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Thread-Cutter.

Description: Patent for "a simple and efficient thread or twine cutter which may be conveniently worn in the manner of a finger ring when in use, or may be applied or attached to the usual type of thimble for use." (lines 13-17) This invention can "be inexpensively stamped from sheet metal." (lines 21-22)
Date: February 3, 1920
Creator: Cade, King C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Woman combing wool]

Description: Photograph of a woman combing through wool near a window. The woman sits in a chair on the left side of the image and uses two large combing tools for the wool, and another chair is next to the woman with a piece of combed wool sitting on it. It's dark outside while she works.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Two women showing off their quilts]

Description: Photograph of a two women showing off their quilts, presumably ones they made themselves. The two women stand on the left side of the image, each holding a quilt up at chest level. They both look down at the quilt that the woman on the right holds, and two more quilts are hung up by their corners on the right side of the image, all the quilts vary in the pattern design.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Women quilting together]

Description: Photograph of seven women quilting in the backyard. It is a bright sunny day and all the women wear large bonnets to shade their faces. Finished quilts hang in the background on the right side of the image, and a couple trees and hills take up the rest of the background.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Women preparing to quilt]

Description: Photograph of a group of women preparing to quilt in a yard. Two women stand in the foreground of the image and stretch out fabric to nail into to a wooden frame, the woman on the left holds a hammer and reaches out for a corner. The woman on the other side of the frame in the back asses the set up, and two buildings stand in the background.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Two women working on fabric]

Description: Photograph of two women working on a stretch of fabric out in a backyard.The woman on the left is facing the camera and is caught in motion blur, she reaches for a small box sitting on the fabric in the lower right corner. The woman on the right is positioned with her profile to the camera and appears to be hammering the fabric with her right hand. Both of the women wear large bonnets that shield their faces from the sun.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Women quilting in the backyard, 2]

Description: Photograph of six women quilting outside in a backyard. They are positioned between the house and the fence line, which has dozens of empty mason jars sitting upside down on the posts. There is another building next to the house in the background, where a man, woman and young girl are situated in the shade.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Women setting down fabric]

Description: Photograph of a group of four women setting down a large piece of fabric over a wooden frame. The women work outside in a backyard and are focused on lining up the edges of the fabric to the frame, and a young girl can be seen walking behind them on the right side of the image. In the background, mason jars are lined along the fence post and hills covered in trees can be seen.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Six women and a girl quilting]

Description: Photograph of six women and a young girl quilting outside in a backyard. Four of the women are working diligently on the quilt that sits on a large wooden frame, and the two women closest to the camera are having a conversation where the young girl stands between them. Beyond the fencing in the background of the image lies trees, large hills and an open sky.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Women showing off their quilts]

Description: Photograph of a group of women showing off quilts they made in a backyard. There are eight women total, three stand together on the left side of the image, four stand together on the right, and one sits in the grass in front of them, all having their own quilts they present. Beyond the fence of the yard, trees and hills can be seen in the background.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Woman pulling wool from a carder]

Description: Photograph of a woman pulling wool from hand carders that sit in her lap. The woman sits in a chair on the left side of the image and uses two large combing tools for the wool, and another chair is next to the woman with a piece of combed wool sitting on it. Next to her sits a table with figurines, a radio and a portrait of a man in uniform sitting on it.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Two women sketching on a quilt]

Description: Photograph of two older women using chalk to sketch designs on a quilt. The women work outside in a backyard on a table with the quilt laid out and are focused on their work. A pair of fabric shears and a box of straight pins sit to the right of their sketching, and trees and hills take up the background of the image.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Man and woman hanging quilts outside, 2]

Description: Photograph of an older man and woman hanging quilts on the outside of a wooden building. The man and woman are on the left side of the image, and the man is actively hanging up a second quilt right next to another one. The first quilt hung on the right has rows of white squares, with what appears to be a large geometric floral design inside them. The quilt being hung has scalloped edges and is hard to make out the design due to the angle.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Two women quilting, 2]

Description: Photograph of two older women stitching together fabric to make a quilt. They are outside quilting, with the quilt sitting in the bottom right corner of the image. The quilt is consisted of different patterns, and a pair of scissors sits on top of it. The woman on the left is facing the right of image only being able to see her profile, and the woman on the right is facing the camera but looking down as she works.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Woman drawing on a quilt]

Description: Photograph of an older woman drawing designs on a quilt with chalk. The woman works in the center of the image and bends over the quilt to reach her design, she wears a large bonnet that shields her face from the camera. Another woman stands idle on the right of the first woman and is only seen from the neck down, trees and fencing make up the background behind them.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Women quilting outside, 2]

Description: Photograph of a group of women quilting in a backyard. Six women are crowded around the quilt working with their backs to the camera, and a man sits in a chair reading on the right of the image and another man is seen sitting in the background on the left. Fencing sits in the foreground of the image with mason jars varying in sizes sitting on each post.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Women pinning fabric outside, 2]

Description: Photograph of a group of women pinning plaid fabric to what appears to be a wooden frame. They are outside next to a house in a woodsy area, with overgrown shrubbery and trees beyond the fencing behind them. Three women are actively pinning the fabric while another two are observing, another two women are actively moving around the fabric.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Women quilting in the backyard]

Description: Photograph of six women quilting outside in a backyard. They are positioned between the house and the fence line, which has dozens of empty mason jars sitting upside down on the posts. There is another building next to the house in the background, where a man, woman and young girl are situated in the shade.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Two women quilting]

Description: Photograph of two older women stitching together fabric to make a quilt. They are outside quilting, with the quilt sitting in the bottom right corner of the image. The quilt is consisted of different patterns, and a pair of scissors sits on top of it. The woman on the left is facing the right of image only being able to see her profile, and the woman on the right is facing the camera but looking down as she works.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Two women hammering fabric]

Description: Photograph of two women working outside on a large fabric material. The woman on the left is hammering nails into the folder over piece of fabric, and the woman on the right is holding nails for her. They both wear large bonnets that shield their face from the sun, a piece of what looks like cushion foam sits in the lower left corner of the image.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Churn-Power

Description: Patent for an improvement to a churning by allowing a churn to be attached to a sewing machine. The churn and sewing machine could then be used separately or at the same time.
Date: November 21, 1882
Creator: Jones, Isaac Van Zandt
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Portrait of Curly "Bud" Ballew and Amy Bear and Carrie]

Description: Two Native American women in a portrait with lawman Curly "Bud" Ballew. The women are seated and wrapped in traditional Indian blankets. The lawman is standing behind the women and has a bandana around his neck. Both women are Kiowa. Amy Bear is wife of Bert Bear, and Carrie is daughter of Iseeo and wife of White Fox.
Date: 1890~
Creator: [Snearly, Alice] & [Kelley, Lon]
Partner: Clay County Historical Society
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