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Texas: Sinton Quadrangle

Description: Topographic quadrangle map of Sinton, Texas, and the surrounding area, showing populated areas, boundaries, water bodies, railroads, roads and highways, ranches, and landmarks, with relief shown by contours (interval 5 feet) and spot heights. Scale 1:62,500
Date: 1956
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Map of San Patricio County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of San Patricio County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. A handwritten arrow in red ink points to the city of San Patricio on the published map. Scale [ca. 1:222,222] (5000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: 1896
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Episcopal Church on Fire]

Description: Cropped copy-photograph of Saint Christopher by the Sea Episcopal Church on fire. Flames and smoke are rising from the charred roof. Two firefighters are spraying the front of the building with a hose. One man is standing in front of the building. In the background, there is a bell tower.
Date: unknown
Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library

Wrench.

Description: Patent for a wrench that can be used as a pipe-wrench or a monkey-wrench. It has a movable jaw, for easy adjusting, and is "of simple and strong construction" (line 9).
Date: January 5, 1897
Creator: Flye, Murat K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Farm Gate.

Description: Patent for a new and improved farm gate. This design "has relation to that class of swinging farm-gates operated by an arrangement of levers upon both sides thereof, whereby the gate can be opened and closed by the driver or occupant of the vehicle without getting down from his [or her] seat" (lines 16-21).
Date: August 30, 1881
Creator: Wolfram, John Arnold
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Farm Gate.

Description: Patent for a new and improved farm gate. This design "provide[s] the gate with a suitable spring-bolt, in connection with an arrangement of devices or mechanism whereby the bolt is operated as the gate is being opened; also, in providing means whereby the pressure on the gate caused by the wind is equalized, thereby enabling the gate to be more easily operated" (lines 22-29).
Date: December 13, 1881
Creator: Wolfram, John Arnold
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Coupling.

Description: Patent for a car coupling that safe and can be operated without the operator going between cars. It consists of a car, a draw-head, a pin, a guide, a plate that holds the pin, a spring arm, and handles.
Date: April 4, 1893
Creator: Myers, Joseph L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Chopper.

Description: Patent for a cotton chopper attachment, which can be connected to a cultivator to thin cotton.
Date: August 3, 1909
Creator: Joiner, Preston
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Episcopal Church Construction]

Description: Cropped copy-photograph of the construction of Saint Christopher by the Sea Episcopal Church. One man is working on top of the frame of the church. In the foreground, there are piles of wood planks. In the background, there are other buildings. Text on the bottom of the image says "St. Christopher by the Sea Episcopal Church."
Date: unknown
Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library

[Episcopal Church after Fire]

Description: Cropped copy-photograph of Saint Christopher by the Sea Episcopal Church after a fire. A sign in the foreground says "St. Christopher's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church." Behind the sign, there is a bell tower. In the background, there are houses and trees.
Date: unknown
Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library

[Young Children Assembled for a Class Portrait]

Description: Photograph of a small group of young children assembled for a class portrait. The four girls are wearing light, fluffy dresses, and the four boys are all wearing light t-shirts and darker trousers. Two young women are standing on either side of the group; they are both wearing long dresses and holding books and papers. There is a wood-slatted building behind the group with a large, open double doorway. People are faintly visible through the doorway. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Taft??".
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

DeMouche Children

Description: Cropped copy-photograph of three children identified as the DeMouche children of Portland, TX. There is a single young boy seated between his two sisters. All three children have dark hair. Both girls are wearing dresses and have large, white bows in their hair. The boy is wearing a dark suit and bow tie. The girl to the right is leaning towards him with her head leaning on his shoulder.
Date: unknown
Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library

Portrait of DeMouche Family

Description: Cropped copy-photograph of the DeMouche family in Portland TX. The woman seated on the front left is Mrs. Melissa Ann Fisher Smith. She is seated next to her son-in-law, Louis Pierre DeMouche. Mrs. DeMouche and the DeMouche's two daughters are standing behind the front two. The group is posed in front of a picket fence bordering a grove of trees.
Date: unknown
Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library

Portrait of DeMouche Children and May

Description: Cropped copy-photograph of three children, identified as the DeMouche children, with a woman. The three children are seated to the left of the woman. There are two girls and one boy. The two girls are closest to the woman. One of the girls has her head leaning on the woman's chest. The woman is wearing a dress with large sleeves. She is identified as May. One of the children is named Haydee DeMouche, but information does not indicate which child shown is Haydee.
Date: unknown
Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library

Heron's Nest

Description: Cropped copy-photograph of a house in Portland, Texas. The house is a wooden building with a covered porch and two chimneys on the roof. A basement is also visible on the right side of the house. A section of gutter has fallen off the edge of the roof.
Date: unknown
Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library

Fisher Home

Description: Cropped copy-photograph of a house in Portland, TX. A large grove of trees is shown to the side of the house. A picket fence surrounds the entire area. The home is at the corner of Elm and Seventh in Portland. According to accompanying information, in the house was built in 1909.
Date: unknown
Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library

Gum Hollow Hunters

Description: Cropped copy-photograph of four hunters outside the Gum Hollow Hunting Resort. The resort is a wooden structure with a brick chimney on the right side. Two of the hunters are seated on a small staircase leading up to the front door. The other two hunters are working around the chimney.
Date: unknown
Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library

Heron's Nest

Description: Cropped copy-photograph of a house in San Patricio County. The house is a wooden structure. Several covered porches are on both sides of the house. Two chimneys are on the roof on opposite sides of the house. A picket fence is shown in front of the house.
Date: unknown
Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library

Portrait of Haydee and Louis DeMouche

Description: Cropped copy-photograph of two DeMouche children holding hands. The girl (on the left) is identified as Haydee DeMouche and the boy (on the right) is Louis DeMouche. The young girl is dressed in a white skirt and hat; her top appears as a naval-style outfit. The young boy is dressed in a dark suit and tie with his coat fastened around his torso with a large bow.
Date: unknown
Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library

Gum Hollow Fishermen

Description: Cropped copy-photograph of two fishermen in a boat in San Patricio County, TX. The lake is surrounded by trees and bushes. One of the fishermen is standing in the boat on the left side. The other is seated on the right.
Date: unknown
Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library

R. E. Turner Cottage

Description: Cropped copy-photograph of a cottage in San Patricio County, TX. The cottage is a small, light-colored house. Is has a covered porch. A single chimney is on the right side of the porch. A fence is shown in front of the cottage.
Date: unknown
Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library

Fisher Home in Portland

Description: Cropped copy-photograph of a house in Portland, TX. The home is a two-story structure. It is surrounded by a grove of tall bushes. A small picket fence is shown at the bottom right of the image. According to accompanying information, the house was built in 1909.
Date: unknown
Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library