Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Rigsbee Postcard Collection :

An Inventory of the Collection in the Prints and Photographs Collections at the Texas State Archives, [ca. 1900-1909], 1907, 1908, 1910, 1911, 1914, 1953, and [19--]



Overview

Title: Rigsbee Postcard Collection
Dates: [ca. 1900-ca. 1909], 1907, 1908, 1910, 1911, 1914, 1953, and [19--]
Abstract: This collection contains postcards depicting government buildings, hotels, schools, parks, industries, missions, natural settings, and other scenes in various Texas cities and towns in [ca. 1900-ca. 1909], 1907, 1908, 1910, 1911, 1914, 1953, and unknown dates early in the 20th century.
Quantity: 0.24 cubic ft.
Language English.

Biographical Sketch

Sharon W. Rigsbee of Austin, Texas, donated an album of postcards to the Texas State Archives on February 5, 2001. The album was found among the possessions of her husband's family and may once have belonged to the Felter family. Postcards pertaining to Texas were removed and the album and the remaining postcards were returned to the donor.


Scope and Contents of the Records

This collection contains postcards depicting government buildings, hotels, schools, parks, industries, missions, natural settings, and other scenes in various Texas cities and towns in [ca. 1900-ca. 1909], 1907, 1908, 1910, 1911, 1914, 1953, and unknown dates early in the 20th century. Most postcards were printed by local and national companies, but several from smaller towns are photographic prints. Prominent in the collection are Austin, Galveston, Gonzales, New Braunfels, Pecos County, and San Antonio.


 

Arrangement of the Records

The postcards are arranged alphabetically by city or county.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None

Restrictions on Use

Possible copyright restrictions, check with the photograph archivist for further information.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Public buildings--Texas.
Places:
Texas--Buildings, structures, etc.
Texas--Description and travel.
Austin (Tex.)--Buildings, structures, etc.
New Braunfels (Tex.)--Buildings, structures, etc.
Galveston (Tex.)--Buildings, structures, etc.
San Antonio Tex.)--Buildings, structures, etc.
Document Types:
Postcards--Texas--[ca. 1900]-[ca. 1911], 1914, 1953, [19--].

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Postcards of Texas (1961/8), [ca. 1900-ca. 1940], [19--], 312 items
Texas Cities Postcard Collection (1972/11), [ca. 1908-ca. 1936], [19--], 218 items

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Rigsbee Postcard Collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 2001/098

These postcards were donated to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by Sharon W. Rigsbee on February 5, 2001.

Processing Information

Hans Rasmussen, February 2001


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Rigsbee Postcard Collection, [ca. 1900-1909], 1907, 1908, 1910, 1911, 1914, 1953, and [19--],
0.24 cubic ft.

Austin, Texas:
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Photo 2001/098-1 "City Hall, Austin, Texas," [19--]
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Photo 2001/098-2 "Scene on the Colorado River, Austin, Texas," 1911
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Photo 2001/098-3 "Confederate Home, Austin, Texas," 1907
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Photo 2001/098-4 "Destruction of the Great Granite Dam at Austin, Texas, April 7, 1900," 1907
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Photo 2001/098-5 "State Capitol, Austin, Texas," 1907
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Photo 2001/098-6 "State Capitol, Austin, Texas," 1907
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Photo 2001/098-7 "Main Entrance to the Capitol, Austin, Texas," 1914
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Photo 2001/098-8 "Woman's Building, Austin, Texas," 1908
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Photo 2001/098-9 Clifton, Texas: "Old Water Mill--Clifton, Texas," 1907
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Photo 2001/098-10 Corpus Christi, Texas: "Camp Epworth by the Sea, Corpus Christi, Tex.," 1907
Dallas, Texas:
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Photo 2001/098-11 "City Hall, Dallas, Texas," 1907
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Photo 2001/098-12 "Dallas, Texas, Park Scene, State Fair," [19--]
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Photo 2001/098-13 Driftwood, Texas: "Souvenir from Driftwood, Tex.," [19--]
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Photo 2001/098-14 El Paso, Texas: "Hotel Angelus, El Paso, Texas," 1907
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Photo 2001/098-15 Fort Stockton: "Stockton School, Ft. Stockton, Tex.," [19--]
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Photo 2001/098-16 Fort Worth, Texas: "St. Ignatius Academy, Fort Worth, Tex.," 1908
Galveston, Texas:
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Photo 2001/098-17 "Ball High School and Grounds, Galveston, Texas," 1910
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Photo 2001/098-18 "Central Park and Vicinity, Galveston, Tex.," 1910
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Photo 2001/098-19 "Electric Park and Sea Wall, Galveston, Texas," 1910
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Photo 2001/098-20 "Greetings from Galveston, Texas, Bathing in the Surf," 1910
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Photo 2001/098-21 "Loading Cotton Upon Ocean Steamer, Galveston, Tex.," 1910
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Photo 2001/098-22 "Pumping in Filling-Grade Raising, Galveston, Texas," 1907
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Photo 2001/098-23 Goldthwaite, Texas: "Railroad Lake, Goldthwaite, Texas," 1910
Gonzales, Texas:
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Photo 2001/098-24 "Gonzales, Texas, A Carload of Cotton," 1908
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Photo 2001/098-25 "Gonzales, Texas, Fire Department," [ca. 1900-ca. 1909]
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Photo 2001/098-26 "Gonzales, Texas, A New Industry" [raising turkeys], 1908
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Photo 2001/098-27 Houston, Texas: "Ship Channel and Grain Warehouse, Houston, Texas," 1953
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Photo 2001/098-28 Johnson City, Texas: [Schoolhouse], 1911
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Photo 2001/098-29 La Grange, Texas: "Dancy Bluff on the Colorado River, La Grange, Tex.," 1907
Marble Falls:
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Photo 2001/098-30 "Marble Falls and Cotton Mill," [19--]
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Photo 2001/098-31 "Lake and Falls, Marble Falls, Texas," [19--]
New Braunfels, Texas:
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Photo 2001/098-32 "Lovers Retreat, Landa's Park, New Braunfels, Tex.," [19--]
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Photo 2001/098-33 "Bridge, Landa Park, New Braunfels, Texas," [19--]
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Photo 2001/098-34 "Rustic Bridge and Water Wheel, Landa Park, New Braunfels, Texas," [19--]
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Photo 2001/098-35 "Scene in Landa's Park, New Braunfels, Texas" [bridge over a stream], [19--]
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Photo 2001/098-36 "Scene in Landa's Park, New Braunfels, Texas" [picnic tables under an oak tree], [19--]
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Photo 2001/098-37 "Scene in Landa's Park, New Braunfels, Texas" [pier on a lake], [19--]
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Photo 2001/098-38 "Water Fall, Landa Mills, New Braunfels, Texas," [19--]
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Photo 2001/098-39 "Plaza Hotel and Plaza, New Braunfels, Tex.," [19--]
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Photo 2001/098-40 [...ler Mills, probably in New Braunfels], [19--]
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Photo 2001/098-41 [Floodgates, probably in New Braunfels], [19--]
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Photo 2001/098-42 [Cotton Oil Co. factory, probably in New Braunfels], [19--]
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Photo 2001/098-43 Palestine, Texas: "Sycamore Street, Palestine, Texas," 1908
Pecos County, Texas:
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Photo 2001/098-44 "Pecos County Courthouse," 1908
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Photo 2001/098-45 "Mex house on old Rooney Farm, Pecos County," 1908
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Photo 2001/098-46 "Irrigation Ditch, old Rooney Farm, Pecos Co.," 1908
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Photo 2001/098-47 Rio Grande Valley: "Orange Tree, Lower Rio Grande Valley," [19--]
San Antonio, Texas:
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Photo 2001/098-48 "Portal of Mission San Jose, San Antonio, Texas," [19--]
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Photo 2001/098-49 "San Antonio, Tex., Mission Conception (The First Mission)," 1907
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Photo 2001/098-50 "Mission San Francisco de Espada (fourth mission) built 1730, San Antonio, Texas," [19--]
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Photo 2001/098-51 "Greetings from San Antonio, Texas, S.P. [Southern Pacific] Depot," [19--]
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Photo 2001/098-52 "West End Lake, San Antonio, Tex.," [19--]
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Photo 2001/098-53 Uvalde, Texas: "Uvalde's New Methodist Church (Now Under Course of Construction)," 1908
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Photo 2001/098-54 Wichita Falls, Texas: "Eight St., Wichita Falls, Tex.," [19--]
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Photo 2001/098-55 "Picking Cotton," 1908
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Photo 2001/098-56 "C.P. Rodgers in famous 'Vin Fiz' Flyer, en route from New York to California, for Hearst $50,000 ocean to ocean flight," [19--]