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Texas Vintage Photos from
The Malcolm Jacob Collection

Oakville, TX ( Live Oak County) ?
E & L.P. Lawley General Merchandise
1887 or 1888 photo

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"Above photo shows several buildings along a dirt road. The name of the first store is E & L.P. Lawley General Merchandise, and the word "fudge" is written on the side next to a faded finger... I found the name "Lawley" several times in the records of Oakville in Live Oak County. The two brothers held several positions over the years, including editors of the Oakville Tribune. L.P. might have graduated from Texas A&M and also served as postmaster for a time. E. fought in the Civil War. The family came from Alabama. (I'm assuming this is Elisha F Lawley and Leonard Peter Lawley.)" - Malcolm Jacob, February 09, 2019

Oakville, TX (Live Oak County) ?
1887 or 1888 photo

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"Above photo shows a two-storied building with six pairs of pillars, next to an old windmill. I think it might be the old Oakville courthouse, but am not 100% sure. In my photo album it comes immediately after the general merchandise store, which is why I believe the two were taken in Oakville. You will have to confirm this. Apparently this was a rough town for a time, and the nearby jail is famous even to this day." - Malcolm Jacob, February 09, 2019

Campbellton TX - John Campbell Ranch 1886 photo

Campbellton TX
Atascosa County
John Campbell Ranch
September 1886 photo

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Campbellton TX - H. H. Graham's Saddle & Harness Maker, 1886 photo

Campbellton TX
Atascosa County
August 1886 photo

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Pleasanton TX - Bowyer & Co.  1886 photo

Pleasanton TX
Atascosa County
Bowyer & Co.
H. H. Graham's Saddle & Harness Maker
October 1886 photo

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Pleasanton TX - 1885 Atascosa County Courthouse  old photo

Pleasanton TX
Atascosa County
1885 Atascosa County Courthouse
October, 1886 photo

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