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Improvement in Rifle-Barrels.

Description: Patent for a "new and useful improvement in firearms" (lines 4-5), including instructions and illustrations. The invention provides "a gun-barrel with a number of cutters or plows for grooving the ball, said cutters or plows to correspond with with the number of guides or ribs which the gun is formed" (lines 20-25).
Date: December 11, 1877
Creator: Littlejohn, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Boy With Rifle and Accompanying Poem]

Description: Photograph of a boy with a rifle resting on his shoulders. The boy is standing on a hill above a road and a farmhouse, with fields and hills in the distance. The photograph is mounted above a poem by Joe Clark, titled "Hillbilly Memories." Narrative by Junebug Clark: This boy is the grandson, (Maybe great grandson. He was a couple years older than me), of WWI Hero Sergeant Alvin York. Photo was taken near Sgt. York's home in Jamestown, TN. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS. Signed by: Joe Clark, HBSS
Date: 19uu
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Boys playing with toy guns outside a home

Description: Two boys stand outside a house holding toy rifles. One boy is wearing blue shorts and white t-shirt holding a black toy rifle in his hands as he looks at the camera. Next to him another boy wearing pants and a shirt holds a brown toy rifle in front of his face. In the background a small, white doghouse can be seen.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of Charles R. Delphenis

[Women posing with rifles]

Description: Postcard of a group of women outdoors posing with rifles, from the Gaye Eeds Glenn collection. They are wearing long white dresses and standing in front of shrubs. The woman on the left side of the photograph is drinking out of a large jug.
Date: 1912/1915
Partner: Collingsworth County Museum