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[Aftermath of 1915 flood]

Description: View of aftermath of April 1915 flood, Waller Creek at 705 E. 6th Street, Austin. People are gathered on the stone bridge and look down onto the creek. Damaged buildings are on either side of the creek.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph

Armistice Day Parade

Description: Photograph of a group of men marching in an Armistice Day parade in 1919. The identities of some of the men are given by Mr. George C. Hawley: Dr. T.U. Taylor is holding the flag, Dr. E.P. Schoch is the tall professor in the first row (next to Dr. Bantel), Dr. E.C. Bantel is the first person in the line of march.
Date: 1919
Item Type: Photograph

[Austin High School Senior Class Picnic at Barton Springs]

Description: Photograph of the 1914 Austin High School senior picnic, showing a group of young men and women standing on stone steps leading down to Barton Springs pool. There is a curved stone wall behind the steps, with a large stone relief star, similar to the Texas seal. The women are dressed in long skirts, and some are wearing hats. The men are wearing light shirts, ties and dark trousers, and some are also wearing hats.
Date: 1914
Item Type: Photograph

Austin's First Ambulance

Description: Photograph of Austin's first ambulance taken at 33rd and Speedway streets. The ambulance is horse-drawn and on the side, in addition to a cross, is a small plaque that reads "V.O. Weed." On the back of the photograph there is a note that reads "Mr. Bob Weed says that the body of this horse-drawn ambulance was removed and motorized with the coming of the auto-mobile, therefore it became Austin's first real ambulance."
Date: 1910
Item Type: Photograph

[Buildings on Congress Avenue]

Description: Photograph of a view looking south down Congress Avenue. Among the buildings lining the street are he Austin American and the Von Boeckmann Jones Company.
Date: 1918~
Item Type: Photograph

[Clark Field]

Description: Soldiers sitting in an arc for a group panoramic photo.
Date: 1917/1918
Creator: Ellison Photo Co.
Item Type: Photograph

Congress Avenue Bridge

Description: Congress Avenue bridge looking northwest towards downtown from the southeast corner. Skeleton of the Scarbrough Building under construction is in view.
Date: 1910
Creator: Ellison Photo Co.
Item Type: Photograph

Congress Avenue with street rail

Description: Looking north towards Capitol at about the 500 block of Congress Avenue. A family in the foreground is either getting off or getting on a street rail car.
Date: 1913
Item Type: Photograph

Congress Avenue with street rail

Description: Looking north towards Capitol at about the 500 block of Congress Avenue. A family in the foreground is either getting off or getting on a street rail car.
Date: 1913
Item Type: Photograph

[Eanes one-room school building]

Description: Photograph of a classroom interior as seen from the back entrance door, showing wooden desks and seats with slatted backs in the foreground, along with a cast iron stove in the central aisle. To the back of the photograph lies the teacher's wooden desk, and a long blackboard that spans the length of the front classroom wall. There are two wall-mounted gas lamps above the blackboard, and several photographs are posted above and on the blackboard. The floor is constructed of wooden boards, and the walls are board and batten. There is a window to the right in the photograph, which has an opaque shade shaped like an awning. This is probably a view of the 1896 one-room school, which replaced the 1874 school that burned, and was used from 1896 to 1937. The 2 acres of land for the school were provided by William and Sophia Teague. Builders of the school were Henry Johnson, Oscar Carlson, and John Marshall. This photograph is copied from a manuscript by Mrs. H. R. Gentry, entitled: "Eanes School, Travis County".
Date: 1910~
Item Type: Photograph

[Flood waters on Shoal Creek]

Description: Looking south from the bend in Shoal Creek at the corner of Nueces and West 4th Street. The railroad bridge at West 3rd is in view. The back of Quality Mills can be seen slightly obscured by trees.
Date: September 1915
Creator: Ellison Photo Co.
Item Type: Photograph

Governor’s Mansion

Description: Front elevation, walkway with urns, Gothic screen door is in place, carriage house visible, as well as gazebo and wood fence, grounds shown.
Date: 1914
Item Type: Photograph