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[Remembrance Card for Mary A. Carroll]

Description: Remembrance card for Mary A. Carroll printed on dark cardstock with gold engraving. There is an illustration of a woman with a Bible in front of a large cross, with light streaming from clouds above. Text on the right reads, "In Loving Remembrance of Mrs. Mary A. Carroll, Died April 6, 1899. Age 33 yrs. 9 mos. 15 days." There is a poem in the lower-left corner that reads: "'Tis hard to break the tender cord/ When love has bound the heart,/ 'Tis hard, so hard, to speak the words:/ "We must forever part."/ Dearest loved one, we must lay thee/ In the peaceful grave's embrace,/ But thy memory will be cherished/ Till we see thy heavenly face."
Date: 1899
Item Type: Text

[Photograph of two girls and a boy]

Description: Photograph of two girls and a boy. The girl on the left is dressed in a short dress and boots; the girl in the middle is dressed in a long white dress; the boy is wearing a white shirt and pants and boots.
Date: February 10, 1899
Item Type: Photograph

[Man playing the violin]

Description: Photograph of a man playing the violin. There is a music stand and a wooden chair, both with open pieces of music resting on them.
Date: 1910
Item Type: Photograph

[Scordino Boot Shop, 1920]

Description: Photograph of Scordino Boot Shop, circa 1920. From left to right: unknown ; unknown ; unknown ; unknown ; Victor Scordino ; Scordino's son ; Edmundo S. Moreno. Edmundo Moreno had his own shop in San Luis where he made military boots.
Date: 1920
Item Type: Photograph
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[Photograph of two men wearing suits and ties]

Description: Photograph of two men dressed in suit and tie. New Year's Day greeting card. Printed on the card: "Gran circo Padron. Compañía Mexicana de Variedades, deseo a Ud. Un Feliz año. Benjamo, Gro. Enero 1 de 1922."
Date: January 1, 1922
Item Type: Photograph