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[Race at Galveston Beach]

Description: Photograph of a car race at Galveston Beach. Two cars are visible behind the spectators. The inscription on the back reads "L. Disbrow in his 290 HB 'JIC' attempts to lower record for beach comer."
Date: July 29, 1913
Item Type: Photograph

[Racecar in Juarez, Mexico]

Description: Photograph of a car driving on a racetrack. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Movies in the making (taking), Juarez Race Course 4-20-13."
Date: April 20, 1913
Item Type: Photograph

[Racing in Hyde Park]

Description: Photograph of Barney Oldfield in his racing car, the "Green Dragon" at the old fair grounds in Hyde Park, Austin, Texas.
Date: [1905, 1906]
Item Type: Photograph

[Rail crew on East Sixth Street looking West]

Description: Photograph of African-American workers laying down rail line on one side of East 6th Street. Pedestrians look on from beneath the shop awnings. Shop signs for a candy store, millinery and a druggist are visible.
Date: [1890..1899]
Item Type: Photograph

[Railroad crew digging]

Description: Photograph of a crew of African-Americans digging a ditch where the second railroad line will lie. They use shovels and pickaxes in front of a row of shops including C.B. Moreland Wall Paper store and the Postal Telegraph service.
Date: [1890..1899]
Item Type: Photograph

[Railroad crew working on second track]

Description: Photograph of an African-American railroad crew working on a second rail road line in front of a row of hardware and home goods shops. The trenches have been dug and the brick stripped out from the roads where the rail lines will lie.
Date: [1890..1899]
Item Type: Photograph

[Railroad near Burnet]

Description: Photograph of an Austin and Northwest Railroad train moving through the countryside. Several people are visible on the rear cart of the train, looking at the camera. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Excursion on A&NW RR narrow engine about 1882 near Burnet. W.J.L. Sullivan -- Texas Ranger in for ground with work. Slaughter Gap near Fairland and Marble Falls."
Date: 1882
Creator: Hill, S. B.
Item Type: Photograph

[Railroad near Kingsland]

Description: Photograph of a train on the Austin and Northwest Railroad line on a hillside, taken from a treeline above. People are visible at the front, back, and windows of the train, and two buildings are in the distance below. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Near Granite Mountain [illegible] Burnet and Marble Falls, about 1882 near Kingsland. A&NW RR."
Date: 1882
Item Type: Photograph

[Railroad near Llano]

Description: Photograph of a crowd of people and horse-drawn carriages gathered around a train on a railroad in a forest. A note on back reads "Mr. Will Todman from England, Time Keeper for Quarries at Llano, Texas. Quarrying granite for consturction of the State Capitol at Austin. 50,000 tones narrow [illegible] R.R. A. & N.W. Near Llano -- before R.R. was finished to an Austin Band was was hired to play -- Group Moore F. [illegible], (Major Ramsdell)."
Date: [1864..1881]
Item Type: Photograph

[Railroad tracks near Austin]

Description: Photograph of International and Great Northern railroad tracks outside of Austin. On the tracks in the distance can be seen the switch, and in the far distance, the city watertower is visible. Telephone poles and brush are dominant, though some houses and fences indicating residences are visible.
Date: July 22, 1966
Creator: City of Austin
Item Type: Photograph

Ralph Beaton

Description: Photograph of man in uniform and two other men standing on the northwest corner of the intersection of Congress Avenue and 1st Street in Austin, Texas.
Date: November 2, 1949
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph

[Ralph Dorsett Baby]

Description: Photograph of a baby lying in a crib under a blanket. The photographer wrote "Ralph Dorsett Baby" on the envelope of the negative.
Date: April 22, 1941
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph

Ralph Oakley

Description: Photograph of man holding a cigar while seated in an ornate chair. Ralph S. Oakley is identified in the 1942 Austin City Directory as being involved with The Texan Cafe which was located at 119 W. 7th Street.
Date: August 19, 1943
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph

Ralph Yarborough's Birthday Party

Description: Large group of people gathered around a birthday cake. People in the background are Senator Yarborough's Texas and Washington staff. Foreground left is Senator's son, Richard, wife Ann, and their daughter Clare.
Date: June 8, 1958
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph

Ralph Yarborough's Birthday Party

Description: Mr. Yarborough cutting birthday cake, holding his Granddaughter, Clare McJimsey Yarborough, age 11 months. Several people in background watching.
Date: June 8, 1958
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph

[Ranch Hand with Bull]

Description: Photograph of a ranch hand standing in a field and leading a bull by a rope on Porter Ranch.
Date: March 17, 1960
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph