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  Partner: Laredo Public Library
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2006
[International Bridge, Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas]
Photograph of the Mexican Immigration and Customs officials at the International Bridge. A note on the front of the postcard says, "Puente y personal de la hovana y mieracion. Nuevo Laredo, Tamps." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13277/
[International Bridge, Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico]
View of International Bridge, Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico. There is a note written on the back of the postcard addressed to Mr. Fred C. Barron. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13276/
[Main street in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas]
Postcard of Guerrero Avenue in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Storefronts line either side of the street and there are automobiles parked outside. Several pedestrians are visible on the sidewalks. This street leads to the International Bridge to Laredo, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13275/
[View of Custom House, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico]
View of Custom House in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. The inscription says that many bombardments took place here. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13274/
[Rio Grande Flood of 1954, Laredo, Texas]
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." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13273/
[Street car, Matamoros, Mexico]
Postcard of a streetcar drawn by a mule or donkey. The streetcar is being pulled along a track in the center of a street that is bordered by buildings. The picture shows Matamoros, Mexico across the border from Brownsville, Texas. There is a letter on the back of the postcard addressed to "Miss Maria Sanchy" from "E. M." that reads, "Ni la ausencia y la distancia, ni el tiempo de no [v]erte; por ningunas sircustancias he de dejar de quererte, yours for ever." (Loosely: "Neither the absence and the distance, nor the time since I have seen you; under no circumstances have I stopped loving you.") texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13272/
[Main market building, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico]
Postcard of the marketplace building in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13271/
[Oxen Carts, Laredo, Texas]
Postcard of men with loaded oxen carts in front of a pawn shop in Laredo, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13270/
[Custom House building, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico]
Postcard of the Custom House building in Nuevo Laredo. The back of the postcard includes a thank you note addressed to Capt. Elmer C. Croom from L. R. de la Peña. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13269/
[View of Laredo, Texas in the early 1900]
View of Laredo, Texas in the early 1900. Looking Northwest from the top of the Federal Building. Postcard sent from Roberto in Laredo to Sra. Laura G. de Arriaga in Plazuela de Tepito, Mexico on January 21, 1909. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13268/
[Hamilton Hotel, Laredo, Texas]
Postcard of Hamilton Hotel in before the top floors were added and before the cyclone of 1906 that destroyed the balconies. On the back of the postcard there is a letter addressed to Mrs. J. J. Duffy (Aunt Katie) from Alex discussing current news and relatives. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13267/
[Hidalgo Street, Laredo, Texas]
Scene of Hidalgo Steet in Laredo, Texas in the early 1900. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13266/
[Oxen carts in front of a pawn shop]
Oxen carts in front of a pawn shop, Laredo, Texas. There is a letter on the back of the postcard addressed to Mr. Wilfred Hellser from "H. W." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13265/
[Barracks at Ft. McIntosh, Laredo, Texas]
Barracks at Ft. McIntosh, Laredo, Texas in the early 1900s; soldiers in uniform are standing outside the building. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13264/
[Oxen carts and Pawnshop]
Postcard of oxen carts in front of a pawnshop. There is a letter on the back of the postcard addressed to Miss Margaret Murphy from "Will." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13263/
[Army trucks at Ft. McIntosh]
Photograph of military trucks parked in long lines at Ft. McIntosh, Laredo, Texas before 1916. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13262/
[Card dated 1885 acknowledging receipt of an order]
Card dated November 9, 1885 acknowledging receipt of an order. Sent to an address in Laredo, Texas from H. O'Neill & Company in New York City. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13261/
[International Foot Bridge, Laredo, Texas]
Postcard of the bridge spanning the Rio Grande, labeled, "International Foot Bridge, Laredo, Tex." which was taken sometime before 1905. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13260/
[Immigration officials, Laredo, Texas]
Photograph of five immigration officials in Laredo, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13259/
[Matamoros Street in Laredo, Texas]
Photograph of houses on Matamoros Street in Laredo, Texas showing the Bender Hotel and St. Peter's Church in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13258/
[International Bridge, Laredo, Texas]
Postcard of the International bridge over the Rio Grande, at Laredo, Texas. There's a letter on the back of the postcard addressed to Mr. Frank Gallager. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13257/
[Ft. McIntosh, Laredo, Texas]
Postcard showing tents of the New Hampshire camp at Ft. McIntosh, Laredo, Texas texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13256/
[International bridge, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico]
Scene of the International Bridge from the Nuevo Laredo side of the Rio Grande river. There is a letter on the back of the postcard addressed to Josie from Eugene Kneip discussing his plans. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13255/
[Market House, Laredo, Texas]
Postcard of a building (writing at the bottom labels it "Market House, Laredo, Tex."). The building is surrounded by horse-drawn carriages and several pedestrians are visible in the foreground of the image. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13254/
[International Bridge across the Rio Grande]
Photograph of the International Bridge across the Rio Grande between Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13253/
[Buildings near Rio Grande River]
