Aurelio "Leo" Reynosa: "A tribute to great achievement"

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Flyer from Leo's Mexican Restaurant detailing the biography of founder Aurelio "Leo" Reynosa, who fought with revolutionary Pancho Villa as a young man. Reynosa later came to Houston, Texas and opened his diner in 1942. The image on the front is of Reynosa (on left) and a compatriot, both in military costume. The photograph was taken in 1914, when Reynosa was 14 or 15 years old.

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2 p. : b&w ; 28 cm.

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McCandless, Marla 198u.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Texas Cultures Online and one other and was provided by Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 234 times , with 16 in the last month . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Flyer from Leo's Mexican Restaurant detailing the biography of founder Aurelio "Leo" Reynosa, who fought with revolutionary Pancho Villa as a young man. Reynosa later came to Houston, Texas and opened his diner in 1942. The image on the front is of Reynosa (on left) and a compatriot, both in military costume. The photograph was taken in 1914, when Reynosa was 14 or 15 years old.

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2 p. : b&w ; 28 cm.

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MSS0282.075 Leo Reynosa

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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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[Aurelio "Leo" Reynosa, at 14 or 15 years old] (Photograph)

[Aurelio "Leo" Reynosa, at 14 or 15 years old]

Photograph of Aurelio "Leo" Reynosa (on left) with fellow soldier during Reynosa's time with revolutionary Pancho Villa. Both young men are wearing military uniform.

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  • 198u

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  • June 5, 2012, 9:44 p.m.

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  • Nov. 13, 2014, 3:07 p.m.

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McCandless, Marla. Aurelio "Leo" Reynosa: "A tribute to great achievement", photograph, 198u; 2203 South Shepherd, Houston, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222535/: accessed September 29, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library.