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Method of Irrigating Plants

Description: Patent for irrigating plants, trees, shrubs, or others alike by pinpointing where the root has the most moisture to be readily taken up.
Date: September 10, 1918
Creator: Reid, F. Elton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Automobile-Cooling System

Description: Patent for an improvement to the cooling system of the internal combustion engine of an automobile. "The object of the invention being to provide an improved cooling system of this kind which embodies means for cooling the circulatory water in the radiator by forcing air therethrough and also embodies means for directly cooling the engine by subjecting the same to the action of a blast of air."
Date: September 3, 1918
Creator: Goodwin, Thomas J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mechanical Starter

Description: Patent for "improvements in mechanical starters for internal combustion engines" (lines 10-11). It is designed for the use in automobiles, trucks, and similar vehicles.
Date: January 3, 1918
Creator: Johnson, William S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hair Clipper

Description: Patent for improving structure of clipper forming co-pending application Serial No. 469,842. Simplifying manufacturing and adding other features.
Date: May 23, 1922
Creator: Monroe, Collier
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Portrait of John Todd Willis, Jr.]

Description: Portrait of John Todd Willis, Jr. as a baby. He wears a white garment. The photograph is housed in a decorative thermoplastic case with SMITH on the lower border of both halves of the case, an embossed velvet cushion, a traditional brass matte, and brass hinges. John Todd Willis, Jr. was born on May 17, 1921 in Waco, Texas, the son of John Todd Willis, Sr. and Nannie Clara Evans Willis.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Portrait of Girl]

Description: Tintype portrait of an unidentified girl. The girl is seated and wears a dress with vertical stripes. The photograph is housed in a paper matte which is decorated with a filigree pattern. On the reverse of the matte is: T. C. BOLTON, PHOTOGRAPH GALLERY, WACO, TEXAS.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bolton, T. C.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Portrait of Isadore Sleeper]

Description: Photograph of Isadore Elizabeth Sleeper, née Causey. She is wearing austere clothing and has her hair pulled back. According to a handwritten note on the back, she was born in 1838 and died in 1914, and was the wife of Gardner S. Sleeper.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Portrait of Emma Shaw Broiles]

Description: Photograph of Emma Shaw Broiles, a young woman clad in high-collared clothing with a floral boutonniere pinned to the chest. Her hair is pulled back with a pompadour at the front. Handwritten notes on the back of the photo provide information about the Shaw family and the Sleeper family. One of the notes reveals that the photo was "purchased at Frank M. Quinius' estate sale in Waco, 2007."
Date: unknown
Creator: Jackson, W. D.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Portrait of Elizabeth Causey Miles]

Description: Photograph of Elizabeth "Bessie" Causey Miles, wife of Henry Willard Quinius according to handwritten notes on the back of the photo. She is a young woman wearing a light-colored Edwardian-era style gown with long, semi-sheer sleeves.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Portrait of Nannie Sleeper Evans]

Description: Photograph of Nannie Caroline Sleeper Evans, a young woman wearing a high-collared ensemble with a lace bib in the style of 19th century American West clothing. Her hair is swept back with a crown set atop her head.
Date: unknown
Creator: Jackson, W. D.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Portrait of Maria Evans Sleeper]

Description: Photograph of Maria Evans Sleeper, a woman with short, curly hair, dressed in a high-collared ensemble. She is only visible from the chest up. A handwritten note on the back reveals that she was the mother of Harold and John Sleeper.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Portrait of Sarah Elizabeth Evans]

Description: Photograph of Sarah Elizabeth (Lizzie) Evans, a young woman with shoulder-length hair, dressed in a prim dress trimmed in lace. She is seated on a chair and is resting one arm on the chair's arm while her other rests in her lap.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Portrait of Lucile Elizabeth Evans]

Description: Photograph of Lucile Elizabeth Evans, a young woman posed for a portrait in a professional setting. She is wearing a wispy, white dress with her hair styled in a short bob. Her hands are clasped together and resting on a pillow that is balancing on the back of a chair set before her. A handwritten note on the back reveals that she later married into the Kendrick family and then the Powell family.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis
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