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 Collection: Texas-Mexican Presbytery Records
[Group Standing in Front of a Presbyterian Building]
Photograph of a group of Sunday School students and their teacher posed in front of their building. The first two rows of students consist of two girls and seven boys kneeling and sitting on the ground. The back row consists of six girls and their teacher standing and facing the camera. A young girl is standing behind the group and looking at the camera. There is a large grassy field in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back that translates to read, "Class # 5. Mr. Vicente Ranjel, This class and their counselor represents the "Christian Endeavor" Society. Mr. Vicente Rangel Newgulf". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166014/
[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/
[Man Standing Behind a Podium]
Photograph of a man standing behind a podium at the front of a room. The man is smiling and facing the camera. The low podium he is standing behind is covered in a fringed cloth, and there is a bell, a book, and two pots of flowers on top. There is a railing in the foreground in front of the man. There are two chairs behind the man on either side of him, as well as two banners and an American flag above him on the wall. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, Rev. F.P. Rugerio in Palacios Mission". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166016/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[Side View of a Gothic-Style Church]
Photograph of the side of a Gothic-style church. The church has three large windows along the side, which is directly facing the foreground. The double-arch entrance is a part of a large, four-corner belfry, which is on the right-hand side of the image. Several dead, twisted trees line the side of the brick building. A smaller house is visible on the left-hand side of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Wharton 1st Presby Ch". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166225/
[Large Tree in Front of a Church]
Photograph of a sprawling church from a street view. The church, which spans the entire image diagonally, has a large tree in the front yard, along with many other smaller shrubs scattered. There is a sidewalk that leads from the road in the foreground to a break in between the buildings. There is a large cross on top of the building visible in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the image that reads, "'Dream Church' First Presbyterian Weslaco, Texas". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166222/
[Trees Frame a Snow-Covered Church]
Photograph of a side view of a snow-covered church. The entrance of the church, which is facing the right-hand side of the image, has a tall, modern belfry with a large cross on top. There are several windows on the brick building, including several tall windows along the one side that faces the left and further down the front of the church, which is cut off by the edge of the image. There are two snowy trees in the foreground that form a frame around the rest of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "'Dream Church' Weslaco, Tex. 1st Presbyterian". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166221/
[Seated Couple and Children]
Postcard of a seated couple and three children, one man, and one woman standing behind. The seated man is wearing a dark suit and bow tie. The other man and the boy are both wearing heathered suit jackets and pants. Both the seated woman and the woman behind her are wearing long dark skirts and cardigans along with elegant necklaces. The two girls are wearing light-colored dresses. There are stamps on the back of the card as well as a handwritten note that is partly in Spanish. I translates to read, "CC Ruvedo and family, children L-Rt. Rugerio, Olga, Emma, Berta, Joel, Parents: cayetano y Santos acevedo". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166227/
[Group of Hispanic Women Eating at a Table]
Photograph of a group of Hispanic women and girls sitting at a table and eating. The table is set with glasses, utensils, and plates of food. Several of the women and girls, who are wearing frilly dresses and sitting in fold-up chairs, are smiling at the camera. There is a young boy also sitting at the table and looking at the camera on the left-hand side of the image. There is a wall with windows and blinds on the right-hand side of the image, and a piano behind the diners in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, " Waco - Those who prepared & served meals at Presbytery - April 1952". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166220/
[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/
[People Standing in Front of a Gothic-Style Church]
Photograph of a group of people wearing formal attire and standing in front of a Gothic-style church. The double-arch entrance is a part of a large, four-corner belfry. The front side of the brick building, which faces the right-hand side of the image, has one large, half-round, stained glass window. There are three large rectangular stained glass windows on the wall of the building that faces the left-hand side. There are several twisted, dead trees that line the yard of the property. More buildings are visible in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the image that reads, "Wharton - 1st Presby Ch". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166224/
[Four People Standing In a Brick Building]
Photograph of two men and two women standing together. The line of people span the entire width of the image. The man standing on the far right-hand side of the image, identified as "Bobby" is wearing a light suit, patterned time, and glasses. The woman standing next to him on his right side, identified as "Mrs. Fernández" is wearing a light shirt and skirt and a long dark coat. The elderly woman on her right, identified as "Beatrice" is wearing a long, collared coat. The man standing on the far left-hand side of the image, identified as "Samuel" is wearing a white dress shirt, trousers, and a tie with a graphic pattern on it. The building the group is standing inside is made of brick. The names of the people are handwritten on the back of the photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166229/
[Group of Hispanic People in Front of a Building]
Photograph of a smiling group of Hispanic men, women, and children standing in front of a large brick building. The group of five women, two men, and seven children are all standing together in a grassy yard underneath a couple of twisted, dead trees. The women of the group are wearing long skirts, dresses, and cardigans; the men are wearing dress shirts, suits, and trousers, and the children are wearing dresses, trousers, and long-sleeved shirts. There are several large windows visible on the building behind the group. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Wharton". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166226/
[View of a Snow-Covered Church]
Photograph of a side view of a snow-covered church. The entrance of the church, which is facing the right-hand side of the image, has a tall, modern belfry with a large cross on top. There are several windows on the brick building, including several tall windows along the one side that faces the left and further down the front of the church, which is cut off by the edge of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "'Dream Church' 1st Presbyterian, Weslaco, Tex". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166223/
[Side View of a Sanctuary Building]
Photograph of the side of a light-colored brick building with four large windows. The front of the building faces the left-hand side of the image. The entrance consists of a porch with steps leading up to it and a roof supported by two pillars. The side of the building is lined with bushy shrubs, and the foreground is made up of the grassy yard that surrounds the building. Power lines stretch across the image in the background behind the building. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Waco - Sanctuary". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166205/
[Group of Hispanic Women Sitting at a Table]
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[Hispanic Women Sitting in Church Pews]
Photograph of a group of women sitting in church pews and looking at the camera. The women are all wearing long skirts and dresses, and three women in the front row are holding purses. There is a woman standing in the open double doorway in the background on the right-hand side of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "WACO - Women of the Church June 11, 1950". There are also several numerical markings under the note. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166201/
[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/
[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/
[Young Girl Standing in Front of a Building]
Photograph of a young girl standing in front of the side of a building. The little girl is wearing a small white sundress. The side of the building has four large windows and one smaller window, as well as a steep shingled roof. There are various shrubs, bushes, and weeds surrounding the building. The front of the building is facing the right-hand side of the image. There is a covered porch with steps and two supporting pillars at the front of the building. There is a handwritten note on the back of the image that reads, "Waco - manse 1951 (Kathy Seddon)". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166208/
[Man Instructing a Large Group of Children for a Group Portrait]
Photograph of a large group of young women and children assembled for a group portrait. The group is in front of the corner of a large windowed building. The young women of the group are all wearing light skirts and blouses, and the boys are wearing collared shirts and trousers. A few teachers are standing amongst the group on the right-hand side of the image. There is a man crouched in front of the group on the far right-hand side of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the image that reads, "WACO S.S. 6-11-50". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166204/
[Front View of a Stage with Fold-Up Chairs]
Photograph of the front of a stage, which is in the background of the image, and several rows of fold-up chairs facing it. There is an aisle down the center of the room that leads to the front of the stage. The stage has a geometric border around is as well as curtains on either side. Part of a piano is visible on the right-hand side of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Waco- interior of annex assembly room". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166209/
[Front of Church and Manse]
Photograph of the front of a lightly-colored brick church and manse. The church is situated on the far left-hand side of the image, while the manse sits next to it on the far right. Several shaped bushes and shrubs are planted in front of both buildings. There is a road in front of the buildings in the foreground of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Waco - Church and manse". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166206/
[School Portrait of a Large Group of Children]
Photograph of a large group of young women and children assembled for a group portrait. The group is in front of the corner of a large windowed building. The young women of the group are all wearing light skirts and blouses, and the boys are wearing collared shirts and trousers. A few teachers are standing amongst the group on the right-hand side of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the image that reads, "WACO S.S. 6-11-50". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166203/
[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/
[Sign for a Texas-Mexican Presbyterian Church]
Photograph of a sign for a Texas-Mexican Presbyterian Church. The Spanish writing on the sign translates to read, "Extension: Promotion of interest in: World Missions and Home Missions, New Fields, General Extension, Evangelism, Radio and TV, Christian Relations, Council: Budgets, Appropriations, Stewardship Education: Religious Education, Child Labor, Youth Work - adults, Training, Higher Education candidates, Help and pensions". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166232/
[Large Group of Hispanic Workers and Children]
Photograph of a large group of Hispanic workers and children. There are two Caucasian men standing in the middle of the group of people, who are standing on five long, wooden steps that lead up the entrance of a wood-slatted building. The group spans the entire width of the image. Several of the men in the group are wearing large, wide-brimmed cowboy hats. The women wear dresses and bonnets. The children in the group, who are lined up on the first step, are all wearing light-colored dresses, overalls, light pants, and shirts. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166231/
[Wedding Portrait of a Hispanic Couple]
Photograph of a wedding portrait of a Hispanic couple. The bride is wearing an elegant collared wedding dress, long gloves, and a tulle veil with flowers. She is seated and turned to face the camera in a wrought iron filigree chair. The groom is standing behind the chair with his hand on her shoulder. He is wearing a long black suit coat and is holding white gloves in his hand. There is an embossed border around the photograph. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that translates to read, "We dedicate this to the Rev. Walter S.S. Coll (illegible) November 21, 1910 M. Paralta-AB Peralta". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166237/
[Portrait of a Man with a Mustache]
Photograph of a head-on portrait of a middle-aged man with a mustache. He is wearing a suit, a collared shirt, and a patterned tie. The man has a complacent expression on his face. There is a handwritten note in Spanish on the back of the photograph that translates to read, "Trevino as Mediator of the Gospel for over 30 years of the Presbyterian Church. Studied at the first school of Mr. Belber H.B. Pratt in Laredo Texas 1896. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166230/
[Portrait of a Group of Men in Suits]
Photograph of a group of men assembled into three rows for a group portrait. The men are all wearing suits and bow ties, and many have mustaches. The first two rows of men are seated, and the back row is standing. A light, airy curtain forms a backdrop for the group. The photograph is mounted on a piece of cardboard, which is ripped in several areas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166238/
[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/
[Group of Hispanic Children in Front of a Decorative Door]
Photograph of a large group of young Hispanic children and adults assembled for a group portrait in front of a large decorative wooden door set in a stone wall. The children of the group are all standing in the front of the group, while a large group of Hispanic men and women stand in the back closest to the door. The men are all wearing suits and ties, and the women are all wearing long-sleeved, collared light dresses. The young girls in the group are also wearing light dresses, and the boys are wearing either suits or trousers and long-sleeved shirts. The sidewalk in front of the group is cobblestone, and the road in the foreground is dirt. The edges of the photograph are dark, and form a circular frame around the image. The photograph is mounted on a dark piece of cardboard, and there is a stretch of masking tape below the photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166239/
[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/
[Sign for a Texas-Mexican Presbyterian Consistory]
Photograph of a sign for a Texas-Mexican Presbyterian Consistory. The sign is lying on the grassy ground, and there is another sign attached behind it with silver clips. The sign, which is in Spanish, translates to read, "The Local Church's Consistory: Spiritual Life, Discipline, Administration, Extension, evangelism, branches, education, training, program promotion of the Assembly of the Synod and the Presbytery, the Diaconate: Finances, Budgets, Promises 'EMC', Stewardship Properties, Departments, Men, Women , Youth (*P.Y.F.* Pioneers), Children, Schools (EDEBE of V. 'K')". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166233/
[Man Pointing to an Engraved Plaque]
Photograph of an elderly man pointing to a specific line on an engraved plaque. The man is standing on a stage and is facing toward the left-hand side of the image. The top of a piano is visible in front of the man's feet. The foreground is made up of the top of heads of people watching the man. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166005/
[Hispanic Girl Standing in a Convention Line]
Photograph of a young woman standing in a crowded line for a convention. She is wearing a white blouse and is looking past the camera. There is another girl standing next to her who is looking at the camera and smiling. The slatted building which the line is standing against is visible in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads "Mercedes". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166002/
[Group of People Lined Up at the Side of a Building]
Photograph of a group of people stand in line along the side of a sided building. Most of the people in the group, which mostly consists of women, are looking at the camera and smiling. Everyone is dressed in their church attire. There is a beam and wire fence which contains the line at the side of the building. People are visible inside the building through the four open windows. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Convención, Mercedes 1950 ?". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166001/
[Front of a Mexican Presbyterian Church]
Photograph of the front of a light-colored, wood slatted Presbyterian church. On the right-hand side, there is a small entrance to the church that consists of three corner steps leading up to two open doorways. There are two closed and blinded windows at the front of the building, as well as a sign that reads "Iglesia Presbiteriana" above the first front window. The side of the church is visible on the right-hand side of the image; it is lined with windows. The building is elevated from the ground on short stilts and is surrounded by trees and bushes. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "New Braunfels, First (Mex.) Presby Ch". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166007/
[Front View of a Large Congregation]
Photograph of a large congregation seated in rows which face the camera. The large seated group mostly consists of women and children, while several men stand behind against the wall. There are four large windows visible both in the background and on the right-hand side of the image. In the foreground, there are two men looking down and facing the audience. There is handwriting on the back of the photograph that reads, "Mercedes". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166000/