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Cameron County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Cameron County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (8000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1913
Creator: McDonald, H. F.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Harper's Weekly: Elizabeth Street, Brownsville, Texas]

Description: Color sketch of Elizabeth Street in Brownsville, Texas, printed from a photograph in an issue of Harper's Weekly. There are buildings lining the street, but no signs are visible. The street is filled with covered wagons and people (including soldiers in uniform).
Date: unknown
Item Type: Image
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Children Playing Outside with Toys]

Description: Photograph of two young girls and two young boys smiling for the camera while they play with their toys in a grassy yard at the side of a large wood-slatted building. The two young girls are sitting in the grass next to a large baby doll and a basket that with two smaller dolls. One of the boys is seated sideways on a wagon, and the other boy is riding a tricycle. Both of the boys are wearing dark jackets, fitted bomber hats, and round goggles on their heads. There is a small tree beside the children, and palm trees are visible in the background. The building behind them has four visible windows and a belfry at the front entrance in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Benito ()".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Cameron County

Description: Map of Cameron County, Texas, including the South Texas Plains region. The old lighthouse at Point Isabel is marked on map. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: unknown
Item Type: Map
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Protecting Shores.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in protections for river banks and coast washing, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 27, 1898
Creator: Brooks, Samuel W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Invalid's Chair.

Description: Patent for a new and improved invalid's chair. This design "relates to an improvement in chairs which will adapt them to the use of invalids and children" (line 7-9).
Date: January 18, 1898
Creator: Yznaga, Juana G.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Primer for Cannon.

Description: Patent for a new and improved primer for cannons. This design corrects the loosening of primers in their vent-holes by way of "a spring combined with the priming tube, which spring expands to the size of the vent" (para. 3). This eliminates blowouts and premature breakage.
Date: September 14, 1880
Creator: Rodman, John Black
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Velocipedes

Description: Patent for the improvement of Velocipedes. The improvement consists of a new and novel combination and arrangement of propelling power, due to the weight of the body, which may be aided by the muscular force thereof and guiding apparatus.
Date: February 13, 1872
Creator: Maltby, Henry A.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Syringe.

Description: Patent for a syringe that will inject or throw liquid and is piston-operated. "In its special organization the device is particularly adapted for males and treatment of diseases to which they are heir, and is light, neat, and compact, so as to be easily carried in the pocket" (lines 18-22).
Date: September 3, 1895
Creator: Putegnat, Joseph L.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vehicle-Wheel

Description: Patent for improvements to vehicle wheels including a detailed explanation and illustrations.
Date: November 28, 1882
Creator: Wolff, Arthur J. & Miltimore, Alonzo E.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Billiard-Cushions.

Description: Patent for improvement in billiard-cushions. Patent for removable billiard table cushion.
Date: July 10, 1877
Creator: Mansur, John S.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Spike-Extractors.

Description: Patent for "an improvement in the class of nail-extractors in which a gripe or grapple formed of pendent springs or hinged jaws is employed." (lines 7-10) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: September 29, 1874
Creator: Devine, William ; William Devine, of Brownville, Texas ; Devine, W.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pendant for Stem-Winding Watches.

Description: Patent for a "pendant for a watch which can be turned in every direction and can be screwed into the watch-case" (lines 8-10), including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 23, 1880
Creator: Rossetti, John Theodore
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvements in Velocipedes.

Description: Patent for the improvement of velocipedes. Improvements combine foot and band propelling apparatus with guiding apparatus.
Date: December 13, 1870
Creator: Maltby, Henry
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Trading Card: Resaca]

Description: Trading card issued as part of the Geocache Challenge program for Resaca de la Palma State Park, depicting a number of birds perched on a tree branch in a body of water; the far bank is forested. The back of the card contains information about the resaca ecosystem.
Date: 2011
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ferree, wetbacks' friend, jailed on contempt charge

Description: Newspaper clipping of article about Frank Ferree of Harlingen, Texas, who was jailed on contempt charges when he wrote a letter to the Texas Good Neighbor Commission complaining that the court had been prejudiced in their decision to sentence Roberto Jiminez to a 10-year sentence.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Frank Ferree Multado y Sentenciado a 3 dias de Carcel

Description: Full page from the "El Tiempo" newspaper published in Harlingen, Texas, dated June 20, 1952, which features several articles about Frank Ferree of Harlingen, Texas, who was jailed on contempt charges when he wrote a letter to the Texas Good Neighbor Commission complaining that the court had been prejudiced in their decision to sentence Roberto Jiminez to a 10-year sentence.
Date: June 20, 1952
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Se Niega Una Peticion

Description: Newspaper article concerning Roberto Jimenez's case.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

2000 Census County Subdivison Block Map: Brownsville CCD, Texas, Index

Description: Index map for Brownsville Census County Division, Texas showing the distribution of census blocks and smaller inset areas for which the U.S. Census Bureau collected data. The plotted map scale is 1:55,724.
Date: 2000
Creator: United States. Bureau of the Census.
Item Type: Map
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

East Brownsville Quadrangle

Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24000
Date: 1968
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Item Type: Map
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

East Brownsville Quadrangle

Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:31680
Date: 1943
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Item Type: Map
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

East Brownsville Quadrangle

Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24000
Date: 1984
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Item Type: Map
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department