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[People Mingling in Front of a Church]

Description: Photograph of several Hispanic church-goers mingling in front of the entrance of a church. There are several small groups of men, women, and children visiting and talking to each other. The men are all wearing suits and the women are wearing blouses and skirts. There is a covered porch with a door that leads to the inside of the church in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio 1st 50th Anniversay 1-4-53".
Date: 1953~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Portrait of a Group of Young Girls]

Description: Photograph of a group of nine young girls sitting together outside on small wooden chairs. The girls are all looking at the camera and smiling. They are all wearing dresses, skirts, and blouses. There is a young boy and a man standing together and smiling in the background behind the girls. Behind the two boys also in the background, there is a house with an open garage and a car inside. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio, Bethel".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Portrait of a Young Hispanic Man with a Mustache]

Description: Photograph of a portrait of a young Hispanic man with a large mustache. The man is wearing a dark suit coat and a light, low collar turtle neck. There is a handwritten note in Spanish on the back of the photograph that translates to read, "Small testimony of esteem and friendship to Reverend Walterio S. Scott and his family. Your affectionate friends, (illegible), San Antonio, Tex., June 4, 1896".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Presbyterian Merit Plaque]

Description: Photograph of an engraved plaque propped up on cement against the side of a building lined with rocks and shrubs. The plaque reads: "The Synod of Texas, Award of Recognition and Merit Presented to Central Presbyterian Church San Antonio, Texas, For having Assumed Full Responsibility for its own Maintenance and Growth in the Lord, On April 1, 1953 and Thereafter, David L. Stitt, Moderator of Synod, Ruben M. Armendariz, Pastor, Presented April 26, 1953, 'Lux Lucet In Tenebris'". The Latin phrase at the bottom of the plaque translates to read, "Light Shines in Darkness".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Presbyterian Merit Plaque]

Description: Photograph of an engraved plaque propped up on tile against a shiny beam. The plaque reads: "The Synod of Texas, Award of Recognition and Merit Presented to Central Presbyterian Church San Antonio, Texas, For having Assumed Full Responsibility for its own Maintenance and Growth in the Lord, On April 1, 1953 and Thereafter, David L. Stitt, Moderator of Synod, Ruben M. Armendariz, Pastor, Presented April 26, 1953, 'Lux Lucet In Tenebris'". The Latin phrase at the bottom of the plaque translates to read, "Light Shines in Darkness".
Date: May 1953
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Roof of a Heavily Damaged Church]

Description: Photograph of the top of a heavily damaged church building. There is a short tower on the left-hand side that has a window with shattered panes. On the right-hand side of the image, an entire wall of bricks have been ripped off, making the wooden support beams and the inside of the church visible. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio 1st. After fire 11-21-52".
Date: 1952~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Row of Windows in a Dark Room]

Description: Photograph of a row of broken windows in a dark and cluttered room. The windows are lined up on a wall that is on the right-hand side of the image. The light coming through the shattered windows from the outside illuminates silhouettes of various objects piled in the dark room. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio 1st. After fire 11-21-52".
Date: 1952~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Side View of a Church Choir Singing Together]

Description: Photograph of church choir singing together. The choir consists of mostly women, who stand in the first three rows, and a few men, who stand in the last row. The choir members are all facing toward the left-hand side of the image. All of the women are wearing sleeved dresses and their hair down. Two of the women closest to the foreground are wearing identical striped dresses. The men are barely visible in the back, however they are all wearing suits and ties. All of the choir members are holding open books. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Choir - Central Presby. Ch. San Antonio".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Small Presbyterian Church]

Description: Photograph of the front of a small Presbyterian church. The building, which fills up most of the image, is lightly colored and wood-slatted. The section of the building that includes the double-door front entrance is taller than the rest of the building. There are three front windows and two long grates, one above the entrance and one above the three windows. There is a sign next to the doors and small trees and shrubs in front of the building. There is a smaller house-like structure with one front window next to the church on the left-hand side of the building. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio Bethel Church".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Two Men Presenting a Plaque]

