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Mrs. H.H.J. Fling Postcard Collection

Identifier: 2008.065

Scope and Contents

The Mrs. H.H.J. Postcard Collection includes personal correspondance on post cards from 1903 to 1921. The collection is heavily centered in the 1910's. It documents historical landmark and celebratory post cards collected and received by Mrs. H.H.J. Fling.

Series I, Decorative Post Cards includes decorative holiday and general celebratory post cards with personal correspondence. This series ranges from 1909-1919, and includes Christmas, New Year, Easter, Birthday, and well-wishes cards.

Series II, Landmark Post Cards includes post cards from a wide variety of places, broken into the locations the post card's images depict. A bulk of the collection consists of post cards from Texas cities, national landmarks from different states, and international post cards.


  • 1903-1921

Conditions Governing Use

Items in this collection are protected by applicable copyright laws.

Biographical / Historical

Tommie Melvina Cobb Fling was the wife of Henry Henson Joseph Fling and mother to Mary Belle Fling. Mrs. H.H.J. Fling received and collected postcards from friends, her husband's travels, and her daughter while she attended college. Mrs. H.H.J. Fling died at age 76 in 1957, and left this collection to the university.


0.5 Linear Feet (1, 1/2 box, 8 folders) : Color and B&W

Language of Materials



The collection is arranged into two series, Decorative Post Cards and Landmark Post Cards. The series' folders are arranged alphabetically, and items in each folder are then arranged by date.

Custodial History

This collection was received, compiled, and donated by Mrs. H. H. J. Fling.

Mrs. H.H.J. Fling Postcard Collection
Sunny Hausler
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections, Waters Library, Texas A&M University-Commerce Repository