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[Postcard of an Industrial Plant]

Description: Postcard of rows and rows of automobiles with some kind of industrial plant in the background. Also a train full of tank cars is visible in the background in front of the plant. The caption on the image reads "RUINS - Texas City Texas April 16 - 1947 M676."
Date: April 16, 1947
Location Info:
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

[Postcard of Municipal Rose Gardens in Ritter Park]

Description: Postcard of a park with pink sidewalks and pink and red flowers in bloom. The postcard is described as "Municipal Rose Gardens, Ritter Park, Huntington, W. Va. "Huntington's Beauty Spot." " The back of the postcard adds, "Municipal Rose garden, a part of the Huntington Park System, built in 1933. Contains over 3,500 rose plants. Mentioned in many house and garden publications as the Beauty Spot of Huntington." The message on the back is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Mrs. Carroll E. Ward 1906 McFaddin Beaumont, Texas."
Date: April 16, 1946
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Abilene State Park]

Description: Postcard of a stone stairway leading up a grassy hill to a long building. Typed text on the postcard says "Approach to Recreation Center, Abilene State Park, Abilene, Texas." A handwritten note addressed to Miss Helen H. Aten from Woodrow W. Aten at Camp Barkeley says "Dear Helen and all: This is the state park of Abilene- about 20 miles away from the city. Received that great post card yesterday. Glad to hear the candy arrived safely and was enjoyed. As ever "Woodrow."
Date: May 16, 1944
Creator: Aten, Woodrow W.
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Postcard of Chattahoochee River]

Description: Postcard of a river surrounded with trees, with text that says "Scene on the Chattahoochee River, Columbus, Georgia." A handwritten note addressed to Helen Aten says "Howdy: Having a very nice time. Tell John people are husking corn down here. And he shouldn't work to hard to get his done till I get back. Githa."
Date: January 16, 1943
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Postcard of Lincoln's Birthplace]

Description: Postcard with a colored drawing of a log cabin, labeled Lincoln's birthplace in Hodgenville, Kentucky, and the inscriptions in memorial hall. There is a note on the back from Harold Landau to his wife Helen.
Date: August 16, 1942
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Postcard of Mammoth Cave]

Description: Postcard with a colored drawing of the entrance to the Frozen Niagara rock structure in Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. A note from Harold Landau to Helen Landau is written on the back.
Date: August 16, 1942
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Postcard of Cherry Trees And Washington Monument]

Description: Postcard of rows of blooming cherry trees along the edge of the Potomac river with the white Washington monument in the distance. The scene is described as "These beautiful Japanese Cherry Blossom Trees which line Riverside Drive, Potomac Park, are a gift of the Japanese Government to the United States Government. In the Spring of the year they are a most beautiful sight and might suggest to the traveler a scene in old Nippon itself." The message on the back is illegible.
Date: April 16, 1930
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[The Main Drag]

Description: Postcard of muddy street lined with store fronts, numerous people are visible walking along either side of the road, several wooden derricks are visible in the background. The caption on the Image reads "- The Main Drag - New Town. 200 [circled]" The inscription (on back): "February 16,1920. Dear Mamma, I have written every week. I am not sick. Last week I waded waist deep across a pond of icy water, didn't get to change clothes for four hours and all it did was make my nose run. I have been taking pictures and will send some pretty soon. Mark."
Date: February 16, 1920
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

[Postcard to Mrs. F. Adler, July 16, 1915]

Description: Postcard to Mrs. F. Adler. The front of the postcard features a photograph of a man-made dam on a small lake, taken from down-stream. Trees surround the lake and dam on all sides, and there are large, rectangular stones piled up on the right side. A man in a light shirt and dark pants walks along the edge of the dam (where the water pours over the edge), going left.
Date: July 16, 1915
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Dallas Automobile Country Club]

Description: Postcard of a drawing of the Dallas Automobile Country Club building in Dallas, Texas. A car is parked under an awning to the left, and an American flag flies from a pole to the right.
Date: December 16, 1914
Partner: Dallas Heritage Village

[Postcard of Yoakum, Texas]

Description: Postcard of Front Street at Yoakum, Texas. A neighborhood is seen in the distance, behind a small row of neatly trimmed trees. An annotation on the left of the image labels a building as a fire hall.
Date: September 16, 1912
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

[Postcard of a Fire Station, Alexandria, La.]

Description: Postcard of a fire station in Alexandria, Louisiana. The fire department is lined up outside the station in their horse-drawn wagons. A U.S. flag is mounted on top of the station. On the left of the station, there is a cylindrical tower that extends roughly 8 stories high. On the back of the postcard, the sender has left a handwritten message that says, "Have not had a run since I have been here."
Date: August 16, 1912
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

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

Description: Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter telling him of a recent fire they had "the 11th and one Sunday morning at 3 a.m." The photograph shows a devastated building with a caption that reads: "Great Fendrich Fire Ruins Main St. Looking West from 2nd St. Evansville, Indiana." The building in the center is almost completely destroyed while the one to its left has most of its walls still standing though its roof is gone.
Date: July 16, 1912
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard to George Pendexter, June 16, 1912]

Description: Postcard addressed to George Pendexter concerning the current situation in Brownwood, Texas, where there had been three fires in a short amount of time. The photograph on the reverse side shows a vehicle being pulled by horses, with four firemen standing near the backside, into a garage. These men and vehicle are apart of the greater fire department in Brownwood, Texas.
Date: June 16, 1912
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard of Sailboat on Sea]

Description: Postcard of three sailboats on a rocky sea, one far closer than the other two. The message on the front of the postcard reads, "Big dance at the club Wednesday, wish you were here so we could dance our old stand by "Chili and Beans." H. H." The message on the back continues with "For the life of me, I can't guess "Who's Jack." H. H. 10-16-11." The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin Washington D. C. Gunston Hall."
Date: October 16, 1911
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of United States Court House in Texarkana]

Description: Postcard of a two story stone building with a red tiled roof. The back of the postcard reads, "Maybe you think I am not glad to stay riding on that dirty train - WRC." The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFadden Beaumont, Texas."
Date: August 16, 1911
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard from Milton Andrew Matlock to his Father, January 16, 1911]

Description: Postcard from Milton Andrew Matlock to his father, M. M. Matlock with an image of the the U. S. Armored Cruiser "New York." There is a note on the back of the card asking his father how things have been at home and if he has started work yet.
Date: January 16, 1911
Creator: Matlock, Milton Andrew
Partner: Murphy Historical Society Inc.

[Postcard from Milton Andrew Matlock to Lois Matlock, January 16, 1911]

Description: Postcard from Milton Andrew Matlock to his sister Lois Matlock asking about the family back home, as well as saying that he "went to Beaufort on a steam boat." The photograph on the front shows the school building in Beaufort, South Carolina.
Date: January 16, 1911
Creator: Matlock, Milton Andrew
Partner: Murphy Historical Society Inc.

[Postcard Series, Part 5: Appropriation]

Description: Postcard from Rose Collins to Harry Bahl with an illustration of a man holding the waist of a woman holding an umbrella. This card is the fifth card in a set of six and has the title "Appropriation" printed at the bottom. There is a note on the back of the card that reads: "Your better half is getting fat, but she will have to stay a couple of months to do her any good."
Date: July 16, 1910
Creator: Collins, Rose
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Postcard of River Near Country Club in Beaumont]

Description: Postcard of two people fishing in a boat on a body of water. The scene is described as "River View near Country Club, Beaumont, Tex." The letter is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Miss M. McFaddin Gunston Hall Washington D. C."
Date: December 16, 1909
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Santa Fe Hospital]

Description: Postcard of a colorized photograph of the Santa Fe Hopsital, a large four-story red brick building with six white columns on the porch; there is a lawn in the foreground some trees in the background. Printed on the front of the postcard: "Santa Fe Hospital, Temple, Texas." There is a handwritten note on the back of the postcard.
Date: March 16, 1909
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis