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[Eric Fitzpatrick Hula Hooping]
Photograph of a boy (Eric Fitzpatrick) hula hooping in Shipe Park in the local competition for the National Hula Hoop Contest. Behind him in the background are other children in their bathing suits watching him. The boy went to Nationals in Disneyland.
[Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. from Nueces]
Photograph of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard circa 1972 taken from Nueces looking east. There is construction taking place in the middle of the street.
"Caught by Captain" from Zilker Hillside Theater's "Peter Pan"
Photograph of Zilker Hillside Theater's production of "Peter Pan". The scene depicted shows Captain Hook's capture of Peter Pan, Wendy Darling and her brothers/the lost boys.
Summer Musical at Hillside Theater
Photograph of the Summer musical, "Peter Pan", at the Hillside Theater at Zilker Park. Photograph of Peter Pan and the Lost Boys.
Summer Musical "Peter Pan"
Photograph of the Zilker Park Hillside Theater Summer musical, "Peter Pan". In the photograph Captain Hook and Peter Pan are sword fighting.
[Zilker Hillside Theatre - Peter Pan]
Photograph of two actors of the Zilker Hillside Thearte summer musical "Peter Pan" in August 1971. The two actors playing Captain Hook and Peter Pan are crossing their swords.
[Boy with Kite]
Photograph of a young boy with a kite. His kite has cartoon eyes, and he wears a striped shirt.
[L.C. Anderson High School closing boycott]
Photograph of students boycotting the closing of L.C. Anderson High School. The school was ordered closed in 1971 by a federal judge as part of desegregation. African-American students and parents sit on sidewalks and cars to protest the closing. The school, located at 900 Thompson Street, was originally named E.H. Anderson, and later renamed L.C. Anderson after one of its longest-serving principals. In 1973, a new, integrated L.C. Anderson High School reopened at its current location at 8403 Mesa Drive.
[Exterior of log cabin at Bohl's Place]
Photograph of the exterior of the log cabin at Bohl's Place. A bare tree stands on the side of the cabin. The cabin has a lifted, covered porch at the rear.
[Governor's Mansion with fence]
Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion front elevation, landscaping, and ironwork fence with whitewashed brick wall reading "Governor's Mansion" with an ironwork star in the wall. The shutters are open to the bare tree branches. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1971 was Governor Preston Smith. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970.
[Man welding at Weigl Iron Works in Austin, Texas]
Photograph of a man wearing a welding mask, leather apron, jeans and work shirt, welding something on a bench in a work room. The wooden door to the room is open, and appears to let in light from the outside. There is a sign on the door that reads: "OPEN COME IN", and there are symbols branded into the door. Wires are strung across the rough wood plank floor, and many metal items are stacked on the floor, the workbench, and on shelves around the walls.
[Photograph of Austin High School Student Council]
Photograph of Austin High School 1971 student council members standing L to R: Katie Miller, Vice President; Anna Reyes, Secretary; Charles Riptoe, Treasurer; Seated: Carlton Lowe, President. Stephen F. Austin High School was founded in 1881.
Putting down striping
Photograph of a worker riding on a self-propelled street striper, repainting the white dashed line of a four-lane road.
[E. 6th Street and Brazos]
Photograph of the Northeast corner of E. 6th Street and Brazos. St. David's is in the upper left of the photograph and the two story building is where the Driskell now stands.
Adams Extract Company
Photograph of a man working with equipment at the Adams Extract Company.
[Aerial View of Austin Municipal Airport]
Photograph of aerial view of the Mueller Municipal Airport, with view of main building and control tower in foreground and the runways in the background.
[Aerial View of Austin, TX]
Photograph of an aerial view of Austin, TX taken from south of the Colorado River looking up Congress Avenue towards the Texas State Capitol Building.
[Aerial View of Austin, TX]
Photograph of an aerial view of Austin, TX looking directly west from the Capitol dome. The photograph is of Block 135, which includes, Dr. Hayne's house, built by Abner Cook. Dr. Hayne's house was later Abner Cook's home and later the Quality Shops after it was moved to the front of the lot in the center of the block.
[Aerial View of Austin, TX]
Photograph of an aerial view of Austin, TX north of the Colorado River looking southwest.
[Aerial View of Austin, TX]
Photograph of an aerial view of Austin, TX taken from north of E. 15th Street. There are markers on the photograph indicating E. 15th ST., E. 11th ST., E. 8th ST., E. 7th ST., E. 4th ST., an the Colorado River. US-81 (present-day IH-35) can be seen running north and south through the left side of the photograph and the Capitol Building can be seen on the right.
[Aerial View of Austin, TX]
Photograph of an aerial view of Austin, TX. The "Power House" or Boiler House is for construction of new Capitol building that began in 1881. A Swedish or German Lutheran church is in the foreground. The building in the distance, left of the Power House stack is the old City Hospital.
[Aerial View of Deep Eddy]
Photograph of an aerial view of Deep Eddy pool and surrounding area. The pool is dried out and the trees are bare indicating winter. There are no visible people or activity near the pool. Deep Eddy began as a natural swimming hole in the Colorado River and was expanded into a man-made swimming pool in 1915 by A.J. Eilers, Sr. Deep Eddy pool is the oldest swimming pool in Texas and is operated and maintained by the City of Austin.
[Aerial View of Disch Field]
Aerial photograph of Disch Field and surrounding area. The parking lot is full of cars and the stands appear to be full though there are no players on the field.
[Aerial View of the Texas State Capitol Building]
Photograph of an aerial view of the Texas State Capitol building and surrounding area.
[Aerial View of Zilker Park]
Photograph of an aerial view of Zilker Park looking north. Shows the area of Barton Springs with Lady Bird Lake in the background
Airplane view of vicinity of Waller Creek and East First Street
Photograph of Airplane view of vicinity of Waller Creek and East 1st Street. East 1st Street is visible diagonally down the center of the image from top to bottom, while Waller Creek cuts through the image from left to right.
[Alfonso Ramos Band plays for a wedding reception at the San Jose Community Center]
Photograph of the Alfonso Ramos Band playing at the San Jose Community Center in South Austin. The band includes saxophone, drums, bongo drum, trombone, and trumpet. A man in tan suit is singing or talking into the microphone as other band members talk or wait. Five little girls, some wearing white dresses, and two little boys sit on the edge of the stage and watch the dancers. Women, wearing foral bridesmaid dresses, dance with men in suits.
[Altar of St. David's Episcopal Church]
Photograph of the altar of the St. David's Episcopal church.
[Arc welder at Weigl Iron Works]
Photograph of a member of the Weigl family using an arc welder on a project. The Weigl Iron Works was founded in 1922 by German immigrant and founder Fortunat Weigl. In 1935 Weigl moved his foundry from its Exposition Boulevard location to 100 Red River location where it remained for several decades. He was joined in business by his sons Lee and Herbert who continued to operate after Fortunat's death in 1973 until their retirement in 1977. In 1978, the location was reopened as Iron Works BBQ in honor of the history at that location.
Arts and crafts classes at Pan American Recreation Center
Photograph of children painting papier mache elephants at the Pan American Recreation Center at an arts & crafts class. Two elephants sit on the table, nearly done. An open jar of paint and several towels sit on the table top. Two boys and three girls surround the table. The Pan American Recreation Center was opened in June 1942 as the first Latin American Recreation Center in Austin and run under the auspices of the Federated Latin American Club and directed by the Austin Recreation Department. The name "Pan American Recreation Center" was chosen by the executive committee during a center naming contest. On September 7, 1956, a new Pan American Recreation Center was formally dedicated at 2100 East 3rd Street, just west of the old location and where it currently exists today. The building adjoins Zavala School and was built at a cost of $155,261. The Hillside Theater was later built and completed in June 1958.
Austin About 1839 or 1841.
Photograph of a print in the book "Austin Yesterday and Today". The Daughters of the Republic of Texas own the original artwork.
[Austin City Plan, 1840]
Photograph of an illustration by Edward Hall of a city plan for the Texas Government buildings in Austin. Architectural renderings of buildings can be found on the top half of the illustration. Handwritten on the photograph is a list of buildings that are seen in the plan including: the President's House, Capitol Hill and Bullock's Tavern.
[Austin Dam Broken after Flood]
Photograph of a view southwest at the Austin Dam on the Colorado River after breaking during a flood.
