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[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

[Illustrated Song Postcard, "You're the Brightest Star of all My Dreams": Part 4]

Description: Postcard addressed to Mamie Collins with a picture of a woman leaning against a tree stump and a body of water directly behind her; below the picture are lyrics that say: "You're the brightest star of all my dreams." On the reverse side of the card there is a note written in red ink that reads: "This is rather a likeness only not so good do you think?"
Date: 1908-10?
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Postcard from Geo Greaves to Mayme Collins, October 17, 1907]

Description: Postcard from Geo. Greaves to Mayme Collins in Waco, Texas with a picture on the front of a man kneeling in front of a woman with his hands over his heart, the caption reads: "With all my worldly goods I thee endow!" The handwritten note on the picture reads: "Am patiently waiting for a postal write won't you please."
Date: October 17, 1907
Creator: Greaves, George
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Postcard to Mayme Collins from Geo Greaves, October 20, 1907]

Description: Postcard from Geo. Greaves to Mayme Collins in Waco, Texas with an illustration of six women dressed in cloaks and bonnets huddle closely together, one is waving her finger in the air. Below the picture is a caption that says: "Much ado about nothing" followed by a note from Greaves that reads: "Don't you think so? Haven't got that postal yet that you said you'd send me. Better get busy."
Date: October 20, 1907
Creator: Greaves, George
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[Postcard with a View in Fair Park, Dallas, Texas]

Description: Postcard with a view inside Fair Park in Dallas, Texas; the view is looking down a street with trees lining it on either side and a large building off to the far left. The note on the back of the card reads: "Hello Mayme, am having a lovely time will write later."
Date: August 7, 1908
Creator: C. Weichsel Co.
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch

[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 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

[Bahl Family Outside Portrait]

Description: Portrait of the Bahl family taken outside in front of some trees, seven members are standing behind the two grandmothers sitting in chairs. The names are listed on the photograph and from left to right, top row to bottom row: "Josephine Bahl, Blondina Bahl Baugh, Leda Bahl, John Philip, John Philip Herlin Bahl, Katharine Hessdoerfer Bahl, Barbara Griesbaum Hessdoerfer, James Philip Baugh, Barbara Roedler Hessdoerfer.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of Margay Welch