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[The "Harvey Girls".]

Description: Postcard image of the "Harvey Girls". Photograph shows three women with dark hair pulled loosely up into a bun, wearing dark blouses with white skirts and bib fronts. They are standing on a wooden platform next to a wooden rail. Banana trees in background. Printed on back of postcard: "The Harvey Girls" Photo source Fred Harvey Produced by Beautyway, Box 87, Flagstaff, AZ 86002 20 Co-Producer Fred Harvey. Fred Harvey acquired the title "civilizer of the West" after 1876 with his series of restaurants and hotels along western railroads with vaired foods and excellent service. The foundation for his reputation was the "Harvey Girls, " models of virtue, who were recruited in the East at ages 18 to 30, trained carefully, paid $17.50 per month plus tips and room and board. Here, three waitresses pose at Rosenberg, Texas.
Date: 1880

[Postcard image of the Brigham-San Jacinto Monument]

Description: Postcard image (souvenir) of the "Brigham-San Jacinto Monument, As seen at the unveiling on the 26 August, 1881, at the Pavilion, Galveston, Texas". Card has picture of the freestanding monument located in the interior of a building. Monument is draped by the U.S. and Texas flag on its right and left. A statue can be seen in background and a window (glare) above it. Wooden chair on far right.
Date: August 26, 1881

[Carry Nation wearing a black dress and holding a book]

Description: Photographic postcard of Carry Nation. Nation is dressed in a dark colored dress with buttons that run along the left side of the it. She has a matching cape over her shoulders. She has a long fabric headpiece covering the back of her graying hair. A white flower or bow is tied at the collar. She has three pins pinned to her cape - one is of a hatchet that is pinned on left side of cape. Nation is holding a book on her right hand and her left thumb is resting on a page.
Date: 1895

["House In Richmond, Texas Across Road From Entrance To Morton Cemetary"]

Description: Postcard image of "HOUSE IN RICHMOND, TEXAS ACROSS ROAD FROM ENTRANCE TO MORTON CEMETARY C. 1895" as noted in handwriting on back of postcard. A fence is in the foreground with two women standing behind the fence in the front yard. A small tree is on the left side of the photo. The house is a one story building with a chimney on the right side.
Date: 1895~

[Donley's Saloon and Rooming House in Rosenberg, Texas]

Description: Postcard image of Donley's Saloon and Rooming House in Rosenberg, Texas. Banner states "The Gold Standard". Large group of men standing in front of saloon, below balcony of two story, wood building. Part of tree on far left. A lands and loan company building is to right with American flags (2) flying from porch columns. Crease runs from bottom left corner to top middle of photo.
Date: 1900

[Express Depot]

Description: Postcard image of the Express Depot. Cart is loaded with silver bullion from Mexico. Carts lined up next to the tracks. Men are standing in front of the carts. Water tower and depot in background, partially obscured by the carts.
Date: 1900

[Postcard image of a two and a half story Richmond home]

Description: Postcard image of a Richmond home. Two and a half story, white, wooden house with porch on northwest corner. White picket fence with scalloped design in front of house. Tree branches in front yard have been cut. Partial view of utility pole on far left.
Date: 1900

[Thirteen women who were members of the First Baptist Church.]

Description: Photograph of thirteen women who were members of the First Baptist Church of Rosenberg. Names of the women are on the back of the postcard. Names believed to be in order statring with front five. Names are Miss Able, Miss Samson, Miss Cook, Mrs. Ray, Edith Ray, Emma Haman, Mertyl Holloway, Stella Haman, Molli Freeman, Lila Goar, Ruth Freeman, Vita Mulcahy, Alma Oshield.
Date: 1900

[Old Rosenberg School]

Description: Postcard image of the Old Rosenberg School. Wooden, white, two-story building. Wooden fence surrounds school. Other buildings in background.
Date: 1902

[Third Street and Church Street, Rosenberg, Texas]

Description: Postcard image of the corner of Third Street and Church Street, Rosenberg, Texas. Small wooden building on left. White two-story house surrounded by white picket fence on right. White church building in background. Dirt street in foreground. Blank (white) strip across entire bottom of photo. Yellow stain across right from top to bottom.
Date: 1905

[Third Street (old Main Street), view from the depot]

Description: Postcard aerial image of Third Street (Old Main Street) from the depot, Rosenberg, Texas. Top of building to far left has Mail Pouch Tobacco advertisement. Palace Restaurant is two story wood building toward center of photo. Photo has blank (white) line across entire bottom.
Date: 1905

[First cotton gin (built in 1906)]

Description: Postcard image of the first cotton gin in Rosenberg (built in 1906) during its 1907-08 ginning season. Man standing in foreground. Two men in wagon. Man standing on platform of gin. Bales of cotton on platforms. Two horses grazing on right. Mule wagon on right.
Date: 1906

[The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas]

Description: Postcard image of the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas. "Texas Under Six Flags". Colored postcard with Alamo in center with the six different flags above it.
Date: 1907

[Plaza Hotel in Rosenberg, Texas]

Description: Postcard image of the Plaza Hotel in Rosenberg, Texas. Two-story wooden white building with dark colored shutters. Has front porch and second story balcony. People are standing on front porch and five men are sitting on the front steps. Sidewalk with lamp post in front of hotel. Postcard has tape at top, center.
Date: 1907

[Sugar Mill and Refinery in Fort Bend County]

Description: Postcard image of the Sugar Mill and Refinery, "A Million Dollar Plant", in Fort Bend County, Sugar Land, Texas. Train in full steam from left to center of photo. Men working on tracks in center of photo. Line of banana plants on right.
Date: 1907