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Victoria Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Victoria County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1921
Creator: Matzow, Fr & Giles, J. Bascom
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Medical Compound.

Description: Patent for improvements in medical compounds: "provide a new and useful preparation for the treatment and cure of kidney and bladder affections" (lines 9-11).
Date: August 30, 1892
Creator: Page, Thomas L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fire and Burglar Proof Safe.

Description: Patent for a safe "constructed as to be safe from fire and burglars, and at which the same time may be made lighter, and may be less expensive in manufacture than when made in the usual way." (para. 4). Additionally, safe is airtight and water-proof.
Date: March 18, 1870
Creator: Wilkins, Samuel Adams
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horseshoe Bend

Description: Photograph of Joseph Daniel Mitchell and a black and white dog standing in a wooded area.
Date: February 14, 1911
Creator: Mitchell, J. D.
Partner: Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria Library

Daniel, Lafayette, and Neville

Description: Photograph of a man holding a young boy on his shoulders while a child sits on the young boy's shoulder. The caption on the photo identifies them as Daniel, Lafayette, and Neville (but does not identify which is which). Lafayette may be Lafayette Ward Mitchell, youngest son of J. D. and Agnes(Ward) Mitchell. Daniel and Nevill may be Daniel and Nevil Allnoch, sons of Fred J. and Rebecca (Mitchell) Allnoch. In background are houses or businesses and a horse and buggy.
Date: unknown
Creator: Mitchell, J. D.
Partner: Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria Library

Daniel, Nevil, and Carl. All aboard.

Description: Photograph of three children: Daniel, Nevil, and Carl, sitting in a horse-drawn buggy. They are the children of Fred J. and Rebecca(Mitchell) Allnoch; grandchildren of J. D. and Agnes Martha Ward Mitchell.
Date: February 2, 1911
Creator: Mitchell, J. D.
Partner: Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria Library

Toads and Copperhead

Description: Photograph of toads and a Copperhead laid out on a cloth on the ground. The Copperhead appears to be dead. At least some of the toads appear to be alive. The booted feet of a person standing nearby can be seen in the photo.
Date: March 5, 1910
Creator: Mitchell, Joseph Daniel
Partner: Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria Library

L. W. Mitchell

Description: Photograph of L. W. Mitchell standing in profile, aiming a rifle at an unseen target. This is possibly Lafayette Ward Mitchell, born 1895,the youngest son of J. D. and Agnes Mitchell. Trees stand in the wooded area just beyond him.
Date: unknown
Creator: Mitchell, J. D.
Partner: Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria Library

Armadillo

Description: Photograph of an armadillo detained by a hand holding its tail. Armadillos are common in Texas.
Date: January 11, 1917
Creator: Mitchell, J. D.
Partner: Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria Library