Cast iron glue pot. Animal hide glue was melted in the small pot while hot water was poured into the larger pot. The hot water kept the glue in a liquid state. This type of glue was very common during the 19th through the early 20th centuries.
Angled view of the front and side of an unidentified frame farmhouse. The house is a two-story I-house with a one-story ell. The frame is covered with weatherboard. There is a covered porch on the front facade of the house.
Letter from Arthur H. Harris to his brother George Carroll Harris in Nashville. He writes of the pervading excitement that has surrounded the 1860 presidential election in his area. Though he is glad the contest is over, he acknowledges the death...
A three-page narrative providing a brief history of Nashville and Tennessee. It describes the social pastimes of Tennesseans in the 18th and 19th centuries. "Chapter 1" is written in the upper left corner.