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[Photograph 2012.201.B0224.0483]

Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Texas-Oklahoma Kiwanis Governor Bailey G. Choate (left) and Walter J. L. Ray, president of Kiwanis International."
Date: April 8, 1953
Creator: Miller, Joe
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Gateway to Oklahoma History
Insect-Destroyer (open access)

Insect-Destroyer

Patent for an insect destroyer designed to kill agricultural pests with fumes. Illustrations included.
Date: September 15, 1908
Creator: Murff, Jerry M.
Object Type: Patent
System: The Portal to Texas History
Cotton Thinner (open access)

Cotton Thinner

Patent for a cotton thinner. This invention is designed to thin rows of cotton and corn. Illustration included.
Date: April 2, 1907
Creator: Bolin, Nathan C.
Object Type: Patent
System: The Portal to Texas History
Aseptic Fountain Syringe or Irrigator (open access)

Aseptic Fountain Syringe or Irrigator

Patent for an aseptic fountain syringe or irrigator for use by doctors that is easily cleaned and portable.
Date: February 20, 1912
Creator: Leach, Shirley N.
Object Type: Patent
System: The Portal to Texas History
Starting or Stopping Mechanism for Windmills (open access)

Starting or Stopping Mechanism for Windmills

Patent for a starting or topping mechanism for windmills.
Date: March 10, 1903
Creator: Wheeler, T.W.
Object Type: Patent
System: The Portal to Texas History
Cotton-Chopper. (open access)

Cotton-Chopper.

Patent for a cotton chopper that attaches to a cultivator.
Date: August 15, 1911
Creator: Hester, James R.
Object Type: Patent
System: The Portal to Texas History
Bedstead (open access)

Bedstead

Patent for a bedstead that holds a bottom sheet taunt that can be used with existing bedsteads.
Date: June 5, 1906
Creator: Whitlow, W. Jidy
Object Type: Patent
System: The Portal to Texas History
Telephone Selecting System (open access)

Telephone Selecting System

Patent for a telephone selecting system. This invention is designed to arrange telephones attached to the same line. Illustration included.
Date: February 15, 1910
Creator: Jones, David W.
Object Type: Patent
System: The Portal to Texas History
Pistol Case (open access)

Pistol Case

Patent for pistol case. Illustration included.
Date: September 6, 1904
Creator: Brannon, Virgil C.
Object Type: Patent
System: The Portal to Texas History
Postal Cash-Sales Receptacle. (open access)

Postal Cash-Sales Receptacle.

Patent for a postal cash-sales receptacle for putting in rural mailboxes, where the owner can pay for stamps, postcards, or envelopes by placing the correct amount of cash in the holder.
Date: May 9, 1911
Creator: Walker, Emmitt Stone
Object Type: Patent
System: The Portal to Texas History

Family in Yard

Copy negative of H. L, Edna, Lucille, Ray and Roy Knight. There are two images, the one on the left is of a baby on a yard looking down at a tilted over tricycle, with a big two story house in the background. The picture on the right is of a family, with a man and a woman standing behind four young children of different ages.
Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History

Hospital Exterior

Copy negative of the exterior of a hospital out in an big field. The building is two stories high. There are two trucks parked outside the hospital. In the background there seems to be other houses and buildings surrounded by trees.
Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History

Group Camping

Copy photograph of a group of seven people camping. There appear to be three men and four women present. The man in the foreground is holding a shotgun. Seated on the ground near two kettles are a man and a woman, and behind them are three other women and a man shielding his face with his hat.
Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History

Honor Roll World War II, Nolan County

Photograph of a World War II veterans memorial in Sweetwater, Texas. It reads: "Honor Roll World War II: Jose A. Alcala, Norman P. Alston, Walter P. Anderson, Jr., Robert Anthony, Odis L. Apple, Jr., James W. Barkley, Johnny C. Belt, Oscar A. Bennett, James Lee Berry, Winston J. Bradford, Arlin W. Brown, Deverle Brown, Earl A. Bryant, William R. Burkett, Earl Brown, Brown Thomas B., R. C. Chapman, Roy Clay, Jr., Valton C. Clayton, Chester V. Crain, Edward E. Davis, Neal C. Davison, Jr., Ollie G. Dismuke, Jess W. Dooley, Troy R. Dooley, Jimmie Doyle, Sie S. Edwards, Jack C. Elliston, Forest F. Gartman, Raymond George, Billy B. Gibbs, Willie E. Ingram, Leroy Giesler, James V. Gillenwater Thomas T. Gillilan, Thomas P. Glass, Ernest W. Hagar, James A. Hall, David Hanks, Alfred C. Harris, Burnhard K. Hart, Lee R. Hill, Harold G. Hudgins, Robert L. Hyde, William D. Johnson, Matias M. Juarez, Johnny M. Hurd, CHarlie H. McCormick."
Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History

Woman Conducting Band

Copy negative of guest conductor Judy Mathis directing the McMurry Band on tour in Roscoe in the mid 1960's, viewed from behind the band. The band members are seated with Judy Mathis facing them, and there is an audience.
Date: 1960~
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History

Honor Roll World War II, Nolan County

Photograph of a World War II veterans memorial in Sweetwater, Texas. The text on the center piece reads "Honoring all who served from Nolan County and dedicated to the everlasting memory of those who sacrifice their lives of the altar of freedom in World Wars I and II. Korea. Vietnam."
Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History

WWII Memorial, Nolan County

TEXAS 36 DEDICATED TO THE VALIANT MEN OF CO. E 142ND. INF. TEXAS 36TH. DIV. MOST DECORATED DIV. OF WWII MOBILIZED NOV. 25, 1940 IN SWEETWATER, TEXAS MAY 17, 1986
Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History

Nolan County Courthouse, Sweetwater

Nolan County Courthouse
Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History

Texas theatre, Sweetwater

Texas Theatre, showing Fantastic 4
Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History

Historic plaque - Nolan County

Photograph of a historic plaque in Sweetwater, Texas. It reads: "Nomadic Indians crossed this region before Anglo-American pioneers arrived here in the 1870s. The first settlers were buffalo hunters such as I. S. (Tuck) Focht, who later became a rancher and businessman, and cattlemen such as Confederate veteran John R. Lewis. Created in 1876, Nolan County was one of 54 counties carved from Bexar Territory. It was named for Philip Nolan (1771 - 1801), an Irish-born adventurer who came to Texas to capture wild horses and was killed in a skirmish with Spanish soldiers. Sweetwater, a small settlement that had grown up around a general store, was awarded the country's first post office in March 1879. It was also named the county seat when Nolan County was organized in January 1881. Sweetwater moved 2 miles northwest to its present location on the Texas & Pacific Rail Line in April 1881. It became an important rail center when the Kansas City, Mexico & Orient and later the Santa Fe Railroad also routed their track through the town. The economy of Nolan County is based on cattle and sheep ranching; cotton and feed grain crops; and gypsum, lime, and petroleum production. The …
Date: August 7, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History

Hotel Exterior with People

Copy negative of several people, including the Hefner family, gathered in front of Hotel Hefner. The hotel is two-stories tall with a wrap-around porch and balcony. The group includes fourteen men, nine women, a small boy and a baby. The men mostly wear suits and hats and the women wear long with high collars.
Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History

Man and Woman in Farm Yard

Copy negative of two images. The image on the left shows Matilda Skenell Key Hefner as an elderly woman. She is wearing a shawl around her head, holding a basket and standing in front of a house. The image on the right shows Francis Marion Hefner in a cowboy hat holding Kit Carson Hefner as a baby. Behind them is a picket fence.
Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History

Man and Woman on Vacation

Copy negative of two images. The image on the left shows Francis Marion Hefner standing on a dirt road with a shovel. He is wearing suspenders and a hat. In the background is a horse-drawn buggy and wooden buildings. The image on the right shows Jim and Alpha Norton on vacation in California. Mr. Norton is wearing a suit, tie and hat and Mrs. Norton is wearing a long dress.
Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History

Man and Woman on Vacation

Copy negative of two images. The image on the left shows Francis Marion Hefner standing on a dirt road with a shovel. He is wearing suspenders and a hat. In the background is a horse-drawn buggy and wooden buildings. The image on the right shows Jim and Alpha Norton on vacation in California. Mr. Norton is wearing a suit, tie and hat and Mrs. Norton is wearing a long dress.
Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History