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Fey and Braunig Studio

Description: Photograph of the Fey and Braunig Studio in Hallettsville, Texas. On the back, is a handwritten note that says "This is a picture of the first Fey & Braunig studio and skylight in Hallettsville, Texas when Fey and Braunig decided to establish a permanent studio in Hallettsville as well as the one in Cuero, Texas." Another note on the back states that the studio was located north of the present day Hallettsville Lumber Company building on Hwy. 77. According to the accompanying article, the photo belonged to Mrs. H. H. Ahrens, daughter of the late H. G. Braunig, who is pictured standing under the sign. The building had a skylight.
Date: 1887~
Creator: Fey & Braunig
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Lillie Braunig Ahrens and Victor Braunig]

Description: Portrait of Lillie Braunig Ahrens and Victor Braunig. Lillie is seated with Victor standing next to her and leaning on the chair. According to accompanying information, Victor was born in May 1890, and Lillie was born in February 1889. There is a written note on the back that says "Mrs. Ahrens & Victor Braunig." The photograph is mounted on mat board.
Date: 1889/1909
Creator: Fey & Braunig
Item Type: Photograph

J. H. Appelt Building

Description: Photograph of the J. H. Appelt Building in 1889. There are people standing around the building and a man in a cart pulled by two mules. This is a brick two-story building with lots of windows. According to accompanying information, this saloon was located at Third and LaGrange Streets in Hallettsville and was built in 1888-89, and there was a fire in 1890 which resulted in the left side of the building being torn down and rebuilt.
Date: 1889
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of the Pepper Family]

Description: Portrait of the Pepper Family, including L. S. (father), Johanna (mother), Mamie (born 1870), Abe (born 1867), Lena (born 1868), Henry (born 1872), Ike (born 1877), Lula (born 1882), and Rosalie (born 1879).
Date: [1885..1886]
Item Type: Photograph