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Christmas Greetings Postcard

Description: Postcard depicting a bough of a fir tree covered with snow and draped in Christmas bells. A second image imposed on the fir bough depicts a small home surrounded by snowy mountains and fir trees. "Christmas Greetings" is written on the front of the card. A letter addressed to Sabino Gomez is written in Spanish on the back of the card, dated December 24, 1914.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Witte Museum

Church Scene from Maria Osuna

Description: Postcard of a village nestled in a mountainous region. The tall steeple of a church is visible above the cluster of small buildings. Two cows graze in the pasture in front of the village. A letter addressed to Sabino Abreu at the Ringling Brothers Circus in Grand Rapids, Michigan is written in Spanish on the back of the postcard.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Witte Museum

Circus Crew

Description: Photograph of Barnum and Bailey outdoor circus. Crowds of civilians mill around outside of the tents. An inscription on the photograph reads "#4 copyright 1910 by Wischuster, Barnum & Bailey's Circus, May 21, 1910. New York." A letter addressed to Sabino Abreu is written in Spanish on the back of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
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

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

Family at the Beach

Description: Photograph of a family enjoying the beach. Thee women are wearing swimsuits while most of the men are wearing suits and ties. A older woman sits in front of the women, wearing a light-colored dress. Several groups of people lounge on the beach around behind the family.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
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

Ferrante Family Portrait

Description: Photograph of Hortensia and her two children, Margaret and Orlando. The two children lean in to one another behind their mother. Hortensia wears a dark collared shirt with intricate lace bib around her neck. Her hair is worn in a coiled braid around her head. Margaret wears a one piece striped jumpsuit with a leather belt around her waist. Orlando a short-sleeved sweater and blue jeans.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
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

[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

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