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[International Bridge over the Rio Grande]

Description: Postcard with a southwest view of the International Bridge over the Rio Grande, from Laredo, Texas. There is a short letter on the back of the postcard mentioning a "new baby boy." Notes were added later regarding the identities of the parents, the baby, and the addressee who was a cousin of the writer.
Date: unknown
Creator: Ernst, C. J.
Partner: Laredo Public Library

[Flores Street near City Hall]

Description: Postcard of streetcars and cars on Flores Street in front of City Hall. The Strand Theater building is on the leftmost side. On the back of the postcard, there is a letter addressed to Mrs. F. MacArthur (Blanche) from Annie Lane asking her to send a photograph of the two of them together.
Date: July 1918
Creator: Lane, Annie
Partner: Laredo Public Library

[Water Vendors]

Description: Three water vendor carts in front of what appears to be a water tank. Water vendors were called barrileros or aguadores. Correspondence reads, "At Laredo, Going over into Mexico this afternoon, so if I fail to send you a card, the Insurrectos have got me." This card was written and mailed to Miss Mollie Chaney in Longview, Texas on February 13, 1913 in Laredo, Texas.
Date: February 13, 1912
Partner: Laredo Public Library

[Hotel Iturbide, Monterrey]

Description: Photo of Hotel Iturbide in Monterrey, Mexico. Postmarked January 24, 1940 in Rochester, Minnesota. There is a letter on the back of the postcard addressed to Matt and mentions two inches of snow in Laredo, Texas.
Date: January 24, 1940
Partner: Laredo Public Library

[International Bridge over the Rio Grande]

Description: Postcard of a bridge across a river, labeled, "International Bridge over the Rio Grande, Laredo, Texas." Several unknown buildings are visible on either end of the bridge. There is a letter on the back written 3/3/1917 that says, "Wanted to get across this bridge but on account of Typhus Epidemic on other side could not do so. Will cross at Brownsville. Wish you were along." (The epidemic mentioned was in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.)
Date: March 3, 1917
Partner: Laredo Public Library