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 Collection: Austin History Center General Collection Photographs
[Thumb and hand of a founder]

[Thumb and hand of a founder]

Date: 19uu
Creator: Austin Citizen Photograph
Description: Photograph of the disjointed thumb and rough, callused hand of an ironworker at the Weigl Iron Works. Weigl Iron works was opened in 1922 by German founder and immigrant Fortunat Weigl at Exposition Boulevard, but moved shortly after to its home on 100 Red River. The flood of June 5, 1935 hit the Weigl Iron Works hard. Fortunat was joined in the business by his sons Lee and Herbert, who ran the business after Fortnuat's death in 1973 until their retirement in 1977. In 1978, Iron Works BBQ opened to honor the Weigl family and their industry.
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Damned up Creek between East Avenue and Red River Street

Damned up Creek between East Avenue and Red River Street

Date: April 29, 1938
Creator: Austin Police
Description: Photograph of a damned up creek between East Avenue and Red River Street.
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[Bathers at Deep Eddy]

[Bathers at Deep Eddy]

Date: 1936
Creator: Austin Police Department Identification Bureau
Description: Photograph of Deep Eddy swimming pool looking northwest towards the dressing rooms. People swimming, others sitting on the edge of the pool. View from the deep end of the pool. Deep Eddy began as a natural swimming hole in the Colorado River and was expanded into a man-made swimming pool in 1915 by A.J. Eilers, Sr. Deep Eddy pool is the oldest swimming pool in Texas and is operated and maintained by the City of Austin.
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[Performance at the Zilker Hillside Theater]

[Performance at the Zilker Hillside Theater]

Date: 1963
Creator: Barnes, Walter
Description: Photograph of two actors perform on stage at the Zilker Hillside Theater in Austin. They wear rumpled suits and a bridge set piece is visible behind the actors.
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[Performance at the Zilker Hillside Theater]

[Performance at the Zilker Hillside Theater]

Date: 1963
Creator: Barnes, Walter
Description: Photograph of actors performing a song while extras look on in the background at Zilker Hillside Theater in Zilker Park in Austin.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[University of Texas Old Main Building at night]

[University of Texas Old Main Building at night]

Date: [..1934]
Creator: Barnes, Walter
Description: Photograph of the University of Texas Old Main Building at night. The foyer and the clock face are lit from within. All other windows remain dark and uninhabited. The main front staircase is lit from a street lamp that is out of left frame. Ivy covers the lower half of the main building. The Old Main Building was constructed in three phases and completed in 1899. It remained the main administrative and library building for 35 years until its destruction in 1934.
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Last Eagle passenger train through Austin

Last Eagle passenger train through Austin

Date: 1970~
Creator: Bayne, Tom
Description: Photograph of the last Eagle passenger train to go through Austin. The train stops at the Austin International & Great Northern (I&GN) Railroad depot in Austin. There are no passengers waiting on the platform. The engine has the logo of C&EI (Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad). I&GN Railroad operated in Texas. It was created when the International Railroad company and Houston-based Great Northern Railroad company merged on September 30, 1873. I&GN's Austin depot was completed on 3rd and Congress Avenues on December 28, 1876. In 1924, the I&GN was bought by Gulf Coast Lines (GCL), which was subsequently purchased by Missouri Pacific on Januray 1, 1925. I&GN operated as a subsidiary of Missouri Pacific until March 1, 1956, when all GCL subsidiaries were merged under Missouri Pacific, and I&GN ceased to operate as a corporate entity. The old Austin depot had been demolished in 1950. The station in the photograph, at 250 North Lamar Boulevard, was built in 1947 by Missouri Pacific. It discontinued the Texas Eagle on September 22, 1970. Later Amtrak assumed operation of the station and the Eagle.
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[Austin City Plan, 1840]

[Austin City Plan, 1840]

Date: unknown
Creator: Bill Malone Photography
Description: Photograph of an illustration by Edward Hall of a city plan for the Texas Government buildings in Austin. Architectural renderings of buildings can be found on the top half of the illustration. Handwritten on the photograph is a list of buildings that are seen in the plan including: the President's House, Capitol Hill and Bullock's Tavern.
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[Two men protesting Travis County Jail]

[Two men protesting Travis County Jail]

Date: 1971
Creator: Bobo, Carolyn
Description: Photograph of two people carrying protest signs as they walk along the sidewalk in front of the Travis County Courthouse. The man on the left is carrying a sign which reads, "Jails Never solved ANYthing." The person on the right is carrying a sign which reads, "JAILS ARE INHUMAN." Both have shoulder-length, dark, wavy hair and are wearing wire-rimmed glasses. The man on the left has a beard and wears a striped, wide-collared shirt, as well as dark pants and shoes. The person on the right wears bell bottom blue jeans and is barefoot. A wood frame house is partially visible in the bakcground to the right of the courthouse, and a the top of a gas street lamp is visible behind the head of the person on the right.
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[Colorado River Flood]

[Colorado River Flood]

Date: June 15, 1935
Creator: Boone
Description: Photograph of the Colorado River flood in June, 1935.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library