Austin History Center

Lucy Baumgardner Photograph Album

An Inventory of the Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Baumgardner, Lucile S., 1925-2016
Title: Lucy Baumgardner Photograph Album
Dates: 1919-1920
Abstract: A photograph album with 99 snapshots documents the Austin High School Football Team and other young men and women at leisure in 1919-1920.
Identification: AR.2016.045
Quantity: .5 linear feet (1 album, 99 photographs)
Location: Outer Vault
Language: English
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,
810 Guadalupe, PO Box 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Biographical Sketch

Lucile "Lucy" S. Baumgardner (1925-2016) was an Austin resident as a child and attended Pease Elementary, University Junior High and Austin High schools as well as the University of Texas at Austin. She was married to Joseph Baumgardner. They lived in Houston for a time and returned to Austin in 1983. It is unknown how she came to possess the album. The actual creator of the album is unknown.

Scope and Contents

A photograph album dating from 1919-1920 with 99 black-and-white snapshots documents the Austin High School football team of 1920 as well as other local young men and women at leisure. At the beginning of the album are fifteen portraits of players on the Austin High School football team: "Jolly" Roberdeau, "Toofy" Maud, "Little Albert" Prater, "Swede" Falk, "Heavy" Martin, "Mickey" Hart, "Shorty" Cox, "Flatfoot" Rowley, "Hickey" Schwarzer, "Slippery" Dilworth, "Dutch" Quintus, "Shine" Williams, "Yance" Clements, and "Hefty" Lightfoot. The remainder of the album consists of snapshots of young men and women in various activities. Pictured are: groups of friends on excursions; informal portraits of various young men; various swimming scenes on lakes or rivers, and possibly at Barton Springs, and at rapids on the Comal River at New Braunfels. One young woman in particular is pictured throughout but is unidentified. There are a couple of photos of snow scenes, one image of the Elk's Hall in Fort Worth, and a few landscape views. Some people are identified but primarily only with first names. A few photographs appear to be missing; some photos have come loose from the album pages and a few are out of place.


Photographs were numbered in order with loose photos from unknown pages placed at the end of the album.


Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Austin High School (Austin, Tex.)
Football players--Texas--Austin
Public schools--Texas--Austin
Austin (Tex.)--Pictorial works
Document Types
Black-and-white photographs
Photograph albums

Related Material

AF Subject Files

  • Public Schools - High Schools - Austin - Athletics P8640(6)
  • Swimming - General S8400(1)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

It is unclear how the donor, Lucy Baumgardner, came into possession of the album.

Preferred Citation

Lucy Baumgardner Photograph Album (AR.2016.045). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/1988/010

Donation Date: July 7, 2000

Processing Information

Finding aid created and encoded by Nicole Davis, April 2017.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Photograph Album, 1919-1920

Location PhotoAlbum
Outer Vault #159 Photograph Album, 1919-1920