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Oxen Hauling Cotton to Market

Description: Black and white copy print of an ox-drawn wagon transporting cotton to market. Two men, identified as Hans Rasmussen and Ernest Recane, are riding atop the wagon and steering the oxen. Behind them is a two-story building with a veranda upstairs. A sign affixed to a beam of the building reads, "Photo Gallery."
Date: 1911
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Newspaper Ad

Description: Copy negative of a newspaper ad from J.D. Moore Transfer and Storage in Abilene, Texas. The advertisement addresses the Hilton Hotel and the moving service provided by the company. There is a drawing of a J. D. Moore Storage truck and an image of a hotel.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

"Crazy" Water Crystals Plant

Description: The "Crazy" Water Crystals Plant was built in 1919. Mineral water was boiled down in the plant, until only the mineral crystals were left. The crystals became an early version of "instant food" when dissolved in water. Radio advertising in the 1930's over the Texas Quality Network, direct from the lobby of the Crazy Hotel, developed a market for the "Crazy Water Crystals" all over the world. This picture of the plant has been computer-enhanced.
Date: unknown
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

First Car of Shale

Description: "First car of shale" is the legend printed on the original photograph. The car bears the marking "H.M.X. 20" on the rear. The picture probably commemorates the opening of Mineral Wells' fledgling brick manufacturing industry, as the appearance of a gentleman wearing a tie and wielding a shovel suggests a celebration of sorts. His attire shown is typical of summertime 1930's dress. The photograph bears the legend that it was restored by A.F. Weaver.
Date: 1925?
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[The Crazy Water Crystal Factory]

Description: Shown here is an interior view of the Crazy Crystals Plant. "Crazy Water" was evaporated, and the dissolved solids precipitated as crystals which were then packaged and shipped all over the United States, Canada, England and Australia. By dissolving the Crazy Water crystals in water, the purchaser was able to reconstitute "mineral water" and secure the benefits of one of the earliest "instant" beverages without the added cost of the supplying company's shipping water.
Date: 1940?
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Exterior House

Description: Copy negative of the exterior of a wooden building identified as Theodore Heyck Shipping and Commission at North First and Cypress, Abilene, Texas. The are unidentified people standing along the building next to large full sacks. A sign on the front of the building says "Theodore Heyck. Shipping and Commission." Below the photograph, there is illegible text.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Exterior House

Description: Copy negative of the exterior of a wooden building identified as Theodore Heyck Shipping and Commission at North First and Cypress in Abilene, Texas. There is a group of unidentified people standing outside the building, some of which are sitting on wagons loaded with bags and barrels. There is also a group of people standing on the balcony of the building.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Men With Wells Fargo Wagon]

Description: Photograph of three men posing in front of a Wells Fargo horse-drawn wagon. The two on the left wear jackets and bow ties. The man on the right, who wears a vest and holds the horse's reins, has been identified as Carl Mountz.
Date: 1911~
Partner: Deaf Smith County Library

[Photograph of Boats at Dock]

Description: Photograph of several boats at dock. The Slade Brown to the left and the boats behind it are being worked upon. There are two arches built over the pier that contain pulleys, both with a vessel sitting underneath. The reverse side of the photo has been written with the words "Gulf Port?"
Date: unknown
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

Isthmus of Panama. : showing Panama Canal.

Description: Map shows path of the Panama Canal, proposed dams, lakes, and reservoirs, canal locks, existing and "proposed new location" for the railroad, cities and towns, and named mountain peaks. Insets: "Republic of Panama" and "Profile of Panama Canal." Relief shown by hachures, profile, and spot heights. Depths shown by profile. Scale [ca. 1:633,600].
Date: 1904
Creator: Rand McNally and Company
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library