Manuscript Vertical Files 

Collection Number: MVF 12-16

Accession Number: 0405-59

Item(s): Postcard of the Trinity River flood, 1908; a postcard of Hinton Motor Lodge in Irving, Texas, c. 1960s; and an Irving High School charm bracelet, 1960.  

Donor: Jan Hart 

Date Received: December 7, 2004 

Literary Rights Statement: 

Permission to publish from the collection must be obtained from the Irving Archives, Irving Public Library.


     The file contains a postcard showing the south side of the Commerce Street bridge taken from the bank of the Trinity River on May 25, 1908. That year the Trinity River underwent record flooding and the image on the postcard is of the river in flood stage. The file also contains a postcard depicting Hinton Motor Lodge in Irving, Texas, at SH 183 and Loop 12.  The motel was owned by Ted Hinton, who was part of the sheriff's team that tracked and killed Bonnie and Clyde. Also included is a charm bracelet with the letters IRVING HS hanging from it. The bracelet dates to 1960.