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[39th Annual Convention of Texas Funeral Directors Association]
Panoramicphoto of a group of people lined up on E. 7th Street in front of the Stephen F. Austin Hotel.
Advertisement for complete O. Henry collection
Advertisment offering 274 O. Henry stories in one volume.
[Advertisement letter for complete O. Henry collection]
Advertising letter offering 274 O. Henry stories in one volume.
Advertising postal card for complete O. Henry collection
Advertisement offering 274 O. Henry stories in one volume.
[Aerial view of Capitol grounds and governor's mansion]
Photograph of an aerial view of the grounds near the state Capitol and governor's mansion.
Austin City Hall
Looking northeast at the Austin City Hall building at the northeast corner of Colorado and 8th St.
Austin Dam Flood Scene
Water raging through the inoperable Austin Dam.
Austin High School 9A class of 1920
Photograph of the Austin High School 9A class of 1920 seated outside one of the campus buildings.
Austin High School 9B Class of 1920
Photograph of the Austin High School 9B class of 1920. The group is posed outdoors with trees visible behind them. There are approximately 90 students.
Austin High School Band
Portrait of the Austin High School Band standing at the steps of the Capitol.
Austin High School Hayne Society, 1920
Photograph of the Hayne Society at Austin High School in the fall/winter of 1920. The club consists of 11 young, male students seated and standing in two rows in front of a wall of shrubbery. Leaves are on the ground.
Austin street and avenue guide and Travis County rural route directory with logs of the road
"The Street and Avenue Guide consists of two sections. The first section comprises the numbered streets in numerical order. The second section comprises the streets by name in alphabetical order."
Barton Springs bathhouses
View of the bathhouses and cars from the parking lot north of the pool.
Barton Springs Pool
View of the pool from the south bank.
Barton Springs Pool
Looking northwest out over the pool with diving board in view.
Barton Springs Pool
View of the pool from the north bank looking west toward the diving board.
Barton Springs Pool
People congregating near the diving board. Others on the grassy hill.
Barton Springs Pool
View of the pool from the north bank looking towards the diving board. A house can be seen in the background.
Barton Springs Pool
View of the pool from the north bank looking towards the diving board. A house can be seen in the background.
Barton Springs Pool
View of the pool from the north bank just east of the pool's boundary.
[Boys' woodworking class at John T. Allan Junior High School]
Photograph of a boys' woodworking class at the Old Red Campus building of the John T. Allan Junior High School, formerly Stephen F. Austin High School. The room is crowded with work stations, where the boys are engaged in making various projects such as wooden stools and picture frames. The rounded masonry wall has arched windows, covered by translucent roller shades for indirect light. There are frames mounted between the windows displaying various tools and examples of metal work. The exposed wood truss ceiling has several belts and pulleys mounted on it. Examples of finished wooden stools stand on a wooden file case to the left in the photograph. Pictured are: Rufus Watterson, Malcolm Williams, Willie Earnest, Durwell Johnson, Sid Colquitt, Vincent Murray, Windom Burke, Louis Blenderman, Ernest Von Rosenberg, Harry Hafer, Henry Murray, Homer Wedig, ____ Yates, Francis Patton, Henry Paggi, ____ Brady. The teacher is Mr. N. S. Hunsdon. The building was completed in 1900 from the plans of Burt McDonald and James Reily. It was used as Austin High School until 1925, when it became the John T. Allan Junior High School. Classes were held here until 1956, when the school was destroyed by fire. A State of Texas Subject Marker was placed on the site in 1981 by the Texas Historical Commission.
[Brackenridge Elementary School]
Photograph of Brackenridge Elementary School, located at 319 West Elizabeth Street, a segregated school for Negro children. The building was a one story wooden structure with board and batten exterior walls, 6/6 wood windows, and a plain, square-columned porch entrance. The wooden doors are topped by transom windows. This school for colored children was first listed in the 1909-1910 Austin City Directory, and a school by that name was operating as late as 1965.
The Caballero's Way
Short story about a young desperado from the Texas-Mexico border.
[Campsite]
Photograph of a campsite, with a tent and a campfire visible. A small note on the back of the photograph says "honey moon."
Capitol Directory, Austin, Texas
"Names, street addresses, telephone numbers and department of employment of persons permanently located in the state capitol and the state land office building on February 1, 1921."
Carver Branch Library
Photograph of a man wearing glasses is looking at a book whlie sitting at a table inside the Carver Branch Library. It is a wide view of the room and there are a couple of children checking out books in the background.
[Correspondence to Richard Niles Graham from A.E. Wood]
A letter to Richard Niles Graham from politician A.E. Wood, who thanks Graham for a campaign donation to his recent run for the state senate.
[Correspondence to Richard Niles Graham from Richard Berkeley Bell]
A short letter to Richard Niles Graham from tennis player Richard Berkeley Bell.
The Crucible
A poem entitled "The Crucible" by O. Henry turned into a song by Alexander McFayden.
[Dedication of Memorial Stadium]
Aerial view of stadium with the UT band on the field forming a "T"
Deep Eddy, Austin Tex
Photograph of spectators and swimmers at Deep Eddy Bathing Beach.
Deep Eddy Bathing Beach
Photograph of panoramic view of Deep Eddy Bathing Beach.
Fall Creek, Llano Co.
Photograph of a waterfall at Fall Creek in Llano County. The photograph was taken from the water level below, showing the water flowing from above. Inscription on the back reads "104 ft. waterfall."
[Farmland in Burnet, Texas]
Photograph of farmland in Burnet, Texas. A farmer can be seen harvesting crops in the distance.
Frank Caldwell on Deer Creek
Photograph of Frank Caldwell in a small cave at Deer Creek.
[Governor's Mansion from the grounds]
Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion looking southeast from northwest side of the mansion on the grounds. Trees and a stone birdbath are visible in front of and partially obscure the mansion from view. A sprinkler is on and watering the lawn on the right side of the mansion. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1929 was Governor Dan Moody. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970.
Governor's Mansion Under Snow
Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion afer a recent snowfall in February, 1923.
Governor's Mansion [under snow]
Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion front and north elevations. It has a screen porch with steps. The front lawn is covered in snow. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and continuously occupied since 1856. The mansion here was occupied by first female Texas governor Miriam A. Ferguson in 1925. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a National historic landmark in 1970.
[Group Portrait of Men]
Photograph of 23 men in suits. Some men are unidentified, but most of the names are listed on the back (L to R by row). Names includes Cott Alexander, Warren Taylor, George Watkins, Melvin Stones, Ed Mosure, Walter Hanna, August Zeppin, Guy Collette, Max Sxhmitz, Emmett Rose, Guy Ross, M. McSwain, W.H. Richardson, Jr., W.C. Love, Ernest STubbs, O.L. koock, Harry Land, and Frank Caldwell.
Guadalupe Street
Photograph of Guadalupe Street taken from the west approximately where the present-day "The Drag" is located. A street car is in motion along the street. Texas Bookstore, University Co-Op and Roach Brothers pharmacy are on the west side of Guadalupe Street.
O. Henryana
This work was published posthumously.
History of the First Baptist Church, Austin, Texas
A history of the First Baptist Church of Austin, Texas.
In the Bosom of the Comanches: A Thrilling Tale of Savage Indian Life, Massacre and Captivity Truthfully Told by a Surviving Captive
Theodore 'Dot' Babb describes his experiences when he and several others were taken captive in the 1865 by Comanches near present-day Decatur, Texas and what happened after he was released.
Indian Mound near Bertram
Photograph of a young man standing in a field of small, unidentified plants. A note on the back of the photograph says, "Indian Mound near Bertram -- June 11th, 1923."
[Invitation to "Will Rogers" Party at Woodlawn for Governor-elect Dan Moody]
An invitation to a "Will Rogers" Party at Woodlawn for Governor-elect Dan Moody.
[Letter from Christopher Morley to John Stahl]
Letter signed by Chirstopher Morley declining an invitation by Mr. Stahl of the Sears Roebuck Agricultural Foundation
Letters to Lithopolis
This work is a collection of letters from O. Henry to Mabel Wagnalls.
[May Day play at Treaty Oak]
Photograph of children playing on and around the Treaty Oak branches on May Day ca. 1925. Three girls sit and stand on the oak's low branches. A fourth girl looks on with a young boy and their caretaker. Everyone is dressed in white. The lawn is littered with children's chairs and various outdoor equipment.
[Minnie Fisher Cunningham for US Senate]
Minnie Fisher Cunningham (far right) and two others in front of car holding sign that reads: "Mrs. Minnie Fisher Cunningham for United States Senator."
Mount Bonnell
Photograph of John Barry Caldwell at Mount Bonnell, Austin. The Colorado River is visible in the background.