[Contact sheet of Site of Orcoquisac and La Placita Market]

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Contact sheet of images on a roll of film shot of Site of Orcoquisaz and La Placita Market in Houston, Texas, identified on the back with handwritten notes. The first row of images are of a grassy area edged by trees; the second and third rows of images include grassy areas, water and a lake, surrounded by trees. The fourth row includes images of water edged by trees, and two of men (identified as Kevin Ladd and Harry) standing in grassy areas; one of the men is holding an object and gesturing to his left. The fifth row includes two ...

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26 photographs : b&w ; 35 mm., on sheet 10 x 8 in.

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Kerek, T. July 1987.

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Contact sheet of images on a roll of film shot of Site of Orcoquisaz and La Placita Market in Houston, Texas, identified on the back with handwritten notes. The first row of images are of a grassy area edged by trees; the second and third rows of images include grassy areas, water and a lake, surrounded by trees. The fourth row includes images of water edged by trees, and two of men (identified as Kevin Ladd and Harry) standing in grassy areas; one of the men is holding an object and gesturing to his left. The fifth row includes two images of water surrounded by trees; the third image includes a building with a sign that says "La Placita Farmer's Market" with additional advertisements in English and Spanish, and a man is walking on the sidewalk next to the business. The final three images include storefronts of businesses that have signs in Spanish.

Physical Description

26 photographs : b&w ; 35 mm., on sheet 10 x 8 in.

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MSS0282.062 Site of Orcoquisac and La Placita Market, Bellaire

Notes

The notes on the back of the proof sheet identify the images as:
(first row) "looking back down to mission/church site -- mission to right-church to left," "between mission & church mission to left church to right," "between mission & church," and "mission site to left of [...]"
(second row) "Miller's lake looking from near the Presidio site", "Presidio site on rise," "water backed up from Miller's lake," "water backed up from Miller's lake," and "site of 1766 presidio"
(third row) "water backed up from Miller's lake," "road between mission & presidio," "presidio site on rise," and "two of Lake Miller Miller's Lake"
(fourth row) "Trinity River at overpass of Hi. 10," "Kevin Ladd," "Harry," and "water in hole from Miller's Lake"
(fifth row) "Trinity River under overpass of Hi. 10, " and "Southwest Houston"
(sixth row) "Southwest Houston"

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Texas Cultures Online

Texas Cultures Online features local history materials from eighteen institutions depicting the diverse cultures of Texas during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Burnet County Historical Commission, Anne & Mike Stewart Collection, Danish Heritage Preservation Society, Gillespie County Historical Society, Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library, Institute of Texan Cultures, Mexic-Arte Museum, Museum of the Big Bend, Museum of the Gulf Coast, Nesbitt Memorial Library, Panola College, Price Johnson Family Collection, San Antonio Public Library, Tarleton State University, University of Texas at San Antonio, and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Funding for this collection was provided by the Amon Carter Foundation.

The Mexican American Family and Photo Collection

The Houston Public Library's Mexican American Family and Photo Collection reflects a wide range of families and individuals through photographs and documents that capture business and work experiences, festivals and community events, daily life and individual achievements. Some examples include: the 1928 Rice Institute graduation photo of Primitivo L. Nino; 1940s photographs of the Rusk Settlement House for Mexican-American Immigrants; photographs of workers and working conditions, students, educational, and church events.

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  • July 1987

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  • March 24, 2014, 3:28 p.m.

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Kerek, T. [Contact sheet of Site of Orcoquisac and La Placita Market], photograph, July 1987; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222389/: accessed August 24, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library.