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[Cartoon Steeple from a Film Strip]

Description: Photograph of a cartoon steeple from a film strip. There is a sign on the cartoon steeple that reads, "Reorganized As A New Partnership". The church also has several broken windows and a clock on the steeple. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "From filmstrip 'Mr. Jones Wakes Up'".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Carved Stone Sign]

Description: Photograph of a carved concrete slab inset in a brick structure. There is carved writing in Spanish that translates to read, "Presbyterian Church Organized - Oct. 19, 1911, Temple Built - 1952, J.G. Cavazos, Pastor". There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Benito Cornerstone of new church".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Chapel Building Under Construction]

Description: Photograph of a roofless brick building under construction. There are rafters that surround the small, one-story building, and several workers are building the skeleton of a future completed roof. There is a row of windows at the side of the building, and it is raised from the ground on short stilts. The wide dirt road in the foreground travels across the front of the building as well as the two small houses next to it on the left-hand side. There is an automobile parked at the side of one of the houses. A handwritten note which reads, "Members Building Taylor Chapel" is inscribed below the image, and a typed caption that reads "The Brills" is visible underneath the writing. There is also a typed note on the back of the photograph that reads, "(illegible) Scott and Penn building church at Taylor, the members helping".
Date: unknown
Creator: Walter S. Scott
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 Assembled For a School Portrait]

Description: Photograph of a group of Hispanic children standing on the steps of a lightly-colored building, assembled for a class picture. The double doorway behind them is opened, and the side of the building is visible on the left-hand side of the image. There are several older men and women standing on the left-hand side of the image. A man is leaning up against the front of a car that is parked on the right-hand side in front of the group. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Taylor".
Date: unknown
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

[Children Holding Hands in a Circle]

Description: Photograph of a group of boys and girls standing in a circle and holding hands. The children's backs are facing the camera, and they are standing in a grassy field. There is a handwritten note above the image that reads, "1953 BVS" and another on the back that reads, "Taylor, Tex".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Children Holding Hands in a Grassy Field]

Description: Photograph of a group of boys and girls standing in a circle and holding hands. They are playing in a grassy field. Several houses are visible among the large trees in the background. There is a handwritten note above the image that reads, "1953 BVS" and another on the back that reads, "Taylor, Tex".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Children Playing by the Seashore]

Description: Photograph of schoolchildren playing by the seashore. Some of the children are holding hands, and others are laughing. There is a young boy standing in the middle of the photograph turned around to face the camera. The ocean is visible in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Palacios 1935 Mr. Mil Clement & children".
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

[Children Playing in the Backyard of a House]

Description: Photograph of a group of young children playing outside in the backyard of a Presbyterian manse. A woman and an older girl stand on the elevated porch watching the children. A Reverend is also standing nearby and watching the children play in the grassy yard. The back of the wood-slatted manse has two more small sets of steps that lead up to doors. Another house next door is visible in the background on the right-hand side of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Manse at Palacios Rev. B. del Pozo and family".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Children Playing Outside with Toys]

Description: Photograph of two young girls and two young boys smiling for the camera while they play with their toys in a grassy yard at the side of a large wood-slatted building. The two young girls are sitting in the grass next to a large baby doll and a basket that with two smaller dolls. One of the boys is seated sideways on a wagon, and the other boy is riding a tricycle. Both of the boys are wearing dark jackets, fitted bomber hats, and round goggles on their heads. There is a small tree beside the children, and palm trees are visible in the background. The building behind them has four visible windows and a belfry at the front entrance in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Benito ()".
Date: unknown
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

[Church Building Under Construction]

Description: Photograph of the side of a church building in the process of being built. The half-built structure, which spans the entire width of the image, is made of brick. The entire side of the building is lined with half-round windows. The structure does not yet have a roof, however there is a belfry tower built at the front of the building which faces the right-hand side of the image. The front of the building is covered with wood beams and rafters. There are piles of wood along the side of the building. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Benito, 1952 Mexican Church under construction (new building)".
Date: unknown
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 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

[Class of Young Children Standing in Front of an Entrance]

Description: Photograph of a group of young children standing in approximately three tiered rows in front of a double-door entrance to a wood-slatted building. Several of the girls in the group are wearing matching white smocks, neckties, and skirts. There is an older man wearing a wide-brimmed hat standing in the back row. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Taylor".
Date: unknown
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

[Congregation of Gentlemen in Front of a Church Entrance]

Description: Photograph of a congregation of gentlemen wearing suits and standing in a group for a portrait in front of a church entrance. The group spans the entire width of the image. The entrance in the background consists of a small covered porch with double-doors and two pillars that help support the roof above. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Presbytery - Waco April 1952".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Congregation of Hispanic Children]

Description: Photograph of a group of young Hispanic children standing in a dirt clearing in front of a chain-link fence. They are assembled for a group photograph. Many of the children are laughing and looking around, and many other are looking at the camera. A couple of adults are scattered throughout the group. Two of the children, who are both standing on the far left-hand side of the image, are holding balls. There is handwriting in marker at both the top and the bottom on the image that reads, "Betanio Mission July 1936". There is more handwriting on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Antonio, Texas. Rev. A Fewardy".
Date: unknown
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