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 Collection: Texas-Mexican Presbytery Records
[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/
[Two Men Standing at a Podium]
Photograph of a man standing on a stage behind a podium. The man is turned to the left and talking to another man on the stage. The podium has a large decorative drapery over the front, and there are two large decorative wreaths and a pot of flowers in front of it. There is a black smudge on the back of the photograph as well as a handwritten note that reads, "Mercedes, 5-3-53". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166004/
[Side View of a Manse]
Photograph of the side of a Presbyterian manse. The building is situated in the middle of a grassy field, and trees and bushes are visible behind it. There are four large windows and one small window in between on the side of the manse. The manse is elevated from the ground on short stilts. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Manse, New Braunfels, side view". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166009/
[Man Revealing an Engraved Plaque]
Photograph of an elderly man and a boy lifting the covering off of an engraved plaque. The man and the boy 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. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Unveiling of plaque in Mercedes 5/3/53. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166006/
[People Lined Up Outside of a House]
Photograph of people lined up in front of a small lightly colored house. The line leads up to a canopy that stands in front of the house. There is a man in a suit standing under the canopy and gesturing toward the line, which cuts off at the foreground of the photograph. There are children sitting and playing at the side of the house, and a woman stands in the doorway watching them. There is another wood-slatted building visible next to the house on the left-hand side of the image. There is faint handwriting visible on the back of the photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166003/
[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/
[Three Young Men Standing in Front of a Window Outside]
Photograph of three young Hispanic men standing outside in front of a stone building. The men are all smiling at the camera and wearing suits; one is holding a stack of papers. There is a large half-round window behind the men, and the building is lined with a small garden. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Robstown 2 Tex-Mex boys, Roberto Fernández, 1 Kingsville boy help in Mexican congregation". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166032/
[Large Congregation Standing in Front of a Church]
Photograph of a large Hispanic congregation in front the entrance to a Presbyterian church. There are several young children standing together at the front of the group. The congregation spans from the far left-hand side of the image to past the edge of the right-hand side. There is a sidewalk leading up to the front doors of the church on the right, and a large focal window in the middle. The front of the church is made of jagged stone, and a wood-slatted section is visible on the left-hand side. There is a handwritten note on the back of the image that reads, "Robstown. Lat.-Am. congregation in front of 1st. Presby. Ch., J.G.M. Ramsey pastor (not in picture)". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166031/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[Large Tent in a Field]
Photograph of a large tent standing in the middle of a large grassy field. The tent is surrounded by trees and brush. The photograph is mounted on a dark board, and there is a typed note in Spanish underneath the photograph that translates to read, "Camp Meeting in Sabinal, Texas in the year 1914". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166034/
[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/
[A Presbyterian Chapel]
Photograph of the front of a small Presbyterian chapel. The chapel is a light-colored, wood slatted building with a double door entrance that protrudes from the main building. There is a tall belfry on top of the main entrance. On the left-hand side of the image, there are three visible windows at the side of the chapel. The building is situated on a dirt lot that extends to the foreground, and there is a broken fence that wraps around the property. There are various stamps on the back of the photograph, which is mounted onto a board with masking tape. There is also a typed note that reads, "(7.) The Sabinal, Tex. chapel of Mex. (illegible)". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166033/
[Group Portrait of Children]
Photograph of a portrait of a group of children organized into three tiered rows. The front row consists of a small group of young boys sitting on the ground. The second row consists of a group of seated young girls and a young woman who is seated in the middle. The back row consists of a small group of slightly older girls wearing either tartan printed or white dresses. There is a window both behind the group and on the right-hand side of the image. Many of the boys are holding wide-brimmed hats. The photograph is mounted on a patchy, light-colored piece of cardboard. There is a handwritten note in Spanish on the back of the photograph that translates to read, "This portrait is affectionately dedicated to the President of the Children's Society - Delia Lopez, G.A. Walls, Laredo, Tex Oct. 27, 1920" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166075/
[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/
[Palm Tree in Front of a Mexican Presbyterian Church]
Photograph of the side of a Mexican Presbyterian church. There are three long windows and a sign in Spanish that translates to read, "Mexican Presbyterian Church" on the side facing the front of the image. The yard surrounding the building and in the foreground is made up of dirt, and there is a large palm tree at the front. The front entrance of the building, which faces the left-hand side of the image, extends past the main front wall of the church, and has three steps leading up to the double doors. There are more windows at the front of the church, which extends into the background of the image. The front yard is decorated with several trimmed bushes and palm trees. There is writing on the front of the image that reads, "San Benito Wright" There is a handwritten note in Spanish on the back of the photograph that translates to read, "Memories of the Christian Endeavor, aug. 20, 1946". There is also a stamp on the back that reads, "Post Card Correspondence Address" along with a place for a stamp. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166077/
[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/
[Front View of a Mexican Presbyterian Church]
Photograph of the front of a Mexican Presbyterian church. There are three long windows and a sign in Spanish that translates to read, "Mexican Presbyterian Church" on the side of the building that faces the front right-hand side of the image. The yard surrounding the building and in the foreground is made up of dirt, and there is a large palm tree at the front. The front entrance of the building, which faces the left-hand side of the image, extends past the main front wall of the church, and has three steps leading up to the double doors. There are six visible windows at the front of the church, which extends into the background of the image. There are several bushes and palm trees clumped together in the front yard. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Benito". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166078/
[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/
[Front View of a Mexican Presbyterian Church]
Photograph of the front of a Mexican Presbyterian church. There are three long windows and a sign in Spanish that translates to read, "Mexican Presbyterian Church" on the side of the building that faces the front right-hand side of the image. The yard surrounding the building and in the foreground is made up of dirt, and there is a large palm tree at the front. The front entrance of the building, which faces the left-hand side of the image, extends past the main front wall of the church, and has three steps leading up to the double doors. There are six visible windows at the front of the church, which extends into the background of the image. There are several bushes and palm trees clumped together in the front yard. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Benito". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166079/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[Silhouette Standing Next to a Window]
Photograph of a blurred silhouette standing next to a small window in the background. On the far right-hand side of the image, there are two women visible sitting in chairs facing the man. Part of a plant is visible in the foreground on the far left-hand side. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166092/
[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/
[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/
[Large Congregation Sitting in Pews]
Photograph of a large Hispanic congregation attentively facing the left-hand side of the image. The men, women, and children are all sitting at eye level in pews that fill the room. There is a man and two women sitting closely in the foreground. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Benito 5-3-53". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166090/
[Framed Portrait of a Man]
Photograph of a portrait of an elderly man wearing a pinstripe jacket with one button done up, a tie, and a light collared shirt. The man, who is looking directly at the camera, has a light goatee and mustache and a large mole on his forehead. The photograph has a dark mat with a circular window around the image. There is decorative embossing around the circular frame, and a sticker label underneath the image with a handwritten note that reads, "José María Botello who began our Work at S. Marcos in 1883". There are various stamps on the back as well as typed note that reads, "J.M. Botello, Who as a simple Ruling Elder began our Work among the Mexicans in Texas 1883. Still living near Tampico, Mexico". "Still living near Tampico, Mexico" is scribbled out with pen. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166098/
[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/
[Large Group Portrait Among Trees]
Photograph of a large group of Hispanic men, women, and children posing for a group portrait. The men are all wearing suits and some are wearing wide-brimmed hats. Most of the women are wearing light, high-collar long-sleeved dresses. There are two large, sprawling trees surrounding the group. There is a wide piece of masking tape on the bottom of the photograph, which is mounted on a board. There are several various stamps and markings on the back as well as two notes. The first one, which is typed, reads, "The Mex. Pres. Campmeeting in July 1905. Near San Marcos, Tex. The men seated are the Elders and Deacons Association". The second note, which is handwritten on a label, reads, "Mexican Presbyterian Camp meeting. San Marcos, Tex. July 1905. (illegible) in background". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166099/
[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/
[Man Gesturing Toward an Engraved Plaque on the Wall]
Photograph of a man in a suit gesturing toward a plaque that is hanging on the wall next to him. The man is facing at least three seated people who are cut off on the far right-hand side of the image. There is a large metal tabletop fan behind the man. There is a table and two large pots of flowers in the foreground on the left-hand side of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Stitt unveiling plaque in San Benito. 5/3/53". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166093/
[Three Carved Chairs Against a Wood-grain Wall]
Photograph of three ornately carved wooden chairs sitting against a decorative wood-grain wall. The tips of a potted plant is visible in the foreground, and there appears to be repeated motifs carved into the wall behind. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth165995/
[Man Speaking Behind a Podium at an Annex]
Photograph of an elderly man standing behind a lace-draped podium and facing the camera. There are four visible men sitting on benches against the wall to the speaker's right; they are all watching the him. To the speaker's left, there is a lace-draped piano with potted plants sitting atop it. Directly behind the speaker and the podium, there is an open doorway to another room. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Mercedes - Dedication of Annex". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth165992/
[Man Reading a Book Behind a Podium]
Photograph of a man standing behind a podium and reading a book that he is holding. There is a lace-draped piano to the left of him, and a potted plant next to him. There is a wire stretched across the wall behind the man and another one connected to the podium. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Mercedes". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth165991/
[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/