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Description: Photograph of two men on the front steps of a large brick building. A sign above the building's entrance says, "Post Office and Court House."
Date: December 29, 1905
Description: Photograph of Judge Roy Bean's House, the "Law West of the Pecos." Several men sit on the porch and more men are on horseback outside the house. Caption reads "This old relic is located in the little town of Langtry, Texas, which was the abode of Judge Roy Bean--a "Saloon" and also a "Hall of Justice" he being the only peace officer west of the Pecos River, at the time the photo was made, about 1900, and shows Judge Bean holding court, trying a horse-thief. Left of the picture is the stolen horse. On horses, guarded by officers, are two other horse thieves, supposed partners of the one on trial."
Description: Photograph of the Taylor County Courthouse in Abilene, Texas. It is a two-story building with an additional two stories in a clock tower. An individual is sitting by the bushes in front of the building.
Date: December 29, 1905
Description: Photograph of the old Callahan County Courthouse at Baird, Texas. It is a two-story stone building with a statue of a person on top of a dome in the center of its roof. A small windmill is set up on the, near a telephone pole. A fence surrounds the building.
Description: Photograph of the courthouse in Midland, Texas, apparently under construction. The stone building has one level competed with wood framing beginning to be put in place for second story windows. Small trees partially obscure the building.
Description: Photograph of two men in suits and bowler hats, standing by the side of a brick building. They are trading objects, one of which being a metal (possibly gold) bar. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Windsor Hotel, Captain [...] gold prices sold for $6,000.00, 36 lbs."
Date: June 17, 1906
Description: Photograph of the Scurry County Courthouse built in 1886. It is a two-story brick building in Snyder, Texas. A man in a suit stands at the corner of the building and a lumber pile is set up in front of the building. A few other buildings are visible in the background.
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