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Bow tie

Description: Bow tie of ecru silk in the straight or trestle shape. Square patterned weave; adjustable length. Fabric Label: "100% Silk RN 18236"
Date: 1890/1910
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[North Texas Normal College first graduating class]

Description: Card-mounted photograph of the first graduating class of North Texas Normal College taken in 1891. Each of the 15 men pictured in the photograph is labeled with a number and named by first and middle initials and last name on the back of the photograph. Of the men pictured, 3 (J.H. Alexander, S.W. LaFavor, and J.A. McKinney) are identified as "Creek Indian," and J.A. Sanders is identified as a professor. The back of the photograph also reads “This picture property of J.V. McReynolds 1251 East Morphy St. Fort Worth Texas, Class 1891"
Date: 1891
Creator: McReynolds, John Virgil
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Cape

Description: Capelet of burgundy velvet with brown mottled fur trim at collar, center front opening, hem, and bands down back. Elbow length, with appliques of copper beading on upper back. Center front opening. Blue-violet silk lining.
Date: 1890/1899
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[The Guest Book]

Description: The guest-book: in which may be recorded the coming and the going of guests, with pages for autographs, incidents, and sketches pertaining to pleasant visits, social calls, and other gatherings designed and illustrated by Annie F. Cox. This book was part of the private library of Mrs. Delas A. Blodgett, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Bound in olive green cloth over boards; gilt lettering and brown-stamped decorations. The signatures on the first page include that of Delas A. Blodgett, Daisy P. Blodgett of Mackinac Island and Grand Rapids, Michigan. The guest book also includes verses, encouraging friends and visitors to "leave here in the book sacred to friendship some recording of your tarrying." Many pages of autographs are interspersed throughout the book with illustrated half-titles. On the first page for signatures is the inscription, "Perfect equality of rights for women - civil & political - is the demand of yours gratefully, Susan B. Anthony - Rochester - N. Y. In this lovely home from Nov. 22 to 24 - 1897 - equality reigns!!"
Date: 1891
Creator: Cox, Annie F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Purse

Description: Small card holder/coin purse of insect and honeycombed embossed brown leather; snap closure. Small bronze frog inside purse, used to be part of interior closure. Ivory or bone weight on inside flap. Measurements: 10 cm x 6 cm.
Date: 1890
Creator: Unknown
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Wrapper

Description: Wrapper or Mother Hubbard gown of cotton muslin printed in blue paisley pattern. Watteau pleats down center back; collared. Long sleeves are gathered at the wrist and have a 5" ruffle at the shoulder. Full length with pleat at hem. Two rows of gold and white braid on yoke. Ties at sides form half belt in back. Center front button closure. Also known as a Texas Prairie Gown. Stamped label at center back neckline: "The / Ideal / Wrapper / Manufactured by / Ideal Mfg. Co. / Tilton, N.H. / Size 38 5405 / Style / Price"
Date: 1895/1899
Creator: Ideal Manufacturing Company
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Day dress

Description: Gold maroon and ivory striped silk ensemble. Three bodices and skirt. A, B, C: Bodices; D: Skirt. Original daytime (high necked long sleeved) top and evening off shoulder décolletage top of 1860's style with lower neckline, lace collar and chiffon sleeves. Remodeling evidently done by NESTOR. 24" waist. NESTOR, Importer - 25 East 29th St., NYC, NY, USA 24" waist.
Date: 1890/1899
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Mourning dress

Description: Mourning dress of black silk and lace in aesthetic style. Yoke has triangular shaped overlay of black lace trimmed with double rows of black silk ribbon and black lace ruffles on front and back. Attached gathered sash snaps at center back and has trailing, knotted end. Demi-gigot sleeves with lace overlay from wrist to elbow. Watteau back; slightly trained. Closes at center front with three hidden buttons and five hooks & eyes on yoke; partially attached lining of gray cotton that closes with twenty-three buttons down center front. Reinforced hem.
Date: 1895/1899
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Fan

Description: Folding fan with mother of pearl sticks and guards. The leaf is of black Chantilly lace backed with cream satin. A small bail loop at base of fan has an off-white silk tassel hanging from it.
Date: 1890
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Wedding Dress

Description: Wedding ensemble of ivory voile with silk embroidered "bermuda grass" plant motif. A) Fitted bodice. Rounded neckline with lace collar. Long sleeves are fitted with lace cuffs matching collar. Center front hook & eye closure. Lined in ivory silk; boned. B) Skirt. Full length. Center back hook & eye closure on 1" waistband. Lined in matching voile. C) Sash of ivory moire silk ribbon; 2" wide.
Date: 1891
Creator: Unknown
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Afternoon dress

Description: Daytime ensemble of white cotton batiste with black dots. A) Bodice with lace yoke. Center front has three vertical rows of lace separated by two inserts of matching fabric with pin tucks. Small bishop sleeves, 3/4 length. Center back closure of seven hook & eyes. Unlined. B) Skirt. Full length with bustle-back, slightly trained back. Formed with two tiers of inserted lace and shirring; bottom tier has pin tucks and extra row of matching inserted lace along hem. Narrow waistband with hook & eye closure; shirring at sides and around back. Unlined.
Date: 1890/1899
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[House on Denton Street]

Description: Photograph of Byrd Williams Senior's home in Gainesville on Denton Street. The house has two stories, a balcony, and a large number of windows.
Date: 1890
Creator: Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Dirt road between trees]

Description: Photograph of a dirt road with a row of trees on either side. The dirt road has tracks on each side of it. A field can be seen through the trees, to the right of the road.
Date: [1890..1930]
Creator: Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Hazy mountainside]

Description: Photograph of a hazy mountainside landscape. Two trees can be seen in the foreground, one of which is bare. Shrubs and trees cover the mountain. Another mountain is slightly visible through the haze.
Date: [1890..1930]
Creator: Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), Jr. & Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), IV, 1951-
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Photograph of stoves]

Description: Photograph of stoves that were for sale at the Byrd More Williams hardware store in Gainesville, TX. The photograph was taken by Byrd Sr., but printed by Byrd IV on fiber paper. The stove brand is called The Malleable, and all compartments of the stove have the branding on the exterior.
Date: [1895..1898]
Creator: Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), Sr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Photograph of Mallable stoves]

Description: Photograph of stoves that were for sale at the Byrd More Williams hardware store in Gainesville, TX. The photograph was taken by Byrd Sr., but printed by Byrd IV. The stove brand is called The Malleable, and all compartments of the stove have the branding on the exterior.
Date: [1895..1898]
Creator: Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), Sr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Interior photograph of the Williams' hardware store]

Description: Photograph of a rare, interior view of the hardware store, owned and operated by the Williams family, in Gainesville, TX.. In the frame is a ladder leading up to the top of an irrigation machine in the store. The photograph was taken by Byrd Sr., but printed by Byrd IV. Written on the front of the photograph, it reads, "Byrd Williams Sr. 1899. Hardware stores on the square in Gainesville Texas."
Date: [1895..1899]
Creator: Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), Sr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections