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[Rio Grande Flood of 1954, Laredo, Texas]

[Rio Grande Flood of 1954, Laredo, Texas]

Date: July 1954
Creator: Yates, Frank
Description: Postcard of flood water completely covering the International Bridge between Nuevo Laredo, Mexico and Laredo, Texas. At the skyline is the Mexican Customs and Immigration building. The explanation on the back of the postcard states: "A new four-lane bride is replacing the completely inundated and partially destroyed bridge at Laredo, Texas, by the Rio Grande Flood of 1954. The Mexican Immigration and Customs building is shown in the background."
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
[Ross Hotel, Laredo, Texas]

[Ross Hotel, Laredo, Texas]

Date: c. 1909 - 1910
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of Ross Hotel in Laredo, Texas, formerly located at the northwest corner of Flores Avenue and Grant Street.
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
[Ruins of First Webb County Courthouse]

[Ruins of First Webb County Courthouse]

Date: 1906
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of ruins of old Webb County Courthouse that burned down in 1906. Postcard dated October 23, 1906 and addressed to Miss Sarah Mowry.
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
[Sociedad Concordia Theater Building]

[Sociedad Concordia Theater Building]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Building of the Sociedad Concordia in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Has the inscription "Teatro de la Sociedad Concordia, 1885-1906." This building occupied the present site of the Palacio Federal in front of Plaza Hidalgo.
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
[St. Peter's Church, Laredo, Texas]

[St. Peter's Church, Laredo, Texas]

Date: 1907
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a church on the corner of a street in Loredo, Texas. There is a note from "Nettie" written under the picture. Postmarked June 27, 1907. The church was mislabeled as a cathedral.
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
[Street scene, Laredo, Texas, c. 1910]

[Street scene, Laredo, Texas, c. 1910]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the market building on the left looking down Hidalgo Street, Laredo, Texas about 1910. A man in the foreground is smoking a cigar and looking at the camera.
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
[Students at Central School, Laredo, Texas, 1919]

[Students at Central School, Laredo, Texas, 1919]

Date: March 1919
Creator: unknown
Description: Portrait of 34 students of Josephine Roberts Baird class sitting on the South steps of Central School in Laredo, Texas. The man in the back is a monitor named "Juan." The signatures of all the students appear on the back of the portrait.
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
[Survey Map of Webb County]

[Survey Map of Webb County]

Date: August 1954
Creator: Foster, E. J.
Description: Survey map of 19.73 acre tract in the Northwest corner of "porcion" 28, Webb County, Texas. Scale 1:2,400
Contributing Partner: Laredo Public Library
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