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  Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
 Collection: Austin History Center General Collection Photographs
[Exterior of Driskill Hotel]
Photograph of a northwest view of the exterior corner of the Driskill Hotel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124044/
[Exterior of Driskill Hotel]
Photograph of a corner view of the Driskill Hotel taken from the southeast corner of 6th Sreet and Brazos. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124043/
[Exterior of Governor's Mansion]
Photograph of a side/rear exterior view of the Governor's Mansion looking northeast. The grounds and fire escape are shown, and the Capitol building is in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124026/
[Exterior of Governor's Mansion]
Photograph of a southeast view of the corner exterior of the Governor's Mansion. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124030/
[Exterior of Lanier High School]
Photograph of exterior of Sidney Lanier High School on 1201 Payton Gin Road from Payton Gin Road. Five cars are parked in front of the school, and the flag poles are bare indicating the photograph was likely taken after school hours or on the weekend. The school name "Sidney Lanier High School" is visible on the front of the building above the white car facing the left of the image. Lanier High School was opened in 1961 and is a member of the Austin Independent School District. It was named after Confederate soldier and Southern poet Sidney Lanier. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124209/
[Exterior of Log Cabin]
Photograph of the exterior of a log cabin located beyond Oak Hill. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124047/
[Exterior of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church]
Photograph of the exterior of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church at 1206 E. 9th Street. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth123985/
[Family at Barton Springs]
Photograph of family portrait taken at Barton Springs. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth123878/
Fareway No. 1 looking toward green
Photograph of the Municipal Golf Course fareway number 1 looking toward the green. There is a gradual downward slope with a few patches of visible sand. The fareway halfway down and the green itself are surrounded on three sides by small trees. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125031/
Fareway no 4. looking toward green
Photograph of the Municipal Golf Course Fareway No. 4 facing the green. The rough brush is clearly visible. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125019/
Fareway No. 7 Looking Toward Tee
Photograph of Austin Municipal Golf Course fareway no. 7 looking toward tee. There is rough brush and a downward slope from the tee in the background to the foreground. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125035/
Fareway number six looking toward green
Photograph of the Municipal Golf Course fareway number six looking toward green. Very rough ground with dust, tree stumps, and debris are the visible challenges of this hole. The green is not visible in the distance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125038/
[Fareway number ten]
Photograph of a view of fareway number ten at the Austin Municipal Golf Course. A gradual right-leaning, downward slope and a row of short bushes are the visible challenges of this hole. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125018/
Fareway number twelve looking toward green
Photograph of the Municipal Golf Course fareway number twelve looking toward green. Heavy debris, tall grass, sand traps, and uneven terrain are the visible challenges. A man observes on the right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125011/
[Father and Daughter pose in front of Texas State Capitol]
Photograph of a father and daughter posing in front of the Texas State Capitol building. The man is wearing a boater hat. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124248/
[Female clothing hanging on a rope line in a Travis County Jail cell]
Photograph of a cell area in Travis County Jail with rope laundry line strung across the bars. The rope holds items of women's clothing, including a flowered shirt, embroidered pants, and other tops, pants and nylon underwear. On the floor below there are four pairs of boots, pairs of sandals, house shoes, and other street shoes. The cell behind the bars is stuffed with a variety of clothing items. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125076/
[Female inmate behind bars]
Photograph of a female inmate inside jail cell, sitting on bunk at Travis County Jail. She faces the interior of her dark cell. Her hair is in plastic curlers and her feet are bare. A blanket from the top bunk above her drapes low behind the bars, darkening the cell. A paperback book sits between the bars. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125082/
[Female Travis County Jail worker offering books to a female inmate]
Photograph of a female Travis County Jail librarian and female inmate. The librarian, on the left, is wearing a print shirt with pointed collar and holding three paperback books on top of a box of assorted paperbacks. The female inmate, who is on the right, reaches through the bars as she looks at the selections offered. Her hair is in plastic and foam rollers. A sewing machine and wooden shelving are visible in the background of the photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125077/
[Fire at Texas State Hospital]
Photograph of the Texas State Hospital burning. The main building was spared the fire and remains the administrative building for the Austin State Hospital to this day. The main administrative building is the third oldest public service building in the state. The State Lunatic Asylum was established in 1856 in the model of Philadelphia psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Kirkbridge. It opened with 12 patients and saw as many as 3000 at once time. The Austin State Hospital currently houses around 300 patients, most staying for about a week during treatment. It is operated by the Texas Department of State Health Services. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124236/
Fire escape at old Austin High School
Photograph of Hazel Smith, Nita Ebeling, Amanda Howze, Geraldine Cornelius, and their teacher on the fire escape at Austin High School. The teacher climbs out first. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124191/
[First Baptist Church at 120 W. 10th St.]
