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  Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
 Decade: 1890-1899
 Language: English
Whistling Dick's Christmas Stocking

Whistling Dick's Christmas Stocking

Date: December 1899
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: Short story about a "professional tramp" in New Orleans.
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Texas School for the Blind

Texas School for the Blind

Date: April 29, 1896
Creator: unknown
Description: Group of men in suits and hats lined up in front of campus buildings. For more information: http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/kct25
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Fulton's Ice Cream Parlor

Fulton's Ice Cream Parlor

Date: March 20, 1897
Creator: unknown
Description: Two men and a little girl at the bar. A rooster is standing on the stool next to the girl. Fulton's was located at 1608 Lavaca St.
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[Railroad crew working on second track]

[Railroad crew working on second track]

Date: [1890..1899]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an African-American railroad crew working on a second rail road line in front of a row of hardware and home goods shops. The trenches have been dug and the brick stripped out from the roads where the rail lines will lie.
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[Smelting crew joining rail ties]

[Smelting crew joining rail ties]

Date: [1890..1899]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the smelting crew pouring white hot liquid metal over rails as they install a railroad line in the street. Two men grip the bucket handles and tilt them and the bucket so that a third man can push the molten metal out, joining the rails together. The heads and faces of the men are not visible.
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East track concreted

East track concreted

Date: [1890..1899]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the concrete team working on the east railroad track on Congress Avenue, looking toward the Capitol. The crews are working hard in the background while horses and carts line up to visit the clothing and shoe shops that line the road. Signs are visible for Carl Mayer Jeweler, Wright & Robinson, Mens Outfitters, Emil Risse art photographer, a commercial college and a laundry. A trolley car is visible in the distance.
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[Railroad crew digging]

[Railroad crew digging]

Date: [1890..1899]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a crew of African-Americans digging a ditch where the second railroad line will lie. They use shovels and pickaxes in front of a row of shops including C.B. Moreland Wall Paper store and the Postal Telegraph service.
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Special work, Sixth Street and Congress Avenue looking North

Special work, Sixth Street and Congress Avenue looking North

Date: [1890..1899]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a crew of African-American workers hard at work on the railroad intersections at 6th Street and Congress Avenue while foremen and others look on. Shops along the west side of the street are visible, including a dentist, shoe store, book store, and clothing store.
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Rail crew on East Sixth Street looking West

Rail crew on East Sixth Street looking West

Date: [1890..1899]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of African-American workers laying down rail line on one side of East 6th Street. Pedestrians look on from beneath the shop awnings. Shop signs for a candy store, millinery and a druggist are visible.
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Brick laying crew, West Sixth Street, looking West

Brick laying crew, West Sixth Street, looking West

Date: 1890..1899
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the railroad crew laying bricks around rail lines on West 6th street looking west. Trolly and telegraph wires cross heavily overhead. A large sign on a building behind the crew reads "Phoenix Saloon / Ice Cold Lager Beer / Wines Liquor." A penciled caption in the lower left reads "Some Texas / sunshine."
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