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  Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
 Decade: 1940-1949
 Collection: Chalberg Collection of Prints and Negatives
Armistice parade down Congress
Crowds on both sides of Congress as the American Legion section of the parade passes. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125181/
Barton Springs Pool
View of the pool from the south bank looking towards the diving board. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125207/
Barton Springs Pool
View of the pool from the west end looking east. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125206/
[Capitol Laundry & Cleaning Co.]
Exterior of building with delivery van in driveway. 801 Barton Springs Road. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125320/
Community Chest
Group of women and the Mayor on the back of a fire engine. Back of the photo reads, "L-R: Mrs. Alden Davis, Mrs. Jess Walker (Ina). Mayor Tom Miller at right." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125177/
Congress Avenue from 5th Street
A busy Congress Avenue looking north from the east side of the 500 block. People line the sidewalks while cars and buses fill the streets. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125158/
Congress Avenue looking towards Capitol
Photograph of Congress Avenue looking north from 7th St. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125150/
Couple in downtown Austin
A serviceman and a woman looking up at the camera from the sidewalk. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125257/
[Governor’s Mansion]
Looking west at the entrance of the Governor's Mansion. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125321/
Governor’s Mansion
Front elevation, grounds, gardens, walkway, very lush landscaping. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125249/
Governor’s Mansion
Front elevation, north elevation, taken from northeast, Shows grounds and landscaping, screen porch. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125251/
Governor’s Mansion Interiors
Front parlor fireplace, showing wallpaper. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125254/
Governor’s Mansion Interiors
Archway into room showing part of fireplace, love seat and curtains. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125253/
Governor’s Mansion Interiors - The Gold Room
Corner of room showing love seat, curtains and part of fireplace. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125252/
[Governor's Mansion with snow]
East facade from street, mansion in snow. Shows walkway from street, with curved stairs and small urns. Porch is screened, carriage house visible in background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125225/
[Hall Level Works]
Four women making levels in a workshop. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125328/
Looking north up Congress Avenue
Looking north up Congress Avenue from just north of the bridge. A variety of businesses and cars in view. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125157/
[Magnesium Plant]
Two buildings connected by a covered conveyor belt. Future site of the Balcones Research Center, now known as the J. J. Pickle Research Campus. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125318/
[Nursing School Graduation]
Group of women in nurses uniforms standing outside Seton Hospital. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125350/
Servicemen arriving in Austin
Servicemen departing buses and walking south from Bowen Trailways Motor Coaches at 708 Brazos. Moonlight tower visible at corner of 8th and Brazos. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125282/
Servicemen celebrating in the streets
Crowd gathered around two servicemen dancing in the street. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125264/
[South Congress Avenue looking north]
Looking north from the about the 1100 block of South Congress. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125317/
[South Congress Avenue looking north]
Looking north from the about the 1100 block of South Congress. State Capitol is in view. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125316/
Stephen F. Austin Hotel
Looking east from W. 7th at intersection of 7th and Congress. Photo taken after the extension to the Stephen F. Austin Hotel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125165/
Street Railroad Downtown
A crowd of people in downtown Austin. Caption on photo reads, "Loading the Plain Line Street Cars at Sixth and Congress, Austin, Texas, 1:40p.m., February 7, 1940 for their last run. Being replaced by new buses on the left." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125111/
[Texas State Capitol]
Looking north at the Capitol buidling from the roof of a building, possibly the Littlefield buidling at 6th and Congress. The photo shows the Travis County Courthouse in a state of disrepair at the corner of 11th and Congress. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125323/
V-J Day Celebration
Group of servicemen, women, and children on Congress Avenue celebrating the end of the war. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125191/
[V-J Day Celebration]
Group of servicemen and women on Congress Avenue celebrating the end of the war. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125354/
[V-J Day Celebration]
View from on top of a car of a crowd of people celebrating on Congress Avenue. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125297/
[V-J Day Celebration]
A man with a microphone and a crowd stand outside the Paramount Theater on Congress Avenue. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125298/
[V-J Day Celebration]
View from above of a crowd of people celebrating in the street. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125294/
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