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 Resource Type: Postcard
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2006
[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
[On the road to supper in the summer of 1914]

[On the road to supper in the summer of 1914]

Date: 1914
Creator: unknown
Description: 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".
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[A portrait of Mark Anizan in uniform]

[A portrait of Mark Anizan in uniform]

Date: 1914 - 1917
Creator: unknown
Description: 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".
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial 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
[A portrait of Willie Wedell & John Anizan]

[A portrait of Willie Wedell & John Anizan]

Date: May 28, 1913
Creator: Savannah Photo Co.
Description: 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."
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial 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
[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
[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
[San Antonio Female Academy]

[San Antonio Female Academy]

Date: October 18, 1910
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library