[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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Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

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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

Rescuing Texas History 2007, presents materials from fifteen partners: Anderson County Historical Commission; Austin History Center, Austin Public Library; Bosque County Historical Commission; Childress County Heritage Museum; Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History; Dallas Heritage Village; First Christian Church, Port Arthur; Heritage House Museum, Orange; Historic Rose Marine Theater; Kemah Historical Society; Museum of the American Railroad; Palestine Public Library; Sanger Public Library; Sulphur Springs Public Library; and Val Verde Historical Commission.

Neal Douglass Photography Collection

The Neal Douglass Photography Collection comes from the Austin History Center, Austin Public Library. Douglass, a photojournalist for the Austin American-Statesman, also maintained his own studio. The collection is an invaluable resource of information illustrating many aspects of Austin life during the years, 1930-1969, a period poorly represented by other existing Austin History Center Collections. Specific events, cultural aspects of life, and former buildings and customs are depicted in photographs that comprise the collection.

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  • May 18, 1942

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  • Feb. 17, 2008, 7:32 p.m.

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Douglass, Neal. [Group of May Day Participants], photograph, May 18, 1942; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34347/: accessed December 9, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.