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[Map of Coca-Cola Bottling Company Properties]

Description: Plat showing the 1951 survey of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company properties in Laredo, Texas. In the lower-left corner, there is a legal statement made by the surveyor attesting to the accuracy of the map. Scale 1:240
Date: November 1951
Creator: Foster, E. J.
Item Type: Map

[Market House, Laredo, Texas]

Description: Postcard of a building (writing at the bottom labels it "Market House, Laredo, Tex."). The building is surrounded by horse-drawn carriages and several pedestrians are visible in the foreground of the image.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard

[Market House, San Antonio]

Description: Postcard of the Market House in San Antonio, Texas showing a large building with ornate architecture and a manicured park area with a fountain. There are various people and horse-drawn wagons on the streets and buildings visible in the background. A handwritten note at the top says, "Henry do you remember this place?" A letter on the back is addressed to Henry Kahn from Mary thanking him for a letter and asking about whether or not he plans to go to the Fair.
Date: October 26, 1909
Item Type: Postcard

[Mission Dolores about 1833]

Description: Photograph of Mission Dolores, the oldest surviving structure in San Francisco, in about 1833. It is also known as Mission San Francisco de Asís.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Nuevo Laredo - Laredo Flood]

Description: Destruction of flood on the Rio Grande in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. Laredo, Texas is visible on the opposite side of the Rio Grande River. There is a damaged bridge spanning the river and people standing on the bank in the foreground, looking across the water.
Date: 1932
Item Type: Photograph

[Oxen carts and Pawnshop]

Description: Postcard of oxen carts in front of a pawnshop. There is a letter on the back of the postcard addressed to Miss Margaret Murphy from "Will."
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Postcard

[Photograph of Tornado Damage in Laredo, Texas]

Description: Photograph of buildings destroyed by a tornado in Laredo, Texas in 1904. In Jerry Thompson's book, Laredo: A Pictorial History, this photo is described as remains of the depot and roundhouse of the Mexican National Railway.
Date: 1904
Item Type: Photograph

Plano de los Dos Laredos

Description: Plat of the 'two Laredos' (Laredo, Texas and New Laredo, Mexico) from January 1881. The map appears to be a cadastral map with numbered (and lettered) lots in both cities, likely showing ownership. Some streets are labeled as well as Fort McIntosh (noted as a "U.S. Military Reservation") in Laredo and the Campo de Marte in Nuevo Laredo.
Date: January 1881
Creator: Laroche, E. R.
Item Type: Map

[Richter Building, Laredo, Texas]

Description: Postcard of the Richter Building, location of City Drug Store. Postmarked April 11, 1914 at Laredo, Texas. There is a letter on the back of the postcard addressed to Miss Bertha Murphy.
Date: April 1914
Item Type: Postcard

[Rio Grande Flood of 1954, Laredo, Texas]

Description: Postcard of flood water completely covering the International Bridge between Nuevo Laredo, Mexico and Laredo, Texas. At the skyline is the Mexican Customs and Immigration building. The explanation on the back of the postcard states: "A new four-lane bride is replacing the completely inundated and partially destroyed bridge at Laredo, Texas, by the Rio Grande Flood of 1954. The Mexican Immigration and Customs building is shown in the background."
Date: July 1954
Creator: Yates, Frank
Item Type: Postcard

[San Antonio Female Academy]

Description: Postcard of the San Antonio Female Academy in San Antonio, Texas; according to information on the back, it was a boarding school in Westend (a San Antonio suburb). There are people on the sidewalks and lawn in front of the building. A letter on the back of the postcard is addressed to Master Henry Kahn from Mary.
Date: October 18, 1910
Item Type: Postcard