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[25-Cent Merchandise Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is silver-colored and says, "Good for 25 [cents] in Merchandise" on one side; on the other it has the text: "Siegmund & Quitta, Hallettsville, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[50-Cent Merchandise Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is silver-colored and says, "Good for 50 [cents] in Merchandise" on one side; on the other it has the text: "Siegmund & Quitta, Hallettsville, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[$1.00 Merchandise Token]

Description: One of a collection of 244 miscellaneous "Texas Trade Tokens." This coin is silver-colored and says, "Good for $1.00 in Merchandise" on one side; on the other it has the text: "Siegmund & Quitta, Hallettsville, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Henry H. Russell House

Description: Photograph of the Henry H. Russell house on North Ridge in Hallettsville, Texas. The house is two stories and surrounded by trees. In the foreground, the property is bordered by a wooden fence behind a dirt road. There are handwritten notes on the back of the photograph regarding the house and family.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

[Photograph of a Float]

Description: Photograph of a float being pulled by horses. The float is covered in flowers. There are women and children in costume and a man driving the horses. The float is parked in front of a Hardware store, and there are people on the sidewalk watching. There is a note on the back addressed to Rossie that says "Please give this to Mama and tell them I say for them to write. How are all, Amelia."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

[Portrait of Nina Faye O'Quinn Braunig]

Description: Portrait of Nina Faye Braunig. According to accompanying information, Nina was originally from Lufkin, TX, and her father was Judge O'Quinn. She married Carl Braunig, Sr. and was the mother of Carl Jr. and Martha Jane.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Traveling Studio of H. J. Braunig

Description: Photograph of H. J. Braunig's traveling photography studio. There are two wagons in a field loaded with equipment pulled by horses or mules. One of the men driving a wagon is drinking from a bottle. On the back it says "The wagons contained the tents, poles and photographic equipment used as he traveled to various towns for 3 to 6 week stands. In 1882 Mr. Braunig opened a Photographic Studio in Hallettsville in partnership with P. Fey. Mr. Braunig is the father of Lillie Ahrens one of Sacred Heart Parish's oldest parishoners [sic] in this Centennial year."
Date: unknown
Creator: Fey & Braunig
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

[Portrait of Three Men]

Description: Postcard of three men. According to accompanying information, the men are (from left to right) Charles Roeber, Tom Reece, and Jim Mikulenka. These names are also written on the back along with some other names. All three men are wearing hats, and Charles has a gun in his waistband.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Three Men and a Dog

Description: Postcard of three men and a dog. According to the accompanying information, the men are (left to right) J. Sommerlatte, and unknown man, and Gus Lorke. The names are also written on the back.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Barber's Paper Clip.

Description: Patent for a new and improved barber's paper clip. This design calls for "a clip formed by doubling upon itself a [flat] strip of metal," which will hold sheets of paper on which barbers can sharpen their razors. A hook exists on the opposite side, by which the paper clip can hang from the hot towel on the customer's face.
Date: January 17, 1882
Creator: Cohen, Moses
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fan.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fan. This design "consists mainly, first, in the combination with a swinging bar of metal or wood, or both, carrying the fans, of a balance-weight located at an angle to the line of the bar for the purpose of retarding its backward movement; and, second, in the combination, with a shaft and a hinge-connection uniting the fan-holder clamp to the shaft, of a removable pin by means of which the fan may be caused to move positively with the shaft or swing independently of it, as may be desired" (lines 12-22).
Date: June 20, 1882
Creator: Cohen, Moses.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bee-Hive

Description: Patent for an improved hive, in which bees are fed and watered more efficiently and honey can be removed without the loss of bees. Illustrations and instructions are included.
Date: December 13, 1882
Creator: Meyer, Edward
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvment in Cotton Cultivator.

Description: Patent for improvements in cotton cultivators: "designed more especially for cultivating cotton, scraping the earth away from the young plants, and thinning out the same" (lines 11-12).
Date: December 18, 1866
Creator: Foster, A. K. & Foster, B. H.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fan Attachment.

Description: Patent for a new and improved fan attachment. This design "consists of an attachment for rocking-chairs, cradles, &c., and having an oscillatory arm adapted to hold a fan" (lines 9-11).
Date: January 2, 1883
Creator: Cohen, Moses
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improved Saw-Gummer.

Description: Patent for a machine that uses a grindstone to sharpen rotary saws. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 4, 1865
Creator: Fosterm A. K.
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Seeding-Machines.

Description: Patent for the improvement of the seeding-machine by having a lever that allows the driver to operate the hopper-box, harrow, and smoothing-roller at any time, including illustration.
Date: June 14, 1859
Creator: Veal, Franklin
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Cultivators.

Description: Patent for "a new and Improved Cultivator" (lines 3-4) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 21, 1859
Creator: Veal, Franklin
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Well Cleaner.

Description: Patent for a new and improved well cleaner. This design "is to provide a simple instrument by which wells can be cleaned out without descending into them. It is well known that much danger exists in descending into foul wells on account of the poisonous gases often collected near the bottom of the same" (lines 20-26).
Date: October 7, 1884
Creator: Neitsche, Frederick Theodor
Item Type: Patent
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department