San Antonio Texas – Battle of Flowers at Alamo Plaza Postcard
This is a postcard I found on eBay of the Battle of Flowers Parade in San Antonio, Texas. The publisher got the date wrong on the Battle of San Jacinto; which as we all know was April 21st. I was so happy to see it and for it to go so well with the family history of Lamar Wilkinson riding a float in the parade. He is sitting on the second seat on the outside right side. You can read about the history of the parade: http://blog.wilkinsonranch.com/2011/04/07/battle-of-flowers-parade-now-fiesta-san-antonio/
Notice the postcard has the Alamo on the top right of the Plaza. Here is my glass negative photo of the Alamo and you can read more at the link: http://blog.wilkinsonranch.com/2011/09/23/my-research-and-images-of-the-history-of-the-alamo/
You can also see below the Federal Courthouse and Post Office which was built from 1886-1889 designed by architect J. Riely Gordon (1863-1937). Mr. Gordon worked in San Antonio from 1884 to 1900. This building was razed. Gordon is remembered for his courthouses, he designed eighteen for Texas. These photos are in my collection and are glass negatives.
The late 1800’s history of San Antonio photos and the RPPC (Real Photo Post Card) postcard help tell the story, too.