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Meyerhoff Building
Postcard of the Meyerhoff Dry Goods Building. The building is on a corner lot and is two stories tall. A show window runs the length of the front of the building and continues around the corner. There are six men standing outside on the sidewalk.
Mill Pool
Photograph of Mill Pool. A man and a young boy are standing in the center of the shallow water. There are small rapids in front of them. In the background along the banks are trees. In the foreground are banks that are made of grass and sand.
Monarch Saloon Float
Photograph of the Monarch Saloon parade float. The float is on a wagon pulled by horses or mules, and it is full of people holder glasses of beer and waving flags. It and another float are parked in front of an unknown building. According to accompanying information and the banner on the float, C. Elstner was the proprietor.
Moore's Swimming Pool
Photograph of Moore's swimming pool. Men and women are swimming and individuals are standing in the area. In the foreground are trees and a small, circular stone pool. Fences surround both the large and small pool. Writing on the bottom of the photograph reads, "'Take a dip in Moore's swimming pool, Hallettsville, Texas; 'Cool-clear-refreshing artesian water.'"
Moore's Swimming Pool
Photograph of Moore's swimming pool. Men and women are swimming in the pool and there are bystanders in the area. A fence surrounds the perimeter of the pool. Writing on the bottom of the postcard reads, "Moore's Swimming Pool, Hallettsville, Texas."
Nachrichten - German Newspaper
Photograph of the interior of the building where the Nachrichten newspaper was published in Hallettsville, Texas. In the foreground, three people are seated and printing machinery is in view.
Neuhause Building
Photograph of Neuhause Building. The building is two stories tall. Businesses inside the building include a dentist and a bookstore. Trees are located to the left of the building and pedestrians are outside on the sidewalk. A handwritten note is written on the front and back of the postcard. Accompanying information lists the location on the corner of Third and South LaGrange St.
New Fink Hotel
Photograph of the exterior of New Fink Hotel. The hotel has two stories and has a wrap-around porch on both levels. Men and women are standing outside on the porches and one man is sitting down. Accompanying information lists the location of the hotel at the corner of Fifth and S. LaGrange St. in Hallettsville, Texas.
New Kinkler School
Portrait of students who attended New Kinkler School during the 1928-1929 school year. There are three rows of male and female students posing in front of the school building. One student in the front row is holding a sign that reads, "New Kinkler School, October 28, Millie Elstner." Accompanying information lists names of the students. "Bottom Row: Alfred Reinhardt, Edgar Schroeder, Lester Fritsch, Hilmer Fritsch, Emil Morrie, Hilton Elstner, Wm. Schroeder; Middle Row: Marvin Fertsch, Jonnie Cinadr, Mildred Fertsch, Lillie Gerlich, ---Henncke, Marie Brogger, Velma Fritsch, Woodrow Einkanf; Top Row: Tonie Fritsch, Lorene Fertsch, Millie Gerlich, Laura Fertsch, Louise Schroeder, Agnes Cinadr, Bessie Gerlich, Millie Elstner (Appelt)."
New Kinkler School
Portrait of students who attended New Kinkler School during the 1930-1931 school year. There are three rows of male and female students posing outside of the school. Accompanying information lists names of students. "Bottom Row, Left to Right: James Brocker, Wm. Schroeder, Hilton Mertz, Edwin Gerlich, Clarence Overgoner, Dick Schultz, Wilburn Fertsch; Middle Row, Left to Right: Adeline Fertsch, Flora Schroeder, Velma Fritsch, Mildred Fertsch, Marie Brogger, Doris Appelt, Bernia Fritsch, Irene Hrncir; Top Row, Left to Right: Lillie Gerlich, Marvin Fertsch, Victoria Schultz, Lorene Fertsch, Bessie Gerlich, Hilton Elstner, Tonie Fritsch, Millie Appelt (teacher), Edgar Schroeder."
New Kinkler School
Portrait of students in Gladys Kolkmans's class at New Kinkler School sometime between 1903 and 1907. There are five rows of male and female students posed outside of the school. Accompanying information identifies some students. "Front row, left to right: Unknown, Unknown, Leon Laas and Victor Appelt; Second row, left to right: Unknown, Rudolph Appelt, Unknown, Lillie Rothbauer, --- Schroeder, Henry Schaeffer; Third row, left to right: Bill Appelt, Edmund Fertsch, Unknown, Alfred Zappe, Unknown, Robert Fertsch (?), Unknown, Unknown; Fourth row, left to right: Leona Appelt, Alma Appelt, Unknown, Ida Schaefer or Velda Appelt, Unknown, Annie Appelt; Fifth row, left to right: Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Adolph Fertsch, Unknown Unknown; Teacher: Gladys Kolkman."
New Kinkler School
Portrait of students who attended New Kinkler School during the 1935-1936 school year. There are four rows of male and female students posing in front of the entrance to the school building. Two boys in the front row hold a sign that reads, "New Kinkler School; 1935-1936; Mrs. Gaye Allen." Accompanying information lists student names. "Teacher: Gaye Allen; Row 4: Delores Schaefer, Annie Brogger, Bernice Hrncir, Adelene Fertsch, Bernice Fritsch, Dorothy Schaefer; Row 3: Unknown, Clarence Overgoner, James Brogger, Wilburn Fertsch, Dick Schultz, Clarence Laas; Row 2: --- Marek, Georgene Fertsch, Doris Appelt, Lucille Fritsch, Bernice Schaefer, --- Marek; Row 1: Marvin Appelt, Elroy Fertsch, Calvin Fehr, Arnold Hrncir."
New Kinkler School
Portrait of New Kinkler School students during the 1937-1938 school year. There are four rows of male and female students standing and sitting in front of the school building. Accompanying information lists student names. "Teacher: Oscar Gettler; Row 4: Irene Hrncir, Annie Brogger, James Brogger, Bernice Fritsch, Delores Schaeffer; Row 3: Lucille Fritsch, Clarence Overgoner, Adelane Fertsch, Dick Schultz, Dorothy Schaefer; Row 2: Mildred Dahse, Calvin Fehr, Bernice Schaefer, Elrose Appelt, Clarence Laas, Georgene Fertsch, Rose Marie Fertsch, Dick English, Evelyn Mertz; Row 1: Unknown, Marvin Appelt, Elroy Fertsch, Shelton Fritsch, Otto Brogger, Arnold Hrncir."
Northeast View of Hallettsville, Texas
Aerial photograph of Hallettsville, Texas. In the foreground is the Aronsohn Dry Goods Building, Samusch Building, and the Schwartz Building. In the background are other business buildings and family homes.
[Officers and Employees of Lavaca County Texas]
Portrait of the officers and employees of Lavaca County, Texas posing in front of the court house. According to accompanying information, the people pictured are (bottom row left to right) Oliver East, John Gerdes, Judge C. L. Stavinoha, Frank Matula, Dock Burkett, (middle left to right) Judge Paul Fertsch, Frank Schoppe, E. A. Turk, Charles Strauss, Joe Bozka, (top left to right) Lewis Allen, ___ Konvicka, Bertha Mikulenka, Martha Speary, Albina Matula, Helen Mikulenka, Ferd Lacy, Leopold Mascheck, John Holubec, and Porter McCord. There is an address written on the back that says "Mrs. C. L. Stravenka 2810 Greenbriar, Houston 77006."
[Officials and Employees of Lavaca County Texas]
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.
Opera House
Postcard of the Opera House in Hallettsville, Texas. The building is three stories high and stairs lead up to the main entrance. There are smaller buildings on either side of the Opera House and to the right is a tree. Men are standing outside on the sidewalk in front of the building.
Opera House
Postcard of the Opera House in Hallettsville, Texas. The building is three stories high and stairs lead up to the arched main entrance. Two smaller buildings are on either side of the Opera House and seven men are standing outside on the street.
Pagel Settlement School
Portrait of students in front of Pagel Settlement School. There are three rows of male and female students posing outside of the school. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph listing some of the names of the students. "Fred Pustejovsky - top row-second from left, Henkis - Grahmann's, Wessel Paul Rother - front row - 4th from left, La Noe (Davenport) Gibson - 2nd row 5th from left, Lorraine (Davenport) Landry - 3rd row - 6th from left."
Parade Around Lavaca Co. Courthouse Square
Photograph of the parade around the Lavaca County Courthouse square. There are two wagons in the picture with men riding in them holding flags. The wagon on the left is being pulled by two horses, and the wagon on the right is being pulled by two mules. There is a banner above the street that says "Welcome to the National Hall," and there are unidentified buildings in the background. There is something written across the top of the photograph, not in English. There is an address written on the back to "Mary Joyce Hermes, Rt.9 Box 144F, Victoria, TX 77901."
[Photograph of a Float]
Photograph of a float being pulled by horses. The float is covered in flowers. There are women and children in costume and a man driving the horses. The float is parked in front of a Hardware store, and there are people on the sidewalk watching. There is a note on the back addressed to Rossie that says "Please give this to Mama and tell them I say for them to write. How are all, Amelia."
[Photograph of a Group of Men]
Photograph of a group of men having a picnic, with Albert Appelt Sr. in the far left of the photograph standing next to a wagon with his arm extended in a toast.
[Photograph of Appelt's Drive In Station]
Photograph of "Appelt's Drive In Station" with signs advertising Goodyear Tires and Willard Storage Batteries, with the owner, mechanics, and a customer standing in the foreground.
[Photograph of Appelt's Service Station]
Photograph of Appelt's Service Station with signs advertising Texaco Gasoline and Goodyear Tires, with Reinhart Lumber Yard next door and Lavaca County Courthouse visible in the background.
[Photograph of Bernard Stratmann Homestead]
Photograph of the west side of the Bernard Stratmann homestead, with the Spies and Stratmann families standing in the yard and several men sitting on horses.
[Photograph of Bernard Stratmann Homestead]
Photograph of the south side of the Bernard Stratmann homestead, with the Spies and Stratmann families standing on the porch and in the yard.
[Photograph of Catholic KJT, SPJST Group]
Photograph of the Catholic KJT (Katolicka Jednota Texaska, or Catholic Union of Texas), SPJST (Slovanska Podporujici Jednota Statu Texas, or Slavonic Benevolent Order of the State of Texas) group gathering. The photograph was taken at Old Herman Sons Hall in Hallettsville, Texas.
[Photograph of City Hotel Sign]
Photograph of the city of Hallettsville, Texas taken from the porch of the City Hotel looking towards Hallettsville square, with the hotel's sign visible in the foreground.
[Photograph of Downtown Hallettsville, Texas]
Photograph of the west side of Hallettsville square, looking north on Main Street from the New Era building, with First National Bank on the left.
[Photograph of Ehler's Furniture and Appliance]
Photograph of Ehler's Furniture and Appliance building on the Hallettsville square, taken from Texana Street looking toward the courthouse.
[Photograph of Eilers Industrial School]
Photograph of Eilers Industrial School with students in the foreground during recess.
[Photograph of Eilers Industrial School Personnel]
Photograph of Eilers Industrial School personnel standing outside of a building. The men are identified as Mr. B. C. Caldwell, Superintendent William Eilers, and Mr. Strunck.
[Photograph of Eilers Industrial School Shop]
Photograph of Eilers Industrial School shop building, with another small building in a field in the background.
[Photograph of Ervin Bucek and H. J. Braunig]
Photograph of Ervin Bucek, H. J. Braunig, and three other unknown men. There is a piece of paper taped to the back that says "Ervin Bucek (in hat) cutting cake. H. J. Braunig is next to Mr. Bucek." According to accompanying information, this party may have been around Easter.
[Photograph of First National Bank Historical Marker Dedication]
Photograph of crowd attending the dedication program for the historical marker outside of the First National Bank of Hallettsville, Texas.
[Photograph of First National Bank in Hallettsville, Texas]
Photograph of First National Bank building on South Main Street and West Third Street in Hallettsville, Texas, now the location of Wells Fargo Bank.
[Photograph of First National Bank in Hallettsville, Texas]
Photograph of First National Bank employees at work. Employees include Elo Meitschlaeger, Owen Brown, Julius Jalufka, J. H. Simpson, Tom Janak, and Erwin Holy.
[Photograph of First National Bank in Hallettsville, Texas]
Photograph of document clean up in First National Bank by J. H. Simpson, Sr. (right) and Bruno Cohn (left), after the flood of 1941.
[Photograph of First National Bank Renovations]
Photograph of renovations to the First National Bank in Hallettsville, Texas. The bank vault is visible on the left side of the photograph.
[Photograph of Fishermen]
Photograph of a group of men next to a river, with several men on the far bank with fishing poles in the background. In the foreground, on the closer bank, one man is holding a fishing pole and the rest are laying on the ground, with several fish hanging from a line tied between a tree and a pole.
[Photograph of Fishermen]
Photograph of a group of men next to a river, with several men on the far bank with fishing poles in the background. In the foreground, on the closer bank, one man is aiming a rifle, another is holding a bucket, a few more are laying on the ground, and several fish are hanging from a line tied between a tree and a pole.
[Photograph of Grace Dickey and Her Dog]
Photograph of a young girl, possibly Grace Dickey (Haverfeld), standing outdoors with a puppy sitting next to her.
[Photograph of H. J. Braunig and Carl Braunig, Jr.]
Photograph of H. J. Braunig and Carl Braunig, Jr. posing with cakes. There is a piece of paper taped to the back that says "H. J. Braunig & Carl Braunig, Jr. Easter."
[Photograph of Hallettsville Fire Station]
Photograph of Hallettsville Fire Station, next to Mr. Gatti's Pizza, looking south from Lavaca County Courthouse, formerly the location of city hall.
[Photograph of Hallettsville Square]
Photograph of the west side of the Hallettsville city square, including the Opera House and Chas. Senftenberg Grocery.
[Photograph of Hallettsville, Texas Looking Southeast]
Photograph of the city of Hallettsville, Texas looking southeast. View includes the Tribune-Herald office, Hallettsville Lumber Co., Novosad's Market, Prosperity Bank, Sacred Heart Catholic Church and School, tax office, and Texaco.
[Photograph of Hallettsville Volunteer Fire Department]
Photograph of members of the Hallettsville Volunteer Fire Department standing with their vehicles in front of the Lavaca County Courthouse.
[Photograph of Hermann Park]
Photograph of a group outside of Hermann Sons Hall, which is now Hallettsville City Park. Wood from this building was used in construction of the First American Legion Hall.
[Photograph of Lyon Hotel]
Photograph of Lyon Hotel on the corner of South LaGrange and Fifth Street, with an unidentified woman on the porch.
[Photograph of Lyon Hotel, Fire Station, and Courthouse]
Photograph of Lyon Hotel with the Hallettsville fire station and courthouse down the street in the background.