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[Oxen carts in front of a pawn shop]

Description: Oxen carts in front of a pawn shop, Laredo, Texas. There is a letter on the back of the postcard addressed to Mr. Wilfred Hellser from "H. W."
Date: June 25, 1918
Partner: Laredo Public Library

[Flores Street near City Hall]

Description: Postcard of streetcars and cars on Flores Street in front of City Hall. The Strand Theater building is on the leftmost side. On the back of the postcard, there is a letter addressed to Mrs. F. MacArthur (Blanche) from Annie Lane asking her to send a photograph of the two of them together.
Date: July 1918
Creator: Lane, Annie
Partner: Laredo Public Library

Birds-Eye-View, Fort Davis, Texas

Description: The photograph on this postcard shows the town of Fort Davis. In the foreground, there is a formation of large rocks and an unpaved road that continues into the middle of the town. To either side of the road, there are various buildings enclosed by fences and surrounded by yards, trees, and windmills. The postcard was sent from Fort Davis March 15 and arrived in Uvalde, Texas March 17, 1918 according to the postmarks. The text, handwritten in ink, reads: "Wednesday. Well Janet how are you today? This picture was taken from some big high rocks in front of my uncle's house. There are hardly any lumber houses here - nearly all dirt or stone. Some are made of pretty pink rocks. They get the different kinds of rock from the mountains in the town or near town. Hope I'll see you again sometime. Miss Ada." The postcard was addressed to Miss Janet Harris.
Date: 1918~
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Beeville Post Office

Description: In 1857, Michael Seeligson was the first postmaster at Beeville-on the Medio (originally Medio Hill in Goliad County), five miles northeast of the present town of Beeville. In the new county seat after 1889, the Beeville Post Office was moved several times. Opened on June 5, 1918, the present neoclassical building was built under Secretary of the Treasury William G. McAdoo, with Supervising Architect James A. Wetmore. During construction, on May 7, 1917, contractor Robert B. Brown shot and killed Drayman J.P. Hermes. Found guilty of homicide in federal court, Brown appealed. In 1921, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Homes ruled that Brown acted in self defense, thus establishing the right to stand one’s ground in federal law. With the WWII boom and Chase Naval Air Field, the Beeville Post Office was upgraded to a first-class post office in 1944. Other changes followed, such as the end of mail contracts for the railroads in December of 1952. In 1961, the size of the building was doubled by the matched addition of the north half of the present structure. Much needed parking space was provided on the south side of the building in 1989. One block from the courthouse, this historic building and its postal services continue to be vital to the life of the town.
Date: 1918
Partner: Bee County Historical Commission

[Fort Bliss, Texas]

Description: Postcard of Fort Bliss, Texas. This is a view of the Fort Bliss parade grounds with the Officer's Quarters [aka Officer's Row and Colonel's Row] in the background. Off to the distance are the eastern slopes of the Franklin Mountains. The officer's family housing quarters still stand today however the street in front of the quarters is now named Sheridan Road. The parade ground are still used today but mostly for formal ceremonies or when the post is going through a change in command ceremony. The two buildings in the foreground, in front of the parade grounds, are mostly like Building 115 and Building 114 on Fort Bliss. The housing structures opposite of the parade grounds from right to left are building 241; building 240, building 239; building 238; building 237; and building 236. The two story structures are building 235; building 234; and building 233. Not visible and far right of the image is where the present Cassidy Gate stands and is one of the main entrances onto Fort Bliss. This postcard is post marked April 2, 1918, El Paso, Texas, 4 PM and is addressed to J. R. Teague, Framingham, Massachusetts, 114 Hollis St.
Date: 1918~
Creator: Horne, Walter. H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Bird's Eye View of Fort Bliss, Texas]

Description: Postcard of Fort Bliss at Lanoria Mesa. Lanoria Mesa is the sixth and final location of Fort Bliss the Post and Lanoria Mesa is where Fort Bliss stands today. The mesa is located in northeast El Paso, Texas. From the Texas Historical Commission: https://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=85628 This is a west southwest perspective of Fort Bliss looking towards the Franklin Mountains. The large building in the center of the image is Building 13 - Enlisted Men's Barrack's and the smaller building is Building 19 - the Bathhouse. Both buildings were constructed in 1893 according to National Register of Historic Places. https://www.denix.osd.mil/cr/archives/uploads/fort-bliss-main-post-historic-district/ Beyond the barracks are the parade grounds and beyond the parade grounds is the area known as Officer's Row. Officer's Row consist of family style homes that were used as the quarters for the officers and for their families. Most of those buildings still stand today. The street in front of the officer's quarters is now called Sheridan Road.
Date: 1918~
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Mexican Ranch House #1]

Description: Postcard image of a house made of adobe bricks with the handwritten label "Typical Mexican Ranch House" along the bottom. In front of the house, there is a well in the right side of the image and behind the well, a girl with a horse is drawing water. Two children are standing under a small tree, to the left of the well. A handwritten note on the back, addressed to Miss G. M. Horne says, "Will write in a day or two. Ok here. Hope you are well. Very quiet in this section. No Business. Walter."
Date: April 1918
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Mexican Ranch House #2]

Description: Postcard image of a house made of adobe bricks with the handwritten label "Typical Mexican Ranch House" along the bottom. In front of the house, there is a well in the right side of the image and behind the well, a girl with a horse is drawing water. Two children are standing under a small tree, to the left of the well. A handwritten note on the back, addressed to Mrs. Henry Horne says, "Will write tomorrow or next day. Ok here. Hope you are well. Walter."
Date: April 11, 1918
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Muster Call]

Description: Postcard of U.S. Soldiers at drill. The Franklin Mountains are in the background. The post card is addressed to J.R. Teague of Framingham, Massachusetts and postmarked out of San Antonio, Texas, 22 June 1918.
Date: June 22, 1918
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Mary Whaley]

Description: Photographic postcard of Mrs. Mary Whaley of Longview, Texas. Mary was the wife of Franklin L. Whaley. She is standing next to a large vase filled with two types of lilies.
Date: 1918
Creator: Culpepper, Cody B.
Partner: Longview Public Library

[Panoramic View of a Military Regiment in Maryland]

Description: Postcard of a large group of United States army soldiers at a camp in Maryland, possibly Glen Bernie or Laurel. They are all in their military uniform, gathered in multiple rows. Behind them, a series of tall leafless trees can be seen, as well as a single-story structure in the very center at the top of a hill. There is printed text on the front that reads "47 Battalion 23rd Engineers, Glen Bernie, MD. Feb. 1918." There is a black arrow near the top of the image pointing at an individual, identified as Arnold G. Knock. This information is verified on the back of the postcard, on which Arnold himself, under the "correspondence" heading, wrote: "I am in this picture the arrow point is our my head Did you receive my letter Hoping to hear from you soon This is my address Arnold G. Knock, Laurel Maryland, Truck Co #10 23 Engrs. [sic]" He has addressed the postcard on the left and right to an Emilie Andersen at "El Campo, Texas. D. S. R. #55."
Date: 1918
Creator: Schutz, Frederick A.
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Carl Thyssen During World War I

Description: Postcard of two men in military uniform standing on a wooden boardwalk in front of what appears to be a barrack. A ladder can be seen inclined on the structure behind the man on the right. Accompanying information indicates one of the men is Carl Thyssen, but has not specified which is which. They both wear lace-up boots, hats, and loose-fitting pants, but the man on the left wears a button-up jacket with multiple button-flap pockets, as oppose to the man on the right, who simply wears a long-sleeve shirt.
Date: 1918~
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Notice to Appear

Description: Postcard sent out by the Local Board of Grundy County in Iowa to notify Ejner L. Wind to appear for a physical examination. The front of the postcard gives information about the date of the examination, and also warns Ejner that failure to appear may result in a loss of rights or immediately induct him to imprisonment or military service. On the back of the postcard, there is postage information.
Date: November 18, 1918
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[A Soldier's Bunk and Equipment]

Description: Photographic postcard of a soldier's bunk bed, equipment and uniform. The bed is sitting on a porch outside a building, and the equipment is displayed on top of the bed. The postcard is addressed to Miss Gladys Crews of Longview, Texas.
Date: 1918
Partner: Longview Public Library

[Sergeant Marion A. Miller]

Description: Photographic postcard of Sergeant Marion A. Miller of Longview, Texas, wearing his military uniform.
Date: 1918
Partner: Longview Public Library

[Postcard of George Dawson]

Description: Postcard of a portrait of George Dawson in his army uniform, sent from Camp Sheridan in Alabama. On the back of the postcard is a handwritten note in Spanish from George Dawson to Jose Ramirez.
Date: June 3, 1918
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Postcard of Cattle at Water]

Description: Postcard of red and white speckled cattle wading into shallow water, described as "Trail herd watering." The message on the back is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Mrs. W. P. H. McFaddin Beaumont, Texas."
Date: August 4, 1918
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Hopi House in Grand Canyon, Arizona]

Description: Postcard of a stone structure with wooden ladders, with two young men, a woman, child, and small dog standing outside. The scene is described as "The Hopi House is an exact reproduction of a Hopi Indian pueblo. It is an irregular stone structure plastered with abode and rising three stories high. Here are Hopi men, women, and children. Some decorating and burning pottery, others spinning yarn and weaving squaw dresses and blankets, and perhaps some maiden weaving a basket." The message written on the back is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Mrs. W. P. H. McFaddin 1906 McFaddin Beaumont, Tex."
Date: August 4, 1918
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Camp Zachary Taylor in Kentucky]

Description: Postcard of a campus of two story buildings built in close proximity, described as "Birds-eye of section of the camp in which 40,000 men are in training for overseas warfare. The camp covers several square miles and has fully 1,000 buildings." The message on the front and back is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin 1906 McFaddin Beaumont, Tex."
Date: January 31, 1918
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of St. Francis Catholic Church]

Description: Postcard of a red and white church with two spires. The message on the back is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Mrs. W. P. H. McFaddin 1906 McFaddin Beaumont, Texas."
Date: August 6, 1918
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Gateway to Garden of the Gods]

Description: Postcard of the mountain and rocky cliffs surrounding a snowy meadow. The message on the back is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin 1906 McFaddin Ave. Beaumont, Texas."
Date: September 3, 1918
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Tents and Mess Halls at Camp MacArthur]

Description: Postcard of rows of wooden buildings and canvas tents. A printed note under the photo describes it: "Tents and rear of mess halls, Camp MacArthur, Waco, Texas." A handwritten note on the back of the postcard is addressed to Gertrude Odien in Detroit, Michigan and reads: "Dear Gertrude, Thank you so much for the cute [illegible]. I see you remembered my failing [illegible]. George came up to be married Xmas day. We all had a very nice time for 2 days. Nice and warm here now. Am very busy knitting yet."
Date: 1918
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard of Three Sisters]

Description: Postcard of three young sisters of varying ages, with the youngest in the middle. A handwritten note on the photo identifies them as (left to right) Ailsa, Irene, and Beebe Page. Additionally, another note on the back of the photo states: "dresses were made by Belle Prater Smith for Mirtle's girls in 1918."
Date: 1918
Partner: Denton Public Library
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