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["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:

[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]

["Evangeline Oak St. Martinsville"]

Description: Postcard image of the "Evangeline Oak St. Martinsville, La. B-40" as written in white at bottom of postcard. The huge oak tree with moss hanging from the limbs has two benches in front of its trunk. Shrubs to right and left; trees in background. Road in foreground with sidewalk leading to tree and cement ledge on right. Black text on back: "Post Card All Rights Reserved - The L. L. Cook Co. Milwaukee Address Place Stamp Here".
Date: unknown

["Evengeline Oak"]

Description: Postcard image of the "Evengeline Oak" as written in black at top of postcard. The oak is seen from across a body of water. There are lilies in the water in foreground. White wooden building in right background. Two and a half story wooden dark painted building near left center. Evengeline Oak near right center. White wooden building in right background. Black text on back: "Post Card All Rights Reserved - The L. L. Cook Co. Milwaukee Address Place Stamp Here".
Date: unknown

["Fort Bend County Court House, Richmond, Texas"]

Description: Postcard image of the "Fort Bend County Court House, Richmond, Texas" as written in black on bottom left corner of postcard. Written in blue ink at bottom center: "1939". The dome shaped three story building (with basement, four) has four huge round columns at front entrance. Trees in front and on sides of Court House. Street and curb in foreground.
Date: 1939

[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]

["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

["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]

[Man sitting on a horse, wearing a dark suit and a hat]

Description: Postcard sent to A.P. George. Gentleman sitting on a saddled horse, wearing a dark suit, white shirt, dark tie and dark hat. Most likely T. W. "Bud" Davis in front of the Davis family cook's house. The house has visible shutters on windows, an open door on the right side, a rocking chair on center, right of porch and is held up by brick supports. "Crazy, Mineral Wells, Texas" box on front porch by open door. Water pump in front of house, to the left of "Bud". Under photograph handwritten: "Best cow Pony in Texas".
Date: unknown

[The "Mission San Jose" in San Antonio, Texas]

Description: Postcard image of the Mission San Jose in San Antonio, Texas. The mission is a stone structure with a bell tower on the north west corner of the building. The north entrance of the mission has ornate three dimensional figures on the side and top of doorway. Small wooden structure on west side of building. White picket fence on north side. Wooden fence on southwest side. Written at bottom of postcard: "Jacobson Photo. 7(?) Mission San Jose`. 2nd Mission. 2 E. Houston Str San Antonio." The image is mounted on a black cardboard substrate. Black text on back of the postcard is titled: "Picturesque San Antonio. Published by M. E. Jacobson No. 2 E. Houston, St., San Antonio, Texas." The text continues to discuss the missions of San Antonio including the most important "The Alamo".
Date: unknown

["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

[Nine men and a little girl gathered around an automobile]

Description: Postcard image of nine men and a little girl on and around an automobile. The little girl is standing on the left fender of the automobile. Thomas Walter Davis is standing in the center of the photograph just beyond the image of the steering wheel. He is wearing a white shirt and a light colored square crowned felt hat. He is holding a cigarette in his left hand (visible below steering column of vehicle). To the right of the photograph is a sign reading: "J. T. DYER". On back of postcard is the Post Card mail information.
Date: 1915 - 1922

[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

[Postcard image "Looking Downstream, Boulder Dam"]

Description: Postcard image "Looking Downstream, Boulder Dam" as written in white text in bottom right corner of postcard. In the image, water is seen flowing from the dam into the canyon. Buildings on either side of the canyon walls in foreground. Roadways along the banks of the canyon walls in background. Cables cross each other near the center of the photo. 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 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 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]

[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 "Glimpse Of Mt. Evans At. 14,260 Ft. From Chicago Creek Road"]

Description: Postcard image of a "Glimpse Of Mt. Evans At. 14,260 Ft. From Chicago Creek Road" as written in white at bottom of postcard. Image shows a winding road that disappears from view amid tall trees and mountains. Mountains in background. Black text on back of postcard reads: "Post Card Correspondence Address D O P S [written in corners of a dotted line square] Place Stamp Here [written inside of square].
Date: unknown

[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

[Postcard image of a horse standing near a wooden fence]

Description: Postcard image of a horse standing near a wooden fence. The horse is probably owned by Albert Peyton George. Oak tree on the other side of wooden fence (just beyond the horse). Trees in background. Back of postcard in black print: "PostCard This side for the Address Place Postage CSKO (?) 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 man on horseback and a child on a pony]

Description: Postcard image of a man on horseback and a child on a pony. The man may be Henry Jones and the child is possibly his daughter Mary Jones. There is a black and white dog to the right of the horses and riders. A bicycle is partially visible just behind Henry Jones' horse. Shadows of two people (one with hands on hips) in foreground; leaning utility pole on left; fences and utility poles in background. Text on back: "Post Card Correspondence Here Name and Address Here Solio (printed 4 times around following words) Place Stamp Here".
Date: 1900 - 1911