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Description: Photograph of a steam locomotive built by Rogers Locomotive works about 1875. One of the operators stands on the pilot attached to the engine by the front center coupler. Steam locomotives operated until the mid 20th century, when electric and diesel models took over. Rogers Locomotive and Machine Works, based in Paterson, New Jersey, was a popular 19th century manufacturer of railroad steam locomotives. This model is a 4-4-0 indicating its wheel-arrangement.
Description: Photograph of the swimming pool at the Rosewood Park for Negroes. The pool was built by J.F. Johnson Construction and is seventy feet wide by seventy five feet long, and runs three feet to seven feet and six inches deep. The photo is of the shallow end of the pool. Two cars are parked in near the pool. A lifeguard sits underneath a rules notice.
Date: May 19, 1936
Creator: Ellison Photo Service
Description: Photograph of the empty swimming pool at Rosewood Park for Negroes. The photograph shows the shower in the middle left where swimmers can wash off grass and dirt before entering the pool. The diving board is visible behind the shower indicating this is a photo of the deep end of the pool. A lifeguard sits in the lifeguard chair at the far end of the pool. A swing set is partially visible behind the diving board and a some trees.
Date: May 19, 1936
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab, Austin
Description: Photograph of the Rosewood Playground Pageant at Rosewood Park. In this performance, two actors sit next to each other on folding chairs before a painted cityscape background. The male actor holds his arms apart and looks at the female actress as if he is showing her something. Lights are strung above the actors in the outdoor stage area. Three boys in the foreground watch the play. A woman sits at a piano on the far right.
Date: August 1960
Description: Photograph of Saint David's Episcopal Church Austin, Texas as seen from the intersection of 7th Street and San Jacinto looking north east. The photograph also features a 1950 Mercury station wagon and a 1955 Ford Fairlane. A handwritten note on the back reads "Saint David's Episcopal Church, Oldest Protestant Church in Austin."
Date: May 1955
Description: Photograph of interior view of the Sam Houston Room in the Governor's Mansion showing a fireplace on the left and a window on the right. Two vanity dressers with mirrors line the walls and a dark wood table sits in the center of the room. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant during this time in 1937 was Democratic Governor James V. Allred. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970.
Creator: Boone Photo Co.
Description: Photograph of a vendor selling flipflops at the Renaissance Market off "The Drag" portion of Guadalupe Street near the University of Texas, Austin campus. Other vendors on the lot have taken down their booths and vacated, leaving the lot bare and full of bricks.
Creator: Austin Citizen
Description: Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion taken of front of the mansion from the walkway. The upper porch is screened. The seven steps leading to the front door are concrete with white iron railings winging down and outwards. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1954 was Governor Coke R. Stevenson. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970.
Creator: Texas Highway Department
Description: Photograph of a school bus and students in front of Allan Junior High School. The bus is full of students and more studnets stand on the street and school campus. A man stands at the back of the bus. The school bus looks to be a 1930 Ford.
Description: Photograph of the Seaholm Power Plant at 800 West Cesar Chavez Street. The plant has a water tower, vent stacks, and railroad tracks crossing the foreground of the image. The plant is surrounded by a short, chain-link fence on all sides except where the main gate is open on the right side of the image. The plant was constructed during the 1930s and was eventually demolished in the 1960s.
Date: July 27, 1936
Description: Photograph of the Seaholm Power Plant in Austin, TX during the 1920s. Inscribed on the back of the photograph is "From left to right: "New" boiler room, turbine room, "Old" boiler room, which became the shop after equipment was removed and black stack torn down - 1927?". "Austin the Friendly City" is painted down the tall stack.