South Grand Street Covered in Snow, circa 1870.

The above photo has been reproduced several times through the years. I don't know where the original is, or even if it is still in existence. According to the caption, this shows South Grand Street in 1870 after a snow. The bottom right bare lot is where the Austin's building now stands. The perspective leaves … Continue reading South Grand Street Covered in Snow, circa 1870.

Two Unidentified Monroe Portraits

I found these on the Portal to Texas History page. One is a Mealy photo and the other is a Harper photo. This first one is the Harper photo of a middle-aged African American man. The second is the Mealy photo of two young African American boys in knee britches. I wonder who … Continue reading Two Unidentified Monroe Portraits