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[Our Lady of Guadalupe, annual bazaar]
Composite photograph of our Lady of Guadalupe bazaar. The bazaar was an annual event.
[Photograph of men and a woman in a kitchen]
Photograph of five men and one woman in the kitchen. One man sitting in a chair and the others standing. Two large tables, three oversized kitchen utensils and two boxes can be seen in the photograph.
[Photograph of women and a man standing in a bakery]
Photograph of three women and one man standing in a bakery. Baked goods are visible on the carts and tables.
[Photograph of Pilar Miranda Senior]
Photograph of Pilar Miranda Sr., dressed in a suit, white shirt and tie, with a cigarette in hand, standing next to a table. Attached to the legs of the table is a decorative bamboo design.
[Postcard of "Downtown" Houston]
Postcard of Downtown Houston's Main Street after dark. The streets, buildings, and the advertisements on the buildings are colorfully lighted.
[Letter from Jesse M. Medel to his mother, Francisca M. Medel - 1945]
Photocopy of a handwritten letter sent by Pvt. Jesse M. Medel from #t# Platoon Cantonment, A.R.O. 15922, care of Postmaster. New York, New York to his mother, Francisca M. Medel at 48 Kaiser Street, Houston, Texas. In that letter, he requested his mother to send to him a picture that he had asked her to save for him, and that he was presently in France.
[Letter from Donald D. Grose to Jesse and Mike Bocanegra - 1969-05-27]
Letter sent by Donald D. Grose, Regional Director, Small Business Administration, United States Government, Houston, Texas to Jesse and Mike Bocanegra of La Colmena Mexican Candy Manufacturing Company, on the occasion of celebrating the National Small Business Week from May 11 through May 17, 1969. He thanked Jesse and Mike Bocanegra for arranging a field trip, "Operation Growth" for the students at their place of business, and for making the trip a resounding success.
[Letter from Lauro Cruz to Jesse Bocanegra - 1969-05-27]
Letter from Lauro Cruz, State Representative, House of Representatives, Austin, Texas, to Jesse Bocanegra of Houston, Texas, thanking him for the samples of candy sent through his secretary. He also enclosed a resolution by the House of Representatives, recognizing the hard work and success of the Bocanegra brothers, and carrying on the tradition of the Bocanegra family.
Mexican candy-makers changing to modern ways
Mike Weingart, a Houston Chronicle reporter, writes about "a third-generation firm of candy makers, working by hand in make-shift quarters, producing $100,000 worth of Mexican candy a year and supplying 98 per cent of the Houston market." The photograph by Larry Evans, a Chronicle staff, shows two employees making the candies. The top of the article reads: "'The Bee Hive' just has too much buzzing."
[Letter from Robert Calvert to La Colmena Candy Company - 1960-02-08]
Letter from Robert Calvert, Controller of Public Accounts, State of Texas, Austin, to La Colemena Candy Company, Houston, Texas, acknowledging over-payment for the Cigarette Dealers permit which expires in February 29, 1960. The correct amount of tax due was $1.25. Therefore he asked the La Colemena Candy to attach a copy of the letter sent with the balance due, along with the Cigarette Dealers Permit No. 23934 (attached), to allow him to issue the permit.
Burnham Executive van (with or without power tailgates)
Design of a 22 foot executive van featuring: With and without 4000 lb power tailgates ; Tire size - 900 x 20 ; Aero-Logistic tie-offs in walls and floors ; nylon strapping - 3500 lb test; cubic capacity - 1300 cu. ft. All the drawings have indicated the exact measurements in height, length and width.
[Certificate of baptism for Ignacio Bocanegra]
Document certifying Ignacio Bocanegra's baptism in September 1895, at Parroquia del Sagrado Corazón, in Monterrey, Mexico.
[Military career and business of Ignacio Bocanegra and Pilar Miranda]
Photocopy of a document describing the life and hardships of Ignacio Bocanegra and Pilar Miranda, who fought in Pancho Villa's revolution. After the struggle they moved to Houston and started a candy factory, which became very prosperous later.
[Postcard of Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costillo]
Postcard of Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Mexico. He was a Mexican priest and a leader of the Mexican War of Independence.
[Postcard of Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costillo in Osuna]
Postcard of Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costillo in Osuna. Don Miguel is standing against a tree and listening to one of the soldiers. Osuna is a town and municipality in the province of Seville, southern Spain, in the autonomous community of Andalusia.
[Postcard of Felipe B. Berriozábal]
Postcard of Felipe B. Berriozábal. He was a Mexican politician, engineer and military leader. He participated in the Reform War.
[Postcard of the court of Montezuma II]
Postcard of people presenting gifts to Montezuma II, emperor of Mexico from 1480 to 1520.
[Postcard of Fernando Cortés]
Postcard of Fernando, or Hernán, Cortés, Spanish conquistador.
[Postcard of Carlota of Mexico]
Postcard of Princess Carlota Amalia, empress of Mexico from 1864 to 1867.
[Postcard of Maximilian I and Carlota of Mexico]
Postcard of Emperor Maximilian I and Empress Carlota of Mexico. They ruled from 1864 to 1867.
[Postcard of Francisco Marquez and Juan Barrera]
Postcard featuring two members of the military: Francisco Marquez, a military school student, and Juan Barrera, a lieutenant who died on September 13, 1847, at 19 years old.
[Postcard of Vicente Suarez and Fernando Montes de Oca]
Postcard featuring two members of the military: Vicente Suarez and Fernando Montes de Oca, both military college students who died on September 13, 1847, at 19 and 17 years old, respectfully. Both died defending the Chapultepec against an American attack.
[Postcard of the Battle of Ocotlán]
Postcard of the scene of the Battle of Ocotlán. Troops converge on a town atop a hill.
[Postcard of Maximilian I of Mexico]
Postcard of Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico. He ruled with his wife, Carlota, from 1864 to 1867.
[Postcard of General Porfirio Díaz]
Postcard of General Porfirio Díaz, Mexican soldier and politician, in a suit wearing a sash and a military medal. Díaz served seven terms as the President of Mexico.
[Postcard of Justo Sierra]
Postcard of Justo Sierra, Mexican writer and journalist.
[Postcard of Miguel Domínguez]
Postcard of Miguel Domínguez, a New Spanish colonial official in Mexico who played a part in the Mexican independence movement.
[Postcard of Manuel González Flores]
Postcard of Manuel González Flores, who has a long beard. González Flores was a military general, politician, and President of Mexico.
[Postcard of Pedro de Gante]
Postcard of Fray Pedro de Gante, a Franciscan missionary from Belgium. Gante was also known as Fray Pieter van der Moere and Pedro de Mura.
[Postcard of Francisco Javier Mina]
Postcard of Francisco Javier Mina. Mina was a solider and lawyer in Mexico who was a prominent figure in the Mexican revolution.
[Postcard of Mariano Matamoros]
Postcard of Mariano Matamoros, a Roman Catholic priest and revolutionary soldier of the Mexican War of Independence.
[Postcard of Agustín de Iturbide and Vicente Guerrero]
Postcard of a man confronting another man who has his arms spread out. The men are standing next to a large rock right off of a path. The men are Agustín de Iturbide and Vicente Guerrero, Mexican military generals who were involved in the Mexican War of Independence.
[Postcard of Leona Vicario]
Postcard of Leona Vicario, a supporter of the Mexican War of Independence.
[Postcard of Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada]
Postcard of Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada, a President of Mexico.
[Postcard of Vicente Guerrero]
Postcard of Vicente Guerrero, a Mexican military general who was involved in the Mexican War of Independence. Guerrero was also a President of Mexico.
[Postcard of Agustin Melgar and Francisco Ezcutla]
Postcard featuring two members of the military: Agustin Melgar and Francisco Ezcutla, both military college students. Melgar died at 13 years old; Ezcutla died on September 18, 1947 at 17 years old. Both died defending the Chapultepec against an American attack.
[Photograph of Joe Torres and family]
Photograph of Joe Torres Family. Standing top row: Mr. Torres's two sons ; in the middle is his grandson. Second row: the wife of the son on the left of the top row, seated with a baby on her lap ; Mrs. Torres seated with two grandchildren standing on each side ; Mr. Torres ; the wife of the son on the rightof the top row, seated with a baby on her lap.
[Composite photograph of Joe Torres's family]
Photographs of Joe Torres and his family. 4 images. Top left: Son of Joe Torres, standing holding a guitar, his wife standing on his left, and his son on his right. Top right: Son of Joe Torres, standing beside a small table. Bottom left: Joe Torres sitting, and his wife standing to his left. Bottom right: Wife of son on top left with her son standing beside her.
[Photograph of Jesus Murillo and family]
Photograph of Jesus Murillo (seated second from right) with his wife and seven children.
[Photograph of actor Jose Areu in hat]
Portrait of actor Jose Areu, visible from the chest up. He is wearing a dark-colored shirt, a hat, and heavy make-up.
[Photograph of actor Jose Areu]
Photograph of actor Jose Areu, in make-up. He is smoking a cigarette.
[Joe Ortiz and woman posing by a car]
Photograph of Joe Ortiz and an unidentified woman posing by a car with "Frenesi" on tire, late 1920s.
[Estella, Francis, and Bertha at Galveston]
Photograph of Estella, Francis, and Bertha in Galveston, 1940s
[Joel Castela in Galveston]
Photograph of Joel Castela in Galveston, 1940s. Joel is leaning against a car.
[Two men in suits]
Photograph of two unidentified men in suits.
[Group of men and women in a restaurant]
Photograph of a group of men and women in a restaurant.
[Group of young men]
Photograph of a group of unidentified young men.
[Small house with shrubbery]
Photograph of a small house with shrubbery.
[Francisco Villa y Estado Mayor]
Postcard of Francisco Villa y Estado Mayor and other Mexican Revolutionaries.
Gral. Emiliano Zapata
Postcard of General Emiliano Zapata.