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[Aboard the Louoma]

Description: Postcard photograph of a man and woman standing on the deck of a ship. The woman stands in front of the man, holding onto the guard rail with her left arm. She wears a long dress with a large white collar and a tasseled belt. The man leans the guard rail, wearing a suit with a bow tie and hat. A large body of water is visible behind the couple. "Abordo del Louoma" is hand-written on the image. A letter addressed to J. B. Aguilera is written in Spanish on the back.
Date: unknown
Partner: Witte Museum

[Abreu Troupe in Costume]

Description: Postcard depicting the Abreu Troupe in full costume. The troupe consists of three men, a young boy, and a woman, facing left and turning their heads toward the camera. The males in the group are all wearing the same costume consisting of a Spanish-style bolero jacket and pants decorated with light-colored trim and embroidery. Underneath the jacket each man wears a white collared shirt with a tie, sombrero, and black shoes. The woman wears a white blouse with a heavily-embroidered dark skirt. She wears her hair in two braided down her shoulders, tied with large ribbons, and large heavy necklaces around her neck.
Date: unknown
Partner: Witte Museum

[Abreu Troupe Performing a Stunt]

Description: Postcard depicting the Abreu Troupe performing a stunt in front of a wooden structure. To the left of the photograph, a woman balances on the shoulders of a man. On the right of the photograph, two men stand several feet away from the couple with their arms outstretched. A boy is in midair between the two groups, appearing to have jumped from the woman's shoulders and preparing to land in the men's arms.
Date: unknown
Partner: Witte Museum

[Abreu Troupe Rehearsing Performance]

Description: Postcard depicting the Abreu Troupe performing a basket toss. Two men join arms to throw a third man into the air. The third man is performing a somersault in mid-air, while two other men reach out to catch him. The troupe is practicing in front of a wooden structure.
Date: unknown
Partner: Witte Museum

[Abreu Troupe Rehearsing Performance]

Description: Postcard of the Abreu Troupe practicing a stunt for their circus act. A man and woman on the left side of the postcard extend their arms as they throw a third man into the arms of another performer. The man being thrown is in mid-air between the couple and the performer to the right, prepared to catch him.
Date: unknown
Partner: Witte Museum

[Aerial view of Wellington State Bank and Wellington Hotel]

Description: Postcard of an aerial view of the Northeast corner of the square in Wellington. The visible buildings include the East side of the courthouse, the Wellington State Bank, and the Wellington Hotel. There is a horse-drawn wagon in front of the Bailey Grocery Co. building, and a group of people standing at the door of the Wellington Hotel. Other people can be seen walking across the street. There are houses and fields in the background.
Date: unknown
Partner: Collingsworth County Museum

[Atardecer Lake]

Description: Postcard photograph of Patzcuaro Lake, also known as Atardecer Lake in Guadalajara, Mexico. The photograph is cast in relief from the setting sun disappearing behind a line of mountains that stretch across the photograph. Several clouds filter sunlight onto to the lake in an irregular pattern. A dock is just visible to the right of the photograph, slightly below where the mountain line meets the lake waters. A hand-written inscription on the front of the postcard reads "Atardecer Lago de Patzcuaro No. 19. A letter to Federica Abreu is addressed on the back.
Date: unknown
Partner: Witte Museum

[Baptist Hospital]

Description: Postcard of a Baptist Hospital building in Wellington, Texas. It is a small two-story building, and there are houses in the background. Handwriting on the back of the postcard states that Dr. E. W. Jones was a doctor there.
Date: unknown
Partner: Collingsworth County Museum

Barnum and Bailey French Postcard

Description: Postcard containing one large photograph of the Barnum and Bailey circus tents and five small photographs underneath it. Several captions are written in French on the front of the postcard. The postcard is addressed to Alfredo Gomez in Monterrey, Mexico.
Date: unknown
Partner: Witte Museum

Basilica Maya

Description: Postcard depicting Basilica Maya, a church in Peru. The church is large and many storied, featuring classic Castillon architecture. Many buildings surround the church, featuring similar architecture. On the back of the postcard, a letter is written to Federica Abreu from Anita and Lalo.
Date: unknown
Partner: Witte Museum

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
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
Partner: Witte Museum

[Closed Pool Hall]

Description: Postcard of a large group of people standing outside of a closed pool hall. There is a wagon drawn by two horses in front of the group. Handwriting on the back of the postcard describes the scene.
Date: unknown
Partner: Collingsworth County 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
Partner: Witte Museum

[Collingsworth County Courthouse]

Description: Postcard of the Collingsworth County Courthouse. It is a three-story brick building with multiple windows on each story. There is a road in front of it and other buildings in the background.
Date: unknown
Partner: Collingsworth County Museum

[Collingsworth County Jail]

Description: Postcard of the Collingsworth County Jail, located at Belton and 9th Streets in Wellington, Texas. It is a two-story brick building with a covered front porch. There are a few small houses in the distant background, and no other buildings nearby.
Date: unknown
Partner: Collingsworth County Museum

[Cotton compress]

Description: Postcard of a large building that was a cotton compress in Wellington. The exterior of the building is plain and white, and the roof is repeatedly slanted.
Date: unknown
Partner: Collingsworth County Museum

[Crowd in Wellington]

Description: Postcard of a large crowd in Wellington, Texas. Handwriting on the back of the postcard states that the crowd was at the Katy Depot during World War I. There are many people standing near a dirt road facing a building, and the caption at the bottom of the photograph reads "Going to get the Kaiser."
Date: unknown
Partner: Collingsworth County Museum

[Dodsonville School students]

Description: Postcard of students from Dodsonville School. They are standing outdoors in front of a building. Each person has a number near them that an accompanying note identifies them with. The numbers identified are 1. E. T. Vaughan - Teacher, 2. Lois Morgan, 3. Alma Ellis, 4. Josie Scott, 5. Ruth Royal, 6. Fred Scott, 7. Otis Royal, 8. Bailey Bland, 9. Carol Jones, 11. Rosalee Carter, 12. Sue Rogers, 13. Leona Rodgers, 14. Jewell Ranum, 15. Lena McKinney, 16. Buster Davis, 17. Johnny Gambel, 19. William Day Driscoll, 20. Bell Hunt, 23. FLoyd Branum, 25. Coy McDuff.
Date: unknown
Partner: Collingsworth County Museum

[Drug Store building in Dodson]

Description: Postcard of a Drug Store building in Dodson. There are two men sitting on the front porch, looking towards the camera. Handwriting on the back of the photograph states that the store was built in 1911 by the grandfather of Jimmy Cochran.
Date: unknown
Partner: Collingsworth County Museum

[Early Wellington School]

Description: Postcard of an early school in Wellington, Texas, next to a railroad track. It is a two-story white building in a large field. The railroad track is in the right corner of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Partner: Collingsworth County Museum

[East Ward School]

Description: Postcard of a high school identified as the East Ward School in Wellington, Texas. The building is three stories tall and made of brick. There are four large white columns at the front entrance, and many people are exiting and walking towards the left side of the photograph. There is also a group of people at a side entrance on the right side of the school building.
Date: unknown
Partner: Collingsworth County Museum

[Family portrait]

Description: Postcard of a family portrait. There is a man who is seated and holding a small girl, with two other girls standing next to him. One of the girls is identified as Etha Pruden.
Date: unknown
Partner: Collingsworth County 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
Partner: Witte Museum