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 Resource Type: Photograph
 Language: English
 Collection: Texas-Mexican Presbytery Records
[Back View of a Row of Several Seated Women]
Photograph of the backs of nine women sitting in a grassy clearing. On the left-hand side of the image, there are four women sitting on a long bench, and on the right there are five more seated on a platform on the ground. The women are facing three men, who are standing, and a woman who is sitting behind a large trunk. More people are sitting to the side and watching. The background is made up of trees, shrubs, and woodland. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos 1950". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166113/
[Barren Courtyard of a One-Story Building]
Photograph of a barren courtyard at the back of a one-story building. There is a sidewalk that circumscribes the area, and at the center there is a small fountain. There are two men wearing suits and sitting in fold-up chairs in the background of the image on the long, covered porch of the building. There is a tall palm tree trunk in the foreground of the image. A faded handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Mc Millan Hall Pres Mex". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166165/
[Bus Parallel Parked in Front of a Church]
Photograph of a bus parallel parked on a dirt road in front of a small wood-slatted church. The bus, which has curtains on the inside of the windows, has large lettering on the side that reads, "Missouri Pacific Trailways", "A Service Institution", and "National Trailways Bus System". The church, which is in the background behind the bus, spans the entire image. It has a tall belfry that is cut off at the top of the image. A covered parking area is visible on the far left-hand side of the image. There are several power lines and poles also visible in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the image that reads, "Taft, [Taken at convention, 3-23-1947?]". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166134/
[Car Parked in Front of a Church]
Photograph of a car parked on the street in front of an old church. The street extends from the foreground to the left-hand side of the background. Parallel to the street, there is a wood-slatted church which is closest to the foreground, a small manse, and a large brick church in the background. The manse and the wooden church is separated by clumps of trees, bushes, and shrubs. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Benito 1952 old and new churches, manse in between". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166085/
[Car Parked in Front of a House]
Photograph of a car parallel parked on the street in front of a Presbyterian manse. There is a large tree situated in between the manse and the car. The manse is elevated from the ground on short stilts. There is a front door and a small porch leading up to it, as well as two front windows behind the tree and two visible at the side of the manse. More houses are visible behind the manse on the left-hand side of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "New Braunfels, manse". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166008/
[Car Parked in Front of the Side of a Building]
Photograph of a car parked on the grass in front of the side of a house. There is a man sitting in the driver's seat of the car. The house is one-story and has a small, covered porch at the front on the left-hand side of the image. There is a road in front of the house, and more buildings are visible in the background. There is a decorative border around the image, and a handwritten note in Spanish on the back that translates to read, "Foglor Parsonage, about 1947 or -8". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166178/
[Car Parked in Front of Two Church Buildings]
Photograph of a car parallel parked in front of two church buildings. Both of the buildings are light-colored brick, have covered porches, and have a line of windows at the side. There is a sidewalk in front of the buildings as well as several shaped bushes and shrubs. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Waco - Manse at night Entrance to annex at left". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166207/
[Cars and People Gathered Around the Front of a Church]
Photograph of a crowd of people gathered around the entrance of a small brick church. The building has an ornately-shaped roof, two windows, and a dark, open double entrance at the front. There are several cars parked around the building. A sign that translates to read "Presbyterian Church" stands in the front. A neighborhood is visible in the background. There are power lines spanning the entire image in several different directions. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166119/
[Cartoon Character from a Film Strip]
Photograph of a cartoon man from a film strip. The man in the cartoon is lying in a bed with his eyes and his mouth wide open. He has a terrified expression on his face, and there are sweat droplets emitting from his head. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "'Mr. Jones Wakes Up' from the Stewardship filmstrip of that title". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166234/
[Cartoon Characters Writing from a Film Strip]
Photograph of a group of cartoon characters writing at a table. The cartoon came from part of a film strip. In the group of cartoon characters, there are four men in suits and one woman. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166236/
[Cartoon Steeple from a Film Strip]
Photograph of a cartoon steeple from a film strip. There is a sign on the cartoon steeple that reads, "Reorganized As A New Partnership". The church also has several broken windows and a clock on the steeple. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "From filmstrip 'Mr. Jones Wakes Up'". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166235/
[Carved Stone Sign]
Photograph of a carved concrete slab inset in a brick structure. There is carved writing in Spanish that translates to read, "Presbyterian Church Organized - Oct. 19, 1911, Temple Built - 1952, J.G. Cavazos, Pastor". There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Benito Cornerstone of new church". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166088/
[Chapel Building Under Construction]
Photograph of a roofless brick building under construction. There are rafters that surround the small, one-story building, and several workers are building the skeleton of a future completed roof. There is a row of windows at the side of the building, and it is raised from the ground on short stilts. The wide dirt road in the foreground travels across the front of the building as well as the two small houses next to it on the left-hand side. There is an automobile parked at the side of one of the houses. A handwritten note which reads, "Members Building Taylor Chapel" is inscribed below the image, and a typed caption that reads "The Brills" is visible underneath the writing. There is also a typed note on the back of the photograph that reads, "(illegible) Scott and Penn building church at Taylor, the members helping". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166170/
[Charred Brick Building]
Photograph of a section of a charred brick building. The side of the building spans the entire image, and the front entrance is visible around the corner on the left-hand side. There are several very large windows that are broken and black with charcoal, and there are dented screens hanging from them. The back of a person's head is visible on the lower left-hand corner of the image. There is a faded handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio 1st fire - Nov. 21, 1952". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166048/
[Children Assembled For a School Portrait]
Photograph of a group of Hispanic children standing on the steps of a lightly-colored building, assembled for a class picture. The double doorway behind them is opened, and the side of the building is visible on the left-hand side of the image. There are several older men and women standing on the left-hand side of the image. A man is leaning up against the front of a car that is parked on the right-hand side in front of the group. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Taylor". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166175/
[Children at a Congregation]
Group of young girls standing at the pews of a church during a congregation. Some of the girls are looking at the camera, however many are looking in different directions. The girls are all dressed in light patterned dresses. There is a woman sitting and holding a young boy and another young girl. There are several adults standing at the pews in the background and reading from small bibles. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Robstown. Latin-American congregation meeting in 1st. Presby. Church". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166029/
[Children Holding Hands in a Circle]
Photograph of a group of boys and girls standing in a circle and holding hands. The children's backs are facing the camera, and they are standing in a grassy field. There is a handwritten note above the image that reads, "1953 BVS" and another on the back that reads, "Taylor, Tex". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166183/
[Children Holding Hands in a Grassy Field]
Photograph of a group of boys and girls standing in a circle and holding hands. They are playing in a grassy field. Several houses are visible among the large trees in the background. There is a handwritten note above the image that reads, "1953 BVS" and another on the back that reads, "Taylor, Tex". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166184/
[Children Playing by the Seashore]
Photograph of schoolchildren playing by the seashore. Some of the children are holding hands, and others are laughing. There is a young boy standing in the middle of the photograph turned around to face the camera. The ocean is visible in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Palacios 1935 Mr. Mil Clement & children". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166017/
[Children Playing in a Creek]
Photograph of three young boys playing in a creek. The creek makes up the entire foreground of the image, wraps around the right-hand side of the image, and disappears in the background. There are trees, shrubs, and woodland surrounding the entire area. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos 7-4-50". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166110/
[Children Playing in the Backyard of a House]
Photograph of a group of young children playing outside in the backyard of a Presbyterian manse. A woman and an older girl stand on the elevated porch watching the children. A Reverend is also standing nearby and watching the children play in the grassy yard. The back of the wood-slatted manse has two more small sets of steps that lead up to doors. Another house next door is visible in the background on the right-hand side of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Manse at Palacios Rev. B. del Pozo and family". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166027/
[Children Playing Outside with Toys]
Photograph of two young girls and two young boys smiling for the camera while they play with their toys in a grassy yard at the side of a large wood-slatted building. The two young girls are sitting in the grass next to a large baby doll and a basket that with two smaller dolls. One of the boys is seated sideways on a wagon, and the other boy is riding a tricycle. Both of the boys are wearing dark jackets, fitted bomber hats, and round goggles on their heads. There is a small tree beside the children, and palm trees are visible in the background. The building behind them has four visible windows and a belfry at the front entrance in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Benito ()". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166076/
[Children's Bible School Group]
Photograph of a group of children and four adults posing for a group picture. The bible study group is outside in a grassy field. Several large trees are visible in the background. The girls are all wearing dresses and the boys are wearing collared shirts and trousers. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Daily Vacation Bible School Waco Met. Pres. ch. June 1930. Enrollment 46 (illegible) Mrs. Mamoquin in charge". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166196/
[Church Building Under Construction]
Photograph of the side of a church building in the process of being built. The half-built structure, which spans the entire width of the image, is made of brick. The entire side of the building is lined with half-round windows. The structure does not yet have a roof, however there is a belfry tower built at the front of the building which faces the right-hand side of the image. The front of the building is covered with wood beams and rafters. There are piles of wood along the side of the building. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Benito, 1952 Mexican Church under construction (new building)". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166082/
[Church Choir Singing]
Photograph of a small group of church choir members singing. The choir members, who are all wearing robes, are holding open songbooks. The singers are standing together behind a low wall. There are two girls standing in the front row on the far left-hand side of the image who are both sharing the same songbook. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Choir, San Benito 5/3/53". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166091/
[Class of Young Children Standing in Front of a Church]
Photograph of a class portrait of young Mexican Presbyterian children and their instructors. The children are all standing straight and facing the camera. There are a few instructors standing at the top of the steps at the entrance, and two are standing to the left of the group. There is a woman in the doorway holding an open umbrella above her head. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "E.P. Castaneda, Austin Chological student graduating this year- reached & taught here, one vacation, very fine fellows Palacios". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166019/
[Class of Young Children Standing in Front of an Entrance]
Photograph of a group of young children standing in approximately three tiered rows in front of a double-door entrance to a wood-slatted building. Several of the girls in the group are wearing matching white smocks, neckties, and skirts. There is an older man wearing a wide-brimmed hat standing in the back row. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Taylor". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166174/
[Class Standing in Front of a Sunday School Building]
Photograph of a group of young boys and a teacher standing in front of a Presbyterian Sunday School building. The six boys are all wearing baggy pants and light-colored collared shirts. The teacher, who is standing behind the boys, is wearing a suit and holding a book and papers. The building behind the group is elevated off the ground with stilts. The open windows that line the walls make the inside of the building partially visible. In the background behind the building, there is a large bush and several people standing behind it. There is a handwritten note in Spanish on the back of the photograph that translates to read, "Class # 4. Vincente Huerta. Newgulf" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166013/
[Commemorative Plaque on the Wall]
Photograph of an engraved plaque hung up on a tiled wall. The plaque reads: "The Synod of Texas, Award of Recognition and Merit Presented to Central Presbyterian Church San Antonio, Texas, For having Assumed Full Responsibility for its own Maintenance and Growth in the Lord, On April 1, 1953 and Thereafter, David L. Stitt, Moderator of Synod, Ruben M. Armendariz, Pastor, Presented April 26, 1953, 'Lux Lucet In Tenebris'". The Latin phrase at the bottom of the plaque translates to read, "Light Shines in Darkness". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166095/
[Commemorative Plaque on the Wall]
Photograph of an engraved plaque hung up on a tiled wall. The plaque reads: "The Synod of Texas, Award of Recognition and Merit Presented to Central Presbyterian Church San Antonio, Texas, For having Assumed Full Responsibility for its own Maintenance and Growth in the Lord, On April 1, 1953 and Thereafter, David L. Stitt, Moderator of Synod, Ruben M. Armendariz, Pastor, Presented April 26, 1953, 'Lux Lucet In Tenebris'". The Latin phrase at the bottom of the plaque translates to read, "Light Shines in Darkness". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166094/
[Commemorative Plaque on the Wall]
Photograph of an engraved plaque hung up on a tiled wall. The plaque reads: "The Synod of Texas, Award of Recognition and Merit Presented to Central Presbyterian Church San Antonio, Texas, For having Assumed Full Responsibility for its own Maintenance and Growth in the Lord, On April 1, 1953 and Thereafter, David L. Stitt, Moderator of Synod, Ruben M. Armendariz, Pastor, Presented April 26, 1953, 'Lux Lucet In Tenebris'". The Latin phrase at the bottom of the plaque translates to read, "Light Shines in Darkness". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166096/
[Congregation of Gentlemen in Front of a Church Entrance]
Photograph of a congregation of gentlemen wearing suits and standing in a group for a portrait in front of a church entrance. The group spans the entire width of the image. The entrance in the background consists of a small covered porch with double-doors and two pillars that help support the roof above. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Presbytery - Waco April 1952". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166218/
[Congregation of Hispanic Children]
Photograph of a group of young Hispanic children standing in a dirt clearing in front of a chain-link fence. They are assembled for a group photograph. Many of the children are laughing and looking around, and many other are looking at the camera. A couple of adults are scattered throughout the group. Two of the children, who are both standing on the far left-hand side of the image, are holding balls. There is handwriting in marker at both the top and the bottom on the image that reads, "Betanio Mission July 1936". There is more handwriting on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio, Texas. Rev. A Fewardy". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166244/
[Congregation of Hispanic People Sitting in the Pews of a Church]
Photograph of a small congregation of Hispanic people sitting in the pews of a church. The bench in the foreground is empty. There are three windows with closed blinds on the left-hand side of the image, and a closed door in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Victoria - Stewardship Confs." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166191/
[Congregation of People Gathered Around a Tree]
Photograph of a large congregation of people gathered around the trunk of a tall bushy tree. The group is facing the right-hand side of the image. There is a cluster of mostly men standing on the left-hand side of the image around the trunk of the tree and looking down at the open books in their hands. Another cluster of mostly women are sitting on various wooden chairs in front of the group of men. There is a bench and more chairs forming a circle that is cut off on the right-hand side of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos 7-4-50". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166107/
[Congregation of Women Singing]
Photograph of a congregation of women standing in church pews and singing. The women are all wearing long skirts and dresses and holding songbooks. There is a woman standing on the right-hand side of the image facing and leading the singers. Another younger singing woman stands next to her on the left-hand side, however her back is toward the congregation. Two open windows on the right-hand side of the image shed light on the singers. There is a double doorway in the background on the left-hand side of the image with one door opened to the outside. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Waco, Tex. 1950 All day District meet. Singing". There are also several numerical notes on the back of the photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166198/
[Congregation Sitting in Church]
Photograph of a large congregation standing in front of fold-up chairs and wooden benches in a church building. The crowd mostly consists of men, however also includes women and children. There are more people crowded at the back of the church than the front of the church, and there are several empty seats in the front. Windows line the three visible walls in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Taft? Convención". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166138/
[Couple and their Baby at a Presbyterian Congregation]
Photograph of a couple holding a young child and standing at the pews at a church congregation. Both of the people are facing toward the right-hand side of the image. Across the aisle from them on the right, more people are standing the same way and holding open bibles. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Robstown". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166030/
[Couple Standing Together in a Garden]
Photograph of a Hispanic couple standing together in a garden. Both people are facing and smiling at the camera. The man is dressed in a dark suit and a patterned tie, and the woman is wearing an ankle-length skirt and a button-up belted jacket with lace trimmings. Both the man and the woman are wearing a large ribbon on the left side of their chests. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Rev. & Mrs. J. de la Luz C. Guerrero Mercedes, Texas". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth165997/
[Couple Standing with a Tropico Cancer Sign]
Photograph of a couple standing behind a large sign that reads "Tropico Cancer". The smiling woman, who is standing on the right-hand side of the image, is wearing a collared shirt, skirt and glasses. The elderly man is wearing a white collared shirt, trousers, glasses, and is holding a straw hat. There are tall bushes visible behind the couple in the background. There is a handwritten note in marker underneath the image that reads, "330 miles before border- 9-6-37". There is another handwritten note on the back of the image that reads, "[R.D. Campbell]". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166228/
[Crowd and a Parked Bus in Front of an Open Church Entrance]
Photograph of a crowd of Hispanic church-goers standing in front of a church entrance. The crowd is made up of men, women, and children gathered into small, clustered groups. The church is a wood-slatted building with a row of windows on the right-hand side. It has a tall belfry that is attached to the open double-door entrance and cut off at the top edge of the image. A covered parking area is visible in the background on the far left-hand side of the image. There is a dirt road in the foreground with the back of a bus visible on the far left-hand side. There is a camera on a tripod also on the left in the foreground that is facing the church. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Taft - new blglg. [Taken at convention, 3-23-1947?]" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166135/
[Crowd in Front of an Open Church Entrance]
Photograph of a group of Hispanic church-goers standing in a crowd in front of the entrance to their church. Most of the people in the group are facing the church, and there are a couple more smaller groups scattered throughout the image. The church building has a tall belfry that is connected to the double-door entrance and cut off at the top of the image. The building continues along the back right-hand side of the image, where there is another back entrance. There is a car parked in front of the church also on the far right-hand side. There is a camera attached to a tripod in the foreground across the dirt road from the church. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Taft, Texas 2nd Presby Church. [Taken at convention, 3-23-1947?]". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166133/
[Crowd Standing Behind a Fence]
Photograph of a crowd of men, women, and children standing at the front of a fenced property. There is a large wood-slatted house with a steep roof and a tall, open doorway behind the group. The fence in front of the group of people is tall and made of decorative wood slats. The foreground of the photograph is entirely made up of grass and rocks. There are pen marks and thumb tack holes on several areas of the photograph. The photograph is mounted on a dark piece of cardboard which is ripped on the left-hand side. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166097/
[Decorative Cobblestone Entrance of a Church]
Photograph of the decorative cobblestone entrance of a church. The entrance, which is in the center of the image, consists of closed double-doors and steps leading up to them. The entrance is partially hidden by the two large shaped bushes on either side. The building turns the corner and continues in the background on the right-hand side of the entrance. The wall visible in the background is lined with windows. Several voluptuous bushes and shrubs are visible around the property. There is a handwritten note in Spanish on the back of the photograph that translates to read, "Waco, Texas Front of the temple. Mexican Presbyterian Church". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166212/
[Elderly Man Standing in Front of a Punch Bowl]
Photograph of an elderly man wearing a suit and tie walking toward and smiling at the camera. Behind the man on the right-hand side of the image, there are three young women standing behind a table and serving punch from a large glass bowl to another man. There are two large open windows on the wall in the background, where more people are standing. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Pres-Mex. Dr. Homer Mc Millan at dedication of Mc M. Hall 1951". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166168/
[Family Standing in Front of an Entrance]
Photograph of a Hispanic family of five standing in front of an entrance to a building. The family consists of a Reverend, who is standing on the far right-hand side of the image, his wife, a young boy, another woman, and a young girl. The entrance in the background has three wide concrete steps and a large platform that lead to closed double-doors. There is a sidewalk that extends into the foreground, and multi-paned windows are on either side of the door. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Rev. Ismael Maldonado & family. Mrs. Cynthia, Ismael Jr., Ruby, Mr. M, June 11, 1950 Waco, Tex.". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166200/
[Family Standing Outside for a Group Picture]
Photograph of a group of family members dressed in formal clothing. There are five women and two men standing together in a line; they are all looking toward the direction of the camera. The women are all wearing sleeved dresses that reach past the knee, and the men are wearing suits. Everyone has a large ribbon pinned to their chests. The group is standing outside in front of a light-colored building visible in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Mackay J.G. Cavagos & family". There is also a faded publisher stamp underneath the writing. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth165983/
[Five Men Standing in a Doorway]
Photograph of five men standing in a doorway outside. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Mercedes 1952 front row: J. de la Luz C. Guerro, pastor, Eleno Garza, Robto. García" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth165999/
[Four Hispanic Children Dressed Formally]
Photograph of three young girls and one young boy standing in a row on the steps of a building entrance. Two of the girls are wearing matching smocks, skirts, and neckties. The other girl is wearing a long, light dress with a large collar. The boy, who is standing on the end of the row on the right-hand side of the image, is wearing a well-fitted, double-breasted suit coat and trousers. There is a handwritten note on the back of the image that reads, "Taylor - received on profession". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166177/
[Four Hispanic People Standing in Front of a Large Estate]
Photograph of two young Hispanic women and two young Hispanic men standing in the expansive front lawn of a large, three story estate in the background. The two women are wearing a dress and a skirt, and the men are wearing light-colored pants, dark button-up shirts that are tucked in, and matching light-colored ties. The estate in the background is elaborately architecturally decorative and has several windows on every floor. The brick building has two pointed roofs on either end that are connected in the middle with a lower roof. There is a decorative border around the image. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166243/
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