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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

Map of J. D. Rogers Farm

Description: 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
Date: unknown
Item Type: Map

[Sheep Figurine]

Description: 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
Date: unknown

Ribbon

Description: Collection of ribbons in assorted sizes, shapes, colors and fabrics
Date: unknown

Human hair wig

Description: 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
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

Knitted cotton coverlet

Description: 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
Date: unknown
Creator: Ballew

Crazy quilt

Description: Faggoted crazy quilt made of worsted wool on cotton lining; several different embroidered such as eagles, flowers, etc.
Date: unknown

Higa

Description: 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
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
Item Type: Text

[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