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[Front exterior of Governor's Mansion with trees]

Description: Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion front elevation and south elevation showing the grounds and walkway, the stairs of which are bisected by a sidewalk. The upper porch is screened and partially obscured by a tree on the front lawn. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1955 was Governor Alan Shivers. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970.
Date: 1955
Creator: Boone Photo
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial view of courts and seats at Caswell Tennis Center]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of all six tennis courts, spectator stands, and parking at the Caswell Tennis Center on Shoal Creek at 24th and N. Lamar. Two men's doubles matches are visible in the back two courts. Spectators crowd in the shade under the awning. Residential neighborhoods are visible behind the tennis courts in the background.
Date: June 20, 1950
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab., Austin
Item Type: Photograph

[E. 4th Street, Austin, TX]

Description: Photograph of the 800 blocks of E. 4th Street looking east. Austin Pipe & Supply Co. is on the south side of the street.
Date: March 27, 1959
Creator: City of Austin
Item Type: Photograph

[Seaholm Power Plant Intake Facility]

Description: Photograph of the lake side view of the Seaholm Power Plant Intake facility. The Art Deco concrete facility was designed by Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company and was built in two phases in 1950 and 1955 by Odom Construction Company. The facility operated as a power plant until 1989 and was finally decommissioned in 1996 by the city of Austin. The intake facility is located on the shores of Lady Bird Lake and the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail.
Date: December 1, 1950
Creator: City of Austin
Item Type: Photograph

[1959 Dairy Princess Crowning]

Description: Photograph of the crowning of the 1959 Mid-Texas Milk Producers Association Dairy Princess. A group of 17 female contestants stand in a row behind a banquet table with a punch bowl full of milk. All of the contestants pose with glasses of milk in front of a sign that says "June's Best Meals Start With Dairy." Other signs on the wall behind them are obscured. In the foreground a long dining table is set.
Date: May 8, 1959
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph

ABC Shop

Description: Eve Marie Martin and George Martin stand behind the counter in the ABC shop, located at 809 W. 12th St. in Austin.
Date: May 26, 1951
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph

[Abel Stationers at retail fair]

Description: Photograph of Abel Stationers booth at a retail fair. An employee talks to a customer reclining in a chair. Another employee talks to a man at a typewriter at a desk in the background. The showroom is set up to look like a modern office, with wares on display as they would appear in an office setting. Other booths and customers are visible in the background.
Date: February 1, 1950
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph

Accident Scene

Description: Looking down street of an accident for insurance claim for client Tom Davis
Date: June 18, 1957
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph

Accident Scene

Description: Looking down train tracks for insurance claim for Tom Davis
Date: June 18, 1957
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph

[Acock Laboratories interior equipment]

Description: Photograph of the interior of the Acock Laboratories in east Austin near East Fifth Street. The machinery is dirty with use, and a fresh bag of Acock Brand product sits on one of the machines on the right.
Date: May 17, 1952
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph

Acock Laboratory

Description: Exterior view of Acock Laboratories building with trucks parked in front.
Date: October 8, 1954
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph

Acock Laboratory

Description: Exterior view of Acock Laboratories building with cars and company trucks parked in front. Truck painted with sign: "Another Load of Acock Brand Cotton Poisons, Acock Laboratories Ltd, Austin, Texas".
Date: October 8, 1954
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph

Acock Laboratory

Description: Exterior view of Acock Laboratories building with cars and company trucks parked in front. Truck painted with sign: "Another Load of Acock Brand Cotton Poisons, Acock Laboratories Ltd, Austin, Texas".
Date: October 8, 1954
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph