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Ship at Sea

Description: Copy negative of a the USS Phoenix at sea. The military ship seems to be large and anchored on the port and has an American flag on one of the ends. In the background there are buildings as well as an unidentified flag waving.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Raleigh Court, Jamestown Exposition, 1907

Description: Color postcard picturing the Raleigh Court at the Jamestown Exposition in 1907. There is a lake in the foreground with many boats on it, walkways lined with lamp posts along the water, and numerous red buildings in the background with landscaping and fountains. Printed on the back is the description of the picture, "No. 109. Raleigh Court, Jamestown Exposition, 1907. Starting from the U.S. Government pier in the foreground at the left and going around and back to the westerly wing of the pier, this view shows the following buildings: U.S. Government Fisheries Exhibit, Machinery and Transportation, Mines and Metallurgy, State's Exhibits, Auditorium, Food Products, Manufacturers and Liberal Arts, U.S. Government Exhibits, Smithsonian Institute, National Museum Exhibits, etc., etc." Correspondence on the card reads," This looks well on a card, but in reality it is bum, in big letters. It is addressed to Miss Rosa Bassano, S. Mill St., Paris, Texas. it is postmarked Norfolk, Va on Sept 22, 1907.
Date: 1907
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

[View of Port Arthur Terminal]

Description: Photograph of the Port Arthur Terminal, showing buildings and a handful of people in the foreground and multiple boats in the port in the background. The bottom right hand of the photograph has writing that reads "MFT 10405 P.A.T. 1901." An accompanying card (with the Texaco logo on it) labels the photograph "1901 View of Port Arthur Terminal."
Date: unknown
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Boat in a Parade]

Description: Photograph of a boat shaped float in a W. O. W. Parade. It is driving through the middle of a street, and children on the right side of the photograph are watching it pass in front of them. Other bystanders can be seen in the background.
Date: August 10, 1916
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Port Arthur parade float]

Description: Postcard of the Miss Port Arthur parade float. The float is shaped like a boat, and there are people dressed in sailor suits aboard it. There are cars driving on the opposite side, and the parade appears to be going down a residential street. The back of the postcard is blank.
Date: 1923
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Shipping float in parade]

Description: Postcard of a float in a parade with one large ship and one small ship on it. It is being drawn by horses, and two men sit at the front. The banner on the float reads, "Shipping Growth," and states the growth in numbers of ships. There are houses in the background with people watching from the porches, and other cars driving along the other side of the float.
Date: 1923
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Man and Daughter at Sabine Lake]

Description: Photograph of a man and his daughter at Sabine Lake, dated July 5, 1906. The two are seated under an awning on a boat, and are smiling at the camera. The man has a pipe in his mouth and one hand on his knee. The back of the photograph has a handwritten date and note (that is partially illegible) describing the people pictured.
Date: July 5, 1906
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Punitive Expedition]

Description: Photograph of U.S Army crossing the Rio Grande. There are men in boats lining the make-shift bridge while men and horses are crossing it. The bridge appears to be a pontoon bridge that uses boats and other flotation devices to keep it above water.
Date: 191u
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Two Photographs of Ships]

Description: Two matted photographs of ships in Michigan. The top image features a ship being pulled by a tugboat, and the image beneath it shows the bow of a boat with the words "Benson Ford Dearborn" printed on the front. Two men and an American flag can be seen on the ship in the bottom image.
Date: [1962-09..1963-03]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, May 19, 1864]

Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he recounts his participation in a battle that took place before May 19, 1864. He writes about the successes and set backs. He writes of the soldiers killed, wounded and missing. He says that some of the soldiers who died were accused of smelling of Louisiana rum. He ends the letter with news of his health and the health of friends.
Date: May 19, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections


Description: Patent for a "new and improved propeller for boats which is simple in construction, prevents a loss of power, and is thus very economical." (lines 8-10). Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: October 5, 1886
Creator: Lay, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department