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 Collection: The Carpa Cubana Collection and the Sabino Gomez Photograph Collection
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 Cubaba's Show Truck in Flood Water]

[Carpe Cubaba's Show Truck in Flood Water]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Carpe Cubana's show truck in La Feria, Texas. The camp had been flooded, and five members of the circus stand around the truck, trying to move it out of the knee-high water. The men wear loose-fitting sleeveless shirts and shorts. A horse is also attached to the truck in an attempt to free the truck from the flood waters. A hand-written inscription in white reads "CUBAN SHOW. TRUCK NO. 2, LA FERIA TEX. 5/29/29."
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
[Carpe Cubana Dancers]

[Carpe Cubana Dancers]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of two Carpe Cubana dancers. Both dancers are dressed in traditional Spanish attire. The woman stands in front of the man with her head against his shoulder. A large tent is visible behind them.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
[Carpe Cubana Performers in Costume]

[Carpe Cubana Performers in Costume]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Carpe Cubana performers wearing Native American dress. Each performer is standing in a different pose.
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
[Carpe Cubana Tent]

[Carpe Cubana Tent]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a Carpe Cubana circus tent. The large tent is set up in a wooded area. Several people are visible sitting inside the tent.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
[Carpe Cubana Wire Walker]

[Carpe Cubana Wire Walker]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a Carpe Cubana wire walker. The man is balancing with his arms stretched outward with a look of intense concentration on his face. He is wearing a white shirt and pants, with a dark-colored tie around his neck and matching cummerbund.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
[Carpe Cubana's Circus Tent]

[Carpe Cubana's Circus Tent]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Carpe Cubana's circus tent, complete with two flagpoles.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
[Carpe Cubana's Flooded Camp]

[Carpe Cubana's Flooded Camp]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Carpe Cubana's flooded camp in La Feria, Texas. Several members of the crew stand in front of a tent posing for the camera. The flood waters reach up to the crew member's knees. One man balances on a barrel floating in the water.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
[Carpe Cubana's Flooded Show Camp]

[Carpe Cubana's Flooded Show Camp]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Carpe Cubana's circus camp in La Feria, Texas. The camp had been flooded, and members of the circus stand together in knee-high water. Some members of the circus carry household goods such as pots, bags of food, and fold-up chairs. Several men sit in the water, and one man even balances a teacup on his head. Plain tents are visible behind the circus members. A hand-written inscription written in white reads "CUBAN SHOW CAMP," and "LA FERIA TEX. 5/29/29."
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum