Let me just stop and give you a brief description of my collection. When mining for postcards, I usually look for older ones, usually early 20th century, from Texas and any country outside of the United States, especially Mexico. Now I do make exceptions if it's unusually pretty or from a particular town in the United States that my ancestors are from. Basically I love postcards, and it takes me a while to get out of an antique store.
Now getting back to the postcard I picked to study. This postcard isn't very pretty. While it has the Alamo pictured on the front, it's not in that great of condition. Also, it was postmarked 1926 – not as old as I'd like it to be. However, I'm pretty sure the price tag that read $1 probably persuaded me to buy it. After all I Pigured I could Pix it up in Photoshop and use it in my blog. My purchasing it had absolutely nothing to do with who sent it, who received it, or what was written on it. In fact, if I remember correctly I think it kind of annoyed me there was so much writing on it in purple ink (probably once black) and that it was so small.
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