[Postcard of Chicago World's Fair Fountain by Night]

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Postcard of a fountain lit by many soft colors. The back of the postcard adds, "Magnificent lighting effects in five colors - green, red, amber, blue, and white - will make the spectacle unlike everything else in the world. 40 feet high and 200 feet wide, at the south end three single high sprays about the dome throw water 75 feet into the air." The message on the back reads, "Do wish you + Mamie could come to see the fair. It is worth seeing I think. I have spent three days there all day and am not there seeing ... continued below

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1 postcard : col. ; 9 x 14 cm

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Creator: Unknown. September 21, 1934.

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This postcard is part of the collection entitled: Texas History Collection and was provided by McFaddin-Ward House Museum to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 29 times . More information about this postcard can be viewed below.

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McFaddin-Ward House Museum

The McFaddin-Ward House, built around 1905-1906 in the Beaux-Arts Colonial style, housed a prominent family in Beaumont for 75 years. The museum of the same name preserves the building and the artifacts, providing visitors with a firsthand glimpse of Southeast Texas History.

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Postcard of a fountain lit by many soft colors. The back of the postcard adds, "Magnificent lighting effects in five colors - green, red, amber, blue, and white - will make the spectacle unlike everything else in the world. 40 feet high and 200 feet wide, at the south end three single high sprays about the dome throw water 75 feet into the air." The message on the back reads, "Do wish you + Mamie could come to see the fair. It is worth seeing I think. I have spent three days there all day and am not there seeing it. Lacy is learning to send King love with me as he hasn't any girl in view. S. W." The postcard is addressed to "Mr. Carrol Ward, Texas Ice Co. Beaumont, Texas."

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1 postcard : col. ; 9 x 14 cm

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  • September 21, 1934

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  • Jan. 5, 2015, 9:43 p.m.

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  • May 20, 2015, 3:38 p.m.

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[Postcard of Chicago World's Fair Fountain by Night], postcard, September 21, 1934; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth563056/: accessed April 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting McFaddin-Ward House Museum.