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Cutstone yard, Burnet, Texas

Description: View of the cut stone yard in Burnet, Texas. The stones were used to construct the Texas state Capitol building.
Date: 1886
Creator: Cooper, S.H.
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

Deaf and Dumb Institute

Description: Photograph of men a women standing on top of foundation of the Texas school for the Deaf. Francis Fischer and J.B. Nitchke hold the cornerstone. "Deaf and Dumb Institute, Fischer and Lambie Contractors, Lumber from Clacasieu Lumber Co." is written in the bottom left-hand quarter of the photo.
Date: 1902
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Deep Eddy, Austin Tex

Description: Photograph of spectators and swimmers at Deep Eddy Bathing Beach.
Date: 1920~/1929~
Creator: Guzley
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

[Delta Sigma Theta members receive certificate]

Description: Photograph of three women of the African-American sorority Delta Sigma Theta accept a certificate from the Travis County Historical Survey Commission on behalf of the Rosewood Recreation Association.
Date: August 15, 1973
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Deserted Log Cabin]

Description: Photograph of the exterior of a deserted log cabin.
Date: February 22, 1904
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

[Dining room interior of the Villa Capri Motor Hotel]

Description: Photograph of Villa Capri Motel restaurant dining room, located at 2300 North Interregional Highway (East Avenue, now I-35), with a burnished steel sunken charcoal broiling pit, for cooking steaks, in the center. There are overhead chandeliers made of bundles of radiating brass rods that simulate sunbursts, or perhaps exploding atoms. On the far wall is a modern wall design made with colored panels. The vaulted ceiling has exposed beams. Four-top dining tables with white table cloths are set with plates and utensils. The metal welding work at the Villa Capri Motor Hotel Restaurant was done by Milton Messer, who operated the Modern Supply Company machinists and welders from 1942 to 1982.
Date: 1958
Creator: Mears, Dewey G.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Domestic Science Senior Cooking Class, Austin High School, 1908

Description: Photograph of the 1908 domestic science senior cooking class at Austin High School. Bottom row (left to right): Annie Lou Puckett, Lily Ecklund, Lora Turner, Fannie Walker, Rosa Maas. Middle row (left to right): Katie Clark, Nettie B. Sullivan, Adele Barbisch, Clara Stovall, Alice Ramsdell, Lomie Layton. Top row (left to row): Miss Bell (teacher from Denton), Inez Slaughter, Nona Lewis, Janie Tannehill, Bessie Enlow, Mabel Maud, May Belle Robbins, Bessie Pate, Emma Seeker and Salome Anthony. Photo gift of Mrs. Mabel Maud Huckaby.
Date: January 7, 1956
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Don Stence and assistant]

Description: Photograph of Don Stence (seated) of the Austin Parks and Recreation Department and assistant looking over architectural park plans. The drafting desk is covered with drawings and plans.
Date: 19uu
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Dress fitting at Pan American Recreation Center]

Description: Photograph of a woman standing with her right arm lifted while a seamstress works on the waistline of her dress. More women are working on sewing machines or sewing by hand. Several women measure and cut fabric in the back. This sewing room was in the old Pan American Recreation Center at 3rd Street and Comal Street. The Pan American Recreation Center was opened in June 1942 as the first Latin American Recreation Center in Austin and run under the auspices of the Federated Latin American Club and directed by the Austin Recreation Department. The name "Pan American Recreation Center" was chosen by the executive committee during a center naming contest. On September 7, 1956, a new Pan American Recreation Center was formally dedicated at 2100 East 3rd Street, just west of the old location and where it currently exists today. The building adjoins Zavala School and was built at a cost of $155,261. The Hillside Theater was later built and completed in June 1958.
Date: November 19, 1946
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab., Austin
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

D.E. Hall School of Domestic Economy

Description: Photograph of a group of women sitting out front of the D.E. Hall of Domestic Economy. These women were associated with the Young Women's Christian Association as indicated by notes on the back of the photograph. Stamped on one of the boards of the school is [CALC]ASIEU LUMBER referring to Calcasieu Lumber Company which was established in Austin,Texas in the early 1880s.
Date: [1885, 1920]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Eanes one-room school building]

Description: Photograph of a classroom interior as seen from the back entrance door, showing wooden desks and seats with slatted backs in the foreground, along with a cast iron stove in the central aisle. To the back of the photograph lies the teacher's wooden desk, and a long blackboard that spans the length of the front classroom wall. There are two wall-mounted gas lamps above the blackboard, and several photographs are posted above and on the blackboard. The floor is constructed of wooden boards, and the walls are board and batten. There is a window to the right in the photograph, which has an opaque shade shaped like an awning. This is probably a view of the 1896 one-room school, which replaced the 1874 school that burned, and was used from 1896 to 1937. The 2 acres of land for the school were provided by William and Sophia Teague. Builders of the school were Henry Johnson, Oscar Carlson, and John Marshall. This photograph is copied from a manuscript by Mrs. H. R. Gentry, entitled: "Eanes School, Travis County".
Date: 1910~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[East 1st Street]

Description: Photograph of East First Street looking west from San Marcos Street after track removal. Lockhart Ice Cream store sign visible on left.
Date: January 4, 1941
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[East 6th Street at Neches]

Description: Photograph of the south side of East 6th Street taken from Neches. Humpty Dumpty Grocery at 419 East 6th is shown in the photo.
Date: 1968
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

East Avenue

Description: Photograph of East Avenue looking south from Lookout after a recent snowfall.
Date: November 1937
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[East Avenue]

Description: Photograph of a man standing in the middle of East Avenue. The photograph was taken before the street rails were placed.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

East First Street

Description: Photograph of East First Street looking west from San Marcos Street, after track removal. Cagles Place, Lockhart Ice Cream and Heep Dairy Products are on the south side of the street.
Date: January 4, 1941
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[East track concreted]

Description: Photograph of the concrete team working on the east railroad track on Congress Avenue, looking toward the Capitol. The crews are working hard in the background while horses and carts line up to visit the clothing and shoe shops that line the road. Signs are visible for Carl Mayer Jeweler, Wright & Robinson, Mens Outfitters, Emil Risse art photographer, a commercial college and a laundry. A trolley car is visible in the distance.
Date: [1890..1899]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Edward Evans]

Description: Photograph of Edward Evans, of the State Board of Control, trimming the Capitol shrubs.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library