Cabinet of Curiosities
Home Sweet Home
Interior of the J.J. Welder Home, old furniture, undated. Fannie Ratchford Photograph Collection, 1970/101-1503. TSLAC. View larger image of Interior of the J.J. Welder Home, old furniture, undated on our Texas Digital Archive Site.
Edison Standard Phonograph, 1908-1910. Artifacts Collection, ATF0354. TSLAC. Edison Standard Phonograph, with Model H 4-minute reproducer, in wooden dome case with removable lid (lid latches on the side to secure the case closed). On/off switch in front of cylinder. Crank/handle situated on the lower right side. Metal plaque below cylinder states: Manufactured under the patents of Thomas A. Edison, et al., at Orange, N.J., U.S.A. Oct. 27, 1896, May 31, 1898, Jun. 26, 1900, (Re-Issued Sept. 25, 1900), Aug. 7, 1900, Dec. 31, 1901, Nov. 17, 1903, May 23, 1905, Aug. 29, 1905, Other patents pending. This machine is sold upon the condition that it is licensed to be used or vended only so long as this serial number 459554 is not removed or changed in whole or in part, and that every possessor of this machine admits the validity of the above enumerated patents. Front logo: Trademark Thomas A. Edison. Knob and post on carriage. Inscribed on the reproducer (broken): Reproducer. Licensed for use only on Edison. Phonographs. Sold by Natl. Phono Co. H 32255 2. Model H reproducer has a narrow stylus. No horn present.
Lala Long, Alice Fairfax, Sallie Lee Lightfoot at entrance to breakfast room, undated. Samuel Bell Maxey Photograph Collection, 73.2222.108. TSLAC. [Online only] View larger image of Lala Long, Alice Fairfax, Sallie Lee Lightfoot at entrance to breakfast room, undated on our Texas Digital Archive Site.
Vase, 1850-1900. Artifacts Collection, ATF0237. TSLAC. Tyg (three-handled) vase. Venetian rose glass with gold trim, floral trim, and gold-colored handles. This three-handled venetian-type red glass goblet is believed to have belonged to the Pease family. [Online only]
Clamp, 1850-1900. Artifacts Collection, ATF0035d. TSLAC. Sewing bird. Bird is gold and red-colored. Black-colored clamp with red fabric.
Unidentified family outside with dog. [photos taken on a farm featuring a family and their car], undated. Photographs, Graham (R. Niles) Collection,1964/306-355. TSLAC. View larger image of Unidentified family outside with dog. [photos taken on a farm featuring a family and their car], undatedon our Texas Digital Archive Site.
Lamp, 1880-1930. Artifacts Collection, ATF0424. TSLAC. Candle holder with etched clear glass vessel, metal lid with finial, and metal stand with ornamented, curved handle. Metal appears to be silver-plated with plating worn off in areas.
Sugar bowl, 1850-1900. Artifacts Collection, ATF0238. TSLAC. Sugar bowl with lid. Orchid pink and white, with pink band around rim. Depicts a variation of The Mother design: a woman holding an infant with a little girl by her side in a garden. The lid also has a pink band around the rim and shows a young woman seated in a garden with a basket in her lap.
SBM [Samuel Bell Maxey] House breakfast room (porch was incorporated into house), about 1915. Samuel Bell Maxey Photograph Collection, 73.2222.218 B, C. TSLAC. View larger image of SBM [Samuel Bell Maxey] House breakfast room (porch was incorporated into house), about 1915 on our Texas Digital Archive Site.
Cribbage board, 1850-1890. Artifacts Collection, ATF0033. TSLAC. Cribbage board, small score book and tiny pencil attached with string. Book contains scores of past players and an old grocery list. This cribbage board game set was once owned by Mrs. Nancy McKinney. Thomas Freeman McKinney was a trader and stock raiser on Galveston Island and subsequently Travis County. He also served as state senator from Galveston in 1846 and as representative in 1849. His ranch became the McKinney Falls State Park in 1976.
Wall clock, 1850-1860. Artifacts Collection, ATF0078. TSLAC. Wall mount clock, octagonal, wooden frame. Printed on the back: Thirty-hour Marine. December 11th, 185(?). Manufactured. W. Key to wind the clock is attached by string. This Marine clock was made by E.L. Welch of Forestville, Connecticut.
Unidentified people on porch. [photos of another farm], undated. Photographs, Graham (R. Niles) Collection, 1964/306-379. TSLAC. View larger image of Unidentified people on porch. [photos of another farm], undated on our Texas Digital Archive Site.
Jewelry box, 1900-1950. Artifacts Collection, ATF0261. TSLAC. Decorative box with lid, round. Mauve with shell roses on the lid. #2218B/1509/1489 written on the base. Germany stamped on the bottom.
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