Special work, Sixth Street and Congress Avenue looking North

Description

Photograph of a crew of African-American workers hard at work on the railroad intersections at 6th Street and Congress Avenue while foremen and others look on. Shops along the west side of the street are visible, including a dentist, shoe store, book store, and clothing store.

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

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. [1890..1899].

Context

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 208 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Description

Photograph of a crew of African-American workers hard at work on the railroad intersections at 6th Street and Congress Avenue while foremen and others look on. Shops along the west side of the street are visible, including a dentist, shoe store, book store, and clothing store.

Physical Description

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

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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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  • [1890..1899]

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  • Oct. 27, 2010, 7:34 p.m.

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  • March 1, 2017, 2:19 p.m.

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Special work, Sixth Street and Congress Avenue looking North, photograph, [1890..1899]; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125062/: accessed December 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.