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  • Object: Rail pass

    Oct 04, 2018

    I-0494e Rail Pass American San Antonio, TX 1886 Materials: Paper & ink The San Antonio and Aransas Pass railway or “SAAP” was a railway system that connected San Antonio to Aransas Bay . It was chartered in August 28, 1884 [...]

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  • Object: Typewriter

    Oct 04, 2018

    I-0443a Typewriter American New York, NY ca. 1893 Materials: Metal, plastic, wood Charles Thurber’s “Chirographer” typewriter, image from http://www.officemuseum.com via Wikimedia Commons. Today, with the emergence of new digital technology, older technology also known as low tech is slowly on [...]

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  • Object: Shredder

    Oct 04, 2018

    I-0393s Shredder/Grinder American 20th century Materials: Metal Grinders and shredders would have been a staple kitchen tool in many American households prior to the widespread use of electricity. These tools were used to make a variety of food products, and [...]

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  • Object: Doll

    Oct 04, 2018

    I-0079j Wooden Doll American 1911 – 1928 Materials: Wood, Paint, Cloth, Thread,  & Metal Portrait of Albert Schoenhut. Photo via German Historical Institute. This object is Schoenhut Wood doll made by German immigrant Albert Frederick Schoenhut sometime between 1911 and [...]

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  • Object: Canteen

    Oct 03, 2018

    EX2010.6.13 Canteen American Reproduction Based off of an 1860s Model Materials: Metal, Leather, Cloth This canteen is a reproduction of the canteens that would have been issued to the Buffalo Soldiers during the Indian Wars era. Buffalo Soldier is a [...]

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  • Object: Newspaper

    Oct 03, 2018

    I-0208pp Newspaper article “Confederate Soldier Walter W. Williams Dies in Houston, Funeral Held Wednesday” The Franklin Texan American Franklin, Texas 1959 Materials: Paper/Ink This is the December, 1959 edition of the Franklin Texan. In this issue, the story concerns the [...]

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  • Object: Player Piano

    Oct 03, 2018

    EX2016.3.1 Player Piano Stuyvesant Piano Company American New York 1922 Materials: Wood, Metal, Plastic This object is a Stuyvesant player piano, manufactured in 1922 in New York. It was gifted to the museum by a local couple, along with over [...]

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  • Object: Commemorative Plate

    Oct 02, 2018

    I-0564a Commemorative Plate Wood & Son, England Tejano ca. 1910 Materials: Porcelain This object is a commemorative plate with the image of Benito Juarez and Porfirio Diaz with the Mexican flag in the background. Benito Juarez and Porfirio Diaz played [...]

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  • Object: Hocking Knife

    Oct 02, 2018

    I-0546a Hocking Knife Spanish American New Mexico 16th Century Materials: Metal This object is a reproduction of a hocking knife. Hocking knives are ranching tools that would have been used to cut the ligaments on a cow’s back legs making [...]

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  • Object: Pamphlet

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0291b3 Pamphlet American 1932 Materials: Paper/Ink This object is a pamphlet entitled “Mexican Cookery in American Homes” containing recipes by Willie Gebhardt, the inventor of Chili Powder. William Fredrick Gebhardt was born in Germany in 1875. His family immigrated to the United States [...]

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