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[Potato Cellar Ruins]

Description: Photograph of potato cellar ruins on Alma Neffendorf's farm. The entrance to the cellar is made of stone and miscellaneous foliage is growing throughout the surrounding area.
Date: 1961
Creator: Streng, Evelyn Fiedler
Partner: Texas Lutheran University


Description: Patent for a potato digger, which leaves the potatoes on top of the soil and can be used in a variety of different soil types.
Date: October 19, 1909
Creator: Herring, Jesie M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Potato Digger.

Description: Patent for "new and useful improvements in potato-diggers, designed to cut away the vines and to throw them out of the way of the plow-points." (lines 5-10) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 22, 1900
Creator: Winfrey, Zachary T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Postcard of Giant Potato]

Description: Postcard of a man standing on a giant potato in a train car. Typed text on the front of the postcard says "Potato - The Kind we Raise in Maine." A handwritten note addressed to Miss Helen Aten says "Dear Helen, I saw a Indian an wigwam it was made out of birch bark. I am sitting in the trailer writing this do you want one of these potatoes? Claire."
Date: May 1943
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum


Description: Patent for a potato cutter for dividing seed potatoes into sections for planting.
Date: February 25, 1908
Creator: Wheeler, Melley M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Humor Postcard, Potato; Humor Postcard, Corn

Description: Copy negative of two humor postcards advertising for Bradshaw, Texas. In the top postcard two oversize potatoes are carried on a train. In the bottom postcard an oversize cob of corn is carried on a train. The text on both cards reads, "The Kind We Raise in Bradshaw, Tex."
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Potato Screening and Sorting Machine.

Description: Patent for "new and useful Improvements in Potato Screening and Sorting Machines" (lines 6-8). "This invention relates to potato screening and sorting machines, and has for one of its objects the provision of a machine of this character, which is simple in construction, efficient in operation, and which can be manufactured at a nominal cost" (lines 13-18).
Date: November 23, 1915
Creator: Harris, Thomas Sanders & Morgan, Joseph Penell
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sweet potatoes gathered from City's Victory Garden

Description: Photograph of men gathering sweet potatoes from Austin's Victory Garden. Baskets of sweet potatoes are visible in the foreground and cars are parked along the road in the background. Image was used in the City's 1943 Annual Report.
Date: November 9, 1943
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Laboratory
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout, July 16, 1870]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his mother. He wrote to her to inform her about his family's affairs. He told her about his work and his affiliation with the radical Republican Party. In the letter, he stated that he believed they were the South's hope for prosperity.
Date: July 16, 1870
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[News Script: News briefs]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a Petty Produce Company refrigerator truck crashing on Highway 114, which resulted in the loss of $16,000 worth of onions, potatoes, and machinery.
Date: September 30, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter to Linnet Moore and Family, June 1901]

Description: Letter from an unknown person to Linnet Moore and family discussing daily events, crops, household chores, and news of family and friends. The letter is dated June 20, 1901 and June 21, 1901. It is torn in several places, making it difficult to read. Some of the pages are numbered, and some are not, so it is unclear if the pages are in the correct order.
Date: June 1901
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections