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[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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Front Entrance of a Small Presbyterian Church]

Description: Photograph of the front entrance of a small, brick Presbyterian church. There are steps leading up to a closed, double-door entrance with windows on both sides and an ornamental-shaped roof. There is a sign in Spanish on the far left-hand side of the image that translates to read, "Order of Services, Sunday, School 10-11, Sermon 11-, Sermon 8:00 p.m., Wednesday Service 8:00, Monday, Youth 7:30, Reverend C.C. Acevedo". There is a large tree cut off on the right-hand side of the image that is casting a shadow on the building. Power lines span the image in several different directions. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos".
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Front Entrance to a Building with Arches]

Description: Photograph of the front of a building with a long sidewalk leading up to it. The building, which is symmetrical, has three arches in the middle of the entrance, a window on either side, and angled sides. The roof is low and there are two chimneys. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Pres-Mex McMillan Hall (front)".
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Front Entrance to a Small Manse with a Porch]

Description: Photograph of the front of a small Presbyterian manse with a porch and two concrete steps leading up to the front entrance. The house is made up of wide, light-colored wood slats, and the porch has an awning overhead. There are two windows on either side of the front door, and several trees surround the house. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos, manse".
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Front of a Brick Church Building]

Description: Photograph of the front entrance of a brick church building. The entrance consists of an open archway with two lamps on either side of it and four windows. There are three steps leading up to the entrance. The top edge of the wall forms tapered steps up to the small belfry tower, which has a pointed roof and a small bell that is visible through the arched windows. The side of the church extends to the background of the image on the right-hand side of the image. There is a bent tree in the foreground that frames the left-hand side of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Benito Mexican New Church 1952".
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Front of a Building]

Description: Photograph of the front of a building with a long sidewalk leading up to it. There is a low brick fence in the foreground. The building, which is symmetrical, has three arches in the middle of the entrance, a window on either side, and angled sides. The roof is low and there are two chimneys. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "Pres-Mex Mc Millan Hall".
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Front of a Building with a Mexican-Style Roof]

Description: Photograph of the front of a Mexican-style building with a shaped roof. The light-bricked building has a double-door entrance with steps leading up to it. There are two long windows on either side of the entrance, and two more windows that are close to the ground. A large tree and the shadow it casts covers most of the building on the right-hand side of the image. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos".
Date: unknown
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
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Front of a Small Manse with a Porch]

Description: Photograph of the front of a small Presbyterian manse with a porch and two concrete steps leading up to the front entrance. The house is made up of wide, light-colored wood slats, and the porch has an awning overhead. There are two windows on either side of the front door, and several trees surround the house. There is a handwritten note on the back of the photograph that reads, "San Marcos manse".
Date: unknown
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
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

[Front View of a Large Congregation]

Description: Photograph of a large congregation seated in rows which face the camera. The large seated group mostly consists of women and children, while several men stand behind against the wall. There are four large windows visible both in the background and on the right-hand side of the image. In the foreground, there are two men looking down and facing the audience. There is handwriting on the back of the photograph that reads, "Mercedes".
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary