in; metal]
[Set of doll furniture: 19 pieces. n). Single shoe, miniature. Boot.]
ATF0063o: Doll furniture, 1880-1930
[0.8 in x 0.4 in x 0.5 in; metal]
[Set of doll furniture: 19 pieces. o). Single shoe, miniature.]
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0157 ATF0063p: Doll furniture, 1880-1930
[2.2 in diameter x 4.5 in height; metal]
[Set of doll furniture: 19 pieces. p). Parlor stove, miniature.]
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0146 ATF0063q: Doll furniture, 1880-1930
[0.9 in diameter x 0.75 in height; glass (material)]
[Set of doll furniture: 19 pieces. q). Clear bowl, miniature, with fluted edges, and blue and yellow diagonal lines.]
ATF0063r: Doll furniture, 1880-1930
[0.5 in diameter; wood (plant material)]
[Set of doll furniture: 19 pieces. r). Bead, miniature, gold-colored.]
ATF0063s: Doll furniture, 1880-1930
[1 in x 0.75 in x 0.8 in; metal]
[Set of doll furniture: 19 pieces. s). Metal coal hod, miniature.]
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0157 ATF0064: Doll furniture, 1880-1930
[8 in x 2.5 in x 2.5 in; metal, glass (material)]
[Oil lamp, ceiling-mount, miniature, with glass shade. Brass-colored.]
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0048 ATF0065: Milk pitcher, 1830-1840
[8.5 in x 7.2 in x 7.2 in; ceramic (material)]
[Transfer print (heliotrope) milk pitcher with fanciful scenes in shades of purple and white. Depicts an urban scene with affluent people taking a stroll through the gardens.]
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0133 ATF0066: Military coat, 1860-1865
[20 in x 29 in; folded: 15 in x 11 in x 3.5 in; cloth]
[Coat, dark blue with white chevrons on the sleeves.]
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0135 ATF0067: Military coat, 1860-1865
[24 in x 29 in x 2 in; folded: 15 in x 12 in x 4 in; cloth]
[Coat, single-breasted. Brown with sky-blue trim. Gold-colored buttons with the design of the American eagle.]
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0134 ATF0068: Military pants, 1860-1865
[42 in x 17 in; folded: 16 in x 13 in x 3 in; cloth]
[Pants, dark blue with a white stripe along the side.]
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0125 ATF0069: Coverlet, 1880-1940
[81 in x 98 in; folded: 22 in x 20 in x 3 in; cloth]
[Coverlet, double-loomed wool. Died with indigo in a geometric pattern. This coverlet was presented by Mrs. Albert Cauthorn, Del Rio, and was owned by her grandmother, Mrs. Loughborough, an early-day resident of San Antonio.]
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0041 ATF0070: Woman's shoe, black, 1900-1920
[9.5 in x 2.5 in x 5 in; organic material]
[Black leather, right-foot shoe. Closed shoe with pointed toe, small heel, and laces. Shoemaker label: Carl H. Mueller, Austin, TX.]
ATF0071: Woman's shoe, white, 1875
[8.5 in x 3 in x 4.5 in; organic material]
[White leather, left-foot shoe. Flower-shaped buckle. Scribbled on the sole: Carrie Agusta [Augusta] Pease, wedding slipper, Jan 1875.]
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0150 ATF0072: Flask, 1900-1950
[3.5 in x 1.75 in x 5.2 in; glass (material), fiber, organic material]
[Glass flask with wicker covering and cork.]
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0146 ATF0073: Picture frame, 1855-1865
[3.2 in x 3.75 in x 0.5 in; organic material]
[Thermoplastic Union case back for a sixth-plate daguerreotype or ambrotype (no image plate included) with gilt interior frame.]
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0039 ATF0074: Conches, 1900-1950
[a). 9.2 in x 7.5 in x 5.5 in; b). 6.75 in x 5.5 in x 5 in; shell (animal material)]
[Conches, two pieces, large. One is plain / cream-colored. The other is cream-colored and brown.]
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0146 ATF0075: Frame, 1857-1869
[closed: 2.7 in x 3 in x 0.75 in; open: 5 in x 3 in x 0.75 in; cloth, organic material]
[Thermoplastic Union case with velvet interior. Originally included a tintype photograph of a man; photograph no longer present. Printed inside: Holmes, Booth & Haydens Daguerreotype, Photographic & Ambrotype Goods, of every description.]
ATF0076: Spectacles, 1865-1900
[case: 6.2 in x 1.75 in x 0.4 in; glasses: 4.75 in x 1.2 in x 0.6. in; wood (plant material), glass (material), metal]
[Wooden case, dark brown with a gold pattern, and one pair of spectacles.]
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0156 ATF0077: Children's tea set, 1880-1930
[a). six teacups: 2.5 in x 1.9 in x 1.6 in each; b). six saucers: 3.2 in diameter x 0.6 in height each; c). six serving plates: 3 in diameter x 0.5 in height; d). milk pitcher: 2.2 in x 1.8 in x 3 in; e). sugar bowl with lid: 2.7 in x 2.2 in x 2.8 in; f). teapot with lid: 4.2 in x 2.2 in x 4.2 in; ceramic (material)]
[Children's porcelain tea set, 21 pieces. White. Includes six tea cups and saucers, six serving plates, a milk pitcher, a sugar bowl with lid, and a teapot with lid.]
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0157 ATF0078: Wall clock, 1850-1860
[8.5 in x 9.2 in x 3.2 in; wood (plant material), metal]
[Wall mount clock, octagonal, wooden frame. Printed on the back: Thirty hour Marine. December 11th, 185(?). Connecticut. Manufactured. W. Key to wind the clock is attached by string. This Marine clock was made by E.L. Welch of Forestville, Connecticut.]
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0015 ATF0079a: Gas mask, 1915-1918
[11 in x 11.5 in x 4.75 in; canvas (textile material), metal, plastic (organic material)]
[Gas mask, 1 of 3. Dark red air tank, cream-colored pipe and camouflage green mask. Both eye pieces are missing. The number 3 is printed between both eye pieces. Marked K89957.]
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0013 ATF0079b: Gas mask, 1915-1918
[8.5 in x 12 in x 4 in; canvas (textile material), metal, plastic (organic material)]
[Gas mask, 2 of 3. Black air tank, cream-colored pipe and camouflage green mask. Eye pieces are yellow. Marked 102788.]
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0014 ATF0079c: Gas mask, 1915-1918
[11.5 in x 11.2 in x 4.75 in; canvas (textile material), metal, plastic (organic material)]
[Gas mask, 3 of 3. Black air tank, cream-colored pipe and camouflage green mask. Eye pieces are yellow. Marked 10280.]
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0225 ATF0080: Governor John Connally's suit, 1963
[not yet measured; cloth]
[Suit, made of lightweight, black, closely woven fabric. Jacket is three-buttoned, single-breasted. Size 42 tall. Holes in the clothing, presumably from the entry / exit of a bullet(s). Long-sleeved, French-cuffed, white dress shirt, size 16-35. Suit worn by Governor John Connally when President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963.]
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0131 ATF0081: Dimity gown, 1813-1826
[a). 26 in x 19 in x 1 in; b). 60 in x 45 in x 0.5 in; c). 31 in x 20.5 in; d). 44 in x 38 in; e). 10.2 in x 4 in x 1 in; f). 12 in x 8.5 in; g). 18 in x 3 in; cloth]
[Gown. Includes a blouse, skirt, pillowcase or cloth bag, and a net petticoat. Also included are an empty Derby Silver Company cardboard box, a child's linen blouse, and a silk / satin cream-colored parasol cover. While the provenance of these items is not clear, notes suggest that this two-piece satin dress with train (refered to as a dimity gown) was worn in 1826 by a member of the Richard Niles Graham / Elisha Marshall Pease family. The child's shirt is presumed to be one made by Elisha Marshall Pease's mother in 1813 when he was a baby.]
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0018 ATF0082a: Rail spikes, 1850-1900
[not yet measured; metal]
[Three large nails with an offset head.]
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0217 ATF0082b: Quirt, 1850-1900
[not yet measured; organic material]
[Forked whip, braided, with two falls at the end.]
ATF0082c: Harnesses, 1850-1900
[not yet measured; organic material]
[Brown leather harness with initials S.H. near the buckle.]
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0216 ATF0082d: Pack saddle, 1850-1900
[not yet measured; wood (plant material), fiber, metal]
[Wood with attached buckle and harness, and a loose piece of rope.]
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0217 ATF0082e: Bayonet, Civil War, 1855-1865
[not yet measured; metal]
[Bayonet.]
ATF0082f: Whip, 1850-1900
[not yet measured; organic material]
[Leather braided whip.]
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0017 ATF0082g: Cowbell, 1850-1900
[6.75 in x 5.75 in x 2.75 in; metal]
[Cowbell.]
ATF0082h: Chain and hook, 1850-1900
[not yet measured; metal]
[Metal chain with hook.]
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0018 ATF0082i: Buggy wheel rattle remover, 1850-1900
[not yet measured; metal]
[Buggy wheel rattle remover.]
ATF0082j: Buggy wrench, 1850-1900
[not yet measured; metal]
[Hand-forged iron buggy wrench. Hammered texture, with a square opening on one side and a hexagonal opening on the other.]
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0017 ATF0082k: Metal rope-looping device, 1850-1900
[not yet measured; metal]
[Metal rope-looping device.]
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0018 ATF0082l: Fossilized clam shell, Cretaceous Period
[not yet measured; rock (inorganic material)]
[Fossilized clam shell.]
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0017 ATF0082m: Cowbell, 1850-1900
[not yet measured; metal]
[Cowbell.]
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0232 ATF0083: Hunting crop, 1880-1930
[36 in x 2.5 in x 2.5 in; organic material]
[Brown leather hunting crop / whip with a rounded knob on the top for a handle and an open leather flap / keeped at the other end. Covered stock.]
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0126 ATF0084: Parasol, 1860-1870
[14.5 in x 5 in x 2.5 in; cloth, organic material, metal]
[Black lace parasol, real thread lace, with a satin base lining and velvet tassels on top. Ivory handle, foldable. Handwritten on the original box: This is for Eleanor, 1928. And: For Julie H. Berry—Belonged to her great-great-grandmother Robinson who carried this parasol between 1860-1870. This parasol belonged to Sarah Maria Pease Robinson, sister of Governor Elisha Marshall Pease. She carried it between 1860 and 1870. She was married to Major General John C. Robinson, United States Army, of Binghamton, New York.]
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0219 ATF0085: Piece of the San Jacinto battle flag, 1836
[unable to measure due to nature of item; cloth]
[Pieces of fabric from the San Jacinto battle flag, white / cream-colored. The flag that these pieces belong to is believed to have been the only flag flown by Texans at the Battle of San Jacinto, April 21, 1836. The flag is believed to have been painted by artist James Henry Beard in late 1835 as a gift for the Newport Rifles, a 52-man company of Kentucky volunteers led by Captain Sidney Sherman.]
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0006 ATF0086: Vase, 1880-1950
[3 in x 3 in x 5.5 in; wood (plant material), metal]
[Wooden vase with a horizontal pewter band around the body, and a pewter shoulder, neck, lip and foot. Decorative etchings on pewter.]
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0147 ATF0087: Knife in scabbard, 1870-1920
[9.5 in x 1.6 in x 0.7 in; metal, organic material]
[Knife with metal blade and black leather case. Orange spacers, brass-colored pommeau and guard.]
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0002 ATF0088: Lock and key, 1930-1960
[lock one: 4.5 in x 1.5 in; key one: 5 in x 0.5 in x 0.25 in; lock two: 2 in x 0.5 in x 1 in; key two: 2.25 in x 0.5 in x 0.25 in; metal]
[Lock and key, two pairs. 1 of 2: Door lock and key. 2 of 2: Smaller lock and key (maybe brass).]
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0066 ATF0089: Buttonhook, 1900-1920
[not yet measured; metal]
[Silver-colored, foldable hook. Inscribed: The Cygolf Shoe. $3.50.]
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0147 ATF0090: Fork with bone handle, 1880-1920
[7.2 in x 0.75 in x 0.5 in; metal, organic material]
[Slim fork with a light-colored bone handle.]
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0199 ATF0091: Book cover, 1900-1950
[11.5 in x 6 in x 1.5 in; cloth]
[Tapestry book cover, beige, black and cream. Depicts a man and woman in a garden. The inside is peach-colored satin in color, with ruffled edges.]
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0018 ATF0092: Hitching post top, 1880-1920
[6.5 in x 2.5 in x 6 in; metal]
[Top of a hitching post, possibly iron.]
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0049 ATF0093: Vase, 1891-1901
[not yet measured; ceramic (material)]
[Tyg (three-handled) vase, tall. Blue and white. Painted on three sides with various scenes of Windsor Castle. The three heavily made loop handles are also painted with a blue wash. On one side are the words: Windsor Castle. Another side has the signature of J. Littler. The bottom has the stamp of Doulton-Burslem, England. This three-handled ceramic goblet is believed to have belonged to the Pease family. The purpose of the third handle was to allow a servant to hand it to the master, who could thus grasp the other two handles easily.]
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0030 ATF0094a: Badges, pins and ribbons, 1844-1912
[not yet measured; cloth, metal]
[Sixteen badges, pins and ribbons. 1). Lodge badge # 179, Georgetown, TX (about 1900). 2). Texas Veterans Annual Reunion Ribbon—one each for Austin (1889), Belton (1883), Brenham (1891), Dallas (1886), Fort Worth (1890), Lampasas (1892), Houston (1897), Paris (1884), San Antonio (1880), Temple (1888), Waco (1882). 3). Texas Press Association: 8/11/1910. 4). Texas Press Association: Temple, 5/16-18/1912. 5). James Polk presidential campaign ribbon (1844).]
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0031 ATF0094b: Canvas bag, 1900-1910
[not yet measured; canvas (textile material), metal]
[Sturdy canvas bag originally filled with buttons and ribbons. Bag is empty at present as contents have been rehoused.]
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0033 ATF0095: Confederate soldier uniform buttons, 1861-1865
[1 in diameter; metal]
[Bronze (?) buttons from a Confederate soldier's uniform, two pieces. Obverse: Depicts the Confederate flag in relief. Printed: UCV (United Confederate Veterans) 1861-65.]
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0219 ATF0096: Camp Ross Austin Interstate Drill medal, 1888
[1.5 in diameter; metal]
[Crude-looking medal. Obverse: Depicts the dedication of the Texas State Capitol building in Austin. Legend: Capitol of Texas. Dedicated May, 1888. Reverse: Image of Lone Star and four flags. A cannon in the center with a pile of grapeshots and two swords on the lower side. Legend: Camp Ross. Interstate Drill. Small hole on top. This medal was possibly used by a drill team in the parade during the dedication of the Texas State Capitol building in 1888. Camp Ross, possibly named after Lawrence Sullivan "Sul" Ross, was believed to be located at First Street and Congress Avenue. Ross was the governor and head of the Texas military forces at the time.]
ATF0097: Texas Cavalry Service Medal, 1918
[3 in x 2 in; metal, cloth]
[Bronze octagonal medal. Obverse: Bluebonnet in the center surrounded by a raised circle. Legend around the circle: Awarded by Congress for service in Texas Cavalry. On the reverse: A five-pointed star in the center of a wreath of live oak and olive within a circle. Inscribed: September 25, 1918-December 8, 1918. Yellow, green and white ribbon. Green represents the National Guard service, yellow represents Texas, and white represents loyalty.]
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0032 ATF0098: Bullet mold, 1860-1870
[5 in x 0.5 in x 0.5 in; metal]
[Double cavity bullet mold for a round ball and grooved bullet. This bullet mold was plowed up in a field near the location of Kenney's Fort, a stockade and block house erected in about 1839 by San Jacinto veteran Thomas Kenney and other pioneers as a refuge from the Indians who inhabited the section of land. The small fort was sixteen miles north of Austin in Williamson County, at the mouth of Dyer Branch on the south bank of Brushy Creek. The mold has a provision for round as well as long / oval bullets and appears to be from the Civil War era.]
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0042 ATF0099: Trowel of Herman August Zeplin, 1870-1880
[14.5 in x 4.25 in x 2.75 in; metal, wood (plant material)]
[Trowel with wooden handle. Metal blade, shank, heel and toe. This is a bricklayer's trowel used by Herman August Zeplin, stone mason, during the construction of the Texas State Capitol building. Mr. Zeplin (1859-1936) was a carpenter and contractor in Austin, Texas.]
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0064 ATF0100: Dedication of the Texas State Capitol medal, 1888
[1.75 in diameter; metal]
[Silver medal. Depicts image of the Texas State Capitol. Etched: Dedication of the Texas State Capitol; Official Souvenir; Patented Dec. 6, 1887; Austin, Texas May 16, 1888. Etched on the reverse: Inter State Drill; Gov. L.S. Ross; Austin, Tex. 1888. Image of a star with the profile of a bearded man in the center. Small hole on top.]
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0143 ATF0101: Fredericksburg centennial plate, 1846-1946, 1946
[10.25 in x 1 in; ceramic (material)]
[Commemorative plate for the Fredericksburg centennial, white and deep red. Obverse: Depicts images of Vereinkirche—Pioneer Memorial Building, John O. Meusebach—heroic leader of early colonists, Admiral Nimitz, Birthplace of Admiral Nimitz, Pioneer Tatsch Home, Balanced Rock. Fredericksburg centennial 1846-1946. Printed on the reverse: Fredericksburg, Gillespie County: Located in the central Texas Hill country, was founded May 8, 1846, by German settlers seeking political and economic freedom. Experts from a cross-section of German citizenry, they came to combat the elements of the Indians to establish a self-reliant community and opportunity. The result of their thrift and ingenuity remains. Today Fredericksburg is a thriving city with good schools and churches and reputable businesses, the center of a well-balanced farm and ranch section, producing flint, grain, feed, stuffs, livestock, and superior red granite and limestone. German conservation and pride in ancestry prevails although the citizens are Americans all. Made by Vernon Kilns, U.S.A.]
ATF0102: Atascosa County centennial plate, 1856-1956, 1956
[10.25 in x 0.75 in; ceramic (material)]
[Commemorative plate for the Atascosa County centennial, gold and white. Obverse: Sketch by Loretta Thomas of an oxen cart, with a man pushing it and a woman looking on from under a tree. Printed on the reverse: list of directors and division chairman.]
ATF0103: James Stephen Hogg plate, 1942-1955
[10.25 in x 1 in; ceramic (material)]
[Commemorative plate, white and deep red. Printed on the obverse: Image of Governor James S. Hogg and the State of Texas seal. Printed on the reverse - James Stephen Hogg (1851-1906), Attorney General, 1887-91, First Native Born Governor of Texas, 1891-1895. When laws are passed, they should be enforced, for they are but the commands of the people to their officers. Idle and obnoxious ones should be repealed, but none of them can be disregarded except at the expense of official integrity. A people who would encourage and not condemn the crime of official delinquency have but to wait to glean oppression's harvest. Plate designed for Daughters of the Republic of Texas by Vernon Kilns, U.S.A.]
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None ATF0104: Carpenter's plane, Texas State Capitol building, 1860-1880
[26 in x 3 in x 7 in; wood (plant material), metal]
[Jointer hand plane. Wooden rectangular beam with a raised, attached handle on the surface of one end and a metal knob on the other. Also included is a sharp metal iron / blade and a wooden wedge.]
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0098 ATF0105: Apron, Japanese, 1920-1950
[shawl: 27.25 in x 16.5 in; box: 11 in x 8 in x 1.2 in; cloth, wood (plant material)]
[Silk apron, beige and gold, in wooden box. The inside of the box has Japanese markings. Also included is a cloth pouch (white), with black Japanese markings. On the back of the shawl is an ink sketch and Japanese markings. Top collar has green thread stitching. This item belonged to Walter Howlison (Zarh H.) Mackenzie Pritchard, who is considered to have created the art of portraying underwater scenes by sketching them from life.]
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0101 ATF0106: Abstract painting, 1903
[24 in x 17.5 in; canvas (textile material)]
[Painting. Front: Abstract symmetrical design on leather in green, orange, gray and white. Art Nouveau design. Reverse: artist's signature and date, Oct. 1903. The item appears to be made of canvas but this has not been verified. This item belonged to Walter Howlison (Zarh H.) Mackenzie Pritchard, who is considered to have created the art of portraying underwater scenes by sketching them from life.]
ATF0107: Abstract painting, 1890-1920
[30.5 in x 20.5 in; canvas (textile material)]
[Painting. Front: Abstract symmetrical design on leather, green, orange and gray/blue. Art Nouveau design. Reverse: artist's signature. This item belonged to Walter Howlison (Zarh H.) Mackenzie Pritchard, who is considered to have created the art of portraying underwater scenes by sketching them from life.]
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0100 ATF0108: Flat cushion, 1900-1920
[20 in x 7.5 in x 0.5 in; cloth]
[Flat cushion, blue with white motifs. This item belonged to Walter Howlison (Zarh H.) Mackenzie Pritchard, who is considered to have created the art of portraying underwater scenes by sketching them from life.]
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0102 ATF0109: Bedspread, 1900-1920
[87 in x 60 in; cloth]
[Bedspread, red and white. This item belonged to Walter Howlison (Zarh H.) Mackenzie Pritchard, who is considered to have created the art of portraying underwater scenes by sketching them from life.]
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0097 ATF0110: Wall hanging, 1900-1920
[27 in (length on top) in x 31 in (length on bottom) x 19.5 in width; cloth, organic material]
[Wall hanging with peacock feathers and two straps on the top. Also, a tag stapled on upper left: Bekins Nationwide Moving, 5342 E Mocking Bird Lane, Dallas, TX. This item belonged to Walter Howlison (Zarh H.) Mackenzie Pritchard, who is considered to have created the art of portraying underwater scenes by sketching them from life.]
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0096 ATF0111: Shaggy rug, 1900-1930
[50 in x 43 in; cloth]
[Rug. Brown with black tassels, red and blue flowers. This item belonged to Walter Howlison (Zarh H.) Mackenzie Pritchard, who is considered to have created the art of portraying underwater scenes by sketching them from life.]
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0099 ATF0112: Shaggy rug, 1900-1930
[unable to measure due to physical condition of item; cloth]
[Rug. This item belonged to Walter Howlison (Zarh H.) Mackenzie Pritchard, who is considered to have created the art of portraying underwater scenes by sketching them from life.]
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0022 ATF0113: Military cap, 1890-1910
[14.5 in x 9 in x 1 in; cloth, metal]
[Cap / beret. Includes an eagle crest and the number 32. Blue with gold trim. Two eagle-crested buttons on the side and a gold string to pull over the head. Printed on the inside: The C.E. Ward Co. Manufacturers of graduation caps – gowns – hoods – church vestments – band uniforms – nurses capes – lodge supplies – New London, Ohio. Also embroidered on inside: Fred. E Righter. Richard Niles Graham collection, 1 of 17.]
ATF0114: Masonic headpiece, 1890-1910
[14.5 in x 9 in x 1 in; cloth]
[Headpiece, freemason. Beige and brown with diagonal stripes. Orange and white lining. Richard Niles Graham collection, 2 of 17.]
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0024 ATF0115: Sunglasses, 1890-1920
[in case: 7 in x 3.5 in x 0.5 in; open glasses: 5 in x 5.5 in x 2.5 in; closed: 5 in x 3 in x 0.5 in; glass (material), metal, organic material]
[Spectacles in brown leather case brown with RNG initials embossed. Glasses are blue-tinted, oval lens design, and a white temple (side arms) design. Richard Niles Graham collection, 3 of 17.]
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0025 ATF0116: Clutch bag, 1900-1930
[bag: 14.5 in x 11.5 in x 0.5 in; painting: 9 in x 12 in; organic material]
[Brown leather clutch bag with two buttons on the top flap. Embossed in gold: R. Niles Graham, Austin, TX. Contains artwork of a man in a cowboy hat, with the initials M.F. Richard Niles Graham collection, 4 of 17.]
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0026 ATF0117: Souvenir apron, Shrine Convention, 1923
[16 in x 20 in; cloth]
[White cloth apron with black printed text, and a waist belt. Printed on the obverse: 500 lb bale of raw cotton donated by Board of Commerce, Augusta, Georgia. Transported by the Army Air Service from Augusta to New Bedford, MA, in 10 hours on June 4th. Aprons fabricated by Wamsutta Mills, New Bedford, Massachusetts. Aprons transported by Army Air Service from New Bedford to Washington DC in 3.5 hours on June 5th. Delivered to Shrine Convention 2pm. America, the birthplace of Aviation. Support it! Richard Niles Graham collection, 5 of 17.]
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0023 ATF0118: Cane pen holder, 1905, 1909, 1914, 1919, 1923, 1927
[cane basket: 5 in x 5 in x 4 in; a). 2.25 in x 2.75 in x 0.1 in; b). 3.75 in x 2 in x 0.5 in; c). 2.25 in x 1.75 in; d). 1.75 in diameter e). 6 in x 1.75 in; f). 3.75 in x 1.75 in; g). 1.75 in diameter h). 1.5 in diameter i). 0.5 in diameter j). 2 in x 1.5 in; k). 1.25 in x 1.5 in; cane (plant material), metal, cloth]
[Cane basket (fragile condition) with medals, badges and a shell. a). Four badges: One has: Director, R. Niles Graham printed. All have a City of Austin coin / medallion. b). Medal 1: Graham 05. Also inscribed in Latin: Sigill Coll. Trin. Sanc. Proclesia Et. Patria. Has a blue and red ribbon. On the reverse: Trinity College Centennial, 1823-1923. c). Medal 2: Has the UCV (United Confederate Veterans) emblem and outline of Texas. State Reunion, Greenville, TX, July 30-31, 1914. d). Badge: Trinity College Commencement Niles Graham 1905. On the reverse: The Whitehead and Hoag Co. Buttons, badges, novelties and signs. Newark, NJ. e). Medal 3: Hudson Fulton Celebration (image of a royal couple embossed), Sept. 25–Oct. 9, 1909. On the reverse: image of ships. Inscribed: New York to Albany, Half-moon 1609 and Clarmont 1807. f). Medal 4: Red, white and blue ribbon with a medal that has a cracked bell on it. On the ribbon is printed: State retail liquor dealers Assn, Alexandria Bay, June 16, 1919. Delegate. g). A silver coin / medallion that states: An exact replica of the famous Aztec Calendar stone now in the city of Mexico museum. h). Metal circular badge: Paint has worn off in some places. Visible is: 10 c Inches. i). Token (donut-shaped): Good for a 5c package of Candy. All Quality Confections. j). Coin / badge: Texas State Teachers Association, Houston 1927. Compliments of Star Engraving Co. k). White shell. Richard Niles Graham collection, 6 of 17.]
ATF0119: Clay pen holder, 1910
[pen-holder: 3.25 in diameter x 3 in height; a). 1 in diameter; b). 1.25 in diameter; c). 1 in diameter; d). 0.75 in diameter; e). 0.75 in diameter; f). 1.5 in x 1.25 in; g). 1.5 in x 0.75 in; h). 1.25 in diameter; i). 1 in square; clay, metal]
[Brown clay pen holder in the shape of a tree-trunk. Contains coins. a). Individual drinking cup Co., 118 E. 16th St., New York City. b). The Excelsior Model Shoe for Boys, July 1910. On the reverse: Good luck (swastika symbol). Manufactured by the Excelsior Shoe Company, Portsmouth. c). 2 Tokens: Good for one-half fare. Austin St. Rly. Co. d). 4 Tokens: Good for one fare. Connecticut Company. e). Token: Good for one fare. CR and L Lines. f). Metal tag: Paul P. Clifton Boyd 259053 T4/43 U.S. NR-A. g). Gold-colored metal tag with The Lord's Prayer inscribed on it in small print. h). Woodmen of the World Coin Test, inscribed: Dien Tacet Clamati. i). U.S. postage stamp, 1c. Richard Niles Graham collection, 7 of 17.]
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0024 ATF0120: File folder, 1910-1950
[11 in x 5 in x 1 in; organic material]
[Brown leather file folder, accordion-style. Organized alphabetically. Embossed on the inside: Mrs. R. Niles Graham, Austin, TX. Richard Niles Graham collection, 8 of 17.]
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0026 ATF0121: Masonic headpiece, 1890-1930
[9 in x 9.5 in x 1 in; cloth]
[Headpiece, freemason. Brown / purple velvet cap with gold threadwork.Richard Niles Graham collection, 9 of 17.]
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0021 ATF0122: Drawstring pouch, 1880-1920
[6 in x 6.5 in x 3 in; organic material]
[Brown leather drawstring pouch. Richard Niles Graham collection, 10 of 17.]
ATF0123: House shoes, 1890-1920
[10 in x 4 in x 3 in; cloth]
[House shoes, fabric. Red with mauve and brown, needlepoint design. Two pieces. Richard Niles Graham collection, 11 of 17.]
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0020 ATF0124: Spectacles, 1900-1930
[case: 5.5 in x 2.25 in x 0.5 in; closed: 4.5 in x 2.75 in; open: 4.5 in x 4.25 in x 5 in; glass (material), metal]
[Spectacles in case, two pairs. One case is blue. Spectacles with round lens, scroll bridge and silver temple (side-arms) design. Second case is black. Spectacles with round lens with a black frame, scroll bridge and silver temple (side-arms) design. Second pair includes a note on peptonized milk. Both cases have a pink cleaning cloth and label: Ward and Treadmill Optometrists, 7th and Congress, Austin, TX. Richard Niles Graham collection, 12 of 17.]
ATF0125: Wax seal stamps and cartoon, 1910-1940
[3 in x 0.75 in; metal]
[Wax seal stamps, two pieces. One has a red handle and brass base with the initials AG, the other a black handle and silver base with the Gothic initial G. Also included is a cartoon on paper with female and male light bulb figures printed on it and the caption: When the light comes on again. Richard Niles Graham collection, 13 of 17.]
ATF0126: Bow tie, 1920-1950
[3.25 in x 2 in; leather, metal]
[Leather bow tie, brown, with brass tacks. Richard Niles Graham collection, 14 of 17.]
ATF0127: Spurs, 1900-1940
[8 in x 5 in x 1.5 in; metal, organic material]
[Spurs with brown leather buckles. Handwritten on the reverse of the buckles: Niles 483. Richard Niles Graham collection, 15 of 17.]
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0024 ATF0128: Billfold, 1900-1920
[7.25 in x 4.25 in; organic material]
[Brown leather billfold with R. Niles Graham, Austin, TX and flowers embossed in gold. Richard Niles Graham collection, 16 of 17.]
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0020 ATF0129: File folder, 1920-1930
[5 in x 3.25 in; organic material]
[Black leather folder with brown lining on the inside. Printed in gold on the obverse: Things to do today. R. Niles Graham. Printed on the inside: Block signals for Electric Railways, Nachod and United States Signal Co. Inc. 4771-4777, Louisville Ave, KY. Nachod spells safety. Highway crossing protection. Bells. Wig-wags. Flashing lights. Headway recorders. Additional fillers on request. Richard Niles Graham collection, 17 of 17.]
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0231 ATF0130: Branding irons, 1870-1930
[a). 7.5 in x 4 in x 27.5 in; b). 7.2 in x 3 in x 21 in; c). 3 in x 2 in x 11.5 in; metal]
[Branding irons, three pieces. a). Symbol shaped like an H adjoining an A b). S-shaped c). H-shaped.]
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0004 ATF0131: Spur, 1870-1930
[4.5 in x 5 in x 1.5 in; metal, organic material]
[Yoke and shank of a swan-neck spur.]
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0223 ATF0132: Stirrup, 1870-1930
[5 in x 7 in x 1.5 in; metal]
[Cradle stirrup with a rounded edge. Also included is a spur with only the arms, terminals and rowel box. No rowel present.]
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0221 ATF0133: Riding bits, 1870-1930
[a). 9.5 in x 4.5 in x 0.7 in; b). 11.5 in x 3 in x 1 in; c). 13.5 in x 4 in x 0.75 in; metal]
[Bits, three pieces. a). Half-cheek riding bit b). Loose ring bit c). Loose rings bit.]
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0231 ATF0134: Machete, 1870-1930
[20 in x 2.5 in x 1 in; metal]
[Machete.]
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0222 and Artifacts Box 0223 ATF0135: Machete, 1870-1930
[a). 12 in x 6.5 in x 1 in; b). 10.5 in x 7.5 in x 1.25 in; c). 11 in x 6 in x 1.5 in; d). 12.5 in x 7 in x 1 in; metal]
[Hand-forged farm tool, four pieces.]
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0223 ATF0136: Horseshoe, 1870-1930
[5.5 in x 5.5 in x 0.5 in; metal]
[Horseshoe.]
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0029 ATF0137: Cow horns, 1920-1940
[a). 12 in x 5.5 in x 2.5 in; b). 7.5 in x 3.75 in x 1.5 in; c). 3.75 in x 1.5 in x 1.2 in; horns (animal components), organic material]
[Cow horns, three pieces.]
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0231 ATF0138: Shotgun, 1870-1930
[23 in x 7.5 in x 1 in; wood (plant material), metal]
[Shotgun, sawed off. Short gun barrel. Etched on the wooden arm: FMC.]
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0186 ATF0139: Box for treaty, 1838-1844
[a). 22.5 in x 13 in x 2.75 in; b). 17 in x 11 in each; wood (plant material), metal, fiber]
[Flat wooden box, brown, for treaty. Clasps on the sides and front. Interior has purple lining and three compartments. Also included are two velvet-lined cardboard sheets with blue / white satin lining.]
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0192 ATF0140: Box for treaty, 1840-1850
[22.5 in x 13 in x 2.7 in; wood (plant material)]
[Flat wooden box, brown, for treaty. Clasps on the sides and front. Interior has purple lining and three compartments. Note on the inside states: Great Britain and the Republic of Texas.]
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0193 ATF0141: Box for treaty, 1836
[22.5 in x 13.7 in x 5 in; wood (plant material)]
[Wooden box, cedar, moderate depth, for Cherokee treaty. Clasps on the sides. Interior has lining in dark red. Interior tray has two handles on the sides.]
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None ATF0142: Box for treaty, 1840-1850
[17 in x 13 in x 4.5 in; wood (plant material)]
[Wooden (cedar) box for treaty, containing two round metal cases with wax seals. Inscribed on the seals: E Pluribus Unum. Also included are blue and gold tassels. Seals represent Great Britain and the United States. A leather cover is under the wooden tray.]
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0185 ATF0143: Box for treaty, 1840-1850
[13 in x 22.5 in x 2.5 in; wood (plant material)]
[Flat wooden box, brown, for treaty between Republic of Texas and Great Britain. Clasps on the sides and front. Interior has purple lining and three compartments.]
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0187 ATF0144: Dueling pistols case, 1836
[18.5 in x 7 in x 3 in; wood (plant material)]
[Flat, rectangular wooden box with a collapsible metal handle on the top. The front side has a lock. The interior has blue lining, three compartments and two rectangular drawers with wooden handles. There is a note taped to the inside of the wooden lid: "This dueling pistol case was given to Dr. J.W. Robertson by Governor Francis W. Pickens of South Carolina and brought to Texas by Dr. Robertson in 1836. The pistols were later stolen by a runaway negro and never recovered—Miss Lillie Robertson."]
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0033 ATF0145: Calling card engraving plate, John O. Meusebach, 1845-1847
[3 in x 2 in; metal]
[Calling card engraving plate, copper. Inscribed: Le Baron De Meusebach. Commisfaire general de l'association Allemande pour la protection des emigrants au Texas. Born in Dillenburg, Germany, Baron Otfried Hans Freiherr von Meusebach, or John O. Meusebach (1812-1897), was appointed as commissioner general of the Adelsverein (Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas) in 1845 and later served in the Texas Senate.]
ATF0146: Sewing box, John O. Meusebach, 1870-1900
[4 in x 2 in x 2 in; organic material, metal, paper (fiber product)]
[Sewing box in the shape of a trunk. Green with gold straps. Includes silk thread grown in cocoon on mulberry trees planted by German immigrants. This bit of silk thread was spun by the silk worms that Meusebach imported to feed on the mulberry trees which he planted. Born in Dillenburg, Germany, Baron Otfried Hans Freiherr von Meusebach, or John O. Meusebach (1812-1897), was appointed as commissioner general of the Adelsverein (Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas) in 1845 and later served in the Texas Senate.]
ATF0147: Money purse, John O. Meusebach, 1830-1850
[19 in x 3.5 in; fiber]
[Crocheted money purse. Blue, pink and purple. Born in Dillenburg, Germany, Baron Otfried Hans Freiherr von Meusebach, or John O. Meusebach (1812-1897), was appointed as commissioner general of the Adelsverein (Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas) in 1845 and later served in the Texas Senate. This knitted purse was made by Meusebach's fiancée in Germany. The large end held paper money. The ring was slipped over the coins in the smaller end. Meusebach lost his first fiancée, Elisabeth von Hardenburg, to typhoid fever. On September 28, 1852, he married seventeen-year-old Countess Agnes of Coreth. It is assumed that this purse was made by Elisabeth.]
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0069 ATF0148: Notebook, John O. Meusebach, 1846
[11.5 in x 9.5 in; paper (fiber product), wood (plant material)]
[Notebook with decorative cover and binding. Obverse of cover: Text written in German and the words: Money is Power and Texas Forever appear in English. Reverse of cover: Sketch / montage of rural images. On the top left corner, is a house with a flag, and cattle on the side. On the bottom left, is a man sitting on bags of what seems to be money. The bags are labeled 400, 200, 300, and 1000. Under the bags is written: Money is Power. Three men stand in front of the seated man, with their hats held out in front of them, as if begging. In the middle, there is a water body, and a sailboat. On the bottom right corner are various animals and a man fishing. On the top right corner, a white man drives black slaves to work on a farm. Two angels fly flags on either top corner. One says: Texas Forever and the other Liberty. A slim pencil clasps the book shut. Inside, there is a notebook on which there is John O. Meusebach's signature, and notations in German. There are also some number notations, and a sketch of a rectangle with dimensions. As per notes in the accession file: This booklet was sent to Meusebach in 1846 by his fiancée in Germany. The scenes represent topics that the two of them talked about. Born in Dillenburg, Germany, Baron Otfried Hans Freiherr von Meusebach, or John O. Meusebach (1812-1897), was appointed as commissioner general of the Adelsverein (Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas) in 1845 and later served in the Texas Senate. Meusebach lost his first fiancée, Elisabeth von Hardenburg, to typhoid fever. On September 28, 1852, he married seventeen-year-old Countess Agnes of Coreth.]
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0032 ATF0149: Hatchet, 1820-1830
[3.5 in x 2 in x 1.5 in; metal]
[Hatchet head. A hatchet used for chipping trees in surveying land by Stephen F. Austin in the colonial times of Texas.]
ATF0151: Letter opener, 1915-1935
[7 in x 0.75 in; wood (plant material)]
[Letter opener, wooden. Handwritten on handle: Veramendi Palace, San Antonio, Texas. This knife was carved from wood in the Veramendi Palace by W.K. Makemson, Georgetown, Texas.]
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0219 ATF0152: Garner for President pin, 1940
[0.75 in diameter; metal]
[Lithographic photography campaign pinback button for John Nance Garner. Dark blue border with white print. Printed on the curl: J. Hugh Campbell, Dallas, Texas.]
ATF0153: Bullet, 1880-1920
[1.5 in x 0.25 in; metal]
[Ball round bullet with case. Basic, non-specialized. Centerfire. Has the letter F and the numbers 4 and 5 on its circular base.]
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0034 ATF0154a: Spectacles, 1885-1915
[case: 6.25 in x 2.5 in; open: 4.5 in x 3.75 in x 1.5 in; closed: 4.5 in x 2.5 in; glass (material), metal]
[Spectacles, round frame, 1 of 5. Black case with gold printed text: Austin Optical Co., Manufacturing Opticians, Austin, TX.]
ATF0154b: Spectacles, 1885-1915
[case: 5 in x 2 in; open: 4.5 in x 4.5 in x 1.75 in; closed: 4.5 in x 2.5 in; glass (material), metal]
[Spectacles, oval frame, 2 of 5. Black case with gold printed text, print is fading: Wilcox Bros. Jeweler Opticians, Austin, TX.]
ATF0154c: Spectacles, 1885-1915
[case: 4.75 in x 2 in; glasses: 4.75 in x 2.5 in; glass (material), metal]
[Spectacles, oval frame, 3 of 5. Broken. Black case with gold printed text and the shape of glasses: Greenberg Optician, Congress Ave., Austin, TX.]
ATF0154d: Spectacles, 1885-1915
[case: 5.5 in x 2.5 in; open: 4.5 in x 4 in x 2 in; closed: 4.5 in x 2.5 in; glass (material), metal]
[Spectacles, round frame, 4 of 5. Blue case with gold rim. Printed in gold on the inside: Austin Optical Co., Austin, TX.]
ATF0154e: Spectacles, 1885-1915
[case: 5 in x 2 in; open: 4.5 in x 4.75 in; closed: 4.5 in x 2.25 in; chain: 15 in length; glass (material), metal]
[Spectacles, oval frame with gold-colored stem, 5 of 5. Black case with gold printed text: F.W. Francis, MD, Eye, ear, nose and throat, Fort Worth, TX. Also included is a metal chain, possibly for one of the pairs of glasses (ATF0154a thru e). Has the letters B and J on it (possibly for James Bowie?). One of the five pairs of spectacles (ATF0154a thru ATF0154e) was purchased from Mrs. S.B. Tamplet, Brenham, on March 17, 1894, and was supposed to be those of Colonel James Bowie, brought from Scotland by his family in 1747. However, none of the spectacles appears to have been made during the eighteenth century.]
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0032 ATF0155: Scissors, 1900-1930
[5 in x 2 in; metal]
[Doctor's scissors, silver-colored.]
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0219 ATF0156: Log chain, 1840-1860
[open: 7.2 in x 2 in x 0.25 in; folded: 4.2 in x 2.5 in x 0.25 in; metal]
[Two links of log chain. Metal plate states: Presented to T.U. Taylor by Mrs. Mary Chisholm Cooke, granddaughter of Jesse Chisholm. Byar, OKLA. Two links of log chain owned by Jesse Chisholm. Jesse Chisholm was a frontier trader, guide, and interpreter born in the Hiawassee region of Tennessee. The Chisholm Trail, the famous route of cattle drives across Indian Territory (present Oklahoma) from Texas to Kansas is named after him.]
ATF0158: Medal of the Mexican War, 1846
[2.5 in x 2.25 in; metal]
[Bronze medal. Lower portion depicts a wreath encircling the word: Mexico and the date: 1846. Listed on the border are Mexican War battles: Cherubusco, Chepultepec, San Pascual, Tobasco, Vera Cruz, Palo Alto, Buena Vista, Cerro Cordo. Safety pin on the reverse. Also etched on the reverse: R. Stancampiano, Musician, U.S.N. (U.S. Navy?). Accompanying note states: Mannie Leontina Stancampiano. This medal belonged to Mrs. William Cornelius Gaffney's father from the Mexican War of 1846.]
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0032 ATF0159: Candle wick-trimming scissors, 1860-1900
[6.5 in x 0.75 in; metal]
[Scissor-like tool used to trim the wick of a candle. Also referred to as a snuffer. One handle has a blade and the other has a rectangular protrusion to catch the wick as it is cut so that it does not fall into the hot wax. The scissors have small legs to rest on.]
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0219 ATF0160: Simon Stevin Inaugural coin, 1846
[2 in diameter; metal]
[Coin, bronze. Obverse: Bust of man in relief, facing right. Legend: Simon Stevin Inaug. MDCCCXLVI. Against the right edge of the bust: F. De Hondt. Reverse: The crowned shield of Bruges above the letter B held by a standing lion (left) and a bear (right). Below the shield on a scroll: SPQB (Senatus Populus Que Brugensis: Council and People of Brugge). Simon Stevin (1548-1620) was a mathematician and scientist in Bruges who first introduced decimal fractions. Sculptor Eugène Simonis from Liège designed the bronze statue of Simon Stevin, which was put up at Simon Stevinplein square, Bruges, in 1846. On July 27, all participating organizations and individuals in the celebrations received a medal like this one.]
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0034 ATF0161: Gunpowder token, 1900-1931
[4 in x 1 in; organic material]
[Gunpowder, housed in a cylindrical container with the label Norman Doug Co. Prescriptions a specialty, Troup, Texas. Phone 71. Handwritten on label: PC Allred. This gunpowder was taken from a cartridge box on a belt found in the old house owned by Jasper Wilson, Rt. 1, Troup, in 1931.]
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None ATF0162: Treaty between the United States of America and the Republic of Texas for marking the boundary between them, 1838
[12 in x 15.5 in x 2.5 in; paper (fiber product)]
[First page states: Martin Van Buren, President of the United States of America, To all and singular who shall see these presents, Greetings … Signed: John Forsyth. Dated 25 April, 1838.]
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0033 ATF0163: Token, Waco tornado victims, 1953
[1 in diameter; metal]
[Bronze token. Obverse: In Memory of 114 Tornado victims. Reverse: Waco, Texas, U.S.A., May 11, 1953. Waco was hit by a tornado on May 11th, 1953, considered to be the deadliest in Texas since 1900. The tornado claimed 114 victims and is thought to have left at least 597 others injured.]
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0219 ATF0164: Postage stamps, 1898
[1.25 in; paper (fiber product)]
[R164 2ct Battleship Documentary rouletted stamp, white and salmon-colored, two pieces. Obverse: Image of a ship in the center. Printed around the edge: 2 cents. United States. Inter. Revenue. Series of 1898. Documentary. There are two kinds of 2 cents battleship stamps. One from the documentary series and the other from the proprietary series. The documentary 2 cents stamp was largely used to pay the 2 cents tax on bank checks, and the majority of used 2 cents documentaries were used this way. A vast amount of the documentary stamp were printed, leaving this stamp more common than the proprietary one, of which far fewer were printed and used.]
ATF0165: Star ornaments, 1880-1920
[larger star: 1.5 in diameter; smaller star: 1 in diameter; metal]
[Star-shaped ornaments, silver. Two pieces. One has letters (P, E, B, T, R?) and the number 16 embossed on it. The Scovill Manufacturing Company made these plaster casts of some of their original buttons.]
ATF0166: Plaster casts of Texas military buttons, 1937
[four small: 0.65 in; three large: 1 in; one medium: 0.75 in; plaster]
[Plaster casts of Texas military buttons, eight pieces, made in 1937. Scovill Mfg. Co. collection.]
ATF0167: Napkin ring, 1880-1920
[2 in x 1.25 in; metal]
[Silver napkin ring. Ornate. Band is divided into blocks. Each block has a different design.]
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0033 ATF0168: Grapeshot, 1846
[0.25 in diameter; metal]
[Grapeshot, four pieces.]
ATF0169: Replica of Texas Navy buttons, 1950-1960
[1 in diameter; metal]
[Brass buttons, two pieces. Obverse: Lone star and naval symbol of an anchor. Legend: Republic of Texas. Reverse: J.M.L. & W.H. Scovill. Waterbury. Extra Superfine. Flat back. The Scovill Manufacturing Company selected the Texas Navy as one subject among a series of 16 historical events which describe famous incidents in the history of America.]
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0032 ATF0170: Ice tongs, 1880-1920
[6.5 in x 2.5 in x 1 in; metal]
[Silver ice tongs with the ends in the shape of a shell.]
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0034 ATF0171: Inauguration of George Clinton medal, 1927
[2.5 in diameter; metal]
[Bronze medal. Obverse: Portrait of George Clinton in relief. Legend: First Governor of New York. Reverse: View of the state hall in relief. Legend: To Commemorate the sesquicentennial of the founding of the government of the state of New York at Kingston, N.Y. July 30, 1777-1927. Housed in a box from the Medallic Art Co., NY.]
ATF0172: Replica of Mid-South Centennial Fair time capsules, 1956
[5 in x 1 in x 1 in; glass (material)]
[Miniature glass bottles with blue print, two pieces. The two bottles are tied together with pink thread. The bottles appear to contain paper scrolls. Printed on the surface: Hold for release and open week of Sept. 16, 2056. Replica Time Capsule Mid-South Centennial Fair. Original to be opened September 2056. 1956-2056. On the 100th anniversary of the Mid-South Fair, records and mementoes of the fair, Memphis, and the mid-south were microfilmed, sealed in a glass capsule, and buried in concrete. The time capsule is to be opened in 2056. These replica miniature time capsules contain, among other things, the engineer's plat showing the location of the large capsule. The Shelby County Agricultural Society was formed in 1854 to promote the interest of local planters and farmers, merchants and businessmen. Their first fair was held in the fall of 1856. In 1908 the Fair's name was changed to the Tri-State Fair, in order to broaden the areas served. In 1929, it was re-named The Mid-South Fair.]
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0066 ATF0173: Coin purses, 1891, 1915, 1939, 1949
[a). 1.25 in; b). 0.75 in; c). 0.75 in; d). 0.75 in; e). 0.75 in; f). 0.75 in; g). 0.75 in; h). 0.75 in; i). 1.5 in; j). 1.25 in; metal, organic material]
[Leather coin purses, brown, two pieces. Contains a 25-cents coin from 1805; coin inscribed: Born's New Game. Money in Your Pocket. M. Born & Co. The Great Chicago Merchant Tailors; a coin with faded writing; two 5-cents coins from 1939 and 1949; Helvetia; Good for one fare, Street Ry Co., Taylor, 1891; one coin from Canada; a 1-cent coin from 1896; and a 1-cent coin from 1859.]
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0094 ATF0174: Epaulets, 1840-1850
[epaulets: 10.5 in x 7.5 in x 3 in; box: 6.5 in x 9.5 in x 7 in; metal, fiber]
[Ornamental shoulder pieces (two) for the adornment of a military uniform. Cased line epaulets. Have the number 8 for 8th Infantry. Small CW staff buttons on the inner ends. Bullion edging. Heavy cording of bullion between the crescent and the fringe. Housed in a black tin carrying case: W.J. Horstman and Sons, Philadelphia. Epaulets of Lt. Horace Haldeman, 8th Infantry, one of the officers at Fort Gates. Horace Haldeman, soldier, rancher, and early insect collector in Texas, was born on August 14, 1820, near Marietta, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. In his early life he was a surveyor on the Pennsylvania Central Railroad, a farmer, and part owner of a steel furnace in Pennsylvania. He enlisted in the United States Army on February 16, 1847, and served in Mexico with the Eleventh Infantry during the Mexican War. He returned from Mexico in 1848 and after a few months in Pennsylvania joined the Eighth United States Infantry in Port Lavaca, Texas, on December 27, 1848. In Texas he served at several frontier outposts, including Port Lavaca, Fort McKavett, San Antonio, and Fort Gates. Haldeman collected insects at several of these localities, especially at Fort Gates, where he was acting assistant quartermaster and post adjutant from 1848 to 1850 and commanding officer in early 1852. He left Texas in 1854 and served at Fort Columbus, New York, until he resigned from the army on February 1, 1856. He served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War and later moved to Belton and then to Calvert, where he ran a livery stable until his death.]
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0219 ATF0175: Indian arrowhead, 10000 BCE-8000 BCE
[1.75 in x 1 in; stone (worked rock)]
[Indian arrowhead with a bifurcated stem. Barb and slight notch.]
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0174 and 0175 ATF0176: Cotton doll set, 1900-1920
[15 in x 11.5 in x 1 in each, approximately; cloth]
[Cotton doll set. Ten cotton-stuffed dolls, white and black. One female doll (white) has the name Alyce on a note tucked into her dress down the front. One male doll (black) has a label: Uncle Tex.]
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0035 ATF0177: Quilted skirt, 1865-1866
[35.5 in x 42 in x 1 in; cloth]
[Quilted skirt, olive green with cream embroidery and a black lining on the edge, 1 of 3. Accession notes state this black taffeta dress was made from material brought home by Gaston Webb Swofford, who was stationed at Rio Grande City, Texas, at the close of the Civil War. Mr. Swofford brought a 30-yard bolt of taffeta, some fine white jaconet, calico and domestic to his mother, Mrs. John Hoyle Swofford (Lady Pruett, born in North Carolina and died in Grandview, Texas) and his sisters. This dress was made and worn by Lady Elvena Swofford (born in North Carolina in 1848 and died in 1934 in Gatesville, Texas), who married Benjamin Franklin Jackson in Johnson County, Texas, in 1866 after his return from the Confederate army.]
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0036 ATF0178: Silk skirt, 1865-1866
[40 in x 46 in; cloth]
[Black silk skirt, olive green lining on the edge, 2 of 3. Accession notes state this black taffeta dress was made from material brought home by Gaston Webb Swofford, who was stationed at Rio Grande City, Texas, at the close of the Civil War.]
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0037 ATF0179: Long coat, 1865-1866
[45 in x 53 in; cloth]
[Black long coat with buttons down the front, 3 of 3. Accession notes state this black taffeta dress was made from material brought home by Gaston Webb Swofford, who was stationed at Rio Grande City, Texas, at the close of the Civil War.]
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0053 ATF0180: Belt, 1983
[total length: 44.5 in; organic material, metal]
[Leather belt with a pattern of an eagle and flowers. Printed along the front: Gov. Mark White 83. On the reverse: Presented to the Honorable Governor Mark White, Texas, 1983. Genuine Cowhide. Made in U.S.A.. Fort Worth, Texas. Handpainted. H.G. AAB, 2525 Pearl Ave, Fort Worth, Tex.]
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0104 ATF0181: Nails, 1860-1900
[a). nail one: 4 in x 0.5 in x 0.2 in; nail two: 3 in x 0.5 in x 0.1 in; nail three: 2.5 in x 0.25 in x 0.1 in; b). 13 nails: 2.5 in x 0.2 in; c). two nails: 4 in x 0.5 in x 0.5 in; four nails: 2.5 in x 0.2 in x 0.2 in; six nails: 2.5 in x 0.1 in x 0.1 in; metal]
[Nails, three sets. Note for first set: 16 February 1967. Three square nails dug up from about three feet down at 305 W. Poplar St., San Antonio, where an old (age unknown) house had been removed. Note for second set: ? 1968. Prior to HemisFair (which opened April 1968), an old house in the 100 block of Lavaca St., near the fairgrounds, was remodeled. These nails were removed from some of the two-inch boards removed at that time, from various parts of the house. Note for third set: ? 1964. Nails from the old Catholic Chancery building, at the end of Stumberg St., where it dead-ended at Dwyer St., San Antonio. Building torn down some time in 1964. Reported to have been built shortly after the Civil War.]
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0038 ATF0182: Cannonball and washer, 1863
[cannonball: 3.5 in diameter; metal plate: 2.5 in diameter; metal]
[Cannonball and washer. Written on the cannonball: AC 71-97. During the middle of the 1860s, there was a Confederate Ordnance Plant in Houston, at the mouth of Buffalo Bayou, which manufactured powder, cannon, and shot for guns and cannon. Near the end of the war, when surrender of the South seemed eminent, rather than have the facility fall into the hands of the North, the owners blew up the plant and threw the cannon, powder and shot into the Bayou. In about 1958, during dredging operations in the ship channel, these relics were discovered and ordered destroyed. Many conservationists objected and some of the shot and cannon balls were salvaged for Texas museums. Several organizations bid for the cannon but it is not known who received it. This is a live cannon ball containing gunpowder.]
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0232 ATF0183: Ox-yoke, 1880-1950
[24 in x 4 in x 1.5 in; wood (plant material), metal]
[Wooden ox-yoke with tapered, pointed edges. Metal chain wound around waist. Metal loop attached to chain. Wood is rough and has wear and tear marks.]
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0141 ATF0184: Texas Sesquicentennial plates, 1985
[5.6 in diameter x 0.7 in height; ceramic (material)]
[Blue and white plates, two pieces. Brown/gold rim. Obverse: Print of Woodland Home, Home of General Sam Houston, Huntsville, TX, Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986.]
ATF0185: Texas Sesquicentennial Commemorative plates, 1985
[8.5 in diameter x 1.2 in height; ceramic (material)]
[Blue and white plates, two pieces, commemorating the Texas Sesquicentennial. Obverse: Portraits of Margaret Lea, and Sam Houston, and the Huntsville, Texas Home. Legend: Celebrating Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986.]
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0012 ATF0186: Door lock and knob, 1870-1900
[4 in x 6 in x 6 in; metal]
[Door lock and knob.]
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0002 ATF0187: Fleam, 1825-1860
[3.5 in x 1.2 in x 0.25 in; metal]
[Fleam, pivoting and foldable, three blades. Stamped: Borwick Cast Steel. These bloodletting tools were used for veterinary purposes (most likely on horses) rather than used on humans. Borwick operated in Sheffield, England, from 1791 to 1860. "Cast Steel" was included in the stamp from 1825 onward.]
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0074 ATF0188: Miquelet lock, 1879
[4.75 in x 2.75 in x 3.2 in; metal]
[Gun lock mechanism, miquelet. This miquelet lock, about 1879, was found along the Pecos River.]
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0075 ATF0189: Gloves, 1850
[7.5 in x 4 in; organic material]
[White leather gloves. Also included is an old tattered envelope with the state seal of Texas - Land, Tax and General Agency, Austin. Handwritten: Mifs [sic] Julia Pease City. White leather gloves worn by E.M. Pease when he was married on Aug. 22, 1850.]
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0076 ATF0190: Ear trumpet, 1860-1890
[12.5 in x 4.5 in x 4 in; metal]
[Ear trumpet. This ear trumpet was used by Dr. Charles B. Stewart. Charles Bellinger Tate Stewart (1806-1885) was a prominent Texan of the 19th century. He was the first to sign the Texas Declaration of Independence in 1836 and used a button he found in a pocket as the Seal for the Republic of Texas. He designed the Lone Star Flag of the Republic of Texas. After fighting at the Battle of San Jacinto, Stewart served as an interpreter during the ensuing negotiations. After the Texas War for Independence, he served as Secretary of State for the Republic of Texas. In 1840 he became District Attorney for Montgomery County and was also a notary public. He served three separate terms in the Texas Legislature.]
ATF0191: Surveyor's chain, 1850-1900
[9.5 in x 4 in; metal]
[Surveyor's chain. This item is associated with Charles Bellinger Tate Stewart (1806-1885), a prominent Texan of the 19th century]
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0077 ATF0192: Priming powder gourd, 1830-1880
[2.75 in x 3 in x 2.5 in; organic material]
[Priming powder and shot flasks made from gourd, two pieces. This item is associated with Charles Bellinger Tate Stewart (1806-1885), a prominent Texan of the 19th century.]
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0076 ATF0193: Billfold and coin purse, 1870-1900
[wallet: 6.25 in x 3.5 in; coin purse: 3 in x 3 in; organic material, cloth]
[Coin purse and billfold. This item is associated with Charles Bellinger Tate Stewart (1806-1885), a prominent Texan of the 19th century.]
ATF0194: Knife case, 1870-1900
[5 in x 1.5 in; organic material]
[Leather scabbard for a knife. This item is associated with Charles Bellinger Tate Stewart (1806-1885), a prominent Texan of the 19th century.]
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0077 ATF0195: Property document, Edmund Bellinger Stewart, 1877
[8.5 in x 3.5 in; paper (fiber product)]
[Folding board with a torn List of Property document. Document is enclosed in a Mylar sleeve. Torn into two pieces. The following words appear on the document: Montgomery County, year 1877, D.D. Ellis and D. Hammell. On the reverse, the value is noted as 198. According to accession notes, these consist of a small memorandum book with notes on land surveys and titles, and a list of papers originally owned by Edmund B. Stewart, son of Charles Bellinger Stewart.]
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0076 ATF0196: Cannonball, Spanish, 1830-1850
[1.5 in diameter; metal]
[Cannonball.]
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0066 ATF0197: American Bicentennial medallion, 1976
[3 in diameter; metal]
[Circular seal. Obverse: Lone Star etched over the map of Texas, and five intersecting circles. Legend: American Bicentennial in Texas. 1976. Reverse: Sticker. Ornamental Castings Inc, Awards systems / Foundry / Sculpture, PO Box 4005.]
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0043 ATF0198: Pen and pen holder used by School Land Board members, 1963
[a). 6.5 in x 0.5 in; b). 3.75 in x 2 in height; metal]
[Black fountain pen with black and gold square pen holder. Printed in gold on the pen: Pen used by School Land Board members Sadler, Connally, Carr to sign deed for National Sea Shore.]
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0042 ATF0199: Gavel used by School Land Board members, 1963
[14 in x 4 in x 2.5 in; wood (plant material), metal]
[Gavel, brown, with gold-colored metal plate along the head. Inscribed on the plate: Gavel used at the meeting of School Land Board to convey State Land to U.S.A. for Padre Island Seashore area, 8-23-63. Jerry Sadler, Chairman, Governor John Connally, Atty. General Waggoner Carr. Printed along the length of the handle: Jerry Sadler, Land Commissioner.]
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0041 ATF0200: Belt, 1860-1870
[23 in x 2 in; metal, cloth]
[White crochet belt / sash with brass buckle. Buckle is round with a laurel-wreath border and an eagle in the center. The eagle is looking toward the right, and is seated on what looks like a naval anchor, cannon and a pile of six grapeshots. The eagle is looking toward the right, and is seated on what looks like a naval anchor, cannon and a pile of six grapeshots. The eagle is encircled by 13 stars. No marks on the reverse. This Civil War-era buckle likely belonged to George T. Boardman. Doctor George Thomason Boardman was born in London, England, April 14, 1827, and emigrated to the United States in 1841. He became a dentist, receiving his professional education at Cincinnati Dental College. In 1850, Dr. Boardman moved to Austin, Texas, where he married Frances E. Goodrich on November 10, 1859. They had four children, Mary Goodrich, John Sterling, Anna Thourton, and Berta Kate. On March 15, 1862, Dr. Boardman enlisted in the Confederate army. He served in the 16th Texas Infantry and participated in the Trans-Mississippi campaign. Dr. Boardman returned to Austin in May 1865 and resumed his dental practice there. He died in Austin June 18, 1884, and is buried at Oakwood Cemetery.]
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0047 ATF0201: Gloves, 1866
[8.5 in x 4 in; organic material, cloth]
[White leather gloves, two pairs. One pair is in relatively good condition and appears to be intact. The second pair is tattered and folded. Also included is a piece of lace and a piece of paper on which is written: L.K. (?) Miller gloves (wedding), TX. Wedding gloves of L.K. Miller, brother of Washington D. Miller. He married Cordelia Ann Hansbrough in Austin, Texas, on October 10, 1866.]
ATF0202: Botanical keepsakes, 1876
[each full page: 9.5 in x 8 in; each half-page: 4.5 in x 8 in; paper (fiber product), organic material]
[Botanical keepsakes principally from Washington City, stitched onto pieces of paper with handwritten notes. Four pages. Includes two leaves of coffee tree plucked at Oct. 23, Monday '76 from tree growing in Botanical Gardens, Washington City, D.C.; 2 leaves of God Tree from Botanical Gardens, Washington, D.C.; Piece of leaf about 18 feet long from plant growing in Botanical garden, Washington, D.C.; Leaf of Prayer plant (two pcs).; Leaves of Lignum Vitae tree (wood of life); Flower of paradise; Gathered from Grand Rapids of Niagara River (Sudie Hansbrough); Flower from Nibling Cereus and from Gander Cincinnati. Pressed leaves gathered at Washington City, D.C., and mounted by Washington D. Miller.]
ATF0203: Lock of Andrew Jackson's hair, 1844-1845
[3 in x 0.5 in; organic material]
[Lock of hair, blonde / white. Accompanying note on the letterhead of K.C. Miller, Furniture and stoves, Cash or credit, 220 & 222 E 6th St., Austin, TX. Note states: General Andrew Jackson's hair. Given to W.D. Miller at the Hermitage, 1844-45. W.D. being being there at the time of his death, as the Bearer of Annexation Papers to Washington DC. To be carefully preserved. S15-6, Gen. Jackson, March 1849.]
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0045 ATF0204: Cotton carding paddles, 1900-1920
[9 in x 10.75 in x 1.5 in; wood (plant material), metal]
[Cotton carding paddles, wood, two pairs. Printed: Old Whittemore Mfg. Company, Improved, No. 10, Cotton. John H. Whittemore & Co.]
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0046 ATF0205: Dresser cloth, 1900-1950
[not yet measured; cloth]
[Circular decorative cloth with lace / crotched edges. Embroidered with colorful flowers and cream tassels.]
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0047 ATF0206: E.E. Myers' carpenter's rule, 1870-1885
[open: 24 in x 0.25 in; folded: 6.5 in x 0.5 in; wood (plant material), metal, organic material]
[Silver and ivory rule bearing the inscription: E.E. Myers, Architect, Detroit, Michigan. This carpenter's rule was given to Mr. G.W. Lacy by E.E. Myers, architect of the Texas State Capitol. In 1885, G.W. Lacy and two other men, W.H. Westfall and N.L. Norton, gave the state of Texas enough granite from Granite Mountain to build the statehouse.]
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0044 ATF0207: Brick from Capitol building, 1850
[8.5 in x 4 in x 2.4 in; organic material]
[White brick, possibly limestone. Brick has cracks on the surface. The reverse has two gray-colored circles in the center.]
ATF0208: Money bag, 1880
[13 in x 7.5 in x 3.5 in; cloth, paper (fiber product)]
[White money bag with black printed text: Ball, Hutchings and Co., Bankers, Galveston, TX. $500 Silver. Printed on the reverse: 8573, Jany. 21, 1880. Bag is filled with coupons paid by the State Treasurer, Jany. 2, 1880. The banking and commission firm of Ball, Hutchings, and Company was created in 1854 by the partners John Henry Hutchings, John Sealy, and George Ball. When the bank of McKinney and Williams closed, the firm's good will passed to Ball, Hutchings, and Company, which later came to be known as the Hutchings-Sealy National Bank. During the Civil War the firm moved to Houston, where the partners were active in importing arms and other war material, exporting cotton, and running the blockade on a large scale.]
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0043 ATF0210: Brass knob and hinge from Capitol building, 1977
[8 in x 8 in; metal]
[Brass knob, door plate and hinge. Hinge is ornately patterned, has a metal plate on either side, and the words "Texas Capitol" inscribed. Written on the reverse with a red marker: New Room. Written on the reverse of the door plate: Sargent & Co. 388A. The doorknob is similarly ornate and has the image of the Texas Lone Star in the middle of a laurel wreath on both ends. This brass doorknob and hinge are from the present Texas State Capitol building. The carved wood door frames at the Capitol are emphasized with elaborate, custom-designed bronze hinges and hardware produced using glass molds made especially for the building by Sargent and Co. of New Haven, Connecticut, in the late 1880s. They weigh over seven pounds each.]
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0177 ATF0211: Marksmanship and service medals, 1894-1925
[not yet measured; metal, cloth]
[Seventy-five medals received by Clarence Test for marksmanship and service. Medals are attached to sheets of paper. Seven sheets of paper in total. Sheet one: seven badges, including Individual Long Range Tyro match, Life member of the National Rifle Association of America, two pistol expert badges, one pistol marksman, expert rifleman 1910-11-12. Sheet two: 11 badges, including Post 1 Camp 3 Pa Div SV U.S.A. badge, Texas Rifle Team, American Legion, Texas, Southern Interstate Rifle Association, High Team 1913, the National Match Camp Perry 1908, NRA (National Rifle Association) Expert 1913. Sheet three: badges including 33rd National Encampment 1899 Lafayette Meade Kinsley, Philadelphia, Texas National Guard, Individual Championship of the State, National Team Match 1909, Class C First Prize Winner 1911, U.S. Regimental Team Championship, Regimental Team Match Texas National Guard Winner 1913. Sheet four: nine badges, including 1909 80 per cent rapid fire match OSRA (Ohio State Rifle Association), NRA, OSRA 90 per cent competitor, 1894 marksman's badge, Marksman Sharpshooter Expert, 1912 Winner Regimental Team Match TNG (Texas National Guard), 1909 Ohio State Rifle Association 80 per cent, Seagert 80 per cent NJSRA (New Jersey State Rifle Association) Competition. Sheet five: nine badges, including four more Seagert medals, expert rifleman, U.S.NG (National Guard) (two), pistol sharpshooter. Sheet six: 18 badges, including 1912, 1913 and other military decorations. Sheet 7: a). One note on the American Red Cross letterhead states: Trier money. Includes two coins (50 and 10) Kleingeldersatz marke, Stadt Trier. b). 3rd Army insignia (A). c). Membership card to the American National Red Cross. This certifies that Col. Clarence L. Test has paid a total of $1 for annual membership and for local chapter work, 1925. d). Two crests: 7 e). One crest: T. f). One banner has a star and the words: Service Over There. Clarence Lincoln Test was born in Camden, New Jersey, in 1873. He moved to Austin about 1900 and engaged in the real estate, cotton, and oil industries. He served as assistant Austin postmaster under Jefferson Johnson and was a member of the Texas National Guard from its origin. Test was a veteran of the Spanish American War and World War I. Test died at Walter Reed Hospital on May 5, 1925, and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.]
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0179 ATF0212: Costume military uniform, 1950-1980
[shirt: 31 in x 27.5 in; waistcoat: 26 in x 20.5 in; pants: 37 in x 16 in; cloth, metal]
[Costume military uniform / period of Bernardo de Gálvez, a Spanish military figure fighting against the British during the American Revolutionary War. Red pants, red vest and white / cream button-down shirt with lace running down the center. The waistcoat has gold buttons and an adjustable belt, with two pockets. Trousers have a red tie-up string on the bottom. Label: Cornejo, Sastrería. Teatral y Cinematografic. Madrid. Talla 52.]
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0178 ATF0213: Costume military uniform, 1950-1980
[tailcoat: 40 in x 31 in x 0.5 in; leg pieces: 26.5 in x 10.75 in; cloth, metal]
[Costume military uniform / period of Bernardo de Gálvez, a Spanish military figure fighting against the British during the American Revolutionary War. Tan tailcoat with red and gold trim with gold buttons. Sleeves have white lace around the cuff. Leg pieces (beige-only) have buttons running down the side and elastic for the foot. Waistcoat has a label: Label: Cornejo, Sastrería. Teatral y Cinematografic. Madrid. Talla 52.]
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0040 ATF0214: Costume military uniform, 1950-1980
[not yet measured; cloth, metal, organic material]
[Costume military uniform / period of Bernardo de Gálvez, a Spanish military figure fighting against the British during the American Revolutionary War. 1) Black neckpiece (41). 2). Black leather bootstraps, 2 pieces. 3). Wig: white hair with side curls and a long black braid on the back. Also included is a single hairpin with tufts of white hair.]
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0122 ATF0215: Rug, 1900-1950
[16.5 in diameter; fiber]
[Braided rug, circular. Green, purple, pink and white.]
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0195 ATF0216: Tablecloth, 1900-1950
[82 in x 84 in; cloth]
[Tablecloth, white. Irregular shape with fluted edges. This tablecloth was donated by the Richard Niles Graham family.]
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0196 ATF0217: Julia Ann Summers Wickline quilt, 1840-1842
[65 in x 80 in; cloth]
[White background, blue piping around the edges. Wedding ring design pattern. Viewed horizontally, there are three rows of blue wreaths with a red flower in the center of each, the petals of which are heart-shaped. Each row has four such wreaths.]
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0214 ATF0218: Handmade figurine, 1900-1950
[5.5 in x 5.5 in; clay]
[Handmade figurine of a woman in a dark gray dress and cap. Possibly made of clay.]
ATF0219: Small designer doll, 1900-1950
[6.75 in x 5.5 in x 7 in; cloth]
[Powder puff holder with porcelain half-doll top. Spanish dancer with a pink skirt that has pockets stitched along the edge, designed to hold powder puffs. Includes three powder puffs.]
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0194 ATF0220: Designer's doll, 1849
[10.5 in x 16 in; cloth]
[Designer's doll, wearing a blue dress, white shirt and blue lacy bonnet on her head. Pinned under the skirt are the bill and dress design. Bill letterhead: Gem Fabric and Sewing Centers, Austin, TX. Dated: 06.27.1964. Items charged include crepe, lace, ribbon etc for a total of $2.64. The dress design includes a sketch of the doll and on top, is written: Plans for doll for state. Signed, Oscilee Cooksey 06/01/1964. This doll was used by a seamstress in Austin in 1849. The seamstress placed the doll in her window to show the public the quality of her work. It was a gift to Mrs. Pease, according to Richard Niles Graham, after Mrs. Pease had admired it in the window. It was restored by Mrs. R.L. (Oscilee) Cooksey, Austin. The original clothing is underneath the new dress.]
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0202 ATF0221: Window curtain, 1900-1950
[44 in x 41 in; cloth]
[Window curtain. Floral print in brown, orange and beige.]
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0214 ATF0222: Doll, 1900-1950
[4.5 in x 3.5 in x 7 in; ceramic (material), cloth]
[Half-doll with a porcelain head and torso, and peach-colored skirt. Doll is wearing a fanciful hat.]
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0230 ATF0223: Lemon squeezer, 1850-1900
[closed: 14 in x 3.2 in x 3 in; open: 27.5 in x 3 in x 3 in; wood (plant material)]
[Large wooden lemon squeezer with the outline of a lemon wedge on the inside. Lemon squeezer used by the Pease family.]
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0129 ATF0224: Coffeepot, 1890-1900
[10 in x 5.5 in x 9 in; ceramic (material)]
[Coffeepot with matching lid. Imitation blue willow pattern. Blue and gold border. Octagonal-shaped. R. No. 289457.]
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0209 ATF0225: Milk pitcher, 1890-1900
[7 in x 5 in x 6.75 in; ceramic (material)]
[Floral flow blue milk pitcher. Transferware. Blue and white, with swirls of gold. Six legs. Printed on the bottom: 22, Argyle Trademark, WH Grindley and Co., England, R.N. 289457, F.B.]
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0212 ATF0226: Cream pitcher, 1890-1900
[8 in x 3.5 in x 4 in; ceramic (material)]
[Floral flow blue cream pitcher. Transferware. Blue and white, with swirls of gold. Six legs. Printed on it: 31, Argyle Trademark, RN 289457, FB.]
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0209 ATF0227: Serving bowl with lid, 1890-1900
[10 in x 6.75 in x 5.2 in; ceramic (material)]
[Floral flow blue covered tureen dish. Blue and white, with swirls of gold. Printed on it: 18, Argyle Trademark, RN 289457, FB.]
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0149 ATF0228: Coffee cups, 1890-1900
[4.5 in x 4 in x 2 in each; ceramic (material)]
[Floral flow blue coffee cups, three pieces. Blue and white, with swirls of gold. Printed on it: 37 Argyle Trademark, RN 289457, FB.]
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0145 ATF0229: Saucers, 1890-1900
[6 in diameter x 0.75 in height each; ceramic (material)]
[Floral flow blue saucers, six pieces. Blue and white, with swirls of gold. R. No. 289457. Three pieces have the 26 Argyle trademark, RN 289457, FB. One piece has the 51 trademark. One piece has the six trademark and one piece is illegible.]
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0149 ATF0230: Teacups, 1890-1900
[4 in x 3 in x 2.5 in each; ceramic (material)]
[Floral flow blue teacups, two pieces. Blue and white, with swirls of gold. Printed on it: 25 Argyle trademark, RN 289457, FB.]
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0148 ATF0231: Plates, 1890-1900
[8.7 in x 0.7 in each; ceramic (material)]
[Floral flow blue dinner plates, three pieces. Blue and white, with swirls of gold. Two pieces have the Argyle trademark, RN 289457, FB. Patented Feb. 2nd, 97 U.S.A.]
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0145 ATF0232: Soup bowls, 1850-1900
[7.5 in x 1.25 in; ceramic (material)]
[Romantic flow blue soup bowls, two pieces. Blue and white, with swirls of gold. Depicts a woman with a musical instrument on her lap, sitting in front of a man in a garden. Printed on reverse: [illegible] England.]
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0148 ATF0233: Perfume atomizer, 1850-1900
[2.75 in diameter x 6.5 in height; glass (material), metal]
[Perfume atomizer, blue glass with gold trim. Long stem. Gold-colored collar. Globe has a gold band around the waist. Has "France" etched on the side. This perfume atomizer was donated by the great-grandchildren of Governor and Mrs. E.M. Pease.]
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0160 ATF0234: Silver cup, 1857
[3.75 in x 2.60 in x 3.5 in; metal]
[Silver cup, octagonal. Engraved: A token of regard to little Master Villeneuve from his Friends, Mr. and Mrs. Caldwell, June 21st, 1857. Stamped 397 on one side. Printed on the base: H.P. Buckley, New Orleans. This silver cup was donated by the great-grandchildren of Governor and Mrs. Elisha Marshall Pease.]
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0210 ATF0235: Bowl, 1850-1900
[6 in diameter x 3 in height; ceramic (material)]
[Bowl. Orchid pink and white, with pink band around rim. Depicts: The Mother design. Image of a mother holding a small baby in her arms, with a young girl by her side in the country.]
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0213 ATF0236: Coffeepot, 1850-1900
[11 in x 5 in x 7.5 in; ceramic (material)]
[Coffeepot with lid. Orchid pink and white, with pink band around rim and base. Variant of The Mother design - depicts a woman flanked by two children sitting in a garden. The lid also has a pink band around the rim and shows a young woman in a dancing pose. This coffeepot was donated by the great-grandchildren of Governor and Mrs. Elisha Marshall Pease.]
ATF0237: Vase, 1850-1900
[5 in x 4.5 in x 5.75 in; ceramic (material)]
[Tyg (three-handled) vase. Venetian rose glass with gold trim, floral trim and gold-colored handles. This three-handled venetian-type red glass goblet is believed to have belonged to the Pease family. The purpose of the third handle was to allow a servant to hand it to the master, who could thus grasp the other two handles easily. It was donated by the great-grandchildren of Governor and Mrs. Elisha Marshall Pease.]
ATF0238: Sugar bowl, 1850-1900
[7.5 in x 4.75 in x 6.5 in; ceramic (material)]
[Sugar bowl with lid. Orchid pink and white, with pink band around rim. Depicts a variation of The Mother design: a woman holding an infant with a little girl by her side in a garden. The lid also has a pink band around the rim and shows a young woman seated in a garden with a basket in her lap.]
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0155a ATF0239: Cups, 1850-1900
[4.3 in x 3.7 in x 2.7 in; ceramic (material)]
[Cups, three pieces. Orchid pink and white, with pink band around inner rim. Depicts a variation of The Mother design. One side shows a woman holding an infant with a little girl by her side in a garden. The other side shows a woman taking a walk in a garden. These cups were donated by the great-grandchildren of Governor and Mrs. Elisha Marshall Pease.]
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0154 ATF0240: Soup bowl, 1850-1900
[7.25 in x 1.25 in height; ceramic (material)]
[Soup bowl. Orchid pink and white, with pink band around rim. Depicts The Thrush design: a boy and girl in a garden, with a little girl playing on the ground. This soup bowl was donated by the great-grandchildren of Governor and Mrs. Elisha Marshall Pease.]
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0155a ATF0241: Dessert dishes, 1850-1900
[5.25 in x 1.25 in; ceramic (material)]
[Dessert dishes, four pieces. Orchid pink and white with pink band around rim. Depicts The Mother's Grave design: a man and a woman in front of a gravestone, with a small girl holding the woman's hand. 986 is the only mark on the china. Pease china donated by the great-grandchildren of Governor and Mrs. Elisha Marshall Pease. Marshall Pease Graham recounts that it made the children sad to eat out of the dishes in the Pease home because of the bereaved depicted on the bowls. They hoped they would be broken, but four survived.]
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0155 ATF0242: Demitasse cups, 1850-1900
[3 in x 2.5 in x 2 in each; ceramic (material)]
[Demitasse cups, hexagonal, three pieces. Each cup stands on four small, gold-colored legs. Cup has alternating panels of white and purple, with a gold design. Stylized gold-colored handle. These cups were donated by the great-grandchildren of Governor and Mrs. Elisha Marshall Pease.]
ATF0243: Demitasse saucers, 1850-1900
[4.75 in x 4.5 in x 0.75 in; ceramic (material)]
[Demitasse saucers, hexagonal, four pieces. Three cups have alternating panels of white and green with a gold design. One cup has alternating panels of white and purple with a gold design. These saucers were donated by the great-grandchildren of Governor and Mrs. Elisha Marshall Pease.]
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0153 ATF0244: Miniature pitcher, 1875-1900
[3.25 in x 2.25 in x 2.75 in; ceramic (material)]
[Miniature pitcher, white with green and brown handle. Glazed ceramic with applied matte-finish. Pattern of leaves on a stem under the spout. Written on the bottom: Bewley 1880. This souvenir was donated by the great-grandchildren of Governor and Mrs. Elisha Marshall Pease.]
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0152 ATF0245: Miniature red clay stein, 1880-1920
[2 in x 1.5 in x 2 in; clay]
[Souvenir red clay stein, miniature. Depicts image of deer, and two men on a hunting expedition with a rifle.]
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0210 ATF0246: Vase, 1900-1950
[5 in x 5 in x 6.5 in; ceramic (material)]
[Ceramic vase, goose-shaped. Off-white.]
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0152 ATF0247: Conch, 1900-1950
[4.25 in x 3.25 in x 2.5 in; shell (animal material)]
[Conch.]
ATF0248: Teacup, 1880-1920
[4 in x 3.5 in x 2 in; ceramic (material)]
[Teacup. White with flower decals on the outside. Wide mint-green band on the inside with six ovals and a floral pattern.]
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0153 ATF0249: Plates, 1920-1960
[3 in diameter x 0.5 in height; ceramic (material)]
[Small green plates, three pieces. Possibly stoneware.]
ATF0250: Milk pitchers, 1920-1960
[3 in x 2 in x 2 in; ceramic (material)]
[Small milk pitchers, three pieces. Possibly stoneware.]
ATF0251: Paperweight, American Bicentennial in Texas, 1876
[5.5 in x 4 in x 1.25 in; glass (material)]
[Frosted glass paperweight, oval-shaped, clear. Depicts pressed intaglio image of Memorial Hall. In center, around Memorial Hall, inscribed into the underside: 1776. 1876. Memorial Hall.]
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0032 ATF0252: Spectacles, 1880-1920
[4 in x 1 in x 0.5 in; metal, glass (material), wood (plant material)]
[Spectacles, French, in a case possibly made of wood. Black in color with a gold motif.]
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0229 ATF0253: Bandana, 1880-1920
[47 in x 5.25 in; cloth]
[Bandana, worn by a Mexican officer as part of uniform. Green, white and red with golden-brown tassels.]
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0197 ATF0254: Sewing basket, 1850-1900
[12 in x 9.5 in x 9.5 in; cane (plant material)]
[Sewing basket, cane. Colorful design of flowers, tree, mountains, human figures and house. Has a handle and flap. Initials on the base: J.P. (Julia Pease?). Julia Maria Pease, the second of three daughters of Lucadia Christiana (Niles) and Elisha Marshall Pease, was born on March 14, 1853, in Brazoria, Texas. When her father was elected governor that same year, the family moved to Austin; in 1856 they occupied the newly completed Governor's Mansion. In 1859 Governor Pease purchased from James B. Shaw an estate northwest of Austin with a mansion, Woodlawn, built by Austin architect Abner Hugh Cook. It was there that Julia lived most of her life. Carrie Pease Graham, Julia's older sister, died in 1882, and Julia and her mother reared Carrie's three children. When Governor Pease died in 1883, Julia became manager of his considerable estate. She died on January 19, 1918, in Austin, and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery.]
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0214 ATF0255: Base for a jar, 1850-1900
[3.25 in diameter x 4 in height; glass (material)]
[Base, possibly for a glass candy jar, transparent. Top is missing. Pattern of vertical stripes, alternating etched diamond pattern and recessed stripes. Probably not pressed glass.]
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0152 ATF0256: Weapon, 1800-1900
[3.75 in x 2.25 in x 2 in; stone (worked rock), wood (plant material)]
[Sharpened green blade with a wooden handle. A half-inch band of rough wood surrounds the stone ax, the broken half is shaved smooth. The stone cutting edge is of dark green stone with curved cutting edge. Held in place with what could possible be dried clay.]
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0109 ATF0257: Shears used by Colonel George Durham, 1830-1840
[7 in x 2.75 in x 0.5 in; metal]
[Shears with black handle. Handwritten on one side: 117-7-80T. These shears were used by Colonel George Durham, Republic of Texas, Chief Clerk in the Comptroller's Office, in the financial affairs of the Republic of Texas in Houston's second administration. They were also used by Mrs. Price Daniel in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the dedication of the State Archives and Library Building, April 10, 1962.]
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0228 ATF0258: Holster, 1880-1930
[10.5 in x 4 in x 1 in; organic material]
[Holster, Ranger. Brown leather. Front has the imprint of a cactus. Stamped on the back: 38 102.]
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0034 ATF0259: Pen, Price Daniel, 1957
[5.75 in x 0.5 in x 0.5 in; metal, organic material]
[Pen with a gold and white bone handle. Etched on the stem: Fairchild 5. Etched on the nib: No. 4. This pen was used by Governor Price Daniel to sign the Archives and Library Building Act in 1957.]
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0033 ATF0260: Texas Ranger badges, 1937-1962
[1.75 in diameter; metal]
[Circular badges, three pieces. Badge one: Silver-colored badge with a blue circle in the center. The circle has a star and letters that spell Texas. Silver rim has the words: Department of Public Safety, Texas Rangers. Badge two: Silver-colored badge with a circle in the middle. The circle has a star and letters that spell Texas. Silver rim has the words: Department of Public Safety, Texas Rangers. Badge three: Silver-colored badge with a suspended star in the center with the word Texas. Bottom of rim has the word Ranger. Plating on top part of the rim has worn away.]
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0154 ATF0261: Jewelry box, 1900-1950
[4 in x 2.75 in; ceramic (material)]
[Decorative box with lid, round. Mauve with shell roses on the lid. #2218B/1509/1489 written on the base. Germany stamped on the bottom.]
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0224 ATF0262: Bottle, 1900-1950
[2.5 in diameter x 10 in height; glass (material)]
[Crystal bottle. Wild flower pattern etched on body, starburst pattern. Facetted stopper.]
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0152 ATF0263: Lid, 1920-1960
[2.75 in x 2.75 in x 2 in; ceramic (material)]
[Unidentified lid. Cream-colored ceramic with bluebird pattern. No base.]
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0075 ATF0264: Powder horn, Revolution, 1864
[horn: 8 in x 2.25 in x 2 in; strap: 61 in length; horn (animal material), organic material]
[Powder horn with an attached leather strap and pick / powder measure. Etched on the pick: JMD, 1864.]
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0181 ATF0265: Ark of the Covenant Box, 1836
[not yet measured; wood (plant material)]
[Wooden box with attached lid, dark brown. Oak with a walnut veneer. Box has a brown knob and keylock on the front. Handwritten on the inside of the lid: This box was made by Mr. John M. Gould, and by him presented to R.R. Peebles of Austin County, Texas, out of materials taken from a house in Washington, Texas, wherein sat the General Convention which on the day of __ March A.D. 1836 unanimously resolved and declared that the Political Relations heretofore existing between the General Govmt. of Mexico and her Texan Colony were, for just causes and substantial reasons, from that day and hour, considerately, formally and eternally ended, which Declaration of Independence, thus and then made and proclaimed, was gloriously verified and substantiated, vi et armis, on the Plain of San Jacinto, April 21, A.D. 1836. R.R.P.]
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0150 ATF0266: Box, 1860-1910
[6 in x 3.2 in x 1.75 in; ceramic (material)]
[Oval box (white) with lid (pale green). Possibly hand painted design.]
ATF0267: Decorative box with lid, 1860-1910
[4.5 in x 3 in; ceramic (material)]
[Circular box (white) with lid (pale green). Possibly hand painted design.]
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0104 ATF0268: Lucas Oil Well button, 1896
[10.25 in x 5 in x 0.5 in; metal]
[Button, white. Obverse: Image of an oil well. Legend: Lucas Oil Well, Beaumont, Texas, January 10-'01. Reverse: Allied Trades Union Label Council, Newark. Buttons made by the Whitehead and Hong Co., Newark, NJ, U.S.A. at April 14, 1896, July 21, 1896. Anthony F. Lucas, the leading United States expert on salt dome formations at the time, led the first successful effort for oil drilling on Spindletop Hill, south of Beaumont, that resulted in the Lucas geyser on January 10, 1901. The geyser, found at a depth of 1,139 feet, blew a stream of oil over 100 feet high until it was capped nine days later and flowed an estimated 100,000 barrels a day, marking the birth of the modern petroleum industry.]
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0137 ATF0269: Dueling pistols, Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, 1800-1830
[13.5 in x 6 in x 1.5 in; metal]
[Dueling pistols, two pieces. The pistols are each constructed of the same materials, wood and two types of metal possibly silver and an iron-based metal though no further analysis has been done. The pistols have a single barrel with a percussion cap firing system. The base of the pistol is made out of wood with designs carved into the wood of the handle. The barrel of the gun is made out of an iron-based metal. The trigger is made out of silver with engraved designs. There is also a silver cap underneath the handle. Etched in gold on the barrel and side of both: C. Schilling in Mehlis. This pair of dueling pistols was once the property of General (and subsequently President of the Republic of Texas) Mirabeau B. Lamar. They are believed to have been used in the battle of San Jacinto, April 21, 1836. The pistols were made by hand as an identical pair.]
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0152 ATF0270: Vase, 1900-1940
[1.75 in x 1 in x 3 in; ceramic (material)]
[Souvenir vases, miniature, two pieces. Light green decoration with ceramic roses. Printed on the bottom: Germany.]
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0150 ATF0271: Pitcher, 1900-1920
[3 in x 2.5 in x 4.25 in; ceramic (material)]
[Pitcher, cobalt blue with gold trim. Image of Coryell County Courthouse, Gatesville, Texas. Stylized spout resembles flower petals. Hallmark Wheelock. Made for Honeycut and Jenkins. Germany.]
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0144 ATF0272: Platter, 1900-1950
[12 in diameter x 2 in height; glass (material)]
[Cut-glass circular platter, hexagonal.]
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0050 ATF0273: Vase, 1920-1960
[6 in x 2 in x 7.75 in; ceramic (material)]
[Vase, green, oriental design. Fu dog on left, foot poised over a globe.]
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0212 ATF0274: Pottery jar, 1920-1960
[7 in diameter x 5 in height; ceramic (material)]
[Pottery jar with handles. Onion-shaped and light green in color. Matte finish glaze.]
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0160 ATF0275: Napkin ring, 1892
[1.75 in x 1.75 in; metal]
[Silver napkin ring, circular, with etchings that commemorate the centennial of the discovery of America. Engraved: 1492, Columbian Exposition, 1892.]
ATF0276: Salt or pepper shaker, 1930-1960
[2.5 in x 7 in; metal]
[Silver salt or pepper shaker with an hour-glass shaped body. Printed on the bottom: Made in Italy, IFS Ltd.]
ATF0277: Dessert bowl, 1930-1960
[3 in diameter x 3 in height; metal]
[Silver sugar / dessert bowl with blue glass/ plastic insert. Printed on the bottom: Made in Italy, IFS Ltd. The item appears to be partially made of glass and plastic but this has not been verified.]
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0203 ATF0278: Holsters, 1900-1950
[a. 15 in x 5 in x 5 in (folded); b. 15 in x 7.5 in x 6 in (folded); organic material]
[Holsters, leather, two pieces.]
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0071 ATF0281: Newspaper, 1865
[folded: 10.25 in x 3.5 in; paper (fiber product)]
[New York Herald newspaper, April 15, 1865. Handwritten on an inside page: Assassination of Lincoln.]
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0050 ATF0282: Figure of monk, 1920-1970
[5 in x 4 in x 8.5 in; wood (plant material)]
[Wooden figure of a monk. Monk has his head lowered, and is reading a book.]
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0226 ATF0283: Wedding dress, Lucadia Pease, 1850
[not yet measured; cloth]
[Silk wedding dress, white, floor-length. Broad curved collar, cap sleeves and a basque bodice with boning sewn into it. The bodice closes in the back with hook and eye fasteners sewn into the underside of the fabric at the folded edge. Around the front and sides of the waist, an elaborate belt of silk connects the bodice and skirt. The belt does not close around the full circumference of the waist. Additional fabric was sewn underneath the closure, probably to enlarge the skirt of the dress with a bustle underneath. The skirt extends in a round bell-like shape to the floor. Due to the large amount of fabric in the skirt, it is probable that a hoop skirt would have been worn under this skirt to provide full support for its large shape. Also included are white gloves and white shoes. The wedding dress belonged to Lucadia Christiana Pease. She wore it when she married Elisha Marshall Pease in Poquonock, Connecticut, in 1850.]
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0068 ATF0284: Tray, 1930-1960
[10 in x 6 in x 0.5 in; metal]
[Tray, brass. Oriental dragon and cloud design etched on surface.]
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0051 ATF0285: Fan paddle, 1930-1960
[11 in x 7.5 in x 0.2 in; cloth]
[Fan paddle, fabric, embroidered. Obverse: Oriental design with two figures holding bowls of food. Reverse has plain green lining. Overall design in green, black, blue, and red.]
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0067 ATF0286: Wooden shoes, 1930-1960
[8.5 in x 3 in x 2 in; wood (plant material)]
[Wooden shoes, red, two pieces. Women's variety. Pointy toes.]
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0060 ATF0288: Tray, 1920-1960
[15 in x 9.25 in x 1.5 in; wood (plant material)]
[Wooden tray. Brown with blue oval shapes.]
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0171 ATF0289: Texas state seal plaque, 1900-1950
[14.5 in x 15 in x 1.5 in; wood (plant material), metal]
[Wooden plaque, bell shaped (inverted) with a metal wreath and Lone Star.]
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0170 ATF0290: Texas state seal plaque, 1900-1950
[17.5 in x 15.5 in x 1.5 in; wood (plant material), metal]
[Wooden plaque, bell shaped (inverted) with a metal wreath and Lone Star.]
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0054 ATF0291: Paper banner, 1983-1987
[91 in x 35 in; paper (fiber product)]
[Paper banner, red. Handwritten: To a special governor from special children. Contains letters addressed to Governor Mark White from students at Murchison Junior High School.]
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0058 ATF0292: T-shirt, 1983
[folded: 9 in x 10.5 in x 1.5 in; cloth]
[T-shirt, orange. Printed on the front: Murchison Matadors are Rolling (wheelchair basketball), 1983. Label states: Size XL, 46-48. This t-shirt was presented to Governor Mark White by the Murchison Junior High School, Austin, Texas.]
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0056 ATF0293: License plate, 1980
[12 in x 6 in x 0.25 in; metal]
[License plate: Mark W. White, Attorney General, Texas, 1980.]
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0052 ATF0294: Plate commemorating inauguration of Governor Mark White, 1983
[10.25 in diameter x 1 in height; ceramic (material)]
[Plate, white. Obverse: Image of the Governor's Mansion and the state of Texas. Printed: Governor Mark Wells White, Lt. Governor William P. Hobby. Inauguration January 18, 1983. Also printed: Exclusive design by The Bonnie Bagatelle, Dallas, Texas. This plate was presented to Governor Mark White by Rosalynn Carter, Mental Health Association, Texas on April 27, 1983. The plate commemorates the inauguration of Governor Mark Wells White and Lt. Governor William P. Hobby, in January 18, 1983.]
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0053 ATF0295: Tie pin, 1983-1987
[1 in x 1 in x 0.5 in; metal]
[Gold tie tack or lapel pin in the shape of Texas. Engraved: MWW. This tie pin was donated to Governor Mark White by Vesta Rea-Gaubert, Director, Howard Needles Tammen and Bergendoff Texas.]
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0056 ATF0296: Bracelet, 1983-1987
[8 in x 2 in x 0.5 in; metal, stone (worked rock)]
[Worldwide Gems bracelet, genuine gemstones. Has the following gemstones: Amethyst (Mexico), Tiger Eye (Africa), Agate (Mexico), Petrified Wood (Arizona), Apache tear (Arizona), and Jasper (Colorado). This bracelet was donated to Mrs. Linda Gale White, wife of Governor Mark White, during his term in office.]
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0057 ATF0297: Record by Kay L. Gale to Governor Mark White, 1983-1987
[7.2 in diameter; plastic (organic material)]
[Record. Kay L. Gale Presents, When the Bluebonnets Begin to Grow. Words and music by: Kay L. Gale. Sung by Kay L. Gale. Side one 45 RPM. Let Men Live in a Better Tomorrow. Side two: 45 RPM. Handwritten on the record: To Governor Mark White of Texas and to his lovely wife, two wonderful people who love this great state of Texas. Kay L. Gale.]
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0059 ATF0298: Sand dollar, 1983
[not yet measured; organic material]
[Painted sand dollar. Obverse: Rural scene of a cabin and two trees in the foreground. Artist's signature: Nellie '83. Reverse: Handwritten in red: God bless you. To Mark and Linda Gale White, Governor and First Lady of Texas, January 1983. From Nelda Curtis.]
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0053 ATF0299: Necktie, 1983-1987
[total in length: 54 in; folded: 7.5 in x 3.5 in x 1.5 in; cloth]
[Tie, blue with orange dolphins. Label on tie: Creative neckwear RN 16556 and All silk. This tie was donated to Governor Mark White by Leonard Baylock, Chairman of the Board, Lone Star Airways.]
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0057 ATF0300: Book, 1983
[8.25 in x 11 in x 0.25 in; paper (fiber product)]
[Book. Titled: Volume II, The Best of the Duck Book, Common Sense Economics. Printing date: March 1983. Published by: Robert White Inc., PO Box 1928, Cocoa, FL 32922. Handwritten on the cover: 3/23/83. From Harry E. Haney, 1003 Parkview, Dallas, TX 95223. This book was given to Governor Mark White by Harry E. Haney.]
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0053 ATF0301: Key to the city of Port Arthur, 1983-1987
[2 in x 0.75 in x 0.1 in; metal]
[Gold-colored key in a small box with a transparent lid. Key has a blue framed circle with the state of Texas outline on it. On the back of the box there is a sticker: Energy City. The key to the city of Port Arthur, was presented by Bernis Sadler, mayor, to Governor Mark White.]
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0138 ATF0302: Vest, Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, 1820-1860
[17 in x 22 in; cloth]
[Vest with detail work. Vest is constructed out of cotton, leather and needlework, although a fiber analysis was not conducted to confirm this. The cotton has the characteristic dull sheen and soft, grainy texture of cotton. The leather has a rough texture, dull sheen, and is heavy. The needlework has thread that is embroidered through a straw canvas. The straw has the characteristic stiff texture, flexibility, and is yellow. The vest has a rounded collar, no sleeves and is waist-length. It is fabricated where a piece of needlework comprises the two front panels. Different colored threads are embroidered through the straw canvas in various designs. The back of the vest is comprised of cotton. The vest is lined with cotton and leather. The cotton comprises most of the lining while the leathers lines the edges of the vest. The vest has a rounded collar made of needlework and a piece of leather. The vest closes from the front with several buttonholes. These buttons have been removed for possible reuse. On the back of the vest, there is a metal buckle that closes the martingale tie on the lower back. This buckle is made from an iron-based material, possibly steel. The buckle has red-colored rust; this indicates that it is made from iron or plain carbon steel. This vest was once the property of Mirabeau B. Lamar, President of the Republic of Texas, 1838-1841.]
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0055 ATF0303: Banner, 1980-1990
[36 in x 59 in; cloth]
[Nylon banner, circular, with appliqué resembling the Lone Star Flag. This banner is from the Mark White records.]
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0176 ATF0304: Platter from Lions Club International to Governor Mark White, 1985
[not yet measured; metal, wood (plant material)]
[Silver platter, circular, in a large red velvet box from Lions Club International. Rim of platter has pattern of grapes and leaves. Sunken center with flags of the Republic of China and the United States, and logo of the Lions Club. Obverse: Legend (in English and Chinese): To Mr. Mark White, Governor of Texas. All Men are Brothers. Dr. David S.K. Kung, Council Chairman, Multiple District 300, Lions Club Int'l, Republic of China, June 18, 1985.]
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0061 ATF0305: Human bones, 1830-1890
[a). 4.2 in x 2.5 in x 1.5 in; b). 4.5 in x 3 in x 2 in; c). 4 in x 1 in x 0.5 in; d). 3 in x 2.2 in x 2 in; e). 4.2 in x 1.2 in x 1 in; f). 1.5 in x 1 in x 1 in; organic material]
[Human bones, six pieces. The bones were plowed up in a field six miles south of Elgin, Texas, in 1892.]
ATF0306: Fossilized mollusks, Cretaceous Period
[group one: largest is 1.5 in x 1.5 in x 0.75 in; smallest is 1 in x 0.75 in x 0.25 in; group two: largest is 1.5 in x 1.25 in x 1 in; smallest is 0.25 in x 0.25 in x 0.2 in; group three: 2 in x 2 in x 1.5 in; group four: large one is 4 in x 2.5 in x 2 in; small one is 2 in x 1 in x 1 in; group five: 4 in x 3 in x 2.75 in; shell (animal material)]
[Fossilized mollusks, five groups. Group one: Five pieces. Group two: Nine pieces. Group three: One piece. Group four: Two pieces. Group five: One piece. These fossilized mollusks were collected in a railroad cut-about, one mile north of Boerne, Texas.]
ATF0307: Lock of hair from the head of William Clarke Quantrill, 1864
[5.75 in x 4.25 in x 0.75 in; organic material]
[Lock of hair, blond / white, placed within a wooden frame. Note in the front of the frame states: Lock of hair of Wm. Clarke Quantrill, the chief of guerilla warfare. Sticker on the back of the frame: C.M. Miller, fine picture framing, 318116, Austin, Texas.]
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0062 ATF0308: Iron knuckles, 1850-1925
[4 in x 2.5 in x 0.5 in; metal]
[Iron knuckles, with four finger holds. These iron knuckles were found near the old cistern on the grounds of the temporary Capitol at 11th and Congress in 1928.]
ATF0309: Dames of Auxiliary badge, 1846
[3.5 in x 1.75 in x 0.01 in; metal, cloth]
[Shield-shaped pinback badge, brass, attached to a ribbon. Ribbon has three vertical lines of red, white, and blue (faded and fraying). Inscribed on the pinback bar: Dames of 1846 Auxiliary Mexican War Veterans. Obverse: Tobasco; Vera Cruz; Palo Alto; Buena Vista; Cerro Gordo; Churubusco; Chepultepec; San Pascual. Image of a ship on the top left corner, weapons in the middle and a cannon on the top right. The center depicts a wreath around cactus and shrubs, and a palace. Etched: 1846, Scott, Perry, Taylor. A row of stars outline the sides of the medal. Etched on the reverse of the shield: 01. The Dames of 1846 was founded in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1901 by Mrs. M. Moore Murdock. Mrs. Murdock was the secretary of the active Texas Mexican War Veterans. The membership of the Dames of 1846 was made up of the wives and daughters of Mexican War veterans. The Dames of 1846 continued in existence until Mrs. Murdock's death in 1932. The auxiliary badge is similar to the veteran's badge, although slightly smaller. Each badge, made by the Baltimore firm of J. Arthur Limerick, was numbered on the reverse. Fewer than 400 of these badges were made for the organization that at no time exceeded 350 members. This badge is number 01, as evidenced by the number etched on the reverse of the badge.]
ATF0310: Iron rail, 1858
[3.5 in x 3.5 in x 0.3 in; metal]
[Flat bottom iron rail with a foot, web and head. Cross-section of a wrought iron rail shipped from England to Liberty, Texas, in 1858 for a road that was never built. By 1924, when the rails were recovered, they were from 18 to 24 feet below the surface.]
ATF0311: Relic of the Galveston storm of 1900, 1900
[2.5 in x 1 in x 0.75 in; cloth]
[Window shade, fabric, is rolled up and tied. Fabric is stained. Window shade piece from the residence of Mr. J.M.O. Menard, during the Galveston storm in 1900. This relic is a part of one of the drawing room shades. It was torn almost entirely from the roller and twisted by the wind into this small roll to within a few inches of the stick, the stick being broken into pieces from one to three inches in length. J.M. Odin Menard was a well-known man in the public and business affairs of Galveston.]
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0064 ATF0312: Powder horn used in the Mexican War, 1840-1850
[7.75 in x 2.5 in x 2.5 in; horn (animal material)]
[Powder horn, open on both ends. Powder horn used by Richard Redman, Quitman's Command, during the Mexican War.]
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0062 ATF0313: Revolver cylinder, pepperbox type, 1850-1910
[2.2 in diameter x 2 in height; metal]
[Revolver cylinder containing eight chambers. This revolver cylinder was found on the banks of the Colorado River, 16 miles from Austin, in 1913.]
ATF0315: Unexploded shell of Howell's battery, Cabin Creek, 1864
[1 in x 0.5 in x 1 in; metal]
[Grooved shell with ridged base. Unexploded shell shot by Howell's Battery, Gano's Brigade, Maxey's Division, Confederate soldiers army at the Battle of Cabin Creek, Cherokee Indian Nation (now Oklahoma) on September 20, 1864.]
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0065 ATF0316: Sundial, 1791, 1876
[8 in x 8 in x 4 in; metal]
[Square metal base with a circle etched within. The circle forms the clock and has numbers in roman numerals etched along the circumference. At the head of the clock are the words: Ed x Walton. Below is a stylized image of the sun with eyes, nose and a mouth. Also etched on the sun is 1719. It bears the dates 1719 and 1876. Inscribed below the roman numerals: Presented to the State of Texas by W. Walton of Bosque Co., Nov. 19, 1894, through Al Musgrove and deposited in the State Library. Borrowed from the Dept. of Statistics and History by the Superintendant of Public Buildings and Grounds, September 22, 1904. This sundial was used in 1719. The creator's signature is on one corner: W. Walton, 1876. There are four holes along the corners of the metal base. This sundial is believed to have once been securely fastened to a granite pedestal at the south entrance of the Capitol building.]
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0062 ATF0317: Grapeshot, 1846
[2 in diameter; metal]
[Grapeshot. This grapeshot was picked up near the north door of Bishop's Palace, Monterrey, Mexico, in 1894. It was supposed to have been used by the forces of General Zachary Taylor at Monterey, Mexico, September 1846. It is also referred to as one of Taylor's pills.]
ATF0318: Grapeshot, Battle of Resaca de la Palma, 1846
[1.2 in diameter each; metal]
[Grapeshot, two pieces. This grapeshot was picked up by General Thomas Scurry, in December 1902, on the Resaca de la Palma battlefield about three miles from the city of Brownsville, Texas. The grapeshot was probably fired during the engagement. The battle of Resaca de la Palma was the second engagement of the Mexican War. It was fought on May 9, 1846, a few miles north of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, the day after the retreat of the Mexican army at Palo Alto.]
ATF0319: Horseshoe, Battle of Resaca de la Palma, 1846
[6.5 in x 5.5 in x 0.75 in; metal]
[Horseshoe. This horseshoe was picked up by General Thomas Scurry, in December 1902, on the Resaca De La Palma battlefield about three miles from the city of Brownsville, Texas. The horseshoe, considering its size and shape, was evidently from one of General Taylor's cavalry horses of that battle, which was fought May 9, 1846. The battle of Resaca de la Palma was the second engagement of the Mexican War. It was fought on May 9, 1846, a few miles north of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, the day after the retreat of the Mexican army at Palo Alto.]
ATF0320: Medal from the King of Italy to the State of Texas, 1908
[1.5 in diameter x 4.7 in length, with ribbon; in box: 2.75 in x 3.5 in; metal]
[Silver medal in box. Box is blue with a beige leather top, on which is printed the crest and crowd of EV. Medal is attached to a ribbon with three vertical lines: white, green, and white. Obverse: Portrait of a man turned to the left. Legend along the side: Vittorio Emanvele III. Reverse: Wreath along the circumference of the medal. Inscribed in the center: Terramoto 28 Dicembre 1908 in Calabria E IN Sicilia. This medal was awarded to the State of Texas by the King of Italy in recognition of the aid rendered to the sufferers of the earthquake in Calabria and Sicily in 1908. On December 28, 1908, at about 5:20 a.m., an earthquake struck the city of Messina in Sicily. Reggio Calabria on the Italian mainland also suffered heavy damage. The ground shook for some 30-40 seconds, and the destruction was felt within a 300 km radius. Moments after, a 40-foot tsunami struck nearby coasts causing even more devastation. It is estimated that 93% of the structures in Messina were destroyed and some 70,000 residents were killed.]
ATF0321: Union cavalry pistol, 1862
[13.7 in x 5.2 in x 1.2 in; metal, wood (plant material)]
[Pistol with wooden handle and a brass oval plate, blank, in the center. The left side of the handle still has the brass plate. However it is missing on the right side. Serial number under the barrel: 9612 or 9611. Also etched under the barrel and trigger: TCM. On the side: UD 022. Arbor pin surrounded by metal thread. United States non-commissioned officer's cavalry pistol captured in 1862 in Missouri by J.G. McCoy of the Confederate States Army Infantry service. The United States Army officer and two others were eating dinner at a farmhouse at the time they were taken prisoners by McCoy and six other Confederate soldiers who were out from camp and looking for something to eat.]
ATF0322: Marble from the temporary Capitol, 1894
[0.75 in diameter; stone (worked rock)]
[Round, glossy marble in tones of red, brown and white. Marble from the cornerstone of the temporary Texas State Capitol in Austin.]
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0063 ATF0323: Cup and cufflinks, 1865
[a). 5.5 in x 4.5 in x 2.5 in; b). 0.75 in diameter x 0.25 in; metal, ceramic (material)]
[Cup and cufflinks, two pieces. Cup, blue and white, with a blue band around the rim on the inside. Floral pattern. The outside depicts a rural scene with tall swaying trees. Printed on the bottom: Copeland, Spode's Tower, England. Cufflinks are round, brass. Items are from the John H. Reagan Prison Dinnerware used by Postmaster General of the Confederate States John H. Reagan while in prison at Fort Warren, Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, from May 25 to October 12, 1865.]
ATF0324: Knife, spoon and fork, 1865
[a). 11 in x 1 in x 0.6 in; b). 6.5 in x 1.25 in x 1 in; c). 7.5 in x 0.75 in x 0.25 in; metal, organic material]
[Knife, spoon and fork. Knife has a bone handle. Etched on the blade: W.R. Stammers, 20 Strand, London. Spoon has a pointy, oval mouth. Fork is slim with a brown handle. Items are from the John H. Reagan Prison Dinnerware used by Postmaster General of the Confederate States John H. Reagan while in prison at Fort Warren, Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, from May 25 to October 12, 1865.]
ATF0325: Plate and saucer, 1865
[saucer: 6.5 in x 1; plate: 10 in x 1.25 in; ceramic (material)]
[Dinner plate and saucer, blue and white. Dinner plate is light blue and white, with a broad floral pattern around the rim. The center depicts a stately house with trees in the foreground. Stamped on the bottom: Ironstone IV Rd UR 226, Roselle, J. Meir & Son. The saucer is dark blue and white, with fluted edges and a floral pattern around the rim. The center depicts a fortress and a moat in a rural setting. Items are from the John H. Reagan Prison Dinnerware used by Postmaster General of the Confederate States John H. Reagan while in prison at Fort Warren, Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, from May 25 to October 12, 1865.]
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0064 ATF0326: Buffalo horns, 1850-1920
[a). 7.5 in x 5 in x 2.5 in; b). 8 in x 4.5 in x 1.75 in; horns (animal components)]
[Buffalo horns, two pieces. These buffalo horns were found on the plains of Texas.]
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0090 ATF0327: Cannonball, Sunshine Ranch, 1836
[not yet measured; metal]
[Cannonball. This cannonball was found on the Sunshine Ranch, six miles from the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas. It weighs about 20 pounds.]
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0064 ATF0328: Billfold, 1862
[6.5 in x 3.75 in x 0.25 in; organic material]
[Leather billfold, brown, with a slim flap that goes around the waist vertically to secure it closed. Handwritten on the top: Confederate soldier's relic. Reverse has a pattern on it, including two oval shapes. Handwritten on the top inside flap: Bought from a Yankee prisoner at Cahalia, where 900 of them are in prison—taken at Shiloh. They are of Prentise's Brigade. Handwritten on the lower side of the flap: Bought off a soldier of the B.M. Prentise's Brigade. Captured at Shiloh and held prisoner at Salvia, Alabama.]
ATF0329: Fan, 1845
[folded: 12 in x 3 in x 1.5 in; open: 12 in x 23 in; paper (fiber product), organic material]
[Folding fan. The sticks are made of ivory, carved (open work), enameled in purple, blue and black, and inlaid enameled with silver. The upper (outside) portion is of dark paper, mostly in black and silver. Painted on one side: a lake on which floats a gondola-like boat filled with a pleasure party while there are two dancing girls on the shore, one with a tambourine in hand, and a garland of flowers adorning both their dresses. Painted on the other side: A larger scene on the seashore marked by a small sailing vessel and row boats, groups of men and women on the near shore, and mountains, castles and trees in the distance. This fan belonged to Mrs. Annie Santee, née Goodrich, of Towanda, Pennsylvania. It is a relic of the Mexican War of 1846-1848. When the city of Mexico was captured by the American troops, the soldiers plundered the palace and this fan was one of the treasures carried off by a young boy, an orphan, who had been raised by a lady in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. On his return, he presented the fan to his benefactress. Her son, S.T. Jones of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, presented it to Mrs. Santee, who was then a young girl, Miss Annie Goodrich. In 1908, Mrs. Santee gave it in charge of Mrs. S.M. Huber who in turn sent it by Mrs. W.D. Cleveland Jr., to be given to Mrs. A.B. Looscan.]
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0105 ATF0330: Mexican War veterans reunion ribbons and medals, 1903-1909
[not yet measured; cloth]
[Mexican War veterans reunion ribbons and medals.]
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0218 ATF0331: Bullet mold, 1840-1870
[2.5 in diameter; metal]
[Mexican bullet mold, dual cavity for round and grooved ball cavities.]
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0152 ATF0332: Candleholder, 1987
[4 in diameter x 4 in height; ceramic (material)]
[Candleholder, blue-green, white-yellow pattern. Has three handles / legs and three parts, including a base, candleholder and lid. Imari-type design. Marked on base To6/1987/Prance (France?).]
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0103 ATF0333: Dodson Flag, replica, 1970-1990
[not yet measured; cloth]
[Rectangular banner with blue ribbon along the left two corners. Left side is dark blue with a white star, center is white and right side is red. The original Dodson flag was designed by Sarah Bradley Dodson, wife of Archelaus Dodson, for the Harrisburg Volunteers. The original flew over the hall where the first Constitutional Convention met at Washington-on-the-Brazos on March 1, 1836. This design is considered to be the first Lone Star flag, the precursor to the present day state flag.]
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0064 ATF0340: Flint arrow points from an Indian camp, 7000 BCE-200 CE
[a). 2.75 in x 1.75 in x 0.25 in; b). 2.25 in x 1.5 in x 0.25 in; c). 1.5 in x 1.25 in; d). 1.25 in x 1 in; 2 in x 1 in; e). 2.5 in x 1.5 in; f). 2 in x 1 in; g). 4.5 in x 2 in; h). 5.5 in x 2 in; stone (worked rock)]
[Flint arrow points, nine pieces. Arrowheads are varied: side-notched, lanceolate, and corner and straight-stemmed. These arrow points were gathered in an Indian camp, one mile west of Blanco, Texas.]
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0065 ATF0342: Fossilized flounder, Cretaceous Period
[12.5 in x 5 in x 1.25 in; rock (inorganic material)]
[Fossilized flounder, with a small round hole on one end. This stone, probably a fossilized flounder, was plowed up on the old Lester place one-half mile southeast of Lavernia, Fannin County, Texas, in the spring of 1907.]
ATF0343: World's Columbian Exposition medal given to Texas Women's World's Exhibition Association, 1893
[3.75 in diameter x 0.5 in height; metal]
[Aluminum case with medal, bronze. Obverse Legend: Christopher Colvmbus Oct XII MCCCCXCII. Image: Christopher Columbus landing in America. Reverse Legend: World's Columbian Exposition in Commemoration of the four hundredth anniversary of the landing of Columbus MDCCCXCII MDCCCXCIII. To Woman's World's Fair Association. Reverse legend is on a plaque with two angels flanking a globe. Two lit torches around a plaque are on the sides, and ship is shown on the bottom. Artists: Charles E. Barber and Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Bronze medal awarded by the management of the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Illinois, 1893 to the Texas Women's World's Exhibition Association for its literary exhibit.]
ATF0344: Fountain pen, 1908
[9 in x 0.25 in x 0.25 in; metal, wood (plant material)]
[Fountain pen with a brown wooden stem and a metal nib. Printed in white: 3. Eagle Pencil C2. New York pat'd. Image of a crown. Pen used by President Theodore Roosevelt when he signed the Act of Congress granting pensions to Texas Rangers of 1855-1860. Date of the signature: May 30, 1908. The act pensioned the surviving officers and enlisted men of the Texas volunteers employed in the defense of the frontier of Texas against Mexican marauders and Indian depredations from 1855 to 1860, inclusive. United States Congressional serial set, Issue 6322.]
ATF0345: Plaque for the Pan-Pacific International Exposition, 1915
[8.5 in x 6.75 in x 0.5 in; metal]
[Bronze plaque in a box. Etched on plaque: Presented to the State of Texas by the Panama-Pacific International Exposition to commemorate the dedication of the Texas State Building, March second, 1915, San Francisco.]
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0066 ATF0346: Medal for the Panama Pacific International Exposition, 1915
[1.5 in diameter; metal]
[Gilt brass medal with reeded edge. Obverse: Female figure, standing, facing to the right. She is holding the flag of California in her left hand and a wreath in the other. A bear stands to her left. On her right, the sun is rising over a view of the Expossition, hills, the bay. Legend along the edge: California the Exposition State. Legend on the lower half: San Francisco 1915. Reverse: Image of a ship passing through the canal. Legend in the center: 1915. Legend along the circumference: Panama Canal Completion Exposition. Legend below: San Francisco.]
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0065 ATF0347: Washington Centennial medals, 1889
[not yet measured; metal]
[Washington Centennial medals, two pieces. One is housed in a white cardboard box. Printed on the cover of the box: By authority of the Committee. MDCCLXXXIX. Washington Centennial Medal. MDCCCLXXXIX. Designed by Augustus St. Gaudens. Obverse: Spread-winged eagle and the coat-of-arms of New York State on which it is inscribed: E Pluribus Unum. Extended inscription below the coat-of-arms states: To commemorate the inauguration of George Washington as First President of the United States of America at New York, April XXX MDCCLXXXIX. By authority of the committee on celebration, New York, April XXX, MDCCCLXXXIX. Reverse: Bust of George Washington in profile, looking to the left. On the right is a bundle of fasces, a symbol of the Republic. Inscribed: Pater-Patriae, MDCCLXXXIX. Written below the bust: Philip Martiny, Modeler, design and copyright by Augustus St. Gaudens.]
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0033 ATF0349a: Arrowhead, 14000 BCE-7000 BCE
[3.75 in x 5.5 in x 0.5 in; stone (worked rock)]
[Arrowheads, four pieces. These arrowheads are from the Paleo-American period, 14000 to 7000 BCE.]
ATF0349b: Arrowhead, 7000 BCE-200 CE
[3.75 in x 5.5 in x 0.5 in; stone (worked rock)]
[Arrowheads, nine pieces. These arrowheads are from the Archaic period, 7000 BCE to 200 CE.]
ATF0349c: Arrowhead, 200-1600
[3.75 in x 5.5 in x 0.5 in; stone (worked rock)]
[Arrowheads, seven pieces. These arrowheads are from the Neo-American period, 200-1600.]
ATF0349d: Arrowhead, 1600-1800
[3.75 in x 5.5 in x 0.5 in; stone (worked rock)]
[Arrowheads, four pieces. Also included: Four small pellets and one bullet mold. These arrowheads are from the Historic period, 1600-1800.]
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0204 ATF0350: Sampler, 1890
[23 in x 17 in; cloth]
[Sampler, beige and red. Rectangular. Embroidered: 1890 Souvenir. Also embroidered: the English alphabet and numbers in various font styles. This sampler was made by Marie Louise Garel, great-grandmother of Josephine Casis.]
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0089 ATF0351: Letter to Theodore Roosevelt, 1903
[not yet measured; wood (plant material), paper (fiber product)]
[Letter to President Theodore Roosevelt by the Daughters of the Confederacy of the State of Texas, framed. Letter is handwritten and dated December 3, 1903. Letter is titled: Daughters extend thanks. President's recognition of secession caused unique resolution from state organization. Signed T.(S?) A. Hamilton. Augusta, GA, December 4th, 1903. The letter references secession by the Republic of Panama.]
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0139 ATF0352: Violin, Henry Journeay, 1843
[not yet measured; wood (plant material), glass (material), organic material]
[Violin in case with wooden frame and glass. The bow and violin are generally of the older Baroque style. The frog could possibly be ebony, the head possibly maple, and the stick possibly mahogany. The hair is in good condition. Henry Journeay, a 27-year-old skilled wood worker who immigrated to Texas from Staten Island, New York, is said to have crafted this violin from wood scraps left over from a chair he made for Santa Anna, using glass and a razor as his tools. Journeay was part of the Mier Expedition captured by the Mexican Army in December 1842 and who were decimated during the Black Bean Episode, which Journeay survived. According to legend, Journeay played the fiddle to entertain the Texan prisoners. After his release from the Mexican prison, Journeay returned to Texas and operated a successful wood mill in Galveston. He died in 1870 from injuries received in a streetcar accident.]
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0210 ATF0353: Vase, 1940-1980
[4 in diameter x 6 in height; ceramic (material)]
[Vase, off-white crackle glaze with a one-inch blue band around waist. Hallmark: Ironstone china, Crescite et Multiplicamini (Increase and Multiply).]
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None ATF0354: Edison Standard Phonograph, 1908-1910
[12 in x 9 in x 16 in; wood (plant material), metal]
[Edison Standard Phonograph, with Model H 4-minute reproducer, in wooden dome case with removable lid (lid latches on the side to secure the case closed). On / off switch in front of cylinder. Crank / handle situated on the lower right side. Metal plaque below cylinder states: Manufactured under the patents of Thomas A. Edison, et al., at Orange, N.J., U.S.A. Oct. 27, 1896, May 31, 1898, Jun. 26, 1900, (Re-Issued Sept. 25, 1900), Aug. 7, 1900, Dec. 31, 1901, Nov. 17, 1903, May 23, 1905, Aug. 29, 1905, Other patents pending. This machine is sold upon the condition that it is licensed to be used or vended only so long as this serial number 459554 is not removed or changed in whole or in part, and that every possessor of this machine admits the validity of the above enumerated patents. Front logo: Trademark Thomas A. Edison. Knob and post on carriage. Inscribed on the reproducer (broken): Reproducer. Licensed for use only on Edison Phonographs. Sold by Natl. Phono Co. H 32255 2. Model H reproducer has a narrow stylus. No horn present.]
ATF0355: Cradle, 1835
[cradle: 36 in x 33 in x 23 in; mattress: 34.5 in x 19 in x 3.5 in; crocheted bedspread: 41 in x 44 in; runner: 80 in x 29 in; wooden planks are approximately 33 in x 1 in; wood (plant material), cloth]
[Cradle, walnut wood. Includes mattress, white crocheted bedspread, and a long white runner with fluted edges. This cradle was moved from Connecticut to Texas in 1835 when the young married couple, Mr. and Mrs. Elisha Marshall Pease moved from New Orleans to Texas, and settled at Mina, now Bastrop. Here Pease began the study of law in the office of Don Barrett. It was moved from the Pease home in Austin to the Mansion in 1855 and then to Niles Road. It is believed to have been a part of the furnishings in Mrs. Pease's bedroom.]
ATF0356: Dresser, 1867
[41 in x 18.5 in x 67 in; wood (plant material), glass (material)]
[Pine dresser, white, with wheels. The dresser was formerly solid yellow in color with brilliant yellow decals. Four bureau drawers, two smaller drawers on top, and an attached mirror. This dresser is believed to have been hand-made in Austin, by a cabinet maker who had a shop on Pecan Street, for a girl's bedroom in the Pease Mansion when Elisha Marshall Pease was governor.]
ATF0357: Sea chest, 1810
[34 in x 18 in x 21.5 in; wood (plant material)]
[Wooden chest on casters. Etched on the lid (faded) is: J.P.P. Wallis. Black handles on the side. This sea chest was used in the Governor's Mansion during Governor Pease's term as well as in the Pease mansion as a storage place for summer quilts. Accession notes state that the chest was brought from England by Mr. A.P. Wallis, kin of Mrs. Pease.]
ATF0358: Rocking chair, 1850-1860
[46 in x 25 in x 24 in; wood (plant material)]
[Rocking chair, with a horse-hair cloth seat. This chair was donated by the great-grandchildren of Governor and Mrs. Pease. It was marked by Richard Niles Graham as one that should be preserved because it has a history of use prior to the Civil War. It is also the chair which Secretary of State David Dean used while a member of the governor's staff.]
ATF0359: Whatnot shelf, 1850-1890
[47 in x 17 in x 17 in; wood (plant material)]
[Parlor cabinet. Four shelves tapering in height, with the biggest on the bottom and triangle-shaped. Colorful floral pattern. This parlor cabinet was purchased from South America prior to 1890.]
ATF0360: Wheel, 1860-1867
[28 in diameter x 4 in depth; wood (plant material)]
[Wheel, pony cart. This wheel was presented to the children of Governor and Mrs. Elisha Marshall Pease by a well-wisher. Used mostly by the grandchildren and great-grandchildren, it is believed to have been received in 1867.]
ATF0361: Bust of O.B. Colquitt, 1890-1930
[20 in x 14.5 in x 12.5 in; plaster]
[Bust, plaster, white. Etched on the right side is: G. Reichmann, and on the bottom (front): O.B. Colquitt. Etched on the left side: From Singing Club "Vorwarts" of Brenham. Handwritten n the reverse: 306-9354, as well as on a sticker. There is also a handwritten label: Pease Room attached to the reverse with adhesive tape.]
ATF0362: Stand for bust of Sam Houston, 1880-1891
[5.5 in x 7.5 in x 6 in; wood (plant material)]
[Stand for bust. Wooden. Rectangular. Two dowels extend upward to insert into the bust.]
ATF0363: Bust of Sam Houston, 1880-1891
[14 in x 11 in x 11 in; plaster]
[Bust, plaster, black with streaks of gold / bronze color. Label attached with adhesive on the reverse states: Pease Room, ARC 27.1. Bust of Sam Houston (depicted as a middle-aged man) by John O'Brien. John O'Brien is said to have been born in Cork in 1826 and died in Galveston in 1903. The bust was acquired by the state in 1891.]
ATF0367: Shadow box, 1950-1965
[not yet measured; wood (plant material), glass (material)]
[Shadow box of items titled Women's Suffrage. Articles collected by Mrs. John B. Godfrey's sister, Alice McFadin, who was active in the women's suffrage movement in the early 1900s.]
ATF0369: Bust of Sam Houston, 1860
[20 in height x 17 in width, approximately; plaster]
[Bust, white plaster, of General Sam Houston, bare-chested. Oval seal on the bottom center states Henry Dexter, Fecit, Copyright Secured, Boston, 1860. Etched into the plaster on the reverse, Sam Houston, Texas. Also B-27-3-80T. Houston is shown as a mature man with a receding hairline in this bust.]
ATF0370: Frame for photograph of R.M. Williamson home, 1940-1970
[25 in x 27 in x 1.5 in; wood (plant material); metal]
[Large wooden frame (crude-looking). Metal plaque on the center (bottom) states: The old home of Robert M. Williamson, Three-legged Willie, Wharton, Texas. Presented by Mrs. C.W. Cole. Frame for the photograph of the home of Robert McAlpin Williamson, member of the Consultation, district judge member of Texan Congress, and subsequently state senator in the Texas Legislature.]
ATF0372: Alamo monument fragment, 1841
[not yet measured; stone (worked rock)]
[Note: See ATF0385, ATF0391, and ATF0397 for additional fragments from the Alamo monument.]
[Pieces of the first monument to the Alamo, originally a 10-foot-high statue, made of stones from the Alamo. Written on each of the four sides of the monument: 1). Thermopylae had her messenger of defeat but the Alamo had none, 2). Blood of Heroes hath stained me. Let the stone of the Alamo speak that their immolation be not forgotten 3). Be they enrolled with Leonidas in the host of the mighty dead. And 4). To the God of the fearless and free is dedicated this altar made from the ruins of the Alamo. In 1840, the San Antonio city council agreed to sell stones from the Alamo Wall to the Texas Legislature for 50 cents per cart load to build a memorial on the grounds of the State Capital. The monument was made by Mr. Nangle, a lapidary of Philadelphia, and Mr. Joseph Cox, a stone-cutter. When the Capitol was burned in 1881, the monument was all destroyed except the two pieces now in the State Library. The smaller piece was rescued from the debris by Colonel Stephen H. Darden and presented to the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, March 11, 1902. The larger is a segment of the upper part of the monument, and carved on it is the famous line by General Thomas Jefferson Green: "Thermopylae had her messenger of defeat..." This would seem to be the larger segment of the two.]
ATF0373: Drum, 1860
[drum: 29 in x 19 in x 29 in; diameter of the drum cover and rim: 30 in; wood (plant material)]
[Birdseye maple drum with sheepskin head. Also included is the drum cover with rim / frame (two pieces). Depicted on the sides of the drum: Scenes from the Civil War. This drum used to be in the Governor's Mansion since 1943, a gift from Miss Ima Hogg during the Stevenson administration. She purchased it from W.J. Sloane in New York, for $142.40. It was brought to the mansion as a coffee table with legs, a glass top and a portion of the side drum cut open for some reason. According to Ms. Hogg's notes, it was used during the Civil War and hand painted shortly after the Battle of Shiloh. Supposedly, scenes of that battle appear around the drum, depicting the progression of the battle. However there is some doubt about the authenticity of the item as well as its historic value. Miss Hogg thought it to be an attractive tea table to be used in the morning room, or green room, adjacent to the dining room.]
ATF0375: Knight, 1900-1950
[78 in x 27.5 in x 17 in; wood (plant material), metal]
[Life-size metal knight figure on a wooden base. The figure is holding a sword and shield. This knight figure was donated by the great-grandchildren of Governor and Mrs. Pease.]
ATF0376: Spinning wheel, 1865
[wheel: 42 in diameter x 51 in height x 8 in depth; wood (plant material)]
[Spinning wheel and wooden stand (broken). Label on the wheel lists the number 306-4519. Label on the stand lists 306-8852(?). The stand is broken. This spinning wheel is believed to have been purchased by Mrs. Pease, wife of Governor Pease, in 1865.]
ATF0377: Wheel, 1839
[45 in diameter x 5 in depth; wood (plant material)]
[Spinning wheel. An interesting relic of early days in Texas is this crude, old wooden spinning wheel, added to the Governor's Mansion collection of historic pieces by Mrs. Willie Cooper Hobby, daughter of former United States Representative Samuel Bronson Cooper, and wife of Governor William Pettus Hobby. This spinning wheel used to be a part of the bedroom of state, better known as the Sam Houston Room, in the Allred administration. It is a reminder of the times when cloth had to be made by hand and homespun clothes were the rule. According to accession notes: The wheel was made in 1839 on the plantation of I.D. Thomas, five miles south of San Augustine, Texas, for a 15-year-old negro slave named Kitty, who died in 1914, at the age of 90 years. At the close of the Civil War, the wheel was given to Kitty. She sold it in 1888 to Samuel D. Willard, with whose descendents Judge H.B. Short of Center, Texas, located it and from whom it was secured for the mansion.]
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0073 ATF0378: Shot pouches, 1860-1900
[11.5 x 6 x 0.1 in (each); cloth]
[Three shot pouches, each with printing on one side including the company name and logo: Colwell Lead Co., New York; Gulf Shot & Lead Co., New Orleans; St. Louis Shot Tower Co. The shot pouches are all approximately the same size, and two are printed as holding 25 pounds of shot. These may all be from the Civil War era, or some may date somewhat later. Drop shot was invented by William Watts in Bristol, England, and patented by him in 1782. It is made by letting drops of molten lead fall from a height of 140 to 160 feet into a pool of water, resulting in perfectly round shot of up to #6 size (about 2.4mm in diameter).]
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0111 ATF0379: Piece of the walnut coffin in which Stephen F. Austin was buried in 1836, 1836
[not yet measured; wood (plant material)]
[Pieces of wood. Includes four bigger pellet-sized wood pieces among smaller pieces of debris. This is a piece of the walnut coffin in which Stephen F. Austin was buried at Peach Point, Brazoria County, Texas in the year 1836. It was presented by Mr. V.O. Weed, funeral director, who exhumed his remains, brought them to Austin and buried them in the State Cemetery, October 20, 1910.]
ATF0380: Thimble used in making the Lone Star flag, 1835
[0.25 in diameter and 0.25 in height; metal]
[Thimble, gold, open-ended. This thimble was used by Joanna Troutman to make the Lone Star flag presented by her to Ward's Georgia battalion. Joanna Troutman, called the Lady of Goliad, was 17 years old when she made the Texas Lone Star flag from her silk skirts. In 1835, 150 middle Georgia soldiers marched to Texas to assist in the fight against Mexico. When they passed through Knoxville, Joanna presented the flag to Colonel William Ward on the steps of the Troutman Inn, later known as the Harris Hotel. The flag flew during the battle of Goliad and later was recognized as Texas' official flag. The flag was made of white silk and featured a blue, five-pointed star along with two inscriptions: Texas and Liberty on the obverse and, in Latin on the reverse: Where Liberty dwells there is my country.]
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0104 ATF0381: Miniature iron pot, 1870-1920
[4.25 in x 2.5 in x 1.25 in; metal]
[Miniature iron pot with three legs. Black. Stamped: G 3.]
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0111 ATF0382: Spanish coin, 1797
[0.75 in diameter; metal]
[Spanish coin, milled, Carolus IIII, 1797. Obverse: Laureate, armored and draped bust, facing right. Legend: Carolus IIII Dei Gratia 1797. Reverse: Crowned shield between two pillars. Legend: Hispan Et Ind Rex M R at left. Assayer's mark: F M, for Francisco de Arance y Cobos, Mariano Rodriguez. King Charles or Carolus IIII reigned as king of Spain from 1788 to 1808. This coin was converted into a pendant, but it is not clear by whom or when.]
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0078 ATF0383: Statuette of military figure, 1870-1900
[8.5 in x 4.5 in x 10 in; metal, wood (plant material)]
[Bronze statuette of King Frederick II of Prussia on a horse. Hallmark: Conrad Felsing, Berlin. #4581. Sticker on the bottom states: Conrad Felsing, Berlin, Hof Uhrmacher. Johann Conrad Felsing, 1766-1819, was an engraver, publisher / printer and printmaker in Germany. He founded a copper-plate printing shop in 1797 in Darmstadt, which was continued by his son, Johann Heinrich, 1800-1875.]
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0111 ATF0384: Arrowheads, 10000 BCE-3000 BCE
[two arrowheads (B 41-3B-80T): a). 3 in x 1.25 in and b). 2.5 in x 1.25 in; single arrowhead (B 41-3A-80T): 1.5 in x 1.25 in; stone (worked rock)]
[Arrowheads, three pieces. Two marked 03B and one marked 03A. Arrowhead marked 03A is designated as a native American arrowhead.]
ATF0385: Stone from the first monument to the Alamo, 1841
[2 in x 1.25 in x 0.75 in; stone (worked rock)]
[Note: See ATF0372, ATF0391, and ATF0397 for additional fragments from the Alamo monument.]
[Stone fragment from the Alamo monument. One side is dark gray in color. Reverse is off-white.]
ATF0386: Stone, unknown date
[1.5 in x 1.25 in x 0.5 in; rock (inorganic material)]
[White stone, pear-shaped. Rough. This small stone was picked up near David Crockett's mill dam in Tennessee. The dam was built by Crockett when he was a young man.]
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0227 ATF0387: Scissors, 1850-1900
[10.25 in x 2.25 in; metal]
[Scissors. Appear to be hand-forged.]
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0108 ATF0388: Piece of wood taken from David Crockett's mill dam in Tennessee, 1810-1830
[4.5 in x 2 in x 1.25 in; wood (plant material)]
[Piece of wood, brown, rough-edged. This piece of wood was taken from David Crockett's mill dam in Tennessee. The dam was built by Crockett while a young man.]
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0078 ATF0389: School bell, 1870-1920
[3.5 in diameter x 6.25 in height; metal, wood (plant material)]
[School bell. Medium-size with wooden handle.]
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0109 ATF0390: Bridle bits, 1830-1890
[not yet measured; metal]
[Bridle bits. These bridle bits were found in a field owned by Jeptha Billingsley near Elgin, Texas, along with silver ornaments and a few half-decayed bones. The bits and silver ornaments are supposed to have belonged to a rich Mexican in civil or military life. The owner possibly belonged to Gama's army (unknown what Mexican army officer this refers to) passing through that area in April 1836.]
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0107 ATF0391: Stone from the first monument to the Alamo, 1841
[9 in x 5.5 in x 2.5 in; stone (worked rock)]
[Note: See ATF0372, ATF0385, and ATF0397 for additional fragments from the Alamo monument.]
[Stone from the first monument to the Alamo. Handwritten on the stone: This stone formed a portion of a monument made from the ruins of the Alamo building and, by Act of the State Legislature, placed on the porch of the Capitol that was burned in 1881. This stone was rescued from the debris of the demolished monument by Stephen H. Darden (?) and presented by him to the William Travis Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, March 11, 1902. This piece of stone is from the first monument to the Alamo, originally a 10-foot-high statue, made of stones from the Alamo. The monument was made by Mr. Nangle, a lapidary of Philadelphia, and Mr. Joseph Cox, a stone-cutter, out of stone from the ruins of the Alamo building. When the Capitol was burned in 1881, the monument was all destroyed except for the two pieces now in the State Library. This would appear to be the smaller piece, and was rescued from the debris by Colonel Stephen H. Darden and presented to the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, March 11, 1902. The larger is a segment of the upper part of the monument, and carved on it is the famous line by General Thomas Jefferson Green: "Thermopylae had her messenger of defeat...."]
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0108 ATF0392: Block from the first Capitol of the Republic of Texas, 1836
[2 in square cube; wood (plant material)]
[Wooden cube with note pasted on one side. Handwritten on the note: Block from the Capitol of the Republic of Texas at Columbia, Oct. 3, 1836. This is a block of wood from the Capitol Building of the Republic of Texas at Columbia. In October 1836, Columbia (present day West Columbia) became the first capital of an elected government of the Republic of Texas. President Samuel Houston, on December 15, 1836, ordered the seat of government removed to Houston. The government began operating from Houston on April 19, 1837.]
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0119 ATF0393: Gavel made from a plank of David Crockett's home, 1895-1905
[11 in x 3.75 in x 1.5 in; wood (plant material)]
[Gavel, wooden, brown. Metal plaque on three sides of the head of the gavel. Plaques read: Made from a plank in Crockett's floor, Gibson County, Tennessee. Presented by Rev. H.R. Reed. Made by M.E. Hearn. David Crockett fell at the Alamo, AD 1836.]
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0111 ATF0394: Ben Milam's hair, 1830-1835
[not measured due to fragile nature of item; organic material]
[Lock of hair, gray / black. The locks of hair are placed within an envelope on which there is some writing. The envelope also includes fragments of what is presumably the original mailing envelope, which looks burned (black spots). Writing on the envelope: Col. Benj. R. Milam, Col. B.R. Milam, San Antonio and 7th Dec. 183?. On the top of the outer envelope is written: Photos, framed (misc.)]
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0110 ATF0395: Silver ornaments, 1830-1890
[three pieces = 2.25 in x 3 in; two pieces = 1.75 in x 0.75 in; t-shaped piece = 2.5 in x 3 in (bent); one piece = 4.25 in x 0.5 in; two pieces = 2.5 in diameter x 2 in; metal]
[Silver ornaments, nine pieces. Spanish (Moorish) design, Naja motifs. These silver ornaments were found in a field owned by Jeptha Billingsley near Elgin, Texas, along with bridle bits and a few half-decayed bones. The bits and silver ornaments are supposed to have belonged to a rich Mexican in civil or military life. The owner possibly belonged to Gama's army (unknown what Mexican army officer this refers to) passing through that area in April 1836.]
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0120 ATF0397: Alamo monument fragments, 1841
[6.5 in diameter approximately; stone (worked rock)]
[Note: See ATF0372, ATF0385, and ATF0391 for additional fragments from the Alamo monument.]
[These two spheres form pieces of the first monument to the Alamo, originally a 10-foot-high statue, made of stones from the Alamo. It was destroyed by fire when the Capitol at Austin burned in 1881. Includes a whole piece with a flat bottom, and a second that seems to be half of a circle.]
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None ATF0398: Crutches owned by Judge Robert McAlpin Williamson, 1840-1859
[53.5 in x 7 in x 2 in; wood (plant material), cloth]
[Pair of crutches, wooden. These crutches were owned by Judge R.M. Williamson, one of the district judges in the days of the Republic of Texas. One of his knees was stiffened by white swelling, necessitating the use of crutches, hence the sobriquet of Three-Legged Willie. Williamson was a member of the Consultation, district judge member of Texas Congress, and afterwards a state senator in the legislature.]
ATF0399: Armor plate from the U.S. battleship Texas, 1898
[32.6 in x 8.6 in x 22 in; wood (plant material), metal]
[Armor plate of the U.S. Battleship Texas, which was damaged by a high explosive shell in 1898. The metal plate is displayed in a custom wooden box (brown). Display box has dovetailed corners and the interior is white. The metal is dark with paint peeling. There are rivet holes along the bottom edge and a large hole in the center with jagged edges. Metal plaque states: Wound received in side of Texas off Santiago de Cuba, July 3, 1898. Also found in the cavity of the wound is a key on a keychain.]
ATF0400: Cane made from a wild cherry tree that grew over the grave of Moses Austin, 1880-1895
[34.5 in x 1.5 in x 0.5 in; wood (plant material)]
[Slim cane, brown wood, with the appearance of a prickly tree limb. Glossy surface. This cane was made from a wild cherry tree that grew over the grave of Moses Austin at Potosi, Missouri.]
ATF0401: Walking stick from a tree in the yard of David Crockett, 1895-1905
[37 in x 2 in x 1.25 in; wood (plant material)]
[Walking stick. Resembles a tree limb in appearance. Glossy surface. This walking stick was cut from a tree that grew in the yard of David Crockett, in Gibson County, Tennessee.]
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0128 ATF0402: Piece of wood from the Republic of Texas Capitol at old Washington-on-the-Brazos, 1914
[3.75 in x 2 in x 1.75 in; wood (plant material)]
[Piece of wood, stylized pattern. Has the letters M and S etched on it. This is a piece of cedar from the Capitol Building of the Republic of Texas at old Washington-on-the-Brazos. It was sawed to make it ornamental and presented to the Texas State Library in 1914.]
ATF0403: Apothecary scales, Dr. Anson Jones, 1820-1850
[5.5 in x 2.6 in x 1 in; wood (plant material), metal]
[Scales with seven weights, housed in custom velvet-lined wooden box. Includes two small, brass square weights marked 1 and 2 scruple (?) respectively and five flat metal square pieces, marked 1996.18.5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. Accession information indicates these scales belonged to Anson Jones, doctor, congressman, and the last president of the Republic of Texas.]
ATF0404: Grapeshot, Battle of Coleto near Goliad, 1836
[six pieces: 0.5 in approximately; four pieces: 0.2 in approximately; metal]
[Grapeshot, 10 pieces. The battle of Coleto, the culmination of the Goliad Campaign of 1836, occurred near Coleto Creek in Goliad County on March 19 and 20, 1836. Originally called the battle of the prairie, it was one of the most significant engagements of the Texas Revolution.]
ATF0405: Prayer book of Mrs. Ellen H. Reily, 1848
[6 in x 4 in x 1.75 in; paper (fiber product), organic material]
[Hardbound prayer book, leather cover with a cross. Written inside: Mrs. Ellen H. Reily, Houston, Texas and on opposite page: Mrs. Ellen H. Reily, Christ Church, Houston, Texas, Jany. 14th, 1848. Jefferson - Tex - April 27th, 1874. Used it constantly for 26 years. The title page has a color illustration. The book is titled The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments; and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal in the United States of America together with the Psalter or Psalms of David. New York: D. Appleton and Co., 200 Broadway, Philadelphia: Geos. Appleton, 148 Chestnut St., MDCCCXLVII. Mrs. Ellen H. Reily was wife to Col. James Reily, chargé d'affaires of the Republic of Texas at Washington.]
ATF0406: Cannonball from the Battle of Coleto near Goliad, 1836
[1.25 in diameter; metal]
[Cannonball. The battle of Coleto, the culmination of the Goliad Campaign of 1836, occurred near Coleto Creek in Goliad County on March 19 and 20, 1836. Originally called the battle of the prairie, it was one of the significant engagements of the Texas Revolution.]
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None ATF0407: Hominy pot, 1835-1845
[13.5 in diameter x 10.25 in height; however, the two handles extend the width on one side to 16 in; metal]
[Pot, black, with two handles and three legs. Plaque states: Hominy pot of Mrs. Nancy Simmons (Stringfield) Turner. Came to Texas with her parents, Milton Ray and Rhoda (Rhodes) Stringfield in Stephen F. Austin's second group of colonists. B - Feb. 2, 1825 - Sangamon Co., ILL; D - Sept. 28, 1892 - Medina Co., TX. Loaned by her granddaughter: Mrs. Nettie Wilson Barnes. Also marked on the pot: W.P. Crasson & Co. No. 9. 6 Galls.]
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0184 ATF0408: Pillow, 1960-1965
[21 in x 17 in; cloth]
[Pillow. Made and presented by Ruby Kell Mixon.]
ATF0409: Pillow, 1960-1965
[21 in x 17 in; cloth]
[Pillow. Made and presented by Ruby Kell Mixon.]
ATF0410: Pillowcase, 1960-1965
[28 in x 23.5 in; cloth]
[Pillow case / sham with crochet pattern. Made and presented by Ruby Kell Mixon.]
ATF0411: Pillowcase, 1960-1965
[28 in x 26 in; cloth]
[Pillow case / sham with crochet pattern. Made and presented by Ruby Kell Mixon.]
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0123 ATF0412: Chafing disk and cover, 1890-1940
[with lid: 11.5 in x 8.5 in x 3.2 in; nested: 11.5 in x 8.5 in x 1.6 in; handles: 3.75 in x 2.5 in x 2.5 in; metal]
[Two silver chafing dishes with covers, and two ornate silver handles. Etched on the bottom: Mappin and Webb's Prince's Plate, Rd 71553, London and Sheffield, W5341.]
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0077 ATF0414: Spur, 1900-1950
[3.5 in x 4.2 in x 4 in; metal, organic material]
[Spur, floral pattern on leather. Brown.]
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0079 ATF0415: Replica of the Mental Health bell, 1983
[3.5 in x 2.75 in x 4.5 in; metal, wood (plant material)]
[Bell mounted on a wooden base. Inscribed: Limited edition (No. 28), pewter replica of the Mental Health Bell commemorating the 30th anniversary of its casting on April 13th, 1953. Cast from shackles which bound them, this bell shall ring out hope for the mentally ill and victory over mental illness. This is a limited edition pewter replica of the Mental Health Bell on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of its casting and was presented to Governor Mark White. During the early days of mental health treatment, asylums often restrained people who had mental illnesses with iron chains and shackles around their ankles and wrists. With better understanding and treatments, this cruel practice eventually stopped. In the early 1950s, Mental Health America issued a call to asylums across the country for their discarded chains and shackles. On April 13, 1953, at the McShane Bell Foundry in Baltimore, Maryland, Mental Health America melted them down and recast them into a 300-pound bell that resides at their headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.]
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None ATF0417: Testimonial, Panama Pacific International Exposition, 1915
[26.5 in x 21 in x 1 in; wood (plant material), paper (fiber product), glass (material)]
[Framed testimonial of the Panama Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco. Printed: The State of Texas Commemoration of the Celebration of Texas Day at the Exposition, July 20, 1915. Signed by the Secretary and President. On the bottom is the printer's information: Louis Roesch Co. LITH, S.F.]
