Black and white photograph of Pecan Street in Austin, Texas. Building signs include "T. P. WASHINGTON & SONS" next to a large hanging clock on the left, "OLIPHANTS GALLERY", "M.C. Hawes" and "W.J. Oliphant Picture Gallery" in the center and a restaurant on the right.
Place of Origin
Austin (Travis County, Tex.)
Artisan or Artist
Hawes, M. C. ; Oliphant, W. J.
Oliphant, William James.
Objects Facet -- Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name) -- Visual Works (Hierarchy Name) -- visual works (works) -- photographs
Communication Artifacts -- documentary artifacts -- graphic documents -- photograph
visual works -- photographs
ca. 1870 - ca. 1877
photographic reproductions ; photographer's studio ; art galleries ; saddlers ; architecture ; street scenes
Prints and photographs collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Local Resource Number
Item # 1932/005-113
Texas State Library and Archives Commission
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Hill Texas Archive Research Notes
Photographer unknown, possibly Oliphant. Appears to be a late print from a glass plate negative. In the February 17, 1871 edition of the Tri-Weekly Gazette (Austin, Tex.) is a notice by M. C. Hawes about his saddlery opening in the location below Oliphant's Picture Gallery, by 1877, the Sanborn Map has the first floor marked as an insurance office. Available online through the Texas State Library and Archives Commission Texas Digital Archives, back of photograph not provided.