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  Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
 Decade: 1940-1949
 Collection: Austin History Center General Collection Photographs
[Austin Baseball Club Bus]

[Austin Baseball Club Bus]

Date: [1940..]
Creator: unknown
Description: View of the side of a bus with "Austin Baseball Club, The Pioneers" painted on the side. No one is in the bus and storage compartments are open.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[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
[Bryker Woods Elementary School Classroom]

[Bryker Woods Elementary School Classroom]

Date: [1940..]
Creator: Boone Photo Company
Description: Photograph of a room, possibly a library or study room, at Bryker Woods Elementary School, located at 3309 Kerbey Lane. Several large tables are in the foreground, bookshelves are along the back wall, and a chalkboard is on the wall on the right side.
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
[Wood and corrugated metal building]

[Wood and corrugated metal building]

Date: January 20, 1940
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Laboratory, City of Austin
Description: People stand in front of a wood and corrugated metal building at a housing project. There is debris scattered on the dirt ground around them.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
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