Plastic Tag

  • Index Typewriter

    Index Typewriter

    Oct 04, 2018

    Today, with the emergence of new digital technology, older technology also known as low tech is slowly on the outs. The typewriter is turning into an obsolete machine, much like home telephones and cassette tapes. A patent for the first [...]

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  • Object: Accordion

    Object: Accordion

    Oct 03, 2018

    This object is an accordion, a musical instrument invented in Europe in the 1800s. It was brought to America by European immigrants and is especially popular in French-Louisiana and along the Texas/Mexico border. In Texas, the accordion is mainly used [...]

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  • Object: Clock

    Object: Clock

    Oct 03, 2018

    This item is a clock made from a leather stirrup, mounted on a wooden base. It was made by an inmate of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice at Huntsville, Texas. For hundreds of years, prisons have used prison labor [...]

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  • Object: Comb

    Object: Comb

    Oct 03, 2018

    This comb was donated by a descendant of Dr. Aureliano Urratia, who was an exile from Mexico during the 1910 Mexican Revolution. Before the revolution, Mexico was led by Porfirio Diaz. Diaz and his government was essentially a dictatorship, running [...]

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  • Object: Player Piano

    Object: Player Piano

    Oct 03, 2018

    This object is a Stuyvesant player piano, manufactured in 1922 in New York. It was gifted to the museum by a local couple, along with over 700 rolls of music that still work in the piano. A player piano is [...]

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  • Object: Pen (President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s Pens)

    Object: Pen (President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s Pens)

    Oct 02, 2018

    This object is a set of fifteen pens with Lyndon Baines Johnson’s name on each one. The pens are individually boxed in gold foil boxes with white lids that also bear the President’s name. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the 1964 [...]

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