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[Pearl Street view]

Description: Postcard of Pearl Street, possibly looking south, with buildings, people, carriages, and a trolley car. Carriages can be seen on the left and right sides of the street with men and women. The trolley car is visible in the center of the picture. Written on the bottom of the postcard is "Beaumont Cigar Co" "Pearl Street, Looking South" and "Beaumont, Texas." In handwriting is also written "Thought maybe you would like this." In addition to the Beaumont Cigar Co., the back of the postcard also credits the Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N.Y.
Date: [1890..1919]
Creator: The Albertype Co.
Item Type: Postcard

[A Beautiful Drive]

Description: Postcard of a road through trees in Beaumont, Texas with the caption, "A Beautiful Drive, Beaumont, Texas." In the far distance down the road is possibly an automobile.
Date: [1900..1952]
Item Type: Postcard

[Home of J. Frank Keith]

Description: Postcard of J. Frank Keith's home, Arbol Grande, on Calder Avenue. In the foreground is a utility pole. Printed on the bottom of the postcard is " 'Arbol Grande" and printed at the top is "Beaumont, Tex." Printed on the back of the postcard is the following information regarding the postcard's creation: "Tom Jones, Cincinnati, O" and "For 'Szafirs,' Stationers, Beaumont, Tex." Handwritten on the back of the postcard, "Hello Miss V. & saw your brother this morning. Why didnt you come to (?) There is lots of excitement here now. Carnival, Race horses and Preachers. Howard" The card is addressed to Miss Virgie Reed Burnet Tex.
Date: [1900..1929]
Creator: Tom Jones, Cincinnati, O
Item Type: Postcard

[First Baptist Church]

Description: Postcard of the First Baptist Church and Y.M.C.A., on the corner of Pearl and Forsythe streets, with three men and a carriage on Forsythe Street. In front of the First Baptist Church on the left side of the postcard is a signboard. In the foreground are street railroad tracks. This building was completed in 1903 and later was converted to the Tyrrell Library in 1925. Printed at the top of the postcard is "First Baptist Church and Y.M.C.A., Beaumont, Tex." Written on the bottom of the postcard is "65509." On the back of the postcard is printed the following information regarding the postcard's creation: "Pub. by E. Szafir & Son Co., Beaumont, Tex."
Date: [1903..1923]
Creator: E. Szafir & Son Co.
Item Type: Postcard
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[Crowd on city street]

Description: Photograph taken from above of a Pierce-Arrow automobile with its soft top up surrounded by a crowd of people on a city street. The crowd is mostly men, but at least one woman can be seen at the top of the photograph.
Date: [1906..1922]
Item Type: Photograph

[Crowd on city street]

Description: Photograph of a city street with a crowd of people standing around a Pierce-Arrow automobile. A man on a bicycle is visible in the left foreground and other automobiles are visible in the left and right foreground. Buildings are visible in the background including a building in the center background that has the names of four Texas towns written on it--Hillsboro, Waco, Ennis, and Corsicana. On the right side of that same building is a sign for a Tremont (?) Hotel. Standing on a second story balcony of a building in the left foreground is a man.
Date: [1906..1922]
Item Type: Photograph

[Double wooden wagon]

Description: Photograph of Herbert Herman Fiedler standing in front of a double wooden wagon in desert of Death Valley, California, with his arms crossed. The wagon shown has the following words printed on it: "From Death Valley use 20 Mule Team Borax Soap and Soap Powder."
Date: [1906..1922]
Item Type: Photograph

[Herbert Herman Fiedler in Europe]

Description: Photograph of Herbert Herman Fiedler posing beside a stone building, possibly ruins (?), in Europe (?). He is wearing riding clothes, lace-up boots, a hat, and goggles.
Date: [1906..1922]
Item Type: Photograph

[Man in Pierce-Arrow automobile]

Description: Postcard of a side view of a Pierce-Arrow automobile with Herbert Herman Fiedler behind the wheel and another man sitting next to him on a street in DeKalb, Illinois. Both men are wearing goggles. On the side of the car are five small triangular flags--one flag says "Nebraska", one flag says "Orange, Tex. to New York via Denver, Col.", one says "Texas", one says "Omaha", and a fifth is unreadable. A metal fence is visible in the background as well as trees and homes.
Date: [1906..1922]
Item Type: Postcard

[One hundred and one ranch store]

Description: Photograph of a ranch store in the western United States that was visited by Mrs. Frances Ann Lutcher during a automobile touring trip. Man on horseback in front with man and woman on front porch and man and wagon on the side of store. A tree is also shown to the right side of the ranch store.
Date: [1906..1922]
Item Type: Photograph

[Pierce-Arrow automobile]

Description: Photograph of a Pierce-Arrow automobile driving down a road surrounded on both sides by leafless trees. At least three people are in the vehicle including the driver, Herbert Herman Fiedler, and a passenger, Mrs. Frances Ann Lutcher.
Date: [1906..1922]
Item Type: Photograph

[Pierce-Arrow automobile fording a stream]

Description: Photograph of Herbert Herman Fiedler (?) fording a Pierce-Arrow automobile over a stream with another vehicle coming up the road behind. In the background are forests and trees are visible to the left and right.
Date: [1906..1922]
Item Type: Photograph

[Pierce-Arrow automobile in front of store]

Description: Photograph of a Pierce-Arrow automobile with a small triangular flag bearing the words "Orange Texas" parked in front of "The Oriental Drug Store" on a city street. The drug store has these words printed on its window--"Drugs, Cigars, and Soda Water" and " 'The National Smoke' La Preferencia 10 cent Cigars." Men are standing on the sidewalk and one man is standing behind the vehicle. Buildings are visible in the background.
Date: [1906..1922]
Item Type: Photograph

[Pierce-Arrow automobile on bridge]

Description: Photograph of Herbert Herman Fiedler walking towards a Pierce-Arrow automobile stopped on a wood and steel bridge. In the background, on the bridge, is a dog (?).
Date: [1906..1922]
Item Type: Photograph

[Pierce-Arrow automobiles stuck in mud]

Description: Photograph of six men standing around two Pierce-Arrow automobiles that were stuck on a dirt road near a gully. Wooden planks have been set over the gully, but the cars appear to be stuck in what was mud.
Date: [1906..1922]
Item Type: Photograph

[Lover's Lane]

Description: Postcard of Lover's Lane and the Neches River in Beaumont. A walkway leading to a building is on the left. Typed at the bottom of the postcard is "Lover's Lane and Neches River, Beaumont, Texas." Beaumont's Lover's Lane was located near the Neches River between the Hotel Dieu and city docks. A note with the postcard states that the house in the background is the Paul Millard home. The Millard home, also known as the O'Brien home, sat on the corner of Blanchette and Orleans Street and marked as an entrance to Lover's Lane. It was demolished in 1962. Printed on the back of the postcard is the following information regarding the postcard's creation: "Plate 2617."
Date: [1907..1919]
Item Type: Postcard

[Magnolia Nursery]

Description: Postcard of Magnolia Nursery in Beaumont. Printed at the top of the postcard is "Magnolia Nursery, Beaumont, Texas." Printed on the back of the postcard is the following information regarding the postcard's creation: "9728."
Date: [1907..1952]
Item Type: Postcard

[Shipyard in Beaumont]

Description: Postcard of a shipyard in Beaumont in the early 1900s, likely the Beaumont Shipyard Company. Seen on the left of the postcard is a ship with at least four men on and around the ship. On the ship appears to be written "...Beaumont." Printed at the top left of the postcard is "Ship Yard, Beaumont, Tex." Printed on the back of the postcard is the following information regarding the postcard's creation: "Made in Germany. D.J. Hicks, Importer and Publisher, Beaumont, Texas" and "122771." Handwritten on the back of the postcard, "Mary Lou - What are you all doing today - am sending you mama's slippers. had to wait for letter - did not have any things in small - we are all having a fine time - am exfectin a letter from you all ." The card is addressed to Miss Mary Lou Ginndy Goldthwaite, Tex.
Date: January 21, 1908
Creator: D. J. Hicks
Item Type: Postcard

[Beaumont City Hall]

Description: Postcard of Beaumont City Hall on Main Street between Gilbert and College streets. Two men can be seen standing on the right bottom of the picture. This building was built in 1909 to serve as a cooperative market by the City of Beaumont, but was used as a City Hall and Jail from about 1910 until 1926. Later in the 1920s it was used as a market and at one time went by the name of the Nancy Tevis Market. Printed on the top left of the postcard is "City Hall, Beaumont, Texas.--19." Printed on the back of the postcard is the following information regarding its creation: "E.C. Kropp Co., Milwaukee" and "27097N." The card is addressed to Mrs. C S Browne (?) 111 Long St, West Roxbury, Mass.
Date: [1909..1926]
Creator: E. C. Kropp Co.
Item Type: Postcard

[Southern Pacific railroad depot]

Description: Postcard of of the Southern Pacific Railroad Depot in Beaumont, California, with thirteen men and boys posed for the photographer. At least five of them are holding bicycles. Other men can be seen in the background. A train with steam and tracks are visible on the right side of the postcard. The depot is prominent on the left side of the postcard with a sign that reads "To San Francisco 562 7/10 M., B[ea]umont, [Elevation 2556 Feet, To New Orleans 1925 4/10 M" showing the mileage from Beaumont, California, to other prominent cities. There is also a sign on the right side of the building that reads, "...Express." In the far background are mountains. Written on the bottom of the postcard is "S.P. Depot Beaumont." It should be noted that Beaumont, California, and Beaumont, Texas, are sometimes mistaken for one another. Handwritten on the back of the postcard, "How are you I am fine Come where oranges grow, Hudson Hall" The card is addressed to Miss Lula Wheeler Melrose, Tex.
Date: March 28, 1909
Item Type: Postcard