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Description: Postcard from the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas.
Date: 1968

Bravo

Description: Postcard from the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas. The illustration on the card shows a mustachioed grinning character wearing a sombrero with the word "Bravo" above it.
Date: 1968

Calypso

Description: "Calypso, one of nearly 20 fantastic rides that dot the landscape of Fiesta Island and the areas about the Tower of the Americas. Many of these are imported; many to be shown here for the first time."
Date: 1967

Carlos Merida mural

Description: "Abstract, impelling symbolism of Carlos Merida mural in San Antonio Convention Center captures the spirit of the HemisFair '68 theme: Confluence of Civilizations in the Americas."
Date: 1967

El Encanto de un Pueblo

Description: Exhibit hall with brightly colored exterior walls, one red with a geometric sun, one orange and one blue with a light blue crescent moon with a face. This is where the Alexander Girard Foundation collection of folk art, with over 10,000 pieces of Latin American folk art was exhibited. The mini-monorail can be seen just at the right edge.
Date: 1967

Espectacular Magnifica Gradiosa Maravillosa Estupendo Colosal

Description: Postcard from the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas. The image on the card shows the head of a mustachioed man wearing a tall sombrero that covers his eyes and a scarf. The text "Espectacular Magnifica Gradiosa Maravillosa Estupendo Colosal" appears above the image.
Date: 1968

Even an old grouch like you would like HemisFair '68

Description: A comical folding postcard with a grinch-like frowning face printed on the front with the words "Even an old grouch like you". The message continues on the other side "...would like HemisFair '68". The side of the card for writing addresses includes a picture of the Tower of the Americas with an idealized view of downtown San Antonio. with "HEMISFAIR' 68" at the bottom of the card. A HemisFair'68 held from April to October.
Date: 1968~

Hello from San Antonio Texas : the HemisFair '68 city

Description: A HemisFair '68 folding postcard illustrated with a picture of a grinning character. Above him is the message "Hello from San Antonio Texas". The side of the card for writing addresses includes a picture of the Tower of the Americas and an idealized view of downtown San Antonio.
Date: 1968~

Howdy You-All From Us All

Description: Postcard from the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas.
Date: 1968

Humble Pavilion

Description: "The old Schultze Store, restored to its Victorian charm, has become the Humble Pavilion. Within, at the Touring Center, fairgoers can find answers to all travel questions."
Date: 1967

IBM Lakeside Pavilion

Description: A postcard of the IBM Lakeside pavilion at the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas. IBM had two pavilions at HemisFair and the Lakeside Pavilion featured an informative movie explaining the operation of modern computers. The picture shows people watching the movie inside the pavilion. The picture was included in the Souvenir book of HemisFair published in 1967.
Date: 1967

If I had a penny for every time I've thought about you

Description: Postcard from the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas. The text "If I Had a Penny for Every Time I've Thought About You ..." appears against a black background.
Date: 1968

It's Boss, Man

Description: Postcard from the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas. The image on the card shows a bearded man with sun glasses on with a big toothy grin on his face. He is barefoot, wearing stripped trousers and a cut-off shirt with a flower pattern on it. The text "It's Boss, Man" appears above his head.
Date: 1968

[Letter from John to Sterling Houston - February 1994]

Description: Postcard from John to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. John talks about how great it was to spend time with Sterling and Arnie, and about a storm that hit them after they left. The front of the postcard shows an athletic man in light-colored boxers holding a shirt.
Date: February 1994

[Letter from Myrna to Sterling Houston - August 2001]

Description: Postcard from Myrna to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. The postcard comes after Myrna traveled to various locations in Europe, including the Tate Modern in London, where this particular postcard was acquired. It shows a mixed media painting by the artist Chris Ofili of a woman in profile. The hand-written note also mentions that she is back in Puerto Rico.
Date: August 2001

Love and Kisses

Description: Postcard from the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio, Texas. The words "Love and" appear on the postcard but the images of 'kisses' in the form of lips, rather than the actual word appears below the text.
Date: 1968

Mini-monorail

Description: "Mini-Monorail is one of the chief transportation means on the HemisFair '68 site. It is quick, colorful and provides a breathtaking view of the exposition's entire 92 acres. Here it passes by the Plaza of Flags representing the twenty-six ethnic groups which have contributed to the greatness of the Americas."
Date: 1967

Pearl Pavilion at HemisFair '68

Description: A postcard of a three-dimensional model of the pavilion of the Pearl Brewing Company with its indoor and outdoor dining facility including refreshment and entertainment areas. In the picture some people are shown canoeing in front of the building.
Date: 1967?

Las Plazas del Mundo at HemisFair '68

Description: Postcard of an architect's model of Las Plazas del Mundo (Plazas of the World) HemisFair’s international area, where foreign governments had exhibits. More than 20 countries participated in HemisFair '68.
Date: 1967

[Postcard for A Chest of "Purls", a Fibers Art Exhibition at the Carver Gallery.]

Description: Postcard for the opening exhibition of A Chest of "Purls", a fiber arts show at the Carver Gallery in the Carver Community Cultural Center. The show featured the work of Nettie Jackson Bellinger, Gloria Bryant, Beverly Ann Dudley, and Harriet Kelly. The postcard was sent to Mr and Mrs. C. T. Harris.
Date: September 1990
Creator: Links, Inc. San Antonio Chapter.

[Postcard from Richard and Jennifer Armstrong to Sterling Houston - May 8, 1995]

Description: Postcard from Richard and Jennifer Armstrong to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. A short note on the back discusses problems with a project and terrible weather. They hope to go to San Antonio occasionally. The front cover shows a view of Mt. Lassen and Manzanita Lake in Mt. Lassen, California.
Date: May 8, 1995
Creator: Armstrong, Jennifer & Armstrong, Richard

[Postcard from The Marsh to Sterling Houston - November 1997]

Description: Postcard invitation from The Marsh, a theatre venue in San Francisco, to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. The invitation is for Civil Sex, a performance starring Brian Freeman, founder of the Postmodern African-American Homosexuals (Pomo Afro Homos).
Date: November 1997
Creator: The Marsh

[Postcard of Downtown San Antonio]

Description: Postcard showing an air view of downtown San Antonio. It has not been addressed and no personal note has been written on the back. A small block of text on the back top left corner lists general information about San Antonio and its history.
Date: unknown