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[Postcard Addressed to Lois Matlock, June 17, 1908]

Description: Postcard sent to Lois Matlock with an illustration depicting a man walking up to a woman and being surprised by her appearance once she moves out from behind her umbrella; the caption reads: "Things Are Not What They Seem." There are also random notes throughout the card, including names placed above the man and the woman.
Date: June 17, 1908
Partner: Murphy Historical Society Inc.

[Semi-Photo Song Postcard, "Dreaming": Part 3]

Description: Postcard addressed to Mamie Collins in Central City, Nebraska with a photograph of a man laying next to a woman in a dress on the bank of a small creek; there are music notes and lyrics printed on the bottom of the card that read: "Sighing crying for the love that's growing." There is also a handwritten note on the reverse side of the card that says: "On Camp. Flatt Rock. About two hours before the swim."
Date: October 20, 1908
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Semi-Photo Song Postcard, "Dreaming": Part 1]

Description: Postcard addressed to Mamie Collins in Central City, Nebraska with a photograph of a man holding a woman close while they both hold onto the handle of an umbrella; there are music notes and lyrics printed at the bottom that read: "Dreaming of you always little girl my darling." There is a note on the reverse side of the card written in red ink that says: "Well I want a little loving now and then if that loving one is you!"
Date: October 19, 1908
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Two men speaking to each other at a book fair]

Description: Photograph of two men, one wearing a leather trench-coat and the other who is holding an umbrella, standing in the aisle between two bookshelves during a book fair. The two appear to be talking to one another. There is a small clipboard on the ground behind them, that's holding a sheet of paper that's been divided into sections.
Date: 196u
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Two men browsing books at a book fair]

Description: Photograph of two men, one wearing a leather trench-coat and one holding an umbrella, standing in the aisle between two bookshelves during a book fair. The one with the umbrella is flipping through the pages of a book while the one wearing the trench-coat is reaching for a book on the shelf. There is a small clipboard on the ground behind them, that's holding a sheet of paper that's been divided into sections.
Date: 196u
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Two men standing in aisle at book fair]

Description: Photograph of two men, one wearing a leather trench-coat and the other is holding an umbrella, standing in the aisle between two bookshelves during a book fair. There is a small clipboard on the ground behind them, that's holding a sheet of paper that's been divided into sections.
Date: 196u
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Two men looking at books]

Description: Photograph of two men, one wearing a leather trench-coat and one who is holding an umbrella, standing in the aisle between two bookshelves during a book fair. The one holding the umbrella is flipping through a book and the other is looking at the shelves. There is a small clipboard on the ground behind them, that's holding a sheet of paper that's been divided into sections.
Date: 196u
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Well at White Point]

Description: Cropped copy-photograph of three women standing on a well platform at White Point, eight miles west of Portland, Texas. The woman on the left is holding a piece of drilling equipment, and the woman on the right is holding an umbrella.
Date: unknown
Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library

Umbrella.

Description: Patent for a new and improved sun umbrella. This design is "adapted to be attached to the person of the wearer, consisting of the top or cap piece having the projecting studs or pivots, fixed ribs, fastened rigidly in the back part of the cap, fixed supports bent to form the bulge and adapted to be fastened with their lower ends in a suitable brace or support, and moveable ribs arranged in pairs and pivoted upon the studs or pivots" (lines 73-81).
Date: May 26, 1885
Creator: Egan, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Umbrella and Sun Shade.

Description: Patent for a new and improved (sun) umbrella. This design utilizes an adjustable metal frame that can be attached to a piece of equipment (e.g., a tractor) or worn comfortably by a person. This allows for hands-free use while being protected from the sun and/or rain.
Date: February 8, 1881
Creator: Gray, Hiram Balderston.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Umbrella-Stand.

Description: Patent for an umbrella-stand. It is meant to display umbrellas, parasols, walking-canes, etc. The frame is made from tubing secured by wire, a channeled plate along the sides of the frame, and the base is adapted to support umbrella tips.
Date: November 26, 1895
Creator: Perry, Thomas C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Canopy for Vehicles, & c.

Description: Patent to "improve the construction of canopies and to provide a simple, inexpensive, and efficient one adapted to be readily mounted on all kinds of vehicles, plows, machines, &c., where shade or protection from weather is desirable" (lines 11-15) with instructions and illustration.
Date: December 10, 1896
Creator: Buchanan, Hugh A. & Tisdal, Jefferson M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Photograph of Picnic on a Creek]

Description: Photograph of sixteen men and sixteen women standing on the bank of a creek. One couple at the top of the bank has an umbrella over their heads. The women wear dresses and the men wear button-up shirts, some with ties, vests, and suspenders. Two men are swimming in the creek. One man in the lower left hand corner of the frame is in the water up to his knees. Everybody wears hats except for the men in the water. There are plants on the bank and trees in the background.
Date: unknown
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[Men Touring the Festival Grounds]

Description: Color photograph of two men, Dick Potter and Jack F. "Spot" Baird, touring the grounds of the 7th annual Texas Folklife Festival. They are both wearing patterned shirts, denim overalls, and hats. The man on the right is holding an umbrella above him. Behind them is a building; on its surface is lettering that reads "Texan Cultures."
Date: [1978-08-03..1978-08-06]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Japanese Dancer from Matsuri Dance Group]

Description: Photograph of a Japanese dancer from the Matsuri Dance Group performing on stage at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, Texas. She is wearing a yellow and green outfit decorated with white and pink flowers and a multicolored belt around her waist. She is holding a pink and white umbrella. A multicolored wall with a "[CocaCo]la" logo, colorful pole, and a speaker are visible in the background.
Date: [1997-07-31..1997-08-03]
Creator: Informedia
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

The Little Hayseeds, Their First Trolley Ride

Description: Color postcard depicting riders on a trolley car: a driver in a uniform, a girl with blonde pigtails, and a person in a raincoat with an umbrella. Printed on the card, " The Little Hayseeds, Their First Trolley Ride" and handwritten is, " Nene's mother thought her shoes were so pretty" Correspondence on the back reads, "Dear [ ]. Nene got home all right. It is so hot today but looks like rain. Mama has been sick & so has Nene's Aunt. Nene will write to you when she has time to sool off. Tell Pappa hello! Yours, Nene".
Date: 1907
Creator: Hutaf, August
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes