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[Two Men at early computers]

Description: Photograph of two men reading the printouts of an early dot-matrix printer. Reams of paper sit on a shelf underneath the printer and feeds into the machine from below. The printout feeds directly into a box that sits on the floor behind the printer. One man sits in front of the machine and the other looks over the printout from behind. In the rear of the image are reel-to-reel cabinets. On the desk at the front is an early IBM switchboard. Florescent lights are overhead, and exposed vents cool the room.
Date: May 23, 1967
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph

Early computers and office

Description: Photograph of two men in an early computing office. Two men observe a printer readout. One man sits in front of the machine, one stands behind the machine and leans over to read. The paper feeds from a shelf under the printer, through the machine, and into a box on the floor behind the machine. Reel-to-reel cabinets sit behind the men on the right, and a large IBM switchboard sits on a desk to the left. Exposed overhead ducts and vents are cooling the room.
Date: May 23, 1967
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph

[Batman premiere at Paramount Theater]

Description: Photograph of the premiere of the movie Batman at the Paramount Theater in Austin. A large crowd gathers to see Adam West and Burt Ward live and in person on stage in front of the theater. The crowd extends down the sidewalks on both sides of the theater. On a balcony on the right, a group of people hold a "Welcome Batman" sign. Cars drive by on the street below.
Date: 1966
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph

[Holly Street Power Plant Construction]

Description: Photograph of the exterior of the Holly Street Power Plant. The wall still needs to be constructed, and the interior support beams and columns are visible from the outside. Two pickup trucks and a cement mixer are visible on the left. A disconnected crane claw sits on the ground near two construction sheds in front of the building.
Date: 1965
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph

Pure Milk Company Portraits

Description: Photograph of a boy and a woman at a kitchen table. The woman stands in front of the table, her hand resting on the back of the chair, and she watches the boy as he sits and pours milk from a carton into a glass.
Date: November 20, 1961
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph

[Children bowling]

Description: Photograph of two children bowling in a school hallway. The young girl has released her ball, which rolls towards the seven pins. The boy is bent over, ready to release his ball as well.
Date: 1961
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph

Browning Aviation

Description: Photograph of the Browning Aviation hangar with three small planes parked in front of it. Eight men in suits stand in front of the planes, facing the camera.
Date: 1960
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph

J. J. Newberry Co.

Description: Photograph of the interior of J.J. Newberry Company when it opened at Capitol Plaza Shopping Center in Austin, Texas. The image shows women's clothing on racks and mannequins.
Date: November 3, 1960
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph

2-J Hamburgers

Description: Photograph of 2-J Hamburgers in Austin, Texas. A large sign reading "2-J / Hamburgers / Over 6 million sold" is visible on the left side of the image and the restaurant is visible on the right. A parking lot surrounding the restaurant is full of cars. Crowds of people are lined up to order food at the windows. On the left side of the roof of the restaurant there is a large model of a man in a white suit with white hair who holds a sign reading "Colonel / Sanders / Recipe." Across the top of the restaurant is a neon sign reading "Kentucky Fried Chicken / Hamburgers."
Date: 1960
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph

2-J Hamburger [Interior]

Description: Photograph of interior of 2-J Hamburger at North Lamar and 40th streets in Austin, Texas. The overhead view shows male kitchen workers preparing burgers on the left, female workers bagging orders and cashiering in the center, and the customers ordering at the counter on the right. The back of a large menu hanging from the ceiling is visible on the right above the customers. Cars are visible in the parking lot, seen through the windows. The male employees wear white pants, white shirts, and white paper caps that say "2-J". The female workers wear white dresses with name badges. There are both Caucasian and African-American employees.
Date: August 10, 1960
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph

Vaughn Building

Description: Exterior view of The Vaughn Building at 805 Brazos. Businesses advertised in window are Bechtol-Parsons-Doss Insurance and George Meyer Real Estate.
Date: August 25, 1960
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph