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[Two oil derricks]

Description: Postcard issued by Bank of the Southwest using images from F.J. Schlueter Collection. Image is of two oil derricks. Car and wagon are on the road in front of the derricks. Text on the back of the postcard reads, "For a long time, oil has been the biggest game in town. Even in 1916 when Houston thoroughfares had as many horses and buggies as automobiles. Photograph from the Bank of the Southwest--F.J. Schlueter Collection." Image is from ca. 1920, but postcard is from ca. 1970.
Date: 1916
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Two women in an automobile]

Description: Postcard issued by Bank of the Southwest using images from F.J. Schlueter Collection. Image is of two women in an automobile, one at the driver's wheel and one in the back seat. Text on the back of the postcard reads, "By 1910, the horse and buggy had begun to give way to the automobile. Houston Streets were never the same again. Photograph is from the Bank of the Southwest--F.J. Schlueter Collection." Image is from ca. 1910, but postcard is from ca. 1970.
Date: 1910
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Houston Ship Channel]

Description: Postcard issued by Bank of the Southwest using images from F.J. Schlueter Collection. Image is of the Houston Ship Channel: Two large and one small boat are in view. Large boat at left carried a load of lumber. Large carts on dock at right suggest more oversize cargo will be unloaded. Text on the back of the postcard reads, "In 1914, Houston got its feet wet. Even though it was 50 miles inland, the city became a seaport. An eventually an international port-of-call. Gateway to Latin America and Europe. Photograph from the Bank of the Southwest--F.J. Schlueter Collection." Image is from ca. 1915, but postcard is from ca. 1970.
Date: 1915
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Steam powered tractor with farmer]

Description: Postcard issued by Bank of the Southwest using images from F.J. Schlueter Collection. Image is of a steam powered tractor with farmer standing on the back. Farmer is in the process of plowing the field. Text on the back of the postcard reads, "Even in its early days, Houston was an agricultural center. Farm machinery such as this steam tractor helped Houstonians make the most of their natural resources. Photograph from the Bank of the Southwest--F.J. Schlueter Collection." Image is from ca. 1915, but postcard is from ca. 1970.
Date: 1915
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Man and women posing with a giant fish]

Description: Postcard issued by Bank of the Southwest using images from F.J. Schlueter Collection. Image is of man and women in bathing suits posing with a giant fish. Text on the back of the postcard reads, "Early Houstonians recall that Houston was a fisherman's paradise. The fishing's good today, too, but bathing costumes have improved considerably in most people's opinion. Houston Streets were never the same again. Photograph from the Bank of the Southwest--F.J. Schlueter Collection." Image is from ca. 1910, but postcard is from ca. 1970.
Date: 1910
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Second National Bank of Houston]

Description: Postcard issued by Bank of the Southwest using images from F.J. Schlueter Collection. Image is of the Second National Bank of Houston, a three-story brick building in downtown Houston. Text on the back of the postcard reads, "By 1923, the name Lumberman's National Bank did not accurately describe the bank you know today as the Bank of the Southwest. So, Lumberman's became the Second National Bank of Houston. Photograph from the Bank of the Southwest--F.J. Schlueter Collection." Image is from ca. 1923, but postcard is from ca. 1970.
Date: 1923
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Train with three men]

Description: Postcard issued by Bank of the Southwest using images from F.J. Schlueter Collection. Image is of a train with three men sitting on front of engine, one in at the controls, and two standing at left. Text on the back of the postcard reads, "Houston had become an important railhead by 1920. Gandy dancers laid the track that carried the trains that helped turn Houston into a major transportation center. Photograph from the Bank of the Southwest--F.J. Schlueter Collection." Image is from ca. 1915, but postcard is from ca. 1970.
Date: 1915
Partner: Fort Bend Museum

[Grand Central Station in Houston, Texas]

Description: Postcard image of Grand Central Station in Houston, Texas. Colored image shows railroad station and train to right. Fenced area with trees and shrubs to left. Tall white building in background.
Date: 1909
Partner: Fort Bend Museum