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Interior of senior high library [at Austin High School]

Description: Photograph of interior of the senior high library at Austin High School from behind the circulation desk. Students fill the wooden tables, five or six per table. Girls sit together, as do boys, with some mixing. Card catalog drawers are on the circulation desk the foreground, as are books stacked and standing. A wall clock wrapped in ivy hangs on the wall above a bust on a mantle above a bricked in fireplace on the rear wall. Sunlight comes in through high windows on both left and right of the image. Double doors indicate the exit at the back of the room on the right. Paint is chipped from tabletop edges at the tables where students are seated in wooden chairs with vertical slats.
Date: May 7, 1934
Creator: Boone, Alanson D.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Interior room at Capitol]

Description: Photograph of an interior view of a room at the Capitol. The room is full of tables with typewriters with women seated at them. Men and other women are gathered at the back and side of room. Bundles of paper or on the table in the foreground. Trash is on the floor. This is possibly the DRT [Daughters of the Republic of Texas] museum in the east hallway of the Capitol.
Date: unknown
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Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Interior view of the Negro War Recreation Council Building with 3 women and 3 Soldiers around a table]

Description: Photograph of the interior of the Negro War Recreation Council Building, located at 702-14 East Avenue (now I-35) in the former city market building, showing a group of African Americans, including 3 women and 3 soldiers in uniform. Four of the women and men are seated in couples at a table, while the remaining soldier is sitting on the table as the woman stands in front of it. All of the women are nicely dressed; one has a fur collar and hat, and one has flowers in her hair. The building, which also served as a bus depot, has several wooden benches, roughly constructed of lumber. Several of the windows to the rear of the photograph are decoratively painted with stars, patriotic shields and the letter "V". Three single glass globe pendant light fixtures are visible hanging from the open vaulted ceiling. The market building was originally constructed as a 1935 Public Works Administration (PWA) project, which opened in June 1935.
Date: January 6, 1944
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Intersection of Lamar and West 6th Street]

Description: Photograph of the intersection of Lamar Boulevard and West 6th Street looking south, most likely taken during the 1930s or 40s. The photograph includes automobiles and the McKean home in the top right corner. Also visible is the base of a moonlight tower.
Date: [1930..1950]
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[A. J. Campbell search near Goliad, September 1958, with Victoria County Sheriff M. W. "Monte" Marshall, Goliad County Sheriff A. Claude Taylor, and Travis County Sheriff T. O. Lang]

Description: Photograph of five men, four white and one black, next to a car with an open door. One man, the Goliad Sherriff, is sitting in the car, wearing a cowboy hat and with his cowboy-boot clad feet out on the ground. He holds a flashlight trained on several papers, also in his hands, and the other men lean intently in to see the papers. The two men standing on either side of him are the Victoria Sherriff on the left and Travis County Sherriff T.O. Lang on the right. They also wear cowboy hats, and Lang wears a badge above his left chest pocket. The man at the far right, who is standing behind the open car door, wears a Texas State Trooper uniform. The young black man, also on the right of the photo and leaning on the car door, wears dark trousers, a light checked shirt, and a cap. The party is searching for A. J. Campbell, Sr., who kidnapped his two young children from his estranged wife in Goliad, Texas. He committed suicide, leaving a note which said that he had "buried both children." The car, with the suicide note, was found in Travis County, and it is possible that this group is looking at the note. The bodies of Myrisha Campbell and A. J. Campbell, Jr., have never been found, and their cases remain open.
Date: September 1958
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

[Kickoff of unkown game at Clark Field]

Description: Photograph of kickoff of an unknown football game at Clark Field. The weather is sunny and cloudless, and a crowd watches while standing across the field. The University of Texas began its football program in 1893 managed by Albert Lefevra, playing two games in the fall and two in the spring. The following year, the team hired its first official head coach, R.D. Wentworth.
Date: [1890..1919]
Creator: Hart, James H.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Laguna Gloria]

Description: Photograph of the exterior of the historic Laguna Gloria building. It is partially obscured by palmettos and other foliage. The building is now part of the Contemporary Austin art museum.
Date: October 1952
Creator: Studer
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Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library