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[Four Members of a Band on a Stage]

Description: Photograph of four members of a band standing on a stage playing instruments. One is holding a tenor saxophone, one is playing drums, one is playing a trumpet, and the other is playing the piano.
Date: December 9, 1947
Creator: Mears, Dewey G.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Middle School Library]

Description: Photograph of middle school children sitting around tables in a school library. Bookshelves can be see in rows to the right in the background, and trophies can be seen on top of the shelves along the back wall. The students can be seen working at tables mostly on the left side of the room, and empty privacy desks can be seen in the left foreground. Overhead, a row of lights and an exposed air duct can be seen running parallel to each other on the ceiling.
Date: December 2, 1982
Creator: Mears, Dewey G.
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Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Erwin Center Steel Construction]

Description: Photograph of a portion of the Erwin Center under construction. From the top left corner to the bottom right, a large, flat, rectangular structure constructed from steel beams can be seen. The base of a constructed steel tower made from smaller beams can be seen to the right. A group of workers in hard hats can be seen standing together to the bottom left, and bits of construction materials can be seen scattered in the dirt in the background.
Date: December 19, 1975
Creator: Mears, Dewey G.
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Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[KTBC Studio]

Description: Photograph of KTBC Studio on a street corner with traffic lights for an intersection seen in the foreground, and cars seen both driving and parked on each street. Three different signs can be seen on the building's exterior with the studio's name. A radio antennae and satellite dish can be seen on top of the roof. An ornamental building can be seen to the right, and more of the city can be seen in the background.
Date: December 5, 1960
Creator: Mears, Dewey G.
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Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Industrial Bakery]

Description: Photograph of loaves of bread on a conveyor belt in an industrial bakery at Austin Baking Company (Butterkrust). Rows of fluorescent lights hang overhead and more conveyor belts and machinery can be seen in the foreground. A worker in an apron and hat can be seen beneath the conveyor with the bread. Large, floor to ceiling shelves filled with more loaves of bread can be seen int he background.
Date: December 23, 1959
Creator: Mears, Dewey G.
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Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Arthur Murray Dance Studio Sign]

Description: Photograph of the Arthur Murray Dance Studio sign protruding from the building. There are people walking on the street underneath the sign, and a line of cars parked on the street to the left.
Date: December 17, 1947
Creator: Mears, Dewey G.
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Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[The Barn Restaurant]

Description: Photograph of the interior of a rustic themed restaurant called The Barn, located at 8611 Balcones Drive. Dining tables with light colored tablecloths and dark chairs can be seen in the foreground. Wood paneled walls and beams can be seen throughout the room, and a stone fire place area can be seen in the center of the room, separating the kitchen and another portion of the dining area.
Date: December 2, 1963
Creator: Mears, Dewey G.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Bread on Conveyor]

Description: Photograph of several conveyor belts carrying loaves of bread through the Austin Baking Company factory. Various steps, ladders, and machinery can be seen amidst the conveyors, and fluorescent lights can be seen hanging from above.
Date: December 23, 1959
Creator: Mears, Dewey G.
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Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[The Barn Exterior]

Description: Photograph of the exterior of a rustic, country themed restaurant called, The Barn, located at 8611 Balcones Drive. The building is designed to look like an old barn building, and a porch, windows, and entrance can be seen on what would be considered the side of said barn. A tree can be seen near-center in the foreground, and two vehicles can be seen parked to the right.
Date: December 2, 1963
Creator: Mears, Dewey G.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Driskill Renovation]

Description: Photograph of the Driskill Hotel under renovation. The photo is taken with a view of the southeastern corner, and scaffolding can be seen covering the face of the building at the southern, main entrance. The building is four stories tall, with a Greek Revival facade in the architecture. Cars can be seen driving towards the left on the street in the foreground.
Date: December 9, 1983
Creator: Mears, Dewey G.
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Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[KTBC Station Entrance]

Description: Photograph of a lit up, vertical sign over the street-side entrance to the KTBC television studio at nighttime. A butterfly awning can be seen over the entrance way and part of the sidewalk pavement. A geometric mural of Austin can be seen on the small wall to the right of the entrance. A building with darkened windows can be partially seen to the right.
Date: December 5, 1960
Creator: Mears, Dewey G.
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Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[English Classroom]

Description: Photograph of a group of middle school children in an English classroom La Grange Middle School. The photo is taken from the back of the classroom, where the students can be seen from behind, sitting at desks in rows. A window with closed blinds can be seen on the wall to the left, and a closed door can be seen on the right wall. In the background, a chalkboard can be seen on the wall, and a teacher can be seen sitting at a desk facing the students.
Date: December 2, 1982
Creator: Mears, Dewey G.
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Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Holiday House Restaurant]

