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Courthouse at Baird, Texas

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.
Date: 1906
Item Type: Photograph

[Courthouse in Midland, Texas]

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.
Date: 1906
Item Type: Photograph

[Men in Abilene, Texas]

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
Item Type: Photograph

[Scurry County Courthouse, Snyder, Texas]

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.
Date: 1906
Item Type: Photograph

[Auction Wagon, Abilene, Texas]

Description: Photograph of a horse-drawn auction wagon parked outside of a drug store in Abilene, Texas. A man is using the wagon as a stage to speak to a crowd around him. The auction is likely related to the cotton industry.
Date: 1906
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

The Voice of the City

Description: This is O. Henry's third collection of short stories set in New York City.
Date: 1908
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Item Type: Book

Cabbages and Kings

Description: This work is O. Henry's first published volume and is considered to be his only novel. The plot is composed of several short stories, which were inspired by the author's six-month stay in Honduras in the late 1890s.
Date: 1904
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Item Type: Book

Letter from O. Henry to "Jeems"

Description: Letter, manuscript, “Dear Jeems,” dated Thursday, 1907, New York, from O. Henry. Letter is facetious in spelling and content.
Date: 1907
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Item Type: Letter