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Fey and Braunig Studio

Description: Photograph of the Fey and Braunig Studio in Hallettsville, Texas. On the back, is a handwritten note that says "This is a picture of the first Fey & Braunig studio and skylight in Hallettsville, Texas when Fey and Braunig decided to establish a permanent studio in Hallettsville as well as the one in Cuero, Texas." Another note on the back states that the studio was located north of the present day Hallettsville Lumber Company building on Hwy. 77. According to the accompanying article, the photo belonged to Mrs. H. H. Ahrens, daughter of the late H. G. Braunig, who is pictured standing under the sign. The building had a skylight.
Date: 1887~
Creator: Fey & Braunig
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

[Photograph of Ervin Bucek and H. J. Braunig]

Description: 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.
Date: 1909/1945
Creator: Braunig, H. J.
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Fey and Braunig's Portable Photography Studio

Description: Photograph of Fey and Braunig's Portable Photography Studio. The tent says "Fey & Braunig Photographer" with a a picture of a camera at the top right. There are unidentified men around and inside the tent posing for the camera. There is a child's rocking horse toy inside the tent on the left. A note on the back says "Fey & Braunig portable Photographic Studio."
Date: 1878/1909
Creator: Fey & Braunig
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Traveling Studio of H. J. Braunig

Description: Photograph of H. J. Braunig's traveling photography studio. There are two wagons in a field loaded with equipment pulled by horses or mules. One of the men driving a wagon is drinking from a bottle. On the back it says "The wagons contained the tents, poles and photographic equipment used as he traveled to various towns for 3 to 6 week stands. In 1882 Mr. Braunig opened a Photographic Studio in Hallettsville in partnership with P. Fey. Mr. Braunig is the father of Lillie Ahrens one of Sacred Heart Parish's oldest parishoners [sic] in this Centennial year."
Date: unknown
Creator: Fey & Braunig
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

[Portrait of Lillie Braunig Ahrens]

Description: Portrait of Lillie Braunig Ahrens in profile, wearing a hat with flowers on it and holding a fan. According to accompanying information, Lillie was born in February of 1889. This oval-shaped photograph is mounted on mat board, and there is a piece of paper taped to the back that says "Lillie Ahrens."
Date: 1909/1945
Creator: Fey & Braunig
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Parade Around Lavaca Co. Courthouse Square

Description: 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."
Date: unknown
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Sam Aronsohn Dry Goods

Description: Photograph of Sam Aronsohn Dry Goods store. The building is two stories tall and has a porch on both levels. On the top of the building is a sign that reads, "Isaac Samusch's Block 1888," and the main sign reads, "Sam Aronsohn Goods, Dry-Goods, Clothing, Boots, Shoes, & Fancy." Men and boys are standing outside of the store and in the foreground is a dirt road.
Date: unknown
Creator: Fey and Braunig
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

First National Bank

Description: Photograph of the First National Bank. The bank is a two-story building with an awning along the street side of the building. To the right is a single-story building with a sign that reads, "Louis Matula." In the foreground is an unpaved road.
Date: unknown
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

John [Rothsmitt] Meat Market

Description: Photograph of John Rothsmitt Meat Market. The market is in a one-story building. There is a wooden awning in front of the store. Men, women, and children are standing outside of the store along with a horse-drawn wagon.
Date: unknown
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Birdseye View of Hallettsville, Texas

Description: Aerial view of Hallettsville, Texas. In the foreground is the Appelt Building, Elstner's Hall, and the Neuhaus Building. There are several parked cars on the dirt road in front of the Neuhaus Building. In the background are more businesses and family homes.
Date: unknown
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Neuhause Building

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Meyerhoff Building

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Hotel Eckels [later New Park Hotel]

Description: Photograph of the the street side view of Hotel Eckels. A horse drawn carriage with "Hotel Eckels" painted on the side is to the left of the building. A horse pulling a wagon with three men sitting in it is in the front of the building. The hotel is made of brick and is three stories tall.
Date: unknown
Creator: Saccar
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

New Fink Hotel

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Early Day Stage Inn

Description: Postcard of the Early Day Stage Inn. In the foreground are trees behind a fence. The building is two stories high and has a smooth exterior. On the back of the postcard is a handwritten note to Laurie Walker. Accompanying information lists the inn as the Louis Turner House.
Date: unknown
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library

Henry H. Russell House

Description: Photograph of the Henry H. Russell house on North Ridge in Hallettsville, Texas. The house is two stories and surrounded by trees. In the foreground, the property is bordered by a wooden fence behind a dirt road. There are handwritten notes on the back of the photograph regarding the house and family.
Date: unknown
Partner: Friench Simpson Memorial Library
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