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[Double wooden wagon]

Description: Photograph of Herbert Herman Fiedler standing in front of a double wooden wagon in desert of Death Valley, California, with his arms crossed. The wagon shown has the following words printed on it: "From Death Valley use 20 Mule Team Borax Soap and Soap Powder."
Date: [1906..1922]
Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library

[Postcard from Marie M. L. to Eva Sumner, May 4, 1903]

Description: Postcard from Marie M. L. to Eva Sumner, thanking her for sending a photograph at Easter time and informing her that their family is all well. The front of the postcard also features a photograph of a grassy field bordering a shaded, wooded area. In the background to the left, beyond a fence, light- and dark-colored cows lay in a field next to a barn. Along the border between the two fields, a person sits on top of a horse, facing towards the woodland area on the right.
Date: May 4, 1903
Creator: L., Marie M.
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Postcard of Avalon and Bay on Catalina Island]

Description: Postcard of an aerial view of the small coastal town of Avalon, at the base of a green rolling hill. Many small boats and two large ships are docked in the harbor. The edge of the postcard describes the scene as "Avalon and Bay, Residence of P. K. Wrigley in Foreground, Catalina Island, California."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Avalon and Bay, Residence of P. K. Wrigley]

Description: Postcard of a brightly colored town on the coast of an island, described as "Avalon and Bay, Residence of P. K. Wrigley in Foreground, Catalina Island, California." The message around the border and on the back is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Mrs. Carroll E. Ward Carl Texas Ice Co. Beaumont, Texas."
Date: September 6, 1934
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Carrillo Adobe]

Description: Postcard of a one story abode with red tiled roofing, a flowering garden with a fountain in the foreground. The top of the picture describes it as "Fountain and patio, historic abode, Santa Barbara, California." The back of the postcard adds, "Among the interesting landmarks of Santa Barbara are the historic adobes. The Carrillo adobe is the birth-place of the first American white child in California."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Cruise Ship at Sea]

Description: Postcard of a cruise ship sailing on the open sea on the front of the postcard, and on the back it is written, "SS Lurline - Matson Lines Luxury Liner. One of the smartest, most beautifully appointed vessels afloat. Completely air conditioned. Spacious and distinctively designed public rooms and staterooms. The finest in sea-travel luxury. Frequent sailings between San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Honolulu. Length 632 feet - Speed 22 knots - Gross Tonnage 18,655 - Accommodates 761 passengers, all in First Class."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Cruise Ship at Sea 2]

Description: Postcard of a cruise ship sailing on the open sea on the front of the postcard, and on the back it is written, "SS Lurline - Matson Lines Luxury Liner. One of the smartest, most beautifully appointed vessels afloat. Completely air conditioned. Spacious and distinctively designed public rooms and staterooms. The finest in sea-travel luxury. Frequent sailings between San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Honolulu. Length 632 feet - Speed 22 knots - Gross Tonnage 18,655 - Accommodates 761 passengers, all in First Class."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Cruise Ship at Sea 3]

Description: Postcard of a cruise ship sailing on the open sea on the front of the postcard, and on the back it is written, "SS Lurline - Matson Lines Luxury Liner. One of the smartest, most beautifully appointed vessels afloat. Completely air conditioned. Spacious and distinctively designed public rooms and staterooms. The finest in sea-travel luxury. Frequent sailings between San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Honolulu. Length 632 feet - Speed 22 knots - Gross Tonnage 18,655 - Accommodates 761 passengers, all in First Class."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Dining Room of Hotel del Coronado]

Description: Postcard of rows of set tables covered in white tablecloth lit by golden chandeliers strung from the wooden domed ceiling. The walls are covered in red and black patterned wallpaper, the curtains around the window are gold. At the edges, the postcard describes itself as "Crown Room, Main Dining Room, Hotel del Coronado."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of El Paseo de la Guerra]

Description: Postcard of a walled off yard connecting to a large estate with red tiled roofing. Next to the complex is an asphalt road with three cars parked at the side. The top of the picture describes the picture as " "El Paseo de la Guerra", Santa Barbara, California." The back of the postcard adds, "A rare reminder of old Spanish residency in California. Built by Captain Jose De la Guerra, who served for many years as commandant of Santa Barbara. Distinguished people were entertained here and this household was famous for its hospitality. Descendants of the original owners still reside in the east wing, and adjacent is a charming Spanish street of shops."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Euclid Avenue]

Description: Postcard of rows of trees with red peppers hanging from the branches, described as "Euclid Avenue, Upland, California Euclid Avenue, several miles in length, planted, solid pepper trees is the connecting link between Upland on the Foothill Boulevard and Ontario on the Valley Boulevard, California." The message on the back is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Mrs. Carroll E. Ward 1906 McFaddin Beaumont, Texas."
Date: September 4, 1934
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of First Theatre in California]

Description: Postcard of a long one story building with green accent windows and greenery growing at the sides of the house. On the edges of the picture, it is described as "First Theatre in California, Monterey, California." The back of the postcard adds, "The First Theatre This was one of California's proudest spots in early days. Here Spanish, Mexicans, and Americans gathered for entertainment and diversion. A long rectangular Adobe built by John A. Swan, popularly known as Jack Swan, pioneer of 1843, who opened a saloon and boarding house. At the close of the Mexican War, some disbanded U. S. soldiers gave an amateur performance here which was so successful that they induced Jack Swan to fit up the long wing of his saloon for a theatre. The beloved Jenny Lind is said to have sung here on her American tour in 1850-52."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Goethe-Schiller Monument]

Description: Postcard of a statue of two men shaking the others' hand, described as "Goethe-Schiller Monument, Golden Gate Park, S. F. Cal." The message on the back reads, "Nathalia gave me this she was C. M's nurse + she left us - L. M." The postcard is addressed to "Mamie McFadden 1906 McFadden Ave. Beaumont, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Home of Robert Louis Stevenson]

Description: Postcard of a two story white building with a brown roof and thriving flour garden fenced in with a white picket fence. The edges describe the picture as "Home of Robert Louis Stevenson Monterey, California." The back of the postcard adds, "Robert Louis Stevenson House Here is one of America's most lovely shrines. It was known as the house of the Frenchman Jules Simoneon, with whom Stevenson made his home in 1879. Stevenson was attracted here from Europe by the woman who later became his wife, and from this old building he started making his many Peninsula jaunts. Stevenson was noted as an essayist, poet, and writer of boys' stories. It was here that he wrote "The Amateur Emigrant," "The Pavilion on the Links," "Treasure Island," and others. This literary memorial is said to be visited by more people annually than any other in the world, save only Shakespeare's home at Stratford-on-Avon." In cursive, the following is written, "Miss Ida ... McFaddin 880 Fifth Jheel Beaumont, Texas. Soul this ... place."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Hotel del Coronado]

Description: Postcard of a grand white and brown roofed structure sprawling across the grounds as palm trees stretch outward and a street leading to the entrance winds along the edge. On the edge of the picture, it is described as "Hotel del Coronado Actual-Photo."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum