A collection of postcard images documenting the golden age of flowing artesian wells across the United States and the world, generally from the early 1900s and with a bias toward Texas. Also included, from time to time, are other water-related postcards.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Boerne, Texas

The wishing well in Boerne, Texas

Friday, February 27, 2015

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Free air circus at Artesian Plunge, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Cedar Brook, New Jersey

Drilling a well in Cedar Brook, New Jersey

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Monday, February 23, 2015

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Mineral Wells, Texas

Dismuke's water bar, Mineral Wells, Texas

Saturday, February 21, 2015


Young lady at a water well in the Nederlands

Friday, February 20, 2015

Chicago, Illinois

Getting water from an artesian well in Chicago, Illinois

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin

The great artesian well in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Valles Mines, Missouri

Drililng an artesian well in Valles Mines, Missouri

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Monday, February 16, 2015

Las Vegas, Nevada

Artesian well overflow in Las Vegas, Nevada

Friday, February 13, 2015

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Saturday, February 7, 2015


Getting water from the well in Bosnia

Friday, February 6, 2015