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[Magnesium Plant]

Description: Two buildings connected by a covered conveyor belt. Future site of the Balcones Research Center, now known as the J. J. Pickle Research Campus.
Date: August 14, 1947
Creator: Ellison Photo Co.
Item Type: Photograph

[Texas State Capitol]

Description: Looking north at the Capitol buidling from the roof of a building, possibly the Littlefield buidling at 6th and Congress. The photo shows the Travis County Courthouse in a state of disrepair at the corner of 11th and Congress.
Date: April 20, 1948
Item Type: Photograph

Stephen F. Austin Hotel

Description: Looking east from W. 7th at intersection of 7th and Congress. Photo taken after the extension to the Stephen F. Austin Hotel.
Date: March 17, 1947
Item Type: Photograph

V-J Day Celebration

Description: Group of servicemen, women, and children on Congress Avenue celebrating the end of the war.
Date: August 14, 1945
Creator: Texas Photo Shop
Item Type: Photograph

Congress Avenue from 5th Street

Description: A busy Congress Avenue looking north from the east side of the 500 block. People line the sidewalks while cars and buses fill the streets.
Date: 1941~
Creator: Ellison Photo Co.
Item Type: Photograph

Servicemen arriving in Austin

Description: Servicemen departing buses and walking south from Bowen Trailways Motor Coaches at 708 Brazos. Moonlight tower visible at corner of 8th and Brazos.
Date: October 2, 1944
Creator: Bock, Carl Edward
Item Type: Photograph

Community Chest

Description: Group of women and the Mayor on the back of a fire engine. Back of the photo reads, "L-R: Mrs. Alden Davis, Mrs. Jess Walker (Ina). Mayor Tom Miller at right."
Date: October 10, 1941
Creator: Ellison Photo Co.
Item Type: Photograph

Street Railroad Downtown

Description: A crowd of people in downtown Austin. Caption on photo reads, "Loading the Plain Line Street Cars at Sixth and Congress, Austin, Texas, 1:40p.m., February 7, 1940 for their last run. Being replaced by new buses on the left."
Date: February 7, 1940
Creator: Ellison Photo Service
Item Type: Photograph