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[Oil Field in Hobbs, New Mexico]

Description: Postcard of a well site on a ranch homestead. A derrick dominated the left side of the image and a windmill stands to the right next to a small building. The caption on the image reads "Sunset in the oil fields at Hobbs New Mexico C - 124."
Date: unknown
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

[Postcard of a Busy Street]

Description: Postcard of a busy street lined with storefronts. The street is crowded with early model automobiles and the caption on the image reads "Hobbs, N. M. By Waffle Studio." On the back of the postcard, "Will drop you afue lines. Things sure are tough here. Are you going to Ara or not. Think I will go there as soon as possible can't get work here. Jack & Willie said - hello - rite me Hobbs New Mexico Love Fred."
Date: unknown
Creator: Waffle Studio
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

[Catholic Church]

Description: Postcard of an adobe Mexican Catholic church in Deming, New Mexico. The churchyard is fenced in. There is a bell at the top of the church, and a cross above the bell. There is a windmill in the background. A note on the front of the card says, "Mexican Catholic Church Deming, N. Mex."
Date: unknown
Partner: Marfa Public Library

[Eddie County Courthouse]

Description: Postcard of a courthouse in New Mexico fashioned to look like it is made out of light clay. The print on the top left side reads: " Eddie County Courthouse Calsbad, New Mexico. This building is in the traditional style of the Southwest Indian -Spanish Pueblo, more commonly called 'Santa Fe' style."
Date: unknown
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

[Postcard of Fred Harvey's La Fonda Hotel]

Description: Postcard of an adobe building taking the corner of a block. On the back, the postcard adds the following - "La Fonda, the Fred Harvey Hotel at Santa Fe, New Mexico, embodies the charm of the surrounding Spanish-Indian country, sweeping back from the shady Plaza in the softly-rounded terraces of an ancient pueblo. Among La Fonda's many attractions are its sunny patio; the restful lounge with its huge fireplace and deep-cushioned chairs; the New Mexican Room (restaurant); La Cantina (cocktail room); La Placita (outdoor dining room); and the famous orchestra from Old Mexico."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Capitol Building of New Mexico]

Description: Postcard of the cream colored state capitol with red accents, flying a New Mexican flag. Cars are parked nearby. On the back, the postcard is described as follows - "State Capitol, Santa Fe, New Mexico New Mexico's new Capitol Buildings and one of the most beautiful in the nation. Located at Santa Fe, the oldest permanent seat of government in what is now the United States."
Date: unknown
Creator: Hobson Bass
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of La Fonda Hotel]

Description: Postcard of a two story adobe structure taking up the corner of a block, with cars parked on the side of the street. On the back, the postcard adds the following - "This new, modern hostelry - operated by Fred Harvey - built on the lines of and maintaining both Indian and Old Spanish architecture, is the most unique and picturesque in the entire Southwest. Furnished with Spanish and Indian antiques and authentic reproductions, it is a veritable storehouse of information for the student."
Date: unknown
Creator: Southwest Post Card Co.
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Mountain Horseback Riding]

Description: Postcard with a photograph of several people on horseback at Philmont Scout Ranch and Explorer Base near Cimarron, New Mexico.
Date: unknown
Creator: Dunham, Howard
Location Info:
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Postcard from Bernice to John Herrera - 1966-02-14]

Description: Postcard to John J. Herrera from Bernice, postmarked February 14, 1966, in El Paso, Texas. The front of the postcard features an image of a cavern with stalactites and stalagmites which is identified on the reverse of the card as Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico. The handwritten note on the reverse of the card reads, "Hi, Last card left. Bernice".
Date: February 14, 1966
Location Info:
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Postcard of Ernie Pyle's Home]

Description: Postcard of a one story white house with a covered porch, green roof, green trim and blue covered window. Two trees sit in the front lawn, and a white picket fence forms one boundary of the lawn. An older man's portrait encircled by white with a dark background sits on the right. On the back, the postcard continues with the following - "A note about Ernie Pyle To the American Reading public Ernie became the country's best loved and most famous war correspondent. To New Mexican's he was that and more. He was a neighbor and friend - and covered New Mexico from the far Southeastern section to the Four Corners marker. Driving back from the East to his adopted city of Albuquerque, he used to say that by the time he got to the high mesas outside Sante fe he began to feel a lift of the spirit. Now as the Ernie Pyle Memorial Library, his former home serves as a fitting tribute to this noted writer and war correspondent. It is now open to the public and is located at 700 S. Girard Ave. - a short drive from downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico."
Date: unknown
Creator: Alfred McGarr Adv. Service
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Elephant Butte Dam]

Description: Postcard image of the construction of Elephant Butte Dam in New Mexico, viewed from the south side of the dam, with the reservoir in the background. The postcard front caption reads: "Elephant Butte Dam, Biggest Irrigation Project in the World. Lands under this Project Our Specialty. Broaddus & Le Baron, El Paso, Tex." The postcard is addressed to Mrs. Henry Horne, Hallowell, Maine and the postcard is post marked, El Paso, Texas, June 14, 1915.
Date: 1915~
Creator: Horne, Walter. H., 1883-1921
Location Info:
Partner: El Paso Public Library