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[Postcard of a Sugar Cane Mill]

Description: The image in front of the postcard shows a forest in the background. In the middle ground there is a sugarcane mill. On the left side in the middle ground there are figures underneath a roof besides a chimney. In the middle there is a horse and two figures standing. On the left side, in the foreground, there is an older man sitting in a farm carriage pulled by two bulls. On the left lower corner is printed the following: "A Sugar Cane Mill." Underneath the printed text is handwritten the following: "Hello Marie, How are you. Sig went away last month, she went to Louisville. Mamie." The postcard is addressed to Miss Marie Bright in Houston, Texas. On the back of the postcard on the lower left side there is a paragraph that explains how a sugar cane mill functions. On the left side is printed the following: "Art Publishers To Their Majesties The King And Queen."
Date: unknown

[Postcard of Administration and Chemistry Building at Rice Institute]

Description: Postcard of two buildings, brick with white accents and marble arches, across a well trimmed courtyard. The top edge of the postcard sets the scene as, "Administration Building and Chemistry Building, Rice Institute, Houston, Texas." The back of the postcard adds, "Administration Building, Rice Institute Houston has in Rice Institute one of the largest privately endowed colleges in the country. The original endowment of nine million dollars by the late Wm. Marsh Rice, has grown to $14,500,000."
Date: unknown
Creator: Bailey, Bob

[Postcard of Astrodome Interior]

Description: Postcard of a baseball field surrounded by full stadium bleachers. Players in white uniforms have taken positions on the field. The back of the postcard adds, "Astrodome Interior The first major league baseball game ever played under a roof was just 24 minutes old when this picture was taken. The giant scoreboard shows the time as 7:54. The opening game between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees started promptly at 7:30 p.m. on April 9, 1965."
Date: unknown

[Postcard of Houston Cotton Barge]

Description: Postcard of a wooden barge christened as "Houston," bearing bales of cotton on the Buffalo Bayou. The bottom edge describes the scene as "Loading Cotton Barge on Buffalo Bayou. Houston, Texas." The letter on the same edge reads, "Hello Mamie, Will be home Thurs. With Love Sia." The back of the postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin 1316 Calder Ave. Beaumont, Texas."
Date: September 11, 1906

[Postcard of Lamar Hotel]

Description: Postcard of a 16 story building sitting on the corner of a block. A white car is parked at the sidewalk. The back of the postcard adds, "The beautiful Lamar Hotel - Houston's hotel of distinction in the heart of the downtown theater and shopping district. Lamar guests enjoy air conditioning, finest foods, radio - TV sets, garage service. Visit fabulous Houston, Texas soon."
Date: unknown

[Postcard of Main Lobby of Lamar Hotel]

Description: Postcard of the main lobby where the carpet and walls are blue, marble supports the ceiling. Two men and a woman sit in the lobby. An exterior shot of the hotel is included. The bottom edge reads "The Lamar" in red ink. The back of the postcard adds, "The Beautiful New Lamar Hotel Main at Lamar Houston's Hotel of Distinction in the Heart of the Downtown Theater and Shopping District. Lamar Guests enjoy Air Conditioning, Finest Foods, TV sets, Free Parking. Visit Fabulous Houston Texas Soon For Reservations Phone 224-8511."
Date: unknown

[Postcard of Mayfair in Houston]

Description: Postcard of a 15 story building with glass windows. The back of the postcard describes the scene as, "The Mayfair 1600 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, Texas A complete new way of life for the modern Southwest, The Mayfair is Houston's most elegant apartment hotel. With appropriately priced one to five bedroom luxury suites, the Mayfair offers rental by the day, week, month and term lease."
Date: unknown
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[Postcard of National Flower and Garden Show Exhibit at Houston]

Description: Postcard of well manicured flower gardens at the center of and surrounding a circular drive that leads to a white house with marble columns and two stories. The edge of the postcard reads "National Flower and Garden Show Exhibit at Houston, Texas." The back of the postcard adds, "Attracting more than 200,000 visitors in 1939, the National Flower and Garden Show for the first time in the history of the event will exhibit a second successive year at Houston's $2,000,000 Coliseum, March 3 through 10, 1940. More than $1,000,000 worth of blooms assembled from all parts of the world will be exhibited."
Date: unknown

[Postcard of River Oaks Garden Club #1]

Description: Postcard of perfectly thick rows of salmon colored Azaleas. The edge of the postcard reads, "River Oaks Garden Club Annual Azalea Trail in March." The back of the postcard adds, "River Oaks Garden Club organized 1927. Purpose: Stimulating knowledge and love of gardening among amateurs; sharing advantages of association through conference and correspondence; aiding in protection of native plants and birds; and encouraging civic planting. Address: River Oaks Garden Club Forum of Civivs. 2503 Westheimer Road, Houston 6, Texas."
Date: unknown
Creator: River Oaks Garden Club of Houston, Texas
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[Postcard of River Oaks Garden Club #2]

Description: Postcard of perfectly thick rows of salmon colored Azaleas. The edge of the postcard reads, "River Oaks Garden Club Annual Azalea Trail in March." The back of the postcard adds, "River Oaks Garden Club organized 1927. Purpose: Stimulating knowledge and love of gardening among amateurs; sharing advantages of association through conference and correspondence; aiding in protection of native plants and birds; and encouraging civic planting. Address: River Oaks Garden Club Forum of Civics. 2503 Westheimer Road, Houston 6, Texas."
Date: unknown
Creator: River Oaks Garden Club of Houston, Texas
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[Postcard of S. E. Carter Building in Houston]

Description: Postcard of a large multi-story complex described as "The S. E. Carter Building, Main and Rush Avenue, Houston, Tex." The letter on the back reads, "How are you? Talked to Lee the other night in Bmt and also again in Mineral Wells. She won't be home til May - Fierce isn't it! Write to me - N." The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin 1906 Florida Ave. Washington, D. C."
Date: April 6, 1911
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[Postcard of the Astrodome]

Description: Postcard of a circular stadium with a domed roof behind a full parking lot. American flags are placed around the stadium's circumference. The back of the postcard adds, "The Astrodome Houston, Texas The world's first domed, air-conditioned sports stadium. The roof is 208 feet high. The dome spans 642 feet with an outside diameter of 710 feet. Six thousand tons of air conditioning are used to cool the dome."
Date: unknown
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[Postcard of The Astrodome in the Daylight]

Description: Postcard of the Astrodome, a large circular structure with a domed roof, behind a parking lot full of cars and pedestrians. The back of the postcard adds, "The Astrodome Houston, Texas Approaching the Astrodome - Automobiles, 30,000 of them, file into one of the four main arteries to the Astrodome for one of the many capacity National League games played inside this "Eighth Wonder of the World." "
Date: unknown
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