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Clothes-Pin.

Description: Patent for a clothes pin made from spring metal that "automatically adapt[s] itself to lines of different thicknesses, and whereby the pin may be used to retain an exceedingly thin article in engagement with the line as effectually as an exceedingly thick article, the pin being capable of holding a bit of lace and likewise a heavy blanket or quilt" (lines 11-18). It is especially designed for use with metal clothes lines.
Date: October 31, 1893
Creator: Jones, George W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Spark-Extinguisher.

Description: Patent for a spark extinguisher "to prevent the burning of buildings and other combustible matter by steam engines" (lines 15-17).
Date: March 9, 1880
Creator: Blewett, George L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

John Meade Campbell Home

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of John Meade Campbell home. The wooden house is two-stories tall, and a covered porch extends the wide of it. Bushes and trees surround the house. The house was built in 1914, and Methodist Richardson Medical Center now occupies the land.
Date: unknown
Creator: Harrison, Mary Campbell
Partner: Richardson Public Library

John B. Floyd Home and Inn

Description: Photograph of a painting of John B. Floyd Home and Inn. The building is two-stories tall. Depicted on the lawn outside the house, there is a cooking pot on the left and a wagon on the right. A signature is located at the bottom-left of the image. Additional information is given on the back.
Date: unknown
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Sam P. Harben Home

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of the Sam P. Harben house, located on McKinney and Kaufman. The wooden house is two-stories tall, with a covered porch extending the width of the house. Several trees are growing around it. A wire fence surrounds the yard. An embossing on the left side of the image says "'Mann' Farm & Ranch Dallas;" text on the bottom-right of the image says "Sam P. Harben House."
Date: unknown
Partner: Richardson Public Library

John Meade Campbell Home

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of the John Meade home (built in 1914) and surrounding land. To the left of the image, there is a wooden barn and silo beside a pond. To the right and further back, there is a house. Additional information is given on the back of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Creator: Harrison, Mary Campbell
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Richardson School

Description: Photograph of a rear exterior view of Richardson School on Greenville Road. In the foreground, there is a piece of construction equipment in wide patch of dirt. To the left, three men are standing in grass.
Date: unknown
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Portrait of Mr. and Mrs. John Meade Campbell

Description: Photograph of an elderly woman and elderly man sitting in rocking chairs; they are identified as Elizabeth (Lizzie) Haynes/Haines Campbell and John Mead Campbell. The woman is crocheting, and the man is reading. In the background, there is a fireplace with a clock on the mantle; a lamp and calendar are to the right. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Haynes/Haines lived from November 6, 1876 to November 9, 1970. John Meade Campbell lived from February 25, 1866 to November 14, 1954. They were married October 15, 1894 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Date: unknown
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Campbell Farm Site

Description: Copy photograph of the original Campbell farm site, located around Campbell Road and Prairie Creek Drive. Two horses are standing beside a wire fence. To the right of the image, there is a building and gate. In the background, there is a pond and trees in a field. Robert Fleming Campbell came to Richardson with the Routh family in 1851. He paid $2.00 an acre for the land where he built his first cabin.
Date: unknown
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Railway Rail Joint Chair

Description: Patent for a railway rail joint chair. This invention is designed to prevent deflection of the rails at the joints. Illustration included.
Date: June 21, 1904
Creator: Saunders, Amos & Wilmoth, Arthur W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Grissom family, Richardson, Texas

Description: Formal studio portrait. Three men, in dark suits, white shirts, and long neckties, standing behind two seated women. Both women wear dark skirts and white blouses with standing ruffled collars, possibly trimmed in lace. The woman on the right wears a dark ribbon around the collar. The woman on the left wears a dark, open jacket with ribbon trim at collar and cuffs. Additional information: Children of Park Lee GRISSOM (24 Aug 1854 - 10 Feb 1938) and Mary Jennie COFFEE (5 Sep 1852 - 6 Apr 1912) Left to right - Pat, Guss, Will (standing) Rebecca, Ada (seated) Pat GRISSOM [?Richard Clint GRISSOM?] (20 May 1882 AL - 3 Jul 1948 TX) married Ollie Mae CROSS Guss Eugene GRISSOM (19 Jul 1889 AL - 12 Aug 1969 TX) married Allie Bell BOGGS William Lee GRISSOM (27 Oct 1879 AL - 29 Jan 1949 TX) married Mollie SANDIFER Rebecca Bell GRISSOM (15 Jul 1884 AL - 12 Aug 1962 TX) married Robert Tremble PREWITT Ada Coloeman GRISSOM (23 Feb 1877 AL - 6 May 1950 AL) married Minor HARAWAY
Date: 1890/1910
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Harris, Thomas Newton, Family, Richardson, Texas

Description: Informal family group photograph, standing and seated on a side porch of a house. The porch extends around the corner of the building to the right. Visible on the right are fences and another building. Standing on the porch are three women, the first only partially visible, with a girl standing in front, one man in a three-piece suit, one young woman, a woman in profile, and two elderly women (7 women, one girl, one man). Seated in front, on the edge of the porch, is a moustached man in a suit and dark hat, and a younger man in military uniform with hat and leg gaiters. Additional information: Left to right, standing: possibly Evelyn HARRIS (hidden) Mattie E Strait HARRIS (1874-25 Sep 1971) Noma HARRIS [in front of mother Mattie] (15 Feb 1910 - 20 Jan 1987) married Leonard Allen HUFFHINES (8 Oct 1911 - 16 Sep 1988) Grace FOX Robert K. (Bob) HARRIS possibly Evelyn HARRIS Katherine Paulina L. HARRIS (1849-1928) widow of Samuel P. Harris (1831-1914) Emma Dooley Seated: Thomas Newton HARRIS (31 Oct 1870 - 27 Jun 1952) Joe HARRIS [?P. G. Harris?]
Date: 1917/1918
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Sam Harben family and residence, Richardson, Texas

Description: 14 persons standing behind a white picket fence. Wooden frame house in back; the right-hand 2/3 has a covered porch with 3 doors and 2 windows visible. The people are: man, woman, woman, girl holding doll, man, woman, man, woman, young man, girl, woman, child standing on fence rail, man, young man/boy. All men are wearing hats.
Date: 1890/1910
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Jesse Harben family, Richardson, Texas

Description: 5 people. Two women, one man standing in front of a stone wall structure. Two children, a boy wearing a white hat, and a girl, are seated in front of the man. The wall/structure appears to be made of large blocks of sandstone or limestone, cemented. Neither the side edges nor the top edge of the structure is visible. The location is possibly Kirkland Park. Written on back: LR- Jessie Blewett Harben Eula Huffhines Harben Jesse Harben [14 Dec 1888 - Oct 1973] Carson Harben Lucille Huffhines (?)
Date: 1910~
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Grissom Family Men, Richardson, Texas

Description: Four men standing outdoors. All are wearing dark trousers and white, long-sleeved shirts. From left to right, the first man wears glasses and a bow-tie, has a moustache, and is wearing sleeve garters. The other three wear long neck-ties. Pocket-watch chains are visible on the 3rd and 4th men. Behind them is an arbor or trellis with brushy growth on the top and on the right side. Additional information: The photograph is from the Grissom family collection, but no identification is available.
Date: 1925/1935
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Arapaho Road at North Central Expressway, Richardson, Texas

Description: Arapaho Road, east from North Central Expressway (U.S. Highway 75), taken from roadside between north-bound Central and its access road. A vehicle carrying earth-moving equipment is east-bound on Arapaho Road. At the SE corner of the intersection is a sign: "TURN LEFT FASCINATION HOMES NORTHRICH WEST." Five or six small trees are enclosed with a low fence on the right/south side of Arapaho. Further east is a gravel/cement/construction facility. On the left/north side of Arapaho are 2 houses. On the horizon a railroad crossing sign is visible, and a vehicle on the street at the horizon. Various utility lines and poles edge streets and the railroad.
Date: 1958~
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Campbell Family and Residence, Richardson, Texas

