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Portrait of Lizzie Williams.

circa 1860

Musicians in the orchestra pit and actors on stage during a production of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" at Zilker Hillside Theater.

1968-08-20

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.

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Portrait of an old Native American man named Campo seated in front of a studio backdrop, January 1873. He fought in the War of 1812, in the Texas War of Independence and Mexican War. He wears simple clothes and holds a gun in his lap. A hat is at his feet.

1873-01

"Fat and Lean" LULAC fundraiser. Nash Moreno batting in polka dot dress

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Photograph of a "for whites only" sign above the entrance to a building.

1935-02-14

Performers on the set of "Hello Dolly" at Zilker Hillside Theater. L-R: Pam Fulton as Ermengarde, Carol Lucius as Dolly, Ben Wear as Ambrose.

1972

Four fire fighters seated on a horse-drawn fire wagon in front of the Texas State Capitol on June 7, 1895. "A.H. and L Co. No. 1" is painted on the side of the wagon

1895-06-07

Close-up of two performers-a man and a boy-on stage during a production of "Oliver" at Zilker Hillside Theater.

1970-08

The dog "Pep" in Pete and Bertie Smith's backyard at 901 West 18th Street, undated

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The dog "Pep" in Pete and Bertie Smith's backyard at 901 West 18th Street, undated

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A puppy sitting on the grass in the backyard at 901 West 18th Street, undated

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A puppy sitting on the grass in the backyard at 901 West 18th Street, undated

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The dog "Pep" at Mrs. Ethel Robinson Brown's house located at 907 W. 18th Street, undated. Handwritten note on the back reads: She was sister of Oscar Robinson, who's secretary was Susanna Moehr.

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The dog "Pep" at Mrs. Ethel Robinson Brown's house located at 907 W. 18th Street, undated. Handwritten note on the back reads: She was sister of Oscar Robinson, who's secretary was Susanna Moehr.

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The dog "Pep" sitting at Pete and Bertie's house next to a black cat at 901 West 18th Street, undated.

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The dog "Pep" sitting at Pete and Bertie's house next to a black cat at 901 West 18th Street, undated.

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The puppy "Pep" in front of Pete and Bertie Smith's back door at 901 West 18th Street, undated.The dog had recently gotten a haircut.

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The puppy "Pep" in front of Pete and Bertie Smith's back door at 901 West 18th Street, undated. The dog had recently gotten a haircut.

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A black and white copy photograph of an African American woman standing in front of a house with a front porch in the Wheatville subdivision, dating about 1900s.

1900

"Seventeen" musical comedy at Zilker Hillside Theater. A young woman is shown in a floral dress, seated on the floor with 5 Maltese dogs.

1959

View from behind of two people walking on the sidewalk of Guadalupe Street, with business to the left of frame and cars parked to the curb with parking meters.

1971

View from behind of two people walking on the sidewalk of Guadalupe Street, with business to the left of frame and cars parked to the curb with parking meters.

1971

Actors on stage during a production of "The Music Man" at Zilker Hillside Theater.

1969

Candid photograph of a large group standing in front of a building with a sign that reads, "washateria." The group includes several women, a few men, and a few children. In the center of the group, a woman wears a habit and appears to be a Catholic nun. The sign on the next-door business, in partial view, reads "barber beaut[...]." A pair of cars are parked in front of the building. Based on a sign's reflection on the washateria windows, "Vaught's Store" is across the street from the pictured building.

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Riverboat on the reservoir of Lady Bird Lake at Fiesta Gardens. A sign on the roof of the boat reads, "Fiesta Gardens." There are five passengers on the boat, including two children leaning on the back rail of the boat and facing the viewer.

1969

Group portrait of school crossing guards standing outside the Texas capitol. Most wear hats and sashes and are grouped according to their schools. Each group holds a sign indicating their school.

1945-10-26

The exterior of the Millett Opera House. The building has "Maverick-Clarke" painted on the side of it and there are 1960s vintage cars parked out front on the street.

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The exterior of the Millett Opera House. The building has "Maverick-Clarke" painted on the side of it and there are 1960s vintage cars parked out front on the street.

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Group portrait of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) at the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas, Texas on June 12, 1941

1941-06-12

Group portrait of the 1887 graduating class of Austin High School. The majority of students are female. The professor, J.H. Bryant, is also pictured. Identifications on back of photo.

1887

Pease Elementary 8th grade 1890 class picture. Identifications are on back of photo.

circa 1890

Distant view of St. John Orphanage while on fire, with dark clouds of smoke in 1956. The three-story, stone building was built in North Austin to home over 300 orphan girls and a two-story frame building for a boys' dormitory.

1956

The exterior of the Millett Opera House with two people walking across the street toward the building. There is a truck parked out front on the street.

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Rescuers retrieve the body of one of the confirmed six victims of flash flooding in the area, his car swept from the road. Over six inches of rain in a short time brought flooding in several parts of the city.

1981-05-25

One of over 500 new cars destroyed by flash flooding 5/25 is winched out of Shoal Creek. The creek was sent out of its banks 5/25 by some 7 inches of rain, causing extensive residential and business damage.

1981-05-25

Firemen wade through mud and dank, jungle-like foliage to bring out one of the six victims of flash flooding in the area. Most of the victims were swept away in their cars attempting to pass through high water. Rains of over 6 inches caused the flooding.

1981-05-25

A large group of children are seated in the library with several women standing along the sides of the room, 1936. This building is now the Austin History Center

1936

Large group portrait of children and teenagers in front of a train station on July 23, 1933. Signs on a window say "Missouri Pacific Lines" and an entrance transom window says "For Whites."

1933-07-23

Bird's-eye view of cars and businesses on Guadalupe Street, with taller buildings in the distance shrouded in fog.

circa 1971

Bird's-eye view of cars and businesses on Guadalupe Street, with taller buildings in the distance shrouded in fog.

circa 1971

A man with a beard and hat is seated in a horse cart which has "Rawls Lumber Co." painted on it's side, on July 2, 1947. There are piles of lumber behind the cart.

1947-07-02

View of Alberto Gonzalo Garcia and Eva Garcia seated around a table at a 50th wedding anniversary party at the Driskill Hotel.

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A car that crashed through the wall is in the library among building debris.The car is damaged and there are some police and a fireman standing behind the car.

1980-05-06

Exterior view of the home at 813 Park Boulevard in Austin, Texas, undated.

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A group of soldiers and civilians pose during a picnic at Camp Mabry.

1941-12-07

The exterior of the Millett Opera House building with 1950s vintage cars parked out front on the street.

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Portrait of County Clerk Emilie Limberg holding a knife and preparing to cut a birthday cake that reads "Happy Birthday Miss Limberg."

circa 1960

Miriam "Ma" Ferguson and her daughter standing outside with a mule.

1924

Cast members of Zilker Hillside Theatre's "Oklahoma!" posing in costume in a surrey. Written on back of photo: "Norman Eaton (Curley), Shaaron Melcher (Laurey), Camille Tracy (Aunt Eller)."

1965-08-16

Gravestone for "Puffy" at Pet Rest Memorial Park

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The detrimental effects of Aqua Fest angered members of the community, so they decided to protest. Most of the protests were led by the Brown Berets. The Brown Berets were a social justice organization in the Chicano Civil Rights Movements. With the help of local priests, Paul Hernandez led the Brown Brown Berets to protest in favor of the Hispanic Community of East Austin. The purpose of these protests was to bring some peace and to put an end to the continuous damage caused by Aqua Fest. In 1977, a group of Hispanic youths pelted a truck with rocks as it left the event. The following year, Austin police used excessive force to break up a protest. Two years later, the city moved the the Festival over west of IH-35 to Auditorium Shores.

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Note on back of photo: "Sneed or Masonic Lodge?" Sebron Sneed home interior view of fireplace with pictures placed on mantle.

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Note on back of photo: "Sneed or Masonic Lodge?" Sebron Sneed home interior view of fireplace with pictures placed on mantle.

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The detrimental effects of Aqua Fest angered members of the community, so they decided to protest. Most of the protests were led by the Brown Berets. The Brown Berets were a social justice organization in the Chicano Civil Rights Movements. With the help of local priests, Paul Hernandez led the Brown Brown Berets to protest in favor of the Hispanic Community of East Austin. The purpose of these protests was to bring some peace and to put an end to the continuous damage caused by Aqua Fest. In 1977, a group of Hispanic youths pelted a truck with rocks as it left the event. The following year, Austin police used excessive force to break up a protest. Two years later, the city moved the the Festival over west of IH-35 to Auditorium Shores.

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View of an airplane slightly off the ground, circa 1940s. Painted on the side of the plane is "'Texan' Air Transport."

circa 1940

Victor A. Solimine portrait in uniform that he sent to his wife Ruth before they were married during World War II. Victor's nickname was Sonny.

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The detrimental effects of Aqua Fest angered members of the community, so they decided to protest. Most of the protests were led by the Brown Berets. The Brown Berets were a social justice organization in the Chicano Civil Rights Movements. With the help of local priests, Paul Hernandez led the Brown Brown Berets to protest in favor of the Hispanic Community of East Austin. The purpose of these protests was to bring some peace and to put an end to the continuous damage caused by Aqua Fest. In 1977, a group of Hispanic youths pelted a truck with rocks as it left the event. The following year, Austin police used excessive force to break up a protest. Two years later, the city moved the the Festival over west of IH-35 to Auditorium Shores.

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Victor A. Solimine posing in front of the Army Air Corps 1081 Guards sign at Bergstrom Field (once known as Del Valle Airfield). Solimine was stationed there from 1942-1945. Image on the front of the base address book.

Victor A. Solimine posing next to the 1081 Guards sign by the flagpole at Bergstrom Field during World War II.

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Exterior view of the house at 109 West 18th Street, undated.

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Exterior view of the house at 109 West 18th Street, undated.

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Exterior view of the house at 1112 East 1st Street. Maldonado Record Store is visible next door. A car is parked at the curb in front of the house.

1971

4 men wathcing flooded river

1900

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.

1940

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

Exterior view of the building at 207 West 18th Street on September 13, 1952

1952-09-13

Exterior view of the building at 207 West 18th Street on September 13, 1952

1952-09-13

Exterior view of the Scottish Rite Temple at 207 West 18th Street, undated.

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Exterior view of the Scottish Rite Temple at 207 West 18th Street, undated.

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Two M8 Greyhound armored scout cars from the 2nd Infantry Division on parade through downtown Austin. The 2nd Infantry Division was stationed in Texas to train up for their deployment to the South Pacific, which never happened.

1946-03-29

A large group of people are standing on the platform at a train station, undated. They are the delegates from the Travis County 4-H club going to the A&M College short course.

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Exterior view of homes at 404-406 West 18th Street, undated.

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Exterior view of homes at 404-406 West 18th Street, undated.

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Exterior view of homes at 404-406 West 18th Street, undated.

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Exterior view of homes at 404-406 West 18th Street, undated.

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Exterior of building at 408 West 18th Street, 1966. A sign out front reads W.O. Harper Plumbing and Electric.

1966

Exterior of building at 408 West 18th Street, 1966. A sign out front reads W.O. Harper Plumbing and Electric.

1966

5th grade class picture taken in front of the Palm School building. Middle row, left to right: Mills Eaves, Raymond Smith, Jessie Shipp, [3 students Contact AHC], Eddie Armstrong, Eugene Wells, W.D. Craig, Jr. Top row: Martin Ludwigsen, Phillip Hanehl.

circa 1919

Interior view of a room at 903 West 18th Street, undated.

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Interior view of a room at 903 West 18th Street, undated.

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Interior view of a room with a fireplace at 903 West 18th Street, undated.

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Interior view of a room with a fireplace at 903 West 18th Street, undated.

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Interior view of a room at 903 West 18th Street, undated.

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Interior view of a room at 903 West 18th Street, undated.

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Interior view of a room with a fireplace at 903 West 18th Street, undated.

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Interior view of a room with a fireplace at 903 West 18th Street, undated.

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Exterior view of the home at 903 West 18th Street, undated.

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Exterior view of the home at 903 West 18th Street, undated.

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Exterior view of the home at 903 West 18th Street, undated.

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Exterior view of the home at 903 West 18th Street, undated.

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Exterior view of snow at 903 West 18th Street, undated.

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Exterior view of snow at 903 West 18th Street, undated.

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Exterior view of 903 West 18th Street, undated.

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Exterior view of 903 West 18th Street, undated.

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Exterior view of a snowman on the front lawn at 903 West 18th Street, undated.

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Snow at 903 West 18th Street, undated.

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Snow at 903 West 18th Street, undated.

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Exterior view of a snowman on the front lawn at 903 West 18th Street, undated.

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A young boy is cutting a piece of paper with scissors at the Carver branch of the Austin Public Library, circa 1960s.

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Cowboy in the process of branding a cow who is lying on its side.

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Group portrait of school children are seated in the library and they are all smiling at the camera, November 14, 1963. There is an adult woman in the back standing behind the group. Bookshelves are on the walls.

1963-11-14

A group of children are seated on the floor in the library and there is a screen with a projector so they can view a film, February 17, 1961. There are five adult women as well.

1961-02-17

A group of participants are standing and seated at a table filling out paperwork at a 4-H club event, undated. A banner above the table reads: To Make The Best Better, 4-H Clubs, Oak Hill

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A group of people are riding bikes on the street with traffic near 26th Street and Speedway, circa 1970s.

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A group of grammer students is looking at books in the library while a librarian assists them.

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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.

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A man in shorts is riding a bicycle and holding an umbrella, circa 1973. This image was created by Mike Fluitt

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A man holding a cow's bridle standing in front of a tent at an event. There is a sign that says "Blackburn Sales Co." behind them.

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A student with a pair of shears is clipping the fur of a sheep while his teacher looks on, undated. This image was created by Darl Hyatt. The sheep is on a bench with its head secured in a restraint. On back: "Carl William Whoberr-/-Freshman AG. Student, Kenneth Faubian-AG. Teacher."

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A Texas ranch house on Perdinalis River, 37 miles above Austin. The log house has a wide opening in the center for horses to pass into the back yard or field. Two chimneys stand on the right and left sides of the house. A wood fence is visible in front.

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A woman is seated with two babies in her lap.

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A librarian is showing a group of children the picture in a book she is reading to them.

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A young girl with pig tails pushes a bike through a muddy area circa 1970s.

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Portrait of School Superintendent A. N. McCallum seated in an armchair

1942-02-27

Oval portrait of Abner Cook. He wears a jacket, vest, white shirt and small cravat. He has a short beard.

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Exterior view of Achilles Grocery store located at 1608-10 Lavaca Street, circa 1920s. The sign on the building says "Achilles Grocery and Market HEALTH FOOD CENTER, W.A. Achilles and Co., I.G.A. Stores".

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A man in a suit is standing on a newspaper rack with his arms up speaking to a group that has formed on Guadalupe Street. Businesses on the Drag are visible in the background.

circa 1970

A group of people walking down the street with signs and a flag, protesting the speed boat races in their neighborhood, circa 1970s. One sign reads "Barrio Si, Barcos No."

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Portrait of Ada C. Anderson. She wears a dark dress with white polka dots and a pearl necklace. She leans against a table with her chin resting on her hand.

1976-12

Black and white portrait of Ada Mitchell Belvin, wife of Jessie Belvin, daughter-in-law to Jesse Lincoln Driskill.

circa 1878

Adam Rankin Johnson 1926-1933 was City Manager

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Several dozen peole gathered at the Hancock Recreation Center. One couple in the background is dancing. Caption on the back reads: "Adult Friendship Club, Hancock."

1957

Aerial view of Zilker Park looking southeast. Zilker Springs is visible stretching from the bottom left corner diagonally up through the right center of the Image.

1938

Aerial view of downtown Austin, 1960s. Congress Avenue bisects the image. The Texas State Capitol building and UT Tower are visible but the majority of the image is South Congress Avenue. This image was created by Ronald Vaughn

Aerial view of Disch Field and the surrounding area, undated. The parking lot is full of cars and the stands appear to be full though there are no players on the field.

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Aerial view of downtown Austin, looking northeast from south of the Colorado River (Ladybird Lake). The Long Center is visible in southernmost field of view, and the Capitol building is at northernmost. Lamar Boulevard Bridge is visible over the river.

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Aerial view of Fiesta Gardens with the Colorado river going down the middle of the image.

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Aerial view of Zilker Park showing the area of Barton Springs with Town Lake in the background. The bathhouse and roads through the park are visible.

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Aerial view of Zilker Springs during development in 1938.

1938

An woman standing in a doorway, a man sitting in a rocking chair, and another man or boy sitting near a railing of a porch, undated. The house and porch are in poor condition.

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Photograph of a family of African Americans standing in front of a log cabin, undated. A young girl stands in the open doorway of the cabin and looks on at the family portrait.

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A group of young African Americans are posed in front of a small schoolhouse with their teacher.

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Woman standing next to a man mowing the grass with a push mower.

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Family doing laundry by the banks of a river at McFadin Place near Circleville, Texas in Williamson County.

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In the early 20th century, St. John's Orphanage along with its camp pavilions, such as the encampment pictured here, became a well known center for central Texas African Americans in need

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Scene from the aftermath of the 1915 Colorado River flood. A house is destroyed, with furnishings visible inside. A woman, man, and young girl pose in one of the house's rooms.

1915

View of aftermath of April 1915 flood, Waller Creek at 705 E. 6th Street, Austin. People are gathered on the stone bridge and look down onto the creek. Damaged buildings are on either side of the creek.

1915

Hancock fire, October 1965

1965-10

Hancock fire, October 1965A room at the Hancock Recreation Center following a fire. Water from fire hoses and debris covers the floor. A charred piano sits along the back wall.

1965-10

Rubble in the aftermath of a fire at the Hancock Recreation Center, October 1965

1965-10

Biplanes in line on a field at the Municipal Airport surrounded by crowds of men on October 1930

1930-10

Biplanes in line on a field at the Municipal Airport, October 1930. A few people walk around the planes.

1930-10

Biplanes in line on a field at the Municipal Airport, October 1930. Crowds of people walk around the planes and some appear to be watching one flying, outside of the image.

1930-10

Biplanes in line on a field at the Municipal Airport surrounded by crowds of men on October 1930

1930-10

Biplanes in line on a field at the Municipal Airport surrounded by crowds of men on October 1930

1930-10

Exterior view of the Alamo Hotel at 6th and Guadalupe Streets as seen from the opposite street corner in November 1980. This image was created by Jack Rehm

1980-11

Alan Taniguchi, architect, and parents

1964-12-01

portrait on 50th wedding anniversary

1961

Formal portrait of Alexander Caswell Ellis.

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Portrait of Alexander Penn Wooldridge. He wears a black suit with a white vest and bowtie.

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Aluminum for Defense collection outside the Texas Capitol building. A large chicken-wire bin holds aluminum cans. The Capitol dome is visible in the background.

1941-07-28

Low-angle, exterior view of Amtrack train pilot car (front of train) on railroad tracks, near a sign that reads, "Colorado Bridge." Signage on the train reads, "Amtrak" and "419."

circa 1970

Exterior view of the old Anderson High School located at 1607 Pennsylvania Avenue. The brick building has decorative brickwork at the top. The road in front is gravel and a car parked is partially visible.

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Anderson High School graduating class of 1960. The school was originally named E.H. Anderson and later renamed L.C. Anderson. The school was Austin's all-black high school for many years until students were integrated following desegregation.

1960

Students boycotting the closing of L.C. Anderson High School. The school was ordered closed in 1971 by a federal judge as part of desegregation. African-American students and parents sit on sidewalks and cars to protest the closing.

1971

Group photo of Anderson High School Faculty members standing in front of building. The teachers are male and female African Americans.

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Fully erected lights at Anderson football field. The empty bleachers are visible on the left, and the goal post is visible in the far right.

circa 1941

View of the L.C. Anderson High School football field. Workers are visible at the tops of each light pole on the far side of the field.

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Anderson High School students line up outside the schoolhouse which is either at Olive and Curve Streets or at Pennsylvania Street (currently Kealing Middle school). This class is composed of mostly female students.

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View of students working in the Anderson High School Wood Shop. I Q. Hurdle is visible in rear of room.

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View of Anderson Mill

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Funeral of former Texas governor Andrew Jackson Hamilton at the State Capitol building. Original albumen print filed with Gethsemane Collection, AR.M.013. Same as C00253

1875-04-12

Funeral of former Texas governor Andrew Jackson Hamilton at the State Capitol building. Original albumen print filed with Gethsemane Collection, AR.M.013

1875-04-12

Portrait of Andrew Jackson Hamilton.

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Anita Miller standing at a gate with her back to the camera.

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Studio portrait of Cansada Ann (Hudson) and Ephraim Toungate. He is seated and leans on the arm of a chair. She stands next to him and rests her right hand on his left shoulder.

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"Governor-elect Ann Richards announces that one of her first acts after taking over as Governor will be to appoint State Rep. Lena Guerrero to the Texas Railroad Commission. Guerrero will fill the vacancy left by the election of John Sharp...."

1990-12-03

"Former Travis County Commissioner Ann Richards, Democratic candidate for Stat Treasurer, casts her ballot in the general election. Richards is running against Republican candidate Allen Clark..."

1982-11-02

"Texas Treasurer, at a Capitol news conference, cited a new Lew Harris poll stating that Walter Mondale has come to within nine percentage points of Pres. Ronald Reagan. Richards is a key participant in a State-wide effort to register women voters."

1984-10-16

Ann Richards speaks on the telephone during her tenure as Travis County Commissioner.

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State Treasurer Ann Richards signals victory as she gets the word that Atty. Gen. Jim Mattox has conceded in their runoff for the Democratic nomination for governor.

1990-04-10

Informal outdoor portrait of Anthony Adair Garland. He wears a 3 piece suit with a bow tie.

1935

Informal outdoor portrait of Anthony Adair Garland. He wears a 3-piece suit with a bow tie and a hat. He stands in the doorway of a building.

1935

Formal portrait of Anthony Garland Adair as an older man. Inscribed in upper right: "To E.H.P known as'Mr. Austin' the commodore who can mix with Kings and return the common touch this is given with deep and [illegible] affection. Garland."

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Candid portrait of Anthony Garland Adair. He wears a jacket, vest, white shirt, bow tie and a tall fedora style hat.

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Image of drawing titled "The Pity of It" showing a woman carrying a flag with "Votes for Women" written on it, as she stands on the precipice looking down into waters below on which is written "Politics." Text at bottom left cites the MAOFESW.

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Headstone for Apolonia Patina, 1922-1943, in the Cemetario Mexicano de Santa Maria de la Luz.

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Line up of people on bicycles and others holding signs protesting the pollution of east Austin neighborhoods from the Aqua Festival. All these detrimental effects of Aqua Fest angered members of the community, so they decided to protest. Most of the protests were led by the Brown Berets. The Brown Berets were a social justice organization in the Chicano Civil Rights Movements. With the help of local priests, Paul Hernandez led the Brown Brown Berets to protest in favor of the Hispanic Community of East Austin. The purpose of these protests was to bring some peace and to put an end to the continuous damage caused by Aqua Fest. In 1977, a group of Hispanic youths pelted a truck with rocks as it left the event. The following year, Austin police used excessive force to break up a protest. Two years later, the city moved the the Festival over west of IH-35 to Auditorium Shores.

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The detrimental effects of Aqua Fest angered members of the community, so they decided to protest. Most of the protests were led by the Brown Berets. The Brown Berets were a social justice organization in the Chicano Civil Rights Movements. With the help of local priests, Paul Hernandez led the Brown Brown Berets to protest in favor of the Hispanic Community of East Austin. The purpose of these protests was to bring some peace and to put an end to the continuous damage caused by Aqua Fest. In 1977, a group of Hispanic youths pelted a truck with rocks as it left the event. The following year, Austin police used excessive force to break up a protest. Two years later, the city moved the the Festival over west of IH-35 to Auditorium Shores.

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Police are lined up along Town Lake in response to the Brown Berets protest of the Aqua Fest Boat Races on Town Lake

The detrimental effects of Aqua Fest angered members of the community, so they decided to protest. Most of the protests were led by the Brown Berets. The Brown Berets were a social justice organization in the Chicano Civil Rights Movements. With the help of local priests, Paul Hernandez led the Brown Brown Berets to protest in favor of the Hispanic Community of East Austin. The purpose of these protests was to bring some peace and to put an end to the continuous damage caused by Aqua Fest. In 1977, a group of Hispanic youths pelted a truck with rocks as it left the event. The following year, Austin police used excessive force to break up a protest. Two years later, the city moved the the Festival over west of IH-35 to Auditorium Shores.

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The detrimental effects of Aqua Fest angered members of the community, so they decided to protest. Most of the protests were led by the Brown Berets. The Brown Berets were a social justice organization in the Chicano Civil Rights Movements. With the help of local priests, Paul Hernandez led the Brown Brown Berets to protest in favor of the Hispanic Community of East Austin. The purpose of these protests was to bring some peace and to put an end to the continuous damage caused by Aqua Fest. In 1977, a group of Hispanic youths pelted a truck with rocks as it left the event. The following year, Austin police used excessive force to break up a protest. Two years later, the city moved the the Festival over west of IH-35 to Auditorium Shores.

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The detrimental effects of Aqua Fest angered members of the community, so they decided to protest. Most of the protests were led by the Brown Berets. The Brown Berets were a social justice organization in the Chicano Civil Rights Movements. With the help of local priests, Paul Hernandez led the Brown Brown Berets to protest in favor of the Hispanic Community of East Austin. The purpose of these protests was to bring some peace and to put an end to the continuous damage caused by Aqua Fest. In 1977, a group of Hispanic youths pelted a truck with rocks as it left the event. The following year, Austin police used excessive force to break up a protest. Two years later, the city moved the the Festival over west of IH-35 to Auditorium Shores.

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The detrimental effects of Aqua Fest angered members of the community, so they decided to protest. Most of the protests were led by the Brown Berets. The Brown Berets were a social justice organization in the Chicano Civil Rights Movements. With the help of local priests, Paul Hernandez led the Brown Brown Berets to protest in favor of the Hispanic Community of East Austin. The purpose of these protests was to bring some peace and to put an end to the continuous damage caused by Aqua Fest. In 1977, a group of Hispanic youths pelted a truck with rocks as it left the event. The following year, Austin police used excessive force to break up a protest. Two years later, the city moved the the Festival over west of IH-35 to Auditorium Shores.

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The detrimental effects of Aqua Fest angered members of the community, so they decided to protest. Most of the protests were led by the Brown Berets. The Brown Berets were a social justice organization in the Chicano Civil Rights Movements. With the help of local priests, Paul Hernandez led the Brown Brown Berets to protest in favor of the Hispanic Community of East Austin. The purpose of these protests was to bring some peace and to put an end to the continuous damage caused by Aqua Fest. In 1977, a group of Hispanic youths pelted a truck with rocks as it left the event. The following year, Austin police used excessive force to break up a protest. Two years later, the city moved the the Festival over west of IH-35 to Auditorium Shores.

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The detrimental effects of Aqua Fest angered members of the community, so they decided to protest. Most of the protests were led by the Brown Berets. The Brown Berets were a social justice organization in the Chicano Civil Rights Movements. With the help of local priests, Paul Hernandez led the Brown Brown Berets to protest in favor of the Hispanic Community of East Austin. The purpose of these protests was to bring some peace and to put an end to the continuous damage caused by Aqua Fest. In 1977, a group of Hispanic youths pelted a truck with rocks as it left the event. The following year, Austin police used excessive force to break up a protest. Two years later, the city moved the the Festival over west of IH-35 to Auditorium Shores.

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Group portrait of six women in bathing suits standing in and in front of a convertible parked beside the water, circa 1966. This image was taken during Aqua Festival.

circa 1966

A man and a woman seated at a wooden table at Austin's U.S.O. club. Each holds a bottle of 7-up with a straw in it.

circa 1942

Arnold Palmer sitting on his golf bag at the Legends of Golf Tournament, undated

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Portrait of Arthur Newell McCallum, Jr., son of A.N. and Jane McCallum.

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Asian male standing next to Caucasian woman in a yard. [ AF-BIOGRAPHY. LUNG,JOE and FAMILY]

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Portrait of Athol Estes Porter.

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Portrait of Lupe Ledesma and Lupe Ortegon, dressed as bridesmaids for Susie and David Huerta's wedding. They stand in the front yard of the Ramirez (Susie's parents') residence at 1110 East 8th Street.

1956

A view of the auditorium at the Texas School for the Deaf from the back facing the stage. There is a backdrop of a river and pathway with trees down on the stage. The auditorium is empty.

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Audray Bateman Randle and Gibson Randle standing in the old Austin Public Library Central Library Building, later the Austin History Center.

1988

Pat Pope Streiber (left), Sharmyn Lumsden (center), Audray Bateman Randle (right) in the lobby of the Austin History Center.

1988

Portrait of Audray Bateman seated at a desk looking at some photographs.

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Audray Bateman, Curator of the Austin-Travis County CollectionAustin Public Library. She wrote the Waterloo Scrapbook column in American Statesman.

1976

August and Esther Wukasch

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Exterior view of the Walker Properties Association building on July 19, 1924

1924-07-19

Exterior of Walker Properties Association building on May 12, 1925

1925-05-12

Interior view of Austex Foods on July 19, 1924. Four workmen are standing in a food storage area

1924-07-19

View of exterior building at Austin Area Garden Center

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Exterior view of the Austin Area Garden Center including construction of the building on April 14, 1964.

1964-04-14

Exterior view of the greenhouse at the Austin Area Garden Center greenhouse on February 20, 1968. The greenhouse structure is in the background with muddy tracks in the foreground.

1968-02-20

Landscape architectural drawing of the Austin Area Garden Center Zilker Garden from July 1964 by C.O. Smith, Superintendent of Parks and Fritz Von Osthoff.

1964-07

Entrance to the Austin Area Garden Center and the landscaped surrounding area on July 3, 1967.

1967-07-03

Exterior view of the Austin Area Garden Center and the landscaped surrounding area on November 10, 1966.

1966-11-10

Exterior view of the Austin Area Garden Center on November 10, 1966 and the landscaped surrounding area.

1966-11-10

Exterior view of the Austin Area Garden Center and the landscaped surrounding area, about 1960s.

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Exterior view of the Austin Area Garden Center and the landscaped surrounding area in November 1965.

1965-11

Exterior view of the Austin Area Garden Center including parking lot around the building in April 1965.

1965-04

Exterior view of the Austin Area Garden Center including construction of the building on April 14, 1964.

1964-04-14

Job corps waiting in line for food being served at the Austin Area Garden Center in July 1966.

1967-07-03

Showing scaffolding used in painting the interior of the Austin Athletic Club building and the condition of building before painting. Volleyball nets stretch across two courts, with empty bleachers visible in background.

1943-02-10

Exterior of City Hall looking northeast at the corner of Colorado and 8th Street.

1920

View of Austin Community Garden looking towards the airport. Rows of plants and string fence separating rows in foreground. The airport control tower, airplanes and gates are in the background.

1975-09

One panorama group portrait of the Austin Dam 12-8am shift employees on August 11, 1939. R.B. Alsop is on the image caption.

1939-08-11

View looking southwest of the broken Austin Dam after a flood.

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Typed on reverse: "The old Dam and Lake McDonald in all their glory, from 1890-1900." View looking north across dam, with Ben Hur steamboat, wharves, and Power House all visible

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Southeast view of the Austin Dam on the Colorado River after breaking during a flood. The dam was built in 1890 in an attempt to bring industry to the city, but failed after upriver storms sent a flood cracking the dam and killing eight people.

1900

Workers installing granite blocks for construction of Austin Dam circa 1892. This image was created by J. Serdinka

circa 1892

Pump in river bed by old granite dam with work men, circa 1890s

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Water flowing over the Lake Austin Dam, 1890s. Two people standing at the top, center of the dam.

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View of water rushing over the Austin Dam, 1893-1900.

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View of the broken Austin Dam with debris in the foreground, circa 1900.

circa 1900

View of the broken Austin Dam with debris in the foreground, circa 1900.

circa 1900

View of the broken Austin Dam and the damaged building, circa 1900. Water is in the foreground.

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View of the broken Austin Dam with people standing in the foreground looking at it, circa 1900.

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Aerial view of the Austin Dam looking west.

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Close-up view of Austin dam wall, with repair visible, 1910s

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Class picture of kindergarten students and their teachers at Austin Free School taken outside school building, circa 1916. Other teachers seen through windows. Miss Dot Thornton is possibly one of the teachers.

circa 1916

View of the exterior of Austin High School's old Rio Grande Campus. Snow covers the lawn, trees, and bushes in front of the building.

1944-01-14

View of the Austin High School band in front of the Texas State Capitol building

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View of the exterior of the Austin High School Rio Grande Campus from the corner of 12th Street and Rio Grande Street looking north. A moon tower is visible on the corner and a lamp post is visible on the far right foreground. Trees are bare.

1968

Exterior view of Stephen F. Austin High School. Tree branches across the upper right corner of the image obscure the view. Original is lantern slide.

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View of an Austin High School football game in progress.

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View of an Austin High School football game in progress.

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View of an Austin High School football game in progress.

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View of an Austin High School football game in progress.

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Exterior view of the Old Red Campus of Austin High School. There are a few people walking around the large brick and stone building.

1918

Austin High School senior class picnic at Barton Springs.

1914

Austin High School 1971 student council members standing L to R: Katie Miller, Vice President; Anna Reyes, Secretary; Charles Riptoe, Treasurer; Seated: Carlton Lowe, President

1971

Students reading at long wooden tables in the school library at Austin High School. They are seated in wooden chairs with vertical back slats. The view is taken through an ornamental wrought iron arch with a Texas Star and "AHS" at the top of each corner.

1934

students reading at long wooden tables in the Austin High School library. The circulation desk is visible at the back of the room. Two framed portraits on the far wall. Four pendant schoolhouse lamps and a ceiling fan overhead.

1934-12-11

A group of track athletes and their coaches pose for a picture on the stadium field with their Texas state track award. Several wear uniforms with a winged "A" logo. Extensive history and identifications on back of photo.

circa 1943

Entrance to Austin High School at 1201 Rio Grande Street.

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View of the History Center's Photography Lab, looking at the 4x5 copy system. It has a Polaroid MP-4 Copy Camera and Comet CX 244 2400 w/s power supply in 1991.

1991

Exterior view of the Austin Public Library Central Branch, circa 1933. This building is on Guadalupe St. and became the home of the Austin History Center in 1983.

circa 1933

Photograph of students in front of the Austin Home Institute girls' dormitory. Writing on back reads: " The girls' dormitory at the Austin Home Inst. that was on E. 12th. All buildings were burned and this is the only picture that I had of the school. Eleanor Digger Middleton. I was in this dorm. from 1891 finished in 1893."

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A horse-drawn fire engine carries ladders and hosed water tanks. A sign on it reads, "A.H.&.L. No. 1." Three horses stand in front of the stationary carriage, including two dark horses and a white horse in between. The Texas Capitol is in the background.

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portrait

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Exterior of an abattoir with animal carcases and employees and vehicles. "Austin Municipal Abattoir" is written across the building.

1939

Crew working in slaughter room of the Austin Abattoir

1939-10-26

Exterior view of the Austin Packing Company on 1511 East 6th Street on June 26, 1936. At the top of the brick building is "1914" and below that is "J.B. Pierce and Bro." Austin Packing Co. has its sign on the overhang. A house is partially visible to the right.

1936-06-26

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

Austin Pioneers baseball players at practice

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Photograph of three men (Jack Knott, Hank Oana, and E.P. Knebel) standing under a sign resembling a baseball that reads "Austin Pioneers Baseball, Austin Baseball Club INC. Big State League." The two outside men are looking up at the sign while the one in the middle is pointing up at it. A sign for GA Simms Seafoods is visible in the background.

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A group of children are in the Windsor Village branch library getting books off the shelves. Some artwork and plants are on top of the shelves and there is a small round table in the foreground.

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A group of students, teachers and Arthur N. McCallum, superintendent of Austin Public Schools, stand with an Austin School Bus in front of the Austin High School campus at 1202 Rio Grande. McCallum would later have an Austin high school named for him.

1934

View of the foyer of the Austin Theater. Caption reads "Austin Thea. June 1939 / Bro. J. Beckham, Homer Duffy / Manager Francis Vicker, Al Hemphill, Tat Mac Arthur, Bill Hemphill, Ann Monroe."

1939-06

Interior of the Austin Theater, facing screen. Caption reads "Regular screen. Austin Theater."

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Interior view of the Austin Theater facing the screen in June 1938.

1938-06

Interior of Austin Theater, facing the balcony. Caption reads "Austin Theatre-1939. Art by Peter Alidi."

1939

View of the interior of the Austin Theater facing the screen. Caption reads "stero-speakers, cinemascope screen, Austin. 1949."

1949

Two unidentified women at a desk.

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Group of women sitting around table. Large book and ashtray on table.

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Portriat of Mrs. L. B. Griffith, Chairman Austin Womens Volunteer Service; Miss Dolly Maude Harris; Mrs. Betty Anne Coffman, delivering Austin Telephone Directory.

1942-11

Mayor Butler standing next to an Oldsmobile.

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View of the Austin-Travis County Collection area in the Main Library Building, 1972. Frances Moore is standing at a desk, talking on the phone. Bookcases are against the back wall, tables are at left, and a flat file case is at right. This building is now the Austin History Center.

1972

Automobile with water splashing on either side of it as it is driven through shallow floodwater. Water flows past the car and over the ledge of the street onto lower ground. A sign to the right of the car reads, "Flood Gauge."

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Automobile with water splashing on either side of it as it drives through street, which is shallowly flooded with rainwater.

circa 1973

View of the back entrance to the house at 903 West 18th Street, undated

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View of the back entrance to the house at 903 West 18th Street, undated

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View of the backyard at 903 West 18th Street, undated

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View of the backyard at 903 West 18th Street, undated

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Group portrait of students in front of Baker Elementary School. They are sitting and standing in front of the two-story stone school building.

circa 1922

Cotton yard with wagons loaded with bales of cotton

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African American men seen pulling horse drawn wagons loaded with bales of cotton

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Black and white image of a ballet dancer wearing a leotard

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Black and white image of a ballet dancer wearing a tutu posing

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Black and white image of Ballet Austin dancers practicing in the studio

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Barbara Jordan speaking at the University of Texas at Austin.

circa 1980

Jordan is shown during a press release at LBJ School of Public Affairs. She denied reports that she has an uncurable bone disease. The Dallas Morning News reported about the alleged disease on Jan. 17 (the day before).

1979-01-18

Senate President Pro Tempore Barbara Jordan presiding over the Senate during the 62nd Legislature. She stands at the front desk and holds a gavel in the air.

1972

Portrait of Barbara Jordan.

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The detrimental effects of Aqua Fest angered members of the community, so they decided to protest. Most of the protests were led by the Brown Berets. The Brown Berets were a social justice organization in the Chicano Civil Rights Movements. With the help of local priests, Paul Hernandez led the Brown Brown Berets to protest in favor of the Hispanic Community of East Austin. The purpose of these protests was to bring some peace and to put an end to the continuous damage caused by Aqua Fest. In 1977, a group of Hispanic youths pelted a truck with rocks as it left the event. The following year, Austin police used excessive force to break up a protest. Two years later, the city moved the the Festival over west of IH-35 to Auditorium Shores.

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Black and white photograph of children on the playground at Bathomolew Park in 1977.

1977

Candid photograph of children playing at Bartholomew Park's large swimming pool. Close range view shows 8 children in the pool water, at the rightmost lanes. Four other children are near them at the outside edge of the pool.

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Candid photograph of four children playing in a small swimming pool at Bartholomew Park. In the background left, three adults sit at poolside benches under pavillion.

1968

Photograph of swimming pool at Bartholomew Park, on a clear day, with about six swimmers in it. The large pool has about 10 swimming lanes. At left, two divers each stand on a board with back facing the pool. A few visitors walk or sit around the pool.

1968

Photograph of swimming pool at Bartholomew Park, on a clear day, with about six swimmers in it. The large pool has about 10 swimming lanes. At distant left, a lifeguard sits at chair and, nearby, several visitors are seated by the pool house.

1968

Bridge over Barton Creek

1894-12

Cliffs around Barton Creek, undated

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View of Barton Creek from afar

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Exterior view of the bathhouse at Barton Springs pool. A portion of the pool is visible in the foreground and two men stand on the steps looking at the water.

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Group of men standing on and under the bridge at Barton Springs.

1928-10-10

A woman in a bathing suit laying on a towel at Barton Springs pool with people swimming in the background, summer 1971.

1971

View of Barton Springs with people both swimming and sunbathing. There is a short wall around the pool, but the hillside is undeveloped and rocky.

circa 1920

Work crew in the pool.

circa 1922

American Legion Baseball players aboard a wagon with a banner advertising an upcoming game with the Philadelphia Athletics team at Clark Field.

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Boys posing for a picture at a baseball field

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Portrait of a basset hound puppy and daschund puppy, undated. Image created by T.P. Woo

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Scientists researching the Mexican free-tailed bat population under the South Congress Avenue Bridge on Lady Bird Lake

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bathhouse in the snow

1967

Interior view of bathroom facilities at Northwest Swimming Pool Park.

1956

Photograph of a toilet in the bathroom at Northwest Swimming Pool Park.

1956-09-21

A bedroom at the French Legation with a bed and two rocking chairs.

1936

Garza Meat Market on 701 E 6th Street with three employees including a salesman, Mozy Valdez, and a meat clerk.

Photo of Berl Handcox.

1974

Austin city councilman Berl Handcox speaking into several microphones. A plaque on his desk shows his name.

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Bertha Means and Dan Love (Mayor Pro Tem) cut a ceremonial ribbon to mark the opening of Rosewood Recreation Center.

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Portrait of Bertha Means. She wears a dark dress with white polka dots, and a white jacket. She has a name badge that reads "City Council Place 6."

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Portrait of city council member Betty J. Himmelblau.

circa 1970

Group portrait taken on front porch of Fisher Lamb Ranch in Iredale, Texas. Beulah Lamb Craig is standing third from left; Julia Lamb Worley is first lady from left; Agnes Lamb Stiles is last lady on right.

circa 1955

Beverly Sheffield at a Sing Song production at Barton Springs.

1956

Group portrait of Bickler Elementary School students. The teacher and students are posing for outside of the school building. Third row, third from left: Margaret Berthe (Bohm) Haemel (?). First row, eighth from left: Nell (Walling) Bradfield.

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Group of children in front of Bickler Elementary

1930

Exterior of Bickler Elementary school building.

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Street view with Bickler Elementary school in the background.

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Exterior of Bickler Elementary school building.

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Exterior of Bickler Elementary school building.

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Exterior of Bickler Elementary school building.

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Exterior of Bickler Elementary school building.

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View of children swimming at Big Stacy public swimming pool.

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Portrait of State Land Commissioner Bill Allcorn. From the Austin Statesman

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Portrait of State Land Commissioner Bill Allcorn. From the Austin Statesman

1960-04-01

Portrait of State Land Commissioner Bill Allcorn. From the Austin Statesman

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Left: Bill Monroe Right: Neal Douglass

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Crowd of people surround biplane.

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View of the side of a biplane with about four passengers, circa 1910. A sign for a newspaper is partially visible on the side of the plane.

circa 1910

Exterior view of Blackshear Elementary with bricks on the grounds in 1949.

1949-01-24

Side of building

1967-06-01

Back of building

1967-06-01

Front of building

1967-06-01

A boat on the shore of Town Lake at Fiesta Gardens.

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View of a boat dock on Lake Austin, with people standing on dock and shore.

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View of boat dock on Lake Austin

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Bob Binder seated and talking at a desk

1975

Paul Tilley and Bob Rockwood standing at a movie theater box office.

1911

Herbert Bohls on horseback amid a herd of goats at Bohls goat ranch off Highway 71 across from Trading Post.

circa 1930

Roadside stand on Bohls ranch ca. 1915. L to R: Quintas Cato (son of Lamar Cato, Houston Architect), Herbert Bohls, Betty Bohls

circa 1915

Bohn Brothers Department Store on Congress Avenue. Several men and women are lined up on the sidewalk in front of the store. A boy holds a bicycle and a man is in a horse-drawn buggy. Citizens Bank & Trust Co. is to the left of the department store.

circa 1909

Headstone for Bonifacio M Ybarra, 1898-1936, in the Cemetario Mexicano de Santa Maria de la Luz in 1991.

1991

Six girls and boys stand outside an Austin Public Library Trailer Branch, circa 1950s. The children all hold piles of books.

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A bookmobile truck is parked in a neighborhood, circa 1950s. Painted on the side of the truck is "Travis County Free Library, That all may read."

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A man, Noel Brinkley, selling fireworks with a woman, Yen T. Brinkley, is gesturing while describing the fireworks to a boy, Kynan Wildower

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A group of black children watching a youth prepare to dive from the diving board into the public pool at Rosewood Park.

1938-09-08

A young boy of about four is in a saddle on a donkey holding a rope tied aroung the horns of a bull. The boy is wearing a cowboy hat and sheepskin chaps. The donkey and bull are stnading next to each other in a street.

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Group of six Latino youth making balsa-wood airplanes from a Comet brand "Air-Age Educational Kit" at the Pan American Recreation Center.

1946-11-19

Black and white photograph of four boys happily swimming at Bathomolew Park Pool circa 1963.

circa 1963

Black and white photograph of five boys happily swimming at Bathomolew Park Pool circa 1963. From back of photo: Kids playing at Bartholomew Pool. All City owned pool opened this Saturday for public use, starting out the "swimming season."

circa 1963

Photograph of a boys' woodworking class at the Old Red Campus building of the John T. Allan Junior High School, formerly Stephen F. Austin High School. Identifications on back of photo.

circa 1925

Group portrait of students and teacher at Brackenridge Elementary School. All of the students and the teacher are African American.

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Students of Brackenridge Elementary School posing for a group portrait. Students' names are partially listed on back of photograph.

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Public Schools-Elementary-Brackenridge

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Mrs. Jo Frazer, a librarian, is in a room at Brackenridge Hospital with a child and a book cart of books for him in 1961.

1961

A librarian is showing a book to a child in a hospital bed at Brackenridge Hospital.

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Exterior view of the City Hospital - Brackenridge.

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Exterior view of Brackenrdge Hospital building, circa 1960s. It is a 6-story brick building with a center tower with two additional stories. The Texas State Capitol building is visible in the background.

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Exterior view of the original Brackenridge Hospital, undated. It is a brick three story building with four ionic columns beneath a balcony at the entrance.

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Group of Bremond family members and descendants

1911-01-25

Picture of bride sitting and holding flowers.

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Aerial view of bridge over Barton Creek, undated.

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View of bridge over Barton Creek from the creek banks, undated.

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Arched bridge over Barton Creek

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Wooden foot bridge crossing lily pond at the botanical gardens.

1971-06-01

View of the bridge over Onion Creek. Two bicyclists are barely visible in the distance at the far end of the bridge. The sky is partly cloudy.

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View of bridges over Waller Creek

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Cast of actors performing Brigadoon as the summer drama at the Zilker Hillside Theater.

1964-08-26

Four people standing on bank of Colorado River at the site of the destroyed Austin Dam

1901-02-21

Crwod viewing damage to Austin Dam after 1900 flood

1900

View of destroyed dam. Verso: "Austin dam broke 1900." Stamped: "Made by Geo H. Berner with H. R. Marks, Photographer, Austin, Texas."

1900

View of broken Austin Dam after 1900 flood

circa 1900

Remnants of Austin Dam after 1900 flood. On verso "After dam broke."

circa 1900

Brown Beret member holding a walkie talkie at an Anti-KKK Rally at the Capitol. The Brown Berets was a Chicano/Mexican-American community-based organization in Austin, Texas founded during the Chicano Civil Rights Movement, modeled after the Brown Berets.

1983-02-19

The detrimental effects of Aqua Fest angered members of the community, so they decided to protest. Most of the protests were led by the Brown Berets. The Brown Berets were a social justice organization in the Chicano Civil Rights Movements. With the help of local priests, Paul Hernandez led the Brown Brown Berets to protest in favor of the Hispanic Community of East Austin. The purpose of these protests was to bring some peace and to put an end to the continuous damage caused by Aqua Fest. In 1977, a group of Hispanic youths pelted a truck with rocks as it left the event. The following year, Austin police used excessive force to break up a protest. Two years later, the city moved the the Festival over west of IH-35 to Auditorium Shores.

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Brown Berets leader Paul Hernandez holding a megaphone at an Anti-KKK Rally at the Capitol, 1983. The Brown Berets was a Chicano/Mexican-American community-based organization in Austin, Texas founded during the Chicano Civil Rights Movement, modeled after the Brown Berets. As the group's leader during the 1970s and 1980s, Hernandez opposed police brutality and fought the boat races on Town Lake (now Lady Bird Lake) in East Austin. Hernandez was the guiding force behind El Concilio, the coalition of Mexican-American neighborhood associations.

1983-02-19

The detrimental effects of Aqua Fest angered members of the community, so they decided to protest. Most of the protests were led by the Brown Berets. The Brown Berets were a social justice organization in the Chicano Civil Rights Movements. With the help of local priests, Paul Hernandez led the Brown Brown Berets to protest in favor of the Hispanic Community of East Austin. The purpose of these protests was to bring some peace and to put an end to the continuous damage caused by Aqua Fest. In 1977, a group of Hispanic youths pelted a truck with rocks as it left the event. The following year, Austin police used excessive force to break up a protest. Two years later, the city moved the the Festival over west of IH-35 to Auditorium Shores.

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Woman holding child at a demonstration. The detrimental effects of Aqua Fest angered members of the community, so they decided to protest. Most of the protests were led by the Brown Berets. The Brown Berets were a social justice organization in the Chicano Civil Rights Movements. With the help of local priests, Paul Hernandez led the Brown Brown Berets to protest in favor of the Hispanic Community of East Austin. The purpose of these protests was to bring some peace and to put an end to the continuous damage caused by Aqua Fest. In 1977, a group of Hispanic youths pelted a truck with rocks as it left the event. The following year, Austin police used excessive force to break up a protest. Two years later, the city moved the the Festival over west of IH-35 to Auditorium Shores.

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Photograph of two men and one woman who are members of the Austin Brown Berets.

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Two Brown Berets standing together outside. One man is holding a radio. This image was created by Susana Almanza

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Two women (members of the Brown Berets?)

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The detrimental effects of Aqua Fest angered members of the community, so they decided to protest. Most of the protests were led by the Brown Berets. The Brown Berets were a social justice organization in the Chicano Civil Rights Movements. With the help of local priests, Paul Hernandez led the Brown Brown Berets to protest in favor of the Hispanic Community of East Austin. The purpose of these protests was to bring some peace and to put an end to the continuous damage caused by Aqua Fest. In 1977, a group of Hispanic youths pelted a truck with rocks as it left the event. The following year, Austin police used excessive force to break up a protest. Two years later, the city moved the the Festival over west of IH-35 to Auditorium Shores.

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Brown Beret member holding megaphones at a demonstration. The Brown Berets was a Chicano/Mexican-American community-based organization in Austin, Texas founded during the Chicano Civil Rights Movement, modeled after the Brown Berets.

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Reconstruction on the Buchanan Dam on November 29, 1935

1935-11-29

Buelah Craig and Mrs. Woods walking down the street.

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Hugo Kuehne-designed shelter structure at Little Stacy park

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Stone building in Zilker Park.

circa 1934

Exterior view of the temporary capitol building, in use from 1881-1888. horse-drawn carriages are in front. The new capitol is partially visible in the background.

1885

Three men on the bank near the waterfall of Bull Creek.

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A large group of people are dressed up and posing in front of Burrowes Hall at Samuel Huston College, circa 1890s. Handwritten across the top of the mount: "L.M. Mitchell Company."

Byron Nelson putting while Ben Hogan watches, undated

"Mexican shacks built of barrel stoves that cement was shipped in during the time the Austin Dam was built," circa 1890s. Two men are at right at the end of the row of shacks.

View of Guadalupe Street, 1901-1907 block. Cambridge Tower, Enco gas station, cars, and Texas Capitol building in the distance.

1971

View of Guadalupe Street, 1901-1907 block. Cambridge Tower, Enco gas station, cars, and Texas Capitol building in the distance.

1971

Four men posing with a large United States flag about to be raised on the Camp Swift flagpole, caption reads "Activation Camp Swift May 4, 1942"

1942-05-04

Aerial view of Camp Swift

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View of Campbell's Hole in Barton Creek in Austin, Texas in May 1976. Swimmers and sun bathers are shown in the water and on the banks of the water.

1976-05

View of the Capitol building on fire, with smoke emanating from the top floor of the building as onlookers stand in the street.

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A view of the capitol building. Congress Avenue is in the foreground but it is not paved.

circa 1890

Texas State Capitol building with view of cars lining the drive

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Photo of exterior of Capitol Laundry and Cleaning Company taken from Barton Springs Road

1945-02-14

Texas State Capitol building seen from Congress Avenue. A few buildings are seen off to each side and cars are parked along each side of the road.

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View of the front of the Capitol building looking northwest

1888-05

Summer musical "Peter Pan" being performed at Zilker Hillside Theater. Captain Hook and Peter Pan cross swords.

1971-08

Moore was gassed during Battle of St. Etienne on 10-08-18. He was awarded Distinguished Service Cross and French Croix de Guerre. He refused to evacuate; instead he reorganized 3 platoons after other officers were wounded. He died 10 years after the war.

circa 1918

Moore was gassed during Battle of St. Etienne on 10-08-18. He was awarded Distinguished Service Cross and French Croix de Guerre. He refused to evacuate; instead he reorganized 3 platoons after other officers were wounded. He died 10 years after the war.

circa 1918

A car parked at a small waterfall at Bull Creek. Brush and a cliff face are visible in the foreground.

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The age of the personal automobile arrived and brought with it a clear challenge to the streetcar business. Promotions for the automobile noted freedom from crowded street cars and the discomfort and delays of street car travel.

circa 1916

Portrait of five adults in a car driving by the City Park entrance sign, undated. "May not be Austin, as per Beverly Sheffield" is written on verso.

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Carl Hickerson sitting on the street, selling flowers and balancing one on his hand.

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View of old bathhouse with dozens of Model T cars parked in a dirt lot.

1925-06-17

Exterior view of the George Washington Carver branch of the Austin Public Library, March 1967. A car is parked at the curb in front of the building. There is a book drop box at the curb.

1967-03

A group of children seated in chairs at the Carver branch of the Austin Public Library, facing forward. A number of the girls are in Girl Scout uniforms.

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A large group of children are seated on the floor of the Carver branch of the Austin Public Library. Some women are around the edge of the room.

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View of a hand holding a branding iron. Note accompanying photo: "The Sneed Brand."

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Cattle on Congress Avenue up from Ash Street. Travis County Court House in distance.

1881

View of Cemetario Mexicano de Santa Maria de la Luz from outside the fence and across the street.

undated

Photograph of the exterior of the Central Fire Station #1 at 401 East 5th Street. The brick building, built in 1938, is in Art Deco style.

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View of the now demolished Central Fire Station #1, circa 1890s. Numerous flags and banners hang from the building. Horse-drawn fire engines are in front of the building.

Exterior view of the Central Methodist Church, located at Colorado and 13th Streets, circa 1901. The yard in front of the church is very overgrown and a tree partially obscures the name on the front of the church. A girl stands atop the church steps.

circa 1901

Exterior view of the Central Methodist Swedish Episcopal Church, located at the northeast corner of Colorado and West 13th Streets, undated. It was dedicated in 1898 and demolished 1956.

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Interior view of man and woman and a bed. The man is wearing a suit and tie. The woman is using a machine to press a cloth article.

1940-10-01

Interior view of man and woman and a bed. The man is wearing a suit and tie. The woman is using a machine to press a cloth article.

1940-10-01

Interior view of tables and chairs.

1940-10-01

Interior view of tables and chairs.

1940-10-01

Portrait of Austin Mayor Charles A. McAden in September 1953.

1953-09

Portrait of Austin Mayor Charles A. McAden in September 1953.

1953-09

Studio portrait of Austin Mayor Charles A. McAden, undated.

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Studio portrait of Austin Mayor Charles A. McAden, undated.

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Exterior view of Charles W. Barnes Grocery store. A couple men stand on the sidewalk in front of the building and two people are in a horse-drawn cart in the dirt road in front.

1895-11

Formal seated portrait of Charles William Besserer. He wears a dark suit with a bowtie and he leans against a table.

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Black and white portrait of Charlie Lung standing in Joe Lung Café with two kitchen workers at 507 San Jacinto wearing cooking attire. [ AF-BIOGRAPHY. Joe Lung and FAMILY]

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Child wearing a cowboy hat is about to take a bite of food

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Child on a pony with a UT flag and a man

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Black and white image of dance students from the Annette Duval School of Dance in costume. Annette Duval founded and ran a popular regional chain of dance studios from 1930 into the 1970s. The school taught many different types of dancing to toddlers, children, and adults, and proved popular: By 1955, it had 4 schools in Austin and 17 in other Texas cities. Students at the school performed for various parties and school events and, during World War II, in programs for enlisted soldiers and wounded service members. Annette Duval served as vice president of the Texas Association of Teachers of Dancing in 1948 and taught dancing at the group’s state convention in multiple years.

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Black and white image of dance students from the Annette Duval School of Dance in costume. Annette Duval founded and ran a popular regional chain of dance studios from 1930 into the 1970s. The school taught many different types of dancing to toddlers, children, and adults, and proved popular: By 1955, it had 4 schools in Austin and 17 in other Texas cities. Students at the school performed for various parties and school events and, during World War II, in programs for enlisted soldiers and wounded service members. Annette Duval served as vice president of the Texas Association of Teachers of Dancing in 1948 and taught dancing at the group’s state convention in multiple years.

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Black and white image of dance students from the Annette Duval School of Dance in costume. Annette Duval founded and ran a popular regional chain of dance studios from 1930 into the 1970s. The school taught many different types of dancing to toddlers, children, and adults, and proved popular: By 1955, it had 4 schools in Austin and 17 in other Texas cities. Students at the school performed for various parties and school events and, during World War II, in programs for enlisted soldiers and wounded service members. Annette Duval served as vice president of the Texas Association of Teachers of Dancing in 1948 and taught dancing at the group’s state convention in multiple years.

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Black and white image of children at a ballet lesson.

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Group of children part of the crowd of Brown Beret marchers.

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Three African American children, Tonya Allen (8), Will Washington (6) and Niecey Smith (5), roller skating and walking down the street as they hold hands, circa 1970s. "4 sets of wheels, 1 pair of feet off to the grocery in Rosewood."

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Five young girls are entering and exiting a bookmobile at a Pflugerville station, 1963. They all hold piles of books.

1963

A group of children are seated in chairs in the Carver branch of the Austin Public Library, circa 1950s. They are all facing the same direction, as if watching someone.

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A group of children are sitting in the Carver branch of the Austin Public Library at story time on February 5, 1960. A very young boy is reading from Jack and Jill and a teacher or librarian holds another book.

1960-02-05

Group portrait of three young African American boys at the Emancipation Day Celebration, June 19, 1900, held in "Eastwoods Park" on East 24th Street

1900-06-19

View of children attending story hour with storyteller Mrs. Paul Wagoner at the Austin Public Library Central Library on December 12, 1918. This building is now the Austin History Center

1918-12-21

Winn Elementary School children dancing outdoors around a May Pole.

1923-06-01

Close-range view of two children kneeling at the bank of a small strait or channel of water at Bartholomew Park. An open tackle box and a bucket are on the ground nearby. One child holds a long pole, possibly a tree branch, over the water.

1975

Children seen marching in a demonstration against the Aqua Festival boat races. The detrimental effects of Aqua Fest angered members of the community, so they decided to protest. Most of the protests were led by the Brown Berets. The Brown Berets were a social justice organization in the Chicano Civil Rights Movements. With the help of local priests, Paul Hernandez led the Brown Brown Berets to protest in favor of the Hispanic Community of East Austin. The purpose of these protests was to bring some peace and to put an end to the continuous damage caused by Aqua Fest. In 1977, a group of Hispanic youths pelted a truck with rocks as it left the event. The following year, Austin police used excessive force to break up a protest. Two years later, the city moved the the Festival over west of IH-35 to Auditorium Shores.

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A group of children are crowded inside a bookmobile, March 7, 1960. Some face the camera and some are browsing the shelves.

1960-03-07

Frank and John McBee and Gus and Jane Hill sitting on the steps to a house near Manor, Texas. They hold musical instruments. Some adults can be seen in the doorway to the house.

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About ten children stand in line waiting for their turn at a gymnastics mat, inside multipurpose room at Chalmers Court, on November 19, 1946. One child is tumbling on the mat, and three other walk away from their turn at the mat. A woman stands by the mat and supervises.

1946-11-19

Lifeguard with boys in Palm Park swimming pool. The children are identified on the back of the photograph.

1941-06-05

Candid photograph of a group of children walking down a sidewalk in lines. The children are wearing paper masks, which appear to be masks of cats and of jack-o-lanterns. They are walking along storefronts, likely of the strip mall that includes Austin Public Library's Twin Oaks Branch. Two adults accompany the children.

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A group of children at the Highland Park branch of the Austin Public Library watch a performance with marionette puppets, 1957.

1957

students inside a bus

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Five children playing on a roundabout (merry-go-round) outside at Chalmers Court. One child at center leans far back to face the camera while hanging onto rail.

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In foreground, seven children play on stepping posts in Bartholomew Park. Five step across the top of the increasingly tall posts in linear succession; two stand behind the posts. In distant background, view of open field where other children play.

1959-05

Four children on swing set in Bartholomew Park. A car is in the distance on a road to the right. In the background, a sign in front of a fenced building reads "Aircraft Rental," under other text that is partially obstructed from view.

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A group of eleven children playing musical instruments in front of closed curtains at Chalmers Court, circa 1946. From left to right: three children play a triangle; two play a tambourine; two play maraca; four play claves rhythm sticks. This image was created by Stanley Depwe

circa 1946

About 20 children running and playing outdooors on a field at Chalmers Court, November 20, 1946. About seven children are on the sideline, with their backs turned to the camera and watching the children on the field. A few men are among children, on sideline or field.

1946-11-20

Children at a Brown Berets demonstration. Negative contact print showing images from a Brown Berets led protest against the Aqua Festival Boat Races. The detrimental effects of Aqua Fest angered members of the community, so they decided to protest. Most of the protests were led by the Brown Berets. The Brown Berets were a social justice organization in the Chicano Civil Rights Movements. With the help of local priests, Paul Hernandez led the Brown Brown Berets to protest in favor of the Hispanic Community of East Austin. The purpose of these protests was to bring some peace and to put an end to the continuous damage caused by Aqua Fest. In 1977, a group of Hispanic youths pelted a truck with rocks as it left the event. The following year, Austin police used excessive force to break up a protest. Two years later, the city moved the the Festival over west of IH-35 to Auditorium Shores.

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A woman is showing a group of children the picture in a book she is reading to them.

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A group of elementary age children are seated in an auditorium.

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Black and white photograph of children swimming in Oak Springs Park (now Givens Park) Swimming Pool in 1965.

1965

Group of African-American children swimming and splashing at the Rosewood Park for Negroes swimming pool. Extensive use of swimming pool and facilities demonstrates success of this recreation center.

1938-08-19

Four children are seated on the floor while a librarian tells them a story, 1953. From left to right, Mrs Ethel Mary Smith, Raymond Reed, unidentified girl, and Wilkie English.

1953

View of the congregation and choir at Ebenezer Baptist Church

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Exterior view of Christ Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas.

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A group of people seated for a Christmas event at Hancock Recreation Center.

1951-12-20

Christmas program at Doris Miller Auditorium at Rosewood Park, Dec. 1960Photo missing in folder.

1960-12

Christmas tree by a stairwell at the Frank Taylor Ramsey home 4412 Avenue B. A toy train set circles the base of the tree.

circa 1921

A group of people dressed in formal attire standing on a small dam wall next to a body of water, undated. Trees are in the background

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Photograph of pageant contestants on a stage during Cinco de Mayo celebrations in Austin, Texas

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View of a circus parade going down Congress in front of the Capitol. Elephants are pulling carts.The capitol is visible in the background. A street car is in the road. Crowds are gathered in the street.

1897

Men ride camels in a parade on Congress Avenue. Signs on the building in the background advertise I and GN railroad, Central Drug Store, and Chiles Drugs. People watch the parade from windows.

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Woman riding on an elephant walking down Congress Avenue with "Circus Vargas" sign on the elephant, circa 1970s. The Texas State Capitol and other buildings are visible in the background.

City of Austin employees standing on the moontower working on the Zilker Park Christmas Tree, undated. The employees are silhouetted against the sky.

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City of Austin employees standing on the moontower working on the Zilker Park Christmas Tree, undated. The employees are silhouetted against the sky.

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The Byrd/Meyers family at City Park.

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View of Lake Austin

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Construction of Bathhouse at Lake Austin City Park

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Bathhouse view and lake

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View of picnic area

1956

View of bathhouses

1956

View of Lake Austin Bathhouses

1955

Joan Baez hootenanny at the first day of civil rights filibuster at City Hall, April 1964. A large group is standing on the steps outside

1964-04

View of Civitan Field - Tenth Ward Civic Club Little League. A game is in progress and automobiles parked just outside the fence.

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Group portrait of West Austin School (later Clarksville School) faculty. L to R: Miss L. E. Pierce, Mr T. Chandler, Miss P.W. Polk and Principal W.H. Passon.

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Adams, Claude Tom, 1922-

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View of an industrial complex including Colorado Machine Shop and Lone Star Ice Works. On the dirt road in front of the buildings are men with horse-drawn wagons.

undated

Colorado River with borken Austin Dam after the 1900 flood. Two people in a canoe and two people on bank visible.

circa 1900

Rev. S. L. Davis, Mabel Thompson, and George Clark during a baptism in the Colorado River near the Montopolis Bridge.

1938-07

Broken dam and flooded river. On verso: "Made by Geo H. Berner with H. R. Marks, Photographer, Austin, Texas."

circa 1900

View of a house surrounded by floodwaters during a Colorado River flood. The capitol dome is visible in the distance.

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Colorado River floodwaters, with several wooden buildings visible in the background.

1915

View of a flooded Colorado River. A large brick building with a sign reading "Southwest Body Works" is visible in the middle of the flooded area. Bill boards are partially submerged. Buildings on higher ground are visible in the distance.

1935-06-15

Aerial view of the Colorado River during a flood. The Congress Avenue bridge and several blocks are submerged. A few buildings are seen sticking out above the water. A crowd is gathered at the south end of the bridge. The capitol is in the distance.

circa 1930

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