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Texas Families and their Homes

June 16, 2014

June is “National Homeownership Month” and this year’s theme is “Bringing Rural America Home.” Accordingly, we use the occasion to showcase some of our photographs of Texans posed proudly outside their homes in small towns and rural areas.

Primarily the work of itinerant photographers, these images are not just a record of an ancestor’s appearance, but also where they lived. As portable photography became less complicated in the late 1870s, commercial photographers regularly traveled to rural areas where they found customers that were eager for family portraits. For those not willing to commission individual portraits, the photographer could take a picture of the whole family with their house as a backdrop. Sometimes the subjects changed into their Sunday clothes and gathered some of their favorite possessions, including pets, farm animals, bicycles, and even indoor furniture. Family outside the house was a recurring photographic theme from the early 1880s until the 1910s, when Kodak cameras became more common.

Most of these photographs, from our General Photograph Collection, were copied from family collections representative of the different ethnic groups that settled in Texas. Unlike studio portraits, these images provide the viewer with insights into the lifestyles of the subjects. Likewise, they document the  building and landscaping traditions used in the various areas of the state.

 

--Carl and Jennie Jensen farmhouse at the Danish community of Danevang, Wharton County, circa 1912.  (MS 362: 072-0725)

–Carl and Jennie Jensen and children outside their house in the Danish farming community of Danevang, Wharton County, circa 1912. (MS 362: 072-0725)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

--Dogtrot log house of Carl and Ottile Goeth at the German community of Cypress Mill, Blanco County, circa 1880.  (MS 362: 070-0096)

–Dogtrot log house of Carl and Ottile Goeth, German Texans, Cypress Mill, Blanco County, circa 1880. (MS 362: 070-0096)

-- Andrew and Lydia Reeves and family at their frame farm house with beehives in the yard, near Buckners Creek, Fayette County, circa 1892.  (MS 362: 072-1979)

— Andrew and Lydia Reeves and family at their farm house with beehives in the yard, near Buckners Creek, Fayette County, circa 1892. (MS 362: 072-1979)

-- Sampson and Mary July and children outside their house, constructed of local material, in Black-Seminole village near Brackettville, Uvalde County, circa 1905.  (MS 362:  068-1099)

— Sampson and Mary July and children outside their house, constructed of local material, in the Black-Seminole village of Las Moras, near Brackettville, Uvalde County, circa 1905. (MS 362: 068-1099)

James Henry and Betty Bass and children sit on zigzag rail fence outside their single-pen log cabin on farm near Joplin, Jack County, circa 1892.  (MS 362: 093-0357)

James Henry and Betty Bass and children sit on zigzag rail fence outside their single-pen log cabin on farm near Joplin, Jack County, circa 1892. (MS 362: 093-0357)

John and Johanna Rolf family and visitors pose around dining table placed directly on the native grass in their front yard, New Sweden, Travis County, circa 1905.  (MS 362: 090-0220)

John and Johanna Rolf family and visitors pose around dining table placed on the native grass in their front yard, New Sweden, Travis County, circa 1905. (MS 362: 090-0220)

-- Polk Priestly family outside farmhouse near Turney, Cherokee County, 1894.  (MS 362: 081-0671)

— Polk Priestly family outside farmhouse near Turney, Cherokee County, 1894. (MS 362: 081-0671)

Czech-Texans Ignatz and Theresa Gallia and family pose in their yard planted with bananas and other imported plants, Engle, Fayette County, circa 1896.  (MS 362: 078-0281)

Czech-Texans Ignatz and Theresa Gallia and family pose in their yard, planted with bananas and other imported plants, Engle, Fayette County, circa 1896. (MS 362: 078-0281)

Paul and Annie Mika farmhouse, with steep-pitch gable roof, near the Polish community of Panna Maria, Karnes County, circa 1905.  (MS 362: 068-1207)

Paul and Annie Mika’s farmhouse, with steeply pitched roof, near the Polish community of Panna Maria, Karnes County, circa 1905. (MS 362: 068-1207)

Japanese-Texans Rihei  and Hisa Onishi with family and friends outside their newly purchased house and rice farm near Webster, Harris County, 1904.  (MS 362: 086-0263)

Japanese-Texans Rihei and Hisa Onishi with family and friends outside their newly purchased house and rice farm near Webster, Harris County, 1904. (MS 362: 086-0263)

Louisa Jane and Grey White and children stand outside their ranch house of box and strip construction in northwestern Dimmitt County, circa 1886.  (MS 362: 088-0082)

Louisa Jane and Grey White and children stand outside their ranch house of box and strip construction in northwestern Dimmitt County, circa 1886. (MS 362: 088-0082)

Mary Anna and Jacob Groff and their youngest child stand outside their stone farmhouse near Castroville, Medina County, circa 1910.  (MS 362: 081-0639)

Mary Anna and Jacob Groff and their youngest child stand in front of their stone farmhouse near Castroville, Medina County, circa 1910. (MS 362: 081-0639)

Francisca and Nasario Pena and daughter stand outside the family home, with walls of plastered caliche blocks, San Diego, Duvall County, circa 1909.  (MS 362: 100-00?)

Francisca and Nasario Pena and daughter stand outside the family home, with walls of plastered caliche blocks, San Diego, Duvall County, circa 1909. (MS 362: 100-00?)

French-Texan Gustave Toudouze’s house, constructed of brick from the owner’s private brickyard, Losoya, Bexar County, circa 1880s. (MS 362: 078-0533)

French-born Gustave Toudouze’s house, constructed of brick from the owner’s private brickyard, Losoya, Bexar County, circa 1880s. (MS 362: 078-0533)

Family gathering outside the adobe house of Susie and Ben Gallego, Alpine, Brewster County, 1908.  (MS362: 096-1042)

Family gathering outside the adobe house of Susie and Ben Gallego, Alpine, Brewster County, 1908. (MS362: 096-1042)

Dr. O.C. Jackson shows off his automobile parked in front of the family home, Voca, McCullough County, circa 1909.  (MS 362: 078-0488)

Dr. O.C. Jackson shows off his automobile outside the family home, Voca, McCullough County, circa 1909. (MS 362: 078-0488)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pierre Duval Hair Studio-Hairdressers to the Stars. Fabulous new addition to UTSA Special Collections.

June 9, 2014

“Hair dressers to the stars!” A phrase one would expect to see in Hollywood but not in San Antonio, Texas. In the early 1970s Robert Pierre Teander and Jesse Duval Arrambide arrived in San Antonio, opened Pierre Duval Hair Studio and built a reputation as celebrity stylists. Known as the “hairdressers to the stars, Robert and Jesse crafted this reputation on their work at the Fiesta Dinner Playhouse, a dinner theater opened in San Antonio by actor Earl Holliman and director Patrick Baldauff in 1977.

Jesse Duval, Earl Holliman, Robert Teander, 1981, MS 425, Pierre Duval Hair Studio collection

Jesse Duval, Earl Holliman, Robert Teander, 1981

Jesse and Robert met while dancing at Arthur Murray dance studio in Chicago, Illinois in the early 1960s. Moving back to Jesse’s boyhood home San Antonio, Arrambide and Teander opened Pierre Duval Hair Studio in the city’s upscale Alamo Heights area in the mid-70s. In 1976, a year before the opening of the Fiesta Dinner Playhouse, Pierre Duval’s styles graced the heads of the members of the Fiesta royal court and those of local socialites. Robert and Jesse would soon expand from coiffing the heads of San Antonio’s elite  to dressing the locks of Hollywood legends.

 

Jesse and Robert, 1961

Jesse and Robert, 1961

It is unclear how and when the collaboration between Pierre Duval and Fiesta Playhouse began, but by 1979, Jesse and Robert were an integral part of the theater’s production preparations. The talented duo tended the tresses and rouged the cheeks of many glamorous Hollywood icons performing at the Fiesta like Joan Fontaine, Lana Turner, Dorothy Lamour, and Eve Arden.

Fiesta Dinner Playhouse program, undated

Fiesta Dinner Playhouse program, undated

Fiesta Dinner Playhouse offered a wide variety of productions from plays like Arsenic and Old Lace, Harvey, and Butterflies are Free (including the Spanish version) to musicals such as Fiddler on the Roof, The Sound of Music, and South Pacific. These productions and many others attracted famous actors from stage and screen:  Don Ameche, Cyd Charisse, Gary Burghoff, Roddy McDowell, Van Johnson, Joanne Worley, and Forrest Tucker were just a few of the notables that performed on the stage at the Fiesta Playhouse.

Joanne Worley autographed photo, 1980

Joanne Worley autographed photo, 1980

 

Roddy McDowell photographs and note, 1980

Roddy McDowell photographs and note, 1980

Scrapbooks created by Jesse and Robert capture the magic of the Fiesta. Autographed photos of stars populate the pages of these scrapbooks as do photos of dinners at Arrambide and Teander’s home where celebs and cast members gathered to enjoy the hospitality of their hosts. Photographs of Fiesta sets and group shots of casts and crews offer a glimpse into exciting behind-the-scene moments and convey the special bonds formed during preparation for each performance. The Pierre Duval Hair Studio collection is housed at main campus and can be accessed by submitting a request access to a collection form.

Cast and crew of The Boyfriend, 1978

Cast and crew of The Boyfriend, 1978

 

 

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum cast and crew, undated

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum cast and crew, undated

New Braunfels: First Adelsverein Settlement in Texas

June 5, 2014

In addition to documenting San Antonio’s history, UTSA Libraries Special Collections collects resources about nearby communities. Over the next few months, our monthly rare books post will highlight materials on some of these surrounding towns and cities. We begin today with New Braunfels, a city of approximately 60,000 located thirty miles northeast of San Antonio.

History of New Braunfels and Comal County, Texas, 1844-1946 (1968) by Oscar Haas. UTSA Libraries Special Collections.

History of New Braunfels and Comal County, Texas, 1844-1946 (1968) by Oscar Haas. UTSA Libraries Special Collections.

New Braunfels was first established as a German settlement in the spring of 1845 under the auspices of the Verein zum Schutze deutscher Einwanderer in Texas. The Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas, also known as the Adelsverein was organized in the 1840s by German noblemen to encourage mass emigration, both as a means of providing new opportunities to economically hard-pressed commoners and of establishing foreign markets for German industry. Oscar Haas’  History of New Braunfels and Comal County, Texas [F392 .C7 H3 1968]offers researchers an extensive study of the area’s history.

Due to its strategic location between San Antonio and Austin, as well as the water power provided by Comal Springs, New Braunfels quickly became a commercial center and reportedly the fourth largest town in Texas in 1850. By the turn of the century, New Braunfels was an important stop for both the International-Great Northern and the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas railroads.

ahrbuch der Neu-Braunfelser Zeitung fuer 1939. UTSA Libraries Special Collections.

ahrbuch der Neu-Braunfelser Zeitung fuer 1939. UTSA Libraries Special Collections.

A German language newspaper, Neu Braunfelser Zeitung, was published from 1852-1957. Although not held by UTSA, the first two years of this publication are available through The Portal to Texas History. Also of interest is the are the annual chronicles published by the newspaper in 1936 and 1939 [AY73 .N47 N4], and an almanac for 1916 [AY73 .N47 K3], which includes a poem to accompany each calendar month.

The area’s German heritage remained influential for generations, nurtured by various social clubs, such as the Germania Singing Society. Chronological History of the Singers of German Songs in Texas [ML28.T4 H33 1948] (1948) by Oscar Haas offers a detailed history of this and other German singing clubs throughout Texas, with particular focus on the early days of the New Braunfels club as the first singing society established in Texas and the host club of the first Säengerfest, held Oct. 15-16, 1853. Special Collections also holds the program for the 1953 Song Festival of the Texas Hill Singers [ML38 .N43Z4 1953], which includes photographs of participating choirs, the performance schedule, and advertisements for local businesses.

A Chronological history of the singers of German songs in Texas (1948) by Oscar Haas. UTSA Libraries Special Collections.

A Chronological history of the singers of German songs in Texas (1948) by Oscar Haas. UTSA Libraries Special Collections.

In addition to print resources, images of New Braunfels from the General Photograph Collection may be viewed in UTSA Libraries Digital Collections. Included are photographs of characteristic architecture, parks and parades, and the 1926 flood.

Additional information about New Braunfels specifically and German immigration to Texas generally may be found in The History of the German Settlements in Texas, 1831-1861 (1930) by Rudolph Leopald Biesele [F395.G3 B47 1930] ; Texas: With Particular Reference to German Immigration… (1967 [1849]) by Ferdinand Roemer [F391 .R71 1967] ; and Die Vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerika… (1853) by Gottfried Menzel [E166 .M55 1853].


Sources

Brister, Louis E.  “ADELSVEREIN,” Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/ufa01), accessed June 02, 2014. Uploaded on June 9, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

Greene, Daniel P. “NEW BRAUNFELS, TX,” Handbook of Texas Online(http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hen02), accessed June 02, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

Haas, Oscar. Chronological History of the Singers of German Songs in Texas. New Braunfels, TX: New Braunfels Zeitung, 1948.

 

Work Study Position Openings: HemisFair Park and Main Campus Locations

June 2, 2014

UTSA Libraries Special Collections is seeking two work study students to assist with department operations. Interested students may apply by submitting a resume and cover letter to specialcollections@utsa.edu.


Work Study at HemisFair Park Campus: Institute of Texan Cultures

Job Title: Work Study – Level 1

Job Description: With training from the Photo Curator and the University Archivist, carry out basic tasks in the Special Collections department. Activities may include paging, photocopying, and re-shelving materials; scanning and entering metadata for digital collections; re-housing and creating inventories of collections; and other duties as determined.

Qualifications: Strong attention to detail and willingness to perform repetitive tasks. Some lifting required. Willingness and ability to work in conditions with occasional exposure to dust and mold needed. Familiarity with scanners and image editing software a plus. Must be able to work at our HemisFair Park location in the Institute of Texan Cultures.

Work Schedule: Flexible during office hours, Mon-Fri.

 Hours per Week: 15-19

Wage: $7.50/hr

How to Apply: Submit resume and cover letter to specialcollections@utsa.edu. If you have questions regarding the position, please contact Special Collections at specialcollections@utsa.edu.

 


Work Study at Main Campus: John Peace Library

Job Title: Work Study – Level 1

Job Description: With training from the Rare Books Librarian other department staff, carry out basic tasks in the Special Collections department. Activities may include paging, photocopying, and re-shelving materials; scanning and entering basic metadata for digital collections; cleaning, processing, and re-housing incoming materials; assisting with exhibit preparations; and other duties as determined.

Qualifications: Strong attention to detail and willingness to perform repetitive tasks. Some lifting required. Willingness and ability to work in conditions with occasional exposure to dust and mold needed. Familiarity with scanners and image editing software a plus. Availability to work one day a week at the Institute of Texan Cultures desirable.

Work Schedule: Flexible during office hours, Mon-Fri.

 Hours per Week: 15-19

Wage: $7.50/hr

How to Apply: Submit resume and cover letter to specialcollections@utsa.edu. If you have questions regarding the position, please contact Special Collections at specialcollections@utsa.edu.

Position Opening: Student Clerk to scan SRT/KSO Mexican Manuscript Collection

May 29, 2014
Bulla de plenissima. : Indulgencia en favor y ayuda de la animas de los difuntos

Bulla de plenissima. : Indulgencia en favor y ayuda de la animas de los difuntos. SRT/KSO Mexican Manuscript Collection. UTSA Libraries Special Collections.

UTSA Libraries Special Collections is seeking a student clerk to assist with digitization of the Sons of the Republic of Texas Kathryn Stoner O’Connor Mexican Manuscript Collection.

The Kathryn Stoner O’Connor Mexican Manuscript Collection, collected by the Sons of the Republic of Texas, is made up of printed and manuscript documents, periodicals, pamphlets, and broadsides, predominantly written in Spanish, and ranging in date from the 16th through the 20th centuries. The collection includes government documents, financial records, legal petitions, political and ecclesiastical decrees, wills and legal testaments, and personal and business letters. A broad array of topics is covered in the collection, including information on government, politics, finances, work, religion, social status, marriage and family, and numerous other subjects of social and historical interest.

 

Job Title: Student Clerk

Job Description: With training from Department Head, Digital Archivist, and Rare Books Librarian, the student will carry out tasks relating to digitization. Activities may include paging and re-shelving, scanning, metadata editing, uploading digital objects, and other duties as determined.

Qualifications: Graduate student. Strong attention to detail and willingness to perform repetitive tasks. Familiarity with scanners and image editing software. Willingness and ability to work in conditions with occasional exposure to dust and mold. Spanish language literacy preferred.

Work Schedule: Flexible during office hours, Mon-Fri.

 Hours per Week: 10 – 19

Wage: $8.00/hr

How to Apply: Submit resume and cover letter to specialcollections@utsa.edu. If you have questions regarding the position, please contact Special Collections at specialcollections@utsa.edu.

Commemorating 40 Years of UTSA Commencement

May 26, 2014

May is commencement month at universities across the nation.  Here at UTSA, the May 2014 Commencement exercises prompted a major milestone: UTSA alumni now number over 100,000.  The 2014 exercises also mark the 40th Commencement at UTSA, with the first commencement occurring in August, 1974.  In celebration of this achievement by the University, below is a photographic look back at commencements passed.  Click on images to enlarge.

 

August 1974

Graduates prepare for UTSA's 1st Commencement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graduates line up in preparation for UTSA’s 1st Commencement held at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio Auditorium.  Gil Barrera Photographs of the University of Texas at San Antonio, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries, MS 27, Box 1, Folder 4: txsau_ms00027_08-3-76-6

 

May 1976

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Soon-to-be alumni listen to remarks by Dr. Peter Flawn, 2nd President of UTSA. Ceremonies are held in the Convocation Center for the first time.  A total of 184 Master’s degrees and 46 Bachelor’s degrees are awarded, including the first Bachelor’s degree to student Eugene Ripps.  See more on the ceremony in the June 1976 issue of The Bulletin.  Gil Barrera Photographs of the University of Texas at San Antonio, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries, MS 27, Box 2, Folder 1: txsau_ms00027_05-17-76-1

 

May 1977

UTSA Bulletin May 1977

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More than 4,500 graduates and guests pack the Convocation Center as part of the 4th Annual Commencement Exercises.  UTSA Bulletin, vol. 5, no. 5, May 1977

 

May 1986

Sombrilla Summer 1986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A record-setting 1,546 graduates took part in two ceremonies, the first time Commencement was split into segments to accommodate a growing number of students with new degrees.  Sombrilla, Summer 1986

 

December 1990

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Friends and family prepare for the perfect shot of their graduates. The first December commencement is held to honor graduates from August, 1990 and candidates for December, 1990.  Commencement 1990-12-15 #5 negative 5, University of Texas at San Antonio: Office of University Communications Photographs, UA 16.01.01, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

 

December 1999

UA 16.01.01 Commencement 1999 #6 99-12-18 negative 35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

President Romo congratulates a graduate at his first commencement as 5th President of UTSA.  Commencement 1999 #6 99-12-18 negative 35, University of Texas at San Antonio: Office of University Communications Photographs, UA 16.01.01, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

 

May 2006

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Profiles of graduates lining up for the 32nd Annual Commencement, in an online photo gallery of the ceremonies captured in a 2006 web crawl of utsa.edu.  [https://wayback.archive-it.org/1693/20091130210207/http://129.115.131.24/~mydrive/PresGalleries/Commencement-May06-gallery/index_18.htm], University of Texas at San Antonio University Administration Web Collection, 1997-, UA 01.04, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

 

May 2014

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The 40th Annual Commencement Exercises produce about 4,500 graduates. UTSA Alumni now total over 100,000.   Original tweet from @UTSA, May 11, 2014.

Bicycling photos for National Bike Month

May 19, 2014

In celebration of National Bike Month, we present photographs that provide glimpses of bicycling in Texas from the 19th century to the 1980s. Our photograph of a young man with his high-wheeled bike in front of a photographer’s backdrop is typical of the earliest photographs of bicycles. By the mid-1890s, the smaller safety bicycles were available for purchase in the larger communities in the state.  Bicyclists began appearing in photographer’s street scenes and in group portraits of members of the newly formed bicycle clubs.

News photographers produced records of the various ways bicycles were used in the 20th century. Images in our San Antonio Express–News and San Antonio Light photograph collections show bicycles used for both work and recreation—and how they were sometimes adapted by the owners for special needs.

 

Bicyclist stands beside a high-wheeled bicycle, Flatonia, circa 1886.  (General Photograph Collection MS 362: 074-1301)

Bicyclist stands beside a high-wheeled bicycle, Flatonia, circa 1886. (General Photograph Collection MS 362: 074-1301)

 

Bicycle club on country lane near Victoria, circa 1897.  (General Photograph Collection MS 362: 080-0138)

Bicycle club members on a country lane near Victoria, circa 1897. (General Photograph Collection MS 362: 080-0138)

Bicyclists pose with Judge Roy Bean outside the Jersey Lilly, Langtry, 1890s.  (General Photograph Collection MS 362: 083-0871)

Bicyclists pose with Judge Roy Bean outside the Jersey Lilly, Langtry, 1890s. (General Photograph Collection MS 362: 083-0871)

 

Alfred Brucks pauses on his way to the Medina County Fair Parade in Hondo, circa 1925.  (General Photograph Collection MS 362: 096-0439)

Alfred Brucks pauses on his way to the Medina County Fair Parade in Hondo, circa 1925. (General Photograph Collection MS 362: 096-0439)

Leo Menchaca wearing earphones attached to a radio that he installed on his bicycle, San Antonio, 1929.  (San Antonio Light Photograph Collection MS 359: L-1202-C)

Leo Menchaca wears earphones attached to a radio that he installed on his bicycle, San Antonio, 1929. (San Antonio Light Photograph Collection MS 359: L-1202-C)

Dorothy Willis demonstrates “parabiking” shortly after it was introduced to the area, San Antonio, August 1937.  (San Antonio Light Photograph Collection MS 359: L-1606-O)

Dorothy Willis demonstrates “parabiking” shortly after it was introduced to the area, San Antonio, August 1937. (San Antonio Light Photograph Collection MS 359: L-1606-O)

Walter Gallaway (left), postal telegraph messenger, and Travis Singleton, Western Union messenger, San Antonio, February 1938.  (San Antonio Light Photograph Collection MS 359: L-1766-F)

Walter Gallaway (left), postal telegraph messenger, and Travis Singleton, Western Union messenger, San Antonio, February 1938. (San Antonio Light Photograph Collection MS 359: L-1766-F)

Billy Woodward takes his dog along while he delivers newspapers from his bicycle, San Antonio, May 1941.  (San Antonio Light Photograph Collection MS 359: L-2760-B)

Billy Woodward takes his dog along while he delivers newspapers from his bicycle, San Antonio, May 1941. (San Antonio Light Photograph Collection MS 359: L-2760-B)

L. B. Seibel, Jr. poses with a bicycle that he improved by replacing the handle bars with an automobile steering wheel, San Antonio, June 1941.  (San Antonio Light Photograph Collection MS 359: L-2771-B)

L. B. Seibel, Jr. poses with a bicycle that he improved by replacing the handle bars with an automobile steering wheel, San Antonio, June 1941. (San Antonio Light Photograph Collection MS 359: L-2771-B)

Charles Merritt gives friends Mary Catherine Grimes (left) and Doris Burnham a ride in the trailer he built for his bicycle, San Antonio, June 1942.  (San Antonio Light Photograph Collection MS 359: L-2976-A)

Charles Merritt gives friends Mary Catherine Grimes (left) and Doris Burnham a ride in the trailer he built for his bicycle, San Antonio, June 1942. (San Antonio Light Photograph Collection MS 359: L-2976-A)

Because of the World War II rubber shortage, Eugene Bouse (left) and Leslie Maly have combined their bicycles for the duration of the war, San Antonio, June 1942.  (San Antonio Light Photograph Collection MS 359: L-2972-A)

During the World War II rubber shortage, Eugene Bouse (left) and Leslie Maly adapt by combining their bicycles until better times, San Antonio, June 1942. (San Antonio Light Photograph Collection MS 359: L-2972-A)

Joe Brown, trick bike rider, San Antonio, June 1982.  (San Antonio Express-News Photograph Collection MS 360:  E-0104-153)

Joe Brown, trick bike rider, San Antonio, June 1982. (San Antonio Express-News Photograph Collection MS 360: E-0104-153)

Fiesta Bike Ride, San Antonio, April 1979.

Fiesta Bike Ride, San Antonio, April 1979.  (San Antonio Express-News Photograph Collection MS 360:  E-0053-102)

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A 30-mile and 50-mile cycling event in Olmos Park and surrounding area, March 1984. (San Antonio Express-News Photograph Collection MS 360: E-0104-153)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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