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Folding Ladder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved folding ladder. This design consists in "the combination, with main supporting-strips, of recessed auxiliary strips connected thereto, rounds formed with bows, sections which pass through the recesses of the auxiliary strips, and stops which bear against the main supporting strips, and strengthening strips, through which the bows of the rounds pass" (lines 77-84).
Date: December 27, 1887
Creator: Ethridge, William Spencer.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Children on Ladder

Description: Copy negative of a big group of children standing under a wooden ladder, with different ones poking through the steps. In the background there is a house with a small porch.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Old House]

Description: Photograph building project on an old house in West Texas. The photo shows the wall of the house that has two large arches in it, a ladder leaning against the roof and stones stacked on another part of the roof.
Date: 1972~
Creator: Graham, Val
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Two Men Sitting by Ladder]

Description: Photograph of two men sitting by a ladder. They are both looking at the camera and wearing hats. The ladder is to the left of the photo. Back of photo reads, "Whitten, Mr. Harris - Westinghouse Engr, New Trans Bank".
Date: unknown
Partner: Edison Museum

[Domed Building]

Description: Photograph of the inside of the main section of the new Longview Public Library in Longview, Texas. There is a large, illuminated cupola in the center of the photograph, and there is tall, metal scaffolding near the left side of the cupola. There are three men working on the inside of the library, and one of the men is holding a ladder.
Date: unknown
Creator: Roberts, Jerrey
Partner: Longview Public Library

[Photograph of Mary Hammond]

Description: Photograph of Mary Hammond standing at the bottom of a metal ladder in a yard, with a house behind a fence in the background. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says "Mary Hammond, Hopkinsville, KY (near Camp Campbell)."
Date: 1943
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Men Underneath Trees]

Description: Photograph of three men standing underneath trees. The man in the middle is pointing upward. A ladder is extending upward from behind a tree toward branches approximately twenty feet off of the ground.
Date: unknown
Creator: Dietel, Norman
Partner: LBJ Museum of San Marcos

[Three Women Standing on Ladder]

Description: Photograph of three women standing on a ladder outside near a building. They are in white dresses. One is wearing a hard hat and one is wearing a regular hat. Back of photo reads, "Top: Mamie Voyles, Bessie Allen, Theresa [unreadable] McFarland 1930".
Date: 1930
Partner: Edison Museum

[Man in Front of House]

Description: Photograph of a man standing in front of the fence around a two-story house in Cleveland, Texas. A woman stands on the second story balcony, and a ladder is placed against the roof to the left.
Date: unknown
Creator: Young, Moon
Partner: Cleveland Historic Society

[Photograph of Mathew Whitley]

Description: Photograph of Mathew Whitley sitting in a rocking chair outside his home. He holds an open book in his hands. The chair has been placed just outside the shade of a nearby tree. There are two other chairs on the house's porch, each by a door. A ladder can be seen leaning against the side of the house.
Date: 18uu
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis


Description: Patent for a ladder that will allow its prop legs to be slided longitudinally of the main ladder legs to form an extension ladder.
Date: May 23, 1912
Creator: Vierheller, Paul E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Postcard of a Long Fire Truck on a Street]

Description: Postcard with a photograph of a long fire truck parked on the side of a street; according to the note on the back this was "Truck #5" of the fire department. There are seven firemen sitting down on the vehicle, three in the front, three in the middle, and one sitting on the back end. The sign hanging above the says: "Crescent Creamery Co."
Date: [1909..1912]
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas