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 Collection: The Carpa Cubana Collection and the Sabino Gomez Photograph Collection
Kangaroo Postcard

Kangaroo Postcard

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard with a felt kangaroo pasted onto a paper card. A gradient was applied to the card, transitioning from purple to blue. The card reads "Hearty Greeting. From the land of the Wattle and Kangaroo, Come heartfelt wishes, warm and true; May happiness each year increase, And future days roll on in peace." An inscription underneath the felt kangaroo reads "The Australian Kangaroo." A letter written in Spanish is addressed to Sabino Gomez in Chicago Illinois, from A. Guzmani in Sydney Australia.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
Portrait of Lily Elsie

Portrait of Lily Elsie

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Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Lily Elsie wrapping a scarf around her neck. She wears a dress with an embroidered bodice and a hat decorated with a bow and flowers. Lily wears a heart locket, a beaded bracelet, and several rings. She is standing in front of a wall decorated with floral tiles. An inscription is written in Spanish on the front of the photograph, while a letter is written on the back of the photograph.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
Winnepeg, Canada

Winnepeg, Canada

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Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard with an image of the corner of Portage Avenue and Main Street in Winnepeg, Canada. The color illustration features a busy city street with pedestrians, police officers, wagons and streetcars all utilizing the road.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
Sabino with a Kangaroo

Sabino with a Kangaroo

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Sabino Gomez and a kangaroo resting its' front legs on Sabino's arms. Sabino is wearing a sleeveless shirt and pants with a white sash tied around his waist; the kangaroo also has a white sash. They are posing together in a boxing ring.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
A House with the Caption Nuestro Hogar

A House with the Caption Nuestro Hogar

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Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a two-story home. The home features a front porch supported by four Greek-Revival style columns. Flower baskets hang from the rafters, and two rocking chairs rest on the porch. The home has five visible windows on the bottom level, and four on the second level. The words at the bottom read, "Nuestro Hogar" in Spanish, or "Our Home."
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
Christmas Greetings Postcard

Christmas Greetings Postcard

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard depicting a bough of a fir tree covered with snow and draped in Christmas bells. A second image imposed on the fir bough depicts a small home surrounded by snowy mountains and fir trees. "Christmas Greetings" is written on the front of the card. A letter addressed to Sabino Gomez is written in Spanish on the back of the card, dated December 24, 1914.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
The Flying Wards Circus Act

The Flying Wards Circus Act

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Flying Wards, a trapeze act that is part of the Barnum and Bailey Circus. The photograph consists of one man standing to the left of a woman, both with their arms crossed across their chests. Both performers are wearing jumpsuits with lace-up boots. An inscription on the bottom of the photograph reads "The Flying Wards, one of the fastest and most sensational trapeze acts with the Ringling Brothers. Season 1908-09-10." The man is believed to be Eddie Ward.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
[Sabino Gomez Circus Album]

[Sabino Gomez Circus Album]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Excerpt from a photo album containing 24 photographs and 6 postage stamps, featuring images of Sabino Gomez and other circus members. The first page of the album contains one large photograph of a female circus performer, and another photograph of the same woman performing a stunt on two horses. The second page consists of three photographs of circus grounds, and another of a female circus performer wearing a beaded headband. The third and fourth pages consists of two family photographs, and two more of Sabino Gomez in his circus uniform. The fifth page features one photograph of a young child, another of three circus performers, and a third photograph of a parade in a large city.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
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