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[Austin Public Library]

Description: Photograph of the interior of the public library building located at 819 Congress Avenue on the second floor above the newspaper Pressler and Ziller on March 7, 1933. The library opened at this location on February 16, 1926. Grace Delano Clark served as volunteer librarian. Shortly thereafter, the library moved to its first building on West 9th street and Guadalupe street. "Gossip" written and underlined beneath date on back of photo.
Date: March 7, 1933
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Domestic Science Senior Cooking Class, Austin High School, 1908

Description: Photograph of the 1908 domestic science senior cooking class at Austin High School. Bottom row (left to right): Annie Lou Puckett, Lily Ecklund, Lora Turner, Fannie Walker, Rosa Maas. Middle row (left to right): Katie Clark, Nettie B. Sullivan, Adele Barbisch, Clara Stovall, Alice Ramsdell, Lomie Layton. Top row (left to row): Miss Bell (teacher from Denton), Inez Slaughter, Nona Lewis, Janie Tannehill, Bessie Enlow, Mabel Maud, May Belle Robbins, Bessie Pate, Emma Seeker and Salome Anthony. Photo gift of Mrs. Mabel Maud Huckaby.
Date: January 7, 1956
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Interior of senior high library [at Austin High School]

Description: Photograph of interior of the senior high library at Austin High School from behind the circulation desk. Students fill the wooden tables, five or six per table. Girls sit together, as do boys, with some mixing. Card catalog drawers are on the circulation desk the foreground, as are books stacked and standing. A wall clock wrapped in ivy hangs on the wall above a bust on a mantle above a bricked in fireplace on the rear wall. Sunlight comes in through high windows on both left and right of the image. Double doors indicate the exit at the back of the room on the right. Paint is chipped from tabletop edges at the tables where students are seated in wooden chairs with vertical slats.
Date: May 7, 1934
Creator: Boone, Alanson D.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Last streetcar in front of Palm School, Austin, Texas]

Description: Photograph of an Austin Street Railway Company streetcar in front of the Palm School on First Street (now Cesar Chavez), reportedly taken on the last day of streetcar service in Austin. A group of children and a few women, possibly students and teachers, are standing on the sidewalk in front of the school, waving at the streetcar. There is a blurred car in the foreground, about to pass the streetcar on the right, and another car is behind the streetcar on the right side of the photograph. The Austin Chronicle reported on July 21, 2000 that "(t)he last day for Austin's streetcars came on February 7, 1940. By June (1940), most of the tracks had been torn up and paved over. The last tracks were removed in 1942, providing 50,000 pounds of steel for use in World War II."
Date: February 7, 1940
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library