Austin History Center, Austin Public Library - 5,515 Matching Results

Search Results

[Beef Calves at Food and Livestock Show]

Description: Photograph of people showing their beef calves. A handwritten note on the back of the photo describes it: "Fourteen heavy weight beef calves weighing 819 pounds and over showed in Travis County's Third Annual Food and Livestock Show on the 26th and 27th of March 1947. These calves were sold at auction in Austin for an average of 29 cents per pound." The livestock show took place in Rosewood Park.
Date: March 1947

[Band Performing]

Description: Photograph of a band performing on stage, with a guitarist, saxophonist, and pianist visible. The man in the center is possibly a singer. Hi hands are blurry from movement, probably clapping or tapping a tambourine. A few women are visible in the background, standing behind the band.
Date: November 18, 1954

[Young People in Line]

Description: Photograph of a group of young men and women standing in line behind a table. They are standing on a stage or platform so they might be receiving diplomas or certificates. One woman stands in the foreground, looking up at the stage.
Date: October 1954

Wedding Cake

Description: Photograph of a three-tiered wedding cake, decorated with roses and sprigs of flowers. A bride-and-groom figurine is on top, beneath an arbor of the flower sprigs. The cake is on a table, sitting on top of decorative tulle; plates, glasses, and forks are also visible on the table.
Date: December 27, 1963
Creator: Douglass, Neal

Kiddieland Park

Description: Photograph of Kiddieland Park in Austin, Texas. There is a wooden structure with a sign that says "Kiddie Dude Ranch" and benches to the right. A small train full of passengers is passing by. To the far left, an automobile is partially visible and there are trees, tents, and other attractions in the background.
Date: June 20, 1950
Creator: Douglass, Neal

Kiddieland Park

Description: Photograph of Kiddieland Park in Austin, Texas. The aerial view shows the carousel and other rides with various buildings and trees in the background. There are people sitting on benches, walking around the park, and watching the rides.
Date: June 20, 1950
Creator: Douglass, Neal

Bergstrom Air Force Base [aerial view]

Description: 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.
Date: 19uu
Creator: United States Army Air Forces, Photo Section

[Interior of Austin Atheltic Club with scaffolding before painting]

Description: Photograph of interior view showing the scaffolding used in painting the interior of the Austin Athletic Club building and the condition of building before painting. Volleyball nets stretch across two courts, with empty bleachers visible in background. 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: February 10, 1943
Creator: Burea of Identification Photographic Lab., Austin