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[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

[Gushing Oil Derrick]

Description: Postcard of an Oil Derrick in a forest spewing oil. The print in the top left hand corner reads: "Gusher in oil field, Humble, Texas, Near Houston".
Date: unknown
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

[Houston Cotton Wharf]

Description: Postcard of a color image of a cotton wharf in Houston featuring many bales of cotton and a structure in the background. Printed on the front of the postcard: "Cotton Wharf at Houston, Tex., The Greatest Cotton Market in the World."
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Magnolia Petroleum Co., Beaumont, Texas]

Description: Postcard of an illustration aerial view of Magnolia Petroleum Co. in Beaumont, Texas. The illustration shows many oil drums as well as buildings and other oil related equipment. On the back of the postcard, "Hello Thanks for nice card come soon. Mrs. J. Bowers R-1 B of 175C. Mrs. M. A Robinson Box 1653 Borger, Texas."
Date: unknown
Location Info:
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

[Moonshine Air Plant]

Description: Postcard of an oil field called "moonshine air plant". Image is in color. The print below the picture reads: "Moonshine Air Plant, largest in the world, oil field, Humble, Texas. Near Houston".
Date: unknown
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame

[Photograph of an Unknown Girl]

Description: Photograph of an unknown small girl on a postcard addressed to Nannie Scott in Humble, Texas. The photograph shows the girl wearing a dress and standing on a sandy beach with the water in the background; she has flowers in her hair and lace-up shoes on her feet.
Date: unknown
Partner: Murphy Historical Society Inc.

[Postcard from P. A. Halet to Glen Gate]

Description: Postcard from P. A. Halet to Mr. Glen Gate, asking for news and asking him to give best regards to his parents. The postcard features a photograph of the town (inked in with color afterwards), and some of the small farms surrounding the town, taken from a great distance. There are larger trees on the right front side of the town, and in the background, small bluffs are visible on the horizon.
Date: unknown
Creator: Halet, P. A.
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Postcard of a Sugar Cane Mill]

Description: The image in front of the postcard shows a forest in the background. In the middle ground there is a sugarcane mill. On the left side in the middle ground there are figures underneath a roof besides a chimney. In the middle there is a horse and two figures standing. On the left side, in the foreground, there is an older man sitting in a farm carriage pulled by two bulls. On the left lower corner is printed the following: "A Sugar Cane Mill." Underneath the printed text is handwritten the following: "Hello Marie, How are you. Sig went away last month, she went to Louisville. Mamie." The postcard is addressed to Miss Marie Bright in Houston, Texas. On the back of the postcard on the lower left side there is a paragraph that explains how a sugar cane mill functions. On the left side is printed the following: "Art Publishers To Their Majesties The King And Queen."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Administration and Chemistry Building at Rice Institute]

Description: Postcard of two buildings, brick with white accents and marble arches, across a well trimmed courtyard. The top edge of the postcard sets the scene as, "Administration Building and Chemistry Building, Rice Institute, Houston, Texas." The back of the postcard adds, "Administration Building, Rice Institute Houston has in Rice Institute one of the largest privately endowed colleges in the country. The original endowment of nine million dollars by the late Wm. Marsh Rice, has grown to $14,500,000."
Date: unknown
Creator: Bailey, Bob
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Astrodome Interior]

Description: Postcard of a baseball field surrounded by full stadium bleachers. Players in white uniforms have taken positions on the field. The back of the postcard adds, "Astrodome Interior The first major league baseball game ever played under a roof was just 24 minutes old when this picture was taken. The giant scoreboard shows the time as 7:54. The opening game between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees started promptly at 7:30 p.m. on April 9, 1965."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[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 of Lamar Hotel]

Description: Postcard of a 16 story building sitting on the corner of a block. A white car is parked at the sidewalk. The back of the postcard adds, "The beautiful Lamar Hotel - Houston's hotel of distinction in the heart of the downtown theater and shopping district. Lamar guests enjoy air conditioning, finest foods, radio - TV sets, garage service. Visit fabulous Houston, Texas soon."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Main Lobby of Lamar Hotel]

Description: Postcard of the main lobby where the carpet and walls are blue, marble supports the ceiling. Two men and a woman sit in the lobby. An exterior shot of the hotel is included. The bottom edge reads "The Lamar" in red ink. The back of the postcard adds, "The Beautiful New Lamar Hotel Main at Lamar Houston's Hotel of Distinction in the Heart of the Downtown Theater and Shopping District. Lamar Guests enjoy Air Conditioning, Finest Foods, TV sets, Free Parking. Visit Fabulous Houston Texas Soon For Reservations Phone 224-8511."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Main Street in Houston]

Description: Postcard of a large street with six lanes of traffic, cars scattered across it. Many buildings of different heights, from three story to sky-scraper, line the edges of the road. "Hello from Houston" is written in red on the sky portion of the postcard.
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Mayfair in Houston]

Description: Postcard of a 15 story building with glass windows. The back of the postcard describes the scene as, "The Mayfair 1600 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, Texas A complete new way of life for the modern Southwest, The Mayfair is Houston's most elegant apartment hotel. With appropriately priced one to five bedroom luxury suites, the Mayfair offers rental by the day, week, month and term lease."
Date: unknown
Location Info:
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of National Flower and Garden Show Exhibit at Houston]

Description: Postcard of well manicured flower gardens at the center of and surrounding a circular drive that leads to a white house with marble columns and two stories. The edge of the postcard reads "National Flower and Garden Show Exhibit at Houston, Texas." The back of the postcard adds, "Attracting more than 200,000 visitors in 1939, the National Flower and Garden Show for the first time in the history of the event will exhibit a second successive year at Houston's $2,000,000 Coliseum, March 3 through 10, 1940. More than $1,000,000 worth of blooms assembled from all parts of the world will be exhibited."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[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

[Postcard of Red Azalea in Full Bloom #1]

Description: Postcard of a large red Azalea bush hanging over a green gate, almost completely obscuring it. The top edge of the postcard reads, "A Rare Specimen of the Gorgeous Azalea in Full Bloom, Houston, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Red Azalea in Full Bloom #2]

Description: Postcard of a large red Azalea bush hanging over a green gate, almost completely obscuring it. The top edge of the postcard reads, "A Rare Specimen of the Gorgeous Azalea in Full Bloom, Houston, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Red Azalea in Full Bloom #3]

Description: Postcard of a large red Azalea bush hanging over a green gate, almost completely obscuring it. The top edge of the postcard reads, "A Rare Specimen of the Gorgeous Azalea in Full Bloom, Houston, Texas."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of River Oaks Garden Club #1]

Description: Postcard of perfectly thick rows of salmon colored Azaleas. The edge of the postcard reads, "River Oaks Garden Club Annual Azalea Trail in March." The back of the postcard adds, "River Oaks Garden Club organized 1927. Purpose: Stimulating knowledge and love of gardening among amateurs; sharing advantages of association through conference and correspondence; aiding in protection of native plants and birds; and encouraging civic planting. Address: River Oaks Garden Club Forum of Civivs. 2503 Westheimer Road, Houston 6, Texas."
Date: unknown
Creator: River Oaks Garden Club of Houston, Texas
Location Info:
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum