A Guide to the Lynn Bell Postcard Collection
Lynn Bell is the curator of exhibits and material culture at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.
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.”
Lynn Bell Postcard Collection, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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