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  Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
 Decade: 1940-1949
 Collection: The Mexican American Family and Photo Collection
[Second Ward Merchant's Softball Team, 1944]

[Second Ward Merchant's Softball Team, 1944]

Date: July 23, 1944
Creator: Litterst Commercial Photo Company
Description: Photograph of the Second Ward Merchant's Softball team, with thirteen players in uniform and another four coaches and assistants. The team is posed in front of 2002 Congress Avenue Grocers. A collection of bats and mitts lie in the foreground.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Soldier with machine gun at target practice]

[Soldier with machine gun at target practice]

Date: August 1948
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a young man, a soldier, laying down on the ground at a machine gun at a practice range.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Soldiers pose in front of military tank]

[Soldiers pose in front of military tank]

Date: August 1948
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of eighteen soldiers posing in front of a military tank during the summer of 1948. One man, facing away from the camera, stands at the entrance to the tank. Two other tanks flank the group.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Four young men posing at Hennessey Park]

[Four young men posing at Hennessey Park]

Date: December 17, 1944
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of four men posing at Hennessey Park. Left to right: Joe Roy; Rudy Martinez; Eddie "Chuchu" Ramirez, and "Little Simon" Rodriguez.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Women's society conference]

[Women's society conference]

Date: March 28, 1940
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a women's society conference on March 28, 1940.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Coronation of Queen Ofelia of the Fiesta de la Raza]

[Coronation of Queen Ofelia of the Fiesta de la Raza]

Date: October 11, 1942
Creator: unknown
Description: Newspaper clipping of the coronation of Queen Ophelia I on October 11, 1942, on the grounds of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Houston, Texas. The coronation was part of the Fiesta de la Raza.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Advertisement of a baseball game between Seguin Apaches and Southern Select]

[Advertisement of a baseball game between Seguin Apaches and Southern Select]

Date: July 26, 1942
Creator: unknown
Description: Advertisement for two baseball games to be played between Seguin Apaches and Southern Select at the Cleveland Diamond field, Houston, Texas on Sunday, July 26, 1942 starting at 3 p.m. The names of the players of each team are shown on the poster. Entrance fee: Men: 35 cents ; Women: 20 cents plus taxes.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Advertisement of a baseball tournament at Cleveland Diamond field]

[Advertisement of a baseball tournament at Cleveland Diamond field]

Date: August 25, 1940
Creator: Aces Fours Recreational Club
Description: Poster advertisement of a baseball grand tournament to be played beginning August 25, 1940 at the Cleveland Diamond field, Houston, Texas. The tournament is offered by the "Aces Fours Recreational Club" called the Latin American Baseball tournament. The first team to play is Aztecas vs. Sugarland, starting at 10 a.m. ; the second team is Port Arthur vs. Southern Select playing at 1:45 p.m.; the third team is Galveston 'Blue Moon' vs. New Gulf Tigers, playing at 4:00 p.m. The entrance fee is 33 cents.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Advertisement of a baseball game between Ellington Field and Southern Select]

[Advertisement of a baseball game between Ellington Field and Southern Select]

Date: April 19, 1942
Creator: unknown
Description: Advertisement of a baseball game, Ellington Field vs. Southern Select, to be played at the Cleveland Diamond field, on Sunday April 19, 1942 at 2:30 p.m. The names of the players of each team are shown in the poster. The poster also contains advertisements.
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
[Advertisement of a baseball game between Prison All Stars and Southern Select]

[Advertisement of a baseball game between Prison All Stars and Southern Select]

Date: August 9, 1942
Creator: unknown
Description: Advertisement for a baseball game between the Prison All stars (a team selected from the best players of the Texas Prison system) and Southern Select (All Mexican team of Houston) at the Prison Stadium in Huntsville, Texas on Sunday, August 9, 1942. Entertainment by Prison Military Band. The game starts at 2:00 p.m. General admission is 25 cents (federal tax included). At head of poster, "Double-Header".
Contributing Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
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