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 Collection: Texas-Mexican Presbytery Records
[Commemorative Plaque on the Wall]

[Commemorative Plaque on the Wall]

Date: May 1953
Creator: unknown
Description: 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".
Contributing Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
[Congregation of Gentlemen in Front of a Church Entrance]

[Congregation of Gentlemen in Front of a Church Entrance]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a congregation of gentlemen wearing suits and standing in a group for a portrait in front of a church entrance. The group spans the entire width of the image. The entrance in the background consists of a small covered porch with double-doors and two pillars that help support the roof above. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Presbytery - Waco April 1952".
Contributing Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
[Congregation of Hispanic Children]

[Congregation of Hispanic Children]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of young Hispanic children standing in a dirt clearing in front of a chain-link fence. They are assembled for a group photograph. Many of the children are laughing and looking around, and many other are looking at the camera. A couple of adults are scattered throughout the group. Two of the children, who are both standing on the far left-hand side of the image, are holding balls. There is handwriting in marker at both the top and the bottom on the image that reads, "Betanio Mission July 1936". There is more handwriting on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio, Texas. Rev. A Fewardy".
Contributing Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
[Congregation of Hispanic People Sitting in the Pews of a Church]

[Congregation of Hispanic People Sitting in the Pews of a Church]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a small congregation of Hispanic people sitting in the pews of a church. The bench in the foreground is empty. There are three windows with closed blinds on the left-hand side of the image, and a closed door in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Victoria - Stewardship Confs."
Contributing Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
[Congregation of People Gathered Around a Tree]

[Congregation of People Gathered Around a Tree]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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".
Contributing Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
[Congregation of Women Singing]

[Congregation of Women Singing]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a congregation of women standing in church pews and singing. The women are all wearing long skirts and dresses and holding songbooks. There is a woman standing on the right-hand side of the image facing and leading the singers. Another younger singing woman stands next to her on the left-hand side, however her back is toward the congregation. Two open windows on the right-hand side of the image shed light on the singers. There is a double doorway in the background on the left-hand side of the image with one door opened to the outside. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Waco, Tex. 1950 All day District meet. Singing". There are also several numerical notes on the back of the photograph.
Contributing Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
[Congregation Sitting in Church]

[Congregation Sitting in Church]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a large congregation standing in front of fold-up chairs and wooden benches in a church building. The crowd mostly consists of men, however also includes women and children. There are more people crowded at the back of the church than the front of the church, and there are several empty seats in the front. Windows line the three visible walls in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Taft? Convención".
Contributing Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
[Couple and their Baby at a Presbyterian Congregation]

[Couple and their Baby at a Presbyterian Congregation]

Date: 1950~
Creator: unknown
Description: 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".
Contributing Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
[Couple Standing Together in a Garden]

[Couple Standing Together in a Garden]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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".
Contributing Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
[Couple Standing with a Tropico Cancer Sign]

[Couple Standing with a Tropico Cancer Sign]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a couple standing behind a large sign that reads "Tropico Cancer". The smiling woman, who is standing on the right-hand side of the image, is wearing a collared shirt, skirt and glasses. The elderly man is wearing a white collared shirt, trousers, glasses, and is holding a straw hat. There are tall bushes visible behind the couple in the background. There is a handwritten note in marker underneath the image that reads, "330 miles before border- 9-6-37". There is another handwritten note on the back of the image that reads, "[R.D. Campbell]".
Contributing Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary