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[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

[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

[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

[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

[Postcard Picturing D. F. Draper in Uniform]

Description: Postcard with a photograph of Daniel Franklin Draper without his helmet, rank insignia, or medals, but with his World War I uniform on. On the back of the postcard is writing that states his name, date of birth, and where he lived.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard Picturing Pearl Draper With Barn Animals]

Description: Postcard with a photograph of Pearl Draper with two horses behind her and a dog in front of her. Text on the back says " Pearl Draper...about 1915...daughter of Daniel Franklin Draper and Winnie Pearl G. Draper. Lived in San Antonio, La Porte, Waco ".
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[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

[Texas Human Rights Foundation's Appeal of Baker v. Wade]

Description: An handbill from the Texas Human Rights Foundation advocating for gay and lesbian rights and announcing their support for the appeal of Section 21.06 of the Texas Penal Code. The back of the slip has blank spaces to write contact information to support LGBT rights.
Date: 19uu
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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 Addressed to Mrs. M. M. Matlock, April 25, 1917]

Description: Postcard addressed to Mrs. M. M. Matlock with a photograph of an oil rig with its workers hanging out at the bottom. The note on the back of the card asks Mrs. Matlock how "the war [is] up their [sic]," and says that down there it "looks like real war some times."
Date: April 25, 1917
Partner: Murphy Historical Society Inc.

[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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

[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

[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 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