Description: Two men and 1 woman standing in front of a wood clad residence. The rear, roofed, porch is facing; the front porch is just visible on the far left of the photograph. From left to right: A man is standing in front of a dark horse. A small dog is perched on the hind-quarters of the horse. A man is standing in front of a small black and white dog. The dog is sitting on a wooden box/crate. A woman is standing at the front corner of the porch, beneath a medium tree. She is holding a palm fan.
Date: 1905~
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Floyd Inn location, Richardson, Texas

Description: Large open field. In the foreground is a grouping of seven trees, with some shrubs or saplings, all growing in grass/weeds. Only the center tree, the one closest to the foreground, is leafed. Behind is a large open space, with cultivated areas visible on the horizon. On the left of the horizon is a large building, with a taller domed portion, part of Restland Cemetery. The note on the back states that the tree was planted in 1856. The Floyd Inn served as a stop for the stage from Dallas to Denton.
Date: 1973~
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Texas Street, Richardson, Texas

Description: Street block of four commercial buildings, all have front awnings and wooden walkways/sidewalks. The 2 buildings on the right are false front. The left most building has the gable end facing the unpaved street. Left to right: pony, possibly tethered to an awning support pole; three men in front of the left-most door; three men standing outside the next business; two children at the edge of the walk; one man standing under the awning of the Drug Store; one man standing in front of the right-most door. This printing is a copy of a photograph that at some time earlier had been edited with the addition of ink/pencil lines to darken the architectural outlines of the buildings.
Date: 1880/1905
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Matt Turner and wife, Richardson, Texas

Description: Copy of a photograph, a man and a woman, head and chest visible. The formal portrait is a horizontal oval mounted on stock. The man has a beard and moustache, is wearing a suitcoat and vest, with shirt and tie. The woman is wearing a dark dress, with dark moire satin bow at the neck, a brooch on her left side, and an earring visible on her left ear.
Date: 1890/1910
Partner: Richardson Public Library

C. H. Blewett Family and Residence, Richardson, Texas

Description: Man, woman, boy and three girls standing in front of wood clad residence. The one-story residence has a full, roofed porch and is raised on blocks with no skirting. A raised, plank walk leads to the front of the home. Left to right: BLEWETT, Chapman Hart. Born 25 Dec 1856, Richardson TX; died 24 May 1920; buried Blewett Cemetery, Richardson TX. BLEWETT, Mattie C. (Martha Corilla) Skiles. Born 23 Sep 1855, Warren Co. KY; died 16 Sep 1907/1920, Richardson TX; buried Blewett Cemetery, Richardson TX. Married 8 Dec 1880, Richardson TX. BLEWETT, John William. Born 25 Apr 1882, died Mar 1968. BLEWETT, Jennie Bell. Born 31 Jan 1886, died 10 Aug 1952. BLEWETT, Mattie Laura. Born 1 Jun 1896, died 15 Jan 1955. BLEWETT, Jessie Lou "Jeb". Born 22 Dec 1887.
Date: 1898~
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Polk Street, Richardson, Texas

Description: Polk Street, looking east. The left center of the photograph shows the Floyd Branch of Cottonwood Creek flowing east, then turning south under Polk Street. Sherman Street intersects with Polk Street just west of the creek. There is a small bridge, with low rails, over the creek. On the left are low, brushy, trees. On the right are three residences; the middle has an outbuilding. To the back, on the right/south side of Polk Street, is the North Texas Lumber Co. building, Central Ave., then the railroad crossing the street. On the horizon, one residence is visible, and two motor vehicles.
Date: 1958~
Creator: Martin, Jerry
Partner: Richardson Public Library