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Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Chalberg Collection of Prints and Negatives
- The Burning Capitol
View of the Capitol as it burns looking north from the corner of 11th and Congress. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125136/
- Capitol Dedication
Parade south down Congress Avenue from the Capitol. Caption reads: "Chichasaw Guard from Murpheesburo, Tenn." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125135/
- Capitol under construction
Photograph of the construction site for the current Capitol building, constructed 1881-1888. View is from the Travis County Courthouse located on 11th Street. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125106/
- Downtown Austin
Photograph of downtown Austin with Capitol under construction. Caption reads, "Birdseye view of Austin, Texas taken from School for Deaf showing the Capitol Bldg under construction. Note that west wing of main bldg of University was only partly built at that time." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125112/
- Goddess of Liberty with Workers
Capitol construction crews surrounding the Goddess of Liberty statue that was later placed on top of the Capitol dome. Right side, back row, fifth from right with mustache is identified as Hans Falkenberg. This original iteration of the Goddess was taken down during restoration of the Capitol in 1985, restored and eventually put on display at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125154/
- Manor, Texas
Street scene of Manor, Texas with horse-drawn carts. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125175/
- Manor, Texas
Street scene of Manor, Texas with horse-drawn carts. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125174/
- Scottish Granite Cutters
Group photo of men. Back of photograph reads, "Scottish granite cutters imported to cut granite at Granite Mountain." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125132/