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[Photograph of Christmas Decorations in the Pioneer Museum]

Description: Photograph of Christmas decoration on a desk in the Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg, Texas. There is a red candle with garland and berries sitting on the desk, and there is more garland on top. According to accompanying information, the photograph was taken in 1986.
Date: 1986
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Christmas Decorations in the Pioneer Museum]

Description: Photograph of Christmas decorations in the Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg, Texas. There is a decorated Christmas tree sitting on top of a table, and there are other decorations and candles to the left. There is a wreath in the window. According to accompanying information, the photograph was taken in 1986.
Date: 1986
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of the Kammlah House at Christmas]

Description: Photograph of the Kammlah House in the Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg, Texas. According to accompanying information, the photograph was taken around Christmas 1986. There are dried flowers and red peppers hanging on the wall, and there are more plants sitting below, next to a chair.
Date: 1986
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of the Kammlah House Decorated for Christmas]

Description: Photograph of the Kammlah House in the Pioneer Museum decorated for Christmas in 1986. There is yellow shelf hanging on the wall with dried plants hanging from it and an oil lantern and decorations on top. There are other items on the floor below it. The window to the right has garland and a bow on it. "Kammlah House 1986" is written on the back.
Date: 1986
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of the Kammlah House Decorated for Christmas]

Description: Photograph of Christmas decoration in the Kammlah House in the Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg, Texas. There is a wooden rake leaning in the corner, and a straw hat and bonnet are hanging on the wall next to it. There are jars of pickles on the table next to a bowl of cranberries and a grinder with cranberries in the top.
Date: 1986
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of the Kammlah House Decorated for Christmas]

Description: Photograph of the interior of the Kammlah House, in the Pioneer Museum, decorated for Christmas. There is a yellow shelf on the wall with Christmas decorations and an oil lamp on it. There are dried plants hanging from it, and a string of dried red peppers is hanging on the wall to the left. There are other items on the floor below it, including a basket of apples.
Date: 1986
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of the Weber Sunday House Decorated for Christmas]

Description: Photograph of the Christmas tree in the Weber Sunday House in the Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg, Texas. The small tree is decorated with a ribbon and ornaments, and there is a wreath hanging outside of the window. "Weber Sunday House 1986" is written on the back of the photograph.
Date: 1986
Item Type: Photograph

[Ad for Photo Enlargements with the Fox Company]

Description: Ad for photo enlargements with the Fox Company. The ad features a framed photograph of a girl wearing a coat, hat, and knee-high socks. Next to the photograph are the words "Special big picture made from any good film complete with beautiful easel folder nearly a foot big, Hand colored 65 cents, The Fox Company, San Antonio, TX." The Fox Company's stamp is on the back of the photograph and says "Guaranteed for Life, This is a Genuine Border Fox Tone Picture Made By Fox Co., San Antonio, Texas, Copyrighted 1927 by Carl D. Newton."
Date: unknown
Creator: Fox Company
Item Type: Image

[Aerial View of the Nimitz Hotel]

Description: Aerial view of the Nimitz Hotel in Fredericksburg. The building is situated at a corner of the street. Along the sides of the building are cars lining the street. On the back is a stamp for Keller's Studio and a couple of sketches drawn.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[A Blacksmith Shop]

Description: Black and white photograph of a wooden, two-level building identified as a blacksmith shop. There are two windows on the upper portion of the building's facade; one window is open. An open covered area is attached to the building on the left; underneath its roof is a horse cart. In front of the building are two men. The man to the left is standing next to a horse with his arm draped on its neck. He is holding a tool in his other hand. One other horse and a horse cart are partially visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Brick Buildings in Snow]

Description: Black and white photograph of a few buildings scattered on some snowy grounds. Their roofs are all covered in snow. The building that is partially visible in the foreground has a fence around it.
Date: unknown
Creator: Amateurarbeiten
Item Type: Photograph

[Calling Card with Portrait of Ottile Haas]

Description: Calling card with portrait of Ottile Haas. She is shown from the waist up. She is wearing a long-sleeve jacket and neckerchief. On the front of the card it says "Ottile Haas."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Image

[Class Portrait]

Description: Portrait of a group of school children with their teachers. There are thirty-two children, including boys and girls, and two adults, a man and a woman. The photograph is on a black mat.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Court House in Fredericksburg, Texas]

Description: Black and white postcard that has a quarter chunk of it cut out. The picture on the front of the postcard is the Fredericksburg courthouse. It is surrounded by an iron fence. An unpaved road is visible in the foreground. An electrical pole is also visible in front of the courthouse's iron fence. The back of the postcard is dated and addressed to a Mr. Alberth Kramer. The author of the handwritten message, which is written in German, is signed by Adolf Filter, Jr.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard

[Cross on Cross Mountain]

Description: Black and white photograph of a mountain covered in shrubs and dirt. At the top of the mountain is a cross. It is elevated on a small, narrow platform.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Enchanted Rock]

Description: Black and white photograph of an isolated rock hill known as Enchanted Rock. There are a few crumbly pieces of rock and several larger, angular boulders. Patches of shrubs and trees are visible on the right and near the depths of the area.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Entrance at Gillespie County's Pioneer Museum]

Description: Black and white photograph of a building with a stone facade. A sign in front says Gillespie County Historical Society: Pioneer Museum. The sign's posts flank a stone wall that extends from the foreground to the background. Behind the sign is a white building with a few stone-covered buildings in the rear.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Estella Kettner and Friends Standing by a Tree]

Description: Black and white copy photograph of a trio of women standing around a tree. They are in the yard of the Zincke home according to the back of the photo. On the far left is a woman named Estella Kettner. All three women are wearing dark-hued clothing. The tree around which they stand is mostly leafless and bare. To the right of the tree is a partially visible fence. In the background is an evergreen tree.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Fassel/Roeder House at Gillespie County's Pioneer Museum]

Description: Black and white photograph of a one-story house known as the Fassel/Roeder House. It is a site at the Gillespie County Historical Society's Pioneer Museum. It has four elegant posts that support the covered porch in front. A bench sits on the porch underneath one of the two windows in front. A screen door is in between the two windows. A grassy lawn surrounds the house. Behind the house, a few trees and a telephone pole and wire are partially visible.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Group of Women Around a Fountain]

Description: Black and white copy photograph of a group of women situated around a fountain in the yard of Hulda and August Zincke's home. According to a handwritten note on the back of the photo, one of the women is Hulda Zincke and the rest of them are her friends. A couple of them are standing on the fountain's rim while the others are seated around. One woman stands behind the fountain. Each woman is wearing either a blouse and shirt or a dress. At the center of the fountain is a gnome, seated and facing away from the camera. The gnome sits atop a textured pedestal, and overhead is an umbrella. Several dead trees are visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph