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 County: Bexar County, TX
 Collection: Texas-Mexican Presbytery Records
[People Mingling in Front of a Church]
Photograph of several Hispanic church-goers mingling in front of the entrance of a church. There are several small groups of men, women, and children visiting and talking to each other. The men are all wearing suits and the women are wearing blouses and skirts. There is a covered porch with a door that leads to the inside of the church in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio 1st 50th Anniversay 1-4-53". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166055/
[Hispanic Presbyterian Women's Choir]
Photograph of a group of Hispanic choir women. The women are all wearing shiny choir robes and holding books, and the group spans the entire length of the image. There are four men wearing suits scattered in the background behind the women. The wall of a light-colored, wood-slatted building with a row of windows makes up the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio, Central Presby. Choir - on day of 50 Anniv. 1-4-53". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166052/
[Roof of a Heavily Damaged Church]
Photograph of the top of a heavily damaged church building. There is a short tower on the left-hand side that has a window with shattered panes. On the right-hand side of the image, an entire wall of bricks have been ripped off, making the wooden support beams and the inside of the church visible. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio 1st. After fire 11-21-52". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166051/
[Group of Women Sitting in Church Pews]
Photograph of a group of Hispanic women sitting together in the pews of a church. The women, who are all wearing printed buttoned blouses, are all smiling at the camera. One man wearing a light shirt and tie sits amongst the women; he is also looking at the camera. There is a large, open doorway in the background of the image through which outdoor trees and scenery are visible. There are also two open windows on either side of the doorway. There is a handwritten note on the back of the image that reads, "V.C.S. Institute, San Antonio 1953". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166057/
[Row of Windows in a Dark Room]
Photograph of a row of broken windows in a dark and cluttered room. The windows are lined up on a wall that is on the right-hand side of the image. The light coming through the shattered windows from the outside illuminates silhouettes of various objects piled in the dark room. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio 1st. After fire 11-21-52". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166050/
[Hispanic Presbyterian Congregation Outside of a Church]
Photograph of a large Hispanic Presbyterian congregation standing in a group in front of the entrance of a light-colored, wood-slatted church. The large group, which spans the length of the entire image, consists of men in suits, women in skirts and blouses, and children. Most of the people are looking toward the camera, however there are many people in the background walking around and looking elsewhere. There is a young boy in the foreground standing away from the group and posing with his eyes closed and his hands on his hips. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio 1st. 50th Anniversary 1/4/53". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166054/
[Woman Working on an Art Project]
Photograph of a Hispanic woman holding a board with a leaf pressed to it. The woman is standing behind a table covered with framed pressed leaves. There is a raised stage in the background of the image with a piano and a vase of flowers. One the right-hand side of the image, there are several stacks of books and papers lined up against the wall. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166059/
[Two Women Holding a Poster]
Photograph of two women, one standing on the left and one standing on the right, holding a poster. Both of the women are wearing light patterned dresses and are also holding papers. The poster they are holding up has a title that reads, "We Would See Jesus", and underneath there are several photographs. There is a table piled with books and papers in between the two women. A stage is visible in the background, along with a table and a vase of flowers. The back of a person's head is visible in the middle of the image in the foreground. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "V.C.S. Institute, San Antonio 1953 Mmes. Seddon and Saenz". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166056/
[Young Hispanic Choir Member]
Photograph of a young Hispanic woman wearing long, shiny choir robes. The woman is standing and smiling at the camera. A light-colored, wood-slatted building makes up the background behind her. There is a raised porch with two visible windows on the left-hand side of the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Eunice Rodríguez at 50th Anniversary S.A. First 1953". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166053/
[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/
[Side View of a Church Choir Singing Together]
Photograph of church choir singing together. The choir consists of mostly women, who stand in the first three rows, and a few men, who stand in the last row. The choir members are all facing toward the left-hand side of the image. All of the women are wearing sleeved dresses and their hair down. Two of the women closest to the foreground are wearing identical striped dresses. The men are barely visible in the back, however they are all wearing suits and ties. All of the choir members are holding open books. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Choir - Central Presby. Ch. San Antonio". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166065/
