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Postcard of Cannon; Postcard of Weapons Magazine

Description: Copy photograph of two images. In the top image, several uniformed soldiers load a cannon. In the top left corner is a poem, which reads, "I'd like to load a gun like this/With a message and perhaps a kiss/To let you know how proud I am/That you have backed up Uncle Sam." The bottom image shows the weapons magazine of Fort Phantom Hill. The magazine is a small stone building. A cow walks in front. The bottom text reads, "Magazine at Fort Phantom Hill, near Abilene, Texas. Commanded by Robert E. Lee, in 1852. Mrs. L.B. Bradfield. Pub."
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Improvement in Breech-Loading Fire-Arms.

Description: Patent for improvements in Winchester Repeating fire-arms, or magazine fire-arms. Patent for improvements in the "interior mechanism for operating the breech-block and resisting the recoil, and in the combination of parts". Patent that increases strength and capability to resist recoil, increases the charge of powder. Together, the ball is carried faster and farther with "perfect safety and without increase of recoil or rebound".
Date: July 31, 1877
Creator: Petmecky, Joseph C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

J. O. Glassford in Masonic Uniform

Description: Copy negative of J. O. Glassford wearing a masonic uniform. In the picture he is also holding a sword and wearing a hat. He is standing on a field and is surrounded by flowers. In the background there are bushes and trees and a partially visible automobile.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Men by Cannon

Description: Copy negative of a group of unidentified men standing beside a cannon. Two of the men are holding guns to their sides, and two others are handling the ammunition for the cannon. In the background, there are hills and grass.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Gunpowder Can.

Description: Patent for new container for holding and dispensing gunpowder with illustrations consisting of "glass vessel incased within a metallic jacket and having an exteriorly-screw-threaded neck, in combination with a cap or cover" (page 2, lines 1-3) to increase safety and prevent corrosion of vessel.
Date: March 25, 1890
Creator: Lee, Newton M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department