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[Webb County Courthouse, Laredo, Texas]
Photograph of Webb County Courthouse at the corner of Matamoros Street and Flores Avenue in Laredo, Texas. In front of the building a man in a suit is walking in the street near a horse-drawn carriage.
[International Bridge across the Rio Grande]
Photograph of the International Bridge across the Rio Grande between Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas.
[International Bridge, Laredo, Texas]
International Bridge over the Rio Grande during the early 1900s in Laredo, Texas
[Hamilton Hotel, Laredo, Texas]
Postcard of Hamilton Hotel in before the top floors were added and before the cyclone of 1906 that destroyed the balconies. On the back of the postcard there is a letter addressed to Mrs. J. J. Duffy (Aunt Katie) from Alex discussing current news and relatives.
[Water Vendors]
Three water vendor carts in front of what appears to be a water tank. Water vendors were called barrileros or aguadores. Correspondence reads, "At Laredo, Going over into Mexico this afternoon, so if I fail to send you a card, the Insurrectos have got me." This card was written and mailed to Miss Mollie Chaney in Longview, Texas on February 13, 1913 in Laredo, Texas.
[Water Cart]
Postmarked August 3, 1916 at Laredo, Texas, this card was sent to Concord, N.H.
[Wagon in front of store]
Wagon in front of L. Villegas store at the corner of Farragut St. and Flores Avenue
[Oxen carts in front of pawn shop]
Postcard of several men with loaded oxen carts in front of a pawn shop, Laredo, Texas.
[Card dated 1885 acknowledging receipt of an order]
Card dated November 9, 1885 acknowledging receipt of an order. Sent to an address in Laredo, Texas from H. O'Neill & Company in New York City.
[Main market building, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico]
Postcard of the marketplace building in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.
[Main street in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas]
Postcard of Guerrero Avenue in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Storefronts line either side of the street and there are automobiles parked outside. Several pedestrians are visible on the sidewalks. This street leads to the International Bridge to Laredo, Texas.
[International and Great Northern Railway Depot]
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.
[Bird's Eye view - Rio Grande Flood]
Bird's eye view of flooding Rio Grande River over the International Bridge.
[Cars crossing International Bridge]
Cars returning from bullfight in Nuevo Laredo as part of the Washington's Birthday Celebration in February.
[Railroad bridge over the Rio Grande River, Laredo, Texas]
Photograph of the railroad bridge over the Rio Grande River, Laredo, Texas. In the foreground, there are women washing clothes on the river bank.
[Ft. McIntosh, Laredo, Texas]
Postcard showing tents of the New Hampshire camp at Ft. McIntosh, Laredo, Texas
[International Bridge between Laredo, Texas and Mexico]
Photograph of several people standing near a vintage car at the International Bridge that connected Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.
[Railroad depot at Banquete, Texas]
Mexican National Railway depot at Banquete, Texas, east of Corpus Christi, Texas on Highway 44
[Mexican Water Cart]
A water cart drawn by two burros. Water vendors were called barrileros or aguadores.
[Oxen Carts, Laredo, Texas]
Postcard of men with loaded oxen carts in front of a pawn shop in Laredo, Texas.
Plano de los Dos Laredos
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.
[Oxen carts and Pawnshop]
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."
[City Hall and Flores Avenue]
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."
[Hidalgo Street, Laredo, Texas]
Scene of Hidalgo Steet in Laredo, Texas in the early 1900.
[Oxen carts in front of a pawn shop]
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."
[Hotel Iturbide, Monterrey]
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.
[Barracks at Ft. McIntosh, Laredo, Texas]
Barracks at Ft. McIntosh, Laredo, Texas in the early 1900s; soldiers in uniform are standing outside the building.
[Army tents and mules at Fort McIntosh, Laredo, Texas]
Army tents of the cavalry stationed at Fort McIntosh, Laredo, Texas
[Mercy Hospital and Jarvis Plaza, Laredo, Texas]
Postcard of Jarvis Plaza in Laredo Texas. Mercy Hospital is visible in the background.
[City Hall during Washington's Birthday Celebration, Laredo, Texas]
Large birthday cake in front of City Hall during Washington's birthday celebration.
[Immigration officials, Laredo, Texas]
Photograph of five immigration officials in Laredo, Texas.
[Company D, 37th Infantry, Ft. McIntosh]
Soldiers in uniform preparing for target practice.
[Troop K, 14th Cavalry, Ft. McIntosh]
Men in uniform on horseback
[Destroyed remains of International Bridge]
Image of bridge destroyed by cyclone of April 28, 1905. Viewed from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.
[Railroad Bridge Destroyed by Flood]
Postcard of the International Railroad Bridge destroyed by flood.
[Buildings destroyed by tornado 1905]
Buildings destroyed by 1905 tornado. Shows railroad in foreground. Jerry Thompson's book, Laredo: A Pictorial History, describes this photo as damage to buildings of Mexican National Railway, totally destroyed by the tornado.
[View of Laredo, Texas in the early 1900]
View of Laredo, Texas in the early 1900. Looking Northwest from the top of the Federal Building. Postcard sent from Roberto in Laredo to Sra. Laura G. de Arriaga in Plazuela de Tepito, Mexico on January 21, 1909.
[Tornado damage, Laredo, Texas, 1905]
Buildings destroyed by a cyclone in Laredo, Texas in 1904. In Jerry Thompson's book, Laredo: A Pictorial History, this photo is described as remains of the depot and roundhouse of the Mexican National Railway.
[Army trucks at Ft. McIntosh]
Photograph of military trucks parked in long lines at Ft. McIntosh, Laredo, Texas before 1916.
[Approach to North Bluff, Corpus Christi]
Stairway and winding lanes on approach from the bay in downtown Corpus Christi.
[City Drug Company building]
Built in 1896 at the corner of Flores and Hidalgo Street in Laredo, Texas, site of the first City Drug Company. Event is the Washington's Birthday Celebration around 1911.
[Bender Hotel]
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.
[Paso del Puente, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas]
Juncture of Guerrero Avenue and the International Bridge in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. The street is lined with stores. There are people and cars along the street and sidewalk.
[International Bridge over the Rio Grande]
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.)
[International bridge, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico]
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.
[Court House and Jail, Laredo, Texas]
Postcard dated April 4, 1912 that has a picture of the Web County jail and Courthouse.
[Lady on Horseback, Laredo, Texas, c. 1910]
Photograph of Frederico Vidaurri and Herminia Lafon riding horseback, near the corner of an unknown building in Laredo, Texas around 1910.
[Flores Street near City Hall]
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.
[Horses and Buggies]
Horse and buggies in front of the Market Plaza building in Laredo, Texas
[Convent building next to International Bridge]
Photograph showing a rear view of Convent Building next to the International Bridge.