Nueces County

Nueces County

Date: 1913
Creator: McDonald, H. F.
Description: Blue line print of survey map of Nueces County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, towns, bridges, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:266,666] (4000 varas to 1/2 an inch).
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Improvement in Velocipede.

Improvement in Velocipede.

Date: June 15, 1869
Creator: Flint, Daniel P.
Description: Patent for an improved arrangement of velocipedes "to allow the use of a much larger driving-wheel than is compatible with the use of pedals that are placed directly on the crank pins or wrists, and to increase the power that can be applied to the propulsion of the machine by the feet of the driver, and the the speed at which is may be driven." (Lines 16-22) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Improvement in Velocipede.

Improvement in Velocipede.

Date: June 15, 1869
Creator: Flint, Daniel P.
Description: Patent for improvement in velocipedes by using “two levers that are secured by a pivot-connection to pendent vibrating fulcra, on each side of the machine, and to the cranks of the driving-wheel; this would develop greater power than can be brought to bear by the placing of the feet of the driver directly on pedals on the crank-pins, or wrists.” (Lines 32-37) Illustration is included.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
[Campaign brochure of William D. Bonilla for National President of LULAC]

[Campaign brochure of William D. Bonilla for National President of LULAC]

Date: unknown
Creator: Bonilla, William D.
Description: Campaign brochure of William D. Bonilla for National President of the League of United Latin American Citizens. It includes photographs, biographical information, a summary of his qualifications, and his running platform.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
Causeway and Railroad Bridge

Causeway and Railroad Bridge

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a postcard of a causeway and railroad bridge between Portland, TX and Corpus Christi, TX. The bridge appears to be made of wood. A single vehicle is parked on at the top of the bridge. Several people are walking by it. The railroad bridge is on the right. It is unoccupied. A small sign between the bridges reads, "Built 1921, cost $300,000.000, Your Money."
Contributing Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library
[Woman, Automobile, and Fish]

[Woman, Automobile, and Fish]

Date: unknown
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of a woman standing next to an automobile. There is a large fish hanging from the roof of the car. There is a house in the background.
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Mugshot of Carlos Alravez Perez - 1969-07-25]

[Mugshot of Carlos Alravez Perez - 1969-07-25]

Date: July 25, 1969
Creator: Nueces County (Tex.). Sheriff's Department
Description: Mugshot of Carlos Alvarez Perez taken at the Nueces County Sheriff Office. The placard around the man's neck identifies him as 44417.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
Cotton,  Nueces County, Texas

Cotton, Nueces County, Texas

Date: August 2, 1910
Creator: Mitchell, J. D.
Description: Photograph of cotton plants in a field.
Contributing Partner: Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria Library
Gage - Shears

Gage - Shears

Date: January 25, 1898
Creator: Steen, Emma L. Nevada
Description: Patent for a new and useful improvements in shears. This design "consists of the details of construction and arrangement of the several parts"(line 16-19).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Dental Plugger.

Dental Plugger.

Date: October 23, 1900
Creator: Blum, Robert
Description: Patent for a dental plugger which has a movable cylinder on the interior with a "piston-like mallet working in the cylinder and adapted to strike the same, to impart movement to the dental tool" (lines 93-95).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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