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The 2nd State Capitol

Description: Photograph of the 2nd capitol building for the state of Texas. There is a attached to the bottom right hand corner of the photograph a label that reads "The 2nd State Capital [sic]. Located on the site of the present Capital [sic], Burned in 1881." The land in front of the building is terraced and a pathway extends from the entrance down the terraces.
Date: [1853, 1881]

[A View of Fredericksburg, Texas]

Description: Photographic reproduction of a landscape drawing by Hermann Lungwitz of a man looking over a landscape, with a forest between a field of cattle and a town. Note on the back reads. "Panoramic view of the City of Friederichsburg [sic] Texas presented to Texas State Archives by Ralph Bickler. Hermann Lungkwitz, grandfather (maternal) of Ralph Bickler. This was a pencil sketch made at the request of the Dresden Museum of Germany. It was made 1853-54-55 or 1856, the date is not known for sure. The museum made a litho plate (probably stone) and sent lithograph copies back to Friederichburg."
Date: 1854~