The Carpa Cubana and Sabino Gomez Photograph Collections - Browse

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[Aboard the Louoma]

Description: Postcard photograph of a man and woman standing on the deck of a ship. The woman stands in front of the man, holding onto the guard rail with her left arm. She wears a long dress with a large white collar and a tasseled belt. The man leans the guard rail, wearing a suit with a bow tie and hat. A large body of water is visible behind the couple. "Abordo del Louoma" is hand-written on the image. A letter addressed to J. B. Aguilera is written in Spanish on the back.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Witte Museum

[Abreu Family Christmas ]

Description: Photograph of the Abreu family celebrating Christmas in Long Beach, California. Two women sit on the floor, each holding a child. A third woman kneels next to the children. A Christmas tree and presents are visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

[Atardecer Lake]

Description: Postcard photograph of Patzcuaro Lake, also known as Atardecer Lake in Guadalajara, Mexico. The photograph is cast in relief from the setting sun disappearing behind a line of mountains that stretch across the photograph. Several clouds filter sunlight onto to the lake in an irregular pattern. A dock is just visible to the right of the photograph, slightly below where the mountain line meets the lake waters. A hand-written inscription on the front of the postcard reads "Atardecer Lago de Patzcuaro No. 19. A letter to Federica Abreu is addressed on the back.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Witte Museum

Circus Crew

Description: Photograph of Barnum and Bailey outdoor circus. Crowds of civilians mill around outside of the tents. An inscription on the photograph reads "#4 copyright 1910 by Wischuster, Barnum & Bailey's Circus, May 21, 1910. New York." A letter addressed to Sabino Abreu is written in Spanish on the back of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

[Coderra Family Portrait]

Description: Postcard photograph of siblings Rosa, Eduardo, and Hortensia Coderra. The children are standing in a row, facing forward with their arms to their sides. The two girls, on the left and right of Eduardo, wear matching white dresses with polka-dot trim and large hair bows. Eduardo wears a long sleeve shirt with a large sailor's collar and two rows of button running down it. The shirt is secured with a belt. He also wears a cap on his head, and lace-up boots. A letter is inscribed on the back from Hortencia B. Coderra, addressed to Federica Abreu, in New York City.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Witte Museum

Cuban Show, Panaderia La India

Description: Photograph of Carpe Cubana's storage building in La Feria, Texas. Several men stand outside of a warehouse structure with a sign reading "Panaderia La India." Machinery is strewn messily outside of the building. A hand-written inscription on the photograph in white reads "Cuban Show."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

[Family Portrait with Dog]

Description: Postcard of a family portrait sent to J.B. Aguilera from Victoria. The photograph features four women and a boy seated around a dog. A baby is positioned against the belly of dog. The group is sitting in grass in front of a short fence, surrounded by foliage.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Witte Museum

[Flood in La Feria, Texas]

Description: Photograph of the flood in La Feria, Texas. The photograph depicts a street of single story houses to the right, and a two-story storefront to the left. The street in between the structures is filled with flood water. An inscription written in white reads "LA FERIA TEX. 5/29/1929."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

Kangaroo Postcard

Description: Postcard with a felt kangaroo pasted onto a paper card. A gradient was applied to the card, transitioning from purple to blue. The card reads "Hearty Greeting. From the land of the Wattle and Kangaroo, Come heartfelt wishes, warm and true; May happiness each year increase, And future days roll on in peace." An inscription underneath the felt kangaroo reads "The Australian Kangaroo." A letter written in Spanish is addressed to Sabino Gomez in Chicago Illinois, from A. Guzmani in Sydney Australia.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Witte Museum

[Letter to Mother]

Description: Postcard photograph of Sanderson, Texas. On the back of the postcard, a letter is written in both English and Spanish from Joe Abreu to his mother.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Witte Museum

New House at Long Beach

Description: Photograph of a two-story home in Long Beach, California. Wide steps lead up to a large front porch with square columns supporting the second story porch. Many rectangular windows decorate both floors of the wooden home. A sidewalk runs across the small undecorated yard.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

New York Skyline

Description: Postcard depicting the New York skyline from Jersey City. The buildings along the skyline are labeled with their appropriate names. A letter is written on Spanish on the back of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Witte Museum

[Observation Point at the Pecos Rover Canyon]

Description: Postcard photograph of an observation point at the Pecos River Canyon. The photograph depicts a concrete road dividing the mountain in the foreground from the rest stop. The rest stop features a brick awning topped with large leaves and a gravel floor. A car is parking outside of the awning. Below, the canyon is visible, as well as a large train trestle stretching across two mountains. An inscription on the front of the postcard reads "Observation Point - Pecos River Canyon U.S. 90 Between Del Rio and Langtry, Texas. A letter is written in Spanish on the back, from Alfredo to Federica Abreu.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Witte Museum

[Palm Spring's Desert Lilly]

Description: Postcard of the desert lily from Palm Springs, California. A letter written in Spanish from Victoria to Federica Abreu is written on the opposite side.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Witte Museum

Panorama Point - San Bernardino Mountains

Description: Postcard of San Bernardino Mountains featuring several roads roping through the valley. Small houses spot the mountain side along with dense foliage and pine trees. A letter to Victoria Abreu from Nina and Charlie is inscribed in Spanish on the back, dated August 15, 1939.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Witte Museum

[Photograph of Cerra de Guadalupe]

Description: Postcard of the landscape of Cerro de Guadalupe. The postcard depicts two houses in front of a small hillside. The houses are small, one-story made of wooden slats. The closest house features a front porch and fence. A road runs to the right of both houses and toward the base of the hill. Several people are standing outside of the second house. A hand-written inscription reads "Cerro de Guadalupe H. Zuacuaro Mich. No 2." On the back, a letter is inscribed from Federica Abreu to Victoria, dated February 12.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Witte Museum

[Portrait of Baby Celia]

Description: Postcard of baby Celia, sent to Federica Abreu. Celia is seated on an embroidered quilt. She is wearing a bonnet with lace trim and large flowers attached to each side. The bonnet is tied in a bow underneath her chin. The dress she is wearing is white and short-sleeved, with matching lace trim. She also wears socks and white shoes.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Witte Museum

[Portrait of Carmen Calvo]

Description: Postcard of Carmen Calvo, addressed to Federica and Virgilio Abreu. Carmen is standing and facing left, with her right arm tucked behind her. The photograph is embroidered with blue, cream, and pink stitches in the form of a dress.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Witte Museum

Portrait of Eduardo Codona

Description: Photograph of Eduardo Codona in front of a two-story home. Eduardo and the man to his right stand in a field featuring vegetation rising past their knees. Both men where suits and hats. Eduardo carries a roll of folded papers in his hands.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

Portrait of Lily Elsie

Description: Photograph of Lily Elsie wrapping a scarf around her neck. She wears a dress with an embroidered bodice and a hat decorated with a bow and flowers. Lily wears a heart locket, a beaded bracelet, and several rings. She is standing in front of a wall decorated with floral tiles. An inscription is written in Spanish on the front of the photograph, while a letter is written on the back of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

Portrait of Navy Men

Description: Photograph of Maxwell, William, and Al in their Navy dress uniforms. Al sits on the car left, William is in the center, and Maxwell sits on the right.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

[Portrait of Ramona Ortiz]

Description: Photograph of Romana Ortiz, sent to Frederica Abreu in Chicago, Illinois. Romana is sitting and holding a bouquet of roses in her right hand. She is wearing a collared, long-sleeve shirt and long dark skirt. She wears a dark hat with a brim of flowers and a bow tie around her neck. A letter to Romana from Federica is inscribed on the back of the postcard.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

[Wedding Photograph of Lita and Louis Abreu]

Description: Wedding photograph of Louis and Lita Abreu. Lita is to the left of Louis, wearing a floral headpiece attached to a tulle veil. Four strands of pearls complement the lace wedding gown. Louis is wearing a white collared shirt and bow tie and a flower in his label. The couple face each other as the photograph was captured.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

Women Under Arbor

Description: Photograph of a woman holding a plate of fruit underneath an arbor. The woman wears a white lace dress with white heeled shows. Her short hair is worn loosely around her shoulders. In the background, foliage is wrapped around the lattice structure of the arbor. A note in Spanish is written on the back of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum