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"Arkansaw" Postcard

Description: Silly photographic postcard depicting two men seated in a carriage pulled by a mule. They are outside of a small log cabin that has signs on it reading, "Arkansaw Traveler Hotel" and "A Vacant Room Up Stairs". There are signs on the carriage reading, "Arkansaw Traveler", "Home or Bust" and "I don't know where I am going but I am on my way". Correspondence on the back reads, "1/26/22 I will be driving that way in a few days No use to walk when you can ride. J.P. Shaw" It is addressed to Miss Perry Shaw in Dara, Ala and is postmarked Hot Springs, Arkansas on Jan 27, 1922.
Date: c. 1922
Partner: Log Cabin Village

Photographic Postcard of a Woman

Description: Photographic postcard with a woman standing outdoors holding her bonnet in her hands. The woman had her hair pulled up and wears glasses. Correspondence on the back reads, "Dear Sister I am sending you something for Jans cabbage patch. Bess and her [ ] took it out in the back yard. You can see I was dressed up. How are you, have looked for a letter. So long will write soon, again am working today. with love, Dollie. Tell Ollie to look." It is addressed to Mrs. Martha Parks, Granbury, Texas and is postmarked Springfield, Missouri on September 12, 1911.
Date: c. 1911
Partner: Log Cabin Village

Texas and Pacific Railway Terminal

Description: Photograph of the Texas and Pacific Terminal at Main and Front Streets in Fort Worth, Texas taken from a postcard. It opened on Dec 16, 1889. The red brick building with a fountain in a foreground was designed by architect O.H. Lang. It served Fort Worth until 1931, when a new larger terminal opened.
Date: unknown
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library