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 Collection: Texas-Mexican Presbytery Records
[Children's Bible School Group]
Photograph of a group of children and four adults posing for a group picture. The bible study group is outside in a grassy field. Several large trees are visible in the background. The girls are all wearing dresses and the boys are wearing collared shirts and trousers. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Daily Vacation Bible School Waco Met. Pres. ch. June 1930. Enrollment 46 (illegible) Mrs. Mamoquin in charge". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166196/
[Three People Standing in a Field with Cars]
Photograph of a young woman, an elderly man, and a teenage boy standing together in the middle of a grassy field. The man, who is wearing a suit, has his arms crossed and is facing the woman. The woman, who is wearing a long, lightly-colored trench coat, is holding a handbag and facing the man who is talking to her. The teenage boy, who is wearing a light cardigan and pants, is standing to the man's right and is looking to the side. On the far left-hand side of the image, there is a group of people that are cut off by the edge of the image. Three cars are parked in a row along the edge of a dirt road in the background. There are several palm trees scattered throughout the field. A decorative border surrounds the image, and there is a handwritten note on the back that reads, "Talking over the Mex. work - Mrs. Seddon Mr. McLane Brooks". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166145/
[Hispanic Woman Holding a Baby in Front of a Bush]
Photograph of a Hispanic woman smiling and holding a baby girl. The woman is standing in front of a large bush, which is hiding most of the building behind it. The woman is wearing a long dark dress and coat, and the baby is wearing a white coat and shoes. There is a decorative border around the image, as well as a handwritten note on the back that reads, "One of the officers and a prospective officer. Mrs. Cruz Granados of Victoria". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166142/
[Hispanic Ladies Standing in Front of the Entrance to a Building]
Photograph of a group of formally-dressed Hispanic ladies standing together for a group portrait. The ladies are wearing long, dark dresses and coats. Most of them are also wearing decorative hats and holding purses. There are three other ladies and a man in a suit standing on the doorstep of the building in the background. There is a large bush shielding most of the building from sight behind the group of women. There is a decorative border around the image. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166141/
[Front and Back Yard of a Concrete Building]
Photograph of the expansive front and back yards of a one-story concrete building. The building has windows on all sides as well as several decorative archways. There are palm trees and bushes in the background and surrounding the the building. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "pd. Blankmeyer". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166147/
[Six Hispanic Ladies Standing in Front of a Building]
Photograph of a group of six Hispanic ladies dressed formally in long dark coats and dresses standing in front of a building. Four of the women are wearing decorative hats, and a couple of them are also holding purses. Next to them on the right-hand side of the image, there is a large bush that cuts off at the top of the image. The building visible behind the bush is made up of mostly window panels. There is another building visible along the dirt path that leads to the background on the left-hand side of the image. This building is also mostly shielded by large bushes and trees. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "The officers of the Presbyterial with Mrs. Cunningham". There are also many numerical markings on the back of the photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166140/
[Three Hispanic Teenagers Standing in Front of a Building]
Photograph of two teenage Hispanic girls and a one teenage boy standing together in front of a building with two visible windows directly behind, which are opened. Both of the girls are smiling; one is wearing a collared white dress and the other is wearing a fluffy white blouse with light pencil skirt. The boy, who is standing in between the two girls and looking upward, is wearing a pinstripe suit and tie. The boy also has a ribbon pinned to his lapel. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Rev. Ed. Covention - sp. speaking work June 3.7-1940 Taft. Tex Bertha Acevedo, Mr. Fidel Rios, Aurora Rodriguez". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166148/
[Three Hispanic Women in a Pick-Up Truck]
Photograph of three women posed around a pick-up truck. One of the girls is sitting in the driver's seat, one is sitting on the side of the door, and the other is standing next to the door. Several other women are visible in the background behind the car. There is a building visible in the background. There is a decorative border around the image and a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "The new Tex-Mex truck - a gift from Refugio - Pres- Mex needs one too". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166144/
[Group of Young Hispanic Kindergarteners]
Photograph of a group of young Hispanic children wearing light-colored shorts, shirts, and dresses. The children are standing in two rows in front of a wide archway leading inside a building. There is a decorative border around the image and a handwritten note on the back that reads, "Pres-Mex Kindergarten". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166149/
[Front Yard of a Two-Story Concrete Building]
Photograph of the large front yard of a two-story, concrete building. The concrete of the building is stained around many of the windows, which are lined across both stories. There is a car parked on the dirt path in front of the building. Palm trees, shrubs, and bushes surround the building on all sides. There are various handwritten notes on the back of the photograph including "Pd. Noomi Pd. Blankmeyer" and "Pd. Jillie Rodriguez". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166146/
[Two Women Dressed for Church]
Photograph of two ladies standing together and smiling at the camera. The women are wearing long dresses, decorative hats, and high heels. They are facing toward the right-hand side of the image. There us a two-story building lined with windows visible in the background. The image is surrounded by a decorative border, and there is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Two loyal friends of the Mexican work. Mrs. W.W. Downing, Mrs. Stella Campbell of Corpus Christi". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166143/
[Women and Children Seated Outside on Benches and Chairs]
Photograph of a group of women and young children sitting on chairs and benches in the shade of several large, bushy trees. There are four women and two children sitting together on a long bench on the right-hand side of the image, and seven young children sitting in a row of chairs perpendicular to the bench on the left-hand side. There are blankets covering the grassy ground in front of the group. Three cars are parked facing different directions in the background. The group is surrounded by trees, shrubs, and woodland. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos 1950". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166112/
[Two Photographs of Girls Sitting in Chairs Outside]
Photograph of two separate images of young girls sitting together in various wooden chairs. In the first partial image, which is on the left-hand side, there are two young women sitting on a bench and looking to the left. There are three cars visible parked in the background. Three elderly men are walking away from the cars toward where the girls are sitting in the foreground. One man is holding the hand of a young toddler walking next to him. Another man is carrying a chair, and the last man is carrying blankets over his shoulders. The second partial image on the right is about half the width of the first. There are three girls visible sitting on wooden chairs, and there is a car parked in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos 1950". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166111/
[Side View of People Exiting the Front of a Church]
Photograph of a small group of women and men exiting a church through the front double doors. The front entrance is cut off on the right-hand side of the image, as is a parked car and more exiting people. The side of the brick church, which has five windows, spans the width of the image. There is a smaller entrance with two windows on either side at the very back of the church on the far left-hand side. A man is getting into his parked car at the side of the church. There are power lines spanning the entire image in several directions. There is a wide dirt road in front of the church that makes up the foreground. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos 1951". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166117/
[Children Playing in a Creek]
Photograph of three young boys playing in a creek. The creek makes up the entire foreground of the image, wraps around the right-hand side of the image, and disappears in the background. There are trees, shrubs, and woodland surrounding the entire area. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos 7-4-50". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166110/
[Small Group of People Standing in Front of a Window]
Photograph of five Hispanic women and two Hispanic men standing together in front of a window at the entrance of a building. The women are wearing long, printed, sleeved dresses and hats, and the men are wearing suits. Everyone in the group are wearing ribbons. Part of an open entrance is cut off on the left-hand side of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos In front of annex 1951". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166118/
[Group of People Sitting in a Circle Outdoors]
Photograph of a group of Hispanic men, women, and children sitting on chairs and benches in a circle in the middle of a grassy clearing. There are two blankets on the ground inside the circle. Five cars are visible parked in the background among trees, shrubs, and woodland. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos 1950". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166114/
[Cars and People Gathered Around the Front of a Church]
Photograph of a crowd of people gathered around the entrance of a small brick church. The building has an ornately-shaped roof, two windows, and a dark, open double entrance at the front. There are several cars parked around the building. A sign that translates to read "Presbyterian Church" stands in the front. A neighborhood is visible in the background. There are power lines spanning the entire 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/metapth166119/
[Women Sitting in Church Pews]
Photograph of one side of a small church and women sitting in the pews. The women, who are all wearing printed blouses and dresses, are looking solemnly at the camera. There is a podium with a feathery floral arrangement on top in the foreground. The front entrance doors at the back of the church are open, making a small house with windows visible. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos, Tex. All-day District meet November, 1950 A50". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166116/
[Back View of a Row of Several Seated Women]
Photograph of the backs of nine women sitting in a grassy clearing. On the left-hand side of the image, there are four women sitting on a long bench, and on the right there are five more seated on a platform on the ground. The women are facing three men, who are standing, and a woman who is sitting behind a large trunk. More people are sitting to the side and watching. The background is made up of trees, shrubs, and woodland. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos 1950". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166113/
[Girls Standing in the Back of a Farm Truck]
Photograph of a group of Hispanic girls standing together in a group in the back of a large farm truck. The girls, who are all wearing sleeved, collared dresses, are all smiling at the camera. The truck, which spans the entire image, has a sign on the front that reads, "Cage's Taft, Texas". There is a large, two-story building with rows of windows on the left-hand side of the image behind the truck. There is a woman standing beside the truck on the right who is holding two boxes. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Pres-Mex. 5 de Mayo 1951". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166155/
[View of a Complex of School Buildings]
Photograph a sprawling complex of school buildings. All of the buildings are lined with windows and are light in color. There are a couple of palm trees and bushes around the buildings. The foreground consists of a dirt field. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads "Pres-Mex School". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166152/
[Two Ladies Smiling and Standing Together]
Photograph of two ladies wearing collared dresses and standing together smiling. The lady on the right-hand side is turned to look at the other lady. There is a whitewashed brick wall behind them with a window that touches the ground and another that cuts off at the top of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Pres- Mex. Berta Murray and ―". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166151/
[Group of Hispanic Girls Wearing Traditional Costumes]
Photograph of a group of Hispanic girls gathered in a group around a table and smiling at the camera. The girls are wearing traditional Hispanic costumes. There is a decorative centerpiece in the middle of the table. There is a row of girls standing against a blackboard that has steamers and posters on it. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Pres-Mex. Pan-Am Day 1951". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166157/
[Two Ladies in Dresses Standing Together]
Photograph of two ladies wearing collared dresses and standing together smiling. They are both smiling and holding purses. There is a whitewashed brick wall behind them with a window that touches the ground and another that cuts off at the top of the image. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166150/
[Hispanic Women Laughing]
Photograph of a group of young Hispanic women gathered around an older woman, who is standing in the middle of the image and laughing. A girl on the woman's right is adjusting the apron around her waist for her. There are several other young women on the woman's left and behind her who are looking and laughing. The women are wearing patterned aprons and have their hair tied back. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Pres-Mex Pan-American Day 1951". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166158/
[Truck Full of People Parked in Front of a School Building]
Photograph of a group of people standing in the back of a large cargo truck. The truck, which is in the background of the image, is parallel parked in front of the entrance to a large two-story building on the left-hand side of the image. Several Hispanic women are gathered next to the truck on both sides. There are two women walking together on the dirt road in the foreground. They are smiling, and one is carrying books. There is a handwritten note on the back of the image that reads, "Pres-Mex". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166154/
[Group of Women and Children Seated at a Table]
Photograph of a group of six women and two young boys seated around a wooden table. There are plates of food, utensils, and glasses set up on the table. The people are all looking at the camera and smiling. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Pres- Mex. Pan - American Day 1951". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166159/
[A Hispanic Couple Wearing Traditional Costumes]
Photograph of a Hispanic couple dressed in traditional costumes. The first costume consists of a light, flowing dress with ruffles. The girl wearing this costume is also holding a folding fan, smiling, and standing on the right. The second costume consists of a dark, decorated jacket and matching knee-length pants. The two people are standing next to a building with windows on the right-hand side of the image and a grassy field with palm trees on the left-hand side. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Pres-Mex Pan-Am. Day". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166156/
[Hispanic Woman Walking Away From a School Building]
Photograph of a Hispanic woman walking on a dirt road away from a two story school building. The woman is smiling at the camera. Farther down the dirt road in the background of the image in front of the building entrance, there is a large cargo truck loaded with Hispanic women. The school building has a line of windows on both stories. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Pres.- Mex 5 de Mayo 1951". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166153/
[Power Line Stretching Over the Entrance to a Church]
Photograph of the front entrance of a one-story church. The entrance consists of a small porch with steps leading up to closed double-doors. There is a pillar on either side of the porch that help support the roof overhead. There is a window on either side of the entrance. One side of the building, which is facing the right-hand side of the image, has five windows lined across it. The other side of the building is cut off by the edge of the image. There is a single power line that stretches diagonally across the image. There is a handwritten note in Spanish on the back of the photograph that translates to read, "Waco, Texas Temple Annex view of the west and south Mexican Presbyterian Church". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166215/
[Decorative Cobblestone Entrance of a Church]
Photograph of the decorative cobblestone entrance of a church. The entrance, which is in the center of the image, consists of closed double-doors and steps leading up to them. The entrance is partially hidden by the two large shaped bushes on either side. The building turns the corner and continues in the background on the right-hand side of the entrance. The wall visible in the background is lined with windows. Several voluptuous bushes and shrubs are visible around the property. There is a handwritten note in Spanish on the back of the photograph that translates to read, "Waco, Texas Front of the temple. Mexican Presbyterian Church". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166212/
[Side View of a Row of Stoves in a Kitchen]
Photograph of the side view of a row of stoves in a kitchen. The stoves, which are situated on the left-hand side of the image, have a total of eight burners on top. There is an opened door on the same wall in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Waco, New kitchen 1951". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166211/
[People Mingling in Front of a Church]
Photograph of several Hispanic church-goers mingling in front of the entrance of a church. There are several small groups of men, women, and children visiting and talking to each other. The men are all wearing suits and the women are wearing blouses and skirts. There is a covered porch with a door that leads to the inside of the church in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio 1st 50th Anniversay 1-4-53". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166055/
[Hispanic Presbyterian Women's Choir]
Photograph of a group of Hispanic choir women. The women are all wearing shiny choir robes and holding books, and the group spans the entire length of the image. There are four men wearing suits scattered in the background behind the women. The wall of a light-colored, wood-slatted building with a row of windows makes up the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio, Central Presby. Choir - on day of 50 Anniv. 1-4-53". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166052/
[Roof of a Heavily Damaged Church]
Photograph of the top of a heavily damaged church building. There is a short tower on the left-hand side that has a window with shattered panes. On the right-hand side of the image, an entire wall of bricks have been ripped off, making the wooden support beams and the inside of the church visible. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio 1st. After fire 11-21-52". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166051/
[Group of Women Sitting in Church Pews]
Photograph of a group of Hispanic women sitting together in the pews of a church. The women, who are all wearing printed buttoned blouses, are all smiling at the camera. One man wearing a light shirt and tie sits amongst the women; he is also looking at the camera. There is a large, open doorway in the background of the image through which outdoor trees and scenery are visible. There are also two open windows on either side of the doorway. There is a handwritten note on the back of the image that reads, "V.C.S. Institute, San Antonio 1953". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166057/
[Row of Windows in a Dark Room]
Photograph of a row of broken windows in a dark and cluttered room. The windows are lined up on a wall that is on the right-hand side of the image. The light coming through the shattered windows from the outside illuminates silhouettes of various objects piled in the dark room. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio 1st. After fire 11-21-52". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166050/
[Woman Holding Up 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 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/metapth166058/
[Hispanic Presbyterian Congregation Outside of a Church]
Photograph of a large Hispanic Presbyterian congregation standing in a group in front of the entrance of a light-colored, wood-slatted church. The large group, which spans the length of the entire image, consists of men in suits, women in skirts and blouses, and children. Most of the people are looking toward the camera, however there are many people in the background walking around and looking elsewhere. There is a young boy in the foreground standing away from the group and posing with his eyes closed and his hands on his hips. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio 1st. 50th Anniversary 1/4/53". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166054/
[Woman Working on an Art Project]
Photograph of a Hispanic woman holding a board with a leaf pressed to it. The woman is standing behind a table covered with framed pressed leaves. There is a raised stage in the background of the image with a piano and a vase of flowers. One the right-hand side of the image, there are several stacks of books and papers lined up against the wall. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166059/
[Two Women Holding a Poster]
Photograph of two women, one standing on the left and one standing on the right, holding a poster. Both of the women are wearing light patterned dresses and are also holding papers. The poster they are holding up has a title that reads, "We Would See Jesus", and underneath there are several photographs. There is a table piled with books and papers in between the two women. A stage is visible in the background, along with a table and a vase of flowers. The back of a person's head is visible in the middle of the image in the foreground. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "V.C.S. Institute, San Antonio 1953 Mmes. Seddon and Saenz". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166056/
[Young Hispanic Choir Member]
Photograph of a young Hispanic woman wearing long, shiny choir robes. The woman is standing and smiling at the camera. A light-colored, wood-slatted building makes up the background behind her. There is a raised porch with two visible windows on the left-hand side of the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Eunice Rodríguez at 50th Anniversary S.A. First 1953". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166053/
[Children Assembled For a School Portrait]
Photograph of a group of Hispanic children standing on the steps of a lightly-colored building, assembled for a class picture. The double doorway behind them is opened, and the side of the building is visible on the left-hand side of the image. There are several older men and women standing on the left-hand side of the image. A man is leaning up against the front of a car that is parked on the right-hand side in front of the group. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Taylor". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166175/
[Man Standing in Front of a Wooden Cabin]
Photograph of a man wearing a light suit standing in front of a wooden cabin. The man has his hand resting on one of the porch support beams. There is a car parked in the grassy clearing next to the house on the left-hand side of the image. There is a messy pile of logs and timber in the foreground of the image. The handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Where I 'lodges' for a week during Camp meeting at hall Taylor ch. Aug. 16th 1931. W.S. Scott". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166172/
[Large Group of Hispanic People Posed in Front of a Building]
Photograph of a large group of Hispanic men, women, and children standing in four staggered rows in front of a wood-slatted building with three windows. There are several handwritten markings on the back of the photograph, including a note that reads, "The Taylor Mex. Ch. Jauy 19 28". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166171/
[Four Hispanic Children Dressed Formally]
Photograph of three young girls and one young boy standing in a row on the steps of a building entrance. Two of the girls are wearing matching smocks, skirts, and neckties. The other girl is wearing a long, light dress with a large collar. The boy, who is standing on the end of the row on the right-hand side of the image, is wearing a well-fitted, double-breasted suit coat and trousers. There is a handwritten note on the back of the image that reads, "Taylor - received on profession". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166177/
[Chapel Building Under Construction]
Photograph of a roofless brick building under construction. There are rafters that surround the small, one-story building, and several workers are building the skeleton of a future completed roof. There is a row of windows at the side of the building, and it is raised from the ground on short stilts. The wide dirt road in the foreground travels across the front of the building as well as the two small houses next to it on the left-hand side. There is an automobile parked at the side of one of the houses. A handwritten note which reads, "Members Building Taylor Chapel" is inscribed below the image, and a typed caption that reads "The Brills" is visible underneath the writing. There is also a typed note on the back of the photograph that reads, "(illegible) Scott and Penn building church at Taylor, the members helping". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166170/
[Car Parked in Front of the Side of a Building]
Photograph of a car parked on the grass in front of the side of a house. There is a man sitting in the driver's seat of the car. The house is one-story and has a small, covered porch at the front on the left-hand side of the image. There is a road in front of the house, and more buildings are visible in the background. There is a decorative border around the image, and a handwritten note in Spanish on the back that translates to read, "Foglor Parsonage, about 1947 or -8". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166178/
[Class of Young Children Standing in Front of an Entrance]
Photograph of a group of young children standing in approximately three tiered rows in front of a double-door entrance to a wood-slatted building. Several of the girls in the group are wearing matching white smocks, neckties, and skirts. There is an older man wearing a wide-brimmed hat standing in the back row. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Taylor". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth166174/