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Recently digitized images from the photograph collections

August 31, 2015

Each week five dedicated volunteers scan negatives and prints that will be added to our online catalog. These are examples, by volunteer Phil Holts, that illustrate the wide range of subjects represented in our holdings.

 

An Ercoupe, advertised as the first spinproof private airplane, is hoisted from Commerce Street to the fourth floor of Joske’s Department Store, December 1945. (Zintgraff Studio Collection, MS 355, Z-1284-A-02)

At the beginning of the holiday shopping  season, an Ercoupe is hoisted from Commerce Street to the fourth floor of Joske’s Department Store, December 1945. Within thirty minutes after it went on sale, the store received three orders for what was advertised as the “first spinproof private airplane.”  (Zintgraff Studio Collection, MS 355, Z-1284-A-02)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shepherd with flock on William Negley’s Las Farias Ranch, Maverick County, 1880s. Photograph by Ichabod Nelson Hall, Canadian-born itinerant photographer based in Cotulla. (General Photograph Collection, MS 362: 102-0803)

Shepherd with flock on William Negley’s Las Farias Ranch, Maverick County, 1880s. Photograph by Ichabod Nelson Hall, Canadian-born itinerant photographer based in Cotulla. (General Photograph Collection, MS 362: 102-0803)

Postmaster Herman P. Hermansen and wife stand on porch of their home and post office in the Danish farming community of Danevang, Wharton County, circa 1905.  (General Photograph Collection, MS 362:  098-0550)

Postmaster Herman P. Hermansen and wife stand on porch of their home and post office in the Danish farming community of Danevang, Wharton County, circa 1905. (General Photograph Collection, MS 362: 098-0550)

The 1948 Oldsmobile 98 Futuramic Club Sedan, with hydramatic drive, on display at General Oldsmobile Company, 801 Broadway. (Zintgraff Studio Collection, MS 355: Z-0910-A-11)

The 1948 Oldsmobile 98 Futuramic Club Sedan, with hydramatic drive, on display in San Antonio at General Oldsmobile Company, 801 Broadway. (Zintgraff Studio Collection, MS 355: Z-0910-A-11)

Fred Stark, director of San Antonio Zoo, feeds new baby elephants that arrived overnight by railway express from their former home in Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo, April 5, 1962. Photograph by Harvey Belgin. (San Antonio Light Photograph Collection, MS 359: L-6153-A)

Fred Stark, director of San Antonio Zoo, feeds new baby elephants that arrived overnight by railway express from their former home in Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo, April 5, 1962. Photograph by Harvey Belgin. (San Antonio Light Photograph Collection, MS 359: L-6153-A)

Only a few months after the first lunar landing, San Antonio residents see a moon rock, sealed in an atmosphere of pure nitrogen in a temporary exhibit at the Witte Museum, November 24, 1969. Photograph by Jose A. Barrera. (San Antonio Express-News Collection, MS 360: E-0018-194-26)

Only a few months after the first lunar landing, San Antonio residents see a moon rock, sealed in an atmosphere of pure nitrogen, in a temporary exhibit at the Witte Museum, November 24, 1969. Photograph by Jose A. Barrera. (San Antonio Express-News Collection, MS 360: E-0018-194-26)

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  1. August 31, 2015 11:01 am

    Tom: Love the 1880s scene from the Farias Ranch! Tom Hester

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