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San Antonio in the 1940s: What San Antonio looked like During World War II

San Antonio’s population boomed during the 1940s, from 253,854 in 1940 to 408,442 in 1950. The city’s transportation system was transformed with the completion of much of Interstate Highway 35 by the late 1950s.

In 1941, San Antonio purchased 1,200 acres north of the city limits for an airport. What initially opened as a military training facility later became San Antonio International Airport. That same year, oilman and philanthropist Thomas Slick, Jr. founded the Foundation of Applied Research.

San Antonio’s role as a vital military hub to the nation was further emphasized during World War II. The airports’ Kelly, Brooks, Randolph, and Lackland, which had opened in 1930, provided critical personnel training and brought young recruits from throughout the country. San Antonio became a home for many veterans after they returned from service. After the United States Air Force separated from the army following World War II, Kelly Air Force Base, Brooks Air Force Base, Randolph Air Force Base, and Lackland Air Force Base (referred to as “Gateway to the Air Force”) contributed materially to the economic development of Alamo City, and this would continue for decades to come. Brooke Army Medical Center became a primary center for surgical research, medical field service instruction, long-term recovery care, and other military operations.

#1 Carolyn Schulz of the Witte Museum wears a hat from 1890 from the museum’s collection, 1946.

Carolyn Schulz of the Witte Museum wears a hat from 1890 from the museum's collection, 1946.

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#2 Battle of Flowers Parade with San Antonio Vocational & Technical School float, 1941

Battle of Flowers Parade with San Antonio Vocational & Technical School float, 1941

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#3 Exterior of Shrine of the Little Flower, San Antonio, 1942

Exterior of Shrine of the Little Flower, San Antonio, 1942

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#4 Reuben Naranjo, catcher for the Randolph Field baseball team, 1941

Reuben Naranjo, catcher for the Randolph Field baseball team, 1941

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#5 Scenes at Union Stock Yards, 1946

Scenes at Union Stock Yards, 1946

Photograph shows various scenes at San Antonio's Union Stock Yards. L-2094-E and L-2094-F show trucks arriving at the Union Stock Yards.

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#6 Isadore Garibay with 500-pound sacks of chili pods, 1940

Isadore Garibay with 500-pound sacks of chili pods, 1940

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#7 1941 Battle of Flowers Parade float Judgement of Paris at Olympus, 1941

1941 Battle of Flowers Parade float Judgement of Paris at Olympus, 1941

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#8 Sledding in San Antonio? Kay Hornaday and Ray Conder ride a snow sled down an icy hill in Alamo Heights, 1946

Sledding in San Antonio? Kay Hornaday and Ray Conder ride a snow sled down an icy hill in Alamo Heights, 1946

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#9 Scenes at Union Stock Yards, 1946

Scenes at Union Stock Yards, 1946

Photograph shows various scenes at San Antonio's Union Stock Yards. L-2094-E and L-2094-F show trucks arriving at the Union Stock Yards.

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#10 Snow at San Antonio Zoo, San Antonio, 1949

Snow at San Antonio Zoo, San Antonio, 1949

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#11 Snow at San Antonio Zoo, San Antonio, 1949

Snow at San Antonio Zoo, San Antonio, 1949

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#12 Snow on the San Antonio River, San Antonio, 1949

Snow on the San Antonio River, San Antonio, 1949

Photograph shows woman walking San Antonio River after snowfall of almost 5 inches. Taken from Navarro St. bridge looking east towards Presa St. bridge.

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#13 Snow on San Antonio River at Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, Texas, 1949

Snow on San Antonio River at Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, Texas, 1949

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#14 Central Catholic High School’s scrap metal pile, 1942

Central Catholic High School's scrap metal pile, 1942

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#15 Bed wards at Riverview Hospital, 1943

Bed wards at Riverview Hospital, 1943

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#16 Volunteers refinishing chairs, 1943

Volunteers refinishing chairs, 1943

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#17 Edward de la Garza soldering, 1941

Edward de la Garza soldering, 1941

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#18 War Heroes Day parade, viewed from Majestic Theater, San Antonio, 1942

War Heroes Day parade, viewed from Majestic Theater, San Antonio, 1942

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#19 War Heroes Day parade on Houston St., San Antonio, 1942

War Heroes Day parade on Houston St., San Antonio, 1942

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#20 Children roller skating in San Pedro Park, 1940

Children roller skating in San Pedro Park, 1940

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#21 San Pedro Creek conduit, San Antonio, Texas, 1947

San Pedro Creek conduit, San Antonio, Texas, 1947

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#22 Crowd at San Fernando Cathedral during installation of Archbishop Lucey, 1941

Crowd at San Fernando Cathedral during installation of Archbishop Lucey, 1941

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#23 Views of procession for installation of Archbishop Lucey, 1941

Views of procession for installation of Archbishop Lucey, 1941

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#24 Crowd at San Fernando Cathedral during installation of Archbishop Lucey, 1941

Crowd at San Fernando Cathedral during installation of Archbishop Lucey, 1941

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#25 Relocation of San Pedro Creek for new highway construction, 1949

Relocation of San Pedro Creek for new highway construction, 1949

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#26 Looking southeast towards 1100 block of East Commerce Street just after arrival of King, 1940

Looking southeast towards 1100 block of East Commerce Street just after arrival of King, 1940

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#27 Spanish Civil War refugees on train, 1940

Spanish Civil War refugees on train, 1940

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#28 Marine volunteers posed beside train at Southern Pacific Depot, San Antonio, 1942

Marine volunteers posed beside train at Southern Pacific Depot, San Antonio, 1942

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#29 Lineman P. Stowe repairing a traffic light, 1940

Lineman P. Stowe repairing a traffic light, 1940

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#30 Amphibious jeep entering San Antonio River between St. Mary’s and Navarro Streets, 1943

Amphibious jeep entering San Antonio River between St. Mary's and Navarro Streets, 1943

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#31 Daniel Solis in firefighter training activity, 1948

Daniel Solis in firefighter training activity, 1948

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#32 Robert Kingston and Mrs. Jerome Kuhl hang banner at headquarters for San Antonio Junior College, 1941

Robert Kingston and Mrs. Jerome Kuhl hang banner at headquarters for San Antonio Junior College, 1941

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#33 Army Day Parade on N. Alamo Street, 1941

Army Day Parade on N. Alamo Street, 1941

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#34 Automobile parked in front of small residence, 1940

Automobile parked in front of small residence, 1940

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#35 Snow on building rooftops, San Antonio, 1949

Snow on building rooftops, San Antonio, 1949

Southwest from San Antonio Light Building during snowfall of almost five inches. Structures on Broadway at bottom of image.

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#36 Mrs. Julian Ashheim looks over display of puzzles, 1946

Mrs. Julian Ashheim looks over display of puzzles, 1946

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#37 Children selling ”permits” at sidewalk stand, 1942

Children selling ''permits'' at sidewalk stand, 1942

View looking west with San Antonio Independent School District Administrative Offices (left) fronting on Lavaca Street in neighborhood later called the Lavaca Historic District.

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#38 Crowds watching the 1940 Battle of Flowers Parade, 1940

Crowds watching the 1940 Battle of Flowers Parade, 1940

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#39 Firemen, with hoses, fight fire at San Antonio Machine & Supply Company, 1949

Firemen, with hoses, fight fire at San Antonio Machine & Supply Company, 1949

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#40 Luz Diaz Deleon with his garbage pushcart, 1947

Luz Diaz Deleon with his garbage pushcart, 1947

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#41 Navy recruiters beside recruiting trailor, 1942

Navy recruiters beside recruiting trailor, 1942

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#42 Man examines tornado damage to farm building, 1942

Man examines tornado damage to farm building, 1942

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#43 Houses on Valdez Alley, San Antonio, 1948

Houses on Valdez Alley, San Antonio, 1948

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#44 Houses on Valdez Alley, San Antonio, 1948

Houses on Valdez Alley, San Antonio, 1948

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#45 Men on Hays Street bridge holding hands over ears, 1942

Men on Hays Street bridge holding hands over ears, 1942

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#46 Battle of Flowers Jefferson High School float, 1941

Battle of Flowers Jefferson High School float, 1941

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#47 Trade Day Parade with Lone Star Beer float, 1941

Trade Day Parade with Lone Star Beer float, 1941

John Williams (Center), member of the Fiesta San Jacinto Association, riding ferris wheel at Beckmann-Gerety Carnival with two unidentified orphans from the Protestant Orphans Home. Orphans were taken through the carnival by members of the Fiesta San Jacinto Association.

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#48 Crowds watch a wrecker pull a car from flooded San Pedro underpass, 1948

Crowds watch a wrecker pull a car from flooded San Pedro underpass, 1948

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#49 Floodwaters in San Pedro Avenue Underpass, San Antonio, 1948

Floodwaters in San Pedro Avenue Underpass, San Antonio, 1948

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#50 Roller coaster construction in San Antonio, Texas, 1947

Roller coaster construction in San Antonio, Texas, 1947

East elevation of the house facing San Pedro Creek. Cannas and other plants growing in front yard. Retaining wall beside San Pedro Creek in foreground.

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#51 1943 parade of junk cars on Houston Street, 1943

1943 parade of junk cars on Houston Street, 1943

Looking east on Houston Street at the jalopy parade with 'blockbuster' replica on truck behind jalopies.

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#52 Sculptors at work, 1941

Sculptors at work, 1941

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#53 Parade of junk cars on Jefferson Street, 1943. Looking north on Jefferson Street, from Broadway, toward jalopy parade.

Parade of junk cars on Jefferson Street, 1943. Looking north on Jefferson Street, from Broadway, toward jalopy parade.

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#54 Mrs. George Thomas, postmistress at Bigfoot, Texas, 1941

Mrs. George Thomas, postmistress at Bigfoot, Texas, 1941

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#55 City workmen from the city street-cleaning department, 1940

City workmen from the city street-cleaning department, 1940

City workmen in the street-cleaning department: Manuel de Nuevo, Domingo Lopez and Robert Ramirez wearing new standard uniforms and badges, pose behind push-carts that were recently remounted and painted silver.

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#56 Scenes in Big Foot, Texas, 1941

Scenes in Big Foot, Texas, 1941

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#57 Mrs. A.L. Muse boarding ‘shoppers special’ bus, 1948

Mrs. A.L. Muse boarding 'shoppers special' bus, 1948

Mrs. A.L. Muse boarding the ''Shoppers' Special. ''She is one of the first San Antonians to take advantage of the new shuttle operating for the first time over route from Commerce, Soledad and Houston Streets and Alamo Plaza. In an effort to ease flow of traffic, parking cars has been banned on these portions of Commerce and Houston Streets.'

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#58 Exterior of Precinct No. 8 Court at 3105 McCullough Avenue, 1941

Exterior of Precinct No. 8 Court at 3105 McCullough Avenue, 1941

A former drive-in stand provides quarters for the Court of J.W. Saye of Precinct No. 8 at 3105 McCullough avenue.''

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#59 Exterior of Converse Hall, 1941. The exterior of Converse Hall with Royal Crown cola sign and 7-Up sign.

Exterior of Converse Hall, 1941. The exterior of Converse Hall with Royal Crown cola sign and 7-Up sign.

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#60 Exterior of Justice of the Peace John Geraghty’s residence, 1941. South and east elevations of the building, northwest corner of W. Houston and Camaron Streets.

Exterior of Justice of the Peace John Geraghty's residence, 1941. South and east elevations of the building, northwest corner of W. Houston and Camaron Streets.

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#61 Exterior of Justice of Peace Court No. 6, 1941

Exterior of Justice of Peace Court No. 6, 1941

Exterior of Justice Court, Precinct 6, located in first floor of the Harlandale Apartments, San Antonio, Texas.

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#62 Battle of Flowers Parade – man on roof of Alamo, 1941

Battle of Flowers Parade - man on roof of Alamo, 1941

It's not cactus but a spectator atop Alamo. It took two policemen to oust him from perch.'

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#63 Battle of Flowers Parade with Jefferson Lassos passing before the Alamo,1941

Battle of Flowers Parade with Jefferson Lassos passing before the Alamo,1941

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#64 Driveway behind San Saba Apartments, 401 San Saba Street, San Antonio, 1940s

Driveway behind San Saba Apartments, 401 San Saba Street, San Antonio, 1940s

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#65 Parade of junk cars on Commerce Street, 1943

Parade of junk cars on Commerce Street, 1943

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#66 Battle of Flowers crowd in the windows of the Calcasieu Building, 1941

Battle of Flowers crowd in the windows of the Calcasieu Building, 1941

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#67 Lyndon B. and Lady Bird Johnson on steps of airplane, 1941

Lyndon B. and Lady Bird Johnson on steps of airplane, 1941

Lady Bird Johnson and U.S. Congressman Lyndon B. Johnson getting off Braniff Airways plane at the end of his campaign for a U.S. Senate seat.

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#68 Charles Merritt on bicycle, pulling trailer holding Mary Catherine Grimes and Doris Burnham, 1942

Charles Merritt on bicycle, pulling trailer holding Mary Catherine Grimes and Doris Burnham, 1942

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#69 Battle of Flowers Parade at intersection of Houston and St. Mary’s Streets, 1940

Battle of Flowers Parade at intersection of Houston and St. Mary's Streets, 1940

The front (northwest elevation) and side of the the small limestone house that was saved for use as part of the Goliad Food Plaza during HemisFair'68. Two students, returning home from school, pose for the photographer in foreground.

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#70 Exterior of Reptile House at San Antonio Zoo, San Antonio, 1942

Exterior of Reptile House at San Antonio Zoo, San Antonio, 1942

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#71 Mule-pulled wagon in front of poultry house 1943

Mule-pulled wagon in front of poultry house 1943

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#72 Armistice Day, San Antonio, Texas, 1946

Armistice Day, San Antonio, Texas, 1946

Participants in Armistice Day Parade. Veterans (left)'' Taken in 200 block E. Houston Street. Jack and Jill Store in background.

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#73 Cattle and poultry houses, 1943. L-3069-G shows close up of cattle around poultry houses.

Cattle and poultry houses, 1943. L-3069-G shows close up of cattle around poultry houses.

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#74 Exterior of recently completed greenhouse at Brackenridge Park, 1941

Exterior of recently completed greenhouse at Brackenridge Park, 1941

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#75 Armistice Day, San Antonio, Texas, 1946

Armistice Day, San Antonio, Texas, 1946

Photograph shows tanks--105mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M7 "Priest"--in 200 block of E. Houston Street during Armistice Day Parade. Looking east from balcony of Gunter Hotel.

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#76 1941 Trades Day Parade with Magnolia Petroleum Company float, 1941

1941 Trades Day Parade with Magnolia Petroleum Company float, 1941

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#77 Cattle around poultry houses, 1943

Cattle around poultry houses, 1943

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#78 Las Vegas Night Club at 326 East Market Street, 1940s

Las Vegas Night Club at 326 East Market Street, 1940s

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#79 Empty poultry houses, 1943

Empty poultry houses, 1943

Large Gonzales [County] poultry ranches like the one above is being closed down for duration [of World War II] / Raisers blame all their troubles on the OPA (Office of Price Administration)

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#80 Tow truck on E. Houston Street, San Antonio, Texas, 1946

Tow truck on E. Houston Street, San Antonio, Texas, 1946

Men with police tow truck prepare to remove vehicle from E. Houston Street, in front of the Gunter Hotel. Taken before beginning of Armistice Day Parade.

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#81 Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Service Store 2, 423 Buena Vista Street, San Antonio, 1940s

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Service Store 2, 423 Buena Vista Street, San Antonio, 1940s

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#82 Trade Day Parade, 1941

Trade Day Parade, 1941

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#83 Armistice Day, San Antonio, 1946

Armistice Day, San Antonio, 1946

Photograph shows a DUKW, an amphibious vehicle used during World War II. Sign reads: “United States Army Recruiting Service.'' Taken on N. Alamo Street before beginning of Armistice Day Parade. Maverick Square in background.

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#84 Armistice Day, San Antonio, 1946

Armistice Day, San Antonio, 1946

Photograph shows military airplane on parade float. Sign reads:''"AT-60 / 2 place low wing monoplane.'' Taken on N. Alamo Street before start of Armistice Day Parade.

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#85 Hillje sisters with their horses, 1940

Hillje sisters with their horses, 1940

Equestrians of no mean ability are these two charming girls, Miss Jane Ellen Hillje, snapped riding her mount, Brown Lady, and Miss Charlene Hillje, driving the gig which is drawn by her horse, Jackie Black. The Misses Hillje are the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Louis A. Hillje, and can be seen during the week riding their mounts in the horse-show ring at their lovely suburban home on the North New Braunfels Road...The girls have taken many blue ribbons in numerous horse-shows.

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#86 Mrs. C.L. Witherspoon, Jr. shopping in grocery store, 1943

Mrs. C.L. Witherspoon, Jr. shopping in grocery store, 1943

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#87 J and M Salvage Company, 409 Buena Vista Street, San Antonio, 1940s

J and M Salvage Company, 409 Buena Vista Street, San Antonio, 1940s

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#88 Demolition of the Kampmann Bank Building, 1940

Demolition of the Kampmann Bank Building, 1940

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#89 Amphibious jeeps in the San Antonio River north of Houston Street bridge, 1943

Amphibious jeeps in the San Antonio River north of Houston Street bridge, 1943

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#90 G. J. “Tano” Lucchese Real Estate Company, 714 W. Houston Street, San Antonio, 1940s

G. J. "Tano" Lucchese Real Estate Company, 714 W. Houston Street, San Antonio, 1940s

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#91 Armistice Day, San Antonio, Texas, 1946

Armistice Day, San Antonio, Texas, 1946

Troops marching in 200 block of E. Houston Street during Armistice Day Parade. Looking east from balcony of Gunter Hotel.

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#92 Mule-pulled wagon in front of poultry house, 1943

Mule-pulled wagon in front of poultry house, 1943

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#93 Armistice Day, San Antonio, 1946

Armistice Day, San Antonio, 1946

Veterans in Armistice Day Parade. Looking east in 200 block of E. Houston Street. McCrory's Store in background.

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#94 Los Apaches Cafe, 712 W. Commerce Street, San Antonio, 1940s

Los Apaches Cafe, 712 W. Commerce Street, San Antonio, 1940s

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#95 Los Apaches Cafe, 712 W. Commerce Street, San Antonio, 1940s

Los Apaches Cafe, 712 W. Commerce Street, San Antonio, 1940s

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#96 Mrs. J.H. Tinker and Mrs. W.J. Jones posed at Alamo in San Antonio, 1948

Mrs. J.H. Tinker and Mrs. W.J. Jones posed at Alamo in San Antonio, 1948

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#97 Exterior of the George Brackenridge residence, 1947

Exterior of the George Brackenridge residence, 1947

Exterior of the George Brackenridge residence on the campus of Incarnate Word College.

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#98 Daisy Mathews donates to scrap aluminum drive, 1941

Daisy Mathews donates to scrap aluminum drive, 1941

Miss Daisy Mathews...does her bit in S.A. aluminum campaign / Huge receptacle has been placed on auditorium plaza for contributions to U.S. defense

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#99 Construction of Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum, Dec. 22, 1948

Construction of Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum, Dec. 22, 1948

Views of coliseum as it nears completion. L-3565-K: outside of the coliseum ready for the installation of roof. $250,000 roof covering dome made of fireproof gypsum planks (15' x 10' long). The frame work is made of steel.

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#100 Armistice Day, San Antonio, Texas, 1946

Armistice Day, San Antonio, Texas, 1946

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#101 Washington Square, San Antonio, 1948

Washington Square, San Antonio, 1948

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#102 Ira Malone in horse-drawn buggy, 1942

Ira Malone in horse-drawn buggy, 1942

Ira Malone, freight solicitor for the Brown Express Company, got him a horse--after nine years of soliciting business in his car. Soon Malone, his 35-year-old buggy and his faithful bay, Pat, will be familiar figures on San Antonio streets. 'I'll save rubber and gas for the more important business of slapping the Japs,' Malone explained.''

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#103 Students sewing garments for Red Cross, 1941

Students sewing garments for Red Cross, 1941

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#104 One-story frame house, 415 N. San Saba Street, San Antonio, 1945

One-story frame house, 415 N. San Saba Street, San Antonio, 1945

Photograph shows south and east (front) elevation of the house with banana trees growing beside front porch.

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#105 Crown over Residence on North Flores Street, 1941

Crown over Residence on North Flores Street, 1941

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#106 Boy Scouts at Alamo Stadium, 1941

Boy Scouts at Alamo Stadium, 1941

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#107 Ira Malone in horse-drawn buggy, 1942

Ira Malone in horse-drawn buggy, 1942

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#108 Russell Nye family intent on Olmos Drive, 1947

Russell Nye family intent on Olmos Drive, 1947

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#109 Jean Knickerbocker on sailboat at Woodlawn Lake, 1941

Jean Knickerbocker on sailboat at Woodlawn Lake, 1941

Miss Jean Knickerbocker, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Knickerbocker, likes nothing better than to skim about in a sailboat on Woodlawn Lake.

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#110 Elmendore Lake, possibly before being completely filled, 1948

Elmendore Lake, possibly before being completely filled, 1948

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#111 J.C.M. Bills weaving a suit of clothes for himself, 1940

J.C.M. Bills weaving a suit of clothes for himself, 1940

Photograph shows spinning wheel J.C.M. Bills weaving a suit of clothes for himself. A weaving instructor at the Witte Museum, Bills clipped, washed, dyed, carded and spub the mohair of his prize goat which he used to make a suit.

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#112 Eddie Kazak drinks from water wagon during baseball practice, 1943

Eddie Kazak drinks from water wagon during baseball practice, 1943

A water wagon serves the Brooks players as they practice near ''little Siberia'' in a far corner of the field. Eddie Kazak, 1942 Houston outfielder, slakes his thirst.

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#113 Bob Lieckert fields pop fouls, 1943

Bob Lieckert fields pop fouls, 1943

With the Army Baseball league about to open, Sgt. Bob Lieckert, first-string catcher for the Brooks field team, gets some practice capturing pop fouls...

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#114 Exterior of the George Brackenridge residence, 1947

Exterior of the George Brackenridge residence, 1947

Exterior of the George Brackenridge residence on the campus of Incarnate Word College.

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#115 Construction of Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum, 1948

Construction of Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum, 1948

Panoramic view of the Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum taken by Mel Koenning. Building should be completed by February, 1949, when stock show is to be held.''

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#116 Sally Farnsworth flying a kite, 1947

Sally Farnsworth flying a kite, 1947

March is kite season and Miss Sally Farnsworth chooses a breezy day to sail one high in the sky...Miss Farnsworth is the attractive daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alan Farnsworth and is a senior at Thomas Jefferson High school''

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#117 Jefferson High School Lassos practicing twirling lassos in a gymnasium, 1947

Jefferson High School Lassos practicing twirling lassos in a gymnasium, 1947

Photograph shows members of the Jefferson High School Lassos practice twirling their lassos. Captains Joan Grant (left) and Elaine Strauch in foreground. The bands and drill teams of Brackenridge and Thomas Jefferson High Schools will share activities at the half-time show during the football game on Thanksgiving Day.

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#118 Archbishop Robert E. Lucey in procession, 1941

Archbishop Robert E. Lucey in procession, 1941

Archbishop Robert E. Lucey in procession at the time of his installation as Archbishop of San Antonio.

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#119 Men playing dominoes under an open air shed, 1947

Men playing dominoes under an open air shed, 1947

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#120 Mrs. Lester Lockhart poses with daughter behind fence, 1947

Mrs. Lester Lockhart poses with daughter behind fence, 1947

Mrs. Lester L. Lockhart and her daughter, Judith Ann, 1504 German street, have no fear of bombs. The fence surrounding their home is made entirely of World War II practice bomb shells. They are painted in silver.

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#121 Rustic sign in field for Quin Park, 1942

Rustic sign in field for Quin Park, 1942

Quin Park renovated. Development starts on Los Angeles Heights Playgrounds Park, named for mayor, will get swings, see-saws and other children's equipment.

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#122 Old St. Louis School building (left) and Moye Military Academy, 1941

Old St. Louis School building (left) and Moye Military Academy, 1941

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#123 Librado Hinojosa with horse-drawn water cart, 1949

Librado Hinojosa with horse-drawn water cart, 1949

Librado Hinojosa looking at fire hydrant in Las Colonias area. Aguadores, water carriers of San Antonio, are near the end of long tradition. They were forced to haul water to the troops of Gen. Santa Anna. Now running water will force them to establish a new business. Hinojosa always charged 30 cents a barrel.

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#124 Aftermath of automobile driving through small office, 1941

Aftermath of automobile driving through small office, 1941

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#125 Children riding in horse-drawn cart at San Antonio Zoo, San Antonio, 1942

Children riding in horse-drawn cart at San Antonio Zoo, San Antonio, 1942

Employ one of the 'bunion' carts and be pulled about the park in comfort. The carts were once used at the San Francisco World's Fair and have now been converted for zoo use. Mexican painted donkeys pull them about the zoo grounds

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