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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 Foot Bridge, Laredo, Texas]

Description: Postcard of the bridge spanning the Rio Grande, labeled, "International Foot Bridge, Laredo, Tex." which was taken sometime before 1905.
Date: unknown
Partner: Laredo Public Library

Jackalope postcard from Club Cafe

Description: Photographic postcard of fictitious animal. Photographic postcard of Jackalope from the Club Cafe of Van Horn, TX
Date: unknown
Partner: Clark Hotel Museum

[Main street in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas]

Description: Postcard of Guerrero Avenue in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Storefronts line either side of the street and there are automobiles parked outside. Several pedestrians are visible on the sidewalks. This street leads to the International Bridge to Laredo, Texas.
Date: unknown
Partner: Laredo Public Library

[Market House, Laredo, Texas]

Description: Postcard of a building (writing at the bottom labels it "Market House, Laredo, Tex."). The building is surrounded by horse-drawn carriages and several pedestrians are visible in the foreground of the image.
Date: unknown
Partner: Laredo Public Library

[Oxen Carts, Laredo, Texas]

Description: Postcard of men with loaded oxen carts in front of a pawn shop in Laredo, Texas.
Date: unknown
Partner: Laredo Public Library

[Paris Opera House - Paris, France]

Description: Postcard with a picture of the Paris Opera House on it. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library. Caption: Paris. - La Place de l'Opera.
Date: unknown
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Postcard from the Paris Opera House]

Description: Postcard with a picture of the grand staircase at the Paris Opera House - Paris France - Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: unknown
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Postcard of Sainte-Marguerite - La Plage]

Description: Picture postcard of Sainte-Marguerite (l'oire-Inf.) - La Plage - Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library. Sainte-Marguerite is the largest of the Lérins Islands, located a half mile from Cannes on the French Riviera.
Date: unknown
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Postcard of Wehlen a.d. Mosel]

Description: Picture postcard of Wehlen a.d. Mosel with the Gen U.G. McAlexander Billet circled on the picture. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: unknown
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Thatch Roof Home]

Description: Postcard of a typical thatch-roof home, common along the border area in Webb County around 1900. In the image, there is a dog sitting outside the hut which is surrounded by a wire fence. There is a note written on the back.
Date: unknown
Partner: Laredo Public Library

[Trinity Episcopal Church - Santa Barbara, CA.]

Description: Photo-postcard of the Trinity Episcopal church - Santa Barbara, California. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: unknown
Partner: Palestine 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

[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

[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

[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

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

[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

[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