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[Grave Marker of Andrew Whitley]

Description: Photograph of the grave marker of Andrew Whitley in Liberty Hill Cemetery in Williamson County, Texas. It reads: "Andrew Whitley, born February 10, 1872. Died September 2, 1901. One less to love on Earth, one more to keep in heaven." Several other headstones can be seen beside and behind Whitley's. The left bottom corner of the photo has been ripped away.
Date: 1901~
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:

[Photograph of Country Store]

Description: Photograph of a group of women, children, and one man standing in front of a country store. A sign on the store reads "Gold Band Hams and Bacon," and two men are sitting on a bench on the front porch.
Date: unknown
Creator: Imperial View Co.
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Group Near River]

Description: Photograph of a group of people sitting together on the bank of a river, with trees in the background. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says, " Picture taken on the Gabriel River, near Bartlett."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Whitley]

Description: Photograph of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Whitley. She holds his arm with one hand; the other is placed on her stomach. Both of John Whitley's hands are folded in front of him. They stand in front of a white backdrop.
Date: 1880~
Creator: Wilcox
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of the Starnes Brothers]

Description: Photograph of the Starnes brothers. From left to right, they are John Lawrence Starnes, Thomas Benton Starnes, and Albert Ross Starnes. All three wears suits and ties.
Date: 19uu
Creator: Hearn
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Two Unidentified Girls]

Description: Photograph of two unidentified girls - the girl on the left stands on a wicker chair and the girl on the right stands on the ground beside the chair. Both girls wears matching light-colored dresses, hair bows, tights, and shoes. The background is difficult to discern, but a curtain is held against a wall in the right corner of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Creator: Stone
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of a Woman]

Description: Portrait of a woman wearing a white dress and standing next to a wicker chair, with a painted backdrop in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Otto
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Louis Wagner]

Description: Portrait of Louis Wagner, visible from the chest up, wearing a dark-colored suit jacket with a striped tie and boutonnière. A hand written note on the back identifies him as "Louis Wagner."
Date: unknown
Creator: Sproul
Item Type: Photograph

[Portrait of Mary Portfield Hickman]

Description: Portrait of Mary Portfield Hickman, visible from the chest up, wearing a dark-colored top with buttons up the front, an upturned collar, and puffy sleeves. A hand written note on the back reads, "Mary Portfield Hickman, born June 30, 1846 - Nacogdoches, Tex. Her parents came from the state of Miss. Attended school in Austin, kept by B. J. Smith. Sept. 29, 1869 married N. F. Hickman. Died Liberty Hill, Tex. Oct. 8, 1926." Many descendants are listed on the back of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Postcard of St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church]

Description: Postcard of the interior of St. Peter Evangelical Church. A note on the front of the postcard says: "Ev. Luth. St. Petri Kirche Bei Walburg, Tex." A handwritten message on the back of the postcard is addressed to Miss Olga Fuchs in Manor, Texas and reads: "Hello Olga! How did you and your brother get over your trip? I came home the 30 after having a delightful time. With love to you from Olga Granzin."
Date: 1907
Creator: Granzin, Olga
Item Type: Postcard