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.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

San Marcos, Texas

Head of San Marcos River, San Marcos, Texas

Monday, March 30, 2015

Big Spring, Texas

One of many oil refineries in Big Spring, Texas

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sulphur Springs, Texas

Public square at Sulphur Springs, Texas

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Austin, Texas

Barton Springs, Austin, Texas

Friday, March 27, 2015

Mobeetie, Texas

Windmills and tanks in Mobeetie, Texas

Thursday, March 26, 2015

San Marcos, Texas

Ralph the Swimming Pig at Aquarena Springs (San Marcos Springs), San Marcos, Texas

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sulphur Springs, Texas

Courthouse at Sulphur Springs, Texas

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Big Spring, Texas

At City Park and Golf Course, Big Spring, Texas

Monday, March 23, 2015

London, England

Diagram of the artesian basin beneath London, England

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Mineral Wells, Texas

Aerial view of Mineral Wells, Texas

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Thorp Spring, Texas

Sulphur Springs at Thorp Spring, Texas

Friday, March 20, 2015

Paso Robles, California

Hot Springs at Paso Robles, California

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Sulphur Springs, Texas

Kraft-Phenix Cheese Corp. Plant, Sulphur Springs, Texas

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Austin, Texas

Barton Springs in Austin, Texas

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Big Spring, Texas

Bird's eye view of Big Spring, Texas

Monday, March 16, 2015

London, England

Artesian well in London, England

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Mineral Wells, Texas

Mineral Wells Bottling Works in Mineral Wells, Texas

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Big Spring, Texas

Greetings from Big Spring, Texas

Friday, March 13, 2015

San Antonio, Texas

Hauling water in San Antonio, Texas

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Sulphur, Oklahoma

Artesian Hotel, Sulphur, Oklahoma

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Warrington, England

Artesian well in Warrington, England

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Bordeaux, France

Artesian fountains of Bordeaux, France

Monday, March 9, 2015

Memphis, Tennessee

Artesian water works, Memphis, Tennessee 

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Mineral Wells, Texas

J.A. Lynch, founder of Mineral Wells, Texas

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Lampasas, Texas

Lampasas Springs, Lampasas, Texas

Friday, March 6, 2015

Marlin, Texas

Health begins in Marlin, Texas

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Texas City, Texas

The Artesian Tailoring Co. survived a big storm at Texas City, Texas

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

San Antonio, Texas

Wishing well in San Antonio, Texas

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Monday, March 2, 2015


How the artesian layers work.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Mineral Wells, Texas

Crazy Well Flats, Mineral Wells, Texas