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[Illustrated Song Postcard, "Same Old Story": Part 1]

Description: Postcard addressed to Mamie Collins in Central City, Nebraska with a tinted photograph of a couple floating in a row boat down a small river. There are lyrics printed at the bottom of the card that read: "A man, a maid, a moon, a boat, Down the river gently float." There is also a note written on the back of the card in black ink and it says: "Here's "baby" and the "Fish Pond"."
Date: October 17, 1908
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Postcard of Princess Victoria - Smallest Woman in the World]

Description: Postcard of a small woman standing near a car looking up towards a much taller man wearing a top hat. The picture adds, " "Princess Victoria." Smallest Woman in the World. "In her special Cole 40 Automobile." " The back adds, "World's smallest Little Lady, Born at Melbourne, Australia. Age 23 Years. Weight 19 3/4 Lbs. Height 25 1/2 Inches. The smallest entertainer the world has ever known." "Wish you were here," is written below on the back with several initials. The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin Mrs. N. M. McFee, El Paso, Texas, Hotel Paso del Norte."
Date: November 17, 1913
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Swannanoa River]

Description: Postcard of a well dressed man casting a fishing pole into the quiet river, surrounded by brush on both sides. The scene is described as "Swannanoa River, Asheville, N.C." The letter below the picture is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie L. McFaddin 1906 McFaddin Ave. Beaumont, Texas."
Date: February 17, 1910
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Single Sailboat on the Water]

Description: Postcard of a white sailboat on a still body of water. The back of the postcard reads, "If Jack was one bit nice, he would confess his identity. H. H. 10-17-11." The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin Washington D. C. Gunston Hall."
Date: October 17, 1911
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of The Olympic Hotel]

Description: Postcard of a multistory pale yellow building near a busy street, described as "The Olympic Hotel, Seattle, Wash." The message on the back is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Mrs. Carroll E. Ward Texas Ice Co. Beaumont, Texas."
Date: September 17, 1934
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Old Slave Block at St. Louis Hotel in New Orleans]

Description: Postcard of three arched doorways with a wooden block between two pillars. The letter on the back of the postcard is illegible but for the first few words, "Mama's going to send you a post card every day." The postcard is addressed to "Miss M. McFaddin Beaumont, Tex 1906 McFaddin Ave."
Date: March 17, 1908
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Charcoal Sketch of Field]

Description: Postcard of a man and young boy stacking hay beside a field. On the back of the postcard, a short missive reads, "Day by day the clock tells "round," but alas in vain "He" can't be "Found." H. H. 11-16-11." The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin Washington D. C. 1906 Florida Ave."
Date: November 17, 1911
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Alpine School]

Description: Postcard of a public school in Alpine, Texas. The students are posed outside the school. They range in age from small children to adolescents. A handwritten note on the front says, "Public School. Alpine, Tex." The card is dated March 17, 1911, and is addressed to Byron Avaut in Uvalde, Texas.
Date: March 17, 1911
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Postcard of Berlin Fire Department]

Description: Postcard of the Amsterdam Fire Department in an auto fire engine. The vehicle is equipped with a coiled fire hose on its rear.
Date: August 17, 1909
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard of Berlin Fire Department]

Description: Postcard of the Berlin Fire Department in an auto fire engine. The vehicle is equipped with a water tank and hose.
Date: August 17, 1909
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard of Provincial Parliament Buildings in Toronto]

Description: Postcard of a multiple story estate of stone with light blue roofing. The letter on the back reads, "Just saw the sights from "Rubber neck wagon." Look in this bldg. Having a delightful trip. Wish for you. Love for all. Auntie Curley." The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin 1906 McFaddin Ave Beaumont, Texas."
Date: September 17, 1907
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Esplanade Edingburgh Castle]

Description: Postcard of a photograph of men wearing kilts standing in formation in front of a large stone castle, placed on top of a a green, red, white, and black plaid pattern. The letter is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Miss M. McFaddin 1906 McFaddin Ave. Beaumont, Texas, U.S.A."
Date: September 17, 1908
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard encouraging public to vote]

Description: Postcard promoting Paul Fielding for Dallas City Council and encouraging recipients to vote.
Date: April 17, 1985
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Postcard of Charcoal Sketch of Shack Near Pond]

Description: Postcard of a charcoal sketch of a shack on a small hill near a pond with a wooden boat pulled onto the edge. The back of the postcard has a short note, "Most all the people in this "place," would dearly love to see Jack's "face." H. H. 11-17-11." The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin Washington D. C. 1906 Florida Ave."
Date: November 17, 1911
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of the Archbishopric in New Orleans]

Description: Postcard of a two story house with a balcony over the entrance, green window trim, with blue roofing and two red chimneys. The letter on the back of the postcard reads, "This home is over two hundred years old. I got your dear letter today and you know always enjoyed it, as [illegible] Marie." The postcard is addressed to "Miss M. McFaddin Beaumont, Tex. 1906 McFaddin Ave."
Date: March 17, 1908
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Battery Park Hotel in Asheville]

Description: Postcard of a deserted road lined with trees. The scene is described as "Battery Park Hotel from Cumberland Ave., Asheville, N.C." The letter on the back reads, "Dear Mamie, I will be by on the twenty-fourth. So get ready. Tell Tat that I saw Miller and he told me all about her, and how he left at Salesburry. Be good, N. G. Caldwell." The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie L. McFaddin to Gunston Hall Washington D. C."
Date: January 17, 1910
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Austin Avenue in Waco, Texas]

Description: Postcard of a view looking down Austin Avenue in Waco, Texas, with cars and buildings lining the street. A handwritten note on the front of the postcard says "Doesn't this look familiar? Love Mother." The postcard is addressed to John Todd Willis Jr. in New York City, New York.
Date: May 17, 1943
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard from Geo Greaves to Mayme Collins, October 17, 1907]

Description: Postcard from Geo. Greaves to Mayme Collins in Waco, Texas with a picture on the front of a man kneeling in front of a woman with his hands over his heart, the caption reads: "With all my worldly goods I thee endow!" The handwritten note on the picture reads: "Am patiently waiting for a postal write won't you please."
Date: October 17, 1907
Creator: Greaves, George
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Postcard of a Fire Truck, Greenfield, Mass.]

Description: Postcard of two fire fighters in a combination fire truck. The back of the truck has a ladder and a coiled hose visible. On the back of the postcard, the sender has left a handwritten message that says, "I was wondering if you have given up our exchange - because of our inability to send local dept. views. I am looking for new ones [...]"
Date: April 17, 1913
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard of a Fire Station, Altoona, Pennsylvania]

Description: Postcard of a fire department at their station, lined up with two horse-drawn wagons on the left and right. The building is two stories high, with a belfry extending an additional two stories.
Date: July 17, 1909
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from J. D. Smith to George Pendexter, December 17, 1909]

Description: Postcard from J. D. Smith to George Pendexter with a photograph showing the destruction of the Burdick House on the "Morning of Dec. 9-1909. Kalamazoo, Mich." The photograph shows the massive damage to the front wall of the building as it has been burned down by a fire; there are firemen holding a large hose trying to put out the fire.
Date: December 17, 1909
Creator: Smith, J. D.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard of a Flooded Street in Port Arthur, Texas, August 1915]

Description: Postcard depicting a group of men standing in a flooded street in Port Arthur, Texas. The waters rise over the knees of the men gathered at the intersection of Austin and 5th Street. Two telephone lines and two buildings loom above either side of the street; the building to the right is the Port Arthur post office. Trees and several other buildings can be seen in the background.
Date: August 17, 1915
Creator: D & H Photo
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast