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Circus Performers and Personnel

Description: Photograph of performers and personnel of the Ringling Brothers Circus. The photograph was taken inside of a large tent. The group of men consist of some members dressed in full costume while others are dressed in plain clothes.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

Circus Performers in Costume

Description: Photograph of three men, a woman and a young boy in circus uniform. The men are wearing decorative suspenders and bow ties on top of white collared shirts and pants. The woman wears a dress with an embroidered bodice and long skirt, lace up boots, and ruffled bonnet.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

Circus Performers in Front of Tent

Description: Photograph of several circus performers standing in front of the big top. Seven men of varying ages stand in a row behind three seated women. The performers are dressed in plain clothes.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

Circus Showhorses

Description: Photograph of a circus act consisting of a man conducting four horses in a ring. Each horses is up on its' hind legs. A crowd of onlookers surround the ring, seated in bleachers.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

Circus Tent Photographs

Description: Six photographs printed film strip style on one sheet. Each photograph features different men and women in various poses in front of a circus tent.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

Civil War Military Band

Description: Photograph of a civil war band. The band consists of three rows of men in matching uniforms and carrying various instruments.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

Clown and Dog

Description: Photograph of a clown dressed in a white two piece ensemble with long gathers at the wrists and ankles. He has a large ruffle around his neck and over-sized shoes on his feet. The clown's face is painted white with dark shapes on his nose, mouth, and eyes. To the left of the clown, a dog balances on its' hind legs on a block.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

Clown and Dwarf

Description: Photograph of a clown and dwarf in full costume. The clown is carrying a long stick resting on his shoulder and standing behind a low bench. The dwarf stands to the left on the clown, wearing a suit with flowers pinned to his label.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

Clown at the Circus

Description: Photograph of a clown at an outdoor circus. The clown is wearing a bucket hat and a long shirt with two rows of buttons down the front. A crowd of onlookers sits in rows of bleachers behind him.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

[Clowns in Carpe Cubana Circus]

Description: Photograph of clowns from the Carpe Cubana Circus. The six women are dressed in matching yellow dresses with large red polka dots. From left to right, the clowns are Berta Posada, Amelia Abreu, unknown, Angela Aguirre Cardenas, unknown, and Arora Dominguez.
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

[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

Codona Wheel Balancing

Description: Photograph of Codona Co. Auto and Truck Wheel Balancing in Walteria, California. The building is a one-story stucco with two large bays for vehicles on the left side and several twelve -pane rectangular windows on the front. Large lettering wraps around both visible sides of the building. A man stands outside of the business wearing a suit and tie. A hand-written inscription on the back in Spanish reads "This is Lalo and his friends' business. Walteria, Ca."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

Couple in Front of Tent

Description: Photograph of a man and woman sitting together in front of a tent. The woman sits to the left of the man on a cloth-covered square object. She holds the man's hand with her right hand and supports his head with her left hand. The man is leaning in to the woman, carrying his hat and a piece of paper in both hands.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

Courtyard Circus Performance

Description: Photograph of a circus performance occurring in a courtyard between several large buildings. A stage is set up in the middle of the courtyard while a band plays in front of the stage. Crowds of civilians around the stage wait for the performance to begin.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

Courtyard Parade

Description: Photograph of a parade taking place in a courtyard. Men and women crowd the sidewalk. A clown walks along the path to the left of the grassy space in the center of the courtyard.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

Los Cuatro Holgiun Circus Act

Description: Photograph of the Los Cuatro Holguin circus act performing a stunt. One boy is standing on the shoulders of another boy. The boy balancing on the other's shoulders is holding onto two younger children with each arm. The boy on the bottom of the stunt helps support the weight of the younger children by holding onto their waists.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

Los Cuatro Holgiun Circus Act

Description: Photograph of the Los Cuatro Holguin circus act performing a stunt. The four boys are balancing on each other's shoulders.
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

[Cuban Show]

Description: Photograph of the Carpe Cubana circus headquarters. Several people stand in front of the metal buildings. Debris and piles of raw materials are strewn across the front of the buildings.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Witte Museum

[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 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

[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