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O. Henry's cradle

Description: Back of postcard reads: "Cradle in which O. Henry was rocked."
Date: 1937
Creator: Hon, Roberta Porter

[Photograph of a House in San Antonio, Texas]

Description: Photograph of a small stone house. The roof of the house is tiled with scattered stones. A note at the bottom of the image says, "303. Our Mexican Citizens. Aristocratic Mansion." A brief history of San Antonio is printed on the back of the photograph.
Date: 1889?

School attended by O. Henry

Description: Back of postcard reads: "This is the only school that O. Henry (Wm. Sydney Porter) ever attended. He was taught by his Aunt, Miss Lina Porter, and left this school when he was only fifteen."
Date: 1937
Creator: Bridges, Earley W.

W. C. Porter Drug Store

Description: Back of postcard reads: "Greensboro, N. C. W. C. Porter Drug Store is partially reconstructed in the O. Henry section of Greesboro Historical Museum. Wm. Sidney Porter (better known as O. Henry) was born in Greensboro, and worked in the store as a boy. This is the largest collection of O. Henryana in America."
Date: unknown
Creator: Hutchins Post Cards