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Austin's First Ambulance

Description: Photograph of Austin's first ambulance taken at 33rd and Speedway streets. The ambulance is horse-drawn and on the side, in addition to a cross, is a small plaque that reads "V.O. Weed." On the back of the photograph there is a note that reads "Mr. Bob Weed says that the body of this horse-drawn ambulance was removed and motorized with the coming of the auto-mobile, therefore it became Austin's first real ambulance."
Date: 1910
Item Type: Photograph

Congress Avenue Bridge

Description: Congress Avenue bridge looking northwest towards downtown from the southeast corner. Skeleton of the Scarbrough Building under construction is in view.
Date: 1910
Creator: Ellison Photo Co.
Item Type: Photograph

[Eanes one-room school building]

Description: Photograph of a classroom interior as seen from the back entrance door, showing wooden desks and seats with slatted backs in the foreground, along with a cast iron stove in the central aisle. To the back of the photograph lies the teacher's wooden desk, and a long blackboard that spans the length of the front classroom wall. There are two wall-mounted gas lamps above the blackboard, and several photographs are posted above and on the blackboard. The floor is constructed of wooden boards, and the walls are board and batten. There is a window to the right in the photograph, which has an opaque shade shaped like an awning. This is probably a view of the 1896 one-room school, which replaced the 1874 school that burned, and was used from 1896 to 1937. The 2 acres of land for the school were provided by William and Sophia Teague. Builders of the school were Henry Johnson, Oscar Carlson, and John Marshall. This photograph is copied from a manuscript by Mrs. H. R. Gentry, entitled: "Eanes School, Travis County".
Date: 1910~
Item Type: Photograph

Let Me Feel Your Pulse

Description: This work was first published in the Cosmopolitan magazine under the title "Adventures in neurasthenia." It was written by O. Henry when he was in residence in Asheville, North Carolina and addresses themes of alcoholism and the author's relationship with his father.
Date: 1910
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Item Type: Book

La Prelle Place, Austin, Texas

Description: This booklet describes La Prelle Place, which is "Austin's Restricted Residence District" with descriptions of the amenities and accompanying photographs.
Date: [1910]
Item Type: Book

Steam Threshing Tractor

Description: Photograph of two men taking a break underneath a steam powered threshing tractor. The tractor itself looks to have been manufactured by Case, possibly a Model 75.
Date: 1910~
Item Type: Photograph

Strictly Business

Description: This work is a collection of short stories by O. Henry. It was published just before his death in 1910.
Date: 1910
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Item Type: Book

Whirligigs

Description: This work is a collection of short stories by O. Henry, which are set in New York City and the Western and Southern United States. The volume was published posthumously.
Date: 1910
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Item Type: Book

Calendar page

Description: Front page of calendar, found in the room in which O. Henry passed away, with June (month of death) showing.
Date: June 1910
Item Type: Text

Adventures in Neurasthenia

Description: Short story written by O. Henry when he was in residence in Asheville, North Carolina and addresses themes of alcoholism and the author's relationship with his father.
Date: July 1910
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910

The Snow Man

Description: Short story set in Colorado in the winter. "Editorial note.--Before the recent fatal illness of William Sydney Porter...this American master of short-story writing had begun for Hampton's Magazine the story printed below...When he realized that he could do no more...O. Henry told in detail the remainder of "The Snow Man" to Harris Merton Lyon..."
Date: August 1910
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910

The Crucible

Description: Three-stanza poem by O. Henry. "O. Henry's last poem...One of two poems found in a notebook after his death."
Date: September 1910
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910

O. Henry's Last Story

Description: Partially finished short story about a criminal on death row. O. Henry was unable to complete this story before his death. Story illustrated with facsimiles of the original manuscript.
Date: September 1910
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910

Catalogue of The Kelley School, 1910-1911

Description: The catalog for The Kelley School includes information about the institution, calendars, course offerings, a register of students, and photographs.
Date: 1911
Creator: The Kelley School
Item Type: Book