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A bird's eye view of the city of New York View of Galveston, Texas.

Texan rangers. Published by M. Morgan, Galveston, Texas, Confederate States, 1861

Texan rangers. Published by M. Morgan, Galveston, Texas, Confederate States, 1861

Flake's bulletin. Extra Galveston May 13, 1864.

Bird's-eye view of dock front, Galveston /

Galveston Disaster. House on Ave. N slightly moved with flood

Panorama of orphans' home, Galveston /

Galveston disaster, trying to find where their home stood

Galveston disaster, getting a dead body from the ruins

Galveston flood, Sept., 1900--Commissary Dept.

The dead left by the receding flood, 33d St. and Avenue M, Galveston, Texas

Searching ruins on Broadway, Galveston, for dead bodies /

Panorama of wreckage of water front /

Shelter for the homeless, Galveston's awful disaster

Galveston disaster, people leaving city after flood

Galveston disaster - Lucas Terrace where fifty lives were lost, looking west

Galveston disaster, I'm glad Ise living

Galveston disaster, merchants drying goods after flood

Panoramic view of Tremont Hotel, Galveston /

Galveston disaster, interior St. Patrick's church

Galveston's awful calamity - Gulf tidal wave, September 8th 1900

Launching a stranded schooner from the docks /

Panorama of Galveston power house /

Floating wreckage near Texas City - typical scene for miles along the water front - Galveston disaster

In ruined Galveston--ready to consign a storm victim to the flames

Seeking valuables in the wreckage, Galveston, Texas

Lucas Terrace under which 51 people lie buried, Galveston

Missed!--A deaf looter at Galveston escapes temporarily a deserved fate

An opened passageway in the debris, North on 19th Street, Galveston, Texas

Galveston disaster, carrying dead body to fire to be burned

[Sea wall construction site, Galveston, Texas]

Galveston

Galveston

Panoram #2, Galveston, Texas

Beach & boulevard, Galveston, Texas

Seawall and beach, Galveston, Texas

Water front #2, Galveston, Texas

Million dollar Hotel Galvez on Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, Texas

Manuever [sic] camp, 1st Seperate [sic] Brigade, Galveston, Tex.

Galveston Causeway, May 25, 1912

Panoramic view of Galveston's gulf front, taken from Murdoch's Bath House at foot of Tremont street

No. 2, officers of Fifth Brigade, Galveston, Tex., March 1913

Texas, Galveston--Quarantine no. 2

Great Sea Wall of Galveston, Texas

Second International Pageant of Pulchritude and Eighth Annual Bathing Girl Revue, May 21, 22, 23, Galveston, Texas, 1927

[Third International Pageant of Pulchritude and Ninth Annual Bathing Girl Revue, view with arms up, Galveston, Texas]

Third International Pageant of Pulchritude and Ninth Annual Bathing Girl Revue, June 3, 4, 5, 1928, Galveston, Texas

Prize winners, bathing girls revue, Galveston, Texas

["Miss Universe" and a bevy of other beauties]

Galveston seawall shrimp sign, Galveston, Texas

Moody Gardens, Galveston, Texas

Neighborhood in Galveston, Texas

Oil rigs, Galveston, Texas

Ashton Villa, built in 1859, was the first of Galveston's "palaces" and the first brick home in Texas

Murdoch's bathhouse sign, Galveston, Texas

Sacred Heart Church, Galveston, Texas

Tall ship Elissa, Galveston, Texas

Moody Gardens, Galveston, Texas

The Strand: the "Wall Street" of Galveston, Texas

C. A. Rousser interview conducted by Pat Jasper, 2011-11-15

Richard W. Bludworth interview conducted by Pat Jasper, 2011-11-16

"Bishop's Palace," also known as Gresham's Castle, an ornate Victorian-style house, located on Broadway and 14th Street in the East End Historic District of Galveston, Texas

U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Galveston, Texas

A portion of the Texas Heroes Monument in Galveston, Texas

Ashton Villa, built in 1858-59, was the first of Galveston's Broadway "palaces," as well as the first brick house to be built in Texas

Interior details at U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Galveston, Texas

Decorative design elements on the facade of "Bishop's Palace," also known as Gresham's Castle, an ornate Victorian-style house, located on Broadway and 14th Street in the East End Historic District of Galveston, Texas

U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Galveston, Texas

Ashton Villa, built in 1858-59, was the first of Galveston's Broadway "palaces," as well as the first brick house to be built in Texas

Light fixture at U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Galveston, Texas

Mailboxes at U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Galveston, Texas

Detail from the Moody Mansion, a house museum in Galveston, Texas

The Moody Mansion, a restored, four-story structure originally completed in 1895 in Galveston, Texas

U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Galveston, Texas

Art: Fill Every Pause Along The Way at U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Galveston, Texas

U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Galveston, Texas

Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Galveston, Texas

U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Galveston, Texas

Turret of "Bishop's Palace," also known as Gresham's Castle, an ornate Victorian-style house, located on Broadway and 14th Street in the East End Historic District of Galveston, Texas

The Moody Mansion, a restored, four-story structure originally completed in 1895 in Galveston, Texas

Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Galveston, Texas

U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Galveston, Texas

U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Galveston, Texas

"Bishop's Palace," also known as Gresham's Castle, an ornate Victorian-style house, located on Broadway and 14th Street in the East End Historic District of Galveston, Texas

Architectural detail at U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Galveston, Texas

U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Galveston, Texas

Courtroom at U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Galveston, Texas

A portion of the Texas Heroes Monument in Galveston, Texas

"Bishop's Palace," also known as Gresham's Castle, an ornate Victorian-style house, located on Broadway and 14th Street in the East End Historic District of Galveston, Texas

Courtroom at U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Galveston, Texas

The Fred Hartman Bridge in Baytown, Texas

The female form of Victory surmounts the Texas Heroes Monument in Galveston, Texas

Dusk view, taken from the adjacent Gulf of Mexico shore, of the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, an amusement area in Galveston, Texas

Parrots at the Rainforest Pyramid at Moody Gardens, an educational tourist attraction in Galveston, Texas

Show-stopping penguins at the Aquarium Pyramid at Moody Gardens, an educational tourist attraction in Galveston, Texas

An old, or at least old-style, drug store sign in Galveston, Texas

Ships in an inlet of Galveston Bay, above Galveston Island in Texas

In one sense, this is a photograph of a lovely row of houses in Galveston, Texas. But look closely in the figure in the foreground. In 2008, ferocious Hurricane Ike and its surge of high salt water killed an estimated 40,000 trees. But Galveston Island Tree Conservancy member Donna Leibbert found chain saw sculptors to create art from the dead trees in the historic district. This is one of them

Dusk view, taken from the adjacent Gulf of Mexico shore, of the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, an amusement area in Galveston, Texas

Dusk shot of the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, an amusement park in Galveston, Texas

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