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[Portrait of Christian and Louise Jentsch]

Description: Portrait of Christian and Louise Jentsch standing with a chair between them. Louise is wearing a white dress and hat with flowers on it, and Christian is wearing a suit and hat with a pocket watch. According to accompanying information, Christian and Louise are the children of William Jentsch. The photograph is matted. "H.D Klenke, New Braunfels, Texas" is printed at the bottom of the mat.
Date: unknown
Creator: Klenke, H. D.
Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society

Die Vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerika: mit besonderer Rücksicht auf deutsche Auswanderung dahin

Description: This German text is a contemporary history and description of the United States of America based on the author's first hand observations, written as a guide for German emigrants. According to the bookseller's note: "This book contains information about German travelers in the state of Texas. It includes discussions on the physical aspects of the land, natural products, Indians, the West, social life and customs throughout the state, as well as information about education, schools, and other stories."
Date: 1853
Creator: Menzel, Gottfried, 1798-
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections