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Blacking Brush.

Description: Patent for a new and improved blacking brush. This design utilizes springs to move a blacking brush to and from a can of polish. This results in "evenness of wear of the bristles of the brush, economy of blacking, absence of spattering while extracting the blacking from the box, convenience in substituting the circular brush as a lid for the box in case of loss of the box-lid, and the saving of time in looking for a blacking-brush and a blacking-box separately" (lines 53-60).
Date: September 21, 1880
Creator: Wood, Edmund Lorenzo.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combined Blacking Brush and Blacking Box Holder.

Description: Patent for a new and improved combination blacking brush and blacking box holder. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with a blacking brush, of a swinging frame held on the back of the brush, and of devices for holding a blacking-box loosely, so as to be adapted to be rotated in the said swinging frame" (lines 82-86).
Date: April 3, 1883
Creator: Wood, Edmund Lorenzo
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Eastland, Texas Fire Department Patch]

Description: Patch from the Eastland, Texas fire department with yellow edging and red internal borders. The top of the shield-shaped patch features a grey horned lizard standing over the Texas flag. Below this, "Eastland Fire Rescue Dept." is written in yellow on a blue background. Further inward, a white Florian Cross with yellow borders sits on a powder blue background. "1907" in red lettering, a black ladder and hook, a National Fire Protection Association 704 Hazard Identification System symbol, and an asclepian appear on the points of the cross, while a black image of Texas appears in the center.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Eastland, Texas Fire Department Patch]

Description: Patch from the Eastland, Texas fire department. The shield-shaped patch has three sections and yellow and red edging. The top section is a representation of the blue, white, and red Texas flag and bears the image of a horned lizard. The second section is blue with yellow lettering that says "Eastland Fire Rescue Dept." The third section has a light blue background and a white Florian Cross with yellow borders. The top point of the cross has "1997" in red. The left point bears a Star of Life. The right point has a black image of a ladder and hook. The bottom point has a hazardous materials symbol.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

Portrait of Man

Description: Copy negative of two pictures from a Smith family reunion in Eastland, Texas. The top picture is of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Smith and family standing and kneeling in a field with trees. The bottom picture is of Marion, Walter, Flemon, Price, Baxter, Andy, and Norman Smith standing in a row in the field with a car and dog on the left.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Family on Front Porch

Description: Copy negative of two pictures of the Edmund and Clara Smith family on the porch of their house in Eastland, Texas. In the first picture, Edmund and Clara are on the porch with five of their grandchildren sitting on the steps. In the second picture, more family members are on the porch as well. There are windows and a door behind them and the porch is decorated with plants.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Children by Car

Description: Copy negative of two pictures of children in front of a car with trees in the background.. In the first picture, boys, from left to right Quinman Hurley, Maurice Hefner Cummings, Jay Frank Cummings, and Ed Hurley are posing by the car. In the second picture, girls and baby, from left to right Delores Hurley, Warren Price Smith, Polly Cummings, Matilda Cummings, and Verna Nelle Young are posing on the running board of the car.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Portrait of Child

Description: Copy negative of a portrait of a little girl, Verna Nelle Young. She is wearing a dress and resting her elbow on the back of a chair.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Mother and Child on Front Porch

Description: Copy negative of of a mother and child sitting on a porch by the door. The baby sits inside of a suitcase. The names of the individuals are Harriet and Laurine Mayes. They are located in Eastland.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Portrait of Mother and Daughter

Description: Copy negative of a portrait of a Harriet Mayes with her daughter Lauren. Harriet has her hair pulled back and is wearing a light colored dress. Her daughter sits next to her. The image is in a rectangular case with an oval opening.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Portrait of Mother and Son

Description: Copy negative of a portrait of a woman and her son, Harriet and Carroll Mayes. The mother has her hair bulled back and is wearing a high collared dress while her son sits next to her. The image is placed inside rectangular case with an oval opening.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

School Exterior

Description: Copy negative of the Eastland High School building in Eastland, Texas. The school is two stories and has wood paneling. There is a letter written on the image.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Two Women on Porch

Description: Copy negative of a picture of Pauline Mayes Richardson and Lyla Mayes sitting on the porch of a house wearing light colored bonnets, long sleeve blouses, and long skirts.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Townspeople in Front of Eastland Courthouse

Description: Copy photograph of a large group of people outside the Eastland courthouse. The group is entirely male except for three women, each wearing a white dress, standing beneath the far right arch of the courthouse facade. Some of the men are seating in bleachers, and some wear suits and ties. There is one white horse wearing a saddle in the crowd, in the the background behind a fence are several more horses.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

House Exterior

Description: Copy negative of a picture of a house with a fence and trees in front. John Mayes is sitting on the porch.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

School Picnic

Description: Copy negative of a picture of a large group of people at a school picnic with trees and a tent behind them.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Exterior Farm House

Description: Copy negative of the Mayes Family home in Eastland, TX. Mrs. B. F. Mayes sits out on the porch with her two children. The house has two porches, a chimney, and a fence that surrounds it. Potted plants sit underneath a window.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Portrait of Three Men

Description: Copy negative of a portrait of John Mayes, F. McQueen and another man. Two are sitting in a room with one standing behind them, and they are all wearing suits and hats.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Portrait of Baby

Description: Copy negative of Carroll Mayes as a baby. The baby sits on wicker furniture in a white dress.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Car in Front of House

Description: Photograph on postcard of a house in Eastland, Texas. The house, partially hidden behind trees in the yard, is the Wolf residence. There is an early model car with an old style license plate in the driveway.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Courthouse and Town

Description: Photograph on postcard of Eastland, Texas. A few businesses anc a large building are visible. The large brick building on the right is the old Eastland County Courthouse (demolished in 1926).
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

[People Standing on Main Street in Eastland, Texas]

Description: Photograph of people standing on Main Street in Eastland, Texas. The center of the photo features the street filled with people and livestock. Shops, banks, and utility poles line the dirt road.
Date: 1896?~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell