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Adventures in Neurasthenia

Description: Short story written by O. Henry when he was in residence in Asheville, North Carolina and addresses themes of alcoholism and the author's relationship with his father.
Date: July 1910
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910

[Aftermath of 1915 flood]

Description: View of aftermath of April 1915 flood, Waller Creek at 705 E. 6th Street, Austin. People are gathered on the stone bridge and look down onto the creek. Damaged buildings are on either side of the creek.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph

Another Glimpse

Description: A note from the editor about the reception of Arthur W. Page's "Little Pictures of O. Henry" series. Includes a letter to the editor written by Robert H. Davis about the author's first impressions of O. Henry. Illustrated by a self-portrait of O. Henry.
Date: November 1913

Armistice Day Parade

Description: Photograph of a group of men marching in an Armistice Day parade in 1919. The identities of some of the men are given by Mr. George C. Hawley: Dr. T.U. Taylor is holding the flag, Dr. E.P. Schoch is the tall professor in the first row (next to Dr. Bantel), Dr. E.C. Bantel is the first person in the line of march.
Date: 1919
Item Type: Photograph

[Austin High School Senior Class Picnic at Barton Springs]

Description: Photograph of the 1914 Austin High School senior picnic, showing a group of young men and women standing on stone steps leading down to Barton Springs pool. There is a curved stone wall behind the steps, with a large stone relief star, similar to the Texas seal. The women are dressed in long skirts, and some are wearing hats. The men are wearing light shirts, ties and dark trousers, and some are also wearing hats.
Date: 1914
Item Type: Photograph

Austin's First Ambulance

Description: Photograph of Austin's first ambulance taken at 33rd and Speedway streets. The ambulance is horse-drawn and on the side, in addition to a cross, is a small plaque that reads "V.O. Weed." On the back of the photograph there is a note that reads "Mr. Bob Weed says that the body of this horse-drawn ambulance was removed and motorized with the coming of the auto-mobile, therefore it became Austin's first real ambulance."
Date: 1910
Item Type: Photograph


Description: Photograph of an automobile parked on the side of a dirt road, with tall grass covering a wire fence. A nearby fence post has a sign on it that says, "Ocean Highway." The vehicle has a sign on its back that says, "Excuse My Dust" and a barrel hanging from it reads "1081 Austin."
Date: September 20, 1913
Item Type: Photograph

[Automobile in Austin]

Description: Photograph of an automobile parked at the curb in front of a house in Austin. The vehicle has a woman in the driver's seat, and two children in the back.
Date: March 1913
Item Type: Photograph

The Bar as an Institution of the State

Description: Transcription of the speech Phillips gave which discusses the role of lawyers and their obligations to the people that they serve.
Date: July 2, 1913
Creator: Texas Bar Association
Item Type: Book


Description: Photograph of a grounded biplane in a field near St. Edward's University in south Austin.
Date: April 7, 1918
Item Type: Photograph


Description: Photograph of a line of biplanes with a large crowd of observers in the background. The field is near St. Edward's University in south Austin.
Date: April 7, 1918
Item Type: Photograph

Born and Raised in No'th Ca'llina

Description: This article is the first part of Arthur W. Page's biography of O. Henry, "Little Pictures of O. Henry." It addresses O. Henry's early life and is illustrated with photographs and sketches.
Date: June 1913
Creator: Page, Arthur W. (Arthur Wilson), 1883-1960

[Buildings on Congress Avenue]

Description: Photograph of a view looking south down Congress Avenue. Among the buildings lining the street are he Austin American and the Von Boeckmann Jones Company.
Date: 1918~
Item Type: Photograph

[Bullfight in Juarez, Mexico]

Description: Photograph of a bullfight in Juarez, Mexico. The crowd watches from their shaded balcony as the matadors enter the ring. Inscription on the back reads "Torrodors [sic] and Picadors entering the Bull Ring."
Date: April 13, 1913
Item Type: Photograph