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Ernestine Thompson receiving community service award from D.A.R.

Description: The Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.)representative, Nancy Tanner, honors Ernestine Thompson with the Community Service Award at the W.H. Passon Historical Society on May 21, 2006. Ernestine collected artifacts for the Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum.
Date: May 21, 2006
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum

[Governor Beauford H. Jester signing bill]

Description: Photo of Governor Beauford H. Jester signing the bill referred to at that time as the "Negro Bill" . Austin, Texas.
Date: March 3, 1947
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

DAR honors Ernestine Thompson

Description: Announcement for the reception when the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) honored Ernestine Thompson with the Community Service Award at the W.H. Passon Historical Society on May 21, 2006. Ernestine collected artifacts for the Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum.
Date: May 21, 2006
Item Type: Text
Partner: Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum

[Buffet table at the Perry Hotel]

Description: Photo of a buffet table at the Perry Hotel with a chef standing next to table of food. Austin, Texas.
Date: May 8, 1953
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[W.B. Campbell]

Description: Photo of W.B. Campbell. Austin, Texas.
Date: August 26, 1953
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[A crowd of people outside Delwood Pharmacy]

Description: A crowd of people standing outside of Delwood Pharmacy. There are men, women, and children evenly mixed throughout the crowd.
Date: October 28, 1953
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[William Blackshear's Aunt]

Description: (back of photo) My aunt, Bob's mother and the home she has leased in Austin. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[The exterior of CB Smith Volkswagen Motors]

Description: Three men holding a piece of paper and standing next to CB Smith Volkswagen Motors. There are a few cars parked next to the sign advertisement. All three of the men are wearing suits.
Date: April 12, 1960
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Large buildings along a street]

Description: A busy street with large buildings along the street. There is a pharmacy on the left side of the street with an advertisement in front of it for "Austin's largest electric sign for Capital National Bank." There are automobiles and people all along the street.
Date: February 9, 1954
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Church

Description: Exterior of Memorial Methodist Church and grounds. Sign in front gives service times and speaker for Sunday, February 18, 1958.
Date: February 16, 1958
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Mr. Hughes of Palestine and William Blackshear]

Description: Mr. Hughes of Palestine and William Blackshear at the Fraternity House in Austin Texas - Winter 1917 - Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: 1917
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Longhorn Dam]

Description: Photo of Longhorn Dam, looking southwest. Pleasant Valley Rd. crosses the dam which was built to provide water for Holly Street power plant. Austin, Texas.
Date: May 2, 1960
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Farmers Insurance Group and Austin Savings

Description: Exterior view of one building which houses both the Farmers Insurance Group and Austin Savings. The building is on a corner lot and a car is parked next to building in the street.
Date: July 3, 1952
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[The exterior of Hillcrest Baptist Church]

Description: A view of the exterior of the Hillcrest Baptist Church. It is a brick building with a sign in front that states "Hillcrest Baptist Church, Thos S. Burress, Pastor."
Date: February 24, 1954
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Clergy]

Description: Clergymen discussing with each other.
Date: February 26, 1961
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Two men playfully fighting with swords]

Description: Photo of two men playfully fighting with swords. This was a publicity picture of "Zorro". Austin, Texas.
Date: June 13, 1959
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Braniff International Airways]

Description: Photo of a Braniff DC-4, the 1st DC-4 in Austin. Austin, Texas.
Date: August 10, 1946
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Cars in lot

Description: Cars in lot next to Slaughters Supermarket.
Date: December 18, 1958
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Beard's Grocery 7 exterior building

Description: Man standing outside store. Sign says Beard's Grocery, Humble Dealer. Truck parked by sign.
Date: September 17, 1958
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

New Steck Building Exterior

Description: Exterior of Steck building, showing parking lot and surrounding land. Near Shoal Creek Blvd.
Date: February 24, 1958
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Ribbon Cutting]

Description: Farmers Insurance Group, grand opening ribbon cutting. Austin, Texas.
Date: March 19, 1964
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Exterior of buildings]

Description: Photo of exterior of buildings and parking lot. Austin, Texas.
Date: June 3, 1959
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library