Austin Waaaaaay Back in the Day (Photos)
By Shelley Hiam, 3:20PM, Thu. Jun. 14, 2012
When I first moved here, the old-school Austin test was based on how many shows you attended at Liberty Lunch. The Austin History Center has us all beat with photographic evidence to prove it.
Browse online through a handful of collections with photos from the 19th century through the 1980s, including the Neal Douglass collection (The Austin American-Statesman's first photographer).
You can also purchase prints for $30 plus tax, including this amazing capture of the May 4, 1922, tornado:
Browsing the portraits in the Hubert Jones Glass Plate Negative Collection is quite entertaining – especially the facial hair on the men.