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Stereoscope and Stereoscopic Prints of Huntsville

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Stereoscope and Stereoscopic Prints of Huntsville, 1870-1906 | SHSU Special Collections & University Archives

By Shaneil Snipe

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Title: Stereoscope and Stereoscopic Prints of Huntsville, 1870-1906Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Arrangement: This collection contains postcards, stereoscope cards and early depictions of Huntsville. The collection also includes a handheld stereoscope that is used to view the images. These items are arranged in chronological order. These materials are housed in a single archival box located on the SHSU Special Collection’s manuscript shelves.

Subjects: Huntsville (Tex.), Prisons - Texas, Stereoscope, Walker County (Tex.)

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Stereoscope and Stereoscopic prints of Huntsville (1870 - 1906; 1 box) includes several postcards with depictions of the Texas State Penitentiary and pictures of the Huntsville Depot railroad terminus. The collection also contains several stereoscope cards of various Huntsville scenes. The stereoscopic prints have two images on each card for left and right eye viewing through a stereoscope. This collection also includes a handheld stereoscope manufactured by Underwood & Underwood in New York in 1901.

Subject/Index Terms

Huntsville (Tex.)
Prisons - Texas
Stereoscope
Walker County (Tex.)

Administrative Information

Repository: SHSU Special Collections & University Archives

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The materials represented in this finding aid have been made available for research, teaching and private use. For these purposes, you may reproduce (print, make photocopies, or download) these items without prior permission on the condition that you provide proper attribution of the source in all copies.

Please contact the Newton Gresham Library's Special Collections and University Archives department to request permissions to reproduce materials for any other purpose, or to obtain information regarding the copyright status of a particular digital image, text, audio or video recording.

Preferred Citation: Stereoscope and Stereoscopic prints of Huntsville. SHSU Special Collections, Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.


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Series 1: Stereoscopic PrintsAdd to your cart.
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Item 1: State Penitentiary Postcard, undatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 2: Administration Building, Texas State Penitentiary Postcard, 1906 November 20Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Addressed to Miss Birdie Watson
Item 3: Southeast View, Texas Penitentiary, undatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Two copies. Stamped Robert Ernst Jewelry Store, Huntsville, Texas
Item 4: Southwest View, Texas Penitentiary, undatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Stamped Robert Ernst Jewelry Store, Huntsville, Texas. Note: stereoscope has title of Southwest view, but appears to be identical to the southeast view above.
Item 5: Picture of the State Penitentiary before they had the wall, undatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mrs. H. Y. Robinson
Item 6: Picture of the State house before the Penitentiary fire, undatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mrs. H. Y. Robinson
Item 7: Picture of inside the Penitentiary, undatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mrs. H. Y. Robinson
Item 8: Huntsville Depot railroad terminus, circa 1870Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Mrs. H. Y. Robinson
Item 9: Stereoscope of North Side of Square, Smither Building end., 1873-1875Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 10: Stereoscope of the Square showing the third courthouse, 1873-1875Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Typical street scene in Huntsville during the 1870-1880 era and prior thereto. Horse racks were along the fence on each of the four sides of the Courthouse. This shows the east side of the Square.
Item 11: Stereoscope showing University Avenue and the Presbyterian Church, 1873-1875Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
This photograph looks south down Main Street (later Avenue K, and still later University Avenue) toward the depot, the photographer standing in the muddy street near the Henry Opera House (later the famous Caf
Item 12: Stereoscope of the corner of the Square showing Photo gallery and the storehouse of Fearhake and Ernst, 1873-1875Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Building at the southeast corner of the Square. The second story was occupied by John T. Poe, photographer and watch maker, while the lower floor was occupied by Smith & Wynne, Bankers (Walker County's first bank). Note the stairway running up the outside. Also note the gully running across the street from the southeast corner of the Courthouse Square and thence the west side of the Square (forlorn dog standing by small bridge in center of the street). The storehouse of Fearhake and Ernst, standing just to the right of the bank, was the only building between it and the corner of the block where Rather Park is now located. Dr. I.P. Nixon, dentist, had his office in the small white building behind the photography gallery.
Item 13: Stereoscope of Huntsville Depot, 1873-1875Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Huntsville Depot in the early 1870's when it was quite new; it was the terminus of the branch line of the International and Great Northern Railroads which originated in Phelps. It brought collegians from all over the state from 1879 until well into the comic honor of J.R. Tilley, the conductor. [The original comments on this image have been lost]
Item 14: Stereoscope of front entrance to the Penitentiary, 1873-1875Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Front entrance to the Penitentiary before the high wall was built to surround the entire prison property. The large three-story building to the left was erected by Ward, Dewey & Company, lessees, when they took charge. After this building burned, the lot was cleared of debris and the street moved from its then location to sixty or seventy feet further west (over the site of the Superintendent's home, which also was destroyed by the fire). The wall now surrounding the prison was located far enough West to replace what was formerly the street behind and inside the prison walls. That necessitated moving in the entrance gate shown in the photograph to its present location. Before this entrance gate was placed across the street, public passage was open all the way through to the city limits on the east side of town. Ward, Dewey & Co. probably erected the entrance gate and closed the street when they came to Huntsville to operate the Penitentiary.
Item 15: Stereoscope of the Ward residence, 1873-1875Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
The Ward residence was erected by convict labor when Major Ward, lessee of the Penitentiary, brought his family to Huntsville. After he relinquished control, the residence was sold to the State of Texas and was occupied by the superintendents of the Penitentiary until it burned. The site is presently occupied by the Georgian-style mansion built for the Director of TDCJ, though it was abandoned as the official residence in July 1996, and is currently used as a conference center.
Item 16: Stereoscope of the view inside the Penitentiary walls, 1873-1875Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 17: Stereoscope, 1901 June 11Add to your cart.
This is a hand-held device for viewing a stereoscopic pair of separate images. It is manufactured by Underwood and Underwood, New York. Patented June 11, 1901. Foreign patents applied for.
Item 18: North Side of Square, Huntsville Texas, 1908Add to your cart.
Contains four postcards.
Item 19: Court House, Huntsville Texas, undatedAdd to your cart.
Postcard featuring the Court House of Huntsville, Texas.
Item 20: Homes of the Officials of the State Penitentiary, undatedAdd to your cart.
A postcard depicting three homes of the officials of the State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas.
Item 21: State Penitentiary Flower Garden, Huntsville Texas, undatedAdd to your cart.
A postcard depicting the flower garden located at the State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas.

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