Rescuing Texas History, 2009 - 23 Matching Results

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The Agriculture Pavilion at HemisFair '68

Description: Illustration of Agriculture Pavilion at the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas. The text reads, "Agricultura".
Date: 1968
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Along the Interurban

Description: Slide of the Interurban railway. The train is on tracks with power lines running beside them. There are trees and a waterway in front.
Date: unknown
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

Bee County College Drawing

Description: Print of a Bee County College in Beeville, Texas. The print depicts a quadrangle on the college campus surrounded by buildings and lined with trees. The original watercolor was created by Richard Lewis. In 1965 the voters of Bee County named the entire county as a college district and issued bonds in the amount of $1,500,000 for a junior college. One hundred acres of land was donated for the college campus by the widow of A.C. Jones, Mrs. W.M. Thompson, W.W. Jones II, and Mrs. H.B. Hause. In the fall of 1967 the first classes of Bee County College were held. Today the college is named Coastal Bend College and includes campuses in Beeville, Alice, Kingsville, and Pleasanton.
Date: 1980
Creator: Lewis, Richard
Partner: Bee County Historical Commission

Birdseye Perspective from Northwest, Restoration Legation de France, Austin, Texas, For Daughters of the Republic of Texas

Description: Architectural drawing in pencil of several buildings and the surrounding grounds overlaid on a second, colored drawing. There is a compass in the upper righthand corner and two floorplans outside of the main drawing. In the upper lefthand corner, there is a floorplan of the stable and carriage house with the scale listed as 1/8"=1'.0" (Scale= 1:96) and in the lower righthand corner is a floorplan of the loft at the same scale. Along the right side of the page, the "Legend" lists five numbered issues that the drawing represents: (1) Rebuild stable and carriage house, (2) Remove brick terrace, (3) Replace outswing'g. casements, (4) Remove brick chimney caps, and (5) Complete stone walls. Near the lower right portion of the drawing, there is a raised stamp that says "Registered Architect, State of Texas." Courtesy of Mr. Ray R. Stripling.
Date: February 18, 1974
Creator: Raiford Stripling Associates, Inc.
Partner: French Legation Museum

The Coca-Cola Pavilion at HemisFair '68

Description: A color drawing of the Coca-Cola Pavilion at HemisFair '68. The pavilion featured a 500 seat theater and presented the puppets of Sid and Marty Krofft in a special play called Kaleidoscope. In this picture one of the lagoon cruise boats can be seen at the right.
Date: 1967?
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Entrance to Lake Erie

Description: Slide of Lake Erie in Fort Worth. There is an arbor over the entrance with plants along the path. A bridge leads over part of the lake to a park. A large pavilion is at the lake's edge on the left.
Date: unknown
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

Fiesta Island, HemisFair '68

Description: A color drawing of Fiesta Island, part of HemisFair '68. It is where most of the games and amusement rides were located. The drawing shows visitors enjoying a boat ride, taking the mini monorail, riding a ferris wheel, and walking in park-like surroundings.
Date: 1968?
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Generating Plant

Description: Slide of the G. N. T. T. Co. power plant in Fort Worth. Railroad tracks are in front of the building. A lake, Handley Park, and another building are behind it. Some people are walking on the paths.
Date: unknown
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

HemisFair '68 advertisements

Description: Six graphic advertisements for HemisFair '68. The two largest show a group of Latin dancers and a Punch and Judy puppet show. The text on all of the advertisements says "Visit HemisFair 1968 World's Fair, San Antonio, Tex. Apr 6-Oct 6, '68".
Date: 1967
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

HemisFair '68 advertisements

Description: 6 graphic advertisements for HemisFair '68. The two largest ones show the Tower of the Americas, amusement rides and people visiting some of the cultural exhibits. The text on all of the advertisements says "Visit HemisFair 1968 World's Fair, San Antonio, Tex. Apr 6-Oct 6, '68".
Date: 1967
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

The International Section of HemisFair '68

Description: Artist's drawing of the HemisFair '68 International Section. In this colorful rendition, the area of the fairgrounds devoted to country pavilions is crowded with visitors. Signs for the country pavilions for Panama and Peru in historic buildings are visible. In the background a skyscraper of downtown San Antonio can be seen. More than twenty countries participated in HemisFair '68.
Date: 1967?
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Interurban Line

Description: Slide of the Interurban railway. The train is moving over a bridge. There are power lines along the tracks.
Date: unknown
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

Interurban Line

Description: Slide of the Interurban railroad. The tracks stretch into the distance with power lines and fields on each side.
Date: unknown
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

Lake Erie

Description: Slide of Lake Erie in Fort Worth. A sign reading "Lake Erie" stands in front. Buildings, docks, and a bridge are built around the lake. Plants decorate the area.
Date: unknown
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

Lake Erie Pavilion

Description: Slide of Lake Erie in Fort Worth. There are a bridge, a large pavilion, and another building by the lake. People are in boats on the lake and in the park beside it.
Date: unknown
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Police Chief Douglas]

Description: Painting of Garland B. Douglas, a Port Arthur police chief. He is depicted as wearing a grey hat and blue suit, with a silver star necklace.
Date: 194?
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

Restoration & Repair to Legation de France, Austin, Texas. For The Daughters of the Republic of Texas

Description: These are the blueprints of the restoration of the Legation de France, now the French Legation Museum maintained by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. The architectural renderings were drawn in white on three sheets, each of which is labeled in part of the title box at the bottom of every page (in the lower right corner). The first page includes three drawings. The main drawing shows a floor plan of the building and is labeled: First Floor Plan. Scale 1/4:=1'-0". To the right, a tilted drawing shows the "Plot Plan" and a smaller drawing below is labeled: Column Detail. Scale 3"=1'-0" The title box in the lower right corner includes a revision date (11-1-'55) and there is a stamp of a seal above the box. Also at the bottom of the page are two signatures granting approval for the project including Mrs. Barclay Megarity (text below, "For Owner: Mrs. Margaret Megarity) and Louis Runnels (text below, "Contractor: Louis Runnels). The second page has only a single perspective and is labeled: Second Floor Plan. Scale 1/4"=1'-0". The third sheet includes four different drawings. To the left, "East Elevation" at the top and "South Elevation" at the bottom, each with a scale of 1/4"=1'-0". To the right, a small drawing shows "F.S. Section, Rail" and the fourth drawing below it shows a cross-section, labeled: Section. Scale 1/4"=1'-0". The title box in the bottom right corner lists the revision date as 11-4-55. Courtesy of Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, Texas A&M University
Date: November 1955
Creator: Raiford Stripling Associates, Inc.
Partner: French Legation Museum

San Antonio Convention Center

Description: Color drawing of the San Antonio Convention Center, built for HemisFair '68. The complex includes a 2,800 theater, a 10,500 seat arena, and a 200,000 square foot exhibit hall. Much of the fair's entertainment and fine arts program was held in the Center.
Date: 1967?
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

See Seven Seas

Description: Brochure for Seven Seas sea life park. The brochure describes the park's attractions and has art of whales, dolphins, a polar bear, a ship, an elephant seal, a penguin, fish, and people. The back side of the brochure is an artist's map of the park.
Date: 1972
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

The Texas Pavilion at HemisFair '68

Description: Artwork of the Texas Pavilion at the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas.
Date: 1968
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Tower of the Americas drawing

Description: An artist's sketch of the Tower of the Americas at HemisFair '68.
Date: 1967?
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Los Voladores de Papantla

Description: Painting of one of Los Voladores de Papantla (the Flying Indians of Papantla) who performed ancient dramatic rituals at HemisFair '68. One of five performers danced atop a 114-foot pole on a 20 inch disk; then, four flyers leaped and spiraled downward with ropes secured to their waists to make 32 turns around the pole. The performance was presented by Frito-Lay/Pepsi-Cola. In this picture, the Indian is standing with his arms outstretched on a mountain top dressed in a bird-like costume and wearing traditional ornaments. He is also wearing a very elaborate headpiece composed of skulls and feathers.
Date: 1967?
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections