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[Photograph of Downtown Waco]

Description: Photograph of downtown Waco with cars, including a police car, parked on the street and several businesses visible, including Harry Kestner Furniture, Hardware, and Appliances, John Q. Fitch Co. General Electric Appliances, Willie's Cafe, J. B. Holder & Co. Cotton, and W. D. Hunter Cotton.
Date: 1967~
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

Cotton Chopper and Cultivator

Description: Patent for a simplified and "improved cotton-chopping mechanism which may be readily applied to a straddle-row cultivator of ordinary construction, whereby the cotton may be plowed and chopped at one operation" (lines 10-14). It also allows for the chopping mechanism to be adjusted to regulate the chopping operation and provides better support of the mechanism while operating.
Date: May 9, 1899
Creator: Ledbetter,William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Cotton-Seed and Corn Planter

Description: Patent for a new and improved combined cotton seed and corn planter. The invention has "relation to improved means for adjusting the wheels laterally to provide for increasing or diminishing the width of the rows" (lines 13-16).
Date: August 16, 1898
Creator: Kile, William A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Photograph of Cotton Bales on Wagons]

Description: Copy negative of early twentieth century wagons stacked with cotton bales. In the foreground, two wagons are hitched to a team of mules and a man is sitting on the bales in the front of the wagon, driving; behind them, a man is standing on the bales in a third wagon, also hitched to a partially-visible animal.
Date: March 18, 1974
Partner: Erath County Genealogical Society

[Photograph of a Cotton Yard]

Description: Copy negative of men leaning on cotton bales in a yard full of cotton bales, both on the ground and on wagons, taken during the early twentieth century. Several buildings are visible in the background.
Date: March 29, 1973
Partner: Erath County Genealogical Society

["K. Hillyer Farm, Rosenberg Development Co."]

Description: Obverse: Photograph of K. Hillyer Farm, Rosenberg Development Co., Rosenberg Tex, shows cotton field with a house in the background with three people on the porch, 1908 written in red ink; reverse: POST CARD, Ella's Picture Sept. 1908, Charles E. Myers in ink, Schlueters Advertising & Souvenir Photographs Houston, Phone 6017 Old.
Date: 1908/1909
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

Cotton-Stalk Knocker.

Description: Patent for improvements in cotton-stalk knockers. This invention "relates to cotton-knockers, and more particularly to a device of this class which may be readily attached to or combined with a wheeled cultivator of usual form" (lines 11-14). Includes specifications and illustrations.
Date: June 5, 1900
Creator: Chitty, Robert Henry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 3, 1862]

Description: Transcript of a letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress telling him about day to day life. In her letter, she discusses the rising cost of goods and crops, and she also comments on the deaths of soldiers in the war, and asks him not to enlist. Towards the end of the letter, she gives him financial advice and includes the price of several commodities.
Date: February 3, 1862
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 3, 1862]

Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress telling him about day to day life. In her letter, she discusses the rising cost of goods and crops, and she also comments on the deaths of soldiers in the war, and asks him not to enlist. Towards the end of the letter, she gives him financial advice and includes the price of several commodities.
Date: February 3, 1862
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections