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[Bull Creek]

Description: Photograph of a man paddling a canoe in a body of water identified as Bull Creek; the shoreline is covered with trees.
Date: 1892~

[Tom Mix]

Description: A black-and-white photograph featuring movie star Tom Mix.
Date: unknown

[Will Rogers and Governor-elect Dan Moody at Woodlawn]

Description: Photograph of Will Rogers and Texas Governor-elect Dan Moody posing together on "Will Rogers' Horse" at Woodlawn. They are wearing hats and holding guns as part of the post. The horse is in a living room or sitting area, next to a brick fireplace.
Date: November 2, 1926
Creator: Boone Photo Company

[U.S. Post Office, Austin, Texas]

Description: Photograph of a U.S. Post Office located at 126 West 6th Street in Austin. It is a three-story stone building with balconies on the second floor. People are visible in the shaded entrance on the first floor. A handwritten note on the back reads, "Dr. [illegible] Litten's office in background." Photograph is cabinet card format.
Date: [1880..1899]
Creator: Hillyer, H. B.

Ruins of Ft. Croghan

Description: Photograph of a man standing in the ruins of Fort Croghan in Burnet County. The ruins consist of a very low stone wall and other stones strewn about a field.
Date: [1920..1929]

Horse Shoe Curve S.P.R.R. near El Paso, Texas

Description: Photograph of the "horse shoe curve" in the S.P.R.R. (Southern Pacific Railroad), where the tracks make a U-turn. The photograph was likely taken from the front or rear end of a moving train.
Date: February 8, 1915

Travis Heights, Austin

Description: Photograph of a car driving through the Travis Heights subdivision in Austin. There are trees and shrubs on either side of the dirt road; no houses are visible.
Date: July 15, 1913

Travis Heights, Austin

Description: Photograph of a car driving through the Travis Heights subdivision in Austin. The road is dirt and is surrounded by trees; no houses are visible.
Date: July 16, 1913

Marble Falls, Texas

Description: Photograph of a river at Marble Falls. This vantage point captures the part of the falls where the calm, reflective water meets with the rocks. A note on the back indicates "Harry Roper's mill on west bank."
Date: 1880

Marble Falls, Texas

Description: Photograph of the river at Marble Falls. Water flows down the shelves of sedimentary rock. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Roper Mill - at Marble Falls", probably referring to the small building in the distance, slightly to the left of the center of the photograph.
Date: [1880..1890]

Colorado River, Texas near Marble Falls

Description: 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."
Date: 1879

Marble Falls, Texas

Description: Photograph of Marble Falls. A narrow river flows through shelves of rock. Two small buildings are visible in the top left corner of the photograph.
Date: 1882

Colorado River Near Marble Falls

Description: Photograph of the Colorado River near Marble Falls. The river cuts between two hills, with the photograph being taken from one of them. A note on the back indicates the photo was taken from a bridge at Marble Falls.
Date: 1881

Denver Hotel, Mason, Texas

Description: Photograph of Denver Hotel, a two-story brick building. The second story has a screened balcony directly above the front patio. A sign indicates the direction to Fredericksburg and Boerne.
Date: unknown

Travis Heights, Austin

Description: Photograph of a car driving through the Travis Heights subdivision in Austin. The area is heavily shaded by nearby trees.
Date: July 16, 1913

W.G. King, Indian Fighter

Description: Photograph of W. G. King, "Indian Fighter" holding a rifle and standing in front of a small log-cabin style house. A woman stands in the doorway of the house and a dog is next to the man.
Date: 1881

Texas First Air Flight

Description: Photograph of the first flight in Texas. A biplane is in the sky and a man's hat is partially visible at the left and a utility pole is at the right. "Rogers" is indicated in the inscription on the back.
Date: 1908

[Railroad near Kingsland]

Description: Photograph of a train on the Austin and Northwest Railroad line on a hillside, taken from a treeline above. People are visible at the front, back, and windows of the train, and two buildings are in the distance below. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Near Granite Mountain [illegible] Burnet and Marble Falls, about 1882 near Kingsland. A&NW RR."
Date: 1882

Granite Mountain

Description: Photograph of two men in a hilly landscape, with a moving train in the background. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Granite Mountain near Marble Falls, Texas 1882, A&NW [Austin and Northwest] Narrow Gauge R.R."
Date: 1882

[Railroad near Burnet]

Description: Photograph of an Austin and Northwest Railroad train moving through the countryside. Several people are visible on the rear cart of the train, looking at the camera. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Excursion on A&NW RR narrow engine about 1882 near Burnet. W.J.L. Sullivan -- Texas Ranger in for ground with work. Slaughter Gap near Fairland and Marble Falls."
Date: 1882
Creator: Hill, S. B.

Shrine Parade

Description: Photograph of a Shrine parade in New Orleans, LA. The crowd watches uniformed people march through the street while carrying U.S. flags and flags of the Christian cross. Houston and Austin groups are represented in the photograph.
Date: April 25, 1938