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[Governor's Mansion]

Description: Photograph of the exterior of the front entrance to the Govenor's mansion.
Date: 2000
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[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. In 1852, Frederick and Harriet B. Jourdan settled on the site near Walnut Creek with their children. In 1956, grandchildren Laura and Eugene Giles, donated the core of their grandparents' property to the Heritage Society of Austin, in order to preserve the pioneer experience. The site and its museum operated under the auspices of the Austin Natural Science Association and later by the Parks and Recreation Department of the city of Austin until it was transferred back to the Heritage Society of Austin in 2003. Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms operates multiple sites today. Pioneer Farms is a member of the American Association of Museums, the Association of Living History Farms and Museums, the American Association for State and Local History, the Texas Association of Museums and the Austin Museum Partnership.Pioneer Farms is a registered Austin Historic Landmark and a designated Heritage Tourism Destination Site. Our Pioneer School is community-education partner with the Austin Community College.
Date: [1980..]
Creator: John Bone Photographic Services
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Governor's Mansion]

Description: Photograph of the front entrance of the Texas Governor's mansion taken after a recent snowfall.
Date: 1980
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Parents and children visit turkeys at Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms]

Description: Photograph of a group of parents and small children visiting the turkey coop at Pioneer Farms. Two children and parent look into the turkey coop. A white turkey is walking toward the coop. Feed covers the ground. In 1852, Frederick and Harriet B. Jourdan settled on the site near Walnut Creek with their children. In 1956, grandchildren Laura and Eugene Giles, donated the core of their grandparents' property to the Heritage Society of Austin, in order to preserve the pioneer experience. The site and its museum operated under the auspices of the Austin Natural Science Association and later by the Parks and Recreation Department of the city of Austin until it was transferred back to the Heritage Society of Austin in 2003. Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms operates multiple sites today. Pioneer Farms is a member of the American Association of Museums, the Association of Living History Farms and Museums, the American Association for State and Local History, the Texas Association of Museums and the Austin Museum Partnership.Pioneer Farms is a registered Austin Historic Landmark and a designated Heritage Tourism Destination Site. Our Pioneer School is community-education partner with the Austin Community College.
Date: [1980..]
Creator: John Bone Photographic Services
Item Type: Photograph
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. In 1852, Frederick and Harriet B. Jourdan settled on the site near Walnut Creek with their children. In 1956, grandchildren Laura and Eugene Giles, donated the core of their grandparents' property to the Heritage Society of Austin, in order to preserve the pioneer experience. The site and its museum operated under the auspices of the Austin Natural Science Association and later by the Parks and Recreation Department of the city of Austin until it was transferred back to the Heritage Society of Austin in 2003. Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms operates multiple sites today. Pioneer Farms is a member of the American Association of Museums, the Association of Living History Farms and Museums, the American Association for State and Local History, the Texas Association of Museums and the Austin Museum Partnership.Pioneer Farms is a registered Austin Historic Landmark and a designated Heritage Tourism Destination Site. Our Pioneer School is community-education partner with the Austin Community College.
Date: [1980..]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Looking South Down Waller Creek]

Description: Photograph of Waller Creek looking south from 6th Street bridge. Creek theater exterior is visible on the left. Tree branches are bare and heavy construction is visible on the right side of the creek behind the chain link fence.
Date: February 1977
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Metalsmith sculptor selling wares at the Renaissance Market]

Description: Photograph of a metalsmith working on a sculpture on his sales table at the Renaissance Market on "The Drag" on Guadalupe Street near the University of Texas, Austin campus. His sculptures are towers, airships, and flowers with a fantastic element. His table is set up in front of a mural. A woman browses his wares.
Date: 1977
Creator: Simon, Los
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Photograph of Sunday Break II Concert]

Description: Photograph of general view of Sunday Break II rock concert from on stage taken by Marlon Taylor. The concert was held at Steiner Ranch. Featured artists included The Band, Chicago, England Dan & John Ford Coley, Fleetwood Mack, Peter Frampton (who played Sunday Break in May of the same year), and Steve Miller Band. Sunday Break II was not as successful as the first Sunday Break due to the oppressive heat and trouble for crowds getting to the festival. The crowd estimated at 45,000 out of an expected 100,000; and the income gathered $350,000 out of an expected $800,000, forcing MayDay Productions (event organizers) into bankruptcy.
Date: September 5, 1976
Creator: Taylor, Marlon
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Sunday Break Music Festival in 1976]

Description: Photograph of a large crowd of people at the Sunday Break music festival with a stage visible in the backgroud. Performing acts included America, Peter Frampton, Santana, and Gary Wright. 56,000 people were in attendance with a gross income of $532,000 against expenses of $425,000. Medical assistance was provided by YWCA's Middle Earth Program with over 100 volunteers. DPS agents and uniformed city police were not invited in the gates.
Date: May 2, 1976
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Austin Community Garden near airport]

Description: Photograph of Austin Community Garden looking towards the airport. Rows of plants and a string fence separating rows are visible in the foreground. The airport control tower, airplanes and gates are visible behind the chain-link fence in the background.
Date: September 1975
Creator: Fluitt, Mike
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Dillman's Farm at Austin Community Gardens]

Description: Photograph of a section of garden at the Austin Community Garden. A wooden sign that says "Dillman's Farm" is in the foreground, indicating the plot as belonging to the Dillmans. Wooden stakes and leafy plants are visible in front of a chain-link fence running along the border of the garden. A hose snakes up into view at the back of the Dillman plot.
Date: September 1975
Creator: Fluitt, Mike
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Student looking at University of Texas Main Building]

Description: Photograph of student with backpack in foreground with U.T. Tower in background. Students are walking around the main campus in front of the main building. Several students are sitting in front of the steps. Several tables are visible in the background. An event is taking place.
Date: September 1975
Creator: Fluitt, Mike
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Child takes a wild ride at Zilker Playscape

Description: Photograph of a child sliding down a tube slide at Zilker Park. His hands are in the air while his mother leans over to support his exit. She carries a camera in her right hand.
Date: [1975,1989]
Creator: Austin Citizen
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[DeLeon children slide at Zilker Park]

Description: Photograph of Jesse DeLeon holding on to a play structure while brother and sister (Michael and Angie) wait behind him, getting ready to go down the slide at Zilker Park.
Date: [1975,1989]
Creator: Austin Citizen
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Inmate at Travis County Jail]

Description: Photograph of an African-American man in handcuffs being led through door by a guard at the Travis County Jail in Austin.
Date: 1975
Creator: Fluitt, Mike
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Laguna Gloria Grounds]

Description: Photograph of trees and water on the grounds of Laguna Gloria (Austin Museum of Art). The name "Les Simon" is written on back of the photo.
Date: 1975
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Mother and baby at Zilker Playscape

Description: Photograph of a mother gently swinging her baby in a chair swing at Zilker Park playscape. Both baby and mother look at each other and smile.
Date: [1975,1989]
Creator: Austin Citizen
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Paving on 38th Street]

Description: Photograph of a worker raking out hot asphaltic concrete just laid by the machine visible on the right on 38th Street.
Date: 1975
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Dan Davidson and Jack Robinson]

Description: Photograph of (left to right): Dan Davidson, Austin City Manager, shaking the hand of Jack Robinson, Director of Austin Parks and Recreation Department (facing) in an office. Architectural plans lean against the wall behind manager Davidson.
Date: September 19, 1973
Creator: City of Austin
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library