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Outdoor portrait of two women, Pauline Bartlett on the left, unknown on the right


Rev. Southerland, pastor of Sweet Home Baptist Church walking with a shot gun.


Portrait of an unidentified African American Couple


Full-length portrait of an African American woman in the Clarksville neighborhood. She wears a plain dress and holds her hands behind her back. Shrubbery is behind her.


Street view with children, W. 10th St.


Group portrait of the 1919 Austin Black Senators Baseball Team. The Austin Black Senators were a minor league Negro league baseball team based in Austin, Texas. The Black Senators adopted the name of their white, Texas League counterparts sometime in the early 1910s. The team started as an independent, then joined the Texas Colored League in 1923 until 1926, continuing at least into the early 1940s and reportedly into the 1950s. The team "appeared in many exhibition games against nonleague competition and often played south of the border, where the players were treated as first-class citizens." Their most famous player was shortstop Willie Wells, an Austin native who played with the Black Senators briefly before going on to an internationally acclaimed career. His nickname, earned while playing in Mexico, was "El Diablo." One of only a handful of players to be inducted into the American, Mexican, and Cuban Baseball Halls of Fame, some believe he may have been the best shortstop who ever played the position. He is credited with inventing the batting helmet.


Portrait of Clara Carrington-Stewart


Portrait of Elias Mays (Mayes), an original resident of Clarksville. Elias Mayes (other surname May and Mays), a Black state legislator, was one of the community’s most prominent early residents. He purchased two lots from Clark in 1884. His son Ben May (the last two letters in the name were dropped at some point), later lived at 1624 West 10th.


Group portrait of four African American children, "Glasco and Griffin's" (cousins).


Group portrait at a 6th Anniversary part for Rev. and Mrs. ?.


Exterior of a small shack size house made of wood with a corrugated metal roof.


Mopac (loop 1) at Clarksville

circa 1980

Portrait of Mrs. Washington (mother of Seymore Washington) seated in a small yard in the Clarksville neighborhood. Two cows and a small dog are also in the yard with her. Small wooden houses are visible in the background.


Rev. Southerland , Pastor of Sweet Home Baptist Church

circa 1950

A large group of people are sitting and standing at the entrance to the Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church. Established soon after Clarksville was founded, Sweet Home was the cornerstone of life in the early freedman's community for its residents and has remained an important part of Clarksville ever since. The church is a City of Austin and a State of Texas Historic Landmark.

circa 1930

View of a young boy looking through a chain-link fence. His name is possibly Gregory.


Group portrait of African American children and staff at the well child clinic at Toyath and 11th St. in the Clarksville neighborhood. They are posed in front of a large house/building with white wood siding and two porches.


portrait of Will Haskell


Willis Ira Littlefield, member of gospel group Bells of Joy


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