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[Austin Baseball Club Bus]

Description: View of the side of a bus with "Austin Baseball Club, The Pioneers" painted on the side. No one is in the bus and storage compartments are open.
Date: [1940..]
Item Type: Photograph

[Bryker Woods Elementary School Classroom]

Description: Photograph of a room, possibly a library or study room, at Bryker Woods Elementary School, located at 3309 Kerbey Lane. Several large tables are in the foreground, bookshelves are along the back wall, and a chalkboard is on the wall on the right side.
Date: [1940..]
Creator: Boone Photo Company
Item Type: Photograph

[Governor's Mansion behind trees and under snow]

Description: Photograph of Texas Governor's Mansion grounds with snow, trees, greenhouse visible, south and front elevation. Seen from West 10th and Colorado Streets. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and continuously occupied since 1856. The mansion was occupied by Governor W. Lee O'Daniel and his wife Molly in 1940 when this image was taken. The mansion was named a Texas historic landmark in 1962 and a National historic landmark in 1970.
Date: 1940
Item Type: Photograph

[Women's gym class at the Austin Athletic Club]

Description: Photograph of a women's gym class at Austin Athletic Club. These twenty-five women appear to range in age from their twenties to their mid to late thirties. They wear short-sleeved white blouses and dark colored shorts with high-top lace-up sneakers. They stand on the floor and first step of the wooden bleachers of the interior volleyball courts. The first organized recreation center in Austin was the privately owned Austin Athletic Club, built in 1923, by William T. Caswell. In 1931. Mr. Caswell sold the club to the City of Austin for "a small remuneration". The name of the center was officially changed to the Austin Recreation Center in 1970. After substantial damage, due to the Memorial Day flood of 1981 that center was closed after the existing center was built and opened in 1986.
Date: 1940/unknown
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab., Austin
Item Type: Photograph

[Women's gym class stretching at Austin Athletic Center]

Description: Photograph of a large women's gym class lying in three rows on the floor on their left sides with their heads propped on their left arms, right arm crossed in front of their torsos, legs straight and toes pointed: ready to stretch. Their coats and outer garments are strewn on the wooden bleachers on the right background. A basketball hoop and archery target is visible in the rear of the building. The first organized recreation center in Austin was the privately owned Austin Athletic Club, built in 1923, by William T. Caswell. In 1931. Mr. Caswell sold the club to the City of Austin for "a small remuneration". The name of the center was officially changed to the Austin Recreation Center in 1970. After substantial damage, due to the Memorial Day flood of 1981 that center was closed after the existing center was built and opened in 1986.
Date: 1940/unknown
Item Type: Photograph

New Sanitation Truck

Description: Photograph of the new City of Austin Sanitation Division sanitation truck. The truck in the photograph is a 1939 General Motors dump truck.
Date: January 9, 1940
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Laboratory
Item Type: Photograph

[Street Car Railroad]

Description: Photograph of a street car and street railroad tracks on West 40th Street near Avenue A.
Date: January 18, 1940
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photograph Laboratory
Item Type: Photograph

[Wood and corrugated metal building]

Description: People stand in front of a wood and corrugated metal building at a housing project. There is debris scattered on the dirt ground around them.
Date: January 20, 1940
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Laboratory, City of Austin
Item Type: Photograph

Santa Rita Street

Description: Photograph of a view down Santa Rita Street looking West from Perdenales in East Austin. L.A. Preston Food Store can be seen on the South side of the street.
Date: January 25, 1940
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Laboratory
Item Type: Photograph

[Golfers putting on green at Austin Municipal Golf Course]

Description: Photograph of a man putting while a man in a suit looks on. Men are standing in the background. The Austin Municipal Golf Course, constructed originally by the Lions Club in 1928 at 2901 Enfield Road, has served its citizens since 1934 and has long been Austin's most popular course.
Date: February 1, 1940
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab., Austin
Item Type: Photograph

[Golfers putting on green at Municipal Golf Course]

