CUL Digital Collections Update: February 2014

In February 2014, CUL uploaded 427 items into our CONTENTdm collections. CUL now has approximately 36,664 published items.

Highlights include:

Panorama of San Francisco from California St. Hill. [Panel 6], 1877, by Eadweard Muybridge

Panorama of San Francisco from California St. Hill. [Panel 6], 1877, by Eadweard Muybridge

Panorama of San Francisco from California St. Hill. [Panel 6], 1877, by Eadweard Muybridge[/caption]
Panorama of San Francisco from California St. Hill, 1877, by Eadweard Muybridge, comprising 11 photographs, taken over a period of several hours from the central tower of Central Pacific Railroad magnate Mark Hopkins’ then unfinished Nob Hill home, located at the corner of California and Mason Streets. (The mansion burned to the ground in the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake.)

96 non-oil-related Texas negatives by Robert Yarnall Richie as part of the TexTreasures FY2014 grant. Major companies depicted or clients are Fortune Magazine, United Carbon Company, Carbon Company, Columbia Carbon Black Company, Bethlehem Steel Corporation, International Steel Group, Mittal Steel Company, Naval Air Station (Corpus Christi), Consolidated Aircraft Corporation, Texas Company (Texaco), Lone Star Cement Corporation, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, DuPont Company, James S. Abercrombie Company, Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, A. B. Farquhar Company, Limited, Cameron Iron Works, Dow Chemical Company, Houston Pipe Line Company, Champion Paper & Fibre Company, and Franks-Wilkinson-Schiwetz & Tips Inc. Also of note are location shots of the Fort Bend County Court House in Richmond, Texas; Houston Naval Hospital; Houston Chamber of Commerce; Shamrock Hotel; and James Smither Abercrombie’s Ranch.

U.S. Soldiers on the Mexican Border, ca. 1910-1918

U.S. Soldiers on the Mexican Border, ca. 1910-1918

20 real photographic postcards from World War I, including American soldiers in Camp Kearny, Germans on the march, bombed cities in France, artillery, views of a World War I airplane crash, funeral procession, and an aerial view of the Air Service Second Provisional Wing Camp at Park Place, Houston, Texas.

47 real photographic postcards from American Border Troops and the Mexican Revolution and the Collection of Walter H. Horne photographs, showing the Pershing Expedition, the Mexican Revolution, and U.S. military and camp activities along the Mexican border, ca. 1910-1917. Mexican generals and politicians depicted include General Rodolfo Fierro, Pancho Villa, General Toribio Ortega, Colonel Juan Medina, General Lucio Blanco, F.I. Madero (President of Mexico), Sanchez Azcona, and General Venustiano Carranza. One postcard shows a group of female soldiers with anarchist, revolutionary, and journalist Lazaro Gutierrez de Lara.

Ringed Horn Bull by Frank Reaugh, The Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin

Ringed Horn Bull by Frank Reaugh, The Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin

216 paintings and works on paper by Texas Artist Frank Reaugh, held by the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin. The Harry Ransom Center is a partner in the collaborative to the Texas Artists: Paintings, Sculpture, and Works on Paper digital collection.

This month nCDS added 15 reproduction orders for the DeGolyer Library into CUL Digital Collections, including 10 railroad locomotive images from the Everett L. DeGolyer Jr. collection of United States Railroad Photographs collection. All but one of these images will be used by the City of Allen in their interpretive trail panels for trail users and cultural heritage users to explain the contribution of the Houston & Texas Central railways to the location of the City of Allen. Also uploaded were five items relating to Mexican oil in the early 20th century, including four maps of Mexican oilfields and a geology report of the Tampico Embayment area, all requested by a visiting fellow. From the J. Erik Jonsson papers we uploaded a rendering of DFW airport ca. 1966-1969, ordered by an SMU student researcher.

Shown above right: Panorama of San Francisco from California St. Hill. [Panel 6], 1877, by Eadweard Muybridge. This panel shows Pine Street and the Union Foundry. Above left: U.S. Soldiers on the Mexican Border, ca. 1910-1918. Right: Ringed Horn Bull by Frank Reaugh, one of The Harry Ransom Center’s contributions to the Texas Artists: Paintings, Sculpture, and Works on Paper digital collection.

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