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Hortensia and Her Mother

Description: Photograph of Hortensia and her mother. Hortensia stands to the right of her mom, wearing a sleeveless dress with floral decoration at the shoulder. Several pleats decorate the bottom of the dress. She wears a long strand of pearls and a matching bracelet. Her mother wears a dark, long sleeve dress with a sash around her waist. They are standing in a garden between rows of flowers. A two story home is visible behind the foliage in the garden.
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 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

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

Olaguibel Trio

Description: Photograph of the Olaguibel Trio. The portrait of the group consists of an older man and two boys. The performers are wearing suit jackets with bow ties. An inscription on the front of the photograph reads "Recuerdo del Trio Olaguibel." A second inscription underneath the main title reads "J. Zazuel, F. Culiacan Sin Libertad 84."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
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

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

Portrait of a Young Woman

Description: Photograph of a young woman wearing a large hat wrapped in tulle. She is wearing a dress with floral embroidery around the neck. The photograph is tinted blue on the hat and the neckline of the dress. A letter is written in Spanish on the back of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

Portrait of Alredo and Vida

Description: Photograph of Alfredo and Vida on the day of Alfredo's college commencement. Alfredo stands on a front porch wearing a graduation gown and cap. Vida holds Alfredo by the waist, wearing a shirt-sleeve dress with a patterned bodice and solid skirt.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

Portrait of Baby Alfredito

Description: Photograph of baby Alfredito, dressed in a white gown and socks and laying on a white blanket on top of a floral cushion. A hand-written inscription in Spanish on the back of the photograph says the baby is two and a half months old.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
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 Bilito and his Girlfriend

Description: Photograph of Bilito posing with his girlfriend. He stands behind her with his arm around her waist, wearing a tweed suit and striped undershirt. His girlfriend wears a solid-colored dress and a dark sash. They stand together in a courtyard beside a stucco building. The courtyard is decorated with exotic plants and shrubs.
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

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 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 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 Lita and Senor Powell

Description: Photograph of Senor Powell and Lita. Lita stands in front of Senor Powell, wearing a long sleeve dress, a strand of knotted pearls and high-heeled shoes. Senora Powell has his right arm on Lita's shoulders, wearing a tie with a collared shirt and pleated pants. A hand-written note in Spanish on the back of the photograph reads "Lita and Senor Powell."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

Portrait of Maria de Jesus Martinez

Description: Photograph of Maria de Jesus Martinez, sitting on a floral fabric covered table. The toddler wears a scarf around her head, a short-sleeved dress with lace around the neck and two rows of ribbon trim around the hem.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

Portrait of Mother and Child

Description: Photograph of a mother and child sitting on a front porch. The mother sits in a rocking chair holding a baby. The front porch is surrounded by large floral bushes. The flowers climb up brick columns that support the roof.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum