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[Children in Palm Park Swimming Pool]

Description: Photograph of a lifeguard with boys in Palm Park swimming pool. The children are identified on the back of the photograph as follows: L-R: Ouerry(?), Bobby; Day, Edward; Bell, Roger; Young, Roger; Chamber, Alton; Houseton, John. Guard: Colthorpe, Duane.
Date: June 5, 1941
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Laboratory
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Children swimming at Rosewood Park]

Description: Photograph of a group of African-American children swimming and splashing at the Rosewood Park for Negroes swimming pool. Extensive use of swimming pool and facilities demonstrates success of this recreation center.
Date: August 19, 1938
Creator: Ellison Photo Service
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
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[City of Austin Takes Municipal Golf Course Deed]

Description: Photograph of Guiton Morgan, City Manager, (at left) accepting deed from John H. Tobin of Austin Lions Club. Tobin was club president 1919-1920. The city of Austin took over the Municipal Golf Course on April 1, 1937.
Date: April 1, 1937
Creator: Identification Bureau, Austin Police Department
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Cleaning Barton Springs

Description: Photograph of two donkeys pulling a man in a cart through the shallow water at Barton Springs pool. From the Walter Long Collection.
Date: 19uu
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab, Austin
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Club house at Municipal Golf Course [in snow]

Description: Photograph of Austin Municipal Golf Course Club House entrance covered in snow. Wooden chairs and a bench sit on the concrete patio to the left of the double screen door entrance. Two large bushes flank the walkway. 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: November 1, 1937
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Club House at the Golf Course

Description: Photograph of the Austin Municipal Golf Course club house and surrounding landscape. 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: 1934/unknown
Creator: Identification Bureau, Austin Police Dept.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Colorado Machine Shop]

Description: Photograph of an industrial complex including Colorado Machine Shop and Lone Star Ice Works. On the dirt road in front of the buildings are men with horse-drawn wagons.
Date: unknown
Creator: Berner, George H. & Marks, H. R.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Colorado River Flood]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of the Colorado River in Austin during a flood. The Congress Avenue bridge and several blocks are submerged. A few buildings are seen sticking out above the water. A crowd is gathered at the south end of the bridge. The capitol is in the distance.
Date: 193u
Creator: Specht, Jack
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library