ATF0418: Ratification by Louis Philippe of Treaty of Amity, Navigation, and Commerce with France, 1839
[16 in x 10.2 in; wood (plant material), paper (fiber product), glass (material)]
[Framed treaty. Red velvet background, glass plate over document. Ratifications du Roi sur le Traité d'amitié, de navigation et de commerce condu entre la France et la Republique de Texas. 2 Octobre 1839. First page has a proclamation by Louis Philippe. In 1839, the monarch of France, King Louis Philippe, sent Alphonse Dubois to the Republic of Texas, to explore any benefit of an alliance between Texas and France. Upon Dubois' recommendation, the King officially recognized the Republic of Texas as a sovereign nation when he signed a treaty of amity, navigation, and commerce on October 2, 1839. For his part in the process, Dubois was promoted to chargé d'affaires and instructed to establish an official Legation in Texas.]
ATF0419: Treaty between Great Britain and the Republic of Texas for the suppression of African Slave Trade, 1840
[10 in x 13.5 in; paper (fiber product), organic material]
[Treaty bound in red velvet cardboard. Dated November 16, 1840. In the fall of 1838, President Sam Houston sent James Pinckney Henderson abroad to seek recognition of Texas by England and France. England had just settled the Maine boundary issue with the United States but faced hostilities over her claims in Oregon and the controversial Pacific Northwest boundary. In the fall of 1840, Lord Aberdeen announced that Her Majesty's government would recognize Texas independence, and on November 13-16, three treaties were signed that dealt with independence, commerce and navigation, and suppression of the African slave trade. The treaty between Great Britain and the Republic of Texas for the suppression of African slave trade was signed on November 16, 1840.]
ATF0420: Convention of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation between the Republic of Texas and the Hanseatic Republics of Lubeck, Bramen and Hamburg, 1844
[21 in x 15.5 in x 2 in; paper (fiber product), metal, wood (plant material)]
[Framed treaty with green velvet background. Has parallel pages with English and German text. Wooden frame is gold-polished. Dated April 17, 1844. The Hanseatic Republics were composed of the three free Hanseatic cities that remained by the late 18th century: Bremen, Lübeck, and Hamburg. When the United States announced its independence from Great Britain in 1776, these three free cities were sovereign, independent city-states within the holy Roman empire. Napoleon Bonaparte dissolved the holy Roman empire in 1806, and in 1811 annexed Bremen, Lübeck, and Hamburg directly to the first French empire. The three Hanseatic cities regained independence in 1813, and the 1815 Congress of Vienna reaffirmed that Bremen, Lübeck, and Hamburg were independent and sovereign city-states. The Convention of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation between the Republic of Texas and the Hanseatic republics of Lubeck, Bremen and Hamburg was signed on April 17, 1844.]
ATF0421: Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation between the Republic of Texas and the king of Nederlands, Willem II, 1840
[framed: 22 in x 14 in x 2.5 in; book: 15.5 in x 10 in x 1 in; seal: 3.5 in x 1 in; paper (fiber product), metal, wood (plant material)]
[Ornate, blue velvet-lined book in a frame, along with a silver seal with the royal coat of arms in relief on the surface. Book cover is embellished with a crown in gold threadwork and a floral pattern on the edge. Within, the paper has a gold trim. Also etched: Je Maintiendrai. Dated September 18, 1840. After the United States of America rejected the annexation of Texas in the 1830s, the government of the Republic of Texas sought to create favorable foreign relations on its own. Texas signed treaties with France, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Great Britain and was able to secure loans for commercial development. The treaty of friendship, commerce, and navigation between the Republic of Texas and the king of the Netherlands was signed on September 18, 1840.]
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0073 ATF0422: Texas Centennial Celebration, 1836-1936, Fort Stockton, inking stamp, 1935-1936
[2.375 in x 2.5 in x .875 in; wood (plant material)]
[Wooden block with carved stamp image on one side of an illustration of Fort Stockton and surrounding text: Texas Centennial Celebration, 1836-1936, Fort Stockton, built on Springs of Indian Camping Grounds; Applied in Old Guard House.The Texas Centennial in 1936 marked 100 years of the existence of Texas as its own nation and as a state. Observances occurred from 1935 through 1937. The idea of the centennial originated with a speech made in 1900 by former Texas Governor James Stephen Hogg. A Texas Centennial Survey Committee was formed by professional organizations in the 1920s, and a Texas Centennial Commission was appointed in the early 1930s. Dallas was chosen to host the central exposition, for which the U.S. Congress and the Texas Legislature each appropriated $3 million and Dallas itself pledged over $7.5 million. Programs were directed to erect monuments, statues, and grave markers to commemorate Texas historical events and figures and to build permanent museums.]
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2010/119-3 ATF0423: Treaty of Commerce and Navigation between Great Britain and the Republic of Texas, 1840
[framed: 22 in x 22 in x 2.5 in; page: 13 in x 9.5 in; seal: 7 in diameter; stars: 2 in diameter; paper (fiber product), metal, wood (plant material)]
[Framed treaty, with an accompanying seal and two silver stars. Dated November 13, 1840. In the fall of 1838, President Sam Houston sent James Pinckney Henderson abroad to seek recognition of Texas by England and France. England had just settled the Maine boundary issue with the United States but faced hostilities over her claims in Oregon and the controversial Pacific Northwest boundary. In the fall of 1840, Lord Aberdeen announced that Her Majesty's government would recognize Texas independence, and on November 13-16, three treaties were signed that dealt with independence, commerce and navigation, and suppression of the African slave trade. The treaty of commerce and navigation between Great Britain and the Republic of Texas was signed on November 13, 1840.]
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0012 ATF0424: Lamp, 1880-1930
[4 in diameter x 10.5 in height; glass (material), metal]
[Candle holder with etched clear glass vessel, metal lid with finial, and metal stand with ornamented, curved handle. Metal appears to be silver-plated with plating worn off in areas.]
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0118 ATF0427: Cartridge belt with bullets, 1900-1950
[not yet measured; organic material, metal]
[Leather cartridge belt with bullets.]
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0106 ATF0428: Pouch, 1900-1950
[not yet measured; cloth]
[Cloth pouch, brown.]
ATF0429: Molding, 1840-1880
[5.4 in x 1.75 in x 2 in; wood (plant material), metal]
[Pine molding with four nails.]
ATF0432: Spear-shaped finial, 1880-1930
[not yet measured; metal]
[Spear-shaped finial, silver-colored metal.]
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None ATF0433: Pen used by President Lyndon B. Johnson in signing El Chamizal treaty with Mexico, 1963
[6.25 in x 0.25 in; metal]
[Clear-colored pen with a black outer cap to attach the nib. Treaty signed on December 20, 1963. Printed on the barrel: The President, The White House. This pen was used by President Lyndon Baines Johnson in signing the Chamizal Treaty with Mexico in 1963. The Chamizal dispute between Mexico and the United States was a boundary conflict over about 600 acres at El Paso, Texas, between the bed of the Rio Grande as surveyed in 1852 and the present channel of the river. The dispute was formally settled on January 14, 1963, when the United States and Mexico ratified a treaty that generally followed the 1911 arbitration recommendations. In 1964 President Adolfo Lopez Mateos and President Lyndon B. Johnson met on the border to end the dispute officially. In October 1967, Johnson met with Mexican president Gustavo Diaz Ordaz on the border and formally proclaimed the settlement.]
ATF0434: Medallion commemorating the Chamizal treaty, 1964
[1.5 in diameter; metal]
[Silver medallion commemorating the Chamizal Treaty. Obverse: Wreaths on the top and bottom. Legend states: Lyndon B. Johnson. Chamizal. Adolfo Lopez Mateos. September 25, 1964. Reverse: Crossed flags of the United States and Mexico. Legend: United States of America. United Mexican States. This medal is one of a limited number of Chamizal Commemorative Medals struck by the United States Mint in Philadelphia on the occasion of the meeting of Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson and Lopez Mateos at El Paso on September 25, 1965, to commemorate the Chamizal Convention. Three hundred and eighty silver medals were struck.]
ATF0435: Letter concerning El Chamizal treaty between the United States and Mexico, 1964
[not yet measured; paper (fiber product)]
[Folder a). Note on the White House letterhead, signed by former President Lyndon B. Johnson: Chamizal Commemorative Silver Medal. The United States Mint at Philadelphia struck 380 silver medals to commemorate the meeting between the Presidents of the United States of America and the United Mexican States, at El Paso, Texas, on September 25, 1964. At this meeting, we celebrated the Chamizal Convention and dedicated a boundary marker located on the new boundary between the United States and Mexico. The Chamizal Convention is the result of an effort, of many people, over many years, to build a strong, warm, and everlasting friendship between the United States and Mexico. This silver medal honors those who participated in that effort. The crossed flags of the United States and Mexico on the face of the medal symbolize the unity of the people of our two free and independent countries in the cause of liberty and peace. b). Convention between U.S.A. and United Mexican States for the solution of the problem of Chamizal.]
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0088 ATF0436: Die casts, State of Texas Medal of Honor to Apollo 11 astronauts, 1969
[not yet measured; metal]
[Die casts, two pieces, for the State of Texas Medal of Honor to Apollo 11 astronauts. a). The State of Texas Medal of Honor. Apollo 11 astronauts. b). We Came in Peace, July 20th, 1969. The Apollo 11 astronauts (Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr.) were the first to walk on the moon on July 20, 1969. Texas presented the medals to them on October 17, 1970. Obverse: The state seal of Texas has been incorporated in the design. The branch of live oak at the left of the star represents strength and the olive branch symbolizes peace. The reverse depicts the deployment of the flag of the United States on the surface of the moon by astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. during the historic lunar landing mission. Six hours after landing at 4:17 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (with less than 30 seconds of fuel remaining), Neil A. Armstrong took the first step and he was joined shortly thereafter by Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin. The two astronauts spent 21 hours on the lunar surface. After their historic walks on the moon, they successfully docked with the Command Module Columbia, in which Michael Collins was orbiting the moon. Texas presented the Medal of Honor (originally intended as the Medal of Valor) to the Apollo 11 astronauts on October 17, 1970. The dies for the medal and a medal replica (ATF0472) were placed in the State Library to commemorate the historic achievement.]
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0172 ATF0437: Texas flag, 124th Cavalry, World War II, 1940-1950
[not yet measured; cloth]
[Texas flag. Includes a two-page description, and a small silk Texas state flag. The 124th Cavalry Regiment, part of the 56th Cavalry Brigade, Texas National Guard, was mobilized for active duty on November 18, 1940. The regiment was initially stationed at Fort Bliss, El Paso, but was reassigned to Fort Brown in Brownsville, and Fort Ringgold in Rio Grande City, replacing the 12th United States Cavalry. The regiment participated in the Louisiana maneuvers and patrolled the border with Mexico from Brownsville to Laredo. After its sister regiment, the 112th Cavalry Regiment was sent overseas, the 124th Cavalry remained a part of the 56th Cavalry Brigade until May 12, 1944, when it was moved to Fort Riley, Kansas. At that time, the regiment was the last horse-mounted regiment in the United States Army. The regiment turned in its horses on June 10, 1944, and departed Fort Riley on July 25. It landed in Bombay, India, on August 26, 1944. Reinforced with the 613th Field Artillery Battalion, and redesignated Special, it became part of the MARS Task Force and moved into the mountains of Northern Burma on December 15, 1944. The regiment fought many pitched battles with the Japanese in and around the Burma Road, and on May 14, 1945, were flown to Kumming, China. The fighting had been characterized by operations deep in enemy territory, the use of pack mules and aerial resupply. On July 1, 1945, the regiment was deactivated. The 124th was reactivated in the Texas National Guard on July 2, 1945.]
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0207 ATF0438a: Tools, 1850-1890
[not yet measured; metal]
[Carpentry and masonry tools, including nails of various length-width combinations. These tools are possibly from the Texas State Capitol.]
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0208 ATF0438b: Bricks possibly from the Texas State Capitol, 1850-1890
[not yet measured; rock (inorganic material)]
[Limestone brick, two pieces.]
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0091 ATF0439: Collegiate cap of Walter Prescott Webb, 1920-1932
[not yet measured; cloth]
[Collegiate cap with blue tassels. Label: 7 3/8. E.R Moore Co., Makers of Collegiate caps, gowns and hoods, Chicago. This cap belonged to Walter Prescott Webb. Walter Prescott Webb (1888-1963) was born in rural Panola County, Texas. His family eventually moved to a farm near Ranger, Texas. Webb enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin and earned a bachelor of arts degree in 1915. In 1916, he married Jane Elizabeth Oliphant. He joined the History Department faculty at the University of Texas in 1918, during which time he wrote his master's thesis on the Texas Rangers. He earned his master's degree in 1920. In 1932, he was awarded a Ph.D. From 1939 to 1946 Webb served as director of the Texas State Historical Association and began compiling an encyclopedia of Texas which was eventually published as the Handbook of Texas.]
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0180 ATF0440: Academic hood of Walter Prescott Webb, 1920-1932
[not yet measured; cloth]
[Collegiate hood, one of two. Black, blue, and yellow.]
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0070 ATF0441: Academic hood of Walter Prescott Webb, 1920-1932
[42 in x 23 in; cloth]
[Collegiate hood, two of two. Black, white, and red.]
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0092 ATF0442: Evidence, House Interim Committee on Juvenile Crime and Delinquency files series, Texas Office of the Lieutenant Governor Ben F. Barnes records, 1960-1970
[not yet measured; metal, wood (plant material)]
[Pieces of evidence, four items. Include crude metal knives, three pieces, and a metal spike with a wooden handle. These restricted items belong to the Texas Office of the Lieutenant Governor Ben F. Barnes records. They comprise weapons as part of evidence collected during the work of the House Interim Committee on Juvenile Crime and Delinquency in its investigation of incidents of alleged mistreatment of inmates of the Gatesville State School in 1969. The weapons were taken from three of five inmates involved in an escape attempt that later produced charges of brutality against the guards. Speaker of the House Ben Barnes and Representative Vernon Stewart of Wichita Falls, chairman of the House Juvenile Delinquency Committee, said that the accusations were proven false by a lie detector test taken by the guards and administered by the Department of Public Safety. The guards admitted they hit the boys but did so to disarm and control them.]
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0104 ATF0443: Key, 1905-1925
[not yet measured; metal]
[Key with attached tag: North entrance Ins. and Banking, Room.]
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0163 ATF0444: Portrait, Mrs. Coke Stevenson, 1940-1959
[not yet measured; canvas (textile material)]
[Portrait of Fay Wright Stevenson, wife of former governor of Texas, Coke Robert Stevenson. Signature of Christiansen Leberman in lower right corner. This portrait of Fay Wright Stevenson, wife of Governor Coke Robert Stevenson, was damaged by fire and smoke in the Texas State Capitol in 1983.]
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0087 ATF0445: Flag conservation remnants and frame paint, 1931-1966
[not yet measured; cloth]
[Underlay fabric and touch-up paint for flag conservation, 10 pieces. 1). TPA# 1071. Underlay fabric: 5th TX infantry. a). Five different thread samples in polyethylene sleeve. b). Beige cloth (like sash). c). Two pieces of brown transparent cloth. d). One maroon cloth. 2). TPA #913, Cat # M-5-80. Peach color. Netting removed 10-20-98. Label says: Flag # 1995/6-M-5-80 (Guerrero Battalion Flag). Material removed during conservation. 3). Flag # 1995/6-M-13-80 (1st Texas regiment, Texas Volunteer Infantry, Hood's Brigade, state flag), TPA 915. Material removed during conservation. Blue, beige, and green. 4). Flag # 1995/6-M-26-80 (Walker's Texas Division, Mansfield / Pleasant Hill), TPA#916. Material removed during conservation. Pink, white, and blue. 5). # 1994/7-M-5-2 (6th Texas Infantry / 15th Texas Cavalry Dismounted, Granbury's Brigade), TPA#917. Material removed during conservation. Brown backing fabric. 6). Flag # 1995/6-M-3-80 (Matamoros Battalion Flag), TPA#914. Material removed during conservation. Beige. TPA#914 Texas. Catalog # M-3-80. Previous treatment threads removed by TPA 10-98. 7). 28 star U.S. flag, TPA# 1161. Catalog M-75-81 (U.S. National Flag, 28 stars). Previous treatment. Removed by TPA 11-01. 8). TPA#1072 TOLUCA (Toluca Battalion Flag, permanent loan to San Jacinto monument). Green, red, and beige. TPA #1072 TOLUCA: Backings and silk crepeline removed by TPA, March '00. 9). TPA #1073. Previous treatment back. Removed 05-00. Beige. 10). Box of touch up paint. From Texas Preservation Associates Inc., P.O. Box 60, Keedysville, Maryland 21756. To Texas State Archives, PO Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711. ATTN Chris LaPlante. Touch-up paint #1105: Galveston Flag, paint for frame.]
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0086 ATF0446: The American Revolution Bi-centennial Collection plate, 1976
[not yet measured; metal]
[Plate, part of the American Revolution Bi-Centennial Collection: Victory at Yorkstown. Depicts a military scene with an officer on a horse, with a flag in the backdrop and a cannon in the forefront. 7 of 7. The Franklin Mint minted 13 commemorative pewter plates for the American Revolution Bicentennial (1776-1976) celebrations. The artifacts collection at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission includes seven of the 13 plates.]
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0085 ATF0447: The American Revolution Bi-centennial Collection plate, 1976
[not yet measured; metal]
[Plate, part of the American Revolution Bi-Centennial Collection: Washington crosses the Delaware. Depicts an officer in the forefront with soldiers in the backdrop. 6 of 7. The Franklin Mint minted 13 commemorative pewter plates for the American Revolution Bicentennial (1776-1976) celebrations. The artifacts collection at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission includes seven of the 13 plates.]
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0084 ATF0448: The American Revolution Bi-centennial Collection plate, 1976
[not yet measured; metal]
[Plate, part of the American Revolution Bi-Centennial Collection: Burgoyne defeated at Saratoga. Depicts two officers in conversation in front of a military tent. 5 of 7. The Franklin Mint minted 13 commemorative pewter plates for the American Revolution Bicentennial (1776-1976) celebrations. The artifacts collection at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission includes seven of the 13 plates.]
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0083 ATF0449: The American Revolution Bi-centennial Collection plate, 1976
[not yet measured; metal]
[Plate, part of the American Revolution Bi-Centennial Collection: The Bonhomme Richard defeats Serapis. Depicts an officer holding a sword and pointing to the right with a battle scene on board a ship in the background. 4 of 7. The Franklin Mint minted 13 commemorative pewter plates for the American Revolution Bicentennial (1776-1976) celebrations. The artifacts collection at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission includes seven of the 13 plates.]
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0082 ATF0450: The American Revolution Bi-centennial Collection plate, 1976
[not yet measured; metal]
[Plate, part of the American Revolution Bi-Centennial Collection: The signing of the Declaration. Depicts a group of people around a table, with one person signing the declaration. 3 of 7. The Franklin Mint minted 13 commemorative pewter plates for the American Revolution Bicentennial (1776-1976) celebrations. The artifacts collection at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission includes seven of the 13 plates.]
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0081 ATF0451: The American Revolution Bi-centennial Collection plate, 1976
[not yet measured; metal]
[Plate, part of the American Revolution Bi-Centennial Collection: Winter at Valley Forge. Depicts a group of soldiers marching in a field, with one figure atop a horse. 2 of 7. The Franklin Mint minted 13 commemorative pewter plates for the American Revolution Bicentennial (1776-1976) celebrations. The artifacts collection at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission includes seven of the 13 plates.]
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0080 ATF0452: The American Revolution Bi-centennial Collection plate, 1976
[not yet measured; metal]
[Plate, part of the American Revolution Bi-Centennial Collection: Alliance with France. Depicts a man at a table, surrounded by the figures of four other standing men. 1 of 7. The Franklin Mint minted 13 commemorative pewter plates for the American Revolution Bicentennial (1776-1976) celebrations. The artifacts collection at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission includes seven of the 13 plates.]
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0111 ATF0453: Wood from tree over original grave of Stephen F. Austin, 1910-1920
[3.25 in x 2 in x 0.25 in; wood (plant material)]
[Glossy piece of wood, rectangular. Printed on it: From oak tree over original grave of Stephen F. Austin, Brazoria County, Texas. Remains moved to State Cemetery, October 18, 1910. This piece of wood is from an oak tree that stood over the original grave of Stephen F. Austin at the Gulf Prairie Cemetery at Peach Point, in Brazoria County, Texas.]
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0108 ATF0454: Shingle from the first Capitol of the Republic of Texas, 1836
[5 in x 2.5 in x 0.1 in; wood (plant material)]
[Thin piece of wood, rectangular-shaped. Handwritten along the length: Capitol of Columbia. This is a piece of shingle from the first Capitol of the Republic of Texas located at Columbia. This Capitol was used by the first Congress in 1836. President Samuel Houston, on December 15, 1836, ordered the seat of government removed to Houston. The government began operating from Houston on April 19, 1837.]
ATF0455: Piece of the weatherboarding of the first Capitol of the Republic of Texas located at Columbia, 1836
[6.25 in x 3 in x 0.3 in; wood (plant material)]
[Piece of wood, rectangular-shaped. This is a piece of weatherboarding of the first Capitol of the Republic of Texas at Columbia. It was in this Capitol that the first session of the first Congress of the Republic closed. The beginning was held under a nearby oak tree. President Samuel Houston, on December 15, 1836, ordered the seat of government removed to Houston. The government began operating from Houston on April 19, 1837.]
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0232 ATF0456: Walking stick, 1927
[36 in x 1.5 in x 5 in; wood (plant material), metal]
[Walking stick, wooden. Brown in color. Metal plaque around stem. Plaque states: Dan Moody walking stick. R. Niles Graham. Compliments of Amon G. Carter. January 19, 1927.]
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None ATF0457: Confederate grave marker, 1920-1960
[not yet measured; stone (worked rock), metal]
[Confederate grave marker. Design similar to the Southern Cross of Honor medal. A large circle with the bases of four intersecting triangles protruding on the north, south, east and west ends so that the piece looks like a four-sided star or a maltese cross. Piece is attached to a square block of rough-edged stone. Obverse: Circle has a wreath and the image of the Confederate flag in relief. The point on the west has the letter C, on the north the letter S, and on the east the letter A. The south point is blank. Reverse: Circle has a wreath. Within the wreath are the words: Deo Vindice. The west point says 1861 and the east point says 1865. The sole of the block of stone has the word: Father.]
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0201 ATF0459: Colt navy pistol, Ranger, 1851
[13.5 in x 5 in x 1 in; metal]
[Cap and ball model, with octagonal barrel. Patent # 97885. Etched on the barrel: Address Sam Colt, Hartford CT and Engaged May 16, 1843.]
ATF0460: Masterson pistol, Confederate, 1850-1860
[13.75 in x 5 in x 1 in; metal]
[Cap and ball pistol, .44 caliber. Has a blank crest on the back of the handle. A silver plate on the butt of the stock has engraved the battles that Thomas W. Masterson participated in: Eltham's Landing, Seven Pines, Mechanicsville, Gaines Mill, Malvern Hill, Freemans Ford, 2nd Manassas, Boonsborough Gap, Sharpsburg, Savage Station, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Chickamauga. In the center of these names is: Thomas Masterson, Brazoria, Texas. This pistol was used by Thomas W. Masterson in Hood's Brigade all through the Civil War. Masterson enlisted at the age of 18 and his father had a gunsmith make this pistol for him as a parting present.]
ATF0461: Cooper Double Action Pistol, Ranger, 1863-1869
[8.75 in x 4.5 in x 0.5 in; metal]
[Double-action pistol. Patent # 3381. Barrel address markings: Cooper Firearms Mfg. Co., Frankford, Philadelphia, PA. Patent January 7, 1851, April 25, 1851, September 4, 1860, September 1, 1863, September 22, 1863. The design of this pistol strongly resembles the Colt 1849 pocket pistol.]
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0152 ATF0462: Trinket box, 1890-1930
[2.5 in x 2 in x 2 in; glass (material)]
[Box, miniature, in the shape of a chicken. Pale blue milk glass. Stamped on the inside: Made in France, Vallerysthal.]
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0153 ATF0463: Coffee cups, 1900-1950
[2.5 in x 1.7 in x 1.7 in; ceramic (material)]
[Espresso cups (possibly), two pieces. White with gold flower design and trim. Printed on the bottom: Japan.]
ATF0464: Sake cups, 1900-1950
[1.75 in x 2 in; ceramic (material)]
[Sake cups, two pieces. White with vertical blue line design. Oriental characters on the bottom.]
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0210 ATF0465: Bowl with lid, 1900-1950
[6.5 in x 4.5 in x 4 in; ceramic (material)]
[Oval bowl with base, two handles and lid, off-white. Raised grape and leaf design.]
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None ATF0466: Book, Laws and Decrees of the State of Coahuila and Texas, 1839
[13.5 in x 10.53 in x 3 in; organic material, wood (plant material)]
[Book, leather-bound, in a wooden box and cover. Cover of the book has an embossed seal: Treasurer's Office, State of Texas. The book is kept open to the following page: Laws and Decrees of the State of Coahuila and Texas, in Spanish and English, to which is added the constitution of said State. Also, the Colonization law of the state of Tamaulipas and Naturalization Law of the Central Congress. By order of the Secretary of State. Translated by J.P. Kumball, MD, Houston, Telegraph Power Press, 1839. The page is stamped: Texas State Library, Austin, TX.]
