Texas-Mexican Presbytery Records - Browse

ABOUT BROWSE FEED

[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

[Congregation of People Gathered Around a Tree]

Description: Photograph of a large congregation of people gathered around the trunk of a tall bushy tree. The group is facing the right-hand side of the image. There is a cluster of mostly men standing on the left-hand side of the image around the trunk of the tree and looking down at the open books in their hands. Another cluster of mostly women are sitting on various wooden chairs in front of the group of men. There is a bench and more chairs forming a circle that is cut off on the right-hand side of the image. 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

[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

[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

[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

[Couple Standing Together in a Garden]

Description: Photograph of a Hispanic couple standing together in a garden. Both people are facing and smiling at the camera. The man is dressed in a dark suit and a patterned tie, and the woman is wearing an ankle-length skirt and a button-up belted jacket with lace trimmings. Both the man and the woman are wearing a large ribbon on the left side of their chests. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Rev. & Mrs. J. de la Luz C. Guerrero Mercedes, Texas".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Couple Standing with a Tropico Cancer Sign]

Description: Photograph of a couple standing behind a large sign that reads "Tropico Cancer". The smiling woman, who is standing on the right-hand side of the image, is wearing a collared shirt, skirt and glasses. The elderly man is wearing a white collared shirt, trousers, glasses, and is holding a straw hat. There are tall bushes visible behind the couple in the background. There is a handwritten note in marker underneath the image that reads, "330 miles before border- 9-6-37". There is another handwritten note on the back of the image that reads, "[R.D. Campbell]".
Date: unknown
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

[Crowd Standing Behind a Fence]

Description: Photograph of a crowd of men, women, and children standing at the front of a fenced property. There is a large wood-slatted house with a steep roof and a tall, open doorway behind the group. The fence in front of the group of people is tall and made of decorative wood slats. The foreground of the photograph is entirely made up of grass and rocks. There are pen marks and thumb tack holes on several areas of the photograph. The photograph is mounted on a dark piece of cardboard which is ripped on the left-hand side.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Decorative Cobblestone Entrance of a Church]

Description: Photograph of the decorative cobblestone entrance of a church. The entrance, which is in the center of the image, consists of closed double-doors and steps leading up to them. The entrance is partially hidden by the two large shaped bushes on either side. The building turns the corner and continues in the background on the right-hand side of the entrance. The wall visible in the background is lined with windows. Several voluptuous bushes and shrubs are visible around the property. There is a handwritten note in Spanish on the back of the photograph that translates to read, "Waco, Texas Front of the temple. Mexican Presbyterian Church".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Elderly Man Standing in Front of a Punch Bowl]

Description: Photograph of an elderly man wearing a suit and tie walking toward and smiling at the camera. Behind the man on the right-hand side of the image, there are three young women standing behind a table and serving punch from a large glass bowl to another man. There are two large open windows on the wall in the background, where more people are standing. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Pres-Mex. Dr. Homer Mc Millan at dedication of Mc M. Hall 1951".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Family Standing in Front of an Entrance]

Description: Photograph of a Hispanic family of five standing in front of an entrance to a building. The family consists of a Reverend, who is standing on the far right-hand side of the image, his wife, a young boy, another woman, and a young girl. The entrance in the background has three wide concrete steps and a large platform that lead to closed double-doors. There is a sidewalk that extends into the foreground, and multi-paned windows are on either side of the door. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Rev. Ismael Maldonado & family. Mrs. Cynthia, Ismael Jr., Ruby, Mr. M, June 11, 1950 Waco, Tex.".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Family Standing Outside for a Group Picture]

Description: Photograph of a group of family members dressed in formal clothing. There are five women and two men standing together in a line; they are all looking toward the direction of the camera. The women are all wearing sleeved dresses that reach past the knee, and the men are wearing suits. Everyone has a large ribbon pinned to their chests. The group is standing outside in front of a light-colored building visible in the background. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Mackay J.G. Cavagos & family". There is also a faded publisher stamp underneath the writing.
Date: unknown
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 Hispanic Children Dressed Formally]

Description: Photograph of three young girls and one young boy standing in a row on the steps of a building entrance. Two of the girls are wearing matching smocks, skirts, and neckties. The other girl is wearing a long, light dress with a large collar. The boy, who is standing on the end of the row on the right-hand side of the image, is wearing a well-fitted, double-breasted suit coat and trousers. There is a handwritten note on the back of the image that reads, "Taylor - received on profession".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Four Hispanic People Standing in Front of a Large Estate]

Description: Photograph of two young Hispanic women and two young Hispanic men standing in the expansive front lawn of a large, three story estate in the background. The two women are wearing a dress and a skirt, and the men are wearing light-colored pants, dark button-up shirts that are tucked in, and matching light-colored ties. The estate in the background is elaborately architecturally decorative and has several windows on every floor. The brick building has two pointed roofs on either end that are connected in the middle with a lower roof. There is a decorative border around the image.
Date: unknown
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

[Four People Standing In a Brick Building]

Description: Photograph of two men and two women standing together. The line of people span the entire width of the image. The man standing on the far right-hand side of the image, identified as "Bobby" is wearing a light suit, patterned time, and glasses. The woman standing next to him on his right side, identified as "Mrs. Fernández" is wearing a light shirt and skirt and a long dark coat. The elderly woman on her right, identified as "Beatrice" is wearing a long, collared coat. The man standing on the far left-hand side of the image, identified as "Samuel" is wearing a white dress shirt, trousers, and a tie with a graphic pattern on it. The building the group is standing inside is made of brick. The names of the people are handwritten on the back of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Framed Portrait of a Man]

Description: Photograph of a portrait of an elderly man wearing a pinstripe jacket with one button done up, a tie, and a light collared shirt. The man, who is looking directly at the camera, has a light goatee and mustache and a large mole on his forehead. The photograph has a dark mat with a circular window around the image. There is decorative embossing around the circular frame, and a sticker label underneath the image with a handwritten note that reads, "José María Botello who began our Work at S. Marcos in 1883". There are various stamps on the back as well as typed note that reads, "J.M. Botello, Who as a simple Ruling Elder began our Work among the Mexicans in Texas 1883. Still living near Tampico, Mexico". "Still living near Tampico, Mexico" is scribbled out with pen.
Date: unknown
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