Friench Simpson Memorial Library
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The French Simpson Memorial Library is a 20,000 volume library and member of the South Texas Library System. The photograph collection at the Friench Simpson Memorial Library is the largest and most complete collection of historic photographs of Lavaca County. Many of the photographs were taken by Henry Jacob Braunig. Recognized as one of the premier photographers in Texas, Braunig established his permanent studio in Halletsville in 1887 and continued taking photographs until his death in 1945.