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[2nd Infantry Division on Parade]

Description: Photograph of two M8 Greyhound armored scout cars from the 2nd Infantry Division on parade through downtown Austin. The 2nd Infantry Division was stationed in Texas to train up for their deployment to the South Pacific, which never happened.
Date: March 29, 1946
Creator: Allison Photograph Service
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[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

[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

[Boys making model airplanes at the Pan American Recreation Center in Austin]

Description: Photograph of a group of six Latino youth making balsa-wood airplanes from a Comet brand "Air-Age Educational Kit" at the Pan American Recreation Center (Pan American Community Center), 300 Comal Street, in Austin. The boys are working at two picnic tables placed end-to-end. Several other people, including a girl, two boys, a man and a woman, stand behind the table either observing or assisting. There is a Mexican tourism poster featuring a woman, with her hair in braids, holding a basket of fruit on the wall behind one of the tables.
Date: November 19, 1946
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Laboratory, City of Austin
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[600 Block of Congress Avenue]

Description: Photograph of businesses along the 600 block of Congress Avenue at Christmas: the Baptist Cervice Center, Zales, Rapp Brothers, Western Union, and McKinnon's. Cars line the streets and holiday lights stretch across the street. Men, including two sailors in discussion, stand on the corner of Congress Ave and West 6th Street.
Date: December 1946
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Austex Chili meeting

Description: Executives at meeting
Date: July 12, 1946
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Austin Beverage Company exterior]

Description: Photograph of the exterior of the Austin Beverage Company factory and warehouse located at 1923 E. Seventh Street. Six cars and company trucks are parked in front of the main entrance. Seven drivers and company executives pose around the vehicles.
Date: October 24, 1946
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Austin Beverage Company [warehouse interior]

Description: Photograph of the interior of the Austin Beverage Company warehouse/distribution center at 411 Chicon Street. The trucks bear advertisements for the beverages they transport including "Jax Special Pale Brew" and "Blatz Pilsener Beer". Crates marked "Canada Dry" sit at the right of the image, ready to be loaded onto the empty truck at the left.
Date: October 24, 1946
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Blacksmith "Havtore"

Description: Photograph of blacksmith "Havtore" trimming a horse's hoof with a file.
Date: December 12, 1946
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library