Texas Parks & Wildlife, Volume 23, Number 10, October, 1965

Texas Parks & Wildlife, Volume 23, Number 10, October, 1965

Date: October 1965
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Description: Official publication of the Parks and Wildlife Department, "Dedicated to the conservation and enjoyment of Texas fish, game, parks, waters, and all outdoors" (p. 1).
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Baseball Player

Baseball Player

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of Dizzy Dean standing in a baseball field, wearing a baseball uniform and holding a bat. Written beneath the photograph is, "Dizzy Dean - 1945, ST Louis Cardinals".
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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.
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[Baseball Team Portrait]

[Baseball Team Portrait]

Date: unknown
Creator: Born, Julius
Description: Photograph of 10 people. Ten young men are photographed in one full-length front-facing pose. Three are sitting, three are kneeling, and four are standing. They are all wearing striped team uniforms composed of caps, shirts, short pants, belts, and varying undershirts except for the two boys on the right in the middle row. They are wearing light button-up collared shirts and dark pants. Some are wearing gloves. There are bats and other equipment in the foreground.
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Storage-Condenser and Lint-Cotton Conveyer.

Storage-Condenser and Lint-Cotton Conveyer.

Date: February 25, 1896
Creator: Tennison, John S.
Description: Patent for a storage-condenser and lint-cotton conveyor. It forms lint-cotton into a bat so it can be delivered to a baling machine. with this invention, "a battery or batteries of gins can continuously discharge lint-cotton to a mechanism for conveying the same to a point in juxtaposition to cotton baling or pressing mechanism, and the necessity of stopping the gins during the time the bale is being tied, where a single press-box, or single pressing mechanism is used, is avoided, thus enabling the gins to continuously operate even when a single press-box or single baling or pressing mechanism is employed" (lines 18-28). Lint-cotton discharged from a gin is stored while a bale is being tied or pressed, and the bat the lint-cotton conveyor produces is even so the density of the bale is even. Air can escape from the bat-forming apparatus, eliminating dust from the cotton.
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Means for Making Bats for Mattresses.

Means for Making Bats for Mattresses.

Date: April 7, 1896
Creator: Haynes, Daniel
Description: Patent for a simple means for making bats for mattresses, and is an improvement on a previous patent (No. 399,041). "I gin into a room or place having the width or the length of the average width or length of a mattress, but extending the necessary length-say twenty or twenty-five feet, more or less to allow the cotton or material used to settle uniformly across it, the top at the extreme end preferably covered with wire-gauze to assist the draft from the gin. The floor and sides of this box or room or other receptacle into which the material for the mattress-bats is falling from the gin is provided with a means to carry the ginned material along from the gin as fast as it is worked. The bats may be formed in one long continuous web,from which the desired length may be cut" (lines 19-34)
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Women softball players

Women softball players

Date: c. 1943
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of five women softball players standing in a field. L-R: Lillie Bell Poole, Nell McLaurin, Guin McMinn, Murill McNutt, and Francis Wilson.
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