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[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

[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

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

[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

[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

[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

[Carol Peckwood]

Description: Photograph of Carol Peckwood teaching visitors to card at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. Peckwood sits on the left and is holding a ball of wool. Carding tools are placed on her laps. Two young girls sit on a bench beside her. They hold wool carders.
Date: [1994-08-04..1994-08-07]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[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

[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

[Woman at Spinning Wheel]

Description: Photograph of Ruffin Hill, from Austin, operating a spinning wheel at the Texas Folklife Festival. The wheel is in the foreground and Hill is sitting at a chair on the other side of it, in the middle ground. She is pulling a string of spun fiber out and is showing it to a little girl. Another little girl is on the right, holding a piece of thread.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Creator: Smith, Jim
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Kathleen Smolik Laury Demonstrating Drop Spinning]

Description: Photograph of Kathleen Smolik Laury demonstrating drop spinning at the Texas Folklife Festival. She is wearing a floral pioneer dress with an apron and a bonnet. With her left hand she is holding up the raw fibers to be spun and her right hand is holding a dowel which collects the finished yarn.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Bill Brett, Rope Maker]

Description: Black and white photograph of Bill Brett, a man who makes ropes from horsehair; he is a participant of the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. He is seated on a lawn chair, hand spinning fibers into workable material for making ropes -- some of which are hanging on a rope to the right.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Spinning Demonstration]

Description: Photograph of a spinning demonstration at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. A woman and a girl are sitting in front of a loom, feeding wool into the machine to form yarn. A festival-participant leans over the shoulder of the woman, watching the process.
Date: [1987-08-02..1987-08-05]
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

[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

[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