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[Seaholm Power Plant]

Description: Photograph of the Seaholm Power Plant in Austin, TX during the 1920s. Inscribed on the back of the photograph is "From left to right: "New" boiler room, turbine room, "Old" boiler room, which became the shop after equipment was removed and black stack torn down - 1927?". "Austin the Friendly City" is painted down the tall stack.
Date: 192?
Item Type: Photograph

[Seaholm Power Plant]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of the Seaholm Power Plant taken from south of the Colorado River (present-day Lady Bird Lake).
Date: 195?
Creator: City of Austin
Item Type: Photograph

[Servicewomen]

Description: Photograph of three servicewomen in uniform looking at a lily pond on the grounds of the State Capitol.
Date: 194u
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph

[Sewing machine and mail bin in the Travis County Jail]

Description: Photograph of a sewing machine workstation at Travis County Jail. The sewing machine is a Kingston by Brother deluxe zag zag sewing machine and sits on a sewing table base with ruler markings. To the right of the sewing machine is an open wooden box sitting on a folding table. The box is labeled "MAIL IN-OUT" and is stuffed with sewing patterns (including one by Jiffy) and other printed paper materials, including the instructions for pattern number 8211. Cell bars separate the sewing workstation area from an eating and recreation area with a metal picnic style table and bench holding rolls of toilet paper, a percolator, an open bag of sugar and a cup. There is a wall-mounted sink on the far wall.
Date: 1970~
Item Type: Photograph

[Sheriff Captain Tony J. Casarez and a female guard in the cellblock hallway of the Travis County Jail]

Description: Photograph of Sheriff Captain Tony J. Casarez, standing in the hallway between the cells at Travis County Jail. He has a mustache and is wearing a white shirt and tie, blue jeans and boots. His upper body is turned toward the camera, and he is smiling. A uniformed female officer is behind Casarez. She has her back to the camera and is walking away. Her hair is cut in a shoulder-length bob. There is a row of lights with protective grills on the ceiling.
Date: 1970~
Item Type: Photograph

[Side view of Blackshear Elementary School, located at 1712 East 11th Street]

Description: Photograph of the side of Blackshear Elementary School, a two story brick building with a flat roof located at 1712 East 11th Street and constructed in 1936. The school was named for Edward Lavernia Blackshear, a former administrative supervisor of Austin's African-American schools. There are groups of 5 windows on the first and second floor, with decorative brickwork on the wall between the floors. A one-story entrance, with two sets of wooden double doors, sits to the left of the two-story section. To the right, hands hold a chalk board sign that reads, "2-14 1-BLACKSHEAR".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Site of Shipe Stables in Hyde Park]

Description: Photograph of the intersection of two dirt roads and a man standing in front of the empty lot that was to be the location of Shipe Stables in the Hyde Park subdivision.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[A small Conjunto band in the Montopolis Neighborhood]

Description: Photograph of three male Conjunto musicians taking a break, as they visit with an audience of six other people, possibly Latinos. One man has an electric amplifier for his acoustic guitar, and two of the three are holding Schlitz beer cans. The audience includes a young woman standing in the doorway, a mature woman sitting on a wooden chair with a young girl on her lap, and a mature man facing the group. The group appears to be in front of a pre-fabricated building.
Date: 1970~
Creator: Penzenstadler, Joan
Item Type: Photograph

[Small conjunto band, including a guitar and an accordion, play next to a building in the Montopolis neighborhood]

Description: Photograph of a small conjunto band playing next to a building in the Montopolis neighborhood of Austin. A man stands on the right side, wearing cowboy boots and playing an accordion. A seated man seated in the middle plays an acoustic guitar and sings into a microphone. A third man sits on the left in the background. An electric cord, used to power an amplifier, the microphone, and the guitar is plugged into an electric socket just below the eaves. Three cans of Schlitz beer sit near the chairs.
Date: 1970~
Creator: Penzenstadler, Joan
Item Type: Photograph

[Southwestern Aerial Survey of Austin,TX]

Description: Photograph of a southwestern aerial survey of Austin, TX pre-1933. The Travis County Courthouse, between Guadalupe Street and San Antonio Street and Wooldridge Park across from the courthouse are in the photograph. Part of the Texas State Capitol building is in the top left portion of the photograph.
Date: 193?
Item Type: Photograph

[Sprinkle, Texas]

Description: Photograph of farmers and workers with horses and donkeys on a road in Sprinkle, TX. Barr is the gentleman seated in one of the horse and buggies. This photograph was used in the essay, "History of Sprinkle, Texas" by Lulu Pearl.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph