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A portion of a huge mural, depicting Texas history, inside the Hall of State, the grand exhibition hall for Texas itself at the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas. This photograph is found that the Lyda Hill Texas Collection of Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
American Prisoners of War" includes compelling firsthand narratives from World War II POWs Robert Preston Taylor, Rufus W. Smith, and Roy Maxwell Offerle; World War I POW Pat O'Brien; Vietnam War POW Congressman Sam Johnson; and Andersonville prisoner Prescott Tracy, as well as resources on American prisoners of the Korean War and a selection of POW-related film and radio documentaries. Most of the veterans featured...
Robert Yarnall Richie was a photographer who had many clients in Texas, ca. 1936-1970. During this time, Richie booked photography assignments from many large corporations, including virtually all notable oil-related companies in Texas. These photographs, when viewed collectively, showcase the history, equipment, facilities, and employees of Texas industry during the mid-20th century.
This digital collection contains a growing number of photographs depicting Texas railroads. From roughly the 1870s-1940s, railroads were the transportation backbone of Texas and played an indelible role in the financial and cultural growth of the state.
This digital collection contains some 2,000 photographic images, real photographic postcards, books, historic documents, and maps of Texas. Of particular note are several collections of early photographic postcards showing Texas railroads, early oil fields and rigs, courthouses, military camps, parades, and events in small Texas towns.
This digital collection contains approximately 3,600 photographs, ca. 1846-1945, including Confederate and Union soldiers and officers in the Civil War and a wide spectrum of Texan citizens, including African American, American Indian, and Caucasian men, women, and children. The photographs provide a unique glimpse into the social and domestic history of Texas, as well as Texas architecture, transportation, ranching...
Elizabeth Ellen 'Lizzie' Johnson Williams (1840-1924) was a schoolteacher, cattle dealer, and real estate investor. In 1871 this early Texas 'cattle queen' registered her cattle brand under the name 'Elizabeth Johnson.' She is believed to have been the first woman in Texas to ride up the Chisholm Trail with her own herd that carried her own brand. Sources: Lawrence T. Jones III; Handbook of Texas Online.
This primary document comprises: The Constitution of the State of Texas, as Amended in 1861; The Constitution of the Confederate States of America; and The Ordinances of the Texas Convention: and An Address to the People of Texas. It was Printed by Order of the Convention and the Senate by John Marshall, State Printer, 1861, in Austin.
In honor of Women’s History Month, we are sharing “Oveta Culp Hobby” from American Heroines: The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Countryby Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. Copyright © 2004 by Kay Bailey Hutchison. Courtesy of HarperCollins Publishers.