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Post Office, Richardson, Texas

Description: Post card with photo of early Post Office. The structure is a small wood one story building with one door. In front are two women - one [Aunt Sarah Allen, third post master] seated in a rocking chair and one holding a baby - and a man. On the right side of the post office is a white picket fence. Other unidentified buildings are visible in the background. The ground immediately in front of the building is dirt, but grass and bushes are visible to the sides. Written on back: "Made in 1906", "Please return to Mrs. Jake K. Stults", AKA ""Pearl Stults", "donated by Grissom". Note with post card states "Aunt Sarah Allen third post master" with no explanation. Additional information: The first Post Office was established September 27, 1858. Before, mail was tossed into a barrel in the general store and residents picked out their own mail.
Date: 1906
Partner: Richardson Public Library

[Postcard of Oriental Hotel in Dallas]

Description: Postcard of a six story hotel with a domed tower roof and an electric trolley car running in front of the building. The note on the back is illegible but for the signature - "Love to all, Maura." The postcard is addressed to "Miss M. McFaddin Beaumont, Tex 1906 McFaddin Ave."
Date: October 29, 1907
Creator: Davidson Brothers
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

Richardson Telephone Company Exchange, Richardson, Texas

Description: Oliver Harben standing; Mayfair? Griffin, operator, sitting in front of telephone switchboard equipment; Mattie Lucas Lawler Blewett Parks sitting against wall. Tall cabinet in foreground. Written on back: Written on back: Oliver Harben [standing], Mayfair? Griffin [sitting, wearing headphones], Mattie Lucas Lawler Blewett Parks [sitting]
Date: 1900~
Partner: Richardson Public Library

Telephone Switchboard, Richardson, Texas

Description: Woman switchboard operator, seated at manual switchboard, wearing earphones. Pictures on wall, including advertisement for Remington typewriter with female typist. Numerous wires and connectors visible. The woman has been identified variously as Stella Moody, Mayfair Griffin, and Mrs. Strait, wife of Bill Strait, telephone lineman.
Date: 1900~
Partner: Richardson Public Library

[Texas Seed and Floral Co.]

Description: Postcard of the building housing the Texas Seed & Floral Co. in Dallas, Texas. The type on the back reads: "Dear Sir: In reply to yours of 14th, we have not heard anything further from Mr. W. M. Peck".
Date: April 16, 1908
Partner: Dallas Heritage Village