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  Partner: Laredo Public Library
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2006
[Hamilton Hotel, Laredo, Texas]

[Hamilton Hotel, Laredo, Texas]

Date: June 28, 1911
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
[Street car, Matamoros, Mexico]

[Street car, Matamoros, Mexico]

Date: August 14, 1911
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.")
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
[Baptist Church Building]

[Baptist Church Building]

Date: 1912
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard dated December 10, 1912 of a Baptist church on a corner in Laredo, Texas. There are several people outside of the church, standing and sitting on the steps, as well as carriages visible on the streets.
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
[Water Vendors]

[Water Vendors]

Date: February 13, 1912
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
[International bridge, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico]

[International bridge, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico]

Date: July 11, 1913
Creator: Kneip, Eugene
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
[Richter Building, Laredo, Texas]

[Richter Building, Laredo, Texas]

Date: April 1914
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of the Richter Building, location of City Drug Store. Postmarked April 11, 1914 at Laredo, Texas. There is a letter on the back of the postcard addressed to Miss Bertha Murphy.
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
[International Bridge over the Rio Grande]

[International Bridge over the Rio Grande]

Date: March 3, 1917
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.)
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
[Approach to North Bluff, Corpus Christi]

[Approach to North Bluff, Corpus Christi]

Date: 1918
Creator: unknown
Description: Stairway and winding lanes on approach from the bay in downtown Corpus Christi.
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
[Espejo Farm, Bermuda Onions, Laredo, Texas]

[Espejo Farm, Bermuda Onions, Laredo, Texas]

Date: 1918
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
[Oxen carts in front of a pawn shop]

[Oxen carts in front of a pawn shop]

Date: June 25, 1918
Creator: unknown
Description: 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."
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library