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Colorado County


Texas | Vintage Photos

Timeless Men
of
Colorado County, Texas


Photos courtesy Nesbitt Memorial Library, Columbus, Texas
The men of Colorado County shown here were the same as men from any other county in Texas - just more so. They were fathers, grandfathers, brothers, sons, uncles and brothers-in-law and if they may have thought they were something special it doesn't come across in most of these photos, excepting the ones where they're brandishing guns and/ or playing cards. The images roughly span the years from the late 1870s through the 1950s. These men with their arrogant, amused, belligerent, kindly, confused, indifferent and (other)wise expressions had their counterparts all over the country, but these had geography on their side - and that's what makes them "The Timeless Men of Colorado County."
TX Colorado County - four card players
Card Players L to R: Joseph Renz, Ed Brandon, F. Schindler, Joe Polocheck
on Frank Renz (
father of Charles & Joseph Renz) farm at his home.
Photographer: Charles Renz c. 1910

Courtesy Nesbitt Memorial Library Archives - Charles Renz Collection
TX - Colorado County Precinct 3 Work Crew 1920
Precinct 3 Work Crew 1920
Courtesy Nesbitt Memorial Library Archives
Columbus TX - Uniformed Band on Ladders at the Colorado County Courthouse 1890s
Uniformed Band on Ladders at the Colorado County Courthouse 1890s
Courtesy Nesbitt Memorial Library Archives
Columbus TX - The Prause Band

The Prause Band
Standing left to right: Gus Prause, George Prause, Arnold Prause II, Unidentified, Rudolph Prause
Seated: Arnold Prause III, Ben Prause

Courtesy Nesbitt Memorial Library Archives

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Tx Colorado County - Man operating equipment at Lorraine gravel pit
1915 “Emil Untermeyer operating equipment at Lorraine gravel pit.” John V. Dedrick, Photographer
Courtesy Nesbitt Memorial Library Archives
Colorado County, Texas - Man On Ox
Man with oxen - Ernest Willberg
Photographer: Charles Renz

Courtesy Nesbitt Memorial Library Archives - Charles Renz Collection
TX- Colorado Conty - first bale of cotton
1957 Alfred Raabe accepts annual $50 award for bringing in the first bale of cotton from Chamber of Commerce President Johnny Hajovsky. H.H. Seifert onlooking.
Courtesy Nesbitt Memorial Library Archives
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TX Colorado County Men
Two Unidentified Men
Oscar A. Zumwalt, Photographer

Courtesy Nesbitt Memorial Library Archives
Columbus TX - Max Schindler and Sons
Max Schindler and Sons at Max & Josephine Schindler's anniversary party
The Schindler's were neighbors of the Renz family
Photographer: Charles Renz

Courtesy Nesbitt Memorial Library Archives - Charles Renz Collection
Columbus TX - Jacob Wolters
Jacob Wolters
Courtesy Nesbitt Memorial Library Archives
Columbus Texas - Sheriff and Deputy
Sheriff Frank Fred Hoegemeyer (l) and Deputy Barry L Townsend in front of the Colorado County Jail 1933
Courtesy Nesbitt Memorial Library Archives
See Texas "Laws" & Outlaws
Texas  1880s - Young men drinking
1880s “Young men, probably from Oakland
Fey and Braunig, Photographers

Courtesy Nesbitt Memorial Library Archives

Forum: Charles Renz Collection

"My grandfather, Charles Renz was a semi-professional photographer during 1907-1920 and lived in Cat Spring and Bernardo Prairie in Austin and Colorado county. I worked with Bill Stein of the Nesbitt Memorial Library archives in Columbus, TX and he helped create the Charles Renz Collection. I allowed him to copy 128 of my grandfather's photographs which I own." - Natalie McLain, Granddaughter of Charles Renz, October 06, 2012

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