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 Resource Type: Postcard
 Collection: Texas History Collection
[Greetings from Beaumont Texas]

[Greetings from Beaumont Texas]

Date: unknown
Creator: Curteich & Co
Description: Postcard of scenes from Texas. Printed on the top left of the postcard is "TX-1 Greetings from Beaumont Texas." Each letter in the word Texas has 2 scenes in it. The are as follows from top to bottom. T - State Capital in Austin Texas and San Jacinto Monument near Houston. E - Spindletop gusher in Beaumont and possibly plateaus in west Texas. X - Possibly great plains around Amarillo and possibly Galveston Beach. A - possibly the Rice Hotel in Houston and possibly the Neches River shoals waterfall. S - The Alamo in San Antonio and a field of bluebonnets, the state flower of Texas. Printed on the back of the postcard is the following information regarding the postcard's creation: "C.T. General Texas Series - 10 Subjects Genuine Curteich - Chicago "C.T. Art-Colortone" Post card "Reg. U.S. Pat Off)"
Contributing Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library
[Hotel Beaumont]

[Hotel Beaumont]

Date: February 11, 1941
Creator: Curteich & Co
Description: Postcard of the exterior and interior of Hotel Beaumont on the corner of Orleans Street and Fannin Street. On the left side is a picture of the exterior of the hotel with signs that say "Hotel Beaumont" and four automobiles on the street. On the right side of the postcard is the interior of the hotel with furniture. The Hotel Beaumont was opened to the public on Tuesday, August 8, 1922. It was 11 stories tall with 250 rooms and built in the Mediterranean Revival architectural style. Printed on the front of the postcard is "Hotel Beaumont, Beaumont, Texas" and "6A-H1654." On the back of the postcard is printed "Hotel Beaumont, 'A Hotel of Distinction,' In the Center of EVERYTHING, Completely Air Conditioned." Also printed on the back of the postcard is the following information regarding the postcard's creation: "Genuine Curteich-Chicago 'C.T. Photo-Colorit' Post Card (Reg. U.S. Pat.Off.)." Handwritten on the back of the postcard, "Dear John I hope you are well and plenty of work showing up there. I am in Texas looking for work. Regards Dan Fershetti" The card is addressed to Mr. John Lehmone Plums bus Local #1 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn New York.
Contributing Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library
[Beaumont Country Club]

[Beaumont Country Club]

Date: October 18, 1909
Creator: D. J. Hicks
Description: Postcard of of the Beaumont County Club house with pier and boathouse in the foreground. The Beaumont Country Club was formed in 1906 on a hill overlooking the Neches River on a hundred acres of land. Printed at the top left of the postcard is "Country Club House, BEAUMONT, Texas." Printed on the back of the postcard is the following information related to the postcard's creation: "Made in Germany. D.J. Hicks, Importer and Publisher, Beaumont, Texas" and "G.A.P.C.M. Co., N.Y." Handwritten on the back of the postcard, "Dear Julia - This is Sunday and we are busy as ever. I will write a letter tomorrow Hoping this will find you well and happy Mamma." The card is addressed to Mrs. Julia Stafford, Meridian Mississippi (Meridian Norman's College).
Contributing Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library
[Beaumont High School]

[Beaumont High School]

Date: July 29, 1914
Creator: D. J. Hicks
Description: Postcard of Beaumont High School in Beaumont, Texas, on College Street near Neches and Trinity streets. Printed on the top left of the postcard is "High School, Beaumont, Texas." Handwritten on the back of the postcard, "7-29-14 Thanks for very pretty card. Come again with more like it. Sincerely Francy D. Driehs Beaumont Box # 74 Texas." The card is addressed to Harry Kerkow 404 E. Alleghany St. Austin Minn.
Contributing Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library
[Rice threshing near Beaumont, Texas]

[Rice threshing near Beaumont, Texas]

Date: 1926
Creator: D. J. Hicks
Description: Postcard of rice threshing near Beaumont, Texas with at least seven African American men, a mule-drawn carriage, bags, rice, and machinery. On the right side of the postcard can be seen the threshing machine separating the grain from the stalks. Men are standing near the thresher as well as on and near a mule drawn cart between a pile of grain and bags. Another cart can be seen on the right side of the postcard. On the top right of the postcard is printed "Rice Threshing near Beaumont, Texas." Rice production is a key agricultural commodity for the area situated around Beaumont, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library
[Shipyard in Beaumont]

[Shipyard in Beaumont]

Date: January 21, 1908
Creator: D. J. Hicks
Description: Postcard of a shipyard in Beaumont in the early 1900s, likely the Beaumont Shipyard Company. Seen on the left of the postcard is a ship with at least four men on and around the ship. On the ship appears to be written "...Beaumont." Printed at the top left of the postcard is "Ship Yard, Beaumont, Tex." Printed on the back of the postcard is the following information regarding the postcard's creation: "Made in Germany. D.J. Hicks, Importer and Publisher, Beaumont, Texas" and "122771." Handwritten on the back of the postcard, "Mary Lou - What are you all doing today - am sending you mama's slippers. had to wait for letter - did not have any things in small - we are all having a fine time - am exfectin a letter from you all ." The card is addressed to Miss Mary Lou Ginndy Goldthwaite, Tex.
Contributing Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library
[Magnolia Cemetery]

[Magnolia Cemetery]

Date: October 6, 1915
Creator: D. J. Hicks Book Store
Description: Postcard of Magnolia Cemetery in Beaumont with gate that says "Magnolia Cemetery." Printed at the top is "Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont, Texas." Printed on the back of the postcard is the following information regarding the postcard's creation: "9744."
Contributing Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library
[Beaumont City Hall]

[Beaumont City Hall]

Date: [1909..1926]
Creator: E. C. Kropp Co.
Description: Postcard of Beaumont City Hall on Main Street between Gilbert and College streets. Two men can be seen standing on the right bottom of the picture. This building was built in 1909 to serve as a cooperative market by the City of Beaumont, but was used as a City Hall and Jail from about 1910 until 1926. Later in the 1920s it was used as a market and at one time went by the name of the Nancy Tevis Market. Printed on the top left of the postcard is "City Hall, Beaumont, Texas.--19." Printed on the back of the postcard is the following information regarding its creation: "E.C. Kropp Co., Milwaukee" and "27097N." The card is addressed to Mrs. C S Browne (?) 111 Long St, West Roxbury, Mass.
Contributing Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library
[First Baptist Church]

[First Baptist Church]

Date: [1903..1923]
Creator: E. Szafir & Son Co.
Description: Postcard of the First Baptist Church and Y.M.C.A., on the corner of Pearl and Forsythe streets, with three men and a carriage on Forsythe Street. In front of the First Baptist Church on the left side of the postcard is a signboard. In the foreground are street railroad tracks. This building was completed in 1903 and later was converted to the Tyrrell Library in 1925. Printed at the top of the postcard is "First Baptist Church and Y.M.C.A., Beaumont, Tex." Written on the bottom of the postcard is "65509." On the back of the postcard is printed the following information regarding the postcard's creation: "Pub. by E. Szafir & Son Co., Beaumont, Tex."
Contributing Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library
[Lamar State College of Technology]

[Lamar State College of Technology]

Date: [1951..1971]
Creator: Edwards News Agency
Description: Postcard of an administration building at Lamar State College of Technology in Beaumont. On top of the building is a sign for "Administration." A man can be seen in front of a door to the building and automobiles can be seen in the background right and left. Lamar has been through a number of name changes including South Park Junior College, Lamar College, Lamar Junior College, Lamar State College of Technology, and Lamar University. Printed on the back of the postcard is "Administration Building, Lamar State College of Technology, Beaumont, Texas." Also printed on the back is the following information regarding the postcard's creation: "Published by Edwards News Agency, 1101 Franklin--Beaumont, Texas" "C15254" "Natural Color by Mike Roberts, Berkely Calif." and "Color Photo by Bill Kobert."
Contributing Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library
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