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Branding Cattle at the Brite Ranch

Description: Photographic postcard of cowboys branding cattle on the Brite Ranch in West Texas. It has the name "Bill Bailey" written on the back and it is addressed to Mr. C.E. Brite in Brite, Tex and it is postmarked September 1, 1921 in Marfa, Texas.
Date: 1921~
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Branding-Iron

Description: Patent for a branding iron that expends less fuel than similar brands due to its combustion chamber that is able to better concentrate its heat towards the applied surface.
Date: December 26, 1911
Creator: Thurman, Lee Onadus
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Cattle Branding]

Description: Photograph of give men branding a cow at Marion Flynt Ranch in Midland, Texas. They are standing in front of a fence that encloses four saddled horses.
Date: unknown
Creator: Dalco Photography
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Pampa, Texas: A Ranching and Industrial City]

Description: This film is unedited television footage regarding events and sites in Pampa, Texas. At a ranch, cowboys drive cattle to branding. Visitors to the White Deer Land Museum look at period furniture, wagon parts, and arrowheads. At a military museum, a United States Army helicopter and an airplane are displayed outside. Indoors, a guide shows Nazi military knives, a P38 pistol, and other weapons to a visiting man and boy. An outdoor sculpture of a musical staff displays the opening measures of Woody Guthrie's song "This Land is Your Land". The film’s various other shots of Pampa sites and inhabitants include: the Gray County Court House, Pampa Chamber of Commerce, Pampa Fire Department, Clarendon College, National Oilwell factory, Celanese factory, Cabot Corporation plant, men performing various tasks on heavy industrial machinery, men repainting the Harris Drugs storefront, and a colony of black-tailed prairie dog clans.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Media Library

[Cattle Sales Ledger]

Description: Ledger containing records of cattle sales for the O'Connor Brothers and Dennis Martin O'Connor. The ledger includes brand, number of cattle, class, to whom sold, owner, price, and whether it was paid.
Date: [1888..1893]
Partner: Texas Coastal Bend Collection

Device for Marking Live Stock.

Description: Patent for improvement in devices for marking livestock by using steel blades either to cut or heated to burn the surface of livestock’s skin. (Lines 71-73) There is no mistaking the marks of one owner from those of another. (Lines 85-86) Illustration is included.
Date: October 27, 1891
Creator: Conine, Frederick B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Two cowboys branding a calf]

Description: Photograph in an above shot of two men and one cow cattle branding at Marion Flynt Ranch, Midland, Texas. The men are dressed in cowboy or western wear, both kneel on the ground, holding an auburn and white calf. One holds the calf's head, the other holds a hind leg. The grass is tan and brown around them.
Date: unknown
Creator: Dalco Photography
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Two men branding a calf]

Description: Photograph of two men branding a cow in a field. The cow is pinned at the head by one, and the leg is held by another. Neither man's face is visible from the front, both have a partial profile view.
Date: unknown
Creator: Dalco Photography
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Five cowboys branding a calf]

Description: Photograph of five men in work or western wear, close up, branding a cow. In the background a herd of cows stand to the left, and the right side of the frame shows two trucks with cattle trailers attached.
Date: unknown
Creator: Dalco Photography
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Photograph of a herd of white and brown Brahman cattle]

Description: Photograph of a herd of white and brown Brahman cattle in a pasture on the George Ranch. The cattle are centered around wooden feed troughs. Photograph has purple pen marks on the (left and right only) white border around the image. Written on back in purple: "8 in" with lines extending horizontally and in pencil "6560 [line] 7" and [in a circle] 8 1/2 (?)".
Date: [1940..1955]
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of a herd of white Brahman cattle and one black calf]

Description: Photograph of a herd of white Brahman (one black calf near left of photo) cattle in a pasture on the George Ranch. The two story white George Ranch house can be seen between the trees near right center background. Other white ranch buildings, including the chicken house on far left. Written on back of photo in blue ink: "Neg 361-A".
Date: [1940..1955]
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of a Brahman bull standing near a water trough/tower]

Description: Photograph of a Brahman bull standing near a water trough/tower on the King Ranch. The tower has a three dimensional image of a Brahman cow on top of it. The tower's water is provided by a windmill to the left of the photograph. There is a small wooden pump house beneath the windmill. A wooden fence separates the pasture from land that has been broken up for possible hay planting or row crops. White building in far left background; trees in background.
Date: [1940..1955]
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Photograph of a Brahman facing a dark colored bull in a pasture]

Description: Photograph of a Brahman facing a dark colored bull in a pasture on the George Ranch. White posts of fence on left and cross fence leading to another pasture just beyond the two cattle in center. Cattle in this pasture can be seen in the distance. A white wooden feeder in pasture and a white building at the corner of pasture. The white fence line and oak trees border the driveway that leads to the George Ranch house (not visible). "42" written in white in bottom right corner of photograph. Stamped in purple on back of photograph: "Bob Bailey fine photography 515 Taft (at Buffalo Dr.) Houston, Texas KE - 6625 Negative Number 17144 - 42".
Date: [1940..1955]
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park