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The 2nd State Capitol

Description: Photograph of the 2nd capitol building for the state of Texas. There is a attached to the bottom right hand corner of the photograph a label that reads "The 2nd State Capital [sic]. Located on the site of the present Capital [sic], Burned in 1881." The land in front of the building is terraced and a pathway extends from the entrance down the terraces.
Date: [1853, 1881]
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Street Scene, Paris, Texas]

Description: Postcard with an image of a street scene in Paris, Texas. There are several pedestrians and buildings in the picture. Handwritten on the front of the postcard is, "Precious, company came last night so I didn't write to your mud. Auntie." The postcard is addressed to Miss Rosa Louise Dill, 206 East 5th Street, Oklahoma City, Okla. It is postmarked Monett & Paris on Mar 6, 1907.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

[Construction of the Malsby Dairy]

Description: Construction of the Malsby Dairy is shown here, going on apace. Steel girders are being put in place, presumably to support a future roof. It was located at 300 SE 1st Street. Construction began (it is conjectured) in the late 1940's. The building once housed a newspaper (in the 1960's) called "The Advance", and then the "Mineral Wells Index." The "Index" still [2007] occupies the building. Please note that only half of the men in the picture are shown wearing hard hats. Please note also the derrick mounted on the back of a truck. A hand-written legend on the photograph reads: "Malsby Creamery"
Date: unknown
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[First National Bank Building, Chicago]

Description: Color postcard with an image of the First National Bank Building of Chicago. Correspondence reads, "[ ] write more. Dearfully glad to hear from you." It is addressed to Miss E. A. Dill, 206 E. 5th St., Oklahoma City, Okla. It is postmarked Peoria, Ill. on Jun 1907 .
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

Map of Wichita Falls, Texas, 1890

Description: Map of a birds-eye view of Wichita Falls, Texas in 1890. Illustrations of the Courthouse, Grocery Store, School, Bank, and other establishments surround the view of the town's buildings and it's lake.
Date: 1890
Creator: Fowler, Thaddeus Mortimer
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Charity Circus in Orange, Texas

Description: Photograph of a group of nine costumed people standing on a dirt road wearing large baggy clothing, face paint, and pointed hats. Further down the road is a man dressed in a kilt and a man in a clown costume riding a horse thats pulling a buggy. In the background is a two story brick building and behind that is a telephone pole, telephone wires, and trees.
Date: unknown
Partner: Heritage House Museum

St. John Orphanage Track, Proposed Naval Hospital Site

Description: Photograph of a dilapidated old building, St. John's Orphanage Track, also the proposed naval hospital site. The stone building is dirty and there is damage to the roof. It is surrounded by a field and a dirt road leads to the building.
Date: March 13, 1945
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Laboratory, City of Austin, Texas
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Nurses at St. David's Hospital]

Description: Photograph of the exterior view of St. David's Hospital, located at 610 West 17th Street, with a group of nurses standing on the sidewalk in front of the building. The building looks like a large Italianate style mansion with a covered porch, and is partially obscured by trees.
Date: 192u
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Congress Avenue]

Description: Photograph of Congress Avenue looking north. Cabaniss Hardware and Dewey Garage are visible at right, as well as cars and some advertisements painted on the buildings. The Capitol is visible in the distance. Streetcar rails are in the center of the road.
Date: January 26, 1920
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Headlights on Congress Avenue]

Description: Photograph of car headlights on Congress Avenue at night looking south from the Capitol. The neon signs of Hotel Austin, Paramount Theater, Sears, and other businesses as well as painted advertisements are visible.
Date: [1940, 1959]
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library