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[Clowns of the Carpe Cubana Circus]

[Clowns of the Carpe Cubana Circus]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of two clowns at the Carpe Cubana Circus. The two clowns are dressed in a variety of mismatched clothing.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
[Coderra Family Portrait]

[Coderra Family Portrait]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard photograph of siblings Rosa, Eduardo, and Hortensia Coderra. The children are standing in a row, facing forward with their arms to their sides. The two girls, on the left and right of Eduardo, wear matching white dresses with polka-dot trim and large hair bows. Eduardo wears a long sleeve shirt with a large sailor's collar and two rows of button running down it. The shirt is secured with a belt. He also wears a cap on his head, and lace-up boots. A letter is inscribed on the back from Hortencia B. Coderra, addressed to Federica Abreu, in New York City.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
Codona Wheel Balancing

Codona Wheel Balancing

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Codona Co. Auto and Truck Wheel Balancing in Walteria, California. The building is a one-story stucco with two large bays for vehicles on the left side and several twelve -pane rectangular windows on the front. Large lettering wraps around both visible sides of the building. A man stands outside of the business wearing a suit and tie. A hand-written inscription on the back in Spanish reads "This is Lalo and his friends' business. Walteria, Ca."
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
Couple in Front of Tent

Couple in Front of Tent

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a man and woman sitting together in front of a tent. The woman sits to the left of the man on a cloth-covered square object. She holds the man's hand with her right hand and supports his head with her left hand. The man is leaning in to the woman, carrying his hat and a piece of paper in both hands.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
Courtyard Circus Performance

Courtyard Circus Performance

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
Courtyard Parade

Courtyard Parade

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a parade taking place in a courtyard. Men and women crowd the sidewalk. A clown walks along the path to the left of the grassy space in the center of the courtyard.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
Los Cuatro Holgiun Circus Act

Los Cuatro Holgiun Circus Act

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Los Cuatro Holguin circus act performing a stunt. One boy is standing on the shoulders of another boy. The boy balancing on the other's shoulders is holding onto two younger children with each arm. The boy on the bottom of the stunt helps support the weight of the younger children by holding onto their waists.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
Los Cuatro Holgiun Circus Act

Los Cuatro Holgiun Circus Act

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Los Cuatro Holguin circus act performing a stunt. The four boys are balancing on each other's shoulders.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
[Cuban Cookhouse Inundated with Flood Waters]

[Cuban Cookhouse Inundated with Flood Waters]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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."
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
[Cuban Show]

[Cuban Show]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Witte Museum
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