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[History of Boerne's Rare 1614 Low German Bible]

Description: A short guide about a Low German Lutheran Bible from 1614, which includes the book's history, the backgrounds of those involved in its creation, the mysteries surrounding the book, and the repairs done on it. A timeline summarizing the history of the book is also included on the back of the guide.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edwards, Bettie
Location Info:
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Newspaper Article: Mr. Polo]

Description: Newspaper article about polo player and horse-rancher Cecil Smith. The article discusses his background, how he got involved with playing polo and raising horses, and his life now. The article includes three photos of him, one in which he is sitting with his wife, and another in which he is holding the reins of a dappled-coat horse. On the back of the page are more articles and advertisements.
Date: May 20, 1987
Creator: Brenner, Kit
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

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 Alivia and Herman to Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Kneupper, November 24, 1921]

Description: Postcard from Alivia and Herman to Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Kneupper, wishing them a happy thanksgiving. The front of the postcard features an illustration of a small body of water flowing over a short dam into a small stream. The water is lined on either side by trees and bushes, and on the far bank, there is a short fence separating the grassy area.
Date: November 24, 1921
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Postcard from Ellie to Miss G. Winterborne, August 18, 1912]

Description: Postcard from Ellie to Miss G. Winterborne, discussing her trip to Boerne, Texas. The front of the postcard features a photograph of St. Helen's Church in Boerne, Texas, a high-roofed, wood building with steps leading up to the front doors. There are other wooden buildings beyond the church (which is situated at the right side of the photo), in the background, along with a windmill.
Date: August 18, 1912
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Postcard from H. T. to Mrs. Fritz Adler, December 8, 1911]

Description: Postcard from H. T. to Mrs. Fritz Adler, discussing... The front of the postcard features a photograph of a stone bridge with a small, arched tunnel through the middle. On top of the bridge, which has a wooden rail along the edge, there is a small buggy being pulled by a horse. There are trees at the base and upper left side of the bridge, and through the tunnel, more trees are visible.
Date: December 8, 1911
Creator: T, H.
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Postcard from Henry to Mr. Fritz Adler, January 29, 1913]

Description: Postcard from Henry to Mr. Fritz Adler, discussing his father's illness. He says that his father is still weak, but the doctor says if he pulls through the next two days, he will be out of danger. The front of the postcard features an perspective view illustration of a long, wide road. There are wooded areas on either side of the road, and the roof of a house is just barely visible in the wooded area on the right side.
Date: January 29, 1913
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Postcard from Hortense to Ned A. Zaeller, August 11, 1910]

Description: Postcard from Hortense to her brother, Ned. A. Zaeller, thanking him for his letter and writing to say she went to a concert the night before. The front of the postcard features an illustration of some bluffs along the left side of a small creek with a rocky shoreline. There are dense trees and bushes in front of the bluffs.
Date: August 11, 1910
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[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 from Lena to Mrs. E. F. Kneupper, August 8, 1920]

Description: Postcard from Lena to her sister, Mrs. E. F. Kneupper, letting her know she returned home safely from her trip. The front of the postcard features a photograph of the Kronkosky residence in Boerne, Texas. The house is a three-story, light-colored stone building with a balcony on the third floor. Two houses sit on either side of the Kronkosky residence - the one on the left is about the same size, while the one on the right is much smaller. The houses sit on a hill with a steep decline, leading to a road that winds around the hill.
Date: August 8, 1920
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Postcard from Lillian to Mrs. Albert Schaenemann, August 9, 1917]

Description: Postcard Lillian to Mrs. Albert Schaenemann, thanking her for her card, saying she's having a wonderful time, and writing that she will be home on Sunday. The front of the postcard features an illustration of a man standing in a boat on a small lake. On the shore behind the man, a group of people and tall trees line a concrete ledge, looking out over the water. Behind the trees, a large field is just visible.
Date: August 9, 1917
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Postcard from Nellie D. to Mrs. Dora Dullnig, July 2, 1909]

Description: Postcard from Nellie D. to Miss Dora Dullnig, saying hello and writing to say she will be touring the canyon on the front of the postcard. The front of the postcard features a photograph of the mouth of Cibolo Canyon mouth in Boerne, Texas (colored in with ink). The canyon edges are close enough together that a man has wedged himself in between the canyon edges and is posing for the camera.
Date: July 2, 1920
Creator: D., Nellie
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Postcard from P. F. to Mr. Gustav Linndner, February 13, 1907]

Description: Postcard from P. F. to Mr. Gustav Lindner, saying they were glad to receive his letter. The front of the postcard also features a photograph of a rocky, wooded area with a large open, grassy space in the center. Within this cleared area, there is a long, one-story building and fences. The back of the postcard contains the recipient's name and address.
Date: February 13, 1907
Creator: F., P.
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Postcard from Rose to Mrs. E. F. Kneupper, July 15, 1915]

Description: Postcard from Rose to Mrs. E. F. Kneupper, discussing Rose's travel plans and wishing Mrs. Kneupper, whom she calls "Ida," well. The front of the postcard features a photograph of a public school in Boerne, Texas. The building is two-stories, made from light-colored stone, with windows along all side of both stories and two short flights of stairs leading up to the two entrances. A narrow drive curves in front of the school.
Date: unknown
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Postcard from Tillie to Mrs. E. F. Kneupper, August 25, 1911]

Description: Postcard from Tillie to E. F. Kneupper, discussing her surprise trip to visit her mother. She talks about a girl named Emma being sick for about three months. The front of the postcard features an illustration of a herd of dairy cattle standing in the middle of a dirt road. There are two buildings with tin roofs visible in the background, as well as a group of trees.
Date: August 25, 1911
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