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Rotary Reversible Steam-Engine

Description: Patent for a rotary reversible steam-engine which is "not easy to get out of order, and the parts of which can be readily removed and replaced when worn or broken" (p. 1).
Date: January 28, 1890
Creator: Payne, John J.E.H., of Lipscomb, Texas
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Safe.

Description: Patent for "safes which are made burglar and if desired, fire proof without increasing weight and cost ofthe same, reliance for security being placed upon the release or discharge of condensed gases, liquefied or not, and contained within the walls of the safe in such manner as that any attempt to force the safe will break the walls of the containing-chamber and release the fluid, said fluid or gases being of a deadly character, whereby persons or animals are compelled to flee from the vicinity of the safe as soon as the gas permeates the atmosphere, and, if desired, also having the property of extinguishing fires or preventing combustion" (lines 11-25).
Date: January 6, 1891
Creator: Payne, John J. E. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[It's All in the Deal Artwork]

Description: Photograph of an artwork titled "It's All in the Deal," standing out-of-doors on a grassy plain. The piece is a large cabinet with dark paneling and deorative woodwork in a pattern at the top. Six historic photographs of buildings and street scenes are displayed in the center part of the cabinet.
Date: 2009~
Creator: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[Prairie Sentinels Artwork]

Description: Photograph of an artwork titled "Prairie Sentinels," standing out-of-doors on a grassy plain. The piece is a series of four tall, skinny connected cabinets with white wood paneling. Each cabinet displays a historic photo.
Date: 2009~
Creator: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[Art from the Ruins Exhibit]

Description: Photograph of the nine pieces from the "Art from the Ruins" exhibit standing out-of-doors on a grassy plain. Each of the pieces includes various photographs and historic images displayed in cases built from reclaimed materials.
Date: 2009~
Creator: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[Front Porch Conversations Artwork]

Description: Photograph of an artwork titled "Front Porch Conversations," standing out-of-doors on a grassy plain. The piece is a made of reclaimed wood and has two hinged cabinets, a tall one above a metal piece on the right and a smaller cabinet braced by a turned-wood post. A series of red tobacco cans are lined up above the cabinet on the right.
Date: 2009~
Creator: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[Under a Wide Sky Artwork]

Description: Photograph of an artwork titled "Under a Wide Sky," standing out-of-doors on a grassy plain. The piece is a large piece of a cottonwood tree with a decorative wooden cabinet containing materials reclaimed from a farmhouse.
Date: 2009~
Creator: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[The Cattleman Artwork]

Description: Photograph of an artwork titled "The Cattleman," standing out-of-doors on a grassy plain. The piece is a square, wooden cabinet on four legs; the main part of the cabinet has two doors. Each side displays a legal document in a small window and larger images above; on the left, there is a cover of a magazine titled The Cattleman and on the right, part of a blueprint.
Date: 2009~
Creator: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[Up from the Cellar Artwork]

Description: Photograph of an artwork titled "Up from the Cellar," standing out-of-doors on a grassy plain. The piece is a large, flat cabinet made from wood reclaimed from a farmhouse cellar. Five historic photos are displayed in a line down the center.
Date: 2009~
Creator: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[Cowpuncher or Cook Artwork]

Description: Photograph of an artwork titled "Cowpuncher or Cook," standing out-of-doors on a grassy plain. The piece is a tall cabinet made of reclaimed wood, displaying three historic magazine covers from McCalls and True Story.
Date: 2009~
Creator: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[War Years Artwork]

Description: Photograph of an artwork titled "War Years," standing out-of-doors on a grassy plain. The piece is a tall wooden cabinet that is wider at the bottom than the top and has various kinds of decorative wood paneling in different colors. Four windows near the top display large images and a series of seven smaller images are displayed underneath, down the center of cabinet.
Date: 2009~
Creator: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[Up from the Ruins Artwork]

Description: Photograph of an artwork titled "Up from the Ruins," standing out-of-doors on a grassy plain. The piece is a tall wooden cabinet with a point at the top; it has light-colored wood around the outside with lighter wood inset to create the cabinet portion. There are five linoleum and wallpaper designs reclaimed from a farmhouse displayed in the cabinet windows.
Date: 2009~
Creator: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[Poster: Art from the Ruins]

Description: Poster advertising the "Art from the Ruins" exhibit at the Wolf Creek Heritage Museum. It includes photographs of two of the art works on either side of a photograph of the front of a farmhouse.
Date: 2009~
Creator: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

Tom and Hattie Bruce

Description: Studio portrait of Tom and Hattie Page Bruce. He is dressed in a suit with a bow tie and she is in a dress with puffy sleeves and lace. He is seated in an elaborate wicker chair atop a fur rug. Behind them is a painted backdrop.
Date: unknown
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

Lipscomb County Courthouse and Jail

Description: Photograph showing the Lipscomb County Courthouse from across the street on the buildings right side. Next to the left and in front of the courthouse is the jail and maintenance house. Around the courthouse lawn is a detailed fence. There are two trees on either side of the frame. On the left side of the frame there is a dark car parked beneath in the shade of a tree. Written across the bottom is, "Lipscomb County Court House at Lipscomb".
Date: unknown
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

Blacksmith Shop

Description: Photograph of a blacksmith shop with two men standing in the doorway. One man wears overalls and a hat, the other man wears denim pants, a shirt and a hat and has his hands on his hips. In front of the shop on either side are two buggies and one plow. In the background are three buildings and in the foreground is a dirt road.
Date: unknown
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

Lipscomb County Courthouse

Description: Photograph of a straight on view of the Lipscomb County Courthouse. It is a two story building with a basement. There are four large pillars in the front of it with stairs leading to the front doors. A woman in a white shirt and long dark skirt stands in front of the doors. On the right side of the frame, behind the courthouse, is a small white church. There is another small white house on the left.
Date: unknown
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

The Lipscomb Hotel

Description: Photograph of the Lipscomb Hotel. The building is two-stories tall and has a front porch. Two men sit in chairs on the porch and one stands. All three are wearing hats. Above the porch is a sign that reads, "Lipscomb Hotel". On the right side of the frame is a horse and buggy facing the hotel. Behind the buggy is a fenced area with trees.
Date: unknown
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

Christmas Tree in Union Church

Description: Photograph of the interior of the Lipscomb Union Church showing a decorated Christmas tree on the left side of the frame and a piano topped with lace and decorations on the right side. Tinsel, bows, and balls cover the tree with a star at the top. Behind the tree are rows of chairs and in front is a small railing. On the wall on the right side of the frame are two windows, a clock, four bows, and two wreaths. In the foreground is a row of five chairs, or pews. Two lights hang from the ceiling.
Date: unknown
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum