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[Car Parked in Front of Two Church Buildings]

Description: Photograph of a car parallel parked in front of two church buildings. Both of the buildings are light-colored brick, have covered porches, and have a line of windows at the side. There is a sidewalk in front of the buildings as well as several shaped bushes and shrubs. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Waco - Manse at night Entrance to annex at left".
Date: October 1951
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Charred Brick Building]

Description: Photograph of a section of a charred brick building. The side of the building spans the entire image, and the front entrance is visible around the corner on the left-hand side. There are several very large windows that are broken and black with charcoal, and there are dented screens hanging from them. The back of a person's head is visible on the lower left-hand corner of the image. There is a faded handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio 1st fire - Nov. 21, 1952".
Date: 1952~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Children at a Congregation]

Description: Group of young girls standing at the pews of a church during a congregation. Some of the girls are looking at the camera, however many are looking in different directions. The girls are all dressed in light patterned dresses. There is a woman sitting and holding a young boy and another young girl. There are several adults standing at the pews in the background and reading from small bibles. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Robstown. Latin-American congregation meeting in 1st. Presby. Church".
Date: 1950~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Church Choir Singing]

Description: Photograph of a small group of church choir members singing. The choir members, who are all wearing robes, are holding open songbooks. The singers are standing together behind a low wall. There are two girls standing in the front row on the far left-hand side of the image who are both sharing the same songbook. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Choir, San Benito 5/3/53".
Date: May 1953
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

[Commemorative Plaque on the Wall]

Description: Photograph of an engraved plaque hung up on a tiled wall. 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

[Commemorative Plaque on the Wall]

Description: Photograph of an engraved plaque hung up on a tiled wall. 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

[Commemorative Plaque on the Wall]

Description: Photograph of an engraved plaque hung up on a tiled wall. 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

[Couple and their Baby at a Presbyterian Congregation]

Description: Photograph of a couple holding a young child and standing at the pews at a church congregation. Both of the people are facing toward the right-hand side of the image. Across the aisle from them on the right, more people are standing the same way and holding open bibles. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Robstown".
Date: 1950~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Five Men Standing in a Doorway]

Description: Photograph of five men standing in a doorway outside. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Mercedes 1952 front row: J. de la Luz C. Guerro, pastor, Eleno Garza, Robto. García"
Date: 1952
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Four Men Sitting Behind a Podium]

Description: Photograph of a side view of four men dressed in suits sitting on a bench on a stage. There is a wood podium in front of the seated gentlemen. Another man is standing beside the podium on the far right-hand side of the image. There is a stack of books on top of the podium, several vases of flowers on the stage up to the foreground, and a large tabletop fan pointed toward the seated men. There is a faded handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Presbyterian ceremony at San Benito. May 3, 1953, Seated: Rev. McGee, Pastor 1st. Presby. Harlingen, David L. Stitt, Rev. Charles Robinson, 1st. Presby. San Benito, Rev. S.H. Reisner, 1st. Falfurrias. Standing - Rev. J.S. Cavazos, pastor, Mexican Presby. Ch., San Benito".
Date: May 1953
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Front of a Mexican Presbyterian Church]

Description: Photograph of the front of a light-colored, wood slatted Presbyterian church. On the right-hand side, there is a small entrance to the church that consists of three corner steps leading up to two open doorways. There are two closed and blinded windows at the front of the building, as well as a sign that reads "Iglesia Presbiteriana" above the first front window. The side of the church is visible on the right-hand side of the image; it is lined with windows. The building is elevated from the ground on short stilts and is surrounded by trees and bushes. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "New Braunfels, First (Mex.) Presby Ch".
Date: October 1951
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Front of Church and Manse]

Description: Photograph of the front of a lightly-colored brick church and manse. The church is situated on the far left-hand side of the image, while the manse sits next to it on the far right. Several shaped bushes and shrubs are planted in front of both buildings. There is a road in front of the buildings in the foreground of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Waco - Church and manse".
Date: October 1951
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Front View of a Stage with Fold-Up Chairs]

Description: Photograph of the front of a stage, which is in the background of the image, and several rows of fold-up chairs facing it. There is an aisle down the center of the room that leads to the front of the stage. The stage has a geometric border around is as well as curtains on either side. Part of a piano is visible on the right-hand side of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Waco- interior of annex assembly room".
Date: October 1951
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Group of People Lined Up at the Side of a Building]

Description: Photograph of a group of people stand in line along the side of a sided building. Most of the people in the group, which mostly consists of women, are looking at the camera and smiling. Everyone is dressed in their church attire. There is a beam and wire fence which contains the line at the side of the building. People are visible inside the building through the four open windows. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Convención, Mercedes 1950 ?".
Date: 1950~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Group of Teachers Standing in Front of a Sunday School Building]

Description: Photograph of a group of female Sunday School teachers standing in front of a school Presbyterian building. The four young teachers stand closely together; they are all wearing past the knee-length collared dresses. An older teacher wearing a light-colored dress stands slightly away from the group. The teachers are all facing toward the right side of the image. The building behind them is raised slightly from the ground, and the open windows that line the wall make a part of the inside visible. There is a handwritten note in Spanish on the back that translates to read, "Class # 3. Mrs. Josefa M. de Moreno, Newgulf".
Date: September 1951
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Group Posed in Front of a Presbyterian Building]

Description: Photograph of a group of people posed in front of a Presbyterian building. The group consists of three rows of people; the first consists of two young girls and one young boy sitting on the ground, the second row consists of three men and one baby, and the top row consists of five women standing and facing the camera. The men are all wearing light collared shirts and pants, and the women are all wearing long dresses. The building in the background has four visible windows, which are opened, and is elevated from the ground on short stilts. There is a large grassy field visible in the background on the left-hand side of the image. There is a handwritten note in Spanish on the back of the photograph that translates to read, "Class # 6. Mr. Hernando Gutierrez, Newgulf
Date: September 1951
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Group Posed in Front of a Presbyterian Sunday School]

Description: Photograph of a group of teachers and administrators posing in front of a Presbyterian Sunday School center. The group consists of two rows of people; the front row is made up of three men who are squatting and facing the camera. The second row consists of three women wearing long dresses and two men wearing suits and ties. The building in the background has four visible windows, which are opened, and is elevated from the ground on short stilts. There is a large grassy field visible in the background on the left-hand side of the image. There is a handwritten note in Spanish on the back of the photograph that translates to, "Officers and Sunday School Teachers, B.S. García, Director; G.S. García, Sub-director; E.A. de García, Secretaria; Teachers, Miss Sara Ranjel; Mrs. Elisa G. de Rios; Mrs. Josefa M. de Moreno; Mr. Vicente Huerta; Mr. Vicente Hanjel, Mr. Hernando Gutierrez. New gulf
Date: September 1951
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Group Standing in Front of a Presbyterian Building]

Description: Photograph of a group of Sunday School students and their teacher posed in front of their building. The first two rows of students consist of two girls and seven boys kneeling and sitting on the ground. The back row consists of six girls and their teacher standing and facing the camera. A young girl is standing behind the group and looking at the camera. There is a large grassy field in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back that translates to read, "Class # 5. Mr. Vicente Ranjel, This class and their counselor represents the "Christian Endeavor" Society. Mr. Vicente Rangel Newgulf".
Date: September 1951
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Hispanic Girl Standing in a Convention Line]

Description: Photograph of a young woman standing in a crowded line for a convention. She is wearing a white blouse and is looking past the camera. There is another girl standing next to her who is looking at the camera and smiling. The slatted building which the line is standing against is visible in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads "Mercedes".
Date: 1950~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Hispanic Presbyterian Congregation Outside of a Church]

Description: Photograph of a large Hispanic Presbyterian congregation standing in a group in front of the entrance of a light-colored, wood-slatted church. The large group, which spans the length of the entire image, consists of men in suits, women in skirts and blouses, and children. Most of the people are looking toward the camera, however there are many people in the background walking around and looking elsewhere. There is a young boy in the foreground standing away from the group and posing with his eyes closed and his hands on his hips. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio 1st. 50th Anniversary 1/4/53".
Date: 1953~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Hispanic Presbyterian Women's Choir]

Description: Photograph of a group of Hispanic choir women. The women are all wearing shiny choir robes and holding books, and the group spans the entire length of the image. There are four men wearing suits scattered in the background behind the women. The wall of a light-colored, wood-slatted building with a row of windows makes up the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio, Central Presby. Choir - on day of 50 Anniv. 1-4-53".
Date: 1953~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Large Congregation Sitting in Pews]

Description: Photograph of a large Hispanic congregation attentively facing the left-hand side of the image. The men, women, and children are all sitting at eye level in pews that fill the room. There is a man and two women sitting closely in the foreground. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Benito 5-3-53".
Date: May 1953
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Large Window in a Dark Room]

Description: Photograph of a large, sectioned window in the middle of a dark room. The window is made up of six separate sections, and a wood-slatted house and trees are clearly visible through it in the background. The silhouettes of many various objects can be seen around the room, and more windows are visible in the background on the far right-hand side of the image. There is a hand-written note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio 1st. Fire 11/21/52".
Date: 1952~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary