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[Postcard of Farmers Union Warehouse]

Description: Postcard of a man standing between stacks of cotton bales in a large barn, with the caption, "Rogers Tex. Farmers Union Warehouse." A handwritten note on the back of the postcard is addressed to Miss Annie Wiggers in Temple, Texas and says, "Hello. How are you this eve? I am down in the bottom cutting wood now. Got 8 more boys with me. We are having a good old time. Well how was preaching Sunday? Mattie & Leo. Kreuger were at our house Sunday. All went to Knob Creek to prayer meeting Sunday night. Bye bye. A."
Date: January 24, 1907
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard from Ethel to Lois Matlock, October 26, 1911]

Description: Postcard from Ethel (possibly Ethel Harris) to Lois Matlock asking her if she is going to the fair the next day and if she is excited for school to start. The image on the front depicts a child sitting down on the ground with a title that reads: "Never Trouble Trouble Till Trouble Troubles you."
Date: October 26, 1911
Partner: Murphy Historical Society Inc.

[Newspaper Article Concerning the First Bale of Cotton in 1949]

Description: Newspaper clipping of an article entitled: "Bell May Get First Bale of 1949 Cotton." This article discusses the first bale of cotton being picked in Tarrant County by Guy Bell, Jr. of Saginaw; the rest of the article discusses his father winning the award in the past and the far that he operates on. The prize for the previous year's winner was "a championship belt buckle, $105 in cash and $25 in merchandise."
Date: 1949
Partner: Haslet Public Library

Apparatus for Cleaning Cotton.

Description: Patent for an apparatus that cleans burs and other foreign matter from cotton through a suction process prior to ginning, including instructions and illustrations. The inventor claims this apparatus is simpler, more affordable, and more effective than previous methods for cleaning cotton.
Date: April 15, 1913
Creator: Brown, Thomas N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a cotton chopper. The text describes the construction of the machine and explains how it is different from current cotton choppers.
Date: April 22, 1913
Creator: Forrest, Bedford W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton Knife and Hook.

Description: Patent for Cotton Knife and Hook, a tool used for cutting and pulling out cotton from the bales. The tool has a knife with a curved point at the tip, as well as a notch for the user to place a finger for support.
Date: May 6, 1913
Creator: Bowers, Jacob R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department