The Carpa Cubana and Sabino Gomez Photograph Collections - Browse

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[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

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

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

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

Portrait of Victoria and Alfred Codona

Description: Photograph of Victoria and Alfredo Codona. Alfred sits in a chair with his legs crossed and his hands clasped in his lap, while Victoria stands behind him and leans over the chair. Alfredo wears a pinstriped suit and striped tie, while Victoria wears a long-sleeve gingham dress with two rows of buttons running down to the hem of the dress. She wears a heart locket around her neck and a large feathered hat. A letter written in Spanish is addressed to Sabino Gomez from Alfred and Victoria.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

Portrait of Woman with Flowers

Description: Photograph of a woman holding a large bouquet of roses and sunflowers. She wears a long dress with a ruffled collar and a pearl necklace and earrings. A satin ribbon with floral detail is tied around her waist. She stands in front of a scenic outdoor background. The flowers and the woman's dress are tinted purple, yellow and blue. A letter written in Spanish is addressed to Sabino Gomez
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
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

Rio De Mercedes Lake

Description: Photograph of Mercedes Lake. The narrow lake is surrounded by foliage. A building is just visible beyond the bank in the center of the photograph. No boats or civilians are in the lake.
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

Three Women in Asian Dress

Description: Photograph of three women seated on the floor in traditional Asian dress. The woman in the middle has her arms wrapped around the other two women. An inscription in Spanish is written on the left of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum