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[Threshing of rice near Beasley, Texas]

Description: Photograph of the threshing of rice near Beasley, Texas in 1915. R.V. Board leased the Chaney farm for rice farming purposes. The girls on the left are the Chaney girls and the house in the background (left) is the Chaney house. The man at right of photo wearing white straw hat (with dark band), dark pants and vest, white shirt, and dark tie, is the rice buyer who is discussing the sale with R. V. Board (father of Lawrence Board, donor of photo). Sacks of rice in foreground. Two African-American men are standing on a wagon in center of photo. Photograph is mounted on a cardboard substrate. Photo and cardboard are in poor condition.
Date: 1915
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

Threshing Rice on O. R. Johnson's Rice Farm

Description: Photograph of a group of men outdoors threshing rice on a rice farm one mile east of El Campo (this information is repeated on the back of the photograph's mat in hand-written text). The farm belonged to O. R. Johnson. The actual thresher is on the far right of the image, a large machine with several wheels and a conical pipe on its leftmost side. To the left, there are horses, some being ridden, while others appear to be harnessed to various equipment. Several bales of rice surround them on the floor. Hand-written text on the back of the photograph in blue ink reads: "Threshing rice on O. R. Johnson's rice farm 1 mile east of El Campo Tex. H. J. Berndt. Danevang, Texas. Please return to A. E. Berndt Danevang Tex. CIRCA 1912."
Date: 1912~
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Threshing on Paul Acheson's Rice Plantation

Description: Photograph of Paul Acheson's rice plantation in El Campo, Texas during a threshing session. A large mound of what appears to be grass and dirt is in the background. In front of it, a threshing machine is surrounded by a large group of people who are all facing forward and looking at the camera. On both the right and left sides of the image, horse-drawn wagons are visible. Two other unharnessed horses are farthest right in front of a what may be a second thresher. The photograph has been placed on a stiff mat board. A large portion of the top right corner has chipped off.
Date: 1903
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Threshing Rice

Description: Copy negative of Paul Acheson's rice plantation in El Campo, Texas, which is located in Wharton County. There is a large mound of rice in the background of the photograph, and there are many men working with machinery and horses in the foreground.
Date: 1903
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Threshing Rice on the Rasmussen Farm]

Description: Copy negative of a black and white photograph of three individuals on the Rasmussen farm, working with the rice thresher. An animal on the right is yoked to a portion of the machine. The three men are all wearing hats; two of them are standing atop a nearby hill while the other is holding the reins of the animal. The wide body of the thresher is visible in the foreground.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Combing Rice

Description: Copy negative of Otto Bram combing and harvesting rice on his farm in Wharton County, Texas. Otto is sitting in a large tractor in the middle of his rice field.
Date: 1953
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Loading Rice onto Truck

Description: Copy negative of Otto Bram loading harvested rice onto a truck on his farm in Wharton County, Texas. Otto is sitting on a tractor to the left of the truck. There is a car parked in the field on the left side of the image.
Date: 1953
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Rice Water Well

Description: Copy negative of Otto Bram on his farm in Wharton County, Texas. In the photograph, Bram and an unknown man are standing next to a rice irrigation well.
Date: 1953
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Truck Load Sacked Rice

Description: Copy negative of a group of people outdoors harvesting rice. A large truck faces the left and carries a large load of rice sacks on its bed. They have been stacked on top of each other and bulge outwards. On top of these, two men are seated. They both look to the direction where the photograph was taken. A third man standing near the back wheel and a woman seated inside the driver's side seat also look at the camera. In the distance, a large group of people can be seen standing near a tree.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Threshing Machine Blowing Out Rice Straw

Description: Copy negative of a group of people outdoors near a threshing machine. At one end of the machine, a spout is pointing upwards and blowing out rice straw. At the other end, on the left, there is a man on top; presumably operating it. On the rightmost part of the image, a series of rice stacks have been placed on the ground. The back row has been laid down. There at three other people by these stacks: two men and a woman. According to accompanying information, the sacs on the ground are waiting to be loaded to go to a market.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Rice Binder and Tractor

Description: Copy negative of a rice binder and tractor outside on a farm. There is a single-story structure in the background with a gable roof and one visible window. The man on the tractor, in the back, has been identified as Emil Olsen. He wears a hat and a light-colored shirt. There is a second individual riding the binder, in the foreground in front of the tractor, but he has not been identified.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Lunch in the Rice Field During Harvest

Description: Copy negative of a group of people standing around a horse-drawn loading bed. The horse has been mostly cropped out of the photograph, but his hind legs are visible on the rightmost part of the image. According to the accompanying information, this group of people is taking a break during a rice field harvest to have lunch. A few food items are visible in the bed.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress, Janurary 15, 1864]

Description: Letter from M. C. (Maud) Fentress to her family regarding the loss of a package of letters that were being brought to her by Captain Hawood and her worries because she has not heard from her son David. Her area has not experience raids for several months, but she expects that to change. She writes about the taking of "Savanah" (Savannah, Georgia). She says that the former slaves continue to leave to join up with the Yankees. She sends an update on family and friends, where they are, what they are doing and their health.
Date: January 15, 1864
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[The harvesting of rice. Rice farming machinery to the left.]

Description: Photograph of the harvesting of rice. Rice farming machinery to the left of the photograph. A wagon load of rice is next to the equipment (center of photograph). Two men (one wearing dark pants, dark vest, white shirt and hat and the other wearing overalls, shirt and hat) are standing in the field (center of photo). Seven men are sitting and leaning against sacks of rice to the right of the photograph. A tractor (with man standing at back of tractor) is in the background next to two mules and a cart. Ca: 1900.
Date: 1900
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

Improvement in Grain-Driers.

Description: Patent for an improved grain-drier with design specifications and a description of the object's applications and usage, including illustrations.
Date: June 18, 1878
Creator: Henesee, Richard Tiernan
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Tractor working at Kishi Rice Farm]

Description: Photograph of a man running a tractor on the Kishi Rice Farm in Terry, Texas. This 3,500-acre farm was founded by Kichimatsu Kishi, located on the Southern Pacific Railroad between Beaumont and Orange. The town of Terry, Texas no longer exists.
Date: unknown
Partner: Heritage House Museum