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[Lopez Barber Shop, 1927]

Description: Photograph of employees of the Lopez Barber Shop. Man on the far right is Deteris Lopez.
Date: 1927

[Carlos Antonio Rios takes picture of movie theater]

Description: Photograph of Carlos Antonio Rios, a photographer for the Houston Chronicle. Rios is wearing jeans and a brown polo shirt and has a beard. Rios has a camera bag slung over his right shoulder. Rios stands on a grassy area across the street from a movie theater. Rios is taking a picture of the movie theater.
Date: unknown

[Carlos Antonio Rios at market]

Description: Photograph of Carlos Antonio Rios at a small market. Rios is wearing a brown polo and jeans, with a camera hanging from his neck and a camera case slung on his right shoulder. Behind Rios, a market stall titled "J & A Electronics" displays several stereos systems. Many people can be seen wandering through the market.
Date: unknown

[Second Ward Merchant's Softball Team, 1944]

Description: Photograph of the Second Ward Merchant's Softball team, with thirteen players in uniform and another four coaches and assistants. The team is posed in front of 2002 Congress Avenue Grocers. A collection of bats and mitts lie in the foreground.
Date: July 23, 1944
Creator: Litterst Commercial Photo Company
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[Photograph of Carlos Antonio Rios]

Description: Photograph of Carlos Antonio Rios, a photographer for the Houston Chronicle. Rios is wearing jeans and a polo shirt and has a beard. Rios is holding a camera with a camera bag slung over his right shoulder. Rios stands on a grassy median near a street full of cars.
Date: unknown

[Group portrait on porch of Rusk Settlement]

Description: Photograph of a group of twenty-eight men, women and children on the porch of Rusk Settlement. A sign above the group reads: "Rusk Settlement. 301 Gable Street. A Community Chest Agency. Visitors Welcome."
Date: unknown
Creator: Cecil Thomson Studios

[Rio Rico Grocery and Market, 1940]

Description: Photograph of the Rio Rico Grocery & Market employees. From left to right: Melchor Garza Cantu, Simon Ibarra, Ruben Lopez, Lila Ibarra.
Date: 1940
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[Johnny Velasquez and his Valley Serenaders]

Description: Photograph of a musical group, Johnny Velasquez and his Valley Serenaders, on stage. Three men on saxophone, one man on drums, one man on trumpet, one man on bass and one man on piano.
Date: 195u

["La Moderna" store, Magnolia Park]

Description: Photograph of the "La Moderna" store in Magnolia Park. Two-storied building, with red brick on the ground level, and yellow wood siding on the upper level. A sign above the entrance reads: "Libreria Kaliman"
Date: unknown

[Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church]

Description: Photograph of the front of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic church in Houston, Texas. The building is made of red brick with white trim and has multiple stories with a square tower in the front. A street and traffic light are visible in the foreground. This is a historic building in Houston's East Side.
Date: unknown
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[Old Salon Juarez on Navigation Boulevard]

Description: Photograph of the old Salon Juarez on Navigation Boulevard. Gray single-story building with large bushes out front. This is a historic building in Houston's East Side.
Date: unknown

[Santa Anita Restaurant, view of street entrance]

Description: Photograph of the Santa Anita Mexican Restaurant. White stucco building with red-clay tiled roof. Central Bank building and a billboard advertisement for Sprite visible in the background.
Date: 1984

[Salon Juarez in Magnolia Park]

Description: Photograph of the Salon Juarez in the Magnolia Park neighborhood. The building is a grey one-story structure. A sign in red font hangs above the front door, reading: "Benemerita Sociedad Mutualista Benito Juarez." This is a historic building in Houston's East Side.
Date: unknown
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[Old El Sol office]

Description: Photograph of the old El Sol office on Navigation Boulevard, across from the Crespo Funeral Home. This location of the El Sol office is a historic building in Houston's East Side.
Date: unknown
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[Morales Funeral Home on Canal Street]

Description: Photograph of Morales Funeral Home, a two-storied building, painted yellow. The Morales Funeral Home is a historic building in Houston's East Side.
Date: unknown
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[Salon Juarez on Navigation Boulevard]

Description: Photograph of Salon Juarez on Navigation Boulevard. Two-storied building, partially white-washed. This is a historic building in Houston's East Side.
Date: unknown

[Photograph of actor Jose Areu in hat]

Description: Portrait of actor Jose Areu, visible from the chest up. He is wearing a dark-colored shirt, a hat, and heavy make-up.
Date: 1928
Creator: Murillo Studio

[Photograph of Joe Torres and family]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown

[Photograph of vaudeville actor Jose Areu]

Description: Photograph of actor Jose Areu, holding a baby in his hands. The baby is scared and crying for help. Only two of Areu's teeth are showing and he is wearing a nose ring.
Date: 1933
Creator: Murillo, Jesus