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Don Kelly Southeast Texas Postcard Collection
Title: Don Kelly Southeast Texas postcard collection
Description: Don Kelly, Southeast Texas community leader, collected 1473 postcards, picture postcards, photographic postcards, and photographs depicting notable scenes of life, locale, and architecture in an area of Southeast Texas surrounding the cities of Orange, Beaumont, and Port Arthur. These three cities comprise the principal subjects of the collection; additional places depicted include the Spindletop Oil Field, Sabine Pass, Sour Lake, the Sabine River, and the Neches River. Dates covered are about 1898 to about 1997, the bulk about 1898 to about 1930. Subjects covered include church buildings, public schools, school buildings, hotels, oil fields, oil wells, oil refineries, restaurants, dwellings, streets, central business districts, parks, city halls, hospitals, post office stations and branches, courthouses, floods, industrial buildings, railroad stations, rivers, waterfronts, mills and mill-work, cargo ships, commercial buildings, the properties of John Warne Gates, the Texas and New Orleans Railroad Company, the Southern Pacific Railroad Company, the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company, Texaco, Inc., and the Gulf Oil Corporation.
Citation information: (Identify the item), Don Kelly Southeast Texas postcard collection. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Arrangement: Digitized images are arranged by accession number and are divided into segments of 100. Due to copyright restrictions, images that may be under copyright as of 2016 have been omitted from public access in the Texas Digital Archive.
Copyright information: The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).