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[Unveiling of 1961 Automobiles]

Description: Photograph of 1961 Automobiles being unveiled on the parking ramp of Detroit's Cobo Hall. This appeared as a two page spread in Life Magazine's October 17, 1960 issue. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS. Clark PhotoFile: 7800-110. The Life Magazine article was titled: The Hot Issue of America's Vitality and read. "On the futuristic ramp of Detroit's Cobo Hall, a parade of 1961 model autos spiraled down from the roof to be enshrined, almost like jewels, for this week's opening of the 43rd National Auto Show in the brand-new $54 million exposition palace beside the Detroit River. This was a sight guaranteed to stir excitement in the breast of a car-conscious nation on wheels. But it was more than that. The manufacture of automobiles is one of the nation's largest industries and a major index of the health of its economy. Here Detroit hoped to learn whether the public would approve what it was offering. Here too it could be possible to foretell with fair accuracy whether the nation could expect a year of boom or business doldrums. Detroit's splash with the '61s takes on even greater significance because this is an election year in which the state of the economy and how to improve its future has become a bitterly divisive issue between Vice President Nixon and Senator John Kennedy. President Eisenhower tacitly acknowledged the political importance of what went on in Cobo Hall by promising to make an address there on October 17. Big as it is, the issue is bigger than the 1961 model year. It is the absorbing issue of what goes into and comes out of every American's pocket book. It is an issue composed of vital stuff, measured in terms of prices, job or no job, growth or no growth--and it is an essential background ...
Date: 1960
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Thanksgiving Greetings

Description: Color postcard depicting a turkey standing on the shore under a tree, next to some produce of the land. In the background is the Mayflower sailing by on the ocean. Correspondence reads, "My dear Sis, many happy T.G. Greetings for you. I have you [ ] will send it soon. Lovingly, Rosa" It is addressed to Mrs. E. A. Dill, Oklahoma City, Okla. P.O.Box 838. It is postmarked Monett & Paris, Texas on Nov. 25, 1908.
Date: 1908
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

Ship at Sea

Description: Copy negative of a war ship out at sea. The ship seems big in size, with multiple anti-air guns near the control tower. A few people are seen on the front of the ship.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Causeway to Padre Island]

Description: Photograph of the causeway to Padre Island from Port Isabel. The bridge extends from the foreground of the photo into the distance. There are cars driving on both sides of the bridge.
Date: January 1978
Creator: Streng, Evelyn Fiedler
Partner: Texas Lutheran University

[Photograph of Cannes, France]

Description: Photograph of a line of old, rundown buildings on the waterfront in Cannes, France, with more buildings on a wooded hill in the background. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says "Cannes, France along the beach of the Riviera."
Date: [1944..1945]
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum