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The Opening of the First Season at Mineral Wells

Description: A.F. Weaver obtained this cartoon from a jocular booklet titled "Inside Story About the Waters", now in the Palo Pinto County Album collection (q.v.). The booklet is written in the nineteenth-century burlesque tradition, and is not meant to be taken seriously. See also the cartoons "The First Well Was Dug Here in 1877" and "Mr. Lynch on His Way to Discover Mineral Wells."
Date: unknown
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

The First Well Was Dug Here in 1877

Description: This photograph illustrates a cartoon. "1880" is written in ink at bottom of the photograph, evidently in correction of the cartoon. Lynch arrived in what would later be Mineral Wells in 1877. His first well, dug to forty-one feet in 1878, was dry. The second well, drilled deeper, was in 1880. Please see also "Opening of the First Season at Mineral Wells" and "Mr. Lynch on His Way to Discover Mineral Wells." The cartoon appears to have been taken by A. F. Weaver from a jocular booklet titled "Inside Story About the Waters" which is in the holdings of the Palo Pinto County Album (q.v.). The booklet was written in the nineteenth-century burlesque tradition, and Weaver makes no comment on the cartoon or the booklet.
Date: unknown
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[Comics with Criticisms]

Description: Cartoons drawn by Roy Crane, Jr., depicting a farm scene, a street scene, and a scene inside a small house, with notes and criticisms handwritten around the drawings.
Date: [1915, 1916]
Creator: Crane, Roy, Jr.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Cartoon Sketch of Kenneth Parker at Desk]

Description: Photocopied cartoon sketch by M. A. Krieger of Kenneth Parker sitting at a desk with a red feather quill pointing at a document. The phrase, "Parker #1", can be seen written on the feather quill, and the name, Kenneth Parker, can be seen written on the document within the drawing.
Date: unknown
Creator: Krieger, Marvin A.
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

Mr. Lynch On His Way to Discover Mineral Wells

Description: This picture is a photograph of a cartoon. See also "Opening of the First Season at Mineral Wells" and "The First Well Was Dug Here in 1877." Please note the centipede, illustrated along with other forms of wildlife. Also, please note the Indians, who appear to be friendly. A.F. Weaver took this cartoon from a jocular booklet titled "Inside Story About the Waters" (q.v.) that is in the Palo Pinto County Album collection (q.v.) It is written in the nineteenth-century burlesque style, and need not be taken seriously.
Date: October 16, 2006
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[The Leader Tablet with Drawings]

Description: A Leader writing tablet with a maroon cardboard cover, containing drawings and writings by Roy Crane, including illustrations of buildings, houses, battles, ships, trains, and automobiles. There are a few school exercises among the illustrations.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Crane, Roy, Jr.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Red Chief Writing Tablet with Drawings]

Description: A Red Chief writing tablet containing drawings and writings by Roy Crane, including illustrations of buildings, trolleys, ships, trains, and automobiles. There are several square pieces of paper missing from the pages.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Crane, Roy, Jr.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Red Ruled School Tablet with Drawings]

Description: A Red Ruled school writing tablet with a decorative gold and red cardboard cover, containing drawings and writings by Roy Crane, including illustrations of buildings, trolleys, ships, trains, and automobiles.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Crane, Roy, Jr.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

S'Matter Pop! Cartoons

Description: A booklet of S'Matter Pop! comic strips by C. M. Payne, with an illustration of the comic's characters by Roy Crane, Jr. on the front cover.
Date: 19uu
Creator: Payne, Charles M.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library