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[Outside of an Envelope]

Description: Photograph of the outside of an envelope. It reads "The Radio Post / 'The Hill Country's Most Popular Weekly' / P. O. Box 593 / Fredericksburg, Texas 78624". "9/4/75" is written on the envelope.
Date: September 4, 1975
Creator: Dietel, Norman
Partner: LBJ Museum of San Marcos


Description: Patent for an envelope "whereby the cutting device acts as a partial ejector for the letter" (lines 12-13), including illustrations and instructions.
Date: December 1, 1914
Creator: Donaldson, James Macon
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a new and improved envelope. This design calls for "a projecting flap, to which the postage stamp or stamps may be attached in such a manner that the said stamp or stamps may be canceled by perforation (or by means of a punch or otherwise) without danger of injuring the contents of the envelope" (lines 14-19).
Date: March 16, 1880
Creator: Terry, James Doss.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a new envelop that allows for "greater privacy and safety" (line 17) and "to be readily opened by the recipient" (line 19).
Date: March 26, 1901
Creator: Keller, John & Titsworth, Richard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Rohne & Hoodenpyle Envelope]

Description: Blank, letter-sized envelope. The printed return address says: Rohne & Hoodenpyle, Attorneys at Law, 414 Arlington Bank & Trust Building, Arlington, Texas 76010.
Date: unknown
Creator: Rohne & Hoodenpyle
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

Stamp and Envelope Moistener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved moistener for stamps and envelopes. This design "is to provide apparatus for moistening stamps and adhesive envelopes; and it consists in certain improvements in that class of stamp-moisteners in which a roller carrying an endless belt of cloth is journaled on a box or a cup containing water, into which the endless band projects" (lines 8-14).
Date: August 5, 1884
Creator: Beaumont, David Greenleaf
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Envelope Fragment, August 5, 1853]

Description: Envelope fragment postmarked Saco, ME. August 5, 1853. The right side of the front of the envelope, where the address would have appeared, had been torn away. The envelope was received on August 16, 1853 according to the written note at the bottom left corner. Part of a red seal is still on the back.
Date: August 5, 1853
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Envelope Addressed to D. W. Voorhies]

Description: Opened envelope sent from the S.D. Myres Saddle Company and addressed to D.W. Voorhies, postmarked September 1935. The front of the envelope is decorated with a logo in the upper-left corner -- with the text "S.D. Myres Saddle Co., El Paso, Texas, Cowboy Supplies. Be Happy - Ride A Myres Saddle" -- and an illustration of a cowboy in the lower-right corner holding a lasso that runs across the top of the envelope and around the logo.
Date: September 20, 1935
Creator: S. D. Myres Saddle Company
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[Intra-District Correspondence Envelope]

Description: Intra-district correspondence envelope for Township High School District 214. The envelope was used eighteen times, according to the ledger, with the first seventeen names crossed out with various colored inks. The last person to sign the envelope was Esther Perica on November 3rd for building EGHS.
Date: unknown
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Two Men in Office]

Description: Photograph of a man standing with one hand on the back of the chair of another man, who sits with a large envelope in his hands, in an office in Wilson County, Texas.
Date: unknown
Partner: Wilson County Historical Society