Trinity University Press

Eyes Right!

A Vintage Postcard Profile of San Antonio’s Military

Lewis F. Fisher (author)

More than 200 vintage postcard depicting San Antonio's military

As the nation undertook the business of winning two world wars, tens of thousands of soldiers and airmen served tours of duty at San Antonio’s major bases. Those times coincided with a surge in picture postcards, which uniquely document the scene. Eyes Right! includes rare photography from the Army’s chase of Pancho Villa along the Mexican border, which San Antonio’s military played an important role in. San Antonio, long known as the Mother-in-Law of the Army, got a similar nickname after the Air Force was formed. But San Antonio means even more to the military than it does to brides.

Eyes Right! includes nearly 200 vintage postcard images and detailed captions with images of Fort Sam Houston, Camp Wilson and beyond, the U.S. Army and Pancho Villa on the Mexican border, Camp Travis, Kelly Field, Brooks Field, the San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center/Lackland Air Base, and military academies. 

Eyes Right! cover
  • Price: $14.95 buy »
  • Pages: 112
  • Size: 7 X 10
  • Published: Jan 2010
  • Status: Available
  • ISBN: 9781595347282


Texas, History, Regional