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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~

[Colorado River Bridge]

Description: Photograph of a bridge over the Colorado River, shot from one end of it and looking across its length. A town (possibly Kingsland) is visible on the other side.
Date: 1892?

East Austin School Children

Description: Photograph of East Austin school children in the lower 4th grade. The names of everyone in the photograph are listed on the back. Miss Mary Johnson is the teacher. The photograph is cabinet card format.
Date: November 30, 1894

Fredericksburg 50th Jubilee

Description: Photograph of the 50th Fredericksburg Jubilee. Men on horseback are lined up at the front. Several men are dressed in Native American clothing.
Date: 1896

Jack County Courthouse

Description: Photograph of the Jack County courthouse in Jacksboro, Texas. Several horse-drawn wagons with bundles of hay are gathered in the foreground.
Date: 1890
Creator: Price Studio

[Group Portrait at a Picnic]

Description: Photograph of the Haschke and Brown families on picnic in a lightly wooded area. The names of the people in this photograph are listed on the back. The photograph is a cyanotype.
Date: February 13, 1898

Pontoon Bridge

Description: Photograph of a pontoon bridge. A man is standing on the right side of the bridge. Further to the right is a horse tied to the bridge's post. A small building is visible past the other side of the water. The photograph is a cyanotype.
Date: April 2, 1892

[Group Portarit at Camp Mabry, Austin]

Description: Photograph of a group of people seated in a grassy area at Camp Mabry. The person on the far left is in a military uniform, holding a rifle. There are three women and one other man. Large tents and other men are visible in the background. The photograph is a cyanotype.
Date: May 8, 1898

[Austin Baseball Team]

Description: Photograph of a baseball team from Austin, Texas. The photograph is cabinet card format.
Date: [1891..1892]
Creator: Deane

[Langtry, Texas Railroad Depot]

Description: Photograph of the Railroad Depot at Langtry, Texas. It's a small building by the train tracks. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "During the time of Judge Roy Bean's Law West of the Pecos."
Date: 1890

[Execution Scene]

Description: Photograph of a defendant at an execution, with a noose set up on a wooden platform. Caption on the back reads "This is a photograph of the defendant and assembled witnesses immediately prior to execution as he addressed a group of thousands assembled in front of jail. --Harry Hubert."
Date: 1898

Granite Mountain near Marble Falls, Texas

Description: Photograph of a large, smooth stone hill behind a line of trees. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Granite Mountain near Marble Falls, Texas. 1890."
Date: 1890
Creator: Chapman, F.

[Fire Wagon]

Description: Photograph of a horse-drawn fire wagon stopped in the middle of an un-paved main street in front of a row of storefronts; a sign on the wagon says "Colorado No. 2, A Unit for the Dam, 44 Members - Strong." Other carriages are visible in the background and people are standing in the windows and on the first-floor roofs of the stores. The stores include Gammel's Used Books, J.O.Buaas, Phil Bruckmann Painter and Decorator, and a drug store.
Date: 1892~

Fort Sam Houston Tower

Description: Photograph of the clock tower at Fort Sam Houston near San Antonio, Texas.
Date: 1890
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[Group Portrait of Four Young Women]

Description: Photograph of four young women. Their names are handwritten on the back of the photograph and are as follows: Alma Harris, Eula Harris, Mayna (Molly) Caldwell, and another Harris whose first name is not listed.
Date: [1890..1915]

Fulton's Ice Cream Parlor

Description: Two men and a little girl at the bar. A rooster is standing on the stool next to the girl. Fulton's was located at 1608 Lavaca St.
Date: March 20, 1897

Temporary Capitol Burning

Description: View of the Temporary Capitol building burning looking west. People witnessing the event in the intersection of 11th and Congress Avenue
Date: September 30, 1899

[Snow on Capitol Grounds]

Description: Looking south from the Capitol. The Temporary Capitol is in view on the right with the Travis County Courthouse on the left.
Date: February 14, 1895

Texas School for the Blind

Description: Group of men in suits and hats lined up in front of campus buildings. For more information:
Date: April 29, 1896

[Pavillion at Hyde Park]

Description: A crowd watching four men in the lake behind the pavillion.
Date: April 22, 1895
Creator: Ellison Photo Co.

[Governor's Mansion]

Description: Photograph of the Texas Governor's mansion taken from the northeast.
Date: 1898

Sewanee vs. [University of] Texas, 1899

Description: Photograph of Texas vs. Sewanee. Bleachers seat from 150 to 300. Clark Field. Spectators (almost entirely men) crowd the bleachers and the sidelines on both sides of the field. The University of Texas began its football program in 1893 managed by Albert Lefevra, playing two games in the fall and two in the spring. The following year, the team hired its first official head coach, R.D. Wentworth.
Date: November 9, 1899