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 Decade: 1850-1859
 Collection: Texas Cultures Online
Amerikanische Jagd- und Reiseabenteuer: aus meinem Leben in den westlichen Indianergebieten.

Amerikanische Jagd- und Reiseabenteuer: aus meinem Leben in den westlichen Indianergebieten.

Date: 1858
Creator: Armand, 1806-1889
Description: This German text recounts the author's adventures traveling the western United States over a sixteen-year period. The author describes his encounters with Native Americans and the natural environment, especially the animals he hunted. The book also includes illustrations made by the author during his travels.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
Die Vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerika: mit besonderer Rücksicht auf deutsche Auswanderung dahin

Die Vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerika: mit besonderer Rücksicht auf deutsche Auswanderung dahin

Date: 1853
Creator: Menzel, Gottfried, 1798-
Description: This German text is a contemporary history and description of the United States of America based on the author's first hand observations, written as a guide for German emigrants. According to the bookseller's note: "This book contains information about German travelers in the state of Texas. It includes discussions on the physical aspects of the land, natural products, Indians, the West, social life and customs throughout the state, as well as information about education, schools, and other stories."
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
[Bill of Sale of a Slave Named Adam (or Tircis), December 15, 1859]

[Bill of Sale of a Slave Named Adam (or Tircis), December 15, 1859]

Date: December 15, 1859
Creator: New Orleans (La.)
Description: Bill of sale witnessed by notary Selim Wagner, containing details of the sale of a slave named Adam or Tircis. Adam was sold for $1,225 by auctioneer for the estate of the deceased Pierre Riviere of New Orleans as directed by his executor, Nicolas Tourne. The buyer was Lucretia Van Woert of Sabine Pass, Texas, though her husband, Theodore Gripon, accepted on her behalf.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
Kiesten Marie (?) Thyssen

Kiesten Marie (?) Thyssen

Date: 1850/1860
Creator: unknown
Description: Bust portrait photograph of a woman, possibly Kiesten Marie Thyssen. Her head is slightly turned to the right. She wears a dark, conservative button-up top, hanging earrings, and a tiara that sits on her hair, which pulls her hair tightly back. The photograph was printed on a stiff oval-like board. Its top and bottom edges are slightly bent upwards.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Kiesten Marie (?) Thyssen

Kiesten Marie (?) Thyssen

Date: 1850/1860
Creator: unknown
Description: Bust portrait photograph of a woman, possibly Kiesten Marie Thyssen. Her head and gaze is shifted to the right. She wears a dark, conservative button-up top, hanging earrings, and a tiara that sits on her hair, which pulls her hair tightly back.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
[Photograph of a Fireplace]

[Photograph of a Fireplace]

Date: 1852
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a stone fireplace with an active fire. The year "1852" is carved above the fireplace.
Contributing Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society