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Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-1900

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-1900

Box 31-1900 contains 3 plain weave throws of 100% virgin wool yarns made by The Three Weavers. One throw is woven with lime, bright orange, bright yellow, bright blue, and bright pink colors in checked block plaid pattern. A second throw is woven with light pink and mauve (lilac purple) yarn colors and the pattern is a large scale checked block. Blocks are separated by horizontal and vertical stripes of grouped threads. A third throw is woven with a celadon and moss green ground and two sets of vertical stripes on the right and left of varying widths in moss green, yellow-green, evergreen, and blue-green. All three throws have a dated folded card printed with The Three Weavers logo on front,

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-2333

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-2333

Box 31-2333 contains 2 textiles, including 1 blanket and 1 couch throw. These are outside purchases made by The Three Weavers of Houston, Texas. The blanket is in an open lace weave of moss green wool accented with a large cross-stitch embroidery of a pink rose. The throw is in a plain weave with ribbed stripes of light blue wool. Both pieces have a fabric label reading "Handwoven / Pre-shrunk / The Three Weavers / Houston, Texas / sold by St. Marys Blankets."

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-2336

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-2336

Box 31-2336 contains 3 pieces, including 1 lap robe, 1 seat cushion, and 1 sales sample swatch book. These are outside purchases not made by Churchill Weavers. The lap robe and seat cushion are part of a set made by The Three Weavers of Houston, Texas. The fabric is in a plain weave plaid pattern of cream, pale brown, dark brown, and orange wool; the seat cushion body is made of pale brown moleskin with a zipper in one side opening to a foam cushion and space for the folded lap robe. The swatch book is of an unknown maker and features 11 felted wool swatches in a double balanced twill weave with plaid tartans of Scottish clans and solid backs. The clans represented are Colloden, Douglas, McPh

Image of Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-2364

Churchill Weavers Collection - 2007.45.Box 31-2364

Box 31-2364 includes 7 textiles, including 5 washcloths, 1 pillowcase, and 1 material sample. The washcloths are made by Sferra Bros., LTD and are in a plain weave of cotton terry cloth; the cloths have a flourishing pattern with cut pile on one side and loop pile on the other side in light green, pastel pink, pastel yellow, white, and taupe. The pillowcase is made by The Three Weavers of Houston, Texas and is in a plain weave of wool with a plaid pattern in cream, rust brown, and black. The sample is of an unknown maker in a jacquard weave of cotton; the piece features two yellow birds on a colorful floral ground.

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Trunk -

This is a wooden trunk with a tin plate covering. The trunk has wooden braces and punched steel corners. There are two catches in front and it has a brass lock. The trunk has remnants of leather handles attached to each side of the trunk secured with steel mounts. The trunk has punched steel feet. The interior is lined with light green cotton. A manufacturer's label on the inside of the trunk reads: WILKINS TRUNK MANUFACTURING CO. / MAKERS / 275 ELM STREET / DALLAS, TEXAS, U.S.A. There are three shipping labels on top of the trunk. A prepaid Railway Express Agency label is adhered in the upper right quadrant. A label addressed to the Kentucky Historical Society is tacked onto the wooden brace

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Button, Political -

This is a circular campaign button for Dwight D. (Ike) Eisenhower's 1956 presidential race. The name "Ike" appears in red letters over a white silhouette of the state of Texas which is placed on a blue background. It was printed using the lithographic process and has a stickpin on the back. There are several union labels printed on the back of the button, and the text "GREEN DUCK CO. CHICAGO" is printed in white along the edge of the button.

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Postcard -

This postcard is from the 1984 National Republican Convention. The front of the card is high gloss. Across the top is a red stripe with white stars, then a white line, a blue stripe with white text that reads, "THE NATIONAL REPUBLICAN CONVENTION - 1984," all in capital letters, and another white line. The center features a color photo of the Dallas skyline. Below is a row of four elephants, each 1.75-inch square, the top portion outlined in white and inside blue with white stars, then a white line with red below. The first elephant has the word "Dallas," the second "Texas," the third "U.S.A.," all in capital letters, and the fourth "1984." Centered at the top of the message section on th

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Button, Political -

This celluloid process campaign button is composed of a thin piece of printed paper which has been adhered to the metal button form by a clear plastic coating. In the center of the button is a color caricature of Ross Perot in front of an American flag and wearing a blue suit with a red tie. A red border surrounds this image and has white lettering which reads "Ross for Boss / in 1996." On either side of the red border is a small white star which separates the upper text from the "in 1996" line. On the bottom, curled edge of the button, in small white letters, is printed "Edward Horn Co. Glenside, PA 19038 (215) 576-5700." To the right of this text is a white, oval shaped, union logo which ha

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Postcard -

This postcard is from the 1984 National Republican Convention. The front of the card is high gloss. Across the top is a red stripe with white stars, then a white line, a blue stripe with white text that reads, "THE NATIONAL REPUBLICAN CONVENTION - 1984," all in capital letters, and another white line. The center features a color photo of the Dallas skyline. Below is a row of four elephants, each 1.75-inch square, the top portion outlined in white and inside blue with white stars, then a white line with red below. The first elephant has the word "Dallas," the second "Texas," the third "U.S.A.," all in capital letters, and the fourth "1984." Centered at the top of the message section on th

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Sticker -

This is a yellow and black paper sticker in the shape of a western style hat with a black hatband. Across the top of the hat in large black letters is printed "LBJ." On the hatband is a union trademark of the Retail Clerks. On the brim of the hat is another union trademark, this time of the printer of the sticker.

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Sword -

This is presentation sword and scabbard belonged to James Milam. The sword has a 36" long plain, steel blade that is decorated with a floral design. The brass hilt has a Mexican eagle and snake emblem on the guard. The sword has a black leather and wire grip. The sword bears the inscription: "Presented to MAJOR JAMES MILAM by / CAPTAIN HENRY W. BAYLOR, of the Fayette / County Texas Volunteers, as a testimony..." The brass scabbard features two rings and steel drag.

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Button, Political -

This is a celluloid-type pinback button with a safety pin enclosure on the back. It was created for Jesse Jackson's 1988 run for president of the United States. It is round with a black background. In the center is the shape of the state of Texas in red with a white border. Over this is a printed image of Jackson's head. On the bottom edge of the button are the words "JACKSON IN '88" printed in white text.

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Garter -

This is a political garter made from blue satin gathered onto an elastic band. The garter has white lace trim along the bottom and a red and blue bow attached to it which reads "LBJ."

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Ribbon, Commemorative -

This is a silk ribbed ribbon with three vertical stripes (green, white and red). At the bottom of the ribbon in black print, it reads, " EL / PASO / 1903 ".

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Badge, Political -

This is a guest badge to an unknown convention in Fort Worth, Texas, held in 1902. The celluloid process button features a black and white illustration of a black steer with a white star on its forehead. "Guest, Ft. Worth, Tex., Mar., 1902" is printed in black around the curvature of the button. A purple ribbon hangs from the bottom of the button. "Button made by/The Whitehead & Hoag Co./Newark, N.J., U.S.A./Pat. April 14, 1896,/July 21, 1896" is stamped in black ink on the paper label on the reverse of the button.

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Badge, Political -

This is an alternate pin commemorating the Democratic National Convention of 1928 held in Houston, Texas. The pin face has an arching shape with a torch at the top. The words "Alternate 1928 Houston," are stamped on the top. The ribbon is red, white, and blue, and is gathered at the bottom near the medal. The medal is round with an eagle at the top and the words, "Democratic National Convention" printed around the border of the medal. A stately building is featured in the center of the medal. A maker's mark is featured on the back. The mark is in a circular pattern with a diamond in the center. There are beams around it and at the top bottom and sides are the letters (with the beams) JWU6

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Certificate - Knights Templar membership certificate

This is a certificate to Richard Homer Neal "For all Knights Templar throughout the Globe." The certificate shows what appears to be a decorative church-like structure with two small spires on either side Hanging off the left spire, there is a flag with a simple cross on the left and a two toned flag on the right. Standing under these flags is a standing figure wearing a tunic over the armor and holding a sword in one hand. The other spire also has flags hanging on the roof. The left flag shows a white cross surrounded by scrolls that read a Latin motto. The right flag shows a horse in knight pageantry holding on its back two riders. The figure standing below wears a large cape and a large

Image of Certificate - Royal Arch Masons membership certificate

Certificate - Royal Arch Masons membership certificate

This is a "Royal Arch Masons" certificate created in 1878 for Richard Homer Neal. The certificate depicts a standing columned arch with opening curtains. Above the arch, in the pediment location, there stands at the center a Heraldry emblazoned shield with a two standing harpies standing on each side. Two the left and the right are two flags depicting the same figures as seen in the shield. The left flags show what appears to be a bull and a Sheppard on the two flags while the right shows a lion and a standing eagle. The arch itself reads the following, "To All Royal Arch Masons" in a blocky font. The arch is positioned above a black and white tiled floor that has various items on it forming

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Badge, Political -

This is a political badge worn by a delegate voting for Barry Goldwater at the Republican National Convention in San Francisco in 1964. The center of the badge consists of a 3.5 inch diameter pinback button with a white background and blue text that reads, "I AM A / GOLDWATER / DELEGATE." The button is trimmed with a red satin rosette. The back of the button has a cardstock back that is attached with three staples. There is blue text in the lower center of the back with the maker's information that reads, "WEAVER BADGE CO. / 2909 MCKINNEY AVE. / DALLAS, TEXAS 75204."

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Envelope -

This is the envelope, information insert, and coin holder from the the Capitol Medals, Inc. States of the Union medals series for the bronze oxidized Texas coin. The envelope reads "CAPITOL MEDALS, INC./ P.O. BOX 667/ HIGH POINT, N.C./ BRONZE OXIDIZED/ TEXAS SERIES/ STATES OF THE UNIION MEDALS." The information insert gives images of the obverse and reverse of the coin along with information about the state of Texas and the coin/medal. Inside it shows images of the state symbols of Texas. There is also a paper coin holder. The coin/medal is currently missing.