Texas Nature Observations and Reminiscenses

Texas Nature Observations and Reminiscenses

Date: 1913
Creator: Menger, R.
Description: This book serves as a "treatise on insect and animal life" (p. 4) in and around San Antonio, Texas. It discusses the life patterns and behavior of Texas insects, fish, reptiles and other animals, as well as the hunting practices of the time, all in great detail and with accompanying photographs.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries
[Children Fishing]

[Children Fishing]

Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Description: Photograph of many children standing by the lake side of Sabine Lake in Port Arthur, TX. They are all fishing in the lake. In the background is a line of parked cars. Further behind is the amusement park of Pleasure Island.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Local Fishermen]

[Local Fishermen]

Date: 1908
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of local fishermen posing with fish in front of Rogers Opera House. Some fish are tied to poles the men are holding, and some men are holding the fish by ropes. Text at the bottom of the photograph says "Rogers Opera House - 1908 (Built 1898)."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Oliver Jacobs Skinning a Catfish]

[Oliver Jacobs Skinning a Catfish]

Date: unknown
Creator: Wallace, Sally Brittingham
Description: Photograph of Oliver Jacobs pulling the skin off of a catfish. The fish is hanging off of a hook on a clothesline.
Contributing Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch
[Oliver Jacobs Weighing Catfish]

[Oliver Jacobs Weighing Catfish]

Date: unknown
Creator: Wallace, Sally Brittingham
Description: Photograph of Oliver "Jake" Jacobs weighing a catfish. Other fish sit in a bucket below.
Contributing Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch
[Children Fishing off of a Rocky Bank]

[Children Fishing off of a Rocky Bank]

Date: 1949~
Creator: Wallace, Sally Brittingham
Description: Photograph of Oliver Jacobs' grandchildren fishing off of a rocky bank. The eldest boy, left, is holding a fishing line and rod. Four other children are to his right.
Contributing Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch
[Bailey Woods Holding a Catfish in Front of His Siblings]

[Bailey Woods Holding a Catfish in Front of His Siblings]

Date: 1949~
Creator: Wallace, Sally Brittingham
Description: Photograph of Bailey Woods holding a catfish in front of his siblings. He is wearing a plaid shirt and jeans and is standing to the left. Sue Antoinette Emory is standing to his right, with a younger sister and brother to her right. They are standing on a rocky bank by a hill.
Contributing Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch
[Lure box filled with forty-eight plastic beads]

[Lure box filled with forty-eight plastic beads]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Lure box filled with forty-eight orange toned plastic beads. The beads are oblong in shape and of various sizes. The lure box the beads are contained in states on top: "Genuine Heddon DOWAGIAC LURE JAMES HEDDON'S SONS. Dowagiac, Mich. "Heddon Made-Well Made". On one side: "In 16 Years of Field & Stream's Fishing Contests MORE PRIZE BASS on Heddon Baits than all other Bait Casting Lures Combined PROOF OF NATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND UNIVERSAL USE "In all the 16 years of Field and Stream's National Contests, more prize Bass on Heddon Baits than on all other makes of wooden lures combined." On other side: "Heddon-Dowagiac Tackle Bait Casting Rods Salt Water Rods Fly Rods (Trout and Bass) Casting Reels Fly Reels Tackle Boxes Bass Bugs All Kind of Artificial Lures".
Contributing Partner: George Ranch Historical Park
[Children on a Bank with a Catfish]

[Children on a Bank with a Catfish]

Date: 1949~
Creator: Wallace, Sally Brittingham
Description: Photograph of five of Oliver Jacobs' grandchildren standing on a rocky bank and holding a catfish. A body of murky water is behind them.
Contributing Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch
[Children with a Catfish]

[Children with a Catfish]

Date: 1949~
Creator: Wallace, Sally Brittingham
Description: Photograph of three children standing on a rocky embankment with a catfish. The tall boy to the left holds the fish. A girl in the center of the photo hooks an index finger into her mouth. A young boy stands to the right, hands on his hips, looking up to the older boy.
Contributing Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch
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