Photo Postcard of Santa Helena Canyon, Texas

Photo Postcard of Santa Helena Canyon, Texas

Date: 1936
Creator: unknown
Description: Photographic postcard depicting the Grand Canyon of Texas, Santa Elena Canyon with the Rio Grande River running through it. One side is Texas and the other is Mexico. This photo was included in a research paper by Sammy Barnett for an American History class at Marfa High School in May 1964.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Postcard of Aerial View of Camp Barkeley]

[Postcard of Aerial View of Camp Barkeley]

Date: 1944
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard with a drawing of an aerial view of Camp Barkeley in Abilene, Texas. A note from Woodrow Aten to Helen Aten are written on the back.
Contributing Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum
[The Bathing Beach and Pier at Long Beach, California]

[The Bathing Beach and Pier at Long Beach, California]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard image of The Bathing Beach and Pier at Long Beach, California. Crowd of people on beach. Ocean in background. Pier (also in background) runs from top, left to right of photo. Roof of small building in bottom, right corner. Bottom left corner and mid-left are two places where the photo has peeled away from the cardboard. Yellow spots top, right.
Contributing Partner: Fort Bend Museum
[The Physeter Macrocephalus Sperm Whale]

[The Physeter Macrocephalus Sperm Whale]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Color postcard depicting the Physeter Macrocephalus Sperm Whale beached near Beaumont, Texas. The description on the back of the postcard reads, "This Physeter Macrocephalus Sperm Whale was caught in the Gulf of Mexico 35 miles from Beaumont Texas. His dimensions are: Length 63 feet 6 inches.; Width if tail 16 feet 7 inches; Circumference of snout at end 31 feet; Circumference at back of eyes 37 feet; Length of lower jaw 10 feet 10 inches." Correspondence on the card reads, "Hello! mama, Roll-over is it finest place you ever saw. We went bathing as soon as we got here. Tell Charlie hello for me/ Blanche" It is addressed to Mrs. W.E. Reynolds, 1345 Magnolia Ave., Beaumont, Texas and is postmarked Caplan, Texas on July 3, 1921.
Contributing Partner: Heritage House Museum
[Postcard from Rose Chamberlin to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 25, 1909]

[Postcard from Rose Chamberlin to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 25, 1909]

Date: May 25, 1909
Creator: Chamberlin, Rose
Description: Postcard from Rose Chamberlin to Junia Roberts Osterhout. The front has three photos stacked vertically. The one on top has buildings in the plains and is a general view of Fort Concho. The second one is the officers' quarters and has a row of stone houses with a road out in front. All the houses have slanted roofs and chimneys. At the start of the road is a fence with an open gate. The bottom one is the soldiers' quarters and has a row of roofs held up by wooden columns, attached to a stone building. On the bottom of the front and the back, Rose wrote about a storm that had passed through her area.
Contributing Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center
[Postcard from L. H. H. to Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 13, 1909]

[Postcard from L. H. H. to Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 13, 1909]

Date: April 13, 1909
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard from L. H. H. to Junia Roberts Osterhout. The photo depicts a three-story furniture shop. On the edges of the building are trees. On the left side by the trees is a fence. A person is standing by the entrance and another is standing by a pile of wood. On the back, L. H. H. wrote about how beautiful the weather must be where Junia was and that the weather was terrible for him.
Contributing Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center
[Postcard from Rose Chamberlin to Ora Osterhout, October 7, 1908]

[Postcard from Rose Chamberlin to Ora Osterhout, October 7, 1908]

Date: October 7, 1908
Creator: Chamberlin, Rose
Description: Postcard from Rose Chamberlin to Ora Osterhout. The photo on the card depicts a horse, a cow, and a man. The cow has a rope around one of its horns and the other end is tied to the saddle on the horse. The man is standing with one foot on the cow and both hands in the air. He is wearing a cowboy hat, a shirt over a white one, pants, and dark boots. The scene is in the middle of a prairie. On the bottom of the front and the back, Rose wrote bits of local news.
Contributing Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center
[Postcard from Rose Chamberlin to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 2, 1909]

[Postcard from Rose Chamberlin to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 2, 1909]

Date: August 2, 1909
Creator: Chamberlin, Rose
Description: Postcard from Rose Chamberlin to Junia Osterhout discussing daily life and local news. The front of the postcard contains two photos labeled at the bottom as "West Texas Freight Trains, San Angelo, Texas." In the upper image, a line of cattle are roped together, leading a covered wagon; a man is standing behind them holding a whip. In the lower image, a series of covered wagons are being pulled by teams of horses. Text in the center of the image says "Copyright 1907 by Ragsdale" and there are handwritten notes below the image.
Contributing Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center
[Postcard from Rose Chamberlin to Ora Osterhout, December 3, 1908]

[Postcard from Rose Chamberlin to Ora Osterhout, December 3, 1908]

Date: December 3, 1908
Creator: Chamberlin, Rose
Description: Postcard from Rose Chamberlin to Ora Osterhout. The photo on the card depicts a horse, a cow, and a man. The cow has a rope around one of its horns and the other end is tied to the saddle on the horse. The man is standing with one foot on the cow and both hands in the air. He is wearing a cowboy hat, a shirt over a white one, pants, and dark boots. The scene is in the middle of a prairie. On the bottom of the front and the back, Rose wrote bits of local news.
Contributing Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center
[Postcard from Rose Chamberlin to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 13, 1909]

[Postcard from Rose Chamberlin to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 13, 1909]

Date: August 13, 1909
Creator: Chamberlin, Rose
Description: Postcard from Rose Chamberlin to Junia Roberts Osterhout. The front has a photograph of a court house in San Angelo with a smaller, older photograph of the building in the upper right corner. The newer building is made out of stone and has tall, arched windows. There is a clock tower in the middle of the building. There are trees around the base. The older version of the courthouse is a small, wooden building with one window in the front. On the front and back, Rose wrote about what she had been doing recently.
Contributing Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center
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