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[Dump Trucks Parked Outside of a Lummus Mill]

Description: Black and white negative of a group of dump trucks parked outside of a two-story Lummus cotton mill. Most of the trucks have trailers filled with cotton. A oval sign emblazoned with the name "LUMMUS" is affixed to a small, elevated shed that is attached to the larger part of the cotton mill. A man who is wearing a hat is visible in the bottom left corner.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Correspondence between Meyer Bodansky and Harilaus Economidy - December 1939]

Description: Letters between Dr. Meyer Bodansky, who is from the John Sealy Hospital, and Harilaus Economidy, who is a Comptroller for the United Employers Casualty Company. The first letter is from Mr. Economidy, and explains a business situation concerning the purchase of stock. The second letter is a response from Dr. Bodansky, who explains that he is disappointed that Mr. Economidy decides not to invest in his company, however wishes him the best of luck.
Date: December 1, 1939
Creator: Bodansky, Meyer, 1896-1941 & Economidy, Harilike
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Moody Medical Library, UT

[400 Block S. Queen]

Description: Photograph of the Palestine Grain Company industrial buildings located on the 400 Block S. Queen in Palestine, Texas. It is a complex of wood-frame, metal-clad structures without distinctive architectural embellishments, including a grain elevator roughly 4 stories tall.
Date: June 1991
Creator: Hardy, Heck, Moore
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[400 Block S. Queen]

Description: Photograph of the Palestine Grain Company industrial buildings located on the 400 Block S. Queen in Palestine, Texas. It is a complex of wood-frame, metal-clad structures without distinctive architectural embellishments, including a grain elevator roughly 4 stories tall.
Date: June 1991
Creator: Hardy, Heck, Moore
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Transcript of Letter from Stephen F. Austin, May 17, 1827]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Stephen F. Austin, on May 17, 1827, discussing Samuel Williams, who is held responsible for not telling a city administrator about his activities with a paper company and will be fined.
Date: May 17, 1827
Creator: Austin, Stephen F.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letter from David S. Kennard to his mother Sarah Kennard, September 10, 1862]

Description: Letter written by David S. Kennard to his mother Sarah Kennard discussing his reception of two of her letters. He details that he has had a "long spell of sickness" which has delayed his response to her correspondence. He discusses updates of acquaintances and mentions to his mother that he has had a photograph taken of himself. He lets her know he will mail it to Jennie on the day he wrote this letter.He closes the letter detailing to his mother that he has nothing more to write and that he would remain affectionately hers.
Date: September 10, 1862
Creator: Kennard, David S.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Photograph of Taggart Sign Company]

Description: Photograph of one of the inside production bays of Taggart Sign Company with two men standing in the middle of the floor with signs on either side of them, the one on their left reads "Hair Cuts 25 (cents) Ladies and Gents." One man is in overalls, and the other is wearing an open vest and tie. Both are wearing hats, but different styles.
Date: 1929
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Crazy Paper Box Company

Description: The Crazy Water Company built a plant in 1919 to extract minerals from its water, box the crystals, and sell them nationwide as Crazy Water Crystals. Part of the crystal enterprise included a box factory. Following an action by the Food and Drug Administration in the late 1930's, crystal operations were reduced and the box operation was diversified. A Mr. Breidling bought the machinery to construct boxes in 1940. He remained with the factory when it was sold to Pollock (A subsidiary of Regis). They added 22000 square feet to the plant, over and above the 56000 square feet already in existence.. They introduced two new machines into the plant, and got rid of the old ones. The plant continues (2016) to produced boxes for Christmas presents. Rumor has it (2016) that the Crazy Water industry plans to re-open the plant to produced Crazy Crystals again. "'Treetop' Erwin, left, was the driver of the Crazy Box Company truck" is written on the back of the photograph. The photograph is dated 1940, and can be found in A. F. Weaver's book, "TIME WAS In Mineral Wells", First Edition, 1974, on page 28. Special note: By magnifying the picture so as to be able to read the license plate of the truck, the date "42" becomes visible.
Date: 1942
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library