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Alexander Jackson Hamilton Funeral
View of Capitol looking north. People crowded on the steps and to the east of the building.
[Andrew Jackson Sowell, Texas Ranger]
Photograph of Andrew Jackson Sowell, a Texas Ranger, holding a rifle by the barrel in his right hand, and a knife in his left. Portrait was taken in a studio with a painted background depicting a landscape. Cabinet card format.
Barton Creek Bridge
Photograph of Barton Creek Bridge looking east.
[Carriages at Barton Creek]
Photograph of two horse drawn carriages with several men and women. Barton Creek Bridge is in background.
Colorado River, Texas near Marble Falls
Photograph of a river and the surrounding landscape near Marble Falls. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Colorado River, Texas - 1879, near Marble Falls, below the falls."
Congress Avenue
Photograph of Congress Avenue, looking north from between 5th and 6th streets. 1853 Capitol building in view.
[Congress Avenue at 7th Street]
Looking south down the east side of Congress Avenue and 7th Street.
[Congress Avenue Before 1875]
Photograph of a view looking down Congress Avenue, taken before 1875. There are builidngs and horse drawn buggies lining the street. The Capitol (1853-1881) building is in the background.
[Front exterior of Governor's Mansion]
Photograph of Texas Governor's Mansion front and south elevation, unpainted brick, with fence and grounds. The upper balcony is not connected to the columns. Built by Abner Cook in 1855 and continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1870 is Governor Edmund J. Davis. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a National historic landmark in 1970.
[Governor's Mansion]
Photograph of the Texas Governor's mansion from around 1870.
[Governor's Mansion view from the old Capitol building]
Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion from the site of the old Capitol building looking at the West and north elevations of the Governor's Manstion, grounds, street, barn and picket fence. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1874 was Governor Richard Coke. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970.
[John Caldwell]
Photograph of John Caldwell. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Uncle John." Carte-de-visite format.
July 4th parade
The Hibernian Association made up of male musicians and a group of women in the same white dress parade up Congress Avenue towards the ice cream garden of Messrs. Rosenfield and Co. Other citizens watch from the sides while traffic of horses and buggies wait in the background.
[Marble Falls]
Photograph of the town of Marble Falls. Dirt roads criss-cross into the town. There are two circles of buildings in the distance, with people and horses standing in the dirt roads. A handwritten note on the back says, "Marble Falls, Texas 1879, Bank Saloon, Granite [Mountain?]"
[Marble Falls]
Photograph of a river at Marble Falls, Texas. The water is flowing down layers of flat rock. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Marble Falls, Texas 1879, Granite Shoals, Looking North [illegible]."
[Pecan Street (6th Street) Before Driskill Hotel]
Photograph of Pecan Street (6th Street) looking east from Colorado circa 1879, taken before the Driskill Hotel was built. Hamilton Biscoe Hillyer's gallery is in the photograph.
[San Antonio River, San Antonio]
Photograph of a small, wooden dam in the San Antonio, River. A log in the dam says, "Spanish Oil."
[Texas State Capitol and Street Railroad]
Photograph of the Texas State Capitol with a view of the street railroad on Congress Avenue.
A Topographical Map of the City of Austin
Photograph of a topographical map of the City of Austin published by P. De Cordova, Texas Land Agency. Original map drawn in May of 1872.
[Train at platform]
Photograph of a train at a platform. A man stands near it. Smoke billows from the smokestack. No other passengers are visible. Houses are visible on the left parallel to the rail line.
[Train on Waller Creek Bridge]
Photograph of the front view of a steam train paused on the Waller Creek bridge in Austin. Buildings can be seen on both the right and left hand side of the bridge. There are passengers visible on the platform to the left of the train. On the back of the photograph there is a note that reads "With a little steam left this forerunner of a soon-to-be speeding civilization has stopped on the little Waller Creek bridge in Austin to let the passengers from Houston and other points out a the Depot House, Christmas day, 1871." Also on the back there is a note that reads "504 E 5th(?) Houston & Texas Central."
[Tree in a Boulder]
Photograph of a tree growing through a boulder, with the boulder cracked midway. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Tree splits a granite boulder near Marble Falls, TX, Llano County 1879."
[View of Austin, 1871]
Photograph of Austin in 1871.