Curated History: Vintage Texas Postcards

As summer fast approaches and we are finally able to (kind of) leave our houses, travel is looking better and better! Particularly road trips, and for me, that means travel in Texas. East Texas is my easy go-to for obvious reasons, ie. that’s where the parents and grandparents are. And, after a year of having to ration those trips, I’ll make a few of them over the coming months.

While sending snail mail from vacations is a thing of the past, I have enjoyed coming across these and other vintage postcards of East Texas landmarks and destinations in my research.

Angelina County Courthouse, 1903-1955, Lufkin, Texas.
Hotel Angelina, Downtown Lufkin, Texas.
Aerial View of Tyler, Texas.
Stephen F. Austin State College, Nacogdoches, Texas.
Beach Boulevard and Seawall, Galveston, Texas.

My weekly Curated History series shares a selection of interesting research finds, photos and other ephemera. My main focus is on Texas, but other places might show up from time to time! Please feel free to share this post on social media, and subscribe to my e-newsletter for more on creative genealogy, history and inspiration.