Description: Photograph of a man in suit putting while another golfer looks on. Golfers stand and sit in the shade under trees in the background. The Austin Municipal Golf Course, constructed originally by the Lions Club in 1928 at 2901 Enfield Road, has served its citizens since 1934 and has long been Austin's most popular course.
Date: February 1, 1940
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab., Austin
Item Type: Photograph

[Golfers teeing off at Austin Municipal Golf Course]

Description: Photograph of a group of men teeing off in front of the Municipal Golf course club house. The municipal Golf Course, constructed originally by the Lions Club in 1928 at 2901 Enfield Road, has served it's citizens since 1934 and has long been Austin's most popular course.
Date: February 1940
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab., Austin
Item Type: Photograph

[Last streetcar in front of Palm School, Austin, Texas]

Description: Photograph of an Austin Street Railway Company streetcar in front of the Palm School on First Street (now Cesar Chavez), reportedly taken on the last day of streetcar service in Austin. A group of children and a few women, possibly students and teachers, are standing on the sidewalk in front of the school, waving at the streetcar. There is a blurred car in the foreground, about to pass the streetcar on the right, and another car is behind the streetcar on the right side of the photograph. The Austin Chronicle reported on July 21, 2000 that "(t)he last day for Austin's streetcars came on February 7, 1940. By June (1940), most of the tracks had been torn up and paved over. The last tracks were removed in 1942, providing 50,000 pounds of steel for use in World War II."
Date: February 7, 1940
Item Type: Photograph

[Ford Liberty Bell Fleet]

Description: Photograph of a Ford f-5 pickup truck with two service men and a woman along with model of the Liberty Bell in the back. Painted on the truck's bed rail is the motto "Save For YOUR Independence - Buy U.S. Savings Bonds." The truck is parked in front of the Texas Capitol building.
Date: [1941, 1945]
Item Type: Photograph

[Front exterior of Governor's Mansion]

Description: Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion east elevation and walkway leading up to the front door. The walkway is lined with shrubs, and there are evergreens at each side of the entry stairs. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1941 was Governor Coke R. Stevenson. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970.
Date: 1941
Creator: Austin Bureau of Identification Photo Lab
Item Type: Photograph

[Front Exterior of Governor's Mansion]

Description: Photograph of the front exterior of the Governor's Mansion. This view shows the east elevation and walkway, with large trees at the curb, screened porch, and carriage house is visible in background.
Date: 1941
Item Type: Photograph

[Governor's Mansion from grounds]

Description: Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion front and north elevations showing the grounds and a partial walkway, obscured by grass, bushes, and a flagpole. The upper porch is screened. The carriage house is visible behind the house. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1941 was Governor Coke R. Stevenson. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970.
Date: 1941
Creator: Austin Bureau of Identification Laboratory
Item Type: Photograph

[Japanese Midget Submarine]

Description: Photograph of one of the Japanese midget submarine No. 19 that was involved in the attack on Pearl Harbor while the sub was on display at the University of Texas while on a tour to sell war bonds. Note that this is the midget submarine that is on display at the National Museum of the Pacific War (formerly the Nimitz Museum) in Fredericksburg Texas.
Date: [1941, 1945]
Item Type: Photograph

Texas Longhorns of 1941 and Big Boy their Mascot

Description: Photograph of Texas Longhorns of 1941 and Big Boy, their mascot. The 1941 team was ranked no. 1 in the AP poll and declared NCAA National Champions. Their head coach was Dana X. Bible. They were not selected to play in the Rose Bowl, but they made the cover of Life magazine and are still considered one of the greatest Texas teams to this day.
Date: 1941
Item Type: Photograph

[University of Texas Varsity Football Team, 1941]

Description: Photograph of the 46 players and 5 coaches and team managers on the 1941 University of Texas at Austin Longhorns varsity football team. Head coach at this time was Dana X. Bible. In 1941 the team achieved their first number one ranking in the AP poll (first Texas team to do so), finishing their season at 8-1-1, and they were recognized by the NCAA as National Champions. Despite their ranking, they were not awarded a bid at the Rose Bowl. The 1941 team were featured on the cover of Life magazine that year and are considered to this day one of the greatest Texas teams of all time.
Date: 1941
Item Type: Photograph