Texas Brewery

Texas BreweryI’ve been looking for one of these postcards (one that I could afford) for years, and finally got my hands on one. Mailed in 1914, the divided back postcard shows the facilities of the Texas Brewing Company, a Fort Worth brewery that was at 9th and Jones St. The company operated from 1890 to 1918.

Riverside Inn

Riverside Inn, Saranac LakeThe Riverside Inn was originally called Blood’s Hotel, and was opened by Orlando Blood on July 4, 1860. Located in the Adirondack Mtn. village of Saranac Lake, the inn would prove a popular residence for draft dodgers and those who had paid another to take their place on the battlefields of the civil war. The historic inn, visited more than once by Mark Twain, was torn down in the 1930s.
The postcard was copyrighted by Detroit Publishing in 1909 and can be compared to the original photograph on which it was based, shown below. Comparison of the two images show a few subtle differences, particularly the removal of the phone and power lines to clean up the scene on the postcard.

Riverside Inn Photo

Carlsbad Caverns Lunch Room

Carlsbad CavernsMailed in 1946, this postcard shows the lunch room at Carlsbad Caverns. On the back:

LUNCH ROOM
CARLSBAD CAVERNS NATIONAL PARK
NEW MEXICO
owned and operated by Cavern Supply Co. under supervision of National Park Service. Good linches, including tea or coffee, served at reasonable prices. Open every day in the year. Adequate equipment to accommodate any size crowd.

Stations of the Cross

Our Lady of Victory SchoolOn the grounds of the Our Lady of Victory Catholic school in Fort Worth, Texas is this garden that includes the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto and the Stations of the Cross. On the back:

Our Lady of Victory College & Academy, Motherhouse and Novitate of the Sisters of Saint Mary of Namur, Accredited Residence and Day School for young women and girls.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Fort Worth Botanic GardenHere’s a white border postcard that offers a view of the Botanic Garden in Fort Worth, Texas. Another view, from the bottom of the vista shown on this card, can be seen here. Published by The Ledger Co. of Fort Worth, the postcard has this written on the back:

This entire project was built with relief labor and is today considered one of the most beautiful gardens in America.