[Six men in front of a "Enfield Special" railroad car at the Southern Pacific station in Austin, Texas]

Description

Photograph of six men in suits and hats posed in front of a private railroad car in the Austin Southern Pacific terminal at 301 Congress Avenue. A banner hung on the car says: "ENFIELD SPECIAL FROM AUSTIN, TEXAS TO WASHINGTON D.C. VIA S.P. LINES", and the same information was recorded on the bottom of the negative. The depot was constructed in 1902 as the Houston and Texas Central depot, and an addition was added to the east side in 1935.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 3.5 x 5.5 in

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. 1920~.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Austin History Center General Collection Photographs and was provided by Austin History Center, Austin Public Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 285 times , with 4 in the last month . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

The Austin History Center is the local history division of the Austin Public Library. It provides the public with information about the history, events, and activities of Austin and Travis County. It collects and preserves information about local governments, businesses, residents, institutions, and neighborhoods so that generations to come will have access to our history. It presents here images from the Neal Douglass Photography Collection, the General Collection Photographs, the Bergstrom-Austin Community Council Records, the Chalberg Collection of Prints and Negatives, and the O. Henry Project.

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Description

Photograph of six men in suits and hats posed in front of a private railroad car in the Austin Southern Pacific terminal at 301 Congress Avenue. A banner hung on the car says: "ENFIELD SPECIAL FROM AUSTIN, TEXAS TO WASHINGTON D.C. VIA S.P. LINES", and the same information was recorded on the bottom of the negative. The depot was constructed in 1902 as the Houston and Texas Central depot, and an addition was added to the east side in 1935.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 3.5 x 5.5 in

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Austin History Center General Collection Photographs

The Austin History Center at the Austin Public Library presents images from General Collection Photographs (also called the Austin Files) that depict the city of Austin, Texas from the 1830s to the 1970s. The photographs include a wide range of subjects, from images of the Texas State Capitol and Barton Springs, to aerial views, cityscapes, and much more.

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  • 1920~

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  • Oct. 27, 2010, 7:34 p.m.

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  • May 18, 2013, 3:37 p.m.

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[Six men in front of a "Enfield Special" railroad car at the Southern Pacific station in Austin, Texas], photograph, 1920~; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124064/: accessed December 3, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.