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U.S. Flag

Description: 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
Date: unknown

[Cow Figurine]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown

Swivel gun

Description: 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
Date: unknown

"Glimpses of Texas"

Description: 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."
Date: unknown

[Man Figurine]

Description: 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
Date: unknown