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[City-Wide Halloween Prank]

Description: Postcard photograph of five children in front of a building with multiple signs on Main Street (now Second Street) in League City. A note on the back of the postcard states that they are looking west toward the railroad station and that this is a Halloween prank.
Date: unknown
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[Photo of Leon B. Wallace]

Description: From the Lois Jean Cooper-Mayer Collection. A photo postcard of Leon Blum Wallace, b. 6-10-87; d. 2-18-1956. Taken at the Murdock Bath House in Galveston.
Date: unknown
Creator: Tobler, L.
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[The Physeter Macrocephalus Sperm Whale]

Description: Color postcard depicting the Physeter Macrocephalus Sperm Whale beached near Beaumont, Texas. The description on the back of the postcard reads, "This Physeter Macrocephalus Sperm Whale was caught in the Gulf of Mexico 35 miles from Beaumont Texas. His dimensions are: Length 63 feet 6 inches.; Width if tail 16 feet 7 inches; Circumference of snout at end 31 feet; Circumference at back of eyes 37 feet; Length of lower jaw 10 feet 10 inches." Correspondence on the card reads, "Hello! mama, Roll-over is it finest place you ever saw. We went bathing as soon as we got here. Tell Charlie hello for me/ Blanche" It is addressed to Mrs. W.E. Reynolds, 1345 Magnolia Ave., Beaumont, Texas and is postmarked Caplan, Texas on July 3, 1921.
Date: unknown
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[Postcard from Margaret Brown to Miss Dorothy Faster]

Description: Postcard from Margaret Brown to Miss Dorothy Faster, sending her greetings from Boerne, Texas. The front of the postcard features a photograph, taken from a high vantage point, of a long narrow road running alongside a stream in a valley. Large bluffs or mountains border the valley to the left, while small wooded areas dot the valley to the right of the stream. At the bottom center of the photo, a large building on the side of the road can be seen.
Date: unknown
Creator: Brown, Margaret
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Postcard of Flagstaff Hotel at Galveston Island]

Description: Postcard of an aerial view of the Gulf of Mexico with a pier upon which a parking lot, hotel, and swimming pool are built. The back of the postcard adds, "Flagship Hotel over Gulf of Mexico Galveston Island, Texas Every room overlooks surf. Private balconies, entertainment nightly, complimentary cocktail hour, mourning newspaper, night time snack. International buffet breakfast. Outstanding steak, seafood cuisine. One of the Southwest's outstanding resort hotels. 25th Beach, Galveston. (713) 762-8691 Houston (713) 488-2555."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Galveston Seawall]

Description: Postcard of the elevated wall upon which the city of Galveston is built, with ships sailing in the distance. The edge of the postcard reads, "Seawall, Galveston, Texas." The back of the postcard adds, "Galveston Seawall, Galveston, Texas The Seawall is a massive structure of concrete and stone, rising 17 feet above sea level. The entire city has been filled in to the level of the top of the wall. Extending 5 miles along the edge of the Gulf of Mexico the top of the seawall forms a beautiful promenade boulevard that attracts visitors from all parts of the world."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Hotel Galvez]

Description: Postcard of a six story building with orange roofing and short palm trees on the courtyard. The edge of the postcard reads, "Overlooking the great Galveston Seawall and Gulf of Mexico Hotel Galvez, $1,000,000 Beach Hotel, one of the many prominent features for which Galveston is noted."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Hotel Galvez 2]

Description: Postcard of a six story building with orange roofing and short palm trees on the courtyard. The edge of the postcard reads, "Overlooking the great Galveston Seawall and Gulf of Mexico Hotel Galvez, $1,000,000 Beach Hotel, one of the many prominent features for which Galveston is noted."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Hotel Galvez Seaside Resort]

Description: Postcard of a red six story building with red roofing at the edge of the coast, where many people play in the surf at the beach. The back of the postcard adds, "Hotel Galvez Galveston, Texas "Texas' Finest Seaside Resort Hotel" "An Affiliated National Hotel" A dignified resort overlooking the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Near amusement center, yet quiet and restful. Fronting safe, clean beach. Large, spacious lobby and sun rooms. Coffee Shop and open air dining terrace. Excellent food."
Date: unknown
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Rosenberg Library]

Description: Postcard of a library in Galveston, Texas. A handwritten note on the back of the postcard says: "Rosenberg Library, Galveston, Texas, Designed by Eames & Young, St. Louis, Dedicated June 22, 1904."
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard of the Butler Building]

Description: Postcard photograph of "The Brick Building," also known as the Butler Building. The large brick building, which houses the Citizens State Bank, has three horse-drawn carriages parked in front. Two men are posed in front of the building. One man is standing off to the right side, and above him another man is sitting in the window.
Date: unknown
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[Postcard Showing Harry Bahl with a Group of Friends at Galveston,

Description: Postcard to Mamie Collins in Waco, Texas with a photograph of Harry Bahl posing with a group of friends in bathing suits at Galveston Beach in Galveston, Texas, Bahl is the second person from the right; the note on the front of the card says: "Baby, Ever seen this likeness before? Having a time here but am very careful."
Date: 190u-08-05
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Two young women with bob haircuts sitting on a driftwood log]

Description: Postcard image of two young women with bob haircuts sitting on a driftwood log in front of an ocean backdrop. Women are wearing dark swimsuits with a white "M" on the chest. Photo taken at Murdoch's Bath House in Galveston. Residue of back of photo suggests it was removed from a scrapbook (see 1998.025.043)
Date: unknown
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Postcard from Ralph, Helen, and Daris to Mrs. Minnie Owens, August 12, 1952]

Description: Postcard from Ralph, Helen, and Daris to Mrs. Minnie Owens, discussing their travels, including visiting a cave, seeing some friends in San Antonio, and their plans to stay in Kerrville until Sunday. The front of the postcard features a photograph of a large cavern with high-ceilings and a pit in the center of the ground. The cave is illuminated by lights placed among the rocks and rock formations. At the back of the cave, nestled in a crevice high up the rock wall, a cross shines brightly. The name of the cavern, "The Great Cathedral," is printed at the top of the postcard, along with the location.
Date: August 12, 1952
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Postcard of an Industrial Plant]

Description: Postcard of rows and rows of automobiles with some kind of industrial plant in the background. Also a train full of tank cars is visible in the background in front of the plant. The caption on the image reads "RUINS - Texas City Texas April 16 - 1947 M676."
Date: April 16, 1947
Location Info:
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame