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Electric Light Ice Plant and Waterworks

Description: Postcard of the power plant, water works, and ice plant in Arlington around 1900. There are buildings and power lines along the street. A water tower stands in the middle. There are two horses pulling a wagon and another standing in the street.
Date: 1900~
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

Interurban Station

Description: Postcard of Interurban Station in Arlington around 1900. The Interurban Depot is on the left with people in front of it. A trolley is in the middle with people boarding it. Another building with "Capadura" advertised on the side is on the right.
Date: 1900~
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

Mineral Water

Description: Postcard of the mineral water well in downtown Arlington at around 1900. To the left and right of the well are businesses, including a bank, hardware store, and real estate business. There are power lines along the street. A water tower stands behind the buildings on the left.
Date: 1900~
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

A. C. Jones Home

Description: Postcard of the two-story Baroque architecture styled home of Mrs A. C. Jones located at 611 East Jones St. Philanthropist and supporter of local schools, Mrs. A.C. (Jane Field) Jones (1842-1918) built the house on this site after her husband Captain Jones’ death in 1906. Governors and other Texas leaders were welcomed here. Located on the hill where the college stands today, the first and much grander A.C. Jones home was sold to the John Flournoy and moved into town by mule and wagon. It stood facing Flournoy Park until it was razed in 1946.
Date: January 7, 1907
Partner: Bee County Historical Commission

Downtown Arlington

Description: Postcard of a street in downtown Arlington in 1909. People are gathered in front of stores by the street. Some are in cars, including a Studebaker. J. H. Douglass Grocery store and Coulter and Sons Drug Store are pictured. The postcard is primarily black and white, but has some items spot colored red.
Date: 1909
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

First National Bank of Beeville

Description: A 1913 postcard with an image of a two-story, brick building labeled "First National Bank Building, Beeville, Texas." The postcard was sent from Beeville January 24, 1913 and addressed to Mr. & Mrs. W. M. Billingsly in Mineral, Texas. Part of the postcard is damaged, but the text reads "...certainly did...ourselves while w...all day think I will fo...my good time any ways...You must come and see us when you come...With Love from R[..]erta & Lonnie"
Date: January 24, 1913
Partner: Bee County Historical Commission

Beeville Main Street 1914

Description: View of Washington Street in 1914 looking north. The red brick three stories building on the left was the first “skyscraper” for Beeville. It was the Grand Opera House, built by A.F. Rees and E.J. Kinkler at the corner of Washington and Bowie Streets in 1907, and opened in 1908. Many Broadway stage plays, musical comedies, and light operas were presented in the opera house. The building was destroyed by fire in 1919. The building to the left of the Grand Opera House was Beeville’s first bank, the First National Bank of Beeville, which opened in 1890, and moved to this location by 1894. This postcard shows the modes of transportation available in the early 1900’s, a buggy, automobile, wagon and horse. By 1908 automobiles were owned by several individuals in Beeville.
Date: September 29, 1914
Partner: Bee County Historical Commission

Beeville Post Office

Description: In 1857, Michael Seeligson was the first postmaster at Beeville-on the Medio (originally Medio Hill in Goliad County), five miles northeast of the present town of Beeville. In the new county seat after 1889, the Beeville Post Office was moved several times. Opened on June 5, 1918, the present neoclassical building was built under Secretary of the Treasury William G. McAdoo, with Supervising Architect James A. Wetmore. During construction, on May 7, 1917, contractor Robert B. Brown shot and killed Drayman J.P. Hermes. Found guilty of homicide in federal court, Brown appealed. In 1921, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Homes ruled that Brown acted in self defense, thus establishing the right to stand one’s ground in federal law. With the WWII boom and Chase Naval Air Field, the Beeville Post Office was upgraded to a first-class post office in 1944. Other changes followed, such as the end of mail contracts for the railroads in December of 1952. In 1961, the size of the building was doubled by the matched addition of the north half of the present structure. Much needed parking space was provided on the south side of the building in 1989. One block from the courthouse, this historic building and its postal services continue to be vital to the life of the town.
Date: 1918
Partner: Bee County Historical Commission

Burning Oil Well

Description: Photograph on postcard of the C.L. Perkins No. 5 oil well on fire near Ranger, Texas in 1919. Fire and smoke reach high in the sky, towering over the nearby trees.
Date: 1919
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Golden Cycle Oil Fire

Description: Photograph on postcard of the Golden Cycle oil gusher on fire in 1919. Flames and smoke billow into the sky.
Date: 1919
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Men Placing Boilers

Description: Photograph on postcard of men setting up boilers to put out an oil fire at the C.L. Perkins No. 5 oil well in Eastland County, Texas in 1919. Smoke from the fire can be seen over the workers.
Date: 1919
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Oil Well on Fire

Description: Photograph on postcard an oil fire at the C.L. Perkins No. 5 oil well near Ranger in Eastland County, Texas in 1919. Smoke and flames billow into the sky, while debris from the fire can be seen strewn over the ground.
Date: 1919
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Masonic Home for the Aged, 1921

Description: Postcard of the Masonic Home for the Aged in Arlington in 1921. The front of the postcard features a photograph of the building and garden in front with the sky hand colored blue.
Date: 1921
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

Calypso

Description: "Calypso, one of nearly 20 fantastic rides that dot the landscape of Fiesta Island and the areas about the Tower of the Americas. Many of these are imported; many to be shown here for the first time."
Date: 1967
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Carlos Merida mural

Description: "Abstract, impelling symbolism of Carlos Merida mural in San Antonio Convention Center captures the spirit of the HemisFair '68 theme: Confluence of Civilizations in the Americas."
Date: 1967
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

El Encanto de un Pueblo

Description: Exhibit hall with brightly colored exterior walls, one red with a geometric sun, one orange and one blue with a light blue crescent moon with a face. This is where the Alexander Girard Foundation collection of folk art, with over 10,000 pieces of Latin American folk art was exhibited. The mini-monorail can be seen just at the right edge.
Date: 1967
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Humble Pavilion

Description: "The old Schultze Store, restored to its Victorian charm, has become the Humble Pavilion. Within, at the Touring Center, fairgoers can find answers to all travel questions."
Date: 1967
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

IBM Lakeside Pavilion

Description: A postcard of the IBM Lakeside pavilion at the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas. IBM had two pavilions at HemisFair and the Lakeside Pavilion featured an informative movie explaining the operation of modern computers. The picture shows people watching the movie inside the pavilion. The picture was included in the Souvenir book of HemisFair published in 1967.
Date: 1967
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Mini-monorail

Description: "Mini-Monorail is one of the chief transportation means on the HemisFair '68 site. It is quick, colorful and provides a breathtaking view of the exposition's entire 92 acres. Here it passes by the Plaza of Flags representing the twenty-six ethnic groups which have contributed to the greatness of the Americas."
Date: 1967
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Pearl Pavilion at HemisFair '68

Description: A postcard of a three-dimensional model of the pavilion of the Pearl Brewing Company with its indoor and outdoor dining facility including refreshment and entertainment areas. In the picture some people are shown canoeing in front of the building.
Date: 1967?
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Las Plazas del Mundo at HemisFair '68

Description: Postcard of an architect's model of Las Plazas del Mundo (Plazas of the World) HemisFair’s international area, where foreign governments had exhibits. More than 20 countries participated in HemisFair '68.
Date: 1967
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Sculpture Garden

Description: Photo on a postcard of HemisFair '68 attractions. Shown are the Tower of the Americas, the Sculpture Garden, and parts of the pavilion of the United States and the United States Confluence Theatre.
Date: 1967
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

U.S. Exhibit Pavilion

Description: Postcard of the U.S. Exhibit Pavilion, one of two buildings that comprised the United States exhibit at HemisFair '68. The Exhibit Pavilion's theme was "Confluence, U.S.A."
Date: 1967?
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

The United States Confluence Theatre

Description: Photo on a postcard of the United State Confluence Theatre at HemisFair '68. It is a 70 foot high structure which had the largest curvilinear motion picture screen in the world. The Francis Thompson film, "Confluence, U.S.A." was shown in the theatre during the fair.
Date: 1967
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio