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  Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
 Decade: 1940-1949
 Collection: Austin History Center General Collection Photographs
[Bathers at Barton Springs Pool]

[Bathers at Barton Springs Pool]

Date: [1940,1959]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of bathers standing and splashing in Barton Springs wading pool near the waterfall.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Governor's Mansion]

[Governor's Mansion]

Date: 1940
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Texas Governor's mansion taken from 11th Street and Lavaca Street.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Governor's Mansion behind trees and under snow]

[Governor's Mansion behind trees and under snow]

Date: 1940
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Texas Governor's Mansion grounds with snow, trees, greenhouse visible, south and front elevation. Seen from West 10th and Colorado Streets. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and continuously occupied since 1856. The mansion was occupied by Governor W. Lee O'Daniel and his wife Molly in 1940 when this image was taken. The mansion was named a Texas historic landmark in 1962 and a National historic landmark in 1970.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Women's gym class at the Austin Athletic Club]

[Women's gym class at the Austin Athletic Club]

Date: 1940/unknown
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab., Austin
Description: Photograph of a women's gym class at Austin Athletic Club. These twenty-five women appear to range in age from their twenties to their mid to late thirties. They wear short-sleeved white blouses and dark colored shorts with high-top lace-up sneakers. They stand on the floor and first step of the wooden bleachers of the interior volleyball courts. The first organized recreation center in Austin was the privately owned Austin Athletic Club, built in 1923, by William T. Caswell. In 1931. Mr. Caswell sold the club to the City of Austin for "a small remuneration". The name of the center was officially changed to the Austin Recreation Center in 1970. After substantial damage, due to the Memorial Day flood of 1981 that center was closed after the existing center was built and opened in 1986.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Women's gym class stretching at Austin Athletic Center]

[Women's gym class stretching at Austin Athletic Center]

Date: 1940/unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a large women's gym class lying in three rows on the floor on their left sides with their heads propped on their left arms, right arm crossed in front of their torsos, legs straight and toes pointed: ready to stretch. Their coats and outer garments are strewn on the wooden bleachers on the right background. A basketball hoop and archery target is visible in the rear of the building. The first organized recreation center in Austin was the privately owned Austin Athletic Club, built in 1923, by William T. Caswell. In 1931. Mr. Caswell sold the club to the City of Austin for "a small remuneration". The name of the center was officially changed to the Austin Recreation Center in 1970. After substantial damage, due to the Memorial Day flood of 1981 that center was closed after the existing center was built and opened in 1986.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
New Sanitation Truck

New Sanitation Truck

Date: January 9, 1940
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Laboratory
Description: Photograph of the new City of Austin Sanitation Division sanitation truck. The truck in the photograph is a 1939 General Motors dump truck.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[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
Santa Rita Street

Santa Rita Street

Date: January 25, 1940
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Laboratory
Description: Photograph of a view down Santa Rita Street looking West from Perdenales in East Austin. L.A. Preston Food Store can be seen on the South side of the street.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Golfers putting on green at Austin Municipal Golf Course]

[Golfers putting on green at Austin Municipal Golf Course]

Date: February 1, 1940
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab., Austin
Description: Photograph of a man putting while a man in a suit looks on. Men are standing in the background. The Austin Municipal Golf Course, constructed originally by the Lions Club in 1928 at 2901 Enfield Road, has served its citizens since 1934 and has long been Austin's most popular course.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Golfers putting on green at Municipal Golf Course]

[Golfers putting on green at Municipal Golf Course]

Date: February 1, 1940
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab., Austin
Description: Photograph of a man in suit putting while another golfer looks on. Golfers stand and sit in the shade under trees in the background. The Austin Municipal Golf Course, constructed originally by the Lions Club in 1928 at 2901 Enfield Road, has served its citizens since 1934 and has long been Austin's most popular course.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
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