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Description: Photograph of two people carrying protest signs as they walk along the sidewalk in front of the Travis County Courthouse. The man on the left is carrying a sign which reads, "Jails Never solved ANYthing." The person on the right is carrying a sign which reads, "JAILS ARE INHUMAN." Both have shoulder-length, dark, wavy hair and are wearing wire-rimmed glasses. The man on the left has a beard and wears a striped, wide-collared shirt, as well as dark pants and shoes. The person on the right wears bell bottom blue jeans and is barefoot. A wood frame house is partially visible in the bakcground to the right of the courthouse, and a the top of a gas street lamp is visible behind the head of the person on the right.
Creator: Bobo, Carolyn
Description: Photograph of two inmates doing handwork in the sewing area of the Travis County Jail. On the left, an African-American man mends or performs crewel embroidery on a piece of dark fabric lying in his lap. He has a short goatee and is wearing a white t-shirt and dark pants. There is a short piece of thick yarn or string tied around his middle finger. The man seated to the right, sitting next to a sewing machine, is dressed in white and wears a paper food service hat.
Description: Photograph of Bergstrom Air Force Base, United States Air Force Headquarters of the 12th Air Force and the 10th Air Force Reserve. The building was known familiarly as the "doughnut" and the "roundagon" because of its circular shape. The entrance is obscured by landscaping.
Description: Photograph of the University of Texas Old Main Building at night. The foyer and the clock face are lit from within. All other windows remain dark and uninhabited. The main front staircase is lit from a street lamp that is out of left frame. Ivy covers the lower half of the main building. The Old Main Building was constructed in three phases and completed in 1899. It remained the main administrative and library building for 35 years until its destruction in 1934.
Creator: Barnes, Walter
Description: Group portrait of members (men) of the University Presbyterian Church, Austin. Names given are Ingram, Killmer, Eastland, Allday, Stacy, Hardie, Hoffman, Wilson, Joekel, Smith, Tanner, Currie, Dupree, Long, Vining.
Description: A photograph of the south side of University United Methodist Church, taken before the windows were installed. Note that "University M.E. Church Austin Tx", and the initials "JMK" are printed on the photograph.
Creator: Keuhne, J.M.
Description: Photograph of Justin Lane looking west from Woodrow Avenue. A sign reads "Signs of Progress A Paved & Widened Justin Lane will be opened here soon. Project of Abutting Property Owners & City of Austin." The road is cleared in preparation for paving. A few cars are parked at homes on the side of the road.
Description: Photograph of the Austin Municipal Auditorium and grounds from across Town Lake through trees. The gazebo is visible to the left of the auditorium. The Auditorium, designed by the Austin firm Jessen, Jessen, Millhouse & Greeven, opened on January 5, 1959.
Description: Photograph of a group of people dancing at a wedding. The women wear flowered bridesmaid dresses, elbow-length white gloves and short veils, and the men wear tuxedos. The women are holding long-stem flowers tied with trailing ribbons. The bride is partially visible towards the back of the group. A small group of people are seated off to the left.
Creator: Penzenstadler, Joan