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[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 Houston Cotton Barge]

Description: Postcard of a wooden barge christened as "Houston," bearing bales of cotton on the Buffalo Bayou. The bottom edge describes the scene as "Loading Cotton Barge on Buffalo Bayou. Houston, Texas." The letter on the same edge reads, "Hello Mamie, Will be home Thurs. With Love Sia." The back of the postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin 1316 Calder Ave. Beaumont, Texas."
Date: September 11, 1906
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Central Fire Station, Houston, Texas]

Description: Postcard of Houston's Central Fire Station, a two-story brick building with several garage exits along the first floor. Horse-drawn fire engines are seen exiting the garages, and each garage is labeled. Three visible labels are, "Chief", "Hose", and "Steamer."
Date: 1907
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard with a View of Main Street, Houston, Texas]

Description: Postcard showing a view overlooking Main Street in Houston, Texas; the photograph is illustrated in color and shows trolley cars moving down the street as well as people walking up and down the sidewalks. There is a note on the reverse side of the card that is addressed to Mamie Collins in Waco, Texas; there is a printed note in the upper right corner that describes the street and the buildings that appear on it.
Date: August 11, 1907
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Postcard of St. Agnes Academy in Houston]

Description: Postcard of a three story brick estate with marble columns supporting the upper balcony. The postcard is addressed to, "Miss Mamie McFaddin 1906 McFaddin Ave Beaumont, Texas."
Date: March 18, 1908
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard Showing the Wading Pond and City Park, Houston, Texas]

Description: Postcard with a tinted photograph Wading Pond at City Park in Houston, Texas. The photograph shows kids standing in the water in front of a fountain, there are other people standing near a pedestrian bridge; the text on the back says: "I can handle Will Harry & Jack [] will send them a postal in the near future."
Date: June 24, 1908
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[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

[Postcard with a Photo of a Houston Fire Department Automobile]

Description: Postcard with a photograph of an automobile belonging to the Houston Fire Department pulling out of a garage at the fire station. Two firemen are sitting in the driver's seat while two other firemen are standing behind the car and there is an inscription on the car that reads: "Houston Fire Dept."
Date: [1909..1912]
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard with a Photo of a Man by a Service Truck]

Description: Postcard with a photograph of a man standing in front of a long service truck used by the Houston Fire Department. The truck is carrying ladders and has pennants that say "Houston," and an alarm bell on top.
Date: [1909..1912]
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard with a Photograph of Firemen of the Houston Fire Department]

Description: Postcard with a photograph of one of the fire trucks used by the Houston Fire Department parked outside of the fire station. The truck is loaded with ladders and a long water hose packed in the back; there are also four firemen standing around.
Date: [1909..1912]
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from Leda Bahl to Mayme Collins, March 8, 1909]

Description: Postcard from Leda Bahl to Mayme Collins in Waco, Texas with a tinted photograph of Buffalo Bayou in Houston, Texas; the photograph shows four boats tied next to one another across the bayou. There is a note on the back of the card that reads: "Dear Mayme, arrived all [] and having a fine time just got home been seeing the drill it was just fine..."
Date: March 8, 1909
Creator: Bahl, Leda
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Postcard with an Illustrated Photograph of a Houston Church]

Description: Postcard with an illustrated photograph of the Annunciation Church in Houston, Texas; this church has a tall tower on the corner. The note on the back of the photograph reads: "Hello Miss Mamye I am having a fine time, take good care of [] Harry with love from Katharine Wheatly."
Date: March 8, 1909
Creator: Wheatly, Katharine
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[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

[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

[Postcard from Ellen to Miss Harthausen, October 7, 1910]

Description: Postcard from Ellen to Miss Harthausen, promising to write a letter when she has time. The front of the postcard features an illustration of three buildings lining a street - one two-story building and two one-story buildings. The building on the far right has a sign for a bakery. Two automobiles and a small buggy are parked along the street.
Date: October 7, 1910
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Photograph of Axtell Railroad Station]

Description: Postcard sent to Miss Loudie George in Houston, Texas. The image on the front features a photograph of the Axtell Railroad Station with three women and a man standing outside the entrance. Buildings are visible in the background. A note written on the back is dated November 2, 1910 and says "I arrived home Tuesday morning and made an auto trip to [...] via Moody got home at 10 last night will be in Waco again tomorrow May get to see you in Waco or I may have an exhibit there during the Cotton Palace They are decorating the business houses already"
Date: November 12, 1910
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard of Main Street North From Rusk in Houston]

Description: Postcard of two rows of buildings running parallel down the postcard, described as "Main Street North from Rusk, Houston, Texas." The letter on the back of the postcard is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin Washington, D. C. Gunston Hall."
Date: January 18, 1911
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of S. E. Carter Building in Houston]

Description: Postcard of a large multi-story complex described as "The S. E. Carter Building, Main and Rush Avenue, Houston, Tex." The letter on the back reads, "How are you? Talked to Lee the other night in Bmt and also again in Mineral Wells. She won't be home til May - Fierce isn't it! Write to me - N." The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin 1906 Florida Ave. Washington, D. C."
Date: April 6, 1911
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Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Compressing and Loading Cotton]

Description: Postcard of a colorized photograph of a boat loaded with cotton bales in a canal with several men standing in front of a cotton compressing and loading facility and a railway bridge in the background. Printed on the front of the postcard: "Compressing and Loading Cotton, Houston, Texas."
Date: July 26, 1911
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard with a Photograph of Fire Damage in Houston, February 21, 1912]

Description: Postcard with a photograph of some of the damage caused by a fire in Houston, Texas; the text on the photo says that this is "looking west from plant of Dew Bros Syrup Co." Most of the pieces of debris in the picture are sheets of metal lying on the ground with other charred pieces in the background.
Date: February 21, 1912
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard with a Photograph of Fire Damage in Houston, Texas]

Description: Postcard with a photograph of the damage caused by a major fire in Houston, Texas. The caption on the picture reads: "Houston's Big Fire Feb 21, 1912 Where the Blaze Started." The building in the photograph belongs to a grain company, and has most of its roof and taller walls destroyed; most of the building with "Grain Co." written on it is most left intact. There are a few men looking through the debris.
Date: February 21, 1912
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard of Carter Building and Bender Hotel in Houston]

Description: Postcard of two large buildings with multiple stories sharing a block and sidewalk near which several cars are parked. The letter on the back is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin Beaumont, Tex. 1906 McFaddin."
Date: August 8, 1912
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum