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[Newspaper clipping of La Gaceta Mexicana cover page]

Description: Photograph of a La Gaceta Mexicana newspaper cover page from September 15, 1928. Text on clipping is: "La Gaceta Mexicana. Revista Ouincenal. Organo de la libreria Hispano Americano. Houston, Texas, Septiembre 15 de 1928, Num 14. Número Especial de Commemoración de la Independencia. 5c"
Date: September 15, 1928
Item Type: Clipping

[Contract for Statuary for Audelia Gabino's grave, 1929]

Description: Contract for a monument for Francisco (Frank) Gabino's mother, Audelia, who died on December 29, 1928. Houston Monument Company was contracted to build a granite statue and base for $420.
Date: May 21, 1929
Creator: Houston Monument Company
Item Type: Text

[Wedding photograph of Hermenegildo and Raquel]

Description: Photograph of a Mexican American couple. The bride is dressed in white with a long veil, and a beautiful head decoration. She is holding a bunch of white flowers. She is sitting on a chair and the groom is standing, dressed in a black suit. He is wearing gloves.
Date: October 14, 1929
Creator: Berlin's Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of a citizenship class]

Description: Photograph of a class in citizenship, from "Neigborhood Doorways". The writing on the blackboard shows 'La Constitucion es la Nacion". Two men and four women reciting the pledge of allegiance in front of the U.S. flag.
Date: 1930
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Our Lady of Guadalupe band]

Description: Photograph of Our Lady of Guadalupe band. This band was played in 1930 at Jamarino in Magnolia Park at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Top row, from left to right: Jose Arazia ; unidentified ; Jesus M. Rodriquez ; Jose Rodriquez ; unidentified ; unidentified ; Isabel Leon ; Aqupito Alvarado ; Jose Hernandez ; unidentified. Bottom row, from left to right: unidentified ; Ramon Paramo ; Ramon Hernandez ; unidentified ; Jose Carmona ; unidentified ; unidentified ; unidentified ; unidentified boy (sitting down).
Date: 1930
Item Type: Photograph

[Group of catechists at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and School]

Description: Photograph of a group of catechists at Our Lady of Guadalupe, circa 1931. Bottom row, left to right: Alicia Herrera ; Angelita Celiz ; Amalia Lopez ; Petra Sanchez ; Ramona Nieto ; Margarita Gonzalez. Top row, left to right: Berta Cruz ; Frances Rodriguez ; Petra Ruiz ; Julia Ortega ; Incarnacion Martinez ; Nalaria Adame.
Date: 1931
Item Type: Photograph

[Christmas card sent by Esther - 1932]

Description: Christmas card sent by Esther from Houston dated Christmas Eve, 1932. The printed text of the card reads: "To wish you all happiness / at Christmas and throughout / the coming year."
Date: December 24, 1932
Item Type: Image

[Inauguration of Club Mexico, 1933]

Description: Photograph of the inauguration of Club Mexico at the M & M Building on April 16, 1933. Professor Adolfo Martinez is seated in the center. Left side: Jose Lopez - director seated with his group, Tipica Groupo de Senoritios. Right side - seated (left to right): Ignacio Mexcado, saxophone ; Rudy Rubio, clarinet ; Jose Rivas, trombone ; Jose Castro, trumphet ; Prof. Jesus Gavino Gonzales, cello. Right side - standing (left to right): Pomposo Macha ; Miguel Rivas, violin ; Gertrudis Gabino Gonzales, piano ; Jose Torres, violin ; Tomas Aguilar, violin. On the left is a large group of young women in matching dresses and hats, each holding a banjo, mandolin or guitar.
Date: April 16, 1933
Item Type: Photograph