63 photographs, documents and ephemera from the Horn Family Papers, a collection of the family papers of Thomas Lora Horn, his wife Blanche, and their two sons in St. Louis, Missouri. Their son Leslie, a second lieutenant in the 110th infantry, 28th division, lost his life on October 1, 1918 at the Battle of Argonne during World War I. This collection includes materials regarding Leslie’s death and Blanche’s visit to his grave at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery in 1930 as part of the Gold Star Mothers and Widows Pilgrimage funded by the U.S. Government.
24 bank notes from Austin, Travis County, from the Rowe-Barr Collection of Texas Currency. Particularly decorative notes include a State of Texas $10.00 (ten dollars) treasury warrant, 1862, and a Republic of Texas $5.00 (five dollars) “Redback” note, July 10, 1839.
John N. Rowe III collection of Texas centennial and sesquicentennial posters. The Texas Sesquicentennial posters are re-creations of stamps designed for the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition held at Fair Park, Dallas, Texas. The event celebrated Texas’ independence from Mexico in 1836.82 shop drawings from Box 2 of the Potter Art Iron Studio Collection. Drawings in Box 2 depict decorative weathervanes, several different styles of planters, and a handful of signs and plaques, with the majority of the material being hanging light fixtures.
34 issues of the Asiatic Mirror, 1813. The Asiatic Mirror, written in English, originated from Calcutta, India, known today as Kolkata. Dates for newspapers in the collection range sequentially from July 14, 1813, through November 17, 1813. Newspaper entries focus on topics such as legislative actions taken in the British House of Lords, world events including excerpts from other national papers, and global military actions such as the capture of American frigates.
6 New York Bridge Drawings, 1903-1907, by the New York Department of Bridges for the Manhattan and Blackwell’s Island bridges.
Two Years Among the Spirits in the Godless Town of Liberal: The Experience of the Famous Medium, Dr. J.B. Bouton, Liberal, Mo., 1888, by J.B. Bouton.
The Great Union Pacific Railroad, Excursion to the Hundredth Meridian: From New York to Platte City, 1867, published by The Republican Company.
Old Mexico, 1897, a tourist album containing 175 photographs, many by Mayo & Weed, collected by F. M. White. Included are photographs of cities, towns, volcanos, markets, cathedrals, bull fights, trains, South American Indian ruins, cathedrals, a coffee plantation, American tourists, and Mexican people. Among the locations included are Tampico, San Luis Potosi, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Puebla, Zacatecas, Queretaro, Tlaxcala, Cholula, and others.
Manifiesto documentado sobre la conducta publica y privada del Doctor José María Guerra, arcediano de la Santa Iglesia Catedral de Yucatan. Se da al público con el motivo que en él se espresa, 1832, by Pedro Marcial Guerra y Rodríguez Correa and published by Martin Rivera.
O la Inquisición se pone, ó la religión se acaba, 1822, published by José Maria Ramos Palomera.
41 Aramco aviation images from the Robert Yarnall Richie Photograph Collection. Richie completed three assignments for the the Arabian American Company between 1946-1948, during which time he photographed numerous oil exploration and aviation-related images in Saudi Arabia and surrounding areas. Aramco acquired airplanes for geological reconnaissance missions as well as to transport employees from the United States to Saudi Arabia and back. The company’s first plane used for reconnaissance was the Fairfield 71. Other important planes included the “Flying Camel” and “The Colosseum”.