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[Beef Calves at Food and Livestock Show]

Description: Photograph of people showing their beef calves. A handwritten note on the back of the photo describes it: "Fourteen heavy weight beef calves weighing 819 pounds and over showed in Travis County's Third Annual Food and Livestock Show on the 26th and 27th of March 1947. These calves were sold at auction in Austin for an average of 29 cents per pound." The livestock show took place in Rosewood Park.
Date: March 1947
Item Type: Photograph

[Girls' 4-H Campsite]

Description: Photograph of tents in a field with a lot of trees. According to a handwritten caption below the image, it is the campsite for a girls' 4-H camp in Travis County.
Date: July 1946
Creator: Ross Studio
Item Type: Photograph

1949 Livestock Show, Travis County

Description: Photograph of young men standing in a row with their calves at the 1949 Travis County Food and Livestock Show at Rosewood Park in Austin, Texas. Two men with sticks appear to be inspecting the cattle. A group of spectators is in the background.
Date: 1949
Creator: Ross Studio
Item Type: Photograph

T. A. Mayes

Description: Photograph of Thomas A. Mayes, a Travis County Agricultural Agent with the Negro Extension Service.
Date: 1948~
Item Type: Photograph

[View of a Kitchen]

Description: Photograph of a small kitchen with a small stove, oven, and table. The walls are covered in newspaper. The floor is uneven and stained. This was most likely the kitchen in the home of an African American family.
Date: August 8, 1949
Creator: Studtman Photo Service
Item Type: Photograph

[Family Outside Their Home]

Description: Photograph of a family with two small children and a dog outside of their wooden house. Laundry is hanging to dry on lines. Other wooden houses in the background. Dirt, patches of weeds, and small trees surround the houses.
Date: August 8, 1949
Creator: Studtman Photo Service
Item Type: Photograph

[Men Butchering Meat at Victory Food Show]

Description: Photograph of give men butchering meat, with cuts of meat displayed on the walls behind them. A banner on the wall above the meat reads "First Annual Travis County Victory Food Show, March 17-18." According to a handwritten note on the back of the photo, the third man from the left is T. A. Mayes. About six people are on the opposite side of the table watching the men.
Date: March 1944
Item Type: Photograph

[Jerome Boyd Collins, Sr. with a Cow]

Description: Photograph of Jerome Boyd Collins, Sr. standing with a cow and holding a ribbon that says "Reserve Champion Beef Calf." He wears a cap with the 4-H clubs symbol. According to a handwritten note on the back of the photo, it was taken at the Third Annual Food and Livestock Show at Rosewood Park in 1946.
Date: 1946
Item Type: Photograph

[Boy with a Cow]

Description: Photograph of a boy squatting next to a cow and holding a ribbon. Most likely he is at an annual Travis County Food and Livestock show in Rosewood Park in Austin.
Date: 1948~
Item Type: Photograph

[Young Boy and a Show Pig]

Description: Photograph of a young boy kneeling next to a show pig and holding a ribbon that reads "1st Place, Travis County Fourth Annual Food and Livestock Show, 1948, Swine, Sponsored by the Austin Negro Chamber of Commerce with Austin Chamber of Commerce Assisting." The boy wears a cap with the symbol for 4-H clubs. The event took place at Rosewood Park in Austin.
Date: 1948
Item Type: Photograph

[People and a Cow at the Food and Livestock Show]

Description: Photograph of a woman with a cow, and four men standing on either side of them. A sign on the building behind them reads "Second Annual Food and Livestock Show, March 21 and 22, 1946." One man holds a sign reading "13." The show took place at Rosewood Park in Austin.
Date: March 1946
Item Type: Photograph

[Interior view of a Home]

Description: Photograph of a kitchen with a small stove and pots hanging on the walls, as seen from a bedroom. The door between the two rooms is made of a cardboard. Most likely this was the home of an African American family in Austin.
Date: August 8, 1949
Creator: Studtman Photo Service
Item Type: Photograph

[Girls at 4-H Camp]

Description: Photograph of a group of girls standing in rows in a field during a girls' 4-H camp. They all hold their hands above their heads, possibly as part of an exercise or athletic activity.
Date: July 1946
Creator: Ross Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[4-H Camp]

Description: Photograph of large tents in a park surrounded with trees. According to a handwritten note on the back of the photo, it was taken during a 4-H camp.
Date: 1946~
Creator: Ross Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Row of Tents]

Description: Photograph of a row of large tents in a grass field with several big trees. Most likely, these were part of a 4-H camp.
Date: August 1947
Item Type: Photograph

[Beef Calves]

Description: Photograph of a row of young men standing with their beef calves. A handwritten note on the back of the photo describes it: "Fourteen heavy weight beef calves weighing 819 pounds and over showed in Travis County's Third Annual Food and Livestock Show on the 26th and 27th of March 1947. These calves were sold at auction in Austin for an average of 29 cents per pound." The livestock show was held at Rosewood Park in Austin.
Date: March 1947
Item Type: Photograph

[Boys and Men with Beef Calves]

Description: Photograph of men and boys kneeling next to their beef calves in front of wooden pens at the 1948 Travis County Food and Livestock Show in Rosewood Park in Austin. Doris Miller Auditorium is partially visible in the background.
Date: 1948
Creator: Ross Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Man with a Pig]

Description: Photograph of a man showing a pig in the to a crowd of people formed into a circle.
Date: June 8, 1944
Creator: Austin Chamber of Commerce
Item Type: Photograph

[Women in a Field of Crops]

Description: Photograph of four women standing in a field looking at vegetable plants. Two women are pointing to plants. A car is parked alongside the field. Telephone poles are in the background.
Date: May 25, 1940
Item Type: Photograph

[Women with Chairs]

Description: Photograph of two women standing behind and looking two cushioned chairs. A brick building is visible behind them.
Date: June 1949
Item Type: Photograph