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[Large Tent in a Field]

Description: Photograph of a large tent standing in the middle of a large grassy field. The tent is surrounded by trees and brush. The photograph is mounted on a dark board, and there is a typed note in Spanish underneath the photograph that translates to read, "Camp Meeting in Sabinal, Texas in the year 1914".
Date: 1914~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Group Portrait of Hispanic Children]

Description: Photograph of a group portrait of school-age Hispanic children and two adults. There are three rows of children standing, kneeling, and sitting on the ground and facing the camera. There is a young woman standing at the end of the middle row to the right, and a man standing at the opposite end on the left. Most of the children are smiling and many have their hands on their faces. There is a small building visible in the background on the right-hand side. There is a handwritten note in Spanish on the back of the photograph that translates to: "Hm Cawpbell. Here is a photo that mother took of E.D. McAllen on the second of October. There was nothing more than sending them out. McAllen - Oct. 1935 A Fernández".
Date: October 1935
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Front and Back Yard of a Concrete Building]

Description: Photograph of the expansive front and back yards of a one-story concrete building. The building has windows on all sides as well as several decorative archways. There are palm trees and bushes in the background and surrounding the the building. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "pd. Blankmeyer".
Date: December 1936
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Front Yard of a Two-Story Concrete Building]

Description: Photograph of the large front yard of a two-story, concrete building. The concrete of the building is stained around many of the windows, which are lined across both stories. There is a car parked on the dirt path in front of the building. Palm trees, shrubs, and bushes surround the building on all sides. There are various handwritten notes on the back of the photograph including "Pd. Noomi Pd. Blankmeyer" and "Pd. Jillie Rodriguez".
Date: December 1936
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Hispanic Ladies Standing in Front of the Entrance to a Building]

Description: Photograph of a group of formally-dressed Hispanic ladies standing together for a group portrait. The ladies are wearing long, dark dresses and coats. Most of them are also wearing decorative hats and holding purses. There are three other ladies and a man in a suit standing on the doorstep of the building in the background. There is a large bush shielding most of the building from sight behind the group of women. There is a decorative border around the image.
Date: December 1936
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Large Group Portrait In Front of a Building]

Description: Photograph of a large group portrait of Hispanic men and women in front of a building framed by trimmed bushes and trees. Many of the women in the group are wearing long, flowing white dresses or dark suits with skirts, dark trench coats, and decorative hats. The women in the group are all on the left-hand side of the image. The men in the group, who are all standing on the right-hand side of the image, are wearing dark suits, collared shirts, and ties. The building directly behind them has an open entrance and windows on either side. There is a decorative border around the image and a note handwritten in cursive on the back that reads, "Officers Training School - PP3".
Date: December 1936
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Six Hispanic Ladies Standing in Front of a Building]

Description: Photograph of a group of six Hispanic ladies dressed formally in long dark coats and dresses standing in front of a building. Four of the women are wearing decorative hats, and a couple of them are also holding purses. Next to them on the right-hand side of the image, there is a large bush that cuts off at the top of the image. The building visible behind the bush is made up of mostly window panels. There is another building visible along the dirt path that leads to the background on the left-hand side of the image. This building is also mostly shielded by large bushes and trees. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "The officers of the Presbyterial with Mrs. Cunningham". There are also many numerical markings on the back of the photograph.
Date: December 1936
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Three Hispanic Women in a Pick-Up Truck]

Description: Photograph of three women posed around a pick-up truck. One of the girls is sitting in the driver's seat, one is sitting on the side of the door, and the other is standing next to the door. Several other women are visible in the background behind the car. There is a building visible in the background. There is a decorative border around the image and a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "The new Tex-Mex truck - a gift from Refugio - Pres- Mex needs one too".
Date: December 1936
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Three People Standing in a Field with Cars]

Description: Photograph of a young woman, an elderly man, and a teenage boy standing together in the middle of a grassy field. The man, who is wearing a suit, has his arms crossed and is facing the woman. The woman, who is wearing a long, lightly-colored trench coat, is holding a handbag and facing the man who is talking to her. The teenage boy, who is wearing a light cardigan and pants, is standing to the man's right and is looking to the side. On the far left-hand side of the image, there is a group of people that are cut off by the edge of the image. Three cars are parked in a row along the edge of a dirt road in the background. There are several palm trees scattered throughout the field. A decorative border surrounds the image, and there is a handwritten note on the back that reads, "Talking over the Mex. work - Mrs. Seddon Mr. McLane Brooks".
Date: December 1936
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Two Women Dressed for Church]

Description: Photograph of two ladies standing together and smiling at the camera. The women are wearing long dresses, decorative hats, and high heels. They are facing toward the right-hand side of the image. There us a two-story building lined with windows visible in the background. The image is surrounded by a decorative border, and there is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Two loyal friends of the Mexican work. Mrs. W.W. Downing, Mrs. Stella Campbell of Corpus Christi".
Date: December 1936
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Hispanic Woman Holding a Baby in Front of a Bush]

Description: Photograph of a Hispanic woman smiling and holding a baby girl. The woman is standing in front of a large bush, which is hiding most of the building behind it. The woman is wearing a long dark dress and coat, and the baby is wearing a white coat and shoes. There is a decorative border around the image, as well as a handwritten note on the back that reads, "One of the officers and a prospective officer. Mrs. Cruz Granados of Victoria".
Date: January 1937
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Group of People Standing at the Entrance of a Presbyterian Church]

Description: Photograph of a group of women lined up in front of the entrance of a Presbyterian church. The four women are all wearing long, cap-sleeved dresses and holding purses and books. The woman on the far left, who is the only Hispanic in the group, is looking at the elderly man who is standing to her right. The man is wearing a striped tie and holding a brimmed hat. Three more women are standing in the doorway of the church in the background and looking toward the group. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "W.N. Clement, Miss Ledici Alamella, Miss Irene Batehelder, Mr. Carl Badlen & Mrs. Nancy Peacher Price".
Date: October 1937
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Class of Young Children Standing in Front of a Church]

Description: Photograph of a class portrait of young Mexican Presbyterian children and their instructors. The children are all standing straight and facing the camera. There are a few instructors standing at the top of the steps at the entrance, and two are standing to the left of the group. There is a woman in the doorway holding an open umbrella above her head. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "E.P. Castaneda, Austin Chological student graduating this year- reached & taught here, one vacation, very fine fellows Palacios".
Date: November 1937
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Group of Boys Standing in Front of a Window]

Description: Photograph of a group of nine Hispanic boys lined up in front of a window of a wood-slatted building. The boys are all wearing collared button-up shirts, belts, and trousers. All of the boys are facing the camera, however not all of them are looking toward it. There is a grassy field behind the building that is visible on the right-hand side of the image. There is a handwritten note underneath the image area and the decorative border that reads, "some of our boys".
Date: November 1937
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Group of Young Hispanic Kindergarteners]

Description: Photograph of a group of young Hispanic children wearing light-colored shorts, shirts, and dresses. The children are standing in two rows in front of a wide archway leading inside a building. There is a decorative border around the image and a handwritten note on the back that reads, "Pres-Mex Kindergarten".
Date: June 1946
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Seven Toddlers Sitting on a Porch]

Description: Photograph of a group of seven toddlers sitting on the steps of a porch. The three boys and four girls are all wearing matching light-colored outfits, socks, and running shoes. The concrete porch they are sitting on is attached to a wood-slatted building with a front door on the left-hand side of the image and two windows directly behind the children. The grassy yard around the house is visible in the foreground and in the background on the right-hand side of the image. There is also a swing set beside the house as well as some other structures which are visible in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Faft. - manse that burned".
Date: December 21, 1946
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Bus Parallel Parked in Front of a Church]

Description: Photograph of a bus parallel parked on a dirt road in front of a small wood-slatted church. The bus, which has curtains on the inside of the windows, has large lettering on the side that reads, "Missouri Pacific Trailways", "A Service Institution", and "National Trailways Bus System". The church, which is in the background behind the bus, spans the entire image. It has a tall belfry that is cut off at the top of the image. A covered parking area is visible on the far left-hand side of the image. There are several power lines and poles also visible in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the image that reads, "Taft, [Taken at convention, 3-23-1947?]".
Date: March 29, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Crowd and a Parked Bus in Front of an Open Church Entrance]

Description: Photograph of a crowd of Hispanic church-goers standing in front of a church entrance. The crowd is made up of men, women, and children gathered into small, clustered groups. The church is a wood-slatted building with a row of windows on the right-hand side. It has a tall belfry that is attached to the open double-door entrance and cut off at the top edge of the image. A covered parking area is visible in the background on the far left-hand side of the image. There is a dirt road in the foreground with the back of a bus visible on the far left-hand side. There is a camera on a tripod also on the left in the foreground that is facing the church. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Taft - new blglg. [Taken at convention, 3-23-1947?]"
Date: March 29, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Crowd in Front of an Open Church Entrance]

Description: Photograph of a group of Hispanic church-goers standing in a crowd in front of the entrance to their church. Most of the people in the group are facing the church, and there are a couple more smaller groups scattered throughout the image. The church building has a tall belfry that is connected to the double-door entrance and cut off at the top of the image. The building continues along the back right-hand side of the image, where there is another back entrance. There is a car parked in front of the church also on the far right-hand side. There is a camera attached to a tripod in the foreground across the dirt road from the church. A handwritten note on the back of the photograph reads, "Taft, Texas 2nd Presby Church. [Taken at convention, 3-23-1947?]".
Date: March 29, 1947
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[A Hispanic Couple Wearing Traditional Costumes]

Description: Photograph of a Hispanic couple dressed in traditional costumes. The first costume consists of a light, flowing dress with ruffles. The girl wearing this costume is also holding a folding fan, smiling, and standing on the right. The second costume consists of a dark, decorated jacket and matching knee-length pants. The two people are standing next to a building with windows on the right-hand side of the image and a grassy field with palm trees on the left-hand side. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Pres-Mex Pan-Am. Day".
Date: April 19, 1948
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Photograph of Two Children in Front of a Church Steeple]

Description: Photograph of two children playing in front of a church building. The two little boys are standing across the street from the church; one is riding a tricycle and the other is standing and facing him. The church has a tall, narrow steeple with a cross on top of the thin, pointed roof. The steeple is attached to the double-door entrance of the church, and there are two windows on either side. A sidewalk winds from the entrance to the back of the building. There is a telephone pole and electric wires that stretch across the image in front of the church building. There is a decorative border around the image, and a handwritten note on the back that reads, "Taft".
Date: June 1948
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

[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

[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