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[Postcard of Rotterdam Fire Department]

Description: Postcard of fire fighters carrying ladders via handcarts. A handwritten message to the recipient on the back of the postcard says, "I was for a few days out of town. I could not answer directly. This is our old type of fire brigade, but we have also the newer auto steam brigade. Please send me some few about farming [...]"
Date: unknown
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard of Amsterdam Fire Department on a Boat]

Description: Postcard of the Amsterdam Fire Department aboard a boat. The boat has smoke rising from exhaust pipes, and it is towing a smaller boat seen behind it. The back of the photograph has a handwritten note from the sender that says, "Thanks for cards. I hope you like these. Many salutations [...]"
Date: unknown
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

Vacation Bible School

Description: Photograph of a group of children and an adult female standing outside of a building to the right of the image identified as the Vacation Bible School. They are standing roughly into 4 rows, with the front row of girls wearing knee-length dresses and the boys dressed in different styles of dungarees. Only two of the girls are wearing shoes. There are two large trees in the distance. Black hand-written text on the back of the photograph is in a Germanic language, possibly Dutch, while a succeeding blue line of text reads, "Vacation Bible School, Stephanie Swendsen".
Date: June 1937
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Nova & accuratissima totius terrarum orbis tabula nautica variationum magneticarum index juxta observationes anno 1700.

Description: Map shows magnetic variations, trade routes, seasonal currents, coastal ports and settlements for six continents; continents of Australia and North America are incomplete. Includes text notes, illustrated title cartouche, and dates of discovery. Inset: "Asin que rien ne manquast à cette carte, nou arons ajoûté ce Cercle Polaire en partie pour montrer l'inclinaison de Meridien vers le Pole en partie pour évitar le trop grand rétrecissement de nôtre échelle." Scale not given.
Date: [1739..1750]
Creator: Halley, Edmond, 1656-1742
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

De Golf van Mexico de eilanden en het omleggende land : zaamengesteld en op nieuw gecorrigeerd volgens de beste waarnemingen.

Description: Map shows routes into the Caribbean area and the Gulf of Mexico; the Bahamas, Cuba, and other islands of the West Indies, the northern coast of South America, lower Mexico, both coasts of Guatimala, the Gulf coast, and the Florida peninsula. Relief shown pictorially. Scale [ca. 1:13,800,000].
Date: 1792
Creator: Elwe, Jan Barend
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Hos Globos Terracqueum, ac Cœlestem dicat, et donat Rm̃o P.D. Sigismundo Pollitio à Placentia Prœposito Generali Monachorum Eremitorum S. Hyeronimi Congreg: Lombardiæ, P.M. Coronelli, Cosmographus P.

Description: Map shows world continents and oceans, with vague boundaries for parts of Australian coast, Antarctica, and Pacific coast of North America. Scale not given.
Date: [1683..1716]
Creator: Coronelli, Vincenzo, 1650-1718
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Americae septentrionalis pars I.

Description: Map shows "Louisania" [French Louisiana], "Tecas" [Texas], New Navare and New Mexico, "Great Space of Land unknown," settlements, and areas of Native American habitation. Inset: [Map of Baffin's Bay, Hudson's Bay and adjacent lands]; in upper left corner: "This scale is half of the other." Includes dates and names of explorers. Relief shown pictorially. Scale not indicated.
Date: [1750..1770]
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Pas kaart van de boght van Florida: met de canaal tusschen Florida en Cuba door Vooght geometra t Amsterdam.

Description: Map shows Gulf of Mexico coastline portion of Florida, tip of the Yucatan peninsula, and most of Cuba; fortifications, structures, and points of anchorage on insets. Insets: "Bahia de Matanças int Groodt," "Havana int Groodt," and "Baja Honda int Groodt." Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings. Scale not given.
Date: [1685..1705]
Creator: Keulen, Johannes van, 1654-1715
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

America Septentrionalis.

Description: Map shows known extent of North and Central America, the West Indies and the northern part of South America; California as an island; large lake called Buttons Bay in the vicinity of the Great Lakes region. Includes text notes. Relief shown pictorially. Scale not given.
Date: [1625..1645]
Creator: Jansson, Jan, 1588-1664
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Nieuwe en algemeene kaart van America.

Description: Map shows European possessions in the New World, major settlements, islands in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, coast of Portugal, Spain, and Africa. Uncharted northwestern portion of North America is marked "Niet Ontdekte" [not known]. Includes notes on discoveries and explorers with dates. Relief shown pictorially. Scale not given.
Date: 1783
Creator: Bachiene, Willem Albert, 1712-1783
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library