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 Collection: The Carpa Cubana Collection and the Sabino Gomez Photograph Collection
[Cuban Show Flooded in La Feria]

[Cuban Show Flooded in La Feria]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Carpe Cubana's headquarters in La Feria Texas. In this photograph, the flood waters had receded, but the front of the building is strewn with debris. An inscription on the front of the photograph reads "Cuban Show Flood Quarters. La Feria Tex. 5/29/1929."
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
[Cuban Cookhouse Inundated with Flood Waters]

[Cuban Cookhouse Inundated with Flood Waters]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Carpe Cubana's cookhouse in La Feria Texas. The street is flooded into the doorsteps of the houses up and down the street. A man stands in the middle of the street, facing the camera. An inscription on the front of the photograph reads "Cuban Show Cookhouse. La Feria Tex. 5/29/1929."
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
Two Women in Mexican Dresses

Two Women in Mexican Dresses

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Tinted photograph of two women performing a dance outdoors. The women are holding hands and leaning towards the left and their right leg extended into the air. The women are dressed in Mexican costumes featuring black hats with pom-poms around the rim, long dresses with large floral borders, colored hose and matching necklaces.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
[Flooded Streets in La Feria]

[Flooded Streets in La Feria]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of La Feria Texas. The street is flooded into the doorsteps of the houses up and down the row. The man stands in the middle of the street, facing the camera. An inscription on the front of the photograph reads "La Feria Tex. 5/29/1929."
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
[Cuban Show in La Feria]

[Cuban Show in La Feria]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Carpe Cubana's flooded camp ground in La Feria Texas. "Cuban Show La Feria Texas 5-29-29" is hand-written on the front of the photograph.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
[Amelia and Angela in Costume]

[Amelia and Angela in Costume]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Angela Cardenas and Amelia, dressed in performance costumes for the Carpe Cubana circus. Angela stands on the right wearing a yellow dress with a large yellow hat. Amelia holds hands with Angela, facing left and wearing a pink dress with purple trim.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
[Portrait of Grandmother and Grandson]

[Portrait of Grandmother and Grandson]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard written in Spanish, from Victoria Abreu to her grandmother. The front of the postcard depicts an older woman holding a small child. The woman is seated in a bed of grass looking down at the child, whom she holds by the waist.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
[Portrait of Avalardo Saenz]

[Portrait of Avalardo Saenz]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Avalardo Saenz in his dancing uniform. Saenz was considered the most successful dancer in the Carpe Cubana Circus, and taught the other dancers in the Cuban Show "Matador."
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
[Abreu Troupe Performing a Stunt]

[Abreu Troupe Performing a Stunt]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard depicting the Abreu Troupe performing a stunt in front of a wooden structure. To the left of the photograph, a woman balances on the shoulders of a man. On the right of the photograph, two men stand several feet away from the couple with their arms outstretched. A boy is in midair between the two groups, appearing to have jumped from the woman's shoulders and preparing to land in the men's arms.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
[Aboard the Louoma]

[Aboard the Louoma]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard photograph of a man and woman standing on the deck of a ship. The woman stands in front of the man, holding onto the guard rail with her left arm. She wears a long dress with a large white collar and a tasseled belt. The man leans the guard rail, wearing a suit with a bow tie and hat. A large body of water is visible behind the couple. "Abordo del Louoma" is hand-written on the image. A letter addressed to J. B. Aguilera is written in Spanish on the back.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum