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Kaiser Wilhelm and His Guards in Potsdam

Kaiser Wilhelm and His Guards in Potsdam

Date: 1892
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy photograph of a black and white photograph depicting Kaiser Wilhelm II walking by a line of his guards in Potsdam, Germany. Visible on the left, he and his officers are dressed in full military uniforms which include jackets, pants, boots, and sashes. Kaiser Wilhelm II is the most decorated man in the group; various medals are strewn across his chest. A long line of guards stand at attention on his right, one of whom is H.J. Berndt, denoted by an arrow that has been penned in on the photograph's surface. They are all standing near a large building whose exterior is in the classical style. On the left hand corner of the photograph, a handwritten note reads, "...on a visit by Kaiser Wilhelm II, in Potsdam, by Berlin, in 1892, by H.J. Berndt."
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
CAAF Armed guard for transport of Norden Bombsight

CAAF Armed guard for transport of Norden Bombsight

Date: c. 1942
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an armed guard lifting the Norden Bombsight to a bombardier in the bomber's nose of an AT-11 during World War II.
Contributing Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum
[Love Field: Two Guards Outside of Medical Area]

[Love Field: Two Guards Outside of Medical Area]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Album page with photograph of a man receiving an Influenza treatment from a man in a white uniform. There are two armed men outside of the tent.
Contributing Partner: Dallas Municipal Archives
[Guarding A Bridge]

[Guarding A Bridge]

Date: 191u
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Insurrectos guarding a railroad bridge. In the image a man is riding a horse along the railroad with other soldiers on foot behind him; also in the photograph is a cannon at the bottom of the hill. Accompanying information states: "The railroads and bridges were important lifelines for both the Insurrectos and the Mexican Army."
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
Main Front Entrance with New Sign

Main Front Entrance with New Sign

Date: November 2, 1953
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the main entrance to Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation in Fort Worth, Texas in November 1953. A new sign is posted at the gate reading, "Entrance to this Defense Plant is Granted for Official Business Only". A guard points to the sign as an automobile enters the gate.
Contributing Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth
[Prisoners Working on the Texas State Railroad]

[Prisoners Working on the Texas State Railroad]

Date: 1913~
Creator: unknown
Description: Vintage postcard of prisoners from the East Texas Penitentiary performing maintenance work on the Texas State Railroad, circa 1913. Armed guards supervise the prisoners, who are digging ditches along the sides of the track and roadbed.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
[Guards in a training class]

[Guards in a training class]

Date: July 11, 1951
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of Convair guards in a training class in July 1951
Contributing Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth
Guard at Main Gate

Guard at Main Gate

Date: October 9, 1950
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a guard checking a car at the entrance gate in October 1950. A sign above the guard shack directs traffic during shift changes.
Contributing Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth
[Guard examines visitor's identification card]

[Guard examines visitor's identification card]

Date: May 23, 1942
Creator: unknown
Description: Guard examines a visitor's identification card as he enters the gate in an automobile in May 1942.
Contributing Partner: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth
Car-Door Cleat.

Car-Door Cleat.

Date: May 30, 1899
Creator: Miller, William M.
Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in car door cleats or guards, including instructions and illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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