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[Congregation Sitting in Church]

Description: Photograph of a large congregation standing in front of fold-up chairs and wooden benches in a church building. The crowd mostly consists of men, however also includes women and children. There are more people crowded at the back of the church than the front of the church, and there are several empty seats in the front. Windows line the three visible walls in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Taft? Convención".
Date: unknown
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

[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

[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

[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

[Large Group of Children Standing in Front of a Mission]

Description: Photograph of a large group of mostly children standing in front of a Mission building for a group portrait. The children are dressed in semi-casual clothing. Most of the boys are wearing caps, and the girls are wearing light dresses. A large group of adults stand in the back rows. The two-story building behind them has a covered porch on the right-hand side of the image with a tall concrete fence around it. There are four visible signs at the front and side of the building, two of which are in Spanish and the other two in English. The two English signs read, "The Anna King Memorial Mission" and "Presbyterian Mission". The two signs in Spanish translate to read, "Presbyterian Mission" and "Enter through Salon". There are several windows on both levels and all sides of the building. The sidewalk in front of the building on which the crowd stands is raised from the dirt street in the foreground.
Date: unknown
Creator: Walter S. Scott
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Congregation of Hispanic People Sitting in the Pews of a Church]

Description: Photograph of a small congregation of Hispanic people sitting in the pews of a church. The bench in the foreground is empty. There are three windows with closed blinds on the left-hand side of the image, and a closed door in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Victoria - Stewardship Confs."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Two Women Presenting]

Description: Photograph of two women standing on either side of a large board with writing on it. There is a title in Spanish at the top of the board that translates to read, "Organization of Women of the Church". The woman on the left-hand side of the image is looking at the camera and pointing at the board. Both of the women are wearing collared shirts, suit jackets, and matching skirts. There is an open curtain and a stage behind them in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Waco, Tex. Mrs. S.C. Granados (left), 1950 Presbyterial President explains the reorganization at district meet. Chart is in Spanish. Mrs. Elena H. Guerrero, chrm. of 'Annuities and Relief' has just explained A. & R.". There are several random numerical markings below the note.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Girl Playing a Piano in a Church]

Description: Photograph of a Hispanic girl playing a piano at a church congregation. The girl and the piano are situated on the right-hand side of the image. There are several people sitting in pews in the foreground and facing a woman who is talking at the front of the room. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "n.g. V.C.S. Institute, Victoria 6-4-50".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Congregation of Women Singing]

Description: Photograph of a congregation of women standing in church pews and singing. The women are all wearing long skirts and dresses and holding songbooks. There is a woman standing on the right-hand side of the image facing and leading the singers. Another younger singing woman stands next to her on the left-hand side, however her back is toward the congregation. Two open windows on the right-hand side of the image shed light on the singers. There is a double doorway in the background on the left-hand side of the image with one door opened to the outside. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Waco, Tex. 1950 All day District meet. Singing". There are also several numerical notes on the back of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Manse Elevated on Concrete Blocks]

Description: Photograph of a side view of a light-colored, wood-slatted house that is elevated from the ground on concrete blocks. There is a concrete porch with a wooden chair at the front of the house on the right-hand side of the image. Two pillars on either side of the porch help support the roof overhead. There are three windows at the front of the house and five at the side visible on the left. The sky is obscured by the wispy leaves and branches of the large trees above. Several shrubs, weeds, and smaller trees surround the front of the house. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Victoria, Manse at 305 E. Church St.".
Date: October 1951
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Reverend Seated Next to a Hospital Bed]

Description: Photograph of a Reverend seated on a chair and leaning against a hospital bed. The Reverend, who is facing toward the right-hand side of the image, is wearing a suit, a patterned tie, printed socks, and strap shoes. The bed, which is on the left-hand side of the image, is on wheels and has a reading light clipped to the headboard. There is a bedside table behind the man that has several objects resting atop it, including a mini fan, a plant, and a radio. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Tornado in the hospital of the 'Tiburcio' June 20/51 For Brother Rev. E.J.A. Seddon. gr. Rev. J.A. Hernández 6-20-51".
Date: June 1951
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Children's Bible School Group]

