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[A Christmas Carol, Mini Classics]

Description: Photograph of Stephanie Laslett's "A Christmas Carol" from the Mini Classics Series, held by UNT Special Collections. There is an illustration of a man in a black top hat and grey coat with three children in scarves and other winter clothes, snow lightly falling around them. They are looking at a window with holiday decorations on it. The title is at the top in a tan block, and the illustrator' name at the bottom. Under the part with the illustration the dark red cover of the book can be seen.
Date: November 11, 2013
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Application 524248 for Mileage Ration]

Description: Photograph of an application for oil rations held by UNT Special Collections as part of the Rare Book & Texana Collections. It is a form that needs to be filled out in order to receive oil rations for driving and travel. It is filled out by "Mrs. Abbie F. Stevens" for use at "20 Riverview Ave." in Waltham, Massachusetts. There are logged dates when gallons of oil were delivered and who delivered the gallons. The form is number "V-534248M-5".
Date: October 15, 2014
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Application 524250 for Mileage Ration]

Description: Photograph of an application for oil rations held by UNT Special Collections as part of the Rare Book & Texana Collections. It is a form that needs to be filled out in order to receive oil rations for driving and travel. It is filled out by "Mrs. Abbie F. Stevens" for use at "20 Riverview Ave." in Waltham, Massachusetts. There are logged dates when gallons of oil were delivered and who delivered the gallons. The form is number "V-534250M-5".
Date: October 15, 2014
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Title page of "Nova Genera et Species Plantarum"]

Description: Photographs of the pages in a book titled "Nova Genera et Species Plantarum" held by UNT Special Collections as part of the Rare Book & Texana Collections. The first image is of the title page, which includes content and printing information. There are stains and age spots on the page with larger water stains in the corners. The second image shows a botanic illustration of the lamourouxia plant. It has a long stem with leaves and flowers blooming on one side. There are four smaller drawings of the individual parts of the plant. The third image is of a page with descriptions of plants in the lamourouxia family.
Date: October 9, 2014
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[V-Mail envelope in War Bond Budget Portfolio]

Description: Photograph of an envelop from a War Bond Budget Portfolio held by UNT Special Collections as part of the Rare Books and Texana Collections. It is a cream paper with red print that has the front face of an envelope on one side and instructions on sending V-Mail letters. The paper is stained in purple at the top.
Date: October 15, 2014
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[War Bond Budget Portfolio front]

Description: Photographs of the front of a war bond portfolio from the Rare Book and Texana Collections, held by UNT Special Collections. The portfolio has a blue cover with a mock envelope at the top and an upside down instruction box at the bottom. The contents are listed underneath the title. Image 2, the charts inside of a war bond budget portfolio from the Rare Book and Texana Collections. There are five charts for recording war bonds that you own, separated by savings, children's education, new car or plane, vacation or travel, and new house or farm. Image 3, of advertisements on the back of a War Bond Budget Portfolio. They are for items sold by Norge Household Appliances who supplied the portfolio and their tagline reads "When We Win -- See Norge Before You Buy". They also include illustrations of the items and war scenes.
Date: October 15, 2014
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

A Chart of the Gulf Stream

Description: Map of the Gulf Stream from Florida and the Bahama Islands at lower left of map, up along the coast of North America, and to Newfoundland and the Grand Banks at upper right of map, as charted by Benjamin Franklin. At left side is text describing the journey from Newfoundland west and south along the Atlantic coast. In the text, "Gulf" is spelled "Gulph" Labrador is labeled as "Land of the Eskimaux's". Inset at upper left is a map of the Atlantic Ocean, showing the Gulf Stream.
Date: 1786
Creator: Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
Partner: UNT Libraries

Brazil: Provincial Railroads

Description: Map showing provincial railroads in Brazil as of 1876, indicating (with red ink) those already built, in the process of being built, and projected to be built. Includes 2 tables listing location, length, distance from Rio de Janeiro and other statistics of the railroads.
Date: 1876
Creator: Imperial Instituto Artístico (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Carte du Gouvernement de l'Amerique.

Description: Chart describing the governmental structure of the political entities of the Americas circa 1719 as well as a general overview, including 4 drawings and 1 map. Contents: Instruction généralle -- Conseil de l'Amerique Septentrionalle -- Conseil de Terre Ferme -- Conseil de l'Amerique Meridionalle -- Gouvernement Ecclésiastique -- Pais de l'Amerique appartenant aux autres puissances de l'Europe -- Carte de l'Amerique -- Revenue des Arch. et Eveschez de l'Amerique.
Date: 1719
Creator: Chatelain, Henri Abraham
Partner: UNT Libraries

[The Genius of Lothar Meggendorfer: A Movable Toy Book]

Description: Photographs of the movable book "The Genius of Lothar Meggendorfer," held by UNT Special Collections. The illustration on the cover is of a a circus performer in a red outfit, and white collar extended out like a star. He also wears a pointy red hat, and is jumping on a theater stage, framed on the side by a red curtain. The top of the cover has a yellow banner containing the title. Image 2, "The Maid" poem on a page with three stanzas. On the right is a movable illustration of a maid in bright blue washing a giant mirror while standing on a step stool, another woman in a different maid outfit standing behind watching her. Image 3, "The Musician" poem with a movable illustration on the right of a musician in a blue coat and yellow striped pants, playing a french horn with a music stand in front of him. Standing by him is a grey dog, looking out a window into the night where two black cats are outlined.
Date: March 2, 2020
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Bookano Stories: with Pictures That Spring Up in Model Form No. 9]

Description: Photographs of volume No.9 of "Bookano Stories with Pictures That Spring Up in Model Form," held by UNT Special Collections. The cover of the book has the title at the top in orange letters framed by yellow. The cover is completely covered in an illustration of a king sitting on a chair under a tent, with his guard and other workers by him. Outside the tent in front of them are several commoners looking to the king. Image 2, front view of a pop-up of a man in a yellow robe and turban sitting in fancy room, two women in dressed up clothes sitting on either side of him. Behind them are servants, in the top left corner is a lantern. Image 3, far away front view of pop-up of man and two women with servants behind them. Image 4, top view of man and two women pop-up. Image 5, pop-up of 2 yellow pages with a thick colored frame. In the middle of both pages is a pop-up of a white table with different figures, such as a nutcracker, sitting around it. On the right is a pop-up of a maid standing by them.
Date: March 1, 2020
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Jabberwocky: A Pop-up Rhyme from Through the Looking Glass]

Description: Photographs of Lewis Carrol's "Jabberwocky: A Pop-up Rhyme from Through the Looking Glass," held by UNT Special Collections. The pale blue cover contains an illustration of a Jabberwocky, a creature with human-like face and ear ears, also with pointed ears at the top. The title is at the top in big black letters. Image 2, illustration of the jabberwocky hiding behind a tree branch expanding over two pages. Another pointy eared animal is peeking out with him. In the top left corner is a small poem that starts with "He took his vorpal sword." Image 3, jabberwocky behind a branch illustration, with part of the branch a pop-up. Image 4, purple starry illustration across two pages, with an old man's head in the middle with a pop-up of a blue dragon above him. On the right is a red circular hat with a golden tassel. In the top left is a small poem that starts with the words "And hast thou slain." Image 5, top view of of dragon pop-up.
Date: March 2, 2020
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Monster Island]

Description: Photographs of Ron Van der Meer's "Monster Island," held by UNT Special Collections. The cover of the book is filled with an illustration of a hot air balloon flying in clouds with a face. On top of that is the title in yellow and pink letters inside a black "tornado." Under the clouds is a skull island in the middle of the water. Image 2, pop-up of a page with the colorful title in the top left corner in a black cloud. Across the two pages are illustrations of clouds with creatures around it. The pop-up part of the page is the hot air balloon with two children inside of it. Image 3, pop-up of a giant green and pink bird with a thin head. A cracked egg with a baby bird is under it, and a big white cloud behind the bird. Image 4, side view of bird pop-up.
Date: March 2, 2020
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[How Columbus Discovered America]

