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[Man Stands by his Car]

Description: Photograph of a man (Dr. Benjamin Pettenger) standing near a car. There is a field of trees in the background. The text on the back of the photo reads, "Dr. Benjamin F. Pettenger 1951 Junction of Johnson City to Austin Highway with Johnson City to Blanco Texas Hillside in background has many _____Indians growing on it. (_____ _____ or tree of many barks.)"
Date: 1951

Pease School Third Graders PTA Picnic

Description: Photograph of a man (Ralph Bickler) talking to a class of Pease School third graders. The text on the back reads, "I asked how many pieces of material were used by Bewick's wrens in building their nest. Notice children's expressions. Answers were from six to a million. 2300 was _______ _______. (Bullock's Oriole nest in front of me.)"
Date: May 27, 1955
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[Band Performing]

Description: Photograph of a band performing on stage, with a guitarist, saxophonist, and pianist visible. The man in the center is possibly a singer. Hi hands are blurry from movement, probably clapping or tapping a tambourine. A few women are visible in the background, standing behind the band.
Date: November 18, 1954

[Young People in Line]

Description: Photograph of a group of young men and women standing in line behind a table. They are standing on a stage or platform so they might be receiving diplomas or certificates. One woman stands in the foreground, looking up at the stage.
Date: October 1954

[Style Show]

Description: Photograph of two girls standing on a stage at a style show wearing fancy white dresses. A sign on the curtain behind them reads, "There's magic in the right know how." A woman sits at a table with a microphone at the back of the stage.
Date: June 1954

[Award Ceremony]

Description: Photograph of an award ceremony. A man receives an award from another man at a podium, while several other men sit in chairs behind them. A sign on the wall above the stage reads, "Agriculture." The heads of several audience members are visible in the foreground.
Date: November 3, 1958

[L. B. Allen Arranging a Bedroom]

Description: Photograph of L. B. Allen standing in a bedroom. A doll is on the bed, two pictures hang on the walls, and there is a bedside table with a lamp. According to a handwritten note on the back of the photo, she is giving a bedroom demonstration as part of the Pflugerville Home Demonstration Club.
Date: February 1958