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[Postcard portrait of Franco Jimenez]

Description: Postcard featuring an image of Franco Jimenez taken in Fresno, California. Franco is sitting on a chair, dressed in a suit and bow tie.
Date: October 29, 1924
Creator: Comet Photo Studio
Item Type: Postcard

[Photograph of Apolo Six band]

Description: Photograph of the members of the Apolo Six Band (left to right): Roberto Garcia, drummer ; Tony Rubio, saxophone ; Arnulfo Olivares, banjo or mandolin ; Prof. Jesus Gabino Gonzales, piano (from town of Pajocuanon, Michoocon) ; Elisco Vara, clarinet ; Tomas Aquilar, violin.
Date: 1926
Item Type: Photograph

[Coronation of Mexico Bello Queen]

Description: Photograph of coronation ceremony of Mexico Bello Queen. Men, left to right: Dr. Luis Vensor ; Mario Lozano ; Jose Valdez ; Fernando Salas ; Mexican Consul Barrera ; Jose Buentello ; E.J. Garcia ; Dr. Angel Leyva ; Armando Morton ; Fernando Sepulveda. Women, left to right: Juanita Gutierrez ; Dolores Gutierrez ; Carmen Euerte ; Cynthia Garcia ; Queen Bertha Macias ; Miss Brett ; Elvira Luna ; Mimi Ypina ; Eloise Gonzalez.
Date: September 16, 1926
Creator: Schlueter, Frank J.
Item Type: Photograph

[Wedding portrait of Juan and Rosita Illescas]

Description: Wedding photograph of Juan and Rosita Illescas. Juan is sitting on a chair dressed in a three-piece black suit and white bow tie. He is wearing white gloves on his right hand, and holding the gloves of his left hand. Rosita, holding white flowers, is dressed in white dress and white shoes. She is wearing a lacy head band, and a long veil, and is standing behind Juan. On the cover of the photograph is a engraving of a bride.
Date: September 26, 1926
Creator: Ronquilla Foto
Item Type: Photograph

[Men on bridge in Old City Park, 1927]

Description: Photograph of six men standing on the bridge in the Old City Park, Houston, Texas. Left to right: unidentified ; Manuel Breth ; Juan Reyes ; unidentified ; A. Castillo ; unidentified.
Date: 1927
Creator: Pho'to_Gene Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Scordino Boot Shop, 1927]

Description: Photograph of Scordino Boot Shop on 1700 Congress Avenue. From left to right: unknown ; unknown ; unknown ; Edmund S. Moreno ; Victor Scordino (owner of the shop) ; customer. Moreno lived in 2nd Ward during this time.
Date: 1927
Item Type: Photograph
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[Soccer team, all men]

Description: Photograph of a soccer team from Houston, Texas, in 1927. Standing, from left to right: Santos Nieto ; Salvador Telles ; A. Navarro ; Augustine Castillo ; Benny Lee. Kneeling, from left to right: Jose Juarez ; Gaspar Castillo ; Cebero Ayala. Sitting, from left to right: Antonio Lopez ; Charley Farias ; F. Rodriguez. Nieto Park in Magnolia Park is named after Santos Nieto.
Date: 1927
Item Type: Photograph

[Azteca Theater]

Description: Photograph of people at the Azteca Theater.
Date: July 15, 1927
Creator: Schlueter, Frank J.
Item Type: Photograph
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[Frank Gabino and employees on the 1800 Block of Congress]

Description: Photograph of Mr. Francisco (Frank) Gabino, son and employees outside of the Alamo Furniture Store on the 1800 block of Congress Avenue, Houston, Texas. Line of delivery trucks in front of store. From left to right: Frank Gabino ; Frank Gabino, Jr. ; Anatoin Reyes ; Ignacio Rodriguez. The Crystal Cafe is visible at the far corner; it was run by Gus Gavriel.
Date: 1928
Item Type: Photograph
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[Jesus Murillo - "Our Hercules"]

Description: Photograph of a self portrait of Jesus Murillo, captioned: "Our Hercules", with his face and body enlarged, holding a picture of "Downtown Houston" in his hands.
Date: 1928
Creator: Murillo Studio
Item Type: Photograph