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[Webb County Courthouse, Laredo, Texas]

Description: Photograph of Webb County Courthouse at the corner of Matamoros Street and Flores Avenue in Laredo, Texas. In front of the building a man in a suit is walking in the street near a horse-drawn carriage.
Date: c. 1905
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Laredo 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
Item Type: Postcard
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Laredo Public Library

[Water Cart]

Description: Postmarked August 3, 1916 at Laredo, Texas, this card was sent to Concord, N.H.
Date: 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Laredo Public Library

[Card dated 1885 acknowledging receipt of an order]

Description: Card dated November 9, 1885 acknowledging receipt of an order. Sent to an address in Laredo, Texas from H. O'Neill & Company in New York City.
Date: November 9, 1885
Creator: H. O'Neill & Co.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Laredo Public Library

[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
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Laredo 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
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Laredo Public Library

[Mexican Water Cart]

Description: A water cart drawn by two burros. Water vendors were called barrileros or aguadores.
Date: c. 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Laredo Public Library

Plano de los Dos Laredos

Description: Plat of the 'two Laredos' (Laredo, Texas and New Laredo, Mexico) from January 1881. The map appears to be a cadastral map with numbered (and lettered) lots in both cities, likely showing ownership. Some streets are labeled as well as Fort McIntosh (noted as a "U.S. Military Reservation") in Laredo and the Campo de Marte in Nuevo Laredo.
Date: January 1881
Creator: Laroche, E. R.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Laredo Public Library

[Oxen carts and Pawnshop]

Description: Postcard of oxen carts in front of a pawnshop. There is a letter on the back of the postcard addressed to Miss Margaret Murphy from "Will."
Date: c. 1900
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Laredo Public Library

[City Hall and Flores Avenue]

Description: Photograph of City Hall on Flores Avenue. Shows a street car going north-south on Flores Avenue. Has the stamp of the "Consulado de Mexico."
Date: 1920~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Laredo Public Library