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Pecan shellers of San Antonio: the problem of underpaid and unemployed Mexican labor

Description: A book about the livelihood of migrant Mexican pecan shellers. The book contains information concerning: the pecan-shelling industry in San Antonio, the earnings of the pecan shellers in 1938, the social lives of the pecan shellers, and the potential prospects of the pecan shellers.
Date: 1940
Creator: Menefee, Selden C.; Cossmore, Orin C. & Webb, John N.
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Postcard from Laura A. to Mr. Will L. Hinkle, February 10, 1903]

Description: Postcard from Laura A. to Mr. Will L. Hinkle, discussing her return from a trip, Mr. Hinkle fulfilling an unnamed promise, and the weather in Boerne. The image on the front of the postcard is a view of the exterior of the Phillip Hotel, a two-story stone and wood house with two wings, and a wood and wire fence surrounding. There are long porches along the first and second stories, and windows along each floor. The back of an open buggy is visible at the left of the photo, with a dark-colored, short-furred dog standing to the front and right of it.
Date: February 10, 1903
Creator: A., Laura
Location Info:
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Postcard of Alamo Entrance]

Description: Postcard of the stone carved Alamo's face, with red flowers blooming from a large bush on the left side. The back of the postcard adds, "The Alamo. The sacred Alamo stands within the very heart of the business district of the city of San Antonio. It was erected in 1718 by the Franciscan Monks and was originally the Chapel of the Mission of San Antonio de Balera. It was within the gray stone walls of the quaint old Chapel, March 6, 1836, that Travis, Bonham, Bowie, Crockett, and 182 unsung heroes gave their lives in the defense of Texas liberty."
Date: unknown
Creator: Gene Aiken
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Alamo Entrance 2]

Description: Postcard of the stone carved Alamo's face, with red flowers blooming from a large bush on the left side. The back of the postcard adds, "The Alamo. The sacred Alamo stands within the very heart of the business district of the city of San Antonio. It was erected in 1718 by the Franciscan Monks and was originally the Chapel of the Mission of San Antonio de Balera. It was within the gray stone walls of the quaint old Chapel, March 6, 1836, that Travis, Bonham, Bowie, Crockett, and 182 unsung heroes gave their lives in the defense of Texas liberty."
Date: unknown
Creator: Gene Aiken
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Alamo Museum]

Description: Postcard of the Alamo from the right side, a cannon sitting in the courtyard. The back of the postcard adds, "Museum at the Alamo San Antonio, Texas Erected in 1718 as a church and fortress, it became the symbol of Texas independence. During the Texas-Mexican Independence War in 1836, it was defended and lost to the last Texan. Soon "Remember the Alamo" became synonymous with Texas independence."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Group Sitting In Shade at Sun Garden Roof]

Description: Postcard of a mixed group of people enjoying the sun at the Sun Roof Garden, umbrellas spread and flowers blooming. The back of the postcard adds, "The St. Anthony - San Antonio's largest, completely and continuously air-conditioned hotel. Conveniently located. Motor-Lobby-Garage within hotel, with registration desk and direct elevator service to each floor. Parking is FREE for registered transient guests. Pictured on reverse side is the Sun Garden Roof."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Gunter Hotel in San Antonio]

Description: Postcard of an eight story building taking up the corner of a block. The building is described as, "Gunter Hotel, San Antonio, Texas, completed in Fall of 1909 and acknowledged one of the most modern hotels in this country. Cost one million dollars." The missive on the back reads, "I said I was coming + here I am - Nell." The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFadden Beaumont, Texas."
Date: August 22, 1911
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Municipal Auditorium in San Antonio]

Description: Postcard of a stone building with arched columns with white, yellow, and orange accents. The flowers in the courtyard, surrounded by the circular drive, are in shades of salmon, blue, white, and yellow. The top right corner reads, "Municipal Auditorium San Antonio, Texas." The back of the postcard adds, "Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas. Covers 6 1/2 acres; Seats 6,500. Cost $1,200,000. In heart of city. Dedicated to World War Heroes."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of San Antonio River]

Description: Postcard of a bridge crossing the leisurely river, where a yellow and orange boat is tied to the left bank. A man is standing at the other bank, looking into the river. The back of the postcard describes the scene as, "San Antonio River San Antonio, Texas The San Antonio river, often called the "Venice of Texas," winds it way through the business section of San Antonio. It is very picturesque with its many bridges and beautifully landscaped banks."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of San Antonio Transit Tower]

Description: Postcard of a tall building in the background, a mossy stone stairway in the middle ground, and the San Antonio river winding slowly through the foreground. A young boy and girl stare at the river, standing at its edge. The back of the postcard adds, "The San Antonio River and Transit Tower The beautiful San Antonio River wandering through the business district adds a unique charm to the tall buildings of this oil and cattle center."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio]

Description: Postcard of a pale cream cathedral with two towers and stained glass behind a horse drawn buggy, described as "San Antonio, Texas, San Fernando Cathedral. Built 1734." The letter on the back reads, "Hello Mamie - How are things coming with you and things in general? Guess you are still strong for the "main Pray" - well hold it down til I get back, for I want it to be there then. - M." The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin Beaumont, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of San Jacinto Memorial Shaft]

Description: Postcard of a tall white marble tower with a star at the top, and the Texas and American flags flying on the ground. The edges read, "San Jacinto Memorial Shaft at San Jacinto Battleground." The back of the postcard adds, "San Jacinto Memorial Shaft at San Jacinto Battleground, near Houston, Texas, marking the spot where the Texas army under General Sam Houston defeated the Mexicans under Santa Anna and won independence for Texas. This magnificent structure is 570 feet 4 inches high, towering 15 feet higher than the famous Washington Monument."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of St. Anthony Hotel in San Antonio]

Description: Postcard of a nine story brick building with a full parking lot. The back describes the scene with, "The St. Anthony Hotel San Antonio, Texas San Antonio's largest completely and continuously air-conditioned hotel. Conveniently located downtown, overlooking Travis Park. In the Anacacho Room outstanding dance orchestras are featured. Garage within hotel includes guest registration desk and direct elevator service to each floor."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of St. Anthony Hotel's Peacock Alley]

Description: Postcard of red rugs breaking up the white floor, colorful chairs of red, blue, and green, with green curtains. The chandeliers hold candles and strings of white crystals. The back of the postcard describes the scene as, "The St. Anthony - San Antonio's largest, completely and continuously air-conditioned hotel. Conveniently located. Motor Lobby-Garage within hotel, with registration desk and direct elevator service to each floor. Parking is FREE for registered transient guests. Pictured on the reverse side is the richly furnished Peacock Alley."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of St. Anthony Sun Garden Roof]

Description: Postcard of many reclining sun chairs shaded by umbrellas on the wooden deck of the St. Anthony hotel. Bright yellow edges decorate the postcard, with a sun and a woman relaxing under an umbrella on the beach in two corners. The edges read "St. Anthony Sun Garden Roof One of the distinctive features of St. Anthony in San Antonio." The back of the postcard adds, "The St. Anthony - San Antonio's largest, completely and continuously air-conditioned hotel. Conveniently located. Auto-Lobby-Garage within hotel with registration desk and direct elevator service to each floor."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Sun Garden Roof at St. Anthony Hotel]

Description: Postcard of a wood decked courtyard with hedges, potted flowers, three spread umbrellas and many chairs. The roof is made of red tile. The back of the postcard describes the scene as, "The St. Anthony - San Antonio's largest, completely and continuously air-conditioned hotel. Conveniently located. Auto-Lobby-Garage within hotel, with registration desk and direct elevator service to each floor. Pictured on reverse side is the Sun Garden Roof."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of The Alamo in San Antonio]

Description: Postcard of the front of the stone Alamo, described as "Alamo, San Antonio, Texas." The letter on the back reads, "Is all of Texas as hot as this? Are all your beauties now fed? Are you coming back to Rauie this season? Leo E." The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFadden Mrs. H. C. Duncan 5th Ave. + 15th St. Huntington, W. Va."
Date: May 29, 1916
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of the Hot Wells Bath House in San Antonio]

Description: Postcard of a two story building with a blue domed roof. The scene is further described as, "Hot Wells. In addition to the restorative qualities of its climate, San Antonio possesses hot sulphur springs which are rapidly acquiring a world wide fame. The waters come from a volcanic geyser 2000 feet deep and have a natural temperature of 104 degrees Fahrenheit. The output is about 30,000 gallons daily." The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin Beaumont, Texas."
Date: August 27, 1910
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum