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[Celebrating Día de los Muertos]

Description: Photograph of a member of a mariachi band in motion to stand up from sitting. In the background, there is a man in a devil-like costume with a large head over his. Behind him there is a woman in a white dress and veil reaching out.
Date: 1984
Item Type: Photograph

[Mariachi Band Performing]

Description: Photograph of a five-piece mariachi band, all playing a variety of stringed instruments. They are all men dressed in fanciful sombreros and traditional mariachi attire. Four of the performers are in tan versions of the outfit and one in a black version. There is a man in the background near a microphone stand.
Date: 1984
Item Type: Photograph

[Working on a Station Wagon for Día de los Muertos]

Description: Photograph of a person sitting on a chair at the rear bumper of a white station wagon. Most of the car can be seen in the picture and the man is cut off. There are newspapers scattered on the ground around him and a bucket next to him. Decorations for Día de los Muertos are hung from the ceiling.
Date: 1984
Item Type: Photograph

[People Celebrating Day of the Dead]

Description: Photograph of two people is extravagant costumes that are themed to Día de los Muertos. There is a large, pink tier in the room that is decorated in yellow paper flowers and pumpkins. There are a crowd of people entering the room. There is also art hanging on the walls and a Day of the Dead themed altar on the far well.
Date: 1984
Item Type: Photograph

[Prepping a Vehicle for Día de los Muertos Celebrations]

Description: Photograph of a person sitting on a chair at the rear bumper of a white station wagon-like vehicle. He appears to be preparing the bumper for the Día de los Muertos celebrations. There are people behind him watching him as he works. The ground around him has newspapers scattered all around him.
Date: 1984
Item Type: Photograph

[People Celebrating Day of the Dead]

Description: Photograph of a woman with her face painted as a sugar skull and dressed in a white dress and a head piece with large black and white feathers. She has a pink feathered boa around her neck. On the wall behind her, there are large artworks hanging. The artworks are also Día de los Muertos themed.
Date: 1984
Item Type: Photograph

[Día de los Muertos Celebrations]

Description: Photograph of a man, woman and a young girl leaning on a car. The rear of the car can be seen. There is art hanging on the walls in the background. Each person in the picture is wearing a green shirt.
Date: 1984
Item Type: Photograph

[Day of the Dead Performance]

Description: Photograph of flamenco dancers performing for the Día de los Muertos celebration. There is a man in a devil-like costume and a large dragon-like head holding a pitchfork. There are also two other men in mariachi attire dancing with two of the flamenco dancers. There is a third flamenco dancer that is cut off on the right side.
Date: 1984
Item Type: Photograph

[Woman Next to Altar]

Description: Photograph of a woman in a blue dress and her posing with her hands behind her back. To her left is a four tier altar that is decorated in Día de los Muertos theme. The altar is formatted like stairs in that the bottom level juts out the most and each one on top gets smaller. The wall behind her is also decorated with paper flowers.
Date: 1984
Item Type: Photograph

[Día de los Muertos Celebrations]

Description: Photograph of a man in a suit standing next a woman dressed up in Día de los Muertos fashion. She has a long white dress on and a large, feathered hat and her face is made up to look like a sugar skull. In the foreground, members of a mariachi can be seen
Date: 1984
Item Type: Photograph

[Attendees at an Art Exhibition]

Description: Photograph of people attending the art exhibition. There are three artworks hanging on the wall in the background. In the foreground, there is a middle-aged man, an older man and a middle-aged woman (from left to right). The older man and woman are facing the camera, but the other man is looking away.
Date: 1985
Item Type: Photograph
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[People Admiring Artworks]

Description: Photograph of two men in a room with many framed artworks hanging on the wall. They are standing in the corner of the room. One is looking at a painting and the other and looking towards the camera.
Date: 1985
Item Type: Photograph
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[Two Carved Watermelons]

Description: Photograph of two watermelons side by side. They both have words carved out of them. The words are all capitalized, raised and are made of the green rind. The rest of the watermelon was cut off and the red meat of the watermelon can be seen. The watermelon on the left reads "Mexicarte Greening" and the one on the right reads "The Austin Culture." The watermelon on the right has fruit and flowers behind and on it.
Date: 1985
Item Type: Photograph

[Organizing Día de los Muertos Mailers]

Description: Photograph of six people in a room with four rows of papers on the floor, a box of more papers in the middle of the room and a few large piles of papers in the foreground on the floor. They are organizing the mailers into their own specific place.
Date: 1985
Item Type: Photograph

[People Admiring Artworks]

Description: Photograph of four people standing shoulder to shoulder in front of a large painting. They all have their arms around the person or people beside them. There are two other artworks in the shot, one on the wall and the other learning on the large painting in front of which the people are posing.
Date: 1985
Item Type: Photograph
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[Discussing Preparations for Celebrations]

Description: Photograph of people preparing for Día de los Muertos Celebration celebrations at the Mexic-Arte Museum. There are a group of older women sitting along two tables containng supplies. There is a man kneeling at the head of the table chatting with the woman closest to him.
Date: 1984
Item Type: Photograph
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[Show at Paramount Theater]

Description: Photograph of a variety show performed at the Paramount Theater. There are people in a line, mostly standing shoulder to shoulder, in Day of the Dead themed costumes and make up. There are playful skull-themed decorations on the wall behind them.
Date: 1986
Item Type: Photograph

[Group in Day of the Dead Outfits]

Description: Photograph of a man to the far left facing to the right, a woman to the far right facing to the left and a woman in the middle. The man and the woman to the far right are puckering their lips and both have their faces painted like sugar skulls. The woman in the middle is dressed as the devil.
Date: 1986
Item Type: Photograph

[Two People with Faces Painted as Skulls]

Description: Photograph of a man and woman in Día de los Muertos costumes and their faces painted to look like sugar skulls. The man is wearing a black outfit and a large sombrero. The woman is wearing a black dress. There is a fake skull in the background. The photo was taken by Pio Pulido.
Date: 1986
Item Type: Photograph

[Sylvia Orzo Working]

Description: Photograph of Sylvia Orzo on the phone in the office at the Mexic-Arte Museum. There are numerous artworks hanging on the wall behind her and leaning against it.
Date: 1987
Item Type: Photograph
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[Day of the Dead Display]

Description: Photograph of a table covered in Day of the Dead items, such as bottles, candles and gourds. The wall behind it is also decorated and includes images of the Virgin Mary. In the foreground, there is a skeleton standing on the floor with a wig and large feather on its head.
Date: 1986
Item Type: Photograph