[Carpe Cubana's Flooded Show Camp]

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Photograph of Carpe Cubana's circus camp in La Feria, Texas. The camp had been flooded, and members of the circus stand together in knee-high water. Some members of the circus carry household goods such as pots, bags of food, and fold-up chairs. Several men sit in the water, and one man even balances a teacup on his head. Plain tents are visible behind the circus members. A hand-written inscription written in white reads "CUBAN SHOW CAMP," and "LA FERIA TEX. 5/29/29."

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1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 12 cm.

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Creator: Unknown. May 29, 1929.

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This photograph 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 62 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Photograph of Carpe Cubana's circus camp in La Feria, Texas. The camp had been flooded, and members of the circus stand together in knee-high water. Some members of the circus carry household goods such as pots, bags of food, and fold-up chairs. Several men sit in the water, and one man even balances a teacup on his head. Plain tents are visible behind the circus members. A hand-written inscription written in white reads "CUBAN SHOW CAMP," and "LA FERIA TEX. 5/29/29."

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1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 12 cm.

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The Carpa Cubana Collection and the Sabino Gomez Photograph Collection

Photos documenting Mexican-American tent shows, known as "carpas", that traveled Mexico and the Southwestern United States.

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  • May 29, 1929

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  • Jan. 31, 2012, 10:40 a.m.

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  • April 22, 2016, 10:10 a.m.

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[Carpe Cubana's Flooded Show Camp], photograph, May 29, 1929; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200965/: accessed May 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Witte Museum.