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[Women sewing]

Description: Photograph of women sewing in a room in the old Pan American Recreation Center on 3rd and Comal Streets. Most women sit at sewing machines while four women crowd together on a bench and sew or embroider by hand. four women stand at a table in the back for cutting fabric A young boy of a bout five sits on footrest in the foreground. There is Mexican art on the walls and the only door to the room is open. The Pan American Recreation Center was opened in June 1942 as the first Latin American Recreation Center in Austin and run under the auspices of the Federated Latin American Club and directed by the Austin Recreation Department. The name "Pan American Recreation Center" was chosen by the executive committee during a center naming contest. On September 7, 1956, a new Pan American Recreation Center was formally dedicated at 2100 East 3rd Street, just west of the old location and where it currently exists today. The building adjoins Zavala School and was built at a cost of $155,261. The Hillside Theater was later built and completed in June 1958.
Date: November 20, 1946
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab, Austin
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Sewing machine and mail bin in the Travis County Jail]

Description: Photograph of a sewing machine workstation at Travis County Jail. The sewing machine is a Kingston by Brother deluxe zag zag sewing machine and sits on a sewing table base with ruler markings. To the right of the sewing machine is an open wooden box sitting on a folding table. The box is labeled "MAIL IN-OUT" and is stuffed with sewing patterns (including one by Jiffy) and other printed paper materials, including the instructions for pattern number 8211. Cell bars separate the sewing workstation area from an eating and recreation area with a metal picnic style table and bench holding rolls of toilet paper, a percolator, an open bag of sugar and a cup. There is a wall-mounted sink on the far wall.
Date: 1970~
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Two seated inmates doing handwork in the sewing area of the Travis County Jail]

Description: Photograph of two inmates doing handwork in the sewing area of the Travis County Jail. On the left, an African-American man mends or performs crewel embroidery on a piece of dark fabric lying in his lap. He has a short goatee and is wearing a white t-shirt and dark pants. There is a short piece of thick yarn or string tied around his middle finger. The man seated to the right, sitting next to a sewing machine, is dressed in white and wears a paper food service hat.
Date: 1970~
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Dress fitting at Pan American Recreation Center]

Description: Photograph of a woman standing with her right arm lifted while a seamstress works on the waistline of her dress. More women are working on sewing machines or sewing by hand. Several women measure and cut fabric in the back. This sewing room was in the old Pan American Recreation Center at 3rd Street and Comal Street. The Pan American Recreation Center was opened in June 1942 as the first Latin American Recreation Center in Austin and run under the auspices of the Federated Latin American Club and directed by the Austin Recreation Department. The name "Pan American Recreation Center" was chosen by the executive committee during a center naming contest. On September 7, 1956, a new Pan American Recreation Center was formally dedicated at 2100 East 3rd Street, just west of the old location and where it currently exists today. The building adjoins Zavala School and was built at a cost of $155,261. The Hillside Theater was later built and completed in June 1958.
Date: November 19, 1946
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab., Austin
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Woman sewing in class]

Description: Photograph of a woman sewing in class. She is sitting next to a window and using both hands to use a sewing machine. The material that she is using has a checkerboard pattern.
Date: January 1961
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Aunt Nora and Joanna Wright quilting]

Description: Photograph of Aunt Nora Treece sewing with Joanna Wright. In the image, the two women are seated next to each other with a quilted patterns across their laps. A fireplace with tools and wood can be seen to the left of the pair.
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: Fabric]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: April 1977
Duration: 1 minute 55 seconds
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Women quilting in the backyard, 3]

Description: Photograph of eight women quilting outside in a backyard. They are positioned between the house and the fence line, which has dozens of empty mason jars sitting upside down on the posts. There is another building next to the house in the background, where a man sits in the shade.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Two women working on fabric]

Description: Photograph of two women working on a stretch of fabric out in a backyard.The woman on the left is facing the camera and is caught in motion blur, she reaches for a small box sitting on the fabric in the lower right corner. The woman on the right is positioned with her profile to the camera and appears to be hammering the fabric with her right hand. Both of the women wear large bonnets that shield their faces from the sun.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Women quilting outside]

Description: Photograph of a group of women quilting in a backyard. Six women are crowded around the quilt working with their backs to the camera, the woman second from the left is looking at the women to her right, and a man sits in a chair reading on the right of the image. Fencing sits in the foreground of the image with mason jars varying in sizes sitting on each post.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Quilting in a backyard]

Description: Photograph of women quilting outside in a backyard. Four women are hovered over a quilt and working in the foreground of the image with their backs to the camera. A man and a woman are in the background hanging up a finished quilt next to one other one on the side of a building.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Women quilting in the living room]

Description: Photograph of six women quilting in the living room. The women sit around a large frame that has the quilt spread out on it, and are stitching designs into the quilt. They are laughing and enjoying their time together, and in the background items can be seen strewn on the fireplace mantle and on the top of a cabinet.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Quilting outside on a sunny day, 2]

Description: Photograph of four women quilting outside on a sunny day. The women work around a large table on the left side of the image, all wearing large hats to shield their faces from the sun. Finished quilts are seen hanging on a building on the right side of the image, and disheveled on the ground.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Women stitching together a quilt]

Description: Photograph of six women stitching together a quilt outside in a yard. The women work in the center of the image around a large wooden frame that holds the quilt, four women work with their backs to the camera and the other two work on the opposite side from them. A building with a stone chimney is seen on their left, and an abundance of trees can be seen in the background beyond the yard.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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