[Post Office Foundation]

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Photograph of construction of the foundation of the Brownsville post office featuring a large construction site dug into the ground with several other buildings partially visible in the background. In the foreground a construction worker is standing in one corner of the site and behind him a steam-powered machine and large structure are visible. On the left there is a puddle and a pile of large pipes. In the foreground on the left a young man wearing a hat watches from the street above and a text on the front of the photograph reads: "Rogers Photo 12-01-1931."

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1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 22 cm.

Creation Information

A. Rogers Studio December 1, 1931.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2019 and was provided by the Brownsville Historical Association to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Brownsville Historical Association

The Brownsville Historical Association manages 7 historic buildings and museums in the Mitte Cultural District and Downtown Brownsville: Stillman House Museum, Heritage Museum, Market Square Research Center, Historic Alonso Building, Historic Brownsville Museum, the Old City Cemetery and the Laureles Ranch House Museum. Through exhibitions, educational programs, publications, cultural events, and archival collections, BHA shares Brownsville’s history and cultural arts with the local community.

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Description

Photograph of construction of the foundation of the Brownsville post office featuring a large construction site dug into the ground with several other buildings partially visible in the background. In the foreground a construction worker is standing in one corner of the site and behind him a steam-powered machine and large structure are visible. On the left there is a puddle and a pile of large pipes. In the foreground on the left a young man wearing a hat watches from the street above and a text on the front of the photograph reads: "Rogers Photo 12-01-1931."

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1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 22 cm.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2019

Rescuing Texas History collects photographs, newspaper articles, letters, postcards, and other historical materials from across the state and beyond to document and preserve the rich history of the state.

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  • December 1, 1931

Added to The Portal to Texas History

  • July 3, 2020, 5:57 a.m.

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  • Aug. 1, 2020, 11:41 a.m.

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  • 25.902415, -97.499261

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A. Rogers Studio. [Post Office Foundation], photograph, December 1, 1931; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1261102/: accessed October 1, 2022), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Brownsville Historical Association.

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