[Abreu Troupe in Costume]

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Postcard depicting the Abreu Troupe in full costume. The troupe consists of three men, a young boy, and a woman, facing left and turning their heads toward the camera. The males in the group are all wearing the same costume consisting of a Spanish-style bolero jacket and pants decorated with light-colored trim and embroidery. Underneath the jacket each man wears a white collared shirt with a tie, sombrero, and black shoes. The woman wears a white blouse with a heavily-embroidered dark skirt. She wears her hair in two braided down her shoulders, tied with large ribbons, and large heavy necklaces ...

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1 Postcard: b&w ; 10 x 15 cm.

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This postcard is part of the collection entitled: The Carpa Cubana Collection and the Sabino Gomez Photograph Collection and one other and was provided by Witte Museum to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 129 times . More information about this postcard can be viewed below.

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Postcard depicting the Abreu Troupe in full costume. The troupe consists of three men, a young boy, and a woman, facing left and turning their heads toward the camera. The males in the group are all wearing the same costume consisting of a Spanish-style bolero jacket and pants decorated with light-colored trim and embroidery. Underneath the jacket each man wears a white collared shirt with a tie, sombrero, and black shoes. The woman wears a white blouse with a heavily-embroidered dark skirt. She wears her hair in two braided down her shoulders, tied with large ribbons, and large heavy necklaces around her neck.

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1 Postcard: b&w ; 10 x 15 cm.

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The Carpa Cubana Collection and the Sabino Gomez Photograph Collection

The Witte Museum's Carpa Cubana and Sabino Gomez Photograph Collection documents the Mexican American tent shows that traveled Mexico and the Southwestern United States. Active from around 1910 until the 1940s, the "carpas" combined traditional circus acts such as acrobats and clowns with theatrical performances such as singing, dancing, and comedy routines.

Rescuing Texas History, 2011

Rescuing Texas History, 2011 features collections from 13 partners: Carollton Public Library, Cleveland Historic Society, Collingsworth County Museum, Dallas Municipal Archives, Mike Cochran Collection, Sam Rayburn House Museum, St. David's Episcopal Church, National Museum of the Pacific War, Talkington/Clement Family Archives, Sam Rayburn House Museum, Travis County District Clerk's Office, Witte Museum, and Wolf Creek Heritage Museum.

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  • Jan. 31, 2012, 10:40 a.m.

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[Abreu Troupe in Costume], postcard, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200961/: accessed September 27, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Witte Museum.