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Waco, Texas. New Bridge over Brazos River.

Description: Color postcard depicting the new bridge that spans the Brazos River in Waco, Texas. A park is on the bank with landscaping and sidewalks. The city of Waco is in the background. Description on the back of the card reads, " New Bridge over Brazos River. The longest arch bridge in the country around Waco is this steel arch bridge erected across the Brazos River. It is 550 feet in length, 24 feet in width, and cost $110,000. It was christened in 1901 by Miss Katie Ross, a sister of the Ex-Governor Ross of Texas, and who, in 1870, had christened the bridge located a few hundred feet further up the river." Correspondence on the back of the card reads, "Dear Dillie, Lyle has had typhoid fever for five weeks been in bed three right sick today. Yours, M.L.H." It is addressed to Mrs. E.A. Dill, Box 838, Oklahoma City, Okla. It is postmarked Waco, Texas on Sep 5, 1908.
Date: 1908~
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

[Waitin' at the Gate]

Description: Color postcard with an image of a young girl in a red dress standing behind a gate. Below the image is the text, "Waitin' at the gate." Handwritten at the bottom of the postcard is, "From Dorothy Hunt. Oct 3rd/17."
Date: 1907
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

Walt Speyer Outside Sod House

Description: Photograph of Walt Speyer sitting outside of his sod home, also known as a "dugout". The home is on the right side of the photograph and on the left side are two dark horses. Walt Speyer is dressed in pants, a light-colored shirt, and a hat. Written on the photograph at the top is, "Pioneer Days in Beaver County". Underlined is, "Walt Speyers". Written on the door to his house is, "1903", and written across the bottom is, "Daddy as a bachelor".
Date: 1903
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[Watercolor]

Description: This is a watercolor depicting a two story four square home. The sidewalk and yard also appear in the painting. A handwritten note on the back explains that this house was built just north of Louise Roll's house. It burned in 1945.
Date: 1909
Creator: Louise Roll
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Dallas Heritage Village

[We Pine For You]

Description: Color postcard with an image of a pine cone. Around the pine cone is the text, "We Pine For You" and handwritten is, "(Daddy and Mother), R.L.D. from Mud." The postcard is addressed to Miss Rosa Bass.
Date: 1907
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

[Wednesday]

Description: Color postcard with an image of a young girl in a red dress sewing a garment by hand. She is sitting in a rocking chair next to a doll in a cradle. Below the image is the text, "Wednesday" and handwritten is, "From Dorothy Katheryne Erler." On the back of the postcard the correspondence reads, "How is the weeny whitty bitty baby? Doing a great of shyppen? Sall." The postcard is addressed to Miss Rosa Louise Dill, 527 S 18th St, Paris, Texas. It is postmarked Oklahoma, Okla. on Jul 4, 1907.
Date: c. 1907
Creator: Erler, Dorothy Katheryne
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

[Where Business is Done]

Description: Color postcard picturing a street scene in Orange, Texas "Where business is done" A hardware company is on the left and horse-drawn carriages are on both sides of the street. Correspondence on the back reads, "Hello Murray, How are you? if you see Frank will you try to find out Mrs. Pittman's address and let me know. answer this to 411 Fourth St. Mary." It is addressed to Mrs. J.B. Murray, 1492 Forsythe St., Beaumont, Tex. It is postmarked Orange, Texas on Aug 20, 1908.
Date: 1908~
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[The White Way - Spring Street - Palestine]

Description: Photo of Spring Street in Palestine, nicknamed "The White Way" because of the streetlights running down the center of the road. This photo was made from an old post card.
Date: c. 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[With All My Love]

Description: Color postcard with an image of a flower about to be chopped down by a gnome with an ax. There is a child's face in the center of the flower and the scene takes place in a forest. The text on the front of the postcard reads, "With All My Love." Handwritten on the front of the postcard is, "Best wishes for the day. Lovingly Aunt Louise." The postcard is addressed to Miss Rosa Louise Dill, #206 E. 5th St. Oklahoma City, Okla. It is postmarked Waco, Texas on Feb 6, 1907.
Date: c. 1907
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

[A Woman, A Girl, and A Giant Clover]

Description: Color postcard with an image of a woman and a young girl, who is holding a giant four leaf clover. The correspondence on the back of the postcard reads, "Dear Alice: Get [ ]. I know you think hard of me for not writing. Ruth and Alice both have been sick since I got up. Alice is not well this morn. The baby is fine and I am just so,so. Bird." The postcard is addressed to Mrs. E.A. Dill, Oklahoma City, Okla., 206 E. 5th St. It is postmarked Paris, Texas on Oct 1, 1907.
Date: 1906
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

[Woodmen of the World]

Description: Large group of men, women and children posing in front of Iredell Hotel, some standing on balcony, and some standing on porch, back of photograph says "Daddy is standing by post on lower porch" and "Taken in Iredell at time of Hickory Walling Unveiling, August 1905"
Date: c. 1905
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Bosque County Historical Commission

[Young Girl with Dogs]

Description: Postcard with an image of a young girl with two dogs. The postcard is addressed to Miss Rosa Louise Dill, 206 East 5, Oklahoma Cy, O.T. It is postmarked Oklahoma, Okla. on Aug 14, 1907.
Date: 1907
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes