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["Upstream Face Of Boulder Dam"]

Description: Postcard image the "Upstream Face Of Boulder Dam" as written in white text near bottom right of postcard. Observation Point is in the foreground. The dam is in the center of the photograph. There is a boat cruising through the water near center right (wake of water seen behind boat). Canyon 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 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]

["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]

["Aerial View of Boulder Dam"]

Description: Postcard image of an "Aerial View Of Boulder Dam" showing the semi-circular dam with cars on highway at top. Two cylinder shaped extensions radiating from either side of main portion of dam. Smaller roadways cross-cross in top right. Cement parking area on left. The canyon extends vertically across the center of the postcard. Black text on back of postcard reads: "Message Post Card Address [in black line rectangle] Postage 1 [cent]".
Date: [1925..1935]

[An "Aerial View of Boulder Dam" and "Lake Mead"]

Description: Postcard image of the "Aerial View of Boulder Dam And Lower Basin Of Lake Mead" as written in white text in bottom left corner of postcard. Black text on back of postcard reads: "Message Post Card Address [in black line rectangle] Postage 1 [cent]".
Date: [1925..1935]

["Arizona Spillway, Boulder Dam"]

Description: Postcard image of the "Arizona Spillway, Boulder Dam" as written in white text at bottom center of picture. Two automobiles are parked in the foreground on the roadway at the top of the dam. Background shows the canyon and mountains. Black text on back of postcard reads: "For Correspondence Post Card Address [in black line rectangle] Postage 1 [cent]". A decorative black line with JCB (?) at bottom, separates message and address.
Date: [1925..1935]

["Boulder City, Nevada"]

Description: Postcard image of the city of "Boulder City, Nevada" as written in the bottom left corner of the postcard. Street (with car parked on side of street) in foreground intersects with another street on right. Mountains in background. Black text on back of postcard reads: "Message Post Card Address [in black line rectangle] Postage 1 [cent]".
Date: [1925..1935]

["Downstream Face of Boulder Dam At Night"]

Description: Postcard image of the "Downstream Face of Boulder Dam At Night" as written in bottom right corner of the postcard. Darkness around the spotlighted area of the dam (center of photo). Black text on back of postcard reads: "For Correspondence Post Card Address [in black line rectangle] Postage 1 [cent]". A decorative black line with JCB (?) at bottom, separates message and address.
Date: [1925..1935]
Location Info:

["Crest of Boulder Dam and Arizona Highway"]

Description: Postcard image of the "Crest of Boulder Dam and Arizona Highway" as written in white text near bottom right of postcard. The semi-circular roadway atop the dam has many automobiles traveling across it. Two walkways radiate from the highway (one in foreground, the other near center of photo). Mountains in background. Black text on back of postcard reads: "For Correspondence Post Card Address [in black line rectangle] Postage 1 [cent]". A decorative black line with JCB (?) at bottom, separates message and address.
Date: [1925..1935]

["Downstream Face Of Boulder Dam"]

Description: Postcard of the "Downstream Face Of Boulder Dam". Mountains and canyons at top of photo, dam at center, downstream flow of water at bottom. Black text on back of postcard reads: "For Correspondence Post Card Address [in black line rectangle] Postage 1 [cent]".
Date: [1925..1935]
Location Info:

["JayBird Monument, Richmond, Texas"]

Description: Postcard image of the "JayBird Monument, Richmond, Texas" as written in black near bottom left corner of postcard. The free standing cement monument is tall and pointed with an image of a bird at top. The monument has a white iron fence surrounding it. Large Trees to right and left of monument. Two story white stucco building on right, railroad on left with buildings in distance.
Date: [1935..1940]

[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]

[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

[Postcard image of "Pine Alley St. Martinville - LA.-"]

Description: Postcard image of "Pine Alley St. Martinville - LA.-" as written in black near bottom left corner of postcard. The image shows a dirt road at center with huge pine trees on left and right. Black text on back of postcard reads: "Post Card Correspondence Address AZO {written 4 times to form a square with a black square at each corner] Place Stamp Here".
Date: 1925 - 1935