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[City-Wide Halloween Prank]

Description: Postcard photograph of five children in front of a building with multiple signs on Main Street (now Second Street) in League City. A note on the back of the postcard states that they are looking west toward the railroad station and that this is a Halloween prank.
Date: unknown
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[League City School]

Description: Postcard photograph of the front entrance of League City School, nicknamed "The Big School," located on South Kansas Street. A note on the back of the postcard states that the building was built in 1912 or 1915 and housed third grade to high school classes.
Date: 1912
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[League City School]

Description: Postcard photograph of the League City School, nicknamed "The Big School." South Kansas Street is on the right side of the image, and power lines are in the foreground. A note on the back of the postcard states that the building was built in 1912 or 1915.
Date: 1912
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[Postcard of a Boat on Clear Creek]

Description: Postcard featuring a photograph on the front of a boat party on Clear Creek. The boat belonged to Luke Johnson and was a new acquisition at the time the photograph was taken. Johnson's party are dressed in festive attire.
Date: 1911
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[Postcard of Flagstaff Hotel at Galveston Island]

Description: Postcard of an aerial view of the Gulf of Mexico with a pier upon which a parking lot, hotel, and swimming pool are built. The back of the postcard adds, "Flagship Hotel over Gulf of Mexico Galveston Island, Texas Every room overlooks surf. Private balconies, entertainment nightly, complimentary cocktail hour, mourning newspaper, night time snack. International buffet breakfast. Outstanding steak, seafood cuisine. One of the Southwest's outstanding resort hotels. 25th Beach, Galveston. (713) 762-8691 Houston (713) 488-2555."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Galveston Seawall]

Description: Postcard of the elevated wall upon which the city of Galveston is built, with ships sailing in the distance. The edge of the postcard reads, "Seawall, Galveston, Texas." The back of the postcard adds, "Galveston Seawall, Galveston, Texas The Seawall is a massive structure of concrete and stone, rising 17 feet above sea level. The entire city has been filled in to the level of the top of the wall. Extending 5 miles along the edge of the Gulf of Mexico the top of the seawall forms a beautiful promenade boulevard that attracts visitors from all parts of the world."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Hotel Galvez]

Description: Postcard of a six story building with orange roofing and short palm trees on the courtyard. The edge of the postcard reads, "Overlooking the great Galveston Seawall and Gulf of Mexico Hotel Galvez, $1,000,000 Beach Hotel, one of the many prominent features for which Galveston is noted."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Hotel Galvez 2]

Description: Postcard of a six story building with orange roofing and short palm trees on the courtyard. The edge of the postcard reads, "Overlooking the great Galveston Seawall and Gulf of Mexico Hotel Galvez, $1,000,000 Beach Hotel, one of the many prominent features for which Galveston is noted."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Hotel Galvez Seaside Resort]

Description: Postcard of a red six story building with red roofing at the edge of the coast, where many people play in the surf at the beach. The back of the postcard adds, "Hotel Galvez Galveston, Texas "Texas' Finest Seaside Resort Hotel" "An Affiliated National Hotel" A dignified resort overlooking the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Near amusement center, yet quiet and restful. Fronting safe, clean beach. Large, spacious lobby and sun rooms. Coffee Shop and open air dining terrace. Excellent food."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Main Street in League City]

Description: Postcard photograph of League City's Main Street (now Second Street) looking west toward the railroad station. The O. V. King house is third on the left. The postcard includes a short letter on the back and a Benjamin Franklin one cent stamp.
Date: 1901
Creator: Schlueter, F. J.
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[Postcard of Oleanders in Bloom]

Description: Postcard of a tree with pink and white blooms. The letter on the back reads, "Sorry I won't get to see all of you before leaving for the winter - Expect to go to San Angelo next week - Put a substitute for us in the club and for goodness sake don't forget me for I hope to get back to that town some day - With best to you and your mother. Adelaide." The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin McFaddin + 3rd Beaumont, Tex."
Date: September 18, 1916
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Promenade on Seal Wall in Galveston]

Description: Postcard of a group of finely dressed people walking along the coast between the sea wall and the ocean. The scene is described as "Greeting from Galveston, Texas Promenade on Sea Wall and Beach Galveston." The letter on the back is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin 65 Beach St. Charlotte, N. Y."
Date: August 6, 1909
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Seawall in Galveston]

Description: Postcard of the concrete seawall raising the road several feet above the beach. A man stands behind the railing looking at a couple walking along the rail further down the road. The scene is described as "Sea wall and Boulevard, Galveston, Texas." The letter on the back is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFadden Beaumont, Texas."
Date: September 1, 1910
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of the Broadway Esplanade in Galveston]

Description: Postcard of a dirt path in a courtyard leading to a statue on top of a column. "Write soon?" is written below the title. The letter on the back is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin Beaumont, Texas, 1906 McFaddin Ave."
Date: August 3, 1911
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of the Butler Building]

Description: Postcard photograph of "The Brick Building," also known as the Butler Building. The large brick building, which houses the Citizens State Bank, has three horse-drawn carriages parked in front. Two men are posed in front of the building. One man is standing off to the right side, and above him another man is sitting in the window.
Date: unknown
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[Postcard of the Galveston Court House]

Description: The image in front of the postcard shows a section of Galveston from a bird's eye view. On the right corner is a city park. To the left of the park is a road and along the road are houses. On the top right corner is printed: "Greeting from Galveston Texas." Underneath the image is printed: "General View Looking West from Court House." Credit is given to Chas Daferner for being the publisher. The handwritten text along the image says, "Dear Mamie, Hope you are not mad at me for not writing to you. We are going to come around a week. Tell all the kids hello, L.P." The postcard is addressed to Miss Mamie in Beaumont, Texas.
Date: 1906
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Three Cherub Angels Holding a Basket of Hearts]

Description: Postcard of three winged children with blonde curled hair and pastel robes. One angel holds a basket of red hearts and holds one aloft in their hand. Below the picture, "My offering to thee" is typed. The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin McFaddin Ave. City."
Date: February 13, 1909
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum