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[Farmers & Merchants Lumber Company Float]

Description: Photograph of the Farmers & Merchants Lumber Co. float in the Mai-Fest Parade. The float is made to look like a small house with a covered front porch, and brick on the bottom. The sign on top says "Johns-Manville Asbestos Shingles." On the side of the house it says "Farmers & Merchants Lumber Co. 'The Home Builders'" and "Sherwin-Williams Paints and Varnishes." The float is parked in front of unidentified stores.
Date: May 1927
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Unidentified Float]

Description: Photograph of a float in the Maifest. The float is covered in flowers and decorations and a large butterfly on the front, and there are children in costume riding. There are people on the sidewalk behind.
Date: 1927
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Well-Bucket.

Description: Patent for a well bucket with a float attachment to prevent the bucket from hitting the bottom of the well and stirring up sand or mud.
Date: July 30, 1907
Creator: Thomas, Eliga Moran
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Men in Uniform on Parade Float]

Description: Photograph of a large float with men in uniform holding flags on its platform. The float and car driving it are covered with a large striped cloth, and there are more people seated at the very back of the float. Spectators can be seen watching from the other side of the road in the background. The back of the photograph is a postcard.
Date: 1923
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[View of Parade from Above]

Description: Photograph of a parade from above. There is one white float with a woman standing on it, wearing what appears to be a Statue of Liberty costume, proceeding between crowds of people and down a street with buildings on either side. The crowds continue into the distance in the background. The back of the photograph is a postcard.
Date: 1923
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Church float in parade]

Description: Postcard of a church float in a parade. There is a man driving and a boy sitting on the front of the car holding a sign that reads, "First Church Built in Port Arthur 1897 - Now has 33 Churches." There are spectators in the background watching from the side of the road and from a balcony on a house.
Date: 1923
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Parade Float]

Description: Photograph of a float in a parade. Women are sitting in the float, and two men on horses are riding next to it. There are crowds of people on either side of the road, and people watching from the windows of a building in the background. People walking behind the float are carrying flags, and there is a car behind them in the distance. The back of the photograph is a postcard.
Date: 1923
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[View of Parade]

Description: Photograph of a parade from above. There is a float with a large globe on it with three people pushing it from behind. There are crowds of people on either side of the street.
Date: 1923
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Float in a Parade From Above]

Description: Photograph of a float in a parade from above. There is a woman on the float in what appears to be a Statue of Liberty costume, and a person walking to the right of the float waving a flag. There are crowds watching from both sides of the road and from balconies and windows on nearby buildings. Ahead of the float, more people can be seen carrying flags.
Date: 1923
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[G. Hermann Furniture Company Float]

Description: Photograph of the G. Hermann Furniture Company float in the Maifest parade in 1922. The float looks like a boat with flowers on it. There is a flag with the furniture company's name on the front and an American flag on the back. "Hermann's" is written at the front below the flag. The float is parked in front of a store. There are three men and a woman kneeling in front, and a woman, a man, and a child are sitting inside the float. "Mai-Fest 1922" is written on the photograph just below the back of the float.
Date: May 1922
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Fink Brothers Float]

Description: Photograph of the Fink Brothers float in the 1922 Mai-Fest parade. There are two men and a woman in the float. It is covered in signs for Tidal Wave Flour and "New Way" Flour. The large signs on the front and right side say "We sell these Famous all purpose Flours." There are sacks of flower in the float. Written under the float is "Mai-Fest 1922." The float is in front of some unknown buildings.
Date: May 1922
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Mai-Fest Airplane Float]

Description: Photograph of a float made to look like an airplane. There are four people sitting in the float, and they are parked on the street in front of a house. Written under the float is "Mai-Fest 1925."
Date: May 1925
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[M. E. Fisher Stores Float]

Description: Photograph of the M. E. Fisher Stores float. The float is decorated with flowers and streamers and says "M. E. Fisher-Stores, Brenham, Temple" on the side. A man and a woman are standing to the left, and there are four children on the float. The three girls are wearing dresses, and the boy is wearing a tuxedo, top hat, and monocle. He has a cigar in his mouth and a cane in his left hand. The float is in front of an unidentified store. Written under the float is "May 18, 1928."
Date: May 18, 1928
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Henry A. Wood - Lumber Float]

Description: Photograph of the Henry A. Wood Lumber float. The float is decorated with flowers, streamers, and Chinese lanterns. There is a bench on the back of the float with five children sitting on it, and a man is in the cab driving. The float is parked in front of an unidentified house. The photo is dated May 17, 1928.
Date: May 17, 1928
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Women on a Parade Float]

Description: Photograph of several women dressed as Indians sitting next to a log cabin on a float during a parade in Cleveland, Texas. A banner hanging from the side of the float reads "'Early Texas' by Galaxy Manor Nursing Center".
Date: unknown
Creator: Young, Moon
Partner: Cleveland Historic Society

[Port Arthur Downtown Parade]

Description: Photograph of a parade in downtown Port Arthur, Texas. A float is in the middle of a large crowd. The float is filled with young women. Three girls in light dresses are standing at the back. A young girl is standing with her hands on what appears to be a large birthday cake. Several more girls in dark dresses are seated at the front of the float. A large paper star is on the very back of the float.
Date: unknown
Creator: Moon Photographic Service
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[CavOILcade Parade]

Description: Photograph of the princesses float for the CavOILcade Parade. One woman is sitting under an arch at the top of the float, and nineteen other women are sitting on the edges of the float. Other parades floats are behind the princesses float. In the background, there is a crowd of people watching the parade.
Date: October 26, 1974
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Armistice Day Parade Float]

Description: Photograph of five individuals standing and one individual sitting on a parade float. One of them is barbecuing, three are dressed as soldiers with a gun, one is dressed as a nurse, and one is dressed as if he was injured. The text on the back of the photo reads, "Aug. 12, 1983 Ralph A. Bickler files probably Armistice Day Parade Nov. 11, 1918 (Ralph is not on float. Mrs. R.A.B.".
Date: November 11, 1918
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Fishing-Bob

Description: Patent for a fishing bob that "will be simple of construction, efficient in operation, one which may be manufactured at a minimum cost, and one in which the bob may be readily adjusted upon the line and securely held against accidental movement."(Lines 10-15) Including illustrations and instructions.
Date: April 21, 1903
Creator: Scott, John S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Parade Float

Description: Copy photograph of the Alpha Omicron float in a Christmas parade in Abilene, Texas. On the float are four women wearing hats, long-sleeved blouses, skirts and boots. The float says, "Joy to the World" on its side and, "Alpha Omicron" on front.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library