San Benito (Tex.)
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Content Description This scrapbook contains photographs of scenes around Brownsville, San Benito, and Point Isabel. Photographs depict soldiers daily living while in camp or in the march during the Mexican Border War of 1916. The photographs were taken during the summer and fall of 1916.
Dates: 1916-07-21 - 1916-12-16
Collection — Folder 0030
Content Description Collection of 117 photographs and real-photo postcards. Album begins with ten photographs of street scenes in New Orleans, followed by nine larger zide images of wild flower and plant life in the Rio Grande Valley and Brownsville, Texas. The next thirty-six images depict life along the Texas-Mexico border, including architecture, culture, the Rio Grande, and a July 4th beach outing. Ten images follow of family life in Oklahoma and Mississippi, and then the focus of the album returns...
Dates: 1917 - 1922
Collection — 0196
Content Description 57 photographs and one negative. One photograph captioned to verso: "H.C.W.I.D. No. 4 Installing a 37.5 - 20 a the Highway relift. May 7th. 1925." Depicts installation of a steam shovel for a Hidalgo County Water Improvement District Project in South Texas, along the Rio Grande. This belongs to a series of photographs with similar purple stamps from a San Antonio photographer depicting steam shovel operations, laborers, and ditch digging in the 1920s. the steam shovel has a sign on it reading...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1925; 1947-12-06