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Newly concreted railroad tracks on Congress Avenue looking south. The concrete crew is working on the tracks in the distance. Horses and carts are visible near in front of the shops, including Condit Davis and Fink and a bakery in the foreground

circa 1890

The concrete team works on the east railroad track toward the capitol. The crews are working hard in the background while horses and carts line up to visit the clothing and shoe shops that line the road. A trolley car is visible in the distance.

circa 1890

A crew of African-Americans digs a ditch where the second railroad line will lie. They use shovels and pickaxes in front of a row of shops including C.B. Moreland Wall Paper store and the Postal Telegraph service.

circa 1890

A crew of African-American workers hard at work on the railroad intersections at Sixth Street and Congress Avenue looking north while foremen and others look on. Shops along the west side of the street are visible including a dentist and book store.

circa 1890

Smelting crew pouring white hot liquid metal over the rails. Two men grip the bucket handles and tilt them and the bucket so that a third man can push the molten metal out, joining the rails together.

circa 1890

An African-American railroad crew working on the second line in front of a line of hardware and home goods shops. The trenches have been dug and the brick stripped out from the roads where the rail lines will lie.

circa 1890

View of street car facing camera, with railroad operator seated behind its driving wheel. Another railroad operator, wearing the same uniform as the driver, is walking on the street near the back of the train and headed forward.

circa 1880

Aft-facing view of streetcar interior, showing its center aisle from one-point perspective. There are seven rows of seats (14 two-seater booths, in total) with booths on each side of the aisle.

circa 1940

African-American workers lay down rail line on one side of East Sixth Street. Pedestrians look on from beneath the shop awnings. Shop signs for a candy store, millinery and a druggist are visible.

circa 1890

A group of children are sitting in chairs in the Carver Branch Library at story time in 1953. There are three female adults standing behind them.

1953

Three children are standing in front of a fireplace at the library while a woman is handing a girl a paper certificate with a ribbon on it.

undated

Exterior view of Austin Public Library's Twin Oaks Branch, showing the front entrance and awning that reads, "Austin Public Library Twin Oaks Station." The branch is part of a strip mall, and the business next-door has a sign that reads "Hyden's." Two cars are in parking spots in front of the library.

undated

A group of children are seated on the floor in the Twin Oaks Branch library wearing Halloween pumpkin masks.

1971-10-29

A man is reading a picture book to a group of children seated in front of him. They are wearing masks for Halloween.

1971-10-29

Front of the building with horses and buggies on an unpaved road.

1900

Theater stage and backdrop

undated

John W. Carpenter pictured with projector at the Capitol Theater. A handwritten note on back expresses thanks from Carpenter to Local 205. John W. Carpenter was a longtime projectionist working in Austin, including at the Capitol when the ITC took over the theater. He is shown here in the Capitol projection booth in the early 1930s. He gave this picture to his union, the IATSE (which he joined in 1912).

circa 1930

Color photograph of the Capitol Theater seen from across the street. There are cars parks at the curb in front of the theater and a man is crossing the street.

circa 1970

A man and a woman are standing on a wooden bridge with a young boy. They are all well dressed in late 19th century clothing.

undated

Performance at Esther's Follies

undated

Group portrait of park rangers. Front row (seated) left to right: G. Edward, D. Youngblood, R. Hotte, M. Mullinix. Back Row (standing) left to right: J. McCowin, B. Wright, L. Manley, (unidentified), G. Hooks, and (unidentified).

circa 1960

Don Stence (seated) and assistant look over park plans. The drafting table is covered with architectural drawings.

circa 1970

Photograph of five men in hard hats working in Palm Park.

Byron Nelson putting while Ben Hogan watches, undated

Men, women, and children enjoy the outdoors outside of Elisabet Ney's sculpture studio. Bare tree branches and coats indicate the season is probably late fall or winter. This is the south elevation of the studio which is made of stone.

undated

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