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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

[International bridge, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico]

Description: Scene of the International Bridge from the Nuevo Laredo side of the Rio Grande river. There is a letter on the back of the postcard addressed to Josie from Eugene Kneip discussing his plans.
Date: July 11, 1913
Creator: Kneip, Eugene
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

[A portrait of Willie Wedell & John Anizan]

Description: A formal portrait of two men. The man on the left, identified on the back as Willie Wedell, is sitting on a stool. The man on the right, identified as John Anizan, is standing with his right hand resting on the other man's left shoulder. Both men are dressed in two-piece dark suits with white dress shirts and bowties. Their jackets are open. John Anizan wears a pocket watch clipped to his jacket lapel and a pen or pencil in his jacket pocket. On the back of the postcard is written: "Dear Sister This Picture was taken when I come from worke Dont I look bored I got fired last night and put Back to work again Wel BYBY Wm. J. Wedell." The postcard is stamped "Savannah Photo Co. 24 E. Broughton Savannah Ga." It is addressed to Mrs. A. Pike Texas City Texas. The card is postmark stamped: "May 28 1913 5 - PM Savannah Ga." Written in ink over the back of the postcard are " X John Anizan brother of Tony" and "X Willie Wedell."
Date: May 28, 1913
Creator: Savannah Photo Co.
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Rio Grande Flood of 1954, Laredo, Texas]

Description: Postcard of flood water completely covering the International Bridge between Nuevo Laredo, Mexico and Laredo, Texas. At the skyline is the Mexican Customs and Immigration building. The explanation on the back of the postcard states: "A new four-lane bride is replacing the completely inundated and partially destroyed bridge at Laredo, Texas, by the Rio Grande Flood of 1954. The Mexican Immigration and Customs building is shown in the background."
Date: July 1954
Creator: Yates, Frank
Partner: Laredo Public Library

[Custom House building, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico]

Description: Postcard of the Custom House building in Nuevo Laredo. The back of the postcard includes a thank you note addressed to Capt. Elmer C. Croom from L. R. de la Peña.
Date: 1935-07-28?
Creator: de la Peña, L. R.
Partner: Laredo Public Library

[The American Church in Paris]

Description: The American Church in Paris, 65 Quai D'Orsay - This is a postcard that was mailed to Mrs. Jayne May Brooks - 9 rue Falquierre, Paris, France. she was the sister of Mrs MacPherson. Postcard is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: unknown
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Baptist Church Building]

Description: Postcard dated December 10, 1912 of a Baptist church on a corner in Laredo, Texas. There are several people outside of the church, standing and sitting on the steps, as well as carriages visible on the streets.
Date: 1912
Partner: Laredo Public Library

[Bender Hotel]

Description: Postcard postmarked January 6, 1926 of the Bender Hotel in Laredo, Texas. Several people are standing outside and there are automobiles parked on the street and on the hotel sidewalk.
Date: 1925 - 1926
Partner: Laredo Public Library

[Berncastel a.d. Mosel]

Description: Photo Postcard of Berncastel a.d. Mosel - Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: unknown
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Building at Oxford University]

Description: Postcard of Oxford University. Wm. S. Blackshear was taking work under Dr. Kirsock Lake, the great English Professor of New Testament Greek (but his Eng. Course in N. Testament History) 1922-23 Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: 1923
Partner: Palestine Public Library

Cactus Filling Station

Description: Photographic postcard of filling station. Photographic postcard of Cactus Filling Station with two men (D.H. McVay and S.A. Small) and two cars, in Van Horn,TX. Text on postcard reads,"Elevation 4036 ft., Van Horn - Texas, Ladies Rest Room, Pure Water, Road Information, Free Ice Water, The Cactus Twins"
Date: 1928~
Partner: Clark Hotel Museum

El Capitan Hotel

Description: Postcard of hotel. Postcard of El Capitan Hotel in Van Horn,TX.
Date: unknown
Partner: Clark Hotel Museum

Culberson County Courthouse

Description: Photographic postcard of courthouse. Photographic postcard of Culberson County Courthouse, prior to 1967. Van Horn, TX
Date: unknown
Partner: Clark Hotel Museum

[Episcopal Church - Angleton, Texas]

Description: Postcard of the Episcopal Church in Angleton, Texas, the Holy Comforter Episcopal Church. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: unknown
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Ft. McIntosh, Laredo, Texas]

Description: Postcard showing tents of the New Hampshire camp at Ft. McIntosh, Laredo, Texas
Date: unknown
Partner: Laredo Public Library

[Le Grand Escalier de l'Opera - Paris, France]

Description: Postcard depicting Le Grand Escalier de l'Opera - Paris, France - Postcard is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: unknown
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Hamilton Hotel, Laredo, Texas]

Description: Postcard of Hamilton Hotel in before the top floors were added and before the cyclone of 1906 that destroyed the balconies. On the back of the postcard there is a letter addressed to Mrs. J. J. Duffy (Aunt Katie) from Alex discussing current news and relatives.
Date: January 23, 1910
Partner: Laredo Public Library

[Hamilton Hotel, Laredo, Texas]

Description: Postcard with a postmark from June 28, 1911 in Kansas City. The photograph on the front shows the Hamilton Hotel in Laredo, Texas before 1906. There is a letter written on the back of the postcard in pencil.
Date: June 28, 1911
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

[Hotel Victoria]

Description: Postcard with an aerial view of Hotel Victoria. The hotel appears to be surrounded on several sides by mountains; other buildings are partially visible in the foreground.
Date: unknown
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Hotel Victoria]

Description: Postcard from the inside of Hotel Victoria looking out. The foreground appears to be a balcony or patio with arches and decorative stone- and metalwork. Outside, there are several unique-looking buildings, portions of a town, and mountains rising the background.
Date: March 1954
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Hotel Victoria]

Description: Postcard with an aerial view of Hotel Victoria, surrounded by mountains.
Date: March 1954
Partner: Palestine Public Library