Texas History Postcard Database Project

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Patrick Heath Public Library
Date:December 8, 1911
Postcard from H. T. to Mrs. Fritz Adler, discussing... The front of the postcard features a photograph of a stone bridge with a small, arched tunnel through the middle. On top of the bridge, which has a wooden rail along the edge, there is a small buggy being pulled by a horse. There are trees at the base and upper left side of the bridge, and through the tunnel, more trees are visible.




Patrick Heath Public Library
Date:1912~
Postcard of Main Street in Boerne, Texas. The postcard features a perspective view of a long dirt road lined with trees. Through the trees, store-fronts and small buildings can be seen along the street. There are several horse-drawn buggies on the left side of the street, and more on the right, down the street. On the back of the postcard are notes about the donor of the postcard, and postcard markings.




Patrick Heath Public Library
Date:June 7, 1912
Postcard from L. & A. to Mr. Lon Hale, discussing their home, which they say is near the scene depicted on the postcard. The front of the postcard features a photograph of a small, sloped mountain covered with trees at the top and base of the mountain, and dotted with trees around the middle. At the base of the largest part of the slope are three buildings - two barns and one two-story house with columns.




Patrick Heath Public Library
Date:August 18, 1912
Postcard from Ellie to Miss G. Winterborne, discussing her trip to Boerne, Texas. The front of the postcard features a photograph of St. Helen's Church in Boerne, Texas, a high-roofed, wood building with steps leading up to the front doors. There are other wooden buildings beyond the church (which is situated at the right side of the photo), in the background, along with a windmill.




Patrick Heath Public Library
Date:August 22, 1912
Postcard of the Holy Angels Academy in Boerne, Texas, a two-story building with wrap-around porches on both stories. There is a small tower extending from the center of the roof of the building, with a cross-shaped spire at the top. There are a few short steps leading up to the first-story porch and the front door to the academy. There are several trees surrounding the building, obscuring much of the second-story. On the back, there is text written to Mrs. Engelke in San Antonio, Texas.




Patrick Heath Public Library
Date:January 12, 1913
Postcard from Helen J. Theis to Mr. Albert Zaeller, wishing him a happy new year. The front of the postcard features a photograph of covered wagons and horse-drawn buggies dotted along a long, wide, dirt road, lined with trees.




Patrick Heath Public Library
Date:January 29, 1913
Postcard from Henry to Mr. Fritz Adler, discussing his father's illness. He says that his father is still weak, but the doctor says if he pulls through the next two days, he will be out of danger. The front of the postcard features an perspective view illustration of a long, wide road. There are wooded areas on either side of the road, and the roof of a house is just barely visible in the wooded area on the right side.




Patrick Heath Public Library
Date:February 6, 1913
Postcard from Louis to Miss Augusta Wille, discussing something she sent to him, as well as what he has been doing since they last spoke. The front of the postcard features a photograph of a public school in Boerne, Texas. The building is two-stories, made from light-colored stone, with windows along all side of both stories and two short flights of stairs leading up to the two entrances. A narrow drive curves in front of the school.




Patrick Heath Public Library
Date:September 11, 1913
Postcard from Ella H. to Mrs. Gus Lindner, wishing her a happy birthday and asking her to write back. The postcard features a photograph of a long, narrow road running parallel to a long, curving railroad track between two large, bush- and tree-covered hills.




Patrick Heath Public Library
Date:January 25, 1914
Postcard from Ella to Mrs. Gus Lindner, discussing how nice it is to talk to old friends. The front of the postcard features a photograph of Kronkosky Hill in Boerne, Texas. The hill has two wooden buildings buildings on the top and on the side, and a road winding along the side of it. The building on top of the hill is a small, one-story wooden building, while the building on the side is a wooden, two-story building with a small tower visible at the top. Large trees dot the hillside and surrounding area.




Patrick Heath Public Library
Date:March 6, 1914
Postcard from Bette to Mr. I. McIngvall, discussing her stay in Boerne, Texas. The postcard features a photograph of long, tall, skinny suspension bridge in Boerne, Texas, made from concrete and metal, and spanning across a large open space between two hills. There are many trees on the two hills and on either side of the bridge. A handwritten note at the top of the photo reads, "We walked here today."




Patrick Heath Public Library
Date:December 3, 1914
Postcard to Clifton Kneupper, discussing a hunting trip. The writer mentions that they haven't shot any deer yet. The front of the postcard features a photograph of some bluffs along the left side of a small creek with a rocky shoreline.




Patrick Heath Public Library
Date:1915~
Postcard of the old mill dam in Boerne, Texas, a pile of ruins. The area depicted is a dried out river bed, with stumps, wood, and rocks laying in the bottom of the bed. In the background, there are trees and and a green grassy area. The back of the postcard has handwritten notes about the old mill and the donor of the postcard, as well as postcard markings.




Patrick Heath Public Library
Date:July 16, 1915
Postcard to Mrs. F. Adler. The front of the postcard features a photograph of a man-made dam on a small lake, taken from down-stream. Trees surround the lake and dam on all sides, and there are large, rectangular stones piled up on the right side. A man in a light shirt and dark pants walks along the edge of the dam (where the water pours over the edge), going left.




Patrick Heath Public Library
Date:September 2, 1915
Postcard to Mrs. Fritz Adler, in San Antonio. The postcard features a photograph of the town, and some of the small farms surrounding the town, taken from a great distance. There are larger trees on the right left side of the town, and in the background, small bluffs are visible on the horizon.




Patrick Heath Public Library
Date:June 1916
Postcard to Clifton Kneupper. The sender wishes him well and writes that they wish he was there. The postcard features a photograph, colored in with ink, of a driveway along the side of a tall sloping hill and the surrounding area. Further down the winding dirt drive, there is a suspension bridge across the road. The surrounding area has lots of scrub brush and small, bushy trees.




Patrick Heath Public Library
Date:September 14, 1916
Postcard to Mrs. Connie Austin. The sender writes that he has just arrived, that he thinks he will enjoy living in Boerne, Texas, and that he has seen lots of pretty girls. The front of the postcard features a photograph of the Kendall County Fair parking lot, in Boerne, Texas. There is a long row of cars parked on the left side of a large dirt lot. A crow of people stands on the other side of the lot, next to a large building on their right.




Patrick Heath Public Library
Date:August 9, 1917
Postcard Lillian to Mrs. Albert Schaenemann, thanking her for her card, saying she's having a wonderful time, and writing that she will be home on Sunday. The front of the postcard features an illustration of a man standing in a boat on a small lake. On the shore behind the man, a group of people and tall trees line a concrete ledge, looking out over the water. Behind the trees, a large field is just visible.




Patrick Heath Public Library
Date:October 28, 1917
Postcard from E. Lucas to Lucy Dodge, discussing the safety of a boxy Lucy sent her, her own illness, and the city of Boerne, Texas. The postcard features a photograph, colored in with ink, of a driveway along the side of a tall sloping hill and the surrounding area. Further down the winding dirt drive, there is a suspension bridge across the road. The environment has lots of scrub brush and small, bushy trees.




Patrick Heath Public Library
Date:February 4, 1919
Postcard to Mrs. Gus Lindner, discussing Mrs. Lindner and her family's wellness, as well as the sender's work as a substitute teacher. The front of the postcard features an illustration of a long path lined with small trees, part of a network of pathways through a green lawn. A man stands on the path, facing right, and holding his hand out for a dog who sits in front of him. There is a semi-circular flower bed behind the man, and a single agave plant in the lawn to the front and right of him. In the background, there is a white, one-story house with a short flight of steps leading up to a long front porch




Patrick Heath Public Library
Date:1920
Postcard of a street scene in Boerne, Texas. The postcard features a perspective view photograph of a street with old automobiles parked along either side of the street. There are buildings, some of them one story and some two stories, with balconies on both sides of the street. There are also small trees and electrical poles lining the street. The back of the postcard is blank, except for postcard markings and an address.




Patrick Heath Public Library
Date:July 2, 1920
Postcard from Nellie D. to Miss Dora Dullnig, saying hello and writing to say she will be touring the canyon on the front of the postcard. The front of the postcard features a photograph of the mouth of Cibolo Canyon mouth in Boerne, Texas (colored in with ink). The canyon edges are close enough together that a man has wedged himself in between the canyon edges and is posing for the camera.




Patrick Heath Public Library
Date:August 8, 1920
Postcard from Lena to her sister, Mrs. E. F. Kneupper, letting her know she returned home safely from her trip. The front of the postcard features a photograph of the Kronkosky residence in Boerne, Texas. The house is a three-story, light-colored stone building with a balcony on the third floor. Two houses sit on either side of the Kronkosky residence - the one on the left is about the same size, while the one on the right is much smaller. The houses sit on a hill with a steep decline, leading to a road that winds around the hill.




Patrick Heath Public Library
Date:October 6, 1920
Postcard to Mrs. Fritz Adler in San Antonio, Texas. The front of the postcard features a photograph (colored in with ink) of a young woman with dark hair, wearing a hat and an old-fashioned dress, standing on the right bank of a small stream. The stream is situated in a wooded area, which opens up into a clearing further upstream. The young woman is holding an umbrella, resting it on the rocky bank.




Patrick Heath Public Library
Date:April 28, 1921
Postcard to Mrs. Emil Philippus, discussing arrangements for Mrs. Philippus to meet her mother-in-law at the depot on May 8, 1921. The front of the postcard features a photograph of the Holy Angels Academy in Boerne, Texas, a two-story, light-colored wood building with wrap-around porches on both stories. There is a small tower extending from the center of the roof of the building, and a short flagpole at the front of the roof. There is a large group of students and nuns standing on the first-floor porch and sitting on a few short steps leading up to the porch. There are two large, bare trees on either side of the front steps.




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