Description: Photograph of two men presenting an engraved plaque in front of a stage. The first man, who is closest to the foreground, has his back to the camera and is reaching over a podium to hold up one side of the plaque. He is also holding a book and some papers. The second man, who is standing on the right-hand side of the image, is turned to hold the plaque with both of his hands. Another man is visible sitting in the background on the stage, There is a small child's chair set in front of the podium. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Presentation of Plaque in San Antonio 4/26/53".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Two Men Shaking Hands Behind a Podium]

Description: Photograph of two men shaking hands behind a podium. The man directly behind the podium is holding a book in one hand. The other man is holding a piece of paper in one hand. The podium, which is located in the center of the image, has a long, light-colored cloth draped over the top. There is a short stool set in front of the podium. One leg of another man sitting on a bench behind the podium on the stage is visible on the right-hand side of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Mr. Quinius presenting check to Mr. Armendariz".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Two Women Holding a Poster]

Description: Photograph of two women, one standing on the left and one standing on the right, holding a poster. Both of the women are wearing light patterned dresses and are also holding papers. The poster they are holding up has a title that reads, "We Would See Jesus", and underneath there are several photographs. There is a table piled with books and papers in between the two women. A stage is visible in the background, along with a table and a vase of flowers. The back of a person's head is visible in the middle of the image in the foreground. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "V.C.S. Institute, San Antonio 1953 Mmes. Seddon and Saenz".
Date: 1953~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Woman Holding Up an Art Project]

Description: Photograph of a Hispanic woman holding up a dark piece of paper with a leaf pressed to it. The woman, who is smiling at the camera, is standing behind a table with several framed pressed leaves on top of it. There is a raised stage behind her in the background with a piano and a vase of flowers. On the right-hand side of the image, there are several stacks of books and papers lined up against the wall. On the left-hand side of the image, there is a small blackboard propped up against the stage on the floor. There is a handwritten note on the back that reads, "V.C.S Institute San Antonio 1953 Mrs. Ruth Saenz".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Woman Looking at the Broken Windows of a Church]

Description: Photograph of a woman standing and looking at a section of a church. There is a man in front of the woman who is bent over, and they are both situated at the bottom left-hand side of the image. The building has numerous broken windows and charred bricks. There are steps leading up to a charred double-door entrance on the left. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio 1st. After fire 11-21-52".
Date: 1952~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Woman Presenting an Art Project]

Description: Photograph of a Hispanic woman holding up a dark piece of paper with a leaf pressed to it in one hand, and a large board also with a leaf pressed to it in the other hand. The woman, who is smiling at the camera, is standing behind a table with several framed pressed leaves on top of it. There is a raised stage behind her in the background with a piano and a vase of flowers. On the right-hand side of the image, there are several stacks of books and papers lined up against the wall.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Woman Presenting Art Projects]

Description: Photograph of a Hispanic woman holding up a dark piece of paper with a leaf pressed to it in one hand, and a large board also with a leaf pressed to it in the other hand. The woman, who is smiling at the camera, is standing behind a table with several framed pressed leaves on top of it. There is a raised stage behind her in the background with a piano and a vase of flowers. On the right-hand side of the image, there are several stacks of books and papers lined up against the wall.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Woman Proudly Displaying Art Projects]

Description: Photograph of a Hispanic woman holding up a dark piece of paper with a leaf pressed to it in one hand, and a large board also with a leaf pressed to it in the other hand. The woman, who is smiling at the camera, is standing behind a table with several framed pressed leaves on top of it. There is a raised stage behind her in the background with a piano and a vase of flowers. On the right-hand side of the image, there are several stacks of books and papers lined up against the wall.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Woman Working on an Art Project]

Description: Photograph of a Hispanic woman holding a board with a leaf pressed to it. The woman is standing behind a table covered with framed pressed leaves. There is a raised stage in the background of the image with a piano and a vase of flowers. One the right-hand side of the image, there are several stacks of books and papers lined up against the wall.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Young Hispanic Choir Member]

Description: Photograph of a young Hispanic woman wearing long, shiny choir robes. The woman is standing and smiling at the camera. A light-colored, wood-slatted building makes up the background behind her. There is a raised porch with two visible windows on the left-hand side of the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Eunice Rodríguez at 50th Anniversary S.A. First 1953".
Date: 1953~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary