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[Man walking in snow before Ranger statue at Texas State Capitol building]

Description: Photograph of a man walking in the snow and carrying an umbrella to protect his uncovered head from snow flurries. He is in front of the Texas Ranger equestrian statue on the grounds of the Texas state capitol building. Light snow covers the sidewalk and ground, indicating this snowfall as the first.
Date: [1980..1989]
Creator: Y-Weekly Newspaper
Item Type: Photograph

[Man welding at Weigl Iron Works in Austin, Texas]

Description: Photograph of a man wearing a welding mask, leather apron, jeans and work shirt, welding something on a bench in a work room. The wooden door to the room is open, and appears to let in light from the outside. There is a sign on the door that reads: "OPEN COME IN", and there are symbols branded into the door. Wires are strung across the rough wood plank floor, and many metal items are stacked on the floor, the workbench, and on shelves around the walls.
Date: [1971..1977]
Creator: Austin Citizen
Item Type: Photograph

[May Day play at Treaty Oak]

Description: Photograph of children playing on and around the Treaty Oak branches on May Day ca. 1925. Three girls sit and stand on the oak's low branches. A fourth girl looks on with a young boy and their caretaker. Everyone is dressed in white. The lawn is littered with children's chairs and various outdoor equipment.
Date: 1925~
Item Type: Photograph

[McNeil Depot Saloon]

Description: Photograph of McNeil Depot Saloon. This is most likely the building that now houses Donn's Depot in Austin, Texas. The building was transported from McNeil, Texas to its current location thirty years ago.
Date: unknown
Creator: Dougherty
Item Type: Photograph

[Men at Seaholm Power Plant]

Description: Photograph of two men wearing white shirts, ties and slacks in a machine room at Seaholm Power Plant. The man on the left is Mr. Seaholm. He has his hands on a crank on a machine labeled "Westinghouse."
Date: June 30, 1951
Item Type: Photograph

[Men erecting telephone or power pole in Crestview neighborhood]

Description: Photograph of several men erecting a telephone or power pole in the Crestview neighborhood of Austin. The men are wearing hats and one appears to be wearing a short-sleeved Hawaiian shirt. A small crane is visible on the right side of the image. In the background to the left, there is a sign which reads: "CRESTVIEW LARGE LOTS, $595, TERMS, A. B. Beddow, REALTOR, 7106 WOODROW AVE. - PHO._-7631". Several structures are visible in the background, which appear to be part of the old Richcreek Dairy Farm where the Crestview neighborhood was constructed. A. B. Beddow and the Austin Development Corporation were the developers of the neighborhood which was built up between the late 1940s to the mid 1960s. The neighborhood is bordered by Wooten neighborhood and Anderson Lane to the North, Allandale neighborhood and Burnet Road to the West, Brentwood neighborhood and Justin Lane to the South, and the Highland neighborhood and North Lamar Boulevard to the East.
Date: 1952
Item Type: Photograph

[Men Welding]

Description: Photograph of a man welding. Another man standing behind him watches. They are working on a sculpture with a star on it.
Date: 197u
Item Type: Photograph

[Men working on railroad]

Description: Photograph of two men hammering spikes into the railroad. A draisine with materials sits off the rails to the right of the tracks. Telegraph wires stretch on poles overhead.
Date: 18uu
Item Type: Photograph

[Metalsmith sculptor selling wares at the Renaissance Market]

Description: Photograph of a metalsmith working on a sculpture on his sales table at the Renaissance Market on "The Drag" on Guadalupe Street near the University of Texas, Austin campus. His sculptures are towers, airships, and flowers with a fantastic element. His table is set up in front of a mural. A woman browses his wares.
Date: 1977
Creator: Simon, Los
Item Type: Photograph

Mexican Mission

Description: Photograph of a group of children outside with women, presumably from a missionary group, watching them. There are simple wood buildings in the background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Montopolis Bridge

Description: View of the Montopolis Bridge across the Colorado River. It is a steel truss bridge. Though dated 1886 in the photo, the bridge was not built until 1937-1938.
Date: [1938..]
Item Type: Photograph

[Mopac]

Description: Photograph of Mo-Pac Expressway at Lake Austin Boulevard looking north. There is light traffic on the road and the railroad tracks and a train are visible in the highway median.
Date: 197u
Creator: Austin Citizen
Item Type: Photograph

Mother and baby at Zilker Playscape

Description: Photograph of a mother gently swinging her baby in a chair swing at Zilker Park playscape. Both baby and mother look at each other and smile.
Date: [1975,1989]
Creator: Austin Citizen
Item Type: Photograph

[Moving large parts into Seaholm Power Plant]

Description: Photograph of men moving a large piece of machinery into Seaholm Power Plant near Town Lake. A large crane hook is supporting the machinery part with four massive cables. The cylindrical component is sitting on a track which is moving through a trench into the plant. Three workers check the cables from on top of the cylinder, and several other men monitor the progress from the ground. The Seaholm Power Plant was designed by Burns & McDonell Engineering Co. and built in two phases by Odom Construction company in 1950 and 1955 at 800 West Cesar Chavez St in Austin, Texas. The plant was dedicated posthumously to Walter E. Seaholm in recognition of his 33-year service to the city of Austin as Superintendent of Water and Light and City Manager. The plant operated as a power source until 1989. The city of Austin authorized the decommissioning of the plant in 1996. In 2000 the city commissioned a District Master Plan for the site, and in 2008 it approved a plan by Seaholm Power Development, LLC to repurpose the buildings into retail, residential, and outdoor spaces.
Date: January 6, 1951
Item Type: Photograph

[Mrs. John Barclay to save Municipal Golf Course]

Description: Photograph of Mrs. John Barclay handing out flyers that say "Forever Green. Save Muny" as a male hand signs a petition to save the Municipal Golf Course's 144 acres. Mrs. Barclay sits behind a table and places a hand over a number of cut out newspaper articles while she watches the supporter sign. The petition page is filled with two columns of names.
Date: January 4, 1973
Item Type: Photograph