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  Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
 Decade: 1880-1889
Athol Estes Porter Autograph book

Athol Estes Porter Autograph book

Date: September 25, 1885
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: Autograph album belonging to Athol Estes, includes 10-line two stanza poem. First letters of first five lines acrostically spell Athol (first letters of lines) and Estes (last letters of lines). Signed "W.S.P."
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[Effie Roach Hofer Autograph Album]

[Effie Roach Hofer Autograph Album]

Date: August 2, 1885
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: Autograph album belonging to Effie Roach Hofer. It includes page a 10-line verse poem entitled "Poetry," with drawing of fiddle and pointing finger and hand, signed "W.S. Porter/Secretary Jolly Brothers."
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[Cancelled Checks to W. S. Porter]

[Cancelled Checks to W. S. Porter]

Date: 1886
Creator: unknown
Description: Cancelled checks written by Maddox Bros. & Anderson all made out to W. S. Porter. Some are endorsed on the back by Porter.
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[Letter from O. Henry to Belle Palm]

[Letter from O. Henry to Belle Palm]

Date: September 23, 1886
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: Letter detailing programme for a musical event to be held on October 1, 1886, in which Belle Palm is on the program and O. Henry is the Musical Director.
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Capitol Dedication

Capitol Dedication

Date: 1888-05-14/1888-05-19
Creator: Jordan-Ellison
Description: Parade south down Congress Avenue from the Capitol. Caption reads: "Chichasaw Guard from Murpheesburo, Tenn."
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Scottish Granite Cutters

Scottish Granite Cutters

Date: 1881/1888
Creator: Ellison Photo Co.
Description: Group photo of men. Back of photograph reads, "Scottish granite cutters imported to cut granite at Granite Mountain."
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The Burning Capitol

The Burning Capitol

Date: November 7, 1881
Creator: Hillyer, H. B.
Description: View of the Capitol as it burns looking north from the corner of 11th and Congress.
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Goddess of Liberty with Workers

Goddess of Liberty with Workers

Date: February 1888
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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Manor, Texas

Manor, Texas

Date: 1889
Creator: Ellison Photo Co.
Description: Street scene of Manor, Texas with horse-drawn carts.
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Manor, Texas

Manor, Texas

Date: 1889
Creator: Ellison Photo Co.
Description: Street scene of Manor, Texas with horse-drawn carts.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
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