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Gulf Oil Gusher

Description: Photograph on postcard of a Gulf Oil Company oil well in Breckenridge, Texas spouting a 12,000 bbl. gusher. Oil is blasted high into the air over the derrick.
Date: unknown
Creator: The Texas Studio
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Hello from San Antonio Texas : the HemisFair '68 city

Description: A HemisFair '68 folding postcard illustrated with a picture of a grinning character. Above him is the message "Hello from San Antonio Texas". The side of the card for writing addresses includes a picture of the Tower of the Americas and an idealized view of downtown San Antonio.
Date: 1968~
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Historic Downtown Arlington

Description: Postcard of Main Street in Arlington on Trades Day. There are people with cars, horses and wagons gathered in the street. Buildings stand on the left and right including a bank and the Corner Drug Store. There is a note from Belle to Mr. J. M. Anderson on the back.
Date: unknown
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

Howdy You-All From Us All

Description: Postcard from the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas.
Date: 1968
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

If I had a penny for every time I've thought about you

Description: Postcard from the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas. The text "If I Had a Penny for Every Time I've Thought About You ..." appears against a black background.
Date: 1968
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Interurban at Lake Erie

Description: Slide of a postcard featuring the Interurban train at Lake Erie in Fort Worth. The train has a banner on the side reading "Lake Erie To-night." Some people are on the train, and others are walking beside it. There are fields and trees in the background. The postcard is stamped April 18, 1908.
Date: unknown
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

It's Boss, Man

Description: Postcard from the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas. The image on the card shows a bearded man with sun glasses on with a big toothy grin on his face. He is barefoot, wearing stripped trousers and a cut-off shirt with a flower pattern on it. The text "It's Boss, Man" appears above his head.
Date: 1968
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

John F. Pettus Homestead

Description: Postcard of the John Pettus Homestead, the name sake of Pettus, Texas. Virginian, John Freeman Pettus, was one of Stephen Austin’s original “Old Three Hundred” settlers. Mr. Pettus’ land grant was in Goliad, but he bought thousands of acres near what is now Pettus in north Bee County because he needed more grazing land. He paid 25 cents to $1.25 per acre. In order to watch his stock Mr. Pettus built an adobe one-room cabin with a chimney. Here he lived for approximately twenty years, but went home on weekends to stay with his family. Over time more people moved to the area and established a community, which was named Pettus in honor or John Pettus, the first land owner. John Pettus daughter Sarah married John Sutherland Hodges, and the young couple came to live near her father. They built a five or six-room cottage. The lumber for the cottage was brought by wagon train from Saint Mary's. The wagons were pulled by oxen. The Hodges family lived here until the land was purchased by the late G.A. Ray St. in 1895. Mr. Ray built a two-story house on the same spot as the Hodge/Pettus house and used some portions of the cottage in his house.
Date: unknown
Partner: Bee County Historical Commission

Lake and Oil Field

Description: Photograph on postcard of an oil field, viewed from the opposite side of a lake at Mooringsport, Louisiana. A pier is visible on the left side, and many oil derricks can be seen across the street.
Date: unknown
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Lake and Oil Field

Description: Photograph on postcard of an oil field, viewed from the opposite side of a lake at Mooringsport, Louisiana. A pier is visible on the left side, and many oil derricks can be seen across the street.
Date: unknown
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Love and Kisses

Description: Postcard from the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas. The words "Love and" appear on the postcard but the images of 'kisses' in the form of lips, rather than the actual word appears below the text.
Date: 1968
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Man by Pipes

Description: Photograph on postcard of an unidentified worker in hat and work clothes posing for a picture next to an oil pipeline.
Date: unknown
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Man with Oxen

Description: Photograph on postcard of an unidentified worker standing next to a train of oxen. They are next to a railroad track. The oxen are hauling a wagon loaded with pipes.
Date: unknown
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

Men and Mule Teams

Description: Photograph on postcard of workers digging for an oil pipeline. Several mule teams are lined up to haul equipment in and out.
Date: unknown
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Men Digging

Description: Photograph on postcard of a group of workers digging an oil pipeline. Mules are standing atop the dirt pile, ready to pull equipment.
Date: unknown
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

Men Digging Pipeline

Description: Photograph on postcard of several workers, all wearing hats and work clothes, digging through a hill for an oil pipeline.
Date: unknown
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

Men Working on Pipeline

Description: Photograph on postcard of several workers working on an oil pipeline. Most are wading through the water of a pond or river that the pipeline is passing through.
Date: unknown
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

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

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