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 Resource Type: Photograph
 Language: Spanish
 Collection: The Carpa Cubana Collection and the Sabino Gomez Photograph Collection
[Abreu Family Christmas ]

[Abreu Family Christmas ]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Abreu family celebrating Christmas in Long Beach, California. Two women sit on the floor, each holding a child. A third woman kneels next to the children. A Christmas tree and presents are visible in the background.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
The Bell Sisters

The Bell Sisters

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Hermanas Bell (Bell Sisters), a sing-and-dance act that was a part of the Barnum and Bailey circus. The women are dressed in matching costumes consisting of shirts with tiered layers underneath floral vests. The shirts are tucked into floor length floral skirts and high-heeled shoes. Flowers are woven into their curled hair.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
Boy Scout in Uniform

Boy Scout in Uniform

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a Boy Scout in full uniform. He rests on a stool against a floral patterned wall, wearing a single breasted jacket with several medals pinned to it, cap, pants, and lace-up boots. One foot rests on a piled rug while the other hangs in mid-air. A letter is inscribed in Spanish on the opposite side.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
Bridge at Puente de Mercedes

Bridge at Puente de Mercedes

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Mercedes Bridge. The bridge runs across a large body of water surrounded by foliage. The unadorned bridge is supported by square beams that extend into the river.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
Building a Fence

Building a Fence

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a woman building a fence of chicken wire around several posts in a back yard. The woman wears a jacket over a long dress and bonnet, in front of a two-story home surrounded by thin vegetation and sand. A hand-written note in Spanish on the back of the photograph reads "Mama is fixing a place for Chino, Bilito's Dog."
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
Carpe Cubana Ringmaster and Family

Carpe Cubana Ringmaster and Family

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Edwardo Sanchez, the ringmaster of Carpe Cubana circus, standing between two vehicles with Don Vejelio, Mr. and Mrs. Abreu, and Sr. Agilera. Edwardo stands to the left of Federica Abreu. The group of people are wearing long overcoats and hats.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
Circus Crew

Circus Crew

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Barnum and Bailey outdoor circus. Crowds of civilians mill around outside of the tents. An inscription on the photograph reads "#4 copyright 1910 by Wischuster, Barnum & Bailey's Circus, May 21, 1910. New York." A letter addressed to Sabino Abreu is written in Spanish on the back of the photograph.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
Cuban Show, Panaderia La India

Cuban Show, Panaderia La India

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Carpe Cubana's storage building in La Feria, Texas. Several men stand outside of a warehouse structure with a sign reading "Panaderia La India." Machinery is strewn messily outside of the building. A hand-written inscription on the photograph in white reads "Cuban Show."
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
Family at the Beach

Family at the Beach

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a family enjoying the beach. Thee women are wearing swimsuits while most of the men are wearing suits and ties. A older woman sits in front of the women, wearing a light-colored dress. Several groups of people lounge on the beach around behind the family.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
Ferrante Family Portrait

Ferrante Family Portrait

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Hortensia and her two children, Margaret and Orlando. The two children lean in to one another behind their mother. Hortensia wears a dark collared shirt with intricate lace bib around her neck. Her hair is worn in a coiled braid around her head. Margaret wears a one piece striped jumpsuit with a leather belt around her waist. Orlando a short-sleeved sweater and blue jeans.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
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