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  Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
 Collection: Austin History Center General Collection Photographs
[Street Car Railroad]

[Street Car Railroad]

Date: January 18, 1940
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photograph Laboratory
Description: Photograph of a street car and street railroad tracks on West 39th Street.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Beverly S. Sheffield at desk]

[Beverly S. Sheffield at desk]

Date: July 29, 1948
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab, Ausin
Description: Photograph of Beverly Sheffield sitting at his desk. He holds a fountain pen above some papers. Sheffield wears a short-sleeved, button-up shirt and has glasses. A phone sits at his left elbow. His desk sits near a wall with two windows and a radiator. His name plate reads "B. S. Sheffield."
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Arch construction of the Negro Recreation Building, now Doris Miller Auditorium, in Rosewood Park]

[Arch construction of the Negro Recreation Building, now Doris Miller Auditorium, in Rosewood Park]

Date: December 10, 1943
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab, Austin
Description: Photograph of the construction of an arch at the Negro Recreation Building, now Doris Miller Auditorium, in Rosewood Park. A man in a fedora sits astride a semi-circular laminated wooden truss, working on joining it at the center. This truss, and two completed trusses in the background are framed against the sky. The trusses are supported by posts, and temporarily joined together with wooden cross braces. The top of a wooden scaffold is visible in the lower right corner of the image.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Cleaning Barton Springs

Cleaning Barton Springs

Date: 19uu
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab, Austin
Description: Photograph of two donkeys pulling a man in a cart through the shallow water at Barton Springs pool. From the Walter Long Collection.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Rosewood Park swimming pool]

[Rosewood Park swimming pool]

Date: May 19, 1936
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab, Austin
Description: Photograph of the empty swimming pool at Rosewood Park for Negroes. The photograph shows the shower in the middle left where swimmers can wash off grass and dirt before entering the pool. The diving board is visible behind the shower indicating this is a photo of the deep end of the pool. A lifeguard sits in the lifeguard chair at the far end of the pool. A swing set is partially visible behind the diving board and a some trees.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Treaty Oak]

[Treaty Oak]

Date: May 1, 1941
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab, Austin
Description: Photograph of Treaty Oak on Baylor Street between Fifth and Sixth Streets in Austin shows the approximately 450-year-old tree's twisting branches and trunk. A low stone wall surrounds the tree, and sun dapples the grass beneath the branches.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Aerial view of courts and seats at Caswell Tennis Center]

[Aerial view of courts and seats at Caswell Tennis Center]

Date: June 20, 1950
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab., Austin
Description: Photograph of an aerial view of all six tennis courts, spectator stands, and parking at the Caswell Tennis Center on Shoal Creek at 24th and N. Lamar. Two men's doubles matches are visible in the back two courts. Spectators crowd in the shade under the awning. Residential neighborhoods are visible behind the tennis courts in the background.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Aerial view of Zilker Park looking west]

[Aerial view of Zilker Park looking west]

Date: 1938
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab., Austin
Description: Aerial photograph of Zilker Springs during development in 1938.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Construction of the Rosewood Recreation Center, now Doris Miller Auditorium, in Rosewood Park]

[Construction of the Rosewood Recreation Center, now Doris Miller Auditorium, in Rosewood Park]

Date: December 10, 1943
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab., Austin
Description: Photograph of construction of the Negro Recreation Building in Rosewood Park. Three men stand on the back of a 1930s flat bed truck, as they use a crane mounted on the truck to lift half of a laminated wooden semi-circular arched truss into place. Two of the trusses are already completed in the background. The scaffolding used to support workers joining the trusses at their centers stands to the back of the truck. The trusses are joined by cross members, and the half truss erected to the left in the photograph is supported by a post, awaiting the other half of the truss. Two wooden saw horses and several stacks of bags of cement(?) are on the ground under and near the trusses. This photograph appeared in the 1944 Annual Report of the Austin Recreation Department, on page 48, labeled "New Gymnasium - Auditorium at Rosewood".
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Flower bed at entrance to Zilker Park]

[Flower bed at entrance to Zilker Park]

Date: July 1937
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab., Austin
Description: Photograph of the flower bed at entrance to Zilker Park, used in the City's 1937 Annual Report.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library