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 Decade: 1880-1889
 Collection: Austin History Center General Collection Photographs
1887 Graduating class of Austin High School

1887 Graduating class of Austin High School

Date: 1887
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the 1887 graduating class of Austin High School. Front row (left to right): Pearl Caswell, Nannie Kelley, Florence Collins, Lucille James. Middle row (left to right): Eliza Mitchell, J. H. Bryant (professor), Minnie Sykes. Back row standing (left to right): unidentified woman, Mila Morris, Janie Maxwell, unidentified woman, Eve Sadler, Gertrude Whitis, Helen Grant, and William Gorden.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Anderson High School students]

[Anderson High School students]

Date: [1889, 1920]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Anderson High School students lined up outside the schoolhouse which is either at Olive and Curve Streets or at Pennsylvania Street (currently Kealing Middle school). This class is composed of mostly female African American students.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Austin City Administration, 1881]

[Austin City Administration, 1881]

Date: 1881
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Austin city administration: Standing L to R: J.W. Howard, Treasurer; C.D. Johns, Attorney; Ben Thompson, City Marshall; E.B. Connell, City Clerk; - Sitting L to R: Fred A. Sterzing, City Assessor; Mayor L.M. Crooker; Dr. R.H.L. Bibb, Physician. The city was incorporated in 1836 when Republic of Texas Vice President Mirabeau B. Lamar proposed that the state capital, then located in Houston, be moved to the area that sat just north of the Colorado River in the township then called Waterloo. Shortly thereafter, the city was renamed in honor of Stephen F. Austin. 1881 was the year that Austin public schools first held classes, and the University of Texas opened its doors shortly afterwards in 1883. Austin continued to expand throughout the 1880s and late 19th century.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Ben Hur Steamboat

Ben Hur Steamboat

Date: [1880, 1910]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Ben Hur steamboat from the Lake Navigation Company. The decks are full of people and hills are visible in the distance.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Birds Eye Map of Austin

Birds Eye Map of Austin

Date: 1887
Creator: unknown
Description: Birds eye map of Austin showing downtown, the river, and the University of Texas main building.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Capitol Construction]

[Capitol Construction]

Date: 1886~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a close up view of the construction of the Capitol building. A man stands on top of a high wall while a few other men on scaffolding guide a pillar, attached to a crane, into place.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Capitol Construction]

[Capitol Construction]

Date: 1887~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of construction of the state capitol building. The main building is mostly complete while construction of the dome is just beginning.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Cavalry Troops Marching in Texas Capitol Building Dedication Parade]

[Cavalry Troops Marching in Texas Capitol Building Dedication Parade]

Date: April 28, 1888
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the parade for the dedication of the Texas State Capitol building. This particular photograph features cavalry troops (Interstate drill) marching down Congress Avenue. Crowds of spectators are standing watching on either side of the street. Many flags are on display.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Construction of Capitol Dome]

[Construction of Capitol Dome]

Date: 1888
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the unfinished Capitol dome. Scaffolding is in place and the stonework for the base of the dome is complete.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Construction of the Capitol Building]

[Construction of the Capitol Building]

Date: [1885..1888]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the construction of the State Capitol Building, looking at the east side of the building. The base of the building is largely complete and scaffolding is in place to build the dome.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
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