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 Decade: 1940-1949
 Collection: Austin History Center General Collection Photographs
[Altar Boys at St. David's Episcopal Church]

[Altar Boys at St. David's Episcopal Church]

Date: 1943
Creator: Depwe, Stanley
Description: Photograph of two altar boys kneeling at the altar of St. David's Episcopal Church.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Anna Duval Bank's Spring Dance Recital]

[Anna Duval Bank's Spring Dance Recital]

Date: 1946
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Anna Duval Bank's Spring Dance Recital with a row of five young girls, including Sharon Ward (second from the front) and Elizabeth Ann Curry (third from the front), wearing drummer costumes and sitting on wooden chairs. They are holding drums decorated with cartoon characters on their laps. Champ Howell, a young boy wearing a similar costume, sits at the end of the row.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Arch construction of the Negro Recreation Building, now Doris Miller Auditorium, in Rosewood Park]

[Arch construction of the Negro Recreation Building, now Doris Miller Auditorium, in Rosewood Park]

Date: December 10, 1943
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab, Austin
Description: Photograph of the construction of an arch at the Negro Recreation Building, now Doris Miller Auditorium, in Rosewood Park. A man in a fedora sits astride a semi-circular laminated wooden truss, working on joining it at the center. This truss, and two completed trusses in the background are framed against the sky. The trusses are supported by posts, and temporarily joined together with wooden cross braces. The top of a wooden scaffold is visible in the lower right corner of the image.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Ariel view of Camp Swift including Headquarters, Post Finance Office, U. S. Post Office and north cantonment area]

[Ariel view of Camp Swift including Headquarters, Post Finance Office, U. S. Post Office and north cantonment area]

Date: 1942/1945
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an aerial view of Camp Swift Headquarters, Finance Building, U. S. Post Office and a portion of the north cantonment area. The long wooden buildings are arranged parallel to each other, with the two-story Headquarters building in the center and the one-story Finance and Post Office buildings to each side. A flag pole with flag is visible in the foreground, and the cantonment area buildings are in the background.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Army enlisted men and women in civilian dress pose with leis at the Austin USO Club]

[Army enlisted men and women in civilian dress pose with leis at the Austin USO Club]

Date: 1942/1945
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of soldiers standing on a stage with women at the U.S.O. Club. All are wearing leis, and some of the soldiers wear white t-shirts with their uniform pants. Most of the women are wearing colorful cotton dresses or skirts. One couple is holding a U.S.O. flag. Two soldiers and one woman are standing on a ladder leading up to the stage. The people look like they are participants in a Hawaiian-themed party or show.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Austin, "The Friendly City"

Austin, "The Friendly City"

Date: 1949
Creator: Austin Chamber of Commerce
Description: Photograph of the Texas State Capitol. The photograph appeared on the front of a card given out by the Austin Chamber of Commerce. The back of the card reads as follows, "This Card Certifies that Geo. A. Newgent representing A. J. Maloney Co is a member in good standing of the Austin Chamber of Commerce". The card is signed by the president and the manager of the Austin Chamber of Commerce and states that it will expire Dec. 31, 1949.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Austin, TX]

[Austin, TX]

Date: August 16, 1949
Creator: Studtman Photo Service
Description: Photograph of the city of Austin looking northeast from the Calcasieu Lumber Company. The Walter Tips Co. Hardware store can be seen on the north side of the street.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Bathers at Barton Springs Pool]

[Bathers at Barton Springs Pool]

Date: [1940,1959]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of bathers standing and splashing in Barton Springs wading pool near the waterfall.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Beverly S. Sheffield at desk]

[Beverly S. Sheffield at desk]

Date: July 29, 1948
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab, Ausin
Description: Photograph of Beverly Sheffield sitting at his desk. He holds a fountain pen above some papers. Sheffield wears a short-sleeved, button-up shirt and has glasses. A phone sits at his left elbow. His desk sits near a wall with two windows and a radiator. His name plate reads "B. S. Sheffield."
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Boys making model airplanes at the Pan American Recreation Center in Austin]

[Boys making model airplanes at the Pan American Recreation Center in Austin]

Date: November 19, 1946
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Laboratory, City of Austin
Description: Photograph of a group of six Latino youth making balsa-wood airplanes from a Comet brand "Air-Age Educational Kit" at the Pan American Recreation Center (Pan American Community Center), 300 Comal Street, in Austin. The boys are working at two picnic tables placed end-to-end. Several other people, including a girl, two boys, a man and a woman, stand behind the table either observing or assisting. There is a Mexican tourism poster featuring a woman, with her hair in braids, holding a basket of fruit on the wall behind one of the tables.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
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