Description: Photographs of "How Columbus Discovered America," held by UNT Special Collections. The cover is an illustration of the top of a ship from the view of the helm. The helm contains the title inside of it, behind it people can be seen on various parts of the ship looking out at the sea. Image 2, pop-up of the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. The three ships are on the waves of the ocean, very detailed in its design. Behind the ship on the right are some palm trees. The bottom right corner of the right page is a small illustration of a room with two globes and a book laying in front of them. The sails of the boats have a big red cross on them. Image 3, front of view of ships pop-up.
Date: March 1, 2020
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Pictures to Please You]

Description: Photographs of Clifton Bingham's "Pictures to Please You" with illustrations designed by Ernest Nister, held by UNT Special Collections. The cover of the book has white and pink tones, with an illustration of two young blonde girls, one taller and older, standing in a doorway with white branches above them. The title is at the top with the first two words white bubble letters. Image 2, poem titled "Good for You" with a sketch at the bottom of a dog, cat and pig in striped shirts. Another sketch is in the top left of a dog in a shirt. The right page contains a movable illustration of a big cat in a dress holding a smaller cat like a baby. In the background are different cats doing various things.
Date: March 2, 2020
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[The Lions' Den]

Description: Photograph of "The Lion's Den" from the Little Showman's Series' First Issue by the McLoughlin Brothers publishers, held by UNT Special Collections. The cover of the book contains an illustration of a person covered in cloth riding a camel with a yellow blanket in between them. The camel is walking through the desert with two thin, tall trees by them. In the bottom left of the illustration are two four-legged desert animals on a rock. The illustration is seen through a red/gold decorative frame with the title at the top in thick white letters. Image 2, pop up from "The Lions Den." The pop-up shows a woman in a red dress standing by a jumping lion with a thin long object in her hand, and this is all behind a set of bars in a yellow box. Laid out in front of that is a poem titled "The Lion Queen," talking about a woman who can tame beasts.
Date: March 1, 2020
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Der fliegende Koffer]

Description: Photographs of "Der fliegende Koffer" (The Flying Trunk) by Hans Christian Andersen, held by UNT Special Collections. The cover of the book contains the title at the top in red, with an illustration of a green trunk flying in the air with a man flailing inside of it. In the background our thin pointy towers that are gold in color, and even further back a boat can bee seen sailing on the water. Image 2 contains a pop-up of a water fountain in the middle of a courtyard of a castle, a man in a red robe (who is the Sultan) standing on the right, a woman with a face/head covering holding a baby and a man with a turban holding a staff in the back. In front of the pop-up is the illustration of an open book with the story inside it.
Date: March 2, 2020
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Bookano Stories: with Pictures That Spring Up in Model Form No. 4]

Description: Photographs of "Bookano Stories with Pictures That Spring Up in Model Form" edited by S. Louis Giraud, held by UNT Special Collections. The cover of the book is an illustration royalty riding in a carriage, including a queen in extravagant clothes, a man in a striped outfit and a few children sitting around the. The carriage is gold with colorful ribbon around the top, water and buildings seen in the background. The title is at the top in red letter, with the subtitle in blue. Image 2, pop-up of Pan playing a pipe in the wood, surrounded by trees with colorful scenery and animals in the trees. In front of it the page is titled "The Pipes of Pan." Image 3, hands holding on to a colorful pop-up while setting a white weighted string over it. Image 4, two hands propping up the pop-up of Pan, with the page in front of it a bright yellow and the page behind it showing a dark night. Image 5, front view of the pop-up of Pan showing the colorful parts around the trees, the top of it a dark bright blue with a bright yellow moon partially seen. Image 6, closeup of front view of Pan pop-up. Image 7, top view of Pan pop-up with a white weighted string over the page in front of it. Image 8, pop-up on two black pages with a red circle in the middle framed by black and then white. The pop-up is of a Dalmatian with a huge head and its red tongue sticking out. Image 9, side view of Dalmatian pop-up. Image 10, front vie of Dalmatian pop-up. Image 11, top vie closeup of Dalmatian pop-up with more focus on its giant red tongue.
Date: March 1, 2020
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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