Texas History Postcard Database Project

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Murphy Historical Society Inc.
Date:September 23, 1915
Postcard from Maurine Matlock to her friend with a photograph of Veracruz, Mexico as seen from a hill. The note on the reverse side of the card says that they had a storm the other night, and dealing with cotton and corn.




Murphy Historical Society Inc.
Date:February 21, 1911
Postcard from Milton Andrew Matlock to his father, M. M. Matlock, with a photograph of the "Prize Winning Gun Crew, U. S. S. Georgia," with the crew of the ship are sitting on the guns. On the back of the card there is a note from Milton Andrew saying he received letters from the family and was "glad to here it has rained in Tex."




Murphy Historical Society Inc.
Date:1911?
Postcard from Milton Andrew Matlock with a photograph of the Williamsburg Bridge in New York, and showing ships passing underneath the bridge. There is a note on the back of the card written by Matlock that says in part: "500 gallons of beer was furnished by the U. S. Gov."




Murphy Historical Society Inc.
Date:1912~
Postcard from Milton Andrew Matlock to his brother with a tinted photograph of two small boats on Lake Michigan in the moonlight; the title of the photograph reads: "U. S. Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Ill." There is a note on the card saying he will write another note soon.




Murphy Historical Society Inc.
Date:January 16, 1911
Postcard from Milton Andrew Matlock to his father, M. M. Matlock with an image of the the U. S. Armored Cruiser "New York." There is a note on the back of the card asking his father how things have been at home and if he has started work yet.




Murphy Historical Society Inc.
Date:June 20, 1912
Postcard from Milton Andrew Matlock to his mother with a tinted photograph the South Wallfleet Marconi wireless towers in Massachusetts; this includes four large towers and a small building. The note on the back of the card asks his mother why she has not responded to his letters, as well as mentions that he sent her a box of photos of the U. S. S. Utah and crew.




Murphy Historical Society Inc.
Date:1911
Postcard from Milton Andrew Matlock to his sister, Lois Matlock, with an illustration of a tiny house in Cuba. The note on the reverse side of the card asks how she and the family are doing and says he is doing fine in Guantanamo, Cuba.




Murphy Historical Society Inc.
Date:1911?
Postcard from Milton Andrew Matlock to Lois Matlock while he was in Cuba; the photograph shows "Banana Grove" in Cuba with soldiers picking bananas from a tree. The note on the back of card says: "you and Maurine write me a long letter real soon."




Murphy Historical Society Inc.
Date:January 16, 1911
Postcard from Milton Andrew Matlock to his sister Lois Matlock asking about the family back home, as well as saying that he "went to Beaufort on a steam boat." The photograph on the front shows the school building in Beaufort, South Carolina.




Murphy Historical Society Inc.
Date:December 19, 1910
Postcard from Milton Andrew Matlock to his father, M. M. Matlock with a photograph of a tall church-like building. The note on the card says that Milton is enjoying his time in the Marine Corps but does not like his uniform.




Murphy Historical Society Inc.
Date:March 27, 1911
Postcard from Milton Andrew Matlock to his father with a colored image of the target range at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. There is a note from Milton to his father saying he has "been fireing on the target range this week."




Murphy Historical Society Inc.
Date:February 21, 1911
Postcard from M. A. Milton to W. A. Scott with a photograph of a goat standing next to a child dressed in a navy uniform, the title of the photograph is: "The Visitor and a Ship's Mascot." The note on the back of the photograph concerns Milton's unanswered letters by Scott: "I guess you must be drownded. Why have you not answered my letter?"




Murphy Historical Society Inc.
Date:191u-02-23
Postcard from Minnie Goff to her friend Lois Matlock saying she saw her ad in the "Missouri and Kansas Farmer" expressing her desire to trade cards. Minnie also asks how old she is and when her birthday is. The image on the card depicts a home situated near a creek within a circle border surrounded by large flowers.




Murphy Historical Society Inc.
Date:December 23, 1920
Postcard from a woman named Miss Burch to Maurene Matlock wishing her a Merry Christmas. The illustration on the front depicts a Holly plant with the title "Loving Christmas Tokens" written in cursive at the bottom.




Murphy Historical Society Inc.
Date:192u-12
Postcard from Mrs. T. C. McMillen to Edna Matlock with an illustration of a fireplace, Christmas tree, and a snowy window. The text on the card says that McMillen has "ordered for (Edna) a subscription to Comfort" magazine.




Murphy Historical Society Inc.
Date:191u-12-13
Christmas postcard from Mrs. T. E. McMillen to Edna Matlock with an illustration that includes holly plants, and a home covered in snow; there is a note printed next to the picture and at the bottom the text says: "A Merry Christmas."




Murphy Historical Society Inc.
Date:July 28, 1932
Postcard from Pallye Daffron Pearson to Edna Matlock saying the "Salmons, Beck reunion" will be in McKinney, Texas on August 10, 1932.




Murphy Historical Society Inc.
Date:February 7, 1925
Valentine's Day postcard from a woman named Peggie to Mrs. M. M. Matlock "wishing you a merry Valentine." The illustration on the front of the card shows to children sitting on a hammock with a large, red heart behind them; the caption below them reads: "I've lost my heart, for good I guess, to somebody at your address."




Murphy Historical Society Inc.
Date:February 27, 1933
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Murphy Historical Society Inc.
Date:March 21, 1933
Postcard from Robert Matlock to Edna Matlock saying that his attempt to come see her was thwarted due to his flare up of asthma, and that he got a dog.




Murphy Historical Society Inc.
Date:192u
Postcard sent to W. L. Gilispie with a portrait of three unidentified men, all wearing hats and suits.




Murphy Historical Society Inc.
Date:1965
Postcard from Ray Roberts to Lyndon Baines Johnson discussing policy and "4th District problems." Roberts says in the note on the back that he can represent the president best "when [Roberts] have your opinions on legislation that concerns you." The photograph on the reverse side shows Roberts talking with Johnson in the president's office.




Murphy Historical Society Inc.
Date:December 29, 1925
Postcard from a woman to Edna Matlock saying she trusts "you have had a nice Xmas we have for all are well." The image on the front of the card shows a podium covered in snow behind a Holly leaf and blue birds flying across the snowy background; the caption on the front reads: "Contentment, prosperity and joys not a few With all my heart I'm wishing for you, Best Wishes For The New Year."




Murphy Historical Society Inc.
Date:1913-01-31~
Postcard to M. M. Matlock from his brother with a tinted photograph of "Chief Iron Tail, Indian Squaws and Papooses at Buffalo Bill's Wild West." The note on the back of the card discusses activities taking place back home as M. M. Matlock is at officer's school in South Carolina.




Murphy Historical Society Inc.
Date:1912~
Postcard with an illustration depicting a small bridge spanning a creek and covered with bushes, tree limbs, and plants; the title of the image reads: "The Ancient Stone Arch Bridge at Old Panama."




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