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 Collection: The Carpa Cubana Collection and the Sabino Gomez Photograph Collection
Erecting the Tent

Erecting the Tent

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Barnum and Bailey circus crew erecting a large tent. Five tall poles are held in place by heavy cables in the center of a field. Teams of men are setting up the exterior frame of the tent and rows of bleachers.
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
[Family Portrait with Dog]

[Family Portrait with Dog]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of a family portrait sent to J.B. Aguilera from Victoria. The photograph features four women and a boy seated around a dog. A baby is positioned against the belly of dog. The group is sitting in grass in front of a short fence, surrounded by foliage.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
[Federica and Brothers at the Majestic Theatre]

[Federica and Brothers at the Majestic Theatre]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Federica and her brothers at the Majestic Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. The portrait consists of Federica standing between her four brothers, facing right but looking at the camera. The men wear dark tuxedos with white shirts and bow ties. Federica wears a light-colored dress consisting of a three tiered ruffled skirt. Fine beading is present on the straps and low neckline of the dress. She wears a beaded headband and ballet shoes.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
[La Feria Inundated with Flood Water]

[La Feria Inundated with Flood Water]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of La Feria, Texas, flooded with rainwater. A horse-drawn wagon is parked in front of several buildings. The wagon is filled with men and small children. The flood waters reach half the height of the wagon wheels.
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
First Communion in Laredo

First Communion in Laredo

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard depicting the first Communion of Gsabel Gonsalez of Laredo. The girl is pictured wearing a sheer veil and white dress. She is holding a candle, prayer book, and a rosary. A statue of Jesus is placed on a pedestal to the right of Gsabel. Two faces of flowers are placed in front of the pedestal.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
[Flood in La Feria, Texas]

[Flood in La Feria, Texas]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the flood in La Feria, Texas. The photograph depicts a street of single story houses to the right, and a two-story storefront to the left. The street in between the structures is filled with flood water. An inscription written in white reads "LA FERIA TEX. 5/29/1929."
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
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