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Spoons : World's Columbian Expostion, Chicago, 1893

Description: A group of 6 spoons from the 1893 Chicago "World's Columbian Exposition" world's fair. Silverplated souvenir teaspoons, each with scrolling forms on handle. Bowl of each spoon is engraved with a view of a different building from the exposition: U.S. Government Building; Horticultural Building; Mines and Mining Building; Machinery Hall; Transportation Building; Manufacturers & Liberal Arts [Building].
Date: 1893
Creator: Leonard Manufacturing Company
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Oil Burner

Description: Patent for a oil burner. "This invention relates to improvements in that class of burners used for burning hydrocarbon oils or liquid fuel, and while it is more especially intended to be used for heating steam generators or boiler" (8-12) illustrations included.
Date: June 16, 1903
Creator: Wafer, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for "a bottle-stopper which shall not require any wire, cap or clamp for holding it and which shall by reason of its form and of the materials of which it is composed afford a tight joint or seal under all circumstances." (Lines 13-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 11, 1896
Creator: Davis, Clifton H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a hose nozzle with increased capacity and efficiency. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 16, 1897
Creator: Adams, Don B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Federica and Brothers at the Majestic Theatre]

Description: Photograph of Federica and her brothers at the Majestic Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. The portrait consists of Federica standing between her four brothers, facing right but looking at the camera. The men wear dark tuxedos with white shirts and bow ties. Federica wears a light-colored dress consisting of a three tiered ruffled skirt. Fine beading is present on the straps and low neckline of the dress. She wears a beaded headband and ballet shoes.
Date: unknown
Partner: Witte Museum

[Family Portrait with Dog]

Description: Postcard of a family portrait sent to J.B. Aguilera from Victoria. The photograph features four women and a boy seated around a dog. A baby is positioned against the belly of dog. The group is sitting in grass in front of a short fence, surrounded by foliage.
Date: unknown
Partner: Witte Museum

[Aboard the Louoma]

Description: Postcard photograph of a man and woman standing on the deck of a ship. The woman stands in front of the man, holding onto the guard rail with her left arm. She wears a long dress with a large white collar and a tasseled belt. The man leans the guard rail, wearing a suit with a bow tie and hat. A large body of water is visible behind the couple. "Abordo del Louoma" is hand-written on the image. A letter addressed to J. B. Aguilera is written in Spanish on the back.
Date: unknown
Partner: Witte Museum

[Postcard of Washington Park in Chicago]

Description: Postcard of four boats paddled by men dressed in white shirts under a wooden bridge. The scene is described as "Showing Rustic Bridge in one of the city's most beautiful parks. Located on the South Side and containing 371 acres." The letter is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin 1141 Third Ave. Huntington, West Va."
Date: August 16, 1908
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Chicago World's Fair Fountain by Night]

Description: Postcard of a fountain lit by many soft colors. The back of the postcard adds, "Magnificent lighting effects in five colors - green, red, amber, blue, and white - will make the spectacle unlike everything else in the world. 40 feet high and 200 feet wide, at the south end three single high sprays about the dome throw water 75 feet into the air." The message on the back reads, "Do wish you + Mamie could come to see the fair. It is worth seeing I think. I have spent three days there all day and a… more
Date: September 21, 1934
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Six tiered metal livestock pin]

Description: Six tiered metal pin. Each link has a different animal image on it and are connected to each other by a small chain. The final link is circular and states: "STEER YOUR STOCK TO CLAY ROBINSON & CO. HOUSES AT SIX LEADING MARKETS". On back, first link states: "OUR RECORD". Second link states: "HIGHEST SALE ON RECORD AT CHICAGO FOR BEEF CATTLE DEC. 6.00 __$15.50". Third link states: "HIGHEST SALE ON RECORD AT SOUTH OMAHA FOR RANGE CATTLE AUG. 11.02__$6.35". Fourth link states: "HIGHEST SALE O… more
Date: unknown
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

New map of Chicago.

Description: Map shows mid-nineteenth century Chicago parks, public buildings, railroad stations, land ownership, and railroads. Includes population statistics for 1840 through 1855. Cadastral map. Scale [1:14,400].
Date: 1855
Creator: Wm. Hall & Co.
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Blue girl]

Description: Triptych of a girl standing under a bridge in Chicago. The image appears to be a long exposure with light trails throughout. A blue hue is cast in the image.
Date: [2000..]
Creator: Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), IV, 1951-
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Map of the central portion of Chicago : showing railroads, depots and street transportation lines.

Description: Map shows street names, railroads, elevated railroads, cable lines, horse cars, electric lines, docks, select buildings, public institutions, and parks; counties, railroads, cities, and towns. Includes index, explanation, and key to railroad depots. Inset: "Outline map of Chicago showing city limits, parks, and boulevards." Scale [ca. 1:16,350] and [ca. 1:1,964,160].
Date: 1901
Creator: Rand McNally and Company
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Glass Axe

Description: Clear glass axe or hatchet, made at the Libbey Glass Company display as a souvenir of the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition. One side of blade with relief inscription "World's Fair / 1893"; other side of blade with relief portrait of George Washington, and inscription "The Father Of His Country". Handle with relief inscription near base: "Libbey Glass Co / Toledo, Ohio."
Date: 1896
Creator: Libbey Glass Company
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[World's Columbian Exposition Calendar]

Description: Calendar covering from April 1893 to March 1894, illustrated with views of buildings at the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, with information on the New York Life Insurance Company. Bound in publisher's illustrated wrappers.
Date: 1892
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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