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[Letter from David Fentress to wife Clara, June 2, 1864]

Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding the situation at home (the peach orchard, spinning, and a spinning wheel), how to send letters to him, his experience in the army (his need for more clothing, his health, what food the unit is eating, and statistics of his unit), and war news.
Date: June 2, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Spinning-Wheel

Description: Patent for "an improvement in domestic spinning wheels; and it consists in the combination of parts whereby the spindle or whirl is supported from above so as to hang down within the operator's reach, and is made to constantly revolve at the same time that the whirl is moved from and toward the operator" (lines 12-19) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 22, 1880
Creator: Church, Joshua G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to wife Clara, June 2, 1864]

Description: Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara regarding the situation at home (the peach orchard, spinning, and a spinning wheel), how to send letters to him, his experience in the army (his need for more clothing, his health, what food the unit is eating, and statistics of his unit), and war news.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Mother & Daughter with Spinning Wheel

Description: Copy negative of Pauline Marie Thomsen Berthelsen and her daughter, Julia Marie Berthelsen sitting outside their home in Palacios, Texas, which is located in Matagorda County. The mother and daughter are spinning wool on a spinning wheel in their yard.
Date: unknown
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Weaver Operating a Loom]

Description: Slide of a member of the Austin Weavers Co-op using a loom to make fabric at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is sitting behind the machine that has many spools with many fibers threaded into the loom.
Date: [1974-09-12..1974-09-15]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Antomine Andersen Christensen and Spinning Wheel]

Description: Copy print of an older woman, identified as Antomine Andersen Christensen, seated in a chair behind a spinning wheel. She wears a long-sleeve dress and glasses. She is outdoors, and in the distance, several trees can be seen. Accompanying information indicates that she was 90 years old at the time the picture was taken. Her daughter, Marie Christensen, married Chris Christensen and moved to Danevang, Texas.
Date: 1900/1950
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Spinning and Weaving]

Description: Photograph of A woman demonstrating weaving to three young girls at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Other tent roofs and a large wooden structure are visible in the background.
Date: [1997-07-31..1997-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Spinning Demonstration]

Description: Photograph of a woman giving spinning demonstrations at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The woman wears a red shirt and denim pants as she pulls yarn from the spindle of the spinning machine. A young girl sits on a bench to her left, watching the festival volunteer.
Date: [1990-08-02..1990-08-05]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Spinning Wheel Demonstration]

Description: Photograph of a woman demonstrating a spinning wheel to a little girl at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The woman is sitting behind the spinning wheel and operating it while the girl stands next to her on the right.
Date: [1981-08-06..1981-08-09]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Jodie Aves demonstrating Spinning Wheel]

Description: Photograph of Jodie Aves, from Fredericksburg, demonstrating a spinning wheel at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Wearing an apron with an image of a spinning wheel, she is sitting next to two young boys, showing them the raw fiber that will be spun into yarn.
Date: [1982-08-05..1982-08-08]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Drop Spinning Demonstration]

Description: Photograph of a woman demonstrating drop-spinning at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The woman wears a blue sun hat, a striped shirt, pink pants, and a white scarf. She sits on table with her feet resting on a bench, holding the drop spinner to her right.
Date: [1991-08-01..1991-08-04]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Nelda Wagner's Spinning and Weaving Group]

Description: Photograph of Nelda Wagner's Spinning and Weaving Group at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. The women in the group wear historical clothing as they spin or weave beneath the shade of a large tree.
Date: [1992-08-06..1992-08-09]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Ruffin Hill Demonstrating Spinning Wheel]

Description: Photograph of Ruffin Hill demonstrating a spinning wheel to a little girl at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Wearing a wide-brimmed straw hat, she is sitting on the left behind the machine while the little blonde girl is standing on the right.
Date: [1981-08-06..1981-08-09]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Rush Candle Making]

Description: Photograph of a boy learning how to spin wool at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Ruffin Hill sits next to the boy, showing him how to use the machine. The demonstration is part of the spinning and weaving school within the festival.
Date: [1980-07-31..1980-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Weaving School]

Description: Photograph of children learning how to weave on a loom at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Two boys and a girl lean over the intricate loom as festival volunteers assist the children.
Date: [1980-07-31..1980-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Drop-Spinning Demonstration]

Description: Photograph of a drop spinning demonstration at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. In the photograph, a woman wearing a striped shirt with a long denim skirt and a sash tied around her waist holds a piece of yarn attached to the spindle. A woman sits in a chair behind her, embroidering a piece of fabric.
Date: [1980-07-31..1980-08-03]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Pat Shelton Teaching Drop Spinning]

Description: Photograph of Pat Shelton giving drop spinning lessons at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Pat sits in a chair next to a young boy, who is standing as he holds the drop spinner close the the ground.
Date: [1980-07-31..1980-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Nelda Wagner]

Description: Photograph of Nelda Wagner, an artist from El Campo, giving a demonstration on natural dyeing and spinning at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Wagner is kneeling on the festival grounds. She wears large glasses, a white dress with lace detailing, and a name tag. She is in the process of carding wool. A spinning wheel is situated in front of her. Festival patrons are visible in the background.
Date: [1992-08-06..1992-08-09]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Ruffin Hill]

Description: Photograph of Ruffin Hill giving a spinning and weaving demonstration at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Hill wears glasses, a brimmed hat, tank top, name tag, and pants which are patterned with sheep. She is in the process of spinning wool on a spinning wheel. Festival patrons are visible standing in the background.
Date: [1992-08-06..1992-08-09]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Festival Participant Carding Wool]

Description: Photograph of visitors learning how to card wool at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. A young boy sits on a hay bale, holding a carder in each hand. He wears a white shirt, orange shirt, tie-die shorts, and wire-rimmed glasses.
Date: [1992-08-06..1992-08-09]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Ruffin Hill]

Description: Photograph of Ruffin Hill demonstrating spinning and weaving at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Hill, left, is seated in a folding chair as she shows a young girl how to spin with a wooden wheel. Hill wears a straw heat, sleeveless shirt, and floral skirt. The young girl, right, wears a floral dress with lace detailing. Festival patrons are visible in the background.
Date: [1994-08-04..1994-08-07]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
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