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 Decade: 1860-1869
 Year: 1867
 Collection: Chalberg Collection of Prints and Negatives
[Tightrope walker John Devier on Congress Avenue]

[Tightrope walker John Devier on Congress Avenue]

Date: 1867
Creator: Jordan-Ellison
Description: Photograph of a crowd gathered to watch a tight rope walker. Caption reads, "Scene on Congress Avenue in 1867, showing exhibition by a tight-rope walker (Devier) across the Avenue from the historic old Avenue Hotel at Eighth and Congress, on East side. The carriage at the left, entering the Avenue, is that of Gov. E. M. Pease (Gov. from 1853-57 and 1867-69)."
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library