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Historic Attributes

The attribute sets and attributes for the above class are described below. Minor edits which enhance the current definitions should be made directly to the text. Major changes or revisions which change the attribute words should follow the directions at the bottom of this page under Proposed Changes.

Historic Writing

Multiple choice. Note that historic is defined as prior to 1950. Anything after 1950 is considered graffiti. [New window] Examples for Historic.Historic Writing

Date
A date in any format.
Initials
Usually two or three letters, sometimes with periods following the letters.
Marker
Numbers, letters, or a combination usually indicating a boundary such as those used for mining claims.
Name
A person's first or last name, or both.
Organization
Any indication of an organization such as military, etc.
Place Name
The name of a city, state, etc. usually found in conjunction with a person's initials or name indicating his origin.
Words
Any words, phrases, poems, etc. not fitting into the categories above.

Historic Drawings

Single choice. All historic drawings made by white immigrants or their descendants are described here with little detail and should not be classified using the normal classes. [New window] Examples for Historic.Historic Drawings

Anthropomorphic
Human like.
Cross
Christian cross religious symbol. This is usually drawn with the lower vertical segment longer than the other segments.
Geometric
Geometric designs that are not crosses or swastikas.
Equestrian
Man on horse.
Heart
Heart or heart with arrow.
Livestock Brands
Cattle brands may include letters and geometrics.
Phytomorphic
Plants and flowers.
Swastika
WW II German emblem or ancient religious symbol.
Zoomorphic
Animal like.
Other
Any historic drawings not fitting one of the above classifications.

Date Range

Single choice. If the element is or includes a date, select a date range. Elements with dates after 1949 should be recorded as vandalism. [New window] Examples for Historic.Date Range

Before 1800
Any date before 1800.
Before 1860
Any date between 1800 and 1859, inclusive.
1860s
1860 through 1869.
1870s
1870 through 1879.
1880s
1880 through 1889.
1890s
1890 through 1899.
1900s
1900 through 1909.
1910s
1910 through 1919.
1920s
1920 through 1929.
1930s
1930 through 1939.
1940s
1940 through 1949.

Domestic Animal

Single choice. [New window] Examples for Zoomorphic.Quadruped-Domestic

Chicken
Any foul animal.
Cow or Bull
Cow or bull.
Dog
Pet dog.
Donkey
Donkey
Goat
Goat
Horse
Horse
Mule
Mule.
Sheep
Sheep.

Tack

Multiple choice. Equipment used on horses, mules, and other domestic animals. Multiple choice. [New window] Examples for Zoomorphic.Tack

Blanket
Saddle blanket.
Brand
Brand mark on rear leg or side.
Bridle
Bridle.
Saddle
Saddle.

Proposed Changes

If you have suggestions which add, delete, combine attributes or change the word used to define an attribute, then please copy the entire current attribute set definition above, including the attribute set heading to the end of this page and edit your copy. If you wish to make a comment below your improved version (or someone else's improved version), add a horizontal rule and then your comment.

Minor changes in agreement with the someone's proposed changes should be made directly to the text, competing versions should be documented as complete revised copies including the heading.

To add a new attribute set, create it exactly as it should appear. For suggestions on sequence changes, create an appropriate heading below and add a comment. For other types of changes, innovate.

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HistoricAttributes (last edited 2017-01-20 03:37:16 by RogerHaase)

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