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[Postcard of Giant Potato]

Description: Postcard of a man standing on a giant potato in a train car. Typed text on the front of the postcard says "Potato - The Kind we Raise in Maine." A handwritten note addressed to Miss Helen Aten says "Dear Helen, I saw a Indian an wigwam it was made out of birch bark. I am sitting in the trailer writing this do you want one of these potatoes? Claire."
Date: May 1943
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

Sweet potatoes gathered from City's Victory Garden

Description: Photograph of men gathering sweet potatoes from Austin's Victory Garden. Baskets of sweet potatoes are visible in the foreground and cars are parked along the road in the background. Image was used in the City's 1943 Annual Report.
Date: November 9, 1943
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Laboratory
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his Parents, July 1, 1944]

Description: Letter from John Todd Willis, Jr. to his parents Clara and John T. Willis, Sr. on July 1, 1944. He says that many people think the war will be over in the fall, and that it's getting hotter in Italy, although it's cool during the evening. He works from 4:30 AM to 2:30 PM. He also mentions that the potato crop was plentiful, and he and his friend Harmon Gilbreath have been frying lots of potatoes.
Date: July 1, 1944
Creator: Willis, John Todd, Jr.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[News Script: News briefs]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering two news stories. The first story is about a record-breaking sweet potato grown by D.L. "Buck" Nelson in Fort Worth, weighing in at over six pounds. The second story is about Pete Vardas, a young Euless man facing charges for a bank robbery earlier in the year, also being found guilty of automobile theft.
Date: October 25, 1951
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: News briefs]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a Petty Produce Company refrigerator truck crashing on Highway 114, which resulted in the loss of $16,000 worth of onions, potatoes, and machinery.
Date: September 30, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Potato Cellar Ruins]

Description: Photograph of potato cellar ruins on Alma Neffendorf's farm. The entrance to the cellar is made of stone and miscellaneous foliage is growing throughout the surrounding area.
Date: 1961
Creator: Streng, Evelyn Fiedler
Partner: Texas Lutheran University

Potato-Digger.

Description: Patent for a potato digger, which leaves the potatoes on top of the soil and can be used in a variety of different soil types.
Date: October 19, 1909
Creator: Herring, Jesie M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Potato-Cutter.

Description: Patent for a potato cutter for dividing seed potatoes into sections for planting.
Date: February 25, 1908
Creator: Wheeler, Melley M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Potato Digger.

Description: Patent for "new and useful improvements in potato-diggers, designed to cut away the vines and to throw them out of the way of the plow-points." (lines 5-10) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 22, 1900
Creator: Winfrey, Zachary T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Humor Postcard, Potato; Humor Postcard, Corn

Description: Copy negative of two humor postcards advertising for Bradshaw, Texas. In the top postcard two oversize potatoes are carried on a train. In the bottom postcard an oversize cob of corn is carried on a train. The text on both cards reads, "The Kind We Raise in Bradshaw, Tex."
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter to Linnet Moore and Family, June 1901]

Description: Letter from an unknown person to Linnet Moore and family discussing daily events, crops, household chores, and news of family and friends. The letter is dated June 20, 1901 and June 21, 1901. It is torn in several places, making it difficult to read. Some of the pages are numbered, and some are not, so it is unclear if the pages are in the correct order.
Date: June 1901
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Bindie McGee and Linnet Moore, June 26, 1901]

Description: Letter from Charles B. Moore to Bindie McGee Linnet Moore saying that he would be glad for Bindie and Linnet to come to visit and help Mary Moore. He says that Linnet has started a trip to Springfield to visit relatives. He writes about the difficulties with the rail road keeping workers. Willy had a tooth pulled. He sends news of the activities of friends and family. Charles relates that he purchased a plow. He give updates on the work around the house and the farm.
Date: May 26, 1901
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections