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[Side view of Blackshear Elementary School, located at 1712 East 11th Street]

Description: Photograph of the side of Blackshear Elementary School, a two story brick building with a flat roof located at 1712 East 11th Street and constructed in 1936. The school was named for Edward Lavernia Blackshear, a former administrative supervisor of Austin's African-American schools. There are groups of 5 windows on the first and second floor, with decorative brickwork on the wall between the floors. A one-story entrance, with two sets of wooden double doors, sits to the left of the two-story section. To the right, hands hold a chalk board sign that reads, "2-14 1-BLACKSHEAR".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Female inmate behind bars]

Description: Photograph of a female inmate inside jail cell, sitting on bunk at Travis County Jail. She faces the interior of her dark cell. Her hair is in plastic curlers and her feet are bare. A blanket from the top bunk above her drapes low behind the bars, darkening the cell. A paperback book sits between the bars.
Date: 1970~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Woman wearing street clothes sitting on a bunk in a Travis County Jail cell]

Description: Photograph of a woman wearing a striped tank top and jeans sitting on a bunk in a jail cell. She holds a letter and pencil in her hands, and has a legal pad on her lap. The bed is made up with a blanket and polka dot pillow case, and there are two envelopes on the bed. A metal toilet and sink unit are in the foreground. The sink holds a bar of soap and a metal drinking cup is placed over the drain. The finish on the toilet seat is chipped and broken.
Date: 1970~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Stephen F. Austin High School exterior]

Description: Photograph of the exterior view of Stephen F. Austin High School. Tree branches across the upper right corner of the image obscure the view.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Man showing woman sewing]

Description: Photograph of a man either showing a female inmate how to sew or inspecting her sewing at Travis County Jail in Austin.
Date: 1970~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Front view of Blackshear Elementary School, located at 1712 East 11th Street]

Description: Photograph of an oblique view of the front facade of Blackshear Elementary School, located at 1712 East 11th Street, which was constructed in 1936. A two story brick building with a flat roof, the school was named for Edward Lavernia Blackshear, a former administrative supervisor of Austin's African-American schools. The building is symetrically designed, with a central entrance. There are groups of 5 windows on the first and second floor, with decorative brickwork on the wall between the floors. The base of the building is lined with vegetation. In the lower right corner of the image, hands hold a chalk board sign that reads, "2-14 1-BLACKSHEAR".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Old Red Campus building, John T. Allan Campus of Stephen F. Austin High School]

Description: Photograph of Old Red Campus building, at the John T. Allan Campus of Stephen F. Austin High School, showing an oblique view of the front and side of the classical four-story building. The exterior walls of the first floor are constructed of stone and the upper three floors are dark brick. The front is symetrically arranged in three parts, with the central part inset from the outer parts. Porches stretch across the central part of the first and second floors, and a gable is centered above on the roof. There are punched windows on the upper floors of the front facade, while windows are ganged on the side facade. A portion of the facade, near the back of the building, has a curved wall. There is a three-story brick addition to the side of the building, and there are chute style fire escapes on both the main building and the addition. A parking lot lies to the front of the building, with several circa 1920s cars. A boy wearing knickers stands in the parking lot. The building was completed in 1900 from the plans of Burt McDonald and James Reily, and featured a domed rotunda. It was used as Austin High School until 1925, when it became the John T. Allan Junior High School. Classes were held here until 1956, when the school was destroyed by fire. A State of Texas Subject Marker was placed on the site in 1981 by the Texas Historical Commission.
Date: 1929/1930
Creator: Jordan-Ellison Photo Company
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Back view of Blackshear Elementary School, located at 1712 East 11th Street]

Description: Photograph of the back of Blackshear Elementary School, which is located at 1712 East 11th Street and backs onto Lawson Lane and was constructed in 1936. A two story brick building with a flat roof, the school was named for Edward Lavernia Blackshear, a former administrative supervisor of Austin's African-American schools. The building is symetrically designed, with groups of windows on the first and second floors. In the lower right corner of the image, hands hold a chalk board sign that reads, "2-14 5-BLACKSHEAR". There is a wood frame buidling in the background with a 7-Up sign over the entrance. A street sign in the foreground reads Lawson Lane and what appears to be Botson Street.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Guards transporting inmates by van]

Description: Photograph of two inmates with two administrators outside of a van. The inmates wear white prison jumpsuits. One administrator wears a suit and tie and one wears a guard uniform.
Date: 1970
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Wilson Mansion at the Municipal Golf Course]

Description: Photograph of a man sitting on a rocking chair on the porch of a small house at the Municipal Golf Course. Two children look out of the window. The caption reads "The Wilson Mansion."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Three golfers]

Description: Photograph of three golfers on the green at the Municipal Golf Course. Two golfers on the left hold single clubs, while the golfer on the right carries a bag of clubs. They all wear hats. Trees line the edge of the green behind them.
Date: 19uu
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Bridesmaid and groomsman at wedding reception at the San Jose Community Center, about to kiss]

Description: Photograph of a Hispanic bridesmaid and groomsman at a wedding at the San Jose Community Center in Montopolis. The couple is seated at a table, apparently about to kiss. The bridesmaid is wearing a flowered dress. The groomsman is wearing a tuxedo with a ruffled shirt and a boutonniere tied with a pink ribbon on his lapel. A woman's hand rests on his right forearm at the left of the photograph. A longneck beer bottle and paper cup sit on the table in front of the couple.
Date: 1970~
Creator: Penzenstadler, Joan
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Governor's Mansion]

Description: Photograph of the Texas Governor's mansion from around 1870.
Date: 1870
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Golfers at stand with cars in the parking lot]

Description: Photograph of five golfers lined up at a stand. The small parking lot is filled with cars, indicating the popularity of the golf course. People sit on the benches under the trees, and a boy is standing on one foot at the snack window on the left.
Date: 19uu
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Alfonso Ramos Band plays for a wedding reception at the San Jose Community Center]

Description: Photograph of the Alfonso Ramos Band playing at the San Jose Community Center in the Montopolis neighborhood of Austin. The band includes saxophone, drums, bongo drum, trombone, and trumpet. A man in tan suit is singing or talking into the microphone as other band members talk or wait. Five little girls, some wearing white dresses, and two little boys sit on the edge of the stage and watch the dancers. Women, wearing foral bridesmaid dresses, dance with men in suits.
Date: 1970~
Creator: Penzenstadler, Joan
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Small conjunto band, including a guitar and an accordion, play next to a building in the Montopolis neighborhood]

Description: Photograph of a small conjunto band playing next to a building in the Montopolis neighborhood of Austin. A man stands on the right side, wearing cowboy boots and playing an accordion. A seated man seated in the middle plays an acoustic guitar and sings into a microphone. A third man sits on the left in the background. An electric cord, used to power an amplifier, the microphone, and the guitar is plugged into an electric socket just below the eaves. Three cans of Schlitz beer sit near the chairs.
Date: 1970~
Creator: Penzenstadler, Joan
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[A small Conjunto band in the Montopolis Neighborhood]

Description: Photograph of three male Conjunto musicians taking a break, as they visit with an audience of six other people, possibly Latinos. One man has an electric amplifier for his acoustic guitar, and two of the three are holding Schlitz beer cans. The audience includes a young woman standing in the doorway, a mature woman sitting on a wooden chair with a young girl on her lap, and a mature man facing the group. The group appears to be in front of a pre-fabricated building.
Date: 1970~
Creator: Penzenstadler, Joan
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Bridesmaids, groomsman, and other wedding guests seated at wedding reception at the San Jose Community Center in the Montopolis neighborhood]

Description: Photograph of three bridesmaids wearing flowered dresses and short veils and a groomsman with shoulder-length hair, a moustache, and wearing a black tuxedo with a ruffled shirt, along with other wedding guests seated at wedding reception at the San Jose Community Center in the Montopolis neighborhood of Austin. They sit with other wedding guests around a long, rectangular table. Several disposible paper cups sit on the tablecloth.
Date: 1970~
Creator: Penzenstadler, Joan
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Ricky Miramontez pinning tail on donkey]

Description: Photograph of Ricky Miramontez, a young Hispanic boy wearing a blindfold and party hat, playing Pin the Tail on the Donkey as a woman looks on.
Date: 1970~
Creator: Penzenstadler, Joan
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Bouquet toss with bridesmaids and female guests at a wedding at the San Jose Community Center in the Montopolis neighborhood]

Description: Photograph of a group of women, some with outstretched ars, waiting to catch the bouquet thrown by the bride at a wedding at the San Jose Community Center in the Montopolis neighborhood. Some women wear long flowered bridesmaid dresses, three women are dressed in white dresses of a similar design, one wedding guest wears a black jacket trimmed with faux fur, and another guest wears a black checked top and red checked pants. Two little boys stand to the right, looking on.
Date: 1970~
Creator: Penzenstadler, Joan
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Older man seated in a wheelchair next to a table with a birthday cake]

Description: Photograph of a man wearing a checked shirt and a neutral expression seated at a table with a sheet birthday cake decorated with icing flowers, scolloped and shell borders, and the words "Happy Birthday Johnny San James". In his right hand he holds an open can of Schlitz beer.
Date: 1970~
Creator: Penzenstadler, Joan
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Groomsmen wait to catch the garter at a wedding at the San Jose Community Center in Montopolis]

Description: Photograph of several groomsmen wearing black tuxedos and ruffled shirts wait for the garter toss at a wedding at the San Jose Community Center in Montopolis. Two men hold the stretched garter up in the air. A group of women, including two young girls wearing long dresses, look on in the background.
Date: 1970~
Creator: Penzenstadler, Joan
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Wedding party dancing at a wedding at the San Jose Community Center in Montopolis]

Description: Photograph of a group of people dancing at a wedding. The women wear flowered bridesmaid dresses, elbow-length white gloves and short veils, and the men wear tuxedos. The women are holding long-stem flowers tied with trailing ribbons. The bride is partially visible towards the back of the group. A small group of people are seated off to the left.
Date: 1970~
Creator: Penzenstadler, Joan
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library