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[Postcard of McFaddin, Kyle, & Weiss Rice Mill]

Description: Postcard from G. O. Schull to Henry H. Himebaugh in San Diego, California. The image on the front of the postcard shows a mill next to railroad tracks, and printed text on the photo identifies the subject as the McFaddin, Kyle & Weiss Rice Mill in Beaumont, Texas. The handwritten message on the back of the postcard is addressed to "Uncle Henry" and says, "I was glad to hear from you. I ought to have answered sooner. It is true we are drifting that way but we are so scattered I don't know whether we could all get there together or not. I have always thought I would like to live in California on account of the climate. I don't think we will remain here much longer but I can't say just where we will go. This leaves us well. I hope it will find you the same."
Date: February 27, 1912
Creator: Schull, G. O.
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Fritz Hotel in Junction]

Description: Postcard of a two story building with two cars parked in front. The scene is described as "High in the Hills - Elevation 2180 Feet Above Sea Fritz Hotel, Junction, Texas." The author adds, "This is where we spent night." The message on the back reads, "Arrived here about 8 last night after a hat ride spent 1 1/2 hours in Austin with Mrs. Bishopp + had a picture first persons we saw when arriving here was Crowley Butler + Ray Britton - but along fine yesterday. Miss you lots - Love Mamie." The postcard is addressed to "Mrs. Carroll E. Ward Texas Ice Co. Beaumont, Texas."
Date: August 27, 1934
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of the Hot Wells Bath House in San Antonio]

Description: Postcard of a two story building with a blue domed roof. The scene is further described as, "Hot Wells. In addition to the restorative qualities of its climate, San Antonio possesses hot sulphur springs which are rapidly acquiring a world wide fame. The waters come from a volcanic geyser 2000 feet deep and have a natural temperature of 104 degrees Fahrenheit. The output is about 30,000 gallons daily." The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin Beaumont, Texas."
Date: August 27, 1910
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of New Court House in Chicago]

Description: Postcard of a large 10 story building, at the foot of which pedestrians wander the sidewalk and yellow trolly cars rumble down the tracks. The back of the postcard reads, "Will sail in one hour, and I'll be glad as I am tired & fumbling ground. Love to all - Mama." The postcard is addressed to "Miss M. McFaddin 1141 3rd Ave. Huntington, W. Va."
Date: June 27, 1908
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Man Crossing River in Horse-Drawn Cart]

Description: Postcard of a man driving a black and white horse to pull a cart across a river. The man is looking over his shoulder towards a small house in the distance. A newspaper clipping of a pair of eyes is pasted on the back of the postcard, with the note "I found "Jack's" eyes but I'll be darned if I can find "Jack." H. H. 10-27-11." The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin Washington D. C. Gunston Hall."
Date: October 27, 1911
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Natural Bridge in Virginia]

Description: Postcard of a white and blue three story estate, two cliffs connected by stone arching across to the other, and a poem about Virginia. The postcard is further described with, "Natural Bridge - One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. There is no other structure like it. The Lee Highway, U. S. No. 11 passes over Natural Bridge. It is higher by 55 feet than Niagara Falls. The mean height of the bridge from the stream below to its upper surface is 215 feet, it has a span of 90 feet between walls, width averages 100 feet and the arch is 40 feet thick. Hotel and cottage accommodations. Open all year. Illumination every night." The message on the back reads, "Mathew + I stopped to see this wonderful sight Saturday Sept. 27th 1941 on way home from Baltimore, Md."
Date: September 27, 1941
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of a Woman Reading With a Cat]

Description: Postcard of a woman reading a book in a chair with a cat. Written below, the message reads, "If I had a thousand hearts to give, I'd give each one to you Jack H. H. 11-27-11." The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin Washington D. C. 1906 Florida Ave."
Date: November 27, 1911
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Holly Twig]

Description: Postcard of a twig of holly with red berries, with the message, "With all good wishes for Christmas from Eunice." On the back of the postcard, a missive reads, "How is everyone in Beaumont? With love, Eunice." The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin McFaddin Ave. Beaumont, Texas."
Date: December 27, 1907
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Pluto Spring in French Lick, Indiana]

Description: Postcard of a black and white picture of two women walking along a path away from a yellow-tinted house. The letter written around the picture reads, "I have been expecting a letter from you every day and feel hurt - that every girl does not write you had I - worker escaped feel good to her from her bobies. I'll leave here any day here - Sunday - Maria." The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin 1141 3 Ave. Huntington, W. Va."
Date: August 27, 1907
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of Deer Lick Spring]

Description: Postcard of a two story balcony connected to a house. The scene is described as "Deer Lick Spring, The Glen Springs, Watkins Glen, N. Y." The letter on the back partially reads, "My dear little girl you are so sweet to write such a nice..." the rest of the letter is illegible. The postcard is addressed to "Miss Mamie McFaddin Beaumont, Tex. 1906 McFaddin Ave."
Date: September 27, 1908
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard of John Smith]

Description: Postcard of John Smith wearing armor and bearing a sword. His coat of arms is in the upper left corner. The note above the picture reads, "Hello Mamie, Why don't you ever write? Wish you were here with me, Sia." On the back of the postcard, a biography of John Smith is typed. The postcard is addressed to, "Miss Mamie McFaddin 1141 3rd Ave Huntington W. Va."
Date: August 27, 1907
Creator: Jamestown A. A. V. Co.
Partner: McFaddin-Ward House Museum

[Postcard to Mrs. E. Lasker, August 27, 1941]

Description: Postcard to Mrs. E. Lasker, discussing the sender's sickness. The front of the postcard features a colored illustration of the front of a white, two-story plantation-style house with a red roof and green window shutters. There are several trees of varying size lining the front of the building, and there is an automobile parked in the large front drive.
Date: August 27, 1941
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Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Petroleum heater under construction]

Description: Photograph of a Crown Central Petroleum Corporation heater under construction. The structure was built by Alcorn Combustion Company out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with materials provided by John Dollinger Jr., Inc. Scattered construction materials and steel beams are located throughout the site. A ladder is leaning against the left side of the structure. Several men are standing near a building in the far right background. The back of the photo is stamped "Litterst Com'l Photo Co. 2007 Polk Ave. Houston, Texas PR 0703"
Date: October 27, 1953
Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library

[Petroleum heater construction]

Description: Photograph of the inside of a Crown Central Petroleum Corporation heater under construction. The structure was built by Alcorn Combustion Company out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with materials provided by John Dollinger Jr., Inc. Pipes and steel beams are gathered in stacks upon the floor of the structure. Handwritten on the back of the photograph, "Alcorn Combustion Co Crown Central Petroleum Co Pasadena Heater file A2" The back of the photo is stamped "BM Photograph Business Men's Studio Beaumont, Texas"
Date: October 27, 1953
Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library

[Central Fire Station]

Description: Postcard of Beaumont Fire Department's Central Fire Station at Mulberry and Walnut streets with horse drawn fire engines, carriages, and fire fighters. On the left side of the building is a sign for "Entrance, City Hall" and two children sitting near the entrance. At that time the fire department shared the building with city hall. On the right side of the building, on the second story, appear to be legs dangling out of the window. Other buildings can be seen in the background. Printed at the top of the postcard is "Central Fire Station, Beaumont, Texas." Printed on the back of the postcard is the following information regarding the postcard's creation: "Published by S.H. Kress & Co. Made in U.S.A." and "A-466." Handwritten on the back of the postcard, "Beaumont Texas July 26, 14 Mrs. M.E. Smith Dear Aunt How are you all Why don't some of you all rite I have written to you all several times and never received any reply All well Hope this will find you all the same We like here fine This is a fine place What is William doing What has gone with them and the boys very well E.F. Scott 470 Buford St Bmt, Tex." The card is addressed to Mrs. M.E. Smith c/o W.M. Beckworth Anderson Texas
Date: July 27, 1914
Creator: S. H. Kress & Co.
Partner: Tyrrell Historical Library