Photograph of the exterior of First Baptist Church at 120 West 10th Street. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth123982/
[Flower bed at entrance to Zilker Park]
Photograph of the flower bed at entrance to Zilker Park, used in the City's 1937 Annual Report. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124526/
[Formal portrait of Travis County Sheriff Truitt O. Lang]
Photograph of Travis County Sheriff T. O. Lang, who served from January 1, 1953 to December 31, 1972. He was the longest serving sheriff in Travis County history, and died April 28, 1977. This head-and-shoulders portrait is part of the Austin Citizen Collection. It shows Sheriff Lang dressed in a dark suit with a white shirt and a patterend tie, wearing glasses, with greying hair, and seated in front of a light neutral background. Lang also has a Masonic pin on his left lapel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125075/
[Four University of Texas at Austin football players in uniform with 1898 ball]
Photograph of four University of Texas football players, three standing and one kneeling on one knee and holding an 1898 football. The photograph is mounted on a cabinet card. The UT student players are wearing uniforms consisting of dark turtleneck sweaters with a large "T" centered on the chest, quilted padded pants, shin guards and leather lace-up ankle boots. The reverse of the photograph notes that the photograph is from the James H. Hart Estate. Hart is standing at the far left in the photograph. James Hart was an end on the 1897 football team, a tackle on the 1898 team and captain on the 1899 team. He led UT to 23-5 mark during his four seasons, including 6-0 record in 1900. Hart also served as secretary of the athletic association, and editor in chief of the 1899 Cactus. He returned to UT football as coach in 1902, leading the Longhorns to a 6-3-1 record, and served 26 years as alumni representative to UT Athletics Council. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124229/
[Front entry of Governor's Mansion from grounds]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124142/
[Front exterior of Governor's Mansion]
Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion front elevation and north elevation. The image shows the grounds and entry. The building has a dark downspout on this side of the building. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1967 was Governor John Connally. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124141/
[Front exterior of Governor's Mansion]
Photograph of exterior front of Texas Governor's Mansion. The columns are dark, and the grounds are a bit unkempt and the windows shuttered. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1886 was Governor John Ireland. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124117/
[Front exterior of Governor's Mansion]
Photograph of exterior front of Texas Governor's Mansion. The columns are dark, and the grounds are a bit unkempt and the windows shuttered. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1886 was Governor Lawrence Sullivan Ross. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124118/
[Front exterior of Governor's Mansion]
Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion east elevation and walkway leading up to the front door. The walkway is lined with shrubs, and there are evergreens at each side of the entry stairs. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1941 was Governor Coke R. Stevenson. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124128/
[Front exterior of Governor's Mansion]
Photograph of Texas Governor's Mansion front and south elevation, unpainted brick, with fence and grounds. The upper balcony is not connected to the columns. Built by Abner Cook in 1855 and continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1870 is Governor Edmund J. Davis. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a National historic landmark in 1970. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124116/
[Front Exterior of Governor's Mansion]
Photograph of the front exterior of the Governor's Mansion. The grounds and a sidewalk are in the foreground. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124027/
[Front Exterior of Governor's Mansion]
Photograph of the front exterior of the Governor's Mansion. This view shows the east elevation and walkway, with large trees at the curb, screened porch, and carriage house is visible in background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124028/
[Front exterior of Governor's Mansion with trees]
Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion front elevation and south elevation showing the grounds and walkway, the stairs of which are bisected by a sidewalk. The upper porch is screened and partially obscured by a tree on the front lawn. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1955 was Governor Alan Shivers. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124126/
[Front view of Blackshear Elementary School, located at 1712 East 11th Street]
Photograph of an oblique view of the front facade of Blackshear Elementary School, located at 1712 East 11th Street, which was constructed in 1936. A two story brick building with a flat roof, the school was named for Edward Lavernia Blackshear, a former administrative supervisor of Austin's African-American schools. The building is symetrically designed, with a central entrance. There are groups of 5 windows on the first and second floor, with decorative brickwork on the wall between the floors. The base of the building is lined with vegetation. In the lower right corner of the image, hands hold a chalk board sign that reads, "2-14 1-BLACKSHEAR". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125084/
[Future Site of the Recreation Department Building]
Photograph of the future site of the Recreation Department Building for the City of Austin. There is a construction sign, side-step pick-up truck and bleachers in the photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth123883/
[Gardeners at Austin Community Gardens]
Photograph of Austin Community Gardens at 45th and Guadalupe Streets. People are working in the gardens with various tools and are socializing. A man in cut-off denim shorts uses a motorized tool to turn over and aerate the soil in the foreground. Individuals in the background use various hand-held gardening tools. Individual plots are separated by string tied to wooden stakes, marking the boundaries. A tree-lined road marking the boundaries of the gardens is visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124293/
[Gaston Avenue in Pemberton Heights]
Photograph of Gaston Avenue looking west from Claire Avenue in the Pemberton Heights subdivision. Two large homes are in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth123961/
[Gated Entrance to Hyde Park]
Photograph of a gated entrance to the Hyde Park subdivision. A horse drawn buggy is exiting and there is a street car in front of the entrance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth123967/
General view of Sunday Break II
Photograph of general view of Sunday Break II rock concert from on stage. The concert was held at Steiner Ranch. Featured artists included The Band, Chicago, England Dan & John Ford Coley, Fleetwood Mack, Peter Frampton (who played Sunday Break in May of the same year), and Steve Miller Band. Sunday Break II was not as successful as the first Sunday Break due to the oppressive heat and trouble for crowds getting to the festival. The crowd estimated at 45,000 out of an expected 100,000; and the income gathered $350,000 out of an expected $800,000, forcing MayDay Productions (event organizers) into bankruptcy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124964/
[Girls and boys playing at Rosewood Park]
Photograph of children playing at a Rosewood Park baseball field. The boys form one circle by holding hands with each around the pitching mound and a second circle by holding hands around home plate (on the left) other while the girls form a third circle by holding hands with each other around the path from home plate to first base. Parents of both sexes observe and instruct. A bicycle is visible on the lower left. The view of the field is from the first base bleachers, looking toward left field. A car and a few homes are visible beyond left field. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124736/
[Golfers at stand with cars in the parking lot]
Photograph of five golfers lined up at a stand. The small parking lot is filled with cars, indicating the popularity of the golf course. People sit on the benches under the trees, and a boy is standing on one foot at the snack window on the left. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125052/
[Governor O'Daniel & Molly in front of Governor's Mansion]
Photograph of Governor O'Daniel and Molly posing in front of the Texas Governor's mansion after a recent snowfall. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124025/
[Governor's Mansion]
Photograph of the Texas Governor's mansion from around 1870. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125101/
[Governor's Mansion]
Photograph of the Texas Governor's mansion taken from the northeast. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124023/
[Governor's Mansion]
Photograph of the Texas Governor's mansion taken from the northwest. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124269/
[Governor's Mansion]
Photograph of the front entrance of the Texas Governor's mansion taken after a recent snowfall. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124925/
[Governor's Mansion]
Photograph of the Texas Governor's mansion taken from the front lawn. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124140/
[Governor's Mansion]
Photograph of the front entrance of the Texas Governor's mansion. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124144/
[Governor's Mansion]
Photograph of the Texas Governor's mansion. "Completed in 1856" is typed on front of photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124143/
Governor's Mansion
Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion in 1882 when it was first occupied. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124115/