Photograph of the International Bridge across the Rio Grande River. View from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. In the background the building with a tower was the old convent building. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13252/
[Convent building next to International Bridge]
Photograph showing a rear view of Convent Building next to the International Bridge. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13251/
[International Bridge over the Rio Grande]
Postcard with a southwest view of the International Bridge over the Rio Grande, from Laredo, Texas. There is a short letter on the back of the postcard mentioning a "new baby boy." Notes were added later regarding the identities of the parents, the baby, and the addressee who was a cousin of the writer. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13250/
[Destroyed remains of International Bridge]
Image of bridge destroyed by cyclone of April 28, 1905. Viewed from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13249/
[Horses and Buggies]
Horse and buggies in front of the Market Plaza building in Laredo, Texas texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13247/
[Oxen carts in front of pawn shop]
Postcard of several men with loaded oxen carts in front of a pawn shop, Laredo, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13246/
[Flores Street near City Hall]
Postcard of streetcars and cars on Flores Street in front of City Hall. The Strand Theater building is on the leftmost side. On the back of the postcard, there is a letter addressed to Mrs. F. MacArthur (Blanche) from Annie Lane asking her to send a photograph of the two of them together. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13245/
[Ross Hotel, Laredo, Texas]
Postcard of Ross Hotel in Laredo, Texas, formerly located at the northwest corner of Flores Avenue and Grant Street. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13244/
[Mercy Hospital and Jarvis Plaza, Laredo, Texas]
Postcard of Jarvis Plaza in Laredo Texas. Mercy Hospital is visible in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13243/
[Court House and Jail, Laredo, Texas]
Postcard dated April 4, 1912 that has a picture of the Web County jail and Courthouse. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13242/
[Hamilton Hotel, Laredo, Texas]
Postcard with a postmark from June 28, 1911 in Kansas City. The photograph on the front shows the Hamilton Hotel in Laredo, Texas before 1906. There is a letter written on the back of the postcard in pencil. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13241/
[Mexican Water Cart]
A water cart drawn by two burros. Water vendors were called barrileros or aguadores. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13240/
[Water Vender]
A water vendor on the riverbank. Water vendors were called barrileros or aguadores. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13239/
[Water Vendors]
Three water vendor carts in front of what appears to be a water tank. Water vendors were called barrileros or aguadores. Correspondence reads, "At Laredo, Going over into Mexico this afternoon, so if I fail to send you a card, the Insurrectos have got me." This card was written and mailed to Miss Mollie Chaney in Longview, Texas on February 13, 1913 in Laredo, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13238/
[Water Cart]
Postmarked August 3, 1916 at Laredo, Texas, this card was sent to Concord, N.H. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13237/
[Espejo Farm, Bermuda Onions, Laredo, Texas]
Photograph of an Bermuda onion harvest at the Espejo farm in Laredo, Texas. A letter on the back is addressed to Mrs. N. L. Green about the author's visit (to place unknown) and plans to leave again. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13236/
[Hotel Iturbide, Monterrey]
Photo of Hotel Iturbide in Monterrey, Mexico. Postmarked January 24, 1940 in Rochester, Minnesota. There is a letter on the back of the postcard addressed to Matt and mentions two inches of snow in Laredo, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13235/
[International Bridge over the Rio Grande]
Postcard of a bridge across a river, labeled, "International Bridge over the Rio Grande, Laredo, Texas." Several unknown buildings are visible on either end of the bridge. There is a letter on the back written 3/3/1917 that says, "Wanted to get across this bridge but on account of Typhus Epidemic on other side could not do so. Will cross at Brownsville. Wish you were along." (The epidemic mentioned was in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.) texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13234/
[Mission Dolores about 1833]
Photograph of Mission Dolores, the oldest surviving structure in San Francisco, in about 1833. It is also known as Mission San Francisco de Asís. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13233/
[Thatch Roof Home]
Postcard of a typical thatch-roof home, common along the border area in Webb County around 1900. In the image, there is a dog sitting outside the hut which is surrounded by a wire fence. There is a note written on the back. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13231/
[Bender Hotel]
Postcard postmarked January 6, 1926 of the Bender Hotel in Laredo, Texas. Several people are standing outside and there are automobiles parked on the street and on the hotel sidewalk. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13230/
[City Hall and Flores Avenue]
Photograph of City Hall on Flores Avenue. Shows a street car going north-south on Flores Avenue. Has the stamp of the "Consulado de Mexico." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13229/
[San Antonio Female Academy]
Postcard of the San Antonio Female Academy in San Antonio, Texas; according to information on the back, it was a boarding school in Westend (a San Antonio suburb). There are people on the sidewalks and lawn in front of the building. A letter on the back of the postcard is addressed to Master Henry Kahn from Mary. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13228/
[Market House, San Antonio]
Postcard of the Market House in San Antonio, Texas showing a large building with ornate architecture and a manicured park area with a fountain. There are various people and horse-drawn wagons on the streets and buildings visible in the background. A handwritten note at the top says, "Henry do you remember this place?" A letter on the back is addressed to Henry Kahn from Mary thanking him for a letter and asking about whether or not he plans to go to the Fair. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13227/
[Approach to North Bluff, Corpus Christi]
Stairway and winding lanes on approach from the bay in downtown Corpus Christi. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13226/