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[Suburban commuter train leaving Chicago]

Description: One of Illinois Central Railroad's early suburban trains - headed by Engine No. 1050 - a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive with a consist of five handcrafted wooden cars, having open platforms and under-body truss rods - leaving Central Station in Chicago. At the turn of the century the Illinois Central Railroad was providing commuter service.
Date: 1910~
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

["Daylight Special" at Chicago Central Station]

Description: One of the Illinois Central's de luxe passenger trains; the "Daylight Special" train No. 19 southbound, stands in the Central Station in Chicago - as passengers entrain - prior to the departure hour : 10:02 AM. This train (and its companion, No. 20 northbound) operated between Chicago, Springfield, and St. Louis. The rail distance was 294.17 miles; and the schedule was 7 hours and 44 minutes: equivalent to a running time of about 40 miles per hour. This photograph was taken in the summer of 1911. This was a modern train in that era - cited in the Official Guide of the Railways (June 1916) as: All steel and electric-lighted. The consist included: chair cars and coaches, cafe-club car and Observation Parlor car.
Date: 1911
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

Headlight-Shade.

Description: Patent for a headlight shade which can be pulled down to block the high beam headlights of a train or car when there is an oncoming train or car.
Date: July 18, 1911
Creator: Green, John R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nutcracker

Description: Patent for a nutcracker that can be used for a variety of types of nuts without crushing them.
Date: September 10, 1912
Creator: Moser, Frank W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Letter from the Jacksonian Optical College to Edith Wilson Sutherlin, February 11, 1913]

Description: Letter from the Jacksonian Optical College to Edith Wilson Sutherlin, on February 11, 1913, informing her that they believe her to have a clear understanding of optics, and reminding her of a diploma fee that must be paid before they can forward her diploma to her.
Date: February 11, 1913
Creator: Jacksonian Optical College
Partner: Private Collection of the Sutherlin Family

Scouting, Volume 1, Number 6, July 1, 1913

Description: Semi-monthly publication of the Boy Scouts of America, written for Boy Scout leaders, officials, and others interested in the work of the Scouts. It includes articles about events and activities, updates from the national headquarters, topical columns and essays, and news from various chapters nationwide.
Date: July 1, 1913
Creator: Boy Scouts of America
Partner: Boy Scouts of America National Scouting Museum

Scouting, Volume 1, Number 21, March 1, 1914

Description: Semi-monthly publication of the Boy Scouts of America, written for Boy Scout leaders, officials, and others interested in the work of the Scouts. It includes articles about events and activities, updates from the national headquarters, topical columns and essays, and news from various chapters nationwide.
Date: March 1, 1914
Creator: Boy Scouts of America
Partner: Boy Scouts of America National Scouting Museum

[Chicago "Pay-Car"]

Description: This photograph portrays an unusual rail consist: Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad's Engine No. 202, a 2-6-2 type heading the "pay-car" in Chicago. In this era the railroad's tracks were being elevated throughout the metropolitan area.
Date: 1915~
Creator: Hastman, Lee
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

Broom or Brush

Description: Patent for metal brooms or brushes that are "strong and durable, relatively light in weight, and can be inexpensively manufactured" (line 13-15). It is intended for "sweeping snow, mud, slush, and the like" (line 16-17). The patent can also be applied for smaller version of metal brooms or brushes for other purposes.
Date: March 16, 1915
Creator: Airhart, Noah S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bucket Excavator.

Description: Patent for "new and useful Improvement in Bucket Excavators, of which the following is a specification. My invention relates to excavators of that kind in which a bucked is arranged to travel back and forth upon a runway which is lowered into the ground and which is adapted to determine the cross sectional outline of the ditch or excavation" (lines 5-13).
Date: November 30, 1915
Creator: Bettis, William I.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Texas Automobile Dealers and Factory Representatives Banquet, 1916

Description: Photograph of a large amount of men in dark suits seated around dinner tables in a banquet hall. Most of the men are wearing vests and all are wearing bow ties or neckties. Some of the men have mustaches or glasses. The tables are covered in white tablecloths and fine dinnerware with small lamps. The ornate room is topped with a balcony upon which Texas flags are hanging and there is a chandelier is hanging from the ceiling. In the bottom right-hand corner are the words, "Fort Worth Star-Telegram Banquet to Texas Automobile Dealers and Factory Representatives, Blackstone Hotel, Chicago, Jan. 26, 1916" and in the bottom left is, "Kaufmann and Fabry Co., Chicago".
Date: January 26, 1916
Creator: Kaufmann and Fabry Co.
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Group of men by plane]

Description: Photograph of men standing in front of an airplane. Text on the reverse reads: "From left to right - Harry Rice, Universal Exploitation Manager, Lieutenant Ralph Diggins, pilot, Locklear himself, Fred Rochester, Publicity Manager Morris & Company, George W. Brow, General Sales Agent Curtiss Aeroplane Manufacturing Co., Jack Curran, former British Aviation Officer -- taken on the field just before plane left for Chicago's loop."
Date: [1918..1920]
Partner: The University of Texas at Dallas

[Postcard of Camp MacArthur Cot Inspection]

Description: Postcard of soldiers standing at attention behind neat cots outside of a long line of tents, with the caption "Inspection." A handwritten note on the back of the postcard, which is addressed to Mr. A.F. Frederick, says "Dear Father: This is what we get here and plenty of it. They are very strict with us. Take good care of my wife dad and I'll do my best here. Goodbye and good luck. Your son."
Date: May 1918
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard of Camp MacArthur]

Description: Postcard with an aerial photograph of Camp MacArthur showing neat rows of buildings and tents. A handwritten note on the back of the postcard is addressed to "Miss and Master Mundt" in Chicago, Illinois and says, "Dear Kids, Great life down here but it sure is hot and dry. Got here last Thur, May 9, '18. Left Jefferson Barracks last Tues night at 10 o'clock. Your uncle, John.
Date: May 12, 1918
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Release Deed of Trust from Amelia Francis Robischung to Edward B. Leigh]

Description: Statement of the fulfillment of a mortgage paid by Henry B. Robischung of Kalamazoo, Michigan; this release deed is from Amelia Francis Robischung, the widow of Henry, acknowledging the that mortgage in "Volume 4, pages 10-13 of the Deed of Trust records of Kerr County, Texas, is fully satisfied and discharged." The second paragraph is signed by the notary public acknowledging that Amelia appeared and is the same person whose name is on the document.
Date: March 26, 1919
Creator: Leavell, John R.
Partner: Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library