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[The northwest corner of the "M.E. Church Richmond, Tex."]

Description: Postcard with a photo of the northwest corner of the "M.E. Church Richmond, Tex." as handwritten at the bottom of the photo. It is a three story building made of dark brick with white edging around the windows. Three entranceways face the north side with steps leading up to them and three large windows above the entranceway with a smaller one at the point of the building. One square portion of the building with four windows on each side protrudes from the northeast and northwest corner. There is a simple door on the far right of the building on the west side, along with a small window over the door and three large windows on the west side. The building sits on the corner of a street. Two two-story houses sit on the church's left side.
Date: unknown

[A road leading to a forested area]

Description: Postcard image of outdoor scenery. There is a narrow gravel road next to a fence on right; wooded area with huge slabs of stone between the trees and near bend of the road. Trees in background.
Date: unknown

[Postcard image of "White Villa Marlin Tex June 20 1919"]

Description: Postcard image of "White Villa Marlin Tex June 20 1919" as written in white text at bottom of image. The photograph shows eight children seated in the grass, five women seated in chairs, and six men and one woman standing. The group is in front of a white wooden building. There is a wire and wooden post fence in left background; shrubs on right and in left background.
Date: June 20, 1919

["Shriners bound for New York"]

Description: Postcard image titled "Shriners bound for New York Maurer Photo". The image shows the upper and lower decks filled with passengers of a ship. There are three men on the dock in the bottom left corner of the photograph. A banner attached to the rail of the upper deck can partially be read as: "Texas Shriner, Gal".
Date: [1900..1920]

["Aboard the Mohawk Galveston Tex."]

Description: Postcard image titled "Aboard the Mohawk Galveston Tex. Maurer Photo" as written at bottom of the image. The photograph shows a ship with two decks of people at the rails. There is a banner on the second deck rail that reads: "Texas Shriners, Galveston-Rochester". There are lifeboats with a few people milling about on top deck.
Date: [1900..1920]

[Postcard image of a boy dressed in a baseball uniform]

Description: Postcard image of a boy dressed in a baseball uniform. The appears to be standing in the middle of a dirt street. The boy is wearing laced shoes, dark stockings, thick padded pants, shirt with "B" or "8" (?) stitched on left side, and a cap. He has a baseball glove on his left hand. He has his legs spread wide and his hands open as if he were ready to catch a ball. There are buildings on the left side of the street with a man standing on far left. Trees in left and right background. Text on back of post card reads: "Post Card This Side For The Address Place Postage (CSKO) Stamp Here".
Date: 1885 - 1920

[Postcard image of a man standing on the front of a locomotive]

Description: Postcard image of a man standing on the front of a locomotive. The man with long white beard is wearing knee high boots, dark slacks, white long sleeved shirt, and dark hat. The locomotive has flags flying near top left, and right, Texas flag flying on lower right, and has a number "3009" in center front. Text at bottom of photo reads: "At Booth, Tex Nov. 11th 1911". Railroad tracks in foreground, trees on left, wooden building with people standing beside it on right.
Date: November 11, 1911

["Jaybird Monument, Richmond, Texas"]

Description: Postcard image of the Jaybird Monument, Richmond, Texas. The free-standing monument with a bird sculpted at top is enclosed by a wrought iron fence. There is landscaping in and around the fenced area of the monument. Two large trees behind the monument provide shade; railroad tracks (crossing sign visible) extend from left vertically. There is a two story stucco building on right. The postcard has a silver border around image. Text on back of post card reads: "Clear View Post Card For Correspondence Mfd. By Wayne Paper Box & Prtg. Corp., Fort Wayne, Ind. Place Stamp Here".
Date: unknown

[Postcard image of a man on horseback]

Description: Postcard image of a man on horseback. The man, who is wearing cowboy boots, dark pants, white shirt, and hat, is seated on a dark horse. There is a rope coiled near the saddle horn of the saddle. The man's face is not distinguishable because of the darkness of the print. Text on back of post card reads: "Post Card This Side For The Address Place Postage (CSKO) Stamp Here".
Date: 1885 - 1920

[Postcard image of a dark horse standing in a yard]

Description: Postcard image of a dark horse standing in a yard. The horse is facing an exterior wall of a white wooden building with dark painted shutters. There is a fence with white wooden gate near bottom left corner. In the background, there is a white wooden box around a small tree near corner of the house, wire fence, gate, and small wooden building with surrounding trees on other side of wire fence.
Date: unknown

[Postcard image of a child and a man outdoors]

Description: Postcard image of a child and a man outdoors. The child, standing to the left of the photo, is wearing a white short pants suit. The man is on his hands and knees beneath a palm plant. There is foliage and a wooden fence (near center right) in the background. Partial view of a large wooden building with turret in left background. The postcard was cut, so the text on back is only partially viewed. Partial text reads: "-Ost Card [Postmark] Sep [not legible] [1 cent green stamp with image of Ben Franklin and his birth death date of 1706 1790] Mrs. A. P. George". Other partial text in blue ink.
Date: [1900..1920]

[Eleven people standing outdoors, next to a tent]

Description: Postcard image of eleven people standing outdoors next to a tent as a man sits in a chair and plays the fiddle. The man playing the fiddle, to the left of the photo, is wearing dark pants, white shirt, and black hat. He has a long gray beard and has the fiddle tucked under his chin and right shoulder. The bow is in his right hand. The people may be gypsies who camped out in the woods. Text on back of post card reads: "Post Card This Side For The Address Place Postage (CSKO) Stamp Here".
Date: [1885..1910]

[Postcard image of a group of people gathered on a porch]

Description: Postcard image of a group of people gathered on a porch. The group is probably part of the Booth family at the home of F. I. Booth. There are two men sitting on a porch swing on the left.. A woman is seated in a chair near center and two women, with partial view of a third are seated on a bench on far right. There is a wooden rocking chair in left foreground. Arches and porch railing of the wooden house is in the background. Text on back of postcard reads: "Post Card Correspondence Here Name and Address Here Velox [four times to form a square] Place Stamp Here Name and Address Here".
Date: unknown

[Cattle in front of a barn at George Ranch]

Description: Postcard of one side of barn #2 at George Ranch House. One bull and one dark cow are standing in the middle of the postcard. The bull is looking directly at the camera. A dark cow with a white underbelly stands facing toward the left, on the lower, right hand side. Shingles are sitting atop a platform protruding from the side of the barn, under a raised door.
Date: unknown

[The George Ranch house and cistern house]

Description: Postcard image of the George Ranch House taken before December 21, 1924. The ranch house is a two story white wooden home with four visible brick chimneys. The bottom porch of the house has brick columns, while the top porch has white, round columns and both have white wooden railing. There is one dormer above the top porch. The cistern house has a stairway with white railing leading to the door near top. There is an African-American man standing next to the white picket fence on the left side of the photo. Three people are sitting on the front porch of the house. In this photograph, note that both porches are open, the cistern house is unpainted, upstairs and downstairs windows are shuttered, the cistern house has a weather vane at the top, foul pens in front of house, and no driveway has been formed in front of the house. Underneath the picture, hand-written: "GEORGE HOUSE MADE INTO TWO STORY". Back of post card in black: "Post Card Correspondence Here Name and Address Here AZO [written four times to form a square with triangles in each corner] Place Stamp Here [written inside of square]. Images are slightly blurred.
Date: [1911..1924]

[The George Ranch house from a northwest approach]

Description: Postcard image of the George Ranch House northwest approach. The house is white wooden and two story. The bottom porch of the house has brick columns, while the top porch has white, round columns and both have white wooden railing. Three of the four brick chimneys are visible in this photo. The cistern house on the right side of the photograph is unpainted at this period. The windmill is partially visible between the limbs of the huge oak tree on far right. The house is surrounded by a picket fence which in turn is partially enclosed by a wire fence for foul. On the George house, note that both porches are open and no driveway has been formed in front.
Date: [1911..1924]

[The George Ranch house from a northwest approach]

Description: Postcard image of the George Ranch House northwest approach. The house is white wooden and two story. The bottom porch of the house has brick columns, while the top porch has white, round columns and both have white wooden railing. Three of the four brick chimneys are visible in this photo. The cistern house on the right side of the photograph is unpainted at this period. The windmill is partially visible between the limbs of the huge oak tree on far right. The house is surrounded by a picket fence which in turn is partially enclosed by a wire fence for foul. On the George house, note that both porches are open and no driveway has been formed in front.
Date: [1911..1924]

[Wily Jones standing on a wooden porch]

Description: Postcard of Wily Jones standing on the wooden porch of a building with shutters on his left side. Wiley Jones has white hair, long white beard and is wearing a light colored shirt, dark sweater (buttoned halfway down), dark, cuffed trousers and boots. He is holding a dark hat in his left hand. His right hand is closed by his right side. He is looking off to his left.
Date: unknown

["Terrazo Floor In Boulder Dam Powerhouse"]

Description: Postcard image of the "Terrazo Floor In Boulder Dam Powerhouse" as written in white text in top right corner. The floor has a unique patterned circle near center with a man leaning to the outside of the circle on center right of photo. Metal rail extends from left edge to near center of photo. Metal vertical ladder on other side of rail. Cement wall in background. Black text on back of postcard reads: "Message Post Card Address [in black line rectangle] Postage 1 [cent]".
Date: 1925 - 1935

[Postcard image of "Lake Mead From Observation Point Boulder Dam"]

Description: Postcard image of "Lake Mead From Observation Point Boulder Dam" as written in white text at bottom right corner of postcard. Two automobiles are parked near the rock ledge of the point. Two people can be seen leaning near the ledge. Large body of water with mountains in background. Black text on back of postcard reads: "Message Post Card Address [in black line rectangle] Postage 1 [cent]".
Date: 1925 - 1935

[Postcard image of "Visitors Waiting For Elevator To Boulder Dam Powerhouse"]

Description: Postcard image of "Visitors Waiting For Elevator To Boulder Dam Powerhouse" as written in white text in bottom right corner of postcard. A line of people are inside of a covered area that leads to a tall cement structure on right of photo. Street on left with cars parked on both sides of the road. A round shaped cement building is in the right background. Canyon mountains in distance extend from left to center of postcard. Black text on back of postcard reads: "Message Post Card Address [in black line rectangle] Postage 1 [cent]".
Date: 1925 - 1935

[Postcard image of "Lowering Box Car Of Power House Machinery"]

Description: Postcard image of "Lowering Box Car Of Power House Machinery Via Government 150-T On Cableway, Boulder Dam". Cable at top of photo with wires supporting a platform carrying machinery. Dam wall in background. Canyon mountains in distance. Black text on back of postcard reads: "Message Post Card Address [in black line rectangle] Postage 1 [cent]".
Date: 1925 - 1935

["Nevada Wing Of Boulder Dam PowerHouse"]

Description: Postcard image of the "Nevada Wing Of Boulder Dam PowerHouse" as written in white text in bottom right corner of postcard. The interior of the powerhouse focuses on the five turbines in center of photograph. Black text on back of postcard reads: "Message Post Card Address [in black line rectangle] Postage 1 [cent]".
Date: 1925 - 1935