The Carpa Cubana and Sabino Gomez Photograph Collections - Browse

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[Cuban Show Flooded in La Feria]

Description: 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."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

[Cuban Cookhouse Inundated with Flood Waters]

Description: 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."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
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

[Flooded Streets in La Feria]

Description: 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."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

[Cuban Show in La Feria]

Description: Photograph of Carpe Cubana's flooded camp ground in La Feria Texas. "Cuban Show La Feria Texas 5-29-29" is hand-written on the front of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

A House with the Caption Nuestro Hogar

Description: 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."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

[Amelia and Angela in Costume]

Description: 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.
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 Avalardo Saenz]

Description: Photograph of Avalardo Saenz in his dancing uniform. Saenz was considered the most successful dancer in the Carpe Cubana Circus, and taught the other dancers in the Cuban Show "Matador."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

[Abreu Troupe Performing a Stunt]

Description: Postcard depicting the Abreu Troupe performing a stunt in front of a wooden structure. To the left of the photograph, a woman balances on the shoulders of a man. On the right of the photograph, two men stand several feet away from the couple with their arms outstretched. A boy is in midair between the two groups, appearing to have jumped from the woman's shoulders and preparing to land in the men's arms.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Witte Museum

Abreu Troupe Practicing Stunts

Description: Photograph of the Abreu Troupe practicing in front of a barn. A man and a woman are in the motion of tossing a third member into the air when the photograph was taken. A man stands to the right, prepared to catch the third member.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

Abreu Family Trapeze Performance

Description: Photograph of the Abreu family acrobats performing on a tall trapeze in front of a large pavilion. Many people fill the pavilion while the five members of the Abreu troupe perform.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

Abreu Family Acrobats

Description: Photograph of the Abreu family acrobats and Sabino Gomez performing in the middle of a town square. Many people stand around the roped-off area between two buildings.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

Circus Parade Unrolling Canvas

Description: Photograph of the Ringling Brothers Parade in Asheville, North Carolina. Circus workers are unrolling yards of canvas from the train, pictured left. The railroad station is crowded with onlookers watching the circus unload.
Date: unknown
Creator: Pelton, H. W.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

Ringling Brothers Parade

Description: Photograph of the Ringling Brothers Parade in Asheville, North Carolina. A wagon pulled by six horses is followed by several other wagons and vehicles along a wide river. Onlookers watch as circus members perform for the crowd.
Date: unknown
Creator: Pelton, H. W.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

Potrait of the Sabino Family

Description: Photograph of Sabino Gomez and three members of the Gomez family. Sabino is pictured second to the right, wearing a round top hat, dark suit and bow tie. The other three men are also wearing suits and hat..
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

Ringling Brothers Wagon

Description: Photograph of the Ringling Brothers Parade in Asheville, North Carolina. A wagon pulled by six horses is followed by various vehicles along a wide river. Onlookers watch as circus members perform for the crowd.
Date: unknown
Creator: Pelton, H. W.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

Ringling Brothers in Asheville, North Carolina

Description: Photograph of the Ringling Brothers Parade in Asheville, North Carolina. Many people line the left side of the street as a wagon train pulled by white horses with decorated harnesses. Several train cars are visible to the left of the photograph. The crowd consists of mostly men.
Date: unknown
Creator: Pelton, H. W.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

Abreu Troupe Performing at the Mendota Carnival

Description: Photograph of the Abreu family acrobats performing on a stage situated between large storefronts at the Mendota Carnival. One member of the troupe is balancing two more members on his shoulders while a large crowd surrounds the stage.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

[Cuban Show Letterhead]

Description: Paper letterhead for the Carpe Cubana Circus. The letterhead reads "Cuban Shows, V. Abreu, Mgr. Permanent Address: 302 Keller St. San Antonio, Tex."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

[Carpe Cubana Tent]

Description: Photograph of a Carpe Cubana circus tent. The large tent is set up in a wooded area. Several people are visible sitting inside the tent.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

[Clowns of the Carpe Cubana Circus]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum