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Governor's Mansion Austin, Texas
Photograph of the front entrance to the Texas Governor's mansion. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124145/
Governor's Mansion, Austin, Texas
Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion front elevation, showing concrete entry steps and Texas RTHL medallion over the front door. Two signs on the front lawn on either side of the steps read "Mansion Closed." The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1982 was Governor Bill Clements. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124378/
[Governor's Mansion & Baptist Church]
Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion and Baptist Church. "Pease Stero Picture 5" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124451/
[Governor's Mansion behind trees and under snow]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124112/
[Governor's Mansion fence]
Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion east elevation seen behind whitewashed brick and iron fence and gate naming the house as the "Governor's Mansion." Tree visible immediately behind the fence and the mansion is visible under a cloud-filled sky in the background. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1969 was Governor Preston Smith. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124235/
[Governor's Mansion from grounds]
Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion front and north elevations showing the grounds and a partial walkway, obscured by grass, bushes, and a flagpole. The upper porch is screened. The carriage house is visible behind the house. 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/metapth124127/
[Governor's Mansion from the grounds]
Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion looking southeast from northwest side of the mansion on the grounds. Trees and a stone birdbath are visible in front of and partially obscure the mansion from view. A sprinkler is on and watering the lawn on the right side of the mansion. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1929 was Governor Dan Moody. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124124/
[Governor's Mansion front entrance]
Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion front elevation with cacti urns out front, shows iron fence with gate, very simple limestone steps up to the gate in a white wrought-iron fence. All windows are shuttered. The Carriage House is visible in the right background. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1907 was Governor S.W.T. Lanham. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124249/
Governor's Mansion Under Snow
Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion afer a recent snowfall in February, 1923. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124111/
Governor's Mansion [under snow]
Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion front and north elevations. It has a screen porch with steps. The front lawn is covered in snow. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and continuously occupied since 1856. The mansion here was occupied by first female Texas governor Miriam A. Ferguson in 1925. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a National historic landmark in 1970. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124113/
[Governor's Mansion view from the old Capitol building]
Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion from the site of the old Capitol building looking at the West and north elevations of the Governor's Manstion, grounds, street, barn and picket fence. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1874 was Governor Richard Coke. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124119/
[Governor's Mansion with fence]
Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion front elevation, landscaping, and ironwork fence with whitewashed brick wall reading "Governor's Mansion" with an ironwork star in the wall. The shutters are open to the bare tree branches. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1971 was Governor Preston Smith. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124768/
[Governor's Mansion with screened upper porch
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124125/
[Governor's Mansion with trees]
Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion from northeast looking at the front of the mansion partially obscured by trees. The upper porch is screened. There are leaves strewn on the lawn. The steps on the walkway are flanked by urns and the sidewalk is visible in the foreground. A flag pole is mostly obscured by a tree on the right, but the state flag can be seen reaching above the topmost branches. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124799/
[Grand Stand at Camp Mabry in Austin, Texas]
Photograph of the Grand Stand at Camp Mabry in Austin in 1897, crowded with people. In the foreground a man in a suit and hat, carrying an umbrella, and a woman wearing a long white dress and hat, stroll toward the Grand Stand. Other people, some wearing military uniforms, are milling about. The wooden structure had raked seating under a long hipped roof, and one large central second story tower with smaller second story towers at each end. The structure, which served as a reviewing stand for troops, was burned by arson in 1902, and the original specifications exist at the Alexandar Architectural Archives at the University of Texas at Austin. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124042/
[Green Water Treatment Plant]
Photograph of the Green Water Treatment Plant in Austin, TX. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth123924/
[Groomsmen wait to catch the garter at a wedding at the San Jose Community Center in Montopolis]
Photograph of several groomsmen wearing black tuxedos and ruffled shirts wait for the garter toss at a wedding at the San Jose Community Center in Montopolis. Two men hold the stretched garter up in the air. A group of women, including two young girls wearing long dresses, look on in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125009/
[Group of African American women in the Negro War Recreation Council Building]
Photograph of a group of African American women seated in a reading room at the Negro War Recreation Council Building and bus depot, located in the former city market building at 702-14 East Avenue (now I-35). The group is seated in a "U" shape, facing a woman seated at a the head table. Books, a four-drawer card file, magazines, and a radio line the back wall. On the wall there is a war bond poster which reads: "Don't let that shadow touch them, Buy WAR BONDS", where the "shadow" is in the shape of a swastika and three children cower in its wake. There is a wall-mounted electric fan to the right of the war bond poster, and a fur coat hangs on a coat hook on the left window wall. A hand-made poster on a window at the back reads: "ATTENTION, Have you written a Letter home to-day? Writing facilities may be obtained at the information desk. Books and Magazines are available in the office for SERVICE MEN." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124811/
[Group of men on horseback, including Sheriff George S. Matthews, in front of Barnes and Company Grocers store]
Photograph of a group of men on horseback in front of Barnes and Company Grocers, including George S. Matthews, who served as Travis County Sheriff from 1902 to 1920. Prior to that Matthews was a deputy sheriff. The men are wearing suits and hats, and some are wearing sashes and ribbons. Horses and buggies are visible behind the men on horseback, just in front of the store. Two women on the store's front porch are wearing long skirts and large hats. The Barnes and Company grocery was a two-story brick building with a two-story front wooden porch, located at 123 West 7th Street at Colorado Street. The railing on the second porch floor has Maltese crosses and Masonic emblems on alternating metal balusters, and a painted wooden slat sign between the floors has a decorative pierced and pointed detail on the bottom side. The painter of the grocery's sign was Philip Bruckmann. The street in front of the store is dirt. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124162/
[Group of World War I Army enlisted men eating beside tent rows]
Photograph of several enlisted men in what appear to be World War I U.S. infantry uniforms, some wearing sweaters and others thick shirts, eating at the end of a row of field tents. They are eating from metal mess kits, and the meal appears to include biscuits. Several of the men are wearing enlisted visor hats. Three of the men are identified in handwriting on the photograph: Walter, Clyde and George. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124748/
[Group of Young African Americans]
Photograph of a group of young African-Americans in front of a brick building. The men have removed their hats for the photo, and several men and women carry books in their hands or laps. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124674/
Guadalupe Street
Photograph of Guadalupe Street taken from the west approximately where the present-day "The Drag" is located. A street car is in motion along the street. Texas Bookstore, University Co-Op and Roach Brothers pharmacy are on the west side of Guadalupe Street. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth123900/
[Guards transporting inmates by van]
Photograph of two inmates with two administrators outside of a van. The inmates wear white prison jumpsuits. One administrator wears a suit and tie and one wears a guard uniform. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125083/
[Hands chiseling at Weigl Iron Works]
Photograph of hands with hammer and chisel at the Weigl Iron Works. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124357/
[Hands working iron with chisel]
Photograph of a man's hands working on an iron project. The hands are cracked, callused, and worn from decades of working with iron. They could belong to Fortunat Weigl or to one of his sons Lee or Herbert. Weigl Iron Works was established on Exposition Boulevard in 1922 by German immigrant and founder Fortunat Weigl and moved shortly afterwards to its location at 100 Red River. Fortunat was joined in business by his sons who operated the business after Fortunat's death in 1973 until their retirement in 1977. In 1978, Iron Works BBQ opened at the 100 Red River location in honor of the building's history. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124361/
[Home Damaged by Colorado River Flood]
Photograph of a house damaged by the Colorado River flood. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124014/
[Horse Cart Full of Bath Tubs]
Photograph of a man driving a horse-drawn cart full of old fashioned bath tubs. The side of cart reads "Electric & Plumbing." Several men are walking ahead of the cart. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth123971/
[Hunter Cotton Gin]
Photograph of the exterior of the Hunter Cotton Gin. There are several men standing around the cotton gin and two men are sitting on horses. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124036/
[IH-35 in Austin, TX]
Photograph of IH-35 and Austin, TX taken from south of Riverside Drive. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth123914/
[Impact at uknown game at Clark Field]
Photograph of low angle shot of an impact at an uknown game at Clark Field. The weather is sunny and cloudless. Even at this close range, it is difficult to determine which players belong to which team. At this time players did not wear helmets or protective padding. Their uniforms consisted of opposing colors and did not contain team names, logos, player names, or numbers. The University of Texas began its football program in 1893 managed by Albert Lefevra, playing two games in the fall and two in the spring. The following year, the team hired its first official head coach, R.D. Wentworth. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124227/
[Improvements at Barton Springs]
Photograph of workers digging a trench and laying boards near the Barton Springs bank to improve the park. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124537/
[Inmate at Travis County Jail]
Photograph of an African-American man in handcuffs being led through door by a guard at the Travis County Jail in Austin. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125068/
[Interior of Barr's General Store]
Photograph of the interior of Barr's General Merchandise Store in Sprinkle, Travis County. There are gentlemen posing inside the store. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124004/
Interior of senior high library [at Austin High School]
Photograph of interior of the senior high library at Austin High School from behind the circulation desk. Students fill the wooden tables, five or six per table. Girls sit together, as do boys, with some mixing. Card catalog drawers are on the circulation desk the foreground, as are books stacked and standing. A wall clock wrapped in ivy hangs on the wall above a bust on a mantle above a bricked in fireplace on the rear wall. Sunlight comes in through high windows on both left and right of the image. Double doors indicate the exit at the back of the room on the right. Paint is chipped from tabletop edges at the tables where students are seated in wooden chairs with vertical slats. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124212/
[Interior of St. David's Episcopal Church]
Photograph of the sanctuary of St. David's Episcopal Church. It is decorated with lights and garland for Christmas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth123995/
[Interior of St. David's Episcopal Church]
Photograph of the interior sanctuary of St. David's Episcopal Church, taken from the altar. There are large windows, a vaulted ceiling, and rows of pews in the photo. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth123992/
[Interior of St. David's Episcopal Church]
Photograph of the sanctuary of St. David's Episcopal Church decorated with lights and garland. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth123996/
[Interior view of the Negro War Recreation Council Building with 3 women and 3 Soldiers around a table]
Photograph of the interior of the Negro War Recreation Council Building, located at 702-14 East Avenue (now I-35) in the former city market building, showing a group of African Americans, including 3 women and 3 soldiers in uniform. Four of the women and men are seated in couples at a table, while the remaining soldier is sitting on the table as the woman stands in front of it. All of the women are nicely dressed; one has a fur collar and hat, and one has flowers in her hair. The building, which also served as a bus depot, has several wooden benches, roughly constructed of lumber. Several of the windows to the rear of the photograph are decoratively painted with stars, patriotic shields and the letter "V". Three single glass globe pendant light fixtures are visible hanging from the open vaulted ceiling. The market building was originally constructed as a 1935 Public Works Administration (PWA) project, which opened in June 1935. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124812/
[A. J. Campbell search near Goliad, September 1958, with Victoria County Sheriff M. W. "Monte" Marshall, Goliad County Sheriff A. Claude Taylor, and Travis County Sheriff T. O. Lang]
