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 Resource Type: Postcard
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2006
[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/
[Hotel Victoria]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11177/
[Hotel Victoria]
Postcard with an aerial view of Hotel Victoria, surrounded by mountains. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11179/
[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, 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/
[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/
[Railroad Bridge Destroyed by Flood]
Postcard of the International Railroad Bridge destroyed by flood. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13217/
Cactus Filling Station
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" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13984/
[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/
[Building at Oxford University]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11170/
[International and Great Northern Railway Depot]
Photograph of people, cars, and wagons in front of a railroad depot, identified at the bottom as "I. and G. N. Ry. Depot, Laredo, Texas." Postcard is dated 7/15/1920. There is a letter on the back of the postcard addressed to "Henry" that refers to an attack that day on Nuevo Laredo by revolutionaries. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13225/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[Richter Building, Laredo, Texas]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13219/
[On the road to supper in the summer of 1914]
Four young men and five young ladies are gathererd along a road in a wooded area. The women are dressed in long white dresses and hats. The men are dressed in suits and boaters. One man, sitting on the ground, holds a large white box. The left-most woman holds a string to another long box, or perhaps a lease on an unseen pet. On the back of the postcard is written: "Summer 1914 on the road to supper" and "Lee McCaughn, W.R. Blocker, Evalyn Davidson, Elisha Meyers, Emma Webster, Henry Foster, Pauline Landrum, Paul Hayes, Sceu [?], Lucile Davidson". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15326/
[A portrait of Mark Anizan in uniform]
A formal portrait of Mark Anizan in U.S. Army uniform with an arm resting on the back of a wooden seating unit. At the bottom of the postcard is written: Photographie D'Art et Industrielle, Andre Esquiro, 136 Rue Sainte Catherine Bordeaux". On the back of the postcard is written: "To Tony, Laura, and the family, with love from Mark Anizan". In another handwriting is written: "Mr Tony Anizans brother". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15336/
[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/
[A portrait of Willie Wedell & John Anizan]
A formal portrait of two men. The man on the left, identified on the back as Willie Wedell, is sitting on a stool. The man on the right, identified as John Anizan, is standing with his right hand resting on the other man's left shoulder. Both men are dressed in two-piece dark suits with white dress shirts and bowties. Their jackets are open. John Anizan wears a pocket watch clipped to his jacket lapel and a pen or pencil in his jacket pocket. On the back of the postcard is written: "Dear Sister This Picture was taken when I come from worke Dont I look bored I got fired last night and put Back to work again Wel BYBY Wm. J. Wedell." The postcard is stamped "Savannah Photo Co. 24 E. Broughton Savannah Ga." It is addressed to Mrs. A. Pike Texas City Texas. The card is postmark stamped: "May 28 1913 5 - PM Savannah Ga." Written in ink over the back of the postcard are " X John Anizan brother of Tony" and "X Willie Wedell." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15339/
[Baptist Church Building]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13223/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[Ruins of First Webb County Courthouse]
Postcard of ruins of old Webb County Courthouse that burned down in 1906. Postcard dated October 23, 1906 and addressed to Miss Sarah Mowry. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13224/
[A portrait of a young Helen Edmunds Moore]
A portrait of Helen Edmunds Moore on a postcard trimmed to smaller size. To the right of the portrait is handwritten "Kansas City 1901." Helen Edmunds is wearing a white long-sleeved blouse and a long dark skirt. She has a black ascot at her neckline. She is wearing a large black hat with a white brim. The hat has a black bow on the right side. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15236/
[The American Church in Paris]
The American Church in Paris, 65 Quai D'Orsay - This is a postcard that was mailed to Mrs. Jayne May Brooks - 9 rue Falquierre, Paris, France. she was the sister of Mrs MacPherson. Postcard is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth10001/
[Berncastel a.d. Mosel]
Photo Postcard of Berncastel a.d. Mosel - Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth9987/
El Capitan Hotel
Postcard of hotel. Postcard of El Capitan Hotel in Van Horn,TX. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth14006/
Culberson County Courthouse
Photographic postcard of courthouse. Photographic postcard of Culberson County Courthouse, prior to 1967. Van Horn, TX texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth14007/
[Episcopal Church - Angleton, Texas]
Postcard of the Episcopal Church in Angleton, Texas, the Holy Comforter Episcopal Church. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11169/
[Ft. McIntosh, Laredo, Texas]
Postcard showing tents of the New Hampshire camp at Ft. McIntosh, Laredo, Texas texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13256/
[Le Grand Escalier de l'Opera - Paris, France]
Postcard depicting Le Grand Escalier de l'Opera - Paris, France - Postcard is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth9993/
[Hotel Victoria]
Postcard with an aerial view of Hotel Victoria. The hotel appears to be surrounded on several sides by mountains; other buildings are partially visible in the foreground. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11176/
[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/
[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 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/
[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/
Jackalope postcard from Club Cafe
Photographic postcard of fictitious animal. Photographic postcard of Jackalope from the Club Cafe of Van Horn, TX texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth14037/
[Main market building, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico]
Postcard of the marketplace building in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13271/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[Paris Opera House - Paris, France]
Postcard with a picture of the Paris Opera House on it. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library. Caption: Paris. - La Place de l'Opera. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth9990/
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