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 Resource Type: Postcard
 County: Webb County, TX
 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 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
[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
[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
[International and Great Northern Railway Depot]

[International and Great Northern Railway Depot]

Date: July 15, 1920
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
[Flores Street near City Hall]

[Flores Street near City Hall]

Date: July 1918
Creator: Lane, Annie
Description: 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.
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
[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
[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
[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
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