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[Postcard of Michigan Boulevard Entrance of The Blackstone in Chicago]

Description: Postcard of a marble entryway leading to a staircase with a golden handrail on the left and two more staircases leading to a lower level on either side of three statues. The letter on the back is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin Beaumont, Texas, McFaddin Ave."
Date: May 20, 1914
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Washington Park in Chicago]

Description: Postcard of four boats paddled by men dressed in white shirts under a wooden bridge. The scene is described as "Showing Rustic Bridge in one of the city's most beautiful parks. Located on the South Side and containing 371 acres." The letter is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin 1141 Third Ave. Huntington, West Va."
Date: August 16, 1908
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Chicago World's Fair Fountain by Night]

Description: Postcard of a fountain lit by many soft colors. The back of the postcard adds, "Magnificent lighting effects in five colors - green, red, amber, blue, and white - will make the spectacle unlike everything else in the world. 40 feet high and 200 feet wide, at the south end three single high sprays about the dome throw water 75 feet into the air." The message on the back reads, "Do wish you + Mamie could come to see the fair. It is worth seeing I think. I have spent three days there all day and am not there seeing it. Lacy is learning to send King love with me as he hasn't any girl in view. S. W." The postcard is addressed to "Mr. Carrol Ward, Texas Ice Co. Beaumont, Texas."
Date: September 21, 1934
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of New Post Office Building in Chicago]

Description: Postcard of a large white complex with an orange domed roof and American flag flying from the top. The letter on the back of the postcard is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFadden Beaumont, Tex."
Date: September 5, 1911
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Chicago Skyline]

Description: Postcard of the Wrigley Building and Tribune Tower on the skyline of Chicago. A typed note on the back of the postcard says "Two of Chicago's most interesting and beautiful buildings are the Tribune Tower and the Wrigley Building. Facing each other on Michigan Boulevard, they form an impressive gateway to the North Side of Chicago." A handwritten note addressed to Miss Helen & Ted Aten says, "Dear Helen & Ted, How are the pickles going? My bites seem to be improving. Next time I'll bring something that will kill them instead of me. Say hello to Jiggs for me. Love Ruthie."
Date: August 1942
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Postcard of Crab Orchard Lake, Marion, Illinois]

Description: Postcard of a group of people standing on a dock and swimming nearby in Crab Orchard Lake at Marion, Illinois. A handwritten note addressed to Miss Helen H. Aten from Woodrow W. Aten says, "Hello all. Will probably arrive Thursday- trip has been fine so far. Am stopping off to see Lt. Crews. He is still alive. Woodrow."
Date: June 19, 1944
Creator: Aten, Woodrow W.
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[A street lined with Dogwood trees]

Description: Postcard image of Dogwood trees. The trees line a street near the center of the postcard. Tall pine tree also on right. Black text on back reads: "Dogwoods in DeKalb County This beautiful flowering tree grows wild and in profusion all over the County. Many of the County's beautiful homes have them growing naturally on their lots. Those on the streets were transplanted from neighboring woodlawn. Each year thousands are added along the roads and streets creating a fairyland panorama each Sprint, All the dogwoods are of the cornus family of which "Cornus family" is the type most commonly seen. The beautiful flowers are in the shape of a cross with one dark brown spot in the edge of each petal, which according to the legend represents the crucification. Enchanting DogWood Eternal Granite DeKalb County Chamber Of Agriculture and Commerce Decatur, Georgia Jumbo Post Card 3 [cent] Stamp U. S. A. Postage Photo By Edgar Orr, Atlanta, Ga. Jumbo Post Card Co. San Antonio, Texas". Written in black ink: "street near my half brothers home (Hal Lindsay) Mid-Pines - 1187 Ridgewood Dr. N. E. Atlanta Ga. Garden Clubs of this city planted many thousands of Dogwood trees in 1935, all streets are in the Residential parts of the city have Dogwood trees - they are in full bloom in April W. A. Hughes".
Date: unknown
Location Info:
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Postcard of Camp MacArthur Cot Inspection]

Description: Postcard of soldiers standing at attention behind neat cots outside of a long line of tents, with the caption "Inspection." A handwritten note on the back of the postcard, which is addressed to Mr. A.F. Frederick, says "Dear Father: This is what we get here and plenty of it. They are very strict with us. Take good care of my wife dad and I'll do my best here. Goodbye and good luck. Your son."
Date: May 1918
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard of Camp MacArthur]

Description: Postcard of rows of tents at Camp MacArthur in Waco, Texas. A note on the front of the postcard says "Co. C, 127th Infantry." A handwritten note on the back, which is addressed to Mrs. J. A. Miller in Shulane, Illinois, says "Dear Mother, We are still sailing on. It is about 9:30 and time to go to bed. Am well and alright and hope you the same. Some where in Kansas, Son Clare."
Date: January 25, 1918
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard of Camp MacArthur]

Description: Postcard with an aerial photograph of Camp MacArthur showing neat rows of buildings and tents. A handwritten note on the back of the postcard is addressed to "Miss and Master Mundt" in Chicago, Illinois and says, "Dear Kids, Great life down here but it sure is hot and dry. Got here last Thur, May 9, '18. Left Jefferson Barracks last Tues night at 10 o'clock. Your uncle, John.
Date: May 12, 1918
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Postcard image of "The Original Deadwood Coach"]

Description: Postcard image of "The Original Deadwood Coach" as written in black near top right of postcard. The color image shows a man holding a whip who is standing near the side door of a coach. There is another man with gun in his gloved hand sitting atop the coach to the right side of the postcard. Blue text on back of postcard reads: "Copyright By "Johnny" Baker, Golden, Colo. The Original Deadwood Coach Built at Concord, N. H. 1867. Sent to San Francisco by water where it was placed on a line infested with bandits, "baptized in fire and blood" so repeatedly on the plains, was finally abandoned. In organizing his Wild West show Col. Cody bought the old derelict, and on its time honored springs has carried more distinguished Americans and Royalty than any vehicle extant. C. T. American Art Colored [emblem] CT Chicago Postcard This Space For Address Only [in rectangle] Place One Cent Stamp Here." Written in pencil on back: "175 69 [line] 244".
Date: unknown
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Postcard of Chicago Fire Department]

Description: Postcard of a fire station in downtown Chicago, with the fire fighters in their two horse-drawn vehicles in front. The fire station is a part of a large city building, occupying part of its first floor.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard with an Illustration of a Naval Administration Building]

Description: Postcard with an illustration of the administration building at the U. S. Naval Training Station in Great Lakes, Illinois. The image depicts a scene with two airplanes flying above the building and a large group of sailors standing outside of the building next to the flag pole.
Date: 1912~
Partner: Murphy Historical Society Inc.

[Postcard from Milton Andrew Matlock to his Brother]

Description: Postcard from Milton Andrew Matlock to his brother with a tinted photograph of two small boats on Lake Michigan in the moonlight; the title of the photograph reads: "U. S. Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Ill." There is a note on the card saying he will write another note soon.
Date: 1912~
Creator: Matlock, Milton Andrew
Partner: Murphy Historical Society Inc.

[Postcard of Chief Shyferlich]

Description: Postcard of Chief Schyferlich and fire fighters with a ladder truck. The fire department is uniformed with suits, coats, and hats.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard of Chief Magee and Woodward in Chicago]

Description: Postcard of two individuals next to an automobile. One of which is Chief Magee of the Dallas Fire Department. The photograph has a line cutting across the bottom, causing a reflection.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard with a Photo of Chicago's Number 32 Engine House]

Description: Postcard with a photograph of a fire station in Chicago, Illinois; the text on the card says "#32 Chicago Engine House." This station has three garages around the corner on the right side of the building, and around 20 windows visible in this photo.
Date: [1909..1912]
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from Earl E. Cratty to George Pendexter, June 13, 1912]

Description: Postcard from Earl E. Cratty to George Pendexter with a photograph of a horse-drawn fire department vehicle going down a street in Galesburg, Illinois for the Decoration Day Parade (now Memorial Day) on May 30, 1912. There is a large crowd of people lining the street on both sides, as other vehicles pass by in the background. There is a note on the photo that says "St. Louis, MO has great collection of cards."
Date: [1912-05-30..1912-06-13]
Creator: Cratty, Earl E.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard with a Photograph of a Horse-Drawn Fire Wagon]

Description: Postcard with a photograph of "Hose Wagon #8" parked outside of a ticket office sponsored by Thos Cusack Co. The wagon has a couple of water cannons mounted on the back and is being pulled by two horses; the label on the side of the wagon reads: "C. F. D."
Date: [1909..1912]
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from J. P. Eagan with a Photograph of a Burnt Building]

Description: Postcard from J. P. Eagan with a note talking about the recent bad weather in Chicago, Illinois. The photograph on the reverse side shows a steamer engine parked by a building that has recently burned down, according to the note on the back of the card "this is where 27 Chicago firemen were killed."
Date: [1909..1912]
Creator: Eagan, J. P.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from B. H. Wilson to George Pendexter, June 18, 1912]

Description: Postcard from B. H. Wilson to George Pendexter regarding more cards he has to send once he prints them; Wilson notes that the truck in the photo is a "ladder truck in the Decoration Day Parade, 1908." The truck is loaded with ladders and has at least four firemen on it, one is seated at the rear, one is standing on the side, and two are seated in the driver's seat while holdings the reins to the horses. The truck also has two small American flags planted on either side of it.
Date: June 18, 1912
Creator: Wilson, B. H.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard with a Photograph of a Garage Fire in Chicago]

Description: Postcard with a photograph of a fire in Chicago, Illinois; the note on the back says this was a "garage fire." Outside of the building there is a large crowd of people standing in groups looking at the damage caused by the fire.
Date: [1909..1912]
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard with a Photo of an Old Steamer Engine]

Description: Postcard with a photograph of an old steamer engine used by the Chicago Fire Department; the note on the back of the photo says this is "Engine 40 [in] Chicago." There is a crowd of people, including boys, standing around the engine looking at all of its features.
Date: [1909..1912]
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard of Two Fire Engines in Chicago, Illinois]

Description: Postcard of two fire engines belonging to the Chicago Fire Department; the note on the back on the reverse side says they are "2 & 104 Engs." Both engines have steam coming out of the top and firemen are working with both of them in very cold weather.
Date: [1909..1912]
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas