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[Haschke Family in their Car]

Description: Photograph of the Haschke Family (Cecilia, Reinhold, and Feodor) in a car parked in front of an unidentified stone building. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Ma Haschke, Pa Haschke, Fedo Haschke - About the first car in Austin, Texas." The photograph is a cyanotype.
Date: August 8, 1901

[Couples in State Lunatic Asylum Park]

Description: Photograph of two couples at the State Lunatic Asylum Park. "Mary" and "C.H.W." are in seated in the foreground. The names of the couple on the bridge are unknown. The hospital opened in 1856, is operated by the Texas Department of State Health Services, and changed its name in 1925. It is the oldest psychiatric hospital in the state of Texas and the third oldest standing public building in the state. It opened with 12 patients and saw as many as 3000 at once time. The Austin State Hospital currently houses around 300 patients, most staying for about a week during treatment.
Date: 1901

Difficulties of a Mexican revenue officer in Texas

Description: This book discusses the action by the Mexican government to send a revenue officer and small contingent of soldiers into Texas during 1835 to collect taxes from the citizens and the resistance they faced. Includes some letters and notes from the author about later excerpts from newspapers.
Date: January 1901
Creator: Barker, Eugene C.