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[Postcard of a German Fire Station]

Description: Postcard of a gated, multistory fire station in Germany. The gated area consists of three connected brick buildings, with the opening facing the camera. The main building features garages at its base and a clock at the center of its roof. The back of the photograph has a handwritten message from its sender to its recipient.
Date: January 31, 1911
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Illustrated Song Postcard, "Go on Smiling": Part 3]

Description: Postcard addressed to Mamie Collins in Central City, Nebraska, and is the third card in a set of four romance cards. The photograph on the front of the card shows a man and a woman standing next to a creek, the woman is wearing a white dress and the man a suit and hat; the caption underneath reads: "Tho' the way seems dark and weary, do be cheery for I always will be near." There is a note on the back of the card that reads: "This is the way it seems only you are not near."
Date: October 23, 1908
Creator: Scott & Van Altena
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

["Always" Postcard: Part 1]

Description: Postcard with a photograph of a man and a woman standing next to a large tree, the woman is wearing a dress and the man is wearing a suit. There is a set of lyrics printed underneath the photo that read: "You ask me if this love of mine, Sweetheart will ever die, If time will change my feelings dear, I answer with a sigh : While life will last, while flowers bloom, While birds sing sweet their lay, The love so deep within my heart Will live each night and day."
Date: [1908..1910]
Creator: Bamforth & Co.
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Illustrated Song Postcard, "Go on Smiling": Part 2]

Description: Postcard addressed to Mamie Collins in Central City, Nebraska, and is one of a set of four similar cards. The photograph shows a woman standing on a stone wall and looking down at a man sitting below another wall with a beam of sunlight shining from her face to his body; the caption underneath reads: "We'll be wedded to each other and the sunshine will be smiling on us too." There is also a note written on the back of the card in red ink.
Date: October 22, 1908
Creator: Scott & Van Altena
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Illustrated Song Postcard, "Go on Smiling": Part 4]

Description: Postcard addressed to Mamie Collins in Central City, Nebraska, and is the last of four romance cards sent to Mamie. The photograph shows a man and a woman leaning against a stone wall, the woman is wearing a white dress and the man is wearing a suit; the caption on the bottom of the photograph reads: "Promise in your eyes I find find my sunshine Go on smiling dear." There is a note on the back of the card that says: "Do you promise?"
Date: October 24, 1908
Creator: Scott & Van Altena
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

["Always" Postcard: Part 2]

Description: Postcard with a photograph of a couple holding each other and sitting on a bench under some trees. There are lyrics printed underneath the picture that read: "Always, always, I will love you always, Do not fear, my love is true, And I live alone for you. Always, always, I will love you always, Love like mine is ever thine, And it lives always."
Date: [1908..1910]
Creator: Bamforth & Co.
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

["Always" Postcard: Part 3]

Description: Postcard with a photograph of a man kneeling on one knee next to a woman in a dress and sitting on a bench underneath some trees. This card is the third in a set of romance cards entitled "Always." The lyrics printed under the photo are lengthy and are meant to describe the love for another person.
Date: [1908..1910]
Creator: Bamforth & Co.
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Spooners Delight Postcard: Part 2]

Description: Postcard addressed to Mamie Collins with a photograph of a man and a woman holding each other with a caption: "Don't you dare to kiss me - IF you do, Remember I'll get even with you," and a title that reads "Spooners Delight."
Date: 1908
Creator: Thomas, J.
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Illustrated Song Postcard, "One Sight of You": Part 2]

Description: Postcard addressed to Mamie Collins in Central City, Nebraska with a picture of a man sitting down and holding a woman next to him and lyrics printed below that read: "Dark are the nights, the World seems drear, Life holds no charms without you near." There is a short note written in blue ink on the back of the card that reads: "This is also the truth."
Date: 1908?
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Illustrated Song Postcard, "One Sight of You": Part 1]

Description: Postcard addressed to Mamie Collins in Central City, Nebraska with a picture of a man and a woman standing next to a tree truck with a full moon shining in the sky; the text printed at the bottom of the card reads: "I'm starving for one sight of you, Just for a glimpse of eyes so true." There is a note on the back of the card that reads: "Watch this verse for it sure is me."
Date: 1908?
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch