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[Trinity Episcopal Church - Santa Barbara, CA.]

Description: Photo-postcard of the Trinity Episcopal church - Santa Barbara, California. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: unknown
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Palm Spring's Desert Lilly]

Description: Postcard of the desert lily from Palm Springs, California. A letter written in Spanish from Victoria to Federica Abreu is written on the opposite side.
Date: unknown
Partner: Witte Museum

[Postcard portrait of Franco Jimenez]

Description: Postcard featuring an image of Franco Jimenez taken in Fresno, California. Franco is sitting on a chair, dressed in a suit and bow tie.
Date: October 29, 1924
Creator: Comet Photo Studio
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Postcard from Richard and Jennifer Armstrong to Sterling Houston - May 8, 1995]

Description: Postcard from Richard and Jennifer Armstrong to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. A short note on the back discusses problems with a project and terrible weather. They hope to go to San Antonio occasionally. The front cover shows a view of Mt. Lassen and Manzanita Lake in Mt. Lassen, California.
Date: May 8, 1995
Creator: Armstrong, Jennifer & Armstrong, Richard
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Postcard from The Marsh to Sterling Houston - November 1997]

Description: Postcard invitation from The Marsh, a theatre venue in San Francisco, to Sterling Houston, prominent San Antonio playwright. The invitation is for Civil Sex, a performance starring Brian Freeman, founder of the Postmodern African-American Homosexuals (Pomo Afro Homos).
Date: November 1997
Creator: The Marsh
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Southern Pacific railroad depot]

Description: Postcard of of the Southern Pacific Railroad Depot in Beaumont, California, with thirteen men and boys posed for the photographer. At least five of them are holding bicycles. Other men can be seen in the background. A train with steam and tracks are visible on the right side of the postcard. The depot is prominent on the left side of the postcard with a sign that reads "To San Francisco 562 7/10 M., B[ea]umont, [Elevation 2556 Feet, To New Orleans 1925 4/10 M" showing the mileage from Beaumont, California, to other prominent cities. There is also a sign on the right side of the building that reads, "...Express." In the far background are mountains. Written on the bottom of the postcard is "S.P. Depot Beaumont." It should be noted that Beaumont, California, and Beaumont, Texas, are sometimes mistaken for one another. Handwritten on the back of the postcard, "How are you I am fine Come where oranges grow, Hudson Hall" The card is addressed to Miss Lula Wheeler Melrose, Tex.
Date: March 28, 1909
Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library

[Postcard of Mt. Tamalpais in California]

Description: Postcard of the view from Mount Tamalpais in California. Handwritten note on the back of the postcard is addressed to Mrs. Thomas and Miss Lou Rayburn and tells about the author's experiences in the mountains.
Date: July 18, 1912
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

[Postcard of Wrigley Residence on Mt. Ada, Avalon]

Description: Postcard of a hill full of blooming flowers with a concrete stairway cutting through, leading to the three story yellow building with a brown roof and American flag flying from a pole. The top edge of the postcard describes the scene as "The Wrigley Residence on Mt. Ada, Avalon - Catalina Island, California."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Will Roger's Ranch House in Santa Monica Mountains]

Description: Postcard of will Rogers' Ranch House in Santa Monica Mountains, Near Beverly Hills, California. It is a two story building with an open patio, yellow rocking chairs, and potted flowers. The scene is described as "Ranch House of Will Rogers in Santa Monica Mountains Near Los Angeles, California. The lovely new ranch house of Will Roger overlooking the Pacific keeps Mr. Rogers and his family in touch with the open air life they love so." The postcard is addressed to "Mrs. Carroll E. Ward Texas Ice Co. Beaumont, Texas."
Date: September 3, 1934
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of First Theatre in California]

Description: Postcard of a long one story building with green accent windows and greenery growing at the sides of the house. On the edges of the picture, it is described as "First Theatre in California, Monterey, California." The back of the postcard adds, "The First Theatre This was one of California's proudest spots in early days. Here Spanish, Mexicans, and Americans gathered for entertainment and diversion. A long rectangular Adobe built by John A. Swan, popularly known as Jack Swan, pioneer of 1843, who opened a saloon and boarding house. At the close of the Mexican War, some disbanded U. S. soldiers gave an amateur performance here which was so successful that they induced Jack Swan to fit up the long wing of his saloon for a theatre. The beloved Jenny Lind is said to have sung here on her American tour in 1850-52."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Ball Room of Hotel del Coronado]

Description: Postcard of a grand ballroom with soft white, red, and golden hues. The flooring is smooth gold and brown, the tables are covered with white cloth and blue chairs. Two chandeliers glow golden and white.
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Hotel San Carlos]

Description: Postcard of a seven story building with gold accents and several cars parked in front, described as "Hotel San Carlos, Monterey, California." The message around the border and on the back is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Mrs. Carroll E. Ward Texas Ice Co., Beaumont, Texas."
Date: September 10, 1934
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Tennis Courts of Hotel St. Catherine]

Description: Postcard of an outdoor tennis court near the beach where an American flag flies, with a white and orange roofed hotel at the foot of a rolling hill. The bottom edge of the postcard describes the picture as "Tennis courts, Hotel St. Catherine. Catalina Island, California."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Santa Maria Inn 2]

Description: Postcard of a cream colored building with a salmon roof and greenery growing on the face of the building, described as "Santa Maria Inn, Santa Maria, California." On the back, a grocery list is written.
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Dining Room of Hotel del Coronado]

Description: Postcard of rows of set tables covered in white tablecloth lit by golden chandeliers strung from the wooden domed ceiling. The walls are covered in red and black patterned wallpaper, the curtains around the window are gold. At the edges, the postcard describes itself as "Crown Room, Main Dining Room, Hotel del Coronado."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of McFaddin, Kyle, & Weiss Rice Mill]

Description: Postcard from G. O. Schull to Henry H. Himebaugh in San Diego, California. The image on the front of the postcard shows a mill next to railroad tracks, and printed text on the photo identifies the subject as the McFaddin, Kyle & Weiss Rice Mill in Beaumont, Texas. The handwritten message on the back of the postcard is addressed to "Uncle Henry" and says, "I was glad to hear from you. I ought to have answered sooner. It is true we are drifting that way but we are so scattered I don't know whether we could all get there together or not. I have always thought I would like to live in California on account of the climate. I don't think we will remain here much longer but I can't say just where we will go. This leaves us well. I hope it will find you the same."
Date: February 27, 1912
Creator: Schull, G. O.
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Outside View of Santa Maria Inn]

Description: Postcard of a two story building with vines and other growth thriving over the side, hedges edging the sides of the entrance's steps. "Santa Maria Inn, Santa Maria, California" is typed near the edge of the postcard. The back of the postcard adds, "Santa Maria Inn Santa Maria, California on the Mission Trail "It is always blossom time at the Santa Maria Inn."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of New Casino on Catalina Island]

Description: Postcard of a circular four-story building with red roofing and American flags flying at each section. The building looks over the coast of Catalina Island. The edge of the postcard describes it as "New Casino, Avalon, Catalina Island, California."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Patrick's Creek Tavern 2]

Description: Postcard of a two story log cabin-style tavern with a green roof, stone chimney, and blue bus parked outside. Around the edges of the picture, it is described as "Patrick's Creek Tavern Your Home on the Redwood Highway." The back of the postcard adds, "Patrick's Creek Tavern "Your Home and Ours" The Raymond Family Patrick's Creek Tavern is a modern resort on the famous Smith River, between Crescent City, Calif. and Grants Pass, Oregon. Open all year. Make reservations during summer months. Phone or write. P.O. address: Crescent City, California 8 miles good fishing stream within two miles of the tavern."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Santa Maria Inn Dining Room]

Description: Postcard of a dining room with white tablecloths and blooming flowers placed on every table, described as "Santa Maria Inn - Santa Maria, California, The Inn Dining Room." The message on the back is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Mrs. W. Grahaw North St. Beaumont, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Euclid Avenue]

Description: Postcard of rows of trees with red peppers hanging from the branches, described as "Euclid Avenue, Upland, California Euclid Avenue, several miles in length, planted, solid pepper trees is the connecting link between Upland on the Foothill Boulevard and Ontario on the Valley Boulevard, California." The message on the back is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Mrs. Carroll E. Ward 1906 McFaddin Beaumont, Texas."
Date: September 4, 1934
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Zane Grey's Residence]

Description: Postcard of a two story rectangular adobe on the top of a hill overlooking the coast below. On the edges, the postcard is described as "Residence of Zane Grey, Avalon, Catalina Island, California."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of St. Francis Hotel]

Description: Postcard of a 13 story building with an expansive and meticulously maintained courtyard. The edge of the postcard describes the scene as "St. Francis Hotel Union Square San Francisco." The back of the postcard adds, "One of the world's great hotels St. Francis Hotel San Francisco Dan E. London, Managing Director."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum