Using a hairpin shaped metal frame and a crochet hook, crocheted hairpin lace is made by wrapping yarn around the frame forming loops that are held together with crochet stitches in the center. Strips of this type of lace can be stitched together...
Two long feathers are twisted together to form a spiral shape. One feather is black and the second is variegated shades of turquoise. The piece has a black taped base and could be attached to hat as a decorative accessory.
Railroads; Railroad construction & maintenance; Cast ironwork
To join train cars together, the cast iron pin was inserted into the removable oblong link and a permanently attached coupler. Switchmen worked between railroad cars to complete the dangerous task of linking them.
The fan made of accordian pleated coarse black fabric and unfolds forming a full circle. The brass-tipped handles are made of wood covered with a thin layer of leather, and can be held together by a small metal clip.
Designed with narrow bands of velvet and silk, the fabric bands are sewn together to create a diagonal pattern. The quilt features dark colors and sections imprinted with various Texas places and events.