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Picnic at Hyde Park

Description: Photograph of a large group of kids posing for a group picture after a picnic in Hyde park. They are lined up in four rows in front of what looks to be a stage with a painted backdrop of a street scene.
Date: 1893
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[Temporary Texas Capitol Building Fire]

Description: Photograph of the fire that destroyed the building that had temporarily served as the capitol building for the state of Texas while the new capitol building was being constructed. Firefighters can be seen spraying water in to the upper floors while a large number of spectators look on.
Date: August 30, 1899

[Lobby of First National Bank, Austin, Texas]

Description: Photograph of the lobby of First National Bank, including the bank teller window behind a grill. William Sydney Porter (O. Henry) is the teller. Another man stands behind the front counter, one is seated in back, and a customer is at the teller window. The man behind the open counter is listed as Brackenridge.
Date: [1890,1900]

[Texas German and English Academy]

Description: Group portrait in front of the Texas German And English Academy, later Bickler School. The school was located at 208 West 14th Street. There is an inscription on the back of the photograph that reads "On June 12, 1881, I was born in the south west upstairs bedroom. This building is located at 208 W. 14th St. Mah H. Bickler."
Date: 1892~

[Sham Battle, Camp Mabry]

Description: Photograph of a sham battle being staged at Camp Mabry in 1895. In the right foreground are costumed men mounted on horses and standing/sitting on the ground. In the background are men lined up on the battlefield and, further back, encampments set up.
Date: 1895