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Easter Greetings

Description: Embossed color postcard depicting roosters and a chicken carting a large pink egg tied with a ribbon and flowers. The background is silver and has "Easter Greetings" written on it. It is addressed to Miss Rosa Louise Dill, 517 High St., Oklahoma City, Okla.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

[Letter from J. Bouldin to Bettie Wade]

Description: Letter from J. Bouldin to her sister, Bettie Wade, discussing the family's health, milking the cow with Jennie, the weather, Jennie gathering eggs, and other news.
Date: 186u-03-11~
Creator: Bouldin, J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Postcard from Mrs. C. W. Metcalf to Ora Osterhout, April 14, 1908]

Description: Postcard from Mrs. C. W. Metcalf to Miss Ora Osterhout in Belton, Texas. On the front is a photograph of Mrs. Metcalf's house in Holland, Texas. She says that they "have lots of chickens to fry" and invites Ora to come visit. On the back she says that she would like to hear from Ora. The house is a small wooden cabin with a front porch. There are three small children in the yard in front. The card is postmarked Holland, Texas.
Date: April 14, 1908
Creator: Metcalf, Mrs. C. W.
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

Knudsen Farm

Description: Copy print of four women and an infant girl in front of a chicken house. From left to the right, the women have been identified as Mrs. Kristiane Sorensen Knudsen, Mrs. Laura Helvig Berndt, Mrs. Christina Pete Jensen, and Ester Hutson. The child has been identified as Helena Berndt. They are all wearing long dresses and standing in a plot of land with few bushes and trees.
Date: 1925
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Baby With Chickens and Cat

Description: Copy print of a baby sitting in the middle of empty plot of land amidst a circle of chickens. The baby, identified as Johanna Larsen, holds an unidentified object in her hands while looking at a cat in front of her. In the very distance, a structure can be seen among some trees and a field of crops off to the left.
Date: 1921
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Children Feeding Chickens

Description: Copy print of three young children feeding several chickens in front of a two-story house. From left to right, they have been identified as O. V. (Mickey) Christensen, A. E. Christensen, and Emma Christensen. A line of thinly distributed, slender trees line the perimeter of the house. The house itself has intersecting gable roofs on the top floor covered by dark-colored shingles. The first floor projects outwardly and has a second roof structure that creates an overhang in the back right corner for a patio space.
Date: 1925
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Marius and Thora Christensen on Their Farmstead]

Description: Copy negative of a black and white photograph of an elderly couple, Thora and Marius Christensen, standing outdoors at their farmstead. Their shadows are cast on the ground. Behind them is a flock of chickens. A house on the right is partially visible; its shadow is cast over some of the chickens.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Poultry Farming Preparation]

Description: Black and white photograph of a few individuals tilling earth with heavy machines that feature caterpillar tracks. Two unidentified men are each standing at one of the machines with their hands resting on its' side. On the right of the machinery is a large palette holding bags of Elco brand laying mash; a man wearing tall socks is standing on top of the bags while a little boy on his right sits on them. The ground before the men has been tilled into somewhat discernible rows.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Man Feeding Chickens

Description: Copy negative of a man and two toddlers feeding a flock of chicken. The man is wearing slacks a shirt and a hat. The two young children are wearing light clothes and one of them is wearing a hat. In the background there are barns, a chicken wire fence, a wooden fence and a couple of trees.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Man in Farm Yard

Description: Copy negative of William Andrew Buchanan standing in a farm yard feeding chickens. There is a piece of equipment on the right, and fences, a house, and trees are in the background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Woman feeding chickens]

Description: Photograph of an older woman identified as "Grandma Talley" feeding chickens on a farm. Her hair is pulled back and she is wearing a long light-colored dress. There is a small barn and a windmill in the background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Collingsworth County Museum

[Letter from H. M. and J. Bouldin to George W. Wade, April 12, 1868]

Description: Letter from H. M. Bouldin to George W. Wade discussing work, chickens, the railroad, and other news. He mentions that George is currently unemployed. J. Bouldin wrote a note to her sister on the back saying that she will write soon. She mentions that Jennie bought a new hat, and she had her old one fixed up.
Date: April 12, 1868
Creator: Bouldin, H. M. & Bouldin, J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

Hans Nelsen Feeding Chickens

Description: Copy negative of Hans J. Nelsen on his family farm. In the image, Hans is sitting down and feeding his chickens. There is a chicken standing on top of his left shoulder.
Date: 1925
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[League City Chicken Club Sponsors]

Description: Photograph of eight adult individuals posing for a picture at a meeting for the Chicken Club, a group affiliated with the League City Lions Club. Except for the individual wearing a chicken costume, whose gender is unknown, they are all males. The mascot and six of the men are wearing yellow t-shirts with "Chicken Club" written on the front. The man standing in the center is wearing a gray suit and was a speaker at the club meeting.
Date: 198u
Creator: Kiecke, Albert
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[Young Boy at the Alamo Poultry Club Exhibit]

Description: Color photograph of a young boy at the Alamo Poultry Club exhibit at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. Behind him stands another boy. He is peering into the cage of a couple of chickens. A white egg sits in the cage before the two chickens. The back of a purple ribbon has been tacked to the cage.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Informedia
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Man Holding White Chicken]

Description: Photograph of a man holding up a white chicken that will be participating in the chicken flying contest at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is standing next to a blue mailbox with a white post and red flag which the chicken will be put in before flight. The mailbox is on a tall post that places it above the man's head. He is wearing a white t-shirt and a blue bandana around his head. Another man with gray hair is standing behind him. The only thing visible in the background is the sky.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Chicken Flying Out of Mailbox]

Description: Photograph of a black and white chicken flying out of a mailbox as part of the chicken flying contest at the Texas Folklife Festival. The mailbox, on the right, is red and blue and is on a tall white post that raises it high in the air. A man and woman are standing on a connected platform on the right. The man is pushing a plunger through the open back of the mailbox to make the chicken fly out. The woman has her hand on the front flap of the mailbox which has been flipped open. The only thing visible in the background is the sky.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[ Black Chicken Flying Out of Mailbox]

Description: Photograph of a black chicken flying out of a mailbox as part of the chicken flying contest at the Texas Folklife Festival. The mailbox, on the right, is red and blue and is on a tall white post that raises it high in the air. A man and woman are standing on a connected platform on the right. The woman is pushing a plunger through the open back of the mailbox to make the chicken fly out. The man is holding a piece of cardboard over the open back to keep the chicken from coming out that side. The chicken is mid-flight, just having flown out of the front of the mailbox. The only thing visible in the background is the sky.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Man Putting Chicken in Mailbox]

Description: Photograph of a man putting a white chicken in a mailbox from which it will fly as part of the chicken flying contest at the Texas Folklife Festival. The mailbox is red and blue and is on a tall white post that raises it above the man's head. When the door is opened, the chicken will fly out. The man is wearing a white t-shirt and a blue bandana around his head. Another man with gray hair and sunglasses is standing behind him. The only thing visible in the background is the sky.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Boy Holding Chicken on the Ground]

Description: Photograph of a boy holding a light-brown rooster, entry for the chicken flying contest, at the Texas Folklife Festival. He is kneeling down on the ground, holding the chicken still between his legs. A woman is standing behind him to the right and a man to the left. A small chicken cage is partially visible to the right of the boy. Festival visitors are visible standing around the area.
Date: [1977-08-04..1977-08-07]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[League City Chicken Club in a Parade]

Description: Photograph of a group of children riding in the bed of a pick-up truck that is cruising along Kansas Street in League City during the 32nd Annual Village Fair parade. On the driver-side door, a goldenrod yellow sign is posted that reads, "Chicken Club, League City Lions Club, Not interested in drugs." The children in the truck are wearing t-shirts in the same goldenrod yellow. One child is waving. Also standing in the truck bed is an individual dressed in a chicken costume.
Date: May 10, 1986
Creator: Kiecke, Albert
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[Church's Chicken Mascot in a Parade]

Description: Photograph of an individual in a chicken costume representing a restaurant called Church's Fried Chicken. The mascot is walking in the 34th annual League City Village Fest parade on Kansas Street. A few cars, trailers, and floats are following close behind. Children in the crowd of spectators are stepping outward toward the mascot, who is waving to them.
Date: May 7, 1988
Creator: Kiecke, Albert
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[Chicken Flying Contest]

Description: Black and white photograph of a chicken flying contest, wherein a chicken trapped in a mailbox is prodded out by a man holding a plunger at the open end. The mailbox is unusually large to accommodate the chicken and even has a graphic of a chicken on its side. A large crowd is gathered around to watch the spectacle, a traditional event, at the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival.
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Boys Holding Chickens

Description: Copy negative of young Delton Collett of Clyde, Texas FFA and Gary Smith of Ballinger, Texas 4-H standing beside a sign in front of a wall, holding prize winning chickens at the Abilene Livestock Show.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library