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 County: Bexar County, TX
 Collection: Texas History Collection
History of the Alamo and of the local Franciscan missions

History of the Alamo and of the local Franciscan missions

Date: 1908
Creator: Taylor, Henry Ryder
Description: Subjective history and praise of San Antonio, Texas, and the Alamo. Includes narratives about various Texan heros.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Pecan shellers of San Antonio: the problem of underpaid and unemployed Mexican labor

Pecan shellers of San Antonio: the problem of underpaid and unemployed Mexican labor

Date: 1940
Creator: Menefee, Selden C.; Cossmore, Orin C. & Webb, John N.
Description: A book about the livelihood of migrant Mexican pecan shellers. The book contains information concerning: the pecan-shelling industry in San Antonio, the earnings of the pecan shellers in 1938, the social lives of the pecan shellers, and the potential prospects of the pecan shellers.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
[Postcard of Alamo Entrance]

[Postcard of Alamo Entrance]

Date: unknown
Creator: Gene Aiken
Description: Postcard of the stone carved Alamo's face, with red flowers blooming from a large bush on the left side. The back of the postcard adds, "The Alamo. The sacred Alamo stands within the very heart of the business district of the city of San Antonio. It was erected in 1718 by the Franciscan Monks and was originally the Chapel of the Mission of San Antonio de Balera. It was within the gray stone walls of the quaint old Chapel, March 6, 1836, that Travis, Bonham, Bowie, Crockett, and 182 unsung heroes gave their lives in the defense of Texas liberty."
Contributing Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum
[Postcard of Alamo Entrance 2]

[Postcard of Alamo Entrance 2]

Date: unknown
Creator: Gene Aiken
Description: Postcard of the stone carved Alamo's face, with red flowers blooming from a large bush on the left side. The back of the postcard adds, "The Alamo. The sacred Alamo stands within the very heart of the business district of the city of San Antonio. It was erected in 1718 by the Franciscan Monks and was originally the Chapel of the Mission of San Antonio de Balera. It was within the gray stone walls of the quaint old Chapel, March 6, 1836, that Travis, Bonham, Bowie, Crockett, and 182 unsung heroes gave their lives in the defense of Texas liberty."
Contributing Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum
[Postcard of Alamo Museum]

[Postcard of Alamo Museum]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of the Alamo from the right side, a cannon sitting in the courtyard. The back of the postcard adds, "Museum at the Alamo San Antonio, Texas Erected in 1718 as a church and fortress, it became the symbol of Texas independence. During the Texas-Mexican Independence War in 1836, it was defended and lost to the last Texan. Soon "Remember the Alamo" became synonymous with Texas independence."
Contributing Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum
[Postcard of Brooks General Hospital]

[Postcard of Brooks General Hospital]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of a seven story building flying a large American flag behind a row of parked cars. The back of the postcard describes the scene as "Brooks General Hospital Fort Sam Houston, Texas."
Contributing Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum
[Postcard of Gardens at Alamo]

[Postcard of Gardens at Alamo]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of a group of people looking at the red, yellow, and white blooms near the Alamo. The back of the postcard places the scene at, "The Gardens at the Alamo San Antonio, Texas."
Contributing Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum
[Postcard of Group Sitting In Shade at Sun Garden Roof]

[Postcard of Group Sitting In Shade at Sun Garden Roof]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of a mixed group of people enjoying the sun at the Sun Roof Garden, umbrellas spread and flowers blooming. The back of the postcard adds, "The St. Anthony - San Antonio's largest, completely and continuously air-conditioned hotel. Conveniently located. Motor-Lobby-Garage within hotel, with registration desk and direct elevator service to each floor. Parking is FREE for registered transient guests. Pictured on reverse side is the Sun Garden Roof."
Contributing Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum
[Postcard of Gunter Hotel in San Antonio]

[Postcard of Gunter Hotel in San Antonio]

Date: August 22, 1911
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of an eight story building taking up the corner of a block. The building is described as, "Gunter Hotel, San Antonio, Texas, completed in Fall of 1909 and acknowledged one of the most modern hotels in this country. Cost one million dollars." The missive on the back reads, "I said I was coming + here I am - Nell." The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFadden Beaumont, Texas."
Contributing Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum
[Postcard of Municipal Auditorium in San Antonio]

[Postcard of Municipal Auditorium in San Antonio]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of a stone building with arched columns with white, yellow, and orange accents. The flowers in the courtyard, surrounded by the circular drive, are in shades of salmon, blue, white, and yellow. The top right corner reads, "Municipal Auditorium San Antonio, Texas." The back of the postcard adds, "Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas. Covers 6 1/2 acres; Seats 6,500. Cost $1,200,000. In heart of city. Dedicated to World War Heroes."
Contributing Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum
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