[Woman Holding Up an Art Project]
Photograph of a Hispanic woman holding up a dark piece of paper with a leaf pressed to it. The woman, who is smiling at the camera, is standing behind a table with several framed pressed leaves on top of it. There is a raised stage behind her in the background with a piano and a vase of flowers. On the right-hand side of the image, there are several stacks of books and papers lined up against the wall. On the left-hand side of the image, there is a small blackboard propped up against the stage on the floor. There is a handwritten note on the back that reads, "V.C.S Institute San Antonio 1953 Mrs. Ruth Saenz". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166062/
[Woman Presenting an Art Project]
Photograph of a Hispanic woman holding up a dark piece of paper with a leaf pressed to it in one hand, and a large board also with a leaf pressed to it in the other hand. The woman, who is smiling at the camera, is standing behind a table with several framed pressed leaves on top of it. There is a raised stage behind her in the background with a piano and a vase of flowers. On the right-hand side of the image, there are several stacks of books and papers lined up against the wall. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166061/
[Two Men Presenting a Plaque]
Photograph of two men presenting an engraved plaque in front of a stage. The first man, who is closest to the foreground, has his back to the camera and is reaching over a podium to hold up one side of the plaque. He is also holding a book and some papers. The second man, who is standing on the right-hand side of the image, is turned to hold the plaque with both of his hands. Another man is visible sitting in the background on the stage, There is a small child's chair set in front of the podium. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Presentation of Plaque in San Antonio 4/26/53". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166067/
[Woman Proudly Displaying Art Projects]
Photograph of a Hispanic woman holding up a dark piece of paper with a leaf pressed to it in one hand, and a large board also with a leaf pressed to it in the other hand. The woman, who is smiling at the camera, is standing behind a table with several framed pressed leaves on top of it. There is a raised stage behind her in the background with a piano and a vase of flowers. On the right-hand side of the image, there are several stacks of books and papers lined up against the wall. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166060/
[Presbyterian Merit Plaque]
Photograph of an engraved plaque propped up on cement against the side of a building lined with rocks and shrubs. 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/metapth166068/
[Man Standing Behind a Podium]
Photograph of a man standing behind a podium and preaching. The podium, which is located on the left-hand side of the image, has a long, light-colored cloth draped over the top. There is a short stool set in front of the podium. The man behind the podium, who is wearing a suit and tie, is gesturing with his hands and looking out to left side. There are two men sitting behind the man on a bench that is set on top of an elevated stage floor. Both of the men are wearing lighter suits and looking at the speaker intently.Another man is visible on the far left-hand side in the background. He is holding his head in his hands. There is a large urn with a small plant cut off in the foreground on the right-hand side of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Reisner preaching sermon for the 28IE occasion San Antonio 4/26/53 Presentation of self-support plaque Quinins & Stitt seated". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166064/
[Presbyterian Merit Plaque]
Photograph of an engraved plaque propped up on tile against a shiny beam. 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/metapth166069/
[Two Men Shaking Hands Behind a Podium]
Photograph of two men shaking hands behind a podium. The man directly behind the podium is holding a book in one hand. The other man is holding a piece of paper in one hand. The podium, which is located in the center of the image, has a long, light-colored cloth draped over the top. There is a short stool set in front of the podium. One leg of another man sitting on a bench behind the podium on the stage is visible on the right-hand side of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Mr. Quinius presenting check to Mr. Armendariz". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166066/
[Woman Presenting Art Projects]
Photograph of a Hispanic woman holding up a dark piece of paper with a leaf pressed to it in one hand, and a large board also with a leaf pressed to it in the other hand. The woman, who is smiling at the camera, is standing behind a table with several framed pressed leaves on top of it. There is a raised stage behind her in the background with a piano and a vase of flowers. On the right-hand side of the image, there are several stacks of books and papers lined up against the wall. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166063/
[Large Congregation in Front of a Wood-Slatted Church]
