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 Decade: 1900-1909
 Collection: Austin History Center General Collection Photographs
[Austin Dam Broken after Flood]

[Austin Dam Broken after Flood]

Date: January 1, 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a view southeast at the Austin Dam on the Colorado River after breaking during a flood.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Austin High School class of 1907

Austin High School class of 1907

Date: 1907
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the twenty-four students in the Austin High School class of 1907. Bottom row (left to right): Ernest von Rosenberg, Tom Byrne, Harwood Stacey, Eugene Hill, Offie Leonard. Middle row (left to right): Arthur Crawford, Irene Maddox, Lillian Krohn, Eva von Homeyer, Louise Smith, Elva Powell, Amelia Nelson, Mabel Harrison, William Ruggles. Back row standing (left to right): Harris Brush, Mary Thaxton, Juanita Yarbrough, Leona Dean, Esther Bishop, Anna Maxwell, Josephine McGuire, P.J. Anthony, and William Jackson. Not present: Johanna Runge and Windom Burke.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Austin High School graduates of 1908

Austin High School graduates of 1908

Date: 1908
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Austin High School graduating class of 1908. Bottom row (left to right): John D. Miller, Ralph Goeth. Middle row (seated left to right): Walter Arlitt, Julius Runge, Robert F. Campbell, M.E. Rogers Jr., Raymond Phelps, Robert Bright, Rufus Waterson. Middle row (standing left to right): Lucy Blocker, Pauline von Rosenberg, Pauline Rex, Katie Clark, Laura Tucker, Janie Tannehill, Inez Slaughter, Salome Anthony, Lomie Layton, Louise Lambie, Cammie Briggs, May Belle Robbins, Lillian Clarke, Nannie von Rosenberg. Back row (standing left to right): Annie F. Campbell, Frankie Cochran, Florence Sears, Lena Rogan, Anna Magee, Agnes Robertson, Edna von Rosenberg, Mabel Maud. Absent: Nettie B. Sullivan (inset bottom right), Rosa Maas, and Preston Reynolds (not pictured).
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Capitol Grounds - Austin, Texas

Capitol Grounds - Austin, Texas

Date: 1909
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Capitol Grounds in Austin, Texas. The photograph is on the front of a postcard written to Joe Harrell in Kingsland, Texas from Bob. The correspondene on the postcard reads, "It is he_ _ to have to go back to work after having such a fun easy time. Regards to All. Bob."
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Court-House crowd [Group of Travis County officials standing on the steps of a stone building]

Court-House crowd [Group of Travis County officials standing on the steps of a stone building]

Date: 1900?
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of men wearing suits standing on the steps of what may be either the Travis County Courthouse or the Travis County Jail. The identified men, including Judge George Calhoun, District Clerk James P. Hart, and Deputy Sheriff Fred Peck, are all Travis County officials, but most of the group are unidentified. One of the the men is African American, and he appears to be the only person not wearing a suit coat. Several of the men are wearing ties -- including bow ties, string ties and neck ties -- and several are wearing vests and have watch chains. The building behind them is made of stone blocks, with rusticated blocks below and ashlar blocks above. There is a door in the center of the photograph, behind the men, and it is flanked by two double-hung sash windows. Inscribed below the image in ink is "Court-House crowd", and the identifications are written in either ink or pencil with arrows pointing to the identified person.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Deserted Log Cabin]

[Deserted Log Cabin]

Date: February 22, 1904
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the exterior of a deserted log cabin.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Emancipation Day Celebration band, June 19, 1900]

[Emancipation Day Celebration band, June 19, 1900]

Date: June 19, 1900
Creator: Stephenson, Mrs. Charles (Grace Murray)
Description: Photograph of African-American band at Emancipation Day celebration, June 19, 1900, held in "East Woods" on East 24th Street in Austin. Mrs. Grace Murray Stephenson kept a diary of the day's events, which she later sold to the San Francisco Chronicle, which wrote a full-page feature on it.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Emancipation Day Celebration, June 19, 1900]

[Emancipation Day Celebration, June 19, 1900]

Date: June 19, 1900
Creator: Stephenson, Mrs. Charles (Grace Murray)
Description: Photograph of Emancipation Day celebration, June 19, 1900 held in "East Woods" on East 24th Street in Austin. Mrs. Grace Murray Stephenson also kept a diary of the day's events which she sold to the San Francisco Chronicle which reported a full-page feature on it.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Group of men on horseback, including Sheriff George S. Matthews, in front of Barnes and Company Grocers store]

[Group of men on horseback, including Sheriff George S. Matthews, in front of Barnes and Company Grocers store]

Date: 1900/1901
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of men on horseback in front of Barnes and Company Grocers, including George S. Matthews, who served as Travis County Sheriff from 1902 to 1920. Prior to that Matthews was a deputy sheriff. The men are wearing suits and hats, and some are wearing sashes and ribbons. Horses and buggies are visible behind the men on horseback, just in front of the store. Two women on the store's front porch are wearing long skirts and large hats. The Barnes and Company grocery was a two-story brick building with a two-story front wooden porch, located at 123 West 7th Street at Colorado Street. The railing on the second porch floor has Maltese crosses and Masonic emblems on alternating metal balusters, and a painted wooden slat sign between the floors has a decorative pierced and pointed detail on the bottom side. The painter of the grocery's sign was Philip Bruckmann. The street in front of the store is dirt.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Home Damaged by Colorado River Flood]

[Home Damaged by Colorado River Flood]

Date: [..1909]
Creator: Marks, H. R.
Description: Photograph of a house damaged by the Colorado River flood.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
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