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Birdseye View of Hallettsville, Texas

Description: Aerial view of Hallettsville, Texas. According to accompanying information the buildings in the foreground include Fey and H J. Braunig Building, H. J. Heye Building, Stankiewicz Building, McKnight Building, and the William von Rosenberg and Brothers Building. The picture was taken from the top of the Lavaca County Courthouse facing south. In the background are family homes. There is handwriting on the front of the postcard.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Birdseye View of Hallettsville, Texas

Description: Aerial view of Hallettsville, Texas. In the foreground is the Appelt Building, Elstner's Hall, and the Neuhaus Building. There are several parked cars on the dirt road in front of the Neuhaus Building. In the background are more businesses and family homes.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Birdseye View of Hallettsville, Texas

Description: Aerial photograph of Hallettsville, Texas. Store signs visible in the photograph are First National Bank, V. A. Hanak Jewelry, and Edison Phonographs and Records. In the background are fields, trees, and dirt roads.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Birdseye View of Hallettsville, Texas

Description: Aerial photograph of Hallettsville, Texas. Visible building store signs are First National Bank and Louis Matula's. In the foreground are cars parked along the dirt road in front of the stores. In the background are fields and trees. Accompanying information lists the photograph as taken from the top of Lavaca County Courthouse looking southwest.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Boethel School

Description: Portrait of students who attended Boethel School in 1924. There are four rows of male and female students posing outside. Behind the students there is a grouping of trees and a fence is visible. Accompanying information lists names of individuals. First Row: Lydia Spies, Hulda Boethel, Hilda Elstner, Ted Harvey (Teacher), Alice Renger, Josie Haas, Josie Haas, Lillie Chudei, Hattie Boethel; Second Row: Selma Galetka, Hattie Boethel, Sedonia Mikush, Annie Guetler, Doris Raymond, Pauline Koeler; Third Row: Hy. Olsovsky, Henry Guetler, Louis Boethel, Alfred Raymond, Hilmut Treptow; Fourth Row: Mary Olsovsky.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Boethel School

Description: Portrait of students attending Boethel School in 1907. There are four rows of male and female students posing outside of the school building. In the background, there is an American flag. There are handwritten notes on the back listing names of the individuals. First Row: Victor Treptow, Johnnie Boethel, Edward Ander, Alfred Treptow, Carl Elstner, Ewald ---, --- Boethel, --- Boethel, --- Prilop, Charles ---, Bruno Fahney, ---, Charles Goedrich, James Overgoner; Second Row: --- Arndt, Hulda Voelkel, Josephin Raymond, Lizette Prilop, Mary Kelner, Elsie Spies, Laura Overgonner, Gertrude Elstner, Elvia ---; Third Row: Emilie Staroyoke, --- Kelnar, --- Tobola, Lonie Voelkel, Julie Tobola, Mary Olsovosky, --- Olsovsky, Rosie Goederick, Louise Kelnar, Mata Boethel, Paula Spies, Unknown, --- Elstner, Emilie Kelner, Hilda Raymond, Elsie Voelkel, Selma Boethel; Fourth Row: Matilda Heinsohn, --- Janich, Otto Boethel, Frank Olsovsky, Adolf Goedrich, Herbert Schroeder, Alfred Boethel, William Elstner.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Boethel School

Description: Portrait of students who attended Boethel School during the 1935-1936 school year. There are five rows of male and female students posing in front of the school building. Accompanying information lists Mrs. Long Prin and Miss Greer as the two teachers.
Date: unknown
Creator: Dedrick's Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Boethel School Reunion

Description: Portrait of former students who attended Boethel School. There are two rows of men and women posing outside in front of an unmarked building. On the front of the picture is writing that says, "Boethel School; May 9, 1937; Prof. W. Eilers; Meeting some of his former students and one patron of 55 years ago." Accompanying information lists names of the students, "First Row: Maggie Long, W.A. Eiler, Mrs. Anton Appelt, Louis of H.L. Boethel, Adolph Boethel, Joseph Appelt; Second Row: Lynn Fertsch (?), Anton Appelt, Mary Treptow, Hedwig Menking, Mrs. Adolph Boethel."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Bunjes School

Description: Portrait of students and staff members posing outside of Bunjes School. There are three rows of male and female students along with two teachers and the principal. On the back of the postcard there is a handwritten note that says, "Bunjes School 1913; Otto Fisseler-principal, Miss Lindsey to his right, Mrs. Fisseler (wife) to his left."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

[Businesses in Lavaca County Courthouse Square]

Description: Photograph of a building on the Lavaca County Courthouse Square. The sign above the store reads, "Optician, watches, clocks, and jewelry," and a sign to the right reads, "The New Era Newsbook and Job Office." The building is two stories high and has a wooden awning around the building. Men, women, and children are standing on the sidewalk outside.
Date: unknown
Creator: Fey and Braunig
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Children of Henry Braunig and Mary Lindenberg Braunig

Description: Family portrait of the children of Henry Braunig and Mary Lindenberg Braunig. According to accompanying information, the children are Lillie (top left, born February 1889), Victor (top right, born May 1890), Hubert (bottom left, born March 1893), and Carl (bottom right, born August 1895). The photograph is mounted on mat board.
Date: 1895/1909
Creator: Fey & Braunig
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Commissioner Eilers with Road Drag

Description: Photograph of cattle pulling two men. The cattle are yoked two-by-two. The cattle are doing a road drag to clean up the streets. In the background is a pavilion and a horse drawn carriage. On the back of the photograph is a note that reads, "'Street Cleaning' Dragging the 'streets' around the square."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Confirmation Class of St. Joseph Catholic Church

Description: Portrait of a confirmation class at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Moulton, Texas. The group is made up of girls and boys, and they are posing in front of an unidentified building, maybe the church. According to accompanying information, the pastor in the picture is Rev. August H. Falkenberg.
Date: 1926/1937
Creator: Braunig, H. J.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Early Day Stage Inn

Description: Postcard of the Early Day Stage Inn. In the foreground are trees behind a fence. The building is two stories high and has a smooth exterior. On the back of the postcard is a handwritten note to Laurie Walker. Accompanying information lists the inn as the Louis Turner House.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

East Side of Lavaca County Courthouse Square

Description: Photograph of the east side of Lavaca County Courthouse Square. Buildings are lined up next to each other on the square and the building in the foreground is Smothers Grocery Store. Men, women, and children are scattered around the square. Accompanying information lists the location of the grocery store on the corner of LaGrange Street and Third Street.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Fey and Braunig Studio

Description: Photograph of the Fey and Braunig Studio in Hallettsville, Texas. On the back, is a handwritten note that says "This is a picture of the first Fey & Braunig studio and skylight in Hallettsville, Texas when Fey and Braunig decided to establish a permanent studio in Hallettsville as well as the one in Cuero, Texas." Another note on the back states that the studio was located north of the present day Hallettsville Lumber Company building on Hwy. 77. According to the accompanying article, the photo belonged to Mrs. H. H. Ahrens, daughter of the late H. G. Braunig, who is pictured standing under the sign. The building had a skylight.
Date: 1887~
Creator: Fey & Braunig
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Fey and Braunig's Portable Photography Studio

Description: Photograph of Fey and Braunig's Portable Photography Studio. The tent says "Fey & Braunig Photographer" with a a picture of a camera at the top right. There are unidentified men around and inside the tent posing for the camera. There is a child's rocking horse toy inside the tent on the left. A note on the back says "Fey & Braunig portable Photographic Studio."
Date: 1878/1909
Creator: Fey & Braunig
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Field Crop

Description: Photograph of multiple rows of field crops. An older man in a suit and hat is standing on the right side of the photograph, looking at the camera.
Date: unknown
Creator: Fey and Braunig
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Fire Protection, Hallettsville, Texas

Description: Postcard of a group of firemen posing in the Hallettsville Fire Department's Horse and Fire Wagon on LaGrange Street in front of the Fire Hall. According to accompanying information, the persons in the wagon (left to right) are Richard Waltersdorf, John E. Buss, and O. T. East, and the horse is called "Headlight." "Fire Protection, Hallettsville, Texas" is printed beneath the image. On the back is a letter written to Mrs. Henry Messer in Shiner, Texas.
Date: 1916~
Creator: Braunig
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Fire Protection, Hallettsville, Texas

Description: Postcard of a group of firemen posing on three fire trucks outside of an unidentified building in Hallettsville, Texas. According to accompanying information, the first truck on the far left is a 1920 chemical fire truck and the persons posing on it (left to right) are Julius G. Jalufka, Freddie Buss, Henry Pohl, and Collie McCord. The middle truck is a 1918 fire truck and the persons posing on it (left to right) are Paul H. Fertsch, Joseph F. Fritsch, Otto Hanak, Emil Burkett, and (standing) N. A. Moreland. The third truck, on the far right, is a 1920 pumper fire truck and the persons posing on it (left to right) are John Burkett, Jr., Buck Sokol, and Rudolph Sokol. "Hallettsville, Texas" is written in the lower-left corner and "Fire Protection" is written under the truck on the far right.
Date: 1920~
Creator: Braunig
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

First Grand Jury Called After 1899

Description: Postcard of the first grand jury called after the Hallettsville Courthouse was completed in 1899. The members of the jury are posing in front of the courthouse. They are not named. On the back is written "1st Grand Jury after Present Ct. House built."
Date: 1899
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

First National Bank

Description: Photograph of the First National Bank. The bank is a two-story building with an awning along the street side of the building. To the right is a single-story building with a sign that reads, "Louis Matula." In the foreground is an unpaved road.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Former Menger School Trustees at 35th Anniversary

Description: Portrait of former Menger School Trustees. There are two rows of men sitting in front of an unnamed building. Accompanying information lists the names of the men. "Seated L-R: H. Tietjen, John Wagner, H. Remmers, Chas. Menger, ---Jaehne; Standing: Wm. Stock, Ad. Brunkenhoefer, R. Dreyer, O. Zimmerman, E. Harbers, Hy. Kuck, Chas. Malina, Otto Glatzert."
Date: unknown
Creator: Krchnak
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Former Menger Teachers at 35th Anniversary

Description: Portrait of former Menger School teachers. There are two rows of men and women posed in front of an unnamed building. Accompanying information lists names of the individuals. "Seated L-R: M. Albert, Vera Kasper, Alice Remm, Unknown, Ella Nueman, H. Liebhafsky, F. Berckanhoff; Standing: A. Ward, Otto Fisseler, Unknown, Chas. Fertsch."
Date: unknown
Creator: Krchnak
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library