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[Interior of Austin Atheltic Club with scaffolding before painting]

Description: Photograph of interior view showing the scaffolding used in painting the interior of the Austin Athletic Club building and the condition of building before painting. Volleyball nets stretch across two courts, with empty bleachers visible in background. The first organized recreation center in Austin was the privately owned Austin Athletic Club, built in 1923, by William T. Caswell. In 1931. Mr. Caswell sold the club to the City of Austin for "a small remuneration". The name of the center was officially changed to the Austin Recreation Center in 1970. After substantial damage, due to the Memorial Day flood of 1981 that center was closed after the existing center was built and opened in 1986.
Date: February 10, 1943
Creator: Burea of Identification Photographic Lab., Austin
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Austin Athletic Club at Shoal Creek by House Park

Description: Photograph of rear exterior of the Austin Athletic Club at Shoal Creek by House Park. Visible are: a tennis court; benches for watching matches; two workers changing out screens on the second floor windows. The first organized recreation center in Austin was the privately owned Austin Athletic Club, built in 1923, by William T. Caswell. In 1931. Mr. Caswell sold the club to the City of Austin for "a small remuneration". The name of the center was officially changed to the Austin Recreation Center in 1970. After substantial damage, due to the Memorial Day flood of 1981 that center was closed after the existing center was built and opened in 1986.
Date: October 30, 1942
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab., Austin
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Women's gym class stretching at Austin Athletic Center]

Description: Photograph of a large women's gym class lying in three rows on the floor on their left sides with their heads propped on their left arms, right arm crossed in front of their torsos, legs straight and toes pointed: ready to stretch. Their coats and outer garments are strewn on the wooden bleachers on the right background. A basketball hoop and archery target is visible in the rear of the building. The first organized recreation center in Austin was the privately owned Austin Athletic Club, built in 1923, by William T. Caswell. In 1931. Mr. Caswell sold the club to the City of Austin for "a small remuneration". The name of the center was officially changed to the Austin Recreation Center in 1970. After substantial damage, due to the Memorial Day flood of 1981 that center was closed after the existing center was built and opened in 1986.
Date: 1940/unknown
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Women's gym class at the Austin Athletic Club]

Description: Photograph of a women's gym class at Austin Athletic Club. These twenty-five women appear to range in age from their twenties to their mid to late thirties. They wear short-sleeved white blouses and dark colored shorts with high-top lace-up sneakers. They stand on the floor and first step of the wooden bleachers of the interior volleyball courts. The first organized recreation center in Austin was the privately owned Austin Athletic Club, built in 1923, by William T. Caswell. In 1931. Mr. Caswell sold the club to the City of Austin for "a small remuneration". The name of the center was officially changed to the Austin Recreation Center in 1970. After substantial damage, due to the Memorial Day flood of 1981 that center was closed after the existing center was built and opened in 1986.
Date: 1940/unknown
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab., Austin
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Golfer teeing off at Municipal Golf Course]

Description: Photograph of a man teeing off at the start of a drive on the Austin Municipal Golf Course. His golf bag lies on the ground behind him. Trees are visible in the background. The municipal Golf Course, constructed originally by the Lions Club in 1928 at 2901 Enfield Road, has served its citizens since 1934 and has long been Austin's most popular course.
Date: July 19, 1941
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab., Austin
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Golfers putting on Municipal Golf Course green]

Description: Photograph of Four men at putting green on the Austin Municipal Golf Course. Their golf bags lie on the ground at the far edge of the green. Golfers are visible in the background. The municipal Golf Course, constructed originally by the Lions Club in 1928 at 2901 Enfield Road, has served its citizens since 1934 and has long been Austin's most popular course.
Date: July 19, 1941
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab., Austin
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

View at Municipal Golf Course

Description: Photograph of two golfers teeing off at the start of a drive on the Austin Municipal Golf course. Concrete arrows point the direction of the green. A Lions Club lion statue is visible behind the golfers. The municipal Golf Course, constructed originally by the Lions Club in 1928 at 2901 Enfield Road, has served its citizens since 1934 and has long been Austin's most popular course.
Date: July 19, 1941
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab., Austin
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Golfers putting on green at Municipal Golf Course]

Description: Photograph of a man in suit putting while another golfer looks on. Golfers stand and sit in the shade under trees in the background. The Austin Municipal Golf Course, constructed originally by the Lions Club in 1928 at 2901 Enfield Road, has served its citizens since 1934 and has long been Austin's most popular course.
Date: February 1, 1940
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab., Austin
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Golfers putting on green at Austin Municipal Golf Course]

Description: Photograph of a man putting while a man in a suit looks on. Men are standing in the background. The Austin Municipal Golf Course, constructed originally by the Lions Club in 1928 at 2901 Enfield Road, has served its citizens since 1934 and has long been Austin's most popular course.
Date: February 1, 1940
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab., Austin
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Golfers teeing off at Austin Municipal Golf Course]

Description: Photograph of a group of men teeing off in front of the Municipal Golf course club house. The municipal Golf Course, constructed originally by the Lions Club in 1928 at 2901 Enfield Road, has served it's citizens since 1934 and has long been Austin's most popular course.
Date: February 1940
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab., Austin
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

View [of club house] at Municipal Golf Course

Description: Photograph of Austin Municipal Golf Course and Club House and lawn. The grass is freshly mowed and the club house is partially obscured in the background by trees and shrubs. Club house entrance and right elevation are visible. The municipal Golf Course, constructed originally by the Lions Club in 1928 at 2901 Enfield Road, has served its citizens since 1934 and has long been Austin's most popular course.
Date: July 19, 1941
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab., Austin
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Austin Annual Kite Tournament, 1942

Description: Photograph of a group portrait of participants at the annual kite tournament featuring home made kites of various sizes flown by boys and a few girls. Most kites are decorated with a patriotic theme, in support of the American troops in World War II.
Date: March 15, 1942
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab, Austin
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Soldiers on Parade in Austin Texas

Description: Photograph of American troops on parade through downtown Austin. The soldiers are riding in the back of 6x6 "deuce and a halfs" (CCKW350) which are towing 105mm howitzer cannons. The unit is probably part of either the 36th Infantry Division or the 2nd Infantry Division.
Date: March 29, 1946
Creator: Ellison Photo Service
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[2nd Infantry Division on Parade]

Description: Photograph of two M8 Greyhound armored scout cars from the 2nd Infantry Division on parade through downtown Austin. The 2nd Infantry Division was stationed in Texas to train up for their deployment to the South Pacific, which never happened.
Date: March 29, 1946
Creator: Allison Photograph Service
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Aluminum for Defense]

Description: Photograph of Aluminum for Defense collection point outside of the Texas Capitol building. A large chicken-wire bin holds aluminum cans. The Capitol dome is visible in the background.
Date: July 28, 1941
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Laboratory City of Austin, Texas
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Japanese Midget Submarine]

Description: Photograph of one of the Japanese midget submarine No. 19 that was involved in the attack on Pearl Harbor while the sub was on display at the University of Texas while on a tour to sell war bonds. Note that this is the midget submarine that is on display at the National Museum of the Pacific War (formerly the Nimitz Museum) in Fredericksburg Texas.
Date: [1941, 1945]
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Service Center at Driskill Hotel

Description: Photograph of an American soldier standing at a map covered with slips of paper. The legend on the map reads "Where are you from?" A note on the back of the photograph reads "Service Center at Driskill [Hotel]."
Date: February 24, 1945
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Library Austin, Texas
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

West 6th Street

Description: Photograph of "West 6th Street, looking west from Guadalupe Street, after street railway tracks were removed and street repaired. Used in 1940 Annual Report." Signs are visible for Kash-Karry, Paris Café, Koch Cleaning, and a Bowling Center. Cars are parked along each side.
Date: February 5, 1941
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Ford Liberty Bell Fleet]

Description: Photograph of a Ford f-5 pickup truck with two service men and a woman along with model of the Liberty Bell in the back. Painted on the truck's bed rail is the motto "Save For YOUR Independence - Buy U.S. Savings Bonds." The truck is parked in front of the Texas Capitol building.
Date: [1941, 1945]
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Red Cross Nurses Preparing Supplies]

Description: Photograph of groups of Red Cross nurses prepare medical supplies at tables. There is a large poster on the wall in the back advertising "The Greatest Mother in the World, War Fund 1943."
Date: 1943
Creator: American National Red Cross Capital Area Division
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Texas State Capitol Building During the Second World War]

Description: Photograph of the Texas State Capitol Building during the Second World War as seen from the intersection on Congress Avenue and 11th Street. Out front of the Capitol Building are collection bins for scrap metal, specifically aluminum, which feature the slogan "Aluminum for Defense, Let's Go Over the Top."
Date: July 31, 1941
Creator: Bureas of Identification Photographic Laboratory City of Austin, Texas
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library