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  Partner: Laredo Public Library
 County: Webb County, TX
[Bird's Eye view - Rio Grande Flood]

[Bird's Eye view - Rio Grande Flood]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Bird's eye view of flooding Rio Grande River over the International Bridge.
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
[Cars crossing International Bridge]

[Cars crossing International Bridge]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Cars returning from bullfight in Nuevo Laredo as part of the Washington's Birthday Celebration in February.
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
[Railroad bridge over the Rio Grande River, Laredo, Texas]

[Railroad bridge over the Rio Grande River, Laredo, Texas]

Date: c. 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the railroad bridge over the Rio Grande River, Laredo, Texas. In the foreground, there are women washing clothes on the river bank.
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
[Ft. McIntosh, Laredo, Texas]

[Ft. McIntosh, Laredo, Texas]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard showing tents of the New Hampshire camp at Ft. McIntosh, Laredo, Texas
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
[International Bridge between Laredo, Texas and Mexico]

[International Bridge between Laredo, Texas and Mexico]

Date: c. 1910
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of several people standing near a vintage car at the International Bridge that connected Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
[Mexican Water Cart]

[Mexican Water Cart]

Date: c. 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: A water cart drawn by two burros. Water vendors were called barrileros or aguadores.
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
[Oxen Carts, Laredo, Texas]

[Oxen Carts, Laredo, Texas]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of men with loaded oxen carts in front of a pawn shop in Laredo, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
Plano de los Dos Laredos

Plano de los Dos Laredos

Date: January 1881
Creator: Laroche, E. R.
Description: Plat of the 'two Laredos' (Laredo, Texas and New Laredo, Mexico) from January 1881. The map appears to be a cadastral map with numbered (and lettered) lots in both cities, likely showing ownership. Some streets are labeled as well as Fort McIntosh (noted as a "U.S. Military Reservation") in Laredo and the Campo de Marte in Nuevo Laredo.
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
[Oxen carts and Pawnshop]

[Oxen carts and Pawnshop]

Date: c. 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: 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."
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
[City Hall and Flores Avenue]

[City Hall and Flores Avenue]

Date: 1920~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of City Hall on Flores Avenue. Shows a street car going north-south on Flores Avenue. Has the stamp of the "Consulado de Mexico."
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
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