Monthly Archives: June 2014

Maple Leaf Cabins, Niagara Falls, Canada

This image begins a series of cards featuring the world famous Niagara Falls, long a site for honeymooners and other vacationeers.

Johnson Press, Stamford Centre, Ontario

This is one of the old style cards that did not have any description listed on the back, just printed guide marks for postage, address and message. The signs visible on the front of the main office indicate that this was also something of a general store.

The address no longer exists, since the numbers for the street were changed sometime in the past, but the current business at this same location is still a tourist hotel.

The vehicles visible in the photo indicate that this image is from the 1940s.

Brooke Army Hospital, Fort Sam Houston, Texas

This image is of the main hospital building for the Brooke Army Medical Center as it existed in the 1960s. In addition to this, there were other buildings added for treatment and patient housing when this building became too small or had inadequate facilities for modern treatment.

Natural Color by Mike Roberts, Berkeley 2, Calif.

The description states:

BROOKE ARMY HOSPITAL

Brooke Army Medical Center

Fort Sam Houston

San Antonio, Texas

–This older building was replaced in 1997 with a larger, more modern facility on the grounds of Fort Sam Houston where more treatment modalities could be concentrated in a single structure. The older building is now on the Register of Historic Places and is occupied by elements of U.S. Army South.

This image dates from the 1960s.

Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, Texas

This is an elevated view of Alamo Plaza in the middle of San Antonio’s downtown. The mission chapel can be seen at the far right foreground with the white roof. This illustrates the urban development that has risen around the mission.

Mirro-Krome Card by H. S. Crocker Co., Inc., Oklahoma City, Okla.

The description states:

ALAMO PLAZA

San Antonio, Texas

–The monument in the center of the plaza is a cenotaph, and honors those that died in the siege. The flowers around the monument were replaced in later years with trees, and the monument is somewhat obscured by them now, rather than being visible from all directions.

The building in the right background is the Federal Courthouse, and the building at the extreme right is the Emily Morgan Hotel, named for Emily West, a mixed race woman who lived during the time of the Alamo siege.

This image dates from the 1960s.