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0075 ATF0467: Drawing pen set, 1870-1900
[Compass: 4 in x 0.50 in x 0.50 in; Attachment 1: 2.5 in x 0.5 in x 0.25 in; Attachment 2: 1.75 in x 0.5 in x 0.25 in; Case: 4.75 in x 1.25 in x 0.5 in; metal]
[Drawing pen set. Includes a compass with two attachments in a case. This drawing pen set belonged to Mitchell Ingram, born November 21, 1853. He spent most of his life in Bastrop County. In 1876 he attended Parson's Seminary in Kentucky, but little else is known of any other formal schooling he may have received. He was qualified to teach, but farming was his chosen profession. Mitchell married Martha Ingram sometime in the 1880s. He died in Bastrop County in 1943, and is buried in the Haynie Chapel Cemetery in Garfield.]
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0074 ATF0468: Bowie knife, 1830-1875
[13 in x 2.5 in x 1 in; metal, wood (plant material)]
[Wooden handle and cover, metal blade, horn hilt. Etched on the blade: G. Wostenholm & Son, Washington Works, I*XL, the real IXL knife, The Hunters Companion. Also etched is the figure of a man on a horse. This knife was donated to the Texas State Library by Mrs. Nan S. Beachly, wife of Mr. John Philip Beachly in May 1975. Mr. Beachly believed that this knife belonged to David Crockett.]
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0211 ATF0469: Bottle, 1900-1950
[3.75 in x 7.5 in; glass (material)]
[Bottle / vase. Green with white flowers and recurrent motif.]
ATF0470: Bottle, 1900-1950
[3.75 in x 8 in; glass (material)]
[Bottle / vase. Purple with white flowers motif.]
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0067 ATF0471: Sunglasses, 1850-1900
[closed glasses: 4.5 in x 1.5 in x 1 in; open glasses: 5.5 in x 4.5 in x 1.5 in; case: 5 in x 1.75 in x 0.5 in; metal, glass (material)]
[Blue glasses with foldable side glasses. The stems over the ears fold. Housed in a black case.]
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0074 ATF0472: State of Texas Medal of Honor, Apollo 11 Astronauts, 1970
[10.25 in x 5 in x 0.5 in; metal, wood (plant material)]
[Obverse and reverse of gold medal replicas of the State of Texas Medal of Honor (originally intended to be the Medal of Valor) presented to the Apollo 11 astronauts (Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr.) by Governor Preston Smith on October 17, 1970. Medals are mounted on walnut board. The medal on the left depicts the states of Texas wreath and the lone star in the center. Legend along the sides states: The State of Texas Medal of Honor. Apollo 11 - Astronauts. The medal on the right depicts two astronauts deploying the American flag on the surface of the moon with Earth on the horizon and a lunar module in the background. Legend along the sides states: We Came in Peace. July 20th, 1969. The Apollo 11 astronauts were the first humans to set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969. Six hours after landing at 4:17 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (with less than 30 seconds of fuel remaining), Neil A. Armstrong took the first step and he was joined shortly thereafter by Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin. The two astronauts spent 21 hours on the lunar surface. After their historic walks on the moon, they successfully docked with the Command Module Columbia, in which Michael Collins was orbiting the moon. The dies for the medal (ATF0436) and this replica were placed in the State Archives to commemorate the historic achievement.]
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0211 ATF0473: Bottle, 1860-1910
[5.25 in x 4 in x 11 in; glass (material)]
[Bottle with stopper. Possibly hand painted. Floral design in green and gold.]
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0154 ATF0474: Cup, 1900-1950
[5.25 in x 4 in x 2.7 in; ceramic (material)]
[Cup, off-white with purple, green, and gold design in wide band.]
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0206 ATF0475: Seals, 1840-1842
[7 in diameter x 1 in height; metal, wax]
[Seals, round, two pieces. Silver. The surface of the cover of both is highly ornate with a coat of arms, the motto of the Order of the Garter: HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE (Evil to him who evil thinks) and the motto of the British monarchs: DIEU ET MON DROIT (God and my right). On the left, the shield is supported by the British Lion and on the right, by the Unicorn of Scotland.]
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0208 ATF0476: Wooden puzzle whittled by Sam Houston, 1860-1863
[2 in x 0.5 in x 0.5 in each; wood (plant material)]
[Wooden puzzle, six pieces. This puzzle was presented by Mr. J.W. Graham who stated that General Sam Houston was a great whittler in the last days of his life and always had a sharp pocket knife. With soft pine, he made puzzles and crosses. When Mr. Graham was a boy of eight or nine years, General Houston whittled this puzzle for him.]
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0072 ATF0477: The Stars and Stripes newspaper, 1918-1919
[two bundles: 13 in x 6 in x 1 in; paper (fiber product)]
[Newspaper, The Stars and Stripes (France), eight copies. The official newspaper of the AEF, Price 50 centimes. Dates: October 11, 1918, December 13, 20 and 27, 1918. March 7 and 14, 1919. April 18 and 25, 1919.]
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0071 ATF0478: The Arrow Head, 1919
[bundle: 11 in x 7.5 in x 2.5 in; paper (fiber product)]
[Newspaper, The Arrow Head. Priced 25 centimes. 8 copies. Dates: February 27, 1919. March 6 and 13, 1919. April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 1919. May 2, 1919. The Arrow Head was the official publication of the 36th Division, organized in August and September 1917 from National Guard organizations in Texas and Oklahoma.]
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0072 ATF0479: Newspaper page, 1918
[11.5 in x 9.5 in; paper (fiber product)]
[Newspaper page: Advertisement for Parfumerie de Notre-Dame-Des-Fleurs, Bruno Court.]
ATF0480: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 1918
[21 in x 15.5 in; paper (fiber product)]
[Newspaper page: "With Camp Bowie Signal Corps at Camp and on the Hike," Sunday, April 21, 1918.]
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0073 ATF0481: Mint Julep Gum in wrapper, 1933-1940
[2 in x 0.5 in x 0.1 in; organic material, paper (fiber product), metal]
[One stick of Mint Julep Gum by Tom Huston in yellow and green paper wrapper with foil wrapper enclosing unused chewing gum. John Thomas "Tom" Huston was the son of a Texas peanut farmer and created a mechanical peanut sheller and a roaster for shelled peanuts that formed the beginning of his single-serving packaged peanut business in Columbus, Georgia, in 1925. He sought the scientific expertise of George Washington Carver to improve his peanut crop. His successful Tom Huston Peanut Company caused him to be featured in Time magazine in 1930 ("The Farmer Boy Who Became Peanut King"). He began a frozen peaches business that failed, causing him to lose his controlling stock of the peanut company in 1933. Afterward, Huston created Julep Gums and invented a chewing gum packaging design, but that business failed due to the monopoly on the chewing gum market held by the Beechnut Company.]
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0166 ATF0482: Confederate pension application artifacts, 1888-1916
[not yet measured; cloth]
[These items were included with Confederate pension applications submitted to the Texas Comptroller's Office by Confederate veterans or their legal heirs. Confederate veterans and their widows were dependent upon the generosity of the already impoverished former Confederate states for any postwar pension benefits. In awarding pensions for Confederate service, Texas, like most other southern states, confined its relief payments to veterans or their widows resident in Texas since 1880 who were disabled or indigent. Therefore, the index of applicants for Confederate pensions in no way represents a complete roster of Texas residents who fought for the Confederacy.]
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None ATF0483: Quilt rack, Texas Sesquicentennial, 1980-1986
[not yet measured; wood (plant material)]
[Wooden display rack for quilts, brown. Two pieces. These two quilt racks were received from the Texas Sesquicentennial Commission in 1987.]
ATF0484: Barber's chair, Confederate Men's Home, 1895-1900
[25.6 in x 29.5 in x 47.2 in; wood (plant material), cloth, metal]
[Barber's chair. Fancy woodwork. Seat, back and head rests are upholstered in floral-print fabric. Seat and backrest lean backward. Handrests in the shape of a bird. Oval metal plaque on the back states: Eugene Berninghaus, Novelty Manuf't'r, Cin'ti.O. This barber's chair was used in the Confederate Men's Home, Austin, Texas, by veteran, Richard Allen, in 1900. Benjamin Richard Allen was born in Orange County, Texas in 1843. On May 7, 1862, Allen, at age 19, enlisted in the Confederate Army at Camp Kyle, where he was mustered into service in Company G of the 26th Texas Cavalry, DeBray's Brigade. Little of Allen's experiences in the war are known, but according to regimental histories, he reported to Galveston Island, where he and his fellow troops were employed in patrolling the coast. On January 1, 1863, the 26th Texas Cavalry took part in the battle that recaptured Galveston Island from the Union. On March 24, 1865, Allen and the 26th Texas were discharged. After the war, Allen moved to Heidenheimer, Bell County, Texas, where he was a farmer. In 1899, he applied for admittance into the Confederate Men's Home in Austin due to poor health. He moved in on August 8, 1900. Allen died on September 28, 1914, and was buried the next day in the Texas State Cemetery.]
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0136 ATF0485: Parasol, 1909
[open: 21.5 in x 23 in x 21 in; folded: 20.5 in x 5 in x 2 in; cloth, plastic (organic material)]
[Parasol, black lace over white lining, and white tassels. The item appears to be partially made of plastic but this has not been verified. This parasol belonged to Lucadia Pease. She carried it when she married Elisha Marshall Pease in Poquonock, Connecticut, in 1850.]
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0165 ATF0486: United States flags, 1912-1959
[smaller flag: 17.75 in x 11 in; larger flag: 21 in x 11.75 in; cloth]
[Two U.S. 48-star flags. Small, rolled up, with broken sticks. Tag #10 attached to one of them.]
ATF0487: Carrier's address to the patrons of the Texas State Times, 1857
[21.5 in x 16 in; cloth]
[White piece of silk with printed text in black ink and a decorative border. Dated January 1, 1857. Carriers' addresses were published by newspapers, usually on January 1, and distributed in the United States for more than two centuries. The custom originated in England and was introduced in America during colonial times. The newsboys delivered these greetings in verse each New Year's Day and the customers understood that a tip was expected. The poems, often anonymous, describe the events of the past year, locally, regionally, and nationally, and end with a request for a gratuity for the faithful carrier. Often the poem referred to the carrier's diligence and hardships during winter weather. Carriers' addresses are distinctive examples of popular publishing in nineteenth-century America.]
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None ATF0490: Ox-yoke beam, 1880-1885
[49 in x 9 in x 5.5 in; wood (plant material)]
[Ox-yoke beam with chain ring. Note glued on the beam states: "This ox-yoke was presented to the State Library by Mr. J. Robinson, Route 4, Austin, July 1931. The yoke was made about 50 years ago, made by Mr. Robinson, then a youth of (?), and Ben McKensie, a negro man who had belonged to Lacy McKinsie, Grandfather of Mr. Robinson. Believed to be 100 years old."]
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0190 ATF0491: Ox-yoke bows, 1880-1885
[25 in x 11 in x 4.5 in; wood (plant material)]
[Two ox-yoke bows.]
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None ATF0492: Poles, 1925-1931
[a). 50 in x 2 in x 1 in; b). 36 in x 2 in x 1 in; c). 64 in x 2 in x 1 in; d). 63 in x 2 in x 1 in; metal]
[Poles, four pieces. Wooden with metal fittings. One pole has the following marking: The Lilley Co., Columbus, O. The Lilley Co. manufactured military equipment, swords, uniforms, and accessories.]
ATF0493: Commemorative key to the city of Odessa, 1983
[43 in x 6 in x 1 in; metal]
[Black and gold-colored key, oversized. Etched on the four sides of the rectangular gold-colored dedication on the spine of the key: Presented to Mark Wells White, Governor of Texas. Presented by Mayor Bob Bryant on behalf of Crime Stoppers. Presented in Odessa, Texas, September 29, 1983. On the occasion of his visit to Odessa, Texas.]
ATF0494: Sword, 1862
[41 in x 4.5 in x 5 in; metal]
[Sword with stylized hilt. Rusted blade, on which is marked: U.S. 1862. This sword was worn by William Williams while in the Confederate army.]
ATF0496: Walking stick, Joseph D. Sayers, 1894
[38 in x 4 in x 1 in; wood (plant material), metal]
[Walking stick designed like a prickly branch. Small brass plaque on the head. Plaque reads: A.W. Terrell to Jos. D. Sayers, April 1894. Joseph D. Sayers, a Civil War officer and lawyer, served one term as Texas lieutenant governor, 1879-1881. Alexander Watkins Terrell, jurist and Civil War officer, served four terms in the Texas Senate (1876-1884) and later served four years in the state House of Representatives (1891-1892, 1903-1905).]
ATF0497: Cavalry sword, 1810
[46 in x 5.5 in x 5 in; metal]
[Pallasch cavalry sword, possibly a French cuirassier, AN XI (1802-1803) and steel scabbard. Flat back, regulation brass hilt with various numbers stamped along the knuckle-guard. Double fullered blade. Etched on the scabbard: Versailles; 507, 1657 and 73. Etched on the side of the blade: M faire impr du (possibly Manufacture Imperial du?) KLINGENTHAL. Mai 1810. Two poinçons on the blade near the hilt. One looks like a B, which could stand for J.G. Bick, controller from 1809 to 1812. The other is illegible, but possibly M, which could stand for Claude Marion, inspector from 1808 to 1811.]
ATF0498: Rifle, Joe Davis, 1825-1835
[56.5 in x 6.5 in x 1 in; wood (plant material), metal]
[Rifle, flint-lock muzzle loader converted to a percussion lock. Engraved: This gun was used by Joe Davis in killing Cullen Montgomery Baker, January 6, 1869. Presented to the State Library by T.U. Taylor. Baker was an infamous guerilla and desperado in Texas and Arkansas during and after the Civil War.]
ATF0499: Commemorative shovel, 1959
[not yet measured; metal]
[Steel shovel with a gold handle and plaque. Marking on the stem: 2 Heat Treated. Etched on the plaque: State Archives and Library Building, Austin, Texas. Ground breaking ceremony May 11, 1959. State Building Commission. Governor Price Daniel, Chairman. Attorney General Will Wilson, member. Honorable E.E. McAdams, member. Architects Adams & Adams. General Contractor B.L. McGee. This shovel was used by Governor Price Daniel and members of the Texas Library and Historical Commission to turn the first dirt to indicate that construction of the present Texas State Library and Archives building had begun on May 11, 1959.]
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0191 ATF0500: Serving tray, Philosophical Society of Texas, 1968
[30 in x 11 in x 4 in; metal]
[Serving tray, silver, with space for two dishes. Engraved: The Philosophical Society of Texas records its enduring gratitude to Herbert Dickens Gambrell who revived the society in 1935 and who with charm of humor and graciousness of spirit has invested it with meaning and purpose for a third of a century. December 7, 1968. The Philosophical Society of Texas for The Collection and Diffusion of Knowledge was founded on December 5, 1837, in the Capitol of the Republic of Texas at Houston. Aware of the potential greatness of the new republic, it was founded to provide for the symmetrical progress of the nation and to disseminate accurate information regarding the region. During the period of preparation for the celebration of the centennial of Texas independence, a group of citizens of modern Texas decided to revive and perpetuate the society as a memorial to the twenty-six founders. On January 18, 1936, a charter for The Philosophical Society of Texas as an educational, non-profit-sharing corporation without capital stock, was obtained from the State of Texas.]
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0189 ATF0501: Travis letter and Texas Declaration of Independence, facsimiles, 1836
[1). 9 in x 11.5 in; 2). 20 in x 22.5 in; 3). 14 in x 9. in; paper (fiber product), wood (plant material)]
[Facsimiles of the Travis letter and the Texas Declaration of Independence, three groups. 1). Framed and typed letter from Travis from the Alamo. 2). Framed letter in Travis' handwriting. 3). Facsimile of Declaration of Independence, 1836 (matted; five frames).]
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None ATF0502: Mixing bowl, 1860-1865
[not yet measured; wood (plant material)]
[Mixing bowl for dough, wood. Red on the outside, brown on the inside. This mixing bowl was used for making dough by cooks in the Governor's Mansion in 1866-1867 during Governor Pease's administration.]
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0112 ATF0503: Field battalion flag / banner, 111th Field Signal Battalion, 1917-1919
[not yet measured; cloth]
[Flag, from the 111th Field Signal Battalion, 36th Division. Orange with writing in red, and white tassels.]
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0113 ATF0504: Eagle insignia with ropes, 111th Field Signal Battalion, 1917-1919
[not yet measured; metal, fiber]
[Gold-colored eagle insignia from the 111th Field Signal Battalion, 36th Division. Includes yellow ropes and tassels.]
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0114 ATF0505: Signal Corps banner, 111th Field Signal Battalion, 1917-1919
[not yet measured; cloth]
[Brown felt banner from the 111th Field Signal Battalion, 36th Division. Banner is embroidered with "Signal Corps" and depicts a hanging flag and two crossed flags with a torch.]
ATF0506: Flag, 111th Field Signal Battalion, 1917-1919
[not yet measured; cloth]
[Flag from the 111th Field Signal Battalion, 36th Division. Red and white. Rolled up, tied with rope.]
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0115 ATF0507: Military caps, 111th Field Signal Battalion, 1917-1919
[not yet measured; cloth]
[Red-orange-colored military caps from the 111th Field Signal Battalion, 36th Division, two pieces. Embroidered in blue thread: 111th F.S.Bn.]
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0116 ATF0508: Flag, 111th Field Signal Battalion, 1917-1919
[not yet measured; cloth]
[Flag from the 111th Field Signal Battalion, 36th Division. Yellow tassels.]
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0117 ATF0509: United States flag, 111th Field Signal Battalion, 1917-1919
[not yet measured; cloth]
[Flag of the United States of America from the 111th Field Signal Battalion, 36th Division.]
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None ATF0510: Chest, 1900-1945
[51.2 in x 27.2 in x 27.2 in; wood (plant material)]
[Cedar chest. Elaborate carving and design. Lathe-turned wood at each corner. Large panel on top with carved initials: P.B.G. Handles and lock on front. Wooden handles on the ends. This cedar chest was made in the Huntsville penitentiary in Texas (presumably in the furniture factory). According to accession notes, it was used by the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds for depositing documents.]
ATF0511: Smith County courtroom model, 1965
[not yet measured; wood (plant material), metal, clay]
[Model of the Smith County courtroom. The exterior side of the model has the manufacturer's sticker: Another Consco model, Product of Construction Service Co., 4907 Ohio Garden Road, Fort Worth, Texas. Model depicts layout and arrangement of room, with removable fixtures for television cameras, furniture, human figures and other accessories. Human figures appear to be made of clay. This model of the Smith County courtroom was used by the office of the Texas Attorney General in the case of Billie Sol Estes vs. State of Texas in 1965. It was constructed to prove that Estes had a fair trial, not hindered or compromised by the presence of television and news crew in the courtroom.]
ATF0512: Traveling exhibit, three panels, 1977
[not yet measured; wood (plant material)]
[Exhibit panels, triptych (three pieces). Texas Women on the Move. Black-and-white. Foldable. Accompanying beam that joins them together. Depicts images of women from different walks of life. These exhibit panels formed the backdrop with the theme of the display for the Texas exhibit at the first National Women's Conference in Houston in 1977. The National Women's Conference of November 18-21, 1977, held in Houston, was the first meeting of its type in the United States since the Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848. It provided an opportunity to evaluate and make recommendations on the role of women in this country through a discussion of specific issues and ideas. Approximately 2,000 delegates from fifty states and six territories participated in the meeting, which was attended by an additional 15,000 to 20,000 observers. The conference was authorized by public law and supported with federal funds. It was required to include varied economic, racial, ethnic, religious, and age groups. The conference was organized after a 1975 United Nations conference in Mexico City celebrating the International Year of the Woman, which was later extended to an International Decade for Women.]
ATF0513: Shield, Texas State Library, 1930-1960
[not yet measured; wood (plant material)]
[Shield. Wall-mount. Black and gold-colored. Has a raised book in relief and the following text: Texas State Library, Austin.]
ATF0515: Texas State Archives and Library Building model, 1961
[not yet measured; wood (plant material), cardboard, plastic (organic material)]
[Three-dimensional model of the Texas State Archives and Library Building exterior. Model shows the building, six flags in front of the building, surrounding foliage, surrounding roads and model cars. Reverse shows the loading dock and the six seals on the building. This model was constructed by the Texas State Building Commission at the request of mural artist Peter Hurd, who had been approached in 1961 by Texas Governor Price Daniel to paint a mural in the building's lobby. His son-in-law, artist Peter Rogers, completed the commission in 1964.]
ATF0516: Texas State Archives and Library Building lobby detail model, 1961
[not yet measured; wood (plant material), cardboard, plastic (organic material)]
[Three-dimensional model of the Texas State Archives and Library Building entryway and lobby. Model shows the three main doors at the front of the building through which can be seen the interior of the lobby and the state of Texas seal on the floor. This model was constructed by the Texas State Building Commission at the request of mural artist Peter Hurd, who had been approached in 1961 by Texas Governor Price Daniel to paint a mural in the building's lobby. His son-in-law, artist Peter Rogers, completed the commission in 1964.]
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1987/092-93 ATF0517: Texas Sesquicentennial commemorative Winchester 94 rifle, 1985-1986
[5.25 in x 8.5 in x 42.5 in; wood (plant material), metal]
[Texas Sesquicentennial commemorative Winchester 94 rifle on wooden mount in clear custom case. Round barrel. Metal plate on the rifle butt states: Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986. White label on butt states 1040. Sticker under the rifle butt states American walnut. Butt pad states: Winchester trademarks licensed from Gun Corp. U.S. Repeating Arms Company. Etched in metal plate on top side of the barrel: Silver Series, 1 of 25, Dallas, Texas. Metal plate on either side of the barrel states: Texas Sesquicentennial and Texas 1836-1986. Metal plate under the rear sight states: Winchester 94AE CAL 30-30 WIN, Made in New Haven, Conn., U.S.A., Winchester proof steel. Serial number under the trigger plate: 532278. Attached tag (Winchester) provides the following information about the rifle's specifications: Caliber: 30-30 Winchester. Magazine capacity: 6 (add one round for cartridge in chamber, when ready to fire). Barrel length: 20 inches. Overall length 37.75 inches. Length of pull: 13 inches. Drop at comb: 1.75 inches. Drop at heel: 2.5 inches. Weight (lbs.): 6.5 inches. Rate of twist (R.H.) 1 turn in: 12 inches. Tag also states: Full two-year warranty, made in U.S.A., Winchester trademarks licensed from Olin Corporation, Model 94 angle eject, Lever action centerfire carbine, G9412E. U.S. Repeating Arms Company 275 Winchester Ave., P.O. Box 30 - 300, New Haven, CT 06511. Also included is the business card of Dart Inc. The following information is provided: Box 220, Henderson, Nebraska 68371. Custom Commemoratives. Charlie Adams 402-723-5395. Manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers. Toll Free: 1-800-228-0086. The Texas Sesquicentennial commemorative Winchester 94 rifle was manufactured on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of Texas.]
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None ATF0518: Spear, 1910-1940
[106 in x 4 in diam.; metal, wood (plant material)]
[Spear with partial tang for blade and metal cap on opposite end. A Railway Express Agency label is affixed to the shaft, with Merion, Pennsylvania, as point of origin. Only "Texas State Archives and Lib., Austin, Tex." is faintly legible in destination address.]
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0050 ATF0519: Doll furniture, 1900-1940
[6.5 in x 3.25 in x 3.5 in; cane (plant material), cloth, organic material]
[Miniature rocking chair, handmade from feather quills. Light green velvet seat.]
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In original crate ATF0520: Plaque, Confederate States of America, 1955
[not yet measured; metal]
[Bronze plaque. Circular seals on left side of plaque. Etched along circumference of the seal: The Confederate States of America, 22 February 1862, Deo Vindice. Figure of a soldier on a horse in the center of the seal with a laurel wreath border. Etched on the right side of the plaque: Dedicated to Texans who served the Confederacy.]
ATF0521: Plaque, Texas Regiments, 1955
[not yet measured; metal]
[Bronze plaque. Design of a Confederate flag on the right side. Etched on the left: I rely upon Texas regiments in all tight places, and fear I have to call upon them too often. They have fought grandly, nobly… Robert E. Lee.]
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0233 ATF0522: Texas State Library embossing machine, 1940-1945
[3.75 in x 0.75 in x 2.5 in (greatest measure of dimension); metal]
[Hand-lever embossing machine, with top and bottom dies. Chrome finish. Die: T.S.L (at top of embossed circle), MS (at bottom of embossed circle). This embossing machine was in the possession of Assistant State Librarian Ed Seidenberg before it was accessioned. Presumably it had been used to mark manuscript materials held by the Texas Library and Historical Commission (later to become TSLAC), though during what timeframe is unknown.]

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