Description: Night time photograph of the exterior of a Spanish revival restaurant building called Holiday House, with wrought iron gates, a tiled roof, and arched windows.The building houses a restaurant, the tall sign of which can be seen brightly lit to the left. An empty parking lot can be seen in the foreground.
Date: December 27, 1973
Creator: Mears, Dewey G.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Drive-Thru Restaurant]

Description: Photograph of a Holiday House drive-through restaurant with a man in a car can be seen in the foreground pressing a "place order" button. The restaurant can be seen in the background with a drive-through window and large awning, with another car seen stopped at the window.
Date: December 27, 1973
Creator: Mears, Dewey G.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Popcorn Machine]

Description: Photograph of a DECOR brand popcorn vending machine. The machine is rectangular and wood paneled on its front surface. Signs on the machine can be seen advertising "Fresh", "Hot", "Popped while you watch", and "Popcorn". A window can be seen in the top right of the machine for a customer to watch the popcorn being made. An options board and dispenser drawer where a cup of popcorn already sits can both be seen.
Date: December 19, 1975
Creator: Mears, Dewey G.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Convict Hill Restaurant]

Description: Photograph of the interior of Convict Hill restaurant. In the foreground, a waitress in a short dress can be seen holding menus and gesturing at a food cart filled with iced steak cuts, along with a wine bottle and glass of wine. Wooden tables set with silverware can be seen throughout the restaurant, and various western paintings can be seen hanging on the wall.
Date: December 11, 1973
Creator: Mears, Dewey G.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[KTBC Filming]

Description: Photograph of filming in progress at the KTBC television studio, with a film crew of three men with two large cameras seen standing to the right. To the left, a man being filmed can be seen on a chair in front a backdrop with images of Saturn, a gun, and a baseball bat. He sits with a desk and stool, and a television set can be seen to his right. Dozens of film set lights can be seen hanging from metal tracts on the ceiling. High above the lights, a mural can be seen hanging above with a sign that reads "Miss Duchess".
Date: December 5, 1960
Creator: Mears, Dewey G.
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Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[KTBC Entrance]

Description: Photograph of the KTBC television studio entrance where two stone columns can be seen in the foreground in front of two respective walls that frame the glass doorway. Plants can be seen in flower beds near the walls, and on the wall to the right, a mural of the Austin capitol building can be seen.
Date: December 5, 1960
Creator: Mears, Dewey G.
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Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Men's Clothing Store]

Description: Photograph of a men's boutique clothing store called Massey's, inside the Driskill Hotel. Store shelves with folded shirts can be seen in the small space and two mannequins with suit jackets can be seen to the right. In the background, two very large, arched windows can be seen with shades half drawn, and two shirts and a hat on wire frames can be seen to the left. Two clear, geometric light fixtures can be seen hanging form the ceiling.
Date: December 9, 1983
Creator: Mears, Dewey G.
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Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Multi-Unit Building]

Description: Photograph of an apartment building called Rio House with three to four stories and multiple units. Two cars can be seen parked to the right on the street in the foreground. A utility pole with wires stretching out can be seen in the left foreground. A leafless tree can be seen within the courtyard area, along with some benches and tables. A combination of brick and metal fencing can be seen enclosing the courtyard.
Date: December 3, 1959
Creator: Mears, Dewey G.
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Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Science Classroom]

Description: Photograph of a middle school science classroom full of students at La Grange Middle School. Rows of students can be seen from the side and facing left. Two adults can be seen standing in the area the students are facing, next to what appears to be a teacher's lab desk. The long tables the students are seen sitting at have faucets and small sinks built into them, and three chalk boards with writing and posters can be seen on the walls in the background.
Date: December 2, 1982
Creator: Mears, Dewey G.
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Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Rio House Multi-Unit]

Description: Photograph of a multi-unit building of apartments. The rooms all face outward toward the courtyard below, where there are benches and a pool. A sign to the right of the photo can be seen on a brick wall that reads, "Rio House", and a decorative design can be seen on the wall below the sign. A leafless tree can be seen behind the sign and wall.
Date: December 3, 1959
Creator: Mears, Dewey G.
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Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[School Furniture]

Description: Photograph of a grouping of school furniture, including various sized tables, desks, and chairs. The furniture is set up in a professional photography setting, with a pale back drop covering both the floor and back wall to provide a cohesive look. Photography lamps can be seen hanging from above at the top of the photo.
Date: December 17, 1976
Creator: Mears, Dewey G.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library