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Fire Protection, Hallettsville, Texas

Description: Postcard of a group of firemen posing in the Hallettsville Fire Department's Horse and Fire Wagon on LaGrange Street in front of the Fire Hall. According to accompanying information, the persons in the wagon (left to right) are Richard Waltersdorf, John E. Buss, and O. T. East, and the horse is called "Headlight." "Fire Protection, Hallettsville, Texas" is printed beneath the image. On the back is a letter written to Mrs. Henry Messer in Shiner, Texas.
Date: 1916~
Creator: Braunig
Item Type: Postcard

Hallettsville VFD Celebration Committee

Description: Portrait of the Hallettsville Volunteer Fire Department Celebration Committee. The members are sitting or standing around a table, and many of them have something to drink. According to the accompanying article, the seated members are (left to right) H. J. Braunig, John E. Buss, H. J. Heye, Richard Waltersdorf, and Charles Pillar, and the standing members are (left to right) Willie J. Miller, Richard J. Strauss, Otto von Rosenberg, and Mauritz Nau. Written in the center of the photograph is "June 27, 1910 Celebration Com." On the right side is written "Final Report." The article states that "President Pillar appointed committee to see if celebration could be had in June or July at the Park Verein," and that on June 24, 1910 "The firemen met and reported all preparations for the big celebration were perfected and letters were received that large delegations would be here from Yoakum, Shiner, Gonzales, El Campo, Nordheim, Yorktown, Eagle Lake, and other towns."
Date: June 27, 1910
Item Type: Photograph

[Officials and Employees of Lavaca County Texas]

Description: Portrait of the officials and employees of Lavaca County, Texas. They are posing in front of the court house. There are two people in the photograph that are named, according to the label. "Bottom row, left to right - Joseph Kopecky, ?, Frank Schoppe." Everyone else is unidentified.
Date: September 1913
Creator: Braunig, H. J.
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Stratmann Homestead and Family]

Description: Photograph of the Bernard Stratmann home with the family standing in the yard. Family members pictured are, left to right, Rudolph Fritsch, Hertha Fritsch, Katie Spies Fritsch, Victor Spies, Grandma Spies Stratmann, and Lester Spies.
Date: 1912
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of a Couple]

Description: Portrait of a couple on their wedding day. The groom wearing a suit and the bride wearing a wedding dress with a long veil and holding a large bouquet.
Date: 1916
Creator: Braunig, Henry J.
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of a Woman]

Description: Portrait of a woman wearing a white dress with a high collar and a rose pinned on the shoulder.
Date: 1913
Creator: Braunig, Henry J.
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Sophie Rosalee "Sister" Pepper]

Description: Portrait of Sophie Rosalee "Sister" Pepper wearing a dark dress with a wide-brimmed hat. A handwritten note on the photo indicates that it was taken in 1914 when she was living on Polk and Caroline Streets in Houston, Texas.
Date: 1914
Item Type: Photograph