Photograph of a large congregation standing in front of the entrance of a wood-slatted church. The group of people span the entire image. There is a row of seven children and a baby pram in the front of the rest of the group, which consists of men in suits and hats, women in long dresses and hats, and more children. The building in the background has a front door visible and three windows along the left-hand side. The front of the roof has a decorative trim at the edge, and there is decorative paint along the front of the building above the door. The photograph is mounted on a dark board with masking tape. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "(illegible) of the San Antonio Mex. church and Society of C.E. Jauy. 1908" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166045/
[Mexican Presbyterian Church Entrance]
Photograph of the entrance of a Mexican Presbyterian church from the front door up. There is a small roof over the double-door entrance, as well as a sign in Spanish that translates to read, "336 'Emmanuel' Presbyterian Church. Enter through these doors with thanks." The building has two large windows on either side of the door, and the window on the right-hand side of the image has a large air-conditioning unit attached to it. The roof of the building spans the entire image, and there is a power line attached on the left-hand side. A garage with a driveway and a bicycle is visible in the background on the bottom of the left-hand side of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio. Emmanuel Church". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166042/
[Portrait of a Group of Young Girls]
Photograph of a group of nine young girls sitting together outside on small wooden chairs. The girls are all looking at the camera and smiling. They are all wearing dresses, skirts, and blouses. There is a young boy and a man standing together and smiling in the background behind the girls. Behind the two boys also in the background, there is a house with an open garage and a car inside. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio, Bethel". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166041/
[Woman Looking at the Broken Windows of a Church]
Photograph of a woman standing and looking at a section of a church. There is a man in front of the woman who is bent over, and they are both situated at the bottom left-hand side of the image. The building has numerous broken windows and charred bricks. There are steps leading up to a charred double-door entrance on the left. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio 1st. After fire 11-21-52". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166047/
[People Entering a Church]
Photograph of the side view of a few people entering a church through the double-door entrance. More people are visible inside the church through the side window at the entrance. There are large bushes covering part of the foreground and around the left-hand side of the image, as well as along the front of the church. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio - Bethel". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166040/
[Large Stone Church with Towers]
Photograph of a side view of the front of a large stone church. The front of the church is facing the left-hand side of the image. The main entrance has two large towers on either side, and there are two secondary front door entrances beside each tower. The roof of the church is double-tiered, and the visible side of the church has six separated arched windows. Several strands of power lines cross in front of and above the church. The photograph is mounted on a dark board. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166044/
[Large Window in a Dark Room]
Photograph of a large, sectioned window in the middle of a dark room. The window is made up of six separate sections, and a wood-slatted house and trees are clearly visible through it in the background. The silhouettes of many various objects can be seen around the room, and more windows are visible in the background on the far right-hand side of the image. There is a hand-written note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio 1st. Fire 11/21/52". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166049/
[Large Congregation in Front of a Wood-Slatted Church 2]
Photograph of a large congregation standing in front of the entrance of a wood-slatted church. The group of people span the entire image. There is a row of seven children and a baby pram in the front of the rest of the group, which consists of men in suits and hats, women in long dresses and hats, and more children. The building in the background has a front door visible and three windows along the left-hand side. The front of the roof has a decorative trim at the edge, and there is decorative paint along the front of the building above the door. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166046/
[Portrait of a Young Hispanic Man with a Mustache]
Photograph of a portrait of a young Hispanic man with a large mustache. The man is wearing a dark suit coat and a light, low collar turtle neck. There is a handwritten note in Spanish on the back of the photograph that translates to read, "Small testimony of esteem and friendship to Reverend Walterio S. Scott and his family. Your affectionate friends, (illegible), San Antonio, Tex., June 4, 1896". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166043/
[Small Presbyterian Church]
Photograph of the front of a small Presbyterian church. The building, which fills up most of the image, is lightly colored and wood-slatted. The section of the building that includes the double-door front entrance is taller than the rest of the building. There are three front windows and two long grates, one above the entrance and one above the three windows. There is a sign next to the doors and small trees and shrubs in front of the building. There is a smaller house-like structure with one front window next to the church on the left-hand side of the building. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio Bethel Church". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166035/
[Group of Women Sitting on Chairs in the Shade]
Photograph of a group of young women sitting closely together in fold-up chairs underneath the shade of several trees. The women are all turned in their seats and are talking to each other. There is a young boy sitting at the very edge of the image to the left who is looking at the camera. Next to the boy, there is a man sitting and looking over at the women. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio, Bethel at Convention". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166037/
[Large Congregation Sitting in Church Pews]
Photograph of the front view a large congregation seated in church pews. All of the men in the group are wearing suits and long ribbons pinned to their collars. There are two bright windows on the left-hand side of the image and one in the background on the right-hand side. There is an open door at the back of the church on the left-hand side of the image; a car is visible through the door outside. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio - Bethel". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166038/
[Group of Women at a Presbyterian Congregation]
Photograph of a group of women sitting in the front row of a Presbyterian convention meeting. The six women are looking toward the camera and smiling; some of them are wearing long convention ribbons on their collars. There are many people sitting on fold-up chairs behind them as well as across the aisle from them. There is a handwritten note in Spanish on the back of the photograph that translates to read, "Convention S.A. - Bethel". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166039/
[Group of Women Sitting on Chairs Outside]
Photograph of a group of young women sitting closely together on fold-up chairs under the shade of the trees outside. Many of the women are turned in their chairs and looking at something to their right. There is a boy standing in front and facing the left, also looking where the women are. There are many more empty fold-up chairs scattered up to the right-hand side of the foreground of the image. There are several shady trees in the background, and there is a small group of boys standing around them. A building with windows is visible in the background behind the trees. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "S.A Bethel Convention". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166036/
[Metal Engraved Merit Plaque]
Photograph of an engraved plaque that 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/metapth166072/
[Gentlemen Holding an Engraved Plaque]
Photograph of a group of three gentlemen holding an engraved plaque. The three gentlemen, who are all wearing suits, are holding the plaque above a wooden podium. They are facing toward the left-hand side of the image. Two other gentlemen, who are also wearing suits, are standing on both sides of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Presentation of plaque in San Antonio. 4/26/53". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166071/
[Inside View of a Small Prebyterian Church]
Photograph of the interior of a small Presbyterian church. There are two rows of pews on both sides of the image leading up to the stage in the center of the background. A row of chairs line the end of the row of pews on the left-hand side of the image. There is a young girl sitting at the front in the pews and looking back at the camera. Standing beside her, there are two men looking at the stage. There is a long bench, a podium, and two chairs with pictures on them sitting atop the stage. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166070/
[Group Portrait on the Back Porch of a Building]
Photograph of a group of Hispanic men, women, and children standing on and around the back porch of a wood-slatted building. The men are all wearing suits, the women are all wearing short-sleeved dresses, and the children are all wearing light-colored clothing. The porch is elevated from the ground on stilts, and there are three pillars that line the edge. The top of a wire fence spans the foreground. The photograph has been ripped in half diagonally and taped back together on the back. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166074/
[Group Portrait in Front of a Small Wood-Slatted Building]
Photograph of a group portrait in front of a small wood-slatted building with three small windows. The group is made up of three rows. The front row consists of young children sitting on a long bench, the second row consists of women who are all seated, and the last row consists entirely of men standing against the wall of the building. Two of the women are holding babies, and there is a pram at the end of the second row on the left-hand side of the image. The men are all wearing suits and the women are all wearing floor-length, long-sleeved dresses. There is a banner hanging on the side of the building, however it is illegible. A fence and a large house is visible behind the building in the background on the left-hand side of the image. The photograph is mounted on a dark piece of cardboard. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166073/