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  Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
 Collection: Austin History Center General Collection Photographs
[Arc welder at Weigl Iron Works]

[Arc welder at Weigl Iron Works]

Date: 19uu
Creator: Austin Citizen Photograph
Description: Photograph of a member of the Weigl family using an arc welder on a project. The Weigl Iron Works was founded in 1922 by German immigrant and founder Fortunat Weigl. In 1935 Weigl moved his foundry from its Exposition Boulevard location to 100 Red River location where it remained for several decades. He was joined in business by his sons Lee and Herbert who continued to operate after Fortunat's death in 1973 until their retirement in 1977. In 1978, the location was reopened as Iron Works BBQ in honor of the history at that location.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Arch construction of the Negro Recreation Building, now Doris Miller Auditorium, in Rosewood Park]

[Arch construction of the Negro Recreation Building, now Doris Miller Auditorium, in Rosewood Park]

Date: December 10, 1943
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab, Austin
Description: Photograph of the construction of an arch at the Negro Recreation Building, now Doris Miller Auditorium, in Rosewood Park. A man in a fedora sits astride a semi-circular laminated wooden truss, working on joining it at the center. This truss, and two completed trusses in the background are framed against the sky. The trusses are supported by posts, and temporarily joined together with wooden cross braces. The top of a wooden scaffold is visible in the lower right corner of the image.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Ariel view of Camp Swift including Headquarters, Post Finance Office, U. S. Post Office and north cantonment area]

[Ariel view of Camp Swift including Headquarters, Post Finance Office, U. S. Post Office and north cantonment area]

Date: 1942/1945
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an aerial view of Camp Swift Headquarters, Finance Building, U. S. Post Office and a portion of the north cantonment area. The long wooden buildings are arranged parallel to each other, with the two-story Headquarters building in the center and the one-story Finance and Post Office buildings to each side. A flag pole with flag is visible in the foreground, and the cantonment area buildings are in the background.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Armistice Day Parade

Armistice Day Parade

Date: 1919
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of men marching in an Armistice Day parade in 1919. The identities of some of the men are given by Mr. George C. Hawley: Dr. T.U. Taylor is holding the flag, Dr. E.P. Schoch is the tall professor in the first row (next to Dr. Bantel), Dr. E.C. Bantel is the first person in the line of march.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Army enlisted men and women in civilian dress pose with leis at the Austin USO Club]

[Army enlisted men and women in civilian dress pose with leis at the Austin USO Club]

Date: 1942/1945
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of soldiers standing on a stage with women at the U.S.O. Club. All are wearing leis, and some of the soldiers wear white t-shirts with their uniform pants. Most of the women are wearing colorful cotton dresses or skirts. One couple is holding a U.S.O. flag. Two soldiers and one woman are standing on a ladder leading up to the stage. The people look like they are participants in a Hawaiian-themed party or show.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Arts and crafts classes at Pan American Recreation Center

Arts and crafts classes at Pan American Recreation Center

Date: 196u
Creator: Recreation Dept., City of Austin
Description: Photograph of children painting papier mache elephants at the Pan American Recreation Center at an arts & crafts class. Two elephants sit on the table, nearly done. An open jar of paint and several towels sit on the table top. Two boys and three girls surround the table. The Pan American Recreation Center was opened in June 1942 as the first Latin American Recreation Center in Austin and run under the auspices of the Federated Latin American Club and directed by the Austin Recreation Department. The name "Pan American Recreation Center" was chosen by the executive committee during a center naming contest. On September 7, 1956, a new Pan American Recreation Center was formally dedicated at 2100 East 3rd Street, just west of the old location and where it currently exists today. The building adjoins Zavala School and was built at a cost of $155,261. The Hillside Theater was later built and completed in June 1958.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Austin About 1839 or 1841.

Austin About 1839 or 1841.

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a print in the book "Austin Yesterday and Today". The Daughters of the Republic of Texas own the original artwork.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Austin Annual Kite Tournament, 1942

Austin Annual Kite Tournament, 1942

Date: March 15, 1942
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab, Austin
Description: Photograph of a group portrait of participants at the annual kite tournament featuring home made kites of various sizes flown by boys and a few girls. Most kites are decorated with a patriotic theme, in support of the American troops in World War II.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Austin Athletic Club at Shoal Creek by House Park

Austin Athletic Club at Shoal Creek by House Park

Date: October 30, 1942
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab., Austin
Description: Photograph of rear exterior of the Austin Athletic Club at Shoal Creek by House Park. Visible are: a tennis court; benches for watching matches; two workers changing out screens on the second floor windows. 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
[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
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