Photograph of five men, four white and one black, next to a car with an open door. One man, the Goliad Sherriff, is sitting in the car, wearing a cowboy hat and with his cowboy-boot clad feet out on the ground. He holds a flashlight trained on several papers, also in his hands, and the other men lean intently in to see the papers. The two men standing on either side of him are the Victoria Sherriff on the left and Travis County Sherriff T.O. Lang on the right. They also wear cowboy hats, and Lang wears a badge above his left chest pocket. The man at the far right, who is standing behind the open car door, wears a Texas State Trooper uniform. The young black man, also on the right of the photo and leaning on the car door, wears dark trousers, a light checked shirt, and a cap. The party is searching for A. J. Campbell, Sr., who kidnapped his two young children from his estranged wife in Goliad, Texas. He committed suicide, leaving a note which said that he had "buried both children." The car, with the suicide note, was found in Travis County, and it is possible that this group is looking at the note. The bodies of Myrisha Campbell and A. J. Campbell, Jr., have never been found, and their cases remain open. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125074/
[Kickoff of unkown game at Clark Field]
Photograph of kickoff of an unknown football game at Clark Field. The weather is sunny and cloudless, and a crowd watches while standing across the field. The University of Texas began its football program in 1893 managed by Albert Lefevra, playing two games in the fall and two in the spring. The following year, the team hired its first official head coach, R.D. Wentworth. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124223/
[Koenig Lane Looking East]
Photograph of a view of Koenig Lane in 1937 looking east toward a reservoir. It is a dirt road with empty fields on each side. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth123948/
[Ku Klux Klan Parade]
Photograph of a parade of the Ku Klux Klan. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth123976/
[Ladies at Barton Springs]
Photograph of four ladies posing for a photograph on the steps at Barton Springs. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth123867/
[Laguna Gloria Grounds]
Photograph of trees and water on the grounds of Laguna Gloria (Austin Museum of Art). The name "Les Simon" is written on back of the photo. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth123899/
[Land Office Building]
Photograph of the exterior of the Texas General Land Office building (now the Capitol Visitor's Center). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124045/
Last Eagle passenger train through Austin
Photograph of the last Eagle passenger train to go through Austin. The train stops at the Austin International & Great Northern (I&GN) Railroad depot in Austin. There are no passengers waiting on the platform. The engine has the logo of C&EI (Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad). I&GN Railroad operated in Texas. It was created when the International Railroad company and Houston-based Great Northern Railroad company merged on September 30, 1873. I&GN's Austin depot was completed on 3rd and Congress Avenues on December 28, 1876. In 1924, the I&GN was bought by Gulf Coast Lines (GCL), which was subsequently purchased by Missouri Pacific on Januray 1, 1925. I&GN operated as a subsidiary of Missouri Pacific until March 1, 1956, when all GCL subsidiaries were merged under Missouri Pacific, and I&GN ceased to operate as a corporate entity. The old Austin depot had been demolished in 1950. The station in the photograph, at 250 North Lamar Boulevard, was built in 1947 by Missouri Pacific. It discontinued the Texas Eagle on September 22, 1970. Later Amtrak assumed operation of the station and the Eagle. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124410/
[Last streetcar in front of Palm School, Austin, Texas]
Photograph of an Austin Street Railway Company streetcar in front of the Palm School on First Street (now Cesar Chavez), reportedly taken on the last day of streetcar service in Austin. A group of children and a few women, possibly students and teachers, are standing on the sidewalk in front of the school, waving at the streetcar. There is a blurred car in the foreground, about to pass the streetcar on the right, and another car is behind the streetcar on the right side of the photograph. The Austin Chronicle reported on July 21, 2000 that "(t)he last day for Austin's streetcars came on February 7, 1940. By June (1940), most of the tracks had been torn up and paved over. The last tracks were removed in 1942, providing 50,000 pounds of steel for use in World War II." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124369/
[Lester Palmer Auditorium exterior during construction]
Photograph of the exterior of the Lester E. Palmer Municipal Auditorium under construction. One curved beam is attached to the interior center scaffold. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124830/
[Lester Palmer Municipal Auditorium and parking lot]
Color photograph of the entrance to the Lester Palmer Municipal Auditorium and parking lot. The parking lot is empty, and no people can be seen around the building. The American and Texas flags are visible on either side of the front entrance steps. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124715/
[Lester Palmer Municipal Auditorium exterior]
Photograph of the exterior of the Austin Municipal Auditorium during construction. The auditorium was designed by the Austin firm Jessen, Jessen, Millhouse, & Greeven. The dome's color scheme was created by modern artist Seymour Fogel, who was an instructor at the University of Texas Department of Art and Art History at the time. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124878/