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[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 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

[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 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

[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

[Central Fire Station]

Description: Postcard of Beaumont Fire Department's Central Fire Station at Mulberry and Walnut streets with horse drawn fire engines, carriages, and fire fighters. On the left side of the building is a sign for "Entrance, City Hall" and two children sitting near the entrance. At that time the fire department shared the building with city hall. On the right side of the building, on the second story, appear to be legs dangling out of the window. Other buildings can be seen in the background. Printed at the top of the postcard is "Central Fire Station, Beaumont, Texas." Printed on the back of the postcard is the following information regarding the postcard's creation: "Published by S.H. Kress & Co. Made in U.S.A." and "A-466." Handwritten on the back of the postcard, "Beaumont Texas July 26, 14 Mrs. M.E. Smith Dear Aunt How are you all Why don't some of you all rite I have written to you all several times and never received any reply All well Hope this will find you all the same We like here fine This is a fine place What is William doing What has gone with them and the boys very well E.F. Scott 470 Buford St Bmt, Tex." The card is addressed to Mrs. M.E. Smith c/o W.M. Beckworth Anderson Texas
Date: July 27, 1914
Creator: S. H. Kress & Co.
Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library

[Schools of Beaumont, Texas]

Description: Postcard of the South Park School, Ogden School, and Pennsylvania School, three schools in Beaumont. Printed on the front of the card is "Schools of Beaumont Texas" and the names of each school.
Date: [1910..1949]
Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library

[Saint Anthony Catholic Church and Convent]

Description: Postcard of St. Anthony Catholic Church, later St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, and convent located on Archie, Forsythe, Jefferson, and Wall streets. Printed at the top left of the postcard is "Saint Anthony's Catholic Church and Convent, Beaumont, Texas." On the back of the postcard is printed the following information regarding its creation: "Published by S.H. Kress & Co. Made in the U.S.A." and "A-470." Handwritten on the back of the postcard, "Beaumont Texas Box 39. Have been here two weeks today visiting Verda. Will be here several months write to me and it will be appreciated I can assure you. My love to the children and yourself. All well at home. Obera B." The card is addressed to Mrs. G. A. Taylor 917 Clarendon, St. Louis, Missouri.
Date: February 8, 1913
Creator: S. H. Kress & Co.
Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library

[Southern Pacific railroad depot]

Description: Postcard of of the Southern Pacific Railroad Depot in Beaumont, California, with thirteen men and boys posed for the photographer. At least five of them are holding bicycles. Other men can be seen in the background. A train with steam and tracks are visible on the right side of the postcard. The depot is prominent on the left side of the postcard with a sign that reads "To San Francisco 562 7/10 M., B[ea]umont, [Elevation 2556 Feet, To New Orleans 1925 4/10 M" showing the mileage from Beaumont, California, to other prominent cities. There is also a sign on the right side of the building that reads, "...Express." In the far background are mountains. Written on the bottom of the postcard is "S.P. Depot Beaumont." It should be noted that Beaumont, California, and Beaumont, Texas, are sometimes mistaken for one another. Handwritten on the back of the postcard, "How are you I am fine Come where oranges grow, Hudson Hall" The card is addressed to Miss Lula Wheeler Melrose, Tex.
Date: March 28, 1909
Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library

[A Beautiful Drive]

Description: Postcard of a road through trees in Beaumont, Texas with the caption, "A Beautiful Drive, Beaumont, Texas." In the far distance down the road is possibly an automobile.
Date: [1900..1952]
Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library

[Greetings from Beaumont Texas]

Description: Postcard of scenes from Texas. Printed on the top left of the postcard is "TX-1 Greetings from Beaumont Texas." Each letter in the word Texas has 2 scenes in it. The are as follows from top to bottom. T - State Capital in Austin Texas and San Jacinto Monument near Houston. E - Spindletop gusher in Beaumont and possibly plateaus in west Texas. X - Possibly great plains around Amarillo and possibly Galveston Beach. A - possibly the Rice Hotel in Houston and possibly the Neches River shoals waterfall. S - The Alamo in San Antonio and a field of bluebonnets, the state flower of Texas. Printed on the back of the postcard is the following information regarding the postcard's creation: "C.T. General Texas Series - 10 Subjects Genuine Curteich - Chicago "C.T. Art-Colortone" Post card "Reg. U.S. Pat Off)"
Date: unknown
Creator: Curteich & Co
Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library

[Beaumont Country Club]

Description: Postcard of of the Beaumont County Club house with pier and boathouse in the foreground. The Beaumont Country Club was formed in 1906 on a hill overlooking the Neches River on a hundred acres of land. Printed at the top left of the postcard is "Country Club House, BEAUMONT, Texas." Printed on the back of the postcard is the following information related to the postcard's creation: "Made in Germany. D.J. Hicks, Importer and Publisher, Beaumont, Texas" and "G.A.P.C.M. Co., N.Y." Handwritten on the back of the postcard, "Dear Julia - This is Sunday and we are busy as ever. I will write a letter tomorrow Hoping this will find you well and happy Mamma." The card is addressed to Mrs. Julia Stafford, Meridian Mississippi (Meridian Norman's College).
Date: October 18, 1909
Creator: D. J. Hicks
Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library

[Hotel Beaumont]

Description: Postcard of the exterior and interior of Hotel Beaumont on the corner of Orleans Street and Fannin Street. On the left side is a picture of the exterior of the hotel with signs that say "Hotel Beaumont" and four automobiles on the street. On the right side of the postcard is the interior of the hotel with furniture. The Hotel Beaumont was opened to the public on Tuesday, August 8, 1922. It was 11 stories tall with 250 rooms and built in the Mediterranean Revival architectural style. Printed on the front of the postcard is "Hotel Beaumont, Beaumont, Texas" and "6A-H1654." On the back of the postcard is printed "Hotel Beaumont, 'A Hotel of Distinction,' In the Center of EVERYTHING, Completely Air Conditioned." Also printed on the back of the postcard is the following information regarding the postcard's creation: "Genuine Curteich-Chicago 'C.T. Photo-Colorit' Post Card (Reg. U.S. Pat.Off.)." Handwritten on the back of the postcard, "Dear John I hope you are well and plenty of work showing up there. I am in Texas looking for work. Regards Dan Fershetti" The card is addressed to Mr. John Lehmone Plums bus Local #1 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn New York.
Date: February 11, 1941
Creator: Curteich & Co
Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library

[Beaumont High School]

Description: Postcard of Beaumont High School in Beaumont, Texas, on College Street near Neches and Trinity streets. Printed on the top left of the postcard is "High School, Beaumont, Texas." Handwritten on the back of the postcard, "7-29-14 Thanks for very pretty card. Come again with more like it. Sincerely Francy D. Driehs Beaumont Box # 74 Texas." The card is addressed to Harry Kerkow 404 E. Alleghany St. Austin Minn.
Date: July 29, 1914
Creator: D. J. Hicks
Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library

[Beaumont City Hall]

Description: Postcard of Beaumont City Hall on Main Street between Gilbert and College streets. Two men can be seen standing on the right bottom of the picture. This building was built in 1909 to serve as a cooperative market by the City of Beaumont, but was used as a City Hall and Jail from about 1910 until 1926. Later in the 1920s it was used as a market and at one time went by the name of the Nancy Tevis Market. Printed on the top left of the postcard is "City Hall, Beaumont, Texas.--19." Printed on the back of the postcard is the following information regarding its creation: "E.C. Kropp Co., Milwaukee" and "27097N." The card is addressed to Mrs. C S Browne (?) 111 Long St, West Roxbury, Mass.
Date: [1909..1926]
Creator: E. C. Kropp Co.
Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library

[Lover's Lane]

Description: Postcard of Lover's Lane and the Neches River in Beaumont. A walkway leading to a building is on the left. Typed at the bottom of the postcard is "Lover's Lane and Neches River, Beaumont, Texas." Beaumont's Lover's Lane was located near the Neches River between the Hotel Dieu and city docks. A note with the postcard states that the house in the background is the Paul Millard home. The Millard home, also known as the O'Brien home, sat on the corner of Blanchette and Orleans Street and marked as an entrance to Lover's Lane. It was demolished in 1962. Printed on the back of the postcard is the following information regarding the postcard's creation: "Plate 2617."
Date: [1907..1919]
Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library

[Lamar State College of Technology]

Description: Postcard of an administration building at Lamar State College of Technology in Beaumont. On top of the building is a sign for "Administration." A man can be seen in front of a door to the building and automobiles can be seen in the background right and left. Lamar has been through a number of name changes including South Park Junior College, Lamar College, Lamar Junior College, Lamar State College of Technology, and Lamar University. Printed on the back of the postcard is "Administration Building, Lamar State College of Technology, Beaumont, Texas." Also printed on the back is the following information regarding the postcard's creation: "Published by Edwards News Agency, 1101 Franklin--Beaumont, Texas" "C15254" "Natural Color by Mike Roberts, Berkely Calif." and "Color Photo by Bill Kobert."
Date: [1951..1971]
Creator: Edwards News Agency
Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library

[Magnolia Nursery]

Description: Postcard of Magnolia Nursery in Beaumont. Printed at the top of the postcard is "Magnolia Nursery, Beaumont, Texas." Printed on the back of the postcard is the following information regarding the postcard's creation: "9728."
Date: [1907..1952]
Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library

[Rice threshing near Beaumont, Texas]

Description: Postcard of rice threshing near Beaumont, Texas with at least seven African American men, a mule-drawn carriage, bags, rice, and machinery. On the right side of the postcard can be seen the threshing machine separating the grain from the stalks. Men are standing near the thresher as well as on and near a mule drawn cart between a pile of grain and bags. Another cart can be seen on the right side of the postcard. On the top right of the postcard is printed "Rice Threshing near Beaumont, Texas." Rice production is a key agricultural commodity for the area situated around Beaumont, Texas.
Date: 1926
Creator: D. J. Hicks
Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library