[Group of May Day Participants]

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Photograph of participants in May Day procession at St. Ignatius Catholic Church where Father Duffy was the pastor. The group is posed in several rows: young girl at the front (Mary Margaret McBride) is holding a pillow with flowers on it; directly behind her, two young boys wearing capes (Jerry Sangalli, and Billy Fortune) have their hands folded; to either side, two young women wearing dresses (Hellen Gallagher and Jane McNamara) also have their hands folded and the girl to the left is holding a piece of paper; at the back, center of the group, a fourth girl (Betty Zoe ...

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1 photograph : negative, b&w ; 4 x 5 in.

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Douglass, Neal May 18, 1942.

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Photograph of participants in May Day procession at St. Ignatius Catholic Church where Father Duffy was the pastor. The group is posed in several rows: young girl at the front (Mary Margaret McBride) is holding a pillow with flowers on it; directly behind her, two young boys wearing capes (Jerry Sangalli, and Billy Fortune) have their hands folded; to either side, two young women wearing dresses (Hellen Gallagher and Jane McNamara) also have their hands folded and the girl to the left is holding a piece of paper; at the back, center of the group, a fourth girl (Betty Zoe Garza) is dressed as May Queen wearing a white dress and veil, also holding a piece of paper.

Betty Zoe Garza, May Queen, stands in back; In next row are Hellen Gallagher, Jerry Sangalli, Billy Fortune and Jane McNamara. In foreground is Mary Margaret McBride.

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1 photograph : negative, b&w ; 4 x 5 in.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2007

The 2007 edition of Rescuing Texas History brings together photographs, postcards, letters, and more to give a glimpse into the rich history of the state.

Neal Douglass Photography Collection

Neal Douglass was a photojournalist for the *Austin American-Statesman* and maintained his own studio. The collection is an invaluable resource of information illustrating many facets of Austin life during the 20th century. These photos represent specific events, cultural aspects of life, and former buildings and customs.

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  • May 18, 1942

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  • Feb. 17, 2008, 7:32 p.m.

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  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:11 p.m.

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Douglass, Neal. [Group of May Day Participants], photograph, May 18, 1942; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34347/: accessed February 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.