Dating from around 1940, this linen postcard shows the Methodist Hospital in Dallas, Texas.
Located in Fort Worth, Texas and referred to here as Methodist Hospital, I’ve always known it as Harris Methodist Hospital. On the back:
This nine-story building, costing $1,500,000, occupies an entire block, capacity 300 beds, one of the largest and most modern hospitals in the southwest.
Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Parkland is remembered by many as the place where John F. Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, and Jack Ruby either died or were pronounced dead.
Harris Memorial Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. Some of Fort Worth’s finest citizens were born at Harris Hospital, including yours truly! 😉 Mailed in 1950, the linen card has this written on the back:
Dear Mom & Dad,
Just a line to tell you the baby is in the hospital but she’s doing fine. They’re feeding her to build her up. No one can see her but Estes & I.
An early view of Saint Joseph’s Infirmary in Fort Worth, Texas, renamed Saint Joseph’s Hospital in 1930. Too bad about that gnarly postmark.
The Ward County Hospital in Minot, North Dakota, presented on this postcard from American Import Co. I haven’t been able to find out much about the hospital, except that this structure was replaced by a new four-story building in 1918. This thing looks haunted!
Published by V. O. Hammon Publishing, this divided back card shows St. Luke’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. It is postmarked December 18, but the year is illegible. (possibly 1915) The message, on the other hand, is easily read:
“I am in St. Lukes Hospital Room B18 being prepared for a plaster paris cast for my spine.
A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.”
This view of the Kiowa Indian Hospital in Lawton, Oklahoma was published by Curt Teich. How about the way the words are packed together on the sign? They should have made a wider entranceway!
This linen card features the Nashua Memorial Hospital and was printed by Tichnor Bros.
This unmailed linen postcard, printed by Curt Teich, shows the Sealy Hospital in Santa Anna, Texas.