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[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

[Ross Hotel, Laredo, Texas]

Description: Postcard of Ross Hotel in Laredo, Texas, formerly located at the northwest corner of Flores Avenue and Grant Street.
Date: c. 1909 - 1910
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

[Sociedad Concordia Theater Building]

Description: Building of the Sociedad Concordia in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Has the inscription "Teatro de la Sociedad Concordia, 1885-1906." This building occupied the present site of the Palacio Federal in front of Plaza Hidalgo.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[St. Peter's Church, Laredo, Texas]

Description: Photograph of a church on the corner of a street in Loredo, Texas. There is a note from "Nettie" written under the picture. Postmarked June 27, 1907. The church was mislabeled as a cathedral.
Date: 1907
Item Type: Photograph

[Street car, Matamoros, Mexico]

Description: Postcard of a streetcar drawn by a mule or donkey. The streetcar is being pulled along a track in the center of a street that is bordered by buildings. The picture shows Matamoros, Mexico across the border from Brownsville, Texas. There is a letter on the back of the postcard addressed to "Miss Maria Sanchy" from "E. M." that reads, "Ni la ausencia y la distancia, ni el tiempo de no [v]erte; por ningunas sircustancias he de dejar de quererte, yours for ever." (Loosely: "Neither the absence and the distance, nor the time since I have seen you; under no circumstances have I stopped loving you.")
Date: August 14, 1911
Item Type: Postcard

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[Survey Map of Webb County]

Description: Survey map of 19.73 acre tract in the Northwest corner of "porcion" 28, Webb County, Texas. Scale 1:2,400
Date: August 1954
Creator: Foster, E. J.
Item Type: Map

[Survey of Webb County]

Description: Survey of the Southern part of Webb County noting geographic features as well as some man-made constructions (railroads, highways, pipelines, windmills, etc.). Scale 1:48,000
Date: March 1953
Creator: Foster, E. J.
Item Type: Map

[Thatch Roof Home]

Description: Postcard of a typical thatch-roof home, common along the border area in Webb County around 1900. In the image, there is a dog sitting outside the hut which is surrounded by a wire fence. There is a note written on the back.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard

[View of Laredo, Texas in the early 1900]

Description: View of Laredo, Texas in the early 1900. Looking Northwest from the top of the Federal Building. Postcard sent from Roberto in Laredo to Sra. Laura G. de Arriaga in Plazuela de Tepito, Mexico on January 21, 1909.
Date: January 21, 1909
Item Type: Postcard

[Water Cart]

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

[Water Vender]

Description: A water vendor on the riverbank. Water vendors were called barrileros or aguadores.
Date: c. 1900
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[Webb County Courthouse, Laredo, Texas]

Description: Photograph of Webb County Courthouse at the corner of Matamoros Street and Flores Avenue in Laredo, Texas. In front of the building a man in a suit is walking in the street near a horse-drawn carriage.
Date: c. 1905
Item Type: Photograph