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Military Parade

Description: Negative of a U. S. Army personnel carrier rolling down a street lined with families for a military parade in Odessa, Texas in 1956.
Date: 1956
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Plane in Sky

Description: Negative of an airplane flying over Odessa, Texas during a military parade in 1956.
Date: 1956
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Airplane Flying

Description: Negative of an airplane flying over Odessa, Texas during a military parade in 1956. The building on the left side of the picture is the Ector County courthouse.
Date: 1956
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Tank on Street

Description: Negative of a U. S. Army tank rolling down a street lined with families for a military parade in Odessa, Texas in 1956.
Date: 1956
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

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.
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: French Legation Museum

St. Stephen's Episcopal School

Description: Photograph of a building under construction at St. Stephen's Episcopal School.
Date: 1950
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Congress Avenue Bridge

Description: Photograph of Congress Avenue Bridge looking north up Congress Avenue towards the capitol.
Date: January 15, 1950
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

John Ben Shepperd Swearing-In Ceremony

Description: Photograph of John Ben Shepperd being sworn in as Texas Secretary of State. Governor Allan Shivers, who appointed him, stands beside him. Shepperd was later elected as Texas Attorney General and served in that position from 1953-1957.
Date: February 16, 1950
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Birthday Party

Description: Photograph of elderly man seated at table with birthday cake. Birthday party was for 104-year-old man, Thomas Riddle.
Date: April 16, 1950
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Commodore Perry Hotel

Description: Photograph of the exterior of The Commodore Perry Hotel.
Date: November 23, 1950
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Tom Brosher, Jr.]

Description: Photograph of Tom Brosher, Jr. of the Census Bureau. He wears glasses and is seated at desk with a large notebook book in his hands.
Date: January 16, 1950
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Man on tractor]

Description: Photograph of a man standing on a tractor in a field.
Date: March 21, 1950
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Shanks-Meyers Furniture Company

Description: Photograph of the exterior of the building of Shanks-Meyers Furniture Company at 1105 Lamar.
Date: July 8, 1950
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Aerial View of Downtown Austin

Description: Aerial view of downtown Austin looking west. Driskill Hotel is on left.
Date: January 15, 1950
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Pioneer Air Lines

Description: Photograph of a group of men and women standing by a Pioneer Air Lines airplane.
Date: January 1, 1950
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Aerial View of the Concordia Neighborhood

Description: An aerial view of Concordia and surround neighborhood. Concordia campus on upper left and Lee School in the center background. 38th St [Now 38 1/2] last street on the right and East Avenue running from center left, by Concordia grounds, to center right.
Date: January 15, 1950
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Train Wreck at Lampasas

Description: Closeup photo of train wreck with cars off the tracks and turned on sides. Crane is visible in background.
Date: August 31, 1950
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Austin Country Club

Description: Photograph of sitting area.
Date: February 10, 1950
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Samuel Huston College]

Description: Photograph of a building on Samuel Huston College campus.
Date: January 3, 1950
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Train Wreck at Lampasas

Description: General view of train wreck with cars off the tracks.
Date: August 31, 1950
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Eddie Brown, Manager

Description: Photograph of a man seated at table writing in a ledger.
Date: June 22, 1950
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library