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[Front Exterior of Governor's Mansion]

Description: Photograph of the front exterior of the Governor's Mansion. This view shows the east elevation and walkway, with large trees at the curb, screened porch, and carriage house is visible in background.
Date: 1941
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Front exterior of Governor's Mansion with trees]

Description: Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion front elevation and south elevation showing the grounds and walkway, the stairs of which are bisected by a sidewalk. The upper porch is screened and partially obscured by a tree on the front lawn. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1955 was Governor Alan Shivers. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970.
Date: 1955
Creator: Boone Photo
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

[Future Site of the Recreation Department Building]

Description: Photograph of the future site of the Recreation Department Building for the City of Austin. There is a construction sign, side-step pick-up truck and bleachers in the photograph.
Date: 196?
Creator: City of Austin
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Gardeners at Austin Community Gardens]

Description: Photograph of Austin Community Gardens at 45th and Guadalupe Streets. People are working in the gardens with various tools and are socializing. A man in cut-off denim shorts uses a motorized tool to turn over and aerate the soil in the foreground. Individuals in the background use various hand-held gardening tools. Individual plots are separated by string tied to wooden stakes, marking the boundaries. A tree-lined road marking the boundaries of the gardens is visible in the background.
Date: 19uu
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Gaston Avenue in Pemberton Heights]

Description: Photograph of Gaston Avenue looking west from Claire Avenue in the Pemberton Heights subdivision. Two large homes are in the background.
Date: November 1938
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Gated Entrance to Hyde Park]

Description: Photograph of a gated entrance to the Hyde Park subdivision. A horse drawn buggy is exiting and there is a street car in front of the entrance.
Date: 189u
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Girl Crazy performed on stage at the Zilker Hillside Theater]

Description: Photograph of a scene from the musical comedy "Girl Crazy" performed on stage at the Zilker Hillside Theater. Cast of men and women perfom on an outdoor plaza set.
Date: 1960-08-31/1960-09-02
Creator: Recreation Department, City of Austin
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Girl Crazy performed on stage at the Zilker Hillside Theater]

Description: Photograph of a scene from the musical comedy "Girl Crazy" performed at the Zilker Hillside Theater in Austin. Cast members perform on a western-themed set.
Date: 1960-08-31/1960-09-02
Creator: Recreation Department, City of Austin
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Girls and boys playing at Rosewood Park]

Description: Photograph of children playing at a Rosewood Park baseball field. The boys form one circle by holding hands with each around the pitching mound and a second circle by holding hands around home plate (on the left) other while the girls form a third circle by holding hands with each other around the path from home plate to first base. Parents of both sexes observe and instruct. A bicycle is visible on the lower left. The view of the field is from the first base bleachers, looking toward left field. A car and a few homes are visible beyond left field.
Date: [1959, 1969]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Glass Merchandise at Renaissance Market]

Description: Photograph of a handcrafted glass tree sculpture for sale at the Renaissance Market on "The Drag" on Guadalupe Street near the University of Texas, Austin campus. Other sculptures of a bird bath and armadillos also on display. The tree catches the sunlight and glistens while shoppers browse in the background.
Date: 197u
Creator: Austin Citizen
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Golfers and caddy on green at Austin Municipal Golf Course]

Description: Photograph of a putting green at Austin Municipal Golf Course with one man, two women and a boy. One of the women puts the ball while the man holds the flag and a golf bag with clubs. The boy holds another golf bag with clubs while the second woman leans on her putter. A man on tractor rides by them behind the green. Trees are in the distance. 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: 1937
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab., Austin
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

[Golfers on the green at Municipal Golf Course]

Description: Photograph of the green from the trees; man in foreground, five men with clubs in 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: 1934/unknown
Creator: Boone Photo Co.
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Golfers putting on green at Austin Municipal Golf Course]

Description: Photograph of a family playing golf at the Austin Municipal Golf Course and a lawn maintenance worker keeping the grounds. One woman puts while a man holds the flag. A boy holds a second golf bag while a second woman looks on. 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: 1937
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab., Austin
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
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
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

[Governor's Mansion]

Description: Photograph of the Texas Governor's mansion taken from the northeast.
Date: 1898
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Governor's Mansion]

Description: Photograph of the Texas Governor's mansion taken from the northwest.
Date: May 1967
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library