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[Postcard of Oriental Hotel in Dallas]

Description: Postcard of a six story hotel with a domed tower roof and an electric trolley car running in front of the building. The note on the back is illegible but for the signature - "Love to all, Maura." The postcard is addressed to "Miss M. McFaddin Beaumont, Tex 1906 McFaddin Ave."
Date: October 29, 1907
Creator: Davidson Brothers
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Woman With Flower in Hair and Kitten on Shoulder]

Description: Postcard of a woman with curled hair and a flower tucked behind her ear with a kitten sitting on her shoulder. On the picture, a message is typed that reads, "For every boy that's lonely there's a girl who's lonesome too." The message continues in handwriting with "I wish you were going to be here tonight for the club dance," on the front and "Saw Jack out to Sig's last night; sure did look classy. H. H. 11-29-11" on the back. The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin Washington D. C. 1906 Florida Ave."
Date: November 29, 1911
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Great Lake Steamer]

Description: Postcard of a large ship on a lake while the sun rises from the horizon. The letter on the back is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Miss M. McFaddin 1141 3rd Ave. Huntington, W. Va."
Date: June 29, 1908
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of The Alamo in San Antonio]

Description: Postcard of the front of the stone Alamo, described as "Alamo, San Antonio, Texas." The letter on the back reads, "Is all of Texas as hot as this? Are all your beauties now fed? Are you coming back to Rauie this season? Leo E." The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFadden Mrs. H. C. Duncan 5th Ave. + 15th St. Huntington, W. Va."
Date: May 29, 1916
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of The Tutwiler]

Description: Postcard of a multistory brick building with white accents, described further as "The Tutwiler, Birmingham, Ala. Birmingham's largest and finest 450 rooms - 450 baths One of the Dinkler Hotels Dispensers of True Southern Hospitality." The message on the back reads, "Mathew and I had lunch at this hotel Sept. 29th 1941 and make from Baltimore Md. to Beaumont, Texas in Mathew's Packard car with Leonard (Chauffeur) driving - a hot day."
Date: September 29, 1941
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Lady Fortune]

Description: Postcard of a woman with curled hair smiling with a poem written below that reads, "May Fortune smile upon thy "path." And give thee of the best she "hath." " The poem continues with two more lines added, "Which would be when you come "back." To present to thee the mysterious "Jack." H. H. 10-29-11." The message continues on the back with, "By all means, "M" don't over-look the lady's bangs. Also notice how well they stay down. H. H." The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin Washington D. C. Gunston Hall."
Date: October 29, 1911
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Tea Pot Rock]

Description: Postcard of a squat, banded rock formation described as "Tea Pot Rock, near Rock Springs, Wyo." The message on the back is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Mr. Carroll E. Ward Texas Ice Co. Beaumont, Texas."
Date: September 29, 1934
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Union Memorial Hospital, Johnston Hospital and Nurses Home]

Description: Postcard of a light pink seven story structure with purple and blue cars traveling on the road in front of it. The message on the back of the postcard is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Mrs. Carroll E. Ward 1906 McFaddin Ave. Beaumont, Texas."
Date: March 29, 1946
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Plaza Theatre Auditorium in San Antonio]

Description: Postcard of three rows of green theatre seats facing from the stage. On the back, a message reads, "Camp Wilson, San Antonio, Texas 10/28 '16. Having a fine time and enjoying camp life. How is Beaumont? H. H. R." The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFadden Beaumont, Texas."
Date: October 29, 1916
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Photograph of Fayette County Court House, August 29, 1944]

Description: Postcard with a photograph of the Fayette County Court House in La Grange, Texas and a handwritten message on the back from "Pastor" to Mr. H. E. Hill saying that he will see him when he gets back.
Date: August 29, 1944
Creator: Fox Company
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard of Holland, Texas Main Street]

Description: Postcard of the north side of Main street in Holland, Texas. A handwritten note on the postcard, which is addressed to Miss Annie Wiggers, says "Well if it wasn't for the scripture where it says all ye who are weary and heavy laden come unto me and I will give you rest. That is the only hope I have in this world. I don't think there ever will be any more pleasure for me left in this old world. I do sometimes wonder if ever I could be happy again. There is only one [?] for me and that is-"
Date: July 29, 1907
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

Beeville Main Street 1914

Description: View of Washington Street in 1914 looking north. The red brick three stories building on the left was the first “skyscraper” for Beeville. It was the Grand Opera House, built by A.F. Rees and E.J. Kinkler at the corner of Washington and Bowie Streets in 1907, and opened in 1908. Many Broadway stage plays, musical comedies, and light operas were presented in the opera house. The building was destroyed by fire in 1919. The building to the left of the Grand Opera House was Beeville’s first bank, the First National Bank of Beeville, which opened in 1890, and moved to this location by 1894. This postcard shows the modes of transportation available in the early 1900’s, a buggy, automobile, wagon and horse. By 1908 automobiles were owned by several individuals in Beeville.
Date: September 29, 1914
Partner: Bee County Historical Commission

[Postcard of Fire Fighters with a Hand-Drawn Fire Engine]

Description: Postcard of uniformed fire fighters standing near a hand-drawn fire engine. The engine has two poles on its front for the fire fighters to carry, and requires multiple people to move. The engine has the words, " Torrent Veteran" written on its hose. On the back of the postcard, the sender left a handwritten message that says, "Cannot find any cards of the Phila. Fire Dept. -Edna V. Johnson."
Date: June 29, 1911
Creator: Johnson, Edna V.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard of a FIre Station, Stratford, Ontario, Canada]

Description: Postcard of a fire department at their fire station in a residential area. The fire fighters are standing with two horse-drawn wagons. The vehicle on the left is equipped with a hook & ladder, and the one on the right has a coiled hose.
Date: July 29, 1912
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Portrait of Three Month Old Child]

Description: Portrait of three month old child sitting on decorative object. The child has a hat on and wearing a jacket with a onesie. There is a note on the back of the photograph in Spanish.
Date: October 29, 1948
Partner: Hispanic Heritage Center of Texas

[Postcard to Edna Matlock, December 29, 1925]

Description: Postcard from a woman to Edna Matlock saying she trusts "you have had a nice Xmas we have for all are well." The image on the front of the card shows a podium covered in snow behind a Holly leaf and blue birds flying across the snowy background; the caption on the front reads: "Contentment, prosperity and joys not a few With all my heart I'm wishing for you, Best Wishes For The New Year."
Date: December 29, 1925
Partner: Murphy Historical Society Inc.

[Postcard of an Auto Fire Engine, Springfield, Ohio]

Description: Postcard of the Springfield Fire Department with a fire engine automobile. The early model automobile has two seats, a small compartment in the back that carries a hose, and a bell mounted on its hood. The back of the photograph has a handwritten message discussing the exchange of collectible postcards with George Pendexter.
Date: January 29, 1912
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard with a Photograph of the "New Yorker" in Action]

Description: Postcard with a photograph of the "New Yorker" in action in he water along the coast; the boat is firing all of its water cannons on the right and left. The text on the back of the card says "We have 9 more like this one. (This is the first fire boat built for the dept in Engine Co. #57."
Date: May 29, 1912
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, April 29, 1912]

Description: Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter with a note on the back saying there has not been many fires in Battle Creek, Michigan to deal with. The photograph on the reverse side shows the "Combination Chemical wagon and Steamer - #3 Fire Station Battle Creek - Mich." There are eight firemen in the photo, three standing around the steamer wagon and five around the wagon on the right side.
Date: April 29, 1912
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, January 29, 1912]

Description: Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter telling Pendexter to call Henry W. Woodward in Springfield, Massachusetts for more photographs. Johnston says that the men in the photo belong to Engine #3 as they work on their spraying and he is the man wearing the light shirt; the photograph shows the men with their hose shooting a high pressured stream of water into the air.
Date: January 29, 1912
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, January 29, 1912]

Description: Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter discussing other collectors to contact for pictures, Johnston suggests contacting F. A. Bruce, and L. A. Van Toor. The photograph on the reverse side shows the destruction at the Globe M. F. G. Co. building in Battle Creek, Michigan after a fire; the walls are crumpled inwards and the roof has caved in. There are two men standing off to the left looking at the damage left behind by the fire.
Date: January 29, 1912
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard of Richmond Fire Department]

Description: Postcard of the Richmond Fire Department in front of a fire station on a street corner. The fire fighters are formally dressed, and standing with a horse-drawn carriage. The back of the postcard has a handwritten message that says, "Knowing you collect fire dept. cards, I'm sending you one from Richmond, where I am today."
Date: February 29, 1908
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from Henry to Mr. Fritz Adler, January 29, 1913]

Description: Postcard from Henry to Mr. Fritz Adler, discussing his father's illness. He says that his father is still weak, but the doctor says if he pulls through the next two days, he will be out of danger. The front of the postcard features an perspective view illustration of a long, wide road. There are wooded areas on either side of the road, and the roof of a house is just barely visible in the wooded area on the right side.
Date: January 29, 1913
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[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