Description: Photograph of a group of children and four adults posing for a group picture. The bible study group is outside in a grassy field. Several large trees are visible in the background. The girls are all wearing dresses and the boys are wearing collared shirts and trousers. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Daily Vacation Bible School Waco Met. Pres. ch. June 1930. Enrollment 46 (illegible) Mrs. Mamoquin in charge".
Date: unknown
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

[Women and Children Seated Outside on Benches and Chairs]

Description: Photograph of a group of women and young children sitting on chairs and benches in the shade of several large, bushy trees. There are four women and two children sitting together on a long bench on the right-hand side of the image, and seven young children sitting in a row of chairs perpendicular to the bench on the left-hand side. There are blankets covering the grassy ground in front of the group. Three cars are parked facing different directions in the background. The group is surrounded by trees, shrubs, and woodland. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos 1950".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Two Photographs of Girls Sitting in Chairs Outside]

Description: Photograph of two separate images of young girls sitting together in various wooden chairs. In the first partial image, which is on the left-hand side, there are two young women sitting on a bench and looking to the left. There are three cars visible parked in the background. Three elderly men are walking away from the cars toward where the girls are sitting in the foreground. One man is holding the hand of a young toddler walking next to him. Another man is carrying a chair, and the last man is carrying blankets over his shoulders. The second partial image on the right is about half the width of the first. There are three girls visible sitting on wooden chairs, and there is a car parked in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos 1950".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Side View of People Exiting the Front of a Church]

Description: Photograph of a small group of women and men exiting a church through the front double doors. The front entrance is cut off on the right-hand side of the image, as is a parked car and more exiting people. The side of the brick church, which has five windows, spans the width of the image. There is a smaller entrance with two windows on either side at the very back of the church on the far left-hand side. A man is getting into his parked car at the side of the church. There are power lines spanning the entire image in several directions. There is a wide dirt road in front of the church that makes up the foreground. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos 1951".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Children Playing in a Creek]

Description: Photograph of three young boys playing in a creek. The creek makes up the entire foreground of the image, wraps around the right-hand side of the image, and disappears in the background. There are trees, shrubs, and woodland surrounding the entire area. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos 7-4-50".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Small Group of People Standing in Front of a Window]

Description: Photograph of five Hispanic women and two Hispanic men standing together in front of a window at the entrance of a building. The women are wearing long, printed, sleeved dresses and hats, and the men are wearing suits. Everyone in the group are wearing ribbons. Part of an open entrance is cut off on the left-hand side of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos In front of annex 1951".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Group of People Sitting in a Circle Outdoors]

Description: Photograph of a group of Hispanic men, women, and children sitting on chairs and benches in a circle in the middle of a grassy clearing. There are two blankets on the ground inside the circle. Five cars are visible parked in the background among trees, shrubs, and woodland. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos 1950".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Cars and People Gathered Around the Front of a Church]

Description: Photograph of a crowd of people gathered around the entrance of a small brick church. The building has an ornately-shaped roof, two windows, and a dark, open double entrance at the front. There are several cars parked around the building. A sign that translates to read "Presbyterian Church" stands in the front. A neighborhood is visible in the background. There are power lines spanning the entire image in several different directions. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Women Sitting in Church Pews]

Description: Photograph of one side of a small church and women sitting in the pews. The women, who are all wearing printed blouses and dresses, are looking solemnly at the camera. There is a podium with a feathery floral arrangement on top in the foreground. The front entrance doors at the back of the church are open, making a small house with windows visible. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos, Tex. All-day District meet November, 1950 A50".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Back View of a Row of Several Seated Women]

Description: Photograph of the backs of nine women sitting in a grassy clearing. On the left-hand side of the image, there are four women sitting on a long bench, and on the right there are five more seated on a platform on the ground. The women are facing three men, who are standing, and a woman who is sitting behind a large trunk. More people are sitting to the side and watching. The background is made up of trees, shrubs, and woodland. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos 1950".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Independence Day Group Picnic]

Description: Photograph of a group of Hispanic people gathered around a long piece of cloth that lies on the grassy ground. The cloth, which is light in color, has loaves of bread and many other food items spread on top of it. Several small groupings of women are gathered around different sections of the picnic. There is an automobile facing forward in the background of the image. Behind the car there is also another tractor-like automobile cut of on the far right-hand side of the image. Several men are scattered around the car in the background of the image. There is a line of tall bushes in the background on the left-hand side of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos, July 4, 1950".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary