202 items from the George W. Cook Dallas/Texas Image Collection as part of the Texas Treasures FY2016 grant program, sponsored by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The items are comprised of real photographic postcards detailing daily life in various towns around Texas, ca. 1890s-1950s, as well as scenes showing military movements in and around the U.S. Mexico border during the Mexican Revolution.
15 items, 1939-1959, from the Robert Yarnall Richie Photograph Collection. Highlights include promotional images from the American Brake Shoe Company and Texas Gulf Sulphur Company. Also included are portraits of Torkild Rieber, former Chairman of Texaco, that were shot for Fortune magazine.
47 photographs from Views of New Almaden, depicting the California mercury mine and town, 1885-1895.
37 real photographic postcards from the Elmer and Diane Powell Collection on Mexico and the Mexican Revolution. The postcards, taken primarily by Antonio Garduno and H.J. Gutierrez, include group photographs of Mexican military officers and artillery, as well as the destruction of Mexican cities during the conflict.
7 negatives from the Everett L. DeGolyer Jr. Collection of United States Railroad Photographs showing Southern Pacific Railroad locomotives, ca. 1930s-1940s.
28 slides from the Octavio Medellin Art Work and Papers showing sculpture projects, mainly clay, and art students from the Creative Arts Center in Dallas, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts School, and Gainesville Art, Inc.
17 items (14 lithographs and 3 linocuts) by Jerry W. Bywaters were added to Texas Artists: Paintings, Sculpture, and Works on Paper. The prints show landscapes in U.S. West and Southwest, mainly Texas and Colorado; architecture; still lifes; and portraits.21 items from the Hervey A. Priddy Collection of American Presidential and Political Memorabilia, including campaign portrait ribbons, delegate ribbons, and election tickets, as well as a window decal of Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge from the 1920 Presidential election.
4 documents pertaining to the SMU men’s dormitory fire in 1926, including a floor plan, a bulletin, and two inventories.
7 photographs from Bengal Nagpur Railroad and Views of India, ca. 1875-1889, by Lala Deen Dayal, showing infantry, orderlies, camel soldiers, the 14th Sikhs, 7th Bengal Calvary, the Jamuna Bridge in Delhi, and a portable railroad.
10 Baldwin Locomotive Works builder’s cards of the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railway.