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 Collection: Austin History Center General Collection Photographs
[View of Austin, TX]

[View of Austin, TX]

Date: 1882
Creator: A.M. Jackson
Description: Photograph of a view of Austin, TX taken from 1802 Colorado Street.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Family at Barton Springs]

[Family at Barton Springs]

Date: unknown
Creator: Ankenman & Co.
Description: Photograph of family portrait taken at Barton Springs.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Travis County Jail Cell with bunks, toilet and sink]

[Travis County Jail Cell with bunks, toilet and sink]

Date: February 1972
Creator: Austin American Statesman
Description: Photograph of a large, multi-prisoner cell in the Travis County Jail, which has six bunks, a sink, toilet and wall-mounted light. Bars form the front wall of the cell, which has two sliding doors, one at each end of the cell. The bunks are made up with sheets, and have what appear to be blankets placed at the foot of the matresses.
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
Child takes a wild ride at Zilker Playscape

Child takes a wild ride at Zilker Playscape

Date: [1975,1989]
Creator: Austin Citizen
Description: Photograph of a child sliding down a tube slide at Zilker Park. His hands are in the air while his mother leans over to support his exit. She carries a camera in her right hand.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[DeLeon children slide at Zilker Park]

[DeLeon children slide at Zilker Park]

Date: [1975,1989]
Creator: Austin Citizen
Description: Photograph of Jesse DeLeon holding on to a play structure while brother and sister (Michael and Angie) wait behind him, getting ready to go down the slide at Zilker Park.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Line of cars waiting to enter festival]

[Line of cars waiting to enter festival]

Date: [1970,1979]
Creator: Austin Citizen
Description: Photograph of a line of cars and people waiting for entry to an unidentified music festival. Bumper-to-bumper traffic sits long enough for people to sit on and hang out of vehicles. Many individuals choose to enter the festival on foot and are visible in lines on either side of the road.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Man welding at Weigl Iron Works in Austin, Texas]

[Man welding at Weigl Iron Works in Austin, Texas]

Date: [1971..1977]
Creator: Austin Citizen
Description: Photograph of a man wearing a welding mask, leather apron, jeans and work shirt, welding something on a bench in a work room. The wooden door to the room is open, and appears to let in light from the outside. There is a sign on the door that reads: "OPEN COME IN", and there are symbols branded into the door. Wires are strung across the rough wood plank floor, and many metal items are stacked on the floor, the workbench, and on shelves around the walls.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Mother and baby at Zilker Playscape

Mother and baby at Zilker Playscape

Date: [1975,1989]
Creator: Austin Citizen
Description: Photograph of a mother gently swinging her baby in a chair swing at Zilker Park playscape. Both baby and mother look at each other and smile.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Arc welder at Weigl Iron Works]

[Arc welder at Weigl Iron Works]

Date: 19uu
Creator: Austin Citizen Photograph
Description: Photograph of a member of the Weigl family using an arc welder on a project. The Weigl Iron Works was founded in 1922 by German immigrant and founder Fortunat Weigl. In 1935 Weigl moved his foundry from its Exposition Boulevard location to 100 Red River location where it remained for several decades. He was joined in business by his sons Lee and Herbert who continued to operate after Fortunat's death in 1973 until their retirement in 1977. In 1978, the location was reopened as Iron Works BBQ in honor of the history at that location.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
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