Frank Jacob Smith Family Photograph Album
An Inventory of the Collection
Little information is known about Frank Jacob Smith. He was born on 19 October 1877 in Austin, Texas to Benjamin H. Smith, a shoemaker, and Susan Maria Smith who were from Maryland. His siblings were Harry and Bessie. He lived at 804 San Antonio Street in Austin. He registered for the draft on September 12, 1918 and again in 1942. On census records his occupation is listed as 'clerk.' He died on 22 November 1962. He is buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Austin.
Album pages with 98 photographs and 4 loose photographs document the family and friends of Frank J. Smith in and around Austin, Texas from 1913 to 1917. Individuals are not identified but locations and years are given. Snapshots show candid scenes of young adults in Austin, Texas along the Colorado River, at Wooldridge Square Park, in fields of bluebonnets; at the Capitol grounds; in New Braunfels, Tex.; in Arcadia, Tex.; swimming in Galveston; and at the Alamo and other locations in San Antonio. The family's house at 804 San Antonio Street appears in some images. Some family scenes in Maryland are included as well as travel scenes at Mount Vernon, in Arlington, Virginia, and in Washington, D.C. A military parade in Austin in 1917 is at the end of the album.
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Open to all users. The pages of the album are very brittle and should be handled with care.
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The album does not have its original cover, and may not be a complete set of pages. For preservation purposes a cover was made for it using acid-free cardstock. The pages are very brittle.
Frank Jacob Smith Family Photograph Album (AR.2015.014). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.
Donor #: DO/1979/027
Donation Date: unknown
This album was formerly filed as scrapbook #89.
Finding aid created and encoded by Nicole Davis/March 2015.
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