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[Postcard from Ora Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, July 23, 1891]

Description: Postcard from Ora Osterhout to her father, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing what she has been doing in Fort Worth, Texas. On the back, it is addressed to Mr. J. P. Osterhout in Belton, Bell Co., Texas, and it is postmarked Fort Worth, Texas, July 23, 1891.
Date: July 23, 1891
Creator: Osterhout, Ora
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

Electric Light Ice Plant and Waterworks

Description: Postcard of the power plant, water works, and ice plant in Arlington around 1900. There are buildings and power lines along the street. A water tower stands in the middle. There are two horses pulling a wagon and another standing in the street.
Date: 1900~
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

Interurban Station

Description: Postcard of Interurban Station in Arlington around 1900. The Interurban Depot is on the left with people in front of it. A trolley is in the middle with people boarding it. Another building with "Capadura" advertised on the side is on the right.
Date: 1900~
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

Mineral Water

Description: Postcard of the mineral water well in downtown Arlington at around 1900. To the left and right of the well are businesses, including a bank, hardware store, and real estate business. There are power lines along the street. A water tower stands behind the buildings on the left.
Date: 1900~
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Mobberly and Dobbs]

Description: Photographic postcard of H. Mobberly and W. C. Dobbs standing in front of a painted railroad car backdrop. Mr. Mobberly is standing on the left, and Mr. Dobbs is standing on the right.
Date: 1900~
Creator: Electric Post Card Studio
Partner: Longview Public Library

[Postcard of Tarrant County Courthouse]

Description: Postcard of the Tarrant County Courthouse in Fort Worth, Texas. Handwritten note on the front of the postcard is addressed to Lou Rayburn and tells of the author's plans to travel to El Paso.
Date: June 1907
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

[Postcard Showing Houston Street in Ft. Worth, Texas]

Description: Postcard showing an illustrated view looking north down Houston Street in Fort Worth, Texas; there are trolley tracks running down the center of the street and wagons lining both sides of the street. The note on the back of the card reads: "Am on my way to Wichita Falls will write when I reach my destination."
Date: 1907-08-26?
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Postcard Addressed to Lois Matlock, June 17, 1908]

Description: Postcard sent to Lois Matlock with an illustration depicting a man walking up to a woman and being surprised by her appearance once she moves out from behind her umbrella; the caption reads: "Things Are Not What They Seem." There are also random notes throughout the card, including names placed above the man and the woman.
Date: June 17, 1908
Partner: Murphy Historical Society Inc.

[Postcard of Street in Colorado, Texas]

Description: Postcard of a street crowded with horse-drawn wagons. Text on the front of the card names the street as Second Street in Colorado, Texas. Handwritten note on the back of the postcard is addressed to Lou Rayburn, "Dear sister," and offers greetings to their mother.
Date: July 27, 1908
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

Downtown Arlington

Description: Postcard of a street in downtown Arlington in 1909. People are gathered in front of stores by the street. Some are in cars, including a Studebaker. J. H. Douglass Grocery store and Coulter and Sons Drug Store are pictured. The postcard is primarily black and white, but has some items spot colored red.
Date: 1909
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Postcard with a Photograph of a Fort Worth, Texas Firemen Company]

Description: Postcard with a photograph of the number 6 firemen company in Fort Worth, Texas. There are nine firemen in the picture, five are standing towards the front and four are sitting in the seats of either fire wagon. The wagon on the left is carrying ladders while the one on the left appears to hold the water hose; they are parked in front of the "5th Ward" fire station in Fort Worth.
Date: [1909..1912]
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard Addressed to Mamie Collins, April 21, 1909]

Description: Postcard showing the "Live Stock Exchange" building in Fort Worth, Texas; off to the left is a building with "Armour & Company" written on the side. The note on the photo says: "I have had a good time fishing since I [] up here." On the reverse side there is a not that reads: "Dear little Mayme, Howdy-do, how is [] and Kay, is she true to cotton? We see you in three days."
Date: April 21, 1909
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Postcard Addressed to George Pendexter, May 11, 1909]

Description: Postcard addressed to George Pendexter with a note on the back that reads: "If you know Ft. Worth, you can recognize this spot." The photograph on the reverse side shows a view down Broadway St. looking at badly damaged buildings and trees caused by a recent fire. The building on the far right has large portions of its walls damaged and those in the background have their roofs destroyed.
Date: May 11, 1909
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard of Flatiron Building in Ft. Worth]

Description: Postcard of a narrow multi-story building, described as "Flatiron Bldg., Ft. Worth, Texas." The letter on the back reads, "What's the good word? When are you coming home? Regards to Carolyn and Joseph. C. D. B." The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin Gunston Hall Washington, D. C."
Date: April 22, 1911
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Central Fire Station, Fort Worth, Texas]

Description: Postcard of Fort Worth's Central Fire Station, a two-story stone building with a tower that extends an additional two stories. Horse-drawn carriages are passing by through the street. The back of the postcard has a handwritten message from the sender, A. Miller.
Date: May 25, 1911
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard of Tarrant County Court House in Ft. Worth]

Description: Postcard of a grand stone court house with a clock tower on the rooftop, described as "Tarrant County Court House, Ft. Worth, Texas." On the back, the letter reads, "I certainly hope you will not be gone when I return, for I surely want to see you again before you leave. Am having a great time, being at home and etc. I expect to return about Friday. Eve N. Elm." The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFadin 1906 McFadin Ave Beaumont, Tex."
Date: September 10, 1911
Creator: Eve N. Elm
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

Andy Nelson Postcard

Description: Postcard with a photo of Andy Nelson in a wagon. He was born in slavery in 1862. His life spanned from slavery to the Civil Rights movement. Andy served for 35 years as the Worshipful Master of the Mosier Valley Masonic Lodge No. 103 until his death in 1960. He served on several grand juries in the 1950s. He posed for this postcard in 1912.
Date: 1912
Creator: Lessie
Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room

[Postcard from Henry Clay, Jr. to his Family, April 28, 1917]

Description: Postcard from Henry Clay, Jr. to his family back home in Texas regarding his current trip across the Atlantic Ocean. Clay does not say anything of great importance in this letter but was recovering from his recent sea-sickness.
Date: April 28, 1917
Creator: Clay, Henry, Jr.
Partner: The University of Texas at Dallas

Masonic Home for the Aged, 1921

Description: Postcard of the Masonic Home for the Aged in Arlington in 1921. The front of the postcard features a photograph of the building and garden in front with the sky hand colored blue.
Date: 1921
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Postcard of Cartoon Men]

Description: Postcard with a cartoon of a policeman and other man standing next to a red armchair under a street lamp on a street corner. Text on the cartoon says "They sure make you feel at home here!" A handwritten note addressed to Mrs. Clara Aten & Family says "Dear Friends: Just a line to let you know I am well, hope you are all the same, I received your card a few days ago, I'm on my way west, somewhere in Texas now. My new address is on this card. Had a nice trip so far, don't know how the rest of it will be, we have several days riding yet. Write when you can. Nevin."
Date: August 1943
Creator: Hermsinger, Nevin E.
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Receipt for Life Insurance Application]

Description: Card from the Veterans Administration to Jack C. Vaughan, informing him that they have received his life insurance application.
Date: 1950~
Creator: United States. Veterans Administration.
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Postcard with a Jay Lee Food Store Advertisement]

Description: Postcard with a printed advertisement for Jay Lee Food Store in Grapevine, Texas; the ad shows prices for various items for the days "Fri. - Sat. - Aug. 11-12."
Date: August 10, 1950
Partner: City of Grapevine