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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

[Tom Mix and Texas Rangers]

Description: A black-and-white photograph of a group of Texas Rangers and movie star Tom Mix. Texas Ranger Frank Hamer is visible in the dark suit to the left of Mix.
Date: unknown

[Andrew Jackson Sowell, Texas Ranger]

Description: 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.
Date: 1871
Creator: Barr, D. P.

[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.