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[American Legion Men In Costume]

Description: Photograph of a group of men from Travis Post 76 dressed in costumes for the American Legion Fool's Parade. The one on the far left is wearing a dress with a colander on his head, the next is wearing a sign that reads, "A Bath in Austin is 99% Chlorine Water". Next to him, a man is wearing a dress and a wig and holding a sign that is partially cutoff reading "Looking for the new hotel." and the final two are wearing suit jackets without pants.
Date: October 30, 1922

[American Legion Parade]

Description: Photograph of a group of individuals wearing various costumes, walking in an American Legion parade through a residential area. One man is in a cart pulled by a mule. There are three signs that read, "Travis Post 76 Austin, Tex.," "Travis Post American Legion," and "Looking for the New Hotel."
Date: October 30, 1922

Entry in Fool's Parade

Description: Photograph of a group of individuals lining up for an American Legion parade. There are three signs that read, "Travis Post 76 Austin, Tex.", "Travis Post American Legion", and "Looking for the New Hotel". The men are in costume. Some are in dresses, some are in tuxedo jackets without pants. A handwritten notes on the back reads, "Evidently they didn't know how to hold 'em." Individuals are named on the back of the print.
Date: October 30, 1922

Polk's Morrison & Fourmy Austin City Directory, 1922

Description: "Containing a miscellaneous directory of state, county and city governments, a postoffice [sic] directory, educational institutions, churches, banks, incorporated companies, secret and benevolent societies, etc., etc., a street guide and householders directory, an alphabetically arranged list of business houses and private citizens giving full name, occupation or pursuit and address, also a complete classified business directory 'The Buyers' Guide'."
Date: 1922
Creator: R.L. Polk & Co., Compilers

[View of tornado as seen from Congress Avenue downtown Austin, Texas]

Description: Photograph of the May 4, 1922 tornado in Austin, Texas, as seen from a rooftop on downtown Congress Avenue. Visible in the foreground are: the Queen Theater at 700 Congress Avenue, the Walter Tips Building at 708-710-712 Congress Avenue, and the F. W. Woolworth & Company at 800-802 Congress Avenue. The side of the Paramount Theater is also visible. There is a painted sign, on a building in the foreground, for Maxwell House Coffee. The tornado is clearly visible in the dark sky to the northwest of downtown. The original of this image is PICA 25989, which has not yet been scanned.
Date: May 4, 1922