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[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

[International and Great Northern Railway Depot]

Description: Photograph of people, cars, and wagons in front of a railroad depot, identified at the bottom as "I. and G. N. Ry. Depot, Laredo, Texas." Postcard is dated 7/15/1920. There is a letter on the back of the postcard addressed to "Henry" that refers to an attack that day on Nuevo Laredo by revolutionaries.
Date: July 15, 1920
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

[Oxen carts in front of a pawn shop]

Description: Oxen carts in front of a pawn shop, Laredo, Texas. There is a letter on the back of the postcard addressed to Mr. Wilfred Hellser from "H. W."
Date: June 25, 1918
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

[Richter Building, Laredo, Texas]

Description: Postcard of the Richter Building, location of City Drug Store. Postmarked April 11, 1914 at Laredo, Texas. There is a letter on the back of the postcard addressed to Miss Bertha Murphy.
Date: April 1914
Partner: Laredo Public Library

[On the road to supper in the summer of 1914]

Description: Four young men and five young ladies are gathererd along a road in a wooded area. The women are dressed in long white dresses and hats. The men are dressed in suits and boaters. One man, sitting on the ground, holds a large white box. The left-most woman holds a string to another long box, or perhaps a lease on an unseen pet. On the back of the postcard is written: "Summer 1914 on the road to supper" and "Lee McCaughn, W.R. Blocker, Evalyn Davidson, Elisha Meyers, Emma Webster, Henry Foster, Pauline Landrum, Paul Hayes, Sceu [?], Lucile Davidson".
Date: 1914
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[A portrait of Mark Anizan in uniform]

Description: A formal portrait of Mark Anizan in U.S. Army uniform with an arm resting on the back of a wooden seating unit. At the bottom of the postcard is written: Photographie D'Art et Industrielle, Andre Esquiro, 136 Rue Sainte Catherine Bordeaux". On the back of the postcard is written: "To Tony, Laura, and the family, with love from Mark Anizan". In another handwriting is written: "Mr Tony Anizans brother".
Date: [1914..1917]
Partner: Moore Memorial 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

[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

[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