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[Municipal Golf Course green number fourteen]

Description: Photograph of the Municipal Golf Course flag at green number fourteen. The green gently slopes downward and back up again from left to right. Short trees line the far edge of the green and hills can be seen in the distance.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Municipal Golf Course green number two]

Description: Photograph of a putting green with flag at Austin's Municipal Golf Course. Hills are visible in the background. Minor rough is visible in the foreground before the green.
Date: 19uu
Creator: Jordan Company Commercial Photographers
Item Type: Photograph

[Municipal Golf Course maintenance]

Description: Photograph of sprinklers watering the greens at the Municipal Golf Course in Austin as a tractor mows the rough around it. View of the course from behind the green.
Date: 19uu
Creator: Boone Photo Co.
Item Type: Photograph

[Municipal Golf Course tool house]

Description: Photograph of the tool house at the Municipal Golf Course. Boards, concrete slabs, and sand are visible along the side of the house. A man stands near a truck on the right.
Date: July 19, 1941
Creator: Bureau of Identification, Austin
Item Type: Photograph

[Municipal Golf Course tool shed]

Description: Photograph of the front of the Municipal Golf Course tool house with door open. Gravel. sand, and boards are visible on the right exterior under the windows of the tool house. The bottom rungs of a ladder are visible right inside the door of the tool house. Many tire tracks indicate how often the house is visited.
Date: July 14, 1939
Creator: Bureau of Identification Lab, Austin
Item Type: Photograph

[Municipal Golf Course view of rough]

Description: Photograph of the rough from the green at the Municipal Golf Course in Austin. Trees are the visible challenges on either side of the course.
Date: July 19, 1941
Creator: Bureau of Identification, Austin
Item Type: Photograph

[Music Memory Contest Winners]

Description: Photograph of group of 37 students at Baker Elementary School, the Music Memory Contest Winners 3 times in a row. Mercy Ramsey is 2nd from left in 1st row. Two boys in the front hold a large trophy, the boy on the right has been identified as William Erwin McIntosh.
Date: [1923..]
Item Type: Photograph

Nash Moreno's Auto Repair Service Station

Description: Photograph of the front of Nash Moreno's Auto Repair Service, located at 1005 E. 6th Street in Austin. Mr. Moreno is fifth from the right. The cars are Roy's Taxis. Service men and taxi drivers stand at the front of each of five taxis parked facing the road. Next door is the Casino Bar.
Date: 1936
Item Type: Photograph

[Negro War Recreation Council Headquarters building]

Description: Photograph of the Negro War Recreation Council Headquarters building, a concrete frame building located at 702-14 East Avenue (now I-35) in the former city market, repurposed as a bus depot and recreation building for African American soldiers. The windows are 6/6 configuration, many of which are decoratively painted with stars, patriotic shields and the letter "V". The 5-panel double wooden entrance doors, at the center of the photograph, each have painted or decal flags on the second horizontal panel from the top. The sign above the doors reads: "HEADQUARTERS, SUB-BUS STATION, NEGRO WAR RECREATION COUNCIL". To the left of the doors sits a 1930s-era sedan, and to the left of that is a ground-mounted sign that reads: "SUB-BUS STATION for COLORED SOLDIERS". There is a large flag pole, without a flag, visible to the rear of photograph. A wooden bench sits in front of the right building bay. There are several suitcases on the bench, and an overcoat appears to be draped over some of them. The market building was originally constructed as a 1935 Public Works Administration (PWA) project, which opened in June 1935.
Date: January 6, 1944
Item Type: Photograph

[New Airport at Night]

Description: Photograph of airplanes on the tarmac at Austin's new airport. Photograph was taken at night.
Date: unknown
Creator: City of Austin
Item Type: Photograph

The New Capitol of Texas

Description: Photograph of an illustration depicting The New Capitol of Texas. There is a description of what the new Capitol will look like and images influential people, places and events line both sides of the illustration. Pictured clockwise from top left to right is David Crockett, Gen. Sam Houston, Mirabeau B. Lamar, Stephen F. Austin, Old Capitol, Houston, Storming of the Alamo, and David G. Burnet.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

New Sanitation Truck

Description: Photograph of the new City of Austin Sanitation Division sanitation truck. The truck in the photograph is a 1939 General Motors dump truck.
Date: January 9, 1940
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Laboratory
Item Type: Photograph

New Sweden Lutheran Church

Description: Photograph of the exterior of the Lutheran Church in New Sweden, Travis County, Texas. The church has a tall steeple topped with a cross.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[North Loop at Upper Georgetown Road]

Description: Photograph of North Loop at Upper Georgetown Road. There are trees and a small bridge in the foreground. A home and parked car are in the background.
Date: March 1937
Creator: City of Austin
Item Type: Photograph

[Officers and Directors of Emancipation Park Association, 1909]

Description: Photograph of President Thos. J White and a major portion of annual Officers and Directors of the Organization, 1909. Emancipation Park was an effort to purchase private property where African-Americans could celebrate Juneteenth or Emancipation Day without resistance from white citizens.
Date: 1909
Item Type: Photograph

Officials of the Mexican Consul General and teh Camara de Trabajadores Mexicanos Local No. 7

Description: Photograph of a group of men, the officials of the Mexican Consul General and the Cámara de Trabajadores Mexicans (CTM) Local No. 7 of Austin, Texas at Parque Zaragoza. From left: José Verasteguí, Eustasio Cepeda, unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, Benjamin Lugo (in white shirt), unidentified, Felix Gonzales Monteón, José Guadalupe Pineda (Consul General of Mexico in San Antonio), Arturo Aleman, and Roberto Pedraza. At rear of group (far right) is Ignacio Acosta.
Date: April 26, 1942
Item Type: Photograph

[Old Anderson High School]

Description: Photograph of the old Anderson High School for Negro students, a two story wood frame building located in the 900 block of Olive Street at the northeast corner of Olive and Curve Streets. Anderson was a segregated school created for colored students. The building appears to be an "L" configuration, with a small porch at the inside corner of the "L", 6/6 wood windows, a wood shingle roof and a brick chimney. Used from 1908 to 1912, the building appears to have been originally constructed as a residential structure. The school was named in honor of Professor E. H. Anderson, the second principal of Prairie View State College, and one of the pioneer educators of the state.
Date: 1908/1912
Item Type: Photograph

[Old Austin High School/John T. Allan Junior High School]

Description: Photograph of the recently completed building that housed Austin High School from 1900 to 1925 and the John T. Allan Junior High School from 1925 until it was destroyed by a fire. Note that the photograph is mounted on cardboard backing and written on the back is the name J. E. Pearce.
Date: [1900..1920]
Item Type: Photograph

[Old Austin Power Plant boiler room building]

Description: Photograph of a tilted view of the east facade of a boiler room at the old Austin Power Plant, near the site of the existing Seaholm Power Plant at 800 West Cezar Chavez Street. The concrete building has metal commercial windows and a vent stack is visible to the left of the building. A railroad bridge is visible in the background. Constructed during the 1930s, this building was demolished in the 1960s. A rubber stamp on the verso of the print reads: "BOONE's, FEB 25 1942, Austin, Texas". Boone Photo Company offered both photo finishing and commercial photography services.
Date: February 25, 1942
Creator: Boone Photo Company
Item Type: Photograph

[Old City Hall]

Description: Photograph of the Old City Hall building.
Date: October 11, 1937
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Laboratory
Item Type: Photograph