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[The 1916 League City Browns]

Description: Postcard of the 1916 League City Browns, also known as the League City Baseball Club. The team has nine members, all of whom are men. They are posed for a team portrait in their uniforms which consist of a cap, a shirt, knickerbockers, socks, and shoes. A few baseball bats and gloves are set on the ground before them.
Date: 1916
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

Governors' Messages: Coke to Ross (Inclusive), 1874-1891

Description: This book contains a compilation of various speeches (including inaugural addresses) and other messages (including reports and veto statements) written by governors of Texas between 1874 and 1891. Additionally, brief biographies are included for each of the governors (Richard Coke, O. M. Roberts, John Ireland, and Lawrence Sullivan Ross) with the exception of R. B. Hubbard. Index starts on page 783.
Date: 1916
Creator: Texas State Library. Archive & History Dept.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Grissom sons, Jack, Murray & Park, Plano, Texas

Description: Studio portrait of three boys, from mid-chest. Left: youngest, wearing light-colored wide-collared, buttoned shirt or romper. Center: middle in age, wearing white, long-sleeved shirt with medium stripes and dark neck-tie. Left: oldest, wearing light-colored shirt, perhaps with woven textured stripes, and dark neck-tie. Additional information: Sons of William Lee GRISSON (27 Oct 1879 AL - 29 Jan 1949 TX) and Mollie Sandifer GRISSOM (11 Jan 1882 TX - 16 Jun 1972 TX) from left to right: Jack Kendal GRISSOM (7 Jul 1911 Plano TX - 27 May 1981 Garland TX) Murray Amos GRISSOM (19 Oct 1908 Plano TX - 4 Jan 1971 Dallas TX) Park Lee GRISSOM (16 Oct 1906 Plano TX - 25 Feb 1982 Allen TX) source: "The Family of Park L. Grissom" by Mozelle Grissom, 1981 [unpublished document]
Date: 1916
Partner: Richardson Public Library

[Postcard of Child in Santa Suit With Newspapers]

Description: Postcard of a small child wearing a red Santa suit with a leaf of mistletoe over his shoulder, holding a stack of newspapers with the caption "Extra! Extra!! Merry Christmas." The message on the back reads, "Best wishes for a merry Xmas and a happy New Year. Love, H.V.R." The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie L. McFaddin 1906 McFaddin Ave. Beaumont, Texas."
Date: December 21, 1916
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Frederick Hotel in Huntington]

Description: Postcard of a six story brown and white building with yellow and white window coverings, described as "Frederick Hotel Huntington W. Va." The letter on the back reads, "Dear Mamie, Have just struck the big city and it looks fine. I'm off to see the sights now. IF I don't get back Friday noon, I'm a liar. My best to all, Kilbourn." The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin 1141 Third, Huntington, W. Va."
Date: May 11, 1916
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[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 Post Office in Texarkana]

Description: Postcard of a two story brick building with a brown tiled roof and two men in white shirts, one standing on the sidewalk and another riding a horse drawn cart. The letter on the back is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFadden Beaumont, Texas."
Date: October 23, 1916
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 to Clifton Kneupper, June 1916]

Description: Postcard to Clifton Kneupper. The sender wishes him well and writes that they wish he was there. The postcard features a photograph, colored in with ink, of a driveway along the side of a tall sloping hill and the surrounding area. Further down the winding dirt drive, there is a suspension bridge across the road. The surrounding area has lots of scrub brush and small, bushy trees.
Date: June 1916
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Postcard to Mrs. Connie Austin, September 14, 1916]

Description: Postcard to Mrs. Connie Austin. The sender writes that he has just arrived, that he thinks he will enjoy living in Boerne, Texas, and that he has seen lots of pretty girls. The front of the postcard features a photograph of the Kendall County Fair parking lot, in Boerne, Texas. There is a long row of cars parked on the left side of a large dirt lot. A crow of people stands on the other side of the lot, next to a large building on their right.
Date: September 14, 1916
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

The Story of Corpus Christi

Description: This book describes the history of Corpus Christi through sketches of persons and events in the history of the city. According to the preface, it does focuses less on the history than on the people, "presenting in plain narrative form, a recountal of the days when Corpus Christi was young, of the trials and tribulations that fell to the lot of her residents in the war periods, and finally to emerge as a fast growing a progressive city of the Southland" (p. v).
Date: 1916
Creator: Sutherland, Mary A. & Harrison, Frank B.
Partner: UNT Libraries