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 Resource Type: Postcard
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2006
[Rio Grande Flood of 1954, Laredo, Texas]

[Rio Grande Flood of 1954, Laredo, Texas]

Date: July 1954
Creator: Yates, Frank
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."
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
[Hotel Victoria]

[Hotel Victoria]

Date: March 1954
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard from the inside of Hotel Victoria looking out. The foreground appears to be a balcony or patio with arches and decorative stone- and metalwork. Outside, there are several unique-looking buildings, portions of a town, and mountains rising the background.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Hotel Victoria]

[Hotel Victoria]

Date: March 1954
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard with an aerial view of Hotel Victoria, surrounded by mountains.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Hotel Iturbide, Monterrey]

[Hotel Iturbide, Monterrey]

Date: January 24, 1940
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
[International Bridge, Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico]

[International Bridge, Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico]

Date: June 27, 1936
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
[Custom House building, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico]

[Custom House building, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico]

Date: 1935-07-28?
Creator: de la Peña, L. R.
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
[Railroad Bridge Destroyed by Flood]

[Railroad Bridge Destroyed by Flood]

Date: 1932
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of the International Railroad Bridge destroyed by flood.
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
Cactus Filling Station

Cactus Filling Station

Date: 1928~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographic postcard of filling station. Photographic postcard of Cactus Filling Station with two men (D.H. McVay and S.A. Small) and two cars, in Van Horn,TX. Text on postcard reads,"Elevation 4036 ft., Van Horn - Texas, Ladies Rest Room, Pure Water, Road Information, Free Ice Water, The Cactus Twins"
Contributing Partner: Clark Hotel Museum
[Bender Hotel]

[Bender Hotel]

Date: 1925 - 1926
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
[Building at Oxford University]

[Building at Oxford University]

Date: 1923
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of Oxford University. Wm. S. Blackshear was taking work under Dr. Kirsock Lake, the great English Professor of New Testament Greek (but his Eng. Course in N. Testament History) 1922-23 Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
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