The Carpa Cubana and Sabino Gomez Photograph Collections - Browse

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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

Three Women on the Beach

Description: Photograph of three women sitting on a beach. They are wearing swim suits and hats and facing away from the water. A hand-written note in Spanish on the back of the photograph reads "Nena, Rosa and I on the beach."
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

Victoria Sitting on Car

Description: Photograph of Victoria Abreu sitting on the hub cap of a car. She is wearing a bathing suit and holding onto the hood ornament for balance.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

[Wedding Photograph of Lita and Louis Abreu]

Description: Wedding photograph of Louis and Lita Abreu. Lita is to the left of Louis, wearing a floral headpiece attached to a tulle veil. Four strands of pearls complement the lace wedding gown. Louis is wearing a white collared shirt and bow tie and a flower in his label. The couple face each other as the photograph was captured.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

Women Under Arbor

Description: Photograph of a woman holding a plate of fruit underneath an arbor. The woman wears a white lace dress with white heeled shows. Her short hair is worn loosely around her shoulders. In the background, foliage is wrapped around the lattice structure of the arbor. A note in Spanish is written on the back of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum