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Juxtaposition: Sweet Old Cabinet & Mid-Century Lamps

This cool old pine cabinet that was probably the bottom of a two piece section. Consensus around the water cooler is that it pre-dates the American Civil War. 79 more words

20th Century

Legislation in Progress, 1879

TSLAC Conservation recently worked on a remarkable volume called the Revised Statutes of the State of Texas, 1879. While most of TSLAC’s state House and Senate publications share the same format – legal-style print publications bound in brown sheepskin leather with one red and one black spine label – this volume had an unusual, custom cover label that indicated something special. 263 more words


The quiet retreat

The quiet retreat by American artist John Carlin (1813 – 1891). 1870.


Samuel McDonald II, husband of Anna Newton

A DNA match on 23andme.com to Anna Newton of Moss Point, Mississippi, has revived my interest in my McDonald line (my maternal great-grandmother). Anna married several times. 407 more words


Volumes of poetry, 1850s and 1880s

April is National Poetry Month, so in honor of this occasion, here are two books of poetry from our collections.

At left is a collection of… 1,431 more words

Weekly Artifact

Esteemed thinker: Richard Jefferies

Leftovers are usually thought of as food that we will eat later’; sometimes because we want to and other times because we feel guilty. In restaurants there is even a word for the container we put our uneaten food at the end of our meal. 715 more words

19th Century

Francis Otto Eggleston, "A Poetic and Romantic Boy"

I never met my great-grandfather, Francis Otto Eggleston, a distinguished-looking gentleman with enormous, liquid eyes who, even at 89, stood as straight as the ladder-back chair of his that I inherited. 902 more words