Dear Portal friends: Do you enjoy having history at your fingertips? We’ve appreciated your support over the years, and need your help to keep history alive. Here’s the deal: we’ve received a Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Now it’s time to keep our word and raise matching funds for the Cathy Nelson Hartman Portal to Texas History Endowment. If even half the people who use the Portal this month give $5, we’d meet our $1.5 million goal immediately! All donations are tax-deductible and support Texas history: yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Not Now

  You limited your search to:

  Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
 Collection: Austin History Center General Collection Photographs
[Front entry of Governor's Mansion from grounds]

[Front entry of Governor's Mansion from grounds]

Date: 1939
Creator: Sheilds, Marian
Description: Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion front elevation and south elevation showing the entry and grounds. Trees are in front of and partially obscure the upper screened porch of the mansion. The concrete stairs leading to the front porch have one metal handrail on the right. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1939 was Governor W. Lee O'Daniel. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Front Exterior of Governor's Mansion]

[Front Exterior of Governor's Mansion]

Date: 1939
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the front exterior of the Governor's Mansion. The grounds and a sidewalk are in the foreground.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Governor's Mansion dining room]

[Governor's Mansion dining room]

Date: 1939
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of interior view of the Governor's Mansion showing state dining room, with fireplace, dining table with roses, crystalware cabinet, painted screen, high windows, and Zuber wallpaper. A doorway opens to a larger dining room. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant during this time in 1939 was Democratic Governor W. Lee O'Daniel. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Governor's Mansion with screened upper porch

[Governor's Mansion with screened upper porch

Date: January 1, 1939
Creator: Boone Photo
Description: Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion east elevation, showing the walkway with partial planting bed along it. The upper porch is screened, and the entry steps are concrete with iron railings. A stone birdbath is visible at the mansion's northeast corner. A bench is partially visible under an oak on the left. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1939 was Governor W. Lee O'Daniel. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Municipal Airport after completion of Runways, a W.P.A. Project

Municipal Airport after completion of Runways, a W.P.A. Project

Date: March 15, 1939
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Austin Municipal Aiport taken after the completion of the runways. Completing the runways was a W.P.A. Project.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Construction of] Municipal Golf Course tool house

[Construction of] Municipal Golf Course tool house

Date: April 8, 1939
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab., Austin
Description: Photograph of construction of the Austin Municipal Golf Course tool house, made of white bricks. Scaffolding circles the walls, and the support for the roof is visible. The municipal Golf Course, constructed originally by the Lions Club in 1928 at 2901 Enfield Road and then donated to the city in 1936, has served its citizens since 1934 and has long been Austin's most popular course.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Construction of the Municipal Golf Course tool house]

[Construction of the Municipal Golf Course tool house]

Date: April 8, 1939
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab., Austin
Description: Photograph of construction workers work on building the tool house at the Austin Municipal Golf Course. A ladder leans on a scaffolding leading to the roof. The municipal Golf Course, constructed originally by the Lions Club in 1928 at 2901 Enfield Road and donated to the city in 1936, has served it's citizens since 1934 and has long been Austin's most popular course.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Widening of Woodrow Avenue]

[Widening of Woodrow Avenue]

Date: June 9, 1939
Creator: City of Austin
Description: Photograph of the widening of Woodrow Avenue. A young boy is watching the men work.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Austin Municipal Golf Course] caretaker's house

[Austin Municipal Golf Course] caretaker's house

Date: July 14, 1939
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab., Austin
Description: Photograph of the caretaker's house at the Austin municipal golf course. The house is made of white brick with several screened windows and a screen door facing a concrete patio. A wooden ladder leans on the side of the house to the roof. Construction debris litters the grassless yard. A shed sits behind the house. The 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
[Hut at the Municipal] Golf Course

[Hut at the Municipal] Golf Course

Date: July 14, 1939
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab., Austin
Description: Photograph of Small roofed structure with benches inside at the Austin Municipal Golf Course. The hut is surrounded by trees and uneven land. The 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
Beta Preview