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[Side view of Blackshear Elementary School, located at 1712 East 11th Street]

[Side view of Blackshear Elementary School, located at 1712 East 11th Street]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the side of Blackshear Elementary School, a two story brick building with a flat roof located at 1712 East 11th Street and constructed in 1936. The school was named for Edward Lavernia Blackshear, a former administrative supervisor of Austin's African-American schools. There are groups of 5 windows on the first and second floor, with decorative brickwork on the wall between the floors. A one-story entrance, with two sets of wooden double doors, sits to the left of the two-story section. To the right, hands hold a chalk board sign that reads, "2-14 1-BLACKSHEAR".
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Front view of Blackshear Elementary School, located at 1712 East 11th Street]

[Front view of Blackshear Elementary School, located at 1712 East 11th Street]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an oblique view of the front facade of Blackshear Elementary School, located at 1712 East 11th Street, which was constructed in 1936. A two story brick building with a flat roof, the school was named for Edward Lavernia Blackshear, a former administrative supervisor of Austin's African-American schools. The building is symetrically designed, with a central entrance. There are groups of 5 windows on the first and second floor, with decorative brickwork on the wall between the floors. The base of the building is lined with vegetation. In the lower right corner of the image, hands hold a chalk board sign that reads, "2-14 1-BLACKSHEAR".
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Old Red Campus building, John T. Allan Campus of Stephen F. Austin High School]

[Old Red Campus building, John T. Allan Campus of Stephen F. Austin High School]

Date: 1929/1930
Creator: Jordan-Ellison Photo Company
Description: Photograph of Old Red Campus building, at the John T. Allan Campus of Stephen F. Austin High School, showing an oblique view of the front and side of the classical four-story building. The exterior walls of the first floor are constructed of stone and the upper three floors are dark brick. The front is symetrically arranged in three parts, with the central part inset from the outer parts. Porches stretch across the central part of the first and second floors, and a gable is centered above on the roof. There are punched windows on the upper floors of the front facade, while windows are ganged on the side facade. A portion of the facade, near the back of the building, has a curved wall. There is a three-story brick addition to the side of the building, and there are chute style fire escapes on both the main building and the addition. A parking lot lies to the front of the building, with several circa 1920s cars. A boy wearing knickers stands in the parking lot. The building was completed in 1900 from the plans of Burt McDonald and James Reily, and featured a domed rotunda. It was used as Austin ...
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Back view of Blackshear Elementary School, located at 1712 East 11th Street]

[Back view of Blackshear Elementary School, located at 1712 East 11th Street]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the back of Blackshear Elementary School, which is located at 1712 East 11th Street and backs onto Lawson Lane and was constructed in 1936. A two story brick building with a flat roof, the school was named for Edward Lavernia Blackshear, a former administrative supervisor of Austin's African-American schools. The building is symetrically designed, with groups of windows on the first and second floors. In the lower right corner of the image, hands hold a chalk board sign that reads, "2-14 5-BLACKSHEAR". There is a wood frame buidling in the background with a 7-Up sign over the entrance. A street sign in the foreground reads Lawson Lane and what appears to be Botson Street.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Bridesmaid and groomsman at wedding reception at the San Jose Community Center, about to kiss]

[Bridesmaid and groomsman at wedding reception at the San Jose Community Center, about to kiss]

Date: 1970~
Creator: Penzenstadler, Joan
Description: Photograph of a Hispanic bridesmaid and groomsman at a wedding at the San Jose Community Center in Montopolis. The couple is seated at a table, apparently about to kiss. The bridesmaid is wearing a flowered dress. The groomsman is wearing a tuxedo with a ruffled shirt and a boutonniere tied with a pink ribbon on his lapel. A woman's hand rests on his right forearm at the left of the photograph. A longneck beer bottle and paper cup sit on the table in front of the couple.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Governor's Mansion]

[Governor's Mansion]

Date: 1870
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Texas Governor's mansion from around 1870.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Alfonso Ramos Band plays for a wedding reception at the San Jose Community Center]

[Alfonso Ramos Band plays for a wedding reception at the San Jose Community Center]

Date: 1970~
Creator: Penzenstadler, Joan
Description: Photograph of the Alfonso Ramos Band playing at the San Jose Community Center in the Montopolis neighborhood of Austin. The band includes saxophone, drums, bongo drum, trombone, and trumpet. A man in tan suit is singing or talking into the microphone as other band members talk or wait. Five little girls, some wearing white dresses, and two little boys sit on the edge of the stage and watch the dancers. Women, wearing foral bridesmaid dresses, dance with men in suits.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Small conjunto band, including a guitar and an accordion, play next to a building in the Montopolis neighborhood]

[Small conjunto band, including a guitar and an accordion, play next to a building in the Montopolis neighborhood]

Date: 1970~
Creator: Penzenstadler, Joan
Description: Photograph of a small conjunto band playing next to a building in the Montopolis neighborhood of Austin. A man stands on the right side, wearing cowboy boots and playing an accordion. A seated man seated in the middle plays an acoustic guitar and sings into a microphone. A third man sits on the left in the background. An electric cord, used to power an amplifier, the microphone, and the guitar is plugged into an electric socket just below the eaves. Three cans of Schlitz beer sit near the chairs.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[A small Conjunto band in the Montopolis Neighborhood]

[A small Conjunto band in the Montopolis Neighborhood]

Date: 1970~
Creator: Penzenstadler, Joan
Description: Photograph of three male Conjunto musicians taking a break, as they visit with an audience of six other people, possibly Latinos. One man has an electric amplifier for his acoustic guitar, and two of the three are holding Schlitz beer cans. The audience includes a young woman standing in the doorway, a mature woman sitting on a wooden chair with a young girl on her lap, and a mature man facing the group. The group appears to be in front of a pre-fabricated building.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Bridesmaids, groomsman, and other wedding guests seated at wedding reception at the San Jose Community Center in the Montopolis neighborhood]

[Bridesmaids, groomsman, and other wedding guests seated at wedding reception at the San Jose Community Center in the Montopolis neighborhood]

Date: 1970~
Creator: Penzenstadler, Joan
Description: Photograph of three bridesmaids wearing flowered dresses and short veils and a groomsman with shoulder-length hair, a moustache, and wearing a black tuxedo with a ruffled shirt, along with other wedding guests seated at wedding reception at the San Jose Community Center in the Montopolis neighborhood of Austin. They sit with other wedding guests around a long, rectangular table. Several disposible paper cups sit on the tablecloth.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
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