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[Men in Cotton Field]

Description: Photograph of seven unidentified men wearing light-colored shirts and hats standing in the middle of a cotton field. In the foreground on the right one man is facing towards the camera, as are the three men behind him. On the left two men are spaced farther apart, standing behind horses that are facing the other direction. Trees and telephone poles are visible in the background and a text on the front of the photograph reads "Lon Hill Irrigated Farm Harlingen Tex. Cotten planted May 4. Photo July 25 08. Producing 1 1/2 bales per acre."
Date: July 25, 1908
Partner: The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley

[Man, Girl, and Dog on Farm]

Description: Postcard of a man wearing suspenders and a straw hat standing in the middle of a cotton field with a young girl in a light-colored dress and a dog. The girl is standing in the foreground with the dog on the left and the man is behind her on the left. More fields and houses are visible in the distant background and a text on the front of the postcard reads "Lon C. Hills Irrigated Farm. Harlingen, Tex. Cotton Planted APr. 20. Photo. July 25, 08. Producing 15 Bales per acre."
Date: July 25, 1908
Partner: The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley

Hopper-Door.

Description: Patent for a hopper door especially designed to be used "with a vertically movable weighing hopper adapted to receive and weigh cotton seed" (lines 10-12). The specifics of how the door is hinged and operates is especially important to the design.
Date: July 16, 1918
Creator: Peck, James F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wagon.

Description: Patent for "a vehicle such as a wagon with means for automatically pulling cotton bolls." (lines 16-17)
Date: July 12, 1921
Creator: Jennings, William L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fastener for Cotton-Bale Bands.

Description: Patent for a new and useful fastener for metal bands or straps used in baling cotton. The fastener is designed to overcome problems experienced with currently used fasteners, such as fasteners that break during baling, as well as sharp portions of bands that injure hands.
Date: September 10, 1918
Creator: Cain, James Patrick
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Boll-Weevil Exterminator.

Description: Patent for a machine that exterminates boll weevils. This machine employs air suction for drawing boll weevils into a retaining box from which they may be removed for destruction.
Date: June 11, 1918
Creator: Stubs, Orace Virgil
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Boll-Weevil Destroyer.

Description: Patent for woll weevil destroyer that is an attachment that can be applied to the frame and beams of a cultivator and may knock weevil and insects from plants standing in a row.
Date: June 4, 1918
Creator: Young, Troy W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Bur Separator.

Description: Patent for improvements in apparatus for separating burs from cotton lint despite severe weather conditions, illustrations included.
Date: August 20, 1918
Creator: Irwin, Samuel D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Chopper-Tool-Lifting Mechanism.

Description: Patent for a "hand and footlifting mechanism capable of independent operation whereby either the hand or the foot operations may be performed, and the tools or hoes either lifted without disturbing their fixed adjustment or their elevation adjusted as desired," (lines 14-20) including illustrations.
Date: January 8, 1918
Creator: East, Arthur R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

James Slater Baker

Description: Children of the Baker and Lugenbyhl families picking cotton in the Hawkeye School district, north of Krum. They are identified as: Dee Baker, Key Baker, Bert Lugenbyhl, Philo Lugenbyhl, Joe Baker, Oliver Lugenbyhl, Lawrence Baker, Epp Baker, and Fred Lugenbyhl. At a later date the Lugenbyhl family changed the spelling of their name to Luginbyhl.
Date: 1897
Partner: Denton Public Library
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