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 Resource Type: Photograph
 Collection: Texas-Mexican Presbytery Records
[Congregation Sitting in Church]

[Congregation Sitting in Church]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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".
Contributing Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
[Bus Parallel Parked in Front of a Church]

[Bus Parallel Parked in Front of a Church]

Date: March 29, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: 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?]".
Contributing Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
[Large Group Portrait In Front of a Building]

[Large Group Portrait In Front of a Building]

Date: December 1936
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a large group portrait of Hispanic men and women in front of a building framed by trimmed bushes and trees. Many of the women in the group are wearing long, flowing white dresses or dark suits with skirts, dark trench coats, and decorative hats. The women in the group are all on the left-hand side of the image. The men in the group, who are all standing on the right-hand side of the image, are wearing dark suits, collared shirts, and ties. The building directly behind them has an open entrance and windows on either side. There is a decorative border around the image and a note handwritten in cursive on the back that reads, "Officers Training School - PP3".
Contributing Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
[Photograph of Two Children in Front of a Church Steeple]

[Photograph of Two Children in Front of a Church Steeple]

Date: June 1948
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of two children playing in front of a church building. The two little boys are standing across the street from the church; one is riding a tricycle and the other is standing and facing him. The church has a tall, narrow steeple with a cross on top of the thin, pointed roof. The steeple is attached to the double-door entrance of the church, and there are two windows on either side. A sidewalk winds from the entrance to the back of the building. There is a telephone pole and electric wires that stretch across the image in front of the church building. There is a decorative border around the image, and a handwritten note on the back that reads, "Taft".
Contributing Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
[Crowd in Front of an Open Church Entrance]

[Crowd in Front of an Open Church Entrance]

Date: March 29, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: 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?]".
Contributing Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
[Large Group of Children Standing in Front of a Mission]

[Large Group of Children Standing in Front of a Mission]

Date: unknown
Creator: Walter S. Scott
Description: Photograph of a large group of mostly children standing in front of a Mission building for a group portrait. The children are dressed in semi-casual clothing. Most of the boys are wearing caps, and the girls are wearing light dresses. A large group of adults stand in the back rows. The two-story building behind them has a covered porch on the right-hand side of the image with a tall concrete fence around it. There are four visible signs at the front and side of the building, two of which are in Spanish and the other two in English. The two English signs read, "The Anna King Memorial Mission" and "Presbyterian Mission". The two signs in Spanish translate to read, "Presbyterian Mission" and "Enter through Salon". There are several windows on both levels and all sides of the building. The sidewalk in front of the building on which the crowd stands is raised from the dirt street in the foreground.
Contributing Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
[Congregation of Hispanic People Sitting in the Pews of a Church]

[Congregation of Hispanic People Sitting in the Pews of a Church]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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."
Contributing Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
[Two Women Presenting]

[Two Women Presenting]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of two women standing on either side of a large board with writing on it. There is a title in Spanish at the top of the board that translates to read, "Organization of Women of the Church". The woman on the left-hand side of the image is looking at the camera and pointing at the board. Both of the women are wearing collared shirts, suit jackets, and matching skirts. There is an open curtain and a stage behind them in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Waco, Tex. Mrs. S.C. Granados (left), 1950 Presbyterial President explains the reorganization at district meet. Chart is in Spanish. Mrs. Elena H. Guerrero, chrm. of 'Annuities and Relief' has just explained A. & R.". There are several random numerical markings below the note.
Contributing Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
[Girl Playing a Piano in a Church]

[Girl Playing a Piano in a Church]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a Hispanic girl playing a piano at a church congregation. The girl and the piano are situated on the right-hand side of the image. There are several people sitting in pews in the foreground and facing a woman who is talking at the front of the room. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "n.g. V.C.S. Institute, Victoria 6-4-50".
Contributing Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
[Congregation of Women Singing]

[Congregation of Women Singing]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary