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Tent and Attachment.

Description: Patent for a new and improved tent. This design is "to provide a tent-frame in such a manner that it may be readily folded into small compass, and which when extended for use will be very strong and serviceable" (lines 14-17). To this end, it consists of a cap, "of the rafters pivoted in the walls of said recesses and having their ends formed with a short incline or bevel and a longer or different incline or bevel" (lines 1-4).
Date: November 26, 1889
Creator: Turner, Epraim Meral
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Camp Scene]

Description: Photograph of a camp scene with a pot hanging from a spit over a fire pit and three men under a tent in the background. Possibly a Boy Scout camp.
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[People Sitting Under a Tree]

Description: This photograph shows a group of people - both men and women of different ages - and they are standing under a large tree. The men are all wearing suits and hats; the women are wearing dresses and hats as well. The people in the front row are sitting in chairs and there are people standing in a second row behind them. The ground in front of them is covered in short grass and there is a small bush. In the background, there are some other trees. To the left, there appears to be a covered wagon, and to the far right, there is a white tent.
Date: c. 1902 - 1903
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Camp Scene at Night

Description: Night photograph of a campsite in West Texas near Mule Ear Canyon. The photographer, Fred Smithers ignited flash powder on a sheet of paper to create the photo. This photo was included in a research paper by Jaime Javier Vasquez for an American History class in 1978.
Date: unknown
Creator: Smithers, Frederick William
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Photograph of a Military Camp]

Description: Photograph of a military camp with tremendous amounts of rain. There is a soldier heading into a tent. There is a lot of water by the tents and on the ground. There is a note on the back of the photograph that reads: "Wet camp. nr. Mex brdr. 1916/7."
Date: 1916
Partner: Texas Military Forces Museum

[Photograph of Unplanted Area by Tents]

Description: Photograph of an unplanted area by tents and stakes in the ground. There are soldiers in the background. There is a note on the front of the photograph that reads: " HE SLEEPS." There is a note on the back of the photograph that reads: "Probably MX BRDR 1916/7."
Date: 1916
Partner: Texas Military Forces Museum