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View looking south from the Capitol building after a light snow has fallen. The sky is grey and the ground is mostly white. People are walking on pathways between snow-covered lawns.


Photo of the May 4, 1922 tornado from a high vantage point. The tornado is still in the sky and has not touched down yet.


Photograph of children and parents riding the Zilker Zephyr miniature train through Zilker Park with view of downtown in background.


An illustration of the city of Austin about 1839 or 1841.


In this early view of Austin, the old Capitol building used from 1853 to 1881 is visible left of center with a snall dark dome.


City of Austin, The New Capital of Texas in 1844. Reproduced from "Texas in 1840 or the Emigrant's Guide to the New Republic."


IIllustration of Austin about 1839 or 1841. Copied from print in book "Austin Yesterday and Today". Call number: A 976.411 AU76J. Back of title page. Daughters of the Republic of Texas owns the original artwork.

circa 1840

Drawing of buildings of Texas Navy Department, Executive Office and State Department, circa 1840-1879. The sketch is from "The French Legation in Texas" by Nancy Barker.

circa 1840

Copy of Illustration of the new capital of Texas in 1840.


Northeast corner of East 6th and Brazos Streets-the Ziller property. St. David's Episcopal Church is in upper left and the two story building is where the Driskill now stands.

circa 1860

topographic reproduction of a drawing, "City of Austin, southern view from Hugh Finnin's place." Drawing was made in 1856 by W. Von Frische. Owned by the Texas Memorial Museum.

circa 1856

View of Austin from the top of a government building.


View from top of Texas State Capitol building looking south down Congress Avenue in 1990


View of downtown Austin looking southeast from the top of the Texas State Capitol building, 1990. The Texas General Land Office is visible in the lower right corner of the image


A view of downtown Austin from across Town Lake at night, 1992. This image was created by Benny Jay


View of I-35 looking north from Riverside Drive toward the Texas State Capitol Building, 1960-1969. Several street lights are along the freeway, and a few cars are on the road. This image was created by E.P. Haddon

View of downtown Austin and Town Lake taken from near the IH-35 bridge on February 18, 1966. The image was created by photographer Ronald Vaughn who worked for the City of Austin.


View from east side of I-35 looking northwest toward downtown. A Holiday Inn is just north of the river under construction.


View from east side of I-35 looking northwest toward downtown. A car is on the road.


Aerial view of the church at 10th and Guadalupe Street in 1960s. Also visible are parked cars along the streets and in a parking lot

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

View of downtown Austin from a distant vantage point, looking northwest from the southern bank of the Colorado River (Lady Bird Lake or Town Lake) on February 18, 1966. Congress Avenue Bridge is visible at westernmost field of view. The Texas State Capitol Building and UT Tower are distantly visible.


View of downtown Austin, Texas looking north from the 1st Street Bridge


View of Congress Avenue and South Congress taken from on top of the Texas State Capitol building on April 9, 1963. The image also includes Town Lake and the Long Center in the background.


Copy of drawing of early Austin made by Edward Hall. Original sketch in: old and fragile collection, Item 1


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