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[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
Item Type: Photograph

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
Item Type: Photograph

V-J Day Celebration

Description: Group of servicemen, women, and children on Congress Avenue celebrating the end of the war.
Date: August 14, 1945
Creator: Texas Photo Shop
Item Type: Photograph

Congress Avenue at night

Description: Looking south down Congress Avenue from the west side of 10th St. Congress is paved with bricks with lamp posts along the middle of the street. A moonlight tower can be seen on the northwest corner.
Date: 1905/1910
Item Type: Photograph

Congress Avenue from 5th Street

Description: A busy Congress Avenue looking north from the east side of the 500 block. People line the sidewalks while cars and buses fill the streets.
Date: 1941~
Creator: Ellison Photo Co.
Item Type: Photograph

Goddess of Liberty with Workers

Description: Capitol construction crews surrounding the Goddess of Liberty statue that was later placed on top of the Capitol dome. Right side, back row, fifth from right with mustache is identified as Hans Falkenberg. This original iteration of the Goddess was taken down during restoration of the Capitol in 1985, restored and eventually put on display at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum.
Date: February 1888
Item Type: Photograph

Austin Cotton Gin

Description: Austin Cotton Gin was owned by W. T. Caswell and was located on the west side of Chicon St. Horse-drawn wagons with bales of cotton. Workers pose for photograph. Hand-crank loading cranes on platform.
Date: 1900~
Creator: Caswell, W. T.
Item Type: Photograph

Texas State Capitol

Description: View of Capitol looking north. Man in horse-drawn cart hauling hay. Back of photograph reads, "Picture of the Capitol made before Congress Avenue was paved. This was before the street car line was extended up East 11th St."
Date: 189?
Item Type: Photograph