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.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Big Spring, Texas

Big Spring, Texas: "The over-night stop between Ft. Worth and El Paso"

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Praire du Chien, Wisconsin

Artesian park, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin

Monday, July 27, 2015

Huntsville, Alabama

Big spring in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Mineral Wells, Texas

Famous Mineral Water Company, Mineral Wells, Texas

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Manning, South Carolina

Tourist home with modern conveniences, including artesian water, Manning, South Carolina

Friday, July 24, 2015

Scituate, Massachusetts

The Old Oaken Bucket, (Greenish) Scituate, Massachusetts

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Hereford, Texas

Laying water main on North Main Street, Hereford, Texas

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin

Artesian Well in Artesian Park, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin

Monday, July 20, 2015

Bayou la Batre, Alabama

Artesian Well, Oyster Canning Establishment, near Bayou La Batre, Mobile County, Alabama

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Mineral Wells, Texas

Carlisle House, Mineral Wells, Texas

Saturday, July 18, 2015


Getting water from the well in Russia

Friday, July 17, 2015

Gonzales, Texas

Warm Springs Motel, Gonzales, Texas

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin

Artesian well, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Armour, South Dakota

Artesian well in winter at Armour, South Dakota

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Sacramento, California

Pump irrigation, Sacramento, California

Monday, July 13, 2015

Mobile, Alabama

Bascomb Well No. 1, saltwater and gas, Mobile, Alabama

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Mineral Wells, Texas

Federal Building, Mineral Wells, Texas

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin

Artesian well, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin

Friday, July 10, 2015

Tower City, North Dakota

Small artesian well, south from Tower City, South Dakota

Thursday, July 9, 2015

San Joaquin, California

Artesian wells in San Joaquin Valley, California

Wednesday, July 8, 2015


Safety match, "The Artesian Well", Made in Austria

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Monday, July 6, 2015

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Mineral Wells, Texas

The octagon house, Mineral Wells, Texas

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Manzanillo, Mexico

Water well in Manzanillo, Mexico

Friday, July 3, 2015

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015