Austin History Center General Collection Photographs - 12 Matching Results

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[Children's washtub band at Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farm]

Description: Photograph of a washtub band consisting of at least nine young adults performing in a barn at Pioneer Farms. They wear homemade t-shirts that read "I'm a Singing Spark." Instruments consist of: three guitars, guitarron, banjo, washtub bass, and at least one tambourine.
Date: [1980..]
Creator: John Bone Photographic Services
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Governor's Mansion, Austin, Texas

Description: Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion front elevation, showing concrete entry steps and Texas RTHL medallion over the front door. Two signs on the front lawn on either side of the steps read "Mansion Closed." The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1982 was Governor Bill Clements. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970.
Date: 1982
Creator: Texas Highway Department
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Man walking in snow before Ranger statue at Texas State Capitol building]

Description: Photograph of a man walking in the snow and carrying an umbrella to protect his uncovered head from snow flurries. He is in front of the Texas Ranger equestrian statue on the grounds of the Texas state capitol building. Light snow covers the sidewalk and ground, indicating this snowfall as the first.
Date: [1980..1989]
Creator: Y-Weekly Newspaper
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Station wagon pulls Jackie Gerber, skiing on snow]

Description: Photograph of Jackie Gerber of Austin, trying to ski behind a car on the first snowfall in several years. About 3-4 inches fell in the area, causing the closure of schools and many businesses. The modified water skies used by Gerber didn't do too well on the dry snow.
Date: January 3, 1985
Creator: Thomas, Bob
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Young fishermen at Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farm]

Description: Photograph of a family standing around a creek from which two children are fishing. The children, a boy between five and six years old and a girl between nine and twelve, hold fishing rods with lines cast into the water; a man sits on a log and watches. Other adults also stand on the creek bank.
Date: [1980..]
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library