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[Postcard from F. A. Bruce to George Pendexter, February 21, 1912]

Description: Postcard from F. A. Bruce to George Pendexter concerning the fire truck in the picture, which is the car Bruce drives. Bruce notes the blizzard conditions in Michigan that include four to five feet snow drifts. The photograph on the reverse side shows a group of firemen sitting in a fire truck that is covered in snow and wearing snow chains; the note on the picture says: "10 below zero inspecting fire alarm."
Date: February 21, 1912
Creator: Bruce, F. A.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

Transcript of Oral History Interview with Homer James "Jim" Avery, August 14, 2008

Description: Interview with Homer James "Jim" Avery, founder of James Avery Craftsman from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Avery discusses his childhood, education, service in World War II, and starting and developing his jewelry business. The interview includes photographs of Mr. Avery, on pages 35-41.
Date: August 14, 2008
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Webb, Jeanie Archer; Leonard, Julie Mosty & Avery, Homer James
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

[Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter]

Description: Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter saying he recently spilled a bottle of something but does have more cards to send out. The photograph shows the "Fire Department Testing No. 1 Auto Engine" in Battle Creek, Michigan; the firemen are surrounded by civilians watching the men pump water through their hoses. The men are shooting the high pressured water streams over a bridge into a body of water.
Date: [1909..1912]
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, April 2, 1912]

Description: Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter discussing different cards and views from other collectors around the country. The photograph shows the "McLane Swift & Co. Elevator" burning on July 1, 1911 while a large group of firemen are working to put it out. There is a large group of civilians standing in the background watching as the firemen are working with their fire engines to try to put out the fire.
Date: April 2, 1912
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, April 9, 1912]

Description: Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter with a note thanking Pendexter for his recent card and describing the fire taking place in the photo on the reverse side of this card. The photograph shows a smoking building with a fire truck parked outside and firemen running hoses into the building; the caption says this fire took place March 25, 1912. There are civilians in the picture as well but they are standing behind the scene watching the firemen work.
Date: April 9, 1912
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, April 29, 1912]

Description: Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter with a note on the back saying there has not been many fires in Battle Creek, Michigan to deal with. The photograph on the reverse side shows the "Combination Chemical wagon and Steamer - #3 Fire Station Battle Creek - Mich." There are eight firemen in the photo, three standing around the steamer wagon and five around the wagon on the right side.
Date: April 29, 1912
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, August 16, 1912]

Description: Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter saying that he has just returned from his vacation of 25 days. The photograph on the reverse side of the card shows a Quaker Oats Plant having been burned in March 1911; the building is still smoking at the time of this picture. There is also a train in the photograph with the words "Ann Arbor" written on the side.
Date: August 16, 1912
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, December 31, 1911]

Description: Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter requesting that they exchange their fire photos together; Johnston says he got Pendexter's name from J. D. Smith. The photograph on the reverse side shows the Battle Creek Fire Department "testing stream and #2 steamer" at their testing location; behind the engine there is a large crowd of people watching the testing going on.
Date: December 31, 1911
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, February 5, 1912]

Description: Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter thanking him for the last card Pendexter sent to him and describing the cold weather in Michigan at the time, and mentioning Chief W. P. Week. The photograph on the reverse side shows some fire ruins of the Globe M. F. G. Co. building in Battle Creek, Michigan; most of the debris has ice frozen to it. According to the picture this burned down on November 13, 1911.
Date: February 5, 1912
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, February 12, 1912]

Description: Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter discussing cards to send and saying that the wagon in the photo just went out of commission. The photograph on the reverse side shows a horse-drawn fire wagon with the title "Auxiliary" written on the side; this wagon and crew are a part of the St. Joseph Fire Department in St. Joseph, Michigan. There are five firemen in this photograph, two are sitting in the driver's seat while the other three are standing on the ground next to the wagon. There is a water cannon mounted in the back of the wagon and a lantern attached to the driver's seat.
Date: February 12, 1912
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, February 12, 1912]

Description: Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter discussing the weather and other cards that have been sent from Waco, Texas. The photograph on the reverse side shows "Truck Co. No. 1" in the St. Joseph Fire Department in St. Joseph, Michigan; the wagon in the picture is being pulled by three horses, is loaded with ladders, with two firemen in the driver's seat. The other seven men in the photograph are standing on the sides of the wagon with one fireman sitting on the very back end.
Date: February 12, 1912
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, February 26, 1912]

Description: Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter concerning fire engines and different cards to be sent. The photograph on the reverse side shows an old steamer engine, "Steamer #3" a part of the Battle Creek Fire Department in Battle Creek Michigan. There is a hose attached to the engine near the bottom while the steamer has smoke puffing out of the top.
Date: February 26, 1912
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, January 15, 1912]

Description: Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter describing the Truck in the photograph as "truck No. 1 Hose #2-3 Engine Co. 3." The photograph shows a fire on "E. Main St." in Battle Creek, Michigan with the two fire trucks and firemen standing around along with a large crowd of people standing around.
Date: January 15, 1912
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, January 15, 1912]

Description: Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter regarding his contacts in Detroit, Michigan. The photograph on the reverse side of the card shows a fire taking place in Battle Creek, Michigan with the fire department working to put it out. The building on fire is the lightly colored one in the center of the photo; there is smoke coming out of the windows. The caption on the photo reads: "The Fire - Dec. 7-1911. Battle Creek, Mich."
Date: January 15, 1912
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, January 22, 1912]

Description: Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter concerning life in Battle Creek, Michigan, Johnston says that they are having a cold winter. The photograph shows a building in town badly damaged by a fire; the sign on the building reads: "YES WE WILL REBUILD AT ONCE, TEMPORARY OFFICES 401 EQUITY BLDG., Chamberlin Metal Weather Strip Co."
Date: January 22, 1912
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, January 22, 1912]

Description: Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter with the names of other firemen collectors: "Capt. George H. Cook; Gus Brown; B. F. Garrigus." The photograph shows a building after it has been burned down, Johnston says that it was burned January 9, 1912; the middle portion of the building has been destroyed, only the walls in the front and back have been left standing.
Date: January 22, 1912
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, January 29, 1912]

Description: Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter telling Pendexter to call Henry W. Woodward in Springfield, Massachusetts for more photographs. Johnston says that the men in the photo belong to Engine #3 as they work on their spraying and he is the man wearing the light shirt; the photograph shows the men with their hose shooting a high pressured stream of water into the air.
Date: January 29, 1912
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, January 29, 1912]

Description: Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter discussing other collectors to contact for pictures, Johnston suggests contacting F. A. Bruce, and L. A. Van Toor. The photograph on the reverse side shows the destruction at the Globe M. F. G. Co. building in Battle Creek, Michigan after a fire; the walls are crumpled inwards and the roof has caved in. There are two men standing off to the left looking at the damage left behind by the fire.
Date: January 29, 1912
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, July 3, 1912]

Description: Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter with a note saying: "the auto just returning from a run, we are having it very quite [sic] here at present, one fire in ten days." The picture on the reverse side shows two fire trucks parked outside of the garages at the local fire station; there are firemen riding on the trucks as they are returning from a job.
Date: [1909..1912]
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, July 24, 1912]

Description: Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter mentioning a recent fire that took place by a drug store and restaurant; Johnston says this took place "across the street from the Parker fire" that he had sent a card of in the past. The photograph shows the ruins of a building in Bellevue, Michigan after having been destroyed by a fire in December 1911; the only thing left is a pile of rubble and dirt.
Date: July 24, 1912
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, June 12, 1912]

Description: Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter describing the photo on the reverse side and his attempt to find more cards to send to Pendexter. Johnston says that he is the man to the left of the one holding the hose and firing the water into the river; he says they are "well pleased with [their] new auto pumper." The photograph shows Johnston and another fireman with the hose shooting water into the river and a large crowd of people standing around watching the display.
Date: June 12, 1912
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas

[Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter, March 6, 1912]

Description: Postcard from W. B. Johnston to George Pendexter concerning the recent lack of action in reference to a lack of fires. The picture on the reverse side of the card shows a hose and chemical machine at work in Battle Creek, Michigan; a few kids are standing next to the truck. The truck has a fire hose extended on the ground to the right, and some firefighter helmets hanging off of the back end.
Date: [1909..1912]
Creator: Johnston, W. B.
Partner: Fire Museum of Texas