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[Alamo Furniture Company baseball team]

Description: Photograph of the Alamo Furniture Company's baseball team, taken in the late 1920s. Top row (left to right): Jessie Chavez, Frank Gabino's nephew ; unknown ; unknown ; Lupe Garcia ; unknown ; Jessie Aldaco ; Henry Perry ; Francisco Gabino, sponsor ; Ignacio Rodriguez, Gabino's nephew ; Arturo Rodrieguez. The man on top of the automobile with the dog is Steve Alfaro. The man in the background is Ruben Munguia, the owner of the Alamo Furniture shop. Mr. Francisco (Frank) Gabino sponsored the team for many years. They played in town and out of town.
Date: 192u
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[Los Amigos Glee Club and Jones Center Serenaders]

Description: Photograph of the members of the musical groups, Los Amigos Glee Club and Jones Center Serenaders. Twenty four men and eight women, standing and sitting on a stage. Several hold instruments, including guitars and a bass.
Date: unknown
Creator: Merchant-Thayer & Co.

[Arturo Rosales standing at podium]

Description: Photograph of Arturo Rosales, Professor of Chicano History at the University of Houston, standing at a podium. Rosales is wearing glasses and a white shirt.
Date: 1978

Aurelio "Leo" Reynosa: "A tribute to great achievement"

Description: Flyer from Leo's Mexican Restaurant detailing the biography of founder Aurelio "Leo" Reynosa, who fought with revolutionary Pancho Villa as a young man. Reynosa later came to Houston, Texas and opened his diner in 1942. The image on the front is of Reynosa (on left) and a compatriot, both in military costume. The photograph was taken in 1914, when Reynosa was 14 or 15 years old.
Date: 198u
Creator: McCandless, Marla

[Azteca Theater]

Description: Photograph of people at the Azteca Theater.
Date: July 15, 1927
Creator: Schlueter, Frank J.
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[Baptism of thee children]

Description: Photograph of a baptism of three children at El Mesias Church, 1951.
Date: 1951
Creator: Perry, William J., Jr.

[Book donation ceremony]

Description: Photograph of a book signing ceremony. The book, Biografia Del Rev. Manuel Urbina, was donated by Irene Salce de Urbina to the Houston Public Library on October 31, 1986 and signed by her. Tom Kreneck stands on the rigth. Manuel Urbina, II stands far left.
Date: October 31, 1986
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