[Postcard Depicting Madero, Mexico]

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Postcard depicting the city of Madero, Mexico. The photograph shows a downtown street lined with business store fronts. In the distance, several people walk down the street, facing away from the camera. A fountain to the right of the photograph marks the beginning of the street. An automobile is parked in the distance on the right side of the street. On the back of the postcard is a letter written in Spanish, addressed to Mr. Jose B. Aguilar in San Antonio, Texas, from a Victoria in Madero, Mexico.

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1 postcard : b&w ; 9 x 15 cm.

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Postcard depicting the city of Madero, Mexico. The photograph shows a downtown street lined with business store fronts. In the distance, several people walk down the street, facing away from the camera. A fountain to the right of the photograph marks the beginning of the street. An automobile is parked in the distance on the right side of the street. On the back of the postcard is a letter written in Spanish, addressed to Mr. Jose B. Aguilar in San Antonio, Texas, from a Victoria in Madero, Mexico.

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1 postcard : b&w ; 9 x 15 cm.

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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.

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.

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  • Jan. 31, 2012, 10:40 a.m.

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[Postcard Depicting Madero, Mexico], postcard, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth200974/: accessed September 25, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Witte Museum.