Spark-Extinguisher.

Spark-Extinguisher.

Date: March 9, 1880
Creator: Blewett, George L.
Description: Patent for a spark extinguisher "to prevent the burning of buildings and other combustible matter by steam engines" (lines 15-17).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
John Meade Campbell Home

John Meade Campbell Home

Date: unknown
Creator: Harrison, Mary Campbell
Description: Photograph of an exterior view of John Meade Campbell home. The wooden house is two-stories tall, and a covered porch extends the wide of it. Bushes and trees surround the house. The house was built in 1914, and Methodist Richardson Medical Center now occupies the land.
Contributing Partner: Richardson Public Library
John B. Floyd Home and Inn

John B. Floyd Home and Inn

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a painting of John B. Floyd Home and Inn. The building is two-stories tall. Depicted on the lawn outside the house, there is a cooking pot on the left and a wagon on the right. A signature is located at the bottom-left of the image. Additional information is given on the back.
Contributing Partner: Richardson Public Library
Sam P. Harben Home

Sam P. Harben Home

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an exterior view of the Sam P. Harben house, located on McKinney and Kaufman. The wooden house is two-stories tall, with a covered porch extending the width of the house. Several trees are growing around it. A wire fence surrounds the yard. An embossing on the left side of the image says "'Mann' Farm & Ranch Dallas;" text on the bottom-right of the image says "Sam P. Harben House."
Contributing Partner: Richardson Public Library
John Meade Campbell Home

John Meade Campbell Home

Date: unknown
Creator: Harrison, Mary Campbell
Description: Photograph of an exterior view of the John Meade home (built in 1914) and surrounding land. To the left of the image, there is a wooden barn and silo beside a pond. To the right and further back, there is a house. Additional information is given on the back of the photograph.
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Portrait of Reverend William Harris

Portrait of Reverend William Harris

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Tintype photograph of a portrait of Reverend William Harris. He is wearing a suit and holding a book. He was the father of Nancy Lou Harris Blewett.
Contributing Partner: Richardson Public Library
Richardson School

Richardson School

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a rear exterior view of Richardson School on Greenville Road. In the foreground, there is a piece of construction equipment in wide patch of dirt. To the left, three men are standing in grass.
Contributing Partner: Richardson Public Library
Portrait of Mr. and Mrs. John Meade Campbell

Portrait of Mr. and Mrs. John Meade Campbell

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an elderly woman and elderly man sitting in rocking chairs; they are identified as Elizabeth (Lizzie) Haynes/Haines Campbell and John Mead Campbell. The woman is crocheting, and the man is reading. In the background, there is a fireplace with a clock on the mantle; a lamp and calendar are to the right. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Haynes/Haines lived from November 6, 1876 to November 9, 1970. John Meade Campbell lived from February 25, 1866 to November 14, 1954. They were married October 15, 1894 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Contributing Partner: Richardson Public Library
Campbell Farm Site

Campbell Farm Site

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy photograph of the original Campbell farm site, located around Campbell Road and Prairie Creek Drive. Two horses are standing beside a wire fence. To the right of the image, there is a building and gate. In the background, there is a pond and trees in a field. Robert Fleming Campbell came to Richardson with the Routh family in 1851. He paid $2.00 an acre for the land where he built his first cabin.
Contributing Partner: Richardson Public Library
Clothes-Pin.

Clothes-Pin.

Date: October 31, 1893
Creator: Jones, George W.
Description: Patent for a clothes pin made from spring metal that "automatically adapt[s] itself to lines of different thicknesses, and whereby the pin may be used to retain an exceedingly thin article in engagement with the line as effectually as an exceedingly thick article, the pin being capable of holding a bit of lace and likewise a heavy blanket or quilt" (lines 11-18). It is especially designed for use with metal clothes lines.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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