University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Lynn Bell Postcard Collection



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bell, Lynn
Title: Lynn Bell Postcard Collection
Abstract: Postcards portray many Texas subjects including a bird’s eye view of Austin from 1906, rodeo scenes, the Amarillo Hotel in Amarillo, Texas Memorial Museum in Austin, and scenes of Galveston, Gatesville, Dallas, Fort Worth, Lubbock, and Fort Concho, Texas.
Accession No.: 2003-179
Extent: 52 postcards
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Lynn Bell is the curator of exhibits and material culture at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.


Scope and Contents

Postcards portray many Texas subjects including a bird’s eye view of Austin from 1906, rodeo scenes, the Amarillo Hotel in Amarillo, Texas Memorial Museum in Austin, and scenes of Galveston, Gatesville, Dallas, Fort Worth, Lubbock, and Fort Concho, Texas. Also included are a postcard depicting the Kennedy assassination site, various motels and restaurants, museums, a limestone house in Fredericksburg, an “Austin Generic Postcard,” an image of two Lone Star Beer can-shaped silos in San Antonio, an image of the Alamo surrounded by portraits of all the U. S presidents through Ronald Reagan, and a humorous postcard with the caption, “I am in Texas with my Ass in Mexico.”


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
Subjects
Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.)
Postcards--Texas
Presidents—United States
Places
Amarillo (Tex.)
Austin (Tex.)
Dallas (Tex.)
Fort Concho (Tex.)
Fort Worth (Tex.)
Galveston (Tex.)
Gatesville (Tex.)
Lubbock (Tex.)
San Antonio (Tex.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lynn Bell Postcard Collection, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3S109.1 Postcards