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 Collection: Texas-Mexican Presbytery Records
[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/
[Front Entrance to a Small Manse with a Porch]
Photograph of the front of a small Presbyterian manse with a porch and two concrete steps leading up to the front entrance. The house is made up of wide, light-colored wood slats, and the porch has an awning overhead. There are two windows on either side of the front door, and several trees surround the house. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos, manse". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166125/
[Front Entrance of a Small Presbyterian Church]
Photograph of the front entrance of a small, brick Presbyterian church. There are steps leading up to a closed, double-door entrance with windows on both sides and an ornamental-shaped roof. There is a sign in Spanish on the far left-hand side of the image that translates to read, "Order of Services, Sunday, School 10-11, Sermon 11-, Sermon 8:00 p.m., Wednesday Service 8:00, Monday, Youth 7:30, Reverend C.C. Acevedo". There is a large tree cut off on the right-hand side of the image that is casting a shadow on the building. Power lines span the image in several different directions. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166122/
[Three Hispanic Girls Visiting at a Grocery Store]
Photograph of three Hispanic girls standing together and visiting in front of a grocery store. The girls are all wearing printed bell dresses. One girl is standing across from the other two with her hands held above her head. The dark brick grocery store behind her has shrubs and bushes in front of it. There are also several slabs of glass bottles piled on top of each other. A small brick building is visible directly behind the store in the background. The window on the side of a lightly-colored wood building is cut off on the far left-hand side of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads "Sinton - Pres-Mex. girls inviting children to attend S.S. in Sinton. 10/15/50" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166127/
[Side View of a Crowd Gathered Around the Entrance of a Church]
Photograph of a crowd gathered at the open, double-door entrance of a church. The building, which is facing the left-hand side, has two windows at and a decorative roof at the front, and five windows at the side. There are four cars parked around the front of the brick building. A man is taking something out of the open trunk of one car on the right-hand side of the image. To his right stands a woman in a floral dress and a young boy; they are looking directly at the camera. There is an empty dirt lot next to the church on the right-hand side. In between two of the parked cars in the middle of the image, there is a tree with a large trunk. Power lines are visible behind the building. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166120/
[Two Hispanic People Facing Each Other]
Photograph of a Hispanic woman in a floral-printed dress and a Hispanic man wearing a suit and tie standing on a wooden platform and facing each other. There is a wood-slatted wall with a large framed window behind the woman on the left-hand side of the image. A small building with one window is clearly visible in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Sinton. Miss Beatríz Fernández and Rev. Palmer Deloteus talk over plans for extensión work in Sinton. Taken in front of small building used for mission work. 10/15/50". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166128/
[Front of a Small Manse with a Porch]
Photograph of the front of a small Presbyterian manse with a porch and two concrete steps leading up to the front entrance. The house is made up of wide, light-colored wood slats, and the porch has an awning overhead. There are two windows on either side of the front door, and several trees surround the house. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos manse". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166124/
[Six Hispanic Children Standing on the Side of a Porch]
Photograph of a group of six young children standing together in a row at the edge of a raised porch. The porch is attached to a wood-slatted building with a large, framed window on the right-hand side of the image. Leaning against the building there is a young boy wearing a light collared shirt. Standing next to him on the right-hand side of the image is a slightly taller boy, three younger boys, and an older girl. All of the children are holding pieces of paper. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Sinton. 10/15/50 Beginnings of a new work in Sinton, operated by Pres. Mex. students" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166129/
[Side of a Wood-Slatted Manse]
Photograph of the side of a wood-slatted manse with five windows. The building spans the entire width of the image. There are weeds growing up the side of the building, and large trees are visible behind the building in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos manse". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166126/
[Group Posed in Front of a Presbyterian Building]
Photograph of a group of people posed in front of a Presbyterian building. The group consists of three rows of people; the first consists of two young girls and one young boy sitting on the ground, the second row consists of three men and one baby, and the top row consists of five women standing and facing the camera. The men are all wearing light collared shirts and pants, and the women are all wearing long dresses. The building in the background has four visible windows, which are opened, and is elevated from the ground on short stilts. There is a large grassy field visible in the background on the left-hand side of the image. There is a handwritten note in Spanish on the back of the photograph that translates to read, "Class # 6. Mr. Hernando Gutierrez, Newgulf texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166015/
[Group of Teachers Standing in Front of a Sunday School Building]
Photograph of a group of female Sunday School teachers standing in front of a school Presbyterian building. The four young teachers stand closely together; they are all wearing past the knee-length collared dresses. An older teacher wearing a light-colored dress stands slightly away from the group. The teachers are all facing toward the right side of the image. The building behind them is raised slightly from the ground, and the open windows that line the wall make a part of the inside visible. There is a handwritten note in Spanish on the back that translates to read, "Class # 3. Mrs. Josefa M. de Moreno, Newgulf". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166012/
[Students Standing in Front of a Sunday School Building]
Photograph of a small group of children and a teacher standing in front of a Presbyterian Sunday School. There is one boy dressed in wide-legged pants, and two young girls in knee-length dresses standing on either side of him. Behind the three children, there is an older girl and a teacher holding a baby, who is looking down upon the boy's head. The building behind the small group has five visible windows that are open. The building is elevated from the ground on short stilts. In the background behind the house, there is a large bush and two men standing around it. There is a handwritten note in Spanish on the back of the photograph that translates to read, "Class # 2 Elisa G de Rios, Mrs. de Gutierrez, Newgulf". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166011/
[Children Playing by the Seashore]
Photograph of schoolchildren playing by the seashore. Some of the children are holding hands, and others are laughing. There is a young boy standing in the middle of the photograph turned around to face the camera. The ocean is visible in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Palacios 1935 Mr. Mil Clement & children". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166017/
[Group Posed in Front of a Presbyterian Sunday School]
Photograph of a group of teachers and administrators posing in front of a Presbyterian Sunday School center. The group consists of two rows of people; the front row is made up of three men who are squatting and facing the camera. The second row consists of three women wearing long dresses and two men wearing suits and ties. The building in the background has four visible windows, which are opened, and is elevated from the ground on short stilts. There is a large grassy field visible in the background on the left-hand side of the image. There is a handwritten note in Spanish on the back of the photograph that translates to, "Officers and Sunday School Teachers, B.S. García, Director; G.S. García, Sub-director; E.A. de García, Secretaria; Teachers, Miss Sara Ranjel; Mrs. Elisa G. de Rios; Mrs. Josefa M. de Moreno; Mr. Vicente Huerta; Mr. Vicente Hanjel, Mr. Hernando Gutierrez. New gulf texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166010/
[Group of People Standing at the Entrance of a Presbyterian Church]
Photograph of a group of women lined up in front of the entrance of a Presbyterian church. The four women are all wearing long, cap-sleeved dresses and holding purses and books. The woman on the far left, who is the only Hispanic in the group, is looking at the elderly man who is standing to her right. The man is wearing a striped tie and holding a brimmed hat. Three more women are standing in the doorway of the church in the background and looking toward the group. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "W.N. Clement, Miss Ledici Alamella, Miss Irene Batehelder, Mr. Carl Badlen & Mrs. Nancy Peacher Price". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166018/
[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/
[Side View of a Building Under Construction]
Photograph of the a side street view of a building being constructed. The front of the building, which is facing the left-hand side of the image, is covered in construction rafters. The side of the building, which is facing the front of the image, is made of brick and is lined with half-round windows. The wide dirt street in front of the building extends from the foreground to the left-hand side of the image. Large palm trees are visible in the far background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Benito, Construction of new Presb. Church 1952" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166081/
[Mexican Church at the Corner of a Street]
Photograph of a wood-slatted church building at the corner of a street and sidewalk. At the corner, the sidewalk turns and extends to the left-hand side of the background. It passes an old wooden house and a large brick church, which is also in the background. The tall belfry of the church is clearly visible among the power lines and poles that stretch across the image in several directions. There is a tall palm tree trunk in front of the wooden church that is parallel with the street lamp next to it. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, San Benito 1952 old & new churches". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166087/
[Palm Trees in Front of a Mexican Presbyterian Church]
Photograph of the front entrance to a Mexican Presbyterian Church. The church, which is in the background of the image, spans almost the entire width of the photograph. The main entrance and belfry, which is made up of three steps leading up to double doors, are located on the far right-hand side of the image. There are four long windows at the side of the church, and two more smaller windows at the very end. There is a path in the front of the church that leads up to the front entrance. The entire foreground of the image is made up of shrubs and brush. There is a palm tree in the foreground of the image, and several more in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166080/
[Carved Stone Sign]
Photograph of a carved concrete slab inset in a brick structure. There is carved writing in Spanish that translates to read, "Presbyterian Church Organized - Oct. 19, 1911, Temple Built - 1952, J.G. Cavazos, Pastor". There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Benito Cornerstone of new church". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166088/
[Two Cars Parked in Front of a Manse]
Photograph of two cars parallel-parked in front of a small manse, which sits next to a large brick church. The manse, which is on the right-hand side of the image, has a small porch and is raised from the ground on stilts. The church, which is cut off on the left-hand side of the image, is lined with half-round arched windows on the one visible side. The is a sidewalk in front of both buildings that is parallel to the street, which is in the foreground. There are two wires stretching diagonally across the image in the foreground. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Benito - New Mexican Presbyterian Ch. and old manse 1952". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166084/
[Four Men Sitting Behind a Podium]
Photograph of a side view of four men dressed in suits sitting on a bench on a stage. There is a wood podium in front of the seated gentlemen. Another man is standing beside the podium on the far right-hand side of the image. There is a stack of books on top of the podium, several vases of flowers on the stage up to the foreground, and a large tabletop fan pointed toward the seated men. There is a faded handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Presbyterian ceremony at San Benito. May 3, 1953, Seated: Rev. McGee, Pastor 1st. Presby. Harlingen, David L. Stitt, Rev. Charles Robinson, 1st. Presby. San Benito, Rev. S.H. Reisner, 1st. Falfurrias. Standing - Rev. J.S. Cavazos, pastor, Mexican Presby. Ch., San Benito". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166089/
[Front of a Brick Church Building]
Photograph of the front entrance of a brick church building. The entrance consists of an open archway with two lamps on either side of it and four windows. There are three steps leading up to the entrance. The top edge of the wall forms tapered steps up to the small belfry tower, which has a pointed roof and a small bell that is visible through the arched windows. The side of the church extends to the background of the image on the right-hand side of the image. There is a bent tree in the foreground that frames the left-hand side of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Benito Mexican New Church 1952". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166083/
[Group of Hispanic Boy Scouts Sitting on Steps]
Photograph of a group of Hispanic Boy Scouts sitting on a set of steps that lead up a steep hill to a small building. The boys, who are all wearing boy scout uniforms and scarves, are sitting two to a step. The building that is visible at the top of the hill in the background is wood-slatted and resembles a cabin. The hill leading up to the building is very rocky and covered in shrubs and patches of grass. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Boy Scouts start for camp". There are also several numerical notes underneath this note. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166252/
[Hispanic Children Gathered Around a Plant]
Photograph of a group of young Hispanic girls gathered around a plant. The girls are all wearing short-sleeved patterned dresses. There is a building and several power lines visible in the background on the right-hand side of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "A sewing class". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166250/
[Multistory Building on the Shore of a River]
Photograph of an aerial view of buildings on the shore of a large river. Several boats are floating along the shore of the river. There is a large, multistory building on the shore on the right-hand side of the image. Bushy trees make up most of the land on the shore on the left-hand side of the image, however a water tower and a couple of small buildings are also visible. The river, which starts in the foreground, disappears into the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166254/
[Young Boy and Girl in Traditional Mexican Costumes]
Postcard of a young boy and girl dressed in traditional Mexican costumes. The children are standing on a woven rug with a traditional Mexican motif woven into it; two more hang side by side behind them. The boy, who is standing on the left-hand side of the image and facing the girl on the right, is wearing shiny black shoes, a billowy white shirt, and fitted black pants with a scroll design piped up each leg. He is also wearing a wide satin sash, a fitted vest that is decorated with traditional motifs, a scarf around his neck, and a wide brimmed hat. The girl is wearing a full high-waist skirt that has sparkly designs sewn onto it, a small white shirt with a motif design on the front, and a scarf that forms a sash and a vest. The girl is also wearing a flower headband in her hair, which is bobbed. Along with postcard stamps, there is a handwritten note on the back of the image. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166253/
[Independence Day Group Picnic]
Photograph of a group of Hispanic people gathered around a long piece of cloth that lies on the grassy ground. The cloth, which is light in color, has loaves of bread and many other food items spread on top of it. Several small groupings of women are gathered around different sections of the picnic. There is an automobile facing forward in the background of the image. Behind the car there is also another tractor-like automobile cut of on the far right-hand side of the image. Several men are scattered around the car in the background of the image. There is a line of tall bushes in the background on the left-hand side of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos, July 4, 1950". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166105/
[People Sitting on Benches in a Grassy Clearing]
Photograph of several people sitting in the foreground on two long benches that face toward the background of the image in a grassy clearing. There is a large, sprawling tree in the middle of the composition, and several women are kneeling at the base. Several more people are hanging around two parked automobiles in the background behind the tree. There is a man sitting behind a large open trunk next to the tree. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos, 4-4-49". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166102/
[Small Brick House with Two Front Doors]
Photograph of the front of a small brick house with two separate front doors. There is a front porch with steps leading up to the two doors, which are shaded by an awning. There is a window on both sides of the porch. Large bushes and shrubs make up the grassy front yard, and the branches of a tree cover up the top of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166101/
[Congregation of People Gathered Around a Tree]
Photograph of a large congregation of people gathered around the trunk of a tall bushy tree. The group is facing the right-hand side of the image. There is a cluster of mostly men standing on the left-hand side of the image around the trunk of the tree and looking down at the open books in their hands. Another cluster of mostly women are sitting on various wooden chairs in front of the group of men. There is a bench and more chairs forming a circle that is cut off on the right-hand side of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos 7-4-50". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166107/
[Front of a Building with a Mexican-Style Roof]
Photograph of the front of a Mexican-style building with a shaped roof. The light-bricked building has a double-door entrance with steps leading up to it. There are two long windows on either side of the entrance, and two more windows that are close to the ground. A large tree and the shadow it casts covers most of the building on the right-hand side of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166100/
[Large Group of People Gathered in a Circle]
Photograph of a large congregation of Hispanic men, women, and children gathered underneath several tall, bushy trees. The group is arranged to form a loose circle formation. There is a long bench with people in the foreground that faces the middle of the circle. Most of the women are sitting in various wooden chairs, and most of the men are standing behind them. There is a clearing with several cars parked in the background of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos 1950". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166108/
[Group of People Standing in Front of a Tree]
Photograph of a group of Hispanic men and women standing underneath a large shady tree in the middle of a grassy clearing. There is a large opened trunk facing the group of people with a woman sitting behind it. The women are all wearing long printed dresses and skirts, and the men are all wearing light-colored suits and ties. The background of the image is completely made up of large bushy trees and shrubs. On the left-hand side of the image, there are several fold-up chairs and a man sitting in one of them. There are several heads facing the group at the bottom of the foreground of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos - July 4, 1950". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166104/
[People Sitting in a Row of Chairs in the Woods]
Photograph of a row of seven fold-up wooden chairs with two young girls and two men sitting with their backs facing. In front of them, there are several women and young girls sitting in a row parallel to the chairs. There is a car parked behind the women and girls, and the background of the image is made up of bushy woodland. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos 1950". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166109/
[Parking Lot of an Independence Day Group Picnic]
Photograph of a large clearing being used as a parking lot for a group picnic. The parking lot, which is in the background of the image, is shaded by large trees scattered throughout the area. In the foreground, there is a large group of men, women, and children gathered and visiting around a long cloth on the ground that has picnic food on top of it. The people are are either standing or sitting on the grass or sitting on small wooden chairs that are placed around the picnic cloth. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos - July 4, 1950". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166106/
[Women's Choir Singing]
Photograph of a group of women standing together and singing. The women, who are all wearing light sleeved cotton dresses, are holding open songbooks. The group is congregated around an older woman sitting behind an open trunk. There is a man on the left-hand side of the image standing and looking at one of the open songbooks. Next to the man, there is a large tree trunk and another man seated and looking upward. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos 7-4-50". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166103/
[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/