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[Grand Central Station in Houston, Texas]

Description: Postcard image of Grand Central Station in Houston, Texas. Colored image shows railroad station and train to right. Fenced area with trees and shrubs to left. Tall white building in background.
Date: 1909
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Two oil derricks]

Description: Postcard issued by Bank of the Southwest using images from F.J. Schlueter Collection. Image is of two oil derricks. Car and wagon are on the road in front of the derricks. Text on the back of the postcard reads, "For a long time, oil has been the biggest game in town. Even in 1916 when Houston thoroughfares had as many horses and buggies as automobiles. Photograph from the Bank of the Southwest--F.J. Schlueter Collection." Image is from ca. 1920, but postcard is from ca. 1970.
Date: 1916
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Man and women posing with a giant fish]

Description: Postcard issued by Bank of the Southwest using images from F.J. Schlueter Collection. Image is of man and women in bathing suits posing with a giant fish. Text on the back of the postcard reads, "Early Houstonians recall that Houston was a fisherman's paradise. The fishing's good today, too, but bathing costumes have improved considerably in most people's opinion. Houston Streets were never the same again. Photograph from the Bank of the Southwest--F.J. Schlueter Collection." Image is from ca. 1910, but postcard is from ca. 1970.
Date: 1910
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Steam powered tractor with farmer]

Description: Postcard issued by Bank of the Southwest using images from F.J. Schlueter Collection. Image is of a steam powered tractor with farmer standing on the back. Farmer is in the process of plowing the field. Text on the back of the postcard reads, "Even in its early days, Houston was an agricultural center. Farm machinery such as this steam tractor helped Houstonians make the most of their natural resources. Photograph from the Bank of the Southwest--F.J. Schlueter Collection." Image is from ca. 1915, but postcard is from ca. 1970.
Date: 1915
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Second National Bank of Houston]

Description: Postcard issued by Bank of the Southwest using images from F.J. Schlueter Collection. Image is of the Second National Bank of Houston, a three-story brick building in downtown Houston. Text on the back of the postcard reads, "By 1923, the name Lumberman's National Bank did not accurately describe the bank you know today as the Bank of the Southwest. So, Lumberman's became the Second National Bank of Houston. Photograph from the Bank of the Southwest--F.J. Schlueter Collection." Image is from ca. 1923, but postcard is from ca. 1970.
Date: 1923
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Houston Ship Channel]

Description: Postcard issued by Bank of the Southwest using images from F.J. Schlueter Collection. Image is of the Houston Ship Channel: Two large and one small boat are in view. Large boat at left carried a load of lumber. Large carts on dock at right suggest more oversize cargo will be unloaded. Text on the back of the postcard reads, "In 1914, Houston got its feet wet. Even though it was 50 miles inland, the city became a seaport. An eventually an international port-of-call. Gateway to Latin America and Europe. Photograph from the Bank of the Southwest--F.J. Schlueter Collection." Image is from ca. 1915, but postcard is from ca. 1970.
Date: 1915
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Train with three men]

Description: Postcard issued by Bank of the Southwest using images from F.J. Schlueter Collection. Image is of a train with three men sitting on front of engine, one in at the controls, and two standing at left. Text on the back of the postcard reads, "Houston had become an important railhead by 1920. Gandy dancers laid the track that carried the trains that helped turn Houston into a major transportation center. Photograph from the Bank of the Southwest--F.J. Schlueter Collection." Image is from ca. 1915, but postcard is from ca. 1970.
Date: 1915
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Two women in an automobile]

Description: Postcard issued by Bank of the Southwest using images from F.J. Schlueter Collection. Image is of two women in an automobile, one at the driver's wheel and one in the back seat. Text on the back of the postcard reads, "By 1910, the horse and buggy had begun to give way to the automobile. Houston Streets were never the same again. Photograph is from the Bank of the Southwest--F.J. Schlueter Collection." Image is from ca. 1910, but postcard is from ca. 1970.
Date: 1910
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

Turnverein Clubhouse and Grounds, Houston, Texas

Description: Color postcard depicting the Turnverein Clubhouse and grounds in Houston, Texas. Park benches and a gazebo sit outside the buildings of the clubhouse. Correspondence on the back reads, "Hello! Little Girl, After many adventures I arrived here. It is a beautiful place. But have been sleepy most of the time. Write me little girl, Maude" It is addressed to Miss Rosa Louise Dill, 517 High St., Oklahoma City, Okla. Postmark is from Houston, Texas on Jul 15, 1909.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

[Postcard addressed to H. S. Moore, August 1, 1893 ]CBM_2083-002-004

Description: Postcard that was sent to Henry S. Moore on August 1, 1893. The postcard is badly torn which makes it difficult to tell what is being said. It appears the author is writing about having a good time at a crowded event and the weather.
Date: August 1, 1893
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Postcard of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church]

Description: Postcard of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Houston, Texas. Cars parked outside and people going to the Church.
Date: unknown
Creator: American Candid Photo
Location Info:
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Property tax receipt for Nicholas Negreta from Harrisburg Independent School District]

Description: Postcard sent to Nicholas Negreta for a property tax receipt No. 4858 from Harrisburg Independent School District, Harrisburg, Texas dated 1925 for $4.30 for lot 11, Block 2, Division MPS, Value $500. Sent to Nicholas Negreta at his address, 1014 Woodbury.
Date: November 9, 1925
Creator: Harrisburg Independent School District
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Postcard of "Downtown" Houston]

Description: Postcard of Downtown Houston's Main Street after dark. The streets, buildings, and the advertisements on the buildings are colorfully lighted.
Date: unknown
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Postcard from Rose Chamberlin to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 23, 1913]

Description: Postcard from Rose Chamberlin to Junia Roberts Osterhout. The front has a photo of a man and women standing by a horse drawn carriage. The woman is standing with one hand on the seat of the carriage and is wearing a white dress and a white hat. The man is standing beside her with a hand on his hat and is wearing a white shirt, tie, and slacks. In the background are branches and leaves that cover the sky. On the back, Rose wrote to decline Junia's invitation somewhere.
Date: May 23, 1913
Creator: Osterhout, Junia
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Invitation from The All Americans Council of the National Democratic Committee to a reception]

Description: Invitation postcard from The All Americans Council of the National Democratic Committee for a reception at the Rice Hotel Crystal Ballroom on Sunday November 1, 1964. The speakers will be Albert Thomas, from the Congressional 8th District and Dr. Edward D. Re, Chairman of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, Washington D.C. At the bottom of the card shows "L.B.J. for the U.S.A." Response card with envelope included.
Date: November 1, 1964
Creator: All Americans Council of the National Democratic Committee
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Postcard from Luciano Santoscoy to John J. Herrera - 1952-08-12]

Description: Postcard from Luciano Santoscoy of El Paso, Texas, to John J. Herrera, dated August 12, 1952. After sitting in on a school board meeting in Pecos, Texas, Luciano is encouraging LULAC to take a serious look at the local issues.
Date: August 12, 1952
Creator: Santoscoy, Luciano
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Campaign card for Fred Hofheinz from John J. Herrera]

Description: Postcard size campaign card for Fred Hofheinz by John J. Herrera. On the front of the card is a cartoon picture of Hofheinz noting the issues of the campaign. Above the illustration reads: "El Alcalde," or "The Mayor". Message from Herrera on the back of the card.
Date: June 22, 1975
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Campaign card for Fred Hofheinz from John J. Herrera]

Description: Postcard size campaign card for Fred Hofheinz by John J. Herrera. On the front of the card is a cartoon picture of Hofheinz noting the issues of the campaign. Above the illustration reads: "El Alcalde," or "The Mayor". Message from Herrera on the back of the card.
Date: June 22, 1975
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Postcard from Robert B. Cruz to John J. Herrera - 1950-10-23]

Description: Postcard from Robert B. Cruz to John J. Herrera dated October 23, 1950. This postcard grants Herrera permission to have the Regional LULAC Convention in Houston and asks for possible dates for the convention.
Date: October 23, 1950
Creator: Cruz, Robert B.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Postcard from Robert B. Cruz to John J. Herrera - 1950-10-23]

Description: Postcard from Robert B. Cruz to John J. Herrera dated October 23, 1950. This postcard grants Herrera permission to have the Regional LULAC Convention in Houston and asks for possible dates for the convention.
Date: October 23, 1950
Creator: Cruz, Robert B.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library