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Arturo Toscanini NBC Symphony

Description: Photograph of a man in a suit; he's holding a piece of paper in one hand and has his other hand on a trunk lid that is covered in writing and stickers. Behind him, musicians seem to be tuning various instruments. They appear to be in a gymnasium; a basketball hoop is visible on the wall to the left.
Date: April 29, 1950
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Arturo Toscanini NBC Symphony

Description: Photograph of a group people moving packed-up instruments and musical equipment from the NBC Symphony. They appear to be inside a gymnasium; a basketball hoop is on the wall to the left.
Date: April 29, 1950
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

["The Bluebonnet" departing from Austin]

Description: Katy's "The Bluebonnet" train no. 7, southbound, powered by Diesel Units, has departed from Texas' capital city, Austin, and approaches the bridge spanning the Colorado River on November 11, 1954.
Date: September 11, 1954
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

The Great Flood

Description: Photograph of the intersection of Riverview and Canadian streets underwater during a flood in Austin, Texas. A partially-submerged building is visible on the left and a mailbox is near the center of the image. There is a post with street signs on the top that say "Riverview St 2200" and "Canadian St. 30." The rest of the area is under water and there are partially-submerged trees around the street area and in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

The Great Flood

Description: Photograph of the exterior of partially-submerged businesses at Riverside and Congress streets in Austin, Texas, including the Night Hawk Cafe #1 and other buildings in the background. Two men are standing outside the cafe, waist-deep in the water.
Date: unknown
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

The Great Flood

Description: Photograph of a flooded street and houses at Riverview Street in Austin, Texas. A wooden fence is visible in the foreground of the image; behind it, there are partially-submerged buildings and posts including a street sight that says "Riverview St 2200."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Holy Cross Hospital old & new

Description: Photograph of a building with a sign that says "Holy Cross Hospital." A man in overalls is standing on the sidewalk, watering the yard.
Date: July 11, 1950
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Kiddieland Park

Description: Photograph of Kiddieland Park in Austin, Texas. There is a wooden structure with a sign that says "Kiddie Dude Ranch" and benches to the right. A small train full of passengers is passing by. To the far left, an automobile is partially visible and there are trees, tents, and other attractions in the background.
Date: June 20, 1950
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Shriners giving Christmas gifts

Description: Photograph of several members of the Shriners organization handing out Christmas gifts to children. There are four men wearing suits and hats with the Shriners logo. Several children of various ages are seated in chairs or wheelchairs; Illustrious Imperial Potentate Andrew A. D. Rahn is handing a gift to acrippled African-American child on the right side of the image. A woman in a nurse's uniform is in the back of the photo, near several wall lockers.
Date: December 15, 1956
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

St. David's Hospital

Description: Stone plaque with a scripture quotation.
Date: July 28, 1950
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Texas Bus Lines

Description: Wide shot photograph of a large group of people standing in a line on the street in front of three Texas Bus Lines buses. They are at the intersection of San Jacinto and 24th streets, in front of the Texas Natural History Museum at the University of Texas campus. A sculpture with several horses and a staircase leading up to the stone building are visible behind them.
Date: March 20, 1956
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

["Texas Special" entering Austin]

Description: Katy's "Texas Special" train No.1, southbound, headed by Engine No. 389, a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive, entering the suburbs of Austin, Texas.
Date: 1949
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad