I'm still coming down from my weekend in Austin. I thought it would be fun to see what Austin looked like in the 50s and 60s (my 2 favourite decades). I love learning about a city's history because you don't really understand anything until you know where it came from. The following photos are from the Neal Douglass Photography Collection. Douglass was a photojournalist in Austin and the collection encompasses the years 1930 to 1969. Here are some of my favourites. Be sure to browse through the collection (there are 55,000 negatives!)
Aerial view of downtown Austin looking west. Driskill Hotel is on left. January 15, 1950
Aerial view of the Texas State Capitol. August 30, 1950
Exterior Shot of KTBC-TV office at the Driskill Hotel. April 4, 1956
View of construction fencing to the north of the intersection of E. Campus Dr. and 23rd St. at the University of Texas. Date unknown.
Shot from Downtown on South Congress of State Capitol lit up at night. January 1, 1968
I love when history is preserved in photographs. It is such a wonderful way to be transported back in time. As a photographer, you hope that your photos will stand the test of time. It's a way to leave a your footprint.
Have a wonderful weekend! It's a long weekend here in Edmonton and I will be super busy tomorrow with the Vintage Sale I'm hosting! If you live in Edmonton, come by and say hello!