[Rio Grande Flood of 1954, Laredo, Texas]

Description:

Postcard of flood water completely covering the International Bridge between Nuevo Laredo, Mexico and Laredo, Texas. At the skyline is the Mexican Customs and Immigration building. The explanation on the back of the postcard states: "A new four-lane bride is replacing the completely inundated and partially destroyed bridge at Laredo, Texas, by the Rio Grande Flood of 1954. The Mexican Immigration and Customs building is shown in the background."

Creator(s): Yates, Frank
Location(s): United States - Texas - Webb County - Laredo
Creation Date: July 1954
Partner(s):
Laredo Public Library
Collection(s):
Rescuing Texas History, 2006
Usage:
Total Uses: 8,242
Past 30 days: 336
Yesterday: 11
Creator (Photographer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: July 1954
  • Digitized: April 27, 2006
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Webb County - Laredo
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Date
July 1954
Description:

Postcard of flood water completely covering the International Bridge between Nuevo Laredo, Mexico and Laredo, Texas. At the skyline is the Mexican Customs and Immigration building. The explanation on the back of the postcard states: "A new four-lane bride is replacing the completely inundated and partially destroyed bridge at Laredo, Texas, by the Rio Grande Flood of 1954. The Mexican Immigration and Customs building is shown in the background."

Physical Description:

1 postcard : col.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): buildings | Rio Grande River
Partner:
Laredo Public Library
Collection:
Rescuing Texas History, 2006
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 49-2_008
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth13273
Resource Type: Postcard
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public