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Building Exterior

Description: Copy photograph of the exterior of the girl's dormitory of Battle Creek College. There are two trees in the foreground. There are several cars parked in front of the building.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Postcard of Battle Creek Fire Station No. 2]

Description: Postcard of the Battle Creek Fire Department at a two-story fire station. The fire fighters are standing with their two horse-drawn vehicles outside of their respective garages. On the back of the postcard, the sender has left a handwritten message that says, "I am always glad to exchange any courtesies with my comrades, and a I mail you cards [...] fire stations. [...]"
Date: June 6, 1909
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, March 6, 1912]

Description: Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter concerning the recent lack of action in reference to a lack of fires. The picture on the reverse side of the card shows a hose and chemical machine at work in Battle Creek, Michigan; a few kids are standing next to the truck. The truck has a fire hose extended on the ground to the right, and some firefighter helmets hanging off of the back end.
Date: [1909..1912]
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard with a Photograph of the Battle Creek F. D. Chief's Car]

Description: Postcard with an image of the car belonging to the chief of the Battle Creek Fire Department in Battle Creek, Michigan. The caption on the bottom of the photo reads: "Fire Chief's Auto - Finest Equipped in the World. B. C. Fire Department - Battle Creek, Mich." There are also three other firemen sitting with the chief in the car.
Date: [1909..1912]
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard with a Photo of a Battle Creek, Michigan Fire Truck]

Description: Postcard with a photo of one of the trucksused by the Battle Creek Fire Department in Battle Creek, Michigan. There are ten firemen riding in the truck, two are in the front seat, six are sitting in the bed, and two are riding off of the back. There is an inscription on the engine that says "Auxiliary" and the caption on the photo reads: "Combination Chemical and Hose Motor Car Fire Department - Battle Creek, Mich."
Date: [1909..1912]
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard with a Photo of Two Battle Creek F. D. Vehicles]

Description: Postcard with an image of two of the vehicles used by the Battle Creek Fire Department in Battle Creek, Michigan. The car on the left is the fire chief's and holds four firemen, while the truck on the right is a combination chemical and hose engine, according to the note on the picture, and is holding around ten men. These two vehicles are traveling down a neighborhood street and the caption on the photo reads: "The Up-to-Date Fire Department - Battle Creek, Mich."
Date: [1909..1912]
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, April 29, 1912]

Description: Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter with a note on the back saying there has not been many fires in Battle Creek, Michigan to deal with. The photograph on the reverse side shows the "Combination Chemical wagon and Steamer - #3 Fire Station Battle Creek - Mich." There are eight firemen in the photo, three standing around the steamer wagon and five around the wagon on the right side.
Date: April 29, 1912
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

Suspenders.

Description: Patent for suspenders that have the minimum number of straps, buckles, and buttons. The suspenders can be easily attached and the wearer can move freely and be comfortable while wearing them.
Date: November 7, 1893
Creator: Post, Charles W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Postcard from [Emil] to Mr. and Mrs. Gammenthaher, July 18, 1913]

Description: Postcard from [Emil] to Mr. and Mrs. Gammenthaler. The front has a photograph of a man leaning against a tent in Battle Creek. The tent has a screen door and a frame beneath a layer of tarp. Behind the tent are trees and to the left of it is a small building. [Emil] wrote a brief correspondence to the Gammenthalers to tell them where he was headed and small updates.
Date: July 18, 1913
Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society

[Postcard from Fred to Mrs. Gus Jentsch, July 21, 1915]

Description: Postcard from Fred to his sister Mrs. Gus Jentsch. The correspondence is written in German. On the front is a photograph of a brick building on a corner of a street. The building is two floors and houses the Little Red Onion Cafe and the Sanitex Clothes Shop. The clothes shop has a few stairs leading up to its door. Part of the shops can be seen through the front windows. The sidewalk in front of the stores is lined with trees.
Date: July 21, 1915
Partner: Gillespie County Historical Society

[Postcard of Flowers and Cross]

Description: Postcard of a cross with flowers in front of it. Text on the front of the postcard says, "May Easter be but the beginning of an endless period of peace and happiness for you and yours." Handwritten note on the back of the postcard is addressed to Lou Rayburn and simply says, "With much love, Anne Bradford."
Date: 1914
Creator: Bradford, Annie
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

[Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, July 3, 1912]

Description: Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter with a note saying: "the auto just returning from a run, we are having it very quite [sic] here at present, one fire in ten days." The picture on the reverse side shows two fire trucks parked outside of the garages at the local fire station; there are firemen riding on the trucks as they are returning from a job.
Date: [1909..1912]
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from F. A. Bruce to George Pendexter, February 21, 1912]

Description: Postcard from F. A. Bruce to George Pendexter concerning the fire truck in the picture, which is the car Bruce drives. Bruce notes the blizzard conditions in Michigan that include four to five feet snow drifts. The photograph on the reverse side shows a group of firemen sitting in a fire truck that is covered in snow and wearing snow chains; the note on the picture says: "10 below zero inspecting fire alarm."
Date: February 21, 1912
Creator: Bruce, F. A.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, March 18, 1912]

Description: Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter discussing the flood of 1908 and the possibility of another flood in the spring. The photograph on the reverse side shows the Battle Creek Fire Department during the flood of 1908; most of the firemen are holding long oars as they sit on the back of a wagon. The wagon itself is being pulled by two horses and has the title "Fire Department" written on the side; the water level rises around a half a foot on the wheels.
Date: March 18, 1912
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

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

Description: Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter saying that he has just returned from his vacation of 25 days. The photograph on the reverse side of the card shows a Quaker Oats Plant having been burned in March 1911; the building is still smoking at the time of this picture. There is also a train in the photograph with the words "Ann Arbor" written on the side.
Date: August 16, 1912
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas