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[Palm Spring's Desert Lilly]
Postcard of the desert lily from Palm Springs, California. A letter written in Spanish from Victoria to Federica Abreu is written on the opposite side. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200995/
[Cuban Show Flooded in La Feria]
Photograph of Carpe Cubana's headquarters in La Feria Texas. In this photograph, the flood waters had receded, but the front of the building is strewn with debris. An inscription on the front of the photograph reads "Cuban Show Flood Quarters. La Feria Tex. 5/29/1929." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200992/
[Cuban Cookhouse Inundated with Flood Waters]
Photograph of Carpe Cubana's cookhouse in La Feria Texas. The street is flooded into the doorsteps of the houses up and down the street. A man stands in the middle of the street, facing the camera. An inscription on the front of the photograph reads "Cuban Show Cookhouse. La Feria Tex. 5/29/1929." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200991/
Two Women in Mexican Dresses
Tinted photograph of two women performing a dance outdoors. The women are holding hands and leaning towards the left and their right leg extended into the air. The women are dressed in Mexican costumes featuring black hats with pom-poms around the rim, long dresses with large floral borders, colored hose and matching necklaces. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200997/
[Flooded Streets in La Feria]
Photograph of La Feria Texas. The street is flooded into the doorsteps of the houses up and down the row. The man stands in the middle of the street, facing the camera. An inscription on the front of the photograph reads "La Feria Tex. 5/29/1929." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200990/
[Cuban Show in La Feria]
Photograph of Carpe Cubana's flooded camp ground in La Feria Texas. "Cuban Show La Feria Texas 5-29-29" is hand-written on the front of the photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200998/
A House with the Caption Nuestro Hogar
Photograph of a two-story home. The home features a front porch supported by four Greek-Revival style columns. Flower baskets hang from the rafters, and two rocking chairs rest on the porch. The home has five visible windows on the bottom level, and four on the second level. The words at the bottom read, "Nuestro Hogar" in Spanish, or "Our Home." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200994/
[Amelia and Angela in Costume]
Photograph of Angela Cardenas and Amelia, dressed in performance costumes for the Carpe Cubana circus. Angela stands on the right wearing a yellow dress with a large yellow hat. Amelia holds hands with Angela, facing left and wearing a pink dress with purple trim. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200999/
[Portrait of Grandmother and Grandson]
Postcard written in Spanish, from Victoria Abreu to her grandmother. The front of the postcard depicts an older woman holding a small child. The woman is seated in a bed of grass looking down at the child, whom she holds by the waist. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200996/
[Portrait of Avalardo Saenz]
Photograph of Avalardo Saenz in his dancing uniform. Saenz was considered the most successful dancer in the Carpe Cubana Circus, and taught the other dancers in the Cuban Show "Matador." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200993/
[Abreu Troupe Performing a Stunt]
Postcard depicting the Abreu Troupe performing a stunt in front of a wooden structure. To the left of the photograph, a woman balances on the shoulders of a man. On the right of the photograph, two men stand several feet away from the couple with their arms outstretched. A boy is in midair between the two groups, appearing to have jumped from the woman's shoulders and preparing to land in the men's arms. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200959/
Abreu Troupe Practicing Stunts
Photograph of the Abreu Troupe practicing in front of a barn. A man and a woman are in the motion of tossing a third member into the air when the photograph was taken. A man stands to the right, prepared to catch the third member. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201105/
Abreu Family Trapeze Performance
Photograph of the Abreu family acrobats performing on a tall trapeze in front of a large pavilion. Many people fill the pavilion while the five members of the Abreu troupe perform. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201102/
Abreu Family Acrobats
Photograph of the Abreu family acrobats and Sabino Gomez performing in the middle of a town square. Many people stand around the roped-off area between two buildings. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201101/
Circus Parade Unrolling Canvas
Photograph of the Ringling Brothers Parade in Asheville, North Carolina. Circus workers are unrolling yards of canvas from the train, pictured left. The railroad station is crowded with onlookers watching the circus unload. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201107/
Abreu Family Acrobat
Photograph of an acrobat from the Abreu Family. The acrobat is wearing a matching vest and pants embroidered with flowers. He wears a collared shirt underneath the vest and lace-up boots. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201100/
Ringling Brothers Parade
Photograph of the Ringling Brothers Parade in Asheville, North Carolina. A wagon pulled by six horses is followed by several other wagons and vehicles along a wide river. Onlookers watch as circus members perform for the crowd. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201108/
Potrait of the Sabino Family
Photograph of Sabino Gomez and three members of the Gomez family. Sabino is pictured second to the right, wearing a round top hat, dark suit and bow tie. The other three men are also wearing suits and hat.. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201104/
Ringling Brothers Wagon
Photograph of the Ringling Brothers Parade in Asheville, North Carolina. A wagon pulled by six horses is followed by various vehicles along a wide river. Onlookers watch as circus members perform for the crowd. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201109/
Ringling Brothers in Asheville, North Carolina
Photograph of the Ringling Brothers Parade in Asheville, North Carolina. Many people line the left side of the street as a wagon train pulled by white horses with decorated harnesses. Several train cars are visible to the left of the photograph. The crowd consists of mostly men. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201106/
Abreu Troupe Performing at the Mendota Carnival
Photograph of the Abreu family acrobats performing on a stage situated between large storefronts at the Mendota Carnival. One member of the troupe is balancing two more members on his shoulders while a large crowd surrounds the stage. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201103/
[Cuban Show Letterhead]
Paper letterhead for the Carpe Cubana Circus. The letterhead reads "Cuban Shows, V. Abreu, Mgr. Permanent Address: 302 Keller St. San Antonio, Tex." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201015/
[Carpe Cubana Tent]
Photograph of a Carpe Cubana circus tent. The large tent is set up in a wooded area. Several people are visible sitting inside the tent. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201012/
[Portrait of Carpe Cubana Dancers]
Photograph of two dancers from the Carpe Cubana Circus. The dancers are dressed in pink and blue Dutch costumes with matching hats. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201011/
[Clowns of the Carpe Cubana Circus]
Photograph of two clowns at the Carpe Cubana Circus. The clown on the left is dressed in over-sized clothing and a striped bow tie. He has a fake mustache on his upper lip, and his face is painted. His eyes are closed as he points toward the clown on the left, who is wearing the same costume. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201017/
[Portrait of Carpe Cubana Performers in Kimonos]
Photograph of clowns from the Carpe Cubana Circus. The six performers are wearing kimonos and carrying large parasols. Four performers stand behind two sitting performers. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201010/
[Clowns of the Carpe Cubana Circus]
Photograph of two clowns at the Carpe Cubana Circus. The two clowns are dressed in a variety of mismatched clothing. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201018/
[Cuban Show]
Photograph of the Carpe Cubana circus headquarters. Several people stand in front of the metal buildings. Debris and piles of raw materials are strewn across the front of the buildings. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201014/
[Dancers of the Carpe Cubana Circus]
Photograph of Carpe Cubana dancers. The four women are dressed in short patterned tops and long skirts. Each girl is carrying a tambourine. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201019/
[Carpe Cubana Wire Walker]
Photograph of a Carpe Cubana wire walker. The man is balancing with his arms stretched outward with a look of intense concentration on his face. He is wearing a white shirt and pants, with a dark-colored tie around his neck and matching cummerbund. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201016/
[Carpe Cubana Performers in Costume]
Photograph of Carpe Cubana performers wearing Native American dress. Each performer is standing in a different pose. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201013/
Circus Performers in Costume
Photograph of three men, a woman and a young boy in circus uniform. The men are wearing decorative suspenders and bow ties on top of white collared shirts and pants. The woman wears a dress with an embroidered bodice and long skirt, lace up boots, and ruffled bonnet. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201085/
Three Men in Circus Costume
Photograph of Sabino Gomez and his fellow performers. Sabino stands to the right of the two other performers, wearing matching one piece, long sleeve leotards with striped collars, sashes, and lace-up boots. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201082/
Three Men in Tuxedos
Photograph of Sabino Gomez and two of his friends. Sabino sits to the left of the two other men, all of whom are wearing dark tuxedos and white bow ties. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201081/
Abreu Family Portrait
Photograph of the Abreu family with Sabino Gomez seated to the right of Federica. The men are wearing matching suspenders on top of pleated shirts. Federica, seated in the front center, is wearing a long dress with gathered sleeves and a pleated skirt. The waist and seams are embroidered with flowers. An embroidered lace doily is draped across the front of the bodice. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201087/
Portrait of Sabino Gomez and Friends
Photograph of Sabino Gomez and two of his friends. Sabino stands to the far right. All three men are facing right and standing with their hands behind their backs, wearing tuxedos. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201080/
Abreu Family Portrait
Photograph of the Abreu family with Sabino Gomez seated to the right of Federica. The men are wearing matching suspenders on top of pleated shirts. Federica, seated front center, is wearing a long dress with gathered sleeves and a pleated skirt. The waist and seams of her dress are embroidered with flowers. An embroidered lace doily is draped across the front of her bodice. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201088/
Sabino and Two Men in Tights
Photograph of Sabino Gomez and his fellow performers. Sabino stands to the right of the other two men, wearing tights, long sleeve shirts with striped collars, sashes, and lace-up boots. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201084/
[Abreu Family Portrait]
Photograph of the Abreu family with Sabino Gomez on the second row to the left. Federica sits in the center of the Abreu men, wearing an embroidered dress and a cross necklace. The men are wearing dark suits with ties and collared white shirts. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201089/
Abreu Family in Costume
Photograph of the Abreu family with Sabino Gomez seated far left in the front row. The men are wearing matching suspenders embroidered with ric rac on top of pleated shirts and satin pants. Federica, seated in the front center, is wearing a long dress with gathered sleeves and a pleated skirt. The waist and seams are embroidered with flowers. An embroidered lace doily is draped across the front of the bodice. Federica wears a small crown and many rings on her fingers, while holding a bouquet of roses. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201086/
Sabino Gomez and Circus Performers
Photograph of Sabino Gomez and his fellow performers. Sabino stands to the left of the two other performers, leaning on a chair. One other performer sits in the chair while the other stands to the right. All of the performers are wearing tuxedos with white bow ties. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201083/
Guzmani Trio
Postcard containing two photographs of the Guzmani Trio. The photograph to the left features the three male members of the trio standing one behind the other and facing the camera. The photograph to the right features the three men sitting in chairs. In the center of the postcard is an advertisement for the Trio, featuring photographs of the three men and images of the men balancing on large inflated balls. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201145/
Horse Act
Photograph of a circus performance involving two men riding horses. Both horses are standing on boxes with their forelegs. Crowds of onlookers sit in bleachers that surround the ring. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201142/
Courtyard Circus Performance
Photograph of a circus performance occurring in a courtyard between several large buildings. A stage is set up in the middle of the courtyard while a band plays in front of the stage. Crowds of civilians around the stage wait for the performance to begin. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201141/
Circus Performers and Personnel
Photograph of performers and personnel of the Ringling Brothers Circus. The photograph was taken inside of a large tent. The group of men consist of some members dressed in full costume while others are dressed in plain clothes. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201147/
Circus Performers
Photograph of circus performers in front of a decorated sidecar. The twelve male performers and four female performers are dressed in highly-decorate costumes. The sidecar is decorated with flowers and birds. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201140/
Outside of the Dressing Room
Photograph of performers and personnel of the Barnum and Bailey Circus outside of the dressing room. The group of women are standing in three rows and waving American flags. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201148/
Music Group in Costume
Photograph of a music and dance group in costume. A woman stands on a table in the middle of the group, while two men play guitar to the left and right of her. Two women with mandolins in their laps sit in chairs in front of the guitar-playing men. Four other men stand around the group of people with the instruments. Several roses are strewn on the ground around the group. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201144/
Barnum and Bailey Circus Cars
Photograph of a group of performers from the Barnum and Bailey Circus standing outside of a highly-decorated rail car. All members of the group are dressed in their performance costumes. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201149/
Ringling Brothers in Front of Rail Car
Photograph of members of the Ringling Circus in plain clothes in front of a Ringling rail car. The group of all men are standing around a boy with a washboard and tub. A line with laundry strung across it is attached to the rail car. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201146/