[Postcard of the Astrodome] Metadata

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  • Main Title [Postcard of the Astrodome]


  • Name: Astrocard Company
    Place of Publication: Houston, Texas


  • English


  • Content Description: Postcard of a circular stadium with a domed roof behind a full parking lot. American flags are placed around the stadium's circumference. The back of the postcard adds, "The Astrodome Houston, Texas The world's first domed, air-conditioned sports stadium. The roof is 208 feet high. The dome spans 642 feet with an outside diameter of 710 feet. Six thousand tons of air conditioning are used to cool the dome."
  • Physical Description: 1 postcard : col. ; 9 x 14 cm


  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Social Life and Customs - Travel
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  • Keyword: stadia
  • Keyword: stadiums
  • Keyword: postcards
  • Keyword: Astrodome

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source


  • Place Name: United States - Texas - Harris County - Houston
  • Place Point: north=29.684893; east=-95.405022;


  • Name: Texas History Collection
    Code: THC


  • Name: McFaddin-Ward House Museum
    Code: MFWHM

Resource Type

  • Postcard


  • Image


  • Accession or Local Control No: MFWHM_1988-11-0643
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth562768