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  Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
 Collection: Austin History Center General Collection Photographs
[Fire at Texas State Hospital]

[Fire at Texas State Hospital]

Date: 1902
Creator: Peterson, B.C.
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Fire escape at old Austin High School

Fire escape at old Austin High School

Date: 19uu
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[First Air Mail Plane]

[First Air Mail Plane]

Date: October 14, 1930
Creator: Boone Photo Company
Description: Loading air mail on first mail plane to leave Robert Mueller Municipal Airport after dedication ceremonies. Adolph Koch, Niles Graham, P.R. James, Raymond Grasty, "Bub" Merrill, Bub's mother, Paul Cruseman, Lynn Hunter, Max Bickler, Bub's Father and others
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[First Baptist Church at 120 W. 10th St.]

[First Baptist Church at 120 W. 10th St.]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the exterior of First Baptist Church at 120 West 10th Street.
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
[Ford Liberty Bell Fleet]

[Ford Liberty Bell Fleet]

Date: [1941, 1945]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a Ford f-5 pickup truck with two service men and a woman along with model of the Liberty Bell in the back. Painted on the truck's bed rail is the motto "Save For YOUR Independence - Buy U.S. Savings Bonds." The truck is parked in front of the Texas Capitol building.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Formal portrait of Travis County Sheriff Truitt O. Lang]

[Formal portrait of Travis County Sheriff Truitt O. Lang]

Date: 1970~
Creator: University Studio
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Four University of Texas at Austin football players in uniform with 1898 ball]

[Four University of Texas at Austin football players in uniform with 1898 ball]

Date: 1898/1899-01-22
Creator: Journeay, William O.
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Frank Albrecht cleaning out Austin Athletic Club]

[Frank Albrecht cleaning out Austin Athletic Club]

Date: 1955
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Frank Albrecht looking through a trash can of sporting equipment at the Austin Athletic Club. Large light fixtures, boxes, equipment bags, and other debrs is piled around him. A vending machine is visible on the left behind the open glass sliding doors. 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
[Frank Albrecht in an equipment closet at the Austin Recreation Center]

[Frank Albrecht in an equipment closet at the Austin Recreation Center]

Date: 1955
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Franch Albrecht putting a volleyball onto a top shelf in an activities closet at the Austin Athletic Club (renamed Austin Recreation Center in 1970). Various other items for activities are on the shelves such as checkers and ping-pong balls, as well as other supplies such as water sprinklers, paint, and electrical supplies. 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
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