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Bridge Between Port Arthur and Orange, Texas

Description: Photographic postcard of the cantilever bridge crossing the Neches River in Southeast Texas. It connects Port Arthur with Bridge City in Orange County. It is the highest bridge in Texas and is now known as the Rainbow Bridge. The card was mailed Dec 10, 1950 from Orange, Texas.
Date: 1950~
Partner: Heritage House Museum

East Texas Skyscraper

Description: Photographic postcard of the First National Bank, in Longview, Texas, as noted on the back of the postcard. The building was located at 213 E. Tyler, and it was "the tallest building in Longview, reaching a height of 145 feet."
Date: [1950~]
Creator: Culpepper, Cody B.
Partner: Longview Public Library

[Entrance ot DuPont Sabine River Works - Orange, Texas

Description: Photographic postcard picturing the entrance to the DuPont Sabine River Works, a power and chemical plant in Orange, Texas. Outside the entrance is a tall flag pole and a landscaped parking area full of automobiles.
Date: 1950~
Partner: Heritage House Museum

Points of Interest in and About Mineral Wells

Description: A photograph of a collage in a Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce advertisement includes a postcard that pictures points of interest in and about the city. Pictured are: An aerial view of Camp Wolters, the Recreation Center showing a theater, gymnasium, and PX, with an inset of the base hospital; Possum Kingdom Dam and part of the eponymous lake; a local beauty queen; an aerial view of downtown Mineral Wells, Texas; Lake Mineral Wells (with the island that was inundated when the dam was subsequently raised); a view from Inspiration Point south of the city; and the Baker Hotel. The text publicizes the various assets and tourist attractions to be found in and around the "City Built on Water." One photograph in the collage is upside-down.
Date: 1950?
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[Receipt for Life Insurance Application]

Description: Card from the Veterans Administration to Jack C. Vaughan, informing him that they have received his life insurance application.
Date: 1950~
Creator: United States. Veterans Administration.
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Postcard to John Knight, August 5, 1950]

Description: Postcard to John Knight from his "Papa," who is writing to say he arrived at a location on time. The front of the postcard features a photograph of a train engine and a long line of railroad cars on the tracks. Behind the train, a train depot house is barely visible. Two men stand to the right of the cars, while another man stands on the engine with his hand on his hip.
Date: August 5, 1950
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Postcard with a Jay Lee Food Store Advertisement]

Description: Postcard with a printed advertisement for Jay Lee Food Store in Grapevine, Texas; the ad shows prices for various items for the days "Fri. - Sat. - Aug. 11-12."
Date: August 10, 1950
Partner: City of Grapevine

[Postcard of Hotel Row in Corpus Christi]

Description: Postcard of several hotels overlooking a parking lot, described as "Hotel Row on Upper Broadway showing the Robert Driscol and the White Plaza Hotels." The message on the back is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Cecelia Smith 1906 McFaddin Ave Beaumont, Texas."
Date: October 11, 1950
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Lamar State College of Technology]

Description: Postcard of an administration building at Lamar State College of Technology in Beaumont. On top of the building is a sign for "Administration." A man can be seen in front of a door to the building and automobiles can be seen in the background right and left. Lamar has been through a number of name changes including South Park Junior College, Lamar College, Lamar Junior College, Lamar State College of Technology, and Lamar University. Printed on the back of the postcard is "Administration Building, Lamar State College of Technology, Beaumont, Texas." Also printed on the back is the following information regarding the postcard's creation: "Published by Edwards News Agency, 1101 Franklin--Beaumont, Texas" "C15254" "Natural Color by Mike Roberts, Berkely Calif." and "Color Photo by Bill Kobert."
Date: [1951..1971]
Creator: Edwards News Agency
Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library

[Postcard of Pueblo Gold and Country Club]

Description: Postcard of the Pueblo Golf and Country Club in Pueblo, Colorado. A printed note below the picture says "Pueblo, a Thriving City With a Lasting Prosperity." A handwritten note on the back of the postcard, addressed to Mrs. Edward Bartley and Miss Lou Rayburn says, "I met Mr. and Mrs. Chapman at a big party given in their honor. They asked to be remembered to you. I have had so many lonely mt. trips - it is beautiful here and so cool. Lois Meade."
Date: August 1951
Creator: Meade, Lois
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

[Postcard of Tanks and Plane]

Description: Postcard of tanks on a road with a plane flying over. Typed text on the front of the postcard says "Air Ground Support by Armored Regt. Tenn. Maneuvers." A handwritten note on the back of the postcard says "Lois, please put these with my other pictures when you finished with 'em. Thanks. Love, Clarence."
Date: [1952..1954]
Creator: Whitefield, Clarence
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Postcard from The National Farm Loan Association of Bandera to Mr. Willie Agold, July 29, 1952]

Description: Postcard from Mr. W. R. Fletcher of The National Farm Loan Association of Bandera to Mr. Willie Agold, inviting him to come in and discuss a farm loan. The front of the postcard features a photograph a line of six mules pulling a plow through a field towards the camera. Behind the mules, a man sits on a seat on the plow.
Date: July 29, 1952
Creator: Fletcher, W. R.
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Postcard from Ralph, Helen, and Daris to Mrs. Minnie Owens, August 12, 1952]

Description: Postcard from Ralph, Helen, and Daris to Mrs. Minnie Owens, discussing their travels, including visiting a cave, seeing some friends in San Antonio, and their plans to stay in Kerrville until Sunday. The front of the postcard features a photograph of a large cavern with high-ceilings and a pit in the center of the ground. The cave is illuminated by lights placed among the rocks and rock formations. At the back of the cave, nestled in a crevice high up the rock wall, a cross shines brightly. The name of the cavern, "The Great Cathedral," is printed at the top of the postcard, along with the location.
Date: August 12, 1952
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Postcard of Slovak Girls Academy]

Description: Postcard of Slovak Girls Academy in Danville, Pennsylvania. A handwritten note addressed to Miss Helen H. Aten from Woodrow W. Aten says "Howdy all - Tis near chow time Monday eve. Just now we have a good breeze from the east - maybe rain. We had a few drops on Sunday, also had a fine trip too. As ever Woodrow."
Date: July 20, 1953
Creator: Aten, Woodrow W.
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Hotel Victoria]

Description: Postcard from the inside of Hotel Victoria looking out. The foreground appears to be a balcony or patio with arches and decorative stone- and metalwork. Outside, there are several unique-looking buildings, portions of a town, and mountains rising the background.
Date: March 1954
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Hotel Victoria]

Description: Postcard with an aerial view of Hotel Victoria, surrounded by mountains.
Date: March 1954
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Rio Grande Flood of 1954, Laredo, Texas]

Description: Postcard of flood water completely covering the International Bridge between Nuevo Laredo, Mexico and Laredo, Texas. At the skyline is the Mexican Customs and Immigration building. The explanation on the back of the postcard states: "A new four-lane bride is replacing the completely inundated and partially destroyed bridge at Laredo, Texas, by the Rio Grande Flood of 1954. The Mexican Immigration and Customs building is shown in the background."
Date: July 1954
Creator: Yates, Frank
Partner: Laredo Public Library

[Card promoting Webb exhibit]

Description: A card to the McCords promoting Claudia Webb and Virginia Bath's exhibit in Evanston.
Date: July 31, 1954
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Postcard to Mrs. Henry Sleur - October 7, 1954]

Description: Postcard written to Mrs. Henry Sleur in Belton, Texas. The letter says "Dear Bessie- Will you give me your mother's numbers as a D.A.R. Was she listed as one, in Austin? I was told to write to Washington for the D.A.R. lineage as I want to trace it beyond 1776. Thank you. Odetta."
Date: October 7, 1954
Partner: Lena Armstrong Public Library

[Postcard from Tom Puente to John J.Herrera - 1955-08-13]

Description: Postcard from Tom Puente to John Herrera dated August 13, 1955 and postmarked Chicago, Illinois. The front of the postcard is a color illustration of a cowboy on a horse looking at at a woman walking away. The text above reads: "Reckon yer new in these parts Lady - ya oughta wear somethin' under them chaps!" The back of the postcard has the handwritten message, "Hello Johnnie, Sorry I didn't get to see you again while I was here in Houston. Hope to see you next year. Regards to all our friends for me. P.S. Rusty havn't wretten to me for a while, 1642 E 53rd St. Apt. 304, Tom Puente."
Date: August 13, 1955
Creator: Puente, Tom
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Abilene Fine Arts Museum

Description: A promotional card for Claudia Webb Betti's An Exhibition of Paintings at the Abilene Fine Arts Museum.
Date: 1956
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections