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[Postcard of Camp Zachary Taylor in Kentucky]

Description: Postcard of a campus of two story buildings built in close proximity, described as "Birds-eye of section of the camp in which 40,000 men are in training for overseas warfare. The camp covers several square miles and has fully 1,000 buildings." The message on the front and back is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin 1906 McFaddin Beaumont, Tex."
Date: January 31, 1918
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Kentucky Derby]

Description: Postcard of horses and jockeys racing around a dirt track while the stands are filled with onlookers. The back of the postcard adds, "Churchill Downs, Home of the Kentucky Derby, Louisville, Kentucky The world-famous Kentucky Derby takes place annually on the first Saturday in May. Ever since 1875, when the first derby was run, Churchill Downs has drawn thousands of people from all over the world to witness America's classic race."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of the Armory in Louisville Kentucky]

Description: The image in front of the postcard shows the three story Armory building in the background. The postcard shows twos ides of the building receding. In the foreground there is an empty street. Around the image there is illegible handwritten text. On the lower left corner is printed the following: "The Armory, Louisville, Ky." On the back of the postcard is handwritten text. Credit is given to J. Murray Jordan: Publisher.
Date: 1907
Creator: J. Murray Jordan
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of the Jockey Club in Louisville]

Description: The image in front of the postcard shows the Jockey Club, in Churchill Downs, in the background from a diagonal point of view. On the lower left corner is printed the following: "Jockey Club, Louisville, Ky." On the bottom of the post card there is illegible handwritten text addressed to "Mama and Papa." On the back of the postcard credit is given to J. Murray Jordan: Publisher.
Date: 1907
Creator: J. Murray Jordan
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of the Panhandle Bridge]

Description: The image in front of the postcard shows a train crossing the bridge moving away from the viewer. On the left side of the postcard, on top of the bridge is a green house-like structure. The bridge crosses the Ohio river. In the foreground, to the left corner, are men working. Underneath the image is printed: "Panhandle Bridge, Louisville, Ky." At the bottom of the postcard is handwritten text that says, "Reached here all ok. Write to me, my address is Hotel Willard. How is Miss S. Sia." The postcard is addressed to Miss Mamie McFaddin in Beaumont, Texas.
Date: 1906
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of White Winter in Cherokee Park]

Description: Postcard of snow-covered trees with a path cut between and over a wooden bridge. Two well-dressed men walk along the path. The scene is described as "Louisville, Ky. "White Winter," Cherokee Park." The back of the postcard adds history to Cherokee Park, with " "White Winter" - Cherokee Park Nowhere does the beautiful snow show more effect than in Cherokee Park, the pleasure ground in the eastern section of Louisville. The Park, containing 341 acres of gently rolling land, is cut into picturesque ravines by Beargrass Creek; it was acquired by the city in 1891, and named in remembrance of the Indian Tribe who occupied this superb stretch of land before Louisville existed." A letter adds, "We missed connection, so here we are in Louisville going to Staunton tonight if nothing happens." The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin 1141 3rd Ave. Huntington, W. Va."
Date: August 20, 1907
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Zachary Taylor Home]

Description: Postcard of a two story white house with a balcony above the wrap-around porch, brown tiled roofing and green accents on the windows. Greenery grows up the side of the house, and flowers bloom in front of it. On top of the picture, it is described as "Zachary Taylor Home, near Louisville, Ky."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum