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[Certificate of baptism for Ignacio Bocanegra]

Description: Document certifying Ignacio Bocanegra's baptism in September 1895, at Parroquia del Sagrado Corazón, in Monterrey, Mexico.
Date: July 9, 1906
Creator: De Jesús Galván, Armando
Item Type: Text
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Check Presentation Ceremony]

Description: Photograph of a woman standing at a podium and speaking into a microphone. Behind her there are three women and two men accompanying her onstage. There is a man and woman holding a large check together. On the wall behind them, there is a large artwork or poster than features a flock of birds and a horse.
Date: 1996
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Mexic-Arte Museum

[Children with Easter eggs]

Description: Photograph of a group of children with Easter eggs and baskets. There is a man in a hat on the far right of the back row. The front row of children are sitting on the grass, and one girl is sitting in front of the group with a basket of eggs. The following is written on the back: "Clase de niños 1946 Corsicana, Texas."
Date: 1946
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Christmas card from the Galverro family to the John J. Herrera family]

Description: The front of the card has a color illustration of holly and Christmas bells with the text "Merry Christmas" in the top right corner. the interior of the card contains the text "To wish you the best at Christmas and all through the year". The handwritten note says, "We wish you with much affection Blanca, Paty, Blanca y Freddy S. Galvorro."
Date: unknown
Creator: Galvorro, Blanca; Galvorro, Paty & Galvorro, Freddy S.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Christmas card sent by Esther - 1932]

Description: Christmas card sent by Esther from Houston dated Christmas Eve, 1932. The printed text of the card reads: "To wish you all happiness / at Christmas and throughout / the coming year."
Date: December 24, 1932
Item Type: Image
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Class of children in Corsicana]

Description: Photograph of a class of children and their teacher in Corsicana, Texas. The group is posing on the steps of an unidentified wooden building. The students include both girls and boys. The younger children, including a toddler, are sitting on the front. The teacher is standing to the left. The following is written on the back: "Clase de niños 1928 Corsicana."
Date: 1928
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Class of teenagers in Corsicana]

Description: Photograph of a group of teenagers in Corsicana, Texas. There is one adult man in a suit standing to the left with a box on the ground in front of him. The toddler is standing to the right of the group. The front row of teenagers is sitting on the ground, and the back row is standing. Some of them are holding eggs. The following is written on the back: "Clase de Jovenes 1946 Corsicana."
Date: 1946
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Class of teenagers in Corsicana]

Description: Photograph of a group of teenagers standing on the steps of an unidentified building in Corsicana, Texas. There are girls and boys in the group, and a younger boy is standing below them to the right. A man dressed in a soldier's uniform is standing on the front row. The following is written on the back: "Clase de Intermedios 1946 Corsicana."
Date: 1946
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Class Standing in Front of a Sunday School Building]

Description: Photograph of a group of young boys and a teacher standing in front of a Presbyterian Sunday School building. The six boys are all wearing baggy pants and light-colored collared shirts. The teacher, who is standing behind the boys, is wearing a suit and holding a book and papers. The building behind the group is elevated off the ground with stilts. The open windows that line the walls make the inside of the building partially visible. In the background behind the building, there is a large bush and several people standing behind it. There is a handwritten note in Spanish on the back of the photograph that translates to read, "Class # 4. Vincente Huerta. Newgulf"
Date: September 1951
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Club Cultural Recreativo México Bello - 1934]

Description: Photograph of the members of Club Cultural Recreativo México Bello, a social club for Mexican Americans in Houston, Texas.
Date: January 7, 1934
Creator: Schlueter, Frank L.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Club Recreativo Internacional, 1935]

Description: Photograph of the members of Club Recreativo Internacional, 1935. From center top (left to right): Carlos Salazar, Vice Presidente ; Jesus de la Isla, Secretario ; Arcadio P. Castillo, Pro-Secretario ; Jose P. Castillo, Tesorero ; Donagiano C. Perez, Pro-Tesorero ; Jesus M. Chapa, 1st Vocal ; Carlos Y. Alcalde, 2nd Vocal ; Guillermo Aguilar, 4th Vocal ; Fredezmindo Lopez ; Francisco Brett, 3rd Vocal ; Ramon C. Gernandez, Precidente. From upper left to lower right: Arnoldo G. Lara ; Mario Montemayor ; Jose L. Torres ; Antonio G. Luna ; Eduardo Pascoe ; Emilio Torres ; Juan Rodriguez ; Eulogio Quintanilla ; D. Salvador Estrella ; Julio S. Perez ; Tomas Martinez ; Alberto Guera ; Ramon Rodriguez ; Silvestre Alguesiur ; Emilio Esparza ; Felix Tijerira ; Romingo A. Varrdo ; Foroteo Hernandez ; Francisco Moreno ; Juan Pantoja ; Tomas Carrera ; Bernardo Contreras ; Estleuan Reyna ; Manuel Lopez ; Jose Alonzo ; Isidao Ibarra ; Tomas Moreno ; Alejandro Vega ; Jesus Garcia ; Manuel Ortegon ; Francisco Tijerina ; Ernesto Olivares ; Francisco Alvarez ; Felipe Alvarado ; Ramon Serena ; Jose Luis Perez ; Ricardo R. Cruz ; Manuel Aleman ; Ernesto Campos ; Guiillermo Espanrza ; Luis Peguero ; Felix de la Isla ; J. J. Mercado ; Rodrigo Garcia R. ; Manuel Crespo ; Rex Salmeron ; Luis Ripley ; Nicasio H. Cedrio ; Manuel N. Cantu
Date: 1935
Creator: Cantu Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

A Comfort Christmas

Description: Book about the history of Christmas in Comfort, Texas and the influence of "German, English and Hispanic cultures" on Christmas celebrations (p. 3). The book includes recipes for German Sweet potato salad, deer sausage, carne guisada con mole, and buneulos, as well as bread, rice and cookies.
Date: 1996
Creator: Bohnert, Paula & Bohnert, Hannah
Item Type: Book
Partner: Anne and Mike Stewart Collection

Comfort Women in Comfort History

Description: Book about the history of notable women in Comfort, Texas. The book discusses female school teachers, journalists, religious leaders, free thinkers, artists, authors, and other women who made significant contributions to the establishment of the city of Comfort.
Date: 2008
Creator: Stewart, Mike & Stewart, Anne
Item Type: Book
Partner: Anne and Mike Stewart Collection

[Contact sheet of Site of Orcoquisac and La Placita Market]

Description: Contact sheet of images on a roll of film shot of Site of Orcoquisaz and La Placita Market in Houston, Texas, identified on the back with handwritten notes. The first row of images are of a grassy area edged by trees; the second and third rows of images include grassy areas, water and a lake, surrounded by trees. The fourth row includes images of water edged by trees, and two of men (identified as Kevin Ladd and Harry) standing in grassy areas; one of the men is holding an object and gesturing to his left. The fifth row includes two images of water surrounded by trees; the third image includes a building with a sign that says "La Placita Farmer's Market" with additional advertisements in English and Spanish, and a man is walking on the sidewalk next to the business. The final three images include storefronts of businesses that have signs in Spanish.
Date: July 1987
Creator: Kerek, T.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Continuemos Adelante Viva Johnson y Humphrey

Description: Campaign pamphlet for the United States Democratic Presidential candidates for 1964. The cover of the pamphlet features pictures of President Lyndon Johnson and Hubert Humphrey and President John F. Kennedy.
Date: unknown
Creator: Democratic National Committee (U.S.)
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Contract for Statuary for Audelia Gabino's grave, 1929]

Description: Contract for a monument for Francisco (Frank) Gabino's mother, Audelia, who died on December 29, 1928. Houston Monument Company was contracted to build a granite statue and base for $420.
Date: May 21, 1929
Creator: Houston Monument Company
Item Type: Text
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Coronation of Queen Ofelia of the Fiesta de la Raza]

Description: Newspaper clipping of the coronation of Queen Ophelia I on October 11, 1942, on the grounds of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Houston, Texas. The coronation was part of the Fiesta de la Raza.
Date: October 11, 1942
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Day of the Dead Parade Banner]

Description: Photograph of a parade presented by the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas on the Day of the Dead. Individuals in costume hold up a large banner that reads: "Mexic-Arte Museum Presents Día de los Muertos Parade." Six individuals wear black clothing and black and white face paint. A man, left, wears a skeleton mask, lilac dress shirt, gray vest, and gray trousers. A woman, right, wears a red skirt with white ruffles, a blue blouse with floral embroidery, and a floppy white hat with lace trimming. Farthest to the right walks a man who wears black and white horizontal stripes. Black and white horns are attached to his head. His face is painted in the same style.
Date: November 3, 2000
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Mexic-Arte Museum

[Death Spectacular Show at Paramount Theater]

Description: Photograph of a stage filled with performers clothed in Day of the Dead costumes. In the background four performers (two male, two female) hold hands as if being pulled away from the action. Miscellaneous performers stand in the wings. In the foreground, two men in suits tussle with a figure costumed as a ram while a woman in white stands nearby. One man's hat has fallen to the ground; the woman wears a veil.
Date: 1986
Creator: Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Mexic-Arte Museum