Nebraska.

Nebraska.

Date: [between 1880 and 1900]
Creator: Cram, George Franklin, 1841-1928
Description: Map shows counties, railroads, cities and towns, and notable geographic features. Relief shown by hachures. Scale [ca. 1:1,300,000].
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
[Men Standing by a Train]

[Men Standing by a Train]

Date: [1900,1920]
Creator: Williams, Byrd.
Description: Photograph of train and its conductor with workmen and cargo.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[The White Way - Spring Street - Palestine, TX.]

[The White Way - Spring Street - Palestine, TX.]

Date: 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: The White Way, Spring Street, Palestine, TX. Known as this because of the way the streetlights lining the center of the road lit the way at night. This photo was made from an old post card.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Palestine Fire Department Band]

[Palestine Fire Department Band]

Date: 1890 - 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of the Palestine Fire Department Band taken in the Old Town section of Palestine, around the courthouse square around 1890-1900.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Cylinder tape measure]

[Cylinder tape measure]

Date: 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: Cylinder tape measure with the top and bottom painted maroon in the center of the top is a brass folding flush handle which extends to the other side and looks like a button. The edge is painted gold and has a square opening with two cylinder posts that help the linen tape pull out. The tape is supposed to be 100ft long, but the 1st two inches have been torn off. The linen is yellow and is divided into feet, inches and fourths. Each foot starts over with 1 and instead of a 12 written in red is a F1, F2, F3, etc. Other than that, all lettering is in black. On both sides of the opening for the tape are stamps, on the right upside down is Lufkin / Made in the USA; on the left upside down is 100FT.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[Nutcracker tool]

[Nutcracker tool]

Date: 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: The basic shape is a T of the nutcracker. The top part of the T is the actual nut cracking contraption. It is set up similar to a vice with a T-shaped handle that screws. The socket through which the handle screws has OIL written in relief lettering. Underneath the place for the nut , written in relief is Patented / Perfection Nut Cracker. On the exact opposite side is written Branford Conn. / Mall. Iron Ittings Co. Next to the latter is written vertically MODEL 28. Below this section with lettering is another vice, much small, used for stabilizing the nut cracker to a table. The screw handle is T-shaped as well. The screw is bent a little at the bottom and does not screw in all the way.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[International Bridge Laredo - Mexico in the 1880s]

[International Bridge Laredo - Mexico in the 1880s]

Date: c. 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: People waiting on the International Bridge between Laredo Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. At the bottom of the photograph is written "Texas Governor meeting Mexican governor on bridge."
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
[The harvesting of rice. Rice farming machinery to the left.]

[The harvesting of rice. Rice farming machinery to the left.]

Date: 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the harvesting of rice. Rice farming machinery to the left of the photograph. A wagon load of rice is next to the equipment (center of photograph). Two men (one wearing dark pants, dark vest, white shirt and hat and the other wearing overalls, shirt and hat) are standing in the field (center of photo). Seven men are sitting and leaning against sacks of rice to the right of the photograph. A tractor (with man standing at back of tractor) is in the background next to two mules and a cart. Ca: 1900.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[Schulze's Store on FM 359 near Foster]

[Schulze's Store on FM 359 near Foster]

Date: 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the opening of Schulze's Store on FM 359 near Foster. The man behind the counter has been identified (on back of copy of photo) as Sanford Butler. Two more men are behind the counter, next to a scale. Man leaning against counter (far left) is wearing suspenders with light colored shirt, pants, and dark hat. Three more people along counter (last one is an African-American man). Boxes in far left bottom corner.Wooden chair in far right corner. Brooms leaning against produce boxes and brooms hanging from ceiling (in bundle) in background. Photograph is mounted on gray cardboard matte. Bottom left corner of matte is broken (piece missing.)
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[Soldering iron]

[Soldering iron]

Date: 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: Soldering iron with a wooden handle with a wire holding it together to keep it from cracking, which it has already begun to do. From the handle is a thin neck that ends with the head which is octagonal with copper covering a steel base.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
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