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[Postcard of a Webb Fire Engine Test]

Description: Postcard of a fire engine spraying water at a building with two large smokestacks. The photograph was captured from a distance above, and many people can be seen observing the scene below. A printed note on the back of the postcard says, "Test of the "Webb" Motor Fire Engine, Through Deck Turret on "Webb" Motor High Pressure Wagon. Height of Stack 246 ft. Size of Nozzle 1 5/8 inches. It was estimated that at times this stream reached nearly 300 feet perpendicularly."
Date: February 9, 1912
Creator: Inbody, J.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from Dewitt Hunt to Birdie Walters, June 26, 1907]

Description: Postcard from Dewitt Hunt to Birdie Walters with a red heart glued to the front and "Heart of Valparaiso Ind." written in its center; on the inside of the heart is a small picture of a building a a note reading: "why not write to me?" The card also features three photographs of different locations around Valparaiso, Indiana; also included is a long photo strip with various buildings, streets, geographical features, etc. in and around the town.
Date: June 26, 1907
Partner: Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead

[Postcard from Dewitt Hunt to Birdie Walters]

Description: Postcard from Dewitt Hunt to Birdie Walters with an illustration on the back of two fairies unraveling a scroll with "Board-Bill" written at the bottom; the quote on the left side reads: "Love is the insane desire on the part of a chump to pay a woman's board-bill for life, so beware."
Date: March 2, 1908
Partner: Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead

[Land Deed to the Church of Christ in Murphy, Texas]

Description: Land deed from James T. Murphy and Emma Murphy to R. A. Sale and Han Murphy for the "consideration of twenty dollars." The purchasers are elders "of the Church of Christ at Decator, Collin County," and the next paragraphs detail the perimeters of the land and the purposes of the land, that being "used for Church purposes."
Date: May 20, 1886
Creator: Taylor, Mrs. Frank H.
Partner: Murphy Historical Society Inc.

[Postcard of a Fire Department, Indianapolis, Indiana]

Description: Postcard of a fire department at a station, lined up with (from left to right) a hose wagon, a fire engine, and a hook and ladder. On the back of the postcard, the sender has left a handwritten message that says, "This is the only card I have so far been able to [...] the Fire Dept. Should I find more, will send them to you."
Date: June 28, 1909
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard of the Indiana Harbor Fire Station]

Description: Postcard with a photograph of fire station number 1 in Indiana Harbor, Indiana; judging by the sign on the front of the building, it was built in 1908. There are six firefighters standing outside of the station, two of them are sitting on a carriage with ladders in it.
Date: [1909..1912]
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from J. D. Smith to George Pendexter, June 1909]

Description: Postcard from J. D. Smith to George Pendexter regarding Smith's sending of more fire departments. The photograph on the back of the card shows the fire department in Gary, Indiana; the main focal point of the picture is the automobile in the center which has a large bell attached to its front. There are eight men standing or sitting in this car, and a few more men standing in the distance on either side of the truck.
Date: June 1909
Creator: Smith, J. D.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard Addressed to George Pendexter, June 24, 1909]

Description: Postcard with a photograph of the Goshen Fire Department in Goshen, Indiana posing for a picture outside the residence of W. J. Latta. There are three separate horse-drawn fire wagons in this picture, on the far right is the solo passenger wagon, the wagon with the large water hose is in the center, and the wagon carrying the ladders is on the far left; all together there are five firemen in the picture.
Date: June 24, 1909
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard with a Photo of the Goshen, Indiana Fire Department]

Description: Postcard with an image of the fire department in Goshen, Indiana. The note on the back from the sender says he does not know if he already sent Pendexter this photo or not. The photograph shows the three horse-drawn vehicles used by the Goshen Fire Department, the one in the center is the primary one, while the one on the left is a small passenger wagon.
Date: August 15, 1909
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard with a Photograph of the Fort Wayne Fire Department Performing Engine Tests]

Description: Postcard with a photograph of members of the Fort Wayne Fire Department spraying water on a large building in the city. According to the photo, this was a part of some engine tests that they were performing at the time; one set of firemen is standing in the street on the right and another set is standing on the corner in the foreground.
Date: [1909..1912]
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, July 16, 1912]

Description: Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter telling him of a recent fire they had "the 11th and one Sunday morning at 3 a.m." The photograph shows a devastated building with a caption that reads: "Great Fendrich Fire Ruins Main St. Looking West from 2nd St. Evansville, Indiana." The building in the center is almost completely destroyed while the one to its left has most of its walls still standing though its roof is gone.
Date: July 16, 1912
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from F. A. Bruce to George Pendexter, February 5, 1912]

Description: Postcard from F. A. Bruce to George Pendexter with a photograph of a large building on fire in Fort Wayne, Indiana; there is one fire truck in the photograph with hoses attached to it and other streams of water shooting at the flaming building. The note on the back of the card reads: "Let me know what views you have of Battle Creek so I will know what to send this one is of Fort Wayne Ind. 11 people burned up."
Date: February 5, 1912
Creator: Bruce, F. A.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard of Richmond Fire Department]

Description: Postcard of the Richmond Fire Department in front of a fire station on a street corner. The fire fighters are formally dressed, and standing with a horse-drawn carriage. The back of the postcard has a handwritten message that says, "Knowing you collect fire dept. cards, I'm sending you one from Richmond, where I am today."
Date: February 29, 1908
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from Stella Simmons to Mrs. Lizzie Tasher]

Description: Postcard from Stella Simmons to her aunt, Mrs. Lizzie Tasher, asking how her aunt is and assuring her she has not forgotten her. The postcard features a photograph of Ye Kendall Inn in Boerne, Texas, a light-colored, two story, plantation-style house, sitting on a hill with a small stream surrounding it. Behind the house, there is a smaller building surrounded by short wood fences.
Date: 19uu-02-16
Creator: Simmons, Stella
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Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

Black Liberation

Description: Sound recording of James Garman speaking during the 6th National Colloquium in Bloomington, Indiana about black liberation as part of a panel discussion on documenting and social change.
Date: October 1971
Creator: Oral History Association
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections