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[Playing Cards]

Description: Photograph of a group of elderly people, gathered around a small square table in a room with curtains covering the windows. A man and two women are playing cards, while the rest of the group watches and talks.
Date: 1970
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Alley Ball]

Description: Photograph of a young boy, Junebug Clark, swinging a bat at a baseball. The game is being played in an alley way in Hamtramck, Michigan. This photo of Junebug appears in the Joe Clark, HBSS book "Detroit. God's Greatest City." Photo by Bernice Clark. Signed by: Bernice Clark Clark PhotoFile: 7766-76
Date: 195u
Creator: Clark, Bernice
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Game-Cards.

Description: Patent for game cards. Provide attractive cards with detailed instructions on how to play card games.
Date: August 12, 1902
Creator: Sharp, Bird H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Card Game

Description: Patent for an invention of a new card game to assist with arithmetical computations and outlines of different objects, including illustrations.
Date: May 6, 1913
Creator: Hobbs, James Joseph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Game Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a new and improved game. This design "relates to that class of game apparatus in which tilting levers or arms located at the end of an alley or board and bearing numerals designating their value in the game are designed to be struck by balls, so as to displace or change the position of said levers. The invention consists in the construction and combination of the parts forming the apparatus" (lines 14-22).
Date: April 19, 1881
Creator: Pittman, William D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Marbles

Description: 134 round ceramic marbles: 16 purplish red; 10 deep violet; 13 deep blue; 14 deep green; 5 very dark, reddish-purple; 13 strong yellow-brown; 17 orange-yellow; 8 mottled; 38 unpainted.
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Molasses Stir-Off Shoe Game]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark in the summer of 2014 Photograph of a group of teenagers from Lincoln Memorial University in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee playing a game of "Shoes in a Circle" A boy and girl team up and removed their shoes and pile them up randomly with other contestants shoes. A signal starts the mad rush to find and put on their shoes. The team to complete the task first wins. This photo appears on page 766 of National Geographic Magazine. A 21 page article on Cumberland Gap and its people with photographs by Joe Clark, HBSS appears in this early 1940's publication. It's a great article. I'm sorry that I don't have the date handy now, but if you have gotten this far... I'd highly recommend digging further for that Geographic Magazine. Overall Background: These Molasses Making Stir-off photos were shot by Joe Clark HBSS in the early to mid-1940s. Either on the farm of Fred Whitaker about four miles southwest of Cumberland Gap, or in Cumberland Gap on the farm of Baptist preacher the Rev. Hugh Vancel. More information about these images can be found in scrapbooks in the Clark Family Collection at the University of North Texas Special Collections Library. Specifically in a Detroit news pictorial article published December 13, 1942 titles "stir-off party" where mountaineers make molasses and merriment. Also in life magazine published November 13, 1950 [page 156] titled “Stir-off Time in Tennessee, Fun Starts in Hills as Molasses Boils.’ Also in the library is NBC Today Show video taped story on Joe Clark HBSS by Bob Dotson. It features Joe Clark returning to Cumberland Gap Tennessee to photograph a molasses stir off taking place in the same location as some of these photographs and attended by some of the same people in the early ...
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Game Apparatus

Description: Patent for a game that is designed to impart instruction or information according to subject or topic desired.
Date: November 22, 1910
Creator: Prickett, Clinton E. & Cool, Roy D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Playing-Cards.

Description: Patent for a card game that aims to teach players the workings of the electoral college. There are 208 cards, divided into four types: "eagle," "star," "banner," "flag," and gathering one of each type gives the player an electoral vote. The cards feature presidential candidates of the mid-1800s.
Date: March 27, 1906
Creator: Noonan, James Harrison
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Amusement Apparatus

Description: Patent for a fishing game for amusement parks which has a canal of liquid agitated to form a current with pictures of fish in it that when caught get the person fishing different prizes depending on the symbol they have on them.
Date: August 10, 1909
Creator: Pressey, Charles A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Board Game]

Description: Photograph of a game board of interlocking hexagons for a space-themed, strategy role-playing game. The card explaining the rules of the game and cards for player stats can be seen laid on top of the board.
Date: August 22, 1974
Creator: Mears, Dewey G.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Men Huddled in a Group]

Description: Photograph of a group of young men at Camp Mabry huddled around a mat, watching a game of crap. In the background is a line of tents. Text on the back reads, "A little crap game an every day sport here".
Date: 191u
Location Info:
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Children Playing Hopscotch]

Description: Photograph of a group of children running around in a small room, jumping and playing hopscotch. "Hop Scotch" is written beneath the bottom left corner of the mounted image, and "Joe Clark, H.B.S.S." is signed beneath the bottom right corner. Narrative by Junebug Clark: Additional information and photos can be found in the pdf document "Life Magazine HBSS Photos" pages 198-199. This photo appears full page in LIFE magazine. January 5, 1959. Pages 37-38. "Hipped on Hopscotch" "Saint Elmo Elementary pupils in Chatanooga, Tenn. must be the happiest-hopscotch school in the U.S." Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS. Signed by: Joe Clark, HBSS
Date: August 1959
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Children Playing Hopscotch]

Description: Photograph of a child playing hopscotch next to a stairwell. In the image, more children stand watching in the small space. The photograph was used in Life magazine. Narrative by Junebug Clark: Additional information and photos can be found in the pdf document "Life Magazine HBSS Photos" pages 198-199. This photo appears in LIFE magazine. January 5, 1959. Pages 37-38. "Hipped on Hopscotch." "Saint Elmo Elementary pupils in Chatanooga, Tenn. must be the happiest-hopscotch school in the U.S." Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS.
Date: August 1959
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Shoes in a Circle

Description: Photograph of a young couple at a Molasses Stir-off in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Published in National Geographic Magazine. December 1943. Page 766. Captioned: Playing “Shoes in a Circle” by Moonlight is Mirthful Sport After sides are chosen, the competitors take off their shoes and mix them willy-nilly on the ground. A signal starts a wild scramble in which everybody tries to find and put on his own footgear. The team first properly shod wins. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS. Clark PhotoFile: 5800
Date: 1943
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Pistol Game Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pistol game. This design "consists of a pistol device of novel construction, in combination with a horizontal revolving table having stalls for reception of a ball, the said pistol device being to drop the ball into the table while revolving for playing a game in which the score of the game is to be counted by the number of the stall into which the ball chances to fall" (lines 8-15).
Date: March 4, 1884
Creator: Mestier, John Reni
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department