14,538 Matching Results

Search Results

Advanced search parameters have been applied.

Camp Bullis -- Colonel Wakefield

Description: Photograph of two men in uniform standing behind desk. Camp Bullis is located in Bexar County northwest of San Antonio. During WWII it was used as a training base for the 2nd, 95th and 88th Infantry Divisions.
Date: January 1, 1942
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Photograph of a Large Bed of Flowers in a Graveyard]

Description: Photograph of a large bed of flowers with an assortment of banners lying on top, each one has the name of a different country printed on it. There are numerous tombstones in the background as this bed is located in a large graveyard; these flowers and banners are in honor of those who died during World War II.
Date: [1944..1945]
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[Interior view of the Negro War Recreation Council Building with 3 women and 3 Soldiers around a table]

Description: Photograph of the interior of the Negro War Recreation Council Building, located at 702-14 East Avenue (now I-35) in the former city market building, showing a group of African Americans, including 3 women and 3 soldiers in uniform. Four of the women and men are seated in couples at a table, while the remaining soldier is sitting on the table as the woman stands in front of it. All of the women are nicely dressed; one has a fur collar and hat, and one has flowers in her hair. The building, which also served as a bus depot, has several wooden benches, roughly constructed of lumber. Several of the windows to the rear of the photograph are decoratively painted with stars, patriotic shields and the letter "V". Three single glass globe pendant light fixtures are visible hanging from the open vaulted ceiling. The market building was originally constructed as a 1935 Public Works Administration (PWA) project, which opened in June 1935.
Date: January 6, 1944
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[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
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Rosenberg in a "Black Out" during World War II, some lights still visible]

Description: Photograph taken by Leonard Tormey of Rosenberg during the "Black Out" of World War II. The photograph was taken from the water tower. Long streak of white light from right corner that extends to near center of photo. Automobiles can be seen under lit parking areas on right also. A few lights in windows can be seen, otherwise photo is "black".
Date: 1942
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Display window of a business during World War II]

Description: Photograph taken by Leonard Tormey. Photograph shows a window of a business in the 900 block of Third Street. A project sponsored by the Lion's Club displayed pictures of those serving in World War II by 1942. The window of pictures has a banner at top that reads, "KEEP 'EM FLYING! LIONS INTERNATIONAL." Lions Club emblem pictured on banner.
Date: 1942
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

Pecos County WWII Memorial

Description: "Lest we Forget. A. J. Campbell, J. C. Daugherty, Miguel V. Franco, Guillermo Garcia, D. M. Garvin, G. W. Johnson, Howard Johnson, Don King, Ray LeGrand, James Lemeilleur, Ray McKinzie, Jimmy Moody, Robert P. Murchison, Paul Pace, James Parks, Jose Pena, Eulogio C. Rodriguez, Jose F. Rodriguez, Santiago Sanchez, Paul V. Slaten, Orville Smith, I. H. Stephenson, Felipe Tovar, Marvin Wynn. Pecos County World War II Memorial, Erected 1965 by American Legion of Pecos County."
Date: August 4, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Man and Woman Reading Newspaper]

Description: Photograph of a seated man and standing woman reading the Austin American. The headline reads, "Nazis Invade Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Switzerland; Help is Asked; Planes Heard Over Estuary, English Troops Move Into Iceland."
Date: May 1940
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Firing Line]

Description: Photograph of 8 men with rifles, 7 aiming upwards while one inspects his weapon and another unarmed man surveys. The men all have black armbands with the letter "P" emblazoned in white.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fort Bend County Libraries