The Carpa Cubana and Sabino Gomez Photograph Collections - Browse

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[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

[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

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

[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

[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

[Postcard Depicting Madero, Mexico]

Description: 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.
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 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

[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

First Communion in Laredo

Description: Postcard depicting the first Communion of Gsabel Gonsalez of Laredo. The girl is pictured wearing a sheer veil and white dress. She is holding a candle, prayer book, and a rosary. A statue of Jesus is placed on a pedestal to the right of Gsabel. Two faces of flowers are placed in front of the pedestal.
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

Basilica Maya

Description: Postcard depicting Basilica Maya, a church in Peru. The church is large and many storied, featuring classic Castillon architecture. Many buildings surround the church, featuring similar architecture. On the back of the postcard, a letter is written to Federica Abreu from Anita and Lalo.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
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

[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

[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

[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

Two Women in Mexican Dresses

Description: Tinted photograph of two women performing a dance outdoors. The women are holding hands and leaning towards the left and their right leg extended into the air. The women are dressed in Mexican costumes featuring black hats with pom-poms around the rim, long dresses with large floral borders, colored hose and matching necklaces.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

[Portrait of Grandmother and Grandson]

Description: Postcard written in Spanish, from Victoria Abreu to her grandmother. The front of the postcard depicts an older woman holding a small child. The woman is seated in a bed of grass looking down at the child, whom she holds by the waist.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Witte Museum

Portrait of Toddler in Rocker

Description: Photograph of a toddler sitting in a rocker that is shaped like a swan. The child grasps the handlebars and wears a diaper.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

New House in Long Beach

Description: Photograph of a house in Long Beach, California. The house has two stories and is made of a wooden frame. Massive rose bushes wind up the front columns that support the second story balcony. A short picket fence surrounds the home. Trellis work surrounds the large window on the left side of the home. A hand-written letter in Spanish says the house belongs to Nena's grandparents in Long Beach, California.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

Portrait of Sabino Gomez

Description: Photograph of Sabino Gomez wearing a traditional Spanish matador costume. A letter addressed to Antonio from Sabino is written on the back in Spanish.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
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

Portait of Sabino Gomez in Performance Costume

Description: Photograph of Sabino Gomez in his circus costume, consisting of a matching vest and pants embroidered with flowers and vines. Sabino is resting his shoulder on a square pedestal with a bouquet of flowers resting on its top.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

Sabino with a Kangaroo

Description: Photograph of Sabino Gomez and a kangaroo resting its' front legs on Sabino's arms. Sabino is wearing a sleeveless shirt and pants with a white sash tied around his waist; the kangaroo also has a white sash. They are posing together in a boxing ring.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum