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[Postcard from Douglas M. Herrera to John J. Herrera - October 19, 1971]

Description: Postcard to John J. Herrera and his wife Olivia from their son, Douglas M. Herrera. The postcard was mailed from Merida, Mexico to Houston, Texas and details the next portion of Douglas's journey and receipt of his father's telegram. The front image is of a hackney coach with "mestizas", two women standing in traditional dress in front of Saint John's Temple.
Date: October 19, 1971
Creator: Herrera, Douglas M.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Atardecer Lake]

Description: Postcard photograph of Patzcuaro Lake, also known as Atardecer Lake in Guadalajara, Mexico. The photograph is cast in relief from the setting sun disappearing behind a line of mountains that stretch across the photograph. Several clouds filter sunlight onto to the lake in an irregular pattern. A dock is just visible to the right of the photograph, slightly below where the mountain line meets the lake waters. A hand-written inscription on the front of the postcard reads "Atardecer Lago de Patzcuaro No. 19. A letter to Federica Abreu is addressed on the back.
Date: unknown
Partner: Witte Museum

[Francisco Villa y Estado Mayor]

Description: Postcard of Francisco Villa y Estado Mayor and other Mexican Revolutionaries.
Date: unknown
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Gral. Emiliano Zapata

Description: Postcard of General Emiliano Zapata.
Date: unknown
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Hotel Victoria]

Description: Postcard with an aerial view of Hotel Victoria. The hotel appears to be surrounded on several sides by mountains; other buildings are partially visible in the foreground.
Date: unknown
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Image depicting Cocoteros de le Barra]

Description: Postcard-type print of an artwork depicting Cocoteros de la Barra, Tuxpan Veracruz, Mexico, a house surrounded by trees, with ships on the body of water in the background. There is a note on the front of the photograph that reads " Cocoteros de la Barra Tuxpan Ver Mex."
Date: unknown
Partner: Hispanic Heritage Center of Texas

[Image depicting Muelles y Rio de Tuxpan Veracruz Mexico]

Description: Postcard-type print of an artwork depicting Muelles y Rio de Tuxpan Veracruz, Mexico. There are boats at port, boats in the body of water, buildings, and houses by the port. There are buildings and trees in the background. Text below the image reads: " Muelles y Rio de Tuxpan Ver. Mex.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hispanic Heritage Center of Texas

[International Bridge, Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas]

Description: Photograph of the Mexican Immigration and Customs officials at the International Bridge. A note on the front of the postcard says, "Puente y personal de la aduana y migración. Nuevo Laredo, Tamps." It is believed that if corrected, this should read, "Puente y personal de la aduana y inmigración. Nuevo Laredo, Tamps."
Date: unknown
Partner: Laredo Public Library

[Main street in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas]

Description: Postcard of Guerrero Avenue in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Storefronts line either side of the street and there are automobiles parked outside. Several pedestrians are visible on the sidewalks. This street leads to the International Bridge to Laredo, Texas.
Date: unknown
Partner: Laredo Public Library

[Portrait of Carmen Calvo]

Description: Postcard of Carmen Calvo, addressed to Federica and Virgilio Abreu. Carmen is standing and facing left, with her right arm tucked behind her. The photograph is embroidered with blue, cream, and pink stitches in the form of a dress.
Date: unknown
Partner: Witte Museum

[Postcard Depicting Madero, Mexico]

Description: Postcard image looking east on the Avenida Francisco I. Madero at Avenido Meroelos Sur in Madero, Mexico. There is a tiled fountain on the right side of the image, with part of a plaza park to the far right and downtown buildings and storefronts along the streets in the background. A number of people and automobiles are visible in the image. On the back of the postcard is a letter written in Spanish, addressed to Mr. Jose B. Aguilar in San Antonio, Texas, from a Victoria in Madero, Mexico.
Date: unknown
Location Info:
Partner: Witte Museum

[Postcard from Douglas M. Herrera to John M. Herrera]

Description: An undated postcard to John M. Herrera from his brother. The front of the postcard is a black and white image of a seated statue above the text, "Dios Viejo, c. 500, Old God, c. 500 A.D., Escultura de ceramica, Epoca Clasica, Cultura zapoteca, Museo Frissell de Arte Zapoteca, Mitla, Oaxaca, Mexico". The back of the postcard is addressed to John M. Herrera and contains a message from Herrera's brother who is traveling and asks Herrera to write to him when he can.
Date: unknown
Creator: Herrera, Douglas M.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Postcard from El Rey Bonito to John J. Herrera]

Description: Postcard to John J. Herrera from El Rey Bonito is postmarked Monterrey, Mexico. The image on the front of the card is a building that is identified on the reverse of the card as "Palacio de Gobierno. Monterrey, N.L., Mexico." The handwritten notes reads, "Greeting to you Mr. Herrera. Regards to Miss Hernandez Mr. Fielder y al abogados Pansas El Lic Tazzo el chofer d Welch Ortiz El Rey Bonito".
Date: unknown
Creator: Bonito, El Rey
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Postcard from "Les Argentinos" to John J. Herrera]

Description: Undated postcard to John J. Herrera, signed "Les Argentinos", not postmarked. The handwritten note refers to a mutual acquaintance staying in Mexico who was recently ill. The color image on the front of the postcard shows a city with domed buildings surrounded by palm trees, identified on the back as G.P.O. and Garden, Bombay, India.
Date: unknown
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Postcard of a Mexican Cartoon]

Description: Postcard featuring an illustrated cartoon on its front, with Spanish dialogue below the image. In the image, a uniformed man is pointing a man with a broom towards other individuals sweeping the street. A man with a similar uniform is watching from a doorway in the background. On the back of the postcard, the sender has left a handwritten message, written in Spanish.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

Postcard of a woman standing next to a hotel pool

Description: An unidentified woman stands next to a hotel's pool filled with flowers. Printed on the top of the postcard is "466-Alberca del Hotel Ruiz Galindo. Fortin Ver.
Date: unknown
Partner: Rose Marine Theatre

[Postcard of Agustín de Iturbide and Vicente Guerrero]

Description: Postcard of a man confronting another man who has his arms spread out. The men are standing next to a large rock right off of a path. The men are Agustín de Iturbide and Vicente Guerrero, Mexican military generals who were involved in the Mexican War of Independence.
Date: unknown
Creator: Tarjeta Postal
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Postcard of Agustin Melgar and Francisco Ezcutla]

Description: Postcard featuring two members of the military: Agustin Melgar and Francisco Ezcutla, both military college students. Melgar died at 13 years old; Ezcutla died on September 18, 1947 at 17 years old. Both died defending the Chapultepec against an American attack.
Date: unknown
Creator: Tarjeta Postal
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Postcard of Carlota of Mexico]

Description: Postcard of Princess Carlota Amalia, empress of Mexico from 1864 to 1867.
Date: unknown
Creator: Tarjeta Postal
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Postcard of Chapultepec Castle and National Museum of History

Description: Postcard of Chapultepec Castle and National Museum of History from the vantage point of a pond surrounded by trees. Text in the lower-left corner says: "No. 1 Castillo Chapultepec y Museo Nal. De Historia, Chapultepec Castle & National Museum of History"
Date: unknown
Location Info:
Partner: Rose Marine Theatre

[Postcard of "Cola de Caballo" Waterfall]

Description: Postcard of a waterfall called Cola de Caballo, "Horse Tail," in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Printed in the corner is "Cola de Caballo, Monterey N.L. Mex."
Date: unknown
Partner: Rose Marine Theatre

[Postcard of Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costillo]

Description: Postcard of Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Mexico. He was a Mexican priest and a leader of the Mexican War of Independence.
Date: unknown
Creator: Tarjeta Postal
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library