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 County: Travis County, TX
 Collection: Austin History Center General Collection Photographs
[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
[Female inmate behind bars]

[Female inmate behind bars]

Date: 1970~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a female inmate inside jail cell, sitting on bunk at Travis County Jail. She faces the interior of her dark cell. Her hair is in plastic curlers and her feet are bare. A blanket from the top bunk above her drapes low behind the bars, darkening the cell. A paperback book sits between the bars.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Woman wearing street clothes sitting on a bunk in a Travis County Jail cell]

[Woman wearing street clothes sitting on a bunk in a Travis County Jail cell]

Date: 1970~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a woman wearing a striped tank top and jeans sitting on a bunk in a jail cell. She holds a letter and pencil in her hands, and has a legal pad on her lap. The bed is made up with a blanket and polka dot pillow case, and there are two envelopes on the bed. A metal toilet and sink unit are in the foreground. The sink holds a bar of soap and a metal drinking cup is placed over the drain. The finish on the toilet seat is chipped and broken.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Stephen F. Austin High School exterior]

[Stephen F. Austin High School exterior]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the exterior view of Stephen F. Austin High School. Tree branches across the upper right corner of the image obscure the view.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Man showing woman sewing]

[Man showing woman sewing]

Date: 1970~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a man either showing a female inmate how to sew or inspecting her sewing at Travis County Jail in Austin.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Old Red Building exterior, Stephen F. Austin High School]

[Old Red Building exterior, Stephen F. Austin High School]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Old Red Campus building, John T. Allan Campus of Stephen F. Austin High School. The building is a large two-story brick structure. Nearly all the windows are open.
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
[Guards transporting inmates by van]

[Guards transporting inmates by van]

Date: 1970
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of two inmates with two administrators outside of a van. The inmates wear white prison jumpsuits. One administrator wears a suit and tie and one wears a guard uniform.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
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