Photograph of La Feria, Texas, flooded with rainwater. A horse-drawn wagon is parked in front of several buildings. The wagon is filled with men and small children. The flood waters reach half the height of the wagon wheels.
Photograph of Carpe Cubana's show lot in La Feria, Texas. The ground is flooded with water and surrounded by trees and shrubs. Five men pose for the camera while standing in the flood water. Two tall poles extend from the center of the show lot, secured by heavy hires. A hand-written inscription reads "CUBAN SHOW. LOT LA FRIA TEX 5/29/29."
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."
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."
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.
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.
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.
Postcard of a girl seated in a windowsill. The girl is facing left, reading a book. She wears a long-sleeve dress with a wide collar and layered skirt. Her hair is worn up, and curled onto one shoulder. Her hair is decorated with flowers. A curtain is draped across the window.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Photograph of six women in white dresses. They are all posing the same way, holding the hem of their dress with their right hand, and touching their chin with the left hand. The photograph is tinted so the dresses appear pink. The sky and grass are also tinted.
Photograph of six women dancing in a row. They have their arms wrapped around each other with their left legs extended to the same height. The dresses look like flowers, and are tinted green and pink. They all wear matching hats that look like flower petals.
Photograph of La Feria Texas. The street is flooded into the doorsteps of the houses up and down the row. The man stands in the middle of the street, facing the camera. An inscription on the front of the photograph reads "La Feria Tex. 5/29/1929."
Photograph of Carpe Cubana's cookhouse in La Feria Texas. The street is flooded into the doorsteps of the houses up and down the street. A man stands in the middle of the street, facing the camera. An inscription on the front of the photograph reads "Cuban Show Cookhouse. La Feria Tex. 5/29/1929."
Photograph of Carpe Cubana's headquarters in La Feria Texas. In this photograph, the flood waters had receded, but the front of the building is strewn with debris. An inscription on the front of the photograph reads "Cuban Show Flood Quarters. La Feria Tex. 5/29/1929."
Photograph of a two-story home. The home features a front porch supported by four Greek-Revival style columns. Flower baskets hang from the rafters, and two rocking chairs rest on the porch. The home has five visible windows on the bottom level, and four on the second level. The words at the bottom read, "Nuestro Hogar" in Spanish, or "Our Home."
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.
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.
Photograph of Angela Cardenas and Amelia, dressed in performance costumes for the Carpe Cubana circus. Angela stands on the right wearing a yellow dress with a large yellow hat. Amelia holds hands with Angela, facing left and wearing a pink dress with purple trim.
Photograph of Don Edwards Sanchez, the ringmaster of Carpe Cubana Circus. Don stands on the guard rail of a truck wearing a suit. Several members of the circus stand around the truck. Several members of a band sit in the bed of the truck, holding instruments and facing the photographer. A large tent is visible just behind the truck.
Photograph of Amelia and Abelardo Abreu, dancers in the Carpe Cubana show. Amelia stands to the left, holding her dress with her right hand and touching her hip with her left hand. She wears a striped cap, vest, and long skirt with large flower embroidery along the hem. Abelardo stands to the right of Amelia, wearing a dark cap, vest, tie, and plaid cummerbund.
Photograph of Fidel Aguirre, a Carpe Cubana contortionist. Fidel balances on a small stand. His right leg is wrapped behind his neck, and the other leg is drawn to his chest, He wears a dark-colored one piece uniform, socks and gloves. To the right of the stool sits the head of his costume, shaped like a frog.
Photograph of three women singing, while the fourth woman plays the keyboard. The three women are facing left with one arm raised in the air. All four women are wearing matching outfits, consisting of a dark colored vest with a decorative pendant, long skirt, slip-on mules and white ankle socks.
Photograph of clowns from the Carpe Cubana Circus. The six women are dressed in matching yellow dresses with large red polka dots. From left to right, the clowns are Berta Posada, Amelia Abreu, unknown, Angela Aguirre Cardenas, unknown, and Arora Dominguez.
Photograph of clowns from the Carpe Cubana Circus. The six performers are divided into pairs. Each performer in the pair is facing the other and holding hands. The performers are wearing matching blue dresses and orange caps.
Photograph of a Carpe Cubana wire walker. The man is balancing with his arms stretched outward with a look of intense concentration on his face. He is wearing a white shirt and pants, with a dark-colored tie around his neck and matching cummerbund.
Photograph of two clowns at the Carpe Cubana Circus. The clown on the left is dressed in over-sized clothing and a striped bow tie. He has a fake mustache on his upper lip, and his face is painted. His eyes are closed as he points toward the clown on the left, who is wearing the same costume.
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