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Description: Photograph of a busy street scene in downtown San Antonio, Texas. People walk by the numerous shops and businesses while horse-drawn carriages pass through the street. A banner over the street reads, in reverse, "R.A. Holland, City T Store, Coffee Roaster." Other signs are visible for Wheeler & Wilson sewing machines, a tailor, and a leather goods shop. Cabinet card format.
Creator: Hardesty, F.
Description: Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion from the southeast showing dark columns, white picket fence out front, and wild grounds. Windows on the south side and front upper porch of the mansion are shuttered. Photographed from behind the white picket fence, which is visible in the immediate right foreground. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1880 was Governor Oran M. Roberts. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970.
Creator: Hill, S.B.
Description: Photograph of a rocky, hilly landscape, possibly near Marble Falls. A picket fence is built along the edge of a small cliff to the right, and a horse-drawn carriage is visible in the distance, slightly to the left of the center of the image.
Description: Photograph of a line of horse-drawn carriages in a street at downtown San Antonio, Texas. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "North east corner of Main Plaza." A sign on the building at right reads "Solomon Deutsch & Co., Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots, Shoes and Hats." A sign on the building at left reads "Lambert's Ideal, Gents, Furnishings, Goods." Cabinet card format.
Creator: The "Little Brick" Photograph Gallery
Description: Photograph of the town of Marble Falls. Two dirt roads lead into the town. Several buildings are visible in the distance, with hills covering the horizon. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Marble Falls [...] Hotel, Chalk Hotel, [...] Stone, Kingsland ? Antlers Hotel, From Project Saloon, Pare Hotel."
Creator: Hill, S. B.
Description: Photograph of the river at Marble Falls. Water flows down the shelves of sedimentary rock. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph says, "Roper Mill - at Marble Falls", probably referring to the small building in the distance, slightly to the left of the center of the photograph.
Description: Photograph of Sixth Street in Austin. Buildings are visible on either side, and streetcar tracks are in the road. A few horse-drawn carriages are in the road. A sign is visible for L.W. Culver Furniture. A tall electric pol is on the right side.
Date: [1880, 1900]
Description: Photograph of a U.S. Post Office located at 126 West 6th Street in Austin. It is a three-story stone building with balconies on the second floor. People are visible in the shaded entrance on the first floor. A handwritten note on the back reads, "Dr. [illegible] Litten's office in background." Photograph is cabinet card format.
Creator: Hillyer, H. B.
Description: A draft of a letter from E.M. Pease to President Rutherford B. Hayes.
Date: February 4, 1880
Creator: Pease, Elisha Marshall
Item Type: Letter
Description: Photograph of Austin city administration: Standing L to R: J.W. Howard, Treasurer; C.D. Johns, Attorney; Ben Thompson, City Marshall; E.B. Connell, City Clerk; - Sitting L to R: Fred A. Sterzing, City Assessor; Mayor L.M. Crooker; Dr. R.H.L. Bibb, Physician. The city was incorporated in 1836 when Republic of Texas Vice President Mirabeau B. Lamar proposed that the state capital, then located in Houston, be moved to the area that sat just north of the Colorado River in the township then called Waterloo. Shortly thereafter, the city was renamed in honor of Stephen F. Austin. 1881 was the year that Austin public schools first held classes, and the University of Texas opened its doors shortly afterwards in 1883. Austin continued to expand throughout the 1880s and late 19th century.
Description: Photograph of a uniformed individual named by the name of Fritz Reichmann. He wears a uniform and his hat says, "Recorder." Inscription on the back reads "Fritz Reichmann, killed at San Jacinto at 16th jumping out of a buggy." Photograph is cabinet card format.
Creator: Marks, H. R.
Description: "Containing the present state, county and city governments, and a complete list of all county officials, post offices and money order offices in Texas; also, an index of societies, associations, churches, corporations, educational institutes, the full name and address of all residents, their occupations or pursuits and a complete classified business directory."
Creator: Morrison & Fourmy Directory Co.
Item Type: Book