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[Pressed flower]

Description: Pressed leaf and flower bud that was probably included in the letter from Alice McGee to Charles, Mary, and Linnet Moore of June 23, 1890. In that letter Alice McGee writes "I send you a piece [of] Grandma's Mother Hubbard...."
Date: 1890~

Spoons : World's Columbian Expostion, Chicago, 1893

Description: A group of 6 spoons from the 1893 Chicago "World's Columbian Exposition" world's fair. Silverplated souvenir teaspoons, each with scrolling forms on handle. Bowl of each spoon is engraved with a view of a different building from the exposition: U.S. Government Building; Horticultural Building; Mines and Mining Building; Machinery Hall; Transportation Building; Manufacturers & Liberal Arts [Building].
Date: 1893
Creator: Leonard Manufacturing Company

[World War One Small Box Gas Mask]

Description: World War One-era "small box respirator" gas mask, consisting of a canvas or cloth face piece, with inset glass or resin eye lenses, and straps that wrap around the back of the head. The front of the mask has a valve located behind a cloth-covered tube that goes over the mouth and attaches to a small yellow metal box containing activated charcoal (made of peach pits or the pits from other stone fruits). The wearer would have breathed only through the mouth, inhaling air scrubbed clean by the charcoal in the box, and had their nose squeezed shut by a clip inside the mask.
Date: [1914..1918]

Bracelet: World War II Souvenir (Italy)

Description: Aluminum bracelet formed as 1 large and six small oval plaques joined by flattened links. Large plaque with engraved images of eagles framing a view of the bay of Naples, inscribed "NAPLES". Other links with engraved views of various locations in Italy and one with a view of a camel and a palm tree labeled "AFRICA". One link with date 1944.
Date: 1944

[Button for the SLDN]

Description: Round button with blue text that has an eagle's head and five stars in the center with the words "Service Members Legal Defense Network" (SLDN) around the image. The button is inside an archival box.
Date: unknown
Creator: Service Members Legal Defense Network

[Button for the SLDN]

Description: Round button with blue text that has an eagle's head and five stars in the center with the words "Service Members Legal Defense Network" (SLDN) around the image. The button is inside an archival box.
Date: unknown
Creator: Service Members Legal Defense Network

[Button for the SLDN]

Description: Round button with blue text that has an eagle's head and five stars in the center with the words "Service Members Legal Defense Network" (SLDN) around the image. The button is inside an archival box.
Date: unknown
Creator: Service Members Legal Defense Network

[Cheer Dallas Megaphone]

Description: White megaphone with a blue and red logo for Cheer Dallas in the center. Decorative blue and red stars are below the logo in a ring around the wide end of the megaphone.
Date: unknown

[Cheer Dallas Megaphone]

Description: White megaphone with a blue and red logo for Cheer Dallas in the center. Decorative blue and red stars are below the logo in a ring around the wide end of the megaphone.
Date: unknown

[Fabric Samples]

Description: Three fabric samples. The first is brown and white with red and black circles. The second is light brown and white striped with small blue accents. The third is dark brown.
Date: unknown

[Gay Urban Truth Squad Button]

Description: Square, black button on a small plastic stand. There is a pink triangle near the top, with a purple "stamp" that says "G*U*T*S" and the words "Gay Urban Truth Squad" written at the bottom. The Gay Urban Truth Squad (GUTS) was a side project of the Dallas Gay Alliance.
Date: unknown
Creator: Monroe, Bruce

[John Thomas Bell Wall magnet]

Description: Magnet for the John Thomas Memorial Bell Wall, a National AIDS Memorial, at the Cathedral of Hope in Dallas. It has an image of three bells bordered by the words "Justice," "Hope," and "Remembrance."
Date: unknown

[Paper Craft Hand Holding Heart]

Description: Paper craft blue hand holding white heart.The heart and hand have been woven together. There is some faint writing in pencil on the thumb that cannot be read.
Date: unknown

[PFLAG Sticker]

Description: Sticker for P-FLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays). The sticker has a purple background and white text; there is an illustration of an interlocked heart and triangle in the center with the text "Family" above and "www.pflag.org" printed below.
Date: unknown
Creator: Parents & Friends of Lesbians and Gays

[Resource Center Dallas Logo]

Description: Close-up of a blue and red logo over the left breast of a white T-shirt. The logo has an outline of a house with a candle inside and the text "Resource Center of Dallas Volunteer" written underneath.
Date: unknown

[Vials of Medication]

Description: Two vials of the drug Compound Q. This non-FDA approved medication was acquired by the Dallas Buyer’s Club for the treatment of AIDS. The vials have serial numbers and words written in Chinese characters as well as dosages written on the sides.
Date: unknown

[World War One Doughboy Helmet]

Description: Doughboy helmet owned by Alvin Mansfield Owsley during World War One, made of steel with an anjustable leather chin strap. Officially known as the M1917 Helmet, it was also known colloquially as the dishpan hat, tin pan hat, washbasin, battle bowler, and Kelly helmet.
Date: unknown