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[Water Vendors]

Description: Three water vendor carts in front of what appears to be a water tank. Water vendors were called barrileros or aguadores. Correspondence reads, "At Laredo, Going over into Mexico this afternoon, so if I fail to send you a card, the Insurrectos have got me." This card was written and mailed to Miss Mollie Chaney in Longview, Texas on February 13, 1913 in Laredo, Texas.
Date: February 13, 1912

[Water Cart]

Description: Postmarked August 3, 1916 at Laredo, Texas, this card was sent to Concord, N.H.
Date: 1900

[City Hall and Flores Avenue]

Description: Photograph of City Hall on Flores Avenue. Shows a street car going north-south on Flores Avenue. Has the stamp of the "Consulado de Mexico."
Date: 1920~

[Buildings destroyed by tornado 1905]

Description: Buildings destroyed by 1905 tornado. Shows railroad in foreground. Jerry Thompson's book, Laredo: A Pictorial History, describes this photo as damage to buildings of Mexican National Railway, totally destroyed by the tornado.
Date: 1905

[City Drug Company building]

Description: Built in 1896 at the corner of Flores and Hidalgo Street in Laredo, Texas, site of the first City Drug Company. Event is the Washington's Birthday Celebration around 1911.
Date: 1911~

[Buildings near Rio Grande River]

Description: Photograph of the International Bridge across the Rio Grande River. View from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. In the background the building with a tower was the old convent building.
Date: unknown

[Street scene, Laredo, Texas, c. 1910]

Description: Photograph of the market building on the left looking down Hidalgo Street, Laredo, Texas about 1910. A man in the foreground is smoking a cigar and looking at the camera.
Date: unknown

[Students at Central School, Laredo, Texas, 1919]

Description: Portrait of 34 students of Josephine Roberts Baird class sitting on the South steps of Central School in Laredo, Texas. The man in the back is a monitor named "Juan." The signatures of all the students appear on the back of the portrait.
Date: March 1919