[Aracely Express sign]


Photograph of Aracely Express sign.

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1 photograph : negative, b&w ; 2.3 x 3.5 cm.

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Creator: Unknown. July 1987.


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Photograph of Aracely Express sign.

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1 photograph : negative, b&w ; 2.3 x 3.5 cm.


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

Spanish text on sign reads: "Aracely Express. La unica en Houston que envia sus giros a El Salvador Mexico y Centro America en solo 24 horas. El servicio mas RRRR...Rapido, seguro y eficiente de entrega de dinero a sus seres queridos y al mejor precio Tel. 271-5161 y 926-5418"



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This photograph is part of the following collections of related materials.

Texas Cultures Online

Texas Cultures Online features local history materials from eighteen institutions depicting the diverse cultures of Texas during the 19th and 20th centuries. Funding for this collection was provided by the Amon Carter Foundation.

The Mexican American Family and Photo Collection

These images depict families, individuals, business and work experiences, festivals and community events, daily life and individual achievements. Among these are the 1928 Rice Institute graduation photo of Primitivo L. Nino; 1940s photos of the Rusk Settlement House for Mexican-American Immigrants; photos of workers and working conditions; students; educational; and church events.

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[Contact sheet of Site of Orcoquisac and La Placita Market] (Photograph)

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

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.

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[Contact sheet of Site of Orcoquisaz and La Placita Market], HPLM_MSS282-b3-f20-05, ark:/67531/metapth222389

[Aracely Express sign] (Photograph)

[Aracely Express sign]

Photograph of an Aracely Express sign.

Relationship to this item: (References)

[Aracely Express sign], HPLM_MSS282-b3-f20-03, ark:/67531/metapth222387

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  • July 1987

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  • June 5, 2012, 9:44 p.m.

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  • July 19, 2013, 9:56 a.m.

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[Aracely Express sign], photograph, July 1987; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth222583/: accessed April 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library.