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A black and white copy photograph of an African American woman standing in front of a house with a front porch in the Wheatville subdivision, dating about 1900s.

1900

4 men wathcing flooded river

1900

Formal portrait of Adela Belle (Atwood) Palm. She wears a dark dress with a lace collar.

circa 1900

Southeast view of the Austin Dam on the Colorado River after breaking during a flood. The dam was built in 1890 in an attempt to bring industry to the city, but failed after upriver storms sent a flood cracking the dam and killing eight people.

1900

View of the broken Austin Dam with debris in the foreground, circa 1900.

circa 1900

View of the broken Austin Dam with debris in the foreground, circa 1900.

circa 1900

View of the broken Austin Dam and the damaged building, circa 1900. Water is in the foreground.

undated

View of the broken Austin Dam with people standing in the foreground looking at it, circa 1900.

undated

Bohn Brothers Department Store on Congress Avenue. Several men and women are lined up on the sidewalk in front of the store. A boy holds a bicycle and a man is in a horse-drawn buggy. Citizens Bank & Trust Co. is to the left of the department store.

circa 1909

Four people standing on bank of Colorado River at the site of the destroyed Austin Dam

1901-02-21

Crwod viewing damage to Austin Dam after 1900 flood

1900

View of destroyed dam. Verso: "Austin dam broke 1900." Stamped: "Made by Geo H. Berner with H. R. Marks, Photographer, Austin, Texas."

1900

View of broken Austin Dam after 1900 flood

circa 1900

Remnants of Austin Dam after 1900 flood. On verso "After dam broke."

circa 1900

Exterior view of the Central Methodist Church, located at Colorado and 13th Streets, circa 1901. The yard in front of the church is very overgrown and a tree partially obscures the name on the front of the church. A girl stands atop the church steps.

circa 1901

Group portrait of three young African American boys at the Emancipation Day Celebration, June 19, 1900, held in "Eastwoods Park" on East 24th Street

1900-06-19

View of the congregation and choir at Ebenezer Baptist Church

undated

Colorado River with borken Austin Dam after the 1900 flood. Two people in a canoe and two people on bank visible.

circa 1900

Shows land adjacent to Colorado River from Barton Creek to Brazos Street. Includes locations of pontoon bridges, fords, and ferries.

1904

Broken dam and flooded river. On verso: "Made by Geo H. Berner with H. R. Marks, Photographer, Austin, Texas."

circa 1900

Two couples at the State Lunatic Asylum Park. Mary and C.H.W. are in seated in the foreground. The hospital opened in 1856, is operated by the Texas Dept. of State Health Services, and changed its name in 1925.

1901

Cattle grazing in a field with the Texas State Capitol building in the background, 1901

1901

When the dam broke on April 7, 1900, the flood waters crushed into the power house drowning five employees and three small boys. On verso, "My husband's cousin was motorman on this streetcar and jumped before bridge gave away, coming in from Deep Eddy."

circa 1900-04

Looking southeast at broken dam during a 1909 flood of the Colorado River.

1900

View of crowd standing outside collapsed power house.

circa 1900

Crowd standing outside collapsed power house.

1900-04-08

Collapse of power house after 1900 flood; crwod of bystanders visible and portion of dam.

circa 1900

"Wreck of power house-Austin Dam. April 7, 1900. Picture apparently made April 8 when citizens were looking for bodies of men drowned in the power house. From Mrs. Geo. Shelley, 1/20/58."

1900-04-08

View of destroyed building on bank of river after flood

1900

Ed Barron and friend outside at the State Lunatic Asylum. Ed leans on a classical style statue of a woman. In the background are bare trees and the asylum building.

1905

Group portrait of several women, presumably students and a teacher, on the steps of the Eliza Dee Industrial Home. Part of the Samuel Huston campus, The Eliza Dee Industrial Home for girls opened in 1904 across the street from the campus. In addition to teaching domestic skills and developing Christian character, it housed fourteen (probably as many as 20-25) girls.

undated

African American band at the Emancipation Day Juneteenth Celebration at "East Woods" on East 24th Street, June 19, 1900. Mrs. Grace Stephenson kept a diary on the day's events, which she later sold to the San Francisco Chronicle, which wrote a full-page feature on it.

1900-06-19

Older African American man in a white suit and leather gloves, June 19, 1900. He was the "Grand Marshall for over 50 years" at the Emancipation Day Juneteenth celebration

1900-06-19

Eight men in suits with ceremonial swords on their hips, June 19, 1900. These were the "officers of the day" at the Emancipation Day Juneteenth celebration. The ceremony was held at East Woods park on East 24th Street. Mrs. Stephensen kept a diary of the day, which she later sold to the San Francisco Chronicle.

1900-06-19

A group of 28 students outside Esperanza School, with their teacher, Edna Slaughter. They are standing and kneeling in rows.

1900

View of flood damage. An arched brick buildling is visible with piles of destroyed wood in front of it. Men stand on the piles of wood and another is in a rowboat in the flood waters.

1909

View of damaged power plant after 1900 flood

circa 1900

View from South Congress Avenue, looking north, of flooded Colorado River; people on and beside road

1900

View of flooded river, with portions of broken dam.

circa 1900

Flood waters cresting over the dam

1900-04-07

On verso: "Colorado river on a boom in April 1900." Bridge visible in background

1900-04-01

View of flooded river from the bank

1900

Exterior view of Gregorytown School for African American students. The brick school building was built in 1903.

undated

Portrait of a group of men standing in the road wearing hats, ties and jackets. They are outside, surrounded by trees.

1914-15-10

Portrait of a group of men standing in the road wearing hats, ties and jackets. They are outside, surrounded by trees.

1914-15-10

Group portrait of children from either the Bickler or Palm School. Robert Heath is in the group with an "X" above his head.

circa 1900

Group portrait of men and women on a porch, one person is holding an American flag

undated

Haunted house

1906-07

Portrait of Henry Maerki taken between 1902-1906 from the balcony at 1006 Congress Ave, with the Capitol in the background.

undated

House damaged by flood.

circa 1900

Joe Barron and a friend at State Lunatic Asylum. They are riding in an open horse-drawn carriage. Trees are in the background.

circa 1905

Lillie Otting Maerki standing on a balcony at the bakery at 1006 Congress Ave. with the Texas Capitol in the background, sometime between 1902-1906

undated

Group of students of different ages and teachers kneeling and standing in front of Manor School/Parson's Seminary.

circa 1900s

At Pecan Spring

1907-06

Margaret Boroughs Adams in her studio

1906-12-10

Group of men standing in front of Reno and Reasonover Barber Shop on Congress Avenue, circa 1907. Signs advertise hot and cold baths and The Central Barber Shop

circa 1970

View of a dirt road along Mount Bonnell. A bare tree is on the left.

undated

A woman in a white blouse and long dark skirt is standing under a rock over hang at Mount Bonnell, circa 1900s.

undated

View of Mount Bonnell peak and the Colorado River below it.

undated

View from above of a group of men on horseback, circa 1900s. The men wear Native American style clothes and headdresses, though it is unclear if they are costumes or real. A train is visible behind them.

President Thos. J White and a major portion of annual Officers and Directors of the Organization, 1909. Emancipation Park was an effort to purchase private property where African-Americans could celebrate Juneteenth.

1909

Photograph of the recently completed building that housed Austin High School from 1900 to 1925 and the John T. Allan Junior High School from 1925 untill 1956 when it was destroyed by a fire. Note that the photograph mounted on a cardboard backing.

undated

Group portrait of teacher and students on the steps of Pease Elementary School. Someone is holding a sign off to the side, only a portion of it visible.

circa 1900

Group portrait of the faculty at Pease Elementary School, includes eleven female teachers and one man, presumably the principal.

circa 1900

Group photo of 1906 Texas baseball pennant winners

1906

Emancipation Day celebration, June 19, 1900 held in "East Woods" on East 24th Street. Mrs. Grace Murray Stephenson also kept a diary of the day's events which she sold to the San Francisco Chronicle.

1900-06-19

People and picnic tables under a tent in the park near "East Woods" on East 24th Street. Mrs. Grace Murray Stephenson kept a diary of the day's events, which she later sold to the San Francisco Chronicle which wrote a full-page feature on it.

1900-06-19

Portrait of Annie M. Smith as a young woman sitting next to a piano, undated

circa 1900s

Portrait of Annie M. Smith as a young woman sitting next to a piano, undated

circa 1900s

Studio portrait of Annie M. Smith

circa 1900s

Studio portrait of Annie M. Smith

circa 1900s

B. Feb. 18, 1874. Oldest son of Francis Marion and Emily Wiley Kincheon, L.B. was a teacher in Austin Public Schools then became principal at West Belton HS in Belton, TX. He had two brothers, Edward and George, and had six children with his wife.

undated

Three-quarters view portrait of William Johann Sutor.

circa 1900

View of a railroad train either pulling in or leaving the city. The roads around the train are full of pedestrians and horse-drawn carriages all facing the train. A building in the back has signs reading "A. Ganss and Co Furniture and Musical Instruments"

circa 1900

View of high, rapid waters of the Colorado River at the site of the former Austin Dam which was broken during the flood. In 1900, upriver storms caused a massive flood that broke the dam and killed eight people. (similar to PICA-22190).

1900

Black and white postcard view documenting the search for people who died during the Austin dam failure of 1900. The written caption reads "I helped to take out the first victim. Twas on a Sunday afternoon. I lost my fountain pen in there in this building somewhere."

1900

View of the congregation of Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church. Names of some church members are listed.

undated

Exterior view of Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church. Established soon after Clarksville was founded, Sweet Home was the cornerstone of life in the early freedman's community for its residents and has remained an important part of Clarksville ever since. The church is a City of Austin and a State of Texas Historic Landmark.

undated

A group of swimmers in Hamilton Creek in 19th century or early 20th century style swim wear.

undated

Theodore Roosevelt giving a speech in Austin.

1905-04-06

Three men in suits holding buckets and standing near a bridge at Barton Creek. Photograph is a cyanotype.

1900

Taken at petmecky's, 3rd and Congress, 1901. Standing L to R: Tony Blomeke, Jack Bohls, Contact AHC, Theo Bohls, Contact AHC. Middle: Hannick (?) Spillman

1901

Photograph of wrecked railroad train cars, with a small boy in a hat in the foreground looking at the camera. The elevated end of the locomotive and a damaged stock car are visible.

1908

Exterior view of the Travis County Courthouse, undated.

undated

Exterior view of the Travis County Courthouse, undated.

undated

Full-length portrait of an African American woman in the Clarksville neighborhood. She wears a plain dress and holds her hands behind her back. Shrubbery is behind her.

1900

The unveiling of the Terry's Texas Rangers Monument on the Texas State Capitol grounds, circa 1907. Crowds are gathered around the monument and a large white sheet is being removed from around the monument. The image was taken from the Capitol looking south towards Congress Avenue by Lawrence K. Smoot

circa 1907

Informal portrait of Vivian Brenizer and Ima Hogg, outdoors. Brenizer is seen in profile and Hogg looks at the photographer. They appear to be in a park, garden, or yard. They both wear straw hats.

1900

Four months after Walter enlisted in WWI he succumbed to pneumonia at a naval hospital in Seattle. He was the grandson of Walter Tips, whose historic office building still stands on Congress Ave.

circa 1909

Water flooding over the top of the Austin Dam

1900

African American man standing behind a wagon loaded with watermelons on June 19, 1900. "Typical watermelon salesman." The day's events were held at "East Woods" on East 24th St. Mrs. Stephensen kept a diary of the events, which she later sold to the San Francisco Chronicle.

1900-06-19

Group portrait of students at Wheatsville (or Wheatville) School. The students are all African American. Identifications on back of photo.

circa 1907

Eight men stand inside of Achilles Grocery, circa 1900s. The walls are lined with shelves full of canned goods. There are baskets of fruit and a display of Sunshine Biscuits at the front of the store. Will Achilles Jackson and Richard Harrison are in the image

Students in matching checked shirts and aprons from the Allan Manual Training school in their workshop. Tools and machines seen at the work stations.

circa 1900

Head-and-shoulders portrait of Annie Webb Blanton. Inscription on the back reads, "The photograph which most of my friends like the best."

circa 1900

Crowd watching flood over Austin Dam

1900

The twenty-four students in the Austin High School class of 1907.

1907

Austin High School graduating class of 1908 pictured outside one of the campus buildings.

1908

Barbecuing the meat at the Emancipation Day Celebration on June 19, 1900. The 1900 celebration was held in "East Woods" on East 24th St. near the home of the photographer. This photo and a "story" written by the photographer were printed in the San Francisco Chronicle.

1900-06-19

Arched stone bridge over Barton Creek. Some people can be seen in the foreground.

undated

Group portrait of the Bickler Family, in hand-colored (overpainted) black and white photograph. Central figure is probably Mrs. Jacob (Martha) Bickler. Other individuals may include Helene Bastian and Mrs. Zahn (Mrs. Harry Bickler's mother).

circa 1900

A group of students are posing in rows with their teacher outside in front of a one room school house.

circa 1905

Note on back: "Calvin Hughes' cattle. Sneed place 1917." Group of three cattle bound and tethered together. They are in a yard with several trees surrounding them.

1917

Note on back: "Calvin Hughes' cattle. Sneed place 1917." Group of three cattle bound and tethered together. They are in a yard with several trees surrounding them.

1917

The front of the Texas State Capitol building in about 1900. There is a large gathering of people on the Capitol grounds and three horse drawn carriages at the end of Congress Avenue

circa 1900

Seated portrait of George Richard Freeman, He is seated in a highly decorative wooden chair. The background is neutral. Freeman was Captain of the Treasury Guards, a militia that protected government building at the end of the Civil War.

circa 1900

Portrait of Elgin-Butler Brick Company employee Ch. Tindell, standing in the plant south of the river on May 28, 1900.

1900-05-28

Children in foreground on a mound of dirt with railroad bridge in background, 1905

1905

People gathering near the circus elephants getting off of rail cars, 1905

1905

People gathering near the circus elephants getting off of rail cars, 1905

1905

Circus workers carrying tent poles and constructing tents, 1905

1905

Portrait of Clara Carrington-Stewart

1900

Note on back of photo: "Bathing on the Colorado River, early 1900's." Women, child and man on river shore, dressed in bathing suits.

circa 1900

Note on back of photo: "Bathing on the Colorado River, early 1900's." Women, child and man on river shore, dressed in bathing suits.

circa 1900

Group portrait of eight people and two dogs sitting on the banks of the Colorado River. Three people wade in the water and the others are in a rowboat. They wear bathing costumes. On the right are Virginia Johnson and Samuel Walker from Govalle.

circa 1900

View of flooded Colorado River. Note on front of photograph reads: "Taken in 1900 when the Austin Dam Broke." Note on back reads: "Received City Managers Office, Sep. 22, 1952"

1900

Portrait of a group of men standing in the road wearing hats, ties and jackets. They are outside, surrounded by trees.

1914-15-10

Portrait of a group of men standing in the road wearing hats, ties and jackets. They are outside, surrounded by trees.

1914-15-10

Men and Women standing on top of foundation of the Texas School for the Deaf. Francis Fischer and J.B. Nitchke hold cornerstone. " Deaf and Dumb Institute, Fischer and Lambie Contractors, Lumber from Calcasieu Lumber Co." is written at bottom of photo.

1902

A small, deserted cabin. The door hangs open on its hinges, opening to a dark interior where no details are visible. A bricked chimney stands on the right side of the house. A shingle is missing from the roof. Window is boarded up.

1904-02-22

1908 domestic science senior cooking class at Austin High School. Photo gift of Mrs. Maud Huckaby

1908

Image of Capitol, front exterior, and grounds.

circa 1904

Flags and bunting greet the returned soldier at the Emancipation Day Juneteenth Celebration at Eastwoods Park, north of UT Campus, June 19, 1900.

1900-06-19

Blueprint

1902-09-15

Group portrait of children belonging to the first Mexican Baptist Church at 112 Medina street). A handwritten caption on the photo reads "Grupo de la Iglesia, 1908, Jose Silva, pastor."

1908

Front of the building with horses and buggies on an unpaved road.

1900

View of Herman Achilles' ranch with a man standing with a horse next to several other people seated on small stools or logs. Behind them a row of deer hang from a line.

circa 1900

Several family members are seated and standing by the fence of the home of Alpheus B. Nuckols at 1017 E. 8th Street.

circa 1900

Group portrait outside the Hornsby Dunlop consolidated school. In 1905 the Hornsby Bend schools combined with those of Dunlap to form the Hornsby-Dunlap common school district. The Hornsby-Dunlap district was annexed to the Del Valle Independent School District in 1967.

undated

Group portrait of six Samuel Huston College students in the early 1900s. The African American men are posing for the camera with three sitting and three standing behind.

Exterior view of a kiln at Butler's Brick Yard, about 1901. The original image is in "Austin, Texas, illustrated"

Reproduced from the original in the Texas State Archives. Prepared from field sketch in the Engineer Office, Southwestern Division, U. S. Army, by Charles M. Bundel, 1st LT 25th Infantry, Acting Chief Engineer Officer, and A. Drouet, Draftsman. Enlarged and drawn July 23-28, 1906.

1906-07-12

Original map drawn in 1898. Retraced by H. M. Bramlette in March 1915. Blueline copy. School index on verso.

1902

Portrait of young man, possibly Milton Stevens, in uniform. Cabinet card from Rembrandt Studio, San Francisco, California.

1903-04-17

Morris Givens Band and Negro National Guard at Juneteenth Celebration at Wheeler's Grove, June 19, 1900.

1900-06-19

Note on back: "Mrs. Hughes at Sneed place 4/13/26." Mrs. Hughes holds a parrot in her left hand with a small dog standing at her feet. They are outside surrounded by some barrels and trees.

1926-04-13

Note on back: "Mrs. Hughes at Sneed place 4/13/26." Mrs. Hughes holds a parrot in her left hand with a small dog standing at her feet. They are outside surrounded by some barrels and trees.

1926-04-13

View of Mount Bonnell seen from the south. The hill is covered in shrubs and trees; there is no development around it.

undated

Horse-drawn fire wagon with fire department personnel. Pencil notation on reverse reads, "North Austin Fire Co. #8 (6?), circa 1900, Fire Stations 30th and Guadalupe."

undated

Exterior of a log cabin on Bull Creek, February 22, 1908

1908-02-22

View of flooded street. On verso: "Dam and Colorado River, Austin, Texas, George Mendell"

circa 1900

Note on back of photo: "Martin and Martin's Famous Opera House Bar about 1900" View of grand bar with mirror, lighting fixtures, and cash register.

circa 1900

Note on back of photo: "Martin and Martin's Famous Opera House Bar about 1900" View of grand bar with mirror, lighting fixtures, and cash register.

circa 1900

Exterior view of Seton Hospital, 1906. Image taken from Jordan's Souvenir of Austin, Texas: Photo-gralcanres (917.6411 JO)

1906

Exterior view of the State Institution for the Blind.

circa 1905

Group portrait of students at Stephen F. Austin School, grade 8. Lena (Pettit) Hickman is number 5.

1906-03-02

View of streetcar track construction, facing east on W Sixth St. The Austin Electric Railway Company was chartered on May 5 1902, taking over the Rapid Transit Railways Company. It repaired and extended rail lines, and infused new capital into the business.

circa 1902

View of Emancipation Park, undated

undated

A studio portrait of a young boy standing on a chair. He is about three years old.

circa 1906

Note on back of photo: "Archie Bass Turner, John Flanagan, 1908, Saloon at 17 and Lavaca, Austin, Texas." Two men in hats and suits drinking at a table.

1908

Note on back of photo: "Archie Bass Turner, John Flanagan, 1908, Saloon at 17 and Lavaca, Austin, Texas." Two men in hats and suits drinking at a table.

1908

500 block of E. 1st St.

1900

Informal portrait of William Thomas Caswell standing in a street with a horse and buggy behind him. He wears a straw hat and a bowtie.

1900

Exterior view of a "water smoking kiln" at Butler's Brick Yard, south of the river, about 1900.

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