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Ordinances & Decrees of the Consultation, Provisional Government of Texas and the Convention [of 1836]
Title page of the ordinances of the Republic of Texas.
U.S. Flag
48 star U.S. Flag; wool with grommetted cotton canvas edge; stenciled across top: "US ENSIGN No. 11 ML APR 1943"; donor says it was "torn in storm at sea 300 mi. off Cuba" and flown on subchaser in Pacific coming back from Panama Canal Zone in 1945
[Cow Figurine]
Wood carving of a brown cow which is a part of a collection of 23 figures including: 4 men, 2 dogs, 1 tree, 2 cows, 2 reindeer and 12 sheep; all except 1 have wooden stands or bases; hat brims are cardboard.
Tongs
Hand-forged iron tongs.
Map of J. D. Rogers Farm
Hand-drawn map of the Rogers farm along the Brazos River in Grimes County; formerly Allen Farm; currently (2006) owned by the Moore Brothers. Scale 1:4,800
[Sheep Figurine]
Wood carving of a white sheep which is part of a collection of 23 figures including: 4 men, 2 dogs, 1 tree, 2 cows, 2 reindeer and 12 sheep; all except 1 have wooden stands or bases; hat brims are cardboard
Copper coin
A copper coin.
Tongs
Hand-forged iron tongs.
Manual of Subordinate Granges of the Patrons of Husbandry, adopted and issued by the National Grange.
Front cover and title page of the "Manual of Subordinate Granges."
Ribbon
Collection of ribbons in assorted sizes, shapes, colors and fabrics
Eyeglasses case
Hinged metal glasses case with black paper covering and purple velvet lining.
Human hair wig
Man's human hair wig sewn in strips on a net; donor says it belonged to "Capt. Wm. Davis - whaling vessel owner out of Nantucket" who was his maternal great great step-grandfather
Tin scoop
Tin scoop with handle
Swivel gun
Epoxy cast of swivel cannon in 3 separate parts (called a "verso"); European (possibly Spanish); replica of one found in ship wreck off Padre Island probably from wreckage of 1554, Spanish Fleet disaster; earliest known in Western Hemisphere
Tektite sample
Round tektite sample with crinkled surface
Knitted cotton coverlet
Knitted cotton coverlet in pineapple pattern. It was made in Fairmount, GA by Mrs. Ballew at 14 years of age; she picked the cotton, hand-ginned it, spun it, and knitted this coverlet
Crazy quilt
Faggoted crazy quilt made of worsted wool on cotton lining; several different embroidered such as eagles, flowers, etc.
Tongs
Hand-forged iron tongs.
Higa
The higa, a raised fist of Muslim origin, was used extensively in Spain to ward off the "evil eye"; often attached to horse bridles for luck or good fortune
Tongs
Hand-forged iron tongs.
"Glimpses of Texas"
Pages 401 and 432 of a booklet that includes traveler's descriptions and illustrations of life, topography, etc. in Texas. These pages include a poem ("Somewhere") and a portion of an anecdote titled, "The Black Marble."
[Man Figurine]
Wood carving or a man wearing a yellow shirt and a wide-brimmed hat, holding a walking stick. It is part of a collection of 23 figures including: 4 men, 2 dogs, 1 tree, 2 cows, 2 reindeer and 12 sheep; all except 1 have wooden stands or bases; hat brims are cardboard
Chalkboard
Double slat padded wooden frame (cotton?); probably 20th century
Slate board
Slate board with wooden frame, probably 20th century
[Sheep Figurine]
Wood carving of a white sheep that is part of a collection of 23 figures including: 4 men, 2 dogs, 1 tree, 2 cows, 2 reindeer and 12 sheep; all except 1 have wooden stands or bases; hat brims are cardboard
Grain measuring boxes
Three wooden grain measuring boxes with dove-tailed joints; from Mexico.
Tongs
Hand-forged iron tongs.
[Man Figurine]
Wood carving of a man wearing a long yellow shirt and a hat with a brim which is a part of a collection of 23 figures including: 4 men, 2 dogs, 1 tree, 2 cows, 2 reindeer and 12 sheep; all except 1 have wooden stands or bases; hat brims are cardboard
[Dog Figurine]
Wood carving of a dog lying down. It is part of a collection of 23 figures including: 4 men, 2 dogs, 1 tree, 2 cows, 2 reindeer and 12 sheep; all except 1 have wooden stands or bases; hat brims are cardboard
Penny
Copper penny
Toy sewing machine
Hand-crank toy sewing machine; all metal, painted black with floral patterned design in gold, red and brown; maker's mark, "Eagle", made in Germany, probably first quarter of 20th century
[Sheep Figurine]
Wood carving of a white and brown sheep with horns collection of 23 figures including: 4 men, 2 dogs, 1 tree, 2 cows, 2 reindeer and 12 sheep; all except 1 have wooden stands or bases; hat brims are cardboard
Hoop tongs
Hoop tongs used for holding light, thin stock, hoops, or rings.
Child's vest
Plum-colored child's vest decorated with jet beads; lined cotton velvet.
Froe
Iron froe with wooden handle.
Sunflower pattern quilt
Sunflower or Sunburst quilt; mostly cotton with other fibers mixed in; won a $3.00 prize in the State Fair at Dallas in the early 1900s.
[Dog Figurine]
Wood carving of a spotted dog half-raised from the ground. It is part of a collection of 23 figures including: 4 men, 2 dogs, 1 tree, 2 cows, 2 reindeer and 12 sheep; all except 1 have wooden stands or bases; hat brims are cardboard
The Morals of Odd-Fellowship: A Discourse
Front cover and title page of a book containing a moral speech.
[Letter from Miss LaFontaine]
Handwritten letter from A La Fontaine to Mrs. Paul Dahlgren, asking permission to print Dahlgren's songs in a collection called "Songs of Christmas."
[Cow Figurine]
Wood carving of a brown-colored cow which is part of a collection of 23 figures including: 4 men, 2 dogs, 1 tree, 2 cows, 2 reindeer and 12 sheep; all except 1 have wooden stands or bases; hat brims are cardboard.
[Tree Figurine]
Wood carving of a tree with several leaves which is part of a collection of 23 figures including: 4 men, 2 dogs, 1 tree, 2 cows, 2 reindeer and 12 sheep; all except 1 have wooden stands or bases; hat brims are cardboard
Stoneware jug
Bristol-glazed jug with strap handle attached to shoulder.
[A View of Heavens of Familiar Lessons on Astronomy]
Front cover of a book with the handwritten note: "Geo. H. Chapman, Jr., July 24th 1829."
Spanish real
Real piece Carlos and Johana late series "KAROLVS ET IOHANA RE"; obverse: "HISPANARVM ET INDIARVM"; "PLVS" "4", replica.
[Sheep Figurine]
Wood carving of a white sheep which is part of a collection of 23 figures including: 4 men, 2 dogs, 1 tree, 2 cows, 2 reindeer and 12 sheep; all except 1 have wooden stands or bases; hat brims are cardboard
Drainboard
Primitive hand-made cottage cheese drainboard; carved from a single tree trunk with 4 attached legs; each leg is different, probably representing repairs at different times--including one bolted on with metal; collected near Longpoint, TX
Snuff box
Oval snuff box with hinged lid and original japanned (varnished) finish.
Platter
Blue shell-edge pearlware platter.
Tongs
Hand-forged v-tongs for holding round or square objects.
Red Front Cafe, Lyons, Texas
"Red Front Cafe, Lyons, Texas"; framed in barnwood; "P. Johnson" and title handwritten on bottom