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[War Bond Drive]

Description: Photograph of group including Representative Lyndon Baines Johnson at desk with Robert Taylor (2nd from right) and members of the War Bond Drive in Austin.
Date: 194X
Creator: Douglass, Elnora
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Red Cross Nurses Preparing Supplies]

Description: Photograph of groups of Red Cross nurses prepare medical supplies at tables. There is a large poster on the wall in the back advertising "The Greatest Mother in the World, War Fund 1943."
Date: 1943
Creator: American National Red Cross Capital Area Division
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

[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

[Group of African American women in the Negro War Recreation Council Building]

Description: Photograph of a group of African American women seated in a reading room at the Negro War Recreation Council Building and bus depot, located in the former city market building at 702-14 East Avenue (now I-35). The group is seated in a "U" shape, facing a woman seated at a the head table. Books, a four-drawer card file, magazines, and a radio line the back wall. On the wall there is a war bond poster which reads: "Don't let that shadow touch them, Buy WAR BONDS", where the "shadow" is in the shape of a swastika and three children cower in its wake. There is a wall-mounted electric fan to the right of the war bond poster, and a fur coat hangs on a coat hook on the left window wall. A hand-made poster on a window at the back reads: "ATTENTION, Have you written a Letter home to-day? Writing facilities may be obtained at the information desk. Books and Magazines are available in the office for SERVICE MEN."
Date: January 6, 1944
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Ariel view of Camp Swift including Headquarters, Post Finance Office, U. S. Post Office and north cantonment area]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of Camp Swift Headquarters, Finance Building, U. S. Post Office and a portion of the north cantonment area. The long wooden buildings are arranged parallel to each other, with the two-story Headquarters building in the center and the one-story Finance and Post Office buildings to each side. A flag pole with flag is visible in the foreground, and the cantonment area buildings are in the background.
Date: 1942/1945
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Raising the Flag at Camp Swift]

Description: Photograph of four soldiers raising the flag for the first time at Camp Swift. Writing on the back reads: "Left to right: 1st Lt. Victor M. Wallace, adjutant; 2nd Lt. Henry Stone, Motor Pool Officer; Major Oscar P. Houston, Executive; and Major Earl Chase, Director of Supply. When the flag pole was originally set in place it was not perfectly vertical. It was necessary to take it up and reset it which was a major operation because of its length, weight, and concrete setting."
Date: May 4, 1942
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Flag Ceremony]

Description: Photograph of a servicewoman transferring the Texas flag over to a serviceman as a contingent of women on the steps of the Capitol building look on. People watch in the background.
Date: 194X
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Ford Liberty Bell Fleet]

Description: Photograph of a Ford f-5 pickup truck with two service men and a woman along with model of the Liberty Bell in the back. Painted on the truck's bed rail is the motto "Save For YOUR Independence - Buy U.S. Savings Bonds." The truck is parked in front of the Texas Capitol building.
Date: [1942..1945]
Creator: Douglass, Neal
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

[Fort Sam Houston Bulletin 131]

Description: Bulletin reprinting General Orders 70, section II, outlining the formation and organization of a Slavic Legion for "Jugo-Slavs, Czecho-Slovaks and Ruthenian" troops. This is followed by various communications from the Army Adjutant General's Office regarding: care of animals in the ranks; reporting "alien enemies;" and flour substitutes in cooking. There is also a note about improper use of communication channels for War Risk Insurance forms.
Date: October 9, 1918
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
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