[Austin park rangers]
Photograph of city of Austin park rangers. Front row (seated) left to right: G. Edward, D. Youngblood, R. Hotte, M. Mullinix. Back Row (standing) left to right: J. McCowin, B. Wright, L. Manley, (unidentified), G. Hooks, and (unidentified).
[Austin Pioneers, Austin Baseball Club, Inc.]
Photograph of three men (Jack Knott, Hank Oana, and E.P. Knebel) standing under a sign resembling a baseball that reads "Austin Pioneers Baseball, Austin Baseball Club INC. Big State League." The two outside men are looking up at the sign while the one in the middle is pointing up at it. A sign for GA Simms Seafoods is visible in the background.
[Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary building]
Exterior view of the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary building, located on the 2200 block of Nueces Street.
Austin - Views from Capitol
View of Austin from the Capitol Building with the Governor's Mansion visible.
Avoid this in fairway No. 2
Photograph of a man standing in a sand trap to show how deep it is, on fairway number two at Austin Municipal Golf Course. A typed caption under the image says "Avoid this in Fareway No. 2."
[Back view of Blackshear Elementary School, located at 1712 East 11th Street]
Photograph of the back of Blackshear Elementary School, which is located at 1712 East 11th Street and backs onto Lawson Lane and was constructed in 1936. A two story brick building with a flat roof, the school was named for Edward Lavernia Blackshear, a former administrative supervisor of Austin's African-American schools. The building is symetrically designed, with groups of windows on the first and second floors. In the lower right corner of the image, hands hold a chalk board sign that reads, "2-14 5-BLACKSHEAR". There is a wood frame building in the background with a 7-Up sign over the entrance. A street sign in the foreground reads Lawson Lane and what appears to be Botson Street.
[Barton Springs]
Photograph of a crowd of ladies watching two men with large pots on the steps of Barton Springs.
[Barton Springs]
Photograph of Barton Springs.
[Barton Springs Bathhouse]
Photograph of the exterior view of the bathhouse at Barton Springs pool. A portion of the pool is visible in the foreground and two men stand on the steps looking at the water.
Barton Springs during the First World War
Photograph of men and women in bathing suits at Barton Springs during World War I.
Bartons in the Early Twenties
Photograph of two young women wearing bathing suits and swim caps in pool and a third woman laying on side of pool at Barton Springs. Other swimmers are visible in the background. There is a typed caption on the bottom margin of the photograph reading "Bartons in the Early twenties."
[Bathers at Barton Springs pool]
Photograph of a large group of bathers in and around the waters of Barton Springs pool. The diving platform is on the right bank.
Bergstrom Air Force Base [aerial view]
Photograph of aerial view of Bergstrom Air Force Base. Fog obscures landscape behind the base. Runways and buildings on the base are visible as well as some roads surrounding the base. Bergstrom Air Force Base was activated during in 1942 as a troop carrier training airfield. During the Cold War, it served as a Strategic Air Command base. Later, it transferred to the Tactical Air Command and became a major base for the U.S. Air Force's RF-4C reconnaissance fighter fleet. At the time of its closure, it was assigned to the Air Combat Command (ACC). The airfield was then converted for civilian use, with Austin-Bergstrom International Airport beginning passenger flights in 1999.
[Big Foot Wallace's Headstone at State Cemetery]
Photograph of the State Cemetery. Big Foot Wallace's headstone is in the foreground.
[Biggest Kite]
Photograph of Bryan Merrill, Hank Smith, and Lauren Clayton on a field flying Biggest Kite, presumably at the annual Kite Festival. Crowds are visible in the distance.
[Bird's Eye View of Austin]
Photograph of a view of Austin as taken from a high vantage point.
[Bouquet toss with bridesmaids and female guests at a wedding at the San Jose Community Center in the Montopolis neighborhood]
Photograph of a group of women, some with outstretched ars, waiting to catch the bouquet thrown by the bride at a wedding at the San Jose Community Center in the Montopolis neighborhood. Some women wear long flowered bridesmaid dresses, three women are dressed in white dresses of a similar design, one wedding guest wears a black jacket trimmed with faux fur, and another guest wears a black checked top and red checked pants. Two little boys stand to the right, looking on.