[Women's gym class stretching at Austin Athletic Center]

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Photograph of a large women's gym class lying in three rows on the floor on their left sides with their heads propped on their left arms, right arm crossed in front of their torsos, legs straight and toes pointed: ready to stretch. Their coats and outer garments are strewn on the wooden bleachers on the right background. A basketball hoop and archery target is visible in the rear of the building.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. 1940/unknown.

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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 225 times , with 53 in the last month . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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  • Austin History Center

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Description

Photograph of a large women's gym class lying in three rows on the floor on their left sides with their heads propped on their left arms, right arm crossed in front of their torsos, legs straight and toes pointed: ready to stretch. Their coats and outer garments are strewn on the wooden bleachers on the right background. A basketball hoop and archery target is visible in the rear of the building.

Physical Description

1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.

Notes

Additional historical information: 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.

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Austin History Center General Collection Photographs

These materials depict the city of Austin from the 1830s to the 1970s. They include a wide range of subjects, from the Texas State Capitol and Barton Springs to aerial views, cityscapes, and more.

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  • 1940/unknown

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  • 1940/unknown - Unknown End Date

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  • Oct. 27, 2010, 7:34 p.m.

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  • Nov. 29, 2017, 1:11 p.m.

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[Women's gym class stretching at Austin Athletic Center], photograph, 1940/unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124774/: accessed April 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.