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Map of McLennan Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of McLennan County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, and towns and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:246,154] (6000 varas to 13/16 of an inch).
Date: 1896
Creator: Pressler, Herman
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Photograph of Unidentified Young Lady]

Description: Photograph of an unidentified young lady, posed standing with her hand on the back of an intricately designed chair. She wears a light-colored off-the-shoulder dress and stands on a carpet with a diamond shaped patterned. On the back of the photograph is a 3 cent U.S. inter. revenue stamp.
Date: unknown
Creator: Addleman, J. P.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Portrait of Pendleton King]

Description: Full-length photograph of Pendleton King, dressed in a sailor suit. The boy is standing behind a fence with a stone façade and a wooden gate. A hand written note on the back reads, "Pendleton King: Age 7 years, 1897.”
Date: 1897
Creator: Lindsey's Art Parlors
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Woman and Children]

Description: A daguerreotype portrait of an unidentified woman with two children, seated on a bench. The woman is in the center and is holding the hands of the children in her lap. A girl is seated on the far left and is holding a closed basket with floral decorations in her lap; a young boy is seated on the far right and is holding a plain wicker basket in his lap. The photograph is housed in a decorative leather case with a silk cushion and a plain brass matte.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Family Portrait]

Description: A daguerreotype portrait of an unidentified family including a woman and man seated side-by-side with a young boy standing next to the father (far right) and a young child on the mother's lap (far left). The photograph is housed in a decorative leather case with an embossed velvet cushion and a plain brass matte.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

Rail Bond.

Description: Patent for improved track circuit rail joints designed to withstand heavy usage and convey electrical currents between rails, including illustrations.
Date: August 30, 1898
Creator: Talley, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Elevator.

Description: Patent for improvement in cotton-elevators by providing means for the air-conduit and the cotton-conduit to communicate with the body of the elevator; and means for the air-conduit to communicate directly to the cotton conduit in order to effectively and uniformly distribute the cotton when fed to the gins. Thus preventing the cotton from being fed unevenly, which would clog and otherwise retard the action of the gins. (Lines 11-15) Illustration is included.
Date: January 9, 1900
Creator: Williams, George W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stenographer's Note - Book

Description: Patent for a new and useful Stenographer's Blank Book to "provide a connection for the covers whereby they may be automatically secured at the desired relative inclination without fastening the tape, cord, or ribbon forming the connection" (line 20 -24).
Date: November 2, 1897
Creator: Stuart, Benjamin F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Portrait of Martha Mae Hester]

Description: Portrait of Martha Mae Hester, visible from the shoulders up, wearing a light-colored satin dress with a diaphanous shawl wrapped around her shoulders and a string of pearls worn as a necklace. A handwritten note on the back identifies her as "Martha Mae Hester." Hester Mae Beck of Waco was named for her.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

Baling-Press.

Description: Patent for certain new and useful improvements in cotton pressing and baling, including instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 29, 1899
Creator: White, Charles W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Portrait of John Silver]

Description: Portrait of John Silver, visible from the chest up, wears a dark-colored suit with a polka dot bow tie. A handwritten note on the back reads, "Uncle and brother - John Silver. Born in Darke Co., Ohio."
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Portrait of Mary and Ruby Gype]

Description: Portrait of Mary and Ruby Gype -- one girl is standing while the other is seated. Both girls are wearing light-colored gowns with lace detailing and added buttons and pleats. The background features an ornate table with potted foliage atop and a sparkly tapestry along the right wall. A hand written note on the back reads, "Mary/Ruby Gype."
Date: unknown
Creator: McKinley & Hauge
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Portrait of Dr. John Berry McFerrin and Grandson]

Description: Portrait of Rev. Dr. McFerrin and grandson visible from the waist up. Dr. McFerrin wears a dark-colored three-piece suit and a bow tie. His grandson, on the left, wears a light-colored suit with a polka dot necktie. A handwritten note on the back reads, "Dr. J. B. McFerrin was the uncle of Mrs. M. F. Barcus. Rev. Dr. John Berry McFerrin. June 15, 1807, Rutherford Co., Tenn. - May 10, 1887, Nashville, Tenn. Noted Methodist pastor."
Date: unknown
Creator: Thuss, W. G. & Thuss, A. J.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Portrait of Carl Riedelsberger]

Description: Portrait of Carl Riedelsberger, visible from the chest up, wearing a dark suit jacket, striped bow tie, pocket square, and eye glasses. A hand written note in the upper left corner of the photograph identifies him as "Carl Riedelsberger."
Date: unknown
Creator: Pearson
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis